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Bills RB McCoy questionable for playoff game at Jacksonville

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is questionable for Sunday’s AFC wild-card playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

McCoy suffered a right ankle injury in Sunday’s 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins. He was carted off the field but returned to practice on a limited basis Friday. On Thursday, McCoy said that he was feeling “a lot better” but didn’t want to make any guarantees about playing. He declined to speak with reporters on Friday.

McCoy is Buffalo’s best and most consistent offensive playmaker with 1,138 rushing yards and six touchdowns in the regular season. He passed the 10,000-yard rushing mark for his career this year.

Buffalo has little experienced depth behind McCoy at running back. Marcus Murphy was promoted from the practice squad for Buffalo’s Week 17 game against Miami and performed well with 41 yards on seven carries; Murphy had just one carry in his career before Sunday. Buffalo also has veteran fullback/running back Mike Tolbert.

Linebacker Matt Milano (hamstring), tackle Jordan Mills (ankle) and receiver Deonte Thompson (shoulder) are also questionable. Cornerback Shareece Wright (concussion) is out.

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Bills coach: Tests negative on LeSean McCoy’s ankle injury

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says medical test results on LeSean McCoy‘s injured right ankle were negative, giving the running back a chance to play against Jacksonville in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday.

McDermott would not go into detail except to say the team received “some good news” Monday, a day after McCoy was hurt in a 22-16 win at Miami.

The victory combined with Baltimore’s 31-27 loss to Cincinnati clinched Buffalo (9-7) its first playoff berth since the 1999 season, and ended the longest active postseason drought in North America’s four major professional sports.

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McCoy was hurt and carted off the field after a 3-yard run on Buffalo’s first possession of the third quarter.

The ninth-year player leads Buffalo with 1,138 yards rushing, 59 catches and eight touchdowns, including two receiving.

Overall, his 1,586 yards from scrimmage account for 33 percent of the Bills’ total.

Buffalo also lacks depth at the position a week after backup Travaris Cadet broke his ankle.

That leaves Mike Tolbert and newly signed Marcus Murphy as the Bills’ only running backs on the roster, along with fullback Patrick DiMarco. Murphy had one career carry for no yards in his previous two seasons with New Orleans, before leading Buffalo with 41 yards rushing against Miami.

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