Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th164.4 (1st)189.8 (30th)
Defense19th133.1 (29th)223.9 (6th)
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57Alexander, Lorenzo OLB6-12455/31/198311California
83Anderson, Rory TE6-424610/2/19922South Carolina
33Anderson, Colt DB5-1019510/25/19858Montana
22Banyard, Joe RB5-1022111/12/19885Texas-El Paso
49Barrington, Sam LB6-124010/5/19905South Florida
71Barton, Karim G6-331312/13/19911Morgan State
80Boldin, Anquan WR6-122010/3/198015Florida State
53Bradford, Carl LB6-12488/15/19923Arizona State
10Brown, Corey WR5-1119012/16/19914Ohio State
52Brown, Preston ILB6-125110/27/19924Louisville
17Butler, Jeremy WR6-22134/22/19913Tennessee-Martin
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19897Tulsa
98Coleman, Deandre DT6-53411/27/19912California
99Dareus, Marcell NT6-33313/13/19907Alabama
56Davis, Ryan DE6-22602/24/19896Bethune-Cookman
73Dawkins, Dion T6-53204/26/1994RTemple
42DiMarco, Patrick RB6-12344/30/19896South Carolina
62Ducasse, Vladimir T6-532910/15/19878Massachusetts
36Elston, Trae DB6-01902/16/19941Ole Miss
69Ferguson, Reid LS6-22443/24/19941LSU
33Gaines, E.J. DB5-101852/23/19924Missouri
37Gary, Shamiel SAF6-02175/31/19903Oklahoma State
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19896Georgia
72Groy, Ryan G6-53209/30/19904Wisconsin
4Hauschka, Stephen K6-42106/29/198510NC State
66Henderson, Seantrel T6-73311/21/19924Miami (Fla.)
51Hodges, Gerald LB6-22361/17/19915Penn State
81Holmes, Andre WR6-42106/16/19886Hillsdale
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19888TCU
50Humber, Ramon LB5-112328/10/19879North Dakota State
23Hyde, Micah SS6-019712/31/19905Iowa
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/198311Nebraska
60Jefferson, Cameron T6-53175/2/19921Arkansas
24Johnson, Leonard DB5-101943/30/19906Iowa State
39Johnson, Jordan RB6-12205/21/1994RBuffalo
11Jones, Zay WR6-22003/30/1995REast Carolina
22Jones, Taiwan RB6-01957/26/19887Eastern Washington
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32676/17/19942Clemson
13Lewis, Dezmin WR6-421412/5/19922Central Arkansas
97Lewis, Marquavius DT6-327010/11/1992RSouth Carolina
48Lindsey, Jacob LB6-22206/24/19931Harvard
46Logan, Abner LB6-22357/24/1993RAlbany
26Mabin, Greg CB6-22006/25/1994RIowa
 Matthews, Jordan WR6-32127/16/19924Vanderbilt
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112107/12/19889Pittsburgh
30McDonald, Adrian DB5-91903/18/19941Houston
96Metz, Jake DE6-62653/16/19911Shippensburg
58Milano, Matt OLB6-02237/28/1994RBoston College
76Miller, John G6-33158/12/19933Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19905Louisiana Tech
61Mudge, Jordan G6-43008/8/19891Nevada
84O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19922Florida State
44O'Neal, Cedric RB5-102151/29/19941Valdosta State
74Ola, Michael T6-53124/19/19884Hampton
2Peterman, Nathan QB6-22265/4/1994RPittsburgh
43Powell, Joe DB6-22052/25/19941Globe Tech NY (J.C.)
19Powell, Walt WR6-018911/23/19913Murray State
21Poyer, Jordan FS6-01914/25/19915Oregon State
63Pyke, Greg G6-63256/4/1993RGeorgia
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-22529/23/19932Alabama
30Rambo, Bacarri DB6-02116/27/19905Georgia
87Reilly, Brandon WR6-22009/24/1993RNebraska
38Rolle, Jumal DB6-01905/28/19904Catawba
18Ross, Rashad WR6-01802/2/19904Arizona State
47Sanders, B.T. DB6-01956/29/1995RNicholls State
80Saxton, Wes TE6-42358/13/19931South Alabama
45Sayles, Marcus CB5-1017510/1/1994RWest Georgia
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19904California-Davis
91Seau, Ian DE6-225012/4/19921Nevada
29Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/19932Southern California
16Shorts, Daikiel WR6-120210/6/1994RWest Virginia
8Streater, Rod WR6-32002/9/19886Temple
41Sylve, Bradley DB6-01801/29/19931Alabama
15Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/19879North Carolina
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19897Virginia Tech
82Thomas, Logan TE6-62507/1/19913Virginia Tech
27Tolbert, Mike FB5-925011/23/198510Coastal Carolina
40Vallejo, Tanner LB6-122812/16/1994RBoise State
54Valles, Max DE6-42508/5/19942Virginia
68Voytek, Zach G6-53057/8/1994RNew Haven
92Washington, Adolphus DE6-429511/24/19922Ohio State
27White, Tre'Davious CB5-111921/16/1995RLSU
93Williams, Nigel DT6-229712/20/1993RVirginia Tech
95Williams, Kyle DE6-13036/10/198312LSU
31Williams, Jonathan RB6-02232/2/19942Arkansas
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19869Louisville
94Worthy, Jerel DT6-23004/28/19904Michigan State
20Wright, Shareece DB5-111844/8/19877Southern California
75Yarbrough, Eddie DE6-32594/24/19931Wyoming
9Yates, T.J. QB6-42175/28/19876North Carolina
Injured Players
88Croom, Jason (IR) TE6-52462/28/1994RTennessee
89Towbridge, Keith (IR) TE6-52625/21/1995RLouisville
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
No Updates
Dezmin Lewis
Lewis was brought up from the practice squad Tuesday.

