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LeSean McCoy traded to Bills for Kiko Alonso, per ESPN

Talk about a bombshell dropping just a week before NFL free agency opens.

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The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles have pulled off the first blockbuster trade of 2015, and it's going to be hard for anyone to top it.

Philly is shipping All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for Pro-Bowl linebacker Kiko Alonso, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

The Eagles don't have a suitable replacement for McCoy, but they don't have a great stable of linebackers either, especially with the latest report that Trent Cole is getting cut at some point before the start of free agency.

Still, talk about a bombshell just a week before teams can begin signing free agents.

McCoy rushed for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns last season for the Eagles.

Alonso missed all of the 2014 season after tearing his ACL in an offseason workout, but in his rookie season in 2013, Kiko played every defensive snap and ranked third in the NFL with 159 tackles.