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Rex concerned about Kyle’s availability

Posted by Chris Brown on December 9, 2016 – 12:45 pm

DT Kyle Williams did not practice Friday due to back problems and is questionable for Sunday’s game. Head coach Rex Ryan admits the defense may not have their veteran leader this weekend.

“I’m concerned. I think it was last night it locked up on him,” said Ryan. “We’ll have to see how that goes, but that’s obviously a big concern.”

If Williams cannot go it’s likely that Jerel Worthy steps in for him on run downs and Leger Douzable on pass downs.

“Luckily we have Marcell back. We have Douzable. We’ll be fine with that group,” said Ryan. “Worthy will have to step up in a role. We activated Coleman last week, so he’ll be up too. We’re fortunate that we’re pretty healthy in that spot. It’s hard to replace Kyle, but we’ll do the best we can if we have to.”

Kyle Williams is currently fourth on the team in tackles and tied for second in tackles for loss.

Brandon Spikes did not practice on Friday due to illness and is also questionable.

OUT
LB Lerentee McCray – concussion

QUESTIONABLE
DT Kyle Williams – back
WR Robert Woods – knee
WR Sammy Watkins – foot
TE Charles Clay – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – back
LB Brandon Spikes – illness


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Harvin, Woods, Darby out; Goodwin, Dareus to play

Posted by Chris Brown on December 2, 2016 – 1:38 pm

Buffalo will be down another couple of receivers and one of their top cornerbacks against the Raiders high flying offense. Fortunately Marquise Goodwin will be available Sunday after leaving practice early Thursday with a wrist injury.

“I think he’s okay,” said Rex Ryan of Goodwin. “He practiced (Friday).”

Marcell Dareus is also ready to play on Sunday as he’ll be able to perform through an abdominal strain.

“He made it through the week well,” said Ryan. “He’s ready to go.”

OUT
WR Percy Harvin – migraines
WR Robert Woods – knee
CB Ronald Darby – concussion

QUESTIONABLE
G Richie Incognito – neck
DT Marcell Dareus – abdominal
RB Mike Gillislee – hamstring
TE Charles Clay – knee
S Sergio Brown – hamstring
G John Miller – shoulder
WR Sammy Watkins – foot
OT Cordy Glenn – back
S James Ihedigbo – ankle
LB Lorenzo Alexander – ankle
WR Marquise Goodwin – wrist


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Watkins does not participate Wed.

Posted by Chris Brown on November 30, 2016 – 3:47 pm

He was scheduled to participate on a limited basis in Wednesday’s practice, just as he did all of last week, but after telling athletic trainers of soreness in his foot, they pulled him from the practice field and Sammy Watkins did not practice at all Wednesday.

Head coach Rex Ryan has said multiple times they’re going to take a cautious approach with Watkins, and that proved to be the case on Wednesday. As for his status on Sunday, his participation or lack thereof in practice Thursday should shed more light on Watkins’ chances of being available.

Watkins was seen in Buffalo’s locker room and he appeared to be walking just fine. His foot wasn’t wrapped or anything.

Buffalo’s offense is already down Robert Woods (knee) and Percy Harvin (migraines). Neither of them practiced Wednesday. They called up WR Dez Lewis from the practice squad Tuesday after losing WR Walt Powell to an ankle injury. He was placed on injured reserve.

Here’s Buffalo’s injury report for Wednesday

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Sammy Watkins – foot
WR Robert Woods – knee
WR Percy Harvin – migraines
LB Lorenzo Alexander – ankle
TE Charles Clay – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – back
CB Ronald Darby – concussion
S James Ihedigbo – ankle

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Richie Incognito – neck
RB Mike Gillislee – hamstring
LB Preston Brown – wrist
S Sergio Brown – hamstring
G John Miller – shoulder
DT Marcell Dareus – abdominal

FULL PRACTICE
QB Tyrod Taylor – groin


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Gillislee out, Watkins availability looks promising

Posted by Chris Brown on November 25, 2016 – 1:25 pm

Bills RB Mike Gillislee sustained a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s practice and left the session early. He didn’t practice again and is now out for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. The good news is it appears that Sammy Watkins will be able to play on Sunday.