Lewis was thought to have a good chance at the No. 3 receiver role this summer, but his progress plateaued and he didn't even make the team. He's tall and athletic, but the Bills found one of those guys elsewhere in Justin Hunter, so Lewis will serve as depth for an injury-depleted receiving corps, at least until he can turn some heads again.

Max Valles
Guard/center Jon Feliciano, a fourth-rounder who is set to battle for a starting job, and sixth-round defensive end Max Valles have signed their rookie contracts, the Raiders have announced.

Valles recorded 78 tackles and 13 sacks over two seasons at Virginia.

E.J. Gaines
Gaines suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

The severity surrounding Gaines' injury appears somewhat unknown at the moment. Gaines was spotted leaving practice on with a trainer but there has been little information publicized since then. It might be too early to speculate so keep an eye out for ensuing updates.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Greg Mabin
No Updates
Marcell Dareus
Dareus (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Dareus was sidelined for the Bills' Saturday and Sunday sessions with a hamstring issue, but his speedy return to the field suggests the injury was never viewed as a serious concern. The 2011 first-round pick has thus far steered clear of off-field trouble and made a positive impression with the Bills' new regime, who envision Dareus reemerging as an All-Pro-caliber lineman under first-year coach Sean McDermott in 2017 after back-to-back disappointing seasons.

Vladimir Ducasse
No Updates
Reggie Ragland
Ragland lined up with the third-team defense Tuesday, the Bills' final practice before Thursday's preseason opener, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Ragland was initially expected to challenge Preston Brown for the starting middle linebacker job, but that looks increasingly unlikely. Ragland has struggled after a year away from the field, both in terms of getting up to speed from his injury and also in grasping his role in the new defensive scheme being implemented by first-year head coach Sean McDermott.

Zach Voytek
No Updates
Anquan Boldin
Boldin announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, Jim Trotter of ESPN reports.

While it isn't clear why Boldin is calling it quits just two weeks after signing a one-year contract with the Bills, the gritty veteran has plenty to hang his hat on as he looks back on a 14-year career, one that started with the Cardinals selecting him in the second round of the 2003 draft. Boldin immediately exploded onto the scene -- catching 10 passes for 217 yards in his first game -- and ultimately finished as the Offensive Rookie of the Year. Then, after earning three Pro Bowl nods along the way, Boldin won a Super Bowl title with the Ravens before separate, less celebrated stints with the 49ers and Lions. He'll retire ninth all time in receptions (1,076), 14th in receiving yards (13,779) and tied for 23rd in receiving touchdowns (82). As for the Bills, Boldin's departure leaves the team with even more uncertainty at receiver. Second-round rookie Zay Jones is probably the favorite to claim the starting role opposite Jordan Matthews, but former Raiders Andre Holmes and Rod Streater (toe) could make a bid as well.

Keith Towbridge
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Daikiel Shorts
No Updates
Leonard Johnson
Johnson signed a contract with the Bills on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

This signing makes sense, considering that Johnson that was a member of new Bills head coach Sean McDermott's defense last season, when McDermott was the defensive coordinator for the Panthers. Now in Buffalo, the six-year veteran will likely compete for a prominent role in a Bills secondary that needs to replace the departed Stephon Gilmore.

Ramon Humber
Humber will continue to seeing starter's reps at weak-side linebacker throughout training camp, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

The loser of the middle-linebacker battle was thought to have a good shot at Humber's starting spot, but the trailing guy in that fight, Reggie Ragland, is seeing second-team reps across the board. If Humber sticks, he'll offer less IDP value than his fellow starters -- likely Preston Brown and Lorenzo Alexander -- but sometimes players given a starting job start putting up surprising numbers in certain defenses.

Rory Anderson
No Updates
Joe Powell
No Updates
Matt Milano
The Bills selected Milano in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 163rd overall.

Built more like a safety than a linebacker at 6-feet, 223 pounds, Milano was a disruptive player at Boston College but generally has the look of a special teams type in the NFL.

Jumal Rolle
Rolle signed a contract with the Bills on Saturday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Rolle likely is best known for his play with the Texans from 2014-15 when he logged 21 tackles, three picks and four PBUs across 18 appearances. He'll compete for a depth role at corner now that he's with the Bills.

T.J. Yates
Rookie Nathan Peterman will serve as the No. 2 quarterback Thursday against the Eagles, and for now it looks like he's passed Yates for the top backup job behind Tyrod Taylor, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Yates doesn't offer much upside as a veteran who's never really shined in his two previous NFL stops, while Peterman is a rookie picked by the new regime and one that's starting to make a nice impression. The fact the Bills have a good amount of rebuilding to do seems to favor Peterman as well, though at least Yates still has time -- and three preseason games -- to reclaim his status.

Rashad Ross
Ross was signed Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Ross in an undrafted receiver (2013) that's floated around several practice squads before landing a return role with Washington in 2015. While he'll be a long shot to make the team, the Bills decided they'd rather give a look to a healthy speed guy than an unhealthy one, as Kolby Listenbee (pelvis) was let go in the swap. Ross's best bet to land a spot would be to beat out Brandon Tate for a return role -- no easy task considering Tate is one of the league's better return specialists.

Jerel Worthy
Worthy (shoulder) was not on the Bills' Wednesday injury report.

Worthy was unable to play in Week 16 due to a shoulder injury, but the issue appears to have settled as he's projected to play Sunday against the Jets.

Nigel Williams
No Updates
Zay Jones
Jones' teammate Anquan Boldin retired from the NFL on Sunday, potentially clearing the path to a starting job for Jones.

The Bills are going through a rebuild and recently traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams, and while they did acquire wideout Jordan Matthews on the same day, it's becoming clear that Jones will have an immediate role in the offense, especially after starting Thursday's preseason game. With Rod Streater (toe) and Matthews both working through injuries, the rookie may just be the No. 1 option at this point of the preseason. He's starting to hone in on a starting job.

Corey Brown
Brown caught all three of his targets for 23 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against Minnesota.

None of those receptions came from the arm of Tyrod Taylor, who targeted Sammy Watkins on five of eight pass attempts. Brown did his damage in the second quarter while playing with T.J. Yates and the second-team offense. The former Panther seems to be competing with the likes of Andre Holmes, Rod Streater and Brandon Tate for the fourth and fifth spots on the depth chart.

Preston Brown
Brown's teammate Reggie Ragland lined up with the third-team defense Tuesday, the Bills' final practice before Thursday's preseason opener, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

The veteran Brown has easily performed better than the high-upside Ragland throughout training camp, and barring injury he's going to be the team's starting middle linebacker come Week 1. If he stays on the field all season, we'd be shocked if Brown didn't accrue triple-digit tackles, especially playing in a Sean McDermott/Leslie Frazier defense that's been known to produce big tackle numbers from the middle.

Jason Croom
Deandre Coleman
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday’s game against the Jets: Rishard Matthews, Walt Aikens, Dallas Thomas, Matt Hazel, LaMichael James, Deandre Coleman and Sam Brenner.
Ryan Davis
Davis (concussion) has returned to taking reps with the second-team defense, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

Davis had been in the concussion protocol for nearly a week before returning Friday. He figures to continue battling Shaq Lawson and Eddie Yarbrough for defensive snaps as the exhibition season moves forward.

Taiwan Jones
The Bills signed Jones on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

At this point in his career, Jones is most valuable as a kick returner, which is a clear need for the Bills due to Brandon Tate's calf injury and Walter Powell's four-game suspension to begin the season. In five campaigns with the Raiders, Jones returned 75 kickoffs at a clip of 23.3, which was powered by an AFC-leading 829 kick-return yards in 2015. The Bills will likely give Jones plenty of chances throughout the preseason to prove worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster.

Marcus Sayles
No Updates
Sam Barrington
Barrington signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Barrington spent last season with the Saints, appearing in five games and recording two combined tackles in limited action. The 2014 seventh-round pick will look to secure a spot on the final roster out of training camp.

Eric Wood
Wood (leg) started Thursday's preseason contest against Minnesota.

Wood had previously been dealing with a leg injury, but that looks to be a thing of the past now. Wood is expected to be a major contributor on the Bills' offensive front this year.

Tyrod Taylor
According to coach Sean McDermott, Taylor is anticipated to start Week 1 of the regular season, Joe Buscaglia of ABC 7 Buffalo reports.

Taylor is coming off a poor, two-interception outing in Buffalo's preseason loss to the Eagles on Thursday, which raised some concerns going into this season. Although the Bills have been reluctant to embrace Taylor as their starting quarterback long term, McDermott revealed he'll take the entirety of the first-team snaps in next weekend's dress rehearsal, when he'll ideally play a series into the third quarter. With that support, Taylor shouldn't be worried about his standing, yet he'll be focused on sharpening his performance to avoid any further questioning.

Abner Logan
No Updates
Brandon Tate
Tate, who suffered a minor calf injury last weekend, has returned to training camp practices.

The Bills have some decent returners in camp between the experienced Tate, Rashad Ross and the recently signed Taiwan Jones. Tate is the best skilled of the group, however, and seems to have a good shot at landing the final receiver spot based on his special teams prowess.

Stephen Hauschka
Hauschka has been consistent throughout camp so far and has been easily making long-distance kicks as well, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

There's really no competition for him, either. The Bills brought in Austin Rehkow, a standout at Idaho, for camp, but the team has recently said he's only in the competition for punting even though the rookie is being spread around other kicking situations to fulfill practice needs. Hauschka's job is just about as secure as any kicker out there entering the season.

Kyle Williams
Bills coach Sean McDermott announced that Williams would return to the team in 2017, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.

There was some thought that Williams, who will turn 34 in June, could opt for retirement this summer, but after turning in another productive campaign in 2016, the Bills' long-time run stuffer will be back for another season. Williams will carry a hefty $8.3 million cap hit in 2017, but after he churned out 64 tackles and five sacks in 15 games while playing through injury a season ago, it's a price the Bills are likely willing to pay.

Jerry Hughes
Hughes, who spent much of his time as a linebacker in Rex Ryan's defense the past two seasons, is expected to shift back to end for new coach Sean McDermott, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Both of those guys are great players. We look forward to working with them," McDermott said of Hughes and Shaq Lawson this week. "Dynamic players coming off the football and they should fit our system well."

While Hughes' tackle totals have been incredibly consistent in his four seasons with the Bills, staying within the 46-53 range all four seasons, he was a far better sack specialist when he was in Buffalo's 4-3 defense in 2013 and 2014, when he totaled 20 sacks compared to just 11 in two seasons under Ryan. McDermott is also known for being able to put pressure on opposing offenses from his Carolina days. All this spells good news for Hughes' IDP value.

B.T. Sanders
No Updates
Jordan Mudge
No Updates
Cameron Jefferson
No Updates
Karim Barton
No Updates
Bacarri Rambo
Rambo has a hamstring injury and will not play in Thursday's second preseason game, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Rambo is on his second tour of duty with the Bills, but he's currently slotted for a depth/special teams role and not much more.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Cedric O'Neal
No Updates
Micah Hyde
Hyde (hip) started Thursday's preseason game against the Vikings.

Hyde appears to have put his hip injury in the rearview mirror following his appearance in Thursday's preseason contest. The 26-year-old played nine defensive snaps and looks to have solidified his spot as the team's starting strong safety.

LeSean McCoy
Coach Sean McDermott implied McCoy won't be seeing a great deal of action during Thursday's preseason opener against the Vikings, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I've been around LeSean before in his career and my career. We've got some other players on this roster that we need to evaluate and give them opportunities to develop -- and we'll see some of those guys have great opportunities on Thursday night," McDermott said.

McCoy is coming off a fantastic season of 1,267 rushing yards and 5.4 YPC, but he's also 29 and the team is trying to save the wear and tear for the regular season. He's the team's main back by a good margin and getting selected among the top 4-6 fantasy backs, though the one worry we have is if the team takes him off the field in goal-line situations. This almost seems likely based on statements by the coaching staff and looking at other short-yardage options the Bills will have on the roster.

Jonathan Williams
Williams, who was limited to 27 carries for 94 yards in 11 games last season, has looked "much more confident" in training camp, Canio Marasco of the Bills' official site reports.

Williams saw limited work as rookie in 2016, working behind LeSean McCoy and Mike Gillislee. With Gillislee no longer in the mix, Williams merits draft consideration, given that he'd likely get most of the Bills' carries should anything happen to McCoy. That said, veteran Mike Tolbert is also on hand and is a candidate to carve out a short-yardage role in the team's offense.

Jacob Lindsey
No Updates
Trae Elston
Elston suffered a hamstring injury in Thursday's game against the Eagles and did not return, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.

Elston was on his way to having an impactful game Thursday before suffering his hamstring injury as he racked up three solo tackles from the strong safety spot. As a probable long shot to make the final roster, any additional time missed could be detrimental for Elston.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Shamiel Gary
The Bears announced several minor roster moves on Monday. The team signed safety Shamiel Gary and tight end Jacob Maxwell to their practice squad, according to the team's official website. The team also elevated cornerback Terrance Mitchell to 53-man roster from practice squad and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.
Nick O'Leary
With Charles Clay receiving a rest day, O'Leary worked with the first unit during Sunday's training camp practice, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

While O'Leary has almost no chance to beat out Clay for the top job, there's also not that much competition behind him other than some project guys. Clay's health at this stage of his career is no sure thing, so while O'Leary offers almost no fantasy value at the present time, he's also one injury away from being the main tight end.

Bradley Sylve
No Updates
Shareece Wright
Wright, who missed some practice time earlier in the week with a thumb injury, started Thursday's preseason game opposite Tre'Davious White as a starting cornerback and played several series in the first quarter, Canio Marasco of the Bills' official site reports.

