Player News - Bills

Date: Team: Pos:

Bills coach Rex Ryan said Sammy Watkins will play Friday against the Redskins.

The Bills have been very cautious with their No. 1 receiver, but Ryan plans to get him a few snaps this week. There is no question about his availability for Week 1.
Aug 23 - 12:21 PM

Bills WR Marquise Goodwin is in the concussion protocol.

Goodwin appeared to hit his head on the turf late in practice Tuesday. He is unlikely to play this week, but he should be good to go for the season opener. Goodwin is the favorite for the No. 3 job.
Aug 23 - 12:20 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said he has not seen much improvement from WR Dezmin Lewis.

"At some point you have to come down with some plays," Ryan said. Lewis looked to be the favorite for the No. 3 job during OTAs, but he struggled once the pads came on in camp. It sounds like Lewis is on the roster bubble.
Aug 23 - 12:17 PM

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports Bills RT Seantrel Henderson has gained back most of the weight he lost fighting Crohn's disease.

Henderson was activated off the active/NFI list Monday and returned to practice for the first time since being diagnosed last December. "Early on, I had some of those doubts," Henderson said of his recovery. "I didn't know exactly what the future had set for me. I just kept doing everything that the doctor said, eating right and just moving forward getting back ready to on the field." Now at least near his playing weight, Henderson will battle Jordan Mills for the starting right tackle job.
Aug 23 - 8:45 AM

Speaking Monday, Bills coach Rex Ryan called Mike Gillislee (concussion) "probably the No. 2 back right now."

Gillislee's spot on the depth chart came into question when he was the fourth back to enter Buffalo's second preseason game behind LeSean McCoy, Reggie Bush, and rookie Jonathan Williams. Gillislee also suffered a concussion. If McCoy goes down, the Bills might turn to a three-way timeshare, limiting the fantasy values of all members. Gillislee remains in the concussion protocol.
Aug 22 - 5:55 PM

ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak believes fifth-round RB Jonathan Williams could open the season as a gameday inactive.

Williams worked ahead of Mike Gillislee in the second preseason game even before Gillislee was forced to exit with a concussion, but Rodak believes the rookie is still fourth on the depth chart. Rodak also believes Reggie Bush "continues to look the part of the Bills' No. 2." LeSean McCoy is locked into the starting job, but it will be interesting to see how the backfield shakes out if McCoy goes down.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 11:12 AM

Bills RT Seantrel Henderson (Crohn's) was activated from the active/NFI list Monday.

Henderson was expected to open the season on the NFI list after losing significant weight while battling Crohn's disease over the offseason. He has apparently put enough weight back on to practice, however, and could possibly push for a return to the starting lineup. Jordan Mills has worked as the first-team right tackle with Henderson sidelined.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 10:18 AM

Jonathan Williams rushed eight times for 17 yards and a touchdown Saturday against the Giants.

He added two catches for 11 yards. Williams had a couple nice moments against the Giants, but the real story was his spot on the depth chart. Williams worked as the third back behind LeSean McCoy and Reggie Bush even before Mike Gillislee went down with a concussion. It is unlikely Bush would take over as the three-down back if McCoy were to go down, and Williams looks to be the next in line for early-down work. That said, the backup situation in Buffalo is extremely fluid.
Aug 20 - 6:12 PM

Reggie Bush is expected to open the season as the Bills' No. 2 running back.

This is per ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak and was essentially confirmed in Saturday's preseason game, when Bush operated as Buffalo's clear second back after LeSean McCoy, and Mike Gillislee suffered a concussion. Bush is expected to be the Bills' punt returner and mix into the passing game behind Shady.
Aug 20 - 5:38 PM

Bills RB Mike Gillislee suffered a concussion Saturday against the Giants.

Gillislee had his head bent back violently during a second-quarter run. He was escorted to the locker room and was later placed in the concussion protocol. Expected to serve as the No. 2 with Karlos Williams released, Gillislee was the fourth back through the rotation on Saturday.
Aug 20 - 5:08 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play Saturday.

Rex Ryan said he was thinking about letting Watkins see some snaps, but there is no reason to risk the playmaker in a meaningless game. Watkins could see some work in the dress rehearsal next week.
Aug 20 - 3:12 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (suspended) announced he is entering rehab.

"I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career," Dareus said. "I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process." The Bills also issued a statement, saying, "We are fully supportive of Marcell and this decision to take the time he needs to seek treatment." Dareus was suspended four games for missing a drug test earlier this offseason. It is unclear if he will be ready to play when first eligible Week 5.
Aug 20 - 3:03 PM

Bills LT Cordy Glenn (ankle) has shed his walking boot.

Glenn isn’t practicing, but he’s trending in the right direction. He’s still expected to miss the entire preseason. Barring setbacks, Glenn should be ready for Week 1.
Aug 20 - 10:05 AM

In a statement, the Bills said they have not been notified of a suspension for OLB Manny Lawson.

Lawson is reportedly facing a one-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy. The initial report said the suspension stemmed from a domestic violence allegation in 2014, but the league is reportedly investigating another incident. For now, Lawson should still be expected to miss Week 1.
Aug 18 - 12:55 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley confirmed he’s working on an extension for contract-year CB Stephon Gilmore.

"We have one piece of the puzzle done. Let’s try to get another piece," Whaley said. "We have high profile players and they’re going to command top dollars. So we’re going to try to get them done. Will we get it done? We hope so." With Tyrod Taylor extended, Buffalo has the option of franchising Gilmore if a deal isn't reached this year. Gilmore is seeking $15 million annually.
Aug 17 - 5:21 PM


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