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
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
16Cassel, Matt QB6-42285/17/198211USC
96Charles, Stefan DT6-53236/9/19883Regina (Canada)
42Clay, Charles RB6-32552/13/19895Tulsa
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
42Felton, Jerome RB6-02487/3/19868Furman
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
16Harvin, Percy WR5-111845/28/19887Florida
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
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112087/12/19887Pittsburgh
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
57Powell, Ty LB6-22494/27/19883Harding
30Rambo, Bacarri SS6-02116/27/19903Georgia
68Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
37Robey, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19923USC
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19857Florida State
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19902California-Davis
51Spikes, Brandon (FA) MLB6-22559/3/19876Florida
38Sweeting, Rod DB6-01879/28/19902Georgia Tech
58Sylvester, Stevenson LB6-22317/18/19886Utah
2Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12088/3/19895Virginia Tech
11Thigpen, Marcus RB5-92005/15/19864Indiana
80Thompson, Deonte (FA) 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
Buffalo6-5322.36-3286.825.62134
 
 
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Position Listing
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.

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
Offensive tackle Chris Hairston is visiting the Chargers on Thursday, according to the UT San Diego.

Hairston, 25, has started 15 games in the NFL with the Bills. The Chargers are looking for a swing tackle and offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris has familiarity with him from his time with the Bills.

The three-year veteran has played at both the left and right tackle positions.

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
Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that the team will be reaching out to linebacker Brandon Spikes about a possible return, according to ESPN.

"We're going to reach out to him and I'm going to call him when I get back," Whaley said. "Does it fit what we're offering and where he is in his career? We would love to have him back but again, it's got to be a fit on both parts."

Spikes played a part-time, run-stopping role last season for the Bills and if re-signed he would do the same in 2015.

The 27-year-old was a second-round selection by the Patriots in 2010. In his five years in the NFL he has tallied 340 total tackles, two sacks, 15 passes defensed, two interceptions and six forced fumbles.

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.

Kraig Urbik
News
Bills left guard Kraig Urbik took a pay cut of $1.5 million this year and $1.7 million next year, reports ESPN.com. Urbik, who is signed through 2016, played in every game last year, starting nine.
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 Bills announced that they've signed kickoff specialist Jordan Gay to a contract extension. 

Gay was an exclusive-rights free agent for the Bills. 

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 made it official and announced that they have signed wide receiver and special teams ace Marcus Easley to a multi-year deal. 

Easley is a reserve receiver but is a standout gunner on the Bills' coverage units. He led the NFL in special teams tackles in 2013 but was unable to repeat that mark in 2014 as a knee injury held him out of six games. 

Fred Jackson
News
Despite trading for Lesean McCoy, the Bills have no intention of getting rid of running back Fred Jackson

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reported that a Bills source said Jackson "isn't going anywhere". Graham said a second source reported that new Bills owner Terry Pegula got involved with the decision to make sure Jackson stayed with the team. 

Graham later reported that the Bills have discussed a contract restructuring with Jackson, but the Bills told him they want him to stay.

Jackson has spent all eight years of his NFL career with the Bills. He rushed for 525 yards and two touchdowns last season.

Matt Cassel
News
Bills head coach Rex Ryan has options at the quarterback spot going into the 2015 season. There will be competition for the starting spot this offseason.

“It’s going to be open,” Ryan told WGR radio, via the team’s official website.  “It’s a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there.”

The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel. Ryan brokedown what each signal caller brings to the table.

“We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said.  “You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel.  He’s done some pretty good things in this league.  He’s got that veteran presence about him.  With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here.  I love the fact that he’s a gym rat and he’s smart.  With our offense being multiple we’ll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that.

“With Taylor that’s going to be a young man, he’s probably the fastest quarterback in the league,” Ryan said.  “He’s explosive running the zone reads, and we’ll see where he’s at.  Then Tuel.  We’ve got guys there to work with.  That’ll be the important thing.  There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job.  It hasn’t been handed to somebody.”

Injury
Toe - IR. Out for season
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.

