Buffalo Bills

Stadium: New Era Field | Coach: Sean McDermott
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th130.1 (6th)168.1 (31st)
Defense23rd123.7 (27th)227.5 (17th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
57Alexander, Lorenzo OLB6-12455/31/198311California
13Benjamin, Kelvin WR6-52452/5/19914Florida State
52Brown, Preston MLB6-125110/27/19924Louisville
39Cadet, Travaris RB6-12102/1/19896Appalachian State
75Capi, Cap DE6-32497/11/19921Akron
85Clay, Charles TE6-32552/13/19897Tulsa
98Coleman, Deandre DT6-53411/27/19911California
56Davis, Ryan DE6-22602/24/19896Bethune-Cookman
73Dawkins, Dion T6-43204/26/1994RTemple
42DiMarco, Patrick FB6-12344/30/19896South Carolina
62Ducasse, Vladimir G6-532910/15/19878Massachusetts
36Elston, Trae DB5-111902/16/19941Ole Miss
69Ferguson, Reid LS6-12443/24/19941LSU
28Gaines, E.J. CB5-101852/23/19924Missouri
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.)
18Holmes, Andre WR6-42106/16/19886Hillsdale
55Hughes, Jerry DE6-22548/13/19888TCU
50Humber, Ramon OLB5-112328/10/19879North Dakota State
23Hyde, Micah SS6-019712/31/19905Iowa
64Incognito, Richie G6-33197/5/198311Nebraska
24Johnson, Leonard DB5-101943/30/19906Iowa State
11Jones, Zay WR6-22003/30/1995REast Carolina
44Lacey, Deon LB6-32357/18/19901West Alabama
88Lee, Khari TE6-42531/16/19923Bowie State
25McCoy, LeSean RB5-112107/12/19889Pittsburgh
68McDermott, Conor T6-830510/19/1992RUCLA
58Milano, Matt OLB6-02237/28/1994RBoston College
76Miller, John G6-33158/12/19933Louisville
79Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19905Louisiana Tech
84O'Leary, Nick TE6-32528/31/19922Florida State
2Peterman, Nathan QB6-22255/4/1994RPittsburgh
30Pitts, Lafayette CB5-111959/24/19922Pittsburgh
21Poyer, Jordan FS6-01914/25/19915Oregon State
89Reilly, Brandon WR6-22009/24/1993RNebraska
6Schmidt, Colton P5-1122410/27/19904California-Davis
15Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/19879North Carolina
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12158/3/19897Virginia Tech
82Thomas, Logan TE6-62507/1/19913Virginia Tech
29Thomas, Shamarko DB5-92052/23/19915Syracuse
10Thompson, Deonte WR6-02042/14/19895Florida
91Thornton, Cedric DT6-42906/21/19886Southern Arkansas
35Tolbert, Mike FB5-925011/23/198510Coastal Carolina
40Vallejo, Tanner LB6-122812/16/1994RBoise State
92Washington, Adolphus DT6-429511/24/19922Ohio State
14Webb, Joe QB6-423011/14/19868UAB
27White, Tre'Davious CB5-111921/16/1995RLSU
95Williams, Kyle DT6-13036/10/198312LSU
70Wood, Eric C6-43103/18/19869Louisville
20Wright, Shareece CB5-111844/8/19877Southern California
54Yarbrough, Eddie DE6-22594/24/19931Wyoming
Injured Players
33Anderson, Colt (IR) DB5-1019510/25/19858Montana
17Butler, Jeremy (IR) WR6-22134/22/19913Tennessee-Martin
7Jones, Taiwan (IR) RB6-01957/26/19887Eastern Washington
90Lawson, Shaq (IR) DE6-32676/17/19942Clemson
87Matthews, Jordan (IR) WR6-32127/16/19924Vanderbilt
89Towbridge, Keith (IR) TE6-52625/21/1995RLouisville
Practice Squad
 Carter, Cory P5-112203/5/1994RTexas Southern
 Croom, Jason TE6-52462/28/1994RTennessee
 Doss, Lorenzo CB5-111874/20/19943Tulane
 Dupre, Malachi WR6-219610/12/1995RLSU
 Lewis, Marquavius DT6-327010/11/1992RSouth Carolina
 Marlowe, Dean DB6-12087/25/19923James Madison
 McCray, L.J. DB6-02106/18/19913Catawba
 Murphy, Marcus RB5-919510/3/19913Missouri
 Redmond, Adam C6-53005/19/19931Harvard
 Wesley, De'Ondre T6-63317/28/19923Brigham Young
 
