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Bills to limit preseason workload on LeSean McCoy

The Buffalo Bills are keeping LeSean McCoy on the sidelines during minicamp this week and will continue to monitor the running back's snaps throughout training camp and preseason.

Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday the rest of this offseason is "by design" to "keep him fresh, going into his eighth year, (there is) a lot of miles on those legs. So we'll do the same thing (throughout) training camp with him," per ESPN's Mike Rodak.

Lynn added the Bills will use McCoy sparingly during preseason games.

"I think less," he said. "I think a lot less. Couple drives, or maybe just one drive. I think it's just important to get him in there and see game speed, real game speed. A guy who is going into his eighth year, you don't need to see a whole lot."

Running backs of McCoy's age and experience don't need preseason snaps -- Adrian Peterson famously hasn't participated in the preseason in years.

Soon to be 28 years old, McCoy toted the rock just 203 times last season, third-fewest in his career, and was held out of four contests due to injury.

There is no reason for the Bills to put McCoy at risk until the games matter.

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