The Buffalo Bills have pulled off the first stunner of cutdown day.
LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills reacts during the first quarter of their preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
McCoy will now become an unrestricted free agent.
In reaching the decision to cut McCoy, Beane said he made a few what he called "23rd-hour" attempts to trade the player.
The 31-year-old McCoy is an 11-year veteran, whose 10,606 yards rushing rank 25th on the career list and fourth among active players. "There's no questions about that". McCoy is thirty-one-years-old and after a down season in 2018, it seems like the Bills believe he's out of gas. Both of his All-Pro nods came with the Eagles.
A person with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed to The Associated Press that the Bills have released the 31-year-old veteran in a stunning move Saturday as National Football League teams set their 53-player rosters.
If the Texans were to have a running back duo of McCoy and Johnson sharing carries for the 2019 season, both have the potential to stay healthier longer, and neither would be forced to have the entire workload.