Bills cut LeSean McCoy

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LeSean McCoy‘s days in Buffalo are done.

The Bills are releasing McCoy as part of today’s final cutdowns.

The move is being treated as a surprise, but McCoy had a base salary of $6.2 million this season, and the Bills made improving at running back a top priority this offseason, with the signing of Frank Gore and the drafting of Devin Singletary. It’s really not that surprising, given all that.

McCoy will now become an unrestricted free agent, where, at age 31 and coming off the least productive season of his career, he may have a hard time finding any other team willing to pay him $6.2 million.

47 responses to “Bills cut LeSean McCoy

  1. 1 bad season behind one of the worst O lines in the NFL. No attempt to restructure his contract. “Trust the process”….smh…

  2. As of right now the one that makes the most sense to me would be Houston, and depending on how long Gordon and Elliott plan to hold out MAYBE LA or Dallas. Outside of them I can’t see him going anywhere (regardless of price) and being handed the starting job. Good chance his starting might be over but he’s definitely still good enough to play in the league.

  3. Played behind a bad O line last year. Needs to go to a team with a solid O line and can still be productive. That would seem to rule out Houston with their O line problems.

  4. Have you seen Devin Singletary play? If you have, you’re not surprised by this move. It’s kind of like when the Saints realized what they had in Alvin Kamara, and they let Adrian Peterson go. Singletary is the real deal. If he was a step faster he’d be Barry Sanders. Maybe 2 steps, but he’s a special talent.

  5. This was a move out of respect for McCoy. He was no longer in the plans with Singletary being McCoy 2.0. Someone will be paying Shady way too much, and the Bills are letting him feast.

  6. daddeeo says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:49 am
    QUESTION: If he is cut, and therefore unemployed, does a new team really have to pay him the same $6.25mm?

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    Depends on how they acquire him. After release a player hits the waiver wire for, I think, 48 hours. A team can claim his contract in that time. If two or more teams claim him, the team with the highest draft priority wins. If he clears waivers then he is an unrestricted free agent and will get market value.

    However, this late in the game only Dallas has a need at RB big enough to justify a waiver. Though I wouldn’t be surprised to see thePats take him and pump him for playbook info.

  7. eramming says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:35 am
    Money move. Theres no way you can say Gore is better than McCoy
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    Really? 2018 stats:

    Gore 156 carries 722 yards 4.6 avg

    McCoy 161 carries 514 yds 3.2 avg…

  8. Does McCoy take less to split carries with 2 other backs? If you honestly believe the answer to that question is “yes”, you’re dumb. The Bills probably tried trading him, but that $6.2 hit was in the way. The internet allows idiots to thrive.

  9. bam5239 says:
    August 31, 2019 at 11:42 am
    daddeeo says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:49 am
    QUESTION: If he is cut, and therefore unemployed, does a new team really have to pay him the same $6.25mm?

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    Depends on how they acquire him. After release a player hits the waiver wire for, I think, 48 hours. A team can claim his contract in that time. If two or more teams claim him, the team with the highest draft priority wins. If he clears waivers then he is an unrestricted free agent and will get market value.

    However, this late in the game only Dallas has a need at RB big enough to justify a waiver. Though I wouldn’t be surprised to see thePats take him and pump him for playbook info.

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    Man you guys have no idea how the NFL works. Vested veterans aren’t subject to waivers at all (unless it’s past the trade deadline). When a vet gets cut, he’s cut. His contract is terminated. Anyone can sign him for whatever they agree upon, which will undoubtedly be less than $6.xxM.

  10. This has more to do with wanting to keep T.J Yeldon for the pass game and Devin Singletary than it has to do with Frank Gore. Singletary and McCoy are the same back right now, one is older with a higher contract. Reasonable move

  11. Getting cut couldnt happen to a nicer guy. Hopefully this is the lase we hear of this assclown.

  12. I just got calls from Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles and they both said they saw this coming!

  13. Where are the morons that told me MCCoy was gonna go back to his 2016 days and run for 1200 yards?

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