With no injury reported, the Bills are likely just sitting McCoy in order to get a better look at their candidates for backup running back jobs. Following the recent release of Karlos Williams (suspension), the Bills will likely start either Mike Gillislee (concussion), Reggie Bush or Jonathan Williams in Friday's game, though James Wilder and Dan Herron could also mix in with the first-team offense.
McCoy (ankle) finished with zero yards on five carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, but he more than made up for it by catch four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.
Given that he's played in the first two preseason games, McCoy seems to have moved beyond the ankle issue that troubled him during the offseason. Already primed to handle a heavy workload that includes passing downs, McCoy could get some extra touches while Karlos Williams serves a four-game suspension to start the season.
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McCoy (ankle) isn't expected to receive many snaps during Saturday's preseason game versus the Colts, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Rex Ryan also suggested that McCoy may not see "any" action, according to Sal Maiorana of the Democrat and Chronicle. The reasoning for the potential DNP could range from the ankle injury that hindered him in the offseason program to his status as a veteran. While the latter is the more likely scenario, the Bills will turn to Mike Gillislee and Jonathan Williams as the first two options out of the backfield Saturday.
McCoy (ankle) said he weighs about 210 pounds, which is the lightest he has reported to training camp in years, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.
McCoy presumably drops some pounds during camp each year, as his current weight is right around his usual listed playing weight. This probably doesn't mean much for fantasy owners, but the Bills should still be happy to get a piece of good news regarding their backfield, after Karlos Williams (suspension) and rookie Jonathan Williams (pending DWI charges) both had poor offseasons. The team is expected to add Reggie Bush (knee), who isn't a real threat to McCoy at this stage of their respective careers. If he stays healthy, the former Eagle could be headed for his heaviest workload in years. There hasn't been a meaningful update on the ankle injury that bothered McCoy this summer, but it still won't be a surprise if he's a limited participant early in camp.
|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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