ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — LeSean McCoy can't outrun an injury to his left hamstring that could potentially sideline the star Bills running back for another month.
McCoy said Friday that the medical staff gave him a three- to four-week timetable to recover from the injury he aggravated during practice Sept. 24. That could delay his return until after the Bills come back from their bye week to host the Dolphins on Nov. 8.
McCoy said he doesn't want to rush back too soon. He said he returned too fast when he played in Buffalo's season opener Sept. 13 after he was initially hurt during a joint practice with the Browns on Aug. 18.
"Yeah, I think I just made it worse," McCoy said. "I'd rather come back 100 percent and get the player that everybody was expecting instead of being out there on one leg. That's truth."
McCoy was limited in the first three games before eventually being sidelined during a 41-14 win at Miami on Sept. 27. He already had been ruled out for Sunday at Tennessee. The Bills on Sunday will also be minus rookie running back Karlos Williams, from Florida State, who has a concussion.
Fines: Bills defensive Jerry Hughes was fined more than $30,000 by the league for incidents in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Hughes was fined $23,152 for abusive language toward an official and $8,681 for unnecessary roughness for head-butting Giants rookie tackle Ereck Flowers. … Giants receiver Odell Beckham was fined $8,681 for throwing punches and striking Buffalo's Duke Williams. … Rams receiver Stedman Bailey was fined $8,681 for unsportsmanlike conduct for using the ball as a pillow after catching a touchdown pass at Arizona. … Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said he was fined $5,787 for wearing improper cleats in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks.
49ers: Tight end Vernon Davis was ruled out for Sunday against the Giants, though he practiced in a limited fashion throughout the week.
Packers: Safety Sean Richardson has a herniated neck disc for the second time and is out for the season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The injury could spell the end of Richardson's career because it is similar to the one he suffered in 2012 that required fusion surgery.
Raiders: Defensive back TJ Carrie missed his third consecutive practice with a chest injury and the team will be without the most versatile member of their secondary for Sunday's game against Peyton Manning and the undefeated Broncos.
Seahawks: Running back Marshawn Lynch will miss a second straight game due to a hamstring strain.
Texans: Brian Hoyer has his job back as starting quarterback for at least one game. Coach Bill O'Brien said Hoyer will start Houston's next game, Oct. 18 against the Jaguars, but he wouldn't commit beyond that. Hoyer won the job out of camp but was pulled in the fourth quarter of a season-opening loss to the Chiefs after committing two turnovers. Ryan Mallett has started since, but he has struggled. Hoyer took over in both of the past two games as the Texans fell to 1-4.