“I think he’s good to go,” said head coach Rex Ryan of Watkins in relation to Sunday’s game. “He won’t have a full workload, but we’re definitely going to get him in there.”

All the Bills need to do now is move Watkins from injured reserve onto the active roster. They have until 4 pm on Saturday to do so.

RB LeSean McCoy also looks good to go for Sunday, feeling no ill effects from the minor procedure on his thumb to get his dislocation from last week’s game corrected. Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush will be McCoy’s backups.

OUT
WR Robert Woods – knee
S Robert Blanton – foot
RB Mike Gillislee – hamstring

DOUBTFUL
DT Corbin Bryant – shoulder

QUESTIONABLE
WR Sammy Watkins – foot
LB Lorenzo Alexander – ankle
TE Charles Clay – knee
OT Seantrel Henderson – personal matter
OT Cordy Glenn – back
RB LeSean McCoy – thumb
WR Percy Harvin – illness


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Gillislee doesn’t practice; Watkins limited

Posted by Chris Brown on November 24, 2016 – 3:33 pm

Mike Gillislee, who didn’t finish practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury did not practice Thursday. 

Percy Harvin didn’t practice due to illness. 

As expected Sammy Watkins was again a limited participant in practice on Thanksgiving. 

DID NOT PRACTICE

RB Mike Gillislee – hamstring 

WR Robert Woods – knee

WR Percy Harvin – illness

S Robert Blanton – foot

OT Seantrel Henderson – not injury related

LIMITED IN PRACTICE 

TE Charles Clay – knee

LB Jerry Hughes – hand

OT Cordy Glenn – back

LB Lorenzo Alexander – ankle

RB LeSean McCoy – thumb

WR Sammy Watkins – foot

DT Corbin Bryant – shoulder

FULL PRACTICE

QB Tyrod Taylor – Rt shoulder

LB Shaq Lawson – thumb 


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Gillislee leaves practice early

Posted by Chris Brown on November 23, 2016 – 4:25 pm

Bills RB Mike Gillislee left practice early Wednesday with a hamstring injury. The severity was not known at the close of practice. He was listed as a limited participant.

Sammy Watkins was also limited in his first action in two months.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Robert Woods WR Knee DNP
Robert Blanton S Foot DNP
Cordy Glenn T Back DNP
Lorenzo Alexander LB Ankle DNP
Charles Clay TE Knee DNP
Sammy Watkins WR Foot LP
Jerry Hughes LB Hand LP
LeSean McCoy RB Thumb LP
Corbin Bryant DT Shoulder LP
Mike Gillislee RB Hamstring LP
Tyrod Taylor QB Right Shoulder FP
Shaq Lawson LB Thumb FP

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Justin Hunter a new add to injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on November 18, 2016 – 1:34 pm

Buffalo’s receiver position has been hit hard by injury all season long. Friday another receiver got nicked up in practice.

WR Justin Hunter was limited Friday after sustaining a strained groin. He’s listed as questionable for the game Sunday in Cincinnati, along with the balance of players on the injury list besides DT Corbin Bryant, who is out with a shoulder injury.

Player Pos Injury Participation Friday Game Status
Corbin Bryant DT Shoulder DNP OUT
Jerry Hughes LB Hand LP QUESTIONABLE
Walt Powell WR Hip LP QUESTIONABLE
Robert Woods WR Foot LP QUESTIONABLE
Marcell Dareus DT Groin LP QUESTIONABLE
Justin Hunter WR Groin LP QUESTIONABLE
Brandon Tate WR Concussion FP  

 


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Cardale misses practice with illness

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm

Rookie QB Cardale Jones missed Thursday’s practice, but not because of injury. Head coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Jones was unable to practice due to illness.

