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Watkins: Raiders a sneaky team

Posted by Chris Brown on December 20, 2014 – 3:40 pm

Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins has played in all of 14 games in his NFL career. While he might still be an inexperienced NFL player, he knows a sneaky team when he sees one. In his mind that’s just the kind of team they’re playing Sunday.

Watkins and his teammates refuse to be influenced by Oakland’s 2-12 record. When they look at some of the teams they’ve hung with and in two cases beaten Watkins says it’s easy to play them just as hard as any other opponent.

“They’ve beaten good teams,” said Watkins. “They’ve beaten Kansas City, San Fran—we’ve got to come out and be ready. They’re a sneaky team. They’ve been playing good ball, they haven’t been finishing teams. I watched film on defense—they got a good defensive line, they’re linebackers fly around, their cornerbacks, they’re going to challenge you, they’re not just somebody you’re going to run by for 90-yards, they’re going to compete.”

Of course with Oakland shorthanded at cornerback this week with starter Tarell Brown out, his backup Chimdi Chekwa out and fellow starter D.J. Hayden hobbled and questionable for the game, they may not challenge Buffalo’s wideouts as much as Watkins anticipates.


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Bills expecting physical run game from Raiders

Posted by Chris Brown on December 20, 2014 – 1:35 pm

Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr gets a lot of the pub, but Buffalo’s defenders are not going to follow the headlines. The Oakland game tape is telling them something different, and if they want to shut down the Raiders attack they’ll have to begin with the run game.

“He’s still trying to find himself for the most part,” said Marcell Dareus of Carr. “But their offensive line, their running game is still strong.  They’re going to try to run it down our face and just try to do the best they can with it. They have some big guys up front, real physical, real physical running backs, we’re just going to have to strap it on and be ready to go again.  They’re going to try to run the ball.

“They’ve got the run game trying to start going for him to help him out and take pressure off him,” said Nigel Bradham of how the Raiders are trying to complement Carr offensively. “We’ve just pretty much got to make them one dimensional and pressure the quarterback like we have the whole season.”


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Raiders secondary to be shorthanded

Posted by Chris Brown on December 20, 2014 – 11:13 am

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The Oakland Raiders pass defense is one of the few areas where they perform admirably ranking eighth in the league. But they could be without both starting cornerbacks in Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Starting RCB Tarell Brown is out with a foot injury and starting LCB DJ Hayden is questionable with a back injury. Hayden was limited all week in practice and is expected to be a game time decision.

Both of Oakland’s backup cornerbacks are also hurt. Brown’s backup Chimdi Chekwa is out with a hamstring injury. Only rookie T.J. Carrie is a good bet to play, but he is dealing with an ankle injury. He’s listed as probable.

All told the Raiders will go into the game two healthy corners, both of whom are third stringers.

Here’s a look at the full injury report and the player status for the Raiders for Sunday.

OUT
CB Tarell Brown – foot
WR Vincent Brown – groin
CB Chimdi Chekwa – hamstring
TE Brian Leonhart – concussion
WR Denarius Moore – knee/ankle
T Menelik Watson – foot/ankle

QUESTIONABLE
DL C.J. Wilson – knee
CB DJ Hayden – back

PROBABLE
QB Derek Carr – Rt thumb
CB TJ Carrie – ankle


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Nigel Bradham’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 20, 2014 – 10:01 am

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For the final installment, it’s Bills LB Nigel Bradham.  Check out the songs Nigel will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Raiders.

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Nike uniform of Week 16

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 19, 2014 – 4:00 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 16 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders will be the team’s white jerseys on royal pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here is the Bills uniform combinations in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue

Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Blue / White

Week 13 vs. Cleveland Browns: Blue / White

Week 14 at Denver Broncos: White / White

Week 15 vs. Green Bay Packers: Blue / Blue

Week 16 at Oakland Raiders: White / Blue


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Avril deal set market for Hughes?

