According to a league spokesman, the NFL will not take action against
This was expected, as no one could prove McCoy was directly involved in the injuries off-duty police officers sustained in the fight. McCoy could still face sanctions from the Bills if they decide to punish him for the incident, but he's now in the clear, both legally and with the NFL.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General has closed its investigation of McCoy's (ankle) involvement in an alleged fight at a Philadelphia nightclub back in February, NFL.com reports.
While the NFL is still reviewing the incident, it's thought that the running back will not be punished, as no one can prove McCoy was directly involved in off-duty police officers being injured in the brawl. The running back's attorney maintains McCoy was merely trying to break up a fight between his group and the officers.
Hamstring and knee issues held McCoy back in his first season with the Bills, so given his experience and the fact that's he's already nicked up, this seems like a smart tact. Even though McCoy has been relatively healthy over the course of his career - he's played in 15 or 16 games during five of his seven NFL seasons - he'll carry some injury risk if you take him in the first two rounds of your draft. That said, his upside remains high, given his skill set (his cuts looked great when healthy last season), while the Bills have one of the league's better offensive lines and lean heavily toward the run.
Head coach Rex Ryan said
Ryan said he misspoke when discussing the injury last week. While it isn't believed to be anything serious, there is actually significance to the latest update, as McCoy was persistently bothered by his hamstring for the first half of last season. He later dealt with shoulder and knee injuries and ultimately played just 12 games, yet still managed 1,187 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns, with 4.4 yards per carry (203 attempts) and 9.1 per reception (32 catches, 50 targets). McCoy did all that despite sometimes ceding second-half work to Karlos Williams, who reportedly showed up to minicamp this year out of shape. The early rumblings are worth keeping an eye on, but the
Merely dealing with some minor hamstring tightness, McCoy missed a few practices and will likely be somewhat limited during this week's mandatory minicamp. His training camp availability doesn't seem to be in question, but it is worth noting that he dealt with hamstring issues for much of last year. Second-year runner Karlos Williams is one of the league's more valuable handcuffs, even offering stand-alone appeal in the vast majority of leagues. The Bills led the NFL in rushing yards (2,432), YPC (4.8) and rushing touchdowns (19) last year, with their 509 carries ranking second only to Carolina's 526. Even if quarterback rushing numbers were subtracted, the Bills still would have finished among the top five in nearly every significant running category.
|P3||8/26/16||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
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|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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