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The Buffalo Bills turned over nearly 10 percent of their roster Tuesday afternoon with a flurry of moves. The most notable transaction was the release of wide receiver/return man Marcus Thigpen. The Bills also placed wide receiver Robert Woods and linebacker Randell Johnson on injured reserve, and placed right tackle Seantrel Henderson on the reserve/non-football illness …

What exactly does it look like when a team quits on its coach? The Buffalo Bills' second quarter should give you a pretty good idea. The Bills allowed the Washington Redskins to score three touchdowns on their first three possessions -- something that hadn't happened since 1999 -- in falling behind, 21-0. The Redskins piled up 265 yards and 14 first downs in the first ha…

On a conference call with the Washington media this week, Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan told reporters they would see his defense is "not as bad as you guys think." He's right -- it might be worse. The Bills offered no resistance in the first quarter Sunday against the Redskins, following behind, 7-0, after an 84-yard touchdown pass was capped by a 3-yard touchdown recept…

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The Buffalo Bills still have three games left, but for all intents and purposes, their 2015 season ended Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. A 23-20 loss pretty much guarantees a 16th straight season without a postseason appearance -- the longest such streak in North American professional sports. Here's a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling after Sunda…

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The Buffalo Bills might mathematically still be in the playoff race. I couldn't tell you. I don't have the energy to find out. But their season ostensibly came to an end Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bills lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, 23-20, and with what else happened around the NFL saw a season go up in smoke. The New York Jets won. The Pittsburgh Steele…

The Buffalo Bills haven't been able to figure out what to do at punt returner this season. Marcus Thigpen had the job at the start of the year before he was cut in favor of Denarius Moore. He didn't give the Bills much, so they decided to bring Thigpen back before Week 12. Perhaps because he was a bit too anxious to help his team make a big play, Thigpen instead made a b…

Grab a pair of aspirin and, if you’re of age, maybe a stiff drink. We’re about to get into some serious legalese. The question “what’s a catch” is routinely answered without a problem in touch-football games across the country, but the nation’s No. 1 professional sports league makes it harder than advanced calculus. The struggle to come up with a streamlined answer to t…

Remember back in January, when the storyline was that the Buffalo Bills upgraded at head coach when Doug Marrone bolted and Rex Ryan was hired? After the fourth quarter Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, it's hard to make that case. Ryan put on a stunning display of incompetence when it came to using his challenge flag in a 30-22 loss, the last example of which came …

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If there can be such a thing as a must-win game in Week Five of the NFL season, Sunday was it for the Buffalo Bills. A loss to the rebuilding Tennessee Titans would have been big trouble for the Bills, dropping them below .500 on the season with a game against the undefeated Bengals on deck. That didn't happen, though, as the Bills escaped Nashville with a 14-13 win and …

Stop me if you've heard this before: A penalty proved to be costly to the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Before the clock had even officially started to run, special-teams ace Marcus Easley went offside for the Bills. The mistake proved to be huge, because Titans kick returner Bishop Sankey muffed the kick return and the ball was r…

There are plenty of perceptions about Marquise Goodwin. He’s too small to succeed in the NFL. He’s always hurt. He’s nothing more than a “track star” trying to play football. The clock is ticking as Goodwin tries to prove to the Buffalo Bills that those things aren’t true. The former third-round draft pick is coming off an injury-plagued, one-catch season in 2014, and …

It's fair to wonder if Marquise Goodwin has a spot with the Buffalo Bills moving forward. Goodwin is a healthy inactive today for the season finale against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, the sixth game he's missed this season either because of injury or a decision by the coaching staff. Goodwin ends the season with a hard-to-believe stat line of just one c…

Stephon Gilmore certainly looks the part of a shutdown cornerback in the first quarter of Sunday's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Gilmore suffered an upper-body injury on the second play from scrimmage against the Green Bay Packers, but was able to return to the lineup. After getting back in, he's been a big part of the Bills' defense shutting down Packers quarterback Aaro…

Maybe the tryptophan hasn't worn off for the Buffalo Bills just yet. The Bills' offense has just 59 yards in the first quarter of today's game against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Newly signed tight end MarQueis Gray had a 30-yard reception from quarterback Kyle Orton with less than a minute to go in the quarter, providing more than half of the team's off…

Buffalo native Mike Williams once again won't suit up for the Bills today against the Cleveland Browns. Williams is inactive for the third time this season. Receiver Marquise Goodwin, who sat out the Week 12 win against the New York Jets, is in the lineup. Recently signed kick/punt returner Marcus Thigpen is also in the lineup The rest of the Bills' inactives are: • S …