 
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Position Listing
E.J. Gaines
News
Gaines, returning from a hamstring injury, posted nine total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Gaines logged 74 snaps in the ugly 54-24 loss to the Chargers, so it looks like he should be good moving forward after missing three-plus games with the injury. The nine stops represent his single-game high for 2017.

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
Keith Towbridge
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Leonard Johnson
News
Johnson (knee) practiced fully Wednesday after missing Sunday's win over the Colts, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

It looks like the reserve cornerback will be able to return for Week 15 when the Bills take on the Dolphins in a crucial game for both teams. Johnson will help the Buffalo defense deal with some of Miami's three-wide sets.

Ramon Humber
News
Humber, who failed to log a tackle while playing 20 defensive snaps Sunday, has lost his starting outside linebacker spot to rookie Matt Milano, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Humber has had three double-digit tackle games this season, but he missed three games due to minor thumb surgery and hasn't been the same player since returning. Milano, meanwhile, has far outperformed his fifth-round status, so the Bills will keep ceding more time to the younger player.

Matt Milano
News
The Bills have promoted Milano to starting weak-side linebacker for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Jonah Bronstein of The Buffalo News reports.

Milano will pass veteran Ramon Humber in the pecking order based on his own strong play coupled with Humber's struggles since returning from thumb surgery. We'll see if Milano can build on his 11-tackle performance in Sunday's win over the Colts, which won't be an easy task considering Indy ran the ball a crazy 46 times in the snowstorm. However, Milano should see plenty of action now, and it's likely the Dolphins focus on the run given Kenyan Drake's success of late, plus former Miami running back Jay Ajayi gashed the Bills for 420 yards last season.

Cap Capi
News
Capi was promoted to the Bills' active roster Tuesday, Chris Brown of the team's official sit reports.

With top defensive end Shaq Lawson (ankle) landing on injured reserve Tuesday, the Bills will bring in Capi to add depth to the defensive line. He likely won't play much of a role in this final stretch of the regular season.

Kelvin Benjamin
News
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Benjamin (knee) would be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Benjamin, who is playing through a partially torn right meniscus, aggravated the injury in his return from a two-game absence in Sunday's 13-7 overtime win over the Colts. Prior to departing, Benjamin was the top pass-catching option for Buffalo in the snow-filled contest, hauling in three of eight targets for 38 yards and his first touchdown as a member of the Bills. The wideout's ability to participate in the Bills' first practice of the week suggests he could be ready to play Week 15 against the Dolphins, but his persistent knee problems and presence in a weak passing offense will limit his upside during the fantasy playoffs.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Zay Jones
News
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Jones and Deonte Thompson will split playing time based on the weekly game plan, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

McDermott's expectation will become a null point if Kelvin Benjamin (knee) isn't available for Week 15 against the Dolphins. Thompson actually led all Buffalo wideouts with an 85 percent snap share in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Colts, with Jones and Benjamin (61 percent apiece) landing far behind. Of course, the Bills' game plan will look quite different when they don't have to contend with a snowstorm, featuring more three-wide formations and passing plays. There should be room for all three of the aforementioned players to contribute, but Jones is unlikely to venture north of a handful of targets per game unless Benjamin misses more time.

Preston Brown
News
Brown led the Bills in tackles with 13 (11 solo) Sunday in a loss to the Chargers.

It was the fourth time Brown has reached double-digit tackles this season. The 25-year-old has yet to record a sack this season, but his activity in the tackle department keeps him a consistent IDP performer. He saw 69 defensive snaps (93.0 percent) in the contest.

Jason Croom
No Updates
Malachi Dupre
No Updates
Deandre Coleman
News
Coleman re-signed Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The Bills have been getting killed in the run game the last two contests, so they decided to add some size in the 6-foot-5, 341-pound Coleman while releasing smaller defensive lineman Jerel Worthy. Coleman won't be an IDP factor, but he could see some immediate time on early downs as the team attempts to start plugging some holes.

Deon Lacey
News
Lacey signed a contract with the Bills on Thursday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

The Bills cut Lacey just one day earlier to make room on the roster for waiver claim Tyrell Adams, but the team ended up reversing the transaction after Adams failed his physical. Lacey will thus stick around for the Bills as Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers approaches, but he'll be limited to nothing more than a special teams role if he's active for that contest.

Ryan Davis
News
Davis will start Sunday's game at Atlanta in place of an injured Shaq Lawson.

We don't think Davis will see a full log of plays like a normal starter would, as Lorenzo Alexander can be used to rush the passer on downs he'd normally sit. Still, it's a nice development for the journeyman Davis, who's now with his third NFL team.

Taiwan Jones
News
Jones (arm) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

Unsurprisingly, Jones has been placed on IR after being lost for the season due to a broken arm. As a result, the Bills signed Travaris Cadet, who most recently played for the Jets, to bolster their backfield.

Injury
Arm - Injured Reserve
Travaris Cadet
News
Cadet, cleared from a concussion last week, played in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Colts, carrying the ball four times for just two yards while not getting targeted in the passing game.

Cadet was on the field for just four offensive plays, while Mike Tolbert, who had missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, saw 13 offensive plays and turned that into six carries for 32 yards. Cadet has provided some nice depth and versatility to the Buffalo offense since his midseason signing, but it looks like he'll settle into the No. 3 spot in the pecking order now that Tolbert's healthy again.

Eric Wood
News
Wood (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Thursday's game against the Jets.

Wood was removed from the Bills' injury report after turning in a full practice Wednesday following limited sessions Monday and Tuesday. The 31-year-old should start at center like he usually does and play a full slate of snaps.

Tyrod Taylor
News
Taylor (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

As head coach Sean McDermott predicted before the session, Taylor was able to take part in the majority of the drills during the Bills' first practice of the week, which should eliminate any concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. The Bills finished out the Week 14 overtime win over the Colts with their third-string quarterback (Joe Webb) running the offense after Taylor was made inactive shortly before the contest and fill-in starter Nathan Peterman exited early with a concussion. Taylor had previously ceded starting duties to the rookie Peterman in a Week 11 loss to the Chargers, but McDermott reiterated Wednesday that Taylor would start for the rest of the season if healthy enough to do so.

Brandon Tate
News
Tate is inactive for Thursday's game against the Jets.

It looks like some combination of Jordan Matthews, Micah Hyde, Taiwan Jones and Deonte Thompson will serve as the primary return men Thursday. Tate is one of the league's better returners, but he doesn't offer much in the receiving game even though he made a big play last week against the Raiders. Coach Sean McDermott must have a different strategy set for this week, while Tate's outlook may not get much better once the Bills start suiting up newcomer Kelvin Benjamin in Week 10. Tate's best hope might be if his special teams replacements simply botch the job.

De'Ondre Wesley
No Updates
Stephen Hauschka
News
Hauschka will be kicking in snow and winds up to 19 miles per hour when the Bills take on the Colts on Sunday.

Hauschka has shown the ability and leg strength to kick through the winds of New Era Field all season, plus the Colts give up more points than anyone. In other words, there's still some scoring to be had for the Bills. Just know that the weather forecast and a rookie starting at quarterback could limit Hauschka's attempts compared to normal game-day conditions.

Kyle Williams
News
Williams won't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

It's believed that Williams picked up the injury during the Bills' 13-7 overtime victory over the Colts on Sunday. The significance of the setback isn't yet clear, but if Williams puts in a full practice before the end of the week, he could avoid an injury designation for the Week 15 matchup with the Dolphins.

Injury
Groin - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Jerry Hughes
News
Hughes logged five tackles during Sunday's win over his former team, the Colts.

