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Wed. July 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brown's teammate Nigel Bradham has been suspended for one regular season game and Brown is now the favorite to get the start at weak-side linebacker in the opener Sept. 7 in Chicago, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Brown, a third-round rookie out of Lousiville, has done nothing to disappoint this summer. He's probably not that far behind Bradham already, so who knows what would happen if he shines in the first game?
Wed. July 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gragg, who missed several practices after ending up in the hospital last week to be treated for heat-related symptoms, returned to practice Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Gragg didn't do much in his rookie season, catching only five balls in nine games, but with Scott Chandler and Tony Moeki both injured, he should get some first- and second-team looks in the coming days. Gragg currently sits fourth on the depth chart.
Wed. July 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Jackson signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.
Impact: Jackson is signed through 2015. The veteran running back has established himself as a leader and top playmaker for the Bills. He has 5,121 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns in seven seasons. Known for his physical running style, Jackson ran for 890 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 while dealing with two separate knee sprains. Jackson is expected to split carries with running back C.J. Spiller once again in 2014.
Wed. July 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson was given a one-year contract extension with the Bills on Wednesday where he can make as much as $2.7 million, WGR550.com reports. Said the veteran running back, "I had a tremendous offseason with our strength and conditioning coaches and I'm hungry and motivated. I think a renewed sense of getting this thing turned around with some of the moves we made in the off season putting some pieces around us, I think that's got to have a lot of guys excited and I'm one of them."
Impact: You won't find many 33-year-old running backs getting a contract extension, but Jackson has done a fantastic job keeping in shape and providing value to the Bills in multiple ways, including leadership. The extension keeps him signed through the 2015 season, though Jackson said Tuesday they'd he'd like to play for a few more years.
Wed. July 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Bradham has been suspended by the NFL for the team's regular-season opener for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Impact: The suspension is yet another setback for Buffalo's defense. With linebacker Kiko Alonso out for the season because of a knee injury, Bradham worked with the starting defense at weakside linebacker during the first week of training camp.
Wed. July 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradham has been suspended for the first game of the regular season for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse program, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: Bradham had been working with the Bills' starters at weakside linebacker in place of Kiko Alonso (who is presumably out for the season), but Bradham's suspension opens the door for another player to hold down the spot in Week 1.
Mon. July 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: While there is still no timetable for Glenn to return from an unspecified illness, a team source said Monday he'd be "shocked" if the left tackle wasn't back for the start of the season, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Glenn remains on the non-football illness list, and no one will say what the personal matter is, but based on the source's comments as well as the fact the team hasn't picked up a veteran lineman in recent weeks, it sounds like we can expect to see him back at some point in the preseason.
Mon. July 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams is listed as the No. 3 wideout behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods on the initial depth chart released by the team, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: This probably isn't a big concern toward Williams' playing time, as the team will be running a lot of three- and four-wide sets, and he'd almost certainly be in during any red-zone passing formations. That said, it does underscore that the Bills actually have a decent number of weapons this season, so topping his career high of 65 catches will probably be a challenge.
Mon. July 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson returned to practice Sunday after missing a day due to a mild ankle injury, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: As expected, Jackson is fine, and the biggest question this season is how much time he'll see the field amid a backfield that includes a healthier C.J. Spiller as well as newcomers Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKelvin has been held out of team drills the past three days, but only as a precaution, since he's coming off offseason hip surgery, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "We just rested him and are making sure. Again, he's coming off of an injury from the offseason and we're just going to work his way back in here. Leodis has something that I admire. When he gets back in there, he's going to go 110 percent every single time. We just want to make sure that we back him off a little bit. We're in camp for awhile, so we're just being smart."
