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Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wingo has been released by the Bills, democratandchronicle.com reports.
Impact: Wingo -- who played in two games for the Bills last season, recording just one carry - will now look to catch on elsewhere as a depth back.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gay was claimed off waivers by the Bills on Tuesday.
Impact: Though the Bills have awarded the placekicking job to Dan Carpenter, some questions remain about his capabilities on kickoffs. Gay could be the kickoff specialist the Bills are looking for, and he'll also provided some pressure on Brian Moorman for the punting job.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Thad Lewis is out and Palmer is in following the Buffalo Bills' late preseason shuffle of backup quarterbacks.
Impact: Palmer was signed Tuesday, two days after being cut by the Chicago Bears, where he lost the backup competition to Jimmy Clausen. In five NFL seasons, Palmer has appeared in just four games and completed 10 of 15 passes for 59 yards and two interceptions.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Lewis is out and Jordan Palmer is in following the Buffalo Bills' late preseason shuffle of backup quarterbacks.
Impact: Lewis' release comes as a surprise after he went 2-3 last year while filling in for injured rookie starter EJ Manuel. Acquired in a trade with Detroit last August, Lewis went 93 of 157 for 1,092 yards passing with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Lewis, however, struggled during training camp and fell behind Jeff Tuel in the competition for the No. 2 job.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Alonso (knee) was moved to the reserve/non-football-injury list Tuesday, the Bills' team website reports.
Impact: Alonso tore his ACL in July and still isn't expected to play this season. However, since the Bills have avoided putting him on injured reserve, Alonso will be afforded a window between Week 6 and 11 to potentially start practicing, although him doing so is probably unrealistic. The second-year linebacker underwent surgery in mid-July and with ACL rehabs typically spanning seven-to-nine months, the prospect of recovering by October or November is almost a non-starter. In the most likely scenario, Alonso will be shifted to the season-ending reserve/non-football-injury list during the second half of the season.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewis has been released by the Bills, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Lewis started five games last season while E.J. Manuel nursed a knee injury, but failed to satisfy the Bills' coaching staff with his progress leading up to this season. In a corresponding move, the Bills will sign veteran Jordan Palmer, who was recently released by the Bears. Palmer has a history of mentoring young quarterbacks, which should help both Manuel and backup Jeff Tuel develop further this season.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: After being released by the Bears on Sunday, Palmer is heading to the Bills, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.
Impact: The Bills aren't happy with any of their backups behind EJ Manuel, cutting Dennis Dixon on Monday and putting Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis on watch, so Palmer could move up quickly if he's able to make an instant impression.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKelvin (hip/groin) was able to play in his first preseason game Saturday against Tampa Bay and came through fine, BuffaloBills.com reports. The veteran also practiced Monday.
Impact: McKelvin might play a few series in the preseason finale this week against the Lions, and appears set to start at corner to begin the season, opposite Stephon Gilmore.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins (ribs) practiced without any limitations Monday, according to coach Doug Marrone, wgr550.com's Joe Buscaglia reports.
Impact: Given that Marrone indicated that some of the Bills' offensive starters will play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions, there's a chance we'll see Watkins get some reps in that contest, assuming no setbacks.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hopkins has been released by the Bills, as the team pared down the roster ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
Impact: With Dan Carpenter stepping in for an injured Hopkins last season and doing an excellent job, then getting a large contract extension, Hopkins' best hope was to make the team as a kickoff bomber. But when your franchise hasn't made the playoffs for 14 seasons, there's not a lot of room for extreme niche players. As a draft pick in 2013 -- still rare for a kicker -- Hopkins probably has another NFL opportunity or two coming his way.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dixon has been released by the Bills, as the team pared down the roster ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
Impact: The team isn't happy with its quarterback situation behind EJ Manuel, and Dixon had a very small window the past few weeks to step up to the No. 3 spot. However, Dixon had problems holding onto the football Saturday against Tampa Bay, and with that, may have flubbed away his final chance to make the team.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Branch was released by the Bills on Sunday.
Impact: This comes as no surprise, after Branch was charged for drunken driving in the wee hours of the morning the night before a game, one where he was supposed to be fighting for a roster spot. After Branch skipped voluntary work this offseason and then showed up to camp out of shape, this reaction by the team was pretty much a no-brainer.
Sun. Aug 24, 2014 | STATS
News: The Chicago Bears have cut Palmer.
