Player News - Bills

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Bills DT Kyle Williams left Friday's preseason game against the Browns with a right knee injury.

He left the stadium wearing a full-length brace on his right leg. Friday was a brutal injury night for the Bills, who also lost quarterback A.J. McCarron to a broken collarbone. The 35-year-old registered one tackle prior to exiting.
Aug 17 - 11:22 PM

A.J. McCarron suffered a broken collarbone in the Bills' second preseason game against the Browns.

McCarron started the game, went 3-of-6 passing for 12 yards, and is believed to have suffered the injury after taking a hit from behind via Myles Garrett. Collarbone fractures are typically 8-10 week injuries, putting McCarron in contention for one of the Bills' I.R.-designated for return slots around midseason. This injury essentially locks in first-rounder Josh Allen as the Week 1 starter.
Aug 17 - 10:14 PM

Josh Allen completed 9-of-13 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason versus the Browns.

Allen's 4.6 yards per attempt don't do his performance justice as Allen led the Bills on scoring drives on all three of his possessions. The first was a 15-play, 80-yard drive which ended in a 2-yard touchdown strike to Rod Streater where Allen climbed the pocket on third down to put the Bills on the scoreboard. Allen managed the pocket well and frequently extended plays with his legs, adding 18 yards on three rushing attempts. Playing with the second-team offense, Allen should be promoted to the first team with the injury to AJ McCarron. He's looking like a lock to open the year as the starter.
Aug 17 - 9:53 PM

A.J. McCarron completed 3-of-6 passes for 12 yards in Buffalo's second preseason game.

McCarron started after playing with the second team last week. He strugged to move the offense and took a bunch of hits before getting pulled for Josh Allen, who led Buffalo to a touchdown drive at the end of the first half. McCarron entered training camp as the favorite to start, but it's hard to see him opening the year ahead of Allen. After spending his first four years behind Andy Dalton, McCarron looks destined to remain in a backup role.
Aug 17 - 9:37 PM

The Athletic's Matthew Fairburn writes Bills LT Dion Dawkins "has looked the part."

Dawkins is technically replacing Cordy Glenn, who was traded to the Bengals over the offseason, but he started 12 games at left tackle last season including the playoff loss in Jacksonville. He was not great in that game, but he played well enough last season for the Bills to feel comfortable with him on the left side. Even with Dawkins looking up to the task, the Bills have serious questions along their offensive front.
Aug 16 - 12:54 PM

Corey Coleman is expected to play with the second-team offense against the Browns on Friday.

Acquired from the Browns just over a week ago, it is poetic he will get his first action as a Bill in Cleveland. Coleman has the talent to win a roster spot, but he faces an uphill climb to learn the playbook well enough to be a contributor before Week 1. "We’re getting to the point now where it needs to be the former in terms of ‘here’s the playbook, you’ve got to know it,'" coach Sean McDermott said. On the bright side, Coleman only has to beat out the likes of Rod Streater for a roster spot.
Aug 16 - 12:49 PM

Bills C Ryan Groy is rotating first-team snaps with Russell Bodine.

The Bills signed Bodine to be their starter in March, so it is a big concern the job is still up for grabs at this point in training camp. That said, Bodine was a below-average starter with the Bengals, so it is not that big of a surprise Groy is pushing him for the job. Groy held his own in seven starts at center late in the 2016 season.
Aug 16 - 12:45 PM

The Athletic's Matthew Fairburn expects Josh Allen to work with the second-team offense during the second preseason game.

Allen worked with the second-team "exclusively" during the last week of practice, the first time that has happened. The Twitter mob latched hold of a disastrous play, but Allen actually had a pretty good debut last week. If he can replicate that on Friday against the Browns, he could push for the Week 1 start.
Aug 16 - 12:36 PM

The Democrat and Chronicle writes Nick O'Leary is on the roster bubble.

A 6th-round pick in 2015, O'Leary has been a competent backup for the last three seasons, but the Bills are aiming higher behind Charles Clay. If he does not show well over the next few weeks, he could lose his spot to one of Logan Thomas, Khari Lee, Jason Croom, or Keith Towbridge. Of that group, Thomas is the most interesting name to watch in fantasy.
Aug 14 - 9:33 AM

Delicia Cordon, the ex-girlfriend of LeSean McCoy, filed a personal injury lawsuit against him Monday.

The lawsuit also includes McCoy's friend, former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter. Cordon released a statement last month regarding her accusations that McCoy arranged a home invasion in which she was assaulted. McCoy has already reported and participated in camp, but the Milton Police Department still considers the case an "open and active investigation." He has not been charged with anything, but the NFL could still place him on the Commissioner Exempt List.
Aug 13 - 4:31 PM

Josh Allen was promoted to the second-team offense in Monday's practice.

Allen worked "exclusively" with the second team after receiving his first second-team rep of the summer on Sunday. Reporter Joe Buscaglia believes Allen could get some first-team reps as early as Tuesday. After a mixed preseason debut last week, Allen will face off with the Browns this Friday.
Source: ABC Buffalo
Aug 13 - 2:47 PM

Zay Jones (knee) was not wearing a non-contact jersey during Monday's practice.

Jones was activated from the active/NFI list last week, but he was practicing in a red non-contact jersey. Shedding that suggests he is nearly back at full health and gives him a shot to suit up on Friday night against the Browns. Jones should compete with newcomer Corey Coleman for the No. 2 job.
Aug 13 - 9:18 AM

Bills signed DT Tyrunn Walker.

To clear a roster spot for him, the Bills released DT John Hughes with an injury settlement. Walker registered 22 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble over 223 defensive snaps with the Rams last season. He'll be a depth option in Leslie Frazier's 4-3 scheme.
Aug 12 - 8:58 AM

Josh Allen got some reps with the first-team offense at Friday's practice.

It's the first time Allen has repped with the starters at training camp. Allen had a strong preseason debut, throwing for 116 yards and a touchdown. The Bills don't want to rush Allen, but he could put heat on A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman for the Week 1 job.
Aug 10 - 6:55 PM

Bills coach Sean McDermott said LeSean McCoy looks "quicker, faster and more powerful" than last season.

McCoy slumped to a career-worst 4.0 yards per carry last year, though he made up for his inefficiency by playing a huge role in the passing game with 59 catches for 448 yards and two touchdowns. The 30-year-old clearly put in a lot of work this offseason, though a depleted offensive line and poor quarterback play in Buffalo are both valid concerns. Shady has also been the subject of domestic violence allegations this offseason. He's in play as a borderline RB1, though McCoy obviously carries far more risk than other running backs going in the same range.
Aug 10 - 4:59 PM


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