Buffalo Bills

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium | Coach: Rex Ryan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th152.0 (1st)208.9 (27th)
Defense19th108.1 (15th)248.2 (18th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
 Albright, Bryson DE6-52253/15/1994RMiami (Ohio)
56Alexander, Lorenzo LB6-12455/31/198310California
 Allen, Davonte WR6-22013/6/1993RMarshall
32Anderson, Colt DB5-1019510/25/19857Montana
84Annen, Blake TE6-42475/28/19911Cincinnati
26Arenas, Javier DB5-919710/28/19875Alabama
90Barnes, T.J. DT6-73646/14/19903Georgia Tech
36Blanton, Robert DB6-12009/7/19895Notre Dame
15Boykin, Jarrett WR6-221811/4/19893Virginia Tech
52Brown, Preston MLB6-125110/27/19923Louisville
55Brown, Zach LB6-124810/23/19895North Carolina
97Bryant, Corbin DT6-43001/4/19884Northwestern
39Butler, Mario CB6-118710/20/19883Georgia Tech
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19859Montana
98Carrington, Alex (FA) DE6-53016/19/19877Arkansas State
 Chambers, Gary WR6-42153/15/1993RArizona State
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19896Tulsa
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/19942Florida State
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-333111/18/19896Alabama
26Dixon, Anthony (FA) RB6-12339/24/19877Mississippi State
78Douzable, Leger DT6-42845/31/19869Central Florida
27Dowling, Jonathan DB6-319012/8/19912Western Kentucky
81Dray, Jim TE6-525512/31/19867Stanford
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19876Connecticut
93Edwards, Lavar DE6-42754/29/19904Louisiana State
75Enemkpali, IK LB6-12617/3/19913Louisiana Tech
42Felton, Jerome FB6-02487/3/19869Furman
 Ferguson, Reid LS6-22443/24/1994RLouisiana State
4Gay, Jordan K6-12003/29/19903Centre
35Gillislee, Mike RB5-1121911/1/19903Florida
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-11909/19/19905South Carolina
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19895Georgia
88Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19904Texas
89Gragg, Chris TE6-32446/30/19904Arkansas
20Graham, Corey FS6-01967/25/198510New Hampshire
 Gronkowski, Glenn FB6-22383/25/1993RKansas State
72Groy, Ryan G6-53209/30/19903Wisconsin
80Hankerson, Leonard WR6-22111/30/19896Miami (Fla.)
18Harvin, Percy (FA) WR5-111845/28/19888Florida
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19923Miami (Fla.)
36Herron, Dan RB5-102123/21/19894Ohio State
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19887Texas Christian
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/198310Nebraska
58Johnson, Randell OLB6-42453/23/19913Florida Atlantic
 Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/1992ROhio State
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19933Alabama
 Kugler, Robert C6-329412/11/1992RPurdue
 Lalk, Jamison C6-630412/7/1992RIowa State
54Lattimore, Jamari LB6-222910/6/19886Middle Tennessee State
 Lawson, Shaq DE6-32706/17/1994RClemson
91Lawson, Manny OLB6-52407/3/198411North Carolina State
13Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19921Central Arkansas
 Listenbee, Kolby WR6-11831/25/1994RTexas Christian
11Little, Greg WR6-22205/30/19896North Carolina
 Lucas, Marquis G6-33193/25/1993RWest Virginia
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19904Florida State
65Martin, Chris T6-53051/4/19901Central Florida
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112087/12/19888Pittsburgh
36Meeks, Jonathan DB6-020911/8/19894Clemson
76Miller, John G6-23038/12/19932Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19904Louisiana Tech
26Moore, Sterling DB5-102022/3/19906Southern Methodist
 Morgan, Marshall K6-320111/28/1993RGeorgia
84O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19921Florida State
19Powell, Walt WR5-1118911/23/19912Murray State
 Ragland, Reggie ILB6-12479/24/1993RAlabama
30Rambo, Bacarri SS6-02116/27/19904Georgia
51Reddick, Kevin LB6-124012/28/19892North Carolina
56Reed, Cedric DE6-526910/9/19921Texas
64Renfrow, Justin T6-631011/23/19891Miami (Fla.)
68Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
37Robey, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19924USC
17Salas, Greg WR6-22108/25/19885Hawaii
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19858Florida State
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19903California-Davis
44Seamster, Sammy DB6-02052/5/19912Middle Tennessee State
 Seymour, Kevon CB5-1118611/30/1993RUSC
 Striker, Eric OLB5-122710/1/1993ROklahoma
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19896Virginia Tech
54Valles, Max OLB6-42508/5/19941Virginia
61Velasco, Fernando C6-43102/22/19857Georgia
 Washington, Adolphus DT6-329711/24/1992ROhio State
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19933Clemson
27White, Corey DB6-12105/9/19905Samford
 Wilder Jr., James RB6-32324/14/19921Florida State
23Williams, Aaron SS6-01994/23/19905Texas
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/198311Louisiana State
27Williams, Duke SS5-1120110/15/19904Nevada
 Williams, Jonathan RB5-102192/2/1994RArkansas
29Williams, Karlos RB6-12305/4/19932Florida State
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19868Louisville
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19924USC
69Worthy, Jerel DT6-23084/28/19903Michigan State
92Wynn, Jarius (FA) DT6-32858/29/19868Georgia
 Zimmer, Justin DT6-329210/23/1992RFerris State
Injured Players
43Thomas, Phillip (IR) DB6-02233/1/19893Fresno State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-4321.26-3290.225.52133
 
 
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Position Listing
Dezmin Lewis
News
Lewis, who's seen some time with the first team during OTA practices while Sammy Watkins recovers from foot surgery, has made a good impression on the coaching staff, The Buffalo News reports. "I think he has taken a big leap forward," coach Rex Ryan said. "He needed to. I think when he came out here initially he was real raw, but he got better and better as the year went on, and we're really encouraged with him right now.

The Bills have a slew of receivers jockeying for a role as high as No. 3 in the pecking order, with none of them having a real leg up on anyone else. Lewis may not be quite there yet, but at 6-4 and 214 pounds and a whole host of athleticism, he offers something the coaching staff has been looking for. We'll see how he does as things get more serious this summer.

Glenn Gronkowski
No Updates
Cardale Jones
News
Jones will have "everything" thrown at him during his rookie campaign, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW Buffalo reports.

In full, offensive coordinator Greg Roman stated: "You know, we are trying to really throw everything at him which is somewhat unfair, but in the long run, it is probably the best way to do things." However, Roman justified the plan as a way to prepare Jones for minicamp, and they aren't yet ready to evaluate Jones as a player until he's exposed to everything in the offense. In other words, the Bills spent a fourth-round draft pick on Jones solely because of his tantalizing upside, and fully understand that the young gunslinger enters the league as a developmental project after seeing just limited action as a starter at Ohio State. Starting QB Tyrod Taylor in under contract with the Bills for another two years, with the second year a club option, allowing Roman at least a couple years time to groom and polish the rookie quarterback.

Jamison Lalk
No Updates
Max Valles
News
Guard/center Jon Feliciano, a fourth-rounder who is set to battle for a starting job, and sixth-round defensive end Max Valles have signed their rookie contracts, the Raiders have announced.

Valles recorded 78 tackles and 13 sacks over two seasons at Virginia.

Aaron Williams
News
Williams, who suffered through a serious neck injury last season that required surgery, has been cleared to practice and says he's feeling great, The Buffalo News reports. "I'm fully cleared to play," Williams said on the Bills' first day of voluntary practices Monday. "Talked to all the coaches. Talked to all the training staff and the doctors. We really went and evaluated everything and made sure I was 100 percent before I got back out there."

There had been worries that Williams might even have to give up his NFL career, but things have gone his way lately and it looks like he'll be able to re-take his role as starting safety again. The team did sign veteran Robert Blanton in free agency just in case Williams can't sustain hits like an NFL player should any more, but for now the Bills are counting on him to lead what was a disappointing defense back to respectability.

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
Darby has been cleared to participate in practice following offseason foot surgery, The Buffalo News reports.

Dareus, like most of the Bills' defensive players, had a poor year by his standards with just two sacks in 2015, but he's generally regarded as one of the league's best interior lineman and there's some hope that, with another year in Rex Ryan's system and the return of fellow lineman Kyle Williams, he can return to his dominating ways. Dareus posted 17.5 sacks over 2013 and 2014.

Fernando Velasco
News
Titans cornerback Brandon Harris has been placed on injured reserve with a left knee injury sustained last Tuesday, per The Tennessean.

The team has signed veteran center Fernando Velasco to take his place on the roster.

Harris participated in 11 games last season after playing in all 16 in 2013.

Chris Martin
News
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. 

