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Buffalo Bills

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium | Coach: Rex Ryan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th92.6 (25th)225.9 (18th)
Defense4th106.4 (11th)205.8 (3rd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
50Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32388/14/19902Oregon
53Bradham, Nigel OLB6-22419/4/19894Florida State
33Brooks, Ron CB5-1019010/16/19884Louisiana State
46Broomfield, Deon DB6-02068/3/19911Iowa State
52Brown, Preston OLB6-125110/27/19922Louisville
35Brown, Bryce RB6-02205/14/19914Kansas State
15Brown, Justin WR6-32093/10/19912Oklahoma
97Bryant, Corbin DT6-43001/4/19883Northwestern
30Butler, Mario DB6-118710/20/19883Georgia Tech
65Campbell, William G6-43117/6/19912Michigan
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19858Montana
84Chandler, Scott TE6-72607/23/19859Iowa
96Charles, Stefan DT6-53236/9/19883Regina (Canada)
29Cockrell, Ross CB6-01908/6/19912Duke
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-333111/18/19895Alabama
54Dean, Larry LB6-02268/7/19885Valdosta State
26Dixon, Anthony RB6-12339/24/19876Mississippi State
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19875Connecticut
45Gaines, Jimmy LB6-32405/11/19931Miami (Fla.)
4Gay, Jordan K6-12003/29/19902Centre
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-11909/19/19904South Carolina
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19894Georgia
88Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19903Texas
89Gragg, Chris TE6-32446/30/19903Arkansas
20Graham, Corey CB6-01967/25/19859New Hampshire
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-424211/7/19893Minnesota
36Green, Jonte DB6-01847/19/19892New Mexico State
75Hairston, Chris T6-63304/26/19894Clemson
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19922Miami (Fla.)
15Hogan, Chris WR6-122010/24/19883Monmouth (N.J.)
86Holley, Caleb WR6-220012/26/19901East Central (OK)
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19886Texas Christian
68Incognito, Richie C6-33197/5/19839Nebraska
22Jackson, Fred RB6-12162/20/19819Coe
58Johnson, Randell OLB6-42453/23/19912Florida Atlantic
93Johnson, Bryan DE6-42508/13/19881West Texas A&M
60Johnson, Darryl G6-42952/10/1991RNew Mexico
 Knox, Corey RB6-321210/13/1989RBuffalo
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19932Alabama
62Kupper, Alex G6-32992/14/19901Louisville
31Ladler, Kenny FS6-02076/23/19922Vanderbilt
91Lawson, Manny DE6-52407/3/198410North Carolina State
 Manhertz, Chris TE6-62354/10/1992RCanisius
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19903Florida State
21McKelvin, Leodis CB5-101859/1/19858Troy
36Meeks, Jonathan DB6-020911/8/19893Clemson
68Morrell, D.J. G6-63258/19/19911Old Dominion
18Orton, Kyle QB6-422811/14/198211Purdue
87Palmer, Tobais WR5-111782/20/19901North Carolina State
79Pears, Erik G6-83166/25/198210Colorado State
57Powell, Ty LB6-22494/27/19883Harding
30Rambo, Bacarri SS6-02116/27/19903Georgia
68Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
56Rivers, Keith (FA) OLB6-22355/5/19867USC
37Robey, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19923USC
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19857Florida State
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19902California-Davis
25Searcy, Da'Norris SS5-1120711/16/19885North Carolina
85Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19875Marshall
51Spikes, Brandon MLB6-22559/3/19876Florida
28Spiller, C.J. RB5-112008/5/19876Clemson
38Sweeting, Rod DB6-01879/28/19902Georgia Tech
58Sylvester, Stevenson LB6-22317/18/19886Utah
11Thigpen, Marcus RB5-92005/15/19864Indiana
80Thompson, Deonte WR6-02032/14/19893Florida
79Towns, Jeremy DT6-42903/9/19891Samford
7Tuel, Jeff QB6-32212/12/19912Washington State
60Urbik, Kraig G6-53249/23/19857Wisconsin
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19932Clemson
23Williams, Aaron FS6-01994/23/19905Texas
94Williams, Mario DE6-62921/31/198510North Carolina State
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/198310Louisiana State
27Williams, Duke SS5-1120110/15/19903Nevada
74Williams, Chris G6-63208/26/19858Vanderbilt
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19867Louisville
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19923USC
92Wynn, Jarius DT6-32858/29/19867Georgia
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-5321.86-3286.825.62134
 
