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Buffalo Bills

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium | Coach: Rex Ryan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th128.2 (6th)229.8 (22nd)
Defense22nd78.5 (3rd)297.8 (28th)
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53Bradham, Nigel OLB6-22419/4/19894Florida State
33Brooks, Ron CB5-1019010/16/19884Louisiana State
52Brown, Preston MLB6-125110/27/19922Louisville
97Bryant, Corbin DT6-43001/4/19883Northwestern
39Butler, Mario DB6-118710/20/19882Georgia Tech
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19858Montana
98Carrington, Alex DE6-53016/19/19876Arkansas State
96Charles, Stefan DT6-53236/9/19883Regina (Canada)
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19895Tulsa
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/1994RFlorida State
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-333111/18/19895Alabama
26Dixon, Anthony RB6-12339/24/19876Mississippi State
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19875Connecticut
42Felton, Jerome RB6-02487/3/19868Furman
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 FS6-01967/25/19859New Hampshire
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-424211/7/19893Minnesota
18Harvin, Percy WR5-111845/28/19887Florida
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19922Miami (Fla.)
15Hogan, Chris WR6-122010/24/19883Monmouth (N.J.)
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19886Texas Christian
61Ikard, Gabe C6-43049/26/19902Oklahoma
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/19839Nebraska
58Johnson, Randell OLB6-42453/23/19912Florida Atlantic
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19932Alabama
91Lawson, Manny OLB6-52407/3/198410North Carolina State
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
76Miller, John G6-23038/12/1993RLouisville
82Mulligan, Matthew TE6-42671/18/19856Maine
30Rambo, Bacarri SS6-02116/27/19903Georgia
37Robey, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19923USC
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19857Florida State
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19902California-Davis
50Steward, Tony LB6-02419/19/1992RClemson
59Tarpley, A.J. LB6-22324/30/1992RStanford
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19895Virginia Tech
11Thigpen, Marcus WR5-92005/15/19864Indiana
41Thomas, Cam CB6-12005/5/1991RWestern Kentucky
60Urbik, Kraig G6-53249/23/19857Wisconsin
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19932Clemson
23Williams, Aaron SS6-01994/23/19905Texas
94Williams, Mario DE6-62921/31/198510North Carolina State
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/198310Louisiana State
27Williams, Duke SS5-1120110/15/19903Nevada
29Williams, Karlos RB6-12305/4/1993RFlorida State
41Wood, Cierre RB5-112262/21/19912Notre Dame
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19867Louisville
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19923USC
Injured Players
79Chandler, Tyson (IR) T6-63312/2/1991RNorth Carolina State
57Powell, Ty (IR) LB6-22494/27/19883Harding
92Wynn, Jarius (IR) DT6-32858/29/19867Georgia
Practice Squad
13Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/1992RCentral Arkansas
 Martin, Chris T6-53051/4/19901Central Florida
 Noel, Merrill CB5-101759/10/1991RWake Forest
 O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/1992RFlorida State
51Reddick, Kevin LB6-124012/28/19892North Carolina
 Reed, Cedric DE6-526910/9/1992RTexas
68Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
 Vaughan, Dustin QB6-52401/27/19912West Texas A&M
 Watkins, Jaylen DB5-1119411/27/19912Florida
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
Bills tight end MarQueis Gray (broken forearm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN reports.

With Gray ruled out for the season, Chris Gragg and Matthew Mulligan will provide depth at tight end behind Charles Clay. Gray, a former college quarterback, saw just one target in four games this season.

Forearm - IR. Out for season
Dezmin Lewis
The Bills have signed sixth-round draft pick Nick O'Leary and seventh-round pick Dezmin Lewis to their rookie contracts, according to ESPN.com.

O'Leary, a tight end out of Florida State, totaled 618 yards on 48 catches with six touchdowns in his senior season. Lewis, a wide receiver out of Central Arkansas, had 133 receptions for 1,723 yards and 15 touchdowns in 36 games in his college career.

Merrill Noel
No Updates
Matthew Mulligan
The Bills signed tight end Matthew Mulligan, the team announced Thursday.

Mulligan, 30, has a total of 16 receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns in his seven-year career.

Cierre Wood
Running back Cierre Wood has been promoted to the Bills' active roster.

With LeSean McCoy ruled out this week, Wood is expected to serve as the team's No. 3 running back on Sunday against the Giants, behind Karlos Williams and Anthony Dixon.

