Player News - Bills

Date: Team: Pos:

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports first-round CB Tre'Davious White has had a "sensational" training camp.

In Carucci's eyes, White was performing better than Ronald Darby, who was traded to the Eagles for Jordan Matthews. White's strong practices likely allowed the Bills to make that move. He'll be starting at one corner spot, with newcomer E.J. Gaines, Leonard Johnson, and Kevon Seymour behind him.
Aug 16 - 9:14 AM

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports Logan Thomas "showed the most athleticism and best hands" among all Bills tight ends at training camp.

Carucci admits Thomas' "blocking wasn't great," but it sounds like he's been exceptional at everything else, including "precise route running." Thomas has all but locked up a spot on the roster for the developmental Bills. It's not out of the question that Thomas plays meaningful snaps in 2017.
Aug 16 - 9:11 AM

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci singled out second-year DE Eddie Yarbrough as one of the stars of training camp.

The UDFA out of Wyoming spent last summer with the Broncos but was cut in September. He's been working with the Bills' first-team defense with Shaq Lawson hurt, and Carucci believes Yarbrough has not only secured a spot on the roster, but also a place in the rotation opposite Jerry Hughes.
Aug 16 - 9:06 AM

Bills coach Sean McDermott said the team is "hopeful" Jordan Matthews (chest) will return "sooner than later."

Matthews is dealing with a chip fracture in his sternum which will sideline him at least through this week and likely more. It sounds like the Bills expect him back for Week 1, but the missed time is a big concern as he attempts to settle in with his new team. With uncertainty surrounding Matthews, Zay Jones looks like a good flier in the 12th round.
Aug 15 - 9:23 AM

Bills coach Sean McDermott said second-round WR Zay Jones will primarily play on the outside.

Considering their other top receivers -- Jordan Matthews and Anquan Boldin -- almost have to play in the slot, it is not a surprise the Bills plan to use Jones outside, but it will be a departure from how he was deployed in college. His role expanded his final year at East Carolina, however, and he certainly has the physical tools to play outside. With Matthews falling behind as he recovers from a chest injury, Jones could open the season as the No. 1 option in the passing game.
Aug 15 - 9:12 AM

Bills fifth-round QB Nathan Peterman will work with the second-team offense in the second preseason game.

It is not a surprise considering Peterman has practiced with the second unit, but it does confirm he has jumped T.J. Yates on the depth chart. "He's done a good job," coach Sean McDermott said of Peterman. "Has handled additional reps well." Likely facing a lost season and with no long-term commitments to Tyrod Taylor, it is not crazy to think Peterman takes regular-season snaps this year.
Aug 15 - 9:05 AM

Bills LT Cordy Glenn received an injection in his troublesome foot this week.

Glenn has been struggling with the foot for months, but the Bills hope the injection will "knock out" the soreness. Glenn is labeled week to week, with coach Sean McDermott saying he is "hopeful" the left tackle will be ready for Week 1. With Seantrel Henderson suspended, the Bills will be in real trouble if Glenn is forced to miss games, which seems like a real possibility at this point.
Source: ESPN
Aug 15 - 9:02 AM

Bills LT Cordy Glenn (foot) did not practice Monday.

Glenn returned to practice last week, but he is still struggling with a foot injury which has lingered since last season. Even after he returned to practice, coach Sean McDermott called him "day to day," and the coach added there is some concern about the left tackle after practice on Sunday. Glenn recently visited specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion on the troublesome foot.
Source: ESPN
Aug 14 - 10:07 AM

New Bills WR Jordan Matthews is "week to week" with a "chip fracture in his sternum."

Matthews suffered the injury less than 15 minutes into his first practice with the team on Sunday. "Week to week" is not a telling timetable, and it is unclear if Matthews will return for Week 1. Even if he does, it sounds like he is going to miss multiple weeks of practice, a major concern as he attempts to settle in with his new team. It is not inconceivable second-rounder Zay Jones opens the season as the No. 1 option.
Aug 14 - 8:29 AM

Fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman was promoted to the Bills' second-team offense during Sunday's practice.

T.J. Yates struggled in the preseason opener, so Peterman is getting a shot to move up the depth chart. Peterman, who drew comparisons to Kirk Cousins during the pre-draft phase, engineered a touchdown drive and showed plus mobility in Thursday night's exhibition bout with the Vikings. This is a competition to monitor in deeper two-quarterback leagues and perhaps in Dynasty formats. The Bills have not made any long-term commitments to Tyrod Taylor.
Aug 13 - 3:25 PM

Bills signed CB Jumal Rolle.

Rolle was released from the Cardinals last month with an injury settlement. He's an end-of-the-roster flier after missing 2016 with a torn Achilles. Rolle adds depth following Buffalo's trade of Ronald Darby.
Aug 12 - 3:24 PM

Bills RB Jonathan Williams (hamstring) has been cleared to practice.

The Bills listed Williams with a hamstring injury after Thursday night's preseason opener, but he won't miss any time. With Mike Gillislee gone, Williams is in line for backup duties behind LeSean McCoy.
Aug 11 - 5:45 PM

Shareece Wright worked as the Bills' first-team cornerback in Friday's practice after the trade of Ronald Darby.

You may recall Wright's name from last year's Ravens, where he got cooked so often in coverage PFF's Pat Thorman nicknamed him "Char-reece" for the extreme frequency at which Wright got burned. The Ravens were forced to bench him and released Wright after the season. Daily fantasy players should take note.
Aug 11 - 5:34 PM

Bills acquired CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick from the Rams in exchange for WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick.

Gaines, a 2014 sixth-rounder, had a strong rookie season as a 15-game starter, but he missed all of 2015 with a Lisfranc fracture in his foot and didn't look the same last year. Coach Sean McDermott is taking a flier here in the hopes Gaines can rebound. Gaines figures to replace Ronald Darby in Buffalo after he was traded to the Eagles as part of the Jordan Matthews trade on Friday.
Aug 11 - 12:56 PM

Bills acquired WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick from the Eagles in exchange for CB Ronald Darby.

Clearly on the outs with Philly heading into the final year of his rookie deal, there had been persistent trade rumors surrounding Matthews, and the Eagles finally pulled the trigger on a deal which returns a starting corner they desperately needed. The move also works out for Matthews, who should immediately slot in as the No. 1 option for a now Sammy Watkins-less offense. Coming off the board in the 11th round before the trade, Matthews should be valued much closer to the sixth or seventh moving forward, and he has the upside for more if the new coaching staff opens up the passing game.
Aug 11 - 12:55 PM


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