Roster Moves: The Bills have signed Dan Herron to bolster their injured running backs corps. To make room they have placed TE MarQueis Gray on injured reserve ending his season with the broken forearm suffered against the Giants. The team also filled their open spot on the practice squad by adding WR Walter Powell. Rex Ryan is familiar with Powell who was released from the Jets practice squad this week. Herron has spent the past two years with the Colts and has three career starts. He was placed on IR after getting injured in the preseason and then released. He has 87 career carries for 389 yards and a touchdown. He also has 22 career catches for 230 yards. He was a 6th round pick of the Bengals in the 2012 draft. Front Office Page.
Karlos Williams Has A Concussion: Doug Whaley said on WGR today that Karlos Williams suffered a concussion against the Giants and his status for this week's game against the Titans is uncertain. Combine that with the injury to LeSean McCoy and the Bills are dangerously thin at a position of strength going into training camp. Whaley admitted they may add a running back and Bryce Brown would be a consideration. The team is working out running backs today. The biggest name of note is former first round pick Trent Richardson. Whaley also said the injury to Sammy Watkins doesn't appear to be serious but you never know with soft tissue injuries. Injury Page.
Bad Loss To Giants: Our columnist Tony Bogyo is trying to figure out if this team is a playoff caliber team or the team that got beat by the Giants on Sunday. Somehow Tony remains optimistic finding some positives in the bad loss to New York. Complete Story.
Ryan Takes Responsibility: Rex Ryan sang a different tune today when talking to reporters. He took accountability for the penalties saying the 13 personal fouls this year is on him. He knows he has to get the penalties under control and it keeps him up at night. He said he's talked to the coaches on his staff and other staffs along with talking to the league to try and fix the problems. He said he has ideas but will talk to the players about it. He also said Jerry Hughes can't act like a vigilante out there.
Gray Has Broken Arm: Rex Ryan said during today's press conference that Marquies Gray suffered a broken forearm against the Giants. There is no word yet on how long he'll be out. Bacarri Rambo was the only other new injury of note as he suffered a quad injury. No word on how long he'll be sidelined. There is no update yet on LeSean McCoy's and Sammy Watkins as the players were off today. We may know more tomorrow when they return to practice. Injury Page.
Gameday Grades: The Bills just imploded in this game behind penalties and undisciplined play. The offense was beyond sluggish for most of the game and it all resulted in poor grades from this game. Gameday Grades.
Bills Blitz: The Bills played an undisciplined, uninspired, sloppy football game as the Giants defense smothered the Bills most of the game to give them a 24-10 win to even both teams records at 2-2. The Bills couldn't get out of their way as the yellow flags rained down on the field with two touchdowns nullified by penalties. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes to lead a workmanlike offensive effort from the G-Men. They built a 16-3 halftime lead with the Bills finally getting into the end zone on a 23 yard touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor to Karlos Williams. The Bills started moving the ball in the second half but a holding penalty on Kraig Urbik negated a 31 yard touchdown run by Taylor. A chop block penalty in the final minute on Richie Incognito negated a touchdown pass to Charles Clay who led the team with 9 catches for 111 yards. Bills Blitz.
Injury Update: The Bills suffered several bumps and bruises in the game but the only banged up players not to finish the game were Marquies Gray and Bacarri Rambo. Gray hurt his arm. Rambo got banged up twice the second time he suffered a leg injury. Travis Taylor seemed to get his legs tangled up in the final seconds and limped around a bit at the end of the game. Cordy Glenn left the game in the first quarter after injuring his ankle. He had it re-taped and tried to return but last one play before leaving again. He returned in the second half however. Corey Graham left the game after getting shaken up on the first play of the 2nd half but returned after one play. Nickell Robey got banged up in the first quarter but quickly returned. Ronald Darby was run into by Rambo for the third time in two games. They were both shaken up but returned. LeSean McCoy didn't play but there was no injury news on him. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that he has a new tear and will need 3-4 weeks to recovery if he wants to be 100% before playing again. That would likely keep him out until after the midseason bye. Injury Page.
Gameday Inactives: With five players ruled out on Friday the Bills have only two healthy scratches for this game. Aaron Williams, LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, John Miller, and Marquise Goodwin were already listed as out. Tony Steward and Alex Carrington are the healthy inactives. For the Giants Markus Kuhn, Robert Ayers, Victor Cruz, and Jerome Cunningham were ruled out on Friday. LT Ereck Flowers is active for the Giants after being listed as questionable.
Gameday Weather: It will be a nice fall day for today's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. It will be mostly cloudy with a gametime temperature of 58° with temperatures rising into the 60s during the game under clearing skies. Wind shouldn't be much of a factor as it will be out of the East at 8mph. The home crowd will be pumped as the RV lot soldout on Saturday for the third straight time this year.
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Bills Activate Wood: The Bills have activated RB Cierre Wood from the practice squad to give them a third running back on the depth chart while LeSean McCoy is out. To make room they have released DT Andre Fluellen. Front Office Page.
5 Ruled Out: Marquise Goodwin, Sammy Watkins, LeSean McCoy, John Miller, and Aaron Williams have all been ruled out for this week's game against the Giants. It has been expected all week that McCoy, Watkins, and Miller would be out since they haven't practiced. McCoy said he aggravated his hamstring injury last Thursday and he will sit out until he's 100%. He said it's easier to do so because of the play of Karlos Williams. Goodwin and Williams had practiced on a limited basis holding out hope they would play. Williams worked with the scout team all week and Goodwin hasn't been full speed since breaking ribs in the preseason. Injury Page.
McCoy, Watkins Just About Ruled Out: While Rex Ryan wouldn't officially rule out LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins for Sunday's game but he made it clear that they won't be playing. John Miller is likely out after he didn't practice again today. Aaron Williams continues to practice on a limited basis but most of his work is with the scout team so it seems like he may be a week away but that is less certain. Dan Carpenter has been limited for two straight days with a knee injury but Rex Ryan said he will play on Sunday. For the Giants, Victor Cruz has been ruled out after having a setback with his calf injury in practice yesterday. DE Robert Ayers also had a setback in practice on Wednesday in recovery from his hamstring injury. LT Ereck Flowers is still gimpy after missing last week's game with an ankle. Injury Page.
Darby Honored: Ronald Darby has been named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. In the three games he had eight passes defensed and two interceptions. Sammy Watkins won the Offensive version of the award last October and Kiko Alonso won it in September of 2013.
Giants Game Preview: The Bills return to Orchard Park to take on the other team from New Jersey as the Giants come to town for the first time since 2007. The Bills are looking to raise their record to 3-1 while the Giants are looking to get back to .500 after winning their first game last week. They have had 10 days to prepare after last playing a Thursday night game against Washington. Complete Preview.
McCoy Likely Out: Reports this week that LeSean McCoy won't play appears to be accurate. Rex Ryan spoke to the media this morning and said it's a real possibility that McCoy will sit this week. They are weighing right now if it's worth the time to get him to 100%. Ryan said they can activate Cierre Wood from the practice squad or use Marcus Thigpen as the third running back. McCoy and Sammy Watkins are both not practicing today and Ryan said Watkins may sit as well against the Giants. It is also possible that Aaron Williams misses another week with his neck injury. He was back on the field today but not in full gear. Tony Steward and Marquise Goodwin were in full gear at practice. John Miller was working with trainers on the side but not practicing and Percy Harvin got his usual rest day. Alex Carrington was not practicing either. Injury Page.
Brown Honored: Preston Brown has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Miami. He is the first Bill to win an award this year and the first Bills linebacker to win it since Takeo Spikes did it in 2003. He intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown that basically put the game away before halftime. He also had seven tackles.