On the positive side of the ledger, WR Brandon Tate is out of the concussion protocol and was a full participant at practice Thursday. He’s expected to be available to face his former team in Cincinnati Sunday.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday Participation Thursday
Corbin Bryant DT Shoulder DNP DNP
Cardale Jones QB Illness DNP
Jerry Hughes LB Hand LP LP
Walt Powell WR Hip LP LP
Robert Woods WR Foot LP LP
Marcell Dareus DT Groin LP LP
Brandon Tate WR Concussion LP FP

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Dareus, Tate, Woods among limited Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on November 16, 2016 – 4:01 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan said his team is the healthiest it’s been in a while and he’s got an injury report to prove it. Only DT Corbin Bryant was unable to practice Wednesday. A handful of players were limited.

The only real question mark for Sunday’s game among the limited participants is DT Marcell Dareus, who is still working his way back from a groin injury.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Corbin Bryant DT Shoulder DNP
Brandon Tate WR Concussion LP
Jerry Hughes LB Hand LP
Walt Powell WR Hip LP
Robert Woods WR Foot LP
Marcell Dareus DT Groin LP

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Dareus, Bryant, Tate all out for Monday night 

Posted by Chris Brown on November 5, 2016 – 12:16 pm

Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was unable to practice Saturday and has been ruled out for Monday nights game at Seattle with a groin injury. 

This will be the fourth game Dareus will miss due to injury this season. Fellow defensive tackle Corbin Bryant will also miss the game with a shoulder injury. Jerel Worthy is expected to see a lot of snaps in their absence. 

All of Buffalo’s other injured players are questionable for the game including running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy was limited again in practice on Saturday, but head coach Rex Ryan has stated that he thinks McCoy is really close and has a good chance to play Monday night. 

OUT

DT Marcell Dareus – groin

DT Corbin Bryant – shoulder

WR Brandon Tate – concussion

QUETIONABLE

TE Charles Clay – knee

OT Cordy Glenn – ankle

RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring

LB Lorenzo Alexander – hamstring

RB Reggie Bush – groin

LB Lerentee McCray – knee

WR Robert Woods – foot

LB Jerry Hughes – hand


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Dareus: For me Monday night is TBD

Posted by Chris Brown on November 3, 2016 – 2:52 pm

Marcell Dareus headlined the list of non-participants at practice Thursday. Unfortunately for Dareus it’s a new injury. Up until last Sunday it was a hamstring injury that kept him sidelined, but now Dareus has a groin injury.

“Man, if it’s not one thing, it’s another,” said a frustrated Dareus. “I’m just constantly trying to stay strong and be here for my guys and get better.”

Dareus said that he injured his groin on one of the last plays of the game when he tackled LeGarrette Blount. As for playing on Monday night, Dareus said that decision has not yet been made.

“It’s to be determined right now,” said Dareus. “I’m steadily working with it and steadily working at it, trying to get it to a point where I can go.”

Here’s a look at the practice participation for Thursday.

DID NOT PRACTICE
LB Lorenzo Alexander – hamstring
DT Corbin Bryant – shoulder
RB Reggie Bush – groin
DT Marcell Dareus – groin
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle
WR Brandon Tate – concussion
LB Lerentee McCray – knee

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Charles Clay – ankle
WR Marquise Goodwin – concussion
LB Jerry Hughes – hand
RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring
WR Robert Woods – foot


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Incognito misses practice due to illness

Posted by Chris Brown on October 27, 2016 – 2:50 pm

The Bills got Adolphus Washington back on the practice field Thursday as he returned from illness, but another player was sick and laid up on Thursday.

Richie Incognito was under the weather Thursday missing practice. Zach Brown meanwhile missed a second straight day of practice due to illness.

