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  • Star Lotulelei: Let go by Bills

    The Bills have released Lotulelei. In 11 games last season, the 32-year-old recorded 17 tackles and three sacks. The Bills will now move on from the defensive tackle after making big investments in their defensive line during free agency, while Lotulelei (a 2013 first-rounder) will look to catch on with another team looking to bolster its run defense.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Returns to team

    Lotulelei (personal) rejoined the team Wednesday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports. Lotulelei missed Sunday's win over the Patriots due to a personal reason but will likely be back in action for Sunday's Week 17 matchup against Atlanta. Assuming he's available, the 32-year-old should reclaim his starting role on the Bills' defensive line, though Harrison Phillips has started to play quite well recently during Lotulelei's frequent absences.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Status for Week 16 unclear

    Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Lotulelei (personal) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots after the defensive tackle sat out a second straight practice Friday, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports. Lotulelei has appeared in nine games for the Bills this season, racking up 16 tackles (11 solo) and three sacks during that span. Unfortunately, he's also missed time due to injury and could now sit out another contest for personal reasons.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Won't face Buccaneers

    Coach Sean McDermott said Friday that Lotulelei (toe) is ruled out for Week 14, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports. Lotulelei was limited in Wednesday's practice but couldn't take any reps Thursday. With one starting defensive tackle already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, the status of Ed Oliver (chest) will need to be closely monitored.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Set to return

    Lotulelei (illness) does not have an injury designation for Monday's game against New England. Lotulelei has been out since Week 10 and was on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, even after being activated Tuesday, he was only able to practice in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday. Following a full session Saturday, Lotulelei will be set to return to a key role along the Bills' defensive line heading into a divisional showdown against the Patriots.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Back in action

    Lotulelei (calf) is active Week 2 against Miami. Lotulelei was inactive Week 1 and limited in practice to begin this week, but took a turn for the better with a full session Friday. He'll provide a boost to the run-stopping ability of the Buffalo defensive front, though his historic tackle total hasn't been high enough to warrant much consideration in most IDP formats.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Full participant in practice

    Lotulelei (calf) was a full participant in practice Friday and is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Lotulelei's chances of playing in Week 2 started the week off slim as he was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Since then, the defensive tackle has shown a lot of progress and appears on track to play Sunday. A final update on the veteran's status should be provided ahead of Sunday's matchup.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Misses back-to-back practices

    Lotulelei has missed practice the past two days due to a calf injury, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. The big interior lineman still has some time to get healthy ahead of the season opener Sept. 12 vs. the Steelers, when he's expected to help the defense better clog the middle after sitting out the 2020 season due to COVID concerns.
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  • Bills' Star Lotulelei: Records another sack

    Lotulelei added his second sack in as many weeks Sunday against the Broncos. Lotulelei has totaled four tackles over the Bills' past two games, including a pair of sacks after failing to register a quarterback take-down through the team's first nine contests of the season.
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  • Panthers' Star Lotulelei: Ready to go for preseason opener

    Lotulelei (shoulder) started in the Panthers' preseason opener Wednesday against the Texans, Joe Person of the team's official site reports. Lotulelei, who's bouncing back from offseason shoulder surgery, was limited throughout OTAs but appears to be fully recovered now that he was cleared for preseason action.
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  • Panthers DL Star Lotulelei limited in practice again Thursday

    Panthers defensive lineman Star Lotulelei (foot) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports. For the second consecutive day, Lotulelei's practice reps were capped, but his presence was nonetheless encouraging, as it marked the first time he's gone through drills since sustaining a stress reaction in his right foot at the outset of training camp. Friday's injury report should relay whether or not he's trending toward factoring into the Panthers' rotation at defensive tackle in Week 2.
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  • Panthers DT Star Lotulelei getting closer to game action

    Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (foot) returned to practice in full pads Wednesday, Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer reports. This marks the first time Lotulelei participated in practice since suffering a stress fracture in his surgically repaired foot in August. It's a good sign for his status regarding Sunday's game.
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  • Panthers' Star Lotulelei out with stress reaction

    Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei suffered a stress reaction in his right foot, per the Charlotte Observer. Lotulelei had surgery to repair a broken bone in that foot in January. He'll be shut down and reevaluated in "a few weeks".
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  • Panthers DT Star Lotulelei (foot) forced to leave practice

    Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted off during practice Monday, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera said the veteran suffered a foot injury similar to the one that sidelined him for the playoffs last season, per the Charlotte Observer. Rivera said the team kept out of the remainder of practice as a precaution. Lotulelei suffered a broken foot last January and missed the team's game against the Seahawks. The foot was sore during practice and the Panthers decided to take no chances.
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  • Panthers list inactives for Divisional Round

    The Panthers have listed Frank Alexander, James Dockery, David Foucault, A.J. Klein, Robert Lester, Star Lotulelei and Amini Silatolu as inactive against the Seahawks. Lotulelei was the only player ruled out prior to Saturday. Klein was listed as questionable coming into the game due to an ankle issue. The other five players listed as considered healthy scratches.
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  • Philly Brown among notable Panthers players questionable

    The Panthers have listed Star Lotulelei (foot) out for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Seahawks. Lotulelei suffered the injury last week against Arizona, and could be injured reserve-bound. Meanwhile, the other four players on Carolina's final injury report were deemed questionable. Those include safety Thomas DeCoud (hamstring), wide receiver Philly Brown (shoulder), linebacker A.J. Klein (ankle) and cornerback Melvin White (ankle).
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  • Panthers' Lotulelei to miss playoff game due to broken foot

    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said defensive lineman Star Lotulelei has a broken bone in his foot, per The Charlotte Observer. He will miss Saturday's divisional playoff game at Seattle and is out through at least the NFC title game, if Carolina advances that far. Rivera said Lotulelei was injured after he stepped on another player's foot and rolled his foot near the end of Tuesday's practice. He fractured a small bone in his foot and underwent surgery Wednesday. The second-year defensive tackle totaled 25 tackles (18 solo) and two sacks in 14 games during the regular season.
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  • Four probables ready to roll for Panthers in New Orleans

    All four Panthers deemed prabable for the Sunday game at New Orleans have been given the thumbs-up to play, including center Ryan Kalil (illness) and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (ankle).
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  • Panthers list tight end Greg Olsen as questionable Sunday

    The Panthers released their final injury report Friday and listed tight end Greg Olsen (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans. The following players are listed as probable: DT Star Lotulelei, DE Mario Addison, C Ryan Kalil and DE Kony Ealy. Amini Silatolu (knee) is listed as out.
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  • Panthers list Week 13 inactives

    The Panthers announced defensive back James Dockery, tackle David Foucault, safety Robert Lester, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, offensive lineman Amini Silatolu, defensinve tackle Micanor Regis and quarterback Joe Webb are inactive for Week 13 against the Colts.
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