Bills Sign Player To Practice Squad: The Bills filled one of two openings to their practice squad. They added DE Ra’Shon Harris. He was a sixth round draft pick of the Steelers last year and spent time with the Panthers practice squad as well. He has two career tackles in two games.
Five Held Out: The Bills held five players out of practice today, Terrence McGee, Ashton Youboty, Arthur Moats, Keith Ellison, and Bryan Scott. McGee and Moats have already been ruled out for this week and it is highly doubtful Youboty will play. Andra Davis and Marcus Stroud returned to practice after missing last week's game. Stroud said he feels good and should play. Davis told some media that he has a torn labrum but will play through the pain. Leodis McKelvin is wearing a neck collar because of a crik in his neck but he is playing through it. Injury Page.
Jackson To Start: Fred Jackson will get the starting nod when the Bills play the Jaguars. Chan Gailey and Jackson both confirmed that he will get the majority of the reps at running back with C.J. Spiller also getting worked into the game.
RB Rotation: How will the reps be broken down now that Marshawn Lynch is gone? It will be interesting to see but one thing is for sure, Fred Jackson will now see his reps increase at running back after being the odd man out so far this season. It likely will give more time in the backfield for C.J. Spiller. Just signed Andre Anderson likely won't be in the equation and may not even be active this week. What do you think of the Lynch trade? Let us know by taking our poll on our homepage.
Tuesday October 5, 2010
Anderson Added: The Bills filled the roster spot vacated by Marshawn Lynch by signing RB Andre Anderson. He was with the team late in training camp before being released. He was added to the practice squad last month. There are now two open spots on the practice squad. He gives the Bills a third running back option. It was thought that they may leave Lynch's spot open to give to Shawn Nelson when he is activated from his suspension. Depth Chart.
Lynch Traded: Marshawn Lynch is no longer a member of the Bills. He has been traded to the Seahawks for a fourth round pick next year and a conditional pick in 2012. That pick is reportedly a 6th rounder than may go up to a 5th rounder depending on his production. The Bills were holding out hope they could get a higher pick for Lynch but ultimately settled on two picks. The Seahawks were interested in Lynch around draft time and the Bills reportedly had discussions with Philadelphia the last couple of days. It was becoming to burdensome to try and give the ball to three backs. This will allow more playing time in particular for Fred Jackson.
Blackout Likely: It appears fan apathy over the 0-4 start will begin to show at Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday. It appears they are definitely headed towards a blackout with around 12,000 seats remaining available for the game against the Jaguars. They would have to sell all those seats by the Thursday at 1pm deadline which is highly unlikely. It will end a streak of 26 straight games without a blackout. The team is also in extreme danger of having blackouts against the Lions, Browns, and Patriots. There is also likely won't be a full house in Toronto for the Bears game.
Monday October 4, 2010
Roster Move Made: The Bills did a slight shake up at the offensive tackle position today. They released Jamon Meredith and added Mansfield Wrotto, who was on the team's practice squad. He signed with the unit a week ago and was most recently with the Seahawks. Depth Chart.
Nelson, Stroud Back: Shawn Nelson rejoined the team today after his four game suspension ended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He may not be ready to play however as he had surgery for a torn groin four weeks ago. The team doesn't have to make a roster move yet until Nelson plays and they could ask for a one week roster exemption. In other news, Marcus Stroud said he plans on practicing Wednesday. The team did not have a practice today. He missed last week's game with an ankle injury. Injury Page.
Lynch To Eagles? A report out of a Philadelphia area newspaper says that the Eagles have contacted the Bills about the availability of Marshawn Lynch. The Eagles lost RB LeSean McCoy to an injury yesterday. Lynch has been the subject of trade rumors ever since the team drafted C.J. Spiller.
McGee Out 2-4 Weeks: Terrence McGee will miss two to four more weeks after undergoing surgery on Saturday morning a source told the Buffalo News. He had a porcedure to repair a pinched nerve in his left leg. He could return as early as the game in Baltimore after the bye week but he is out again against the Jaguars on Sunday. Injury Page.
Thankful For The Small Things: The Bills may have hit rock bottom on the field yesterday but things don't look any better off the field. The new regime seems to be making similiar curious moves to the old regime like the re-signing of Chris Kelsay and the release of Trent Edwards. Tony Bogyo takes a look at the direction the team is heading off the field while looking at yesterday's terrible loss. It isn't pretty. Complete Story.
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