McCoy considered day to day

January 3, 2018

Bills’ running back LeSean McCoy did not practice Wednesday and was called “day to day” by head coach Sean McDermott.

“We’re just going to take it one day at a time right now,” McDermott said.

McCoy injured his ankle and was carted off the field early in the second half in the team’s 22–16 win over the Miami Dolphins Sunday. If he can’t play this weekend in their AFC wildcard matchup at the Jacksonville Jaguars, Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert will most likely have to carry the load running the football.

Murphy had been on the Bills’ practice squad since October, but was signed to the active roster last week after RB Travaris Cadet was placed on Injured Reserve.

“He’s a player that Brandon [Beane] and his staff had scouted,” McDermott said of Murphy. “He’s had experience in this league. He’s gotten varsity reps before, both on the offensive side and special teams. (He) made a big play against the Panthers (for the New Orleans Saints) when I was there in the special teams phase on the return unit. He’s been out there before, and I thought he handled himself well this past weekend.

“Next man up. That’s what we’ve done all year. You never replace a player like LeSean. I’ve got a lot of confidence in Mike Tolbert and Murph, and whoever else we put in the backfield. They did a nice job this past weekend and I expect them to do the same moving forward.”

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