Wednesday, August 19, 2015

McCoy out with 'minor' injury; Bills mull Rice signing

The running back depth chart for the Buffalo Bills went from bad to worse Monday, and its lack of bodies has the team thinking about some pretty interesting alternatives.

Following LeSean McCoy's hamstring injury during practice Monday -- an issue the Buffalo News reported should be resolved by Week 1 -- Buffalo is running out of options for fill-ins and has reportedly begun looking to some veteran bodies for assistance, namely Ray Rice.

Per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, the team has started "internal discussions" on the possibility of a Rice signing, although nothing at this point is concrete.

And while the thought of McCoy and Rice as No. 1 and 2 on the roster may have some Bills fans salivating, it seems like the move is far fetched at the moment, given the severity of injury to the respective members of the backfield.

UPDATE: According to Chris Brown of, the team signed RB Cierre Wood Wednesday.

The hope is that Fred Jackson will be back in 10 days or so, according to coach Rex Ryan, and Karlos Williams' undisclosed ailment is likely to have him back in the next two weeks.

For more on the Bills' running back woes from the players themselves, check out the links below, via Brown:

Bronson Hill on becoming the team's starter against the Browns

Fred Jackson on his and Anthony Dixon's status

Ricky Seale on prepping for extended playing time Thursday night

Dixon on Williams' timeline

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