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LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Running Back #25
ADP:Round: 13, Pick: 12
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 198 lb.
College:Pittsburgh
Age:32
Born:July 12, 1988
Drafted:2009 / Rd. 2 (53)
Draft Team:PHI

LeSean McCoy: No action in playoff win

McCoy was active for Sunday's divisional-round win over the Saints but logged just two snaps from scrimmage and went without a carry or target.

Analysis: The veteran running back was in uniform at the expense of rookie Ke'Shawn Vaugh, but McCoy never saw a touch during the contest. Coach Bruce Arians may opt to once again have McCoy in uniform in Sunday's NFC Championship Game due to his experience, but unless injuries strike Leonard Fournette and/or Ronald Jones, the 32-year-old may once again play a minimal-to-non-existent role.

January 18, 2021 12:11 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Practices in full

McCoy (illness) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: McCoy was forced to miss last weekend's wild-card win over Washington due to an ailment, but he now appears back to full health. With Ronald Jones (quadriceps) still not practicing, it's possible that the veteran could get a chance at handling expanded depth duties alongside Ke'Shawn Vaughn during Sunday's road game against the Saints. Of course, Leonard Fournette will be the clear favorite to lead Tampa Bay's backfield if Jones is limited or can't go.

January 13, 2021 1:36 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Downgraded to out

The Buccaneers have ruled McCoy (illness) out for Saturday's wild-card matchup at Washington, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: McCoy was initially listed as questionable on Thursday's injury report, but it appears that his ailment is severe enough to rule out any chances of playing this weekend. The veteran's absence could open up more opportunities for Ke'Shawn Vaughn, who stands to operate in a No. 3 role behind Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette.

January 8, 2021 1:11 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Questionable with ailment

McCoy (illness) did not practice Thursday and is questionable for Saturday's game in Washington.

Analysis: McCoy missed Tuesday's practice with a "non-injury" designation before participating fully Wednesday, but it appears as though he's now dealing with an illness. If he's unable to receive full medical clearance in time for Saturday's wild-card matchup, Ke'Shawn Vaughn could end up handling increased duties as the No. 3 option in Tampa Bay's backfield.

January 7, 2021 3:31 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Resumes practicing fully

McCoy (non-injury) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: McCoy appears to have received a day of rest Tuesday, and there's now no reason to doubt his availability for Saturday's upcoming contest in Washington. The veteran running back stands to handle his usual depth role behind Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette.

January 6, 2021 1:52 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Listed as DNP

McCoy (non-injury) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: McCoy was inactive for this past Sunday's game against the Falcons and his presence on the Buccaneers' estimated injury report Tuesday suggests that the running back isn't a lock to be available for Saturday night's playoff opener against Washington.

January 5, 2021 1:50 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Won't dress for Week 17

McCoy (coach's decision) is listed as inactive heading into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Despite being present at practice Wednesday through Friday, McCoy is dealing with a non-injury-related issue of some kind that will cause him to miss his sixth game of the regular season. With Tampa Bay preparing to go on the road for a wild-card matchup next weekend, McCoy will return to a backup offensive role once able to rejoin the team. The 32-year-old had totaled 72 scrimmage yards on nine offensive touches in his three most-recent appearances Weeks 14 through 16.

January 3, 2021 8:52 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Used exclusively as pass catcher

McCoy did not log a carry in Saturday's 47-7 win over the Lions but brought in his only target for five yards.

Analysis: The veteran back wasn't able to garner work in the ground game despite Ronald Jones (finger/reserve/COVID-19) sitting out a second straight game, as coach Bruce Arians opted to give rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn extended opportunity in the second half. McCoy was therefore limited to just one reception over his 13 snaps from scrimmage, making the four rush attempts he logged against the Vikings in Week 14 seem like an outlier at this point. McCoy is likely headed for minimal action again during a Week 17 contest versus the Falcons.

December 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Limited to pass-catching role

McCoy did not log a carry in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Falcons but secured all three targets for 32 yards.

Analysis: McCoy was slated to perhaps see a handful of carries as the primary third-down back as part of the domino effect of Ronald Jones' (finger/reserve/COVID-19) absence Sunday, but he saw Leonard Fournette (14 carries) and Ke'Shawn Vaughn (two carries) handle all the backfield rushing work. However, with a 17-0 halftime deficit tilting the Buccaneers toward the pass, McCoy benefited in the form of his trio of looks through the air. The veteran has a combined eight touches (four rushing, four receiving) over the last two games, a modest level of involvement that renders him a non-factor for despite a favorable Week 16 Saturday afternoon matchup versus the Lions.

December 20, 2020 6:31 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Slated to handle third-down duties

McCoy projects to primarily fill a third-down back role in Sunday's game against the Falcons, with Leonard Fournette and rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn slated to handle mostly early-down work, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The veteran saw his first touches since Week 6 in last Sunday's win over the Vikings, gaining 35 total yards (32 rushing, three receiving) across 16 snaps from scrimmage. McCoy is now expected to have a steady role for the second straight game due to the absence of Ronald Jones (finger/reserve/COVID-19), with Laine noting the 32-year-old will be given a chance to put his receiving prowess to work on passing downs once again. McCoy's conditioning is reportedly a bit behind where it ideally should be given his sparse playing opportunities this season, but Tom Brady, who's found plenty of success with backs with McCoy's pass-catching acumen over his long career, reportedly has plenty of trust in the 12-year pro.

