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LeSean McCoy | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
College: Pittsburgh
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The Bills remain "cautiously optimistic" LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.
Coach Rex Ryan isn't prone to tall tales with injury updates, so it's a bit concerning he hasn't moved on to outright guaranteeing Shady will be ready for the opener against Indy in 17 days. McCoy's status should be updated multiple times over the next two weeks. Aug 27 - 1:45 PM

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Bills coach Rex Ryan reiterated Thursday that he's "cautiously optimistic" LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.

It's an indication the Bills were reassured by McCoy's MRI results. Shady has 24 days to get healthy for Buffalo's opener against the Colts.
Aug 20 - 8:08 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Colts.

McCoy badly pulled his left hamstring in Tuesday's practice, requiring an MRI. There was concern McCoy would have a lengthy absence, but the test results came back clean for the most part, and McCoy is merely week-to-week and in no real danger of missing regular-season action. It's highly unlikely we'll see him the rest of the preseason. Injuries have become a slight concern for McCoy, as he's also dealt with recent toe issues.
Aug 19 - 9:07 AM

LeSean McCoy has been diagnosed with a left hamstring injury, and will undergo an MRI.

Coach Rex Ryan did intone that McCoy's hamstring is "intact." As in, not off the bone. Either way, a multi-week absence is not off the table, and McCoy must be considered questionable for Week 1. He can safely be ruled out for the rest of the preseason. The next men up are Fred Jackson (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (illness), though both are sidelined. If there's good news, it's that the Bills expect Williams to be ready for Week 1. We should get a better idea of McCoy's timetable in the next 48 hours.
Aug 18 - 7:49 PM

LeSean McCoy departed Tuesday's practice with a left leg injury.

McCoy remained down on the field for several moments before limping to the locker room. A team already missing Fred Jackson (hamstring), Karlos Williams (illness), Anthony Dixon (calf) and Bryce Brown (hamstring) can't afford anything more than a day-to-day injury from its bell-cow back. The Bills will finish Tuesday's practice with Bronson Hill and Ricky Seale as their only healthy runners. McCoy can be safely ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions. His status will be updated sometime in the next 24 hours.
Aug 18 - 7:12 PM

LeSean McCoy (toe) returned to 11-on-11 drills on Thursday.

He missed team drills earlier this week because of toe soreness. McCoy remains on track to play in Saturday's intra-squad scrimmage. Coach Rex Ryan suggested the Bills could have the biggest running playbook in the "history of man," which is obviously great news for McCoy's fantasy owners.
Aug 6 - 11:22 AM

Coach Rex Ryan said the Bills will "have probably the biggest playbook in the history of man in our running game."

Buffalo is going all-in on the run. That's partly because their quarterbacks are a disaster, but also because Ryan genuinely loves running the football. Either way, LeSean McCoy is a safe bet for workhorse usage this season.
Aug 6 - 9:24 AM

LeSean McCoy has been held out of team drills at Bills camp due to "toe soreness" the last two days.

We don't usually post day-to-day injury notes, but this one stood out because McCoy battled a turf-toe condition in 2014, which seemed to cost him the ability to beat defenders to the edge. "It's not turf toe or anything like that," coach Rex Ryan insisted of the "new" injury. "But that’s kind of a soreness/swelling type thing. It’s not something that’s really going to hamper him in the near future." Ryan believes McCoy will play in the Bills' intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday night.
Aug 5 - 2:13 PM

LeSean McCoy returned to 11-on-11 work at Bills OTAs on Thursday.

He sat out some drills last week with a sore neck, though it was never a concern. The Bills reportedly want to feed McCoy 300-plus carries this season. He handled 312 behind a much better line and in a much better offense in Philadelphia last season, and was just the RB16 in fantasy per-game scoring.
Jun 3 - 12:06 PM

Fred Jackson said the Bills want LeSean McCoy "to get 300-plus carries next year."

The Bills aren't tip-toeing around their running back situation with fake claims about competition. Even the players know McCoy is going to be shouldering a large percentage of the load as a true feature back. As the Bills try to hide their ugly quarterback situation, Rex Ryan will be grounding-n-pounding Shady. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn has already said he wants to slash Jackson's snaps in half.
Jun 2 - 10:58 AM

LeSean McCoy was limited in practice Wednesday because of a sore neck.

McCoy was sidelined for most of the team's drills, though head coach Rex Ryan said the injury isn't serious. His absence allowed Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon to see first-team reps. Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams competed with the second and third units. With Buffalo's quarterback situation in disarray, it's wise for the Bills to be cautious with their franchise running back.
May 27 - 2:57 PM

Bills RBs coach Anthony Lynn said he would love for LeSean McCoy to lead the league in carries.

McCoy proved he was capable of shouldering massive workloads over the last two seasons, rushing a league-high 626 times. The Rex Ryan regime acquired Shady to be the workhorse in a ground-n-pound scheme that will be trying to hide an ugly quarterback situation (again). In six years under Ryan, the Jets ranked 4th, 5th, 6th, 16th, 2nd and 1st in team rushing attempts. McCoy is an excellent bet for 300-plus carries.
May 21 - 7:58 AM

Bills coach Rex Ryan says LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson will both see work on third downs.

This confirms McCoy will be almost an every-down player on his new squad. McCoy's fantasy value should hold steady or even improve, given his bellcow role in an offense Ryan recently said could run the ball up to 50 times a game. The aging Jackson received a fairly big workload splitting carries with C.J. Spiller the past few seasons, but those days are over. The Bills paid a steep price to get McCoy and now they're going to get their money's worth.
Mar 24 - 10:37 AM

In a radio interview, Bills coach Rex Ryan said, "We're going to run it 50 times if we can."

"We're not naive enough to think we're going to be able to get away with that," Ryan continued, adding Buffalo could also "spread you out and create some nightmares in coverage." Though he tried to temper the comment, Buffalo's offseason moves always pointed to a run-heavy approach. They brought in a run-first offensive coordinator in Greg Roman, traded for LeSean McCoy and settled for bridge-quarterback Matt Cassel. Buffalo does have some weapons to utilize outside if they ever figure out the quarterback position, but for now McCoy should be the focus of the offense. He has a great shot to top 300 carries for the third-straight season.
Mar 21 - 11:28 AM

Bills signed RB LeSean McCoy to a new five-year, $40 million contract that includes $26.5 million guaranteed.

McCoy was already under contract for the next three years at just over $25 million, but the Bills are kicking a bunch of up-front guaranteed money into the deal in what will keep McCoy one of the highest-paid backs in the league. Shady wanted the new deal in exchange for agreeing to come to Buffalo, though he realistically didn't have much of a choice. He's signed through his age-31 season.
Mar 8 - 12:30 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Matt Cassel
3E.J. Manuel
4Matt Simms
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3Karlos Williams
4Bryce Brown
5Bronson Hill
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
FB1Jerome Felton
2John Conner
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Dezmin Lewis
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Percy Harvin
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Andre Davis
WR31Percy Harvin
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Gragg
5Nick O'Leary
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay