Bills C Eric Wood announced Friday that his season-ending physical revealed a neck injury that will end his career. Wood said doctors told him no surgery or further treatment could get him cleared to return. The 31-year-old arrived as a 1st-round pick in 2009, began at RG and then settled in at C in 2010. Wood has started there for Buffalo since, playing 97 of 113 possible games since the start of 2011 (including all 17 this past year). RB LeSean McCoy faces the biggest immediate impact on the fantasy football front. We'll see how the Bills address the sudden need.
The Bills have named Brian Daboll their new OC. He spent this past year as OC for the national-champion Alabama Crimson Tide but also has 17 seasons of NFL experience. That includes 4 as an OC -- 2 with the Browns, 1 with the Dolphins and 1 with the Chiefs. None of Daboll's units ranked better than 22nd in yards or 20th in points. He's leaned heavily toward the run as a play-caller so far, with 3 of those 4 teams finishing inside the top 6 in rushing attempts and top 11 in rushing yards.
The Bills have fired OC Rick Dennison. He lasted just 1 season in Buffalo, leading his unit to bottom-11 finishes in both total yards and points. The Bills will have a new OC -- and very likely a new QB -- when the 2018 season kicks off.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) is active for today's game against the Jaguars. He put in only a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday and is clearly a long way from 100%. But Buffalo will also likely need him to play his usual central role against a stifling Jacksonville pass defense.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expected to play in today’s playoff game against the Jaguars, despite an ankle injury that got him farted off the field last Sunday and cost him practice time all week. There’s obvious re-injury risk here, but McCoy also figures to get as many touches as he can handle in a weak Buffal offense.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Jaguars. He got in a limited practice on Friday, reportedly taking part in individual drills. McCoy seems to be trending toward giving it a go, but a final decision probably won't be made until pregame warmups. We'll have his official status around noon ET on Sunday. RBs Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy will share backfield duties if McCoy ends up inactive -- and might see expanded roles even if McCoy plays.
Bills HC Sean McDermott said after Thursday's practice that RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) is "headed in the right direction. But McDermott also remained non-committal on McCoy's availability for Sunday's game vs. Jacksonville. "Will we be able to get there in time? We'll see," said McDermott. McCoy did some stretching ahead of Thursday's practice but didn't participate in any drills. We're unlikely to know his status until inactives are announced 90 minutes before game time.
A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Jaguars. It's still early in the week, but it doesn't sound like McCoy will get any practice reps this week. And if he does suit up, he won't be anywhere close to 100%. Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy figure to share backfield duties if McCoy can't go.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. He was in a walking boot after the game but "has a chance" to play against the Jaguars this weekend, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "If he does, he’ll be gimpy and not 100%," Rapoport adds. McCoy is helped by the fact that Buffalo plays on Sunday, giving him an extra day to heal up. His status will be 1 of the biggest storylines of Wild Card Weekend.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (knee) is active for today's game against the Patriots. He was held out on Friday with what HC Sean McDermott called “knee soreness,” but McCoy wasn’t even listed on the final injury report. He’s safe to keep in fantasy lineups.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy was held out of Friday's practice with what HC Sean McDermott deemed "knee soreness." McCoy isn't listed on the final injury report, though, so the team fully expects him to play against the Patriots. We'll check on his status on Sunday morning, but McCoy is fine to keep penciled into fantasy lineups for now.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy isn't listed on the final Week 2 injury report. He was held out of Friday's practice with a sore groin, but HC Sean McDermott said that he's "very confident" that McCoy will be able to handle a full workload vs. Carolina. We'll keep an eye on his always-shaky durability, but McCoy is safe to keep in Week 2 fantasy lineups.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy was held out of Friday's practice with what HC Sean McDermott called groin "soreness." McDermott added that it was scheduled to be a rest day for McCoy anyway. "There doesn't sound to be concern about McCoy's status for Sunday's game," ESPN's Mike Rodak wrote. We'll keep an eye on this, but keep Shady penciled into fantasy lineups for now.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (illness) is not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He was limited on Thursday but returned to a full workout on Friday. McCoy is a strong bet for 20+ touches in Sunday’s home game against the Jets.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy missed Thursday's practice with an illness, according to insider Joe Buscaglia. We'll see if McCoy is able to get back on the field tomorrow, but there's no reason to worry about his Week 1 status at this point.
The Bills have signed RB Mike Tolbert. The notorious TD vulture has 45 scores on 833 career touches, although just 5 of those TDs have come over the last 3 seasons. Tolbert is 31 now and certainly won't be a 2017 fantasy option in Buffalo. But he could prove frustrating to LeSean McCoy owners.
The Bills have hired Rick Dennison as OC. Dennison spent the past 2 years as Denver's OC under Gary Kubiak -- and also coordinated Kubiak's Texans offenses from 2010 to 2013. It's notable that Dennison worked with Tyrod Taylor as Baltimore's QB coach in 2014. We'll see if Taylor is Dennison's QB in Buffalo in 2017 and beyond.
The Bills have hired Sean McDermott as their HC. He's spent the past 8 seasons as a defensive coordinator -- 1st in Philadelphia, then in Carolina -- but has no HC experience. McDermott and the Bills should make an OC hire within the next couple of weeks.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Jets. It's a tough break for those who used him in fantasy lineups -- he finished with just 16 scoreless yards -- but the injury shouldn't impact his 2017 offseason. McCoy was as good as ever this year, averaging a career-best 5.5 yards per carry and scoring 14 total TDs. He turns 29 in July but has shown no signs of slowing down.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy injured his lower right leg in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Jets. Trainers appeared to be looking at his ankle on the sidelines before he was carted back to the locker room. We'll update McCoy's status when we learn more.
Update: McCoy has an ankle injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Update: McCoy's status has been updated to "possible return."
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