 
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MarQueis Gray
News
The Bills received contributions from several pass-catchers during Sunday's win over Green Bay in Week 15.

Robert Woods was targeted five times but only finished with two grabs for 22 yards. Scott Chandler also finished with 22 yards on two receptions but was targeted only twice by Kyle Orton. MarQueis Gray caught his lone target for a gain of 8 yards, while Chris Hogan came down with one catch for 6 yards on two targets. Lee Smith caught both of his targets for only one yard.

Lee Smith
News
The Bills received contributions from several pass-catchers during Sunday's win over Green Bay in Week 15.

Robert Woods was targeted five times but only finished with two grabs for 22 yards. Scott Chandler also finished with 22 yards on two receptions but was targeted only twice by Kyle Orton. MarQueis Gray caught his lone target for a gain of 8 yards, while Chris Hogan came down with one catch for 6 yards on two targets. Lee Smith caught both of his targets for only one yard.

Da'Norris Searcy
News
Bills general manager Doug Whaley admitted that it could be difficult to re-sign safety Da'Norris Searcy before free agency hits.

“Searcy is going to be a little challenging with Searcy just because we have paid Aaron Williams and there’s some money tied up in that position,” Whaley said, via the Bills' website. “Searcy may probably garner starter money at safety. That’s going to be a little more challenging trying to get that done just because of the cap space dedicated to that position.”

Searcy totaled 65 tackles, two forced fumbles and three interceptions in 2015.

Jonte Green
News
The Bills announced Thursday that the team has signed defensive back Jonte Green and guard Darryl Johnson to reserve/future contracts.

Green played in 24 games with the Lions after being selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft but did not make the team in 2014. Johnson went unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Larry Dean
News
The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Raiders: running back Bryce Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell, linebackers Larry Dean and Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and tight end Chris Gragg (knee).

The only player on the inactive list dealing with an injury is reserve tight end Gragg, who was listed as probable, leaving the Bills as one of the healthier teams in the league heading into Week 16. They are a 6 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.

Aaron Williams
News
The Bills listed kicker Dan Carpenter (right groin) and safety Aaron Williams (hip) were deemed probable for Sunday's season finale at New England. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (knee) were ruled out for the game.   
Alex Kupper
News
In addition to quarterback Case Keenum, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a torn ligament in his thumb, and tight end Garrett Graham, who is out again with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 16 against the Broncos includes wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and offensive lineman Cody White. Starling, Kupper, Gardner and White are all healthy scratches.
Garrison Sanborn
News
The Bills have ruled out wide receivers Marcus Easley (knee) and Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) for their Week 7 battle against the visiting Vikings. Also out is linebacker Ty Powell (ankle).

The team is otherwise healthy - the rest of those on its injury report Friday are probable. They are long snapper Garrison Sanborn (knee), safeties Aaron Williams (wrist/neck) and Da'Norris Searcy (knee), linebacker Brandon Spikes (ribs) and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee).

Marcell Dareus
News
Bills general manager Doug Whaley said Thursday that the team intends to work on an extension for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus after dealing with free agency, per the team's website.

"After we get done with all the unrestricted (free agents) and all we have to do this offseason then we would start to broach that subject," Whaley said.

Dareus is entering the final year of his contract after racking up a career-high 10 sacks in 2014.

Injury
Knee - Missed Week 17 at New England
Chris Hairston
News
The Bills put right tackle Chris Hairston on the reserve/Non-Football Illness list.

