Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th164.4 (1st)189.8 (30th)
Defense19th133.1 (29th)223.9 (6th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
57Alexander, Lorenzo OLB6-12455/31/198311California
33Anderson, Colt (FA) DB5-1019510/25/19858Montana
86Annen, Blake TE6-42475/28/19913Cincinnati
 Banyard, Joe RB5-1022311/12/19884Texas-El Paso
 Brown, Corey WR5-1119012/16/19914Ohio State
52Brown, Preston ILB6-125110/27/19924Louisville
38Brown, Sergio DB6-22075/22/19888Notre Dame
97Bryant, Corbin (FA) NT6-43001/4/19885Northwestern
22Bush, Reggie (FA) RB6-02053/2/198512USC
 Butler, Jeremy WR6-22134/22/19914Tennessee-Martin
2Carpenter, Dan (FA) K6-222811/25/198510Montana
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19897Tulsa
 Coleman, Deandre DT6-53411/27/19911California
 Crichton, Scott (FA) DE6-327310/30/19914Oregon State
 Cromartie, Marcus DB6-019512/3/19904Wisconsin
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/19943Florida State
99Dareus, Marcell NT6-33313/13/19907Alabama
 Davis, Ryan DE6-22752/24/19895Bethune-Cookman
 DiMarco, Patrick RB6-12344/30/19896South Carolina
91Douzable, Leger (FA) DE6-42845/31/19868Central Florida
31Dowling, Jonathan DB6-319012/8/19913Western Kentucky
 Ducasse, Vladimir T6-532510/15/19878Massachusetts
81Easley, Marcus (FA) WR6-221711/2/19876Connecticut
 Elston, Trae DB5-111762/16/19941Mississippi
75Enemkpali, IK DE6-12617/3/19914Louisiana Tech
42Felton, Jerome (FA) FB6-02487/3/198610Furman
 Ferguson, Reid LS6-22443/24/19941Louisiana State
 Gaines, Charles CB5-1018010/3/19922Louisville
37Gary, Shamiel SAF6-02175/31/19902Oklahoma State
35Gillislee, Mike RB5-1121911/1/19904Florida
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19896Georgia
89Gragg, Chris TE6-32446/30/19905Arkansas
20Graham, Corey (FA) FS6-01967/25/198511New Hampshire
72Groy, Ryan C6-53209/30/19904Wisconsin
11Harvin, Percy (FA) WR5-111845/28/19888Florida
 Hauschka, Steven K6-42106/29/198510North Carolina State
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19924Miami (Fla.)
 Holmes, Andre WR6-42106/16/19886Hillsdale
55Hughes, Jerry OLB6-22548/13/19888Texas Christian
50Humber, Ramon (FA) LB5-112328/10/19879North Dakota State
 Hyde, Micah SS6-019712/31/19905Iowa
32Ihedigbo, James (FA) SS6-121412/3/198310Massachusetts
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/198311Nebraska
 Jefferson, Cameron T6-53175/2/19921Arkansas
 Johnson, Leonard DB5-102003/30/19906Iowa State
7Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/19922Ohio State
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19934Alabama
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32706/17/19942Clemson
 Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19921Central Arkansas
67Lewis, Patrick C6-13111/30/19915Texas A&M
 Lindsey, Jacob LB6-2220//RHarvard
18Listenbee, Kolby WR6-11831/25/19941Texas Christian
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112087/12/19889Pittsburgh
36Meeks, Jonathan DB6-020911/8/19894Clemson
 Metz, Jake DE6-72653/16/1991RShippensburg
76Miller, John G6-23038/12/19933Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19905Louisiana Tech
 Mudge, Jordan G6-43008/8/1989RNevada
 O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19922Florida State
 O'Neal, Cedric RB5-102151/29/19941Valdosta State
74Ola, Michael T6-53124/19/19884Hampton
 Powell, Joe DB6-22052/25/19941Globe Tech NY (J.C.)
19Powell, Walt WR6-018911/23/19913Murray State
 Poyer, Jordan FS6-01914/25/19915Oregon State
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-22529/23/19932Alabama
 Roberson, Marcus DB6-019110/4/19924Florida
21Robey-Coleman, Nickell (FA) DB5-81651/17/19925USC
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19904California-Davis
 Seau, Ian DE6-225612/4/1992RNevada
29Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/19932USC
 Spikes, Brandon LB6-22559/3/19877Florida
 Sylve, Bradley DB5-11170//RAlabama
 Sylvestre, Junior LB6-024212/27/19912Toledo
15Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/19879North Carolina
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19897Virginia Tech
82Thomas, Logan QB6-62507/1/19912Virginia Tech
 Tolbert, Mike FB5-925011/23/198510Coastal Carolina
 Valles, Max DE6-42508/5/19941Virginia
 Washington, Corey WR6-421412/29/19912Newberry
92Washington, Adolphus DE6-429511/24/19942Ohio State
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19934Clemson
30White, Corey (FA) SS6-12105/9/19906Samford
23Williams, Aaron (FA) SS6-01994/23/19907Texas
95Williams, Kyle DE6-13036/10/198312Louisiana State
31Williams, Jonathan RB5-112232/2/19942Arkansas
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19869Louisville
 Woodrum, Josh QB6-223611/7/19921Liberty
10Woods, Robert (FA) WR6-01904/10/19924USC
94Worthy, Jerel DT6-23084/28/19904Michigan State
 Yarbrough, Eddie DE6-32594/24/1993RWyoming
 Yates, T.J. QB6-42175/28/19876North Carolina
Injured Players
51Reddick, Kevin (IR) LB6-124012/28/19893North Carolina
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-4319.06-3284.525.92233
 
 
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
News
Ola was waived by the Bills on Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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

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

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

Cardale Jones
News
The Bills signed T.J. Yates this week, as the veteran will join Tyrod Taylor, Jones and Josh Woodrum to form the current quarterbacks corps.

Jones entered the offseason as the clear-cut No. 2 behind Taylor, but that's no longer the case as Yates has much more experience, both on the field and in new coordinator Rick Dennison's offense. While the team seems to be setting things up as an open competition, we'd have to say Yates would currently have the edge -- as much upside as Jones has, there's still a long way to go in his development.

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 (neck) has been released by the Bills, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

The Bills are revamping their secondary with a new coaching staff in town, while Williams doesn't know if he can continue with his career following several scary neck injuries that have kept him out of 22 games over the last two seasons. With Stephon Gilmore signing with New England, the Bills will likely take secondary player with one of their first two draft picks, with receiver being the other glaring need.

Injury
Neck - Did Not Practice on Friday. Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcell Dareus
News
Dareus (abdomen) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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

Vladimir Ducasse
News
Ducasse agreed to a three-year contract with the Bills on Wednesday, ESPN reports.

Ducasse was forced into action for the Ravens last season after Alex Lewis went down with an ankle injury, ultimately starting the final eight games at right guard. At worst, he'll provide the Bills with quality depth along the offensive line.

Reggie Ragland
News
New coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that Ragland (knee) will be his starting middle linebacker, BuffaloBills.com reports. "What innately comes at that position is the leadership skills. His character really possesses those leadership skills and can be the antenna of that defense," McDermott said. "In this system, it has been guys like Luke Kuechly, Jeremiah Trotter. Guys that can check the defense, get us out of bad calls. That is an important part of that position. Reggie, from what I've observed and been told, has that DNA."

This is a bit of a surprise, as most would assume Preston Brown and his three seasons of 100-plus tackles would be manning the middle, whereas Ragland missed his entire rookie season due to ACL surgery. In fact, we'll need to dig into this a bit more in the coming weeks, as Brown wasn't even mentioned when McDermott was talking about his starting outside linebackers. Perhaps McDermott misspoke a bit, or he'll have enough looks with his defense that both Ragland and Brown can see the field, so we'll see how it plays out once the team starts practicing again. For now, just know that the new coach has big plans for the second-year player from Alabama.

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

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

IK Enemkpali
News
Enemkpali (knee) will become a free agent March 9, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Enemkpali spent the entirety of last season on injured reserve due to a torn ACL suffered in the preseason. In his only other season with Buffalo, Enemkpali recorded 13 combined tackles in 11 games. He will test the free agent market and look to make another 53-man roster come September.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Leonard Johnson
News
Johnson signed a contract with the Bills on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

This signing makes sense considering Johnson was a member of HC Sean McDermott's defense last season when McDermott was the defensive coordinator for the Panthers. Now in Buffalo, the six-year veteran will likely compete for a prominent role in a Bills secondary that needs to replace the departed Stephon Gilmore.

Ramon Humber
News
Humber re-signed with the Bills on Thursday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

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

Joe Powell
No Updates
T.J. Yates
News
Yates signed with the Bills on Monday.

Yates' deal in Buffalo comes after he visited with the team on Friday, setting the stage for him to come on board. Although Yates didn't appear in a game last season, he has featured on 18 occasions since entering the league in 2011. At 29 years old, he'll provide the Bills with a veteran presence behind starter Tyrod Taylor and rising second-year pro Cardale Jones.

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

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

Corey Brown
News
Brown will be part of an open battle for the starting job across from Sammy Watkins, The Buffalo News reports.

Signed away from Carolina this offseason, Brown might actually be the favorite to emerge from a group that also includes Kolby Listenbee, Dez Lewis, Walter Powell, Andre Holmes, Jeremy Butler and Corey Washington. Competition for slotting behind Watkins should truly be open, with at least five or six players likely in the mix for key roles in Buffalo's offense. The team could use a high draft pick on a wide receiver, but head coach Sean McDermott said he believes the team's No. 2 target will emerge from what's already on the roster.

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

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

Corey Washington
News
Washington signed with the Bills on Friday, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.

A 2014 undrafted free agent, Washington parlayed a strong first preseason into a roster spot with the Giants, but he only caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown in 14 games as a rookie. He injured his knee the following preseason and hasn't played in a game since, but the receiver-needy Bills could provide the 25-year-old with a decent opportunity to make the 53-man roster. Washington likely will still head into training camp as a long shot, if he even sticks with the team until then.

Dan Carpenter
News
Carpenter was released from the Bills on Monday.

Carpenter was 19 for 25 on field goals and 40 for 45 on extra points in 2016. His release leaves the Bills without a kicker currently on the team. Carpenter is free to sign with any team.

Marcus Easley
News
Easley (knee) was released by the Bills on Wednesday.

Easley never saw the field in 2016 as he recovered from knee surgery. The wideout had just three receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown in his six seasons with the Bills. He's now an unrestricted free agent, but it's unclear how his surgically repaired knee is doing, which could cause teams to take caution when considering signing him.

Injury
Kneecap - Questionable for the start of training camp
Deandre Coleman
News
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday’s game against the Jets: Rishard Matthews, Walt Aikens, Dallas Thomas, Matt Hazel, LaMichael James, Deandre Coleman and Sam Brenner.
Ryan Davis
News
Davis signed with the Bills on Monday.

Davis posted merely four tackles in nine games for the Cowboys last season, but the 28-year-old fits Buffalo's need for a 4-3 defensive end capable of providing depth up front.

Blake Annen
News
Annen (neck) has passed through waivers and has landed on the Bills' injured reserve list, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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

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

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

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

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

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyrod Taylor
News
Taylor showed up for voluntary offseason workouts this week and has announced himself fully healthy following offseason groin surgery, BuffaloBills.com reports. "This was my first time actually sprinting and actually doing full movement things," said Taylor, who just re-structured his contract so he could stay with the Bills as the starter for at least one more season. "I've felt great since the surgery and the doctors here and the training staff have done a great job of getting me to 100 percent and I feel real good. I feel very explosive."

Taylor, who's known as a hard worker, has already gotten on new coach Sean McDermott's good side. He's certainly not in the top tier of fantasy starters given that the Bills are a run-oriented team and are expected to remain that way, but don't sleep on him either. He was actually the No. 13 fantasy QB in standard scoring last season, as those 580 rushing yards and six scores on the ground go a long way. With a full season from a healthy Sammy Watkins -- no sure thing -- and a coach that perhaps will open it up just a wee bit more than a run-stubborn Rex Ryan, there's no reason Taylor can't fit into the top 15 again.

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

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

Injury
Pelvis - Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcus Cromartie
News
Cromartie signed with the Bills on Friday.

Cromartie arrives in Buffalo as one of eight signings made Friday. After going undrafted out of Wisconsin in 2013, Cromartie appeared in 21 games over the past three seasons for the 49ers, totaling 21 tackles and three pass deflections. He'll compete for a roster spot with the Bills during training camp.

Brandon Tate
News
Tate re-signed with the Bills on Monday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

The Bills have brought in a whole host of depth wideouts over the last week, but Tate has better special teams skills than all of them, which will likely be his ticket to making the final roster. Tate had the NFL's sixth-best kickoff return average among qualifiers in 2016 with 22.83 yards per return and was fifth best in punt returns a 11.58, so it's not hard to figure out where his value lies. Even with a new coaching staff in town, the team didn't want to let him get away.

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

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

Steven Hauschka
News
Hauschka will sign with the Bills, ESPN.com reports.

Per the report, Hauschka's deal with Buffalo will run four years at a cost of $12.4 million. The former Seahawk is thus in line to replace Dan Carpenter, who the Bills let go Tuesday. Hauschka had issues on extra-point attempts over the past two seasons, missing 10 of his 79 attempts, but at the same time, he brings a career 87.2 percent success rate on field-goal attempts to the table and can also handle kickoffs capably.

Kyle Williams
News
Bills coach Sean McDermott announced that Williams would return to the team in 2017, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.

There was some thought that Williams, who will turn 34 in June, could opt for retirement this summer, but after turning in another productive campaign in 2016, the Bills' long-time run stuffer will be back for another season. Williams will carry a hefty $8.3 million cap hit in 2017, but after he churned out 64 tackles and five sacks in 15 games while playing through injury a season ago, it's a price the Bills are likely willing to pay.

Jerry Hughes
News
Hughes, who spent much of his time as a linebacker in Rex Ryan's defense the past two seasons, is expected to shift back to end for new coach Sean McDermott, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Both of those guys are great players. We look forward to working with them," McDermott said of Hughes and Shaq Lawson this week. "Dynamic players coming off the football and they should fit our system well."

While Hughes' tackle totals have been incredibly consistent in his four seasons with the Bills, staying within the 46-53 range all four seasons, he was a far better sack specialist when he was in Buffalo's 4-3 defense in 2013 and 2014, when he totaled 20 sacks compared to just 11 in two seasons under Ryan. McDermott is also known for being able to put pressure on opposing offenses from his Carolina days. All this spells good news for Hughes' IDP value.

Mike Gillislee
News
Gillislee will officially join the Patriots after the Bills declined to match the two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet he signed with New England last week, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Gillislee now enters a backfield already headlined by Dion Lewis (hamstring), James White, and Rex Burkhead, effectively ruling out the possibility of LeGarrette Blount returning to the Patriots in the process. Although Buffalo's decision not to match will cost New England a fifth-round pick, Gillislee provides the team with an ascending backfield talent. In 15 games last year as LeSean McCoy's primary backup, Gillislee rushed 101 times for 577 yards and eight touchdowns, while catching nine of 11 targets for 50 yards and another score.

Sammy Watkins
News
Although Watkins (foot) has been a spectator at voluntary workouts this week, he's getting close to a return to the field, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Yeah, Sammy looks good. He's right on schedule," new coach Sean McDermott said. "There [have] been no setbacks. I know he's chomping at the bit to get back on the field and we're anxious to have him back on the field, in all honesty. We just expect him right now to keep attacking that rehab process for us like he has been to this point."

The foot issue has been lingering for a long time, and both Watkins and the team hope he can finally get past it following a second surgery. He has plenty of time heading into his fourth season, where he'll by far the team's best wideout, though it's probable the Bills take a receiver with one of their first two selections in the upcoming draft.

Injury
Foot - Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Mudge
No Updates
Cameron Jefferson
No Updates
Scott Crichton
News
Crichton (undisclosed) was waived by the Bills with a failed physical designation on Wednesday.

Crichton was claimed by the Bills on Monday after being released by the Vikings last week. It's unclear what injury he's dealing with, but he could struggle to sign with any team until he's recovered. The former third-round pick has yet to record a sack in his 21 regular-season appearances.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Sergio Brown
News
Brown (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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

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

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

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

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

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cedric O'Neal
No Updates
Percy Harvin
News
Harvin (head) plans to retire, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Harvin came out of retirement to play for the Bills last season, only to be sidelined after two games by the migraines that have bothered him throughout his career. A first-round selection back in 2009, the speedy 28-year-old is apparently calling it quits for good. He isn't fielding offers in free agency -- which may or may not have been the case at this time last year.

Injury
Migraine - Did Not Practice on Friday. Questionable for the start of training camp
Micah Hyde
News
The Bills have signed Hyde, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

This is a good signing as well as a need signing by the Bills, as the team doesn't have much left in the secondary following the first round of offseason changes. Hyde's signing might allow the Bills to focus more on corner and receiver in the first few rounds of the draft, while the former Packer should be expected to start from Day 1. The Bills also get quite a bit more durability in Hyde compared to the recently released Aaron Williams (neck), as Hyde's only missed one regular-season game in his pro career.

LeSean McCoy
News
McCoy (ankle) was the Bills' lone absentee at the first day of voluntary workouts, Anthony Sambrotto of the team's official website reports.

This doesn't sound like much of a concern, as new head coach Sean McDermott said he's been in communication with McCoy, who produced 1,623 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards per carry in 15 games last season. The 28-year-old running back did finish the year on low note when he left the regular-season finale with a high-ankle sprain, but there's been no suggestion the injury is still a concern. McDermott said he isn't worried about when McCoy will arrive at the team facility.

Injury
Ankle - Did Not Practice on Friday. Questionable for the start of training camp
Jonathan Williams
News
The Patriots signed Williams' former teammate Mike Gillislee to a contract last week, and the Bills failed to match it by Monday's deadline.

That leaves Williams as the No. 2 back behind LeSean McCoy. It'll be interesting to see what the Bills do in a running back-heavy draft, where it appears they'll use one of their picks to provide some depth to the group. That said, the team has bigger needs at corner, safety and wide receiver, so unless the Bills do something crazy with the No. 10 overall pick, Williams stands a good chance to at least be able to earn a shot at the key backup RB spot.

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

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

Injury
Shoulder - Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for the start of training camp
Jacob Lindsey
No Updates
Trae Elston
News
Elston was claimed off waivers by the Bills on Friday.

Elston lands in Buffalo after being let go by the Browns on Thursday. An undrafted rookie last year, the Mississippi product is yet to make his NFL debut, but will aim to earn the right to do so by impressing the Bills this offseason.

Leger Douzable
News
The Jets have re-signed defensive end Leger Douzable, according to NJ.com. Douzable totaled 25 tackles in 2014 with 2 1/2 sacks as a backup to Muhammad Wilkerson. The details of the agreement were not immediately known. He earned $1 million on a one-year contract in 2014.
Shamiel Gary
News
The Bears announced several minor roster moves on Monday. The team signed safety Shamiel Gary and tight end Jacob Maxwell to their practice squad, according to the team's official website. The team also elevated cornerback Terrance Mitchell to 53-man roster from practice squad and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.
Nick O'Leary
News
O'Leary (illness) was removed from the Bills final Week 17 injury report.

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

Bradley Sylve
No Updates
Walt Powell
News
Powell (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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

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

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

Ian Seau
No Updates
Chris Gragg
News
Gragg, who suffered a torn ACL during Friday's preseason loss at Washington, was waived/injured Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jeremy Butler
News
Butler signed a one-year deal with the Bills on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Butler joins Buffalo after a nondescript stint in San Diego last season, when he finished with just two catches for 11 yards in four games played. In the previous season, he caught 31 passes for 363 yards in eight games with the Ravens. After Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin left the Bills this offseason, Butler has an opportunity to carve out a consistent role in his new setting, but whether he'll be able to do so remains to be seen.

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

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

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

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

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

Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jake Metz
News
Metz signed with the Bills on Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Metz has made his name in arena football since going undrafted out of Shippensburg in 2014. The defensive end won the Arena Football League title with the Philadelphia Soul last year, and then went on to lose in the China Arena Football League's championship game back in November. After failing to make the Eagles' roster ahead of last season, Metz will now try his hand with the Bills.

Junior Sylvestre
No Updates
Jerome Felton
News
Felton is expected to sign with the Falcons on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Felton, now 34, is expected to join the reigning NFC champions after spending the past two seasons up in Buffalo. The fullback has bounced all over during his seven seasons in the league, including stints with the Lions, Vikings, Panthers, and Bills. If he signs with the Falcons, he'll likely serve as a run blocker for the two-headed monster that is Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman (ankle).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Nickell Robey-Coleman
News
Robey-Coleman signed with the Rams on Friday.

Robey-Coleman joins the Rams after playing college ball at the Los Angeles Coliseum for USC. In returning to his former stomping ground as a Bills player last season, Robey-Coleman intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown. Although those were the 25-year-old's only picks of the campaign, Robey-Coleman still showed good promise as a nickel cornerback, where he figures to bolster the Rams' ranks this season.

Logan Thomas
News
Thomas hopes to stick with the Bills as a tight end, Anthony Sambrotto of the team's official website reports.

Selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft as a quarterback, Thomas spent most of last season learning to play tight end as a member of Detroit's practice squad. The Bills signed him in late November and made him a healthy scratch the rest of the season, seemingly hoping to further develop him as a tight end this offseason. While he's likely still raw and will presumably have to fight for a roster spot, Thomas possesses a combination of size (6-foot-6, 250 pounds) and speed (4.6 40-yard dash) which compares favorably to that of the league's top tight ends.

Seantrel Henderson
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.

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

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

Mike Tolbert
News
Tolbert signed a contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Tolbert's signing with Buffalo comes as a bit of a surprise, since the team signed fullback Patrick DiMarco earlier in the day Wednesday. However, the Bills are expected to use Tolbert as a short-yardage running back rather than a blocking fullback. His signing may take some value away from LeSean McCoy. Tolbert had 35 rushes for 114 yards with Carolina last season, and will be 31 years old for the start of the 2017 season.

Colton Schmidt
News
Schmidt signed a contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Schmidt was not tendered by the Bills but the team still managed to get a deal done with the punter prior to the start of free agency. He averaged 42.4 yards per punt last season and downed 20 punts inside the 20.

Eddie Yarbrough
No Updates
Cordy Glenn
News
Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn has a knee injury and will not return to Sunday's game against the Patriots. Glenn injured his knee early in the fourth quarter and was able to limp off the field. 

Injury
Back - Did Not Practice on Friday. Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Poyer
News
Poyer is fully healthy following a kidney injury that forced him out of the final 10 games last season, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The Bills signed Poyer -- who spent the last three seasons in Cleveland -- to rebuild a secondary that lost some key members this offseason. The way things look today, he'd be a starting safety for new head coach Sean McDermott and coordinator Leslie Frazier, along with fellow newcomer Micah Hyde.

Kevon Seymour
News
With Stephon Gilmore moving on to the Patriots, Seymour is currently listed as a starting corner opposite Ronald Darby, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Last year I had a nice opportunity to get my feet wet and get the understanding of what being a starter felt like," Seymour said. "Now, the opportunity is here and I'm going to take full advantage of it as much as I can and I'm definitely excited about that."

Seymour was just a sixth-round pick out of USC during last year's draft, but he quickly out-kicked the coverage in terms of slotting and now he's got a good chance to start. The Bills will probably replenish their secondary in the draft, but with wideout and safety being bigger needs, Seymour's almost certain to be the favorite to start. We'll see how he does picking up new coach Sean McDermott's defense.

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

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

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

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

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Andre Holmes
News
Holmes will be part of an open battle for the starting job across from Sammy Watkins, The Buffalo News reports

Head coach Sean McDermott said he expects his No. 2 wideout to emerge from the players already on the roster, but that assessment could change in a hurry if the Bills select a receiver in the early rounds of the upcoming draft. The current group includes Holmes, Philly Brown, Dez Lewis, Jeremy Butler, Walter Powell and Kolby Listenbee, with only Brown and Butler having recent experience handling major roles in an offense. Holmes did have 693 receiving yards for the Raiders in 2014, but he needed 98 targets to get there in a talent-deficient offense. His role declined drastically after the team added Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, with Holmes catching only 28 passes in 32 games over the past two years. He'll turn 29 before training camp and may have to fight for a roster spot.

Ryan Groy
News
The Bills matched the Rams' offer sheet on Groy on Thursday, meaning that the 26-year-old will remain in Buffalo on a two-year contract, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Groy received an offer sheet from the Rams earlier in the week, but the Bills were quick to match it in order to retain the young guard. He played sparingly early in 2016 but came on late in the season, playing 50 or more snaps in each of the last seven weeks.

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

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

Jordan Mills
News
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
News
Graham was released by the Bills on Friday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

The Bills decided to part ways with the safety and by doing so avoid paying him a $500,000 roster bonus, which he would have received Monday. The Bills added Jordan Poyer (kidney) and Micah Hyde to their secondary Thursday, leaving little room in the rotation for the 31-year-old Graham. Last season he posted 87 tackles, nine passes, defensed, one interception, and one fumble recovery through 16 games. His release saves the Bills a little over $4 million in cap space.

Robert Woods
News
Woods, a Southern California native, signed a five-year contract with the Rams, the team's official website reports.

The SoCal native and former USC standout got an irresistible offer, signing a five-year deal for a reported $39 million, including $15 million guaranteed. It's a surprising sum for a player who never reached 700 yards in a season despite starting 48 of his 57 games in four years with the Bills. The 2013 second-round selection does have a reputation as one of the better run-blocking wideouts in the league, and he's coming off a 2016 campaign in which he posted career-best marks for catch rate (67.1 percent) and yards per target (8.1). Woods will replace new Browns acquisition Kenny Britt, who caught 68 passes for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns on 111 targets last season (15 games) for the Rams. While it initially appears Los Angeles downgraded without saving much cap room, Woods will celebrate his 25th birthday in April and thus may still have untapped upside, whereas Britt is an eight-year veteran who will turn 29 in September.

John Miller
News
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. 

Joe Banyard
News
The Bills signed Banyard on Friday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Banyard is jack of all trades who can provide depth in the running, passing and return games. He even has the ability to serve as an emergency quarterback. However, the Bills are just filling out their offseason roster, so it's no certainty the 28-year-old even makes the team next season.

Patrick DiMarco
News
DiMarco will sign a four-year, $8.5 million contract with the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

DiMarco hasn't contributed much in the way of measured stats the past few years, recording just 20 receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns while playing in all 32 games the past two seasons. That being said he's a great blocker and was a large factor in the Falcons offense this past season. He'll be a large help to LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor now that he'll be in Buffalo.

Jonathan Meeks
News
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
News
Alexander signed a two-year, $9 million contract extension with the Bills on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. He will earn $4.1 million in guaranteed salary.

Alexander expressed an interest in sticking around Buffalo, and now the 33-year-old has officially put pen to paper. The veteran outside linebacker racked up some massive totals out of nowhere last season, compiling 76 tackles (56 solo) and 12.5 sacks on the season in addition to two interceptions and three forced fumbles. It's unlikely he will repeat that production in 2017, but could enjoy more success than he had in the other six seasons of his career.

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

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

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

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

Reid Ferguson
No Updates
Reggie Bush
News
Bush is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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

 

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