Police in Philadelphia Recommending Charges Against McCoy for Alleged Assault

Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

Police investigators in the city of Philadelphia are recommending the District Attorney’s office file criminal charges against Bills running back LeSean McCoy for his alleged assault last Sunday according to ABC News Philadelphia.

Arrest warrants for McCoy and and three other alleged assailants are expected to be served Wednesday or Thursday. McCoy is being accused of assaulting two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub last Saturday night/Sunday morning. According to a news source, the police officers had ordered multiple bottles of champagne and one of the men with McCoy grabbed a bottle out of one of the cop’s hands.

That led to an argument, police said, and one of the police officers was punched and knocked to the ground. While on the ground, Philadelphia police say that officer was punched, kicked and stomped on his body and head multiple times by all four suspects. The second officer, along with security guards, went to break it up, and everyone involved was then ejected from the club. Both officers suffered significant injuries and were taken to the hospital.

No action has yet been taken against McCoy by either the Bills or the league office. At the very least, it seems likely that McCoy could spend some time on the exempt list while the legal situation is sorted out.

Taylor Wants to Be Long Term QB; Bills Haven’t Made Decision Yet

Tyrod Taylor

After a season during which Tyrod Taylor proved he was a legitimate NFL starting quarterback, the Bills have not made a move past next season.

General manager Doug Whaley has said that if a good deal arises for the Bills they would think about extending him early, though Taylor is one of the best deals in the NFL next season at his current salary.

Whaley also said that he wouldn’t think twice about drafting a quarterback if the right one fell to the Bills, clouding the organization’s long-term stance on Taylor, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

“Of course I want to be the long-term guy,” Taylor said Wednesday night at the Pro Bowl draft. “I love playing for the organization, I love playing for the coaches, I love being around the guys. Like I said, I want to be the long-term guy for them. Ultimately that’s up to them. I know I’m under contract for another year, but right now I’m out here just taking it all in.”

Taylor, like most of the players in attendance Wednesday, spent the evening mingling with the servicemen and women stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield. He signed autographs and took in some impromptu drills on the turf field behind the hangar.

“When you think about where you were a year ago, you sit back and reflect on how your year has been,” Taylor said. “I’ve been working hard, and God has blessed me of course.”

Jets vs Bills NFL Week 17 Inactives

Jets inactives: RB Bilal Powell, QB Bryce Petty, G Dakota Dozier, CB Dee Milliner, S Dion Bailey, LB Taiwan Jones and LB Josh Martin

Bills inactives: RB LeSean McCoy, LB Nigel Bradham, WR Dezmin Lewis, QB Josh Johnson, LB Max Valles, DT T.J. Barnes, DE Lavar Edwards

Cowboys at Bills NFL Week 16 Inactives

Cowboys inactives: Dez Bryant, Ronald Leary, Chaz Green, Morris Claiborne, Jameill Showers, Mark Nzeocha, Jeremy Mincey

Bills inactives: RB LeSean McCoy, TE Charles Clay, LB Nigel Bradham, CB Ronald Darby, LB Max Valles, DE Lavar Edwards, QB Josh Johnson

Bills Place DT Kyle Williams on Season-Ending IR, Ink Three Players

The Bills have placed defensive tackle Kyle Williams on season-ending injured reserve and signed three players to shore up an injury-depleted defense, the Associated Press reports.

Defensive tackle T.J. Barnes was signed off the New York Jets practice squad. Defensive end Lavar Edwards was signed off Dallas’ practice squad. And Buffalo signed free-agent linebacker Kevin Reddick, who was on the Bills practice squad earlier this season.

The moves come after two defensive starters were hurt in a 30-22 loss at Kansas City on Sunday. Defensive lineman Alex Carrington will miss the rest of the season because of a left quadriceps injury. Linebacker Nigel Bradham isn’t expected to play against Houston on Sunday because of a sprained right ankle.

Defensive end Mario Williams’ status is uncertain because of a foot injury.

Ryan Says Changes Will Be Made on When to Throw the Red Flag

Rex Ryan has thrown a red flag on how the Buffalo Bills determine when to challenge a play, the Associated Press reports.

Upon further review, the Bills coach acknowledged Monday, the team’s current communication process has a few flaws.

Ryan shouldered the blame and said changes are being introduced a day after he failed to challenge any one of three questionable calls that went against Buffalo in a 30-22 loss at Kansas City.

Ryan wouldn’t specify what went wrong or reveal what changes will be made as Buffalo (5-6) returns home to prepare to face Houston (6-5) on Sunday.

All three plays were open to being reviewed, and proved costly in a game where the Bills lost ground in the AFC playoff race.

Ryan was unsuccessful on the two plays he did challenge.

Rex Ryan Says He Knows The Patriots Want to Beat Him

The Patriots might be 9-0 and have firm control of the AFC East, but Bills coach Rex Ryan doesn’t expect his longtime rivals to let up when the two teams meet Monday night, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

“Of course they want to bury me,” Ryan said Thursday. “No question they want to beat me. But this is nothing to do with me, it’s something to do with our team. Yeah, they want to put us away, there’s no question. When you look at it from their perspective, right now we’re second in the division, so of course they’re gonna try to do whatever they can.

“Does that give us an opportunity to win the division? No, they’re gonna win the division. I don’t see them losing four games in the upcoming things. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see it happening.”

So is Ryan officially conceding the AFC East to the Patriots?

“No, I’m just telling you the facts,” he responded. “The only thing I’m focused on is beating them right now, on Monday night. And we ain’t conceding that, I promise you.”

Ryan, who said before his return trip last week to face the New York Jets that he had this upcoming game against the Patriots circled on his calendar, changed his tone Thursday and downplayed any added importance to playing New England.

“It’s no different than any other week,” he said. “That’s the honest-to-goodness truth. The reason they say I’m obsessed is I want what they have. They’ve won some rings or whatever. I ain’t kissing them, but I respect them. I admire the fact that they’ve been that successful through the years. But that’s what I’m chasing. I want to win, man.”

Bills vs Jets NFL Wednesday Injury Report

BUFFALO BILLS
 
Status Report
  OUT DT Kyle Williams (knee)
 
  QUESTIONABLE T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee)
 
  PROBABLE RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), DE Mario Williams (calf)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Monday T Seantrel Henderson (not injury related), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), DT Kyle Williams (knee)
  Tuesday T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee), DT Kyle Williams (knee)
  Wednesday DT Kyle Williams (knee)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle)
  Tuesday T Seantrel Henderson (illness), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), DE Mario Williams (calf)
  Wednesday T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), DE Mario Williams (calf)
 
NEW YORK JETS
 
Status Report
  OUT S Dion Bailey (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
 
  DOUBTFUL CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), RB Bilal Powell (ankle)
 
  QUESTIONABLE CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
 
  PROBABLE RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Monday S Dion Bailey (ankle), CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), K Nick Folk (right quadricep), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
  Tuesday S Dion Bailey (ankle), G Willie Colon (knee), CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
  Wednesday S Dion Bailey (ankle), CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), G Willie Colon (knee), WR Eric Decker (knee), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), RB Bilal Powell (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
  Tuesday RB Bilal Powell (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
  Wednesday RB Bilal Powell (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday TE Kellen Davis (hand), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
  Tuesday RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
  Wednesday RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)