Buffalo Bills

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium | Coach: Doug Marrone
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th144.2 (5th)193.9 (26th)
Defense10th128.9 (23rd)204.4 (6th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
50Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32388/14/19902Oregon
62Asper, Mark G6-732511/8/19852Oregon
13Barden, Ramses WR6-62241/1/19865Cal Poly-S.L.O.
53Bradham, Nigel OLB6-22419/4/19893Florida State
90Branch, Alan DE6-632512/29/19848Michigan
43Brim, Derek DB6-019912/31/1991RBuffalo
33Brooks, Ron CB5-1019010/16/19883Louisiana State
46Broomfield, Deon DB6-02068/3/1991RIowa State
52Brown, Preston ILB6-125110/27/1992RLouisville
35Brown, Bryce RB6-02205/14/19913Kansas State
97Bryant, Corbin DT6-43001/4/19882Northwestern
30Butler, Mario DB6-118710/20/19882Georgia Tech
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19857Montana
47Carter, Michael DB5-111894/22/1991RMinnesota
80Caussin, Mike TE6-52432/26/19874James Madison
84Chandler, Scott TE6-72607/23/19858Iowa
96Charles, Stefan DT6-53236/9/19882Regina (Canada)
29Cockrell, Ross CB6-01908/6/1991RDuke
72Coughman, Edawn T6-43137/21/19881Shaw
99Dareus, Marcell DT6-33313/13/19904Alabama
26Dixon, Anthony RB6-12339/24/19875Mississippi State
6Dixon, Dennis QB6-32151/11/19855Oregon
4Dombrowski, Jacob P6-11903/18/1991RHarvard
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19874Connecticut
18Elliott, Kevin WR6-320512/21/19882Florida A&M
45Gaines, Jimmy LB6-32405/11/1993RMiami (Fla.)
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-11909/19/19903South Carolina
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19893Georgia
88Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19902Texas
89Gragg, Chris TE6-32446/30/19902Arkansas
11Graham, T.J. WR5-111887/27/19893North Carolina State
20Graham, Corey CB6-01967/25/19858New Hampshire
75Hairston, Chris T6-63304/26/19893Clemson
40Harley, Jajuan DB6-12131/17/19911Middle Tennessee State
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/1992RMiami (Fla.)
15Hogan, Chris WR6-122010/24/19882Monmouth (N.J.)
86Holley, Caleb WR6-220012/26/1990REast Central (OK)
5Hopkins, Dustin K6-219310/1/19901Florida State
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19885Texas Christian
98Igbinosun, Ikponmwosa DE6-32869/10/19901Southern Connecticut State
22Jackson, Fred RB6-12162/20/19818Coe
69Jacobs, Damien DT6-32847/22/1991RFlorida
93Johnson, Randell OLB6-42453/23/1991RFlorida Atlantic
67Johnson, Bryan DE6-42508/13/1988RWest Texas A&M
49Kitchens, Darrin LB6-222911/2/1991RFlorida
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/1993RAlabama
31Ladler, Kenny FS6-02076/23/1992RVanderbilt
91Lawson, Manny DE6-52407/13/19849North Carolina State
59Legursky, Doug G6-13156/9/19866Marshall
9Lewis, Thad QB6-221911/19/19874Duke
76MacPherson, Macky C6-22902/1/1992RSyracuse
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19902Florida State
73McClain, Antoine G6-533612/6/19891Clemson
21McKelvin, Leodis CB5-101859/4/19857Troy
36Meeks, Jonathan DB6-020911/8/19892Clemson
82Moeaki, Tony TE6-32526/8/19875Iowa
8Moorman, Brian P6-01742/5/197614Pittsburg State
79Pears, Erik T6-83166/25/19829Colorado State
57Powell, Ty LB6-22494/27/19882Harding
68Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/1990RBaylor
56Rivers, Keith OLB6-22355/5/19866USC
16Roberson, Cordell WR6-420512/3/19901Stephen F. Austin St.
37Robey, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19922USC
41Robinson, Darius DB5-1017511/17/1991RClemson
48Rodriguez, Evan FB6-22399/21/19883Temple
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19856Florida State
25Searcy, Da'Norris SS5-1121611/16/19884North Carolina
85Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19874Marshall
54Smith, Jacquies LB6-22603/18/19901Missouri
44Smith, Brandon DB6-12052/23/19871Arizona State
51Spikes, Brandon MLB6-22559/3/19875Florida
28Spiller, C.J. RB5-112008/5/19875Clemson
87Summers, Chris WR6-52157/10/19891Liberty
38Summers, Frank FB5-92489/6/19852Nevada-Las Vegas
7Tuel, Jeff QB6-32212/12/19912Washington State
64Unga, J.J. T6-53201/5/19872Midwestern State
60Urbik, Kraig G6-53249/23/19856Wisconsin
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/1993RClemson
61Way, Colby DT6-42937/7/1991RBuffalo
23Williams, Aaron SS6-01994/23/19904Texas
94Williams, Mario DE6-62921/31/19859North Carolina State
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/19839Louisiana State
27Williams, Duke FS5-1120110/15/19902Nevada
19Williams, Mike WR6-22125/18/19875Syracuse
58Williams, Nathan OLB6-324910/16/19891Ohio State
74Williams, Chris G6-63208/26/19857Vanderbilt
42Wingo, Ronnie RB6-32312/18/19911Arkansas
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19866Louisville
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19922USC
92Wynn, Jarius DE6-32858/29/19866Georgia
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-5326.26-3289.725.22138
 
 
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Position Listing
Colby Way
No Updates
Lee Smith
News
Bills tight end Lee Smith had just one reception in Week 16, in a 19-0 win over the Dolphins. He went for 24 yards on the reception, his fifth of the season. He now has 78 yards on the season, by far the best total of his career. 
Da'Norris Searcy
News
Speaking on WGR 550 AM in Buffalo on Friday, Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that the safety who will start in Jarius Byrd's old spot will come off the existing roster. Whaley expects a competition between Duke Williams, Jonathan Meeks and Da'Norris Searcy, ESPN says. 
Darrin Kitchens
News
The Bills signed former Ravens linebacker Xavius Boyd and waived linebacker Darrin Kitchens with an injury designation. Kitchens suffered a lower-body injury Tuesday.
Aaron Williams
News
Bills CEO Russ Brandon said the $26 million contract extension given to safety Aaron Williams is "completely independent" from the team's negotiations with other players, reports ESPN.com. The suggestion is Buffalo still could re-sign safety Jairus Byrd, but that seems highly improbable given Byrd will command top dollar on the open market.
Garrison Sanborn
No Updates
Marcell Dareus
News
Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus issued a statement Wednesday morning announcing his return to training camp after "dealing with a personal matter in Alabama." Dareus thanks the Bills for their support and pledged to focus on earning the trust of his coaches and teammates. 

"I have a passion for this game and I want to be here to help this organization achieve its goals," Dareus said. "There are things I need to work on professionally and personally to make sure I can be accountable to myself, my family, this team and this community.  My focus will remain on achieving that goal one day at a time."

Injury
Undisclosed - NFI. Probable for start of regular season
Chris Hairston
News
The Bills put right tackle Chris Hairston on the reserve/Non-Football Illness list.

Derek Brim
No Updates
Anthony Dixon
News
Former 49ers backup running back Anthony Dixon tweeted Friday that he'll sign a deal with the Bills Saturday morning, per The Buffalo News. Dixon, a free agent, visited the team on Friday before reaching an agreement.

He rushed for 56 yards and two touchdown behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter with the Niners.
Brandon Spikes
News
With the No. 73 pick in the NFL Draft, the Bills selected linebacker Preston Brown from Louisville.

Brown moved to middle linebacker for the Cardinals in 2012. He was the Cardinals' leading tackler for the second straight season in 2013, amassing 98 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks with a pass breakup, three forced fumbles and a 48-yard fumble return touchdown.

He will likely see time on special teams in 2014, but he could eventually replace Brandon Spikes in 2015 since Spikes is on a one-year deal.

Ross Cockrell
News
On Thursday the Bills signed three members of their 2014 draft class to rookie deals. Those players are Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell , Florida Atlantic linebacker Randell Johnson and Miami (Fla.) offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson .

All three players will battle for roster spots in training camp, with Cockrell specifically contending for playing time as a nickel or dime cornerback.
Thad Lewis
News
Quarterback Thad Lewis is not guaranteed to be EJ Manuel's backup. Lewis and Jeff Tuel split time with the second team Tuesday.

"We have a battle for the second-team quarterback," coach Doug Marrone said. "We're trying to find out who it is. Jeff did a nice job in OTAs and he's earned himself some more reps."

Scott Chandler
News
Bills tight end Scott Chandler hasn't participated in team OTA practices following offseason knee surgery, the official team website reports. Furthermore, the site suggests that Tony Moeaki will push Chandler in training camp. 

Chandler signed a two-year deal in March to stay with the Bills after putting up career highs in receptions (53) and yards (655) a year ago.

Kraig Urbik
News
Bills LB Kiko Alonso and OL Kraig Urbik are active Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Alonso is dealing with a knee injury, and was limited in practice this week. Urbik has a foot issue. He did not practice early in the week, but improved to limited practice Friday.

J.J. Unga
News
The Bills have made OG Antoine McClain, CB Brandon Smith, TE Chris Gragg, QB Jeff Tuel, OT J.J. Unga, RB Ronnie Wingo and LB Ty Powell inactive for Week 13 against the Falcons.

None of the seven players were listed on the team's injury report entering the game. They are all healthy scratches.


Marquise Goodwin
News
The Bills view speedy receiver Marquise Goodwin as a change-of-pace option behind Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Mike Williams, according to WGR550.com. A former track star, Goodwin averaged 23.6 yards on his 17 receptions last year, scoring three touchdowns.
Ron Brooks
News
The Bills defense is in good shape in Week 7 against the Dolphins, as every player listed on the official injury report was able to take the field Sunday. Defensive linemen Mario Williams (hip) and Kyle Williams (Achilles, illness), defensive back Ron Brooks (foot) and linebacker Manny Lawson (hamstring) were all able to take the field for Sunday's game despite their injuries. 
Preston Brown
News
With linebacker Kiko Alonso (ACL) likely done for the year, Bills third-round rookie Preston Brown could win a starting job, reports the Buffalo News. Brown "was outstanding at the team’s voluntary workouts and minicamp," the paper said, and "coaches raved behind the scenes about how well Brown practiced."

Brown led Louisville in tackles in 2013 for the second straight year as he made 98 stops, 12.5 for loss, while adding 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He'll vie with Keith Rivers and Nigel Bradham to replace Alonso.

Jacob Dombrowski
No Updates
T.J. Graham
News
Bills receiver T.J. Graham, a third-round pick from 2012, is on the roster bubble, reports WGR550.com.  The 5-11, 188-pounder has three touchdown catches in two seasons.

"Graham has shown minimal improvement since being in the league, and in all his playing time during 2013, did not show enough to the coaching staff," the report said. "The Bills have stacked the bottom of their wide receiver depth chart with tall receivers, and one would have to think they’d like to keep one of those players on the 53-man roster."

Keith Rivers
News
Despite a successful first season in the middle of the Bills defense, Kiko Alonso won't play there in 2014. That's according to Bills GM Doug Whaley, who said on WGR 550 AM that Alonso will move to weak-side linebacker in 2014 with new linebacker Keith Rivers playing at the strong side. 

So who will man the middle? The Bills are hosting free-agent candidates but Whaley seems to think that "guys on campus" will get a crack at it first. Ty Powell was someone Whaley named specifically

As for linebacker Manny Lawson, Whaley said he'd like to see him become a "hybrid" player, which ESPN believes is code for a diminishing role

Dan Carpenter
News
The Bills could decide to keep two kickers this season with Dan Carpenter and Dustin Hopkins, reports the Buffalo News.

Last year, the Bills drafted Hopkins in the sixth round, but he hurt his groin right before the season began, and Carpenter signed and had a great season. The Bills last month re-signed Carpenter to a four-year contract worth $9.95 million, and Hopkins still is on the roster.

The report says Carpenter could continue to handle field goal and extra point attempts, and Hopkins will be used for kickoffs. 

"Would you like to have one guy that can do both? No doubt about it," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said. "But this is a situation where if it makes our team better, we're going to do it. ... Is keeping Dustin Hopkins better for the team that keeping an extra receiver, an extra DB? You juggle that."

Randell Johnson
News
The Bills released tight end Mike Caussin and placed linebacker Randell Johnson and defensive back Leodis McKelvin on the Active/PUP list. Buffalo put linebacker Kiko Alonso on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, while offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive tackle Alan Branch were sent to the Active/Non-Football Illness list.
Injury
Undisclosed - PUP. Questionable for start of regular season
Mario Williams
News
Bills defensive end Mario Williams is working his way back into shape following offseason hip surgery, coach Doug Marrone told reporters. Williams had 13 sacks, 38 tackles and a forced fumble last season.
Marcus Easley
News
The Bills have deemed five players as probable for Sunday at New England, including quarterback Thad Lewis (shoulder), who has replaced doubtful EJ Manuel (knee) as the starter, and running back Fred Jackson (ribs).

The others are wideouts Marcus Easley and Marquise Goodwin with knee injuries and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (Achilles).

Fred Jackson
News
Bills running back Fred Jackson might not approach the 207 carries he received last year. According to WGR550.com, Jackson will once again split time with C.J. Spiller but also potentially lose snaps to the team's additions at running back, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon.

The website said Jackson, 33, who's entering the last year of his deal, will be trying to prove how much he has left.

Mike Caussin
News
The Redskins signed former Bills tight end Mike Caussin and waived long snapper Kyle Nelson.

Cyril Richardson
News
The Bills signed offensive lineman Cyril Richardson to a rookie deal, the team announced Friday. Richardson, who is 6-foot-5 and 343 pounds, was Baylor's top offensive lineman last year and was the Bills' fifth-round pick in the draft. He'll compete for playing time this summer. 
Ikponmwosa Igbinosun
News
The Bills signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts: cornerback Mario Butler, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, quarterback Dennis Dixon, defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, receiver Brandon Kaufman and outside linebacker Jacquies Smith.
Eric Wood
News
Strong safety T.J. Ward warned the Bills that the Browns were targeting quarterback EJ Manuel, according to Buffalo center Eric Wood. Manuel injured his knee on a low hit by secondary mate Tashaun Gipson in the second half of the Cleveland victory on Thursday night.

Bills center Eric Wood told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that Ward yelled to him, "I told you to warn him we were going to get him" after the hit. It is unknown if Ward was referring to injuring Manuel or merely getting a hard hit on the rookie quarterback.

Bryan Johnson
No Updates
Jacquies Smith
News
The Bills signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts: cornerback Mario Butler, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, quarterback Dennis Dixon, defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, receiver Brandon Kaufman and outside linebacker Jacquies Smith.
Ty Powell
News
Despite a successful first season in the middle of the Bills defense, Kiko Alonso won't play there in 2014. That's according to Bills GM Doug Whaley, who said on WGR 550 AM that Alonso will move to weak-side linebacker in 2014 with new linebacker Keith Rivers playing at the strong side. 

So who will man the middle? The Bills are hosting free-agent candidates but Whaley seems to think that "guys on campus" will get a crack at it first. Ty Powell was someone Whaley named specifically

As for linebacker Manny Lawson, Whaley said he'd like to see him become a "hybrid" player, which ESPN believes is code for a diminishing role

Michael Carter
No Updates
Stephon Gilmore
News
Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore has participated on a limited basis in OTA practices to this point, reports the team's official website. Gilmore is coming off an offseason procedure, and has not done any team work. That could change next week.

"In minicamp they might let me," said Gilmore. "I can go out there and practice, but we're being smart about it."

Bryce Brown
News
Sammy Watkins might be getting most of the attention through the early days of Bills camp, but running back Bryce Brown has looked great so far. Acquired via trade from Philadelphia, Brown seems to like his change of scenery as he's shown off his burst getting into the second level of the defense according to ESPN. Adding hyperbole, TheMMQB.com says Brown looked as if he has "rockets in his shoes." 

Brown is expected to at least serve as depth behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson this season, but a strong camp and preseason could push him into a part-time role. 

Stefan Charles
News
The Bills have signed defensive tackle Stefan Charles off the Tennessee practice squad, the Buffalo News has reported. Charles had been waived by the Titans in their last cuts, but was signed to the practice squad. He has yet to play in an NFL regular season game.
Erik Pears
News
First-year Bills head coach has been impressed with starting right tackle Erik Pears during the preseason.

"Outstanding. He really has (progressed)," Marrone said at his Tuesday press conference. "I’ve seen him really make a jump, especially recent days. He gets a lot of great work. Obviously going against Mario (Williams) and the defensive ends on our team, I think that he’s really upped his production from what you’ve seen when he’s played here in the past. I really think he’s going about it as a pro, he works extremely hard. I work with that group, and I really see him. The funny thing is people look and they’ll say ‘gosh, this guy has been here six years or eight years and he is what he is.’ A lot of times, those players, they can continue to get better. I see him as a guy, even though he’s a veteran, he’s really got a lot better, especially in these past couple of days."

C.J. Spiller
News
The Bills' official website says C.J. Spiller remains the "bell cow" among the top four running backs and notes Spiller "is healthy again and back to his elusive and explosive self." If the offense operates at peak efficiency, Spiller is likely to receive 20 touches per game, the website says.

Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said the presence of Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon enables the team to move Spiller around and use him as a receiver.

"You could put him all over the place," Hackett said. "When you’re healthy and you have depth at that position, you have the ability to do a lot of different things with running backs, especially with someone as dynamic as C.J."

Tony Moeaki
News
Bills tight end Scott Chandler hasn't participated in team OTA practices following offseason knee surgery, the official team website reports. Furthermore, the site suggests that Tony Moeaki will push Chandler in training camp. 

Chandler signed a two-year deal in March to stay with the Bills after putting up career highs in receptions (53) and yards (655) a year ago.

Kyle Williams
News
New Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is looking forward to working with all of Buffalo's talent up front, led by Mario Williams, Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus.

"We’re an attack scheme, it’s a scheme built on the guys up front getting after the quarterback," the former Lions coach said Monday. "As much as you want to be multi-dimensional with personnel groups, this league comes down to one on one and I think we have some guys that can do that.

"Whatever anybody wants to tag the system as far as a name, it won’t be us," he added. "We’re just going to try to do whatever we can every week to do the best to have the game plan. I think the similarities you’ll see is it will be as aggressive as it can be and try to be as physical as we can be and it will be an attack style."

Jerry Hughes
News
Unless the Bills draft a defensive end, Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes could play 90 percent of the snaps in the team's 4-3 scheme, reports ESPN.com. The current third option is Jarius Wynn, a 285-pounder who might be better suited inside.
Duke Williams
News
Speaking on WGR 550 AM in Buffalo on Friday, Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that the safety who will start in Jarius Byrd's old spot will come off the existing roster. Whaley expects a competition between Duke Williams, Jonathan Meeks and Da'Norris Searcy, ESPN says. 
Mike Williams
News
Bills receiver Mike Williams underwent conditioning drills at the start of training camp without any reported setbacks. The newly acquired receiver told the Buffalo News on Saturday that he's fully recovered from his hamstring injury.


"I'm fully ready to go," Williams said. "I trained this whole offseason. There was really no offseason for me. I kind of had to get my leg better. I had to get back to feeling like Mike again, like my mom always tells me. Today running that conditioning test made me feel like I was Mike again."

Williams finished the season with the Bucaneers on injured reserve because of hamstring surgery and was held out of offseason training activities with his new club after the trade. Williams, who is two years removed from a 1,000-yard campaign, will fight to be the team's No. 3 receiver.

Chris Summers
News
Former Giants wideout Ramses Barden was one of the five players that signed reserve/future contracts with the Bills on Thursday, the team announced. Barden was waived by New York on Sept. 10 and was unable to catch on with another team.

Safety Jajuan Harley, linebacker Willie Jefferson, wide receiver Chris Summers and linebacker Nathan Williams were the other signings for Buffalo.
Frank Summers
News
The Bills have signed receiver Chris Hogan, O-lineman Antoine McClain and fullback Frank Summers to exclusive-rights free-agent deals. 
Sammy Watkins
News
The Bills were the first to open training camp this summer, and no sooner did they start practicing did reporters start drooling over how good Sammy Watkins has looked in camp. Now we hear reports about how good everyone looks in camp, so most of the time we don't really jump when someone raves about a player scooting around in a t-shirt and shorts. 

But when a rookie receiver shows a quick cut, then falls down, gets up and makes a one-handed snare for a touchdown ... and it's caught on tape ... we can't help ourselves.

Credit Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 with catching Watkins making a dazzling play in what looks like passing drills at camp on Wednesday. The video's worth watching. 

Watkins is already starting to gain steam as a rookie sensation. He might not last until the Round 8 draft average he currently sports. 

Evan Rodriguez
News
The Bills announced Monday they signed fullback Evan Rodriguez to the 53-man roster. Rodriguez has been a free agent since being released by Miami before the start of the season.
Doug Legursky
News
With the release of guard Colin Brown, Doug Legursky has taken over as the Bills' starting left guard. He started at left guard Sunday against the Bengals after Brown started the first five games.
Ronnie Wingo
News
Quarterback EJ Manuel (knee) and wide receiver Steve Johnson (personal) headline the inactives released Sunday by the Bills.

The others listed are offensive lineman Mark Asper and Antoine McClain, wideout Cordell Roberson defensive back Brandon Smith and running back Ronnie Wingo

Kenny Ladler
No Updates
Deon Broomfield
No Updates
Jeff Tuel
News
Quarterback Thad Lewis is not guaranteed to be EJ Manuel's backup. Lewis and Jeff Tuel split time with the second team Tuesday.

"We have a battle for the second-team quarterback," coach Doug Marrone said. "We're trying to find out who it is. Jeff did a nice job in OTAs and he's earned himself some more reps."

Corbin Bryant
News
Among the players inactive for the Bills Week 1 vs. New England are kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (wrist), center Doug Legursky (knee), defensive tackle Jay Ross, tight end Chris Gragg and defensive tackle Corbin Bryant.
Nathan Williams
News
Former Giants wideout Ramses Barden was one of the five players that signed reserve/future contracts with the Bills on Thursday, the team announced. Barden was waived by New York on Sept. 10 and was unable to catch on with another team.

Safety Jajuan Harley, linebacker Willie Jefferson, wide receiver Chris Summers and linebacker Nathan Williams were the other signings for Buffalo.
Alan Branch
News
Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch failed his conditioning test, reports ESPN.com. Branch won't be allowed to practice until he passes. He played in every game last year, making 39 tackles.
Injury
Undisclosed - NFI. Questionable for start of regular season
Chris Gragg
News
Bills tight end Chris Gragg caught one pass Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Gragg caught his only target of the day, picking up 28 yards on the play. He'll take on the Dolphins Week 16.

Cyrus Kouandjio
News
With the No. 44 pick in the NFL Draft, the Bills selected offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio from Alabama.

Kouandjio is 6-foot-7, 322 pounds. He made 26 starts for the Crimson Tide, but there are some concerns over his knee after he tore his ACL in 2011, which caused him to be red-flagged at the NFL Combine for an arthritic knee, later flunking multiple team physicals.

Despite the knee issues, Kouandjio has the chance to start at right tackle for the Bills this year if he wins the job in training camp.

Brian Moorman
News
Jonathan Dwyer was the only surprising cut by the Steelers on Saturday. Here is the list of the others: punter Brian Moorman, running back Alvester Alexander, defensive linemen Alameda Ta'amu and Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter, Terence Garvin, Marshall McFadden and Brian Rolle, wide receivers Justin Brown, Reggie Dunn and Kashif Moore, offensive linemen Mike Golic, Christopher Hubbard, Joe Long and Joe Madsen, tight ends Jamie McCoy and Nathan Overbay, and defensive backs Devin Smith, Terry Hawthorne, Ross Ventrone and Josh Victorian.

Among the notables was Rolle, who is the brother of more accomplished NFL players Antrel and Samari, and Golic, whose namesake father starred with the Eagles and is now an ESPN sports talk show host.

Nickell Robey
News
The Bills used rookie defensive back Nickell Robey in pass-rushing situations again in Week 16, and he got to the quarterback for the second straight game. Robey racked up two sacks in a 19-0 win over the Dolphins, one week after picking up his first career sack. Robey added four tackles Sunday. 
Seantrel Henderson
News
On Thursday the Bills signed three members of their 2014 draft class to rookie deals. Those players are Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell , Florida Atlantic linebacker Randell Johnson and Miami (Fla.) offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson .

All three players will battle for roster spots in training camp, with Cockrell specifically contending for playing time as a nickel or dime cornerback.
Damien Jacobs
No Updates
Kiko Alonso
News
Steve Caric, the agent for Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, posted on Twitter that his client had successful surgery to repair his torn ACL. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. 

Alonso is fully expected to miss the entire season. 

Injury
Knee - NFI. Out for season
Mario Butler
News
The Bills signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts: cornerback Mario Butler, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, quarterback Dennis Dixon, defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, receiver Brandon Kaufman and outside linebacker Jacquies Smith.
Caleb Holley
No Updates
Chris Williams
News
The Bills signed free agent guard Chris Williams to a four-year, $13.5 million deal, including $5.5 million guaranteed, reports USA Today. Williams, 28, started every game at left guard for the Rams last season.
Cordy Glenn
News
Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn is not practicing due to an undisclosed medical condition, and coach Doug Marrone said he has "no indication when he'll be back." Rookie Seantrel Henderson, a seventh-round pick out of the University of Miami, has taken Glenn's spot.

Chris Hogan
News
During OTAs the Bills had receiver Chris Hogan line up in the slot with the first-team offense, ESPN reports. The plan for now might be for Hogan to play there with Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods primarily working on the outside. 

Hogan caught 10 passes for 83 yards last season with the Bills, his first regular-season action in the NFL despite being in the league since 2011. 

Ramses Barden
News
The Bills have re-signed receiver Naaman Roosevelt and added defensive tackle Landon Cohen , releasing veteran Ramses Barden in the process. 
Macky MacPherson
No Updates
Jajuan Harley
No Updates
Edawn Coughman
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The Bills signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts: cornerback Mario Butler, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, quarterback Dennis Dixon, defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, receiver Brandon Kaufman and outside linebacker Jacquies Smith.
Antoine McClain
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The Bills have signed receiver Chris Hogan, O-lineman Antoine McClain and fullback Frank Summers to exclusive-rights free-agent deals. 
Corey Graham
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The Bills signed free agent cornerback Corey Graham to a four-year, $16 million deal, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. The slot corner made six interceptions with the Ravens over the past two seasons.
Robert Woods
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Bills receiver Robert Woods took reps during 11-on-11 drills at OTA practice on Friday, WGR-AM in Buffalo reports. Woods has missed work thanks to offseason ankle surgery but looks like he's back and able to participate. 
Nigel Bradham
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Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement Wednesday that linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his left ACL and "will most likely" miss the 2014 season.

"He will be scheduled for surgery in the near future and begin a rehabilitation program at the appropriate time," Whaley said. "We feel badly for Kiko because he has worked very hard this offseason in preparation for the upcoming season, but we look forward to his return with his style of play that made him one of the league's outstanding rookies in 2013."

Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown figure to be part of the competition to replace Alonso in the lineup this season. 

Brandon Smith
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Bills coach Doug Marrone said linebacker Darrin Kitchens and cornerback Brandon Smith suffered lower-body injuries in Monday's practice and will miss some time. Both players were working with the third team.
Jarius Wynn
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Unless the Bills draft a defensive end, Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes could play 90 percent of the snaps in the team's 4-3 scheme, reports ESPN.com. The current third option is Jarius Wynn, a 285-pounder who might be better suited inside.
Jonathan Meeks
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Speaking on WGR 550 AM in Buffalo on Friday, Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that the safety who will start in Jarius Byrd's old spot will come off the existing roster. Whaley expects a competition between Duke Williams, Jonathan Meeks and Da'Norris Searcy, ESPN says. 
Jimmy Gaines
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EJ Manuel
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Bills quarterback EJ Manuel said he'll enter the 2014 season healthier, stronger and smarter about when to take chances running. He missed six games in his rookie season with knee injuries.

"I think that's one thing I had to learn, to be smart when I take off with the football," he told NFL Network. "Instead of trying to get an extra three yards, either step out of bounds or slide. Those are all of the nuisances I had to learn. Obviously, I didn't want to go down with an injury because I'm a competitive player. I go hard each and every time I step on the field. It just so happened that I had to come down with an injury. I moved past it.

"Thankfully, I am 100 percent healthy right now. I feel like I'm stronger than I was last year, so I'm looking forward to moving on."

Dustin Hopkins
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The Bills could decide to keep two kickers this season with Dan Carpenter and Dustin Hopkins, reports the Buffalo News.

Last year, the Bills drafted Hopkins in the sixth round, but he hurt his groin right before the season began, and Carpenter signed and had a great season. The Bills last month re-signed Carpenter to a four-year contract worth $9.95 million, and Hopkins still is on the roster.

The report says Carpenter could continue to handle field goal and extra point attempts, and Hopkins will be used for kickoffs. 

"Would you like to have one guy that can do both? No doubt about it," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said. "But this is a situation where if it makes our team better, we're going to do it. ... Is keeping Dustin Hopkins better for the team that keeping an extra receiver, an extra DB? You juggle that."

Kevin Elliott
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Bills receiver Kevin Elliott, who tore his ACL in a 2013 preseason game, says he's fully recovered and ready to show he belongs, reports the team's website. He worked out this offseason in Miami with quarterback EJ Manuel.

"It was real tough," Elliott said. "I’ll tell you this, I got a lot of emotion and a lot of anger built up from one year just watching football that I can’t wait to let out on the field this year."

Elliott caught 10 passes for 108 yards as a 2012 rookie.

Mark Asper
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Quarterback EJ Manuel (knee) and wide receiver Steve Johnson (personal) headline the inactives released Sunday by the Bills.

The others listed are offensive lineman Mark Asper and Antoine McClain, wideout Cordell Roberson defensive back Brandon Smith and running back Ronnie Wingo

Manny Lawson
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Despite a successful first season in the middle of the Bills defense, Kiko Alonso won't play there in 2014. That's according to Bills GM Doug Whaley, who said on WGR 550 AM that Alonso will move to weak-side linebacker in 2014 with new linebacker Keith Rivers playing at the strong side. 

So who will man the middle? The Bills are hosting free-agent candidates but Whaley seems to think that "guys on campus" will get a crack at it first. Ty Powell was someone Whaley named specifically

As for linebacker Manny Lawson, Whaley said he'd like to see him become a "hybrid" player, which ESPN believes is code for a diminishing role

Leodis McKelvin
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The Bills have removed defensive back Leodis McKelvin from the PUP list and have added him to the active roster on Saturday, according to ESPN. McKelvin is recovering from offseason hip surgery but appears to be ready for training camp, which starts Sunday for the Bills.
Darius Robinson
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The Bills announced Friday that receiver Cordell Roberson and defensive back Darius Robinson have been waived. 
Dennis Dixon
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The Bills signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts: cornerback Mario Butler, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, quarterback Dennis Dixon, defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, receiver Brandon Kaufman and outside linebacker Jacquies Smith.
Cordell Roberson
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The Bills announced Friday that receiver Cordell Roberson and defensive back Darius Robinson have been waived. 
 
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