Top Patrick DiMarco News

  • Patrick DiMarco: Cut from IR

    The Bills released DiMarco (neck) from injured reserve with an injury settlement, James P. McCoy of The Buffalo News reports.

    DiMarco hasn't missed a game since the 2013 season, but he won't begin the coming campaign on any roster as he recovers from a neck concern. Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't comment on the severity of the injury Monday, so there's no telling if (or when) DiMarco will receive clearance to play again.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Headed to IR

    DiMarco (ankle) was placed on the injured reserve list Friday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

    The team has been using undrafted free agent Reggie Gilliam at tight end, so it will have to figure something out now that the veteran DiMarco is heading to injured reserve. DiMarco is also a strong special teams player, so the loss is a bit heavier than his modest stats as a fullback would normally indicate.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Full go Thursday

    DiMarco (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    DiMarco sat out Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, and he's already resumed participating without limitations. The veteran fullback is on track to play his usual role as a blocker and special-teams contributor versus Philadelphia on Sunday.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Ankle injury surfaces

    DiMarco sat out Wednesday's first practice of the week due to an ankle injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    DiMarco hardly ever carries the ball -- he hasn't posted more than two rushes in a season since 2009 and is still looking for his first NFL rushing TD -- but he's the Bills' only true fullback and a strong special teams player, so any potential absence would affect Buffalo's game plan against the Eagles.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Active Sunday

    DiMarco (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against Tennessee.

    DiMarco's status comes as little surprise after he cleared the concussion protocol Saturday. The fullback has seen limited offensive snaps the past few weeks and will likely see a similar role against the Titans.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Question mark for Week 5

    DiMarco (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee after practicing fully Friday.

    DiMarco is the team's only fullback, so we'll have to assume he'll be in the lineup against the Titans if he receives full clearance ahead of the contest.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Likely to play Sunday

    DiMarco cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday against the Titans.

    The Bills fullback is thus expected to make his fifth consecutive start, and if he does get the odd carry will face a difficult Titans defense that has allowed just 415 rushing yards through four games.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Progressing in recovery

    DiMarco (concussion) is participating in Thursday's practice while wearing a red non-contact jersey, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    DiMarco has progressed to participating in non-contact football activities, indicating that he's nearing the final step of the league's concussion protocol. It remains to be seen whether DiMarco will receive medical clearance from an independent neurologist in time for Sunday's tilt against the Titans, but at the very least he isn't likely to be sidelined for long. The fullback plays a key blocking role in Buffalo's offense.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Battling concussion

    DiMarco is in the league's concussion protocol, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

    DiMarco's in danger of missing Sunday's game versus the Titans. His absence wouldn't directly affect the fantasy realm, although he's useful in opening up holes for Frank Gore and Devin Singletary (hamstring) and pass blocking. The latter could have a major impact on Matt Barkley if Josh Allen (concussion) can't go.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Practices in full Thursday

    DiMarco (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice session.

    DiMarco's full practice likely means he's set to play in Sunday's game against New England. The veteran fullback has been targeted in the passing game just four times this season, hauling in three catches for 62 yards while carrying the ball only once for nine yards. He'll figure to see his usual role as a blocking option for the Bills in Week 16.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Limited Wednesday

    DiMarco was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    DiMarco briefly became a surprise option in the rushing attack Sunday against the Lions, as the Bills were without any healthy running backs for a moment before Keith Ford was able to make a quick return following his minor scare. The veteran fullback did draw his first carry -- a nice nine-yard power run -- but that may be it for him on the ground this season. In seven NFL campaigns, it was only the fourth time he's toted the rock.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Set to play versus Patriots

    DiMarco (ankle) will be active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    DiMarco's availability comes as no surprise as he was deemed likely to play heading into the weekend. He could see a slight uptick in snaps with Mike Tolbert (hamstring) sidelined, though LeSean McCoy and Travaris Cadet figure to lead the backfield in touches.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Questionable in Week 13

    DiMarco (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots but is expected to play, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    DiMarco rarely gets offensive touches, but he's a skilled blocker in the team's rushing attack. If DiMarco is held out this week, Buffalo may have to get creative since LeSean McCoy (knee) and Mike Tolbert (hamstring) are both dealing with injuries ahead of Sunday's game, leaving Travaris Cadet as the Bills' lone healthy running back at the moment.

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  • Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Misses Thursday's practice

    DiMarco (ankle) is not practicing Thursday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

    DiMarco practiced fully Wednesday even though he was listed on the injury report, so perhaps this is just scheduled maintenance for a veteran with a minor injury. If it's anything more serious, the Bills would have some significant depth issues to address, considering they only have five running backs/fullbacks on the roster and three of them missed practice Thursday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 234 lbs
Birthplace: Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
Age: 33
School: South Carolina
Experience: 9