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Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Rex Ryan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th161.9 (1st)181.5 (32nd)
Defense12th116.2 (26th)230.4 (8th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
57Alexander, Lorenzo OLB6-12455/31/198310California
52Brown, Preston ILB6-125110/27/19923Louisville
38Brown, Sergio DB6-22075/22/19887Notre Dame
53Brown, Zach ILB6-124810/23/19895North Carolina
22Bush, Reggie RB6-02053/2/198511USC
2Carpenter, Dan K6-222811/25/19859Montana
87Christian, Gerald TE6-32508/26/19912Louisville
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19896Tulsa
62Coleman, Deandre DT6-53411/27/19911California
28Darby, Ronald CB5-111931/2/19942Florida State
99Dareus, Marcell NT6-33313/13/19906Alabama
91Douzable, Leger DE6-42845/31/19867Central Florida
 Eagan, Ed WR5-101986/19/1993RNorthwestern State-Louisiana
81Easley, Marcus WR6-221711/2/19875Connecticut
42Felton, Jerome FB6-02487/3/19869Furman
35Gillislee, Mike RB5-1121911/1/19903Florida
24Gilmore, Stephon CB6-11909/19/19905South Carolina
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19895Georgia
88Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19903Texas
20Graham, Corey FS6-01967/25/198510New Hampshire
72Groy, Ryan C6-53209/30/19903Wisconsin
11Harvin, Percy WR5-111845/28/19888Florida
55Hughes, Jerry OLB6-22548/13/19887Texas Christian
50Humber, Ramon LB5-112328/10/19878North Dakota State
17Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19914Tennessee
32Ihedigbo, James SS6-121412/3/19839Massachusetts
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/198310Nebraska
7Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/1992ROhio State
71Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19933Alabama
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32706/17/1994RClemson
13Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19921Central Arkansas
67Lewis, Patrick C6-13111/30/19914Texas A&M
18Listenbee, Kolby WR6-11831/25/1994RTexas Christian
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19904Florida State
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112087/12/19888Pittsburgh
56McCray, Lerentee LB6-32498/26/19904Florida
36Meeks, Jonathan DB6-020911/8/19893Clemson
76Miller, John G6-23038/12/19932Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19904Louisiana Tech
84O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19921Florida State
39Roberson, Marcus DB6-019110/4/19923Florida
21Robey-Coleman, Nickell DB5-81651/17/19924USC
65Sanborn, Garrison LS6-12407/31/19858Florida State
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19903California-Davis
29Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/1993RUSC
51Spikes, Brandon LB6-22559/3/19876Florida
15Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/19878North Carolina
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19896Virginia Tech
 Thomas, Logan QB6-62507/1/19912Virginia Tech
92Washington, Adolphus DE6-429511/24/1994ROhio State
14Watkins, Sammy WR6-12116/14/19933Clemson
30White, Corey CB6-12105/9/19905Samford
95Williams, Kyle DE6-13036/10/198311Louisiana State
31Williams, Jonathan RB5-112232/2/1994RArkansas
10Woods, Robert WR6-01904/10/19924USC
94Worthy, Jerel DT6-23084/28/19903Michigan State
Injured Players
33Anderson, Colt (IR) DB5-1019510/25/19857Montana
86Annen, Blake (IR) TE6-42475/28/19912Cincinnati
26Blanton, Robert (IR) SS6-12009/7/19895Notre Dame
97Bryant, Corbin (IR) NT6-43001/4/19884Northwestern
31Dowling, Jonathan (IR) DB6-319012/8/19912Western Kentucky
75Enemkpali, IK (IR) DE6-12617/3/19913Louisiana Tech
89Gragg, Chris (IR) TE6-32446/30/19904Arkansas
73Lucas, Marquis (IR) T6-43183/25/1993RWest Virginia
19Powell, Walt (IR) WR6-018911/23/19912Murray State
59Ragland, Reggie (IR) ILB6-22529/23/1993RAlabama
51Reddick, Kevin (IR) LB6-124012/28/19893North Carolina
43Thomas, Phillip (IR) DB6-02233/1/19893Fresno State
23Williams, Aaron (IR) SS6-01994/23/19906Texas
70Wood, Eric (IR) C6-43103/18/19868Louisville
Practice Squad
 Garner, Manasseh TE6-22203/11/19921Pittsburgh
 Faciane, Isame G6-43025/11/19912Florida International
 Gary, Shamiel SAF6-02175/31/19902Oklahoma State
 Ola, Michael T6-53124/19/19883Hampton
 Valles, Max DE6-42508/5/19941Virginia
 Albright, Bryson LB6-52253/15/1994RMiami (Ohio)
 Ferguson, Reid LS6-22443/24/1994RLouisiana State
 Gaines, Charles CB5-1018010/3/19922Louisville
 Freeman, Dalton C6-52916/18/19902Clemson
Suspended Players
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19923Miami (Fla.)
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Buffalo6-4320.56-3299.226.42233
 
