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Bills GM Brandon Beane's Comment On Trading For Nyheim Hines Goes Viral

Bills GM Brandon Beane

The Buffalo Bills, already one of the Super Bowl favorites in the NFL, added another weapon to their offense when they traded for former Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines prior to Tuesday's trade deadline.

On Friday, Bills, general manager Brandon Beane appeared on the Pat McAfee Show to discuss the move.

But before Beane could get a word in about the deal, McAfee, who spent eight seasons as the Colts' punter, offered a playful "f--- you" for taking Hines from his former team.

Beane took it in stride, responding "I respectfully appreciate the f--- you there."

"In all seriousness, he’s a guy that I’ve had my eye on before," Beane said of Hines. "We’ve checked into him, just like you check in on different guys. A couple summers ago, I believe it was during the COVID summer, I really didn't feel like we had that piece in the backfield for Josh as an outlet player. And so we looked, and at the time, the Colts were not interested. We checked back at other times. But things change at various times in this league for different reasons, and again, this was one of those we checked into at the last minute before the deadline. Lot of respect for Chris Ballard and how he does things, and the timing was better for them for us. And I think Zack Moss over there — you know, Zack’s been here, we think he’s still a good player, but he was stuck in a tough spot behind Devin Singletary, not getting the touches. So hopefully he’ll go to Indy and that will work out for him.”

Beane then revealed that Hines is a player he's been eyeing for a while. He said the Bills inquired about trading for him during the summer of 2020, as they coveted a running back that could operate as a receiving threat for quarterback Josh Allen.

The Colts were unwilling to part with Hines then. But Beane checked back in Tuesday and the two teams were able to come to an agreement to send Hines to Buffalo in the final minutes before the trade deadline. 

The Bills sent running back Zack Moss and a sixth-round draft pick to the Colts in exchange for Hines. Beane spoke highly of Moss and predicted he will find success in Indianapolis.

Hines should make his Buffalo debut on Sunday when the Bills face the New York Jets.