LeSean McCoy Has 'Chance' to Play vs. Jaguars, X-Rays Negative on Ankle Injury

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2018

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 31:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills is carted off the field after an injury in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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After he left Sunday's 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins with an ankle injury, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy could play in Buffalo's wild-card playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

According to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said X-rays on Shady's ankle were negative and added that McCoy has a "chance" to play against the Jags.

By virtue of their win over the Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens' dramatic loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17, the Bills qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1999, which ended the NFL's longest drought.

The 29-year-old McCoy is far and away Buffalo's most potent offensive weapon. He rushed for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns during the regular season while catching 59 passes for 448 yards and two scores.

Those numbers earned him his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl berth and the sixth of his nine-year career.

Even with McCoy in the fold, Buffalo ranked 29th in yards per game (302.6) and 22nd in points per game (18.9) during the regular season.

With McCoy out, the Bills leaned heavily on backups Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert in the second half of Sunday's win over Miami.

Murphy finished with 41 yards on seven carries and two receptions for seven yards, while Tolbert had 39 yards on seven totes and one grab for six yards.

Running back Travaris Cadet landed on injured reserve last week after suffering a broken left ankle, which prompted Buffalo to sign Murphy off its practice squad.

Prior to Sunday, Murphy had just one carry and one reception in his career.

With McCoy's status in question, the Jaguars opened as 6.5-point favorites over the Bills, per OddsShark.

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