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Easley questionable, McCoy, Graham probable

Posted by Chris Brown on October 23, 2015 – 6:36 pm

There will be seven players not available to play Sunday for the Bills. Six of them are starters and five of those six play on the offensive side of the ball. The good news is LeSean McCoy came through another week of practice no worse for the wear and is probable, as is Corey Graham who had a minor groin problem.

Marcus Easley is the team’s fourth receiver with three others lost to injury and other circumstances this week. Easley is questionable, but head coach Rex Ryan said the special teams ace will be fine for Sunday’s game.

Player Pos Injury Game Status
Marquise Goodwin WR Ribs OUT I-R
Kyle Williams DT Knee OUT
Karlos Williams RB Concussion OUT
Seantrel Henderson T Concussion OUT
Percy Harvin WR Not injury related OUT
Sammy Watkins WR Ankle OUT
Tyrod Taylor QB Knee OUT
John Miller G Not injury related OUT
Marcus Easley WR Shoulder QUESTIONABLE
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring PROBABLE
Corey Graham S Groin/Not injury related PROBABLE

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Taylor, Easley, Graham limited

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2015 – 4:38 pm

The Bills four absent players were obviously non-participants at practice Wednesday, but there were three limited players for Buffalo.

Tyrod Taylor, who split reps with EJ Manuel at quarterback in practice was limited as was Marcus Easley, as he returns from a shoulder injury and Corey Graham who was limited with a groin injury.

Taylor is encouraged by the improvement his knee has made since last week. He and the athletic trainers have worked closely to keep tabs on how his injured knee is holding up to an increased workload this week compared to last week.

“No, we’re in good conversation with how I feel where we’re constantly talking to the trainers,” Taylor said. “Getting feedback from them. At the end of the day it’s up to the coaches to make the decision. I’m not really focusing on that part, just more so mentally getting ready for Jacksonville and the preparation that it takes.”

When asked if he was doing significantly more in practice this week, Taylor said that he was.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wed.
Marquise Goodwin WR Ribs OUT
Kyle Williams DT Knee DNP
Seantrel Henderson T Concussion DNP
Percy Harvin WR Not injury related DNP
Sammy Watkins WR Ankle DNP
Tyrod Taylor QB Knee LP
Marcus Easley WR Shoulder LP
Corey Graham S Groin LP

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Karlos out, Harvin, Taylor, Watkins questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2015 – 2:21 pm

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The Bills won’t have Karlos Williams on Sunday, but stand a good chance of having RB LeSean McCoy back in the lineup. Meanwhile Percy Harvin, Tyrod Taylor and Sammy Watkins are all questionable for Sunday’s game.

All three were limited in Friday’s practice. Harvin, who normally gets a veteran rest day on Wednesday, was unexpectedly limited Friday so he was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Head coach Rex Ryan did not shed any light on Harvin’s condition.

Ryan did say that Taylor would be a game time decision, and did not say anything about Watkins other than he’s questionable.

Player Pos Injury Participation Friday Game Status
Cierre Wood RB Knee OUT OUT – I-R
Aaron Williams S Neck OUT OUT – I-R
Marcus Easley WR Shoulder DNP OUT
Karlos Williams RB Concussion DNP OUT
Percy Harvin WR Hip LP QUESTIONABLE
Sammy Watkins WR Calf LP QUESTIONABLE
Tyrod Taylor QB Knee LP QUESTIONABLE
Charles Clay TE Calf LP PROBABLE
Marcell Dareus DT Hip LP PROBABLE
Cordy Glenn T Ankle LP PROBABLE
Chris Hogan WR Hamstring LP PROBABLE
Randell Johnson LB Hand LP PROBABLE
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring LP PROBABLE
John Miller G Groin LP PROBABLE
Ron Brooks CB Thumb FP PROBABLE
Cyrus Kouandjio T Knee FP PROBABLE
Bacarri Rambo S Quadricep FP PROBABLE

 


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Dareus, McCoy, Watkins all limited

Posted by Chris Brown on October 15, 2015 – 2:54 pm

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The Bills injury list saw mainly limited participants in practice Thursday. Of the 15 players listed, nine were limited at practice Thursday. That list included Charles Clay, Marcell Dareus, Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy.

