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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks kneeled during the national anthem before Thursday's preseason game against the Bills at Lincoln Financial Field, continuing the player protests against social injustice spearheaded last season by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Brooks, who played for the Bills from 2012-15, was one of a handful of Eagles to protest last sea…

1. I’ve long been of the belief that NFL teams should draft at least one quarterback every year. That’s how important the position is. Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said last year it’s something the team “would lean heavily to considering every year.” Whaley, however, hasn't picked a quarterback in the two years he’s been running Buffalo’s draft. He has, however, draft…

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Someone was likely to win, even if a tie would have been the proper way to settle Sunday's grotesque game between the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. That someone wound up being the Bills, who left Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 16-6 win over the Cowboys that improved their record to 7-8, but served no other real significance. Here is a look at whose stock is rising and f…

The Buffalo Bills' injury-ravaged defense can add illness to the list of afflictions. Defensive end Mario Williams missed his second straight practice Thursday because of an illness, leaving his status for Sunday's game against Washington up in the air. Williams came in late Wednesday night to meet with defensive line coach Karl Dunbar and go over the game plan, and was a…

Injuries have taken much of the guess work out of projecting which seven players will be inactive for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), running back Karlos Williams (shoulder), linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle) and cornerback Ron Brooks (concussion) were previously ruled out by coach Rex Ryan on Friday. Her…

The Buffalo Bills are still alive in the AFC playoff race thanks to Sunday's 30-21 victory over the Houston Texans. Here's a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling after the game: Three up Tyrod Taylor: He completed only 11 of 21 passes, but three of them went for touchdowns and he added another one on the ground. Taylor continues to do a good job of protecti…

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 …

The Buffalo Bills are as healthy as they've been since the start of the 2015 season. Having played on Thursday night in Week 10, they've had plenty of time to rest – and draw up a game plan for the New England Patriots. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams in the only player who has been ruled out for Monday night's game. It's 50-50 as to whether he will be able to play again …

A pair of top-flight cornerbacks would seem to be just the type of oil needed for Rex Ryan’s defensive engine. The Buffalo Bills have that in Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby, but the motor is still sputtering. The Bills’ defense ranks 21st in the NFL against the pass through the first seven weeks of the season, allowing 255.4 yards per game. The team has also given up 1…

EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills' offense came out ready to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Manuel led an 11-play, 80-yard drive on the Bills' opening drive, culminating when he ran in from 2 yards out on third and goal. The game started with a 33-yard run by LeSean McCoy, who returned to the Buffalo lineup after missing two games with a hamstring. Manuel took…

PITTSFORD – Sammy Watkins did not participate in most team drills Thursday with the Buffalo Bills during practice at St. John Fisher College. Afterward, the second-year receiver said he's battling soreness associated with offseason hip surgery. "Certain days you've got to take off," he said. "Certain days I feel good, certain days I've got to work through the stiffness t…

The New England Patriots went into full "preseason" mode in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo replaced Tom Brady in the New England lineup to start the second half. With the Patriots having already locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, they sat out or limited the playing time of sev…

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From the some-things-never-change department comes another decision to punt on fourth down by Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone. The latest example came Sunday at Gillette Stadium against the New England Patriots. Facing a fourth and 3 from the Patriots' 49-yard line, Marrone elected to punt ... despite the fact the game was meaningless to the Bills' playoff chances. Despi…

Despite not practicing for the past two days, the Buffalo Bills have been required by NFL rules to provide an injury report. It has looked the same each day, as follows: Did not participate DE Jarius Wynn (knee) Limited participation QB Kyle Orton (toe) RB Fred Jackson (groin) G Kraig Urbik (shoulder) DE Manny Lawson (ankle) CB Ron Brooks (groin) K Dan Carpenter (right …

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' demoralizing loss to the Miami Dolphins in Sun Life Stadium ... What it means: Bills fans are nauseous. Their team has lost two straight to drop to 5-5 and third place in the AFC East. Player of the game: Ryan Tannehill was 26 of 34 for 240 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Bills player of the…