Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th164.4 (1st)189.8 (30th)
Defense19th133.1 (29th)223.9 (6th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
57Alexander, Lorenzo LB6-12455/31/198310California
33Anderson, Colt DB5-1019510/25/19857Montana
86Annen, Blake TE6-42475/28/19911Cincinnati
26Blanton, Robert DB6-12009/7/19895Notre Dame
52Brown, Preston LB6-125110/27/19923Louisville
38Brown, Sergio DB6-22075/22/19887Notre Dame
53Brown, Zach LB6-124810/23/19895North Carolina
97Bryant, Corbin DT6-43001/4/19884Northwestern
22Bush, Reggie RB6-02053/2/198511USC
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19859Montana
 Christian, Gerald TE6-32508/26/19912Louisville
85Clay, Charles RB6-32552/13/19896Tulsa
 Coleman, Deandre DT6-53411/27/19911California
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/19942Florida State
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-33313/13/19906Alabama
91Douzable, Leger DT6-42845/31/19869Central Florida
31Dowling, Jonathan DB6-319012/8/19912Western Kentucky
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19876Connecticut
75Enemkpali, IK DE6-12617/3/19913Louisiana Tech
42Felton, Jerome RB6-02487/3/19869Furman
 Ferguson, Reid LS6-22443/24/1994RLouisiana State
 Gaines, Charles CB5-1018010/3/19922Louisville
37Gary, Shamiel SAF6-02175/31/19902Oklahoma State
35Gillislee, Mike RB5-1121911/1/19903Florida
24Gilmore, Stephon DB6-11909/19/19905South Carolina
77Glenn, Cordy G6-63459/18/19895Georgia
88Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19904Texas
89Gragg, Chris TE6-32446/30/19904Arkansas
20Graham, Corey DB6-01967/25/198510New Hampshire
72Groy, Ryan G6-53209/30/19903Wisconsin
11Harvin, Percy WR5-111845/28/19888Florida
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19923Miami (Fla.)
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19887Texas Christian
50Humber, Ramon LB5-112328/10/19877North Dakota State
17Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19914Tennessee
32Ihedigbo, James DB6-121412/3/19839Massachusetts
64Incognito, Richie C6-33197/5/198310Nebraska
7Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/1992ROhio State
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19933Alabama
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32706/17/1994RClemson
 Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19921Central Arkansas
67Lewis, Patrick C6-13111/30/19914Texas A&M
18Listenbee, Kolby WR6-11831/25/1994RTexas Christian
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19904Florida State
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112087/12/19888Pittsburgh
56McCray, Lerentee LB6-32498/26/19904Florida
36Meeks, Jonathan DB6-020911/8/19894Clemson
76Miller, John G6-23038/12/19932Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19904Louisiana Tech
 O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19921Florida State
 O'Neal, Cedric RB5-102151/29/1994RValdosta State
74Ola, Michael T6-53124/19/19883Hampton
 Powell, Joe DB6-22052/25/1994RGlobe Tech NY (J.C.)
19Powell, Walt WR6-018911/23/19912Murray State
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-22529/23/1993RAlabama
 Roberson, Marcus DB6-019110/4/19923Florida
21Robey-Coleman, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19924USC
65Sanborn, Garrison C6-12407/31/19858Florida State
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19903California-Davis
29Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/1993RUSC
 Spikes, Brandon LB6-22559/3/19875Florida
15Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/19878North Carolina
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19896Virginia Tech
 Thomas, Phillip DB6-02233/1/19893Fresno State
82Thomas, Logan QB6-62507/1/19912Virginia Tech
 Valles, Max OLB6-42508/5/19941Virginia
92Washington, Adolphus DT6-429511/24/1994ROhio State
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19933Clemson
30White, Corey DB6-12105/9/19905Samford
23Williams, Aaron DB6-01994/23/19905Texas
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/198311Louisiana State
31Williams, Jonathan RB5-112232/2/1994RArkansas
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19868Louisville
 Woodrum, Josh QB6-223611/7/1992RLiberty
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19924USC
94Worthy, Jerel DT6-23084/28/19903Michigan State
Injured Players
51Reddick, Kevin (IR) LB6-124012/28/19893North Carolina
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-5321.36-2294.726.42233
 
 
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
News
Ola was waived by the Bills on Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

The Bills parted ways with the offensive tackle in order to make room for wideout Ed Eagan on the active roster. As a backup lineman, Ola didn't have a fantasy impact, but will now look to find his way onto a new squad that needs to shore up their offensive line.

