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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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53Bradham, Nigel OLB6-22419/4/19894Florida State
33Brooks, Ron CB5-1019010/16/19884Louisiana State
52Brown, Preston OLB6-125110/27/19922Louisville
35Brown, Bryce RB6-02205/14/19914Kansas State
79Bryant, Red DT6-43234/18/19848Texas A&M
97Bryant, Corbin DT6-43001/4/19883Northwestern
39Butler, Mario DB6-118710/20/19882Georgia Tech
62Campbell, William G6-43117/6/19911Michigan
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19858Montana
98Carrington, Alex DE6-53016/19/19876Arkansas State
16Cassel, Matt QB6-42285/17/198211USC
96Charles, Stefan DT6-53236/9/19883Regina (Canada)
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19895Tulsa
38Conner, John RB5-112456/8/19876Kentucky
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/1994RFlorida State
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-333111/18/19895Alabama
82Davis, Andre WR6-12119/1/1993RSouth Florida
26Dixon, Anthony RB6-12339/24/19876Mississippi State
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19875Connecticut
75Enemkpali, IK LB6-12617/3/19912Louisiana Tech
42Felton, Jerome RB6-02487/3/19868Furman
74Fluellen, Andre DT6-23053/7/19858Florida State
63Freeman, Dalton C6-52916/18/19902Clemson
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
49Groves, Quentin LB6-32657/5/19848Auburn
18Harvin, Percy WR5-111845/28/19887Florida
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19922Miami (Fla.)
39Hill, Bronson RB5-102151/2/1993REastern Michigan
15Hogan, Chris WR6-122010/24/19883Monmouth (N.J.)
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19886Texas Christian
64Incognito, Richie C6-33197/5/19839Nebraska
58Johnson, Randell OLB6-42453/23/19912Florida Atlantic
63Johnson, Darryl G6-42952/10/19911New Mexico
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19932Alabama
61Kupper, Alex G6-32992/14/19901Louisville
69Larsen, B.J. DE6-52641/31/1989RUtah State
91Lawson, Manny LB6-52407/3/198410North Carolina State
13Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/1992RCentral Arkansas
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
49Mulligan, Matthew TE6-42671/18/19856Maine
46Noel, Merrill CB5-101759/10/1991RWake Forest
84O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/1992RFlorida State
17Palmer, Tobais WR5-111782/20/19901North Carolina State
30Rambo, Bacarri SS6-02116/27/19903Georgia
52Reddick, Kevin LB6-124012/28/19892North Carolina
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
8Simms, Matt QB6-32109/27/19882Tennessee
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
80Thompson, Deonte WR6-02032/14/19894Florida
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
40Williams, 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
13Willis, Austin (IR) WR5-91754/13/1992REmporia State
92Wynn, Jarius (IR) DT6-32858/29/19867Georgia
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
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.

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
Andre Davis
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
The Ravens waived safety Omar Brown, linebackers Nick DiMarco and Austin Spitler, punter Richie Leone, offensive tackle David Mims, cornerbacks Marrio Norman and Deji Olatoye, receivers LaQuan Williams and Mike Willie and running back Cierre Wood.

Fullback Shaun Chapas and offensive tackle Brett Van Sloten were waived with injury designations. Baltimore also placed defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, guard Will Rackley and defensive end Brent Urban on injured reserve.

Matt Simms
Bills quarterback Matt Simms confirmed Wednesday that he asked for his release from the Jets after not receiving enough practice time in OTAs, ESPN.com reports.

"You never want to quit a job when you don’t really know whether there is a job waiting for you," Simms said Wednesday, "But at the same time, I wasn’t happy, and you have to do what makes you happy, so I was willing to take that chance to be happy. I felt like I wasn’t getting my fair share of the reps and work. Today -- even though it was my first day -- I got more work today than I did my last week with the Jets. Yeah, it was risky, but in the end it paid off and I’m happy to be here now."

Coach Rex Ryan responded cautiously when asked if Simms would be added to a starting-quarterback competition that already involves three players.

"It is what it is right now, three guys are going to be working at it, they’re splitting the reps," Ryan said. "But don’t kid yourself. Matt will be given opportunities. Is he going to get as many as the top three guys? Probably not, but one thing about Matt, is I know he will take advantage of the opportunities he gets, and I’m not saying he can’t make this team."

Aaron Williams
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
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
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 offered defensive tackle Marcell Dareus a six-year deal worth more than $90 million, an NFL source has told the Buffalo News.

Dareus has been a full-time starter for four seasons and has contributed to an average of more than 50 tackles a year.

Suspension - 1-game suspension. Eligible to return Week 2 vs. New England
Anthony Dixon
Bills running back Anthony Dixon could miss up to a month after suffering a calf injury earlier this week, the team announced.

Dixon pulled his calf muscle during practice on Monday. Head coach Rex Ryan was unsure about a timeline for Dixon's return because those injuries are "usually tricky."

Dixon rushed for 432 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games for Buffalo last season.

Calf - Questionable for start of season
IK Enemkpali
New Bills defensive lineman IK Enemkpali , who was signed by Buffalo in the aftermath of his release by the Jets for punching quarterback Geno Smith over a reported $600, was contrite in his first public appearance since the incident.

Reading off a prepared statement and taking no questions, Enemkpali expressed remorse for the punch, which broke Smith's jaw and sidelined the quarterback for 6-10 weeks. 

"I apologize ... It should have never happened," he said. "I should have walked away from the situation."

Quentin Groves
Titans quarterback Jake Locker was a full participant in practice Friday and will be probable for Week 8 against the Texans. Locker will likely serve as a backup to Zach Mettenberger on Sunday.

Coty Sensabaugh (knee) and Taylor Thompson (knee) were labeled doubtful, while Quentin Groves (ankle) was deemed questionable. Meanwhile, Shonn Greene (hamstring) and Ropati Pitoitua (hand) were ruled probable, along with Locker.

Bronson Hill
No Updates
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
A rib injury has Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin out of the preseason game Saturday against Pittsburgh, per ESPN.

Goodwin was removed in the second quarter after taking a hit following a 19-yard catch over the middle. He remained on the ground for several minutes before being escorted to the locker room.

Dalton Freeman
Cornerback Dee Milliner (quad) is the lone doubtful on the injury report released Friday by the Jets for their Week 4 clash against Detroit.

Wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) is questionable. The probables are offensive linemen Nick Mangold (shoulder), Dalton Freeman (knee) and Willie Colon (calf), running back Chris Johnson (ankle), wide receiver David Nelson (illness) and defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson (knee).

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 is being handed the keys to a brand new Ferrari, in the sense that the second-year player will be in charge of the huddle in Rex Ryan's touted defense.

The Bills and Ryan are confident in Brown, despite him being just 22 years old.

''Oh, gawd, I didn't realize he was 22. I'm a little nervous,'' the Bills new coach said. ''But no. He certainly has more of, I don't know if mature is the right word. But he's been around the game awhile.''

Brown also has a vote of confidence from defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.

'He's a smart guy, and you very seldom have to repeat things to him,'' Thurman said. ''Usually a coach's kid is going to have that mental aptitude because he's been around the game for a long time. He's taken to the call. He seems very comfortable in the huddle.''

Brown started 14 games last season and led the Bills with 108 tackles.

Red Bryant
Defensive tackle Red Bryant was cut by the Jaguars on Thursday, according to the Florida Times-Union. He was due a $500,000 roster bonus on Sunday had the team retained him. The Jaguars cleared up $4.5 million in cap space with the move.

Bryant started all 16 games last season amassing 22 total tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. The 30-year-old was expendable after the Jaguars signed Jared Odrick, formerly of the Dolphins, in free agency.

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 was added back to the active roster Sunday, the team announced. Carpenter had been on the non-football injury list with a sore hamstring.
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. 

Matt Cassel
The Bills are reportedly discussing releasing quarterback Matt Cassel, sources told WGR 550 in Buffalo. Cassel was competing for a starting spot, which he lost to Tyrod Taylor.
Ronald Darby
Ronald Darby, who was the Bills' second-round pick in this year's draft, signed his rookie contract Tuesday. The Bills now have all six draft picks under contract.

“Athletic, fast, that’s why we drafted him,” defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman in describing Darby, per the team's official website. “Looks like a pretty good man-to-man cover guy from what we saw in the rookie minicamp, but he hasn’t gone up against the big time NFL receiver. Usually if you can cover, you can cover. It usually doesn’t matter who it is, but he’s been pretty impressive so far.”

Darby's contract is for four years and $4.6 million, a source told NFL.com.

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 coach Rex Ryan made the news official at a press conference Monday, naming Tyrod Taylor the team's starting quarterback, citing his "explosiveness" at the position, per The Buffalo News

Taylor has put up impressive numbers during the preseason, going 24-for-31 for 236 yards, but has not started a game since the 2011 Orange Bowl when he was the signal-caller for Virginia Tech. He has played in 14 games as a backup with the Ravens.

Ryan said that Taylor is "on top of what we are doing," and that with a team built to win now, Taylor gives them the best chance over fellow quarterbacks EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. 

Taylor is scheduled to make $833,333 this season, but that figure could increase to $2 million with performance- and playing-time bonuses. 

Ty Powell
Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday linebacker Ty Powell is likely out for the season after suffering a knee injury in practice. Ryan suspected he suffered an ACL injury.
Knee - IR. Out for season
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.

Bryce Brown
Bills running back Bryce Brown has been unable to participate in voluntary offseason workouts because of personal reasons, running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Tuesday.

"Bryce is doing what he has to do right now, taking care of his family in the offseason," Lynn said, per ESPN. "But yes, it will set him back. I mean, he's five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once he gets here it's going to be hard to slow down and catch him up. That's one of my biggest concerns.

"But he's got the playbook and hopefully he's taking care of his business and he'll come in in great shape and we'll see what happens."

Although coach Rex Ryan called out Brown in March about his fumbling issues, general manager Doug Whaley has implored the coaching staff to give Brown a "clean slate."

"Rex has a way of motivating guys and getting his point across. I think Bryce got the point," Lynn said. "It's more mental than drills: just helping him know and feel where the ball is, just having an awareness of where the ball is.

"Runners naturally are going to swing the ball, when you try to maintain your balance and fall and all those types of things. But when you have that awareness of where the ball is, then you can protect it more times than not."

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
Rex Ryan has declared that new Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes is wrecking practice. Fortunately for the team, it was a tongue-in-cheek remark.

Ryan made the joke because Hughes, who signed a five-year, $45 million contract extension this offseason, has been so dominant in the current sessions. Ryan estimated that Hughes registered five or six sacks before he had to pull him off the field and allow the offense to get its work in uninterrupted.

"This just in: I am really happy we signed Jerry Hughes back," Ryan told Syracuse.com. "It's rare that you have to pull a guy from practice because he's ruining your practice. I had to pull him (Wednesday)."

Hughes is coming off successive 10-plus sack seasons. Ryan expressed certainty that he will continue to thrive despite a shift in defensive philosophy.

"If he keeps rushing the pass like he did (Wednesday), yeah I'd say so," Ryan said. "You can put him anywhere, too. He plays much bigger than his frame. He's like 255 or something, but he plays much bigger. He can play as an end, play as an outside backer. He's definitely a physical player, he's a great athlete."

Andre Fluellen
The Bills have announced the signing of free agent defensive tackle Andre Fluellen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 30-year-old Fluellen has spent most of his career as a backup with Detroit. He has played in 77 career games and totaled 65 tackles, including 10 for losses, 4 1/2 sacks and 12 quarterback hits.

Fluellen appeared in eight games last season with the Lions and contributed to 10 tackles while registering a career-high two sacks.

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."

John Conner
Bills fullback John Conner will probably be out for a week after sustaining a hamstring injury, reports the team's official website.

Conner suffered the injury during Sunday's practice. Conner has rushed for 108 yards on 27 carries during his six-year career.

Sammy Watkins
Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said he will not be limited when training camp practice starts Friday, reports ESPN.com.

"I'll definitely be ready to practice," Watkins said Tuesday. "I'll be full go. I'll be prepared to go out there and make plays."

Watkins underwent hip surgery during the offseason, which limited his participation in the team's offseason program.

Hip - Questionable for start of season
Bacarri Rambo
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.
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
The hip injury for Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin is worse than the team originally thought and he recently received an injection to speed up the healing process, reports ESPN.

Harvin is expected to be a focal point of the passing attack for the Bills this season.