DID NOT PRACTICE
S Aaron Williams – neck
WR Marquise Goodwin – concussion
LB Zach Brown – illness
G Richie Incognito – illness
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle
RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
DT Corbin Bryant – shoulder
DT Marcell Dareus – hamstring
LB Jerry Hughes – hand
LB Lerentee McCray – knee
RB Mike Gillislee – foot
TE Charles Clay – knee
WR Robert Woods – foot
G John Miller – shoulder


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Long injury report for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on October 26, 2016 – 4:34 pm

The Bills injury report is the longest it has been all season. Zach Brown and Adolphus Washington were both sent home due to illness and did not practice. Here’s a look at the rest of the non-participants Wednesday and those who were limited.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Aaron Williams S Neck DNP
Marquise Goodwin WR Concussion DNP
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring DNP
Zach Brown LB Illness DNP
Adolphus Washington DT Illness DNP
Charles Clay TE Knee DNP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle DNP
Lorenzo Alexander LB Non-injury related DNP
Corbin Bryant DT Shoulder DNP
Lerentee McCray LB Knee DNP
Seantrel Henderson T Back LP
Marcell Dareus DT Hamstring LP
Mike Gillislee RB Foot LP
Jerry Hughes LB Hand LP
Robert Woods WR Foot LP
John Miller G Shoulder LP

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Bills unlikely to have Dareus or Woods

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2016 – 2:57 pm

While the chances of Marcell Dareus and Robert Woods are at about 25 percent to play Sunday and LeSean McCoy is a true question mark for the game, there are a couple of questionable players expected to take the field at Miami.

DT Kyle Williams, OT Cordy Glenn and TE Charles Clay are probably the most likely questionable players who will suit up Sunday.

Rex Ryan said he wasn’t ready to completely rule out Dareus or Woods, but they’re seen as long shots at best. Here is Buffalo’s full injury report.

OUT
OT Seantrel Henderson – back

DOUBTFUL
DT Marcell Dareus – hamstring
WR Robert Woods – foot

QUESTIONABLE
TE Charles Clay – ankle
FB Jerome Felton – back
CB Kevon Seymour – shoulder
OL Patrick Lewis – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle
DT Kyle Williams – neck
RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring


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Woods still hoping to play Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 20, 2016 – 2:23 pm

Robert Woods missed a second straight day of practice. He’s dealing with an undisclosed foot injury. Woods said he is still trying to get to a point where he can play Sunday in Miami.

“I’m still day to day and just getting treatment to try to get back as fast as I can,” said Woods. “I don’t want to say too much on it. I just want to get healthy and get back as fast as I can and make it through the rest of the year. It’s a big game for us so I’m doing everything possible to play this week.”

Woods confirmed that he had an X-ray, but there’s no broken bone in his foot. He said it’s an injury that can heal in time. In the throes of an NFL season however, it might prove difficult to get back to 100 percent.

As for Rex Ryan’s assessment of where Woods and the other non participants in practice stand, Buffalo’s head coach is not ready to declare anyone out for Sunday’s game.

“I think the fact that these guys don’t practice I don’t think is a good sign. But that doesn’t mean than any of them are ruled out for Sunday,” said head coach Rex Ryan.

Here’s the Bills injury report following Thursday’s practice.

DID NOT PRACTICE
DT Marcell Dareus – hamstring
OT Seantrel Henderson – back
RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring
FB Jerome Felton – back
WR Robert Woods – foot

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
TE Charles Clay – ankle
LB Lerentee McCray – knee
CB Kevon Seymour – shoulder
OL Patrick Lewis – knee
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle
DT Kyle Williams – neck

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Corey White – shoulder
OT Cyrus Kouandjio – ankle


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Felton, Henderson, McCoy added to injury list

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2016 – 4:18 pm

The Bills already had a good-sized injury list. They had to add to it on Wednesday.