Anthony Dixon
News
Bills running back Anthony Dixon tweeted a photo of himself indicating he underwent surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his knee, reports ESPN.com. Dixon ran for 432 yards and two touchdowns last season, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
Brandon Spikes
News
If linebacker Brandon Spikes is going to return to the Bills it will be in a different role than what he's used to.

Via the Bills' official website, general manager Doug Whaley said depth at the position will not allow Spikes to continue playing as a three-down linebacker.

"I just talked to him today and the new staff sees a different role than maybe he does so I told him to see if he can get a team that sees him the way he sees himself,” Whaley said. “If not, come back to us and then we can talk."

The Bills are anticipating the return of Kiko Alonso, who tore his ACL last July. The Bills are also high on linebackers Preston Brown and Nigel Bradham.

Spikes recorded 54 tackles and a forced fumble in 2014.

“Brandon is one of my favorite players. We’re going to reach out to his representation and see how he would fit in this new defensive scheme and because of the depth we have whether it would fit how he sees himself as a player," Whaley said. "So it’ll be more of, ‘Hey do you want to come back and be a one or two down player? Or do you want to try to go out and still be an every down player [elsewhere]?’ So that one is going to be a kind of seeing what works for him and what works for us.”

Ross Cockrell
News
The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Raiders: running back Bryce Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell, linebackers Larry Dean and Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and tight end Chris Gragg (knee).

The only player on the inactive list dealing with an injury is reserve tight end Gragg, who was listed as probable, leaving the Bills as one of the healthier teams in the league heading into Week 16. They are a 6 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.

Scott Chandler
News
Bills wide receiver Robert Woods and tight end Scott Chandler both caught touchdowns in Buffalo's 26-24 loss in Oakland in Week 16.

Chandler caught a pass over the middle at about the 10-yard line early in the fourht quarter and outmuscled a defender into the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown that cut his team's deficit to two points. Unfortunately, the Bills were again down by two scores when Robert Woods hauled in a 30-yard touchdown with just 69 seconds left on the game clock, and the team was unable to recover the successive onside kick.

Woods finished the game with seven receptions on nine targets for 52 yards while Chandler managed four receptions on six targets for 37 yards. Both players will square off with the Patriots in Week 17.

Kraig Urbik
News
Several Bills who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Jets in Detroit. The group includes cornerback Ron Brooks (groin), kicker Dan Carpenter (groin), wideout Chris Hogan (hip), defensive end Manny Lawson (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (shoulder).
Marquise Goodwin
News
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.

Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills. 

Ron Brooks
News
Several Bills who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Jets in Detroit. The group includes cornerback Ron Brooks (groin), kicker Dan Carpenter (groin), wideout Chris Hogan (hip), defensive end Manny Lawson (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (shoulder).
Preston Brown
News
If linebacker Brandon Spikes is going to return to the Bills it will be in a different role than what he's used to.

Via the Bills' official website, general manager Doug Whaley said depth at the position will not allow Spikes to continue playing as a three-down linebacker.

"I just talked to him today and the new staff sees a different role than maybe he does so I told him to see if he can get a team that sees him the way he sees himself,” Whaley said. “If not, come back to us and then we can talk."

The Bills are anticipating the return of Kiko Alonso, who tore his ACL last July. The Bills are also high on linebackers Preston Brown and Nigel Bradham.

Spikes recorded 54 tackles and a forced fumble in 2014.

“Brandon is one of my favorite players. We’re going to reach out to his representation and see how he would fit in this new defensive scheme and because of the depth we have whether it would fit how he sees himself as a player," Whaley said. "So it’ll be more of, ‘Hey do you want to come back and be a one or two down player? Or do you want to try to go out and still be an every down player [elsewhere]?’ So that one is going to be a kind of seeing what works for him and what works for us.”

Jordan Gay
News
The Panthers waived or released nine players: receivers Toney Clemons, Kealoha Pilares and Marvin McNutt, linebacker Anthony Morales, defensive ends Alex Hall and Craig Roh, punter Jordan Gay, offensive tackle Oscar Johnson and defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh.
Keith Rivers
News
The Bills announced the release of linebacker Keith Rivers on Tuesday.

