Coach Rex Ryan expects running back LeSean McCoy to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
McCoy has been back practicing from the hamstring injury he suffered Aug. 18 in a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns. While Ryan was cautiously optimistic for a while, he sees McCoy playing Sunday.
"Yeah, I think he's going to be ready to roll," Ryan said. "We'll see how it progresses during the week. He's practicing full. So he'll be ready."
Ryan added he feels good about his entire team health-wise, outside of wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (ribs).
McCoy only played in the team's exhibition opener, rushing six times for 16 yards. Ryan admits he is concerned about the lack of reps his skill-position players have gotten together --- they just recently reunited.
With McCoy, however, he's confident.
"Hey, it's not ideal but this dude can play," Ryan said. "I see it on the practice field. So I'm not concerned, recognizing that we necessarily haven't seen as much work at all the skill-positions."
McCoy, 27, is expected to be the centerpiece of Buffalo's offense this season. This week, running backs coach Anthony Lynn said McCoy's "quickness is still there, too."
Soon, the Bills will see a return on their five-year, $40 million investment.
"That’s one of the things I’ve been most impressed with — his speed through the hole," Lynn said. "His speed through the hole and his ability to win one-on-one’s is still there. ... You’ve always had the Marshall Faulks, the Barry Sanders and he fits into that mold. He’s shifty. He can win his one-on-one’s and when you get him to the second level in space, he’s a ‘space back.’”