LeSean McCoy RB BUF 1 month ago

McCoy (neck) participated fully in Wednesday's OTA, ESPN.com reports.

After failing to practice last week due to a "slight" neck injury, he returned just one day removed from fellow RB Fred Jackson revealing that the Bulls intend to hand McCoy 300-plus carries in 2015, which he accomplished in two seasons under coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Despite what the masses deemed a subpar final year with the Eagles, McCoy averaged 4.23 YPC after scampering for a collective 4.76 clip across his first five campaigns. The disappointment regarded his waning effectiveness as a receiver, as he followed 40-plus receptions in each of his initial years with 28 catches for 155 yards and no scores in 2014. With all three downs seemingly guaranteed in the fall, McCoy seems primed for a bounce-back season.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 1 month ago

Fellow Bills running back Fred Jackson said the team plans to give McCoy (neck) over 300 carries this season, WGR 550 reports. "I don't know exactly what my role is going to be," Jackson said. "They say that they want Shady (McCoy) to get 300-plus carries next year. So that's a guy you're feeding the ball all the time. So I''ll be ready when my number is called."

McCoy didn't quite look like his old self in his final season running behind a strong offensive line in Philadelphia, but the Bills are clearly banking on a bounce back, even while dealing with some serious questions about their own o-line. Working in his favor, McCoy won't turn 27 until July, and the Bills view him as the offensive centerpiece of a roster that also includes Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin, Charles Clay and Fred Jackson. While some combination of Jackson, Bryce Brown, Karlos Williams and Anthony Dixon figure to be involved, McCoy is the clear-cut lead back and should also see plenty of third-down work. Volume is seemingly the least of McCoy's concerns.

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As the Bills proceed with their OTAs, McCoy is dealing with what Joe Buscaglia of wkbw.com refers to as a slight neck ailment.

Meanwhile, ESPN's Mike Rodak confirmed via coach Rex Ryan that McCoy's neck issue isn't anything serious. The running back, who was acquired from the Eagles back in March, is slated to head a Buffalo backfield that also rosters Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, Anthony Dixon and Karlos Williams.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago9 Comments

McCoy was officially traded to the Bills on Tuesday in exchange for Kiko Alonso.

This was simply filing the paperwork, as the deal was for all intents and purposes signed and sealed last week. McCoy will be the bell cow back under coordinator Greg Roman's run-heavy attack. However, it's worth noting Buffalo's offense hasn't chewed up the yardage anywhere close to the Eagles the past couple of seasons. That said, the Bills are placing a big bet on McCoy by trading for him, signing him to a new deal, and not bringing C.J. Spiller back into the mix.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago

McCoy will sign a new five-year contract with the Bills after the trade with the Eagles is completed, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

McCoy's trade to the Bills can't become official until Tuesday, but along with the trade will come a new contract that's believed to award him more guaranteed money upfront. The Bills went with a committee at running back in the past few seasons with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, with a little mix of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon as well last season. McCoy will give them the possibility of a feature back, though the 26-year-old fell short of most of his expectations heading into the 2014 season. Perhaps a change of scenery will provide a boost in 2015, as he will be reunited with his former backfield teammate, Bryce Brown and with Anthony Dixon, who could factor into the workload as well. However, the move likely signifies that C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, who's contracts have expired, will be wearing different colors in 2015.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago34 Comments

McCoy has been traded to Buffalo in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

McCoy would have represented nearly a $12 million cap hit for the Eagles in 2015, but they'll instead ship him out of town in a move that significantly bolsters their defense. The 26-year-old back was commonly one of the top-2 players taken in standard fantasy drafts in 2014, but didn't really live up to that ADP, rushing for 1,319 yards and recording just five combined touchdowns. His projected fantasy value takes a bit of a hit in Buffalo, where a slower-paced team will mean less opportunities for touches. On the bright side, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson are both on expiring contracts, so McCoy may be able to earn the elusive title of "feature" back. He'll still have to hold off Anthony Dixon and former teammate Bryce Brown for touches, however.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 6 months ago7 Comments

McCoy (undisclosed) is excused from participating in the Pro Bowl, Philly.com reports.

McCoy suffered a minor knee tweak in Philadelphia's season finale, but that's not confirmed to be the reason why he's sitting out the Pro Bowl. No matter what the technical reason for his absence, McCoy likely isn't dealing with an injury of any substantive sort. If he simply didn't feel like participating in the Pro Bowl, he'd be far from the first to look for a way out.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 6 months ago

McCoy said Monday that tests on his injured left knee came back negative, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

The knee injury McCoy suffered Sunday does not appear to be serious, so it should next affect his offseason workouts as he prepares for the 2015 season.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 6 months ago

McCoy had 17 carries for 99 yards and one catch for 15 yards in Sunday's victory over the Giants. He left the game late in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury.

McCoy was able to walk off the field under his own power and was moving around fairly well on the sidelines, so this doesn't seem like an injury that will linger deep into the offseason. McCoy started slow in 2014, but he got going eventually, finishing with 1,319 rushing yards, 155 receiving yards and five touchdowns. He should again be a first-round pick in most fantasy leagues in 2015.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 6 months ago

McCoy suffered a left knee injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants and is questionable to return, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports.

With only a few minutes remaining and no playoff appearance on tap for the Eagles, this may be it for McCoy in 2014. Darren Sproles and Chris Polk will handle the rushing duties with McCoy out.