Aaron Williams
Bills free safety Aaron Williams (neck) will not play Sunday against the Giants.

He made some appearances this week, but his injured neck isn't ready for prime time just yet. Bacarri Rambo will pick up another start at that position.

Neck - Missed Week 4 vs. N.Y. Giants
Garrison Sanborn
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
The Bills have signed defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a six-year, $108 million contract extension, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. It includes $65 million guaranteed and a $25 million signing bonus.

The 2011 first-round pick (third overall) was entering the final year of his rookie contract. He was due to make $8.06 million in 2015, per Rotoworld.com

The 6-foot-3, 319-pound lineman has totaled 202 tackles (140 solo) and 28 1/2 sacks in his four-year career. He also has 12 pass defenses.

Chris Martin
The 49ers released offensive lineman Chris Martin on Monday, according to his agent, Brett Tessler

Martin plays tackle and guard. He spent part of last season on the 49ers practice squad, but the team said there were too many similar players at his position. 

Anthony Dixon
Bills running back Anthony Dixon did not receive a carry in Buffalo's loss to the Giants on Sunday. He was targeted three times in the passing game, hauling in two balls for 20 yards.

For those who thought Dixon might get some more action in the rushing game following the injury to LeSean McCoy, it was the Karlos Williams Show on Sunday, and even that wasn't much of a show. Dixon remains limited to short-yardage and special teams situations, though there's some talk McCoy could be out several weeks. Should anything happen to Williams, Dixon might get some added responsibility.

Kraig Urbik
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
Speedy Bills wideout Marquise Goodwin (ribs) has been officially ruled out for the Week 4 battle against the Giants.

Goodwin has now been guaranteed to miss at least a quarter of the 2015 season. He appears to be getting closer to a return, but he missed a good opportunity this week with Sammy Watkins also sidelined.

Ribs - Missed Week 4 vs. N.Y. Giants
Cedric Reed
No Updates
Ron Brooks
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
Bills linebacker Preston Brown logged two interceptions -- one returned for a touchdown -- in Sunday's win over Miami, while also picking up seven tackles and two passes defenses.

It's crazy that Ryan Tannehill had 162 straight passes without a pick -- a new Miami record -- and then Brown and the Bills decided to flip that story on its backside, getting three interceptions and making Tannehill miss his receivers for much of the afternoon.

Brown chimed in with 109 tackles in his rookie season and with 25 through three games, he looks well on his way to passing that total.

Jordan Gay
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
Bills kicker Dan Carpenter (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Carpenter was limited in practice all week, but he never truly appeared to be in danger of missing the Week 4 contest. Against the Giants this season, opposing kickers are 5 for 5 on field goals and 7 for7 on extra-point attempts.

Randell Johnson
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
Bills defensive lineman Mario Williams is back on the active roster and able to practice Friday, the team announced. Williams was placed on the non-football injury list Thursday.
Marcus Easley
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. 

Ronald Darby
Bills cornerback Ronald Darby had six tackles, an interception, and two passes defended in his NFL debut Sunday against the Colts.

As we've been saying, Darby may pick up a decent amount of stats this season simply because teams are more prone to throw his way than that of Stephon Gilmore. Expect more of the same this week when Darby and the Bills meet up against the Patriots.

The only minor concern from an IDP perspective is that he only saw the field for 47 of 77 defensive snaps, even though he's a starter. Expect that percentage to go up as he gains more experience and the season wears on.

Cyril Richardson
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
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.

A.J. Tarpley
No Updates
Tyrod Taylor
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants. Taylor's status for Sunday's game was never truly in question, as he was a full participant all week in practice despite a minor ankle injury.

The bigger issue for Taylor may be a lack of options to throw to, as receivers Sammy Watkins (calf) and marquise Goodwin (ribs) have both been ruled out for the contest, as has pass-catching running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring).

Taylor at least has a favorable matchup, as the Giants are ranked dead last in the league in passing yards allowed per game (335.7) over the first three weeks.

Ty Powell
The Bills placed defensive end Jarius Wynn and linebacker Ty Powell on injured reserve Tuesday. Both players recently suffered ACL injuries, which will sideline them for the 2015 season.
Knee - IR. Out for season
Jaylen Watkins
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll left the game at the Giants in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. He had four tackles and two passes defensed before getting hurt.

Corner Jaylen Watkins replaced Carroll.

