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Darby another question mark for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 23, 2016 – 2:18 pm

Sammy Watkins isn’t the only starter who might not be able to go on Sunday against the Cardinals.

CB Ronald Darby, who was nursing a hamstring injury that kept him limited this week in practice is listed as questionable for the game this weekend. If he can’t go Corey White is expected to step in at his left cornerback position.

White, who spent part of the 2015 season in Arizona, has familiarity with the Cardinals receiving corps and has been providing what intel he can to his fellow DBs.

“I’ll help out a little bit, but they run so much stuff on offense and it’s different every week so we can really only go out there and play and do our assignment,” said White.

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

QUESTIONABLE
TE Charles Clay – knee
CB Ronald Darby – hamstring
QB Cardale Jones – right shoulder
WR Greg Salas – groin
WR Sammy Watkins – foot

OUT
S Colt Anderson – foot
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle

 


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Salas the new add to injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on September 23, 2016 – 7:16 am

As much focus as there has been on Sammy Watkins foot injury he wasn’t the only receiver on Buffalo’s injury report Thursday.

Greg Salas was added Thursday with a groin injury.

“Yeah I don’t think it’s a major injury but yeah, it did happen in practice,” said head coach Rex Ryan.

Salas is a receiver that Tyrod Taylor has come to trust. His practice participation on Friday along with that of Sammy Watkins will go a long way in painting the picture as to just how much of Buffalo’s passing attack will be available for Sunday’s game.

Ryan said he’s hopeful that Watkins can play Sunday.

Player
Pos
Injury
Participation Wednesday
Participation Thursday
 
Sammy Watkins
WR
Foot
DNP
DNP
 
Cordy Glenn
T
Ankle
DNP
DNP
 
Charles Clay
TE
Knee
DNP
LP
 
Colt Anderson
S
Foot
LP
LP
 
Ronald Darby
CB
Hamstring
LP
LP
 
Cardale Jones
QB
Right shoulder
LP
LP
 
Greg Salas
WR
Groin
LP

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Clay, Glenn, Watkins sit Wednesday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 21, 2016 – 6:17 pm

The Bills were without three offensive starters on the practice field Wednesday. And a key defensive starter was limited with a hamstring injury.

Cordy Glenn, Charles Clay and Sammy Watkins were all sidelined with injuries. Moving forward it appears Watkins will have a reduced practice workload for the rest of the season in an effort to keep his ailing foot as fresh as possible for game days.

“He’s practicing once a week and you can only do so much,” said new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn of Watkins in an appearance on the John Murphy Show Wednesday.

Head coach Rex Ryan said at the beginning of the week that they were hopeful Cordy Glenn could return from his ankle injury and play Sunday. The chances of that happening will be better determined based on Glenn’s level of practice participation Thursday.

Ronald Darby’s hamstring injury did not surface in the game on Sunday according to head coach Rex Ryan, but it was enough to keep Darby from doing much at all in practice Wednesday.

“He got through the game and finished the game,” said Ryan of Darby. “Hopefully it’s not a serious injury.”

If Darby can’t go on Sunday, veteran Corey White is expected to step in at cornerback.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Sammy Watkins WR Foot DNP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle DNP
Charles Clay TE Knee DNP
Colt Anderson S Foot LP
Ronald Darby CB Hamstring LP
Cardale Jones QB Right shoulder LP

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Glenn out, Watkins questionable for Thursday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 14, 2016 – 12:36 pm

Bills LT Cordy Glenn will not dress for Thursday night’s home opener due to an ankle injury. Cyrus Kouandjio will start in Glenn’s place at left tackle. Special teams ace Colt Anderson is also out with a foot injury. Questionable is Sammy Watkins.

