Bills RB LeSean McCoy wasn't on the field when his team began its 1st possession of Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Although he entered on the 2nd play, McCoy wound up trailing undrafted rookie "starter" Keith Ford by 1 carry (7-6) and 1 target (4-3). The veteran finished with just 19 total yards. Afterward, he said a "situation" with HC Sean McDermott led to the discipline. "Coach, we had a situation, and he was totally right," McCoy said, per ESPN.com. "It was a private situation. I'm a captain and I gotta be more accountable. Simple as that. He checked me, put me in place. That was it." The 30-year-old seems likely to be just 1 game away from at least his Buffalo career ending. McCoy remains under contract through 2019, but the final year includes a cuttable $2.625 million in dead money if he's released.
Bills RB Marcus Murphy has been placed on IR with his dislocated elbow. RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) both seemed reasonably close to playing last week. If neither is ready for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Keith Ford would serve as Buffalo's lead back. He carried 14 times for 46 yards and caught his long target for 7 yards in yesterday's win over the Lions.
Bills RB Marcus Murphy suffered an arm in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Lions and is doubtful to return. He'd been operating as Buffalo's lead back, carrying 11 times for 35 yards. With LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory inactive, the Bills are down to Keith Ford.
Bills RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) are inactive for today’s game against the Lions. That leaves Marcus Murphy as Buffalo’s likely lead back. The 5’9, 195-pounder has averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 41 attempts this season and hauled in 11 of 19 targets but for just 26 yards. We’d expect him to get 12-15 touches today, putting him in play as a desperation RB3 or flex. Recent practice squad call-up Keith Ford will serve as the #2 RB.