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LeSean McCoy injury: Bills could rest RB versus Giants

Six weeks after injuring his hamstring during training camp, Bills running back LeSean McCoy still isn't 100 percent - and speculation is running rampant that the team might sit him out for a week to try to help him recover.

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy spent large chunks of Sunday's 41-14 win over the Miami Dolphins on the sideline, watching rookie Karlos Williams run for 110 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries while McCoy himself only played 34 snaps, his lowest total on the young season. Though he did haul in a 10-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, McCoy was largely ineffective when he ran, accumulating just 16 yards on 11 carries.

The performance was enough for reporters to question whether or not McCoy, who has been battling a sore hamstring since August 18 and which still isn't 100 percent, should sit a game out in order to try to bring him closer to full health. It's a notion that head coach Rex Ryan did not dispute when asked about it during his Monday press conference, as well.

It seems likely that McCoy will miss at least one day of practice this week, as he did last week, though whether or not the Bills choose to rest him for a week remains to be seen. Williams, meanwhile, is the NFL's current leader in yards per rush among players with 20 or more rushing attempts, accumulating 186 yards and three touchdowns on just 24 carries, giving him an average of 7.8 yards per tote. Not bad for a fifth-round pick.