 

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday Participation Thursday
Marcus Easley WR Shoulder DNP DNP
Karlos Williams RB Concussion DNP DNP
Charles Clay TE Calf LP LP
Marcell Dareus DT Hip LP LP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle LP LP
Chris Hogan WR Hamstring LP LP
Randell Johnson LB Hand LP LP
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring LP LP
John Miller G Groin LP LP
Tyrod Taylor QB Knee LP LP
Sammy Watkins WR Calf LP LP
Percy Harvin WR Hip DNP FP
Ron Brooks CB Thumb FP FP
Cyrus Kouandjio T Knee FP FP
Bacarri Rambo S Quadricep LP FP

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Watkins optimistic about Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 14, 2015 – 3:46 pm

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It was good news that both LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins were both practicing, but both were limited on Wednesday along with five other starters including QB Tyrod Taylor. Watkins however, is very optimistic about returning to the lineup on Sunday.

“High chance that I’ll be out there,” said Watkins. “I just have to keep getting treatment and going out there and putting in work every day.”

Watkins says getting a lot of reps will be the key this week as he tries to build the necessary endurance back into his injured calf so it can go 50-60 plays on Sunday.

McCoy was limited, but head coach Rex Ryan wants to take his progress in his return from a hamstring day by day.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Cierre Wood RB Knee OUT
Aaron Williams S Neck DNP
Marcus Easley WR Shoulder DNP
Percy Harvin WR Hip DNP
Karlos Williams RB Concussion DNP
Charles Clay TE Calf LP
Marcell Dareus DT Hip LP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle LP
Chris Hogan WR Hamstring LP
Randell Johnson LB Hand LP
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring LP
John Miller G Groin LP
Bacarri Rambo S Quadricep LP
Tyrod Taylor QB Knee LP
Sammy Watkins WR Calf LP
Ron Brooks CB Thumb FP
Cyrus Kouandjio T Knee FP

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McCoy, Karlos out for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 9, 2015 – 1:38 pm

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It looks like Boobie Dixon will make his second career start Sunday when the Bills play the Titans in Tennessee. Dixon’s only other career start came in the 2013 season finale when he was with the 49ers and he lined up as a fullback in front of Frank Gore. LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams have both been declared out for Sunday’s game.

Head coach Rex Ryan however, doesn’t believe Williams will be out of the lineup for a prolonged period of time.

“No, I know he’s feeling better and all that, but you go through the protocol and things, but no I don’t think so,” Ryan said.

S Bacarri Rambo is also out for Sunday’s game, but the good news is Aaron Williams is probable and expected to start in his return from a neck injury. Here’s the rest of the Bills injury report.

OUT
RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring
RB Karlos Williams – concussion
S Bacarri Rambo – thigh

QUESTIONABLE
WR Sammy Watkins – calf

PROBABLE
WR Chris Hogan – hamstring
WR Marquise Goodwin – ribs
DT Kyle Williams – calf
WR Percy Harvin – hip
S Corey Graham – shoulder
TE Charles Clay – calf
S Aaron Williams – neck
LT Cordy Glenn – ankle
G John Miller – groin

 

 


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Clay added to injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on October 8, 2015 – 4:30 pm

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The Bills have more than their share of players on the injury report. On Thursday another starter on offense was added in TE Charles Clay.

Clay was added to the team’s injury report with a calf ailment, but head coach Rex Ryan dismissed it as insignificant.

“Yeah, it was just a little thing,” said Ryan. “We just put him as limited because I took him out. We had him out for a couple of plays. He’s fine.”

A host of other Bills starters were limited including LT Cordy Glenn, DT Kyle Williams, S Aaron Williams, S Corey Graham and G John Miller.

Player Pos Injury Participation Thursday
MarQueis Gray TE Forearm DNP – I-R
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring DNP
Sammy Watkins WR Calf DNP
Karlos Williams RB Concussion DNP
Bacarri Rambo S Quad DNP
Kyle Williams DT Calf LP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle LP
Marquise Goodwin WR Ribs LP
Aaron Williams S Neck LP
John Miller G Groin LP
Corey Graham S Shoulder LP
Chris Hogan WR Hamstring LP
Charles Clay TE Calf LP
Percy Harvin WR Hip FP

 

 


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Karlos, McCoy, Watkins head non-practice list

Posted by Chris Brown on October 7, 2015 – 4:32 pm

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Buffalo’s running back position was the lead position group on Buffalo’s injury list of non-participants. Both LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Head coach Rex Ryan hasn’t ruled Watkins out for Sunday’s game yet.

“Sammy didn’t practice today, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t be available Sunday,” said Ryan. “We’ll see how it goes, how this week progresses.”

Veterans Kyle Williams and Percy Harvin sat out for what’s believed to be veteran rest days. Harvin has not practiced on a Wednesday all season.