Posted by Chris Brown on December 19, 2014 – 1:53 pm

With the Seattle Seahawks signing DE Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension the market for the offseason might be set for impending free agents at the same position, like Buffalo’s Jerry Hughes.

Hughes, who is a half sack away from posting back-to-back double digit sack seasons, is set to become an unrestricted free agent. The Seahawks handed a pass rusher who has a similar game to that of Hughes a four-year extension worth a reported $28.5M over four years to Cliff Avril with $16M guaranteed.

Avril is a player who has been productive longer than Hughes. He has 52 sacks in his seven seasons. He’s also two years older (28) than Buffalo’s edge rusher (26).  With similar body types and similar games it’s logical to think that Avril’s deal will at least set a preliminary mark for offseason deals for free agent pass rushers like Buffalo’s Hughes.


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Spiller, Searcy, Gilmore all probable

Posted by Chris Brown on December 19, 2014 – 1:44 pm

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The Bills added C.J. Spiller back to the roster on Friday and his status for Sunday’s game is positive after participating in practice on a limited basis all week.

Spiller is listed as probably along with a host of other Bills players, most notably Da’Norris Searcy, who missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury. Fellow S Duke Williams is also probable coming off a concussion suffered in last week’s game. CB Stephon Gilmore is probable too.

Chris Gragg is the only Bills players with a designation of less than probable. He’s questionable for Sunday’s game in Oakland.

Player Pos Injury Participation Friday Game Status
Marcus Thigpen WR Foot LP Probable
Dan Carpenter K Right Groin LP Probable
Jarius Wynn DE Knee LP Probable
Chris Gragg TE Knee LP Questionable
Da’Norris Searcy S Hamstring LP Probable
Stephon Gilmore CB Shoulder LP Probable
Duke Williams S Concussion LP Probable
Boobie Dixon RB Chest FP Probable
CJ Spiller RB Shoulder LP Probable

 


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Forbidden love at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 19, 2014 – 11:19 am

forbidden-love-blogWhen Jordan Eliason bought two tickets to last Sunday’s Bills-Packers game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, he never thought it would cap off the biggest few days of his life.

He thought taking his then-girlfriend Michelle to watch her Bills at home against his beloved Packers would highlight a fun December weekend, celebrating a friendly rivalry within their relationship.

But shortly after that ticket purchase, he proposed to Michelle and when they set the date for 12/13/14, the day before the game, he knew just how great that weekend would really be.

“When we realized it would be the day after our wedding, I said to Michelle, ‘Would you mind if we postponed our honeymoon trip a few days so we can go to a football game?’ She said yes,” recalled Jordan, laughing.

To put the exclamation point on the cold, loud, exciting part one to their honeymoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium – before a relaxing, sunny party two – Jordan had special jerseys made for the occasion. His, a Packers jersey, said “Forbidden” on the nameplate bearing number 12 for the month of December, and hers, a Bills jersey, said “Love” with the number 13 for the day they were married.

“People were coming up to take pictures of the backs of our jerseys. It was great,” he said.

In their first competition of marriage, Michelle’s Bills came through for her, possibly as a sign of things to come. But no matter the outcome of the game, “Forbidden Love” is a memory both will cherish forever.

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Fan Friday 12-19

Posted by Chris Brown on December 19, 2014 – 11:03 am

There’s a lot on the line this week for the Bills. Fun having games that mean something here in December. Try to keep from biting your nails down to the nub Bills fans! Merry Christmas! On to your questions now from email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.

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How’s the raiders run D stack up against a possible run game?

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CB: We’ll be addressing that in our weekly Scouting Report on Buffalobills.com late today (Friday), but Oakland has struggled to stop the run. They give up 125 rushing yards to their opponents per game. Now that number is a bit skewed, knowing that a good number of their opponents have been up on the scoreboard on the Raiders, and run the ball a lot in the second half to shorten the game and kill clock.

However, they’re a respectable 12th in yards per carry average allowed (4.0). Still it’s worth mentioning that there is no other team in the league whose opponents choose to run on them more than the Raiders (48% of plays overall), so I would expect Buffalo to lean on their run game in this matchup.

