Buffalo Bills: LeSean McCoy’s status for Monday and beyond

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy appears ready to go for Monday and is reportedly not going to be on the move come Tuesday.

The Buffalo Bills are going to need a big game out of LeSean McCoy on Monday night if there will be any hope to take down the New England Patriots.

The good news is that it appears he will be ready to play after suffering a concussion last week:

So there is some good news to keep fans somewhat optimistic.

But once Monday’s game is over, the next focus will be on Tuesday’s trade deadline. McCoy seems like a logical player to come up in trade talks.

However, Adam Schefter wrote an article earlier today that said a trade is unlikely:

"Although his name has emerged as a trade candidate before Tuesday’s deadline, the Buffalo Bills are unlikely to trade running back LeSean McCoy unless another team proposes an offer they can’t refuse, league sources told ESPN."

Such an offer would probably include a high first-round pick, and that is unlikely given who would be trading for McCoy. And if the front office thinks this team can compete next year, McCoy can play a big part in that 2019 success.

His age and recent injury may also have some teams wary of making a crazy offer. Offering up a first-round pick for a 30-year-old back could get a GM fired, even if it is someone of McCoy’s stature.

So while the season has been a disappointment so far, a total fire sale doesn’t appear to be coming. That will at least keep the locker room intact and have the players fighting hard knowing that they aren’t just playing to be traded.

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That is exactly what has taken place in Oakland and we have all seen how the players have responded. Luckily, Brandon Beane appears to have a more logical plan in place.