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Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Rex Ryan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense25th152.3 (2nd)175.1 (31st)
Defense18th125.0 (27th)235.7 (11th)
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57Alexander, Lorenzo OLB6-12455/31/198310California
26Blanton, Robert DB6-12009/7/19895Notre Dame
52Brown, Preston ILB6-125110/27/19923Louisville
53Brown, Zach ILB6-124810/23/19895North Carolina
97Bryant, Corbin NT6-43001/4/19884Northwestern
22Bush, Reggie RB6-02053/2/198511USC
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19859Montana
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19896Tulsa
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/19942Florida State
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-333111/18/19896Alabama
91Douzable, Leger DT6-42845/31/19867Central Florida
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19875Connecticut
42Felton, Jerome RB6-02487/3/19869Furman
83Garner, Manasseh TE6-22203/11/19921Pittsburgh
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
20Graham, Corey FS6-01967/25/198510New Hampshire
72Groy, Ryan G6-53209/30/19903Wisconsin
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19923Miami (Fla.)
55Hughes, Jerry OLB6-22548/13/19887Texas Christian
50Humber, Ramon LB5-112328/10/19878North Dakota State
17Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19914Tennessee
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/198310Nebraska
7Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/1992ROhio State
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19933Alabama
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32706/17/1994RClemson
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 DB6-020911/8/19893Clemson
76Miller, John G6-23038/12/19932Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19904Louisiana Tech
84O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19921Florida State
74Ola, Michael T6-53124/19/19883Hampton
19Powell, Walt WR6-018911/23/19912Murray State
21Robey-Coleman, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19924USC
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19858Florida State
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19903California-Davis
29Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/1993RUSC
51Spikes, Brandon LB6-22559/3/19876Florida
15Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/19878North Carolina
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19896Virginia Tech
92Washington, Adolphus DE6-429511/24/1994ROhio State
30White, Corey CB6-12105/9/19905Samford
23Williams, Aaron SS6-01994/23/19906Texas
95Williams, Kyle DE6-13036/10/198311Louisiana State
27Williams, Duke SS5-1120110/15/19904Nevada
31Williams, Jonathan RB5-112232/2/1994RArkansas
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19868Louisville
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19924USC
94Worthy, Jerel DT6-23084/28/19903Michigan State
Injured Players
33Anderson, Colt (IR) DB5-1019510/25/19857Montana
86Annen, Blake (IR) TE6-42475/28/19912Cincinnati
31Dowling, Jonathan (IR) DB6-319012/8/19912Western Kentucky
75Enemkpali, IK (IR) DE6-12617/3/19913Louisiana Tech
89Gragg, Chris (IR) TE6-32446/30/19904Arkansas
73Lucas, Marquis (IR) T6-43183/25/1993RWest Virginia
59Ragland, Reggie (IR) ILB6-22529/23/1993RAlabama
51Reddick, Kevin (IR) LB6-124012/28/19893North Carolina
11Salas, Greg (IR) WR6-22108/25/19885Hawaii
43Thomas, Phillip (IR) DB6-02233/1/19893Fresno State
14Watkins, Sammy (IR) WR6-12116/14/19933Clemson
Practice Squad
 Albright, Bryson LB6-52253/15/1994RMiami (Ohio)
 Coleman, Deandre DT6-53411/27/19911California
 Eagan, Ed WR5-101986/19/1993RNorthwestern State-Louisiana
13Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19921Central Arkansas
 Morgan, Marshall K6-320111/28/1993RGeorgia
 Poehls, William T6-833411/27/19911Montana
 Roberson, Marcus DB6-019110/4/19923Florida
 Valles, Max DE6-42508/5/19941Virginia
 Washington, Corey WR6-421412/29/19912Newberry
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
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
Lewis was signed to the practice squad Sunday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

We imagine the Bills were pretty happy that no one else picked up the upside wideout, as now they can continue working with him. The team only kept five receivers and numbers 3-4-5 aren't anything great to speak of, so if Lewis shines in practices there's a chance he could see regular season action at some point, especially if the Bills decide they need more size at wideout.

Cardale Jones
Jones was not listed on Wednesday's practice report.

Jones has yet to suit up for a game this year, but it looks like that'll change this weekend. It is possible that Jones could be a healthy scratch given that Buffalo seems comfortable with EJ Manuel as their backup quarterback, but Jones looks to be ready to go as a backup should either quarterback suffer an injury.

Max Valles
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
Head coach Rex Ryan did not rule out Williams (head) for Sunday's tilt with the Patriots.

Ryan did not confirm whether or not Williams suffered a concussion after being hit by Jarvis Landry in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. "Well no (I wouldn't rule him out), I mean I am not a (medical) professional, but we are absolutely going err on the side of caution," Ryan said on Tuesday. If the safety did suffer a concussion, he will have to pass league protocol testing before he can return to the field, which would leave Duke Williams as the replacement starter.

Head - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
Garrison Sanborn
The Bills have ruled out wide receivers Marcus Easley (knee) and Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) for their Week 7 battle against the visiting Vikings. Also out is linebacker Ty Powell (ankle).

The team is otherwise healthy - the rest of those on its injury report Friday are probable. They are long snapper Garrison Sanborn (knee), safeties Aaron Williams (wrist/neck) and Da'Norris Searcy (knee), linebacker Brandon Spikes (ribs) and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee).

Marcell Dareus
Dareus (hamstring) was ruled questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Patriots by head coach Rex Ryan.

After giving up 256 rushing yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, the Bills are hopeful they can get their defensive tackle back on the field sooner rather than later. Look for more updates to come later in the week as the team will monitor his status during practice.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
Reggie Ragland
Ragland (knee) was placed on the Bills' injured reserve list on Tuesday.

The 2016 second-rounder suffered a torn ACL during the beginning of training camp. To say the least, his loss won't go unnoticed in 2016; Ragland was a projected starter at linebacker before going down.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Brandon Spikes
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.

Greg Salas
Salas (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 Buffalo reports.

Salas has been unable to play since suffering a groin injury following the Bills' Week 2 game against the Jets. As a result, the team has been accustomed to playing without him lately, even though it could use him back healthy as soon as possible. Since that won't come Sunday, expect Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin to continue to lead Buffalo's receiving corps, with Justin Hunter a candidate to see some fringe snaps as well.

Groin - Injured Reserve
Robert Blanton
Blanton posted a season-high seven tackles during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins while seeing action on 47 percent of the defensive snaps.

Blanton posted three of those tackles on special teams -- the only phase of the game where the team performed well Sunday -- but saw the field with regularity on defense once Aaron Williams left after taking a penalized hit from Javon Landry. Williams suffered a head/neck injury, a scary scene made even worse in that he's been plagued by these throughout his career; if he misses any time, either Blanton or Duke Williams would likely be tasked to take on starting duties. Blanton's a strong tackler, so this is at least worth keeping an eye on.

IK Enemkpali
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.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Ramon Humber
Humber signed with the Bills on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

One day after being released by New England, the 29-year-old Humber latched on with a team that has far inferior depth at linebacker. He'll still have to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster prior to Saturday's final cut-downs.

Marquise Goodwin
Goodwin is in the league's concussion protocol, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Goodwin landed hard late in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins and his placement in the league's concussion protocol was confirmed by coach Rex Ryan on Monday. His absence adds to the Bills' series of injuries at wide receiver, where the recently added Justin Hunter represents the team's top healthy option, with Walter Powell and Brandon Tate behind him.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
Jerel Worthy
Worthy (knee) has been listed as active for Thursday's matchup with the Jets.

Worthy was only able to participate in practice once this past week, and he was limited at that. He's one of Buffalo's primary backups at defensive end and he recorded two tackles in the Bills' Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

Preston Brown
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.

Corey Washington
The Lions waived-injured Washington (knee) on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Washington's recovery from the knee injury he suffered last August apparently was not going as planned, so the Lions decided to remove him from the roster in order to free up a spot for another, presumably healthier, player.

Dan Carpenter
Carpenter made his only field-goal try -- a 23-yarder -- but missed one of four extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over the Rams. It was Carpenter's second extra-point miss of 2016 after he missed six of them last season.

Carpenter's job is probably safe unless some more hiccups come along, as he's made over 85 percent of his field-goal attempts in each of his three full seasons with the Bills. But the issues with extra points became a nuisance for coach Rex Ryan last season, and between two missed ones in 2016 as well as two missed field-goal tries, he's probably on less sturdy footing than earlier in his stint with the Bills.

Marcus Easley
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.

Kneecap - Physically Unable to Perform
Deandre Coleman
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.
Ed Eagan
Eagan was promoted Tuesday from the Bills' practice squad to the 53-man roster, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Devastated by injuries in the wideout corps, Buffalo needs some depth ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Patriots. Eagan won't necessarily have a role or be active on gameday, but he's at least around as an emergency option. The team still hopes Robert Woods (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (concussion) will be available.

William Poehls
The Titans dumped 20 players Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Tennessee cut the following players: T Jeff Adams, CB Ri'Shard Anderson, RB Antonio Andrews, DL Chigbo Anunoby, K Maikon Bonani, CB Tommie Campbell, TE Chase Coffman, LB Brandon Copeland, QB Dominique Davis, DE Marcus Dixon, LB Moise Fokou, WR Marc Mariani, G Justin McCray, FB Collin Mooney, OL Eric Olsen, T William Poehls, WR Rico Richardson, WR Brian Robiskie, TE Jason Schepler and CB Winston Wright.
Blake Annen
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.

Neck - Injured Reserve
Ronald Darby
Darby played all 61 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the 49ers, logging three tackles and a pass defensed.

While fellow corner Stephon Gilmore has struggled this season, the duo still makes up one of the league's best corner pairs. Darby has remained consistent with last season's impressive rookie totals (68 tackles, 21 passes defensed) with 25 tackles and seven passes defensed over five games played.

Eric Wood
The Bills starting offensive line will see its first playing time together in a game Sunday against the Bears, with Cordy Glenn, Chris Williams, Eric Wood, Erik Pears and Seantrel Henderson lining up left to right, the Buffalo News reports.

The Bills are walking into a hostile environment in Chicago, and the fact that the starting five on the offensive line didn't see any time together could make things difficult on running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson if the linemen suffer a communications breakdown. It also bodes well for the Chicago defense, providing an increased opportunity that a pass rusher breaks through unblocked on a missed assignment.

Marquis Lucas
Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
Tyrod Taylor
Taylor completed 14 of 28 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown, and added seven carries for 35 yards and a rushing score in Sunday's 28-25 loss to the Dolphins.

Taylor scored the lone first-half touchdown on a 10-yard carry, and connected with big-play receiver Marqise Goodwin on a 67-yard deep ball for his passing score. He finished as the team's leading rusher with running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) exiting in the second half. Taylor has accrued a solid 9:2 touchdown to interception ratio through the air while rushing for two more scores for Buffalo's run-first offense, but could be relied upon more next week against the Patriots with McCoy's status in question.

Kolby Listenbee
Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Listenbee, a sixth-round rookie out of TCU, still isn't ready to practice as he recovers from double hernia surgery, The Buffalo News reports.

Even though the Bills have been decimated at wideout all season, there's simply not going to be enough time for this year to be anything more than rehab and learning for the speedy rookie, who's incredibly raw but may also be one of the NFL's fastest players once he's back.

Pelvis - Out for Week 8 vs. New England
Phillip Thomas
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.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Brandon Tate
Tate took all five kickoff returns for an average of 25 yards and the lone punt return (eight yards) in the Week 2 loss to the Jets.

Tate was signed after being cut by the Bengals and has immediately become the main return man, quickly passing Reggie Bush, who surprisingly has had almost no role on offense or special teams through the first two game. Tate looked good in the Jets game, so expect this role to continue for the foreseeable future, even though he remains last on the depth chart at receiver.

Stephon Gilmore
Gilmore (ankle) will play Week 5.

Previously considered questionable to play, Gilmore will assume his usual role as the Bills' top cover corner.

Bryson Albright
Albright was released Thursday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

As much as Rex Ryan loved this undrafted free agent from Miami of Ohio, the writing was on the wall when the Bills elevated linebacker Lerentee McCray ahead of Albright for Week 1. We'll see if the Bills try to move "Big Bird," as Ryan calls him, to the practice squad or find a spot on the team again when they don't need as many reserve offensive linemen.

Kyle Williams
Williams (neck) is active for Sunday's game in Miami.

Williams was limited in practice this week but there was never much doubt he'd play Week 7. He'll start at defensive end opposite Adolphus Washington.

Jerry Hughes
Hughes logged six tackles - including two sacks - during Buffalo's Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

No one has been able to slow down Hughes throughout training camp and he carried that right over into the regular season. Coach Rex Ryan keeps singing his praises and apparently Hughes likes his new role as more of a linebacker in the team's 3-4 defense. He's also going to see more mismatches when the team has him rush at the opponent's right side of the line. A double-digit sack season appears to be in the cards for Hughes.

Duke Williams
Williams ended up starting Sunday's game at strong safety over Aaron Williams, but in the end only saw 21 defensive snaps, BuffaloBills.com reports. Duke Williams logged just one tackle and no other stats.

Aaron Williams is the starter and his snap could will be ramped up as the season progresses as he gets more comfortable following offseason neck surgery, but at least the Bills finally have more confidence in Duke after three seasons of ups and downs. If anything ever happened to Aaron Williams or free safety Corey Graham, Duke might end up being worthy of IDP consideration.

Mike Gillislee
Gillislee rushed five times for 20 yards and went without a target Sunday in Miami.

Gillislee was supposed to be heavily involved with LeSean McCoy's (hamstring) availability doubtful, but got only one first-half carry with McCoy in the game. While he played in a rotation with Reggie Bush once the starter exited in the second half, it was Bush that got the call from the one-yard line and found pay dirt. Gillislee has averaged 5.8 yards per carry in his career, so he would make an enticing play in an increased role next week against the Patriots if McCoy can't go.

Lerentee McCray
McCray will play Sunday against the Dolphins.

McCray missed Wednesday's practice with a knee issue but ultimately achieved full-participant status by Friday. However, with rookie first-rounder Shaq Lawson (shoulder) expected to return this week, McCray will likely see a significant reduction in playing time.

Sammy Watkins
Watkins recently saw Dr. Robert Anderson, who recommended the receiver does need surgery on his injured foot, which landed him on injured reserve ahead of Week 4, NFL.com reports.

That means Watkins could be in line for a late-season return, as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport seems to think, especially since the Bills don't have anyone else on IR that would seem to be a strong candidate for the one move a team can make off that list. The Bills have been rolling since Watkins went down, winning their last three, but they also have the league's worst passing attack and could certainly use their star back at some point late in the season. Keep tabs on his progress, and if you have a deep bench he might be worth a stash.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Justin Hunter
Hunter hauled in two of four passes for 25 yards during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins while seeing the field for 53 of 57 offensive plays.

Hunter picked up a start in this one due to the banged-up nature of the rest of the receiving corps, something that might continue with Marquise Goodwin (concussion) being yet another add to that list. It's worth noting that starter Robert Woods (foot) could come back this week, so Hunter's situation remains fluid.

Jonathan Dowling
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.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Kevin Reddick
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.

Knee - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
LeSean McCoy
McCoy (hamstring) is anticipated to be questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

McCoy aggravated his hamstring during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, limiting him to just 11 yards on eight carries after exiting during the third quarter. He first picked up the injury during practice last week and will likely have his involvement during practice this week impacted as well. That expectation puts McCoy's status in question going into Sunday's matchup with the Patriots, so Mike Gillislee, Reggie Bush and rookie Jonathan Williams will probably receive more reps than usual to prepare for McCoy's potential absence.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
Jonathan Williams
Williams is inactive for Sunday's game in Miami.

Williams was a sneaky pickup earlier in the week when it looked like LeSean McCoy would be ruled out, but McCoy rallied with his hamstring injury and will now suit up for what looks to be a limited play count, but that's enough to keep Williams in street clothes for this week.

Corbin Bryant
Bryant (ankle) is questionable to play against the 49ers on Sunday.

Bryant was limited in practice this week with an unspecified ankle injury. If he's able to give it a go, he'll likely enjoy another start at defensive tackle as Marcell Dareus (hamstring) is considered doubtful to play.

Leger Douzable
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
O'Leary saw a season-high 27 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Patriots, more than he'd seen in the first three games combined. He caught both of his targets for 20 yards.

That in itself doesn't mean much, but what's more important is that the grandson of Jack Nicklaus is starting to make an impression on the coaching staff, both with his ability to get open and his potential versatility. O'Leary moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart Tuesday when the team dropped Jim Dray. That still doesn't give him immediate value, though he's now one Charles Clay injury away from being a consideration in deeper leagues.

Walt Powell
Powell was on the field for just 27 of 79 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the 49ers, failing to get even one target from Tyrod Taylor.

Justin Hunter was signed a couple weeks ago and has already passed all the Bills depth receivers to quickly become the No. 3 guy. In an offense that doesn't pass much to begin with, that leaves pretty much nothing for Powell to work with in terms of weekly production.

Marcus Roberson
The Rams designated the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants: offensive lineman Brandon Washington, tight end Alex Bayer, defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks, defensive lineman Alex Carrington, cornerback Marcus Roberson, tight end Justice Cunningham and offensive lineman Barrett Jones.
Chris Gragg
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jerome Felton
Felton (back) is active for Sunday's contest against Miami.

Felton sat out most of practice this week but was able to participate in a limited fashion on Friday. He hasn't seen many carries this season but has been a valuable blocker for the Bills' No. 1 ranked rushing attack.

Charles Clay
Clay (ankle) caught two of five targets for 29 yards Sunday in Miami.

Clay finished second on the team in targets to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. The tight end should continue to stay involved with the Bills passing game dealing with myriad injuries, but quarterback Tyrod Taylor isn't exactly known for propelling his receivers to greatness.

Adolphus Washington
Washington has picked up a modest three tackles through two games and is still looking for his first NFL sack. He's played just 27 percent of the team's defensive snaps.

The Bills seem pretty high on their third-round pick from Ohio State -- and they might have to be considering their first two picks went down with lengthy injuries -- but apparently they don't trust him fully yet either. While Washington is considered a starter, backups like Leger Double are seeing more time on the field. You can safely avoid Washington for now -- if you're looking for a Bills defensive lineman to own, veteran Kyle Williams is more productive, and Marcell Dareus is coming off suspension in Week 5.

Marshall Morgan
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Shaq Lawson
Lawson (shoulder) was used on just 14 of 73 defensive snaps during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, recording one tackle.

Lawson looked good when he was in there, putting some pressure on the Miami offense and almost picking up his first sack, but the Dolphins took control of the game and that led to far more rushing plays, plays where Lawson was kept off the field. While Lawson's use will certainly pick up in the coming games -- perhaps as early as this week as the Bills try to stop Tom Brady for once -- he'll likely remain a situational guy with several veterans playing so well in front of him.

Nickell Robey-Coleman
Robey-Coleman picked off his first two passes of the season during Sunday's win over the Rams. He returned one to the house, his second TD of the season following a scoop-and-score during the Week 2 loss to the Jets.

This was quite the return to home for the USC product, and Robey-Coleman certainly didn't let down any friends and family in attendance. That all said, Robey-Coleman isn't a starter and has played a modest 53.9 percent of the defensive snaps this season, leaving him off the IDP radar, as his 10 tackles attest.

Seantrel Henderson
The Bills starting offensive line will see its first playing time together in a game Sunday against the Bears, with Cordy Glenn, Chris Williams, Eric Wood, Erik Pears and Seantrel Henderson lining up left to right, the Buffalo News reports.

The Bills are walking into a hostile environment in Chicago, and the fact that the starting five on the offensive line didn't see any time together could make things difficult on running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson if the linemen suffer a communications breakdown. It also bodes well for the Chicago defense, providing an increased opportunity that a pass rusher breaks through unblocked on a missed assignment.

Back - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
Richie Incognito
Bills coach Rex Ryan has been happy with what he's seen from offensive lineman Richie Incognito, so much so that he has named the veteran the starter at left guard, per the Associated Press

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

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

Manasseh Garner
Garner was called up from the Bills' practice squad Friday.

The Bills subsequently released tight end Gerald Christian in order to make room for Garner. The 24-year-old will be making his NFL debut in Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.

Colton Schmidt
The 49ers made several moves to trim the roster to 75 players Monday.

The team waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety D.J. Campbell, tight end Kevin Greene, running back Jewel Hampton, punt Colton Schmidt, linebacker Kion Wilson and wide receiver Devon Wylie, while also releasing wide receiver David Reed.

The team placed running back Marcus Lattimore, fullback Trey Millard, cornerback Keith Reaser and guard Brandon Thomas on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and linebacker NaVorro Bowman, tight end Garrett Celek and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey were placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. Linebacker Blake Costanzo was released from the Injured Reserve list.

Cordy Glenn
Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn has a knee injury and will not return to Sunday's game against the Patriots. Glenn injured his knee early in the fourth quarter and was able to limp off the field. 

Kevon Seymour
Seymour is questionable to return Sunday after exiting due to an undisclosed injury.

Seymour had been nursing a shoulder injury heading into Week 7 but it remains unclear if that was the reason for his exit on Sunday. Corey White and Nickell Robey-Coleman will likely see extra time if Seymour can't return.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
Corey White
White (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

White's shoulder aliment seems to be behind him as he was able to practice in full Thursday. As a backup cornerback, he shouldn't receive many defensive snaps regardless of his health, but could play a significant role in special teams on Sunday against the Dolphins.

Ryan Groy
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
Anderson (hand) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Matthew Fairburn of New York Upstate reports.

Anderson is a special teams player who largely failed to make an impact of any sort this season, as was inactive for the first three games and never recorded a snap on defense.

Hand - Injured Reserve
Jordan Mills
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
Graham was all over the field during Sunday's win against the Cardinals, posting four tackles, a sack, three passes defensed, and an interception.

Graham hasn't missed a defensive snap this season. While his tackle totals -- 11 through three games -- are disappointing, Sunday's game shows just what he can do. While he sits just tied for 21st among safeties in standard IDP scoring, he figures to keep working his way up in the coming weeks, perhaps starting this week against the Patriots, a team that always seems to keep the Buffalo defense on the field.

Robert Woods
Head coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Woods (foot) is making real progress, Anthony Sambrotto of buffalobills.com reports.

Woods has apparently been bothered by his foot all season, but it didn't result in any absences until Sunday's game in Miami. With Marquise Goodwin now in the concussion protocol and Sammy Watkins (foot) required to spend at least a few more weeks on injured reserve, the Bills could seriously use Woods' help for Sunday's game against New England. In order to have any real shot at playing, Woods will likely need to return to practice after sitting out all of last week. If available, he's locked in as the team's top wideout in Watkins' continued absence.

Foot - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
John Miller
Bills rookie guard John Miller left practice early on Saturday after suffering a bruised ankle. 

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

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

Zach Brown
Brown registered a sack along with seven tackles Sunday against the 49ers.

Although Brown posted his lowest tackle total of the season, he was able to sack the quarterback for the second time in three games. He's now averaging over 11 tackles per game in addition to forcing a pair of fumbles in 2016, and he remains an outstanding lineup option in IDP leagues.

Jonathan Meeks
Rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been deemed probable by the Bills for the Sunday game against San Diego. He has practiced in full all week with a rib injury.

Also probable are defensive tackle Stefan Charles (hip), tight end Lee Smith (toe), guard Chris Williams (back) and wide receiver Robert Woods (ankle).

Linebacker Randell Johnson (knee) and safety Jonathan Meeks (neck) have been ruled out while linebacker Keith Rivers (groin) has been deemed doubtful.

Lorenzo Alexander
Alexander secured a sack along with five tackles Sunday against the Dolphins.

The 33-year-old linebacker continued his amazing season by getting to the quarterback in each of his seven games to give him nine sacks on the year. In addition, he's forced three fumbles and is averaging five tackles, and he's clearly thriving in head coach Rex Ryan's defensive system. He's been one of the truly elite fantasy producers this season.

Patrick Lewis
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.  

Knee - Questionable for Week 8 vs. New England
EJ Manuel
Coach Rex Ryan was pleased with Manuel's performance during Friday's preseason loss to Washington, where the fourth-year quarterback saw extensive action. "But I really liked the way he played. I love the way he competes," said Ryan. "He's got a great look in his face. He loves competing. You know what? Sometimes quarterbacks take a little longer to develop. I think this is the best EJ Manuel I've seen."

Manuel is locked in as the No. 2 quarterback, but maybe the Bills won't be in as rough shape as they were last season when Tyrod Taylor couldn't play, should the need arise again. And to his credit, Manuel took last year's demotion and struggles in stride and with class and has seemingly worked harder to revive his career, one that has never come close to living up to Manuel's first-round status.

Reggie Bush
Bush rushed for six yards on two carrires in Sunday's win over San Francisco.

The fact that the six yards were a season high for Bush, all while the team racked up 300 yards on the ground, is indicative of his season. The Bills are the league's top rushing team through six weeks, but LeSean McCoy, Tyrod Taylor and Mike Gillislee's collective success has relegated Bush to more special teams snaps on the season, 16, than offensive, 11.


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