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Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Rex Ryan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th152.0 (1st)208.9 (27th)
Defense19th108.1 (15th)248.2 (18th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
49Albright, Bryson LB6-52253/15/1994RMiami (Ohio)
57Alexander, Lorenzo LB6-12455/31/198310California
33Anderson, Colt DB5-1019510/25/19857Montana
86Annen, Blake TE6-42475/28/19912Cincinnati
43Biermann, Kroy DE6-32559/12/19859Montana
26Blanton, Robert DB6-12009/7/19895Notre Dame
17Boykin, Jarrett WR6-221511/4/19894Virginia Tech
52Brown, Preston MLB6-125110/27/19923Louisville
53Brown, Zach LB6-124810/23/19895North Carolina
97Bryant, Corbin DT6-43001/4/19884Northwestern
23Bush, Reggie RB6-02053/2/198511USC
39Butler, Mario CB6-118710/20/19882Georgia Tech
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19859Montana
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19896Tulsa
13Colter, Kain WR6-01945/24/19921Northwestern
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/19942Florida State
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-333111/18/19896Alabama
98Deaderick, Brandon DE6-43058/19/19876Alabama
74Douzable, Leger DT6-42845/31/19869Central Florida
31Dowling, Jonathan DB6-319012/8/19912Western Kentucky
82Dray, Jim TE6-525512/31/19867Stanford
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19875Connecticut
93Edwards, Lavar DE6-42754/29/19903Louisiana State
42Felton, Jerome FB6-02487/3/19869Furman
69Ferguson, Reid LS6-22443/24/1994RLouisiana State
4Gay, Jordan K6-02003/29/19903Centre
35Gillislee, Mike RB5-1121911/1/19903Florida
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-11909/19/19905South Carolina
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19895Georgia
88Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19903Texas
89Gragg, Chris TE6-32446/30/19904Arkansas
20Graham, Corey FS6-01967/25/198510New Hampshire
48Gronkowski, Glenn FB6-32343/25/1993RKansas State
72Groy, Ryan G6-53209/30/19903Wisconsin
57Hawthorne, David LB6-02465/14/19859Texas Christian
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19923Miami (Fla.)
47Herron, Dan RB5-102133/21/19893Ohio State
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19887Texas Christian
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/198310Nebraska
58Johnson, Randell OLB6-42453/23/19913Florida Atlantic
7Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/1992ROhio State
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19932Alabama
67Kugler, Robert C6-330012/11/1992RPurdue
60Lalk, Jamison G6-630412/7/1992RIowa State
96Lattimore, Jamari LB6-222910/6/19886Middle Tennessee State
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32706/17/1994RClemson
91Lawson, Manny OLB6-52407/3/198411North Carolina State
13Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19921Central Arkansas
18Listenbee, Kolby WR6-11831/25/1994RTexas Christian
15Little, Greg WR6-22205/30/19895North Carolina
73Lucas, Marquis T6-43183/25/1993RWest Virginia
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19904Florida State
62Martin, Chris T6-53031/4/19901Central Florida
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112087/12/19888Pittsburgh
36Meeks, Jonathan DB6-020911/8/19893Clemson
76Miller, John G6-23038/12/19932Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19904Louisiana Tech
41Moore, Sterling DB5-102022/3/19906Southern Methodist
81Mundine, Jimmay TE6-224011/12/1991RKansas
84O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19921Florida State
19Powell, Walt WR6-018911/23/19912Murray State
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-22529/23/1993RAlabama
75Renfrow, Justin T6-631011/23/19891Miami (Fla.)
68Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
37Robey, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19924USC
11Salas, 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
45Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/1993RUSC
51Spikes, Brandon LB6-22559/3/19876Florida
50Striker, Eric OLB6-022110/1/1993ROklahoma
66Ta'amu, Alameda DT6-33488/23/19904Washington
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19896Virginia Tech
54Valles, Max DE6-42508/5/19941Virginia
61Velasco, Fernando C6-43102/22/19856Georgia
69Walker, Casey DT6-134012/6/19892Oklahoma
92Washington, Adolphus DT6-429511/24/1992ROhio State
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19933Clemson
30White, Corey DB6-12105/9/19905Samford
38Wilder Jr., James RB6-32324/14/19921Florida State
23Williams, Aaron SS6-01994/23/19906Texas
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/198311Louisiana State
27Williams, Duke SS5-1120110/15/19904Nevada
40Williams, Jonathan RB6-02232/2/1994RArkansas
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19868Louisville
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19924USC
94Worthy, Jerel DT6-23084/28/19903Michigan State
63Zimmer, Justin DT6-329210/23/1992RFerris State
Injured Players
75Enemkpali, IK (IR) DE6-12617/3/19913Louisiana Tech
51Reddick, Kevin (IR) LB6-124012/28/19893North Carolina
43Thomas, Phillip (IR) DB6-02233/1/19893Fresno State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-5319.56-2291.925.92233
 
 
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Position Listing
Dezmin Lewis
News
Lewis returned to practice Wednesday after missing almost a week due to a shoulder injury, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Both Lewis and Aaron Williams got sidelined after a nasty collision in practice, but Lewis appears to be ready for action again and should play in Saturday's preseason game, where he'll try to make up for lost time and make his case for the open third or fourth receiving spot.

Glenn Gronkowski
News
Gronkowski practiced with the Bills' first-team offense Monday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Perhaps Jerome Felton's goal-line fumble during the Bills' preseason beatdown of the Giants on Saturday has something to do with this, but it will be interesting to see whether Gronkowski will remain with the starting unit moving forward. The Bills figure to carry only one of their two currently-rostered fullbacks into the regular season, and, up until now, Felton seemed to considered the heavy favorite. However, whoever does win out will primarily be tasked with clearing the way for RB LeSean McCoy in Buffalo's run-centric offense and likely won't attain fantasy relevance in 2016.

Cardale Jones
News
Jones (shoulder) missed practice for a second consecutive day Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

With the media circus surrounding the departure of Karlos Williams, Jones' shoulder doesn't appear to be an immediate concern for Buffalo. The Bills don't anticipate Jones being sidelined much longer and believe that he should be ready to play in team's third preseason game Friday.

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 (head) is not in uniform for Saturday's preseason affair with the Giants, Sal Capaccio of WGR550 reports.

Williams presumed absence from Saturday's contest will mark his second consecutive missed game with Buffalo. It is unlikely that Williams coughs up his starting spot to those behind him as he remains on the sideline.

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 (suspension) has opted to leave the Bills in order to receive treatment. "After careful consideration of recent events within my life, I have made the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility," he said in a statement. "I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career. I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process."

Earlier this week, Dareus received his second suspension for a violation of the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Among other issues in his personal life, he'll extend his time away from the team with the aim of getting on the straight and narrow. If the defensive tackle indeed comes back to the Bills with a different state of mind, his pass-rushing prowess will be valuable, as he's notched 31.5 sacks in 78 career games.

Injury
Suspension - Eligible to return Week 5 at Los Angeles
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's knee has too much swelling for a clear diagnosis to made right now regarding the injury he suffered during last Friday's practice, NFL.com reports.

Ragland had an initial MRI that revealed what is believed to be a partial ACL tear, but was slated to get a second opinion Monday. However, since his knee is still pretty swollen, coach Rex Ryan could not give an update on his condition following practice. As a result, Ragland's situation will have to continue to be monitored, but Buffalo's signings of veteran linebackers Brandon Spikes and David Hawthorne on Sunday seem to indicate Ragland could be slated for an extended sideline stint.

Injury
Knee - Out for season
Brandon Spikes
News
Spikes signed a one-year deal with the Bills on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Spikes has flip-flopped between the Bills and Patriots his entire career, and with the Bills being decimated with injuries at linebacker (Shaq Lawson, Reggie Ragland, Manny Lawson, Kevin Reddick, and Jamari Lattimore) they'll turn to a familiar face. Spikes can stop opposing runners with the best of the them, so the signing gives the Bills some depth or at least another camp body. However, the team is weak at pass coverage amid the linebacking corps, and Spikes would make that eyesore even worse if he ends up seeing the field for regular season action.

Greg Salas
News
Salas (hamstring) returned to practice in full pads Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Salas will return to practice with an opportunity to work his way up the team's depth chart. He is currently looking up at Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. However, with both Dezmin Lewis and Greg Little closing closing the gap, Salas will need to prove his health to solidify his spot as a depth receiver in Buffalo.

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
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 - IR. Out for season
Justin Zimmer
No Updates
Jimmay Mundine
News
Marquise Goodwin
News
Goodwin suffered a blow to the head Tuesday and is currently progressing through the league's concussion protocol, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Goodwin is expected to help pillar Buffalo's receiving corps. While the nature of concussions are very serious, the Bills don't expect Goodwin to miss an extended period of time. Both Greg Little and Dezmin Lewis are expected to see more reps in practice during his absence.

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.
Preston Brown
News
The team expects Brown to be a main defensive playmaker this season as the staring middle linebacker who should see the field almost every play, BuffaloBills.com reports. "This Preston Brown is going to be a star," new defensive assistant Rob Ryan said. "He's been fantastic. He's a vocal guy, he's extremely smart. He knows the defense. He knows the ins and outs now, so he's really going to grow in this system."

The Bills expect to bounce back from a disappointing season on defense - Brown, like many of his teammates struggled with Rex Ryan's scheme - now that everyone has a better understanding of the system and players won't be pulling in so many different directions. Brown actually had 120 tackles last season after putting up 109 as a rookie, so if he can "get it" just a little more after being out of position on occasion at times last season, it could make for a very nice IDP season.

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 made all 11 of his attempts (between 25 and 47 yards) during Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports. The veteran has now hit his last 21 field goal attempts in practice.

No one can see anyone giving Carpenter competition as we start to head toward preseason games, meaning you can pretty much slot him in as the Bills' kicker for Week 1. As long as he can improve upon last season's miserable 34-for-40 output on extra points, his job should be about as safe as it goes in the placekicking world.

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 has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. He's recovering from a dislocated knee cap that was also broken in three places during the Week 16, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Easley is arguably the team's best special teams player, but the Bills also have so many decisions to make at wideout that Easley may need to prove his health soon in order to be a serious consideration for the final roster.

Injury
Knee - PUP. Questionable for start of season
Kain Colter
News
Colter was waived by the Rams on Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

The former college quarterback has been converted to wide receiver during his most recent attempt to make an NFL team. He spent time on the Vikings' practice squad last season, but with limited roster spots available for the Rams this summer, Colter has been released and will return to the free agent market.

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
Taylor completed just 2 of 3 passes for seven yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Colts.

Nothing to see here, as the Bills were cautious with their clear-cut starter. EJ Manuel and Cardale Jones split the remainder of reps after Taylor's exit.

Kolby Listenbee
News
Listenbee (hernia) has been placed on the active/non-football injury list by the Bill's, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Listenbee had sports hernia surgery in March and hasn't been able to work with the team much since being drafted. He was hopeful that he'd be able to return for the start of camp but it appears he needed more time to recover. It isn't expected that he remains sidelined for much longer and the rookie wideout will be looking to snag a spot on the bottom of the Bill's receiving depth chart.

Injury
Undisclosed - NFI. Questionable for start of season
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
Alameda Ta'amu
News
The Cardinals announced they re-signed nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu to a one-year deal. Ta'amu, 24, was limited to seven games last season as he struggled in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in the 2013 season finale.
Stephon Gilmore
News
Despite his quest for a new long-term contract, Gilmore has shown up for the start of training camp, The Buffalo News reports. "I looked at every situation, but it was a smart thing for me to come here and be with my teammates, work on my game, do whatever I can to improve myself individually and as a team," said Gilmore on Friday.

Gilmore is one of the league's top corners, but he's seeking Josh Norman-type money and the Bills are reluctant to give him that much, especially with a year left on his rookie deal. The Bills have a number of other issues entering camp between some surprise injuries and surprise off-field activity, so it's good that Rex Ryan's 1-on-1 cornerback stud is on board and healthy again, even as negotiations limp along.

Jim Dray
News
Dray (ankle) was fully dressed Monday and returned to practice, Jon Buscaglia of WKBW reports.

Dray was not active during Saturday's preseason opener against the Colts after suffering from the ankle injury over the week ago, but his turn around has been quick and it looks like he should be good to go for practice this week, barring a setback. He'll continue to compete for the backup tight end job behind Charles Clay.

Bryson Albright
No Updates
Kyle Williams
News
Williams, who was activated off the PUP list Monday, has been practicing all week.

We'll see if Williams plays in the team's preseason opener Saturday, though there's a noticeable difference in the defense when Williams and Marcell Dareus are out there at the same time.

Injury
Knee - Probable for start of season
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.

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
Coach Rex Ryan called Gillislee, who's currently in the league's concussion protocol following Saturday's preseason game, his current top backup behind LeSean McCoy, The Buffalo News reports. Said Ryan, "And then Gillislee, I think is probably the number two back right now. And then the young kid (Jonathan) Williams and then it was good to see James Wilder have a bounce-back game."

Karlos Williams was released by the team over the weekend, and Ryan seems to view Reggie Bush as a utility back. So that leaves Gillislee as the current favorite to handle the bulk of the carries should anything happen to McCoy. While that would likely end up being some form of shared role, don't dismiss Gillislee's game - he averaged 5.68 yards per carry last season based on some big-chunk runs - or the run-heavy nature of the Buffalo offense.

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.

Sammy Watkins
News
Watkins is expected to play in Friday's preseason matchup with Washington for a limited amount of time, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Watkins hasn't played yet during the preseason after starting training camp on the PUP list due to offseason foot surgery. The Bills will ease their star wideout back into the fold, meaning he shouldn't see too many reps on Friday night.

Sterling Moore
News
Moore is in the concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head during a two-minute drill during Wednesday' practice, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Moore is trying to land a roster spot as a reserve cornerback, but based on his depth chart slotting when that came out earlier this week, he may be on the outside looking in.

James Wilder Jr.
News
Wilder carried the ball 11 times for 31 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Giants.

The Bills cut Karlos Williams earlier Saturday, which gives Wilder a legit shot to make the team. With Reggie Bush and rookie Jonathan Williams being the two most likely candidates to land the top backup spots behind LeSean McCoy, it may come down to one spot for Wilder, Mike Gillislee, or Boom Herron.

Jonathan Dowling
News
Dowling, who was on the Active/Non-Football Illness list when camp began this weekend, returned to practice Monday after passing his physical, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Dowling, a seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2014, will try to make the Bills as a special teams player and reserve defensive back.

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
LeSean McCoy
News
McCoy (ankle) finished with zero yards on five carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, but he more than made up for it by catch four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Given that he's played in the first two preseason games, McCoy seems to have moved beyond the ankle issue that troubled him during the offseason. Already primed to handle a heavy workload that includes passing downs, McCoy could get some extra touches while Karlos Williams serves a four-game suspension to start the season.

Jonathan Williams
News
Williams carried eight times for 17 yards with one touchdown and caught two balls for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Giants.

No one really ran the ball effectively in the game, as the bigger news of the day was the release of Karlos Williams. That leaves the rookie Jonathan Williams with one less member to compete with for carries behind LeSean McCoy. That group now includes Reggie Bush, Mike Gillislee, James Wilder Jr., and Boom Herron.

Corbin Bryant
News
Bryant is expected to start at nose tackle following the four-game suspension to Marcell Dareus, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Jerel Worthy might also get some time in certain packages, but Bryant did a nice job for the Bills last season when Kyle Williams was injured, and while he's not ideal for the team's switch to a more dedicated 3-4 defense, he does have the ability to accrue tackles for an interior lineman if you can do without the sacks. Last season, Bryant logged 45 stops while playing only 58 percent of the defensive snaps.

Eric Striker
News
Striker has seemingly passed IK Enemkpali on the outside linebacker depth chart, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

That actually puts the undrafted free agent from Oklahoma in a starter's position with Shaq Lawson and Manny Lawson out with injury. Manny Lawson is expected back around the third preseason game, but Striker is at least looking like the rare undrafted player who could make the team.

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.
Nick O'Leary
News
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.

David Hawthorne
News
Hawthorne signed a contract with the Bills on Sunday, NFL Agent Jordan Woy reports.

Hawthorne joins the Bill's after playing in New Orleans the past-four seasons. Last year, he recorded 33 tackles and three forced fumbles while playing in 11 games. Buffalo currently has seven linebackers held out of practice due to injury, which is likely the reason they signed Hawthorne on the same day as they signed fellow linebacker Brandon Spikes. Hawthorne will slide in at inside linebacker and have a decent chance at making the final roster.

Walt Powell
News
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
News
Gragg caught two balls for 26 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason loss to the Colts. He also blocked a punt for a safety.

Charles Clay is far and away the No. 1 tight end on this team, but it's wide open after that, with Jim Dray, Gragg, Blake Annen, NickO'Leary, and Jimmy Mundine all vying for what will likely be two spots. Gragg's performance Saturday will certainly help, especially when you consider special teams will probably be the tie-breaker. Dray is currently ahead of Gragg on the official depth chart, while Annen, who's just behind Gragg, is coming off a good camp.

Kroy Biermann
News
Biermann is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Bills, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Biermann adds a much-needed veteran presence at outside linebacker in wake of Buffalo's string of injuries to Manny Lawson (pectoral), Shaq Lawson (shoulder) and IK Enemkpali (knee). Now 30 years old, Biermann finished last season with 55 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble for the Falcons.

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.

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 caught his lone target for a 59-yard gain in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

No longer bothered by a minor back injury that cost him some practice time, Clay got open on a broken play for an uncharacteristic long gain. He should be a big part of the Buffalo passing game, but he's not going to get many deep targets once the season begins.

Adolphus Washington
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Washington started at left defensive end Saturday and played the entire first half, making a good impression in the run game while winning his share of battles in the trenches, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Adolphus I really can't tell you how he played, but I know he's done a nice job for us in that D-line rotation as a starter," coach Ryan said.

Washington is expected to start right off the bat on a line that will show mostly 3-4 looks and feature veterans Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams. This is a good development for the Bills if their third-round pick can become a reliable starter right off the bat, as the top two picks - Shaq Lawson and Reggie Raglund - are set to miss extended time.

Shaq Lawson
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Lawson (shoulder) was placed on the Bills' active/physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Lawson had shoulder surgery back in May and was never expected to be ready for the start of camp. At this point it would not be a surprise if he remained on the PUP list for the duration of camp and the team's goal is simply for him to be ready to play in Week 1. While Lawson is out look for Lorenzo Alexander to see some extra reps at outside linebacker.

Injury
Shoulder - PUP. Doubtful for start of season
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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Robey-Coleman left practice early Tuesday due to a quad contusion, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Robey-Coleman just returned Monday from and ankle injury, so he must be getting frustrated that things aren't breaking his way as he tries to seal up the nickel job as a rising Kevon Seymour continues to make a good impression.

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 caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over the Giants.

Little was listed with the third-teamers when the initial depth chart came out. However, no one in the large group of receivers vying for the No. 3 and No. 4 jobs has completely stood out, so it's still a wide-open competition for those jobs, or even the final roster spots in general, especially with Greg Salas still sidelined with a hamstring injury. Games like these will help the veteran Little in his cause to make the team.

Kevon Seymour
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Corey White
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White has returned from a knee injury and even saw first team reps during Thursday's practice, BuffaloBills.com reports.

White isn't a starter right now, but he has the ability to play both corner and safety and that versatility could land him one of the final roster spots.

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.

Casey Walker
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The Ravens signed safety Will Hill and defensive tackle Casey Walker to their restricted free agent tender offers, sources told The Baltimore Sun.

Will signed his $1.542 million right-of-first-refusal original round tender. He did not receive an offer sheet from other teams. Walker signed a $510,000 exclusive-rights free agent tender.

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.
Brandon Deaderick
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The Texans have signed defensive end Brandon Deaderick, a source has told the National Football Post.

Deaderick has racked up significant playing time for three different teams, including New Orleans last season.

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. 
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 was targeted just once in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, failing to catch any passes.

The lack of production is a non-concern, as Wood has safely established himself as the No. 2 wideout behind Sammy Watkins. Granted, the role probably won't come with a ton of targets, as Buffalo's offense will be centered around Watkins and the running game.

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 would likely end up as a starting inside linebacker if Reggie Ragland's knee injury keeps him out for any part of the regular season, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The Bills are decimated with injuries at linebacker, and Brown has the all-around skills to start in Rex Ryan's defense. In fact, he was brought in as a free agent to possibly start until the Bills took defensive players with their first three picks in April. If Ragland's injury turned out to be serious, Brown could actually end up being a three-down player since he's one of the few Bills linebackers with adequate pass-coverage skills. We'll also note Brown previously had back-to-back 90-plus tackle seasons as a Titan.

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 was running with the first team during Monday's practice, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Alexander was fourth or fifth on the OLB depth chart when the summer began, but if Manny Lawson (pectoral) is unable to get back in time for Week 1, he might end up being the team's starter following injuries to Shaq Lawson and IK Enemkpali.

Jamari Lattimore
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Lattimore broke his nose during a walk-through and has missed Buffalo's last few days of practice.

Lattimore's injury was described as a freak accident by head coach Rex Ryan. Fellow linebacker Randell Johnson slipped and fell backwards, kicking Lattimore in the face in the process. Currently, Lattimore is without a time table to return and is considered day-to-day. Kevin Reddick will likely continue to see added reps until Lattimore returns.

Reid Ferguson
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EJ Manuel
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Manuel completed eight of 13 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown as well as a two-point conversion pass during Saturday's preseason win over the Giants.

As disappointing as Manuel's NFL career has been since his first-round selection in 2013, there's almost no chance a very green Cardale Jones would unseat him for the No. 2 role entering the season. He's also looked much better this summer as he quietly tries to earn some trust in a brass that's watched him muddle through a number of sloppy performances during his first three pro seasons.

Manny Lawson
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Lawson (pectoral) may be facing a one-game suspension for a domestic violence incident, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports.

The nature of Lawson's offense is unclear, as violations of the NFL's domestic violence policy are supposed to result in a minimum suspension of six games. The veteran outside linebacker was just activated from the Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday, after tearing his pectoral while lifting weights in the offseason. Between injuries and suspensions, the Buffalo front seven is already looking severely depleted.

Injury
Upper body - Probable for start of season
Reggie Bush
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Coach Rex Ryan called Mike Gillislee, who's currently in the league's concussion protocol following Saturday's preseason game, his current top backup behind LeSean McCoy, The Buffalo News reports. Said Ryan of the veteran Bush, "Well Reggie is just - like I said, we're going to be smart with him. I mean we don't want to just run his legs off as the number two back. But make no mistake, he's going to play for us and contribute not just as a returner but on offense as well."

That supports the case we made earlier that Bush will be used in a utility role - playing on passing downs and certain formations while being the main punt and kickoff return man. He should end up getting a lot of action on this team, especially with Karlos Williams now out of the picture, but if you're looking at him as insurance in case McCoy goes down, that isn't really how the Bills see him.

 
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