Hughes played 48 of 71 defensive snaps, which has become roughly the norm as the Bills take him off the field in certain run situations. The five-tackle game represents Hughes' season high, and while his 37 tackles over 13 games is decent for a defensive end, the 3.0 sacks is disappointing for a guy that many assumed would make a run at double digits.

Cedric Thornton
News
Thornton signed a contract with the Bills on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old was on the open market for only a few days after the Cowboys cut ties with him when a hamstring injury sidelined him for much of training camp. Buffalo's decision to bring Thornton aboard suggests he's reasonably healthy now, but it's not expected that he'll see many snaps this season behind the dominant defensive tackle tandem of Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.

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 (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

The safety's full involvement in the first practice session of the week indicates he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Chiefs. Hyde hasn't forced any turnovers in the Bills' last three games, but hasn't been a total zero for IDP owners with 17 total tackles over that span.

LeSean McCoy
News
McCoy (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

We suspect that his limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related, after McCoy logged 50 snaps in wintry conditions in this past Sunday's 13-7 win over the Colts, a victory that was fueled the running back's 156 rushing yards (on 32 carries) and game-winning TD in overtime.

Injury
Knee - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Trae Elston
News
Elston will start at safety this week against the Raiders with starter Jordan Poyer (knee) being ruled inactive, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

This will be the first start of Elston's career, who could stand to have a decent tackle total if Derek Carr throws as much as he did last week in an attempt to beat the Bills' depleted secondary.

Nick O'Leary
News
O'Leary (back) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

O'Leary's back injury kept him sidelined for the Week 13 loss to the Patriots, but it looks like he'll be ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Colts. The third-year player plays second fiddle to Charles Clay (knee) at tight end, so don't expect O'Leary to earn many targets Sunday unless Clay's injury prevents him from playing.

Shareece Wright
News
Wright was inactive for Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

Previously a starter while E.J. Gaines was out with an injury, Wright has apparently fallen all the way to No. 5 on the cornerback depth chart. He actually performed pretty well in Gaines' absence, but the Bills like Leonard Johnson better as the No. 3 guy right now, while No. 4 Lafayette Pitts seemingly has better skills on special teams.

Jeremy Butler
News
Butler (concussion) was reverted back to the Bills' injured reserve after being waived/injured Saturday, per the Official NFL Media site transaction log

Butler's concussion he suffered early in the preseason essentially cost him any shot at making the Bills' final roster.

Injury
Concussion - Injured Reserve
Nathan Peterman
News
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Peterman remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Peterman's ability to practice in some capacity suggests that he's progressed through the protocol on at least some level, but he'll likely need to put in a full practice before the end of the week and receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to dress Sunday against the Dolphins. The rookie, who started in the Week 14 win over the Colts in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor (knee) before exiting with the concussion, is expected to return to a backup role once cleared with Taylor set to go through most of practice Wednesday and seemingly on track to start in Week 15. If Peterman is held out Sunday, third-string quarterback Joe Webb would handle backup duties behind Taylor.

Injury
Concussion - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Joe Webb
News
Webb went 2-for-6 for 35 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Colts. He also rushed five times for 27 yards.

Webb was forced into duty after Nathan Peterman, who had drawn the Week 14 start in place of Tyrod Taylor (knee), was forced from the contest with a head injury. The versatile veteran unsurprisingly saw his pass attempts kept to a minimum, as the game was played in a persistent blizzard and the Bills had little trouble making significant gains in the running game throughout the afternoon. With Buffalo's top two signal callers now injured, it remains to be seen if Webb will be called upon to helm the offense in a Week 15 divisional clash against the Dolphins. However, given that Taylor will have another week to recover, it's also quite conceivable that he could be healthy enough to suit up by the time next Sunday rolls around.

L.J. McCray
News
The Panthers signed McCray to a reserve/future contract.