By releasing Rivers, the Bills will save $1.7 million against the salary cap, reports ESPN.com. Rivers played in 12 games during the 2014 season and registered 16 tackles. During his seven-year career, he totaled 291 tackles and three sacks.

Dan Carpenter
News
Bills kicker Dan Carpenter nailed his only field goal attempt of the day and two extra points in Buffalo's 17-9 win over New England Sunday. 

Carpenter drilled a 48-yard attempt at the end of the first half. He finishes the year 34 for 38 with a long of 58. He also went 31 for 32 on extra point attempts in 2014. 

Randell Johnson
News
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.

Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills. 

Mario Williams
News
Bills sackmaster Mario Williams was back on the field Thursday after missing the Wednesday session with an illness. He leads the team in sacks with 12.
Marcus Easley
News
The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Thursday's Week 11 matchup with the Dolphins: running backs Fred Jackson (groin) and Phillip Tanner, cornerback Ron Brooks (groin), wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (ribs), defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee), linebacker Randell Johnson and offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio.

Jackson, Brooks and Goodwin were all listed as questionable to play, while Wynn had already been ruled out on the team's final injury report. Wide receiver Marcus Easley (knee) is active after being listed as questionable, as is wide receiver Mike Williams, who will give the team another option with Goodwin sidelined.

Fred Jackson
News
Bills running back Fred Jackson had 18 carries for 58 yards and one catch for four yards in Buffalo's 17-9 win over the Patriots Sunday.

Jackson was unable to break free for a long gain in the game, with his longest run of the day going for eight yards.

Jackson finishes the year 525 yards and two touchdowns on the ground after missing two games earlier in the year with a groin injury.

Cyril Richardson
News
The Bills declared wideouts Mike Williams and Marcus Easley (knee), cornerback Ron Brooks (groin), linebacker Randell Johnson, running back Phillip Tanner, guard Cyril Richardson and safety Jerome Couplin inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Eric Wood
News
The 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.

The Bills are walking into a hostile environment in Chicago, and the fact that the starting five on the offensive line didn't see any time together could make things difficult on running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson if the linemen suffer a communications breakdown. It also bodes well for the Chicago defense, providing an increased opportunity that a pass rusher breaks through unblocked on a missed assignment.

Corey Knox
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Bryan Johnson
News
The Bills have placed defensive end Bryan Johnson on their practice squad three days after releasing him from their 53-man roster.

Johnson has been active for two games, but has yet to play a down.

Ty Powell
News
Several Bills who were on the injury report are active for Sunday's game against Kansas City. The list includes wideouts Robert Woods (back) and Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) and linebacker Ty Powell (ankle).
Stephon Gilmore
News
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.

Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills. 

Injury
Concussion - Missed Week 17 at New England
Bryce Brown
News
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.

Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills. 

Stefan Charles
News
The Bills listed tight end Chris Gragg (knee), safety Da'Norris Searcy (hamstring), and Mike Williams as out for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Searcy, who left Week 14 against the Broncos and was unable to return, has 47 tackles and three interceptions this year in Buffalo. 

Defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee) is listed as questionable while kicker Dan Carpenter (groin) and defensive tackle Stefan Charles (quad) are probable. 

Erik Pears
News
Bills rookie offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio said Friday that he has had "a lot of reps" as the right guard with the first team in practice, the Buffalo News reports.

It's unclear whether Kouandjio is close to sliding into the starting lineup over the struggling Erik Pears, but coach Doug Marrone said the rookie "absolutely might" be active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Kouandjio has been a regular on the inactive list this season. He has seen work with the scout team as right tackle in practice, but it appears the team could be preparing him for a move inside.

C.J. Spiller
News
Running back C.J. Spiller would like to remain with the Bills, but it's up to the team. 

