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 DB5-1019510/25/19858Montana
 Banyard, Joe RB5-1022311/12/19884Texas-El Paso
 Bradford, Carl LB6-12488/15/19923Arizona State
 Brown, Corey WR5-1119012/16/19914Ohio State
52Brown, Preston ILB6-125110/27/19924Louisville
38Brown, Sergio (FA) DB6-22075/22/19888Notre Dame
22Bush, Reggie (FA) RB6-02053/2/198512Southern California
 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
 Croom, Jason TE6-52232/28/1994RTennessee
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/19943Florida State
99Dareus, Marcell NT6-33313/13/19907Alabama
 Davis, Ryan DE6-22752/24/19895Bethune-Cookman
 Dawkins, Dion G6-43174/26/1994RTemple
 DiMarco, Patrick RB6-12344/30/19896South Carolina
91Douzable, Leger (FA) DE6-42845/31/19868UCF
 Ducasse, Vladimir T6-532510/15/19878Massachusetts
81Easley, Marcus (FA) WR6-221711/2/19876Connecticut
 Elston, Trae DB5-111762/16/19941Ole Miss
42Felton, Jerome (FA) FB6-02487/3/198610Furman
 Ferguson, Reid LS6-22443/24/19941LSU
37Gary, Shamiel SAF6-02175/31/19902Oklahoma State
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19896Georgia
89Gragg, Chris (FA) TE6-32446/30/19905Arkansas
20Graham, Corey (FA) FS6-01967/25/198511New Hampshire
72Groy, Ryan C6-53209/30/19904Wisconsin
 Harrell, Anthony LB6-22373/15/1993RFlorida
11Harvin, Percy (FA) WR5-111845/28/19888Florida
 Hauschka, Steven K6-42106/29/198510NC State
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19924Miami (Fla.)
 Hodges, Gerald LB6-22361/17/19915Penn State
 Holmes, Andre WR6-42106/16/19886Hillsdale
55Hughes, Jerry OLB6-22548/13/19888TCU
50Humber, Ramon 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
 James, Charles DB5-91855/14/19904Charleston Southern
 Jefferson, Cameron T6-53175/2/19921Arkansas
 Johnson, Leonard DB5-102003/30/19906Iowa State
 Johnson, Jordan RB6-0220//RBuffalo
7Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/19922Ohio State
 Jones, Zay WR6-22023/30/1995REast Carolina
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32706/17/19942Clemson
 Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19921Central Arkansas
67Lewis, Patrick C6-13111/30/19915Texas A&M
 Lewis, Marquavius DT6-327010/11/1992RSouth Carolina
 Lindsey, Jacob LB6-2220//RHarvard
 Logan, Abner LB6-12357/24/1993RAlbany
 Mabin, Greg CB6-21906/25/1994RIowa
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112087/12/19889Pittsburgh
36Meeks, Jonathan (FA) DB6-020911/8/19894Clemson
 Metz, Jake DE6-72653/16/1991RShippensburg
 Milano, Matt OLB6-12217/28/1994RBoston College
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
 Peterman, Nathan QB6-32255/4/1994RPittsburgh
 Powell, Joe DB6-22052/25/19941Globe Tech NY (J.C.)
19Powell, Walt WR6-018911/23/19913Murray State
 Poyer, Jordan FS6-01914/25/19915Oregon State
 Pyke, Greg G6-63266/4/1993RGeorgia
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-22529/23/19932Alabama
 Rehkow, Austin P6-32143/17/1995RIdaho
 Reilly, Brandon WR6-11819/24/1993RNebraska
 Ross, Rashad WR6-01802/2/19903Arizona State
 Sanders, B.T. DB6-91956/28/1995RNicholls State
 Saxton, Wes TE6-42358/13/19931South Alabama
 Sayles, Marcus CB5-1017710/1/1994RWest Georgia
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19904California-Davis
 Seau, Ian DE6-225612/4/1992RNevada
29Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/19932Southern California
 Shorts, Daikiel WR6-020110/6/1994RWest Virginia
 Spikes, Brandon (FA) LB6-22559/3/19877Florida
 Streater, Rod WR6-21952/9/19886Temple
 Sylve, Bradley DB5-11170//RAlabama
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
 Towbridge, Keith TE6-52625/21/1995RLouisville
 Vallejo, Tanner LB6-1228//RBoise State
 Valles, Max DE6-42508/5/19941Virginia
 Voytek, Zach G6-5305//RNew Haven
92Washington, Adolphus DE6-429511/24/19942Ohio State
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19934Clemson
 White, Tre'Davious CB6-01971/16/1995RLSU
23Williams, Aaron (FA) SS6-01994/23/19907Texas
 Williams, Nigel DT6-228212/20/1993RVirginia Tech
95Williams, Kyle DE6-13036/10/198312LSU
31Williams, Jonathan RB5-112232/2/19942Arkansas
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19869Louisville
94Worthy, Jerel DT6-23084/28/19904Michigan State
 Wright, Shareece DB5-111844/8/19877Southern California
 Yarbrough, Eddie DE6-32594/24/1993RWyoming
 Yates, T.J. QB6-42175/28/19876North Carolina
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-4318.06-3285.025.62134
 
