McCoy (hamstring) is not practicing again Thursday.
The Bills continue to hold out hope that their star running back can play against the Patriots following a setback in Week 7 against the Dolphins, though at this point it'd seem foolish to expect anything close to a full workload and a healthy McCoy come Sunday.
McCoy aggravated his hamstring during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, limiting him to just 11 yards on eight carries after exiting during the third quarter. He first picked up the injury during practice last week and will likely have his involvement this week impacted as well. That expectation puts McCoy's status in question going into Sunday's matchup with the Patriots, so Mike Gillislee, Reggie Bush and rookie Jonathan Williams will probably receive more reps than usual to prepare for McCoy's potential absence.
McCoy said he felt great during pregame warmups Sunday in Miami, but he was removed in the third quarter after feeling some pain in his injured hamstring while running a pass route. He finished with 11 yards on eight carries and didn't have any receptions -- easily his worst performance of the season. McCoy's post-game quote suggests he expects to practice in some capacity this upcoming week, after managing just one limited practice leading up to Sunday's loss. It still won't be surprising if he ultimately comes down to a game-time decision for a second straight week.
McCoy is doubtful to return to Sunday's game in Miami due to a hamstring injury, ESPN reports.
McCoy may have aggravated the hamstring concern that placed a cloud over his availability in Week 7. With just 11 yards on eight carries, he clearly wasn't effective playing at less than 100 percent, which may hinder his preparation for next Sunday's showdown against the Patriots. For the time being, Mike Gillislee will take on the bulk of the work out of the Bills' backfield.