AFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 143 6.5 0 3 0
Post Season 4 0.0 0 0 0

Top Terrel Bernard News

  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Inactive Sunday

    Bernard (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chiefs.

    The starting middle linebacker suffered an ankle injury in the Bills' wild-card win over the Steelers and then missed practice all week. Bernard has enjoyed a breakout season in 2023, recording 143 tackles, five passes defensed, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries during the regular season. A.J. Klein made 11 tackles in Buffalo's wild-card win and should play again in Bernard's absence.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Trending in wrong direction

    Bernard (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Chiefs, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    The Bills will give Bernard a chance to go through warmups and prove he's healthy enough to play, but Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network stated that Bernard will likely sit out after missing practice all week. Bernard is a key part of this defense, as he posted 143 tackles (84 solo), 6.5 sacks, five pass breakups and three interceptions over 17 games during the regular season. A.J. Klein -- who posted 11 stops in the wild-card round -- is expected to start at middle linebacker if Bernard can't go.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Questionable for Sunday

    Bernard (ankle) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.

    Bernard went DNP-DNP-DNP in practice this week, though Thursday is the only day the Bills held an actual practice, as the other two were merely walkthroughs. The linebacker is believed to have suffered a sprained right ankle in last Monday's win over the Steelers. Potentially missing Bernard would be yet another significant loss for the Buffalo defense.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Unavailable for practice

    Bernard (ankle) did not participate at the Bills' practice Thursday.

    Bernard suffered an ankle injury in the team's wild-card win over the Steelers on Monday, and he's now opened the week on the sidelines for Buffalo's first two practice sessions of the week, though the first one was a walkthrough. He'll look to return to the field for Friday's final session to increase his chances to go Sunday versus Kansas City.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: DNP to begin divisional round prep

    Bernard (ankle) was listed as a nonparticipant in Wednesday's walk-through practice.

    Bernard is believed to be dealing with a right ankle sprain. The severity of the sprain has yet to be revealed, but he's likely fighting an uphill battle to suit up Sunday in the divisional round against the Chiefs. Backup linebacker Baylon Spector (back) also didn't practice Wednesday.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Suffers ankle injury in win

    Bernard (ankle) did not return to the Bills' 31-17 win over the Steelers in the wild-card round Monday.

    Bernard was carted off the field in the third quarter and underwent X-rays on his right ankle, the results of which are currently undisclosed. With Buffalo set to host the Chiefs on Sunday in the divisional round, Bernard's status is worth monitoring.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Set for MRI

    Bernard is believed to have suffered a right ankle sprain in Monday's wild-card win over Pittsburgh and will have an MRI on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bernard was hurt in the third quarter of Monday's playoff contest and had to be carted off the field. X-rays came back negative, but more could be learned about the injury through Tuesday's MRI. Fellow linebacker Baylon Spector (back) also departed with an injury Monday, and Tyrel Dodson was inactive due to a shoulder issue, so Buffalo could potentially be very thin at the position in the divisional round of the playoffs next weekend.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Leaves playoff game on cart

    Bernard suffered a right leg injury in Monday's playoff game against the Steelers in the third quarter and has left the game on a cart.

    The Bills have been playing inspired football, winning five in a row to end the regular season to go with a comfortable first-half lead against Pittsburgh, but the injuries continue to amount for the team, especially on defense. Bernard, who has been a key player all season following the offseason departure of long-time middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, looked to be in significant pain prior to leaving, so his status for the rest of the playoffs appears murky at this point.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Two sacks in win

    Bernard had 10 tackles (eight solo), including two sacks, in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Patriots.

    Bernard got to Bailey Zappe twice on the same drive in the third quarter, with each sack resulting in a five-yard loss. It was the second multi-sack performance by Bernard this season, and the 2022 third-round pick out of Baylor is up to 6.5 sacks on the year after recording none in his rookie season.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Will suit up vs. Patriots

    Bernard (ankle) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Patriots.

    Despite being limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, Bernard was a full participant at practice Friday, putting him on pace to play in Week 17. He figures as a solid IDP option after putting up 124 tackles, 4.5 sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries through his first 16 games this season.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Gets limited listing

    Bernard was listed as limited for Wednesday's walk-through session due to an ankle injury, Patrick Warren of the Bills' official site reports.

    Bernard briefly checked out of Saturday's win over the Chargers, but he returned to finish with seven tackles that included a sack, giving him 4.5 on the season. It's been a breakthrough campaign for Bernard, who's up to 124 tackles in his second NFL year. He may remain limited throughout the week, but it's hard to envision such a key defensive piece not suiting up, with each of the final two games being critical for the 9-6 Bills.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Active in victory

    Bernard finished with seven tackles (five solo), including a sack, in the Bills' 24-22 win over the Chargers on Saturday.

    The second-year middle linebacker continues to enjoy a breakout season, raising his tackle total to 124, the highest on the team. Bernard also has five passes defensed, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 2023.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Eight tackles in victory

    Bernard recorded eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 20-17 victory over Kansas City.

    Bernard reached at least eight takedowns for the first time since Week 10, finishing tied for second on the team with Tyrel Dodson. The 24-year-old has stepped into a prominent role this year, compiling 112 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, while intercepting three passes, deflecting five others and recovering three fumbles over 13 contests in 2023.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Nabs interception in loss

    Bernard recorded five total tackles (three solo), one pass deflection and one interception in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Eagles.

    The second-year linebacker out of Baylor continues to be a bright spot on Buffalo's defense, and he was able to grab his third interception of the season. Bernard did have a relatively low tackle output, however, as he had logged five or less tackles in only two games before Week 12. The Bills may be 6-6, but the team's defense has continued to be stout, allowing only 18.9 points per game (sixth-best in the NFL), and Bernard has been a large part of the team's success thus far.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 224 lbs
Birthplace: La Porte, TX
Age: 24
School: Baylor
Experience: 2