DT Kyle Williams (knee)
T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee)
New York Jets
S Dion Bailey (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), RB Bilal Powell (ankle)
CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
Star running back LeSean McCoy was on the field for the Buffalo Bills' walk-through Monday but would not have participated in a full practice because of a shoulder injury, the team said on its injury report.
A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Sunday evening that McCoy would “probably” need an MRI on his shoulder before knowing if he could play Thursday night against the New York Jets.
The Buffalo Bills grabbed their fourth win of the season with a 33-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. With the win, they moved into sole possession of third place in the AFC East, thanks to big days from its playmakers.
LeSean McCoy had a strong game, rushing for 112 yards on just 16 carries. In the fourth quarter, however, he left with a shoulder injury and did not return. Fortunately, the Bills had control of the game and weren't in any danger of losing, so McCoy didn't have to come back in.
After the game, McCoy said he could have checked back in had it been closer, but he and the coaching staff didn't feel it was necessary. Additionally, McCoy gave an update on how he'll be ahead of Thursday night's game against the Jets.
Sounds like the Bills were just being cautious with McCoy and he's expected to be fine despite the short week. The Bills have a tough, Thursday night matchup at the Jets in Week 11. Karlos Williams also had a big game and could be in line for a few extra carries if McCoy isn't 100-percent. Williams has been a nice play even in limited work behind McCoy.
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Bills RB Karlos Williams (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Williams averaged 46 total yards and 1.0 TD on 7.0 touches in the first two weeks with a semi-healthy LeSean McCoy also in the lineup. He should be good for 8-11 touches as McCoy’s primary backup.
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm
Bills RB Karlos Williams (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. Williams averaged 46 total yards and 1.0 TD on 7.0 touches in the first two weeks with a semi-healthy LeSean McCoy also in the lineup. He should be good for 8-11 touches as McCoy’s primary backup.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm
Bills RB Karlos Williams (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Williams averaged 46 total yards and 1.0 TD on 7.0 touches in the first two weeks with a semi-healthy LeSean McCoy also in the lineup. He should be good for 8-11 touches as McCoy’s primary backup.
The Buffalo Bills have lost three of their last four games, dropping them to 3-4 on the season. They're now last in the division after looking strong to start the year, and much of that is due to the bevy of injuries they've had to overcome.
One key injury, along with LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins, the Bills have had to endure is one to Tyrod Taylor. He's missed the past two games due to a sprained MCL and the offense has suffered greatly in his absence.
Fortunately, he's expected to be back for the team's next game. Rex Ryan said this after the game Sunday.
"I'm confident Tyrod Taylor will be back after the Week 8 bye," Ryan said. "We’ll see where he’s at after we come back from the bye."
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. The probable tag means that McCoy is good to go. The Bills are likely to go run-heavy with Tyrod Taylor, Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin sidelined.
Miami had a field day on the ground, rushing 32 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-10 win against Tennessee. Lamar Miller finally got the number of carries he wanted, running 19 times for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Interim coach Dan Campbell — who sure sounds honest when he speaks — said he wasn’t making the calls.
“I let (Bill Lazor) run what he wants to run,” Campbell said. “I let (defensive coordinator) Lou (Anarumo) do what he wants to do. Every once in a while I may have an idea and I’ll give them my idea or my opinion on something, but I let them handle it. The last thing they need is me looking over their shoulder. But certainly if I have something to say, I’ll say it to them.”
Lazor has stressed the need for a balanced offense since he arrived in Miami last season. He was quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia in 2013 when the Eagles had one of the league’s most potent offenses and a balanced attack that featured running back LeSean McCoy.
Before that, Lazor was offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia — a school that was among the ACC’s worst running teams when he arrived and became one of the best at running the ball.
This all bodes well for Lamar Miller, who was the #9 RB in both formats in 2014 despite only averaging 15.9 touches per game. Miller had 21 touches for 118 yards and a touchdown against the Titans last week. And it wasn't game flow that allowed Miller to see that many touches -- he had 16 "looks" (carries plus targets) before halftime.
Monday, October 19, 2015, 10:08am
LeSean McCoy may not be quite 100 percent yet, but he's close enough to look like his old self again. Buffalo's feature back averaged more than five yards a carry Sunday and had his trademark elusiveness on display.
He was completely stuck with the hole in front of him being closed quickly by an oncoming linebacker. Making matters worse the Bills were buried deep in their own territory in the first half. Instead of lowering his head and taking a no gain or a loss on the carry, LeSean McCoy threw his forward momentum into reverse, jump cut to his right and burst to the right edge where he found enough daylight to gain seven yards.
These are the ‘something out of nothing plays’ that have earned McCoy the reputation of being one of the most elusive backs in the league. To see it in action Sunday was an encouraging sign for a Bills rushing attack that sorely needs his game breaking ability.
“Obviously he’s a huge weapon we’ve been certainly missing him,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “To get him back out there that was impressive with 90 yards rushing. That’s great to see him out there.”
Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. The probable tag means that McCoy is virtually certain to play, though he said he’s not 100 percent yet. He’s only averaging 3.4 YPC on 43 carries this year, while Karlos Williams has had much more success (5.4 YPC) behind the same line. Consider McCoy a low-end fantasy RB2 until he starts to look like his old self. He should be good for 13-17 touches provided he stays healthy.
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. McCoy isn’t expected to return until he’s 100 percent, but he’s trending the right way. Right now, it seems more likely that he’ll sit another week.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:20pm
The Buffalo Bills entered Sunday's Week 5 game with just three active running backs. Unfortunately, they're now down to only two.
LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) are both dealing with injuries of their own and were forced to miss Sunday's game, leaving just Boobie Dixon and the recently-acquired Boom Herron as the only healthy backs.
It's unknown how severe Wood's injury is, but any time a player is carted off, it's possibly serious, the story pointed out. Although it's not always the case. While McCoy will likely be out through the team's Week 8 bye, Williams should return sooner rather than later. Herron carried 9 times for 28 yards and Dixon just seven times for 19 yards.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, out) and Karlos Williams (concussion, out) missed practice all week and are out for Week 5. Anthony Dixon is the next man up, but he’s dealing with a calf injury and may not see starter’s touches. Dan Herron and Cierre Wood will be in the mix.
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