Furthermore I think the Bills run game will have a good measure of success against the Raiders, especially after seeing the offense commit to the run game last week with 33 carries against the Packers in a tight game last week. Their 33 carries was the most since the Week 2 win over Miami.

 

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What is the plan moving forward for the QB situation? Sticking with Orton for multiple years or EJ or free agency?

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CB: I think the only thing that we can say at this point is that EJ will be part of the quarterback equation in 2015. Orton has a player option for next season, so that is his call to make, not the team’s. Beyond that I believe everything will be evaluated at season’s end by the personnel department and the coaches. Then a course of action will be laid out with their options prioritized. I know that’s probably not the answer you’re looking for, but I’m not going to pretend to know the plan when one has yet to be formulated.

 

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Chances Jim Schwartz is back?

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CB: I think it will be predicated on how many job openings there are for head coaching positions at season’s end. Typically there are about a half dozen every offseason. Buffalo’s defense with their fourth new coordinator and fourth new scheme under Schwartz is rivaling some of the best defensive units in team history. They’re currently in the top five in six major defensive categories (Total ‘D’, pass ‘D’, sacks, 3rd down ‘D’, points allowed, takeaways).

Long story short, if there are six NFL head coach openings, I’d expect Schwartz to be a candidate for about half of them due to his long resume of defensive success, and his five years of head coaching experience at the NFL level.


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Hey Chris,

Was just wondering what it takes to get in touch with Goodell or someone in the NFL look at the refs actions ? Can & will Marrone step up & air these differences ? The Denver game & others this year have had some really questionable calls & actions in game.

CB: I don’t disagree with your disappointment on some of the calls this season, the Denver game in particular. I think in many ways it’s the judgment calls that create the most controversy, but as far as having questionable calls addressed, each NFL team can send in plays to the league’s officiating department to contest them or ask for further explanation or clarification.

Doug Marrone does this on a weekly basis. Unfortunately he and every other coach in the league is not permitted to publicize the results of those league reviews of questionable calls in the days following when the game was played. Really a team doesn’t get much more than an apology of, ‘We’re sorry, we got that one wrong.’

If the officiating department rules that the official who made the call was incorrect in his ruling on the field, they’re graded accordingly.

 

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Rules? Why was the Manziel Fumble/Inc. not ruled Intentional Grounding? Seems as if it wasn’t a fumble, then it was IG.

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CB: It was my opinion that it was fumble. Manziel would’ve been protected under the old ‘Tuck Rule’ if it was still in existence, but since it’s not that was a fumble play as I saw it. He double clutched, but in no way was trying to throw the ball. The officials as you know ruled it an incomplete pass. I think the reason they could not rule intentional grounding was because first and foremost Manziel was outside the tackle box. When that happens an intentional grounding call is off the table.

Even if he was in the pocket the direction of the pass could not be ascertained since it essentially bounced off of Kyle Williams and into the end zone. Had the “pass” (ahem… fumble) traveled far enough to determined its direction/target then perhaps the official would’ve been able to make a judgment call on intentional grounding – again had he still been inside the tackle box. That however, was not the case on that play.


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Spiller update

Posted by Chris Brown on December 19, 2014 – 8:31 am

Bills head coach Doug Marrone provided an update on C.J. Spiller as he has not yet been added to the active roster.

“I think he looks good. He really does,” said Marrone. “It’s just a matter of waiting until the end of the week and making a move there. The only concern I have is – it’s not really being in shape, but to be able to play and run plays in and out, in and out, in and out and to make sure his conditioning is right at that level. It seems to be okay. I think it will just get better. I know he looks explosive. He’s moving well.”

A roster decision on Spiller is likely to come later today (Friday).


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Raiders QB Carr update

Posted by Chris Brown on December 19, 2014 – 8:01 am

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After practicing on a limited basis on Wednesday due to a thumb injury on his throwing hand it looks like Raiders QB Derek Carr will be good to go on Sunday barring a setback.

