LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 weeks ago

McCoy (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy missed out on Tuesday's opening day of minicamp due to a stomach illness, but the Bills' No. 1 running back was able to return just one day later. Jonathan Williams assumed first-team duties Tuesday, so he's likely the frontrunner for the role as McCoy's primary backup.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
2 weeks ago

McCoy missed Tuesday's opening day of minicamp due to a stomach virus, BuffaloBills.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

We assume this isn't anything to worry about, so the real takeaway here is that second-year back Jonathan Williams took the starter's role during McCoy's absence. Williams has looked like the guy to own as a handcuff to McCoy ever since the Bills let the Patriots steal away Mike Gillislee, and Tuesday's practice offers even more credence to that notion.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
3 months ago

McCoy (ankle) was the Bills' lone absentee at the first day of voluntary workouts, Anthony Sambrotto of the team's official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

This doesn't sound like much of a concern, as new head coach Sean McDermott said he's been in communication with McCoy, who produced 1,623 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards per carry in 15 games last season. The 28-year-old running back did finish the year on low note when he left the regular-season finale with a high-ankle sprain, but there's been no suggestion the injury is still a concern. McDermott said he isn't worried about when McCoy will arrive at the team facility.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
4 months ago

Bills head coach Sean McDermott believes McCoy (ankle) will be a good fit in the team's new offensive system, buffalobills.com reports. "Well I think if you ask most defensive coordinators, LeSean's probably a fit for most offenses and ours is no different," said McDermott. "I'm excited about seeing LeSean in our offense."

EDGE Analysis

McCoy has been mentioned in offseason rumors as a potential cap casualty, but it sounds as if the team's new leadership envisions him playing a starring role in offensive coordinator Rick Dennison's stretch zone scheme. The 28-year-old has already proven to be effective in a variety of offensive systems through eight NFL seasons, most recently rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns on 234 carries (5.4) in 2016. McCoy dealt with a slew of nagging injuries the past few years -- including a high-ankle sprain at the end of 2016 -- but he'll likely be healthy by the time OTAs begin in mid-to-late April.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

Interim head coach Anthony Lynn said after Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Jets that McCoy didn't return due to a high-ankle sprain, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW Buffalo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to his departure from the Bills' final game of the season, McCoy managed five carries for 10 yards and one catch for six yards. While his recovery from the sprain could impact his availability for the fifth Pro Bowl of his career on Jan. 29, he should be fully recovered once the offseason program kicks off in April.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

McCoy was forced out of Sunday's season finale agains the Jets with an ankle injury.

EDGE Analysis

With McCoy -- who logged five carries for 10 yards prior to his exit -- out for the rest of the game, Mike Gillislee is now in line to handle the bulk of the Bills' Week 17 rushing duties.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

McCoy, who sat out practice Wednesday because he was sick, is no longer listed on the Bills' Week 17 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy is thus on track to suit up Sunday against the Jets and in the process is in line to lead the Bills' Week 17 rushing attack. He'll be working under a new coach (Anthony Lynn) and taking handoffs from EJ Manuel instead of Tyrod Taylor, but McCoy has been healthy and on a roll of late, so he has a chance to finish the season strong, in any context.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

McCoy did not participate in Wednesday's practice because he was sick.

EDGE Analysis

We'll see if the veteran is able to get back at it as soon as Thursday, while it'll be worth monitoring anything interim coach Anthony Lynn says about how he'll use his normal starters in a meaningless finale. The team has already pulled Tyrod Taylor out of the game, but there's some salary issues behind that decision, while McCoy is under contract and has some season milestones he can reach.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

McCoy is not participating in Wednesday's practice, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'll see if this is just a veteran's day off, as McCoy is seemingly as healthy as he's been all season and is playing like it too, with 130-plus yards rushing in three of his last four games. However, there are a couple of issues for owners playing Week 17 to monitor -- the Bills are out of the playoff chase so Sunday at the Jets is a meaningless game, and they've also fired coach Rex Ryan and could be looking at the finale to evaluate some talent.

LeSean McCoy
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

McCoy gained 128 yards and scored a touchdown on 24 rushes, while also securing five of six targets for 17 yards in Saturday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

McCoy was stellar once again, contributing significantly to a Bills offensive effort that exceed 500 total yards on the day. It was the 28-year-old's fourth 100-yard performance in the last five games, and he scored a rushing touchdown for the third straight week as well. Despite the Bills having been officially eliminated from playoff contention with Saturday's loss, McCoy will try to finish off his standout 2016 campaign with a strong effort against the Jets in Week 17.