Report: Bills fear LeSean McCoy may not be ready to play Week 1

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Buffalo Bills concerned RB LeSean McCoy won't be ready for Week 1
Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

The Buffalo Bills fear running back LeSean McCoy’s hamstring injury may keep him from playing in Week 1, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports

“I can’t say for sure he's going to be with us Week 1,” a team source told Anderson. “I can’t say that at all.”

McCoy injured the hamstring on Aug. 18 and has since returned to practice on a limited basis. McCoy “is confident he’s going to be good to go” for the season opener Pro Football Talk reports.

Head coach Rex Ryan told reporters Monday that he expects McCoy will be ready to play at the start of the regular season. 

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The Bills acquired McCoy in a trade this spring that sent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl in three of the past four years and rushed for 1,319 yards on 312 carries last year. 

The Bills released veteran running back Fred Jackson on Monday and have been giving Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown the bulk of the carries in practice. 

- Dan Gartland

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