Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th164.4 (1st)189.8 (30th)
Defense19th133.1 (29th)223.9 (6th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
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 (foot) was placed on the IR Saturday, Bills' sideline reporter Sal Capaccio reports.

After a demotion in snaps, Blanton injured his foot late in Sunday's win over the Bengals. Specifics of the injury did not come to light during the week, but he was ultimately ruled out for Week 12 in Friday's injury report. James Ihedigbo, Sergio Brown, and Jonathan Meeks are all in the mix for replacing Blanton at strong safety.

(Updated 11/26/2016)
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)
01/25/17LBIK EnemkpaliKneeQUESTIONABLEEnemkpali (knee) will become a free agent March 9, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Enemkpali spent the entirety of last season on injured reserve due to a torn ACL suffered in the preseason. In his only other season with Buffalo, Enemkpali recorded 13 combined tackles in 11 games. He will test the free agent market and look to make another 53-man roster come September.

(Updated 03/07/2017)
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, is expected to be fully cleared by training camp. "I talked to the surgeon when I first had surgery and he said four months for a full recovery," he the receiver. "They've also said that I won't be back until training camp. So when we get to OTAs I should be able to run, but it might just be on the side. Just learning technique and walking through plays so I can be ready for training camp."

Listenbee missed his entire rookie season following his sixth-round selection out of TCU. He'll have to impress a brand new coaching staff -- one that didn't select him -- in order to land a roster spot. However, if he can finally get back to full health he has a few things working in his favor, namely his world-class speed and the lack of signed receiving options that are locked with the Bills.

(Updated 02/10/2017)
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 RaglandKneeQUESTIONABLERagland, who had successful ACL surgery before his rookie season could even get off the ground, expects to be ready to play by August but still has some recovery time left, BuffaloBills.com reports. "I probably won't run for another month or so to make sure my quad is right and I'm back stronger," said Ragland. "I think we were thinking about me getting back on the field in August," he said. "I know in (June) minicamp I'll be working myself back and not rush myself into it."

Ragland made a great impression all summer following his second-round selection, but that went up in smoke with a devastating training camp injury. The Bills got surprisingly good play from their substitute linebackers -- Ragland had been tabbed as a starter -- as Zach Brown put up an eye-popping 149 tackles and arguably should have made the Pro Bowl. With a new coaching staff and likely a new defense in store for the Bills, we'll see how it all shakes out. To add further question marks, both Brown and Lorenzo Alexander are unrestricted free agents.

(Updated 01/04/2017)
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)
01/20/17DLShaq LawsonKneeQUESTIONABLELawson has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery since the end of the regular season, USA Today reports.

This procedure is completely unrelated from the injury that delayed the start of Lawson's rookie season last fall, as that issue solely concerned his shoulder. In fact, this surgery appears to have been minor in nature considering the 2016 first-rounder isn't expected to miss any part of the Bills' offseason program.

(Updated 01/20/2017)
01/01/17RBLeSean McCoyAnkleQUESTIONABLEBills head coach Sean McDermott believes McCoy (ankle) will be a good fit in the team's new offensive system, buffalobills.com reports. "Well I think if you ask most defensive coordinators, LeSean's probably a fit for most offenses and ours is no different," said McDermott. "I'm excited about seeing LeSean in our offense."

McCoy has been mentioned in offseason rumors as a potential cap casualty, but it sounds as if the team's new leadership envisions him playing a starring role in offensive coordinator Rick Dennison's stretch zone scheme. The 28-year-old has already proven to be effective in a variety of offensive systems through eight NFL seasons, most recently rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns on 234 carries (5.4) in 2016. McCoy dealt with a slew of nagging injuries the past few years -- including a high-ankle sprain at the end of 2016 -- but he'll likely be healthy by the time OTAs begin in mid-to-late April.

(Updated 03/07/2017)
01/01/17WRSammy WatkinsFootQUESTIONABLEWatkins, who underwent a second surgery on his foot following the 2016 season, has been progressing well. "I've had a couple of conversations with Sammy," new coach Sean McDermott told BuffaloBills.com. "He's on schedule at this time and no setbacks."

Watkins' continued foot issues led him to a miserable third season, where he was only able to play in eight games and logged just two scores and 43 receiving yards in those contests. A healthy Watkins is a brilliant receiver, however, so it'd be interesting to see what he can do if he's able to put the foot issues behind him. That said, he's worked at less than 100 percent for nearly all of his three NFL seasons, while the Bills remain unsettled at quarterback and could enter the 2017 season with a lack of talent at wideout besides Watkins. It'd be a boon to his value if the team brought back quarterback Tyrod Taylor, a decision that'll be made within the next week.

(Updated 03/02/2017)
11/29/16DBSeantrel HendersonSuspensionSUSPENDThe Bills starting offensive line will see its first playing time together in a game Sunday against the Bears, with Cordy Glenn, Chris Williams, Eric Wood, Erik Pears and Seantrel Henderson lining up left to right, the Buffalo News reports.
08/24/16LBKevin ReddickKneeQUESTIONABLEReddick, 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.

(Updated 08/07/2016)
 

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