Impact: The move makes Jimmy Clausen the backup quarterback behind Jay Cutler.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Palmer will be released by the Bears, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Palmer no longer in the mix, Jimmy Clausen now slots in as Jay Cutler's top backup, an assignment of some note, given Cutler's injury history over the past few seasons.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tuel completed 8-of-14 passes for 90 yards during Saturday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay. He didn't throw a touchdown or interception. Coach Doug Marrone says he's been the best backup this far, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Marrone also indicated he's not happy with the quarterback play in general behind EJ Manuel. Thad Lewis didn't even play Saturday, so before we lock in Tuel as the No. 2 to begin the season, we'll see if the Bills look to the waiver wire, in an effort to get someone a little more reliable.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rivers had six combined tackles during Saturday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay, two for a loss.
Impact: Rivers will start at strongside linebacker to begin the season. With Kiko Alonso out for the year and Nigel Bradham suspended for Week 1, he should see the field quite a bit when the Bills take on the Bears to kick off their campaign, and with decent play he'll likely hold the job all season.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams (leg) will not play in Buffalo's preseason game Saturday against the Buccaneers.
Impact: The Bills don't sound too worried about this and Williams is a long-time veteran who probably doesn't need the experience the most important game of the preseason offers to younger players. We'll make sure he practices next week, but he still seems to be of little risk to start the regular season at close to full health.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moeaki (hamstring) will not play in Buffalo's preseason game Saturday against the Buccaneers.
Impact: Moeaki has been out for almost a month with this, and at this point he's probably at best going to make the team as a third tight end. His skills are still worth something, but given his injury issues and lack of experience with the Buffalo offense, Moeaki should be nowhere near your draft board right now.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins (bruised ribs) will not play in Buffalo's preseason game Saturday against the Buccaneers.
Impact: Watkins has been practicing on a limited basis all week, but the team won't take any chances with its prized rookie. That said, the penultimate preseason game is the most important one, so missing this is a small issue given Watkins' need to get game experience.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Goodwin suffered a neck injury during the first half of the preseason loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: Goodwin started in the slot during three-wide sets Saturday, but he's picked up another injury and that's after missing much of the preseason with a hamstring issue. Goodwin also missed four games during his rookie season in 2013.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Branch was benched for Saturday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay after getting arrested for drunken driving early Saturday morning, the Associated Press reports. Police say Branch failed a field sobriety test and had a blood-alcohol content of .14 percent.
Impact: Branch has had a lackluster summer and was running the risk of getting cut before this incident. With several other younger interior linemen stepping up for the Bills lately and coach Doug Marrone's patience starting to wear thin in a week featuring fights in practice and an ugly loss to the Buccaneers, there's a chance Branch may not last past the coming week.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | STATS
News: The Buffalo Bills have released Branch one day after he was arrested for drunk driving.
Impact: The arrest came Saturday in Cheektowaga, N.Y., where police observed Branch vomiting out the side of his car. The Bills reported that he failed a field sobriety test in addition to registering a blood alcohol level of .14, well over the legal limit of .08. Branch was inactive for Saturday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) and not Hogan took the first snaps as the No. 3 wide receiver in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: Hogan has worked as the slot man in three-wide sets for much of the preseason, but it seems that Goodwin's return from injury could knock him back to fifth on the depth chart, with Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Mike Williams and Robert Woods accounting for the top three spots.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Making his 2014 preseason debut Saturday, Goodwin (hamstring) worked ahead of Chris Hogan in three-wide sets, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: Goodwin caught his only target for four yards on the first drive of the game, while Hogan had three receptions on eight targets, but with seven of those targets coming in the fourth quarter. It may be that Goodwin is ahead of Hogan for the fourth spot on the depth chart, but Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Mike Williams and Robert Woods are locked in to the first three spots.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Impact: With Sammy Watkins (ribs) not playing, Williams and Robert Woods worked together in two-wide formations. Williams and Watkins were the duo in the first two preseason games, but Woods could challenge the former Buc for snaps. Though his stats haven't been all that impressive, Williams is having an encouraging preseason, as he has frequently commanded EJ Manuel's attention in the red zone. Come Week 1, it will be interesting to see how the snaps are divided between Williams and Woods in two-wide sets. Williams seems to have the edge, but Woods has the advantage of youth and is coming off a solid rookie season.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Woods caught two passes for 39 yards on four targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Impact: With Sammy Watkins (ribs) sidelined, Woods and Mike Williams worked together in two-wide sets. Woods is having the more productive preseason, but Williams was better in Saturday's game, after starting across from Watkins in the first two contests. It remains to be seen which of the two will work with Watkins in two-wide formations, and it's possible that the Bills will opt for a rotation.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manuel completed 19-of-28 passes for 198 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Impact: While the interception was caused by TE Scott Chandler falling down on a route, Manuel still struggled during a first half which saw the Buffalo offense fail to score. The second-year QB didn't record any rushing attempts in the game, and he was sacked four times, losing one fumble. Things went much better in the second half, as Manuel led the Bills to a pair of third-quarter touchdown drives before being pulled from the game. Although Manuel hasn't been terrible this preseason, the Bills' inability to throw downfield has been a consistent theme. To be fair, Sammy Watkins (ribs) left last week's game early, and didn't suit up Saturday.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins (ribs) was limited for a third straight day Thursday and is questionable for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: As a rookie, it would be good for Watkins to see action in what's normally the most important preseason game, but the Bills certainly won't push it. We still feel pretty good about his Week 1 status, though the more time Watkins misses, the more comfortable EJ Manuel gets with his other receivers.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: While he doesn't have a starting spot, Brown, a third-round rookie out of Louisville, continues to make quite the impression in camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "Preston Brown is having as good a camp as Kiko (Alonso) had last year.".
