The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... After shocking allegations of domestic, child and animal abuse were made against LeSean McCoy on Tuesday, his status is a huge unknown heading toward training camp. What happens if he’s unavailable to lead the offense is a question the Bills are now forced to consider. Barring a roster move, Ivory would be the first option.
Diehards Line:The 30-year-old averaged a career-worst 3.4 yards per carry in 2017 with Jacksonville, finishing with 382 yards and one touchdown on 112 carries. Jacksonville released him in February to save $3.75 million against the salary cap. The Bills signed him less than two weeks later to a two-year contract that’s worth up to $6 million. ... As News staffer Jay Skurski stressed, we should make no mistake — McCoy is the Bills' most indispensable player. Still, Ivory has had success as a feature back before. He led the AFC in rushing with the New York Jets in 2015, gaining 1,070 yards. That led to a five-year contract with the Jaguars, but he never regained his form from New York in Jacksonville. So while it's fair to be skeptical of Ivory adequately replacing McCoy, there's no doubt the opportunities would be there -- if the team doesn't sign any of the high-profile free agents, DeMarco Murray, Jamaal Charles or Adrian Peterson -- if the need arises. Lesser options like Shane Vereen, Alfred Morris and old friend C.J. Spiller are also on the market. For now, Ivory is followed on the Bills’ current depth chart by Travaris Cadet, Taiwan Jones, Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford.