As it turns out, Alonso wasn't Kelly's original trade target.
Absent a 2015 first-round pick thanks to last year's Sammy Watkins trade, Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley responded, "Just do me a favor and look at our roster."
Having wrapped up meetings on owner Terry Pegula's yacht, the Bills' brass were drinking cabernet and smoking cigars, per Vrentas, when the deal went down.
"I'm not a red wine guy," Rex Ryan told Vrentas, "but that day I drank red wine."
The Eagles' willingness to accept Alonso rather than draft picks points to Kelly's determination to move on from McCoy.