McCoy (hamstring) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
It amounts to a step forward for McCoy, who was withheld from Wednesday's session entirely while he continued to recover from the hamstring injury that limited him to nine snaps in the Week 14 loss to the Jets. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, McCoy said he "felt good" after returning to work Thursday, but his status for Sunday's game against the Lions has yet to be decided. The Bills will assess McCoy's health after their final practice of the week Friday before having a clearer idea if he'll be able to play.
Coach Sean McDermott said that McCoy (hamstring) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
The Bills are viewing McCoy as day-to-day while he tends to a hamstring injury that limited him to just nine snaps in the Week 14 loss to the Jets. Buffalo was down to just one healthy running back (Marcus Murphy) by the end of the contest, but fortunately for the team, backup Chris Ivory (shoulder) is on track to practice Wednesday, per Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. If McCoy fails to demonstrate enough progress in his recovery over the next few days and is ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Lions, Ivory and Murphy would act as his primary replacements, though quarterback Josh Allen's prowess as a runner may naturally limit the carry counts for both running backs.
A source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that McCoy is day-to-day after his MRI on Monday showed a hamstring strain.
The disappointing running back's availability for Sunday's game against the Lions will be determined throughout the week. Considering McCoy -- normally a fantasy superstar -- has eclipsed the 100-yard mark just once this season and has been kept out of the end zone 11 out of 12 games, a number of his owners are probably out of contention at this stage. The next round of news should come with Wednesday's practice report.
McCoy is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
McCoy has shown a proclivity to play through significant injuries in the past, so the fact that he was unable to return to Sunday's contest after exiting following the Bills' first drive is somewhat concerning. In any case, the MRI should provide an official word on McCoy's injury, with a recovery timeline likely to be handed down along with it. With McCoy limited to just nine plays in the loss to the Jets, Chris Ivory acted as the Bills' primary running back for most of the day and generated 42 yards on 12 carries before exiting with a shoulder issue of his own. Marcus Murphy was the Bills' lone healthy back left standing by the end of the contest.
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