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Report: Buffalo Bills Have Not Contacted Panthers Regarding Christian McCaffrey Trade

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Since the Carolina Panthers fired head coach Matt Rhule Monday morning, rumors have swirled that ownership isn't finished overhauling the team. 

Some have speculated that the Panthers could trade former All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey, with the Buffalo Bills, in particular, being linked to McCaffrey.

But new reports Monday evening indicate the Panthers are unlikely to move McCaffrey and that the Bills haven't reached out about acquiring him.

Dan Fetes of WHAM 13, who initially reported Monday that the Bills had contacted the Panthers about McCaffrey, tweeted that the Bills have denied that report.

"The Bills responded to our report and say they have NOT reached out to the Panthers about Christian McCaffrey," Dan Fetes tweeted.

Fetes' update emerged around the same time NFL insider Tom Pelissero reported that the Panthers haven't engaged in any trade talks about McCaffrey. 

McCaffrey's $64 million contract with the Panthers runs through 2025. The sixth-year back has avoided the injuries that have cut his previous two seasons short and has accumulated 512 scrimmage yards and scored three touchdowns through five games this year.

The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 1. The Panthers will likely field plenty of calls about McCaffrey between now and then, but as of this moment, it looks like he'll remain in Carolina.