OT Seantrel Henderson did not practice due to a back injury and FB Jerome Felton and RB LeSean McCoy both left practice early with back and hamstring issues respectively.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Marcell Dareus DT Hamstring DNP
Seantrel Henderson T Back DNP
Lerentee McCray LB Knee DNP
Robert Woods WR Foot DNP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle DNP
Charles Clay TE Ankle DNP
Corey White CB Shoulder LP
Cyrus Kouandjio T Ankle LP
Kevon Seymour CB Shoulder LP
Patrick Lewis OL Knee LP
Jerome Felton FB Back LP
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring LP

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Rex less optimistic about Dareus Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 13, 2016 – 2:39 pm

He’s not ruling him out, but it’s looking more and more like Marcell Dareus will not make his season debut in Week 6 against the 49ers.

With Dareus missing a second straight day of practice with a hamstring injury, head coach Rex Ryan

“I would say probably (less optimistic) because he hasn’t practiced the last two days,” said Ryan. “We’re still not going to rule him out, but yeah I wish he could’ve practiced.”

Here’s a look at Buffalo’s injury update from Thursday.

DID NOT PRACTICE
OT Cyrus Kouandjio – ankle
DT Marcell Dareus – hamstring
LB Jerry Hughes – rest day

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle
CB Corey White – shoulder
DT Corbin Bryant – ankle
P Colton Schmidt – right quad
OL Patrick Lewis – knee
LB Zach Brown – ankle
S Aaron Williams – ankle
TE Charles Clay – knee


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Gillislee, Goodwin, Spikes all ill

Posted by Chris Brown on October 12, 2016 – 5:03 pm

The injury list was a bit longer this week thanks mainly to illness on Wednesday, but there was another key player with a new injury.

Mike Gillislee and Brandon Spikes did not practice due to illness. Marquise Goodwin fell ill during practice and was limited.

Zach Brown is a new addition with a foot injury this week, but head coach Rex Ryan said he expects to have the team’s leading tackler on Sunday.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Cyrus Kouandjio T Ankle DNP
Marcell Dareus DT Hamstring DNP
Charles Clay TE Knee DNP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle DNP
Brandon Spikes LB Illness DNP
Mike Gillislee RB Illness DNP
Zach Brown LB Foot DNP
Lorenzo Alexander LB Not injury related (rest) DNP
Corey White CB Shoulder DNP
Corbin Bryant DT Ankle LP
Colton Schmidt P Right quad LP
Patrick Lewis C Knee LP
Aaron Williams S Foot LP
Marquise Goodwin WR Illness LP

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Dareus & McCoy both questionable 

Posted by Chris Brown on October 7, 2016 – 2:12 pm

The Bills added both DT Marcell Dareus and RB LeSean McCoy to their injury report for Friday. Both are questionable for Sunday’s game, but in an appearance on ESPN McCoy assured that he will play Sunday. 

“I consider the hand injury minor,” McCoy said. “It just got caught up while I was blocking, but I’m not missing this game. Wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

OUT

OT Cyrus Kouandjio – ankle

OL Patrick Lewis – knee

WR Greg Salas – groin

CB Corey White – shoulder

QUESTIONABLE

TE Charles Clay – knee

DT Marcell Dareus – hamstring

FB Jerome Felton – back

CB Stephon Gilmore – ankle

OT Cordy Glenn – ankle

S Jonathan Meeks – foot


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Kouandjio, Salas still not practicing

Posted by Chris Brown on October 6, 2016 – 2:15 pm

It’s not looking good for Cyrus Kouandjio or Greg Salas on Sunday. Both did not practice for a second straight day due to ankle and groin injuries respectively. CB Corey White has a shoulder injury and hasn’t practiced this week either. Head coach Rex Ryan said he’s concerned about White’s availability for Sunday as well.

He did say he feels good about both Cordy Glenn and Stephon Gilmore being ready for Sunday’s game in L.A. Here’s a look at Buffalo’s Thursday injury report.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Corey White – shoulder
OT Cyrus Kouandjio – ankle
OL Patrick Lewis – knee
WR Greg Salas – groin

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Jonathan Meeks – foot
CB Stephon Gilmore – ankle
FB Jerome Felton – back
OT Cordy Glenn – ankle
TE Charles Clay – knee


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