From LeSean McCoy to the Seahawks’ Line: Smart Solutions for Preseason Problems

August 20, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Bills didn't need a running back two months ago, or even this past weekend. 
Everything changed when LeSean McCoy suffered a hamstring injury in Monday's joint practice with the Browns. Backups Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon are already injured, leaving the Bills dangerously thin at running back for the rest of the preseason, if not longer.
Rookie Karlos Williams also suffered an injury this week that will sideline him indefinitely, and Bryce Brown is coping with yet another hamstring issue. The Bills, at a loss for enough guys to work through practice drills, suddenly must solve a problem they never thought they would have.
McCoy's injury illustrates that preseason football can expose as many problems as it solves. From injuries that turn positions of strength into weaknesses to reality checks for underperforming units, many teams are scrambling to prevent crises, and the clock is ticking toward the season-opener.
Let's examine the Bills' running back situ...

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