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LeSean McCoy | Running Back | #25

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (53) / PHI
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LeSean McCoy set a five-year low in percentage of carries from shotgun formations in 2017.
Just 17 percent of McCoy's carries came out of the 'gun, a far cry from the 83 percent he logged way back in 2013 under Chip Kelly. Partly as a result, McCoy averaged a career-worst 3.97 yards per carry. McCoy has always been an elusive in-space creator and not a physical grinder between the tackles, and shotgun runs give him more room at the handoff. The 2017 Bills offensive staff failed badly to mold their scheme to their player talents, resulting in OC Rick Dennison's post-season dismissal. Feb 12 - 4:20 PM

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The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports the Eagles attempted to reacquire LeSean McCoy from the Bills in a package centered around Jordan Matthews.

It makes for a fun story, but really nothing else. The Eagles and Bills were able to agree to a deal for Matthews, with the Bills taking the oft-injured wideout in exchange for CB Ronald Darby. In the effort to get McCoy back in Philly, EVP Howie Roseman was attempting to "reverse" ex-coach Chip Kelly's mistakes after Kelly was the one who traded McCoy. The Eagles instead later signed LeGarrette Blount and traded for Jay Ajayi. McCoy, 29, has two years left on his deal.
Feb 2 - 9:51 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed 19 times for 75 yards in the Bills' Wild Card loss to the Jaguars, adding a team-leading six receptions for 44 yards.

Gutting through an ankle injury, Shady seemed to have his usual spring in his step. With the Bills presenting zero passing threat, it's a miracle McCoy tallied the yards that he did. Although his 4.0 yards per carry was a new career low, McCoy showed very little drop-off during his age-29 season. He was the sun, the moon and the stars of the Bills' offense, leading the team in rushing and finishing second in receiving. Despite a number of injuries, McCoy also appeared in all 16 games for the first time since 2014. Although McCoy turns 30 in the summer and running backs can fall off at any given moment, he is a safe bet to be back at his scheduled $6.075 million.
Jan 7 - 4:33 PM

LeSean McCoy (ankle) is active for Sunday's Wild Card game against Jacksonville.

McCoy was expected to play, but his status went down to pre-game warmups. It's possible Buffalo scales back his workload at less than 100 percent. Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert are Buffalo's backups behind McCoy. The Bills inactives are LB Matt Milano, WR Brandon Reilly, WR Malachi Dupre, TE Khari Lee, OT Conor McDermott, OG John Miller, and CB Shareece Wright.
Jan 7 - 11:28 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports LeSean McCoy (ankle) is "likely to play" against the Jaguars on Sunday.

Both Schefter and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport have now reported that McCoy will likely suit up for Buffalo's first playoff game since Jan. 8, 2000. McCoy is probably still best treated as a game-time decision, but considering the stakes, it would be highly surprising were he to sit.
Jan 7 - 1:23 AM

LeSean McCoy (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Jaguars.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "the belief is" that McCoy will play through his sprained ankle. McCoy only got in one limited practice this week and will obviously be at much less than 100 percent when he takes the field for Sunday's playoff opener. Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert could see more work if Shady is limited or suffers an in-game setback.
Jan 5 - 2:11 PM

LeSean McCoy (ankle) was limited in Friday's practice.

It's an upgrade after McCoy was DNP on both Wednesday and Thursday. The Bills need to see what he can do, and the plan is to push him through some individual drills to test his ankle. McCoy's status for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Jaguars remains completely up in the air 48 hours before game time. If he can't go, Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy are next in line.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 5 - 10:23 AM

LeSean McCoy (ankle) said he wants to get to the point where he can cut without pain in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Jaguars.

"I just want to be close, or the best as far as 100 percent as I can get," McCoy said. "If I can't get 100 percent, as long as I'm out there, and I can work effective enough, I'll do it. We'll just see." McCoy did say he is unwilling to make any promises about his status, and that he's leery of playing and then being ineffective at less than 100 percent. All signs point toward McCoy being a true game-time decision.
Jan 4 - 2:18 PM

Speaking after LeSean McCoy (ankle) sat out Thursday's practice, Bills coach Sean McDermott said he was "headed in the right direction."