LeSean McCoy
While Bills coach Rex Ryan recently said he was optimistic running back LeSean McCoy would be ready for the regular season opener, a source indicated to ESPN that McCoy's status for Week 1 is in jeopardy.

"Well we certainly expect him to be ready to go, I hope," Ryan said, per ESPN. "If not then the next man has to step up. Boobie [Dixon] got a lot of reps out there today. Bryce Brown got a lot of reps [Wednesday]. So we will see. I am not going to put that all on one man. If he is not ready to go, he won't be in there."

McCoy has not been able to play during the preseason after he suffered a hamstring injury at practice. He has been able to conduct some light footwork, agility and cardio drills, but his conditioning needs work.

"It's way too early to say whether [McCoy] will play or not. He is doing a little bit more every day. But hell yes, I'm concerned about that," the source said. "I can't say for sure he's going to be with us Week 1. I can't say that at all. It will take everything we got just to get him ready for game day, and then we get to game day [there's] no way he can be in great football shape. So I think he will be on a pitch count, I think at the very best."

Hamstring - Questionable for start of season
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 pulled out of practice Tuesday due to a nagging right knee injury, which he dealt with last season in Miami. However, Clay made sure to tell reporters after practice the knee is a non-issue.

"I'm fine," he said, per ESPN.com. "It was just something that they wanted to look out for me a little bit. It was something that started nagging, so they decided it would be best to pull me out.

"I don't want to get much into all of that. You can ask [coach] Rex [Ryan]. I don't want to get too much into injury talk. But I'm 100 percent fine, so I'm not worried though."

Tobais Palmer
The Saints have waived running back Timothy Flanders, wide receiver Tobais Palmer, tight end Je'Ron Hamm and linebacker Chidera Uzo-Diribe.
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.

Darryl Johnson
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
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 suffered an ankle injury in the first half of a preseason game Thursday in Cleveland. He has been ruled out for the rest of the contest.

Hogan finally emerged as a viable threat last season, recording career-bests in catches with 41 and yards with 426 while snagging his first four touchdowns.

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.

William Campbell
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.
Austin Willis
Karlos Williams
Bills running back Karlos Williams had some type of "procedure", coach Rex Ryan told the media on Tuesday, per ESPN.

Williams was hospitalized and expected to miss multiple weeks with an undisclosed injury on Monday. Ryan didn't shed much light on the situation on Tuesday, saying that it was "sensitive".

Williams will miss at least two weeks.

Undisclosed - Questionable for start of season
Corey Graham
The Bills have moved cornerback Corey Graham to safety, the Buffalo News reports.

Graham said that he and the team have discussed the move all offseason and decided to give the position change a try on Tuesday when the team held its first workout of OTAs.

"He’s got that unique ability where he can do both things," coach Rex Ryan said. "So let’s see what we have out there. And this is no slam on Duke or on Rambo or on Meeks or any of those guys, but this is us doing what’s best for the team. And if that means we feel good about [Graham] playing safety, then that’s where he’ll be."

Graham is enthusiastic about playing the safety position full-time.

"I want to try to really learn it and see where it goes, see how much my grasp is, see how I’m playing at it, see where it can take me," he said. "I look forward to it. It’s a challenge for me, but I’m actually very excited about it."

Graham recorded 84 total tackles last season, his first in Buffalo, while intercepting two passes.

Robert Woods
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
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.

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. 

B.J. Larsen
No Updates
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
After a wide-open quarterback competition, the results are apparently in for Bills coach Rex Ryan. According to FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer, the Bills are prepared to name Tyrod Taylor their starter for Week 1. 

Taylor has performed well in the preseason, earning the edge over EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel, perhaps due to his threat as a runner in addition to his passing ability. 

Taylor has yet to make an NFL start, appearing in 14 games in four seasons as a backup with the Ravens. 

Manny Lawson
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
Bills coach Rex Ryan admitted that the team downplayed Leodis McKelvin's setback from an ankle injury, saying the cornerback may not be ready for the start of the season, per The Buffalo News

Ryan said he was confident that McKelvin would play at some point, but after undergoing a "procedure," the player's timetable to return is up in the air. 

McKelvin missed the final six games of the regular season with the fractured ankle but still finished with 48 tackles and four interceptions.

Ankle - NFI. Questionable for start of season
Deonte Thompson
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
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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