Reggie Ragland
News
Ragland signed his rookie deal Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Ragland, the 41st overall pick, was thought to have a decent chance to go in the first round, so the Bills were more than happy to trade up in the second to get him. The big question for his IDP value is whether he can stay on the field for third down - his tackling abilities are excellent, but his coverage skills are so-so. With first-rounder Shaq Lawson (shoulder) expected to miss some regular season time, the pressure for Ragland to have a key impact as a rookie just went up.

Anthony Dixon
News
Dixon was released by the Bills on Tuesday, WGR550.com reports.

Boobie was one of the team's better locker room guys and the fans will certainly miss his colorful personality, but Karlos Williams and Mike Gilleslee easily passed him on the depth chart in 2015. Dixon had plenty of opportunity as the running back corps was decimated with injuries, but he managed just 2.10 yards per carry, and that's for a team that led the league in rushing. He'll likely sign elsewhere in a depth spot, perhaps as a No. 3 or No. 4 guy.

Greg Salas
News
Salas, who saw action in two games with the Bills last season and signed a contract extension with the team in January, is being eyeballed for an increased role in 2016 due to Chris Hogan being signed away by the Patriots, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's very smart, understands football, works hard," said Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal. "What he lacks is elite, top end speed, explosion, but he more than makes up for it in how he can separate by leaning in, using his physicality. He's gotten better at releasing over the years. Great catch radius, strong hands. I think he can be a force in the slot and as a third down receiver."

Hogan was the team's clear-cut wideout in 2015, and Salas has a similar skill set. The Bills are in no cap position to add a key free agent and may need to address a leaky defense at the top of the draft. While the fan base is calling for a higher-upside wideout to put across from budding star Sammy Watkins, Salas could find himself toward the top of a battle for one of the top four spots this season. That said, he hasn't done much in his pro career and does not offer any explosiveness, plus the Bills are a run-oriented program.

Robert Blanton
News
Blanton signed with the Bills on Friday.

Blanton joins the Bills after playing in all 16 games for the Vikings last season, when he compiled 34 tackles. However, that came after Blanton posted 106 tackles in 2014, so although he'll likely be a second-stringer in Buffalo, the veteran safety will aim for a bounce back season with his new team.

IK Enemkpali
News
Ikemefuna Enemkpali has been added to the Bills' active roster now that his four-game suspensions for violating the league's personal conduct policy has ended, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Rex Ryan likes Enemkpali and thinks he's a good kid even though the linebacker has a history of violent actions, including a punch to Geno Smith's jaw that may have ruined the quarterback's entire 2015 season. Enemkpali will slot in as a special teams guy and linebacker, as the Bills moved running back Cierre Wood to injured reserve in order to make room.

Justin Zimmer
No Updates
Marquise Goodwin
News
Goodwin remains away from the team as he tries to qualify for the U.S. team in the long jump, BuffaloBills.com reports.

While the team publicly is offering support for the speedster - who has the longest jump on record this calendar year in the world - he's been incredibly injury prone in his career and hasn't shown an ability to get away from physical defensive backs. With the team having high hopes for rookie Kilby Listenbee (we'd pay to see a race between him and the Olympic hopeful), Goodwin may be on the outside looking in by the time his Olympic quest is over.

Jerel Worthy
News
The Lions have claimed defensive tackle Jerel Worthy off of waivers from the Chiefs, the team announced on Tuesday. Worthy was waived by Kansas City on Monday. Worthy has been burdened with injuries early on in his career, playing just 16 games in his first three seasons in the league. He has 2 1/2 sacks and 15 tackles in his brief career.
Cedric Reed
No Updates
Preston Brown
News
Brown, who will start at inside linebacker in what will mostly consist of a 3-4 defense, is excited about the team's simplified playbook for 2016, The Buffalo News reports. ""The guys are happy that we don't have as many situations or checks on plays," Brown said. "So guys are excited that we're starting to compromise and going into the season making it simple and as fast as possible."

While Brown, picked up 120 total tackles in 2015, the defense struggled for most of the season and Brown - normally a strong student of the game - had a tough time with Rex Ryan's new defense and the calls he had to make to his teammates. Brown is by far the team's best linebacker entering 2016, so expect him to stay on the field in almost all scenarios. A 100-plus tackle season seems like a good bet once again.

