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Mills, Thompson return to practice

Posted by Chris Brown on January 4, 2018 – 3:02 pm

RT Jordan Mills and WR Deonte Thompson were able to return to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session with ankle and shoulder injuries respectively.

Mills appeared to move around well, but head coach Sean McDermott was reserving judgment.

“He’s day to day. We’ll see. I just want to look at the practice tape and see how functional he was, but he’s headed in the right direction.”

LB Matt Milano however, was still sidelined with a hamstring injury.

“He didn’t practice. I wish he was able to get out there today, but he wasn’t able to do it,” McDermott said. “We’ll have to see on that one.”

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
RB LeSean McCoy (ankle)
LB Matt Milano (hamstring)
CB Shareece Wright (concussion)

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee)
TE Charles Clay (knee)
OT Jordan Mills (ankle)
WR Deonte Thompson (shoulder)
QB Joe Webb (ankle)
DT Kyle Williams (rest)


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McCoy, Milano headline injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on January 3, 2018 – 3:07 pm

It was pretty good bet that LeSean McCoy wasn’t going to practice on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury in last Sunday’s game and that proved to be the case. Another new addition to the Bills injury report was Matt Milano with a hamstring injury.

CB Shareece Wright also is still in the concussion protocol and didn’t practice. Here’s a look at the Bills full injury report.

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest)
RB LeSean McCoy (ankle)
LB Matt Milano (hamstring)
OT Jordan Mills (ankle)
WR Deonte Thompson (shoulder)
DT Kyle Williams (rest)
CB Shareece Wright (concussion)

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee)
TE Charles Clay (knee)
QB Joe Webb (ankle)


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Wright out, Thompson a game time decision

Posted by Chris Brown on December 29, 2017 – 2:38 pm

CB Shareece Wright will not be available for Sunday’s game in Miami. The good news is E.J. Gaines will be back in the starting lineup after missing last week’s game with a knee injury. Lafayette Pitts will serve as the team’s fourth corner behind nickel corner Leonard Johnson.

WR Kelvin Benjamin, CB E.J. Gaines, DT Kyle Williams among the players who were removed from the injury report and will start Sunday.

Here’s a look at the rest of Buffalo’s injury report for Sunday’s game.

 

 

OUT
CB Shareece Wright – concussion

QUESTIONABLE
G Ryan Groy – illness
WR Deonte Thompson – shoulder/back


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Gaines looks ready for Sunday, Benjamin working

Posted by Chris Brown on December 28, 2017 – 3:03 pm

E.J. Gaines and Kelvin Benjamin are both working their way through the week. At this point it’s looking good for both players to be in the lineup on Sunday at Miami.

After Thursday’s practice, head coach Sean McDermott was asked about what kind of progress E.J. Gaines has made in his return from a knee injury, suffered in the first game against the Dolphins.

“He looks like he’s ready to go,” said McDermott.

That’s welcome news knowing that Shareece Wright remains in the concussion protocol. Gaines practiced fully on Thursday.

Meanwhile Kelvin Benjamin is making his way through the week. After sitting out Wednesday, Benjamin participated in practice Thursday.

“Similar to last week. He practiced today and did some good things,” said McDermott. “We’ll get a better feel tomorrow.”

Here’s a look at Buffalo’s injury report.

 

 


DID NOT PRACTICE
G Ryan Groy – illness
CB Shareece Wright – concussion

LIMITED PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
TE Charles Clay – knee
G Richie Incognito – rest
WR Deonte Thompson – shoulder
DT Kyle Williams – groin

FULL PRACTICE
CB E.J. Gaines – knee


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Wright still in concussion protocol

Posted by Chris Brown on December 27, 2017 – 2:03 pm

The Bills were without Kelvin Benjamin, Kyle Williams, Ryan Groy and Shareece Wright, who is in concussion protocol.

Wright left last week’s game with six minutes remaining, and was placed in concussion protocol early this week.

