Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense31st83.5 (25th)139.5 (31st)
Defense18th113.0 (22nd)246.0 (16th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
57Alexander, Lorenzo LB6-12455/31/198312California
17Allen, Josh QB6-52375/21/1996RWyoming
13Benjamin, Kelvin WR6-52452/5/19915Florida State
66Bodine, Russell C6-33086/30/19925North Carolina
9Bojorquez, Corey P6-02089/13/1996RNew Mexico
20Bush, Rafael DB5-112035/12/19878South Carolina State
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19898Tulsa
80Croom, Jason TE6-52462/28/19941Tennessee
22Davis, Vontae DB5-112075/27/198810Illinois
73Dawkins, Dion T6-53204/26/19942Temple
42DiMarco, Patrick RB6-12344/30/19897South Carolina
62Ducasse, Vladimir G6-532910/15/19879Massachusetts
49Edmunds, Tremaine LB6-52505/2/1998RVirginia Tech
69Ferguson, Reid LS6-22353/24/19942LSU
16Foster, Robert WR6-21965/7/1994RAlabama
28Gaines, Phillip DB6-01934/4/19915Rice
72Groy, Ryan C6-53209/30/19905Wisconsin
4Hauschka, Stephen K6-42106/29/198511North Carolina State
18Holmes, Andre WR6-42106/16/19887Hillsdale
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19889TCU
50Humber, Ramon LB5-112328/10/198710North Dakota State
23Hyde, Micah DB6-019712/31/19906Iowa
33Ivory, Chris RB6-02233/22/19889Tiffin University
24Johnson, Taron CB5-111927/27/1996RWeber State
11Jones, Zay WR6-22003/30/19952East Carolina
26Jones, Taiwan RB6-01957/26/19888Eastern Washington
44Lacey, Deon LB6-32357/18/19902West Alabama
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32676/17/19943Clemson
88Lee, Khari TE6-42531/16/19924Bowie State
98Lotulelei, Star DT6-231512/20/19896Utah
14McCloud, Ray-Ray WR5-919010/15/1996RClemson
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112107/12/198810Pittsburgh
68McDermott, Conor T6-830510/19/19922UCLA
58Milano, Matt LB6-02237/28/19942Boston College
76Miller, John G6-33158/12/19934Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19906Louisiana Tech
45Murphy, Marcus RB5-919510/3/19913Missouri
93Murphy, Trent DE6-626012/22/19905Stanford
29Neal, Siran DB6-02068/4/1994RJacksonville State
71Newhouse, Marshall G6-43309/29/19889TCU
53Orchard, Nate DE6-32551/5/19934Utah
2Peterman, Nathan QB6-22255/4/19942Pittsburgh
99Phillips, Harrison DT6-33071/25/1996RStanford
30Pitts, Lafayette CB5-111959/24/19923Pittsburgh
21Poyer, Jordan DB6-01914/25/19916Oregon State
51Stanford, Julian LB6-12309/2/19905Wagner
75Teller, Wyatt G6-431411/21/1994RVirginia Tech
97Thomas, Robert NT6-13162/18/19913Arkansas
82Thomas, Logan TE6-62507/1/19914Virginia Tech
27White, Tre'Davious CB5-111921/16/19952LSU
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/198313LSU
54Yarbrough, Eddie DE6-32594/24/19932Wyoming
Injured Players
7Carter, Cory (IR) P5-112203/5/19941Texas Southern
 Green, Aaron (IR) RB5-1120610/15/19921TCU
Practice Squad
35Ford, Keith RB5-102194/18/1994RTexas A&M
 Holcomb, Ruben T6-430911/25/1994RIndianapolis
 Lewis, Ryan DB6-01854/15/19941Pittsburgh
56Love, Mike DE6-32551/22/1994RSouth Florida
31Marlowe, Dean DB6-12087/25/19923James Madison
 Peko, Kyle NT6-13057/23/19932Oregon State
5Phillips, Cam WR6-020112/16/1995RVirginia Tech
52Thompson, Corey LB6-122212/23/1993RLouisiana State University - S
47Wallace, Levi DB6-01796/12/1995RAlabama
 
 
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Position Listing
Mike Love
No Updates
Phillip Gaines
News
Gaines dislocated his elbow in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

A dislocated elbow can take several weeks to fully heal, but the team is hopeful Gaines will be able to play through the injury next week against the Vikings. With Vontae Davis retiring, Gaines figures to step into a starting role so long as he's able to play, not to mention the depleted Bills simply need able bodies at the cornerback position.