Impact: McKelvin should be fine and is slotted to be the No. 2 cornerback this season opposite Stephon Gilmore. With Corey Graham and Nickell Robey behind those two, the Bills have the makings of a strong cornerback unit.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hogan, who had a limited role with the Bills last season, continues to shine practice after practice, BuffaloBills.com reports. He's showing more burst than last season to go with an ability he's always had in gaining separation from defensive backs. Said quarterback EJ Manuel, "Chris has done a great job, especially in the red zone where the area is a lot tighter. I know there was one I threw him, he wasn't even looking, I kind of just stuck it in his stomach. As soon as he turned his head the ball was on him. That's a hard catch to make, especially in traffic."
Impact: Hogan is probably not going to pass Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Mike Williams, or Marquise Goodwin, but the Bills look like they're going to place a heavy reliance on the slot receiver spot and he's starting to look like a clear backup to Woods. Of the next batch after the top four, perhaps there will be room for two of Hogan, Marcus Easley, and T.J. Graham to make the team.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chandler left Sunday's practice with a groin injury, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: It's unclear how much time Chandler might miss, but with fellow TEs Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and Chris Gragg (heat-related symptoms) also ailing, the Bills' depth at the position is currently taxed.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gilmore, who struggled with a wrist injury all of last season, is unlimited in training camp and feels far better than any point of his 2013 campaign, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the third-year cornerback, "It feels good. That was my first time ever having surgery and getting hurt so it feels good to be back to myself and be out there having fun and be playing how I know how to play. It helped me out a lot. I've never struggled like that before when I had that surgery on my hand so it helped me out a lot. It humbled me and I feel good now so I'm ready to go help this team win."
Impact: If Gilmore is happy and healthy all season, the Bills have the potential to have an excellent cornerback group, led by Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, Corey Graham, and a couple of other promising young players.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: While Moeaki (hamstring) will miss at the very least a few days of practice, he's not expected to miss the entire camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "And with Tony (Moeaki), he'll be out not for the whole camp, but he's going to be out for a significant amount of time. And when I say significant, I think it's very difficult to define. If you're out three or four days in camp, that's a lot of reps on everybody for what you're trying to get done. So, hopefully we'll be able to get him back quickly."
Impact: Moeaki is trying to win the No. 2 tight end spot behind Scott Chandler, but considering he's been injury-prone his whole career and only saw action in two games in 2013, making the team is now a bit of a challenge. Still, the Bills seemed to like what they saw after picking him up last December, so it sounds like he still may get his shot. Keep tabs on the injury, however.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Moeaki is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury.
Impact: Coach Doug Marrone said Moeaki will miss a "significant" amount of time, but likely won't miss the remainder of Buffalo's training camp.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson (lower leg) will not practice Saturday but will not have a "long absence," ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: It appears that Buffalo has ruled out any long-term issues with Jackson's lower leg injury from Friday, and a player of his age and experience level can afford to skip out on the reps, so the injury is increasingly appearing as if it's a non-issue. Bryce Brown should continue to get useful additional reps for as long as Jackson rests his leg.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moeaki will miss "significant" time with a hamstring injury, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: The Bills brought in Moeaki this offseason with the long-shot hope that he might finally stay healthy and provide them with an off-the-bench receiving threat at tight end, but Moeaki's brittleness endures. Depending on how significant the hamstring injury is, an injury settlement might be in order. In the meantime, the Bills will look toward Chris Gragg, Lee Smith and Dominique Jones as backup options to starter Scott Chandler.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson's lower leg injury is not thought to be serious, WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia reports.
Impact: Jackson left Friday's practice with the injury, and while it's unclear whether he'll return to the field Saturday, the early expectation is that he won't be sidelined for long. Both Jackson and C.J. Spiller have been fairly injury-prone in recent seasons, and the Bills traded for Bryce Brown in the offseason. The 32-year-old Jackson isn't in danger of losing the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, but Buffalo may try to work Brown into the rotation this season.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gragg, who's been in the hospital the last two days to be treated for heat-related symptoms, was back with the team Friday but is still not practicing, The Buffalo News reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "We're still going to be careful about when we put him back on the field, so it'll probably be a couple days."
Impact: When he does return, the second-year tight end will have to work to make the team. Scott Chandler is a lock at tight end, and if the Bills keep Lee Smith as a blocker then he'll need to either beat out veteran Tony Moeaki or have an injury to someone else give him an opportunity.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fred Jackson left Friday's practice early with a lower leg injury, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: It's not clear how serious the injury is, but he went to the locker room with the training staff after sustaining the injury. Consider him day-to-day for now, while we await word of the exact nature of the injury.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | STATS
News: The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Bobby Felder on Friday.
Impact: Felder entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012 with the Minnesota Vikings and has spent time on the practice squads of Minnesota and Tampa Bay. He had 12 career interceptions in college at Nicholls State.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Branch has passed his physical and is now eligible to practice with the Bills when they return to the field Friday.
Impact: It sounds like he simply showed up to camp slightly out of shape, as no injury has been reported. Branch is expected to start the season as a backup defensive tackle, though he or teammate Stefan Charles could be in for a heavier-than-normal workload if Marcell Dareus ends up getting suspended for part of September.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dareus has passed his physical and is now eligible to practice with the Bills when they return to the field Friday.
Impact: Failing his initial physical was yet another embarrassment for Dareus following an offseason full of them. He'll now get to work on earning the trust of the coaches and his teammates again, though he's still not out of the woods on a possible suspension to start the campaign.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Carolina waived Wheeler and linebacker Billy Boyko.
Impact: The moves were done in order to make room for the signings of guard Fernando Velasco and center Kevin Matthews.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Searcy is having a strong summer and is starting to look like the clear-cut favorite to start at safety opposite Aaron Williams, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "Da'Norris has really played extremely well starting in the OTAs. He did a very good job for us last year and I thought at times he didn't get enough credit for the plays that he made. He made a lot of big plays for us. When he came to the OTAs, he's very solid, good at what he does. Very knowledgeable, he has good instincts. He's been playing very well and I'm excited about that."
Impact: Duke Williams and Jonathan Meeks were at least in the mix once Jairus Byrd left during the offseason, but Searcy has performed better, has more experience, and is far more versatile. It looks like only an injury would prevent him from being the starting strong safety come Week 1.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Buffalo Bills reserve tight end Chris Gragg is in the hospital receiving treatment for heat-related cramps. Coach Doug Marrone said after practice Wednesday that Rodriguez was also treated for the same problem and released from the hospital earlier in the day.
Impact: Both players missed the past two days of practice. They last practiced Monday, during a 2 1/2-hour afternoon session in muggy conditions and temperatures in the high 80s in suburban Rochester.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Gragg is in the hospital receiving treatment for heat-related cramps. Coach Doug Marrone said after practice Wednesday that fullback Evan Rodriguez was also treated for the same problem and released from the hospital earlier in the day.
Impact: Marrone isn't providing any further details on Gragg's condition or when he was sent to the hospital. Both players missed the past two days of practice. They last practiced Monday, during a 2 1/2-hour afternoon session in muggy conditions and temperatures in the high 80s in suburban Rochester.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spikes returned to practice Tuesday after being forced out of Monday's session because of cramps, the Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Spikes will be the Bills' starting middle linebacker in Jim Schwartz's 4-3 defense without much competition. With outside linebacker Kiko Alonso out for the season, it's expected Spikes will be flanked by Keith Rivers and Nigel Bradham, with rookie Preston Brown being the most likely to take over for Spikes should an injury occur.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewis' teammate Jeff Tuel will be given a full shot at competing for the No. 2 quarterback job throughout training camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "Sure, we have a battle for the second-team quarterback. We're trying to find out who it's going to be and Jeff did a nice job in OTAs and he's earned himself some more reps."
