His injured ankle was talked about at length during the week before the Bills' playoff game, and LeSean McCoy didn't appear to be slowed by it whatsoever against the Jaguars on Sunday.
He carried the ball 19 times for 75 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and caught six passes for 44 yards. His 119 total yards marked the ninth time in 17 games McCoy went over the 100-yard mark from scrimmage for Buffalo.
McCoy's Pro Football Focus run grade was the third-lowest among 13 qualifying running backs in the first round of the postseason. He averaged 2.1 yards after contact per rush, which was right at his average during the regular season. His yards-before-contact average in Jacksonville was 1.84, nearly identical to his regular season average (1.83) in that statistic as well.
PFF credited him with one missed tackle forced as a runner.
McCoy ended the 2017-2018 campaign with 306 carries, the third-most in his NFL career. In terms of touches, McCoy finished with 371 for the season, which was the second-highest he's ever had in a single year. The most touches he's been given to this point in his professional career was 391 in the 2013-2014 season with the Eagles, a year that also featured one playoff game.
Looking ahead, McCoy's cap hit actually dips from $10.37 million in 2017 to $8.95 million in 2018. He seems to be a player the Bills would like to keep in the mix for next season. However, if cut, he'd represent a dead cap hit of $5.25 million and $3.7 million in savings. The 2018 salary cap is expected to be around $178 million, meaning McCoy's cap hit would account for 5 percent of that.
He'll be 30 in July and has now logged 2,698 touches from scrimmage in the NFL.
(Grades and stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus.)
Story topics: LeSean McCoy