The Buffalo Bills have officially ruled Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy as doubtful against the New England Patriots on Sunday. McCoy has been dealing with a hamstring injury he first sustained in last Thursday’s practice and then further aggravated in the Bills’ loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.
Rex Ryan on LeSean McCoy: "Obviously he never practiced, so you guys can figure that out."
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 28, 2016
McCoy did not reach the practice field at all in Week 8 and it’s unlikely the Bills will tempt to risk the team’s offensive linchpin’s longterm health after last week’s ill-advised attempt to play.
Mike Gillislee will get the start at running back for Buffalo. He’s averaged 6.2 yards per carry this season, however he notched only 20 yards on 5 carries in South Florida a week ago.
McCoy was off to another Pro Bowl caliber season before coming up with a bum hamstring last week. McCoy had strung together back-to-back games with more than 140 rushing yards prior to his injury and found the end zone 3 times in Week 6.