There were only walk through practices during this short week for the Bills, but if there had been a normal practice, Watkins was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday. The receiver said on Monday that he would “definitely be out there,” Thursday night to face the Jets.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday Game Status
Colt Anderson S Foot DNP OUT
Cordy Glenn T Ankle DNP OUT
Sammy Watkins WR Foot LP QUESTIONABLE
Jerel Worthy DT Knee LP QUESTIONABLE
Jim Dray TE Ankle LP QUESTIONABLE
Charles Clay TE Knee LP QUESTIONABLE
Kevon Seymour CB Hamstring LP QUESTIONABLE
Cardale Jones QB Right shoulder LP QUESTIONABLE

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Watkins, Glenn, Clay updates

Posted by Chris Brown on September 13, 2016 – 2:32 pm

Both Sammy Watkins and Cordy Glenn were listed as non-participants on the team’s practice report Tuesday. Even though it’s a short week and the team is just performing walk throughs, the team by rule has to list the status of injured players for what would be a normal practice.

Glenn did not attend the walk through practice, but Watkins did, reinforcing his comments Monday that he’ll “definitely be out there playing,” come Thursday night.

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor also spoke with Watkins this week and sounds convinced that his top receiver will be playing against the Jets.

“From my conversation with him it seems like he’s ready to go mentally and physically,” said Taylor of Watkins. “It seems like he wants to go out there and continue to keep showing people what he can do. I’m looking forward to seeing him go out there and have a good game.”

Charles Clay was also on the field for walk throughs and was listed as a limited participant. Blocking TE Jim Dray may have a chance to play this week with him being list as a limited participant too.

DID NOT PRACTICE
S Colt Anderson – foot
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle
WR Sammy Watkins – foot
DL Jerel Worthy – knee

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Kevon Seymour – hamstring
QB Cardale Jones – rt. shoulder
TE Jim Dray – ankle
TE Charles Clay – knee


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Worthy & Clay new adds to injury list

Posted by Chris Brown on September 12, 2016 – 8:29 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan talked extensively Monday about Sammy Watkins foot and Cordy Glenn’s ankle, but he only briefly outlined the fact that DT Jerel Worthy and TE Charles Clay both came out of Sunday’s game with knee injuries.

If Monday was a real practice (not a walk through) neither of them would’ve participated. Meanwhile CB Kevon Seymour is expected to be available Thursday night.

Player
Pos
Injury
Participation Monday
Colt Anderson
S
Foot
DNP
 
 
 
Sammy Watkins
WR
Foot
DNP
 
 
 
Cordy Glenn
T
Ankle
DNP
 
 
 
Jim Dray
TE
Ankle
DNP
 
 
 
Jerel Worthy
DT
Knee
DNP
 
 
 
Charles Clay
TE
Knee
DNP
 
 
 
Kevon Seymour
CB
Hamstring
LP
 
 
 
Cardale Jones
QB
Right shoulder
LP

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Bills injury report update

Posted by Chris Brown on September 9, 2016 – 12:36 pm

Here’s a look at who will be sitting out Sunday’s season opener in Baltimore. This year under the new injury report policy no longer will players be listed as probable.

OUT
S Colt Anderson – foot
CB Kevon Seymour – hamstring

QUESTIONABLE
QB Cardale Jones – rt. shoulder
G Ryan Groy – ribs
RB Jonathan Williams – ribs

Jonathan Williams and Ryan Groy are both expected to be available for the game after both practiced fully on Friday.


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Wednesday practice report for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on September 7, 2016 – 4:31 pm

Here’s a look at the practice participation for players coming off of injury for the Bills on Wednesday.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Colt Anderson S Foot DNP
Kevon Seymour CB Hamstring DNP
Ryan Groy OL Ribs LP
Cardale Jones QB Right shoulder LP
Jonathan Williams RB Ribs FP

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Darby probable for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on January 1, 2016 – 12:55 pm

Bills CB Ronald Darby has improved as the week has gone on in his return from a groin injury that kept him out of last week’s game.

Darby is listed as probable for Sunday’s game. Head coach Rex Ryan feels a lot better about his options with one of his top corners ready to roll.

