LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
1 month ago

McCoy (ankle) rushed 19 times for 75 yards and brought in six of eight targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 10-3 AFC wild-card loss to the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy was in impressive form in the postseason battle, making an notably quick recovery from the ankle injury that befell him in the Week 17 playoff-clinching win over the Dolphins. The multi-time Pro Bowler ripped off a game-long 25-yard run and added a 16-yard catch among his six grabs, serving as his team's most consistent offensive weapon on the afternoon. However, the 29-year-old wasn't able to put it all on his shoulders, and Tyrod Taylor's head injury on the final drive made Buffalo's already steep chances of driving down the field for a touchdown even smaller. McCoy finishes his third Bills season with 287 rushes for 1,138 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and six touchdowns along with 50 receptions on 57 targets for 356 yards and another score, all over 16 regular-season games.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
1 month ago

McCoy (ankle) will be active for Sunday's playoff game against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy will thus give it a go Sunday in the franchise's first playoff game since Jan. 8, 2000. It remains to be seen how much work he'll be able to handle, but given the magnitude of the contest, look for the Bills to get the ball into the hands of their top play-maker as much as possible, within the context of McCoy working through a balky ankle. Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy are on hand to spell McCoy when he needs a breather, or if he suffers any in-game setbacks Sunday.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
1 month ago

McCoy (ankle) is in line to play in Sunday's playoff game against the Jaguars, barring any setbacks in pre-game warmups, the Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy, who did not practice either Wednesday or Thursday, was listed as a limited participant Friday, with the report noting that the running back "spent the week watching extra film in order to compensate for potential physical limitations." Confirmation of McCoy's status, either way, will arrive once the Bills' inactives are released in advance of Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff. In line to provide backfield depth and relief for McCoy, assuming he suits up, will be Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 months ago

McCoy (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Jaguars after being listed as a limited practice participant Friday.

EDGE Analysis

That McCoy was listed as a limited practice participant after being deemed a non-participant both Wednesday and Thursday, is a step in the right direction, but his status for this weekend's game is tied in large part to how well his ankle responded to Friday's work, and will likely not be confirmed until the Bills release their inactives prior to Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff. Given the magnitude of the game, we'd be surprised if McCoy didn't try to give it a go, but that's not a lock at this stage and hinges on how comfortable the team's top back feels cutting on his balky ankle.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 months ago

Bills coach Sean McDermott said that McCoy will "do some things today" in the individual part of Friday's practice and that the team will go from there with his injured ankle, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy is almost certainly trending toward a questionable designation for Sunday's playoff game in Jacksonville, and the matter truly won't be settled until Sunday morning's game-day announcements.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 months ago

McCoy wants his injured ankle to be healthy enough to where he can make the necessary cuts to be effective in Sunday's wild-card game at Jacksonville, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I just want to be able to cut well enough where I don't have a lot of pain when I'm cutting," said the running back. "I just want to be close or the best as far as 100 percent I can get. But a game like this you've got to lay it on the line. If I can't get to 100 percent as long as I'm out there and I can run effective enough, I'll do it. We'll just see."

EDGE Analysis

McCoy hasn't practiced the past two days and is no guarantee to practice Friday either, but he's starting to trend in the right direction and is out of the immobilizer boot he had to wear earlier in the week. McCoy has always been a guy that plays through pain, but the Bills almost got burned earlier in the year when he tried to play through an injured hamstring that needed another week of rest. That thought is McCoy's mind, though he can also be more effective at 80-90 percent than the lesser options the Bills have behind him. This is truly shaping into a game-time decision.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 months ago

McCoy (ankle) will be listed as not practicing Thursday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, McCoy's departure from Thursday's practice after the stretching portion of the session was planned. "I think we're headed in the right direction," coach Sean McDermott said afterward, with regard to the running back's status in advance of this weekend's playoff game against the Jaguars. "Will we be able to get there in time? We'll see." We'll revisit McCoy's status Friday, but he continues to trend toward being deemed a game-time decision for Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 months ago

McCoy (ankle) suited up for Thursday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It won't be clear until after practice how much work McCoy was able to do, but as the report notes, he was able to do more than he did Wednesday just by taking part in stretching drills. More to come on McCoy's status for Sunday's wild-card matchup with the Jaguars, but he is seemingly progressing in the right direction.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 months ago

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said McCoy (ankle) is considered day-to-day and won't practice Wednesday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy will skip out on practice a day after Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the running back's sprained ankle would make him a "game-time decision" for Sunday's wild-card matchup with Jacksonville. With that in mind, it's conceivable that McCoy may not practice in any capacity this week or only on a limited basis, which wouldn't provide much clarity about his status heading into the weekend. If McCoy is unable to recover in time to play in the Bills' first playoff game since Jan. 8, 2000, Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy would likely split work out of the backfield.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 months ago

McCoy, who suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's win over Miami, is expected to be a "game-time decision" and a "close call" for Sunday's wild-card game in Jacksonville, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

EDGE Analysis

Things have been trending in this direction following the positive post-game news that McCoy didn't have anything worse happen to his ankle on a play that saw him pounding the turf and getting carted off the field. A game-time decision will make things risky for those in playoff pools given that lineups may have to be set Saturday in certain formats, while the Bills play Sunday. As for the team making its first playoff appearance since 1999, there would be a significant downgrade if McCoy can't play, with an aged Mike Tolbert and newcomer Marcus Murphy likely being thrust into key roles.