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We know the Bills are lacking at wide receiver these days. The Sammy Watkins trade, Anquan Boldin’s surprise retirement and Jordan Matthews’ thumb injury reduced the group to a struggling rookie, kick return specialists and street free agents on Sunday. How unproductive has the receiving corps been though the first five games? “Historically bad,” ESPN’s Mik…

Maybe Sammy Watkins isn't so cool with seeing less of the ball after all. The Rams wide receiver and former Bill said last week that he regretted his "selfish" demand for targets when in Buffalo and added that he now understands everyone else needs the ball, too. "Two years ago, it would've probably been different," Watkins said of his more mature approach the situ…

TYROD TAYLOR The passing game, once tight end Charles Clay went out, it just never got on track today. How tough was it to not have him out there? “It was definitely tough, but we didn’t make enough plays on offense (to win). I’ll take full responsibility for that one. It just wasn’t a great offensive performance. We had a bunch of opportunities and left some p…

Here is the transcript from Bills coach Sean McDermott's postgame press conference: Q: How much does it change the game plan when Charles Clay gets hurt early in the game? A: “It’s never easy to lose a player like that — like Charles — but you adjust. That’s what you do. You adjust, and it’s the next man up. Mostly, I think Nick (O’Leary) di…

NFL Films' Greg Cosell joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Friday. Cosell talked about the effectiveness of Tyrod Taylor's play-action passing, the positive influence David Culley has had on both Taylor and the passing game, Taylor's fit in the Dennison offense, dispelling myths in terms of run-game strategy, and Cosell's thoughts on the Bills targeting…

They grow up so fast. Nearly two years after announcing he had his agent try to get him more targets in the Bills' offense, Sammy Watkins now says he's cool with the Rams spreading the ball around, even if that means less action for him. "Two years ago, it would've probably been different," Watkins told Rams reporters this week after going without a target until late…

Tyrod Taylor is gaining respect in leaguewide quarterback rankings as the Bills sit atop the AFC East. Taylor is up to No. 8 in NFL.com's weekly QB Index, which ranks quarterbacks solely on this season's play. Eighth is Taylor's highest mark of the season after being dropped from the rankings in mid-September. "I've read enough about what Taylor can't do," NFL.com's Gr…

Opening Statement: Good morning. Still morning, right? 10:00 a.m. All right. Couple of practice updates in terms of injuries: Ramon Humber and Jordan Matthews obviously will not practice. They’ll be out for the game. E.J. Gaines will not practice and we will list him as questionable for the game. With that, we’ll open it up for questions. Q: Are those the only three…

The Bengals reportedly worked out a trio of free agent quarterbacks Thursday, including T.J. Yates, who spent all of training camp with the Bills. Yates opened the summer as the Bills' No. 2 quarterback before being supplanted by rookie Nathan Peterman. Yates suffered a concussion late in the preseason and was later released with an injury settlement so he could try t…

CBS analyst Steve Beuerlein joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Thursday. Beuerlein talked about Andy Dalton's struggles this year in Cincinnati, how Bill Lazor is attempting to help Dalton out with quick passes, the ramifications of a non-playoff year for Dalton with regard to his contract, the evolution of the Bills offense, and Geno Atkins' ability t…

Old friend EJ Manuel will start at quarterback for the Raiders this week following Derek Carr's back injury. Could Manuel face the Bills this season? The thought of Manuel getting another start at New Era Field was unthinkable in March when the Bills let their former first-round bust hit free agency, but he could be under center for the Raiders when they come to town…

Should you believe the hype surrounding the 3-1 Buffalo Bills? Sports Illustrated set out to answer that question Wednesday, and succinctly laid out Tyrod Taylor's shortcomings as a passer in the process. Taylor is an efficient quarterback who could've gotten the Bills into the playoffs the last two years if their defense was better, so this isn't meant to pile on him. …

With the news of Jack Eichel's extension and subsequent press conference, Bills insider Chris Brown was the only guest today to join John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Wednesday. Brown updated the injury situation with regards to the Bills, and discussed the importance of the rotation of linemen to the McDermott/Frazier defensive scheme. Brown also went in de…

Head Coach Sean McDermott Opening Statement: Just a couple updates here on practice: You guys know, pretty much, the guys that are out. Just trying to hit any guys that you may have in question. Micah Hyde will be day-to-day. I think most of you are aware already that Charles Clay had a death in the family. Certainly, keep Charles and his family in our thoughts and pra…

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis Opening comments “The Bills are playing really good football. Offensively, they’ve been impressive. They’ve really done a great job of not turning the football over. They’ve been very productive on third downs, which is key. They’ve converted 40 percent of their third downs. That’s what stands out. Obviously (Bills QB) Tyrod …