Injury
Elbow - Questionable for Week 3 at Minnesota
Kyle Peko
News
Peko was promoted to the Broncos' active roster, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.

Peko was waived by the Broncos on Oct. 21 to free up roster space for offensive line depth. With defensive linemen Damata Peko (illness) and Adam Gotsis (ankle) questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the 24-year-old was called up for added depth. Peko has never played substantial defensive snaps, so even if he's called into the game Sunday, fantasy owners shouldn't consider him until they can see his potential.

Nate Orchard
News
The Bills signed Orchard to a one-year deal Monday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.

Orchard was released by the Browns in early September as part of the team's final roster cuts. The Bills hope the former second-round draft pick will bolster their defensive line as a pass rusher, a role he's been familiar with throughout his career. The 25-year-old defensive end has five sacks in 34 games.

Khari Lee
News
The Bills have claimed Lee off waivers from the Lions, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Lee didn't do enough in the preseason to convince the Lions to keep around a fourth tight end, but the 2015 undrafted free agent from Bowie State will do just that with the Bills, where he apparently sits behind Charles Clay, Nick O'Leary and Logan Thomas.

Vladimir Ducasse
No Updates
Levi Wallace
No Updates
Ramon Humber
News
The Bills re-signed Humber to a one-year deal on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Humber has spent the past two seasons in Buffalo, contributing on defense and special teams. Last season the veteran recorded nine starts, the most in a single season so far in his career, but eventually lost his starting role to rookie Matt Milano. Still, Humber managed to record a career-high 89 tackles (60 solo) to go along with one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. Look for him to once again compete for a starting role during training camp, though for now Milano is the guy.

Matt Milano
News
Milano logged two tackles during Friday's preseason game against the Browns.

Milano is looking to build upon his impressive rookie campaign in which he recorded 39 tackles and one interception while logging over 450 defensive snaps. However, despite being penciled in as a starter in advance of the 2018 season, Milano isn't yet on the IDP radar.

Cam Phillips
News
Phillips caught one pass for five yards during Friday's preseason game against the Browns.

Phillips didn't look hampered whatsoever, which is notable since he dealt with an unspecified groin injury earlier this summer. The Virginia Tech product is looking to secure a depth role within the Bills receiving corps.

Kelvin Benjamin
News
Benjamin caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, including a three-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

The score is the Bills' only one through two games in the air. While it's nice that quarterback Josh Allen should look his way as a primary option in the red zone, this is an offense that could struggle all season with a rookie quarterback and a weak offensive line. At least Benjamin appears healthy, and the Bills did finally start to get some mojo going with Allen in the second half.

Zay Jones
News
Jones caught two of three targets for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

The big one was a 57-yarder from rookie quarterback Josh Allen, surprisingly the team's longest completion since Sept. 15, 2016. While it's a nice play on the books, Jones remains an unreliable option with three catches or less in 15 of his 17 pro games. Perhaps even more surprisingly, Jones is still looking for his first 70-yard game.

Taron Johnson
News
Johnson (shoulder) missed practice for the third straight day Friday and will not play Sunday against the Chargers, the Bills' official site reports.

Although they don't have the exact same role, this could be the impetus to get veteran Vontae Davis back in the lineup. Davis was scratched in Week 1, and when Johnson hurt himself the Bills had a tough time moving the pieces around.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 3 at Minnesota
Jason Croom
News
Croom caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Croom appears to be sharing No. 2 tight end duties with Logan Thomas behind Charles Clay, as both players saw the field for 18 offensive plays (28 percent) to Clay's 40 (62 percent). Clay has fought a balky knee among other issues for several seasons, so the situation between Croom and Thomas is worth watching in the event their senior teammate goes down for any length of time in 2018.