December 20, 2020 6:40 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Efficient with rare carries

McCoy rushed four times for 32 yards and secured his only target for a three-yard reception in the Buccaneers' 26-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: With Leonard Fournette a healthy scratch, McCoy saw his first touches since Week 6 and nearly matched the six carries on the season he'd come into the game with. The veteran unsurprisingly looked quick and decisive on his runs, as he has fresh legs after having played very little over the last 12 months when also factoring in the very quiet conclusion to his Chiefs tenure last season. McCoy's solid production may have earned him another chance to serve as a complementary back in a Week 15 divisional battle against the Falcons.

December 13, 2020 8:35 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: One snap against old squad

McCoy logged just one offensive snap and did not record any statistics in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: McCoy has now logged a combined four snaps over the last six games, with all of those concentrated between Weeks 10 and 12. The veteran running back has been rendered an absolute non-factor when Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette are healthy, and even rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn's inactive status didn't equate to any action for McCoy.

December 1, 2020 5:56 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Left out of game plan

McCoy didn't record a snap in Monday's 27-24 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Despite Ke'Shawn Vaughn serving as a healthy scratch for a third straight game, McCoy wasn't utilized at all Monday, conceding the backfield duties to Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones. This was the fourth time in five games that McCoy didn't log a snap on offense.

November 24, 2020 12:39 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Logs three snaps in Week 10 win

McCoy did not record any statistics over three snaps from scrimmage in the Buccaneers' 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran running back's irrelevance persisted in Week 10, although McCoy at least saw a smidgen of game action after not logging a single snap over the three prior games. McCoy appears destined for a similar outlook during the second half of the season as long as the likes of Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette remain healthy in front of him.

November 16, 2020 1:01 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Lack of game action persists

McCoy failed to log a snap for the third consecutive game in the Buccaneers' 38-3 loss to the Saints in Week 9.

Analysis: The multi-time Pro Bowler has seemingly become a forgotten man in the Buccaneers backfield, despite retaining active status each week. McCoy last received a touch from scrimmage in Week 6 against the Packers, when he rushed four times for one yards and also recorded one catch for six yards. Even with rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn inactive, McCoy seems to have little chance for meaningful opportunities -- if any at all -- as long as Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette are healthy ahead of him.

November 12, 2020 12:28 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: No snaps in Week 7 win

McCoy did not log a snap from scrimmage in Sunday's 45-20 win over the Raiders, with the return of Leonard Fournette from an ankle injury playing a significant role, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: McCoy had just received his second-highest snap count of the season (19) in Week 6 against the Packers, but that had come with Fournette inactive. Sunday, coach Bruce Arians opted to utilize Fournette in a change-of-pace and nickel-situation role in place of McCoy, with the former proving he was up to the task with 97 yards from scrimmage on 17 total touches (11 carries, six receptions). Arians went as far as saying "Leonard is our nickel back now" following the game, leading to speculation McCoy could serve as an occasional healthy scratch moving forward as long as the rest of the backfield is available.

October 28, 2020 11:55 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Logs five touches in return

McCoy (ankle) rushed four times for one yard and brought in his only target for six yards in the Buccaneers' 38-10 win over the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran made his return from a one-game absence, but as his final numbers imply, his impact was minimal, even with Leonard Fournette (ankle) inactive. McCoy's four rush attempts were actually a season high, but after logging a combined 11 targets in Weeks 2 and 3, he's seen just a target apiece in each of his last two contests. McCoy could eventually be surpassed by rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn on the depth chart, but the rookie will likely have to further prove his mettle in pass protection and as an outlet option out of the backfield before that comes to pass.

October 18, 2020 8:41 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Ready for return

McCoy (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Ke'Shawn Vaughn filled in as the passing-down specialist with McCoy inactive for last Thursday's loss to the Bears. While the rookie has flashed some potential, McCoy will probably take the role back now that he's healthy.

October 16, 2020 1:12 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Workload capped in practice

McCoy (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Like McCoy, fellow running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) has also been limited in both of the Buccaneers' first two practices of Week 6 after both essentially sat out the Week 5 loss to the Bears with injuries (Fournette played one snap). Assuming both are active for Sunday's game against the Packers, McCoy will probably find himself behind starter Ronald Jones and Fournette in the pecking order at the position. McCoy has seen his offensive snap share decrease over each of his four appearances this season, going from 36 percent Week 1 to seven percent Week 4.

October 15, 2020 2:11 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Limited Wednesday

McCoy (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: McCoy's Grade 2 ankle sprain forced him to sit out Week 5's loss to the Bears, but it now looks as though he's making progress. With both Ronald Jones and Ke'Shawn Vaughn at full health, and Leonard Fournette (ankle) trending in the right direction, the Buccaneers won't have much incentive to rush McCoy back on the field. Coach Bruce Arians has called the veteran week-to-week.

October 14, 2020 2:40 PM EST

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