QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
4 weeks ago

McCoy is not participating in Thursday's OTA session due to illness, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While we see a number of veterans around the league opting to sit out OTAs due to unhappiness with their contract or simply because they don't want to go through the extra team work, that appears not to be the case for McCoy's absence. We'll see if he returns to a session later in this OTA round, as his teammates could benefit to get some looks in an offense where he'll once again be the featured player.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
2 months ago

McCoy won't have Richie Incognito blocking for him this upcoming season, as the 34-year-old guard plans to retire, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills also will lose starting center Eric Wood, who is expected to retire due to a neck injury. These are troubling developments for a team that was quiet in free agency, with QB A.J. McCarron and RB Chris Ivory representing the only major signings on offense. Heading into his age-30 season, McCoy finds himself on a team that seems to be rebuilding, though the same thing was said last year and the Bills nonetheless reached the playoffs. He expressed his disappointment Tuesday on Instagram, perhaps acknowledging that Incognito and Wood have been important to his success. McCoy dropped off to a career-worst 4.0 yards per carry last season, but he made it up to fantasy owners with 287 carries, 59 receptions and eight total touchdowns. The Bills likely plan on giving him a similar workload in 2018, and any downgrades on the offensive line would be offset by the development of a legitimate passing attack that can keep defenders out of the box. The team does own picks No. 12, 22, 53, 56, 65 and 96 in the upcoming draft, but it won't necessarily help McCoy's cause if the selections are packaged to move up for a quarterback.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
4 months ago

General manager Brandon Beane says the Bills remain committed to McCoy -- who will turn 30 in July -- and that he's expected to be a key part of team's attack in 2018, Jadon Ceravolo of the Bills' official site reports. "Yeah. I'm planning on that," Beane said. "He obviously had the little injury at the end of the year. I give him a lot of credit to play in that Jacksonville game with the injury. That shows how competitive he is. He's healthy and ready to go. I expect him back. He'll be a big part of what we're doing in 2018."

EDGE Analysis

No NFL player is yet to beat Father Time, especially those that platy the demanding running back spot, so as a player in his 30's McCoy can't keep up his excellent work forever. But excellent he was in 2017, carrying the rushing attack with 287 carries for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns, all to go with a team-leading 59 receptions for 448 yards and two more scores. McCoy also showed the moves and flexibility of a 25-year-old and has become more of a leader in recent seasons, so even with an expected cap hit of $8.95 million for the coming season, the team knows he's the best man to lead what should remain a run-heavy attack.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
5 months 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.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
5 months 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.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
5 months 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.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
5 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.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
5 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.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
5 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.

QLeSean McCoy
RB BUF (11)
5 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.