Stephon Gilmore
The Bills picked up the fifth year on cornerback Stephon Gilmore's contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Gilmore will make $11 million in 2016 as a result of the team exercising the option. In 14 games last season, Gilmore totaled 46 tackles with three interceptions.

Stefan Charles
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
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
Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (wrist) is active Sunday against the Dolphins.

Miami will be without tackle Branden Albert and with Hughes on the field, the Bills gain an advantage in their quest to dominate the line of scrimmage.

Duke Williams
The Bills have an opening at starting safety. Duke Williams appears to be a logical candidate to fill that role. But Rex Ryan is not about to present it to him on a silver platter.

"I think there is going to be competition at that spot," he told ESPN. "We're not handing it to him, that it's set in stone."

The Bills are in a similar position as they were a year ago, after losing Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd and replacing him with Da'Norris Searcy, who took the job and ran with it. Searcy has since hightailed it to Tennessee, leaving the safety spot opposite Aaron Williams open.

Duke Williams, a fourth-round pick in 2013, played 49 percent of the defensive snaps a year ago after barely getting his feet wet as a rookie. He contributed to 53 tackles and added an interception.

"I think Duke is a guy that has the physical traits you look for; he loves to play and is a tough physical guy and he can run," Ryan said. "I think those are obviously some main traits you look for. ... There's probably competition in this building and that will be good for Duke and will be good for our football team."

Tyson Chandler
The second-most famous Tyson Chandler in sports behind the NBA standout is attempting to make a bigger name for himself. So far, so good.

The undrafted free agent offensive lineman is opening some eyes on the Bills. He received attention from several teams, but deemed Buffalo the best fit since it boasted just three other tackles on the roster.

At a massive 6-foot-7, 354 pounds, Chandler has an arm length of just over three feet. He has shown excellent quickness for his size. He realizes the transition from North Carolina State to the NFL will take plenty of work and dedication, but he doesn't want to be overwhelmed by the level of talent.

"It doesn't get much better than Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes," he told the team website. "When I first got here I was a bit starstruck but now it's simply all about going out there and blocking them."

Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn has been impressed with Chandler's work ethic and ability to take what he has learned in the classroom onto the field.

"He's been doing very well," Glenn said. "He's catching onto everything. Being a rookie the biggest thing for him is just playing fast and now slowing down because of mental confusion. From everything that I've seen, he's continued to do his job over and over."

Sammy Watkins
Bills general manager Doug Whaley expressed hope that wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) can return this week against Tennessee, BuffaloBills.com reports.

"Everything points to that it's not that severe," said Whaley. "We're hoping to see how he responds this week. We have our fingers crossed that he may be in this week. There's no indication that it's going to be something long term. But I never say never with injuries, especially with soft tissue injuries."

Wednesday's practice will be telling, obviously. The Bills could use him back after failing to get much of a passing game going in this week's loss to the Giants. Buffalo wideouts combined for just a 11/102/0 between the entire until without Watkins out there doing his thing.

Calf - Missed Week 4 vs. N.Y. Giants
Bacarri Rambo
Bills safety Bacarri Rambo (thigh) will likely miss Sunday's game against the Titans, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

Rambo has been filling in for Aaron Williams (neck), which means the Bills may be down to a third-string safety for Sunday's game in Tennessee. Duke Williams would likely get the start, and Buffalo's defense is otherwise in good health.

Thigh - Questionable for Week 5 at Tennessee
Kevin Reddick
The Chargers have waived linebacker Kevin Reddick, U-T San Diego reports. Riddick filled a special-teams role after joining the active roster in late September.
Percy Harvin
Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) had three catches on eight targets for 26 yards Sunday against the Giants.

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw 42 passes and only Charles Clay (13) had more targets than Harvin, but the wideout simply couldn't haul in enough to make a fantasy impact. He failed to get a rushing attempt for the first time this season, though he'd only gotten four in the first three games combined. Harvin has now gone three straight games without a touchdown and failed to reach the 70-yard mark, as Taylor continues to spread around the targets to a number of options. He'll look to bounce back in Week 5 against the Titans, who are coming off their bye.

LeSean McCoy
Following Sunday's loss to the Giants, Bills coach Rex Ryan declined to offer a long-term prognosis for running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring), suggesting that the running back's status is a "day to day, week to week" situation.

