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Dixon, Spikes added to injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on September 4, 2014 – 4:37 pm





Bills RB Boobie Dixon and LB Brandon Spikes were both added to the injury report after they could not participate fully in practice Thursday.

Dixon suffered a hamstring injury in practice, while Spikes was limited by a knee. Head coach Doug Marrone didn’t deny that Dixon’s injury is “a concern.”

“You always have to be concerned when that happens and they can’t finish,” he said. “So yes that’s a concern.”

Stephon Gilmore, who was limited in practice Wednesday was a full participant Thursday coming off a groin injury.

Did not practice
TE Lee Smith – toe

Limited in practice
RB Boobie Dixon – hamstring
LB Brandon Spikes – knee
S Jonathan Meeks – neck

Full practice
WR Sammy Watkins – ribs
LB Randell Johnson – ankle
CB Stephon Gilmore – groin

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Offensive players not concerned

Posted by Chris Brown on August 29, 2014 – 12:09 am

The Bills offense knows they didn’t finish the preseason the way they wanted to, but it hasn’t dampened the unit’s confidence in their ability to move the ball and score points.

Bills C Eric Wood said preseason results shouldn’t be shaking anyone’s belief on the offensive side of the ball.

“You just have to put it behind you and not lose your confidence,” said Wood. “I have a lot of confidence in this offense. We’ve put in a ton of work and I’m not going to get down because of a couple of preseason games.”

RB Boobie Dixon admits there were some struggles at times this preseason, but he’s convinced they’ll be straightened out by the opener in Chicago.

“We’ve really just got to watch the film and then we’ll figure that out,” he said. “Right now it’s just that everybody’s got to stay positive and stay together. We can’t let all the outside noise throw us off track. It wasn’t pretty but it was the pre-season still. We’ve got the regular season coming up and we’ve got a chance to write it next week so that’s what we’ve got to focus on.”

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Bills coaches have special teamers identified

Posted by Chris Brown on August 20, 2014 – 1:09 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone was asked about the importance of the last two preseason games as it pertains to jobs on special teams. Marrone gave strong indication that the core special teamers for their squad have largely been selected.

“I think we have that group,” Marrone said. “We’ll just wait. Obviously we’re still in a process, but I feel very comfortable about the guys that we have identified right now. I think when the roster is set, and we get down to the final cuts, we’ll talk about that role for those players.”

Buffalo signed free agents like Boobie Dixon and Corey Graham to provide some veteran leadership on special teams this offseason.


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