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
Carpenter agreed to lower his 2016 base salary from $2.025 million to $1.775 million, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

A candidate to be released, Carpenter had to make some concessions if he wanted to stick with Buffalo. In addition to a $250,000 pay cut that can be recouped through incentives, he also agreed to move his upcoming $250,000 roster bonus back to September. Carpenter will still have to fend off competition for his job, as last season's 85.2 percent conversion rate on field goals would look a whole lot better if he hadn't missed six extra points.

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. 

Marcus Easley
News
Easley is progressing in his rehabilitation from a broken knee and dislocated knee cap, which he sustained in Week 16 against the Cowboys, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "It's been nothing but uphill since the end of the season," Easley said Friday. "I'm getting around a lot better now and healing up real well. I'm getting better every day."

Easley suffered the horrific injuries as he went to the ground while performing in the punt coverage unit. Previously, he relayed that his recovery timetable would be 7-to-9 months, potentially delaying his first game action of the 2016 season. In any case, he'll more than likely miss the Bills' offseason program.

Blake Annen
News
The Bears have listed Jordan Mills, Josh Morgan, Terrance Mitchell, Darryl Sharpton, Eben Britton, Trevor Scott and Blake Annen as inactive Week 11 against the Vikings.

Both Scott and Sharpton had been ruled out prior to Sunday's game. Mills was considered doubtful due to a rib injury, while Morgan was questionable with a shoulder issue. Mitchell was probable due to an illness, but will not go. 

Ronald Darby
News
Darby has been cleared to participate in practice following offseason hernia surgery, The Buffalo News reports.

Darby missed just one game in what was a fabulous rookie season, and he's a certain starter heading into 2016. Darby and Stephon Gilmore are expected to form one of the league's better corner tandems.

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.

Marquis Lucas
No Updates
Tyrod Taylor
News
Bills general manager Doug Whaley said Taylor did enough in 2015 for the team to "continue down the road to see if he can be the franchise guy of the future", The Buffalo News reports.

Whaley seemingly intended for his comment to be taken as praise, but it's still a bit perplexing how hesitant the Bills have been to commit to Taylor as their quarterback of the future, perhaps because acknowledging the extent of his success would illuminate just how disappointing the rest of the organization was this season. In addition to his obvious running prowess, Taylor overcame a mediocre receiving corps to complete 63.7 percent of his passes for 8.0 yards per attempt, with a 20:6 TD:INT ratio. Even with the Bills sporting a potent rushing attack, it was odd to see how conservative the team typically played on offense in the first half of games, seemingly unaware that it had an effective quarterback and a lousy defense. Buffalo still managed to go 8-6 in the games Taylor played, and with slightly better health and coaching, the team likely would've contended for a playoff spot. In any case, Taylor probably won't face any competition for the starting job next season, but it does seem the Bills are hesitant to extended his contract beyond 2016.

Kolby Listenbee
News
The Bills have signed Listenbee (hernia) to a rookie contract, The Buffalo News reports.

Listenbee is an all-out burner who will instantly be one the league's fastest players. He was chosen in the sixth round for a reason, however, as he's not that big and never ran much more than deep routes at TCU. That said, the Bills have Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods and then a whole host of guys jockeying for the rest of the receiving spots. Listenbee will try to use his speed to show the team value as a guy that can open up defenses and take the pressure of Watkins.

Phillip Thomas
News
The Dolphins have signed strong safety and Redskins castoff Phillip Thomas.

Thomas was drafted in the fourth round by Washington in 2013, but proved disappointing after losing his rookie season to a foot injury. He played in eight games a year ago and contributed to 27 tackles.

Injury
Stephon Gilmore
News
Gilmore said Tuesday that he's got a clean bill of health following offseason shoulder surgery, The Buffalo News reports. "I am. I feel good. I was out there practicing after practice, I feel great," said the veteran cornerback. "Catching balls and I've been training just like every year, so I feel good."

The Bills are keeping Gilmore to individual work during this week's minicamp, but that has more to do with no one wanting to risk injury while the team continues to look at settling on a long-term deal with one of the league's best young corners. Gilmore says he'll show up for training camp in July even if the contract's not settled (he's in the final year of his rookie deal), but wouldn't commit to being there for the start of camp.

Jim Dray
News
The Bills have signed Dray.

Dray caught just six passes for 61 yards in 16 games for the Browns in 2015, but he should be a good fit for the Bills as a blocking tight end in coordinator Greg Roman's run-oriented offense.

T.J. Barnes
News
Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin has been declared inactive for Week 17’s game against the Dolphins.

Harvin is nursing a rib injury he suffered during Week 16’s game against the Patriots.

