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The Buffalo Bills promoted running back Ronnie Wingo to the 53-man roster today in preparation for Sunday's game against the Saints in New Orleans. The moves adds depth at running back with C.J. Spiller listed as doubtful and not likely to play in the game. Wingo, 6-foot-2 and 231 pounds, is a big, hybrid running back-fullback. He has been on the practice squad the…

Running back C.J. Spiller and linebacker Manny Lawson both will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, coach Doug Marrone said today. "We're planning on taking it to game time. It may change before that," Marrone said after the Bills' practice in the fieldhouse. Spiller was in uniform during the team's worko…

Someone asked Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone today if he relishes the thought of bringing his team into New Orleans as a big underdog, knowing they could shock the world with an upset."I think it would be tough," Marrone said with a smile, "because I think we've been the underdog in every game since we've been here. So if you played that u…

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham did not practice Wednesday due to a foot injury suffered in a victory over the New England Patriots 10 days ago, coach Sean Payton said today on a conference call with Buffalo Bills reporters. The 6-foot-7 Graham leads all NFL tight ends in receiving yards with 593 on 37 catches. He has six touchdowns. He had 1,310 yards and 11 T…

Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has been named AFC defensive player of the week for his two-sack performance against the Miami Dolphins. Of course, that included a forced fumble against Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill that set up the winning field goal by the Bills. It's the second time in seven weeks Williams has won the honor. Williams' 10 sacks a…

It appears Miami's top pass rusher, Cameron Wake, will be ready to participate fully against the Buffalo Bills Sunday. Wake has been battling a sore knee and was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. But he was a full participant Friday and is listed as probable for the game. Dolphins starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is doubtful with a shoulder injur…

Bills running back C.J. Spiller practiced fully Friday on his sore ankle and is listed as proable for Sunday's game in Miami. Look for Spiller to play at least a slightly bigger role against the Dolphins than he did against Cincinnati last week. Spiller played only 17 plays against the Bengals. But he got 12 touches and produced 66 yards. Fred Jackson played 50 plays…

Charles Clay is a former sixth-round draft pick who plays tight end for the Miami Dolphins and is unknown to a lot of NFL fans - especially those not playing fantasy football (are there any of you out there?). Clay, however, is a threat, and the Bills are well aware of him heading into Sunday's game at Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphin/Dolphins/LandShark/SunLife park. "…

Bills coach Doug Marrone gave an explanation of why they ran Fred Jackson three straight plays to the right side of the offensive line in the goal-line situation against Cincinnati during his radio show on WGR this morning. Here was the explanation, and below is the link to the audio. Marrone's quote begins with an explanation of why spreading the field and having t…

The Buffalo Bills turned up the thermostat in the fieldhouse for their practice Wednesday, in preparation for Sunday's game in Miami against the Dolphins. There was no word on the exact setting, but it was noticeably warmer, and all the doors were closed. Sunday's forecast for MIami calls for a high temperature of 88 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Chance of …

Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson was limited in practice Wednesday due to a sore back but said he will be ready to play in Miami Sunday against the Dolphins. "I’ll say maybe 80 percent, 85 percent," Johnson said after practice when asked about his level of readiness. "That’s good enough right now. We’ll have treatments the rest of the week. I feel good…

EJ Manuel was injured during the Bills' Oct. 3 loss to the Cleveland Browns. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News) The Buffalo Bills have a firmer time frame on when quarterback EJ Manuel return now that swelling in his sprained knee has subsided. Coach Doug Marrone said today Manuel will be out four to six more weeks. That could allow Manuel to return for the Nov. 17 game ag…

Sunday's loss to the Bengals didn't do much for the Buffalo Bills' defensive ranking. By allowing 483 yards to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills dropped into a tie for 26th in the NFL with an average yield of 395.0 yards. That ties them Washington, which managed to outgain Dallas by two-to-one Sunday in a 31-16 loss. The Bills are currently 28th in the lea…

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett wants rookie quarterback EJ Manuel to protect his body when he runs outside the pocket. But Hackett isn't blaming Manuel for scrambling down the sideline on the play in which he injured his knee last week in Cleveland. Hackett was asked by The News today about his perspective on the play on which Manuel was hurt: …

The Buffalo Bills expect to decide on the availability of receiver Stevie Johnson and cornerback Stephon Gilmore during pregame warmups on Sunday, coach Doug Marrone said today. Johnson has a sore lower back and Gilmore is coming back from a broken hand. Both will be listed as questionable, Marrone said after the Bills finished their Friday practice in Ralph Wilson Stadi…