Running back LeSean McCoy didn’t start a game in which he played for the first time since 2010 on Sunday, explaining to reporters that he and Bills coach Sean McDermott had a “situation” and that it was resolved.
“Coach, we had a situation, and he was totally right,” McCoy said after the 24-12 loss to the Patriots. “It was a private situation. I’m a captain and I gotta be more accountable. Simple as that. He checked me, put me in place. That was it.”
Keith Ford, an undrafted rookie, got the start and rushed for 46 yards on 14 carries.
McCoy, who entered on the second offensive play, ran for only nine yards on six attempts. The 30-year-old is in the midst of his worst professional season, rushing for career-low 488 yards and two touchdowns on 151 carries in 13 games. His 3.2 yards per carry is also the lowest mark of his career.
McCoy is due a base salary of $6.175 million in 2019, the final year of his current contract.
The Bills are 5-10 this season.