After spending the first two seasons of his career with the Miami Dolphins, Ajayi was acquired by the Eagles in late-October of last season and was a part of their Super Bowl-winning team.
The former Boise State star is out for the season with a torn ACL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This year he's been banged up on a bad Bills team, rushing for just 170 yards in four games.
That would be more than enough to take on McCoy's nearly $9 million cap hit over the next two seasons.
Ajayi told reporters on Monday that he wished the Eagles rushed the ball more during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Or will elder statesman Darren Sproles come back soon and usurp everyone? By using so-called Not Likely to Be Earned Incentives, the Eagles could dangle significant extra compensation to Bell for 2018 based on workload and performance, which then would hit the cap in 2019. In the midst of a rebuild, keeping a 30-year old running back around doesn't quite fit that plan.