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5 Takeaways From The LeSean McCoy Trade

Sam Spiegelman

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The Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills caught the rest of us sleeping Tuesday night when the teams swapped running back LeSean McCoy for linebacker Kiko Alonso in a blockbuster deal.

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Now the NFL’s leading rusher in 2013 is on his way to Northern New York while Chip Kelly inherits a franchise linebacker to build his defense around.

Here are five takeaways from the McCoy trade: