Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th126.1 (7th)176.6 (31st)
Defense25th124.6 (28th)230.5 (20th)

Schedule

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Thu Aug 9
7:00 pm ET
CAR
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Fri Aug 17
7:30 pm ET
@CLE
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Sun Aug 26
4:00 pm ET
FOXCIN
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Thu Aug 30
8:00 pm ET
@CHI
Sun Sep 9
1:00 pm ET
CBS@BAL
Sun Sep 16
1:00 pm ET
CBSLAC
Sun Sep 23
1:00 pm ET
CBS@MIN
Sun Sep 30
1:00 pm ET
CBS@GB
Sun Oct 7
1:00 pm ET
CBSTEN
Sun Oct 14
1:00 pm ET
CBS@HOU
Sun Oct 21
1:00 pm ET
CBS@IND
Mon Oct 29
8:15 pm ET
ESPNNE
Sun Nov 4
1:00 pm ET
FOXCHI
Sun Nov 11
1:00 pm ET
CBS@NYJ
Sun Nov 25
1:00 pm ET
CBSJAC
Sun Dec 2
1:00 pm ET
CBS@MIA
Sun Dec 9
1:00 pm ET
CBSNYJ
Sun Dec 16
1:00 pm ET
FOXDET
Sun Dec 23
1:00 pm ET
CBS@NE
Sun Dec 30
1:00 pm ET
CBSMIA

Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England13-3-05-1-0
Buffalo9-7-03-3-0
Miami6-10-02-4-0
New York5-11-02-4-0
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Bills' Trent Murphy: Limited practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (knee) was limited during OTA sessions this week, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Murphy missed the entire 2017 season after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee in August, so this isn't a surprise. The free-agent signee is expected to boost the Bills' pass rush in 2018, an area that became an eyesore in 2017 amid some otherwise good things on an improved defense. The team is big on rotating defenders, so the plan seems to be to use a combination of Murphy, Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson as the main outside pass rushers. Murphy did log nine sacks on top of 47 tackles in 16 games with Washington in 2016, though those type of numbers might be tough to reproduce given that he's likely to sit in certain packages, in addition to the fact he's coming off a major injury.

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Bills' Andre Holmes: Works with first team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes (neck) participated with the first-team offense at mandatory minicamp this week, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

During preseason 2017, Holmes endured neck spasms in the latter stages but didn't miss time until the stretch run of the campaign. Before his placement on injured reserve Dec. 26 due to a "stiff" neck, he only corralled one of four targets while averaging 17.3 offensive snaps per game across his final six appearances. Even so, Holmes' season-ending stat line of 13-120-3 on 23 targets was uninspiring, to say the least. Beyond Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones and Jeremy Kerley are better bets than Holmes to earn consistent reps in 2018, when the Bills likely will be trotting out AJ McCarron under center for the bulk of the year.

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Bills' Nathan Peterman: Splitting first-team reps with McCarron
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bills head coach Sean McDermott indicated Thursday that he plans on having Peterman and AJ McCarron share most of the reps with the first-team offense once training camp gets underway, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

The Bills have already been using McCarron and Peterman as the primary signal-callers for the first-team offense during OTAs and minicamp, with rookie first-round pick Josh Allen seeing only mixing in occasionally with the top group. Given Buffalo's decision to trade up to the seventh overall pick to select Allen, it would be surprising if he didn't see the field at some point in 2018, but for the time being, it appears McCarron and Peterman have the edge on entering Week 1 under center. According to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com, Peterman has impressed during the spring and has outplayed McCarron in minicamp, but Peterman's dismal showing in five appearances as a rookie -- including one in relief of the since-departed Tyrod Taylor in the Bills' playoff loss to the Jaguars -- probably carries more weight with the Buffalo brass than his solid offseason program.

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Bills' Zay Jones: Expected back for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that he expects Jones (knee/shoulder) will be ready for the start of training camp, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Jones has been sidelined for the final three weeks of the Bills' offseason program after requiring knee surgery in May, but McDermott's comments suggest the wideout is progressing from that procedure as anticipated. Jones also underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in January, but that appears to be the lesser concern of the two injuries, given the longer amount of time he has had to recover from that setback. Assuming Jones is reasonably healthy by the time camp gets underway, he'll likely be the frontrunner to claim the starting wideout role opposite Kelvin Benjamin, given the underwhelming pool of challengers the Bills have on hand to push the 2017 second-round pick for snaps.

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Bills' Josh Allen: Sees modest first-team reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen practiced with the first team for a couple of series in practice Tuesday, the first time he's done that in OTAs, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "Josh is going to continue with the third group like he's done before, but periodically we'll give Josh some reps with the ones," said coach Sean McDermott. "That's all part of his development plan and it lets us evaluate our entire roster from top to bottom. He'll still work with the threes by and large. Nate and AJ will continue with the ones and twos there, but we'll throw Josh in there from time to time moving forward."

For the most part the rookie looked decent, but this was a very limited dose of first-team action. There are still plenty of summer practices ahead for Allen to make his move, but this week's OTA sessions are just another reminder that McDermott isn't going to just hand the rookie the starting job. It'd be a bit of a shock if Nathan Peterman was the Week 1 starter, but veteran AJ McCarron seems to have every bit the chance at winning the job in the short term as Allen, who's clearly the long-term answer for the team.

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