Report: LeSean McCoy’s absence from workout not contract related
LeSean McCoy created some concern among Buffalo Bills fans when he was the only player absent from the team’s first voluntary workout of the season on Monday, but apparently there isn’t much to worry about.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that McCoy’s decision to not partake in Day 1 of voluntary workouts has nothing to do with his contract. McCoy is owed a base salary of $6 million in 2017, and none of it is guaranteed. That has led to some speculation that the Bills could try to get him to take a pay cut just before the season starts, and McCoy might rather be released earlier in the offseason if that is the plan.
Apparently, there is no need to think about that. McCoy had a fantastic season last year, rushing for more than 1,200 yards and adding another 356 receiving. A video he shared on social media could help explain why he was not at the team’s facility on Monday.
The Bills are entering a new era under first-year head coach Sean McDermott, so there’s always a possibility players could be on the chopping block. That said, it wouldn’t make much sense for McDermott to risk having his offense take a step back now that Tyrod Taylor is staying in Buffalo. McCoy’s job should be safe.