Carr was a full participant in practice for Oakland on Thursday, and much the same is expected today (Friday).

Player Pos Injury Participation Thursday
Tarell Brown CB Foot Did not part.
Vincent Brown WR Groin Did not part.
Derek Carr QB Rt. Thumb Full
TJ Carrie CB Ankle Limited
Chimdi Chekwa CB Hamstring Did not part.
Brian Leonhardt TE Concussion Did not part.
Denarius Moore WR Knee/Ankle Did not part.
Menelik Watson T Foot/Ankle Did not part.
C.J. Wilson DL Knee Limited
DJ Hayden CB Back Limited

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Simms: Bills Defense “Tops in the NFL” – JMS

Posted by johnmurphyshow on December 18, 2014 – 8:21 pm

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Inching towards Sunday’s game in Oakland. We loaded tonight’s show with plenty of material to get you ready. We began with the news of the day, including an update on running back C.J. Spiller which was one of the topics in tonight’s edition of Around the Locker Room. We also heard from head coach Doug Marrone on the team’s offense.

 

Calling the game on the TV side of things is former NFL quarterback Chris Simms who will be alongside his broadcast partner Brian Anderson on the CBS Network. Simms is also the lead NFL analyst for Bleacher Report and joined us by phone to talk about this weekend’s matchup including what he sees from the Bills defense. He called the unit the “top defense in the NFL” and had high praise for the defensive line. Simms then switched gears to talk about the Raiders and their rookie linebacker Khalil Mack.

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“In the run game, he’s unbelievable. He’s a total mismatch against tight ends. He throws them around like they’re rag dolls. He’s of course strong and powerful to hold up against offensive tackles as well. He’s a good pass rusher that’s only getting better as the season goes along. He’s truly a dominant force on that side of the ball.”

 

To hear the complete interview with Simms and the rest of Thursday’s John Murphy Show, click here.


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First ever PPK Championship Weekend a success

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 18, 2014 – 4:48 pm

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The Buffalo Bills hosted their first ever Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championship Weekend as NFL PPK winners from three local sectional competitions vied for the Bills Team Championship at the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Saturday, December 13th.  After the competition, the participants had the opportunity to meet Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso and received a picture and autograph, followed by lunch in the Bills cafeteria with their families.

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The forty Team Championship participants were invited to the Bills-Packers game the following day to form Stampede Row as Bills players took the field and received Bills Play 60 Jerseys, Bills Nike Vapor Football Gloves and New Era winter hats.  After Stampede Row, the participants watched the game with their family and the winners from each age group received on-field recognition during the second quarter.

Congratulations to the Team Championship participants and our winners!

Girls 6-7 Boys 6-7
Magdalena Parish – West Valley, N.Y. Drew Williamee – Canandaigua, N.Y.
Alaina Burdick – Canisteo, N.Y. Liam Davis – Malone, N.Y.
Hannah Michalek – East Aurora, N.Y. Manning Splain – Duke Center, PA
Selena Maldonado Brady Wiscup – Holland, N.Y.
Girls 8-9 Boys 8-9
Autumn Millington – Westmoreland, N.Y. Ryan Krzyzanowski – Westmoreland, N.Y.
Teagan Kosinski – Olean, N.Y. Alek Reynolds – Williamson, N.Y.
Isabella Pucci – Fairport, N.Y. Braydon Hummel – North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Wriana Hudson Amari Jones – Albion, N.Y.
Girls 10-11 Boys 10-11
Kennedy Case – West Leyden, N.Y. Rudy Warren – Tonawanda, N.Y.
Laura Cohn – Kenmore, N.Y. Jonathan Starling – Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Haley Bly – Rochester, N.Y. Connor Williams – Victor, N.Y.
Hannah Walker – Sayre, Penn. Cole Harrington – Lockport, N.Y.
Girls 12-13 Boys 12-13
Natalie McCormick – Ogdensburg, N.Y. Dominic Geracitano – Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Megan McCraith – Clarence, N.Y. CJ Williams – Victor, N.Y.
Melissa MacCowan – Bergen, N.Y. Nathan Moore – Albion, N.Y.
Caitlin Gonter – Boston, N.Y. Brandon Smathers – Miami, Fla.
Girls 14-15 Boys 14-15
Erin Geibel – Hornell, N.Y. Trevor Henneman – Painted Post, N.Y.
Breanna Chapman – Baldwinsville, N.Y. Gordon Wang – Williamson, N.Y.
Hailey Hubbard – Bergen, N.Y. Connor Fenlong – Gouverneur, N.Y.
Samantha Fovel – Rochester, N.Y. Casey Kelly – Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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Thigpen update