Previous reports have suggested that McCoy isn't inclined to play until he is 100 percent and could miss 3-4 weeks, though at this stage he has yet to be officially ruled out by the Bills for Week 5's game against the Titans.

Unless things look up for McCoy in short order though, we'd expect Karlos Williams to draw another start at running back for the Bills in this coming Sunday's road game.

Hamstring - Missed Week 4 vs. N.Y. Giants
Corbin Bryant
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.

Nick O'Leary
The Bills have signed sixth-round draft pick Nick O'Leary and seventh-round pick Dezmin Lewis to their rookie contracts, according to ESPN.com.

O'Leary, a tight end out of Florida State, totaled 618 yards on 48 catches with six touchdowns in his senior season. Lewis, a wide receiver out of Central Arkansas, had 133 receptions for 1,723 yards and 15 touchdowns in 36 games in his college career.

Chris Gragg
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. 

Cyrus Kouandjio
Bills tackle Cyrus Kouandjio was beaten out for a starting spot last season by Seantrel Henderson. He is poised to turn the tables this year, per the team website.

Kouandijo is currently ahead of his fellow 2014 draftee. He has improved markedly since the end of his rookie campaign, according to Rex Ryan.

"I think the work that Cyrus has done overall in the offseason probably puts him ahead right now," Ryan said. "But again, the race isn't over by a long shot, so we'll see."

Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer concurs, but he also cautions that it's early in the process. "He's been working really hard at learning the techniques and learning the plays," he said. "When we got pads on that's when things are really going to show up for the line."

That Henderson beat out Kouandjio last season was a surprise. The former was taken in the seventh round while the latter was selected five rounds earlier.

Jerome Felton
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
Bills tight end Charles Clay had nine catches on a team-high 13 targets for 111 yards Sunday against the Giants.

Clay scored a 32-yard touchdown with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter but it was negated by a chop block penalty, ending his shot at extending his touchdown streak to three. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor continues to spread the targets around to his wide receivers, but Clay has still had 25 passes thrown his way in the last three games. Up next is a Week 5 trip to face the Titans, who are coming off their bye.

Nickell Robey
The Bills agreed to a contract extension with defensive back Nickell Robey on Sunday, the team announced.

Robey was entering the last year of his rookie contract. He produced 46 tackles and one sack in 16 games last season.

"Nickell Robey has been a productive and dependable cornerback for our team since we signed him in 2013," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said. "I commend our scouting staff for identifying and signing a player of Nickell's caliber in the undrafted college free agent period. Since entering the NFL, Nickell has worked hard and taken advantage of his opportunities to make plays when called upon."

Seantrel Henderson
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.

Mario Butler
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. 

Richie Incognito
Bills coach Rex Ryan has been happy with what he's seen from offensive lineman Richie Incognito, so much so that he has named the veteran the starter at left guard, per the Associated Press

Incognito, who saw his career halted due to his role in a bullying scandal while a member of the Dolphins, signed with the Bills in February for a second chance.

"One thing's for sure, Richie's a starter," Ryan said. "He looks about as good as any of them. He really does."

Colton Schmidt
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.

Cam Thomas
No Updates
Cordy Glenn
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
Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan caught three of four targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Miami.

The fourth receiver saw extended action in this game, as Sammy Watkins went out with a calf injury. Watkins' injury isn't expected to be serious, but if he was forced to miss a week or two, then Hogan would be moved to the No. 3 role and would likely see the field in most sets. Coach Rex Ryan went out of his way to commend Hogan for being ready to step up in a pinch.

Tony Steward
The Bills announced on Monday that they have signed linebacker Tony Steward to his rookie contract. 

Steward was Buffalo's sixth-round pick out of Clemson. 

“It feels awesome,” Steward told the team's website. “Earlier I actually forgot about signing the contract. I was just out there playing football, but it feels good to make it official and put it on paper and it’s awesome to be part of this organization.”

Alex Carrington
The Bills are bringing back defensive end Alex Carrington after signing him to a contract Monday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Carrington played his first four seasons with the Bills, but left after the 2013 season. In 2014, he played for the Rams and registered one tackle in eight games.

Karlos Williams
Bills general manager Doug Whaley said running back Karlos Williams suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Giants, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Filling in for LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Williams dominated the snaps in Sunday's loss, but he didn't find much room to run and apparently suffered a concussion. The rookie is now in the NFL's concussion protocol, putting his status for Sunday's game against the Titans in serious question.