Julian Stanford
News
Stanford (nose) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Stanford seems in line to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday and stands to receive limited defensive and special teams snaps.

Deon Lacey
News
Lacey is considered likely to land on the Bills' final roster due to his importance on special teams, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

Although he only logged three defensive snaps as a rookie last season, Lacy was still active for all 16 games due to his role as a core special teamer. He lined up for a team-high 285 special teams snaps in 2017, roughly 65 percent, and looks likely to see a similar role this year. However, it remains to be seen if the reserve linebacker will get more of an opportunity on the defensive side of the ball.

Taiwan Jones
News
Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Jones did not suffer a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and had his head "bruised and cut up" from taking a hit after his helmet had previously fallen off, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Jones doesn't factor much into the offense, but he is a strong special teams player. Moreover, with LeSean McCoy (ribs) in pain and perhaps limited heading into Week 3, it'd help the team and the running back depth if Jones can suit up this week against Minnesota.

Injury
Head - Questionable for Week 3 at Minnesota
Josh Allen
News
Coach Sean McDermott confirmed Monday that Allen will start Week 3 against the Vikings, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

This was expected all along unless Allen got hurt or looked pathetic in the Week 2 loss to the Chargers, neither of which happened. The Bills are 0-2 and even though they made the playoffs last season, appear content to make this a sacrificial year that builds up towards a brighter long-term future, which has been supported in several other decisions unrelated to starting a rookie quarterback. Expect Allen to be the guy as long as he shows he's not overmatched.

Robert Thomas
News
Thomas was called up from the practice squad Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

In a somewhat surprising move, the Bills cut veteran receiver Jeremy Kerley, hence leaving room on the roster for Thomas, who will provide defensive line depth after the Bills finally gave up on Adolphus Washington during the week.

Stephen Hauschka
News
Hauschka made both field-goal attempts -- a 43-yarder and a 40-yarder -- and both extra-point attempts in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

This was much better output after Hauschka watched his offense struggle all game in the opener against the Ravens and ended up with just three points. Hausch Money is about as accurate as they come this side of Justin Tucker, but we can't hide the fact he's with an offense that may struggle this season, one with a rookie quarterback that faces severe road tests in Minnesota and Green Bay the next two weeks.

Kyle Williams
News
Williams returned to practice Monday for the first time since injuring his knee in the second preseason game, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Williams and the Bills won't know until later in the week if he'll be able to go for the opener in Baltimore. Even if he plays, the team is prepared to give rookie Harrison Phillips a decent amount of playing time behind his mentor, based on Phillips' strong preseason as well as trying to manage Williams' health.

Jerry Hughes
News
Hughes (shin) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The Bills seem to be leaning toward Hughes playing, though the team's inability to get to the quarterback lately -- just one sack over the last three games -- and the late-afternoon start might have you looking elsewhere for a Week 11 IDP option.

Dean Marlowe
News
Marlowe (hamstring) was waived with an injury settlement Tuesday, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Marlowe is now free from injured reserve and can sign with another team.

Micah Hyde
News
Hyde, selected to his first Pro Bowl during a season in which he posted career highs in tackles (82), passes defensed (13) and interceptions (5), had to withdraw because he was still in the concussion protocol while taking his season-ending physical, Jadon Ceravalo of the Bills' official site reports.

There haven't been any reported setbacks on Hyde in his concussion recovery, but by rule he was ineligible for the showcase event based on the timing between his injury in the Bills' playoff loss and the season's final medical check. We assume Hyde will be fine by the time spring practices roll around.

Corey Thompson
No Updates
LeSean McCoy
News
McCoy has cracked rib cartilage following a hit in Sunday's game and should be considered questionable for Sunday's game at Minnesota, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Schefter states that McCoy has had this injury before and even if the Bills take the safe route and sit him out against the Vikings, it's not expected to be a long-term thing. The running back has also showed an ability to play through pain throughout his career, though we'll know more as practice ramps up later in the week. McCoy owners or non-McCoy opportunists should be looking at the waiver wire for Marcus Murphy and Chris Ivory in the meantime.

Injury
Ribs - Questionable for Week 3 at Minnesota
Robert Foster
News
Foster caught his first two NFL passes on three targets for 30 yards during Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Foster, an undrafted rookie free agent from Alabama, was a roster-bubble decision that the team decided to keep. He's continued to work his way up -- after Jeremy Kerley got cut Saturday, Foster was one of only four wideouts the Bills suited up Sunday, and he saw action on 47 percent of the offensive plays. While that's still modest usage, it's mildly impressive he's already the No. 4 guy on the team, and all it may take is another injury or two before Foster starts getting meaningful volume, albeit in a weak offense.

Rafael Bush
News
Bush signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Bills on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Bush was rarely summoned on defense in 2017, as he made most of his contributions on special teams. The 30-year-old safety will likely have a similar role with the Bills since Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer are both established in the secondary.

Nathan Peterman
News
Peterman will serve as the Bills' backup quarterback after Josh Allen was named the team's starting signal-caller for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

Despite a much-maligned 2017 campaign that included a five-interception half against this same Chargers squad the Bills face in Week 2, Peterman emerged from training camp as Buffalo's top quarterback, beating out Allen and the since-departed AJ McCarron for those honors. Though he seemed to show some increased comfort behind center during the preseason, Peterman reverted to his rookie-year from in the Bills' embarrassing 47-3 loss to the Ravens, completing just five of 18 passes for 24 yards and tossing two interceptions before being pulled in the third quarter. Allen didn't provide much better production upon replacing Peterman, but it appears the Bills are inclined to let the No. 7 overall pick learn on the fly with Peterman providing little evidence to date that he's an NFL-caliber starter. Over his five career regular-season appearances, Peterman owns a 2:7 TD:INT and has completed just 43.2 percent of his passes. He's also been pulled early in all three of the games he's started.

Charles Clay
News
Clay caught two passes on three targets for 29 yards during Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

The veteran was shut out in the first game, so at least he was more involved Week 2. Clay saw action on 69 percent of the offensive plays, while Logan Thomas was in on 31 percent of the plays and Jason Croom saw 26 percent. Clay still has good pass-catching chops, but he's got a low ceiling and could struggle to find meaningful production in an offense that may limp along for much of the season, with a few options ahead of him in the passing game.

Ruben Holcomb
No Updates
Ryan Lewis
News
Lewis was signed off the practice squad Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

This was pretty much a no-brainer with two depth cornerbacks hurting and Vontae Davis infamously quitting the team in the middle of the team's Week 2 loss. The Bills had a choice between Lewis and undrafted rookie Levi Wallace, but Lewis has a little more experience, which might be put to use right away in Week 3 with the team so depleted at cornerback.

Shaq Lawson
News
Lawson (hamstring) missed practice for the third straight day Friday and will not play Sunday against the Chargers, the Bills' official site reports.

Even though he's not a true starter, Lawson had earned extra playing time with a good summer and preseason, but he'll have to take a step back for at least one game. Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy will be counted on for more snaps as the Bills try to stop the Chargers' potent offense.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 3 at Minnesota
Star Lotulelei
News
Lotulelei is back at practice Monday after suffering a minor back injury in Thursday's preseason opener, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

The starting defensive tackle missed some practice time over the weekend, but even if he's limited Monday, it looks like he'll be fine. Lotulelei is set to start next to Kyle Williams -- with rookie Harrison Phillips spelling the two -- in what should be a decent defensive line for the team.

Logan Thomas
News
Thomas caught one of two targets for 24 yards in Sunday's game against the Ravens, the team's longest pass play in a forgettable 47-3 loss.

Thomas appears to be sharing No. 2 tight end duties with Jason Croom behind Charles Clay, as both players saw the field for 18 offensive plays (28 percent) to Clay's 40 (62 percent). Clay has fought a balky knee among other issues for several seasons, so the situation between Thomas and Croom (both players have decent pass-catching ability) is worth watching in the event their senior teammate goes down for any length of time in 2018.

Conor McDermott
News
McDermott (undisclosed) participated in Wednesday's practice.

