Report: LeSean McCoy could land with Chargers after release by Bills
LeSean McCoy was cut by the Buffalo Bills on Saturday and could find a new landing spot.
The Bills brought in several new backs over the offseason, including veteran Frank Gore and rookie draft pick Devin Singletary. That put pressure on McCoy, who averaged just 3.2 yards per carry last season.
Cutting McCoy clears over $6 million in salary cap space for the Bills.
WIVB sports director Josh Reed reports that the Los Angeles Chargers are a potential landing spot for McCoy:
I’m being told the #Chargers are a potential landing spot for LeSean McCoy. Makes a ton of sense considering Melvin Gordon’s holdout and Head Coach Anthony Lynn was the #Bills OC in 2016 when McCoy ran for 1,267 yards and 13 TDs.
— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) August 31, 2019
As Reed notes, there are two good reasons why McCoy could make sense for the Chargers. Their star running back Melvin Gordon is holding out. Also, head coach Anthony Lynn was an offensive coach in Buffalo when McCoy was there.
Now 31, there are questions about how effective McCoy can be moving forward. The veteran finishes sixth in Bills history with 3,814 rushing yards.