"Will we be able to get there in time?," McDermott asked rhetorically. "We'll see." McCoy has played through a ton of injuries in recent seasons, but the Wild Card Round will be quite an ask after he was carted off in Week 17. Ultimately, it's hard to see Shady sitting out, but it's quite possible he's highly limited or mostly a decoy. His status will be updated no later than Friday.
Jan 4 - 1:50 PM

LeSean McCoy (ankle) stretched with the team on Thursday but did not participate in practice.

It briefly looked like McCoy would participate in practice, but he left the field with a trainer following the team's stretching routine. He will likely be listed as a DNP again on the injury report. McCoy is going to do everything he can to play, but he is still shaping up as a game-time decision.
Source: ESPN
Jan 4 - 11:43 AM

LeSean McCoy (ankle) will not practice Wednesday.

This doesn't come as a huge surprise after McCoy was carted off in Week 17. It's already been reported that McCoy will be a game-time call for the Wild Card tilt against the Jaguars. We fully expect him to be out there when all is said and done. McCoy doesn't need to practice to play this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 3 - 10:06 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports LeSean McCoy (ankle) will be a "game-time decision" for the Wild Card matchup with the Jaguars.

Easily the most important part of Buffalo's offense, the Bills will have a tough time advancing if McCoy is not able to go, and he looks at best questionable. It would be a surprise if McCoy took any reps in practice this week.
Jan 2 - 11:39 AM

Bills coach Sean McDermott confirms there's a "chance" LeSean McCoy (ankle) is ready for the Wild Card Round against the Jaguars on Sunday.

McCoy's X-rays were negative, but he will still be racing against the clock to be ready. Even if he is active, he could be highly limited. McCoy is the one player on offense the Bills cannot afford to be without. It could be a short Sunday if he doesn't suit up.
Jan 1 - 1:16 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports LeSean McCoy (ankle) "has a chance to play" Sunday against the Jaguars.

McCoy's X-rays came back negative, but he was still carted off the field in Week 17 with a nasty looking ankle injury. Even if he is able to play, Rapoport says he will not be 100 percent. Easily the most important player on offense, the Bills will have a tough time reaching the second round if McCoy cannot play.
Jan 1 - 9:35 AM

LeSean McCoy left Sunday's Week 17 game against the Dolphins with a sprained ankle and will not return.

He was carted off in the third quarter but luckily his X-rays came back negative. He rushed for just 11 yards on 10 carries while adding two catches for 22 yards on three targets before exiting. To say the Bills’ offense ran through McCoy this year would be an extreme understatement. Buffalo pumped McCoy with an exhausting 287 carries this year, his most since 2013. McCoy wasn’t as efficient this year—his yards per carry average (4.0) was a career-low—but Shady remained a fantasy stud by going over the century mark in yards from scrimmage on eight occasions. McCoy was held without a touchdown in his first five games this year but bounced back by visiting the end zone eight times over his last 11 contests. Signed through 2019, the nine-year veteran will remain an RB1 in fantasy drafts next summer.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1A.J. McCarron
2Josh Allen
3Nathan Peterman
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Ivory
3Travaris Cadet
4Marcus Murphy
5Taiwan Jones
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Ivory
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Travaris Cadet
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Andre Holmes
3Malachi Dupre
4Kaelin Clay
5Austin Proehl
WR21Zay Jones
2Jeremy Kerley
3Rod Streater
4Ray-Ray McCloud
5Brandon Reilly
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
5Jason Croom
LT1Dion Dawkins
2De'Ondre Wesley
3Josh James
LG1Ryan Groy
2Wyatt Teller
C1Russell Bodine
2Adam Redmond
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Marshall Newhouse
3Conor McDermott
K1Stephen Hauschka