 
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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
Jones (illness) was not listed on the Bills' Week 11 injury report.

Jones was out sick Thursday, but since he isn't even on the injury report he's all but assured to suit up Sunday against the Bengals.

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
The Bills designating Sammy Watkins as their one player to return from injured reserve officially rules out Williams (neck) for the rest of the campaign.

Williams would have been a long shot anyway, as no one has a true timetable on his return and his injury is scary enough that at this point everyone's just hoping he can play football again. One thing that's clear -- the Bills' defensive backfield has struggled to replace him, as Robert Blanton hasn't cut it and the team is now looking at any option that can even capably fill Williams' starting spot.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve
Garrison Sanborn
News
The Bills have ruled out wide receivers Marcus Easley (knee) and Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) for their Week 7 battle against the visiting Vikings. Also out is linebacker Ty Powell (ankle).

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

Marcell Dareus
News
Dareus (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.

Reggie Ragland
News
Ragland, who is on IR as he continues to recover from an August ACL knee surgery, recently had a scope performed in order to clear up a minor right shoulder injury, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The shoulder is expected to be back to 100 percent well before Raglund's knee is fully healed. While the Bills have a number of players on injured reserve and a few are candidates to be the one player selected to return this season, Raglund will not be one of them. Long term, the Bills seem to love what the second-rounder brings to the table, so he could be a nice addition to an improving defense in 2017.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
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.

Robert Blanton
News
Blanton (foot) was placed on the IR Saturday, Bills' sideline reporter Sal Capaccio reports.

After a demotion in snaps, Blanton injured his foot late in Sunday's win over the Bengals. Specifics of the injury did not come to light during the week, but he was ultimately ruled out for Week 12 in Friday's injury report. James Ihedigbo, Sergio Brown, and Jonathan Meeks are all in the mix for replacing Blanton at strong safety.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
IK Enemkpali
News
Enemkpali (knee) was designated as waived/injured by the Bills on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Enemkpali tore his right ACL in Buffalo's preseason opener versus the Colts. Now, the Bills have lost two key linebackers to torn ACLs, the other being rookie Reggie Ragland, and are still without their first-round pick, LB Shaq Lawson. If Enemkpali clears waivers, he'll likely be placed on the Bills' injured reserve list.

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

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

Marquise Goodwin
News
Goodwin (wrist) had four receptions on seven targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss at Oakland.

Tyrod Taylor couldn't connect with Goodwin on any big plays, as his long gain went for just 12 yards. The speedy wideout wasn't 100 percent heading into the game with a wrist injury, but somewhat missed a golden opportunity, as Robert Woods (knee) and Percy Harvin (illness) did not play. If you need Goodwin next week, he'll be up against the Steelers.

Dalton Freeman
News
Freeman (undisclosed) was waived by the Texans on Monday after reaching an injury settlement.

Freeman had been on injured-reserve with an undisclosed injury. He projected to provide depth on the offensive line for the Texans had he been healthy.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Jerel Worthy
News
Worthy (knee) has been listed as active for Thursday's matchup with the Jets.

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

Preston Brown
News
Brown (wrist) practiced fully Friday following two limited practices and is not listed on the injury report for Sunday's game at Oakland.

Brown doesn't make a ton of huge plays, but he's as steady as they come on the tackles front and with 87 stops on the season so far, there's time to make a run at the 120 he put up last season.

Gerald Christian
News
Christian has been promoted to the Bills' active roster.

If he's made active Sunday in Oakland, Christian would serve as the team's third tight end behind Charles Clay and Nick O'Leary.

Dan Carpenter
News
Carpenter hit his lone field-goal attempt as well as all three extra-point tries during Sunday's loss in Oakland.

The Bills have a decent offense, but Carpenter simply isn't getting the volume as he has in past seasons, and with 75 points on the campaign he'll at least need average output to hit the century mark for the eighth time in his nine NFL seasons. All four of the Bills' remaining games will be played in stadiums that see the usual December weather patterns (three at home, one at the Jets).

Marcus Easley
News
Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Easley still isn't ready to practice as he recovers from knee surgery, The Buffalo News reports.

Even with all the other injuries the Bills have at receiver, Easley still won't do much there, especially with Justin Hunter starting to hit his stride. However, he's a special teams maven, so perhaps there's hope he can get back for the stretch run and help in that important area. Still, the knee injury he suffered was brutal, so no one should be counting on anything until Easley is back practicing.

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

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

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 - Injured Reserve
Ronald Darby
News
Darby (concussion) will be a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Vic Carucci of Buffalo News reports.

Darby cleared the concussion protocol Monday, so he's likely just being limited at this point in the week as a precaution. He figures to be fine for Sunday's tilt against the Steelers after just a one-game absence.

Injury
Concussion - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
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 - Injured Reserve
Marquis Lucas
Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Tyrod Taylor
News
Taylor completed 18 of 35 passes for 190 yards, with no touchdowns, an interception and fumble lost in Sunday's 38-24 loss at Oakland. He carried the ball three times for 30 yards and a touchdown.

Taylor started the game completing nine of 10 passes, but cooled off at the end of the first half and into the second half, when he had both of his turnovers. He salvaged his fantasy game with a third-quarter touchdown run. He'll look to get back on track next week at home against the Steelers.

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

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

Injury
Pelvis - Out for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Phillip Thomas
News
The Dolphins have signed strong safety and Redskins castoff Phillip Thomas.

Thomas was drafted in the fourth round by Washington in 2013, but proved disappointing after losing his rookie season to a foot injury. He played in eight games a year ago and contributed to 27 tackles.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Brandon Tate
News
Tate had two catches for 48 yards while averaging 33 yards on two kickoff returns and 11 yards on three punt returns during Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Tate ended up playing 26 offensive snaps, mostly because Robert Woods left the game for good in the first half. That's a situation worth watching for those in leagues where players get points for both receiving yards and return yards, as Tate could be forced into an offensive role if neither Woods or Sammy Watkins can return for the Week 12 game against Jacksonville. In any matter, Tate was able to top 5,000 career yards in Sunday's win, and perhaps that felt just a little better coming against his former team.

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.

Stephon Gilmore
News
Gilmore posted two interceptions, three passes defenses, and six tackles during Sunday's win at Cincinnati.

The Buffalo secondary has been taking a ton of criticism lately -- most of it justified -- but Gilmore played a good game last time out in the lost Seattle and was even better in Week 11. While the Bills would certainly love it if he got burned a bit less -- he got lost in coverage on the Bengals' only passing TD Sunday -- his stats are going to be stronger than last season. His 35 tackles are just one shy of 2015, and he's already posted four picks, tying his season high from 2011.

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

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

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

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

Jerry Hughes
News
Hughes (hand) will be active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Hughes practiced in limited fashion throughout the entire week, but was ultimately expected to play heading into the weekend. Lerentee McCray and Shaq Lawson could see additional reps at outside linebacker if Hughes suffers any kind of setback.

Mike Gillislee
News
Gillislee (hamstring) had eight carries for 49 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 38-24 loss at Oakland.

Gillislee vultured a pair of short touchdowns from LeSean McCoy, who had 190 yards from scrimmage but was held out of the end zone. Gillislee is a solid backup, but it's hard to imagine him having games like this moving forward, unless McCoy suffers an injury. Still, the team loves using him from in close, given his own ability to get in the end zone as well as it saving some wear and tear on McCoy.

Lerentee McCray
News
McCray entered the league's concussion protocol Monday, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

McCray did was not diagnosed with a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but some symptoms surfaced Monday. His status will need to be monitored throughout the week. Shaq Lawson would presumably see an increased role providing depth at outside linebacker if McCray is forced to miss any time.