Also listed as inactive are T.J. Barnes, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Wesley Johnson, Nick Mangold, Walt Powell and Matt Simms.

Bryson Albright
No Updates
Kyle Williams
News
Williams (knee) will not be participating in OTA practices this week and won't be on the field for mandatory minicamp, BuffaloBills.com reports. "You know I think we're just going to kind of gradually build on every day through OTAs, even into training camp," said Williams. "The main goal circled is making sure we're ready to go in September. How much or how little of training camp? I don't know. I don't think that plan has been totally put together yet. But definitely gearing toward getting ready to play when it matters."

Williams is expected to start at right defensive end as he enters his 11th NFL season. However, his age, unfamiliarity in Rex Ryan's 3-4 defense, and the fact that he'll be coming off a major injury all work in unison to drive down his previously high IDP value. At best, he'd be a healthy, productive member of an improved defense, but probably a guy that gets his play time monitored or subbed out in certain packages.

Jerry Hughes
News
Hughes finished the 2015 season with 52 tackles, five sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He played in all 16 games for the fourth straight season, while seeing action on 92.5 percent of the defensive snaps.

Hughes picked up 67 points in standard IDP scoring after putting up 90 the previous season, and that's mostly due to the drop in sacks. If your league counts passes defensed, he closed that gap a bit. In truth, almost every member of the Bills' defensive line struggled with Rex Ryan's new system, and there's little reason Hughes can't get back to double-digit sacks in 2016 as his familiarity in a complex scheme grows. Hughes also took some dumb penalties in 2015, and it won't sit well with the coaching staff if he doesn't clean that up permanently.

Injury
Upper body - Questionable for start of season
Duke Williams
News
A year after recording 52 tackles, Williams finished the season with just 28 tackles, one sack, and one touchdown while being active for all 16 games.

At one point, Williams was in line to start at free safety following the injury to Aaron Williams, but others ended up impressing more and by the end of the season Duke Williams was barely getting off the bench. We'll see if coach Rex Ryan wants to keep him around, but Williams clearly hasn't taken the leap forward the previous regime - the group that drafted him in the fourth round out of Nevad in 2013 - was hoping for.

Mike Gillislee
News
Gillislee will have some competition for the No. 3 running back role after the Bills picked Jonathan Williams in the fifth round, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's a big back. He's going to help on special teams," Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos says. "He'll battle with Mike Gillislee."

Gillislee came out of nowhere last season and ended up having a key role with the Bills down the stretch, averaging an eye-popping 5.68 yards per carry while popping off three touchdowns in just five games. Williams, however, was a stud at Arkansas and slipped in the draft only because he was injured for much of his senior season. Perhaps there's room for four backs once you consider LeSean McCoy has a lock on the top spot and Karlos Williams a near lock on the top backup role.

Lavar Edwards
News
The Cowboys activated defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence from injured reserve Saturday, waiving defensive end Lavar Edwards in a corresponding move.

Lawrence suffered a fractured foot in late July and started the season on short-term injured reserve, placing Week 9 as his earliest possible return date. The rookie defensive end returned to practice in mid-October and should be available for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.

Javier Arenas
News
The Jets made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday, as they signed cornerback Javier Arenas and released linebacker IK Enemkpali, the team announced.

Enemkpali was released after he was involved in a locker-room fight with quarterback Geno Smith, which resulted in a broken jaw for Smith.

Arenas recorded nine tackles in six games for the Falcons last season.

Sammy Watkins
News
Watkins expects to be ready for the start of training camp July 30, TSN.ca reports. "For training camp, I think I'll definitely be available," Watkins said. "I might sit out two or three days. It's all about how I feel within those days. The goal is to come back and be prepared for training camp."

Watkins had surgery in April to address stress fractures in his left foot, with most reports suggesting he had a Jones fracture, which is a common injury that typically sidelines players for 8-12 weeks. The timetable puts him on track for training camp, and he's no longer wearing a walking boot or limping. Still, Watkins made it clear he'll take a cautious approach, even conceding that he'll need to test his foot out when the Bills open camp. Given the high rate of re-injury with foot fractures, the team may opt to be even more cautious than Watkins wants.

Injury
Foot -
Sterling Moore
News
Moore (ankle) is active Sunday against the Panthers.

After putting in a limited practice on Thursday, Moore was upgraded to a full session on Friday and will be in the lineup at left cornerback. On the season, he's recorded 44 tackles along with an interception.

Leonard Hankerson
News
The Bills and Hankerson agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Hankerson opened his tenure with the Falcons last fall with 22 catches (on 39 targets) for 291 yards and two touchdowns over the first six games, but injuries soon whittled his snap counts on game day to next to nil. By early December, he was a resident of injured reserve and waived by the middle of the month. Before season's end, both the Patriots and Bills took a look at the wideout, but he was unable to produce with either organization. Nevertheless, Hankerson will get another shot in a Bills receiving corps that's populated by intriguing, yet flawed options behind clear No. 1 Sammy Watkins.

James Wilder Jr.
News
The Bengals made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.

The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.

Defenders waived by the Bengals include safety Danieal Manning, cornerbacks Onterio McCalebb and Victor Hampton, tackles Devon Still and David King and ends Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch.

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.

Jonathan Dowling
News
The Raiders announced a couple of roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the 49ers. The team placed safety Jonathan Dowling on injured reserve with a back injury and added tight end Scott Simonson to the 53-man active roster, per the San Francisco Chronicle.
Bacarri Rambo
News
Rambo (knee) is active Sunday against the Jets.

Rambo has had a few games this season with at least seven tackles, though he usually doesn't get up to that level and is a fairly weak fantasy IDP option.

Kevin Reddick
News
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
News
Harvin (hip/knee) has reportedly told the Bills that he plans to retire as a player, ESPN.com reports.

Harvin, who turns 28 next month, has been limited by injuries over the past few seasons, thus cutting short a football career that once looked highly promising after the Vikings selected the dynamic offensive threat with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.

LeSean McCoy
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The Bills are going to limit McCoy (ankle) in training camp and may try to keep his preseason reps limited to one or two drives, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. Said running backs coach Anthony Lynn said this is "by design," adding, "[to] keep him fresh, going into his eighth year, [there is] a lot of miles on those legs. So we'll do the same thing without training camp with him."

Hamstring and knee issues held McCoy back in his first season with the Bills, so given his experience and the fact that's he's already nicked up, this seems like a smart tact. Even though McCoy has been relatively healthy over the course of his career - he's played in 15 or 16 games in five of his seven NFL seasons - he'll carry some injury risk if you take him in the first two rounds of your draft. That said, his upside remains high, given his skill set (his cuts looked great when healthy last season), while the Bills have one of the league's better offensive lines and lean heavily toward the run.

Jonathan Williams
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Corbin Bryant
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With Kyle Williams expected to miss to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, Bryant is in line for more playing time.

Bryant logged 45 defensive plays Monday against the Patriots - logging two total tackles - and stands to play even more this week in Kansas City with Alex Carrington being needed to sub in for an injured Mario Williams. Bryant is still looking for his first sack of the season and the true IDP plays on this line are Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes. But we'll at least keep an eye on Bryant should the Bills remain down two of their defensive line starters, as the coaching staff seems happy with Bryant's play.

Eric Striker
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Leger Douzable
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The Jets have re-signed defensive end Leger Douzable, according to NJ.com. Douzable totaled 25 tackles in 2014 with 2 1/2 sacks as a backup to Muhammad Wilkerson. The details of the agreement were not immediately known. He earned $1 million on a one-year contract in 2014.
Nick O'Leary
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O'Leary will draw the start at tight end for the Bills on Sunday against the Cowboys in place of the inactive Charles Clay.

Selected by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2015 draft, O'Leary ended up working on the team's practice squad before a promotion to the active roster earlier this month. He's a fantasy dart in Week 16, but he'll draw the start at TE for the Bills on Sunday over Chris Gragg, which makes O'Leary an option for those scrambling to replace Clay this week.

Walt Powell
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Powell was waived on Tuesday.

Powell didn't stay with the Raiders long as the 23-year-old receiver was waived after spending just under a month with the club. He has yet to record a catch in the NFL.

Chris Gragg
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Gragg's teammate Charles Clay (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington.

That makes Gragg the starter for this week's game in Washington, and with only the unproven Nick O'Leary behind him, Gragg should see the field most of the afternoon. That said, other than a 5-54-0 game earlier this season, Gragg has only caught more than one pass on one other occasion, and is yet to find the end zone. Keep an eye on him to see if the Bills want to see what he can do down the stretch, but he'd be a deep reach for Week 15.

Cyrus Kouandjio
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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
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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
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Clay, who sat out last week's OTA sessions with a minor undisclosed injury, will be on the field this week, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Clay is the clear-cut tight end and will see the field for almost every snap if healthy this season. His upside is limited based on the Bills' propensity to run the ball, but he'd probably be worth a good look if Sammy Watkins' injury issues persist into the regular season, or if the team started making Clay more of a red-zone threat.

Adolphus Washington
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Washington has signed his rookie deal, BuffaloBills.com reports. He was the team's third-round pick last month.

The equipment department can now get to work for the player with the longest name on the team. The Bills expect to see his jersey on the field quite often this season, as the brass has already penciled him in to start at the left defensive end spot vacated by Mario Williams' departure.

Marshall Morgan
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Shaq Lawson
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Lawson signed his rookie contract Monday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The real question is how much time Lawson's recent shoulder surgery ends up costing him during the first year of his contract. Right now, the team seems to still love the value they got in the middle of the first round, and Lawson's attitude in offseason practices seems to be impressing anyone. However, it may be awhile before we see him in action again. Manny Lawson will serve as the placeholder for Shaq Lawson's presumed starting OLB spot while the rookie continues to heal.

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Dan Herron
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Herron signed with the Bills on Thursday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.

Herron will join a crowded backfield in Buffalo, as the team currently has six running backs on the roster in a group that is led by LeSean McCoy. A product of Ohio State, Herron is no stranger to the franchise, as the 27-year-old played in four games for the Bills in 2015, carrying the ball 11 times for 37 yards. After getting released in November, Herron finished up the year with the Colts, averaging 3.0 YPC over six games to finish the year. He'll now return to Buffalo to compete for a roster spot as backfield depth.

Justin Renfrow
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The 49ers announced they have signed cornerback Mylan Hicks and offensive lineman Justin Renfrow

Hicks was an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State. In 2014, he played in nine games for the Spartans. Hicks was versatile in college, having played cornerback, safety and linebacker during his collegiate career. 

Renfrow signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and ended up spending time on the Packers and Seahawks' practice squads. 

Nickell Robey
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Robby finished the 2015 season, his third in the NFL, with 46 tackles, four passes defensed, and one sack.

Robey will be back with the Bills next season, but the team is pretty set at corner and it's hard to see him getting anything more than a nickel-type role. He played in 61.8 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season, up slightly from the 58.9 percent he saw the previous season.

Seantrel Henderson
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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
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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. 

Jarrett Boykin
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Boykin was signed as a free agent Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Given all the injuries the Panthers had to their wide receiving group this past season, Boykin might have made some strides in a productive Cam Newton offense. But he got cut late in camp, and now he'll have some work to do to even gain a spot with the Bills. He does have one very nice season (49/681/3) under his belt, and he did play in college with Bills quarterback Tyro Taylor.

Richie Incognito
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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
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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. 

Greg Little
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Little was signed as a free agent Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Little has had three 40-plus catch seasons since getting drafted in the second round by the Browns in 2011, but has fallen on hard times recently, with just six catches in 2014 while not seeing any action this past season. He'll compete for a spot for a fourth, fifth, or sixth wideout in camp this summer.

Alex Carrington
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Carrington tore his quad tendon during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and now requires season-ending surgery, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Carrington surprisingly found himself in the Bills' starting lineup Sunday in wake of injuries to teammates, but it appears he's suffered the same fate, as his quad ailment will cost him the rest of this season. Knowing that, Carrington finishes the campaign with eight tackles in seven appearances.

Kevon Seymour
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Corey White
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White has signed with the Bills.

White joins a Bills secondary in need of replacements for Ron Brooks and Leodis McKelvin, both cornerbacks that signed with the Eagles this offseason. A lengthy cornerback, White played under Bills assistant head coach Rob Ryan in New Orleans, where he spent the third three years of his career. Last season, White finished with merely six tackles in seven games played for the Cowboys.

Ryan Groy
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The Bears have traded offensive guard Ryan Groy to the Patriots, sources told NFL Network.

Groy, a two-year veteran, appeared in four games for Chicago last season.

Colt Anderson
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Anderson will likely play behind Clayton Geathers at strong safety this week with Mike Adams out again with an ankle injury.

It was thought Anderson would start last week with Adams out, but Geathers got the bulk of playing time. Anderson played just two snaps on defense. He may get more snaps this week, but Geathers appears set to get the majority of snaps again.

