Storyline of the week
Shady expectations: For three seasons, the Bills offense has lived and died on the back of RB LeSean McCoy. But McCoy has rarely seen the field because of a groin muscle injury, practicing in a limited role. His offensive line took a hit with the retirements of Gs Eric Wood and Richie Incognito. His pending legal situation with his former girlfriend remains a question mark. Last season, McCoy slowed down, averaging 4.0 yards per carry, a career low. New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll seems more willing to throw the ball than past coordinators. Plus, McCoy is 30. One way or another, McCoy will make an impact on the 2018 season, but how much?
Fifth-round S Siran Neal is talented, but he hasn’t made many plays this preseason, often playing with the thirdstring defense. It’s unlikely the Bills can slide him onto their practice squad, so do they keep five safeties? Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Rafael Bush and Dean Marlowe are the clear top four.
Nick Wojton, Bills Wire