Wright is in a battle with Kevon Seymour and likely newcomer E.J. Gaines (acquired from the Rams in the Sammy Watkins trade) for the starting spot, with the rookie White being pretty much a lock to start from Day 1.

Walt Powell
Powell has received a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, the Bills' official site reports.

Powell claims he accidentally used a product that caused the positive result, but has accepted the NFL's discipline and won't appeal. He'll be eligible to return to the team's active roster in early October following the Bills' Week 4 matchup against the Falcons. Powell has hauled in just 14 passes throughout his past two seasons in Buffalo, while news of a suspension won't bode well for his chances at making the team in the long run.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 at Cincinnati
Ian Seau
No Updates
Carl Bradford
Bradford was released by the 49ers on Tuesday.

The move marks a change of plans for the 49ers, who tendered Bradford to a one-year contract in March. The Arizona State product played in four games with the Packers in 2016 before joining the 49ers for two more. He totaled five tackles and a stuff on the season.

Jeremy Butler
Butler (concussion) will not play in Thursday's preseason matchup against the Eagles, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Butler suffered a concussion last week and was forced to sit out the Bills' first preseason game. The injury is unfortunate for the wideout, who's likely a fringe roster player at best. He'll need to bounce back and play well in the latter half of camp once he returns in order to earn a spot.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Nathan Peterman
Peterson completed 10 of 20 passes for 167 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions during Thursday's preseason game at Philadelphia, producing a 78.5 rating.

Peterman wasn't great, but he certainly outproduced the Bills' other two quarterbacks, mainly Tyrod Taylor, who struggled mightily and finished with a 12.0 rating. Taylor is still the clear-cut starter, but remember there's a new regime in Buffalo looking for long-term answers. If Taylor struggles into the season, some folks will start calling for the fifth-round rookie, who's really started to make an impression over the last two weeks.

Jake Metz
Metz signed with the Bills on Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Metz has made his name in arena football since going undrafted out of Shippensburg in 2014. The defensive end won the Arena Football League title with the Philadelphia Soul last year, and then went on to lose in the China Arena Football League's championship game back in November. After failing to make the Eagles' roster ahead of last season, Metz will now try his hand with the Bills.

Wes Saxton
Saxton was signed Wednesday with the Bills, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

Saxton, who participated in a 10-player workout for the Bills on Tuesday, will provide the offense with additional size at tight end, as the South Alabama product checks in at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds. The 23-year-old has previously spent time on the Jets' practice squad, but has yet to record a single catch in the NFL. The Bills don't have any proven options at tight end beyond Charles Clay, so even though Saxton will be a long shot to make the roster, he should at least receive a long look during training camp.

Charles Clay
Clay (knee) will have a new offensive coordinator this season in Rick Dennison. In five of the last 10 seasons in which Dennison was either the coordinator or quarterbacks coach, the tight end on his roster finished either first or second in receptions and/or touchdown catches, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

Clay's output has been mildly disappointing in his two seasons with the Bills, as he topped out at 552 receiving yards last season, while he's put up a modest seven touchdowns over 28 games played. However, much of that has had to do with him being either asked to block or the Bills never being able to do much over the middle of the field. Clay seemed to "get it" with quarterback Tyrod Taylor late in 2016, putting up 18 catches for 209 yards and four scores over a three-game stretch before Taylor was inexplicably benched for Week 17. There's still the chronic knee issue for Clay and no one is saying he and Taylor are some kind of dynamic duo, but with so many other new faces on the offense, his familiarity with Taylor and a coordinator that favors the tight end could make Clay worthy of a late-round upside selection when everyone else is probably avoiding him.

Adolphus Washington
Washington, who was forced out of Monday's practice early due to back spasms, returned to practice Tuesday on a limited basis, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Since Washington wasn't among the players coach Sean McDermott listed as out or questionable for Thursday's preseason game in Philadelphia, we imagine the second-year lineman will be suiting up.

Back - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Jordan Johnson
No Updates
Rod Streater
Streater suffered a toe injury in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 in Buffalo reports.