Posted by Chris Brown on December 18, 2014 – 2:35 pm

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Buffalo’s primary punt returner was added to the injury report Thursday with a foot injury.

Head coach Doug Marrone said Thigpen experienced some swelling in his foot Thursday and could only practice on a limited basis. It’s not expected to impact his availability for Sunday’s game.

Player Pos Injury Participation Thursday
Marcus Thigpen WR Foot LP
Dan Carpenter K Right Groin LP
Jarius Wynn DE Knee LP
Chris Gragg TE Knee LP
Da’Norris Searcy S Hamstring LP
Stephon Gilmore CB Shoulder LP
Duke Williams S Concussion LP
Boobie Dixon RB Chest FP

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Kyle Williams: Blood, sweat, and tears – JMS

Posted by johnmurphyshow on December 17, 2014 – 9:33 pm

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The team began gearing up for their road tilt with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. We began the show asking the viewers their thoughts on the team and how they are adjusting to meaningful games late in the season? We then heard from President Russ Brandon, who spoke about head coach Doug Marrone and his efforts to change the culture here at One Bills Drive. Post-practice, we caught up with players and served up another edition of Around the Locker Room.

 

After the fired up post-game speech he gave to his teammates following the Packers game, Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams joined us in studio to share his thoughts on this year’s team. Williams discussed his feelings on playing meaningful games late in the season and why this season has meant so much to him after being around the organization for the past 9-seasons.

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“It means everything to me. It really does. A lot of years of just really pushing it and I’ve really just been trying to play as hard as I possibly can for my teammates, for our organization, and for our fan base who deserves it. I’m really going to cherish this moment and like I said, I don’t want to let it pass by. I don’t want to miss an opportunity. I want to know that I’ve done everything that I could and not that I haven’t in the past but being in this position, really, really trying to drive and keeps guys into it. It means everything to me. There’s been a lot of work, blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into getting to this point, almost a decade later and I’m going to go out Sunday and do what I’ve always done.”

 

Williams also discussed the rotation along the defensive line, his relationship with teammate Marcell Dareus, and why their defense has been so successful under coordinator Jim Schwartz.

 

At the top of the hour, Bills HOF running back Thurman Thomas returned to the show. Thomas has been fully engaged with this year’s team and shared his excitement with their possible playoff chances. He weighed in on tonight’s topic on if the fans are accustomed to losing seasons and now are having a hard time adjusting to a winning season.

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“As being a fan now and being retired for 13, 14 years, I don’t want to be like that now as a fan. I want these games to mean home field advantage, a first round bye, a playoff game here. I want to be a fan of that now even though I’m a former player, I’m a fan and would love to see the turnaround happen with this group that we have right now.”

 

Thomas went on to discuss the possible return of running back C.J. Spiller and his thoughts on the offense.

 

Finally, former Bills and Raiders linebacker Kirk Morrison called in to discuss this weekend’s matchup. Morrison is now an NFL on Fox analyst and said he’s happy to see his former team on the rise but is torn on who to root for this weekend in Oakland. He talked about the Raiders struggling transition and what they can hang their hat on, specifically University at Buffalo grad and rookie LB Khalil Mack. When it came to the Bills, Morrison said he’s been raving about the team as of late, specifically when it comes to their defense. If the Bills can get themselves into the playoffs, Morrison says they’re a team “he does not want to play.”