With McCoy likely to miss at least one more game, Williams' absence would leave Anthony Dixon as the lead back.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 5 at Tennessee
Corey Graham
Bills cornerback Corey Graham was a full participant in practice Friday and is considered probable to face New England in Week 2.

Graham suffered a concussion in the season-opening win and thus was limited during the early portion of practice this week. However, in returning full-bore Friday, Graham has seemingly passed league protocol, putting him in line to play Sunday.

Robert Woods
Bills wide receiver Robert Woods had three catches on five targets for 33 yards Sunday against the Giants.

Woods was expected to get more balls thrown his way with Sammy Watkins (calf) out, but quarterback Tyrod Taylor spread his passes around, throwing at least four times to five different players, led by tight end Charles Clay's 13 targets. Woods has now failed to reach 40 receiving yards in three of four games this season, and with a season-high of 60, a fantasy breakout seems unlikely.

Nigel Bradham
Linebacker Nigel Bradham led the Bills with eight tackles in Sunday's win over Indianapolis. He also logged a sack of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Bradham and Preston Brown, who had six tackles, should be neck and neck as the Bills' leading tackler all season. While Brown is probably the better pure tackler, Bradham is more athletic and has the ability to put up more sacks and interceptions.

John Miller
Bills rookie guard John Miller left practice early on Saturday after suffering a bruised ankle. 

"Nothing serious at all," coach Rex Ryan said, per the Buffalo News. "He'll probably be a day, maybe two days max."

Miller was a third-round draft pick out of Georgia. 

Jarius Wynn
The Bills placed defensive end Jarius Wynn and linebacker Ty Powell on injured reserve Tuesday. Both players recently suffered ACL injuries, which will sideline them for the 2015 season.
Knee - IR. Out for season
Jonathan Meeks
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.

EJ Manuel
With the expected trade of Matt Cassel to the Cowboys, quarterback EJ Manuel will assume the No. 2 role for the Bills.

Truthfully, Manuel has enough experience and showed enough in the preseason to be a No. 2 guy, which is probably why the Bills dealt Cassel for what's expected to be a small haul. Tyrod Taylor has performed well through two games, so Manuel could conceivably spend the rest of the season on the bench anyway. But his value just went up.

Manny Lawson
Bills defensive end Manny Lawson was on the field for just 28 of the the team's 77 defensive plays in Sunday's win over the Colts, BuffaloBills.com reports. He registered just one tackle and no other significant stats. 

Lawson is a starter on the depth chart and there will certainly be games where he sees the field more than this, but let this be a reminder that Rex Ryan defenses use a number of interchangeable parts. Unless it's one of the stars or three-down players, best not to get involved from an IDP perspective.

Leodis McKelvin
Bills cornerbak Leodis McKelvin has been placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list after suffering a setback in his rehab from ankle surgery, per the team website. He will be lost for at least the first six games of the regular season.

McKelvin initially broke the ankle in Week 11 last year. Previous to that he had started in nine of 10 games and recorded 45 tackles and four interceptions.

Ankle - NFI. Out until at least early November
Gabe Ikard
According to the Tennessean, the following players will not suit up for the Titans Saturday night against the Falcons in Atlanta: center Chris Spencer, center Gabe Ikard, quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, and defensive lineman Antonio Johnson and Mike Martin.
Dustin Vaughan
Although the Cowboys are reportedly pleased with Brandon Weeden, coach Jason Garrett told reporters he's still leaving the door open to adding a veteran this offseason, per ESPN.

Weeden, 31, is entering the final year of his contract. Last season, he passed for 303 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions while filling in for Romo when he was sidelined with two transverse process fractures. Dustin Vaughan, an undrafted free agent in 2014, was also active for one game last season.

"You're always trying to upgrade your football team," Garrett said. "Obviously, we feel really good about Tony. He had an outstanding year for us last year. Brandon did a really nice job in his opportunities. If you look at what he did -- he played in (four) games, (three) he came in relief for us and the one game he started we didn't play our best game on offense. But it was against a really good defensive team in Arizona. We still feel like he's a young player who needs to play more. He's really growing before our eyes.

"We like what Dustin Vaughn did in the preseason. He is a smart kid. He is really conscientious. He wants to be a good football player and works very hard at it. He's one of those guys, too, a young player and you can see him get better with every rep that he gets. He is going about it the right way. We think he's got a future."

Marcus Thigpen
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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