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Landry Fined: Jarvis Landry has been fined $24,309 for his illegal crackback block on Aaron Williams according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Williams' father told AP that his son will discuss his future with the family at the end of the season and decide what to do. The AP report says Stephon Gilmore is saying that Williams does have numbness in one of his arms. Williams' father declined to comment on Gilmore's comment.
No Shady Again:LeSean McCoy did not practice again today and neither did Aaron Williams, Marquise Goodwin, Richie Incognito, Zach Brown, and Cordy Glenn. Williams and Goodwin are not a surprise but Glenn has been sitting on Wednesdays and practicing on Thursday so him not being out there today could be a cause for concern. Brown was ill yesterday and may still be under the weather. Incognito was out with an illness. Returning to practice were Adolphus Washington, Charles Clay, Lerentee McCray, and Corbin Bryant. Coach Ryan said there is concern that Aaron's injury is long term because of his history with his neck. He also described Robert Woods as very limited and expects McCoy to be a gametime decision like last week. Injury Page.
Practice Squad Move: Another day another practice squad move. The Bills have brought back Michael Ola. They released him to activate Ed Egan from the practice squad and then signed him to that unit when he cleared waivers.
Game Preview: The Bills look to get back on track and to sweep the Patriots for the first time since the last year the Bills were in the playoffs. It will be much tougher this time with Tom Brady at the helm for New England. The Patriots have a history of blowing out their division rivals the 2nd time they play them in a season after losing to them in the first matchup. A win by the Patriots will give them a whopping three game division lead at the halfway point of the season. Complete Preview.
Wednesday October 26, 2016
Long Injury List: Several people sat out practice today which has become the norm on Wednesdays. Sitting today are LeSean McCoy, Lorenzo Alexander, Zach Brown, Adolphus Washington, Corbin Bryant, Charles Clay, Cordy Glenn, Marquise Goodwin, Lerentee McCray, and Aaron Williams. Alexander has a rest day while Washington and Brown are ill. McCoy is still getting treatment for his hamstring and Williams has his neck injury but no concussion. Goodwin is in concussion protocol. Clay and Glenn getting their usual Wednesdays off as both have ankle injuries. Bryant is battling a shoulder problem and McCray a knee. Marcell Dareus and Robert Woods are practicing on a limited basis today so that is a piece of good news. Dareus said after practice that he will play on Sunday. Mike Gillislee is limited with a toe injury but Rex Ryan doesn't feel it will be a major issue. Gillislee said it was caused by new cleats. Injury Page.
Tuesday October 25, 2016
WR Promoted: The Bills promoted WR Ed Egan from the practice squad to aid their hurting receiving corps. To make room they released Michael Ola. It is a bit of a surprise they activated Egan over Dez Lewis who is a former draft pick. Egan has been on the Bills practice squad for about a month and has spent time with the Browns and Cowboys. The team revamped their practice squad using open spots created by Egan and TE Manasseh Garner's promotions and added Gerald Christian, WR Mose Frazier, and DB Joe Powell to the unit. Christian was released last week to make room for Garner on the active roster so they essentially swap spots. WR Corey Washington was released from the unit.
Terrible Loss: This was the game our columnist Tony Bogyo was afraid of. The Bills winning streak came to a crashing halt as they wilted in the South Florida sun and heat. Tony takes a look back at the dominating loss at the hands of the Dolphins. Complete Story.
Monday October 24, 2016
Williams Ok: Rex Ryan addressed the media today and said Aaron Williams was with the team attending meetings today and doing ok. They are still evaluating his neck and head injuries. The coach was very upset about the cheap shot Jarvis Landry gave on Williams and feels the pros should look into implementing the college rule on targeting. On LeSean McCoy, he said they took him out immediately when the hamstring tightened up and they will see how he progresses this week. Adam Schefter reports that Shady will be in the same situation this Sunday as he was yesterday and will likely be questionable to play. The coach said Robert Woods is making progress and they hope to get Marcell Dareus on the field this week.
Sunday October 23, 2016
Gameday Grades: Both sides of the ball were dominated at the line of scrimmage as Miami really controlled the game despite trailing somehow by 11 in the third quarter. Only the special teams graded out well in this one. Gameday Grades.
Bills Blitz: Jay Ajayi ran for 214 yards as Miami dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage and won an important division game 28-25. Despite Miami dominating all facets of the game the Bills held a 17-6 lead in the third quarter when Tyrod Taylor hit Marquise Goodwin for a 67 yard touchdown bomb. Miami's running game took over from there as Ajayi responded with a four yard touchdown run on the next series and Damien Williams scored from 12 yards out to give them the lead. A broken play allowed Ryan Tannenhill to hit Kenny Stills for a 66 yard touchdown to put the game away. The Bills made it look closer when Reggie Bush scored a garbage time touchdown and caught the two point conversion attempt. Bills Blitz.
Injury Update:Aaron Williams suffered a neck and head injury on a cheap blindside hit by Jarvis Landry. He was very woozy and did not return. He left the stadium in an ambulance. LeSean McCoy started the game but couldn't finish it as his hamstring knocked him out of the game. Marquise Goodwin hit his head hard late in the game against the turf and was taken off woozy and of course didn't return as he is in concussion protocol. Kevon Seymour left the game in the first half as he was taken to the locker room for observation but did return. Injury Page.
Gameday Inactives: As reported this morning, LeSean McCoy is active for today's game. Robert Woods and Marcell Dareus are inactive after being listed as doubtful. Seantrell Henderson was ruled out on Friday. The healthy scratches are Partick Lewis, Michael Ola, Jonathan Williams, and Cardale Jones. Lewis has a banged up knee but it was healthy enough to play last week. Williams being scratched must mean they are confident McCoy will play a significant role.
Report, McCoy To Play: Several reports say today that LeSean McCoy will play today unless something happens during pregame warmups. He is expected to be on a pitch count so still look to see plenty of ex-Dolphin Mike Gillislee. Another ex Dolphin who will have an impact today is Justin Hunter who will start for Robert Woods who will not play today. He was listed as doubtful but Adam Schefter reports he's out.
Gameday Weather: Typical South Florida weather for today's battle in Miami. Sunny and pleasant with temperatures around 80 . Winds will be out of the North Northeast at 12 mph with gusts slightly higher.
Lawson Activated: The Bills have activated Shaq Lawson from the Physically unable to Perform list. They also activated Manasseh Garner from the practice squad and released fellow tight end Gerald Christian. Gabe Ikard was released to make room for Lawson. Front Office Page.
Friday October 21, 2016
McCoy Questionable:LeSean McCoy was on the practice field today for the Bills but it doesn't mean he will play Sunday. It appears like he will be a gametime decision and is officially listed as questionable. McCoy did some stretching and took part in a few drills. He described himself as very limited but said he felt alright and will see how it feels on Sunday. He is trying to be smart with it and said it is the same leg he hurt last year but it isn't nearly as bad as then. Rex Ryan won't rule him out saying Shady really wants to play. He also caught a pass in the part of practice open to the media but didn't have his usual bounce. There was a report yesterday that he was out but that was refuted by several local media outlets. Kyle Williams and Jerome Felton were back on the field but Marcell Dareus and Robert Woods weren't and are listed as doubtful. Injury Page.