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Bills Starting QB AJ McCarron Suffers Collarbone Fracture Against Browns

For Bills fans that wanted to see rookie QB Josh Allen get meaningful snaps this season, you may already be getting your wish.

That news comes after starter AJ McCarron suffered a fractured collarbone during the Bills 19-17 win over the Browns in Cleveland on Friday night.

“A.J. McCarron has a right shoulder injury but we won’t know more until we get back to Buffalo,” Bills coach Sean McDormett said following the game.

McCarron went 3-6 for 12 yards in the preseason win. He’s thrown six career touchdowns, all coming in 2015.

For now, it’s Allen’s job to lose as it looks like there’s no doubt McCarron is going to miss some time with the injury.

Bills QB A.J. McCarron Getting No Love in Recent QB Rankings

The Bills are going in a different direction at the QB spot this season, giving the ball and the offense for that matter to new QB A.J. McCarron.

Website Newarena.com is ranking all 32 starting QB’s around the NFL, and McCaroon isn’t getting much love, as he’s ranked Last of all QB’s in their latest poll.

Here’s what they said about the new Bills QB.

2017 stats: 7-for-14 (50.0%), 66 passing yards, 0 touchdowns

McCarron’s lack of available game film, coupled with his fifth-round pedigree lands him dead last on this list. He certainly possesses some tools that make him an intriguing prospect moving forward, but he’s nothing more than a place holder for Josh Allen (who would also be last on this list if he were the starter). The Bills’ quarterback battle will dominate Buffalo headlines for much of the year, and all the team can hope for is that it gets settled sooner rather than later. McCarron’s the likely winner given his experience, but it remains to be seen how he’ll perform when given the keys to the offense.

Breaking Down the Bills in Fantasy Football This Season: Should You Draft RB LeSean McCoy?

Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell examine the fantasy value of Josh Allen, Kelvin Benjamin, Charles Clay and the risk of drafting LeSean McCoy.

Bills WR Zay Jones Ranked Second to Last in Terms of Best 2nd WR Options in the NFL

While the Bills will have a new look to their offense with AJ McCarron at the QB spot, but one player who is getting no love is that of wide receiver Zay Jones.

Website NumberFire.com says that Jones, who had 316 yards receiving last season and two scores, is the 31st wide out in the NFL when it comes to second options on teams in the league.

Here’s what they had to say about Jones.

Zay Jones was a prolific college receiver who gobbled up everything in his zip code. However, in 2017 with the Buffalo Bills, Jones posted a 36 percent catch rate, which ranked dead last among all players to see at least 50 targets. Off-field issues, a run-heavy offense, and a quarterback carousel all spell out that Jones is best left undrafted for fantasy football.

Ex-Girlfriend of LeSean McCoy Believes the Home Invasion Might Have Been a ‘Set Up’

The former girlfriend of Bills running back LeSean McCoy told police she believed McCoy might have “set her up” for a Tuesday home invasion that sent her to the hospital after she was beaten and robbed of jewelry, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

An event report released by Milton, Georgia, police Thursday included a note made 10 minutes after police were first called to the home owned by McCoy in the Atlanta suburb where his former girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was living. The note at 3:28 a.m. reads, “The caller poss[ibly] thinks her ex boyfriend poss[ibly] set her up.”

The caller is not identified by name in the event report but a separate part of the log noted, “The caller adv[ised] she got beat in the head and locked in the bathroom.” Attorneys for Cordon said in a statement Tuesday that she was beaten in the head with a firearm during the home invasion and also suffered injuries to her wrist in an attempt by the suspect to remove her jewelry.

The event report did not identify a suspect but included a description of the suspect being a black male of an unknown age who was wearing a mask and dressed in all black.

Cordon advised police at the scene that her neighbors had “cameras outside the house.” She also initially told police her 16-year-old son was missing and that a window in his room was open and a “sheet [was] tied like some[one] went out from the [second] floor.” The log later states Cordon “made contact [with] son and he is coming home in an Uber.”

The release of the event report Thursday came after police released a redacted version Wednesday of their report of the incident that listed crimes of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm, residential burglary without force, and aggravated battery.

Police also released incident reports Thursday from domestic disputes between McCoy and Cordon at the home on July 3, 2017, and April 11, 2018.

When police arrived at McCoy’s home last July, McCoy said the couple had broken up and McCoy had placed her personal items on the driveway. Police told McCoy he had to pursue a legal process to evict Cordon but McCoy stated he was concerned she would take items from the home or make “false accusations” about him. McCoy told police he wanted to be careful around Cordon because of the “climate of domestic abuse in his profession,” according to the report.

McCoy also told police last July that he had requested high-end jewelry items back from Cordon that had been loaned by jewelers for events and Cordon had not yet returned them.

