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.
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.
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.
McCoy did not participate in Wednesday's practice because he was sick.
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.
We'll see if this is just a veteran's day off, as McCoy is seemingly as healthy as he's been all season, having tallied 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