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Cordy Glenn, Jerry Hughes, Mike Tolbert, Charles Clay, Kyle Williams and LeSean McCoy did not practice Wednesday as the Buffalo Bills began preparations for the Los Angeles Chargers. Alexander, Williams and McCoy were given veteran rest days. Glenn remains sidelined with a foot/ankle injury. Clay returned last week after missing several weeks following a knee procedu…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. • It didn't take wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin long to get up to speed on the Bills' offense. He led his position group with 41 snaps. Deonte Thompson getting more snaps than Jordan Matthews (39 to 36) was interesting, while Andre Holme…

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It looked like Kelvin Benjamin was going to have himself a day. The Buffalo Bills’ new receiver caught a 9-yard pass on the second play from scrimmage Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Twice more on the opening drive, Benjamin was targeted by quarterback Tyrod Taylor, although those passes fell incomplete. Things changed dramatically from that point, though, f…

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The Buffalo Bills used up their mulligan in Week 9. A loss to the New York Jets increased the importance on every game over the second half of the schedule, starting with Sunday's visit to New Era Field by the New Orleans Saints. With a win, the Bills could improve to 6-3 for the first time since 1999 and reignite the optimism that was diminished with the ugly showing i…

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1. The Bills aren’t giving up hope on rookie receiver Zay Jones playing Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, but Thursday was not a step in the right direction. Jones missed his third practice of the week as he deals with an ankle injury suffered in Week 9 against the New York Jets. “He’s still day to day,” coach Sean McDermott said. “He’s made progress.…

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The Buffalo Bills have re-established New Era Field as a tough place to play for opponents. A perfect 4-0 record at home is a big reason the Bills are currently in a playoff position in the AFC. “It’s a special place to play,” coach Sean McDermott said. “It’s a place where our guys embrace playing at home. It’s a very comfortable situation for us that way…

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The Buffalo Bills returned to practice Monday to begin preparations for a home game against the New Orleans Saints. Zay Jones will not practice Monday and coach Sean McDermott said he is day to day with a knee injury suffered against the Jets. McDermott said Jones has made progress already and is "moving in the right direction." Charles Clay, who has been sideline…

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1. The Buffalo Bills will be without running back Taiwan Jones for the rest of the season. Coach Sean McDermott announced Friday that Jones suffered a broken arm late in Thursday’s 34-21 loss to the New York Jets while attempting to recover an onside kick. Teammate Shamarko Thomas dove into Jones' arm, causing the fracture. Jones' arm was placed in an air cast and he …

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A short week will keep the Buffalo Bills from getting a pair of starters back Thursday night against the New York Jets. Cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and tight end Charles Clay (knee) were ruled out by the team following Wednesday's walk-thru practice. The injury news might not be all bad, though, as safety Jordan Poyer (knee) and linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb) we…

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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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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 …

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James Lofton will be the analyst alongside Andrew Catalon for CBS’ broadcast of the Bills-Raiders game on Sunday. Lofton, of course, played four of his 16 NFL seasons with Buffalo, including for three of the Bills’ four Super Bowl teams. Lofton, who also played for the Packers, L.A. Raiders, L.A. Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, spoke with The News by phone this week f…

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Third and 9, ball at the Tampa Bay 32-yard line, 2 minutes remaining and the Buffalo Bills dial up a play for … Taiwan Jones? Yep, that happened Sunday. And guess what? It worked. Jones, the Bills’ third-string running back who hadn’t touched the ball offensively in the team’s first five games, took a shovel pass from Tyrod Taylor toward the left sideline, cu…

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John Miller has gone from starter to backup to out of the lineup entirely over the last few weeks for the Buffalo Bills. Miller is a healthy inactive Sunday, when the Bills host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Era Field. That means Vlad Ducasse will start at right guard – and has won that competition. Also inactive for the Bills are: tight end Charles Clay (knee), …

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If the Buffalo Bills are going to end a 17-year playoff drought, now is the time to show they're serious. Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks off a stretch of three out of the next four at New Era Field, with the lone road trip a visit to the New York Jets. Win their home games, and the Bills will be legitimate playoff contenders. Here are all the de…