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Both Jordan Poyer and E.J. Gaines say they expect to play Thursday night when the Buffalo Bills play at the New York Jets. Earlier Tuesday, Bills coach Sean McDermott said he was hopeful of both players suiting up. Here is the latest on injuries (more to come): https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/925408038265282560 https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/92541…

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Head coach Sean McDermott Okay good morning, we’ll go ahead and get started. Go ahead, we’ll open it up. Q: What’s your expectation on E.J. Gaines and Jordan Poyer for Thursday? A: I’ll start off with E.J., we are still hoping that he’s going to be able to make it. It’s a short week here, so he’s made good progress to this point. We’ll just see how that continues …

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Bills coach Sean McDermott provided injury updates during a meeting with reporters Tuesday morning in advance of Thursday's game against the Jets. "Don't let the record fool you," he said of the Jets. "This is a good football team." Here is the latest on injuries: (more to come): https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/925359859331149825 https://twitter.com/viccaruc…

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Here’s how exciting the NFL trade deadline usually is: Bills receiver Jordan Matthews was unaware that it is Tuesday. Both here in Buffalo, and throughout the league, however, there has been an unusual amount of activity in the last few days. Starting with the Bills shipping Marcell Dareus to Jacksonville on Friday, and continuing with a pair of trades Monday, NFL GMs a…

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The Buffalo Bills got to work right away in preparations for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. “No. 1 is to get as fresh as possible mind, body and spirit, get those in the right spot, and just to make sure we understand our plan in terms of the game plan for the week,” coach Sean McDermott said Monday afternoon. “The great part about it, is guys were in …

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The national media is taking note of the Bills after the team moved to 5-2 with a victory against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Here is a sampling: https://twitter.com/BradleyGelber/status/924742091472764928 https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/925026460053598209 https://twitter.com/kevconnorsespn/status/924726757193867264 https://twitter.com/Bulldogwgr/sta…

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Marcell Dareus made his first appearance with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, days after he was traded by the Buffalo Bills. The Bills moved Dareus – the No. 3 overall pick in 2011 and the team's highest-paid player – to the Jaguars in exchange for a conditional 2018 sixth-round draft pick Friday. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Eight win over the Raiders. • The coaches mean it when they say they're going to stick by rookie receiver Zay Jones. He played the most snaps of any wide receiver, with Jordan Matthews next. Deonte Thompson got two more snaps than Andre Holmes. That looks like it will be t…

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One game at a time, the Buffalo Bills are turning even the most hardened skeptics into believers. A convincing 34-14 win Sunday over the Oakland Raiders improved the Bills to 5-2 and maintained their hold on the fifth playoff spot in the AFC. If the Bills win Thursday night at the Jets, they'll tie the New England Patriots for the AFC East lead at the midway point of th…

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It looked like it was going to be a long afternoon for Trae Elston. The Buffalo Bills’ safety found himself in coverage on back-to-back, 20-yard gains on the Oakland Raiders’ first drive Sunday. There was cause for concern about the injuries in the Buffalo secondary, and Elston’s tough start only heightened those. Those concerns, however, were quickly put to rest. El…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A The final numbers for LeSean McCoy look great – 27 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown. Although it didn’t feel like it, the 27 attempts were his most as a member of the Bills. Credit offensive coordinator Rick Dennison for sticking with the run after the Bills managed just 42 yards on 11 carries in the first half. Backup Mike Tolb…

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The Raiders were without Marshawn Lynch on Sunday after his one-game suspension for putting his hands on an official. That meant bigger roles for Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Richard had five carries for 21 yards and five receptions for 35 yards. Washington posted six carries for 26 yards and caught eight passes for 62 yards and a touchdown. But they each lo…

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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…

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Preston Brown sees firsthand just how much work rookie linebacker Matt Milano puts in. "We're roommates on the road, so I see him in his playbook all night," Brown said Sunday after the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders at New Era Field. Milano played a big part in the win, returning a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to put the B…