The former Raider had an impressive start to the game Thursday, nabbing both of his targets for 40 yards before being felled by the toe injury. The Bills did not disclose the severity of Streater's issue after the game, so his level of participation in practice in the coming days will be worth monitoring.

Toe - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Shaq Lawson
Lawson (groin) was able to participate in part of Sunday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

He missed some of the drills so apparently the starting DE isn't all the way back after missing Thursday's preseason opener, but it sounds as if the team has an eye on him being healthy soon.

Groin - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Logan Thomas
Thomas, a former quarterback, is starting to look like the clear No. 3 tight end in training camp, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Thomas is still relatively new to the position after being drafted by the Cardinals as a QB, but he offers a great target at 6-foot-6, plus he's a former Virginia Tech teammate of Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Being a No. 3 tight end in a run-heavy offense doesn't offer much to look at, but Nick O'Leary at No. 2 doesn't have much of a pro resume, and No. 1 Charles Clay has ongoing knee issues.

Seantrel Henderson
Suspension - Suspended until Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
No Updates
Richie Incognito
No Updates
Brandon Reilly
No Updates
Mike Tolbert
Tolbert carried four times for 27 yards in Buffalo's preseason opener Thursday while being targeted once with zero catches.

Tolbert looked great while ripping off a 15-yarder, showing some moves uncommon for a guy with his bowling ball size. No. 2 back Jonathan Williams looked even better (four carries for 39 yards), but also suffered a hamstring injury, something that merits watching because Tolbert might currently be the team's third-best option for rushes.

Gerald Hodges
Hodges was signed to a one-year contract by the Bills on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Hodges, an athletic former fourth-rounder, will compete for a spot at outside linebacker in Buffalo after racking up 133 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 25 games with the 49ers throughout the past two seasons.

Colton Schmidt
No Updates
Eddie Yarbrough
No Updates
Cordy Glenn
Glenn's status has been increased to a week-to-week designation following a visit with a specialist for his ailing foot, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Glenn continues to miss practice time after sitting out the preseason opener. The Bills have a new offense they're trying to install and just traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams, so it'd be a big blow if they lost their starting left tackle for any length of time. The Bills would use rookie Dion Dawkins in Glenn's spot if it were to come to that, as veteran Seantrel Henderson has to serve a five-game suspension. That all said, the team still feels Glenn has a shot to be ready for Week 1.

Jordan Poyer
Poyer is fully healthy following a kidney injury that forced him out of the final 10 games last season, BuffaloBills.com reports.

The Bills signed Poyer -- who spent the last three seasons in Cleveland -- to rebuild a secondary that lost some key members this offseason. The way things look today, he'd be a starting safety alongside fellow newcomer Micah Hyde for new head coach Sean McDermott and coordinator Leslie Frazier.

Kevon Seymour
Seymour (foot) rejoined the Bills during practice Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

If nothing else, Seymour will provide an extra body for a secondary that recently lost Ronald Darby via trade and that's missing Shareece Wright (hand) for Monday's session. Since the Bills were able to pick up E.J. Gaines from the Rams as part of their flurry of transactions Friday, it's not expected that Seymour's standing on the depth chart will dramatically change, even if Gaines isn't immediately deployed with the first team in practices. Seymour still looks set to serve as a nickel or dime back in his second NFL campaign, though it's worth noting he was working with the top unit right away Monday, meaning he'll have an important role on this defense even if he does end up as a reserve corner.

Tre'Davious White
White, the team's first-round pick in May has made a strong impression on the new coaching staff, The Buffalo News reports. "He's made plays on the football, he's shown up in that regard in a positive light, and when I look out there I'm looking at a player that, he plays like a second- or third-year player at this point," coach Sean McDermott said Thursday.

Ronald Darby will definitely be one of the cornerback starters, but based on White getting mostly first-team reps at minicamp and the praise coming from his coaching staff, he probably has a leg up over Kevin Seymour for the other starting spot.

Andre Holmes
Holmes will face additional competition for a starting role at wide receiver after the Bills signed Anquan Boldin to a one-year contract Monday.

Holmes, currently listed as No. 2 option on the Bills' depth chart, was already reported to be having an unimpressive camp. With veteran Rod Streater and rookie Zay Jones already turning heads in practices, the addition of Boldin, who's proven to be a dependable red-zone target throughout his career, only further hurts Holmes' chances of maintaining his spot with the first-team offense. Even if Holmes is able to distinguish himself during the preseason and open the regular season as the second wideout behind Sammy Watkins, the Bills' run-heavy offense probably won't leave many targets to go around to Holmes, or any of the Bills' other secondary options in the pass game for that matter.

Ryan Groy
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Colt Anderson
Anderson aggravated his foot injury during pregame warmups Thursday and was subsequently held out of the contest, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports.

This is concerning for the Bills' already shaky secondary depth, considering Anderson had already spent a large chunk of the preseason on the PUP list with the foot ailment. He came off the PUP on Sunday and resumed practicing, but Anderson tweaked the injury while warming up for Thursday's game against the Eagles. Considering the aggravation of Anderson's injury comes just days after being activated, Thursday's development is especially unwelcome news.

Foot - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Dion Dawkins
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Adrian McDonald
McDonald signed a contract with the Bills on Sunday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

McDonald is the all-time leader in interceptions (17) at the University of Houston who's only spent time with the Chargers since going undrafted in 2016. He'll look to look to secure a backup role with the Bills behind starting safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.

Jordan Mills
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Tanner Vallejo
Vallejo left Thursday's preseason opener against the Vikings with a shoulder injury and will not return, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Vallejo is a rookie sixth-rounder who's adept at special teams, so we'll see if this hinders his quest to make the final roster.

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
John Miller
Miller (ankle) started Thursday's preseason game against Minnesota.

With a clean sheet on Thursday, Miller seems to no longer be dealing with the ankle injury that had been plaguing him for some time. Miller is expected to be a key cog on the Buffalo offensive line this season.

Joe Banyard
The Bills signed Banyard on Friday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Banyard is jack of all trades who can provide depth in the running, passing and return games. He even has the ability to serve as an emergency quarterback. However, the Bills are just filling out their offseason roster, so it's no certainty the 28-year-old even makes the team next season.

Jordan Matthews
Matthews (chest) is optimistic about his availability for the Week 1 matchup with the Jets, but remains unsure whether he'll see any snaps in the preseason, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Matthews suffered chip fracture in his sternum shortly after being acquired by the Bills earlier this month. That injury prevented him from playing in Thursday's preseason loss to his former Eagles squad, but Matthews did return for individual drills over the weekend. While the wideout will look to amp up his workload in the days to come, it would be understandable if the Bills were reluctant to jeopardize his health by featuring him during the exhibition slate. Assuming that Matthews is back on the field for Week 1 or soon after, he'll project as Buffalo's top receiver this season, even though his injury has slowed his introduction to the team's offense.

Chest - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Jets
Patrick DiMarco
DiMarco will sign a four-year, $8.5 million contract with the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

DiMarco hasn't contributed much in the way of measured stats the past few years, recording just 20 receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns while playing in all 32 games the past two seasons. That being said he's a great blocker and was a large factor in the Falcons offense this past season. He'll be a large help to LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor now that he'll be in Buffalo.

Lorenzo Alexander
Alexander signed a two-year, $9 million contract extension with the Bills on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. He will earn $4.1 million in guaranteed salary.

Alexander expressed an interest in sticking around Buffalo, and now the 33-year-old has officially put pen to paper. The veteran outside linebacker racked up some massive totals out of nowhere last season, compiling 76 tackles (56 solo) and 12.5 sacks on the season in addition to two interceptions and three forced fumbles. It's unlikely he will repeat that production in 2017, but could enjoy more success than he had in the other 10 seasons of his career.

Reid Ferguson
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Greg Pyke
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Marquavius Lewis
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