Impact: Brown might actually get to start the first week of the season, as starting OLB Nigel Bradham is suspended for one game, and Brown seems to be leading the list of potential candidates for the temporary starting nod. Keep an eye on him this season, as Marrone is right - he's following a similar path to the way Alonso make a quick impression in 2013. Not that he'll be an IDP beast that quickly, but the longer-term upside is there given Brown's skill set.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins (ribs) was limited again in Wednesday's practice and the Bills are still unsure of his status for Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay, ESPN.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "They told me they have not made a decision on him yet."
Impact: The injury sounds like it's minor but also of the nagging variety, and one good shot could put the promising rookie out for a spell. Right now he's Buffalo's best fantasy bet from the wideout spot, while Mike Williams, Robert Woods, and Chris Hogan would all see more footballs coming their way if for some reason Watkins' issue did extend into the regular season. For now, we'll still consider him probable for Week 1 in Chicago.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewis saw no meaningful action in team drills during Wednesday's practice, the second straight day that's happened, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: It's been a lackluster summer for Lewis, and after completing just 1-of-6 passes for 18 yards with an interception during Saturday's preseason loss in Pittsburgh, it looks like Jeff Tuel may have officially passed him for the No. 2 job behind EJ Manuel.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Sylvester has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.
Impact: Sylvester missed the past two practices at training camp because of a knee injury.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKelvin (hip) left Wednesday practice with a groin injury, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: McKelvin has missed both of the Bills' preseason games thus far, as he gradually returns from offseason hip surgery. The cornerback competed in both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills in practice earlier this week, but apparently needed to exit Wednesday's session early with a groin issue. With McKelvin previously slated to see minimal action in Buffalo's remaining two exhibition contests, news of another ailment could limit him further.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Saying he's "a grown man," Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus intends to focus on putting his best foot forward to straighten around a career that was nearly derailed by an offseason string of troubles.
Impact: Dareus spoke during an impromptu gathering with reporters following practice at the Bills' training camp facility in suburban Rochester. It marked the first time he's spoken publicly since late May, when the 2011 first-round draft pick's on- and off-field problems began to grow. Dareus was arrested twice in the span of four weeks in May.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins (ribs) returned to practice Tuesday, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Watkins sustained an injury to his ribs during Saturday's preseason game and consequently was held out of Monday's practice. With the rookie's ailment not considered serious, Watkins was back on the field Tuesday, though he was held out of team drills. At the moment, it's unclear if he will be ready to play in Saturday's fourth preseason outing, but his status will be updated as the week unfolds.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Although Watkins (ribs) returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, coach Doug Marrone is unsure about his availability for Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Marrone, "Obviously, he wasn't fully cleared (Tuesday). I'm going to watch the tape and see what we see. I think we'll go from there. That's normally what we do for anyone."