Jordan Mills
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The Cowboys claimed right tackle Jordan Mills off waivers from the Bears on Monday. To clear a roster spot, linebacker Jasper Brinkley was waived.
Sammy Seamster
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The Dolphins placed defensive back Sammy Seamster on injured reserve Monday due to a shoulder injury, the Miami Herald reports. 
Karlos Williams
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Bills head coach Rex Ryan said Williams is "nowhere near where he needs to be" in terms of conditioning, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

This seemingly confirms the rumors that Williams showed up to minicamp overweight -- perhaps even to an extent that was readily visible on a frame that's already listed at 6-1, 230. It's probably not a major concern with training camp still more than a month away, but it will start to become worrisome if Williams hasn't trimmed down by late July/early August. Coming off a rookie campaign in which he ran for 5.6 yards per carry and scored nine times in 11 games, Williams is again slated for a chance-of-pace role behind LeSean McCoy, who is currently dealing with a hamstring injury that's believed to be minor. Buffalo led the NFL in rushing yards (2,432), YPC (4.8) and rushing touchdowns (19) last year, with both McCoy and Williams, in addition to QB Tyrod Taylor, proving to be quite effective when healthy. Williams missed five games, McCoy missed four, Sammy Watkins (foot) missed three and Taylor missed two.

Corey Graham
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Graham restructured his contract Thursday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Graham was a big IDP producer in 2015 with 127 tackles, four passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, two picks, and a touchdown. There was little chance the team was going to not have him return, but a more salary-friendly figure makes it more likely he'll stick with the Bills for the last two years of his four-year deal. As a starter entering Year 2 of a Rex Ryan defense, Graham should be a good IDP play again.

Robert Kugler
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Robert Woods
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Woods appears to have taken his game up a notch throughout offseason work so far and was the best receiver during this week's minicamp, BuffaloBills.com reports.

While offseason minicamp stories should always get taken with a grain of salt, the takeaway here is that Woods will enter the season a lot healthier than last year. Of course, Sammy Watkins will get most of the targets, but with Watkins not proving he can stay healthy and with no clear No. 3 or No. 4 receiver behind him, Woods could see a lot of single coverage and secondary targets. A step up from his 47/552/3 season a year ago (14 games) is not out of the question.

John Miller
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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. 

Gary Chambers
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Zach Brown
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Bills GM Doug Whaley expects Reggie Ragland - the 41st overall selection in the draft - to start at inside linebacker in the team's 3-4 defense, The Buffalo News reports. Brown, picked up by the team in early April, had been eyed for that spot prior to the draft.

Brown can capably fill either inside linebacker spot, so at least now the Bills have some depth or an insurance policy should Ragland struggle with the pro game. But Brown's IDP value will likely be nil entering the season.

Jarius Wynn
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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.
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.

Lorenzo Alexander
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The Raiders signed veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander on Wednesday, the team announced. Alexander has played nine seasons in the NFL and totaled 179 tackles.
Jamari Lattimore
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Lattimore signed with the Bills on Tuesday, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.

A 2011 UDFA, the 27-year-old Lattimore has mostly worked as a special teamer throughout his career, recording just 48 tackles in 64 games. The Bills do appear than at inside linebacker, which might give Lattimore an opportunity to compete for a key reserve role on defense.

Reid Ferguson
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EJ Manuel
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Coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Manuel is his clear-cut No. 2 quarterback entering the season, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Unlike last year we're set with a pecking order," Ryan said Wednesday. "Tyrod is the number one guy, EJ is two and Cardale is three. We know that going in."

Manuel has done very little to match his first-round draft status from 2013 and he may have had one of the league's ugliest quarterbacking performances in a decade during last season's London loss to Jacksonville. That said, Ryan and GM Doug Whaley are sticking by him and there's something to be said about Manuel's arm strength and familiarity with the Buffalo offense. However, you'll hear an incredibly loud gasp whenever Tyrod Taylor is slow to get up from the Ralph Wilson Stadium turf this fall.

Davonte Allen
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Manny Lawson
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With Shaq Lawson's shoulder injury expected to linger into the regular season, Manny Lawson is expected to start at outside linebacker, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Manny was always going to have a big role for us, albeit as a super sub like a sixth man in basketball if you will," said coach Rex Ryan. "He can back up all four spots (at linebacker). You can put him anywhere. He's such a smart player, but today we absolutely put him in there with the first group at that outside linebacker spot."

Jerry Hughes and Preston Brown would seem to be the more attractive IDP linebackers in this defense, but Manny Lawson can do a number of things capably and he's at least worth keeping an eye on until the younger first-rounder is back from surgery and ready to take over.

 
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