Dezmin Lewis
News
Lewis was brought up from the practice squad Tuesday.

Lewis was thought to have a good chance at the No. 3 receiver role this summer, but his progress plateaued and he didn't even make the team. He's tall and athletic, but the Bills found one of those guys elsewhere in Justin Hunter, so Lewis will serve as depth for an injury-depleted receiving corps, at least until he can turn some heads again.

Cardale Jones
News
Jones confirmed that he took backup quarterback reps in Wednesday's practice, meaning he's expected to suit up and be the No. 2 quarterback behind EJ Manuel this week at the Jets, BuffaloBills.com reports.

This doesn't mean much from a fantasy perspective, though we suppose the Bills could give Jones a few looks in a meaningless game so they can continue to evaluate his future in Buffalo, just like they're doing with Manuel.

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's lost much of the last two seasons due to scary next injuries, may be leaning towards continuing his pro career, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's leaning toward coming back," Williams' father said in a phone interview with the Associated Press. "We'll take it slow and go from there."

Doctors have cleared Williams to play again. The Bills have all kinds of issues with their defense, including a new coaching staff coming in, but a healthy Williams would go a long way toward solidifying the secondary, as the team never found a suitable replacement once Williams went down for the season in Week 7.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
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
Dareus (abdomen) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Dareus was considered questionable coming into Sunday, but head coach Rex Ryan's comments throughout the week gave the indication that Dareus would be available for Week 13. Look for him to assume his normal position at defensive tackle for the Bills.

Reggie Ragland
News
Ragland, who had successful ACL surgery before his rookie season could even get off the ground, expects to be ready to play by August but still has some recovery time left, BuffaloBills.com reports. "I probably won't run for another month or so to make sure my quad is right and I'm back stronger," said Ragland. "I think we were thinking about me getting back on the field in August," he said. "I know in (June) minicamp I'll be working myself back and not rush myself into it."

Ragland made a great impression all summer following his second-round selection, but that went up in smoke with a devastating training camp injury. The Bills got surprisingly good play from their substitute linebackers -- Ragland had been tabbed as a starter -- as Zach Brown put up an eye-popping 149 tackles and arguably should have made the Pro Bowl. With a new coaching staff and likely a new defense in store for the Bills, we'll see how it all shakes out. To add further question marks, both Brown and Lorenzo Alexander are unrestricted free agents.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Brandon Spikes
News
Spikes was held out of Wednesday's practice due to illness, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Spikes has just a single tackle over the four games he's been active this season. While he's a good source of leadership for the Bills, his IDP days are long gone.

Robert Blanton
News
Blanton (foot) was placed on the IR Saturday, Bills' sideline reporter Sal Capaccio reports.

After a demotion in snaps, Blanton injured his foot late in Sunday's win over the Bengals. Specifics of the injury did not come to light during the week, but he was ultimately ruled out for Week 12 in Friday's injury report. James Ihedigbo, Sergio Brown, and Jonathan Meeks are all in the mix for replacing Blanton at strong safety.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
IK Enemkpali
News
Enemkpali (knee) was designated as waived/injured by the Bills on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Enemkpali tore his right ACL in Buffalo's preseason opener versus the Colts. Now, the Bills have lost two key linebackers to torn ACLs, the other being rookie Reggie Ragland, and are still without their first-round pick, LB Shaq Lawson. If Enemkpali clears waivers, he'll likely be placed on the Bills' injured reserve list.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ramon Humber
News
Humber re-signed with the Bills on Thursday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Humber played 16 games with the Bills in 2016, mostly on special teams, where he recorded 12 of his 16 total tackles. He will look to continue in that role in the coming season but could be promoted to a defensive role if Buffalo ends up hobbled by injuries.

Joe Powell
No Updates
Marquise Goodwin
News
Goodwin finished the 2016 season with career highs across the board in catches (29), targets (68), yards (431), and touchdown catches (three, tied with his 2013 rookie season).

Goodwin almost didn't make the team after he spent much of the year trying to make the U.S. Olympic track and field squad, yet he surprisingly ended up leading all Buffalo wideouts in snap counts with 634. That shows just how banged up the receiving corps was all season, as the speedster is more of a No. 3 or No. 4 wideout at best. He's set to hit free agency in March, so we'll see if the Bills and the new coaching staff make a pitch to bring him back.

Jerel Worthy
News
Worthy (shoulder) was not on the Bills' Wednesday injury report.

Worthy was unable to play in Week 16 due to a shoulder injury, but the issue appears to have settled as he's projected to play Sunday against the Jets.

Preston Brown
News
Brown finished the 2016 season, his third in the NFL, with 139 tackles, one sack, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.

Brown has become as steady of an IDP as you'll see, as he rarely seems to get hurt and has posted 109 or more tackles in all three of his pro seasons. While the Bills have a new coach in Sean McDermott taking over and the team will shift back to the 4-3 style of play that Brown was used to as a rookie, we don't think this will hurt his tackle totals at all. Brown will likely be the middle man in the new defense and will be out there all three downs. And it's not like McDermott's last middle linebacker, Luke Kuechly, was ever hurting for tackle totals.

Gerald Christian
News
Christian has been promoted to the Bills' active roster.

If he's made active Sunday in Oakland, Christian would serve as the team's third tight end behind Charles Clay and Nick O'Leary.

Dan Carpenter
News
Carpenter was just 1-for-3 on field goals in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. He made all four of his extra-point attempts, but the two misses -- on a day where Miami's Andrew Franks was better -- ended up making a huge difference in the overtime loss.

Carpenter has typically come up big against his former team, but he and the leaky Buffalo defense wore the goat horns in this one and the Bills are now officially out of the playoffs for the 17th straight season. At least he gets a good Week 17 matchup at the Jets should the weather cooperate, but with a 75 success rate on field goals and five missed extra points this season, Carpenter's job may not be a sure thing heading into next year,

Marcus Easley
News
Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Easley still isn't ready to practice as he recovers from knee surgery, The Buffalo News reports.

Even with all the other injuries the Bills have at receiver, Easley still won't do much there, especially with Justin Hunter starting to hit his stride. However, he's a special teams maven, so perhaps there's hope he can get back for the stretch run and help in that important area. Still, the knee injury he suffered was brutal, so no one should be counting on anything until Easley is back practicing.

Injury
Kneecap - Questionable for the start of training camp
Deandre Coleman
News
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday’s game against the Jets: Rishard Matthews, Walt Aikens, Dallas Thomas, Matt Hazel, LaMichael James, Deandre Coleman and Sam Brenner.
Blake Annen
News
Annen (neck) has passed through waivers and has landed on the Bills' injured reserve list, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Annen had a shot at the final tight end spot, but both the injury and a late surge by Nick O'Leary ended up costing him.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ronald Darby
News
Darby (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

After clearing concussion protocol early in the week, Darby practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday. His full participation Thursday means he'll be ready to go for Sunday's tilt with the Steelers. Nickell Robey-Coleman could see expanded reps should Darby be limited at any point during the game.

Eric Wood
News
Wood (leg) was officially placed on the IR Monday.

Wood suffered a broken leg in Week 9's loss to the Seahawks. Marcus Roberson has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster in a correlated roster move. Wood had started every game since 2013, and made his first Pro Bowl last season. He will be replaced at center by Patrick Lewis.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyrod Taylor
News
Bills beat writer Vic Carucci says he's been told Taylor (core muscle surgery) is unwilling to agree to a restructured contract that would reduce his pay, The Buffalo News reports.

It's also been reported that Taylor would prefer to return to the Bills, but Carucci's sources say the quarterback and his agent are convinced they can receive a boatload of money if Taylor hits the open market, so they may be unwilling to take a pay cut to keep Taylor in Buffalo. We'll see how much new coach Sean McDermott pushes to keep Taylor in the fold, though the thought all along had been that if the quarterback was going to return for another season, it would be under a reduced deal given that the team has mixed feelings about his 2016 performance.

Injury
Abdomen - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kolby Listenbee
News
Listenbee, who underwent three different surgeries in 2016 for hernia/pelvis issues, is expected to be fully cleared by training camp. "I talked to the surgeon when I first had surgery and he said four months for a full recovery," he the receiver. "They've also said that I won't be back until training camp. So when we get to OTAs I should be able to run, but it might just be on the side. Just learning technique and walking through plays so I can be ready for training camp."

Listenbee missed his entire rookie season following his sixth-round selection out of TCU. He'll have to impress a brand new coaching staff -- one that didn't select him -- in order to land a roster spot. However, if he can finally get back to full health he has a few things working in his favor, namely his world-class speed and the lack of signed receiving options that are locked with the Bills.

Injury
Pelvis - Questionable for the start of training camp
Phillip Thomas
News
Thomas didn't play in 2016 after being placed on season ending injured reserve in training camp with an undisclosed injury.

While Thomas' injury is unclear, the team has given no indication that he'll miss any time once offseason practices begin. Thomas is under contract with the Bills through 2017 and will be looking to make an opening week active roster for the first time since being drafted in 2013. He'll most likely compete for a depth role in the secondary and a special teams position.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Brandon Tate
News
Tate, who ranked in the top 10 in both kickoff and punt return averages in 2016, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

If Rex Ryan was still the Bills coach, it'd be more likely that the speedy Tate would be back. However, a new coaching group is about to take over so all three facets of the team are about to take on a different look. That said, the Bills may try to bring back Tate anyway, as there aren't many returners with his ability, plus he's adequate enough as a receiver to fill the No. 5 spot. He's also said he'd like to stay in Buffalo. Tate caught eight passes for 115 yards in 2016, while he never found the end zone as a receiver, runner, or returner.

Charles Gaines
News
Brown was waived by the Browns on Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

The 2015 sixth-round draft pick was fourth on the team's depth chart at the left corner back position, so he figured to have a long shot at making the final roster. Gaines started four games for the Browns last season.

Stephon Gilmore
News
Gilmore, who missed the Week 17 loss due to a concussion, is seeking top money this offseason and does not want to receive the franchise tag, BuffaloBills.com reports. "I don't think anybody really wants the tag," said Gilmore. "I wouldn't want it, but it is what it is... if it happens."

Gilmore's status is completely up in the air with a new coaching regime about to take over. He entered the 2016 season as one of the top cornerbacks in the game, but got burned enough this season where that has cast a little more doubt on how much the Bills or any other team will want to pony up to land the veteran. Gilmore's 1-on-1 skills are right up there with the best of them and he did finish the season strong, so we'll see what the situation brings in the coming months. He finishes the 2016 campaign -- his fifth as a pro -- with 48 tackles, 12 passes defensed, and a career-high five interceptions.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kyle Williams
News
Williams (back) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Jets.

Williams will once again play through his minor back injury and attempt to finish the 2016 season strong.

Jerry Hughes
News
Hughes (hamstring) practiced fully for the second straight day Friday and is not listed on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Dolphins.

Hughes will play and continue his rotation with Lorenzo Alexander and Shaq Lawson for the two outside linebacker spots. With six sacks, Hughes would need two huge games to post his third career season of double-digit sacks.

Mike Gillislee
News
Gillislee carried 15 times for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Jets. He also caught his only target for an additional 10 yards in the 30-10 loss.

Gillislee saw his role expand as LeSean McCoy (ankle) was forced to leave the game, and despite his inefficient average of 2.7 yards per carry he was able to carve out a useful fantasy line due to the volume of touches he received. Although Gillislee played second fiddle to McCoy for most of the season, he will finish with an impressive total of eight touchdowns and averaged 5.7 yards per carry overall. He will be a free agent in the offseason and should command interest after a successful campaign as a part-time player in 2016.

Lerentee McCray
News
McCray (concussion) was removed from the Bills' injury report.

McCray sat out Buffalo's last three games and was limited in practice Wednesday due to a concussion he suffered in Week 13 but he was able to practice in full on Thursday and Friday this week. He's expected to be active for Sunday's matchup with the Jets, when he'll serve as a depth outside linebacker behind starters Jerry Hughes and Lorenzo Alexander.

Sammy Watkins
News
Watkins underwent a second surgery on his left foot late last week.

While the Bills did not offer a precise timetable for Watkins' recovery, the procedure reportedly went well and it's expected that the team's top wideout will be ready to participate in training camp this coming July. The bigger question mark at this time is who will be throwing Watkins passes in 2017, with QB Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo uncertain.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Justin Hunter
News
Hunter recorded a 64-yard reception in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

With the game already well in hand, Hunter got behind the Jets' secondary and was wide open for rookie quarterback Cardale Jones. Had the ball not been slightly under thrown, Hunter would have likely waltzed into the the end zone. Hunter has yet to live up to his second-round billing and caught just 10 passes this season, but he enters free agency having converted those 10 catches into four scores and three receptions of 20 or more yards.

Sergio Brown
News
Brown (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Brown was able to practice on a limited basis all week. Look for him to assume a reserve role in the Bills secondary and take snaps on special teams.

Jonathan Dowling
News
Dowling (knee) was waived/injured by the Bills on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Dowling suffered a torn ACL during the Bills' preseason loss to the Redskins on Friday. He's a candidate to revert to the team's injured reserve list, provided he clears waivers.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kevin Reddick
News
Reddick, who suffered a sprained MCL in practice Friday, was waived/injured by the Bills on Sunday.

The Bills didn't have much choice here with several other linebackers injured and reinforcements needed. If Reddick clears injury waivers, the Bills can then either place the him on IR or agree to an injury settlement with him.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cedric O'Neal
No Updates
Percy Harvin
News
Harvin was placed on the Bills' reserve/non-football illness list Monday, ending his season.

Harvin came out of retirement to play a pair of games for the Bills before missing Buffalo's latest couple contests due to severe migraine headaches. With those issues continuing lately, he'll now be shut down for the season, which will presumably result in him considering calling it quits on his injury-troubled career once again.

Injury
Migraine - Questionable for the start of training camp
LeSean McCoy
News
Interim head coach Anthony Lynn said after Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Jets that McCoy didn't return due to a high-ankle sprain, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW Buffalo reports.

Prior to his departure from the Bills' final game of the season, McCoy managed five carries for 10 yards and one catch for six yards. While his recovery from the sprain could impact his availability for the fifth Pro Bowl of his career on Jan. 29, he should be fully recovered once the offseason program kicks off in April.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jonathan Williams
News
Williams, the team's fifth-round pick out of Arkansas, finished his rookie season with 27 rushes for 94 yards and a score. He barely factored in the passing game, with just one catch for zero yards.

Williams is further along than when he picked up a DWI arrest shortly after being drafted and ran the risk of getting cut, but he worked his way back from that and a rib injury and ended up passing Reggie Bush to move into the third spot on the depth chart. Even though the Bills will have a new coaching staff coming in, there's not much likelihood of a shake-up to the running backs corps, as LeSean McCoy and Mike Gillislee is about as good as it gets as a 1-2 punch. We'll see if the new staff takes a liking to Williams, enough to give him meaningful carries as a No. 3 back, though assuming the top two guys are back and healthy, he'll need to wait for an injury to have a role that registers on the fantasy radar.

Corbin Bryant
News
Bryant (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

After being held out of Sunday's win over the Jaguars, the Bills decided to place the defensive tackle on IR, effectively ending his season. They also promoted defensive tackle DeAndre Coleman from the practice squad Tuesday. Additionally, expect Adolphus Washington and Jerel Worthy to see increased defensive snaps the remainder of the season. Bryant recorded 11 tackles in eight games with the Bills this season.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Leger Douzable
News
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.
Shamiel Gary
News
The Bears announced several minor roster moves on Monday. The team signed safety Shamiel Gary and tight end Jacob Maxwell to their practice squad, according to the team's official website. The team also elevated cornerback Terrance Mitchell to 53-man roster from practice squad and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.
Nick O'Leary
News
O'Leary (illness) was removed from the Bills final Week 17 injury report.

O'Leary was held out of Wednesday's practice due to illness but managed to participate in full on Thursday and Friday and will play in Sunday's tilt against the Jets. With Charles Clay (knee) questionable, O'Leary could see a slightly increased role in Week 17.

Walt Powell
News
Powell (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Powell was carted off the field Sunday against the Jaguars and will now spend the remainder of the season on the sideline. A depth option at wideout, the 25-year-old recorded 14 receptions for 142 yards in nine games this year. The team promoted wide receiver Dezmin Lewis from the practice squad as result of the injury.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcus Roberson
News
The Bills promoted Roberson from the practice squad to the active roster Monday.

The team placed injured lineman Eric Wood on the IR, and subsequently promoted Roberson in a correlated roster move. Roberson is expected to help provide depth in the Bills' secondary.

Chris Gragg
News
Gragg, who suffered a torn ACL during Friday's preseason loss at Washington, was waived/injured Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The Bills can place Gragg on IR if he passes through waivers, which we assume they might be up for since he was coming on strong before the nasty injury.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cyrus Kouandjio
News
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.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jerome Felton
News
Felton (foot) is active for Saturday's contest against Miami.

Felton's status comes as little surprise after he practiced at least in a limited fashion each day this week. He hasn't had many carries but has been a key blocker in the Bills' run game.

