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BREAKING: Bills Release Veteran LeSean McCoy

After four rollercoaster seasons with the Bills, LeSean McCoy has been released.

Photo courtesy of Bob Leverone/AP

On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills announced the release of star running back LeSean McCoy. The Bills will save $6.175 million in salary cap with this move, as the rest of his $9.05 cap hit will be dead money for the 2019 season.

McCoy has been on a steady decline over recent years and a career full of injuries finally caught up to him during the 2018 campaign. He rushed for just 514 yards (3.2 per attempt) and three touchdowns. The 30-year-old didn’t add much in the receiving game either, catching 34 passes for 238 yards. For some reference, in his three prior seasons with Buffalo, McCoy averaged over 1,600 yards from scrimmage alongside 10 touchdowns. He was also publicly executed by Matthew Berry on Twitter after McCoy posted spoilers to “Avengers: Endgame.”

The writing was on the wall for McCoy’s departure as Buffalo went crazy in the running back market this offseason. The team signed veterans Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon before using a third-round selection on Devin Singletary. The rookie out of Florida Atlantic University could take over the main back duties as he reached the endzone 66 times during his 38-game college career.

On the bright side, McCoy will likely have several suitors for the 2019 season in hopes to reinvigorate his career. There are many teams expected to compete for a playoff spot that could use a starting running back or at least some insurance at the position. A reunion with former head coach Andy Reid with the Kansas City Chiefs could be an intriguing option. The Los Angeles Chargers or Dallas Cowboys could take a chance on him with Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliott still holding out.

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