Tyrod Taylor
News
Bills coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that the team signed former Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor, reports ESPN.com. Taylor is Buffalo's third quarterback behind Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel.

A 2011 sixth-round pick, Taylor spent four seasons as Joe Flacco's backup in Baltimore. He has thrown 35 career passes with two interceptions and no touchdowns, but has run 27 times for 136 yards (5.0 ypc) and a score.

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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
Bills general manager Doug Whaley confirmed the team will exercise the 2016 option on cornerback Stephon Gilmore, reports ESPN.com. Gilmore will earn just over $11 million in 2016, which will be his fifth year in the league.

Gilmore, 24, has six interceptions and 32 passes defensed over his first three seasons.

Injury
Concussion - Missed Week 17 at New England
Bryce Brown
News
Bills running back Bryce Brown is officially on notice. 

Speaking at the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday, coach Rex Ryan talked a bit about his deep running back group that features LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon. The fourth running back in that stable?

"[T]he fast dude. Brown is it?" Ryan said, via ESPN.com. "I'm not gonna learn his name until he holds on to the football. And if he does, he'll have a chance to play. But until we feel comfortable with it, he won't."

It should be noted that Brown only fumbled once in 2014 with the Bills, though he appeared in just seven games. He didn't fumble at all in 2013 but coughed the ball up four times in 2012 with the Eagles. 

Ryan has a reputation of being beloved by his players so this may not irk Brown too much once they become better acquainted. But if Brown wants a shot at playing time, or even a 53-man roster spot, he'll need to prove his fumbling ways are a part of the past. 

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. 

Kyle Williams
News
The Bills and defensive tackle Kyle Williams agreed on a one-year, $10.5 million extension, meaning Williams is signed through 2017, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Williams, 31, had 42 tackles, five sacks, three passes knocked down and an interception in 15 games last year.
Jerry Hughes
News
The Bills announced they've re-signed defensive end Jerry Hughes, who broke out last season with 54 tackles, 13 for loss, 18 quarterback hits, 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

While the Bills did not disclose terms of the deal, the Buffalo News said Hughes, 26, got a five-year deal worth $45 million, including $22 million guaranteed. Hughes was hotly coveted on the open market and his signing is another significant move for a team that's already traded for running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Matt Cassel.

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
With the Bills acquiring Percy Harvin, coach Rex Ryan said the acquisition will help the development of wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to the team's official website.

"What we're trying to do is take a little pressure off Sammy Watkins," Ryan said. "You might recall last year Sammy got double almost every snap. You roll your coverage to him and all that. With a guy like Percy Harvin that's now going to be difficult to do. Percy can catch a slant and take it the distance and he can go over the top of you. He's a game breaker."

Ryan added that the offensive play-calling will be determined based on what the defense is doing.

"If you want to stop our run by keeping all the big guys in there then so be it, we'll have ways to hurt you outside," he said.

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
Percy Harvin
News
With the Bills acquiring Percy Harvin, coach Rex Ryan said the acquisition will help the development of wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to the team's official website.

"What we're trying to do is take a little pressure off Sammy Watkins," Ryan said. "You might recall last year Sammy got double almost every snap. You roll your coverage to him and all that. With a guy like Percy Harvin that's now going to be difficult to do. Percy can catch a slant and take it the distance and he can go over the top of you. He's a game breaker."

Ryan added that the offensive play-calling will be determined based on what the defense is doing.

"If you want to stop our run by keeping all the big guys in there then so be it, we'll have ways to hurt you outside," he said.

Injury
Ankle, ribs - Missed Week 17 at Miami
LeSean McCoy
News
The Bills "hope to sign" fullback Jerome Felton, who would serve as the lead blocker for recently acquired LeSean McCoy, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Felton spent the past three seasons in Minnesota, then opted out of his contract.

He made the Pro Bowl in 2012 when he helped Adrian Peterson rush for 2,097 yards.

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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
Bills head coach Rex Ryan has options at the quarterback spot going into the 2015 season. There will be competition for the starting spot this offseason.

