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GM Brandon Beane explains why Bills released LeSean McCoy

The Buffalo Bills made what many consider to be a shocking move on cutdown day, Saturday. They released veteran running back LeSean McCoy.

Per Matthew Fairburn in The Athletic, Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane explains why they made the move.

“Well, first of all, we believe in LeSean and still believe he can play. You can’t look at every decision in a vacuum. After the draft, you got a guy like Devin Singletary, who we were excited about. Some guys transition faster, some guys transition slower. That’s one of the decisions. Who is ready in that running back group to contribute right away. We just felt right now that Devin would be able to help us along with the other guys we’re keeping. That all went into the decision. Again, it was very difficult. But I believed in LeSean the whole time, and again, it was down to the last minute that we decided to go in this direction.”

The Bills selected Devin Singletary in the third round (74th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. Clearly, they believe he’s ready to be featured heavily in an offense.

Behind Singletary, the team boasts two veterans in Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon. It’s apparent the upstate New York franchise is going for the bruiser back mentality here.

That’s not exactly the style that LeSean McCoy plays. He’s more of a cut on a dime and receiving back.

Beane definitely isn’t wrong when saying that McCoy can still play. The same day McCoy was cut, he later signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Meanwhile, the Bills have made it clear that Singletary is their man. With Gore and Yeldon behind him for mentorship and support, it’s hard to imagine that they’ll regret this decision.