Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm
Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It appears that Gillislee may be able to return this week. It may put a slight dent in LeSean McCoy’s touches as the Bills try to keep him healthy.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm
Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It appears that Gillislee may be able to return this week. It may put a slight dent in LeSean McCoy’s touches as the Bills try to keep him healthy.
Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm
Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 12. With Gillislee out, LeSean McCoy should see a big workload against the Jaguars. Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush are the backups.
Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (thumb, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. McCoy had surgery this week but is expected to play. With Mike Gillislee out, McCoy figures to see a big workload.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) took limited practice reps Wednesday. McCoy had surgery this week but is expected to play. He may yield a few touches to Mike Gillislee, but we’re expecting a near-normal workload at this point.
The Bills didn’t waste any time getting LeSean McCoy’s dislocated left thumb properly back in place. The feature back underwent a surgical procedure on Sunday night and will have a chance to play on Sunday against Jacksonville.
“We’ll see how he progresses through the week,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “It would be big for us (to have him play) obviously. I think right now he’s playing as well as any back in the league. That would be nice if he actually is going to play. That would be great for us.”
McCoy got off to a fast start this past Sunday against Cincinnati averaging more than six and a half yards a carry with a touchdown, but dislocated his thumb late in the first half and didn’t return when the medical staff couldn’t pop his thumb joint back in.
Ryan would not put a percentage on McCoy’s chances of playing Sunday against the Jaguars, but admitted he was more encouraged.
This is certainly good news but also worth monitoring this week. McCoy was poised for a pretty nice day before leaving with a dislocated thumb and never returning in Week 11.
The veteran running back injured his left thumb late in the first half against the Bengals on Sunday while falling out of bounds.
McCoy caught a short pass from Tyrod Taylor for an 8-yard gain and headed to the sideline with 1:51 remaining in the second quarter. He got hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams and tried to brace his fall with his left hand. McCoy popped back up, but pointed to the Bills staff to remove him from the game. The Bills ruled him out early in the second half.
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McCoy was expected to play despite the hamstring issue. It's a tough matchup against the Seahawks and on top of that the team plans to keep an eye on his conditioning after missing last week as well as being limited in practice.
LeSean McCoy did not practice or play last week when the Bills faced the Patriots. This week he practiced on a limited basis. McCoy is good to go in tonight’s game at Seattle, but for offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, there is one particular thing he’s going to be mindful of in his usage of McCoy in Buffalo’s attack.
“Well you have to be conscious of his conditioning because he’s been for a couple of weeks, hasn’t played, hasn’t practiced a lot,” Lynn said. “But he looks good in practice. His stamina, his quickness and just the rest, he’s had two weeks to rest, so I feel confident that he’s going to be able to play and play well, but I have to be cautious of his conditioning.”
Before his hamstring injury McCoy was averaging 17.3 carries per game. He averaged just over 47 plays per game (47.6). The highest percentage of offensive plays for McCoy came in Week 2 against the Jets (49 of 53 – 92%). The highest number of plays in a game for him was in Week 4 (54 plays). The Bills may ease him back in tonight on top of it not being a great matchup.
LB Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring), RB Reggie Bush (groin), TE Charles Clay (knee), T Cordy Glenn (ankle), LB Jerry Hughes (hand), RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring), LB Lerentee McCray (knee), WR Robert Woods (foot)
T Bradley Sowell (knee)
Buffalo looks to have all hands on deck ahead of its matchup with the Legion of Boom.
McCoy is dealing with a hamstring and Harvin recently 'un-retired.' McCoy comes with risks given the injury and the matchup while Harvin may have to shake off some rust and get back into game shape. But those needing McCoy could have him. Seattle is first in allowing fantasy points to RBs though.
Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Friday. It looks like McCoy could return this week, but the Bills have a Week 10 bye, so they may elect to hold him out to give him two weeks to fully recover. We’ll get his official designation on Saturday since the Bills play on Monday. If he’s questionable, owners should have a Plan B in place, perhaps picking up Mike Gillislee (shallow leagues) or C.J. Prosise since they play in the same game.
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) took limited practice reps Thursday. McCoy could return this week, but the Bills have a Week 10 bye, so they may elect to hold him out to give him two weeks to fully recover. Mike Gillislee would be the lead back if McCoy can’t play.
Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 8. He aggravated his hamstring injury and couldn’t finish Week 7, so we doubt he plays this week. Mike Gillislee is a Sneaky Start in his absence, but the Bills’ vaunted running game disappeared against the Dolphins last week. Gillislee is dealing with a foot injury, but should be able to play. Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams are the next men up.
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