Taylor Doesn't Throw: The Bills held a walkthrough practice today at One Bills Drive and while Tyrod Taylor was limited in practice officially, he did not throw a pass. He spoke to the media after practice and said he's fine for Sunday and will throw tomorrow. Marcell Dareus and Bacarri Rambo were also limited. As expected Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, John Miller, and Marcus Easley did not practice. Only Mario seems to have any shot at playing on Sunday. Injury Page.
Roster Moves: The Bills fixed a mistake by releasing Denarius Moore and Boom Herron and bringing back WR/returner Marcus Thigpen. Herron was inactive this past week and not needed with three healthy running backs on the roster. They used his roster spot to sign G Ryan Groy who was orignially an undrafted free agent signed by the Bears in 2014 where he worked with current OL coach Aaron Kromer. He was most recently with the Patriots before being released Oct. 1st. He adds depth with the injury to John Miller. Depth Chart.
Taylor Should Start: Rex Ryan addressed the media today in his usual media day press conference. He said he thinks Tyrod Taylor will play on Sunday. He is feeling better today than he was yesterday and he is leaning on the doctors with this and they feel he will be ready. The team is going to have a walkthrough today and he is expected to participate fully. The coach also feels good about Marcell Dareus and Bacarri Rambo playing on Sunday as both players finished the game on Monday night. He isn't sure about Mario Williams but the visual is not good as he is running around on a scooter not putting pressure on his injured foot. The coach doesn't think Marcus Easley will be ready as he is in concussion protocol. The coach is more optimistic about Kyle Williams returning before the season is finished than he was last week. He said the latest MRI gives them more hope he will return. The team will have another defensive lineman up for this game as they were so thin on Monday night they almost used Richie Incognito on defense near the end of the game. Other snippets from the coach, he knows this is a huge game and the Chiefs present different problems for them as Alex Smith doesn't turn the ball over and they do a lot of screen passes. That will force the defense to do different things than they did Monday night. He feels Taylor is one of the better deep ball passers in the league but he wasn't against the Pats. Injury Page.
Frustrating Loss: The latest loss to New England was frustrating but as Tony Bogyo explains in his latest article it was something we have grown accustomed to when the Bills battle their arch nemesis Patriots. He breaks down the game and all the frustration that goes along with their latest loss. Complete Story.
Practice Squad Move: The Bills swapped defensive players on the practice squad yesterday. They added DE Jerel Worthy and released LB Kevin Reddick. Worthy was a 2nd round draft pick of the Packers in 2012 and started 4 of 16 career games with them and has 15 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in his career. He was most recently in training camp with the Lions. He adds depth to the line with Mario Williams battling a foot injury. Front Office Page.
Tuesday November 24, 2015
Taylor Expected To Play: Appearing on his weekly radio show on WGR Rex Ryan gave an injury update from last night's game. He said Tyrod Taylor is expected to play against Kansas City on Sunday. He was in a lot of pain at the end of the game after suffering an injury to the collarbone area of his throwing arm. It is too early too tell if Mario Williams will be ready, he underwent an MRI on his injured foot. He said he was confident he would play. John Miller has a high ankle sprain and Ryan said he will not play this week neither will Marcus Easley who is undergoing concussion protocol. Ryan did not have an updated on Marcell Dareus who left the game twice but returned both times and said Bacarri Rambo should be good to go after he returned late in the game after suffering a shoulder injury. Injury Page.
Gameday Grades: The Bills had a great defensive effort in New England but Tyrod Tayor was inaccurate all game long and the offense couldn't get anything going while the special teams needed to be special to pull of the upset and they were anything but. Gameday Grades.
Bills Blitz: The Bills came up with a solid defensive effort pressuring Tom Brady most of the night but it wasn't enough as they went down to defeat to the undefeated Patriots 20-13 in their horror house knows as the Razor. The two teams traded field goals and it stayed that way until the final minutes of the first half when LeSean McCoy couldn't haul in a pass in the end zone that would have given them a lead. Dan Carpenter missed a 48 yard field goal setting up the Patriots first scoring drive that ended in the first of two touchdowns for RB James White on a 20 yard catch and run. The Bills took their first possession of the second half and drove to their only touchdown as McCoy capped the 56 yard drive with a 27 yard touchdown run to tie it at 10. The Patriots responded with a touchdown drive of their own as White ran it in from 5 yards out. Leodis McKelvin fumbled a punt that setup a Stephen Gostkowski field goal to give the Patriots a 10 point lead. The Bills drove to a late field goal and got the ball back but ran out of time. Bills Blitz.
Several Players Banged Up: The Bills lost several players to injuries in this game as Marcus Easley, John Miller, Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus, Charles Clay, and Bacarri Rambo came out of the game after getting hurt with Rambo, Dareus and Clay returning. Easley suffered a head or neck injury in punt coverage. Miller suffered an ankle injury and was carted off. Williams hurt his foot and Rambo suffered a shoulder injury. Clay suffered a neck injury. Tyrod Taylor suffered an injury to the collarbone area of his throwing hand late but stayed in the game but was in obvious pain. Injury Page.
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