Free agent cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who visited the Patriots on Tuesday, is signing with the team, reports ESPN.com. It's a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million, according to the National Football Post.
Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).
Clay, who recorded nine catches on a team-high 13 targets for 111 yards this past Sunday against the Giants, was added to the Bills' injury report Thursday, so we'll revisit his status no later than Friday's practice. At this stage though, there has been nothing to suggest that the tight end's Week 5 status is in peril.
Speedy Bills wideout Marquise Goodwin (ribs) has been officially ruled out for the Week 4 battle against the Giants.
Goodwin has now been guaranteed to miss at least a quarter of the 2015 season. He appears to be getting closer to a return, but he missed a good opportunity this week with Sammy Watkins also sidelined.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw 42 passes and only Charles Clay (13) had more targets than Harvin, but the wideout simply couldn't haul in enough to make a fantasy impact. He failed to get a rushing attempt for the first time this season, though he'd only gotten four in the first three games combined. Harvin has now gone three straight games without a touchdown and failed to reach the 70-yard mark, as Taylor continues to spread around the targets to a number of options. He'll look to bounce back in Week 5 against the Titans, who are coming off their bye.
Hogan caught a season-high five balls for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants. He was on the field for 71 percent of the offensive plays.
That will go down when Sammy Watkins returns from his calf injury, though Watkins seems about 50-50 for this week's game in Tennessee. Hogan is a viable option when he does break into the top three, as he's got a good set of hands and has decent red-zone skills.
McCoy (hamstring) did not take part in Friday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' website reports.
McCoy did not practice at all this week, so his chances of suiting up in Week 5 are not promising. Fellow running back Karlos Williams also sat out Friday for the third day in a row, so the Bills could be forced to start their third running back -- Anthony Dixon -- in this week's matchup with the Titans.
Bills safety Bacarri Rambo (thigh) will likely miss Sunday's game against the Titans, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
Rambo has been filling in for Aaron Williams (neck), which means the Bills may be down to a third-string safety for Sunday's game in Tennessee. Duke Williams would likely get the start, and Buffalo's defense is otherwise in good health.
Bills safety Aaron Williams, who has missed the last two games due to a neck injury, was back in full pads for Wednesday's practice, The Buffalo News reports.
The team expects Williams to play this week against the Titans. Williams is the Bills' best safety, and he and Corey Graham pretty nice tandem in an area that has suffered in this week's loss to the Giants with backups in there.
Williams (concussion) did not take part in Friday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' website reports.
Head coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that it would be "a reach" to expect Williams to play this week, and a missed practice for the third day in a row does not help his chances. The Bills will update Williams' status sometime following the conclusion of Friday's practice.
Williams didn't practice at all Wednesday, so it seems as if his health is improving at least slightly. However, until he adjusts to Rex Ryan's defense he will likely continue to disappoint in IDP formats.
Bills cornerbak Leodis McKelvin has been placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list after suffering a setback in his rehab from ankle surgery, per the team website. He will be lost for at least the first six games of the regular season.