Without getting into the troubling details, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy finds himself in a legal situation in regards to his ex-girlfriend. So it's easy to see him landing in the cross-hairs of the NFL office, whether he's found to have committed a crime or not.
Sticking strictly to the on the field implications of McCoy being suspended, or set aside on the commissioner's exempt list like Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, the Bills offense would then lose its best player for part or all of the 2018 season.
So who is McCoy's backup?
After spending the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chris Ivory signed a two-year deal with the Bills back in March. Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News confirmed, in a worst-case scenario regarding McCoy, Ivory would be the first option.
Over eight NFL seasons, with the Saints, Jets, and Jaguars, Ivory has 4,852 rushing yards with a career average of 4.4 yards per carry. His best season came in 2015 with the New York Jets, as he topped 1,000 yards on the ground for the only time to this point in his career along with a career-high seven touchdowns. Ivory has been no threat as a pass catcher, but 71 of his 94 career receptions have come over the last three seasons.
If McCoy were to be rendered unavailable, the Bills could look outside the organization for a replacement. Adrian Peterson and DeMarco Murray are two notable free agent running backs still looking for a new team as training camps approach.