That was the message Spiller gave during an interview on Sirius XM radio on Tuesday. "I want to be in Buffalo," Spiller said. "There is a possibility that I can be in a Bills uniform but the ball is in their court."

Spiller also gave his approval of the Bills coaching hire, saying Rex Ryan was a great fit for Buffalo and, "I love me some Rex Ryan." 

Spiller is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10. He rushed for 300 yards on 78 carries in an injury-shortened 2014 season. 

Kyle Williams
News
The Bills defense racked up six turnovers and four sacks in the team's 43-23 win over the Jets in Week 8. The Jets fumbled the ball four times in the loss, losing two, while throwing four interceptions in a poor all-around effort from the offense.

Leading the Bills' sack charge was defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who delivered 1.5 sacks despite dealing with a minor back injury during the game. Defensive end Mario Williams also had a half a sack as well as a forced fumble, while defensive linemen Corbin Bryant contributed a sack and a forced fumble and defensive end Jarius Wynn added a sack of his own.

The Bills were able to intercept four passes, with three coming against starter Geno Smith in the first quarter and one coming from the arm of backup Michael Vick, who took over and played most of the game. Linebacker Preston Brown, cornerback Stephon Gilmore and safeties Aaron Williams and Da'Norris Searcy each picked off a pass in the winning effort.

The Bills head into a Week 9 bye with a 5-3 record before facing the Chiefs in Week 10.

Jerry Hughes
News
The Bills reportedly chose not to apply their franchise tag to linebacker Jerry Hughes Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Buffalo has been working on signing Hughes to a new, long term deal for the past month. The veteran linebacker racked up 10 sacks and totaled 54 tackles in all 16 games in 2014 for the Bills. 

Duke Williams
News
Bills running back C.J. Spiller (shoulder) is among the team's players listed as probable who are active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Spiller is making his return from injured reserve and will be playing in his first game since Week 7. Also active after being listed as probable are safeties Da'Norris Searcy (hamstring) and Duke Williams (concussion), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee), running back Anthony Dixon (chest), wide receiver Marcus Thigpen (foot) and kicker Dan Carpenter (groin).

The Bills are a 6 1/2-point favorite for Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.

Sammy Watkins
News
Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins had three catches for 57 yards in Buffalo's 17-9 win over the Patriots. His best play of the day being a 43-yard completion from quarterback Kyle Orton, where he nearly broke free for a touchdown.

Watkins, who was the third overall draft pick in 2014, came up just short of 1,000 yards for the year, finishing with 982 yards on 65 catches.

He had over 100 yards receiving in four games in 2014.

Bacarri Rambo
News
The Bills designated the following players as inactive for the game at Denver: wideout Mike Williams (calf), tight end Chris Gragg (knee), defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee), safety Bacarri Rambo (hamstring), fullback Frank Summers, offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio and linebacker Randell Johnson.
Kenny Ladler
News
The Bills placed safety Kenny Ladler on IR with an arm injury, ending his season. Ladler played in two games, making four tackles.
Injury
Arm - IR. Out for season
Deon Broomfield
News
The Bills trimmed their active roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Xavius Boyd, DT Landon Cohen, TE Dominique Jones, CB Kamaal McIlwain, CB Sam Miller, P Brian Moorman, QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Naaman Roosevelt, C Jared Wheeler, QB Jeff Tuel, S Deon Broomfield, LB Jimmy Gaines, WR T.J. Graham, WR Caleb Holley, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, DE Bryan Johnson, S Kenny Ladler, C Doug Legursky and G Antoine McClain.
Jeff Tuel
News
The Bills trimmed their active roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Xavius Boyd, DT Landon Cohen, TE Dominique Jones, CB Kamaal McIlwain, CB Sam Miller, P Brian Moorman, QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Naaman Roosevelt, C Jared Wheeler, QB Jeff Tuel, S Deon Broomfield, LB Jimmy Gaines, WR T.J. Graham, WR Caleb Holley, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, DE Bryan Johnson, S Kenny Ladler, C Doug Legursky and G Antoine McClain.
Corbin Bryant
News
The Bills defense racked up six turnovers and four sacks in the team's 43-23 win over the Jets in Week 8. The Jets fumbled the ball four times in the loss, losing two, while throwing four interceptions in a poor all-around effort from the offense.