Charles Clay
News
Clay caught three of seven targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Jets.

Clay racked up 159 yards and four touchdowns over his previous three games, but miserable performances by E.J. Manuel and later Cardale Jones under center saw him come crashing back to earth. He struggled to consistently string productive games together due to the inconsistent passing game of the Bills and will look to establish himself as a steady option for the team next season.

Adolphus Washington
News
Washington was an inactive for the Bills' loss to the Jets in Week 17.

The Bills took high-upside defensive players with each of their top three picks in April, but the first year with that group didn't go so well. Both Shaq Lawson and Reggie Ragland had major injury troubles, and Washington never really took over an expected starting role. He finishes his first season with 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks. It's still not clear why the team would bench a rookie that needed experience in the final game, but Washington's play down the stretch did suffer and perhaps a message was being sent. In any matter, the third-rounder will get a new coaching staff to make a better impression on.

Josh Woodrum
No Updates
Shaq Lawson
News
Lawson has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery since the end of the regular season, USA Today reports.

This procedure is completely unrelated from the injury that delayed the start of Lawson's rookie season last fall, as that issue solely concerned his shoulder. In fact, this surgery appears to have been minor in nature considering the 2016 first-rounder isn't expected to miss any part of the Bills' offseason program.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Nickell Robey-Coleman
News
Robey-Coleman lost his main nickel role to rookie Kevon Seymour in practice last week, and only played 15 defensive snaps in Sunday's win at Cincinnati.

The Bills had trouble in the secondary leading up to the big Week 11 win, so they turned to Kevon Seymour -- who offers more size -- for a bigger role. (Seymour ended up with 40 snaps.) Since the secondary ended up having one of its best games of the season, this situation may continue. Robey-Coleman did end up with three tackles and one pass defensed in that limited action.

Logan Thomas
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Thomas is inactive for Sunday's game at the Jets.

There was some thought the project tight end would see a handful of snaps in a meaningless game, but that won't happen and the Bills will now have the offseason to see if the former quarterback has what it takes to be an NFL tight end.

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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended for the first five games of 2017
Richie Incognito
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Incognito (illness) will play Sunday against the Patriots.

Incognito was out sick Thursday, but returned to practice without limitation Friday and appears in no danger of missing this weekend's game.

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. 

Injury
Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kevon Seymour
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Seymour is expected to start at cornerback Sunday against the Jets with regular starter Stephon Gilmore out with a concussion, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's getting better," interim head coach Anthony Lynn said of Seymour. "It seemed like every week and even though I was on the offensive side of the ball before I became the head coach, you notice guys on the defense that stand out, and especially on scout team when they're covering your receivers, and he's done a heck of a job all year, and he's had a great week of practice so far."

Seymour is a sixth-round rookie to of USC who's out-kicked the coverage compared to his draft selection, and the start shows he's bypassed a few others in the secondary. He's also started two other games this season, though with no picks in 2016 and no game with more than three tackles, he's not quite there yet from an IDP perspective.

Corey White
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White, who the Bills have converted from cornerback due to a myriad of injuries at safety, is expected to get the bulk of snaps at strong safety this week, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's going to fill most of it, but we've got some other things that we're planning on doing. So we'll use some other guys as well. But Corey is becoming a little more comfortable there," said coach Rex Ryan.

White could be a sneaky source for tackles, though Corey Graham will see a higher snap count and is the better IDP safety to own, as Jonathan Meeks is expected to spell White at times.

James Ihedigbo
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Ihedigbo was placed on injured reserve in 2016 due to a fractured leg and not an ankle injury, The Buffalo News reports.

Ihedigbo suffered what was thought to be an ankle injury in Week 14 against the Steelers. However, it turned out to be much worse than that even though the veteran safety was able to finish out that week's game. It isn't clear how long his recovery will extend into the offseason, but as an unrestricted free agent, he'll need to prove his health in order to land another contract.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ryan Groy
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Groy will start at center for the Bills this week against Cincinnati, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Groy beat out Patrick Lewis for the job vacancy, which became available when long-time starter Eric Wood went down for the season with a broken leg. Groy has his work cut out for him to prevent being viewed as a letdown, as Wood is one of the NFL's better centers, and the Bills are somehow averaging 5.28 yards per carry.

Colt Anderson
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Anderson re-signed with the Bills on Friday.

Anderson's primary contributions since entering the league in 2009 have come on special teams, where he's totaled 55 career tackles. Although he featured in only two games before being placed on Buffalo's injured reserve list this season, the veteran will return to the Bills in hopes for a more active 2017 campaign.

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.
Corey Graham
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Graham, set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, posted 87 tackles, nine passes, defensed, one interception, and one fumble recovery in 2016.

Graham has somehow stayed healthy his entire career, playing in every single regular season contest since the start of the 2008 season. He's also been consistent for the most part, so perhaps his 127-tackle season in 2015 is the anomaly, as the Bills were banged up in the front seven most of last year and a lot of tackles ended up in the secondary. In any matter, he'll have an entirely new situation next season even if he stays with his hometown team in Buffalo, as the Bills have a new coaching staff coming. We'll see if the new regime sees enough in Graham to keep him around, though we'll note that no matter what the team does with its UFA veterans, the early call has the Bills targeting a safety on one of the first two days of the 2017 draft.

Robert Woods
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Woods caught four of five targets for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets, the seventh straight game he's failed to score.

The fourth-year wideout finishes the season with a ho-hum 51 catches for 613 yards and just one touchdown in 13 games. The Buffalo passing game rarely clicked in 2016, while much of the team could be stripped down with a new regime coming in. It'll be interesting to see what happens with Woods, a decent receiver that competes on every play and has a decent set of hands, but one that doesn't offer much game-breaking ability. He's a decent complement to Sammy Watkins as a No. 2, but perhaps neither the player nor the team is fully comfortable it's a long-term solution. At the very least, we expect Woods - who's from the west coast -- to explore what's out there.

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. 

Zach Brown
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Brown finished the 2016, his first as a Bill, with 149 tackles, four sacks, four passes defensed, and two forced fumbles.

Brown was a cheap offseason pickup by the team who wasn't even supposed to start, but injuries opened up a hole for him and he thrived right from the start to become of the league's better IDPs. Kudos to you if you caught onto that early and enjoyed Brown's tackle barrage every week. Unfortunately, the Bills only signed him to a one-year deal and have a new coaching staff coming in, so we'll see if the two parties can work out a new agreement.

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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Alexander, who will be an unrestricted free agent in March, says he'd like to re-sign with the Bills but also wants to see what the new coaching staff looks like, BuffaloBills.com reports. "I would definitely love to be a Buffalo Bill next year," said the veteran. "Obviously we haven't talked about anything just yet. Everything is really fresh, but I will definitely weigh my options and see what happens. Coaching change, who's back, there's a lot that goes into it. So once my wife and I have all the facts and everything is laid out we'll make the decision that's best for our family."

Alexander is coming off a "where the heck did this come from?" season where he posted 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks, crazy considering the 33-year-old never had more than 2.5 in any of his previous nine NFL seasons. However, we believe this was a confluence of good fortune, as Alexander thrived in Rex Ryan's defense and the role he was perfectly suited for. With some younger Bills about to get more playing time and with Ryan ousted, Alexander's role will be different whether in Buffalo or any other NFL city. Don't overbid for him in IDP leagues next season.

Patrick Lewis
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The Seahawks worked in a new first-team center on Tuesday and it wasn't the one projected to fill Max Unger's vacant spot.

According to ESPN.com, Lemuel Jeanpierre worked with the first team during Tuesday's OTA practice. Patrick Lewis, who many projected to be the front-runner for the job, worked in as Jeanpierre's backup.

After practice, coach Pete Carroll said Jeanpierre earned the opportunity to begin OTAs as the first-team center.

Jeanpierre has been with the Seahawks since 2011 and Lewis joined the squad a year ago. Jeanpierre has 11 career starts and Lewis has four, all of which happened with Seattle in 2014.  

Reid Ferguson
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EJ Manuel
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Manuel completed just nine of 20 pass attempts for 86 yards and gained eight yards on two carries during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Jets.

The coaching staff expressed a desire to see Manuel play a complete game, but his poor performance resulted in Cardale Jones entering the fray to get some reps of his own. Manuel contributed in just four games on the season and his inability to move the ball against what has been a wretched Jets defense does not bode well for his chances of remaining in Buffalo after his current contract expires in the offseason.

Reggie Bush
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Bush is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Bush still has name recognition, but at this stage his involvement in the Bills' offense is modest, so his presence on the team's inactive list is not a huge surprise. Mike Gillislee and Jonathan Williams are on hand to back up LeSean McCoy on Sunday.

 

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