Bills running back LeSean McCoy attended the opening day of training camp Thursday and said he feels "very confident" that the assault of his ex-girlfriend at a home he owns will not impact his availability for the 2018 season.
McCoy had a long talk with coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane on Wednesday. "We're moving forward; we're ready to roll, as they would say," McCoy told reporters, adding that McDermott and Beane are "backing me 110 percent."
McCoy has not been charged with a crime and there remains no publicly known evidence connecting him to the home invasion or assault. Police in Milton, Ga., have not named any suspects.
“We’ve communicated with (the NFL),” Beane said. “We feel comfortable that LeSean’s going to be here and ready to roll. We don’t see that changing."
Lessons from Day 1 of Bills camp: Mark Gaughan listed five things we learned from the first day of Bills practice. Rookie QB Josh Allen remained with the third unit, while Trent Murphy opened at defensive end over Shaq Lawson.
Peterman gets first crack at starting QB: The quarterback rotation on Day 1 of camp looked the same as the spring, Jay Skurski wrote. That meant Nathan Peterman worked with the starting unit, AJ McCarron with the second and Allen with the third. "Allen mixed in with the first team with 9-on-9, but worked exclusively with the third unit during 11-on-11 drills," Skurski wrote.
Tre'Davious White buys house for mom: This was awesome. Not only did White buy his mom a beautiful house, he said he's not stopping there. "I hope this house can hold you for just a few more years cause after that my plan is to build you a home from the ground and you can design it the way you want," White posted online. "It’s time for you to live like the QUEEN that you are you truly DESERVE IT."
Beane: WR Zay Jones "had a rough offseason": Well, that much was obvious. But at least they're admitting it. "I think he's behind," McDermott added. "... That's a tough deal that he's gone through. That said, Zay is a guy that's a positive young man and has tremendous mental toughness."
Eric Wood: "I had nightmares of ... never ending that drought": Bills fans always felt like Wood was a relatable guy. He showed another reason why Thursday. "To end the drought and have so much fun doing it and with that group of guys was special and something I’ll always be able to hang my hat on for my career," Wood said on NFL Network. "I had nightmares of playing my whole career up in Buffalo and never ending that drought."
Bills add DT John Hughes: Hughes, a second-round pick in 2012, took the roster spot vacated by the release of Tenny Palepoi.
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