Leading the Bills' sack charge was defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who delivered 1.5 sacks despite dealing with a minor back injury during the game. Defensive end Mario Williams also had a half a sack as well as a forced fumble, while defensive linemen Corbin Bryant contributed a sack and a forced fumble and defensive end Jarius Wynn added a sack of his own.

The Bills were able to intercept four passes, with three coming against starter Geno Smith in the first quarter and one coming from the arm of backup Michael Vick, who took over and played most of the game. Linebacker Preston Brown, cornerback Stephon Gilmore and safeties Aaron Williams and Da'Norris Searcy each picked off a pass in the winning effort.

The Bills head into a Week 9 bye with a 5-3 record before facing the Chiefs in Week 10.

Chris Gragg
News
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.

Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills. 

D.J. Morrell
News
The Rams waived cornerback Jarrid Bryant, punter Bobby Cowan, offensive tackles D.J. Morrell and R.J. Dill, receivers T.J. Moe and Jordan Harris, long snapper Jorgen Hus, fullback Kadeem Jones, and linebackers Johnny Millard and Pat Schiller.

Cyrus Kouandjio
News
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.

Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills. 

Tobais Palmer
News
The Saints have waived running back Timothy Flanders, wide receiver Tobais Palmer, tight end Je'Ron Hamm and linebacker Chidera Uzo-Diribe.
Nickell Robey
News
The Bills used rookie defensive back Nickell Robey in pass-rushing situations again in Week 16, and he got to the quarterback for the second straight game. Robey racked up two sacks in a 19-0 win over the Dolphins, one week after picking up his first career sack. Robey added four tackles Sunday. 
Seantrel Henderson
News
The 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.

The Bills are walking into a hostile environment in Chicago, and the fact that the starting five on the offensive line didn't see any time together could make things difficult on running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson if the linemen suffer a communications breakdown. It also bodes well for the Chicago defense, providing an increased opportunity that a pass rusher breaks through unblocked on a missed assignment.

Darryl Johnson
News
The Chargers waived or released these players: running back Kerwynn Williams, offensive tackle Nick Becton, fullback Zach Boren, tight ends Ryan Otten and Jake Byrne, receivers Micah Hatfield and Brelan Chancellor, linebacker Adrian Hamilton, guard Darryl Johnson, cornerback Lowell Rose and punter Chase Tenpenny.
Kiko Alonso
News
Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is expecting to be ready by the start of training camp after missing the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL, the team's website reports.

"I anticipate being 100 percent before camp," Alonso said. "By camp, I definitely feel I'll be at 100 percent. I feel very good with where I'm at. By camp I’ll be full go."

Alonso is full-on into his rehab to get back on the field.

"Basically I'm just rehabbing four-five days a week, just recovering," Alonso said.. "That's it. That's all I do, work out and recover and wait for the next workout."

Injury
Knee - NFI. Out for season
Mario Butler
News
The Bills have placed three players on injured reserve Friday.

Tight end Tony Moeaki, cornerback Mario Butler and cornerback Bobby Felder were all put on IR. Moeaki started 29 games for the Chiefs from 2010 to 2012. He was active for two games last season with the Bills, but failed to record any offensive stats. 

Injury
Ankle - IR. Out for season
Caleb Holley
News
The Bills trimmed their active roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Xavius Boyd, DT Landon Cohen, TE Dominique Jones, CB Kamaal McIlwain, CB Sam Miller, P Brian Moorman, QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Naaman Roosevelt, C Jared Wheeler, QB Jeff Tuel, S Deon Broomfield, LB Jimmy Gaines, WR T.J. Graham, WR Caleb Holley, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, DE Bryan Johnson, S Kenny Ladler, C Doug Legursky and G Antoine McClain.
Richie Incognito
News
Bills coach Rex Ryan explained to reporters his reasoning behind signing embattled offensive lineman Richie Incognito. The team signed Incognito, a key figure in the Dolphins' bullying scandal of 2013, on Feb. 7.