When Cordon later arrived at the home during the call last July, police arrested her for an outstanding warrant in Atlanta for failure to appear in court. However, police told McCoy they could not keep Cordon out of the home without official eviction proceedings and advised him to put away any valuables and to “stay away from Cordon” or have witnesses when they were together.

Police were again called by Cordon to the home in April, when McCoy was identified as the caller’s boyfriend. McCoy had removed furniture from the home that Cordon wanted to keep, but McCoy later agreed to keep it.

Police also released details Thursday from when they were called to the home June 1, when Cordon had remotely viewed security camera footage of furniture being removed from the home.

The Latest on the Allegations Against Bills Running Back LeSean McCoy

It was not a good day Tuesday for Bills running back LeSean McCoy. Allegations came out against McCoy in an incident with his ex-girlfriend.

The report was that he abused and beat up his ex-girlfriend, who was left battered and bloodied after an apparent home invasion, but McCoy was not in the same state at the time.
Pro Football Rumors have the the latest on McCoy:

“The assailant demanded specific items of jewelry that had been previously gifted to Ms. Cordon by Mr. McCoy, which Mr. McCoy had requested back on many occasions,” the statement from the attorney explains (via ESPN.com). “In fact, after Ms. Cordon refused to return her jewelry gifts to Mr. McCoy, he would often suggest to Ms. Cordon that she could be robbed because the jewelry was expensive.”

The Instagram post that brought the allegations to light has since been deleted, but the unidentified Instagram user says it was not her call. “For the record [the alleged victim’s] lawyer forced me to remove that post. I stand by what I said….I’ve personally addressed [LeSean McCoy] on everything that was stated many many times over the years. Lie to these people if you want Shady, but you know I know everything,” said the friend of Cordon (Twitter links via ESPN.com’s Mike Rodak).

Court records in Georgia show McCoy has been attempting to evict Cordon from the home in question since last July. A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in the case, but it was postponed until August because of an emergency in Cordon’s attorney’s family (via Rodak). The attorney for Cordon also alleges that on June 1, McCoy directed “his family, friends and laborers” to remove Cordon’s furniture from the home in an attempt to evict her. The attorney also claims McCoy changed the alarm system and removed security cameras.

The police report in the incident also points to a specific motive. “The preliminary investigation indicates that this residence was specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects, and not a random incident,” police said. “When officers arrived they found one victim who had been physically assaulted by a lone intruder. During the altercation, the suspect demanded specific items from the victim.”

LeSean McCoy Called the “Best RB in the NFL” by Veteran Dolphins Back Frank Gore

Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy will face-off two times during the 2018 season, but that doesn’t mean the running backs can’t train with one another leading up to the 2018 season, Ryan Talbot of Newyorkupstate reports.

The Buffalo Bills’ star running back shared a photo on Instagram on Friday that showed him sitting next to the Miami Dolphins’ back. The caption read, “When you talk about greatness you talking @frankgore … learning from the best … I see you @vontaedavis”

McCoy isn’t lying when he says he can learn a lot from Gore. Buffalo’s lead back is days away from turning 30. That’s the age when many running backs hit a wall, but that cannot be said about Gore. According to the Dolphins Wire, Gore has rushed for 5,187 yards and 26 touchdowns since turning 30 years old. McCoy can pick Gore’s brain on keeping your body in top shape well into his 30s.

It’s clear that McCoy and Gore hold one another in high regard. Following McCoy’s Instagram post, Gore commented on the photo and called the Bills running back the best running back in the NFL.

“The best running back in the NFL @shadymccoy 10 years in still doing it.”

An Early Guess At Who the Bills 2018 MVP Will Be

The Bills have a season starting in less than 100 days, and with a long training camp and season upcoming, there’s plenty of chatter as to what player might shines better than the rest as the teams Most Valuable Player.

An article out on NFL.com talks about just what player they think will be the MVP for not only the Bills, but for each team around the National Football League for 2018.

The Bills MVP – author Dan Hanzus is going with running back LeSean McCoy, a very good player that he sees having a big year in Buffalo this upcoming season.

Here’s what Hanzus has to say about McCoy this season:

McCoy is the choice here, because if LeSean McCoy has a LeSean McCoy season behind that offensive line, the man’s Canton credentials will receive a major boost. Shady was quietly as good as ever last season: His 1,586 yards from scrimmage represented a third of the Bills’ total offense during their run to the playoffs. They might ask even more of the soon-to-be 30-year-old as Buffalo attempts to get its quarterback position in order for 2018 and beyond. The man can’t tip, but he can absolutely carry an offense.

What do you think of this pick? Do you agree? Leave a comment if you disagree with what player you think will be the Bills 2018 MVP.