LeSean McCoy’s debut with the Buffalo Bills might have to be put on hold.
The newly acquired Bills running back might not be ready for Week 1 as he continues to nurse a left hamstring injury suffered during an Aug. 18 practice. A team source indicated the hamstring injury could keep him out of the season opener versus the Indianapolis Colts, according to ESPN.com
However, despite the report, McCoy’s apparently optimistic he’ll still be able to go. A league source told ProFootballTalk.com that McCoy is confident he’ll be ready for the first game, and ESPN also indicated the team is game-planning as if McCoy will be ready.
Still, there’s skepticism.
McCoy, who led the NFL in rushing yards in 2013, obviously figures to be a prominent part of the Bills’ offense after being traded to Buffalo from Philadelphia for Kiko Alonso in the offseason. That would be especially true in Week 1 against a Colts defense that struggled mightily against the run at times last season.
Complicating matters further for Buffalo is the fact it just released veteran running back Fred Jackson to the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday.
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