Impact: Although Watkins didn't do all that much Tuesday, the fact that he was out there just three days after getting injured makes us feel pretty good about his Week 1 availability.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bills released Elliott on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Elliott needed to beat out several players in order to even have a shot at a roster spot, but he could not. He will seek work elsewhere.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Woods, who leads the team in preseason receiving with 80 yards on eight catches, had a good night of practice Monday with Sammy Watkins sitting out due to a rib injury, the Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Woods has the most to gain in the fantasy world if Watkins would have to miss any time in the regular season, though right now that doesn't seem to be too great a probability. Woods has yet to start a preseason game, though since a talking-to by coach Doug Marrone about his practice habits, he's possibly been the best receiver on the field. The Bills have three good wideouts in Watkins, Woods, and Mike Williams, but it's definitely worth monitoring which of Williams and Woods is predominantly out there when the Bills go to two-receiver sets.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKelvin (hip), who did not play in Saturday's preseason loss at Pittsburgh, was able to participate in both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills during Monday's practice, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: He'll probably play a little over the last two preseason games, and there seems to be little chance that McKelvin would be at risk for Week 1 of the regular season, where he'll start at corner opposite Stephon Gilmore.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tuel was 5-of-9 for 48 yards in Saturday's preseason loss at Pittsburgh. He didn't throw a touchdown or an interception.
Impact: Tuel's 70.6 rating, while not great, was a heck of a lot better than the guy he's competing with for the No. 2 job behind starter EJ Manuel, as Thad Lewis tossed out a 0.0 rating dud in the contest. Consider the battle a dead heat right now.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewis, who played part of the second half in Saturday's preseason loss to Pittsburgh, was awful in the contest, completing just 1-of-6 passes for 18 yards with an interception.
Impact: Jeff Tuel was a bit better. Even though Lewis was supposed to be the clear-cut No. 2 entering the season, he's done pretty much nothing throughout training camp and isn't doing much in the games to make Tuel go away. As it seems right now, this might be a dead heat for the No. 2 role behind EJ Manuel.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Glenn, who has struggled with an undisclosed illness all summer, has been cleared to participate in team drills and practice fully for the first time since mid-June, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "He's cleared to be out there in team periods and progress during team. I'm going to see how he does during the week. I think we have to be smart. I don't think we should just throw him right in there. A lot of it will depend on how he's doing during the week."
Impact: It sounds like the Bills are ramping up their starting tackle to be ready for Week 1 against the Bears. Glenn is a big upgrade from anyone else the Bills have behind him.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins (ribs) won't practice Monday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: Meanwhile, wgr550.com's Joe Buscaglia indicates that coach Doug Marrone isn't inclined to provide a timetable for Watkins at this stage, with the wideout's issue now being referred to by the team as a non-specific "ribs" injury, as opposed to the initial report of a rib contusion.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manuel completed 17-of-27 passes for 148 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Steelers. He didn't throw a touchdown and had one interception, averaging 5.5 yards per attempt to go with a 62.0 rating.
Impact: It was a so-so outing for Manuel, though the dinking and dunking we've seen lately isn't going to cut it, if the Bills are serious about being a playoff team this season. He's moved the ball for the most part during three preseason games, though the first-team offense is having a hard time generating points, something that plagued the unit last season, especially in the red zone.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dixon scored the Bills' only touchdown in Saturday's preseason loss at Pittsburgh on a one-yard plunge. He rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries and caught one pass for five yards.
Impact: It's starting to look like Dixon might be the team's main goal and short yardage back. This could curtail the overall value of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, the later of which has only has 12 rushing touchdowns in four NFL seasons. Buffalo's red-zone offense is worth tracking going into the regular season.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson gained 27 yards on six carries and 28 yards on seven receptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: This might be the only time we see a running back catch seven passes in the first half of a preseason game, but the odd stat line really has no significance. Jackson and C.J. Spiller figure to split the workload, and with Spiller believed to be at full health, the 33-year-old Jackson will likely have the lesser share. Both backs are active in the passing game, and Jackson figures to get most of the goal-line carries. Bryce Brown, who struggled in Saturday's game, may be a threat to poach a bit of work from both running backs.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Goodwin (hamstring) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, ESPN's Mike Rodak
Impact: The longer Goodwin sits out, the more likely it seems that he'll merely be the No. 5 wide receiver. On the flip side, Chris Hogan had no receptions on two targets Saturday night, so it's not as if Goodwin lost much more ground.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Williams and Sammy Watkins (ribs) started Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Impact: Once again getting the nod ahead of Robert Woods, Williams managed just one catch for 10 yards on one target. While his preseason hasn't been particularly impressive, Williams also hasn't done anything to hurt his standing among the Bills' wideouts. He's still the favorite to get most of the playing time across from Sammy Watkins in two-wide formations, although Woods looks like a viable threat to eat into Williams' snaps. Once you also account for surprising slot man Chris Hogan, the Bills have quite a few receiving threats for a team that doesn't figure to have a ton of success in the passing game.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Woods did not start Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, but he finished the night with three receptions for 49 yards, doing all of his damage in the first half.
