Dareus (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Dareus will look to get back to full participation by the end of the week with a tough matchup against the Patriots on Sunday approaching. Fellow nose tackle Corbin Bryant is also dealing with an ankle issue, so Dareus could see quite a large workload given he's ultimately able to play.
Woods (foot) practiced on a limited basis Thursday for the second straight day.
Things are starting to look hopeful that the wideout can return this week against the Patriots, and the Bills could certainly use him, with Sammy Watkins and Greg Salas out, and LeSean McCoy and Marquise Goodwin looking dicey.
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.
Jones (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Jones was spotted back on the field after not playing since Week 3 due to knee aliment. Should he be cleared for Sunday's tilt with the Buccaneers, expect him to see his reps significantly monitored, in which case DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard could see increased action.
Smith (suspension) has applied for reinstatement into the NFL, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Smith's one-year suspension that he was serving for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy is nearing an end, and after entering a treatment center in late July, Smith will once again attempt to make a return to the NFL. Having been suspended and under investigation multiple times over the past few years, Smith will have a lot to prove to the league if he wishes to play once again.