Impact: Lewis outplayed Tuel by a decent margin last season as both were thrown into action due to E.J. Manuel's injury troubles, but in fairness Lewis did come in with more experience. The Bills seem to like what they've seen from Tuel during the offseason, and it's not like Lewis is the next coming of Nick Foles. Consider Lewis a slight favorite right now following a season where he appeared in six games while completing 59.2 percent of his passes, four TD passes, and three interceptions, but for those in deep enough leagues, this battle merits watching.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tuel will be given a full shot at competing for the No. 2 quarterback job with Thad Lewis throughout training camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "Sure, we have a battle for the second-team quarterback. We're trying to find out who it's going to be and Jeff did a nice job in OTAs and he's earned himself some more reps."
Impact: Lewis outplayed Tuel by a decent margin last season as both were thrown into action due to EJ Manuel's injury troubles, but in all fairness Lewis did come in with more experience. The Bills seem to like what they've seen from Tuel during the offseason, and it's not like Lewis is the next coming of Nick Foles. Consider Lewis a slight favorite right now, but for those in deep enough leagues this battle merits watching.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carpenter's teammate Dustin Hopkins is only taking kickoffs during training camp so far and coach Doug Marrone has stated that's the way Hopkins will have a chance to make the team, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: Hopkins has a huge leg, but Carpenter is coming off a successful season where he made 33 of 36 field goals and finished with 131 points. He was also signed to a four-year deal in the offseason. In other words, he has the job kicking field goals and extra points, and he'll run unopposed.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hopkins is only taking kickoffs during training camp so far and coach Doug Marrone has stated that's the way he'll have a chance to make the team, not as a field goal kicker, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: Dan Carpenter took the job and ran with it last season after Hopkins injured his groin in training camp and ended up on IR. The Bills then signed Carpenter to a sizable deal in the offseason. So there's no competition to see here, and even though Hopkins can boom it, you'll want to scratch his name off any lists for the coming season.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dareus' attorney says the lineman has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Completing such a program would allow Dareus' felony charges on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia to be potentially dropped. He was away from the Bills on Monday to deal with this issue, and though he's back with the team now, he still needs to complete his conditioning test later in the week (he's already flunked it once) in order to get back on the practice field. The league hasn't said anything yet about a possible suspension for the troubled lineman.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spikes left Monday's training camp practice due to muscle cramps, and coach Doug Marrone isn't sure if he'll be able to return for Tuesday's session, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: The issue was likely due to the heat, as a few other Bills seemed to have the same difficulties. Spikes, a newcomer who played for the Patriots his first four years in the league, is expected to improve Buffalo's run defense, which has been abysmal for the last few seasons.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Dareus has been excused from training camp to deal with what coach Doug Marrone called personal matters. Marrone provided the update after practice Monday, in the latest twist in Dareus' troubled offseason. Dareus was scheduled to return to camp in suburban Rochester later in the day.
Impact: Dareus reported to camp on Friday, but was placed on the active/non-football injury list after failing a conditioning test on Saturday. Dareus must pass the test before he can be cleared for practice. It's the latest setback for the 2011 first-round draft pick. He faces drug possession charges in Alabama after being arrested in May. Four weeks later, Dareus was charged with reckless endangerment after crashing his 2012 Jaguar during an alleged car race outside Buffal
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Bills have released linebacker Nathan Williams.
Impact: Williams is now a free agent.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Bills have released receiver Ramses Barden.
Impact: Barden was previously a bust with the Giants.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Buffalo Bills have shuffled their roster by signing Roosevelt and defensive tackle Landon Cohen.
Impact: Roosevelt rejoins the Bills after spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons in Buffalo. He's a University at Buffalo product and split the past two seasons on the Lions and Cleveland Browns practice squads.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Buffalo Bills have shuffled their roster by signing Cohen and receiver Naaman Roosevelt.
Impact: Cohen has five years of NFL experience, dividing last season between Dallas and Chicago. He was drafted by Detroit in the seventh round in 2008. Cohen reunites with former Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who is in his first season as Buffalo's defensive coordinator.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roosevelt signed with the Bills on Monday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Impact: Roosevelt was released by the Lions last Friday but will now turn to the Bills to fight for a roster spot. He's a long shot to have a fantasy impact this season, as he'll likely be buried on the depth chart to start the year. Roosevelt has 25 receptions for 396 yards and a touchdown over 16 career games played.
Sun. July 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Dareus has been excused from training camp to deal with what coach Doug Marrone called personal matters.
Impact: Marrone provided the update after practice Monday, in the latest twist in Dareus' troubled offseason. Dareus was scheduled to return to camp in suburban Rochester later in the day. Dareus reported to camp on Friday, but was placed on the active/non-football injury list after failing a conditioning test on Saturday. Dareus must pass the test before he can be cleared for practice.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dareus' inclusion on the Bills' non-football injury lists comes as a result of a failed conditioning test, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Dareus' offseason has been marred by disappointments, as he was arrested in both May and June, and has now reported for training camp out of shape. Although a league-imposed suspension could delay the beginning of his regular season, Dareus blossomed into an elite defensive tackle last season, registering 71 tackles and 7.5 sacks, en route to his first Pro-Bowl appearance. An instrumental part of the Bills' defense, Dareus' timetable to start practicing is unclear right now, but at least he's back under team supervision.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Graham is expected to play cornerback to start the season and will not be tried out at safety, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said GM Doug Whaley, "Corey brings us depth, so he helps us outside and nickel and I think in a pinch we would put him at safety, but I think we're going to concentrate on him in the corner position right now."
Impact: The Bills will go with a younger, less proven group at safety to start the season, though things could change if injuries strike or that group struggles. For now, with Graham focusing at the corner spot, the Bills have a pretty deep group with Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, Graham, Nicell Robey, Ron Brooks, and rookie Russ Cockrell.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dareus opened training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury List on Saturday.
Impact: The Bills provided no reason for Dareus' inclusion on the list, but no injuries have been linked to Dareus of late. The Bills conducted their conditioning clearance test Saturday, so it's possible that Dareus did not gain that clearance for Sunday's practice. No matter the specifics, Dareus presumably won't stay on the list for long, as the Bills have a major interest in preparing their highly talented lineman for the upcoming season.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: McKelvin was cleared for Bills practice.
Impact: McKelvin is coming off hip surgery.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Dareus won't be ready for the start of training camp after he was placed on the active/non-football injury list.
Impact: The move was made Saturday, a day before the Bills hold their first practice in suburban Rochester. The team did not say why he was placed on the list. It's the latest setback for Dareus, who is already dealing with two off-field legal matters. In early May, Dareus was arrested in Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Four weeks later, he crashed his 2012 Jaguar into a tree and was charged with reckless endangerment.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKelvin (hip) was activated from the Active/PUP list and cleared for practice Saturday.
Impact: McKelvin was placed on the list Wednesday, so his inclusion at that point was evidently of a very precautionary nature. Although he'll be given a limited workload to start with in Buffalo's training camp practices, beginning Sunday, his regular season availability seems safe at this point.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Tori Gurley and McIlwan.
Impact: McIlwan has yet to play in an NFL game since breaking into the league in 2011. He was cut by Kansas City before the start of last season. Both players participated on a tryout basis in Buffalo's mandatory minicamp last month.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: The Buffalo Bills have signed Gurley and defensive back Kamaal McIlwan.
Impact: The free agent signings were announced Saturday, a day before the Bills open training camp in suburban Rochester. The 6-foot-4 Gurley had one catch in three games with the Cleveland Browns last season. He has spent time with several teams since breaking into the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams claims his hamstring is at 100 percent health for training camp, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Williams referred to the health of his hamstring as "A-plus," which gives reason to hope for smooth sailing in training camp as he attempts to master the nuances of Buffalo's EJ Manuel-led passing game. Even in a run-heavy offense that will likely be no more than modest in terms of passing efficiency, Williams has depth wideout appeal in some fantasy leagues thanks to his above average skills as a red-zone target.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Doug Whaley implied Rivers will have a key role in the defense this season, the Bills' official site reports. "I think he's actually a four-down player," GM Doug Whaley said "I don't know which one is going to play Sam and Will, but he's going to have to step up and take the lead between him and [Brandon] Spikes and whoever takes the other one. I think he can play on special teams and passing downs and nickel situations."
Impact: With Kiko Alonso out for presumably the entire season due to a torn ACL, it sounds like Spikes will start at MLB while Rivers will start at weak-side linebacker or strong-side linebacker. Assuming he secures that spot in training camp, Preston Brown, Nigel Bradham and Ty Powell are likely to vie for the third and final starting spot.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Doug Whaley said Friday that Alonso's surgery to repair a torn left ACL went well, according to team's official site. "He had his surgery, and from all the reports we're getting, it was a successful surgery," GM Doug Whaley said, "We're expecting him to be back after camp, let his swelling go down and do some rehab there. But he'll be back in Buffalo when we break camp."
Impact: Alonso is still expected to miss the entire 2014 season, but given that the injury happened so early in the summer and the surgery's out of the way, he should have plenty of time to hit the ground running for the 2015 campaign.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Glenn has been suffering from an undisclosed illness during the offseason, though the Bills don't believe it will cost him the season, WGR 550 reports. Said GM Doug Whaley: "We don't think so at this time. It's just gonna have to see on how he progresses. We hope not. We're still waiting on some reports on him, but it looks like it's gonna be one of those day-to-day things and we'll see how it progresses."
Impact: That's somewhat promising news, though obviously Glenn is dealing with more than just a flu bug. Hopefully, he'll get better as the summer wears on, as he's quickly become one of the NFL's better young left tackles. There would be a pretty big drop-off for the Bills at that position if he were forced to miss any time.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Doug Whaley said the Bills have not heard anything from the NFL yet regarding a possible suspension for Dareus, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.
Impact: Dareus has been arrested twice this offseason -- once in Alabama for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and once in New York for reckless endangerment in the second degree, reckless driving, participating in an illegal speed contest and other traffic violations. It sounds like it'd be a major break if he didn't get at least two games from the league, though the further the team gets into training camp, the better his chances of getting off with a sharp warning. If the Bills do lose the key interior lineman for the start of the season, they'll have some issues up front with Kiko Alonso already being ruled out for the year.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roosevelt was released by the Lions on Friday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Roosevelt was a long shot to make the Lions' roster out of camp, and it appears the team has decided to look elsewhere for depth at wide receiver, claiming Reese Wiggins off waivers from the Patriots.
Wed. July 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Buffalo signed Sylvester on Wednesday.
Impact: The linebacker played in 50 games over two seasons with the Steelers, including two starts.
Wed. July 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Alonso won't be ready for the start of training camp after being put on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday.
Impact: Alonso tore a ligament in his left knee while working out two weeks ago.
Wed. July 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Glenn is not expected to be ready for the start of Bills training camp after being placed on the non-football illness list.
Impact: Buffalo didn't specify Glenn's illness.
Wed. July 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Branch isn't expected to be ready for the start of Bills camp as he was placed on the non-football illness list.
Impact: Buffalo didn't specify Branch's illness.
Wed. July 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Johnson isn't expected to be ready for the start of training camp Sunday after being placed on the physically unable to perform list Wednesday.
Impact: The rookie recorded 41 total tackles for Florida Atlantic in 2013, including 7 1/2 for a loss.
Wed. July 16, 2014 | STATS
News: McKelvin is among five Buffalo Bills players who aren't expected to be ready for the start of training camp Sunday.
Impact: McKelvin and linebacker Randell Johnson were placed on the active/physically unable to perform list Wednesday. McKelvin is coming off hip surgery.