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Bills looking into disturbing domestic violence allegations against LeSean McCoy

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is facing some disturbing domestic violence allegations after a friend of his girlfriend shared a graphic photo on social media Tuesday.

In an Instagram post (which has since been deleted), a woman shared a photo that allegedly shows McCoy’s longtime girlfriend Delicia Cordon bruised and bloody. The accompanying description accuses McCoy of “viciously” beating Cordon, his son and a dog.

“(LeSean McCoy) is THE DEVIL!!! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL!!!!!! We didn’t say anything about how you beat your dog ‘Henny’ into kidney failure,” the post read. “Let’s not talk about all the times my best friend had to stop you from VICIOUSLY beating your son for small things like peeing in the bed. We kept quiet about your drug usage … all the ILLEGAL steroids and needles you were using, but we will not keep quiet about this!!!!!! I can’t believe you did this to my best friend!!!!! YOUR KARMA IS GOING TO BE SO REAL!!!!!! The world needs to know what type of animal you really are!!!!!!! This was just her yesterday on the left and now this morning this is her on the right!!!!”

As you can see, the post also accused McCoy of using steroids. The Bills said they are aware of the allegations and are looking into them.

McCoy seemingly had some issues with Cordon a year ago when she very publicly accused him of cheating on her, but that pales in comparison to how serious the latest allegations are.

UPDATE: McCoy issued a brief statement denying the allegations.

LeSean McCoy raves about ‘special’ Josh Allen

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has not been around Josh Allen very long, but he already likes what he sees.

Addressing reporters on Tuesday, McCoy raved about the rookie quarterback.

“I gotta be honest, he’s pretty good,” said the six-time Pro Bowler. “And I’m not a big fan of rookies. Probably my best rookie I think I liked in my career has probably been Tre [cornerback Tre’Davious White]. Tre is really good. And a lot of guys as rookies, they’re not like him.

“[The] quarterback is on that level,” McCoy added. “He’s good. He’s smart. He has to learn, of course. He throws some passes that probably shouldn’t have been thrown. But other than that, strong arm, he’s very intelligent … As a talent level, he’s gonna be really good for a lot of years, and I wanna be a part of that when he takes over eventually. We took him early in the draft, so that’s common sense. But he’s special, that’s for sure.”

The 22-year-old Allen was taken by the Bills with the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft but may have gotten off on the wrong foot with his new teammates to start. Regardless though, it is obvious that Allen is supremely talented, and he is already proving that early on in camp.

Report: Eagles tried to get LeSean McCoy back after Chip Kelly was fired

Chip Kelly made more than a few personnel mistakes in his short tenure as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and the team reportedly tried to no avail to fix one of the biggest ones after Kelly was fired.

In a story that examines some of the ways Eagles head of football operations Howie Roseman has been able to clean up the mess created by Kelly, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News cites sources who claim the Eagles attempted to reacquire McCoy in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. The most recent attempt came last summer, when they apparently offered Jordan Matthews along with other pieces and asked for McCoy in return. Matthews ended up being traded to Buffalo, but it was cornerback Ronald Darby that the Eagles got back.

Kelly, of course, traded McCoy to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. From a football standpoint, the deal was a complete head-scratcher. It’s obvious Kelly and McCoy did not get along, and McCoy even took a shot at Kelly less than two weeks ago.

While Roseman was unable to fix Kelly’s mistake with McCoy, he has obviously done enough to build a Super Bowl contender. Given how successful the Eagles were this season, you could argue that having McCoy’s hefty salary on the books would not have been necessary.

LeSean McCoy takes funny shot at ‘little short coach’ Chip Kelly

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LeSean McCoy has never tried to convince anyone that he got along with Chip Kelly when he played under the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach, but the star running back had a hilarious way of reminding everyone of his thoughts about Kelly on Sunday.

Appearing as a guest analyst on NFL Network, McCoy spoke about Nick Foles and said he has grown fond of Philadelphia again “now that the little short coach is with the kids where he belongs.”

McCoy, of course, was referring to Kelly taking another job at the collegiate level with UCLA.

If you remember, McCoy implied back in 2015 that Kelly had racially motivated reasons for trading him and other players. He also implied that he has no interest in ever speaking with Kelly again. It does not appear that has changed.

LeSean McCoy has funny remark about his hefty salary for 2018

LeSean McCoy has been one of the best running backs in the NFL for years, and he is compensated accordingly. But as he inches toward the dreaded age of 30, some have wondered if the Buffalo Bills would be better off clearing his salary off the books.

What say you, Shady?

On Thursday, the sports contract experts at Sportrac pointed out that McCoy’s salary cap hit of $8.9 million for 2017 is significantly more than any other running back in the NFL. McCoy had a pretty entertaining response.

McCoy rushed for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns this season. He added another 448 yards and two touchdowns receiving. While he has dealt with some nagging injuries over the years, he has ultimately been dependable and excelled as the focal point of Buffalo’s offense.

Most running backs hit a wall at age 30, so there is obviously some concern about McCoy’s production declining over the final two years of his contract. With the Bills going through some significant changeover this offseason and possibly deciding to move on from quarterback Tyrod Taylor, McCoy’s situation will be one to monitor in the coming months.

LeSean McCoy expected to play through ankle injury vs. Jaguars

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The Buffalo Bills are expected to have their star running back on the field for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but how effective he can be remains to be seen.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, LeSean McCoy will play barring a setback in warmups.

McCoy sounded a bit pessimistic about his status earlier in the week, but it would be a surprise if he doesn’t play given what’s at stake. He’s dealing with an ankle sprain that he suffered only a week ago, so there is plenty of concern that he may not be able to make cuts like we’re used to seeing. Either way, the Bills are a far better team when their offense runs through McCoy.

Report: LeSean McCoy likely to play through ankle injury

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The Buffalo Bills will likely have their star running back for their playoff game, though it doesn’t sound like he’ll be 100 percent.

The Bills officially listed LeSean McCoy as questionable with an ankle injury, but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the expectation is that the Bills’ leading rusher will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

McCoy wasn’t going to miss a playoff game if there was any possible way to play through the ankle issue. He himself has left it an open question if he will play, but he’ll badly want to be out there. The real question will probably be how limited he is by the injury and whether he’ll be healthy enough to be a major factor in Buffalo’s offense.

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.

10 keys to watch for NFL Wild Card weekend

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As NFL Wild Card weekend looms, eight teams will begin what they hope is their journey to the Super Bowl. There’s an interesting mix of usual suspects and new characters entering this year’s playoffs, from the reigning NFC champion Atlanta Falcons to a Buffalo Bills team that will be playing their first playoff game in 18 years.

What should you be watching for in these four games? Here’s a look at some important factors that could determine who moves on and who goes home.

1. Andy Reid’s postseason game management

Andy Reid’s clock management is the stuff of legend. Two years ago, many argued it was a factor as the Chiefs were eliminated from the playoffs by the New England Patriots. Clock management has long been a criticism of Reid. He’ll lead his team up against the Tennessee Titans in the wild card game, and all eyes will be on Reid. He has something of a reputation as a good coach who is simply unable to win the big one, with questionable tactical and management decisions magnified during the playoffs. If Reid is at all a factor in this one and the Chiefs don’t win, those criticisms will get very, very loud.

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Report: LeSean McCoy will be true game-time decision with ankle injury

The Buffalo Bills are preparing for their first postseason game since 1999, but they are going to be facing a major obstacle if their best player is unable to play.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that LeSean McCoy will be a true game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While McCoy was fortunate that he only suffered an ankle sprain in Week 17, Schefter was told it will be a “close call” as to whether he plays.

McCoy is easily Buffalo’s most important offensive player. He rushed for 1,138 yards this season and added another 448 receiving, scoring eight total touchdowns. Without him, it would be up to Tyrod Taylor to make more plays than he is accustomed to making.

Even if McCoy does play on Sunday, all indications have been that he won’t be at full strength. Going against Jacksonville’s elite defense would be the biggest challenge the Bills have faced all if McCoy plays. Without him, they may not stand a chance.