 
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
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.

Austin Rehkow
No Updates
Cardale Jones
News
Jones has been getting fourth-string type reps during this week's minicamp practices, The Buffalo News reports.

It's a pretty open competition for the backup spot behind Tyrod Taylor, though Jones seems to be falling behind T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman. Making matters worse is that Yates has more experience in new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison's system, while Peterman is the draft choice of the same new coaching regime that didn't pick Jones, a fourth-rounder in 2016 under coach Rex Ryan.

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.

Greg Mabin
No Updates
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 - Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcell Dareus
News
Dareus, who's had trouble off the field and with the coaching staffs in the past, is making a good impression on the team's new regime, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, "Everything we've seen up to this point in the time that we've been on the field and what we've done in the meetings he's all in. That's good for our defense and our team. If we can just maintain this and keep pushing and keep growing together he has a chance to be what we think he's capable of being. That's one of the most dominant interior defensive linemen in the National Football League."

Dareus only played eight games last season due to suspension and injuries -- not the first time he's struggled with those two things -- but when he's on the field he can be an absolute terror. He also seems suited for the team's new 4-3 defense, especially if teammate Kyle Williams can stay healthy. If your league makes you choose interior linemen, Dareus could end up being a nice target for sacks and tackles.

Vladimir Ducasse
No Updates
Reggie Ragland
News
Ragland (knee) was a full participant during Thursday's OTA, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

Ragland had been limited to individual drills during OTAs up to this point, but the 2016 second-rounder is now back on the practice field in full. Whether it be on the outside or in the middle, Ragland will have a solid chance to start at linebacker despite missing all of last year due to an ACL injury.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zach Voytek
No Updates
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.

Keith Towbridge
No Updates
Daikiel Shorts
No Updates
Leonard Johnson
News
Johnson signed a contract with the Bills on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

This signing makes sense, considering that Johnson that was a member of new Bills head coach 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
Matt Milano
News
The Bills selected Milano in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 163rd overall.

Built more like a safety than a linebacker at 6-feet, 223 pounds, Milano was a disruptive player at Boston College but generally has the look of a special teams type in the NFL.

T.J. Yates
News
Yates is expected to head to training camp as the No. 2 quarterback behind Tyrod Taylor and ahead of Nathan Peterman and Cardale Jones, The Buffalo News reports.

Reportedly, only Taylor has looked ready to run Rick Dennison's offense entering the season. That's been the case all along, but the Bills are hoping someone will step up and give the coaching staff some comfort if Taylor should suffer an injury. So far that's not really happening, but Yates has more experience as a pro and also has experience with Dennison, putting him in the second spot in the pecking order for now, though the situation could remain fluid as the youngsters behind him get more chances.

Rashad Ross
News
Ross was signed Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Ross in an undrafted receiver (2013) that's floated around several practice squads before landing a return role with Washington in 2015. While he'll be a long shot to make the team, the Bills decided they'd rather give a look to a healthy speed guy than an unhealthy one, as Kolby Listenbee (pelvis) was let go in the swap. Ross's best bet to land a spot would be to beat out Brandon Tate for a return role -- no easy task considering Tate is one of the league's better return specialists.

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.

Nigel Williams
No Updates
Zay Jones
News
Jones (knee) will be a full participant during Thursday's OTA session, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Jones, who missed multiple weeks of OTAs due to a minor knee injury, will compete with Andre Holmes and Philly Brown for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart at wide receiver behind Sammy Watkins (foot). The Bills have yet to see a healthy Jones on the practice field, but the second-round pick probably has the best shot at immediately earning the starting role across from Watkins after racking up 158 receptions, 1,746 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior campaign with East Carolina last year.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Corey Brown
News
Brown, signed in March to help the Bills rebuild their depleted receiving corps, will face added competition after the team drafted Zay Jones in the second round last weekend.

The Bills traded up to get the rookie from East Carolina, and the talk already has him getting a fair shake at the vacant No. 2 position. Of course, Brown offers more experience than Jones, though he's only produced between 21 and 31 catches over his three pro seasons. That said, rookies have struggled to quickly grasp the pro game before, so consider this an open three-way battle for now, with Andre Holmes also in the running. Truthfully, because Brown is so small and has the ability to help out more in the return game or on change-it-up run plays, we have to list him fourth on the current WR depth chart.

Preston Brown
News
Brown is expected to compete with second-year man Reggie Ragland for the starting middle linebacker spot, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

This is a little surprising, considering Brown has registered 109 or more tackles in each of his first three seasons, though new coach Sean McDermott -- who has a defensive background -- has been pumping up Ragland's potential since he got into town. Considering Ragland was hurt all last season and has yet to play an NFL down, him usurping Brown is still far from a sure thing. The good news is that the loser of the likely battle still gets a starting job on the outside in McDermott's new defense. However, given the 3-4 scheme that McDermott deploys, and based on the numbers Luke Kuechly compiled in that system in Carolina, the middle is where the value's going to lie in terms of stats production.

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.

Jason Croom
No Updates
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 (knee) 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.

Marcus Sayles
No Updates
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 believes he'll be completely recovered from his broken leg in time for training camp, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Wood missed one OTA practice due to soreness in his leg, but short of that he faced no setbacks in his return to practices. While he isn't yet at full health, he anticipates being back without any reservations by late July, when training camp begins.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyrod Taylor
News
Both general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have given Taylor lukewarm endorsements in recent weeks, praising the quarterback in some talk while saying while also mentioning that quarterback will be a constant competition, The Buffalo News reports.

Don't read too much into this thinking Taylor might not be the starter come Week 1 -- only injury would prevent something of that magnitude. But it took awhile this offseason for the team to commit to Taylor, and that's still thought to be only a short-term strategy until he proves himself further, especially with two first-rounders ahead in 2018. Those who draft Taylor will have to hope he plays well early on in the season, or he runs the risked of being subbed out later in the season if the Bills -- a team with talent but also with a difficult 2017 schedule while going through a bit of a rebuild -- end up falling out of the playoff chase.

Abner Logan
No Updates
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 at 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.

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.

B.T. Sanders
No Updates
Sammy Watkins
News
Watkins (foot) took part in some 11-on-11 team drills at the start of the Bills' minicamp Tuesday, the Buffalo News reports.

Watkins, who was limited to individual work at last week's OTAs, isn't up to full speed yet, with his reps in Tuesday's team drills capped at a handful of plays. That said, the wideout continues to progress toward the Bills' goal of having him ready for training camp next month. With that in mind, coach Sean McDermott noted that Watkins has "worked extremely hard in the training room, attacking the rehab process, and now, these last couple weeks, we've been able to get him back on the field."

Injury
Foot - 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.

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 - 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 (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

McCoy missed out on Tuesday's opening day of minicamp due to a stomach illness, but the Bills' No. 1 running back was able to return just one day later. Jonathan Williams assumed first-team duties Tuesday, so he's likely the frontrunner for the role as McCoy's primary backup.

Jonathan Williams
News
Williams saw first-team reps during Tuesday's minicamp while LeSean McCoy sat out due to a stomach virus, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The Bills don't have anyone proven behind McCoy, and Williams -- the team's fifth-rounder in 2016 -- is looking like the clear choice for insurance behind the stud veteran. There's also talk that the Bills will try to take it easy on McCoy around the goal line. If that comes into fruition, guys like Williams and Mike Tolbert could be in line for a share of scoring touches.

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.
Anthony Harrell
No Updates
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
Shareece Wright
News
Wright is considered day-to-day after injuring his calf during Wednesday's practice, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

Wright's calf injury doesn't appear to be serious at this point, but it could keep him sidelined throughout the remainder of minicamp. His next chance to return would be in late July at training camp, when the calf issue figures to be a thing of the past.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for the start of training camp
Walt Powell
News
Powell has received a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, the Bills' official site reports.

Powell claims he accidentally used a product that caused the positive result, but has accepted the NFL's discipline and won't appeal. He'll be eligible to return to the team's active roster in early October following the Bills' Week 4 matchup against the Falcons. Powell has hauled in just 14 passes throughout his past two seasons in Buffalo, while news of a suspension won't bode well for his chances at making the team in the long run.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 at Cincinnati
Ian Seau
No Updates
Carl Bradford
News
Bradford signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

After being released by the 49ers a week ago, Bradford heads to the Nickel City as the team looks to shore up their linebacking corps. The 24-year-old has spent time with the Packers and 49ers during his young career, but has yet to find a stable home in the NFL. Look for him to compete for a reserve spot at weakside linebacker during training camp.

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. Since 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.

Nathan Peterman
News
The Bills selected Peterman in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 171st overall.

Peterman (6-foot-2, 226 pounds) was expected to go at least a round earlier than this, so this looks like a good value for the Bills. Peterman presumably fell this far due to a perceived lack of upside, but the former Tennessee transfer deserves some credit for quietly playing very well the last two years. Despite only having one decent receiver on his roster, Peterman threw for 2,855 yards (9.3 YPA), 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2016. He'll try to stick as Buffalo's third quarterback.

Charles James
News
James was claimed off of waivers by the Bills on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

James has become an NFL journeyman since going undrafted in 2013, spending time with Giants, Texans and Colts. He'll now compete with a plethora of defensive backs in Buffalo for a spot on the 53-man roster this fall.

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.

Wes Saxton
News
Saxton was signed Wednesday with the Bills, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

Saxton, who participated in a 10-player workout for the Bills on Tuesday, will provide the offense with additional size at tight end, as the South Alabama product checks in at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds. The 23-year-old has previously spent time on the Jets' practice squad, but has yet to record a single catch in the NFL. The Bills don't have any proven options at tight end beyond Charles Clay, so even though Saxton will be a long shot to make the roster, he should at least receive a long look during training camp.

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
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Although he's participating in most of OTAs, the Bills remain concerned about Clay's lingering knee troubles, The Buffalo News reports. "We are concerned with Charles' knee situation," said new coach Sean McDermott. "It's something we have to manage moving forward in order to have him on the field for us, which is important moving forward. He's a weapon for us."

Clay made it on the field for 15 games last season, but was a regular on the injury report with issues relating to his knee. While Clay has been a bit of a disappointment since the Bills signed him as a free agent two years ago, he's far better than the next option -- hopefully McDermott means they just need to be proactive in not letting it become a major issue through rest and being smart about it, rather than being concerned it could potentially keep him out of action.

Adolphus Washington
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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.

Jordan Johnson
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Rod Streater
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Streater was signed by the Bills on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Streater, now 29 years old, spent the past season in San Francisco, where he caught 18 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 27 targets. The Bills beefed up their receiving corps earlier this offseason, drafting Zay Jones (knee) in the second round and signing Andre Holmes in free agency. Streater will likely compete for a depth role at receiver, battling the likes of Philly Brown and Brandon Tate for a spot on the roster.

Shaq Lawson
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Lawson, who missed six games as a rookie due to shoulder surgery and then underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason, has been participating fully in OTA, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Lawson, "It feels great to be in everything: OTA's, off-season workouts. I feel like last year I was just, it feels like it was going by slow because I was hurt and trying to determine when I'm getting back on the field."

Not only does he have his health back -- even when Lawson played last season, he was limited -- but the 2016 first-rounder should enjoy the new 4-3 defense that he's far more familiar with compared to Rex Ryan's 3-4. Lawson will start at end across from Jerry Hughes, and might not come off the field that much considering there's not much experience behind those two quality pass rushers. The Bills might have a nasty D-Line if everyone stays healthy this season, as Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams form a pretty lethal interior pair.

Logan Thomas
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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
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Suspension - Suspended until Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
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Richie Incognito
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Brandon Reilly
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Mike Tolbert
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Tolbert could have a role on passing downs, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

The Bills signed Tolbert and fellow fullback Patrick DiMarco at the beginning of free agency, with the latter profiling as a traditional lead blocker, while the former figures to operate more like a specialized backup tailback. Tolbert isn't quick or shifty enough to justify a high volume of carries, but he could be useful for passing downs and short-yardage situations, offering an unusual mix of size, receiving skills and pass-blocking ability. In the event of a LeSean McCoy injury, the Bills likely would turn to Jonathan Williams as the primary ball carrier, with Tolbert then handling most of the passing-down work.

Gerald Hodges
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Hodges was signed to a one-year contract by the Bills on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Hodges, an athletic former fourth-rounder, will compete for a spot at outside linebacker in Buffalo after racking up 133 tackles, two interceptions, and a forced fumble in 25 games with the 49ers throughout the past two seasons.

Colton Schmidt
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Eddie Yarbrough
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Cordy Glenn
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Glenn (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Glenn remained in a walking boot throughout this week's minicamp, but Bills coach Sean McDermott is optimistic about the left tackle's availability for training camp. Second-rounder Dion Dawkins figures to see additional reps while Glenn remains sidelined.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Poyer
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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 alongside fellow newcomer Micah Hyde for new head coach Sean McDermott and coordinator Leslie Frazier.

Kevon Seymour
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The Bills drafted cornerback Tre'Davious White -- who will presumably compete with Seymour for starting cornerback duties -- with the 27th overall pick in the draft last week.

Seymour was listed as a starting corner opposite Ronald Darby once Stephon Gilmore bolted to the Patriots, but the Bills obviously have big plans for White as they try to restock a depleted secondary. White doesn't have superstar skills even though he's expected to be a solid NFL contributor, so if he's slow to pick up the game, then Seymour could still be a Week 1 starter. And with a new coach in town, many of the starting spots are going to come down to summer performances anyway.

James Ihedigbo
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Ihedigbo (leg/suspension) wants to play in 2017 after appearing in just four contests in 2016, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Ihedigbo's 2016 season ended after he fractured his fibula late in the year. Though he claims his leg has "100 percent healed," he will still have to sit out four games due to a suspension. The age-33 safety last saw significant playing time in 2015, when he played in 15 games for Detroit and recorded 63 tackles and an interception. The veteran believes he still has gas in the tank, but he may need to wait until a team faces injuries to the safety position before he gets signed.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended for four games
Tre'Davious White
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White, the team's first-round pick in May has made a strong impression on the new coaching staff, The Buffalo News reports. "He's made plays on the football, he's shown up in that regard in a positive light, and when I look out there I'm looking at a player that, he plays like a second- or third-year player at this point," coach Sean McDermott said.

Ronald Darby will definitely be one of the cornerback starters, but based on White getting mostly first-team reps at minicamp and the praise coming from his coaching staff, he probably has a leg up over Kevin Seymour for the other starting spot.

Andre Holmes
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Holmes, who was already coming off a strong set of OTAs, continued to impress the coaching staff at last week's minicamp, The Buffalo News reports. "I'll tell you the guy that's really stood out has been Andre," coach Sean McDermott said. "He's done a phenomenal job, not only on offense, but also special teams. Very solid performer day to day, consistent and just really - that's been a nice pickup for us so far and I really appreciate his leadership."

It looks like it's going to be Holmes and rookie Zay Jones battling it out for the No. 2 spot next to Sammy Watkins. Jones offers more upside, but some seem to be expecting a bit much immediately from a rookie that already sustained an injury this spring and that's never played an NFL down. Holmes doesn't exactly have an eye-popping resume, but he did occasionally produce some meaningful numbers with the Raiders (he posted a 47/693/4 line in 2016). Furthermore, at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, he offers the best size of any Bills receiver in line to receive regular playing time.

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

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

Dion Dawkins
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Jordan Mills
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Tanner Vallejo
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The Bills selected Vallejo in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 195th overall.

The former Boise State Bronco was productive when healthy, but injuries nagged him his senior year. A wrist issue cut his season short in 2016, which is a concern given that Vallejo's size (6-1, 228) is already on the smaller side for an NFL linebacker. Still, Vallejo plays with a high motor and could be a contributor on special teams for the Bills.

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

By parting ways with Graham, the Bills avoided 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, so they were able to let go of the 31-year-old Graham and free up a little over $4 million of cap space in the process. He posted 87 tackles, nine passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery through 16 games last season.

John Miller
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Miller sprained his ankle during Wednesday's OTA session, Bills insider Sal Capaccio reports.

Miller will be considered day-to-day due to the sprained ankle, while Vladimir Ducasse figures to be in line for additional reps at right guard in the meantime.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joe Banyard
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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
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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
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Rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been deemed probable by the Bills for the Sunday game against San Diego. He has practiced in full all week with a rib injury.

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

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

Lorenzo Alexander
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Alexander 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 10 seasons of his career.

Patrick Lewis
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Reid Ferguson
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Reggie Bush
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Bush said he plans to play in the NFL in 2017, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Bush, a former No. 2 overall pick, will be entering his 12th NFL season in 2017. He played in 13 games for the Bills last year, totaling minus-three yards and one touchdown on 12 carries. The poor showing with the Bills coupled with the fact that Bush is now 32 years old have limited his suitors this offseason, but once injuries begin to trickle in during OTAs and training camp, a team could have more interest in the former Heisman Trophy winner's services.

Greg Pyke
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Marquavius Lewis
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