The Bills could definitely use some help in the passing game. You'd just expect the player providing that help to have two good hands.
No. 1 receiver Jordan Matthews, who broke his thumb two weeks ago, wants to be on the field Sunday when the Bills host the Buccaneers. He wasn't allowed to use his right hand Monday, taking reps on the JUGS machine with only his left hand, but even coach Sean McDermott didn't rule him out for this week's game.
“Just coming off the bye, he made a tremendous amount of progress,” McDermott said. “We just got to see at this point how he looks going into Wednesday, really.”
Seantrel Henderson returns: Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson was activated from the suspended list just before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline. CB Greg Mabin was released to make room. Henderson said he hasn't had any recent flareups from Crohn's Disease and his weight is steady around 340 pounds. Watch his press conference here.
Another Bills player Ubered in from Chicago: Weather delays caused Bills practice squad receiver Brandon Reilly to miss his connecting flight in Chicago on the way back after the bye week. But he remembered the story of Shareece Wright, who took an Uber in from Chicago so he wouldn't miss an offseason workout, and followed in his footsteps – er, tire tracks. The ride plus tip cost him $900.
Bills take next step on protests: Bills players plan outreach events Tuesday to keep up the momentum from protests during the national anthem.
Could the Bills trade Cordy Glenn? The Seahawks reportedly asked about acquiring Cordy Glenn in a trade. The money would make a trade hard for both sides, but it wouldn't be impossible.
Aw: Ryan Fitzpatrick's high school recently asked for a photo of him in the NFL. He picked one of him in a Bills jersey.
Five things to know about the Bucs: The Bills still don't know which quarterback they'll face this week. Jameis Winston has an AC joint sprain but could play through it. Otherwise it'll be Fitzpatrick, who connected with tight end Cameron Brate last week for the first Harvard-to-Harvard touchdown in NFL history.
Parity everywhere: The NFL standings look like a free-for-all, Jerry Sullivan wrote. (Unless, of course, you're the Browns, who traded away the picks used to draft Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson.) Even the might Patriots look vulnerable, as evidenced by their close game with the Jets.
Sunday's weather: The National Weather Service says with "100 percent confidence" that it will be warm and sunny for Sunday's Bills game. That a lot of confidence.
Trivia: Van Miller is usually known as the voice of the Bills, but who called the games in the mid-'70s when a different station bought the rights?
Our team's takeaway: A recap of the storylines you just read about, but in video form.
Podcast: The Daily Drive discussed the NFL games over the Bills bye week.