Injury
Concussion - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Sammy Watkins
News
Watkins (foot) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

That said, Watkins' non-participation in not indicative of a setback with his foot, as the team plans to manage the wideout's Wednesday reps, with an eye toward having him ready on game days. After logging 25 snaps (out of a possible 55) in Week 12 against the Jaguars in his return to action after a lengthy absence, Watkins was on the field for 49 of 72 offensive snaps in this past Sunday's loss to the Raiders. Assuming no new issues with his foot in the coming days, we'd expect Watkins' snap count to continue to creep up this weekend, when the Bills take on the Steelers.

Injury
Foot - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Justin Hunter
News
Hunter caught one of four passes for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Oakland.

Hunter's four targets and 38 offensive snaps were his highest sums since Week 8. It didn't make much of a difference in terms of production, however. Since coming to Buffalo - whether he's been on the field for 50 snaps or 15, he's never topped two catches or 30 yards. He's scored four times, so there's value in that, but a potential increase in usage is more cosmetic than useful at this point.

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 - Injured Reserve
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 Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Percy Harvin
News
Harvin was placed on the Bills' reserve/non-football illness list Monday, ending his season.

Harvin came out of retirement to play a pair of games for the Bills before missing Buffalo's latest couple contests due to severe migraine headaches. With those issues continuing lately, he'll now be shut down for the season, which will presumably result in him considering calling it quits on his injury-troubled career once again.

Injury
Migraine - Out for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
LeSean McCoy
News
McCoy ran 17 times for 130 yards and caught all seven of his targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss at Oakland.

McCoy had a solid first half with 50 rushing yards, but ripped off a 54-yard run on the first play of the second half. Tyrod Taylor ended up scoring from 12 yards out on the next play. Meanwhile, Mike Gillislee had eight carries for 49 yards, vulturing a pair of short touchdowns. McCoy left the game in the second half after a rushing attempt, but returned on the next series and looked fine. (The team called it a cramp.) As the Raiders rallied in the second half, he was used more as a receiver, including a nifty one-handed catch on a 17-yard reception. Next up for McCoy will be the Steelers at home.

Jonathan Williams
News
Williams' teammate Mike Gillislee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Williams and Reggie Bush will now be the immediate backups to LeSean McCoy, who's more of an injury risk than usual as he's about to play with a dislocated thumb. Coach Rex Ryan is calling Williams and Bush his "2A and 2B" options for the game, though we'd figure Williams is the better bet for carries, since he's seen more than Bush so far (17 to nine) and is averaging far better yards per carry (3.59 to -0.22).

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 - Injured Reserve
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, starting for Charles Clay (personal), caught just one ball on three targets for eight yards during Sunday's loss in Oakland.

Clay's receiving numbers have been a disappointment for almost two seasons, but if this was a chance for O'Leary to usurp some of that role, it didn't happen Sunday as the second-year man put up a very Clay-like performance. More than likely, O'Leary will go back to his usual snap count when Clay returns for this week's game against Pittsburgh.

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 - Injured Reserve
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Clay
News
Clay (knee) was listed as limited for Wednesday's practice.

Clay missed Sunday's game against the Raiders so he could be home for the birth of his child, but he should be back in the fold for this week's game against the Steelers, where the Buffalo offense could have an improved look with Clay and Robert Woods expected back in action.

Injury
Knee - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Adolphus Washington
News
Washington, who missed Wednesday's practice due to illness, was able to return for Thursday's session.

Washington's status for Sunday's game against the Patriots never seemed much in doubt, but with the quick return he may not even carry a designation once Friday's injury report comes out.

Shaq Lawson
News
Lawson is expected to start this week against the Steelers, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's going to play a lot more. He's going to be our starter this week and he's earned it," said coach Ryan on the Rex Ryan. "He does a great job shedding blocks. This is what we knew about him. I think the time he missed with all of training camp set him back, but you're starting to notice him more and more. This is what we really like about this young man. He plays extremely hard and he's only going to get better."

Lawson's stats have been modest so far, and with Lorenzo Alexander and jerry Hughes working on the outside in most of the team's looks, we'd still expect the rookie to sit his share of plays. Still, the 6-6 Bills likely want to start planning ahead, and Lawson's expected to be a key piece next season.

Nickell Robey-Coleman
News
Robey-Coleman lost his main nickel role to rookie Kevon Seymour in practice last week, and only played 15 defensive snaps in Sunday's win at Cincinnati.

The Bills had trouble in the secondary leading up to the big Week 11 win, so they turned to Kevon Seymour -- who offers more size -- for a bigger role. (Seymour ended up with 40 snaps.) Since the secondary ended up having one of its best games of the season, this situation may continue. Robey-Coleman did end up with three tackles and one pass defensed in that limited action.

Logan Thomas
News
Thomas signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

The former quarterback turned tight end will head to Buffalo after spending the season on the Lions' practice squad. Thomas will provide emergency depth at tight end behind Charles Clay and Nick O'Leary.

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
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Injury
Knee - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
Kevon Seymour
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Seymour stands a good chance of starting at cornerback for Buffalo's upcoming game in Oakland, The Buffalo News reports. "It's a big step," said the rookie from USC. "Big responsibility, filling in for Darby and being that corner the team is relying on. I'm excited for it."

Regular starter Ronald Darby has a concussion and hasn't even started practicing again, while normal backup Corey White may be needed in more of a utility role. Hence, Seymour appears likely to see the field quite a bit, and he could accrue a few tackles along the way against Oakland's passing-friendly attack.

Corey White
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White lined up with the first team during Monday's practice, while the coaches have told him he's in an "open competition" for a starting cornerback spot opposite Stephon Gilmore, The Buffalo News reports.

Gilmore and Ronald Darby came into the season as one of the league's most formidable cornerback duos, but they've grossly disappointed at various times. It's Darby who's under fire from the coaching staff right now, after he got benched during the Week 9 loss to Seattle for getting toasted for a couple of big plays. We'll see who ends up the starter for this week's game against the Bengals and their weapon-heavy passing attack.

James Ihedigbo
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Ihedigbo (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Ihedigbo was able to practice Thursday and Friday, so the expectation was that he was going to suit up for Week 13. He will likely assume his normal position as the Bills' starting strong safety.

Ryan Groy
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Groy will start at center for the Bills this week against Cincinnati, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Groy beat out Patrick Lewis for the job vacancy, which became available when long-time starter Eric Wood went down for the season with a broken leg. Groy has his work cut out for him to prevent being viewed as a letdown, as Wood is one of the NFL's better centers, and the Bills are somehow averaging 5.28 yards per carry.

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

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

Injury
Hand - Injured Reserve
Jordan Mills
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The Cowboys claimed right tackle Jordan Mills off waivers from the Bears on Monday. To clear a roster spot, linebacker Jasper Brinkley was waived.
Corey Graham
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Graham was all over the field during Sunday's win against the Cardinals, posting four tackles, a sack, three passes defensed, and an interception.

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

Robert Woods
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Woods, who's missed the last two games with a sprained left knee, will practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

The Bills are expecting Woods to return this week, which would give them a look they've barely seen all season with Woods as the No. 2 receiver and Sammy Watkins as the top dog. If Woods does suit up, perhaps that tandem can give a boost to the league's 32nd-ranked passing attack.

Injury
Knee - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh
John Miller
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Bills rookie guard John Miller left practice early on Saturday after suffering a bruised ankle. 

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

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

Zach Brown
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Brown tallied nine tackles Sunday against the Raiders.

Brown has posted at least eight tackles in 10 different games this season, and even though he's had a couple poor performances, he's an excellent IDP option with double-digit upside in the tackle department.

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 (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Alexander was able to practice on a limited basis this week and and will be good to go against Oakland. Look for him to assume starting outside linebacker duties for the Bills.

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

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

Reggie Bush
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Bush's teammate Mike Gillislee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Bush and Jonathan Williams will now be the immediate backups to LeSean McCoy, who's more of an injury risk than usual as he's about to play with a dislocated thumb. Coach Rex Ryan is calling Bush and Williams his "2A and 2B" options for the game, though we'd figure Williams is the better bet for carries, since he's seen more than Bush so far (17 to nine) and is averaging far better yards per carry (3.59 to -0.22). Bush is a pretty bad bet all around given that he's lost his job as main return man and even with Gillislee's injury he's still likely third in the pecking order for carries. All we're saying is that he's one injury away from the team needing to rely heavily on him.

Isame Faciane
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The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh