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[BN] Blitz newsletter: LeSean McCoy's ex to hold news conference

LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend wants to be heard.

Delicia Cordon will hold a news conference Friday after announcing a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who assaulted her in July during a home invasion at a house McCoy owns.

"Ms. Cordon is becoming increasingly frustrated that the assailant who broke into her home, savagely beat her in the face with a handgun, hit her cousin in the back of the head with a handgun and stole her valuables has not yet been apprehended," according to a news release from her lawyer. "A heinously violent assailant remains at-large, and it is imperative that authorities be immediately informed of any new pertinent information regarding this matter."

Cordon believes McCoy was involved in her assault and named him in an August lawsuit, alleging that he and a friend are “liable for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress."

It's not known if Cordon will present new information against McCoy during Friday's news conference or if the event is solely to promote the reward. As it stands, the NFL already knew about the accusations against McCoy at the start of the year and gave him the green light to play, so unless new and damning information comes out Friday, McCoy is expected to play Sunday against the Vikings – assuming he can play through a rib injury suffered in Week 2.

Is the OL to blame for all the sacks? The Bills have given up the second-most sacks in the NFL, and they've also allowed the quarterback to be pressured on a high percentage of plays. How much of that blame should go to the offensive line? "Obviously, more than half of those sacks aren’t the offensive line," offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said. That means Josh Allen needs to do a better job of getting the ball out on time, or simply throwing it away.

Jim Nantz, Tony Romo to call Bills-Vikings game: Well, hearing Romo's analysis of Allen could be a silver lining in what's expected to be a lopsided game.

Would you pick the Bills to cover? The Bills don't have to win for you to be a winner betting on them. Vegas is making the Bills a massive 16.5-point underdog this week in Minnesota, meaning the Bills could lose 30-14 and a bet on them would still win because they "covered" when adding in the point spread. Would you take that line? Two of the News' three pickers did.



Bills again rank last in Forbes annual list of NFL team values: [Insert sad trombone here.] The Bills are worth "only" an estimated $1.6 billion, according to Forbes, which is $200 million more than Terry Pegula paid for the team in 2014. But other teams are growing faster. Six teams were valued at over $3 billion.

Taiwan Jones "blessed" to walk away from scary hit: Remember when the guy on the Bills got crushed in the face after his helmet got knocked off? That was scary. But Taiwan Jones is OK. It took 11 stitches to close his forehead and he didn't record a concussion. "I definitely feel blessed to be able to walk away from that," Jones said.

Former Bills tight end Nick O'Leary signs with Dolphins' practice squad: On the week that Jack Nicklaus came to Buffalo, of all things. But good for him.

Voice of the Fan: "We may not win, but just when you think this team has sold out, they often surprise."

Around the NFL: The Browns beat the Jets 21-17 to earn this first win since Christmas Eve 2016 (box score). Tyrod Taylor played poorly in the first have before suffering, rookie Baker Mayfield rallied the team to victory. Taylor will officially get credit for the win, since he started the game, but at least that rights a wrong from the time Matt Cassel stole Taylor's win in the 2016 opener.


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