 

To hear that and the entire John Murphy Show from Wednesday, click here.


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Raiders QB Carr limited

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2014 – 7:38 pm


Oakland starting QB Derek Carr could not practice fully on Wednesday.

The Raiders rookie QB has been battling a nagging thumb injury on his throwing hand. Head coach Tony Sparano said he’s not concerned about Carr’s playing status for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

DID NOT PRACTICE
CB Tarell Brown – Foot
WR Vincent Brown – Groin
CB Chimdi Chekwa – Hamstring
TE Brian Leonhardt – Concussion
WR Denarius Moore – Knee/Ankle
T Menelik Watson – Foot/Ankle
DL C.J. Wilson – Knee

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
QB Derek Carr – Rt. Thumb
CB TJ Carrie – Ankle


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Longtime Bills gameday staff member retires

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 17, 2014 – 5:50 pm

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Before Sunday’s home game against the Green Bay Packers, the Bills honored Erie County Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner John Adolf for 16 years of dedicated service to the Bills organization and its fans. Adolf coordinates emergency medical services at the Erie County-owned Ralph Wilson Stadium, and Sunday was his last official game serving in that capacity. Bills Vice President Andy Major and Senior Director of Security Christopher Clark presented Adolf with an official Buffalo Bills helmet signed by all of the public safety partners who staff the stadium command center managing game day operations. Adolf is set to retire December 29, 2014 after 32 years of service to Erie County.

On behalf of all Bills fans and the entire Bills organization, we thank Adolf for his longtime service to our community.


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C.J. has been hitting the weights

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2014 – 5:26 pm


Bills RB C.J. Spiller was back on the practice field for a third straight week, only now he’s fully cleared. He has not yet been added to the active roster off injured reserve yet. A  final decision is expected to come later in the week based on how he looks in practice. Spiller shared some of rehab regimen for his shoulder coming off surgery when he appeared on the John Murphy Show earlier this week.

“Just starting back lifting,” said Spiller in reference to weight work with his surgically repaired shoulder. “Getting the range of motion that’s the biggest thing. Just taking it day by day. The biggest thing for me was not rushing it. I think it was a blessing and a curse at the same time because it let me get a mental aspect of the game and a view on different things in life. I understand now what it takes on how to prepare and don’t take things for granted.”


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Gilmore, Duke, Spiller limited

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2014 – 2:51 pm

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The Bills had a player out with illness at practice Wednesday along with a handful of other players limited due to injury.

Scott Chandler missed Wednesday’s practice as he was sent home sick. A few of Buffalo’s defensive backs were also limited including Duke Williams, who is going through concussion protocol.

C.J. Spiller was limited in practice as well.

DID NOT PRACTICE
TE Scott Chandler – illness

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
K Dan Carpenter – groin
S Duke Williams – concussion
CB Stephon Gilmore – shoulder
S Da’Norris Searcy – hamstring
RB C.J. Spiller – shoulder
TE Chris Gragg – knee
DE Jarius Wynn – knee

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RB Boobie Dixon – chest


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Spiller charged up to return to full practice

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2014 – 11:56 am

Bills RB C.J. Spiller has been participating in practice the last two weeks, but was not fully cleared for contact until Monday. Now able to practice fully Spiller is charged up to be back in the fold with his teammates.

In an appearance on the John Murphy Show Tuesday, Spiller made his excitement to begin the practice week on the field evident. He explained what he’ll be looking to get accomplished this week leading up to the game against the Raiders in Oakland Sunday.

“When you’ve been off for two months it’s just how your legs feel and getting back into a rhythm. I’ve been going through some thing the last couple of weeks to dust off some of the rust that I had. This will be a critical week for me to see how I do in the live practice and bump around a little bit. So I’m looking forward to it and I can’t wait.”

Spiller admitted he’ll have a bit of a mental hurdle to clear, but believes if he’s able to play in the game that after the first contact he’ll be fine.


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