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#pounditThursday, August 5, 2021

LeSean McCoy won’t ‘make any promises’ about playing vs. Jaguars

LeSean McCoy made a very brief appearance at practice on Thursday, and he was no longer wearing the walking boot that he had been sporting earlier in the week. However, his status remains in doubt for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

McCoy, who was listed as having not participated in practice, told reporters that he does not want to “make any promises” about playing.

“Everyone on my team has been asking me the same questions, and I don’t want to lie to them. People that know me, they know I want to be out there,” McCoy said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “But I’ve been in situations like this before here, playing on a bad ankle, bad foot, bad hamstring. I didn’t do well at all, and I kind of hurt it, being in the same situation.

McCoy indicated that he’s willing to play through pain but doesn’t want to risk hurting the team if he’s unable to perform at a high level.

“I want to be able to cut well enough to where I don’t have a lot of pain cutting. I just want to be close, or the best as far as 100 percent as I can get,” he said. “The type of game like this, you got to lay it all on the line. If I can’t get 100 percent, as long as I’m out there, and I can work effective enough, I’ll do it. We’ll just see.”

It would be a surprise if McCoy doesn’t at least try to play. The bigger concern for the Bills will be how effective he can be. Cutting and changing directions is a huge part of McCoy’s game, and he won’t be nearly as big of a threat if he can’t do that.

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