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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews tweeted Thursday afternoon that he had knee and ankle surgery. He said the injuries had been bothering him for two years. Matthews was placed on injured reserve Dec. 5. He made minimal impact since joining the Bills as part of the August trade that sent cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles. Matthews, who underwen…

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Tyrod Taylor practiced fully Wednesday, a good sign that the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback should be able to return to the lineup Sunday for a must-win game against the Miami Dolphins. "He’s made some progress," Bills coach Sean McDermott said before the team took the practice field. "He’ll get most of the work today in practice. Not quite all the work though." …

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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy sits just 39 yards from a huge career milestone of 10,000 yards. McCoy’s running ability in the snow is out of this world — it looks like he’s playing on a different surface than everybody else. The Bills have quietly improved to sixth in the NFL in rushing, averaging 130.1 yards per game. That's almost all McCoy. If he doesn’t get the mile…

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Jordan Poyer has been named the Bills' Ed Block Courage Award winner for 2017 in a vote of his teammates. Poyer, in his first season with the team, returned to the field this year after a lacerated kidney ended his 2016 season. Poyer, then with the Cleveland Browns, missed the final 10 games of the season. According to the Bills, the award is presen…

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase has worked for the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears so he is familiar with games in cold temperatures. Miami comes to Buffalo on Sunday with cold temperatures and some snow expected. It is December, after all. So how does Gase plan to deal with the cold? “Just mindset,” he told reporters in Florida on Tuesday, according to the Palm Beach P…

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Coach Sean McDermott did not name a starting quarterback for Sunday's home finale against the Miami Dolphins when he met with the media on Wednesday, although he said Tyrod Taylor is making progress. Taylor missed last Sunday's victory against the Indianapolis Colts because of a knee injury suffered on the first series the week before against New England. Taylor played …

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Throughout the 2017 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 14: • Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native made two tackles on special teams in a 43-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Graham played 10 defensive snaps (21 percent) and 16 on s…

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Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison Q: Coach, how much of the playbook did you have available to you once you had to go to Joe [Webb] yesterday? A: Well, the game-plan got diminished when we started the game. It was a little harder to do some of the things footing wise, and just execution wise. We started with some motions, we even tried to throw those out because [o…

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Rick Dennison worked Sunday’s game for the Buffalo Bills from the coaches’ booth upstairs. At some point in the second quarter, the offensive coordinator’s view “got really blurry” because of the snow, he said Monday. That opening was all the comedians on Twitter needed. “What’s his excuse for the other 12 games,” was the first response received when relaying Denniso…

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Sean McDermott offered up a response any filibustering U.S. Senator would be proud of Monday when asked about his decision to punt in overtime Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. To review, the details were as such: The Bills faced a fourth and 1 on the Colts' 41-yard line with 4:13 remaining in overtime. After taking a timeout to talk it over with his staff, McDermo…

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The Bills began preparation for next week's game against the Miami Dolphins with questions at quarterback, a recurring theme for Buffalo the past month. Head coach Sean McDermott said Tyrod Taylor has made progress over the past couple of days but his status remains day-to-day. He was inactive Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after suffering a knee injury against N…

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The Bills enter Miami week with starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor still being listed as day-to-day with a knee injury and Nathan Peterman in the concussion protocol following a hit to the head in Sunday's game. Coach Sean McDermott said the decision to keep Taylor inactive against the Colts was "mostly" based on how he was feeling. McDermott reiterated that Taylor is th…

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Survive and advance. At this point in the season, that's what it's all about for the Buffalo Bills. It was mission accomplished in that regard Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts – barely. Buffalo's 13-7 overtime victory over Indianapolis kept the team's postseason hopes alive. You can spend hours analyzing tiebreaking procedures trying to pin down just how likely a p…

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LeSean McCoy had a story to tell. The Buffalo Bills’ running back hadn’t even taken a question at his postgame press conference Sunday following his team’s 13-7 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field before McCoy explained why he had confidence in quarterback Joe Webb. Back in 2010, when McCoy was still in Philadelphia, the Eagles were cruising…

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Reid Ferguson and Colton Schmidt had zero margin for error Sunday. Lucky for the Buffalo Bills, their long snapper-punter duo played darn near a perfect game against the Indianapolis Colts. Ferguson was on the money with each of his snaps, while Schmidt’s six punts in conditions best described as nightmarish were generally excellent as the Bills got a must-have win, 13-…