by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Bills send RB Bryce Brown packing
The Bills have released veteran running back Bryce Brown, who combined for 302 yards rushing and receiving last year but did not play in the 2015 season opener. Brown has rushed for progressively fewer yards in each season of his NFL career. He topped out at 564 yards with Philadelphia in 2011, when he averaged a fine 4.9 yards per carry.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Bills RBs coach confirms LeSean McCoy will get bulk of carries
Although the Bills have a crowded backfield, Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Tuesday the plan is for LeSean McCoy to be the workhorse back when healthy. Although, his status for Week 1 is a bit iffy since he is coming off a preseason hamstring injury. "All along we brought him in to put the bulk of the workload on him," Lynn told NFL.com. "And he has some good help in Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams. So those guys will all play a complementary role but Shady will get the bulk of it. "And far as his availability (for Week 1), I'll hope he'll be ready to roll. I can't say that for that sure, but if he's ready to roll, we're gonna use him and we got a plan for him. And if he's not, we're not gonna blink." Lynn also added McCoy could also be used in goal-line situations. "Shady's done a good job in goal line and short-yardage," he said. "Sometimes it's not the biggest, most powerful back. It's the back with the best instincts and feel. Marcus Allen was a 205-pound runner but was the best goal-line runner I've seen in my time. So he has a knack to get through the hole and get skinny in the hole. So I'm not saying that I'm gonna take [McCoy] out at the goal line, but Karlos can definitely get the job done."
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Report: Bills have discussed Bryce Brown trade scenarios
The Bills have had trade discussions involving running back Bryce Brown, according to NFL Network. Brown appeared in seven games for Buffalo last season.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Bills RB Bryce Brown (personal) not partaking in voluntary workouts
Bills running back Bryce Brown has been unable to participate in voluntary offseason workouts because of personal reasons, running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Tuesday. "Bryce is doing what he has to do right now, taking care of his family in the offseason," Lynn said, per ESPN. "But yes, it will set him back. I mean, he's five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once he gets here it's going to be hard to slow down and catch him up. That's one of my biggest concerns. "But he's got the playbook and hopefully he's taking care of his business and he'll come in in great shape and we'll see what happens." Although coach Rex Ryan called out Brown in March about his fumbling issues, general manager Doug Whaley has implored the coaching staff to give Brown a "clean slate." "Rex has a way of motivating guys and getting his point across. I think Bryce got the point," Lynn said. "It's more mental than drills: just helping him know and feel where the ball is, just having an awareness of where the ball is. "Runners naturally are going to swing the ball, when you try to maintain your balance and fall and all those types of things. But when you have that awareness of where the ball is, then you can protect it more times than not."
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Bills' Rex Ryan: Bryce Brown needs to hold on to the football
Bills running back Bryce Brown is officially on notice. Speaking at the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday, coach Rex Ryan talked a bit about his deep running back group that features LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon. The fourth running back in that stable? "[T]he fast dude. Brown is it?" Ryan said, via ESPN.com. "I'm not gonna learn his name until he holds on to the football. And if he does, he'll have a chance to play. But until we feel comfortable with it, he won't." It should be noted that Brown only fumbled once in 2014 with the Bills, though he appeared in just seven games. He didn't fumble at all in 2013 but coughed the ball up four times in 2012 with the Eagles. Ryan has a reputation of being beloved by his players so this may not irk Brown too much once they become better acquainted. But if Brown wants a shot at playing time, or even a 53-man roster spot, he'll need to prove his fumbling ways are a part of the past.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Bills release final inactives list of the season against New England
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus. Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Bills list Week 16 inactives vs. Raiders
The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Raiders: running back Bryce Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell, linebackers Larry Dean and Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and tight end Chris Gragg (knee). The only player on the inactive list dealing with an injury is reserve tight end Gragg, who was listed as probable, leaving the Bills as one of the healthier teams in the league heading into Week 16. They are a 6 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Fred Jackson leads all Bills RBs with 70 yards vs. Packers
Bills running backs Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown combined for 117 yards on the ground during Sunday's victory over the Packers in Week 15. Jackson led the way with 71 yards on 20 carries, averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. He caught a team-high three of six targets for 27 yards. Jackson has been held out of the end zone in each of the past three games. Dixon took six handoffs for 26 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per attempt. He caught his only target for a gain of 5 yards. Brown carried the ball four times for 20 yards and caught one pass for a gain of 40 yards.
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
Bryce Brown, Anthony Dixon not used much Week 14
Bills running backs Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon didn't get many opportunities behind starter Fred Jackson in Sunday's 24-17 loss at Denver. Brown ran three times for 11 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards. Dixon rushed three times for 15 yards and was not targeted in the passing game. They'll face the Packers in Week 15.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Trio of Bills make small contributions to Week 13 win
Running backs Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown and tight end Scott Chandler all chipped in as the Bills beat the Browns on Sunday. Dixon rushed for 25 yards on six carries while Brown added three attempts for 11 yards. Chandler caught two passes, but was held to a mere three yards.