McCoy, who missed Wednesday's practice as a scheduled rest day, practiced fully Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. McCoy was listed with a (wrist) next to his name, but that's seemingly soreness stemming from a Week 1 ding, just like the minor groin issue that sidelined him for a practice next week. The Buffalo offense revolves around McCoy, plan and simple, and rest days are going to be part of his routine throughout the season.
McCoy received a scheduled day off for rest during Wednesday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. McCoy has been nicked up through the first two regular-season games, but it's nothing that will threaten his availability for the Bills' tilt with Denver on Sunday, when he'll attempt to bounce back from one of the worst outings of his career. McCoy rushed for just nine yards on 12 totes in the Week 2 loss to Carolina.
McCoy recorded 12 rushes for nine yards and six receptions (on seven targets) for 34 yards during Sunday's 9-3 loss in Carolina. McCoy's carry count, number of catches, targets and receiving yards were all team highs in a dismal offensive performance for the Bills, who managed 176 total yards in Week 2. In the aftermath of the game, he said that he tweaked his wrist on the final play of the third quarter, but neither that nor the sore groin that forced a DNP on Friday were to blame for his lacking output, per Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. Because he's banged up, he's a prime candidate to receive additional rest during Week 3 preparation for a visit from the Broncos.
Though rested at practice Friday, McCoy (wrist/groin) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Per Chris Brown of the Bills' official site, McCoy was simply rested Friday, as the running back was dealing with some groin soreness. Despite that, coach Sean McDermott indicated Friday that he is "very confident" that McCoy will be able to handle a full workload Sunday. In Week 1 against the Jets, McCoy was on the field for 54 of the Bills' 77 snaps on offense, logging 22 carries for 110 yards and catching five of his six targets for 49 yards.
McCoy is dealing with "some groin soreness," according to head coach Sean McDermott, and will not practice Friday in order to rest. The wording of McDermott's comments indicates the Bills are holding McCoy out as a precautionary measure, and McDermott did add that "it's nothing serious," but this does at least raise an eyebrow about his availability for Week 2. Expect the Bills to provide another update on McCoy's status following the conclusion of Friday's session.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||7.00|
|9||11/03||@New York Jets||31||28.00|
|10||11/12||New Orleans Saints||28||26.00|
|11||11/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||12.00|
|12||11/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||24||19.00|
|13||12/03||New England Patriots||32||32.00|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||32||32.00|
|3 Year Avg||250||1160||7||37||268||1||192|