“It’s going to be open,” Ryan told WGR radio, via the team’s official website.  “It’s a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there.”

The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel. Ryan brokedown what each signal caller brings to the table.

“We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said.  “You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel.  He’s done some pretty good things in this league.  He’s got that veteran presence about him.  With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here.  I love the fact that he’s a gym rat and he’s smart.  With our offense being multiple we’ll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that.

“With Taylor that’s going to be a young man, he’s probably the fastest quarterback in the league,” Ryan said.  “He’s explosive running the zone reads, and we’ll see where he’s at.  Then Tuel.  We’ve got guys there to work with.  That’ll be the important thing.  There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job.  It hasn’t been handed to somebody.”

Corbin Bryant
News
The Bills extended qualifying offers to exclusive rights free agents Chris Hogan, Justin Brown and Corbin Bryant on Thursday, the team announced.

By extending the offers, the Bills ensure the players will return to the team in 2015 on one-year contracts.

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. 

Jerome Felton
News
The Bills announced Wednesday that the team has signed fullback Jerome Felton. The signing comes on the heels of the Bills' acquisition of LeSean McCoy to serve as the team's lead running back.

"I got to meet LeSean Tuesday and we hit it off right off the bat," Felton said, per the team's website. "We’re going to have a good year and I told him life is going to get easier for him. We’re both excited about it. I played with another great running back in Minnesota and LeSean is cut from the same cloth so I’m looking forward to it."

Felton's four-year deal is set to pay him $9.2 million, and the fullback will receive $4 million in guaranteed money, per ESPN.com. He'll count $1.75 million against the cap in 2015.

Charles Clay
News
New Bills tight end Charles Clay expects to be an every-down player in 2015. "They don’t want me coming off the field," he told the Buffalo News.

"They want to use me in a lot of different positions, moving around a bit, which is something I feel very comfortable doing. Dating back all the way to high school, playing running back and getting to college and playing so many different positions and then coming here to Miami and playing a lot. It’s something I feel very comfortable doing so whatever they ask me to do, I’m willing to do it, I’m going to work at it and try to master it. I’m excited. I can’t wait."

Clay signed a five-year, $38 million contract with Buffalo after spending his first four seasons with the Dolphins.

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.
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
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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 extended qualifying offers to exclusive rights free agents Chris Hogan, Justin Brown and Corbin Bryant on Thursday, the team announced.

By extending the offers, the Bills ensure the players will return to the team in 2015 on one-year contracts.

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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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The Bills are interesting in signing linebacker Nigel Bradham to a contract extension, a source told ESPN.com.

Bradham, 25, will be a free agent after the 2015 season and he is coming off a career high in tackles, sacks and interceptions during the 2014 season.

Justin Brown
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The Bills extended qualifying offers to exclusive rights free agents Chris Hogan, Justin Brown and Corbin Bryant on Thursday, the team announced.

By extending the offers, the Bills ensure the players will return to the team in 2015 on one-year contracts.

Jarius Wynn
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The Bills announced the signing of defensive end Jarius Wynn on Saturday, per the team's official website.

Wynn, 27, originally signed with the club last offseason. He appeared in 11 games for the Bills in 2014, tallying 18 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks. He has 10 1/2 sacks through his six years in the NFL.

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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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Bills head coach Rex Ryan has options at the quarterback spot going into the 2015 season. There will be competition for the starting spot this offseason.

“It’s going to be open,” Ryan told WGR radio, via the team’s official website.  “It’s a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there.”

The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel. Ryan brokedown what each signal caller brings to the table.

“We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said.  “You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel.  He’s done some pretty good things in this league.  He’s got that veteran presence about him.  With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here.  I love the fact that he’s a gym rat and he’s smart.  With our offense being multiple we’ll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that.

“With Taylor that’s going to be a young man, he’s probably the fastest quarterback in the league,” Ryan said.  “He’s explosive running the zone reads, and we’ll see where he’s at.  Then Tuel.  We’ve got guys there to work with.  That’ll be the important thing.  There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job.  It hasn’t been handed to somebody.”

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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