Impact: Per ESPN's Mike Rodak, Sammy Watkins (ribs) and Mike Williams opened as the starters. Woods is competing with Chris Hogan for the No. 3 wideout role, but he's also a threat to push Williams for snaps in two-wide sets. While it seems that at one point, Woods' practice performance wasn't up to par, he's looked just fine through three preseason games. He'll likely have a bigger role than Hogan, and should still be viewed as a viable threat to Williams. That said, Woods is facing stiffer competition than he did last season, and the Bills still don't figure to be a good passing team.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins sustained an injury to his ribs during Saturday's preseason game with the Steelers, but it's apparently nothing serious, Ian Rapoport of ESPN reports.
Impact: It was a bit scary for a moment, but the Bills' prized rookie doesn't seem to be in any long-term danger. He entered Saturday as one of the more enticing rookie skill players, and he'll maintain that status with this positive injury news.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Watkins is day to day after tests confirmed a diagnosis of bruised ribs.
Impact: Watkins was hurt in a 19-16 preseason loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Coach Doug Marrone would only say Watkins would not practice Monday. Watkins' agent Tory Dandy described the injury as being "just a bruise." He added Watkins could have returned during the game after being hurt on the opening drive.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins left Saturday night's game against the Steelers with a rib injury, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Following a hit from a Pittsburgh defender, the report notes that Watkins immediately grabbed for his side. After being checked out on the sideline, the rookie wideout headed to the locker room under his own power. More on his injury as it becomes available, but we suspect Watkins will sit out the remainder of Saturday's tilt.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watkins left Saturday's preseason game with an apparent injury to his midsection, ESPN reports.
Impact: Watkins is likely done for the night as he'll go to the locker room to be evaluated further. An impending update on his status will reveal how serious of an injury he's dealing with.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Goodwin missed Thursday's joint practice with the Steelers as he continues to work through a hamstring issue, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Goodwin played in last week's preseason game against the Panthers, and with an early start to training camp this season, the Bills have been taking it easy on a number of their players. Still, an appearance in this week's preseason game against the Steelers would affirm that there's been no setback and the speedster will be good for the regular season. Goodwin still seems to be a safe bet for a spot among the Bills' top five wideouts, but there's enough talent ahead of him that he's still probably avoidable in anything but return-vested leagues.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Doug Whaley indicated Wednesday that the Bills have not been contacted by any other teams about Spiller, the Buffalo News reports.
Impact: In reference to media speculation that the Bills may have been approached about Spiller's availability, Whaley noted "these rumors are news to me." Said speculation was presumably fueled by the fact that the running back is entering the final year of his contract and the Bills did add depth behind Spiller and Fred Jackson (Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown) this offseason.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McKelvin, coming back from offseason hip surgery, is starting to do some team work and continues to be eased back into action, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: The plan is to ramp up McKelvin for the regular season, where he's expected to start across from Stephon Gilmore as the second cornerback. When and if he needs a breather, Corey Graham looks to be the third corner, plus the Bills have a pretty capable group behind the top three.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moeki continues to miss practice time due to a hamstring issue, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impact: Meanwhile, Scott Chandler is back healthy and Moeaki has still never had an extended stretch where he's been able to learn the Buffalo offense as a healthy player. At best he can get back quickly and win the No. 2 job, but there's a chance the Bills could cut bait and go with healthier options in Lee Smith and Chris Gragg behind Chandler.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Palmer appears to have fallen behind Jimmy Clausen in the competition to serve as Jay Cutler's top backup, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Palmer was adequate in the Bears' first preseason game last Friday, completing 8-of-11 passes for 104 yards, but Clausen was a little bit better, supplying the game's biggest play on his 73-yard touchdown pass to Chris Williams. In light of Clausen's performance, coach Marc Trestman appointed him as the first quarterback off the bench to replace Cutler in the team's next exhibition, scheduled for Thursday vs. the Jaguars. Palmer has generally been outplayed by Clausen in practices to this point as well, potentially putting him on the chopping block if he fails to shine over the final few weeks of training camp.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Glenn returned to his familiar spot at left tackle during Monday's team drills after missing the first three weeks of training camp with an undisclosed illness.
Impact: Glenn returned to practice a little over a week after he passed his physical and was activated off the active/non-football injury list. Rookie Seantrel Henderson, who filled in for Glenn at left tackle, took over at the right tackle in place of Erik Pears. Pears then shifted to right guard in place of Kraig Urbik, who took snaps as the backup center. And Chris Williams regained his spot at left guard after Doug Legursky started in his place at Pittsburgh on Saturday.