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Monday, October 22, 2018

Articles tagged: LeSean McCoy

Bills consider LeSean McCoy day-to-day with rib injury

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy is dealing with what sounds like a painful injury that he suffered in Sunday’s loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, but it remains unclear if he will miss time going forward.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that McCoy is dealing with cracked rib cartilage, which is an injury he has had in the past. He’s considered questionable for Buffalo’s Week 3 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, and Bills coach Sean McDermott termed McCoy “day-to-day” on Monday.

The Bills have been horrendous through the first two weeks of the season, and the last thing they need is to be without their best offensive player for any amount of time. They already lost one veteran in Week 2 when cornerback Vontae Davis literally retired in the middle of the game.

Like most of his teammates, McCoy is off to a slow start in 2018. He has 61 total rushing yards on 16 attempts and has not found the end zone. It initially seemed like the Bills would have to worry about him getting into legal trouble, but now his health is the biggest concern.

Report: LeSean McCoy unlikely to be charged or suspended

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy has been under investigation since July after his ex-girlfriend was beaten and robbed at a home owned by the star running back, but he is not expected to face legal action or discipline from the NFL.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Sunday that an investigation involving McCoy is still ongoing in Georgia, but no evidence has been turned up that would warrant charging McCoy with a crime. While the NFL could suspend McCoy or place him on the commissioner’s exempt list regardless of how the investigation plays out, the belief is that he is not in danger of being suspended.

McCoy’s ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, suffered multiple injuries when she was robbed by a man holding a gun and wearing a mask. She told police the attacker demanded specific items of jewelry that were given to her by McCoy, and Cordon believed McCoy had set her up. A previous report indicated that McCoy recently went to a judge in an attempt to have Cordon evicted from a home he owns.

The issues between McCoy and Cordon go back quite a while, as she publicly accused the Buffalo Bills star of cheating on her last summer.

LeSean McCoy officially eligible to play Week 1

LeSean McCoy

Police are still investigating a July attack on LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend, but the star running back will not be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list despite the allegations the woman made against him.

On Monday, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to Mark Maske of the Washington Post that there has been no change to McCoy’s status. That means he will be eligible to play on Sunday when the Buffalo Bills begin their season with a road game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Police have been investigating a home invasion that took place at a home owned by McCoy over a month ago. His ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was living there at the time, and McCoy has been accused of sending people to the home to beat and rob her. McCoy claims he has not had contact with Cordon or any of the people involved with her in months.

Adrian Peterson was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list back in 2014 after he was accused of abusing his son. There has been speculation that the same could happen to McCoy given the disturbing allegations against him, but the league does not feel that is necessary at this time.

Ex-girlfriend accuses LeSean McCoy of beating son, dog in lawsuit

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy’s legal issues appear to only be getting worse.

McCoy’s ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, accused the Buffalo Bills running back of sending people to her house to beat her and rob her last month. Police have investigated the attack for potential criminal charges, but things are not ending there.

Cordon filed a personal injury lawsuit against McCoy and his friend, Tamarcus Porter, on Friday in Fulton County court. In the lawsuit, Cordon is seeking $133,000 in damages for jewelry she says she was robbed of, among other damages. She alleges McCoy changed security codes at the home, which she claims was a big part of what led to the July 10 event.

Perhaps more explosively, Cordon also alleged in her filing that McCoy beat his dog and son frequently.

Cordon ended up reportedly moving out of the home last month.

McCoy has reported to Bills training camp, but the 30-year-old could face discipline from the league over the allegations.

Each NFL team’s most important offensive player

Deshaun Watson

Every NFL team has that one offensive player who makes his team go. It can often be the quarterback, but some offenses are built around a talented running back or a dominant No. 1 receiver.

Which offensive player is most vital to each team’s success? Which player does everyone look to to get it done when it’s most needed? Here’s a look.

Arizona Cardinals — David Johnson, RB

It’s not really a coincidence that the Cardinals struggled so much last season after Johnson suffered a season-ending wrist injury after just 11 carries in the season opener. The 26-year-old scored 20 touchdowns the year before, so losing him meant the absence of their biggest playmaker. He should be ready to go this season, and Arizona will be desperate for him to return to the form that saw him lead the NFL with 2,118 yards from scrimmage in 2016.

Atlanta Falcons — Julio Jones, WR

The Falcons will want to get Jones’s contract situation squared away as quickly as possible, because Matt Ryan needs him. His yardage numbers are incredible, and he’s collected at least 1,400 yards receiving in every season since 2014, even in spite of the occasional health issue. 1,500 yards is well within reach for Jones if he is healthy in 2018.

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Report: Bills will welcome LeSean McCoy to camp Wednesday

LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will report to training camp on Wednesday as usual, according to a report.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Monday that McCoy is expected in camp on Wednesday, and at least for the moment, he’ll be treated no differently than any other veteran.

McCoy is the subject of domestic violence allegations, but the league has not yet acted and probably won’t in the near future. That may change down the line, but for now, it’s business as usual for the veteran running back and his team.

LeSean McCoy’s girlfriend reportedly moves out of house

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy’s girlfriend Delicia Cordon had been staying at a house owned by the NFL star for an extended period of time, but she has decided to move out after she was violently attacked earlier this month.

According to TMZ, Cordon moved out of the Alpharetta, Ga., home less than a week after a masked man broke in, pistol whipped her and robbed her. She is reportedly moving to a home she considers more safe and has hired private security.

A previous report from TMZ indicated McCoy had gone to a judge seeking to have Cordon evicted from the home. Cordon responded by telling the judge McCoy had recently given her a “substantial gift” and discussed marriage with her. She also said McCoy sent some friends and family members to remove items from the home when she was away, but police put a stop to it after she saw what was going on via a live security feed.

McCoy has denied having any involvement in the attack on Cordon, but the victim’s legal team strongly insinuated that she believes McCoy set her up. The NFL and the Buffalo Bills are investigating the incident, and it would not be a surprise if McCoy is suspended to start the 2018 season.