Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th164.4 (1st)189.8 (30th)
Defense19th133.1 (29th)223.9 (6th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
05/18/17WRZay JonesKneeQUESTIONABLEJones is dealing with a knee injury and will be considered week-to-week, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Jones, who was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, will miss the Bills' first organized team activity on Thursday as a result of the knee injury. The East Carolina product is slated to rehab throughout the upcoming week with an opportunity to return at next Thursday's OTA. Jones will compete with Andre Holmes and Philly Brown for the No. 2 receiver spot across from Sammy Watkins (foot), but his first priority will be returning to full health prior to the Bills' mandatory minicamp in June.

(Updated 05/18/2017)
05/05/17DBSeantrel HendersonSuspensionSUSPEND (Updated 12/31/1969)
01/31/17DBJames IhedigboLegQUESTIONABLEIhedigbo was placed on injured reserve in 2016 due to a fractured leg and not an ankle injury, The Buffalo News reports.

Ihedigbo suffered what was thought to be an ankle injury in Week 14 against the Steelers. However, it turned out to be much worse than that even though the veteran safety was able to finish out that week's game. It isn't clear how long his recovery will extend into the offseason, but as an unrestricted free agent, he'll need to prove his health in order to land another contract.

(Updated 01/30/2017)
01/25/17TEBlake AnnenNeckQUESTIONABLEAnnen (neck) has passed through waivers and has landed on the Bills' injured reserve list, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Annen had a shot at the final tight end spot, but both the injury and a late surge by Nick O'Leary ended up costing him.

(Updated 09/04/2016)
01/25/17DBRobert BlantonFootQUESTIONABLEBlanton (ankle) signed a contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Blanton played for the Bills last season, accumulating 35 combined tackles in 10 games. He started for a short stretch, but an injured ankle ended his season in what was an awful campaign health-wise for the Buffalo secondary. Blanton will likely fill a reserve role for the Cowboys going forward behind starting free safety Byron Jones. Blanton has 19 career starts and is only two years removed from a 106-tackle season, so he has some NFL experience if he were to be called upon during some portion of the upcoming season.

(Updated 04/20/2017)
01/25/17DLCorbin BryantShoulderQUESTIONABLEBryant (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

After being held out of Sunday's win over the Jaguars, the Bills decided to place the defensive tackle on IR, effectively ending his season. They also promoted defensive tackle DeAndre Coleman from the practice squad Tuesday. Additionally, expect Adolphus Washington and Jerel Worthy to see increased defensive snaps the remainder of the season. Bryant recorded 11 tackles in eight games with the Bills this season.

(Updated 11/29/2016)
01/25/17DBJonathan DowlingKneeQUESTIONABLEDowling (knee) was waived/injured by the Bills on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Dowling suffered a torn ACL during the Bills' preseason loss to the Redskins on Friday. He's a candidate to revert to the team's injured reserve list, provided he clears waivers.

(Updated 08/30/2016)
01/25/17WRMarcus EasleyKneecapQUESTIONABLEEasley (knee) was released by the Bills on Wednesday.

Easley never saw the field in 2016 as he recovered from knee surgery. The wideout had just three receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown in his six seasons with the Bills. He's now an unrestricted free agent, but it's unclear how his surgically repaired knee is doing, which could cause teams to take caution when considering signing him.

(Updated 03/08/2017)
01/25/17TEChris GraggKneeQUESTIONABLEGragg, who suffered a torn ACL during Friday's preseason loss at Washington, was waived/injured Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The Bills can place Gragg on IR if he passes through waivers, which we assume they might be up for since he was coming on strong before the nasty injury.

(Updated 08/30/2016)
01/25/17WRPercy HarvinMigraineQUESTIONABLEHarvin (head) plans to retire, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Harvin came out of retirement to play for the Bills last season, only to be sidelined after two games by the migraines that have bothered him throughout his career. A first-round selection back in 2009, the speedy 28-year-old is apparently calling it quits for good. He isn't fielding offers in free agency -- which may or may not have been the case at this time last year.

(Updated 03/15/2017)
01/25/17WRKolby ListenbeePelvisQUESTIONABLEListenbee, who underwent three different surgeries in 2016 for hernia/pelvis issues, was unable to participate during rookie minicamp Friday.

Listenbee was picked in the sixth round of the 2016 draft but didn't play a down last season. There are a few spots open in the receiving corps this time around, but the speedster has to get healthy first. We'll also note there's a whole new regime in town, one that didn't have anything to do with his selection. We'll see if he can start participating to some degree in an attempt to make an impression.

(Updated 05/12/2017)
01/25/17WRWalt PowellAnkleQUESTIONABLEPowell (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Powell was carted off the field Sunday against the Jaguars and will now spend the remainder of the season on the sideline. A depth option at wideout, the 25-year-old recorded 14 receptions for 142 yards in nine games this year. The team promoted wide receiver Dezmin Lewis from the practice squad as result of the injury.

(Updated 11/29/2016)
01/25/17LBReggie RaglandKneeQUESTIONABLENew defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier thinks Ragland (knee) has the skills to play on the outside if he doesn't win the starting middle linebacker job in the team's new 3-4 defense, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Frazier: "We think he could potentially play outside. We have a limited sample size based on his rookie season and that was just training camp so you have to look at his college tape and project. Based on our projections we think he could play the middle linebacker position and one of the outside positions."

The team seems to want to give Raglund a crack at the middle linebacker job, but Preston Brown has been as solid as they come there through three NFL seasons. Ragland hasn't played a down of pro football yet and is still not 100 percent as he works his way back from the knee injury that killed his 2016 season. Perhaps the better bet is to let Brown man the middle and give Ragland the starting strong-side spot, where the team doesn't have much talent. We'll see how it plays out this summer, but one way or another, the team has big plans for Ragland.

(Updated 05/25/2017)
01/25/17DBAaron WilliamsNeckQUESTIONABLEWilliams (neck) has been released by the Bills, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

The Bills are revamping their secondary with a new coaching staff in town, while Williams doesn't know if he can continue with his career following several scary neck injuries that have kept him out of 22 games over the last two seasons. With Stephon Gilmore signing with New England, the Bills will likely take secondary player with one of their first two draft picks, with receiver being the other glaring need.

(Updated 03/09/2017)
01/01/17RBLeSean McCoyAnkleQUESTIONABLEMcCoy (ankle) was the Bills' lone absentee at the first day of voluntary workouts, Anthony Sambrotto of the team's official website reports.

This doesn't sound like much of a concern, as new head coach Sean McDermott said he's been in communication with McCoy, who produced 1,623 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards per carry in 15 games last season. The 28-year-old running back did finish the year on low note when he left the regular-season finale with a high-ankle sprain, but there's been no suggestion the injury is still a concern. McDermott said he isn't worried about when McCoy will arrive at the team facility.

(Updated 04/04/2017)
01/01/17WRSammy WatkinsFootQUESTIONABLEWatkins (foot), who's unable to participate in OTAs this week, is not expected back on the field until training camp, The Buffalo News reports.

Watkins continues to work through a major injury that's required two surgeries and valuable time on the field, not to mention that he still needs to get more comfortable with quarterback Tyrod Taylor. It remains clear that Watkins has all kinds of upside as the clear-cut No. 1 receiver for the Bills, though we'll note he only put up more than 80 yards once in eight games last year and has missed 11 games over the past two seasons to injuries.

(Updated 05/20/2017)

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