Rex Ryan: LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins not expected to play Sunday

Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy haven't been ruled out for Week 4, but it's assumed that they'll be sidelined on Sunday.
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Just as they were in training camp, the Buffalo Bills have been marred by injuries of late. Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy are dealing with injuries and aren’t expected to play on Sunday after missing time in Week 3.

Neither player has practiced this week, which would lead one to assume they won’t be on the field Sunday, but head coach Rex Ryan won’t rule them out. Ryan spoke of the injuries at his press conference on Thursday and didn’t seem to confident in their availability against the Giants.

"We won’t say out. But yeah, you guys can figure it out," Ryan said.

It’s evident at the end of the video that he doesn’t expect Watkins or McCoy to be out there on Sunday — mainly because of his head shake after saying there’s a chance. Based on his body language and voice tone, it seems safe to assume they’ll be sidelined for this one.

Fortunately the Bills have an outstanding rookie in Karlos Williams to fill in for McCoy. He rushed for 110 yards on just 12 carries last week and has scored a touchdown in each of the first three games. He’s expected to see a heavier workload if McCoy is indeed out.

At wideout, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods have both played well this season and will need to shoulder the load if Watkins can’t go. Harvin has caught 16 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown in his first three games with the Bills.

McCoy and Watkins aren’t easy players to replace, but the Bills have the personnel to do so — for now, at least.

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