Coach Rex Ryan confirmed that McCoy (hamstring, questionable) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
While previously there had been speculation that the running back would be ruled out for the contest, McCoy returned to practice Friday on a limited basis, which opens the door for the possibility that he could potentially give it a go this weekend. For his part, McCoy noted of his work Friday, "I just felt alright. I didn't do a lot of reps. I was real limited." At this point, the running back is hoping his hamstring responds well to his Friday reps, with daily treatments on his hamstring planned. Fortunately for those considering McCoy (or his top backup Mike GIllislee) in Week 7 fantasy lineups, the Bills kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday.
McCoy (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Miami, with the expectation he will be a game-time decision, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Although a Thursday report suggested McCoy would be held out, his Friday return to practice seemingly still gives him a shot to play. The veteran running back did admit he was very limited at Friday's session, only taking a few reps with his teammates, according to WKBW's Joe Buscaglia. Should McCoy ultimately be held out, Mike GIllislee would be in line for a significant workload as Buffalo's lead back, with Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush providing depth.
It was reported Thursday that McCoy will not play in Week 7, but his participation in practice Friday leaves the door open for him to potentially take the field. The
ESPN's Josina Anderson is reporting that McCoy (hamstring) will sit out this week's game in Miami.
We'll at least note that the "out" status hasn't been confirmed by the team or most other insiders yet, and in fact coach Rex Ryan said not too long ago at his Thursday meeting with reporters that he's hopeful McCoy can still play this week. Wait until further confirmation, but be prepared for negative news concerning McCoy's injury. This is all enough to pull the trigger on Mike Gillislee, as the Bills boast the NFL's top rushing attack and have a strong offensive line.
Coach Rex Ryan says McCoy's hamstring injury isn't "full blown" and the team is still seeing how he progressing in the hope he can play Sunday against the Dolphins.
Other sources from around the team are also saying the team plans to take caution with McCoy, especially after a hamstring injury in 2015 lingered pretty much all season and affected his numbers. As of now, Friday's practice looms as incredibly important, and if he can't at least be limited for that one, his absence would likely consist of anywhere from one to three weeks, as the Bills have a bye in Week 10. That date could also loom as important if McCoy's injury turns out to be worse than just a tight hamstring.
|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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