McCray didn't play in 2016 after playing with the 49ers in 2015. He'll compete for a role on special teams and as a depth safety with Carolina in 2017.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Charles Clay
News
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Clay (knee) will be a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The Bills haven't said so officially, but Clay's restricted practice reps is likely designed to limit the strain on his knee, for which he required arthroscopic surgery earlier this season. It's expected that Clay's practice involvement will be limited in advance of each of the final three regular-season contests, but he doesn't look to be at any real risk of missing action. However, it's looking unlikely that the tight end will rediscover his strong early-season form. After opening the campaign with 20 receptions for 258 yards and two scores in the Bills' first five games, Clay has managed 14 receptions for 131 yards and no touchdowns in his five games since coming back from the surgery.

Injury
Knee - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Adolphus Washington
News
Washington was found not guilty of July allegations for improperly carrying a concealed firearm, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

It's unlikely Washington receives any punishment from the league office either.

Shaq Lawson
News
Lawson is considered week-to-week after suffering a right ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Lawson was carted to the locker room after suffering the injury and was later spotted in a walking boot. The Bills aren't likely to comment on his status for the Week 14 game against the Colts until resuming practice Wednesday, but at the moment, it's looking unlikely that Lawson will be available for the weekend. If that's the case, Eddie Yarbrough could be in line for more snaps at defensive end.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Logan Thomas
News
Thomas, subbing in as the No. 2 tight end for an injured Nick O'Leary, caught both of his targets for 10 yards during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

The converted quarterback did see the field for 33 percent of the offensive plays, but with O'Leary about to return to practice this week, Thomas could be relegated to No. 3 and mostly a special teams role.

Seantrel Henderson
News
Henderson (back) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Colts.

Henderson was held out of practice on Thursday and Friday due to his back injury, but the team was holding out hope he'd recover in time for Sunday's game. His absence will leave the Bills' offensive line reserves rather thin for the week.

Injury
Back - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Conor McDermott
News
McDermott (chest) wasn't on Wednesday's injury report and is in line to play Sunday against the Colts.

McDermott missed Week 13's game against the Patriots, but he's a depth asset and doesn't directly affect the Bills' offensive dynamic.

Richie Incognito
News
Incognito (ankle) doesn't carry a designation heading into the Thursday's matchup with the Jets.

Incognito played through the ankle injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders and prepares set to do so again in Week 9 after turning in a full practice Wednesday. He'll start at left guard.

Brandon Reilly
No Updates
Adam Redmond
News
Redmond was waived Friday by the Colts, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

With regular starter Ryan Kelly (foot) set to make his season debut Sunday against the 49ers and reenter the starting lineup, the Colts no longer had a need for an extra center on the roster. Redmond will be eligible to sign with any team or practice squad upon clearing waivers.

Mike Tolbert
News
Tolbert rushed six times for 32 yards in Sunday's 13-7 overtime win over the Colts.

The burly tailback made his return after a three-game absence due to a hamstring injury and was effective with his modest number of opportunities. Tolbert remains a decidedly complementary option behind the elite LeSean McCoy, with his only true fantasy value coming from occasional goal-line opportunities.

Colton Schmidt
No Updates
Marcus Murphy
News
Murphy signed with the Bills' practice squad Monday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Murphy has previously had stints on the Colts' and Jets' practice squads this season. The Bills are lacking in depth at running back after Taiwan Jones (arm) was moved to injured reserve following the team's Week 9 loss to the Jets, but Murphy will likely need another injury to one of LeSean McCoy, Mike Tolbert or Travaris Cadet before earning a promotion to Buffalo's 53-man roster.

Eddie Yarbrough
News
Yarbrough, who missed Wednesday's practice due to a chest injury, practiced fully Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

With Shaq Lawson placed on injured reserve, Yarbrough is in line to start at defensive tackle along with veteran Kyle Williams, though Ryan Davis will be sprinkled in for certain packages.

Cordy Glenn
News
Glenn (foot/ankle) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against Indianapolis.

Glenn was limited in practice throughout the week but he's not yet healthy enough to play. Look for rookie Dion Dawkins to fill in once again while Glenn is sidelined.

Injury
Foot - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Jordan Poyer
News
Poyer logged 11 tackles (eight solo) and two passes defended in Sunday's 54-24 loss to the Chargers.

It was the second time this season Poyer has tallied 11 tackles, while the eight solo stops is a season high. He was one of two Bills players to play in every defensive snap. The 26-year-old figures to remain heavily involved on defense as the season progresses.

