eSean McCoy active for Buffalo Bills versus Dolphins

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The Bills spent the first two-and-a-half quarters pounding away at Oakland with the NFL’s top-ranked ground game. Controlling both sides of the ball, Buffalo seemed poise to put the cherry on top of a Rex Ryan masterpiece after running Mike Gillislee barreled into the end zone to forge a 24-9 lead with 9:01 to play in the third quarter.

Gillislee and fellow runner led a ferocious run attack that ripped through the Raiders for 212 yards — only to dry up when it mattered most. After Gillislee punched it in, Buffalo bumbled their way to three straight punts and a pick while Oakland’s offense poured on the points.

The electric pass-catcher signed a contract with the Bills last month following an offseason spent pondering his retirement. After appearing in just two games, though, Harvin succumbed to severe migraine headaches that kept him out of Buffalo’s past two tilts.

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Harvin has dealt with migraines throughout his career — a career that now appears over after seven years in the NFL with the Vikings, Seahawks, Jets and cheap jerseys and . The 2009 first-rounder also missed a rash of games in previous campaigns due to a chronic hip injury.jersey

McCoy was listed as questionable after leaving practice early on Wednesday with hamstring tightness. Shady missed practice Thursday and was limited Friday.

Expect McCoy’s snaps to be limited in Miami. Shady has played 75.8 percent of Bills snaps through six games, an average of 47.5 per contest — that number could be cut in half.

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He tends to hold the ball too long, fails to work the middle of the field effectively, and runs hot and cold with his accuracy. On the other hand, he’s the most effective running quarterback in the league — keying the Bills’ top-ranked ground attack — and throws a pretty deep ball.

Moreover, Ryan has no viable alternative. , the organization’s top draft pick in 2013, has the same weaknesses as Taylor — only to a greater degree. Although offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn recent raved about No. 3 quarterback Cardale Jones as the kind of prospect “you want waiting on the runway,” the fifth-round rookie simply isn’t ready to run an NFL offense after starting just 11 games in college.

Which takes us to Orchard Park, where the start of the second half of Sunday’s Steelers-Bills game was delayed when a buildup of rubber pellets left the field unplayable. The pellets accumulated as the New Era Stadium grounds crew attempted to clear snow from the field at halftime.