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Bills' Chris Ivory: Slated to practice
Ivory (shoulder) will practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Ivory's ability to practice, in any capacity, bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Lions. His Week 15 status gains added import with fellow running back LeSean McCoy unable to practice Wednesday due to a hamstring issue.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Dean Marlowe: Returning to Buffalo
The Bills inked Marlowe to a contract Wednesday.
Marlowe and the Bills parted ways in early October after he received a spot start for the team just a day prior. He's been brought back on with a pair of players in the secondary dealing with injuries. Still, he shouldn't serve as much more than a depth option.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Keith Ford: Added to active roster
The Bills signed Ford off the practice squad Wednesday.
With LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory(shoulder) both banged up, Ford will join the active roster as a depth option for the Bills on Sunday should one or both be unavailable for the contest. The rookie back has yet to see action in a regular-season game in his young career.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Stephen Hauschka: Spectator for practice
Hauschka (back) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
Coach Sean McDermott is labeling Hauschka as day to day while the kicker recovers from a sore back, which stems from a hit he took on a blocked field goal during Sunday's loss to the Jets. While Hauschka is still hurting a bit, McDermott said he's confident the 33-year-old will be ready to play in advance of the Week 15 game against the Lions, per Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. Unless the Bills add another kicker to the roster at some point before the weekend, there won't be any reason to view McDermott's optimism with any skepticism.... See More ... See Less
Bills' LeSean McCoy: Sitting out practice
Coach Sean McDermott said that McCoy (hamstring) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
The Bills are viewing McCoy as day to day while he tends to a hamstring injury that limited him to just nine snaps in the Week 14 loss to the Jets. Buffalo was down to just one healthy running back (Marcus Murphy) by the end of the contest, but fortunately for the team, backup Chris Ivory (shoulder) is on track to practice Wednesday, per Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. If McCoy fails to demonstrate enough progress in his recovery over the next few days and is ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Lions, Ivory and Murphy would act as his primary replacements, though quarterback Josh Allen's prowess as a runner may naturally limit the carry counts for both running backs.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Matt Milano: Placed on IR
The Bills placed Milano (leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Milano broke his fibula during Sunday's loss to the Jets and underwent surgery soon after. While he will miss the remainder of the season, he is expected to be ready for training camp next season. Even with the pending three missed games, Milano finishes his second season with a strong 78 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Taron Johnson: Out for season
The Bills placed Johnson (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson underwent shoulder surgery Dec. 5, though he wasn't officially placed on IR until now. The rookie defensive back compiled 42 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble in 11 games. He'll look to get healthy in time for the 2019 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Ryan Lewis: Suffers concussion
Lewis suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against the Jets and is under the league's concussion protocol, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Lewis -- who has lost significant playing time in recent weeks -- will have to clear the league's protocol before returning to action. The 24-year-old has 15 tackles and two forced fumbles this season.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Stephen Hauschka: Considered day-to-day
Hauschka suffered a back injury during Sunday's loss to the Jets and is considered day-to-day, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Hauschka was injured following a hit on blocked field goal and said after the game he was fairly sore. His day-to-day designation is a positive sign for his availability against the Lions on Sunday, though we'll learn more when practice reports start trickling through.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Matt Milano: Out for season following surgery
Milano (leg) underwent surgery Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Milano sustained a broken fibula during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets. Following surgery, Milano will miss the remainder of the season but believes he can be ready before next season's training camp.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Chris Ivory: Considered day-to-day
Coach Sean McDermott said Ivory (shoulder) is day-to-day, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
McDermott said the same thing about LeSean McCoy (shoulder), who also made an early exit from Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets. With Marcus Murphy left as the only healthy running back on the 53-man roster, it's a decent bet the Bills sign at least one new player within the next few days, though McDermott says he'll try to make that decision as late in the week as possible depending on the two veterans' practice statuses. Murphy could be looking at a three-down role in Week 15 against the Lions if both McCoy and Ivory ultimately can't play.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Trent Murphy: Modest production
Murphy had two tackles on 26 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
At least Murphy is healthy again after missing three weeks with a knee injury, but he's sharing defensive end snaps with an improved Shaq Lawson while Jerry Hughes sees the majority of playing time on the other side. Murphy is not IDP worthy under these circumstances, and he's been a bit of a disappointment with a modest 19 tackles and 4.0 sacks after signing for big free-agent money. We'll see if he can do more as he gets healthier the final three weeks, though the team seems intent on continuing to carefully manage his snap count.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Part of rotation
Lawson had two tackles and two passes defensed in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He played 28 defensive snaps.
With Trent Murphy healthy again, the two are sharing snaps at defensive end while Jerry Hughes sees the majority of playing time on the other side. Lawson has played well this season, especially during Murphy's absences, but if he's not getting a full snap share, he's not IDP worthy. That said, this has turned into the best season of the previously disappointing 2016 first-rounder's career, so he may have put himself back into the team's long-term plans for 2019 and beyond.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Logan Thomas: Does little in expanded time
Thomas caught one of two targets for five yards Sunday in the Bills' 27-23 loss to the Jets.
Thomas played nearly as many offensive snaps (36) as starter Charles Clay (42), but neither tight end saw much involvement in the passing game. Opportunities could be more difficult to come by for Thomas in Week 15 against the Lions if fellow reserve Jason Croom (groin) is able to avoid a second consecutive absence.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Charles Clay: Draws season-low snap share
Clay caught one of his two targets for six yards Sunday in the Bills' 27-23 loss to the Jets.
Though the Bills were without one of the three tight ends on their roster in Jason Croom (groin), Clay still only played 42 of the team's 76 offensive snaps. That translated to a season-low 55 percent offensive snap share for the 29-year-old, who could continue to lose work to Croom and Logan Thomas over the final three weeks as the Bills look to open up opportunities for their younger options at the position. Clay is under contract through 2019 and carries a $9 million cap hit, but his shaky health and diminishing production could result in him getting cut this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Bills' LeSean McCoy: Considered day-to-day
A source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that McCoy is day-to-day after his MRI on Monday showed a hamstring strain.
The disappointing running back's availability for Sunday's game against the Lions will be determined throughout the week. Considering McCoy -- normally a fantasy superstar -- has eclipsed the 100-yard mark just once this season and has been kept out of the end zone 11 out of 12 games, a number of his owners are probably out of contention at this stage. The next round of news should come with Wednesday's practice report.... See More ... See Less
Bills' LeSean McCoy: MRI on tap
McCoy is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
McCoy has shown a proclivity to play through significant injuries in the past, so the fact that he was unable to return to Sunday's contest after exiting following the Bills' first drive is somewhat concerning. In any case, the MRI should provide an official word on McCoy's injury, with a recovery timeline likely to be handed down along with it. With McCoy limited to just nine plays in the loss to the Jets, Chris Ivory acted as the Bills' primary running back for most of the day and generated 42 yards on 12 carries before exiting with a shoulder issue of his own. Marcus Murphy was the Bills' lone healthy back left standing by the end of the contest, though the Bills were happy to let quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie take a number of carries.... See More ... See Less
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