ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan was optimistic Friday that running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be able to play Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
“I feel like he’s really close,” Ryan said. “Hopefully … I’m thinking he’s going.”
McCoy was listed as a limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday. The Bills will practice again Saturday before declaring McCoy’s status for the game.
McCoy did not practice last week or play in a 41-25 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots. He initially injured his hamstring in practice Oct. 19 before aggravating the injury during an Oct. 23 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Despite McCoy’s injury, he played nearly every offensive snap in the first half of that game and was ineffective. McCoy totaled 11 yards on eight carries before leaving the contest in the third quarter when he experienced pain in his injured left hamstring.
Asked Friday if McCoy’s workload could be limited if he is active Monday night, Ryan said, “I don’t know. We’ll see how the thing plays out. I think if he put him out there, he’s full go. He looks full go to me. Obviously the experts will handle it, but he looks pretty good to me.”
McCoy has 598 rushing yards on 112 carries this season, including six touchdowns. His backup, Mike Gillislee, gained 85 yards on 12 carries in in the loss to New England.