Here’s a look at the Bills injury report.

 

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
C Ryan Groy – illness
DT Kyle Williams – groin
CB Shareece Wright – concussion

LIMITED
TE Charles Clay – knee
CB E.J. Gaines – knee

FULL PRACTICE
WR Deonte Thompson – back


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WR Holmes out, Benjamin, Gaines questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on December 22, 2017 – 5:42 pm

Head coach Sean McDermott spelled it out Friday morning and the final injury report for the Bills confirmed it.

WR Andre Holmes will miss Sunday’s game with a neck injury. Kelvin Benjamin and E.J. Gaines are both questionable, but Benjamin said he expects to play Sunday against the Patriots. Gaines might be a bit more on the iffy side after suffering a knee injury in last week’s game.

Kyle Williams is also questionable, but expected to play.

 

 

 

OUT
WR Andre Holmes – neck

QUESTIONABLE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
CB E.J. Gaines – knee
G John Miller – ankle
TE Nick O’Leary – back
DT Kyle Williams – groin


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Benjamin, Gaines, O’Leary limited

Posted by Chris Brown on December 21, 2017 – 3:26 pm

Some pretty significant pieces to Buffalo’s lineup on offense and defense are trying to work their way back from injury. Kyle Williams did not practice for a second straight day due to a groin injury that he’s been playing with for the last three weeks. Kelvin Benjamin, E.J. Gaines and Nick O’Leary were all among the limited participants Thursday.

“He practiced and did some things,” said McDermott of E.J. Gaines. “We’ll have to see how he is (Friday).”

McDermott said Gaines did take some team reps. As for Benjamin.

“He did some work in there, he’s about the same as E.J.,” McDermott said. “We have a few guys in that same bucket.”

Here’s the full injury report from Thursday.

DID NOT PRACTICE
WR Andre Holmes (neck)
DT Kyle Williams (groin)

LIMITED PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee)
TE Charles Clay (knee)
CB E.J. Gaines (knee)
G Richie Incognito (rest)
RB LeSean McCoy (knee)
G John Miller (ankle)
TE Nick O’Leary (back)

FULL PRACTICE
QB Nathan Peterman (concussion)
WR Deonte Thompson (back)


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Clay, McCoy limited in practice

Posted by Chris Brown on December 20, 2017 – 3:20 pm

We knew that Kelvin Benjamin and E.J. Gaines were not going to practice along with a few other players. In addition TE Charles Clay and RB LeSean McCoy were limited.

Clay’s workload has been scaled back routinely on Wednesdays and as the season has worn on McCoy reps have been reduced in practice as well. Here’s a look at the Bills full injury report.

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
LB Lorenzo Alexander – rest
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
CB E.J. Gaines – knee
WR Andre Holmes – neck
TE Nick O’Leary – back
DT Kyle Williams – groin

LIMITED PRACTICE
TE Charles Clay – knee
RB LeSean McCoy – knee
G John Miller – ankle
WR Deonte Thompson – back

FULL PRACTICE
QB Nate Peterman – concussion


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Peterman out for Sunday’s game, Benjamin ques.

Posted by Chris Brown on December 15, 2017 – 2:47 pm

It looks like Joe Webb is a lock to serve as the backup quarterback on Sunday. That’s because Nathan Peterman has been declared out for Sunday’s game on the team’s final injury report Friday.

Peterman did not clear the final step of the return-to-participation protocol this week even though he practiced fully each of the past two days. John Miller is the only other player declared out for Sunday’s game.

Meanwhile WR Kelvin Benjamin is questionable for Sunday’s game with his knee injury. He was limited in practice all week after aggravating his knee injury in last week’s snow game.

All other players who appeared on the injury report this week were full participants in practice and removed from the Friday game status report. All of them are expected to be available for the game.


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Benjamin, Clay, Kyle limited Thursday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 14, 2017 – 4:43 pm

WR Kelvin Benjamin, TE Charles Clay and DT Kyle Williams participated in practice on a limited basis. Head coach Sean McDermott provided an update on Benjamin following Thursday’s practice.

“He’s working,” said McDermott of Benjamin. “He did a little bit more today than he did yesterday.”

OT Cordy Glenn and WR Andre Holmes also returned to practice on a limited basis after missing Wednesday’s practice.

QBs Tyrod Taylor and Nate Peterman were both full practice participants.

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
G John Miller – ankle

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
TE Charles Clay – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle
WR Andre Holmes – neck
DT Kyle Williams – groin

FULL PRACTICE
OT Seantrel Henderson – back
CB Leonard Johnson – knee
RB LeSean McCoy – knee
QB Nate Peterman – concussion
QB Tyrod Taylor – knee


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Peterman practices fully, still in concussion protocol

Posted by Chris Brown on December 14, 2017 – 4:38 pm

Bills rookie QB Nate Peterman practiced for a second straight day with his teammates Thursday, but head coach Sean McDermott said at this point he remains in concussion protocol.

Peterman is currently on step 4 of the return to participation protocol, where he’s permitted to participate in football specific activities, like practice on a non-contact basis.

Step 5 of the return to participation protocol is full clearance for football activity including contact. Whether Peterman gets to that step before the end of the week remains to be seen.

 

 

 

 

Kelvin
“He’s working. He did a little bit more today than he did yesterday.”

McCoy
“I would say similar to where he was last week. He didn’t do much at all yesterday and came out today and did some things. We’re just trying to be smart overall with his situation.”

 


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Tyrod a full participant

Posted by Chris Brown on December 13, 2017 – 2:13 pm

Tyrod Taylor was a full participant Wednesday after it was initially believed he would be a limited participant.

“At this point it’s pain tolerance. It feels good today,” Taylor said. “I expect it to continue to keep getting better. Since this happened I haven’t had any setbacks with it fortunately.”

Cordy Glenn, Andre Holmes and Kyle Williams were non-participants at practice on Wednesday.

Glenn fell ill and couldn’t participate. Holmes woke up with terrible neck stiffness and couldn’t even turn his head. Williams is dealing with a groin injury that first cropped up last week.

Kelvin Benjamin and Nate Peterman were limited as was LeSean McCoy.

Here’s the full Bills injury report for Wednesday.

 

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
OT Cordy Glenn – illness, foot/ankle
WR Andre Holmes – neck
DT Kyle Williams – groin

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
TE Charles Clay – knee
OT Seantrel Henderson – back
RB LeSean McCoy – knee
QB Nate Peterman – concussion

FULL PRACTICE
CB Leonard Johnson – knee
G John Miller – ankle
QB Tyrod Taylor – knee


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Taylor, Kyle among 5 listed as questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on December 8, 2017 – 2:48 pm

It was no surprise to see Tyrod Taylor listed as questionable on Buffalo’s injury report. Joining him however, were Kyle Williams and Leonard Johnson.

Cordy Glenn and Seantrel Henderson are also listed as questionable. Henderson appears to be less likely to dress after he was unable to practice on Thursday and Friday. Glenn was limited each of the last two days.

Taylor will be a game time decision.

OUT
G John Miller – ankle

QUESTIONABLE
OT Cordy Glenn – foot-ankle
OT Seantrel Henderson – back
CB Leonard Johnson – knee
QB Tyrod Taylor – knee
DT Kyle Williams – groin

 


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Benjamin, White practice fully; Kyle sits again

Posted by Chris Brown on December 7, 2017 – 3:13 pm

The news was good for Kelvin Benjamin and Tre’Davious White on Thursday. Benjamin was a full participant at practice as was White, who is not out of the concussion protocol and medically cleared for Sunday. For Benjamin it’s been difficult waiting to return to the lineup, but he’s encouraged he’ll be able to do so this week.

“I can’t wait, I just want to play ball, just finish out strong this season,” Benjamin said. “I can’t wait though, I’m anxious. I think me, the coaches, the training staff, we’re just going to come to a decision at the end of the week. We’re just taking it day by day, just taking it slow.”

Benjamin was limited on Wednesday.

Travaris Cadet was also back on the practice field and was limited as he remains in the concussion protocol.

“Still in the protocol,” said McDermott of Cadet. “He was out there going through it and he seemed like he came out okay at this point.”

Kyle Williams did not practice however, for a second straight day with a groin injury putting his status for Sunday in doubt a bit. Seantrel Henderson also had a setback with his back injury and did not practice Thursday.

Here’s the team’s Thursday injury report.

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
OT Seantrel Henderson – back
G John Miller – ankle
DT Kyle Williams – groin

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
RB Travaris Cadet – concussion
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle
G Richie Incognito – rest
CB Leonard Johnson – knee
QB Tyrod Taylor – knee

FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
TE Charles Clay – knee
DT DeAndre Coleman – knee
RB LeSean McCoy – knee
FB Mike Tolbert – hamstring
CB Tre’Davious White – concussion
DE Eddie Yarbrough – chest

 


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Kyle, Cadet, Yarbrough don’t practice

Posted by Chris Brown on December 6, 2017 – 3:31 pm

We already knew that QB Tyrod Taylor would be missing Wednesday’s practice and that RB Travaris Cadet would not practice as he’s in the concussion protocol, but Kyle Williams was a new addition to the Bills injury report.

Williams did not practice due to a groin injury. Joining him was fellow defensive lineman Eddie Yarbrough, who has a chest injury that initially cropped up last week. He was still able to play in last Sunday’s game. Yarbrough is in line to start with Shaq Lawson moving to injured reserve on Tuesday.

Limited in practice were Kelvin Benjamin, Cordy Glenn and Tre’Davious White among others. Here’s a look at the full injury report.

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
RB Travaris Cadet – concussion
TE Charles Clay – knee
G John Miller – ankle
QB Tyrod Taylor – knee
DE Eddie Yarbrough – chest
DT Kyle Williams – groin

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle
CB Leonard Johnson – knee
FB Mike Tolbert – hamstring
CB Tre’Davious White – concussion

FULL PRACTICE
OT Seantrel Henderson – back
RB LeSean McCoy – knee


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Clay, DiMarco, Matthews lead questionable Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on December 1, 2017 – 2:41 pm

The Bills injury list got lengthier as the week wore on. Heading into Sunday’s game seven Bills are questionable for the first meeting with the Patriots.

Charles Clay, Pat DiMarco, Seantrel Henderson, Jordan Matthews, Conor McDermott, Nick O’Leary and Eddie Yarbrough are all questionable.

Clay, DiMarco, Matthews and Yarbrough all look like they’ll be able to play on Sunday as most of them were just limited throughout the course of the practice week. DiMarco got back on the practice field Friday on a limited basis.

O’Leary got on the practice field for the first time on Friday and was limited.

Seantrel Henderson missed Friday’s practice with an illness, but should be okay to play. That will be important knowing that Conor McDermott was added to the injury report Friday with a chest injury.

 

 

OUT
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle
G John Miller – ankle
FB Mike Tolbert – hamstring

QUESTIONABLE
TE Charles Clay – knee
FB Pat DiMarco – ankle
OT Seantrel Henderson – illness
WR Jordan Matthews – knee
OT Conor McDermott – chest
TE Nick O’Leary – back
DE Eddie Yarbrough – chest


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Benjamin, DiMarco, O’Leary miss Thurs. practice

Posted by Chris Brown on November 30, 2017 – 3:01 pm

Kelvin Benjamin and Nick O’Leary both missed their second straight day of practice on Thursday casting doubt on their availability for Sunday’s game. There was also a new addition to the injury report in FB Pat DiMarco.

With Mike Tolbert still not practicing as he recovers from his hamstring injury, not having DiMarco available could complicate things come Sunday. But head coach Sean McDermott called DiMarco’s ankle injury suffered in practice Wednesday as minor.

“A little tweak yesterday,” said McDermott. “It doesn’t appear to be anything serious. We’ll continue to monitor it.”

As for Benjamin, McDermott is not ruling him out for Sunday at this point.

“We’re still going to look at it,” McDermott said. “I’m not going to say he’s not going to make it. We’ll see. He’s done some work out here. We’ll keep in that day-to-day mode at this point.”

Here’s a look at the Bills Thursday injury report.

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
FB Pat DiMarco – ankle
OT Cordy Glenn – foot-ankle
G John Miller – ankle
TE Nick O’Leary – back
FB Mike Tolbert – hamstring

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Charles Clay – knee
WR Jordan Matthews – knee
DE Eddie Yarbrough – chest

FULL PRACTICE
RB LeSean McCoy – knee

 


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Clay, Matthews limited in practice

Posted by Chris Brown on November 29, 2017 – 4:15 pm

Buffalo was down a few players on the offensive side of the ball at practice Wednesday. Kelvin Benjamin, John Miller, Cordy Glenn, Nick O’Leary and Mike Tolbert were all sidelined. DE Eddie Yarbrough was also held out of practice with a chest injury.

Limited in practice was Charles Clay and Jordan Matthews.

 

 

 

DID NOT PRACTICE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
G John Miller – ankle
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle
TE Nick O’Leary – back
FB Mike Tolbert – hamstring
DE Eddie Yarbrough – chest

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Charles Clay – knee
WR Jordan Matthews – knee

FULL PRACTICE
FB Pat DiMarco – ankle


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Benjamin, Clay, Matthews all questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on November 24, 2017 – 1:48 pm

Bills head coach Sean McDermott didn’t want to rule out Kelvin Benjamin this week despite the fact that he did not dress for a single practice. Here on Friday Benjamin is listed as questionable.

Benjamin didn’t suffer any ligament damage last Sunday when he injured his knee, but did not return to the game. He’ll presumably see how his knee feels in pre-game warm-ups before the team makes a call on the size receiver.

TE Charles Clay, WR Jordan Matthews and WR Deonte Thompson are also questionable, but all three were able to practice on a limited basis this week. With so many receiving targets battling injuries, McDermott still didn’t feel it impacted their game plan for Sunday.

“We’ve got some guys nicked up. We feel confident number one in their abilities, and then they’re working through some of those bumps and bruises,” McDermott said. “Those are all part of what happens this time of the year.”

Here’s a look at Buffalo’s full injury report for Sunday’s game.

 

 

OUT
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle
G John Miller – ankle
FB Mike Tolbert – hamstring

QUESTIONABLE
WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee
TE Charles Clay – knee
WR Jordan Matthews – knee
WR Deonte Thompson – ankle

 


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Benjamin, Glenn, Tolbert don’t practice

Posted by Chris Brown on November 23, 2017 – 1:53 pm

Kelvin Benjamin, Cordy Glenn and Mike Tolbert were all unable to practice on Thursday. 

Meanwhile Jordan Matthews, Charles Clay, Deonte Thompson and Stephen Hauschka were all limited for a second straight day. 

Here’s a look at the full injury report for Thursday. 

DID NOT PRACTICE

OT Cordy Glenn – foot-ankle

WR Kelvin Benjamin – knee

FB Mike Tolbert – hamstring

G John Miller – ankle

LIMITED IN PRACTICE

K Stephen Hauschka – hip

WR Jordan Matthews – knee

WR Deonte Thompson – ankle

TE Charles Clay – knee

FULL PRACTICE 

WR Andre Holmes – ankle

S Micah Hyde – knee


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