“Thank goodness,” said Ryan of Darby’s availability. “That’s one where he’s healthy enough and he wants to compete against some great receivers. That’s what your great competitors do and he’s worked to get to this point and it looks like he’ll be ready to go. Having Darby back is big. It got a lot better for us having him back.”

Darby is expected to start opposite veteran Leodis McKelvin, which leaves Nickell Robey as the nickel and Mario Butler as the fourth corner for Sunday. Bud Noel and Sammy Seamster are in reserve.

OUT
LB Nigel Bradham – ankle
RB LeSean McCoy – knee
CB Ron Brooks – hip

PROBABLE
S Bacarri Rambo – knee/shoulder
QB Tyrod Taylor – right shoulder
CB Ronald Darby – groin
DT Marcell Dareus – neck
DE Mario Williams – hand
WR Chris Hogan – wrist
G John Miller – ankle


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Illness keeps Glenn from practicing

Posted by Chris Brown on December 31, 2015 – 2:56 pm

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The Bills had a new non-participant for Thursday’s practice. OT Cordy Glenn was not in attendance due to illness.

Bills head coach Rex Ryan doesn’t believe the illness will keep Glenn from playing against the Jets on Sunday.

“No,” said Ryan. “It says illness, but I’m hoping he plays. It’s going to be hard for him not to play.”

LeSean McCoy and Nigel Bradham both were not able to practice Thursday, but John Miller and Ronald Darby both practice on a limited basis.

Player Pos Injury Participation Thursday
LeSean McCoy RB Knee DNP
Nigel Bradham LB Ankle DNP
Cordy Glenn T Illness DNP
Bacarri Rambo S Knee/Shoulder LP
John Miller G Ankle LP
Tyrod Taylor QB Right Shoulder LP
Ronald Darby CB Groin LP
Mario Williams DE Hand LP
Marcell Dareus DT Neck FP

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Darby limited Wednesday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 30, 2015 – 2:24 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan is hopeful that Ronald Darby will be able to return from a groin injury after missing last week’s game. On Wednesday he was a limited participant in practice.

“We’ll see how he progresses during the week,” said Ryan. “I hope he can play. I know how competitive he is, and going up against great players like Decker and Brandon Marshall—from a competitive standpoint you want to put yourself against the best—he’d love to do that. We all know that about Darby.”

Knowing how productive the Jets passing game has been over the last month and a half Buffalo would like to have as many of their corners available as possible, especially their best one still on the roster.

How much Darby participates on Thursday will go a long way in determining his likelihood of playing Sunday after seeing some action Wednesday. Here’s the rest of Buffalo’s injury report from Wednesday

DID NOT PRACTICE
RB LeSean McCoy – knee
S Bacarri Rambo – knee/shoulder
G John Miller – ankle

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
QB Tyrod Taylor – right shoulder
LB Nigel Bradham – ankle
DT Marcell Dareus – neck
CB Ronald Darby – groin
DE Mario Williams – hand

 


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Bradham, Clay, McCoy out, Darby questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on December 26, 2015 – 10:15 am

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The Bills will be without three more starters on Sunday against Dallas with their top available cornerback a question mark for Sunday.

Buffalo declared LB Nigel Bradham, TE Charles Clay and RB LeSean McCoy out for Sunday’s game. For Clay it will be his second straight game in which he’s sidelined. For McCoy it’s the first game he’ll miss since Week 5 at Tennessee.

Meanwhile Ronald Darby, who is battling a groin injury is questionable after he was only able to practice on a limited basis Friday.

Player Pos Injury Game Status
LeSean McCoy RB Knee OUT
Nigel Bradham LB Ankle OUT
Charles Clay TE Back OUT
Ron Darby CB Groin QUESTIONABLE
Bacarri Rambo S Knee PROBABLE
Karlos Williams RB Shoulder PROBABLE
Eric Wood C Shoulder PROBABLE
John Miller G Ankle PROBABLE
Walter Powell WR Hip PROBABLE
Mario Williams DE Hand PROBABLE
Stefan Charles DT Shoulder PROBABLE
Boobie Dixon RB Knee PROBABLE
Ron Brooks CB Neck PROBABLE

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Ryan not ruling out McCoy yet

Posted by Chris Brown on December 24, 2015 – 2:29 pm

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For the second straight day LeSean McCoy did not practice due to a knee injury. Head coach Rex Ryan admitted it doesn’t look good for the Bills to have their Pro Bowl running back on Sunday, but he’s not yet going to rule him out for the Cowboys game.

“We’re practicing like we won’t have him (Sunday),” said Ryan. “But if he’s ready to roll and the docs think he’s good then obviously we’ll reconsider. But you expect the other guys to step up and we’re prepared to go either way.”

Ryan said they’re weighing the benefits of McCoy playing in games that don’t have any meaning for the postseason against wanting to win their last two this season.

“I think you look at all those things,” he said. “We’re trying to win these games, but we’re not going to put a guy out there who’s hurt. We’re not going to put him out on the field if a guy’s injured and that’s any player.”

DID NOT PRACTICE
RB LeSean McCoy – knee
LB Nigel Bradham – ankle
TE Charles Clay – back
CB Ronald Darby – groin

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
G John Miller – ankle
WR Walt Powell – hip
RB Karlos Williams – shoulder
C Eric Wood – shoulder
S Bacarri Rambo – knee
DE Mario Williams – hand

FULL PRACTICE
CB Ron Brooks – neck
RB Boobie Dixon – knee
DT Stefan Charles – shoulder

 

 


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Bradham, Clay, Darby limited

Posted by Chris Brown on December 23, 2015 – 2:25 pm

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There were a few additions to the Bills injury report with some limited participants Wednesday.

Among the new players who were limited was Stefan Charles, Charles Clay and Eric Wood with shoulder injuries, Boobie Dixon with a knee injury, Ronald Darby with a groin injury and recent call up WR Walt Powell with a hip problem.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
LeSean McCoy RB Knee DNP
Bacarri Rambo S Knee DNP
Stefan Charles DT Shoulder LP
Nigel Bradham LB Ankle LP
Karlos Williams RB Shoulder LP
Eric Wood C Shoulder LP
Boobie Dixon RB Knee LP
Charles Clay TE Back LP
Ron Darby CB Groin LP
John Miller G Ankle LP
Walter Powell WR Hip LP
Ron Brooks CB Neck FP

 


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Bills down two starters on ‘D’ Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 11, 2015 – 12:56 pm

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The Bills will be without two starters on defense Sunday against the Eagles. Stephon Gilmore will miss his first game of the season and Nigel Bradham will miss a second straight week with an ankle injury.

Gilmore will be replaced by Leodis McKelvin at cornerback while Kevin Reddick is expected to step in for Bradham.

Along with Bradham and Gilmore, Ron Brooks  and Karlos Williams are also out for Sunday’s game.

OUT
RB Karlos Williams – shoulder
CB Ron Brooks – concussion/neck
CB Stephon Gilmore – shoulder
LB Nigel Bradham – ankle

QUESTIONABLE
RG John Miller – ankle

PROBABLE
WR Chris Hogan – knee
TE Charles Clay – knee
DE Mario Williams – hand
OT Seantrel Henderson – illness


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G John Miller hoping to return Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 9, 2015 – 3:31 pm

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He’s missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain, but rookie G John Miller was out on the practice field Wednesday. He was listed as a limited participant, but it’s his plan to return to the lineup on Sunday in Philadelphia.

“That’s the plan going into it,” said Miller of possibly playing Sunday. “I’m feeling pretty good. Just staying in the treatment room, working out, getting treatment, staying after to make sure I keep my mobility and flexibility on it. I’m feeling pretty good now.”

Seantrel Henderson returned to practice from illness and looks likely to return to the starting lineup. If Miller comes along Buffalo’s starting five could be back together on Sunday.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Stephon Gilmore CB Shoulder DNP
Nigel Bradham LB Ankle DNP
Tony Steward LB Back DNP
Karlos Williams RB Shoulder DNP
Ron Brooks CB Concussion DNP
Kraig Urbik C/G Groin LP
Chris Hogan WR Knee LP
Charles Clay TE Knee LP
John Miller G Ankle LP
Seantrel Henderson T Illness FP

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Karlos, Bradham, Miller out for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 4, 2015 – 12:27 pm

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The Bills will be without three starters and a key running back Sunday against the Texans. Karlos Williams, Nigel Bradham and John Miller are all out for Sunday’s game and Seantrel Henderson is doubtful, meaning that Jordan Mills will likely start at right tackle Sunday.

Buffalo is also going to call up RB Mike Gillislee from the practice squad. With Williams down the Bills have just two healthy running backs in LeSean McCoy and Boobie Dixon. That move will have to be made before 4 pm on Saturday.

Mario Williams is probable.

OUT
RB Karlos Williams – shoulder
LB Nigel Bradham – ankle
G John Miller – ankle

DOUBTFUL
OT Seantrel Henderson – illness

PROBABLE
DE Mario Williams – foot
WR Marcus Easley – concussion
S Bacarri Rambo – knee
QB Tyrod Taylor – rt. shoulder
OT Cordy Glenn – back


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Mario, Glenn, Taylor limited

Posted by Chris Brown on December 2, 2015 – 4:00 pm

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Mario Williams was back on the practice field Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a foot injury, but he wasn’t a full participant.

Williams was limited as was left tackle Cordy Glenn and QB Tyrod Taylor. WR Marcus Easley was limited in practice as well after missing last week with a concussion, but Easley told Buffalobills.com that he’ll be good to go on Sunday.

Five Bills players were unable to practice Wednesday including Seantrel Henderson due to illness.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Seantrel Henderson T Illness DNP
Nigel Bradham LB Ankle DNP
John Miller G Ankle DNP
Karlos Williams RB Shoulder DNP
Bacarri Rambo S Knee DNP
Mario Williams DE Foot LP
Marcus Easley WR Concussion LP
Cordy Glenn T Knee LP
Tyrod Taylor QB Right Shoulder LP

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Mario could miss more than this week

Posted by Chris Brown on November 27, 2015 – 1:09 pm

It came as no surprise. Marcus Easley, John Miller, Kyle Williams and Mario Williams were all unable to practice this week and come Friday all four were declared out for Sunday’s game at Kansas City.

Head coach Rex Ryan confirmed their playing status following practice Friday. Ryan also said that Mario Williams could miss more than this week with his foot injury.

“That’s a possibility, but the good news is (Mario’s injury) is not a season ending one,” said Ryan. “Could he possibly miss another week? Yes, it’s a possibility, but we hope not and we’re doing everything we can to get him back.”

OUT
Kyle Williams – knee
Mario Williams – foot
John Miller – ankle
Marcus Easley – concussion

PROBABLE
QB Tyrod Taylor – right shoulder
DT Marcell Dareus – knee
S Bacarri Rambo – shoulder


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Mario misses again; Taylor limited

Posted by Chris Brown on November 26, 2015 – 4:55 pm

The Bills practice on Thursday looked a lot like Wednesday’s session. Mario Williams was not able to practice a second straight day as its looking less and less likely that he’ll play Sunday. 

Tyrod Taylor was also limited again Thursday. 

DID NOT PRACTICE

DT Kyle Williams – knee

WR Marcus Easley – concussion

G John Miller – ankle

DE Mario Williams – foot

LIMITED PRACTICE

DT Marcell Dareus – knee

S Bacarri Rambo – shoulder

QB Tyrod Taylor – shoulder


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