"I understand there's people in our population that won't give Richie a second chance, no matter what he'll be looked at certain way," Ryan said, per NFL.com.

If we didn't feel good about him as a citizen, and as a teammate, then he wouldn't have been here," Ryan said, per the Palm Beach Post.

Chris Williams
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The Bears waived receiver Chris Williams with a hamstring injury, the team announced.
Colton Schmidt
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The 49ers made several moves to trim the roster to 75 players Monday.

The team waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety D.J. Campbell, tight end Kevin Greene, running back Jewel Hampton, punt Colton Schmidt, linebacker Kion Wilson and wide receiver Devon Wylie, while also releasing wide receiver David Reed.

The team placed running back Marcus Lattimore, fullback Trey Millard, cornerback Keith Reaser and guard Brandon Thomas on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and linebacker NaVorro Bowman, tight end Garrett Celek and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey were placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. Linebacker Blake Costanzo was released from the Injured Reserve list.

Cordy Glenn
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Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn has a knee injury and will not return to Sunday's game against the Patriots. Glenn injured his knee early in the fourth quarter and was able to limp off the field. 

Chris Hogan
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The Bills received contributions from several pass-catchers during Sunday's win over Green Bay in Week 15.

Robert Woods was targeted five times but only finished with two grabs for 22 yards. Scott Chandler also finished with 22 yards on two receptions but was targeted only twice by Kyle Orton. MarQueis Gray caught his lone target for a gain of 8 yards, while Chris Hogan came down with one catch for 6 yards on two targets. Lee Smith caught both of his targets for only one yard.

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Rod Sweeting
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The Dolphins released running back Marcus Thigpen from their practice squad and signed defensive back Rod Sweeting to the squad, reports the Palm Beach Post.
Jeremy Towns
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According to the Baltimore Sun, the Redskins have trimmed down their roster, cutting the following players on Sunday: Stephen Campbell, Cody Hoffman, Jeremy Kimbrough, Ross Madison, Jake McDonough, Adrian Robinson, Jeremy Towns, Rob Jackson.
Kyle Orton
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Introduced as Bills head coach Wednesday, Rex Ryan was his usual blustery self.

“I know it’s been 15 years since the Bills have been to the playoffs,” he said. “Get ready. We’re going. We are going.”

Ryan stopped short of guaranteeing a Super Bowl, saying, “I’ll guarantee the pursuit of it.”

He said his message to the team was simple: “We’re going to be playing games in January and so forth – start preparing that way.”

Ryan professed to be “not concerned at all” about his quarterback situation. Though he did not commit to EJ Manuel as the starter, Ryan said the second-year pro “has a lot of traits you look for in a quarterback.”

Kyle Orton announced his retirement following the season. Asked about a possible reunion with Mark Sanchez, Ryan said the team will explore all options.

The Bills went 9-7 this season, then coach Doug Marrone opted out of his contract.

William Campbell
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The Bills signed guard William Campbell and defensive tackle Jeremy Towns to their practice squad and released tight end Jamie Childers and running back Lonnie Pryor from the squad, the team announced.
Corey Graham
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Bills defensive back Corey Graham put together a productive performance in Week 2's 29-10 win over the Dolphins Sunday.

Graham racked up 10 tackles to finish second on the team, including seven solo stops. He now has 13 tackles through the first two games of the season, to go along with six pass defenses and one interception.  

Robert Woods
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Bills wide receiver Robert Woods had four catches for 39 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 17-9 win over the Patriots Sunday.

Woods was able to score on the opening drive for the Bills when quarterback Kyle Orton connected with him in the end zone from six yards out.

Woods finishes the year with 65 catches for 699 yards and five touchdowns.

Nigel Bradham
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Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham stuffed the stat sheet Sunday in a victory over Cleveland. He led both teams with 12 tackles and nine solos and added one of the team's two sacks.
Justin Brown
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The Bills claimed WR Justin Brown , the team announced on Tuesday morning. Brown was released by the Steelers on Dec. 30. 

The Steelers selected Brown in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma. He spent two seasons with the team, appearing in 8 games, all in the 2014 season. Brown has 12 career catches for 94 yards. 

Jarius Wynn
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Bills running back C.J. Spiller (shoulder) is among the team's players listed as probable who are active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Spiller is making his return from injured reserve and will be playing in his first game since Week 7. Also active after being listed as probable are safeties Da'Norris Searcy (hamstring) and Duke Williams (concussion), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee), running back Anthony Dixon (chest), wide receiver Marcus Thigpen (foot) and kicker Dan Carpenter (groin).

The Bills are a 6 1/2-point favorite for Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.

Jonathan Meeks
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Rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been deemed probable by the Bills for the Sunday game against San Diego. He has practiced in full all week with a rib injury.

Also probable are defensive tackle Stefan Charles (hip), tight end Lee Smith (toe), guard Chris Williams (back) and wide receiver Robert Woods (ankle).

Linebacker Randell Johnson (knee) and safety Jonathan Meeks (neck) have been ruled out while linebacker Keith Rivers (groin) has been deemed doubtful.

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Neck - IR. Out for season
Jimmy Gaines
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The Bills trimmed their active roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Xavius Boyd, DT Landon Cohen, TE Dominique Jones, CB Kamaal McIlwain, CB Sam Miller, P Brian Moorman, QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Naaman Roosevelt, C Jared Wheeler, QB Jeff Tuel, S Deon Broomfield, LB Jimmy Gaines, WR T.J. Graham, WR Caleb Holley, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, DE Bryan Johnson, S Kenny Ladler, C Doug Legursky and G Antoine McClain.
EJ Manuel
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When asked about who his starting quarterback would be in 2015, Bills coach Rex Ryan said the team would look at every available option, reports The Buffalo News.

"We're going to exhaust every resource we can," Ryan said. "We'll look at free agents. We'll look at the draft. We'll look at anything."

The Bills have former first-round pick EJ Manuel on their roster, but Ryan said he would not commit to Manuel as his starting quarterback at this time.

"To say that he's definitely going to be the guy, it's way too early to say that," Ryan said.

Stevenson Sylvester
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The Bills put linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.
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Knee - IR. Out for season
Manny Lawson
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Several Bills who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Jets in Detroit. The group includes cornerback Ron Brooks (groin), kicker Dan Carpenter (groin), wideout Chris Hogan (hip), defensive end Manny Lawson (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (shoulder).
Leodis McKelvin
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Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin is expecting to be cleared for organized team activities as he continues to recover from a fractured ankle sustained in a Week 11 game against the Dolphins.

“I should be 100 percent probably in a month or so,” McKelvin said, via the Bills official website. “By the middle of March I should be cleared. I haven’t been cleared by the doctor yet for my ankle.”

McKelvin missed the final six games of the regular season but still finished with 48 tackles and four interceptions. His interception total led Bills defenders in 2014.

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Ankle - IR. Out for season
Deonte Thompson
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The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Raiders: running back Bryce Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell, linebackers Larry Dean and Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and tight end Chris Gragg (knee).

The only player on the inactive list dealing with an injury is reserve tight end Gragg, who was listed as probable, leaving the Bills as one of the healthier teams in the league heading into Week 16. They are a 6 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.

Marcus Thigpen
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Bills running back C.J. Spiller (shoulder) is among the team's players listed as probable who are active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Spiller is making his return from injured reserve and will be playing in his first game since Week 7. Also active after being listed as probable are safeties Da'Norris Searcy (hamstring) and Duke Williams (concussion), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee), running back Anthony Dixon (chest), wide receiver Marcus Thigpen (foot) and kicker Dan Carpenter (groin).

The Bills are a 6 1/2-point favorite for Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.

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