McDermott suffered an undisclosed injury in the Bill's preseason finale against Chicago, but appears to have recovered in time for Sunday's season-opener against the Ravens. The 25-year-old stands to enter the 2018 season as a reserve offensive lineman.

Marcus Murphy
News
Murphy rushed three times for six yards and caught just one of five targets for seven yards during Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Murphy had seemingly passed Chris Ivory for No. 2 duties and even though he got three carries to Ivory's two, it was Ivory who got the goal-line plunge for Buffalo's only rushing score, while the former Jaguar was also involved in the passing game just like Murphy. There will be some guesswork involved if starter LeSean McCoy misses some time to a rib injury suffered Sunday, though the early word is Shady will try to play through the issue.

Eddie Yarbrough
News
Yarbrough is expected to get the first crack at starting at defensive end in place of Shaq Lawson (ankle), who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Yarbrough will primarily face competition from Ryan Davis for the starting nod at the defensive end spot opposite Jerry Hughes. Even with his snap count on the rise, Yarbrough has a modest 18 tackles and one sack on the season, so there wouldn't seem to be much IDP upside to mine here.

Trent Murphy
News
Murphy returned to practice Wednesday after missing several weeks with a groin injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Coach Sean McDermott didn't want to get into Murphy's status yet for the opener in Baltimore, but he won't really be IDP worthy yet even if he plays, given the likelihood of limited snap counts. The Bills can rely more on Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson until Murphy is fully up to speed.

Tremaine Edmunds
News
Edmunds started at middle linebacker and posted seven tackles, two passes defensed, a sack and a forced fumble during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

This is exactly why the Bills traded up to select the rookie in the first round in April. Edmunds was the only Buffalo defender to play all 80 snaps, so unless the 20-year-old struggles conceptually -- which doesn't seem to be expected given his football smarts and background in a football family -- Edmunds is going to be a three-down player and should rack up plenty of stats in his debut season.

Jordan Poyer
News
Poyer recorded six tackles (four solo), two pass defensed and one interception in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Poyer tied a season-high with 75 defensive snaps Sunday and recorded his first interception since Week 5. He now has 87 tackles (61 solo) through 13 games this season, which is easily a career-high. He'll look to add to his season-total Sunday against the Patriots.

Cory Carter
News
Carter (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log.

Carter was waived after tearing an ACL during last Friday's preseason game, leaving Colton Schmidt without any more competition for the punting job in Buffalo.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Marshall Newhouse
News
Newhouse logged 17 offensive snaps during Friday's preseason game against the Browns.

It's good to see Newhouse on the field in the wake of an Aug. 3 event when the offensive lineman left practice in an ambulance. The veteran tackle is competing for the top job at swing tackle in advance of the 2018 campaign.

Tre'Davious White
News
White, taken in the first round by the Bills in the 2017 NFL Draft, finished his first season with 69 tackles, 18 passes defensed, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown.

The Bills really made out in trading down with Kansas City and still getting a guy who looks like he could be an elite corner for years to come. White has a legitimate case for both Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year, though the competition for both will be pretty close. The secondary was the Bills' best overall unit on both sides of the ball in 2017, and three or all four starters should be back next season. White will assume his spot as the No. 1 corner no matter what else the Bills do this offseason.

Harrison Phillips
News
Phillips' teammate Kyle Williams is listed as "week-to-week" with a knee injury suffered in Friday's preseason game.

Phillips, the team's third-rounder in April, has already been tabbed as the No. 3 defensive tackle so he's in line to get starter's time if Williams' injury lingers into the regular season.

Chris Ivory
News
Ivory carried the ball twice for just seven yards during Sunday's loss to the Chargers, but scored his first touchdown as a Bill on a one-yard plunge. He also caught one of two targets for 30 yards,

Ivory is still dealing with Marcus Murphy for scraps behind LeSean McCoy, though the bigger news for both reserves is that McCoy suffered a rib injury during the game and reportedly didn't look too good in the locker room after the game.

Vontae Davis
News
Davis didn't join the Bills on the field for the second half of Sunday's loss to the Chargers after apparently revealing his intention to retire from professional football, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

In a surprising decision, Davis reportedly told teammates and the coaching staff in the locker room during the intermission that he had no desire to continue his 10-year career, resulting in the Bills finishing the contest with only three healthy cornerbacks. Davis currently remains on the 53-man roster, but it's expected that he'll either be released or formally file for retirement in the coming days to open up a spot for the Bills to add another player. If this is indeed the end for Davis, he'll walk away from the NFL with 22 career interceptions over 121 games with Miami, Indianapolis and Buffalo.

Andre Holmes
News
Holmes (quadriceps) was seen practicing in full pads Sunday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

Holmes has been sidelined since Thursday while nursing a quadriceps injury, but coach Sean McDermott never expressed much concern regarding the wideout's health. Holmes is expected to play a depth role in the Bills' receiving corps this season.

Ryan Groy
News
Groy will be the Bills' starting center to begin the season after winning a training camp battle with free-agent acquisition Russell Bodine, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

The Bills have a new-look offensive line after losing three starters in the offseason, but at least Groy has some experience to offer after filling in for long-time center Eric Wood in the past when Wood was injured.

Dion Dawkins
News
Dawkins (hip) participated in Wednesday's practice.

Buffalo's best lineman by a fair margin, Dawkins' continued health is key to the performance of every skill position player on the Bills. Dawkins will work to protect starting quarterback Nathan Peterman during Sunday's season-opener against the Ravens.

Jordan Mills
News
Mills (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

Mills was able to log a full practice Friday after appearing in limited fashion earlier this week, so he'll be good to start at right tackle in the wild-card round.

John Miller
News
Miller (ankle) is not present on the Bills' Wednesday injury report.

Miller hasn't seen game action since Week 4 but appears to be clear of the lingering ankle injury. The 24-year-old started the first four games of the season, but it's unclear what role he'll return to since he has not seen the field in almost three months.

Patrick DiMarco
News
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.

Lorenzo Alexander
News
Alexander was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.

Alexander was given a rest day heading into Week 2's matchup against the Chargers on Sunday. The 35-year-old managed eight combined tackles in the Bill's season opener against the Ravens, in which Buffalo's defense fell apart at the seams. The linebacker was mostly used in run defense Week 1 and looks likely to continue in that role as the season progresses. While Alexander likely won't come close to his 12.5-sack 2016 season, he should continue to be a reliable accumulator of tackles.

Reid Ferguson
No Updates
Keith Ford
News
Ford, who was waived by the Bills in Saturday's cuts, was signed to Buffalo's practice squad Sunday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

The Bills already have four running backs and a fullback on the active roster, so Ford has a long way to go before achieving relevance, but at least the team sees him as a worthy project. The Bills also signed tackles Gerhard de Beer and De'Ondre Welsey, wide receiver Cam Phillips, defensive end Mike Love, linebacker Corey Thompson, safety Dean Marlowe and cornerback Levi Wallace to the practice squad.

Siran Neal
No Updates
Ray-Ray McCloud
News
McCloud (knee) returned to a limited practice Friday.

That breaks the sixth-rounder's string of five straight absences and led to McCloud being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. There's not much short-term fantasy upside here, but given the state of the Bills' passing game it's not out of the question that McCloud could gain modest utility as the season rolls along if he's able to click with Josh Allen, the team's new starting QB.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 3 at Minnesota
Russell Bodine
News
Bodine signed with the Bills on Monday.

Bodine has started every game since coming into the league back in 2014. While he's got a long way to go before he can catch up to Joe Thomas, the 25-year-old's durability provides the Bills with a replacement for retired center Eric Wood (neck).

Corey Bojorquez
No Updates
Wyatt Teller
No Updates
Aaron Green
News
Green (undisclosed) agreed to an injury settlement and was waived from the Bills' injured reserve list Tuesday.

It still isn't clear what sort of injury Green is dealing with. In any case, he'll now become a free agent, assuming he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 3 at Minnesota
Lafayette Pitts
News
Pitts was claimed off waivers by the Bills on Wednesday.

Pitts spent the first seven weeks of the season as a special teams contributor for the Jaguars prior to being waived Tuesday. The 25-year-old will likely take on a similar role in Buffalo.