OL John Miller returned to practice for the first time since his groin injury suffered in Miami in Week 3 and he was limited. LT Cordy Glenn was also limited with an ankle injury that forced him out of last week’s game for about a quarter before he returned.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
MarQueis Gray TE Forearm DNP – I-R
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring DNP
Sammy Watkins WR Calf DNP
Karlos Williams RB Concussion DNP
Bacarri Rambo S Quad DNP
Kyle Williams DT Calf DNP
Percy Harvin WR Hip DNP
Cordy Glenn T Ankle LP
Marquise Goodwin WR Ribs LP
Aaron Williams S Neck LP
John Miller G Groin LP
Corey Graham S Shoulder LP
Chris Hogan WR Hamstring LP

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McCoy, Watkins headline Bills who are out

Posted by Chris Brown on October 2, 2015 – 12:54 pm

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They didn’t practice all week so their chances of playing were slim. After practice head coach Rex Ryan made it official. Four of his starters will be out for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

RB LeSean McCoy and WR Sammy Watkins headlined the list of players who will be sidelined. Also out are RG John Miller, S Aaron Williams and WR Marquise Goodwin.

Williams and Goodwin were able to practice on a limited basis during the week.

Probable for Buffalo Sunday are K Dan Carpenter, WR Percy Harvin, LB Preston Brown and QB Tyrod Taylor.

 


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Aaron limited in practice

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2015 – 2:32 pm

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The Bills stand a decent chance of being without four starters on Sunday against the Giants. Here’s a look at practice participation for Wednesday from the team’s injury report.

DID NOT PRACTICE
RG John Miller – groin
RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring
WR Percy Harvin – hip
WR Sammy Watkins – calf

LIMITED IN PRACTICE
K Dan Carpenter – knee
WR Marquise Goodwin – ribs
S Aaron Williams – neck

FULL PRACTICE
QB Tyrod Taylor – ankle
LB Preston Brown – hamstring


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Aaron, Goodwin out, Easley questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on September 25, 2015 – 12:57 pm

The Bills will be without starting S Aaron Williams Sunday against the Dolphins as well as WR Marquise Goodwin. 

Special teams ace Marcus Easley is questionable, but when asked about Easley’s likelihood of playing Buffalo’s head coach indicated he’d be good to go. 

“He’s tough,” said Ryan of Easley. “He’ll be fine.”

Here’s the rest of the Bills injury report for Sunday’s game

OUT

S Aaron Williams – neck

WR Marquise Goodwin – ribs

QUESTIONABLE

LB Tony Steward – knee

WR Marcus Easley – back

PROBABLE

K Dan Carpenter – abdominal

DE Jerry Hughes – wrist

WR Percy Harvin – hip

RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring

P Colton Schmidt – hip

QB Tyrod Taylor – chest


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Easley added to injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on September 24, 2015 – 6:26 pm

UBNS imageBills special teams ace Marcus Easley was added to the injury report Thursday with a back injury, but was still able to participate on a limited basis in practice. Here’s a look at the Bills updated injury report for Thursday.

Head coach Rex Ryan on Easley and his other limited players.

“He just did something I guess in practice yesterday, but he was fine,” said Ryan of Easley. “I think all these guys will be fine.”

Ryan said the only question mark is Goodwin, who is trying to return from a rib injury.

DID NOT PRACTICE
S Aaron Williams – neck

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DE Jerry Hughes – wrist
WR Marcus Easley – back
LB Tony Steward – knee
WR Marquise Goodwin – rib

FULL PARTICIPATION
QB Tyrod Taylor – chest
RB LeSean McCoy – hamstring
WR Percy Harvin – hip
P Colton Schmidt – hip
K Dan Carpenter – abdominal


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Jerry Hughes limited Wednesday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 23, 2015 – 3:42 pm

UBNS imageBills DE Jerry Hughes was a new addition to the team’s injury report Wednesday. He was limited in practice with a wrist injury. Meanwhile WR Marquise Goodwin and LB Tony Steward, who missed the first two weeks of the season were back practicing for the first time Wednesday.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Percy Harvin WR Hip DNP
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring DNP
Aaron Williams S Neck DNP
Jerry Hughes DE Wrist LP
Marquise Goodwin WR Ribs LP
Tony Steward LB Knee LP
Dan Carpenter K Abdomen FP
Colton Schmidt P Right hip FP
Tyrod Taylor QB Chest FP

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McCoy limited, Harvin full go Thursday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 17, 2015 – 4:17 pm

UBNS imageLeSean McCoy headlined Buffalo’s Thursday injury report after he was listed as limited with hamstring soreness and tightness.

Bills head coach Rex Ryan offered the following on McCoy.

“McCoy was limited with a hamstring,” said Ryan. “It was a little tight and a little sore so I think that’s where it is. Do I expect him to play? I certainly hope so.”

Corey Graham was also limited as he goes through the concussion protocol. Rex Ryan said there will be more tests on Friday for him.

“He feels really good, but you’ve got to go through the protocol and make sure he’s 100 percent ready to go,” said Ryan.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday Participation Thursday
Marquise Goodwin WR Ribs DNP DNP
Tony Steward LB Knee DNP DNP
Corey Graham S Concussion LP LP
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring —- LP
Percy Harvin WR Hip DNP FP

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Harvin’s hip keeps him out of practice

Posted by Chris Brown on September 9, 2015 – 3:42 pm

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It’s an injury that’s been affecting Percy Harvin’s availability since early in training camp. The veteran receiver did not play a single snap in the preseason and now it’s keeping him out of regular season practices leading up to the season opener.

Harvin has been battling a nagging hip injury for most of the summer. Things appeared to be encouraging when the wideout practiced last week, and Harvin indicated he was ready to roll. On Wednesday however, he did not practice due to the same hip ailment.

Head coach Rex Ryan stated it was a scheduled rest day as they don’t want to overtax the hip as he returns to action. 

WR Marquise Goodwin and rookie LB Tony Steward also did not practice Wednesday. Here’s the full Bills injury report.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Marquise Goodwin WR Ribs DNP
Tony Steward LB Knee DNP
Percy Harvin WR Hip DNP
Charles Clay TE Knee FP
LeSean McCoy RB Hamstring FP
Sammy Watkins WR Hamstring FP
Robert Woods WR Hip FP
Mario Williams DE Calf FP
Chris Hogan WR Knee FP

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Bills injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on December 24, 2014 – 3:22 pm

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The Bills injury report is not lengthy, but there are a couple of key injuries to be monitored through the course of the week, namely Marcell Dareus and Stephon Gilmore. Both players were not on the practice field Wednesday.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Marcell Dareus DT Knee DNP
Stephon Gilmore CB Concussion DNP
Dan Carpenter K Right Groin LP
Aaron Williams S Hip LP

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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

FULL PRACTICE
RB Boobie Dixon – chest


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Searcy out for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 12, 2014 – 12:43 pm

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It wasn’t looking promising to begin with, but head coach Doug Marrone confirmed it on Friday, S Da’Norris Searcy is out for Sunday’s game due to a hamstring injury.

Searcy was a limited participant on Thursday, but did not practice at all on Friday. Duke Williams is expected to see all of the work at safety in his absence. Williams has been playing a lot this season at safety on a rotational basis.

Here’s the rest of Buffalo’s injury report.

OUT
TE Chris Gragg – knee
S Da’Norris Searcy – hamstring
WR Mike Williams – calf

QUESTIONABLE
DE Jarius Wynn – knee

PROBABLE
K Dan Carpenter – groin
DT Stefan Charles – quad


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Searcy, Mario, Hairston practice

Posted by Chris Brown on December 11, 2014 – 4:08 pm

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Da’Norris Searcy did not participate in practice on Wednesday, but was able to do a little more in practice Thursday as he worked on a limited basis.

“He did some stuff today, but we’re going to see how it goes,” said head coach Doug Marrone of Searcy. “He was out here, taped up and going. It was on a limited status. He did individual (position drills).”

Searcy is dealing with a hamstring injury. Mario Williams and Chris Hairston returned to practice Thursday from illness.

Player Pos Injury Participation Thursday
Mike Williams WR Calf DNP
Chris Gragg TE Knee DNP
Da’Norris Searcy S Hamstring LP
Jarius Wynn DE Knee LP
Dan Carpenter K Right Groin LP
Stefan Charles DT Quad LP

 


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Searcy does not practice

Posted by Chris Brown on December 10, 2014 – 3:38 pm

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Da’Norris Searcy was in attendance at practice Wednesday, but didn’t do much on Wednesday. He was joined by a couple of other players who were out ill. DE Jarius Wynn in his return from injury practiced on a limited basis. Here’s the full injury report.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Mike Williams WR Calf DNP
Chris Gragg TE Knee DNP
Da’Norris Searcy S Hamstring DNP
Mario Williams DE Illness DNP
Chris Hairston T Illness DNP
Jarius Wynn DE Knee LP
Dan Carpenter K Right Groin LP
Stefan Charles DT Quad LP

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