Bryant (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
The veteran has worked through this in past games and based on the limited practices we suspect he'll be good to go for Sunday. However, Marcell Dareus plans on returning to action this week, meaning Bryant's playing time could take a hit anyway.
Clay (knee) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Clay's going to plat this week even though he's designated under the questionable tag. He continues to be a factor in the passing game given the team's many injuries at receiver, though his output seems to be capped based on the limitations of Buffalo's overall passing attack, which is one of the worst in the league.
Dareus (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
All signs point to Dareus making his season debut this week, though it also seems likely the team will need to keep his play count in check. Given all the other injuries the team is working through and given the strength of the opponent, it'd be a nice time for Dareus to make an instant impact with a few big plays.
Gillislee (foot) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Gillislee seems certain to get his first start of the season Sunday, as McCoy is listed as doubtful with a lingering hamstring injury. Gillislee has been the clear go-to guy all season whenever the team subs out McCoy, so there's a chance he could be on the field for almost every offensive set, provided his foot holds up. It's worth noting that Gillislee has popped off a number of huge plays this season and last when he plays the sub role, but he's had some difficulties when given a larger load. This week is a big test for him, and may help the team decide what they want to do with McCoy with one more game next week before the bye.
Goodwin (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against New England.
There was never much hope the speedster was going to play, but fortunately it looks like the Bills will at least get Robert Woods back this week as they continue to be decimated by injuries at receiver.
Hughes (hand) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Lorenzo Alexander is getting all kinds of (well-deserved) credit for coming out of nowhere to lead the NFL in sacks, but part of that is due to all the chaos Hughes creates on the other side of the alignment. Given all the injuries the Bills have on offense, the Bills will need Hughes and his teammates to keep the Patriots in check this week, never an easy task.
McCoy (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against New England.
With McCoy not practicing at all this week, it seems highly unlikely he'll be suiting up Sunday, but sometimes teams put a little more trust in their star players should the injury all of a sudden start to feel better. It's worth noting this happened last weekend in Miami with McCoy and that did not go well. The Bills play in Seattle next week before hitting their bye in Week 10.
McCray missed Wednesday's practice with a knee issue but ultimately achieved full-participant status by Friday. However, with rookie first-rounder Shaq Lawson (shoulder) expected to return this week, McCray will likely see a significant reduction in playing time.
Williams (neck) is out for Sunday's game against New England.
The team and Williams are more worried about his long-term health at this point as he continues to be plagued by head/neck issues. Taking a high cheap shot from Jarvis Landry may end up costing Williams more than just a game or two.
Woods (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
Per the Bills' official site, Woods, who missed last weekend's game, is at this stage expected to give it a go Sunday, with the report acknowledging that "how long his foot will hold up if he plays is hard to predict." The Bills could certainly use Woods on Sunday, with Sammy Watkins and Greg Salas on IR and Marquise Goodwin ruled out for the contest. Also in the team's Week 8 wideout mix are Justin Hunter, Walter Powell, Brandon Tate and Ed Eagan, with Hunter profiling as the upside fantasy dart among that quartet.
Williams signed with the Steelers' practice squad Wednesday.
Williams was let go by the Bills after he showed up this summer grossly out of shape and then received a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. However, he did score nine touchdowns for the Bills last season, so putting him on the practice squad and seeing what he can do seems like a good low-risk signing by the Steelers. Still, some other team could pluck him off there pretty quickly.
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.
Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Listenbee, a sixth-round rookie out of TCU, still isn't ready to practice as he recovers from double hernia surgery, The Buffalo News reports.
Even though the Bills have been decimated at wideout all season, there's simply not going to be enough time for this year to be anything more than rehab and learning for the speedy rookie, who's incredibly raw but may also be one of the NFL's fastest players once he's back.