LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
4 hours ago

McCoy will not play in Friday's preseason game against Washington, the Bills' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

With no injury reported, the Bills are likely just sitting McCoy in order to get a better look at their candidates for backup running back jobs. Following the recent release of Karlos Williams (suspension), the Bills will likely start either Mike Gillislee (concussion), Reggie Bush or Jonathan Williams in Friday's game, though James Wilder and Dan Herron could also mix in with the first-team offense.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
6 days ago

McCoy (ankle) finished with zero yards on five carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, but he more than made up for it by catch four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Given that he's played in the first two preseason games, McCoy seems to have moved beyond the ankle issue that troubled him during the offseason. Already primed to handle a heavy workload that includes passing downs, McCoy could get some extra touches while Karlos Williams serves a four-game suspension to start the season.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
2 weeks ago

McCoy (ankle) got just two touches in Saturday's preseason opener against the Colts, rushing once for nine yards while catching his lone target for two.

EDGE Analysis

There was no reason for the Bills to push their top running back, as he doesn't need many reps to get ready for an effective regular season. Expect McCoy's workload to ramp up as the preseason progresses.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
2 weeks ago

McCoy (ankle) isn't expected to receive many snaps during Saturday's preseason game versus the Colts, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Rex Ryan also suggested that McCoy may not see "any" action, according to Sal Maiorana of the Democrat and Chronicle. The reasoning for the potential DNP could range from the ankle injury that hindered him in the offseason program to his status as a veteran. While the latter is the more likely scenario, the Bills will turn to Mike Gillislee and Jonathan Williams as the first two options out of the backfield Saturday.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
1 month ago

McCoy (ankle) said he weighs about 210 pounds, which is the lightest he has reported to training camp in years, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy presumably drops some pounds during camp each year, as his current weight is right around his usual listed playing weight. This probably doesn't mean much for fantasy owners, but the Bills should still be happy to get a piece of good news regarding their backfield, after Karlos Williams (suspension) and rookie Jonathan Williams (pending DWI charges) both had poor offseasons. The team is expected to add Reggie Bush (knee), who isn't a real threat to McCoy at this stage of their respective careers. If he stays healthy, the former Eagle could be headed for his heaviest workload in years. There hasn't been a meaningful update on the ankle injury that bothered McCoy this summer, but it still won't be a surprise if he's a limited participant early in camp.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
1 month ago

According to a league spokesman, the NFL will not take action against McCoy (ankle) for his alleged involvement in a Philadelphia nightclub fight in February, Bills' writer Vic Carucci reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was expected, as no one could prove McCoy was directly involved in the injuries off-duty police officers sustained in the fight. McCoy could still face sanctions from the Bills if they decide to punish him for the incident, but he's now in the clear legally and with the NFL.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
2 months ago15 Comments

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has closed its investigation of McCoy's (ankle) involvement in an alleged fight at a Philadelphia nightclub back in February, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the NFL is still reviewing the incident, it's thought that the running back will not be punished, as no one can prove McCoy was directly involved in off-duty police officers being injured in the brawl. The running back's attorney maintains McCoy was merely trying to break up a fight between his group and the officers.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
2 months ago

The Bills are going to limit McCoy (ankle) in training camp and may try to keep his preseason reps limited to one or two drives, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said this is "by design," adding, "[to] keep him fresh, going into his eighth year, [there is] a lot of miles on those legs. So we'll do the same thing without training camp with him."

EDGE Analysis

Hamstring and knee issues held McCoy back in his first season with the Bills, so given his experience and the fact that's he's already nicked up, this seems like a smart tact. Even though McCoy has been relatively healthy over the course of his career - he's played in 15 or 16 games during five of his seven NFL seasons - he'll carry some injury risk if you take him in the first two rounds of your draft. That said, his upside remains high, given his skill set (his cuts looked great when healthy last season), while the Bills have one of the league's better offensive lines and lean heavily toward the run.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
2 months ago

Head coach Rex Ryan said McCoy is dealing with an ankle injury, rather than the hamstring injury that was previously reported, Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan said he misspoke when discussing the injury last week. While it isn't believed to be anything serious, there is actually significance to the latest update, as McCoy was persistently bothered by his hamstring for the first half of last season. He later dealt with shoulder and knee injuries and ultimately played just 12 games, yet still managed 1,187 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns, with 4.4 yards per carry (203 attempts) and 9.1 per reception (32 catches, 50 targets). McCoy did all that despite sometimes ceding second-half work to Karlos Williams, who reportedly showed up to minicamp out of shape. The early rumblings are worth keeping an eye on, but the Bills will likely enter training camp with the backfield among the least of their concerns. Rookie fifth-rounder Jonathan Williams should further bolster a strong group.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (10)
2 months ago

McCoy (hamstring) took part in individual drills Tuesday at minicamp, Chris Brown of the Bills' website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Merely dealing with some minor hamstring tightness, McCoy missed a few practices and will likely be somewhat limited during this week's mandatory minicamp. His training camp availability doesn't seem to be in question, but it is worth noting that he dealt with hamstring issues for much of last year. Second-year runner Karlos Williams is one of the league's more valuable handcuffs, even offering stand-alone appeal in the vast majority of leagues. The Bills led the NFL in rushing yards (2,432), YPC (4.8) and rushing touchdowns (19) last year, with their 509 carries ranking second only to Carolina's 526. Even if quarterback rushing numbers were subtracted, the Bills still would have finished among the top five in nearly every significant running category.