QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (11) 5 hours ago
McCoy is missing Monday's practice due to a sore groin, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
The 30-year-old running back has otherwise been healthy throughout the summer, most recently taking four carries for 11 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Browns. He may not have suffered the groin injury in that game, as there was no report of McCoy missing Sunday's practice. His absence frees up first-string practice reps for some combination of Chris Ivory, Marcus Murphy and Travaris Cadet.
QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (11) 1 week ago1 Comment
Coach Sean McDermott has been raving about McCoy's level of fitness and implied he won't be afraid to use the 30-year-old on a full workload this season, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports. "I think I answered that question last year with 'whatever we need to do to win games, that's what we'll do,' McDermott said.
McCoy may be up there in years, but he looked quite elusive as a 29-year-old last season, when he rushed for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns on 287 rushes. Barring injury, expect a similar level of volume out of the veteran, though we'll at least acknowledge three lingering fantasy concerns: 1) The Bills lost three high-quality starters from last season's offensive line. 2) They'll have a new quarterback under center. 3) Chris Ivory seems far more capable of spelling McCoy than what Mike Tolbert was able to provide last season.
QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (11) 4 weeks ago
Bills management stated Thursday that nothing has come up so far in the investigation of assault on McCoy's ex-girlfriend in a house he owns in Georgia that has the team concerned over his status for the upcoming season, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports. "We've communicated with (the NFL)," general manager Brandon Beane said during a news conference with coach Sean McDermott. "We feel comfortable that LeSean's going to be here and ready to roll. We don't see that changing.
While the assault on McCoy's ex-girlfriend was an awful series of events, McCoy contends he had no involvement in the situation whatsoever and the comments of the team reflect the fact that no evidence has come forth over the last week that he had a role. While the matter is far from closed, it appears as if McCoy and the Bills are onto football matters, where the running back is expected to be the focal point of the offense in 2018.
QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (11) 1 month ago
McCoy will report for the start of training camp Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
McCoy showed up in the news a couple weeks ago when a since-deleted Instagram post accused him of playing a role in the assault and robbery of an ex-girlfriend. He vehemently denied the accusation, saying he hadn't been in direct contact with any of the people involved for months. With the investigation still ongoing and no charges filed, McCoy will be allowed to practice with the Bills.
QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (11) 1 month ago14 Comments
McCoy has denied a domestic violence allegation made via a since-deleted Instagram post, NFL.com reports. "For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me are completely false." McCoy noted Tuesday. "Furthermore, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months."
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy subsequently relayed that the league is "reviewing the matter." Meanwhile, the Bills released the following statement Tuesday: "We have spoken to LeSean and been in contact with the National Football League. We will continue to gather information."
QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (11) 2 months ago
McCoy's teammates haven't seen any signs of regression in the running back during offseason workouts, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports. "If you prepare yourself the right way, you can play as long as you want to," tackle Jordan Mills said. "[McCoy] eats right, he trains right, he's always studying, he's always trying to get better. And he's always looking at ''Well, I'm the best, but how can I get better?' He's never complacent at what he does, and that's what makes him Shady. He's a great player and he improves every year."
McCoy, who participated in minicamp last week after missing part of OTAs with an illness, will turn 30 on July 12 and currently ranks fourth in career carries among active running backs. Some point to his career-low 4.0 YPC from 2017 as a sign of decline, but one needs to keep in mind that McCoy also handled the third-heaviest workload of his career last season as the centerpiece of a Bills offense that finished second-to-last in passing yards per game (177). Along the way, McCoy continued to display his trademark burst with 12 carries of 20-plus yards -- the second-most he's had in nine pro seasons. With Buffalo skipping on drafting a noteworthy name in a loaded class of rookie runningbacks, all signs point to McCoy continuing as a workhorse in 2018 with only the newly-signed Chris Ivory a legitimate threat to steal carries. With that said, McCoy's efficiency might not see much improvement given the questionable state of the team's passing attack.
QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (11) 3 months ago
McCoy is not participating in Thursday's OTA session due to illness, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
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) 4 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.
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) 6 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."
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) 7 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.
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.