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.
McCoy sat out team drills Wednesday due to a tight hamstring, Mike Rodack of ESPN reports.
McCoy's absence Wednesday looks to be mostly precautionary, with coach Rex Ryan noting that the hamstring issue is not believed to be serious. Expect to see McCoy back on the field within the next handful of days.
McCoy was cleared of any charges from the incident in question last week, but there remained the possibility of the NFL punishing him for a potential violation of the personal conduct policy. While the league is reportedly still investigating McCoy's role in the scuffle, he seems unlikely to face discipline, which would mark another positive result for him after a dicey off-field situation.
|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|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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