Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is active for Sunday’s AFC wild-card playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, after being listed as questionable on the team’s injury report with an ankle injury.
McCoy was carted off the field in last Sunday’s regular-season finale win over the Miami Dolphins. He was carted off the field, sat out two days of practice and returned in a limited capacity Friday.
On Thursday, McCoy said 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 — the Bills most effective offensive weapon — finished the regular season with 1,138 rushing yards and six touchdowns in the regular season. He passed the 10,000-yard rushing mark for his career this season.
The big question now is how effective he will be against one of the league’s top defenses. McCoy accounted for nearly a third of Buffalo’s offensive production in the regular season.
Buffalo has little experienced depth behind McCoy at running back. The Bills promoted Marcus Murphy from the practice squad for the Week 17 game against Miami and also have veteran fullback/running back Mike Tolbert.
While McCoy is active, the Bills will be without starting weakside linebacker Matt Milano for Sunday’s game.
Milano did not practice all week because of a hamstring injury. Ramon Humber is expected to start in his place.
Other inactives for Buffalo: receiver Malachi Dupre, cornerback Shareece Wright, offensive tackle Conor McDermott, guard John Miller, tight end Khari Lee and receiver Brandon Reilly.