Coach Andy Reid noted Wednesday that Charles (knee) "is improving by the day and is chomping at the bit to play," BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
Meanwhile, Reid fell short of stating that Charles will play Sunday against the Jets, adding "we'll see how it goes." Kissel adds that in advance of Wednesday's practice, it's expected that Charles will continue to work predominantly with the Chiefs' scout team.
Gaines (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
Gaines was a late addition to this week's injury report, but it appears that the 25-year-old may be in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game. If Gaines is unable to go Sunday that would be a huge blow to Kansas City. The Jets are likely to use three and four wide receiver sets in an attempt to exploit a somewhat depleted secondary. Steven Nelson and Kenneth Acker could be in line for increased playing time if Gaines sits out.
Anderson (foot) did not practice Friday and listed as out for Sunday's game against Arizona.
Anderson practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday but was absent from Friday's practice. It's unsure why he was held out, but there has been speculation that he may have suffered some sort of setback during Thursday's practice. Regardless, Anderson was not expected to get much run against Arizona.
Clay (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Clay was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday's session completely. That suggests Clay is trending toward being available despite his knee injury Sunday, when the Bills' offense could lean on him more if wideout Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive.
Jones (shoulder) is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Jets.
Jones' shoulder is getting better to the point where he's practicing again, but the team will choose to suit up just two quarterbacks in this one and maybe for the time being. In other words, Jones may end up being a healthy inactive a number of times this season.
Salas (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Salas was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday, but could become a more important member of the Bills' passing game should Sammy Watkins (foot) be ruled out Sunday. While Salas will need to be active himself for that to happen, his upside this weekend seems higher than it usually would while carrying a groin injury.
Watkins (foot) is not on the field for the start of Friday's practice.
This is not good at all considering Rex Ryan expressed "heightened concern" Thursday about Watkins' availability for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He's actually played through a lot of pain in his brief career, though at best we can expect a questionable status when the official report comes out later Friday.
Reddick, who suffered a sprained MCL in practice Friday, was waived/injured by the Bills on Sunday.
The Bills didn't have much choice here with several other linebackers injured and reinforcements needed. If Reddick clears injury waivers, the Bills can then either place the him on IR or agree to an injury settlement with him.
Dareus (suspension) has opted to leave the Bills in order to receive treatment. "After careful consideration of recent events within my life, I have made the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility," he said in a statement. "I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career. I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process."
Earlier this week, Dareus received his second suspension for a violation of the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Among other issues in his personal life, he'll extend his time away from the team with the aim of getting on the straight and narrow. If the defensive tackle indeed comes back to the Bills with a different state of mind, his pass-rushing prowess will be valuable, as he's notched 31.5 sacks in 78 career games.
Listenbee, still recovering from double hernia surgery, was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Listenbee will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. The Bills have a major logjam at wide receiver and with some tough roster decisions to make may just stash the speedy Listenbee away for the bulk of the season, then work on his upside once he's fully healthy and more prepared for action.