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Thurman talks Tyrod contract, McCoy future

Posted at 9:29 PM, Apr 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 13:01:44-04

Tyrod Taylor. EJ Manuel.  Those are the only two players currently on the roster heading into the season.

That's it.

The salary cap situation isn't ideal, but Taylor is going to get paid one way or another after going 8-6 in his first year as a starter for the Bills.

He's entering into the final year of his contract and could hit the open market at the end of the season if a new deal isn't signed.

Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas say the pressure to perform could affect his pay day one of two ways.

"He could come out and play like he played last year and that (contract) number will probably go up," Thomas said in Rochester before the Amerks game on Sunday.

"Then you can put so much pressure on yourself that you start pressing and don't play as well as you played the year before."

Taylor threw for 3,035 yards and 20 touchdowns, and added nearly 600 more on the ground and four rushing scores in 2015.

Thomas also spoke to reporters regarding the future of current running back LeSean McCoy.  The 27-year old was reportedly involved in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl in early February.

So far no charges have been filed against the All-Pro, but he could still face a suspension when the season begins.

Thomas said McCoy is "doing great" and has been working out in preparation of the season, despite not knowing if he'll be suiting up in Week 1 when the season kicks off.

"It's been hard on him because he doesn't know what the DA was going to do, and now he doesn't know what the suspension is going to bring," Thomas said.  "But as for me, you don't want to see anything bad happen to anybody whether its a football player or the people that involved, the off duty cops."