Cory Carter
News
Carter (undisclosed) was waived/injured by the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans brought Carter in for added competition, but they opted for veteran Shane Lechler as their starter.

Tre'Davious White
News
White is no longer in concussion protocol.

White suffered the concussion in Sunday's loss to the Patriots and was limited in Wednesday's practice, but he looks to be symptom-free now and should be ready to play Sunday against the Colts. Look for White to be a full-go as the Bills' starting cornerback across from E.J. Gaines.

Andre Holmes
News
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Holmes won't practice Wednesday due to a stiff neck, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Holmes likely picked up the injury in the Bills' 13-7 overtime victory over the Colts on Sunday. If the wideout is able to put in at least a limited practice Thursday or Friday, he'll likely gain clearance to suit up Week 15 against the Dolphins, but don't expect Holmes to hold a major role in the Bills' passing attack. He's been targeted just four times over the Bills' last five games, making one reception for seven yards.

Injury
Neck - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 15 vs. Miami
Ryan Groy
No Updates
Shamarko Thomas
News
Thomas signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

The Bills have done some roster shuffling in the defensive backfield, with Colt Anderson being moved to IR and Robert Blanton being released, while Thomas and fellow Tuesday signee Trae Elston will apparently compete for depth looks or special teams action.

Colt Anderson
News
Anderson (forearm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

He needs surgery after breaking his forearm in the Bills' win over the Falcons on Sunday, so the special teams standout will now apparently miss the rest of the season, unless he works out an injury settlement with the team.

Injury
Forearm - Injured Reserve
Dion Dawkins
News
Dawkins (illness) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Dawkins did not practice Wednesday due to an illness, but it looks like he's put that behind him and should be a full go for Sunday's matchup in Kansas City.

Jordan Mills
No Updates
Tanner Vallejo
News
Vallejo (knee) practiced without limitations Friday and is expected to be ready for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers.

Even though he's healthy, the rookie linebacker will be hard-pressed to find playing time behind Lorenzo Alexander and Ramon Humber, who combined for 18 tackles in Week 1. Expect to see Vallejo on special teams and select defensive packages.

Lorenzo Doss
News
Doss was waived by the Broncos on Thursday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Doss failed to play a significant role for the Broncos this season after appearing in six games and recording four tackles with Denver last year. The defensive back will likely go unclaimed and end up as a free agent.

John Miller
News
Miller (ankle) was a full participant at the Bills' practice Wednesday.

Miller hasn't seen game action since Week 4, but seems primed to return to his reserve role on the interior of Buffalo's offensive line.

Jordan Matthews
News
Matthews (knee), who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, may require surgery, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. "We'll see," Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday, when asked if Matthews would need to go under the knife.

Matthews had been fighting through the knee injury for the past three weeks, missing one contest before returning for the Bills' last two games, only to be shut down for good. The wideout also was sidelined for a large portion of the preseason with a fractured sternum and missed an additional contest due to a broken thumb, with the assortment of injuries rendering him a major disappointment this season for a Bills squad that was banking on him taking a stranglehold of the No. 1 receiver role. He'll finish the campaign with 25 receptions for 282 yards and a touchdown, which could result in a cool market for the 2014 second-round pick as he heads into unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career this offseason.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
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 accrued nine tackles (six solo) against the Saints on Sunday.

The veteran linebacker now has 56 tackles (43 solo) through nine games, putting him on pace for 100 tackles this season. However, Alexander has recorded just two sacks this season, which is nothing compared to the monstrous 12.5 sacks he racked up in 2016.

Reid Ferguson
No Updates
Deonte Thompson
News
Thompson brought in his only target for 34 yards in Sunday's 13-7 overtime win over the Colts.

Thompson logged the longest reception of the game for either team, although it was his only catch of the afternoon. The veteran is projected to have a larger role for the final three games of the season with Jordan Matthews (knee) now on injured reserve and Kelvin Benjamin also having exited Sunday's game early with yet another knee injury.

Marquavius Lewis
No Updates
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.