Watkins Practicing: As expected, Sammy Watkins is practicing today after getting a day off to rest his foot yesterday. This will likely be standard operating procedure the rest of the year. Robert Woods is also on the field today for a second straight day as he tries to come back from a knee injury. If Woods and Watkins both play then they will both be in a game together for the first time since week 2. Cordy Glenn and Lorenzo Alexander also both returned to practice after missing yesterday. Glenn has been sitting on Wednesdays to rest his back. Alexander had a veteran rest day yesterday. The only player that didn't practice was Lerentee McCray who is sidelined with a concussion. Rex Ryan said the team will likely use their open roster spot to call up Bryson Albright from the practice squad. He's a good special teams linebacker and is the perfect choice to replace McCray. Injury Page.
Game Preview: The Bills come home for the first of a three game homestand. This is the toughest game left on the schedule for the Bills as the red hot Pittsburgh Steelers come to town and will be bringing thousands of their legions of fans with them up the I-90. A loss and the fantasy of the Bills making a run at a playoff spot will be gone for even the most optimistic of fans. Game Preview.
Wednesday December 7, 2016
Woods Returns: The Bills came out of Sunday's game with only one new injury (Lerentee McCray suffered a concussion and sat out practice today). They seem to be slowly getting other players back. Robert Woods and Ronald Darby returned to practice today on a limited basis. Rex Ryan admitted that this is a good sign. There was a report they were targeting next week for Woods to play but the magnitude of this game may be pushing up the timeline. Darby his out of concussion protocol. Also limited today is Charles Clay. The coach said Sammy Watkins came out of the Raiders game healthier than he came out of the Jagaurs game. He sat out today's practice to rest his foot and they will see how he does the rest of the week. Lorenzo Alexander and Cordy Glenn also sat like they normally do on Wednesday. Tyrod Taylor is listed as a full participant. Zach Brown limped off of the practice field very early on but returned quickly. Injury Page.
Tough Matchup: Rex Ryan said in his press conference that they know if they lose the playoffs are not possible. He talked about how hard it is to bring Ben Roethlisberger down and he joked the smaller players may not be able to do it. He said they will have a gameplan for that situation and will try to knock the ball out instead of going for the tackle. The coach re-iterated his support for Tyrod Taylor saying he has a chance to become an outstanding quarterback but stated everything will be evaluated at the end of the year and that their focus right now is only on Pittsburgh.
Bills Add Practice Squader: The Bills filled the open spot on their practice squad by signing CB Charles Gaines. He was a 6th round pick of the Browns in the 2015 draft. He had 15 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble while in Cleveland. He's a converted wide receiver. The Bills still have an open roster spot that was made when Percy Harvin was put on the Reserved/Non-Football Illness list. Front Office Page.
Monday December 5, 2016
Harvin Season Over: The Bills have placed Percy Harvin on the reserve/non-football illness list ending his latest stint with the Bills. That opens up a roster spot. Rex Ryan spoke to the media today and said the team just imploded in all three phases after getting the 15 point lead. Robert Darby is now out of concussion protocol but Lerentee McCray is now in it after developing concussion symptoms today. John Miller is fine after being cleared of a concussion during the game yesterday. Injury Page.