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Bills sit starters, including Tuel, in finale

Bills sit starters, including Tuel, in finale

The Buffalo Bills are taking on the Detroit Lions in their preseason finale Thursday night, and not surprisingly, the Bills are resting most of their starters. Here's a look at those players not seeing action tonight, a sign that they are all essentiall…
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  • QB Tuel and the starters who sat

    QB Tuel and the starters who sat

    buffalobills.com Aug 29, 2013
    Bills head coach Doug Marrone said they were going to be smart about how long the starters would play in this preseason finale against Detroit. After the devastating injuries that came out of last week’s preseason game most of Buffalo’s starters didn’t …
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  • Bills who are practice squad eligible

    Bills who are practice squad eligible

    buffalobills.com Aug 29, 2013
    As the deadline to reduce the roster to 53 fast approaches, here’s a rundown of the Bills players who are practice squad eligible. Obviously, most of Buffalo’s draft choices will be on the 53-man roster and won’t be considerations for the eight-man prac…
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  • Byrd gets 2nd opinion on foot

    Byrd gets 2nd opinion on foot

    buffalobills.com Aug 29, 2013
    Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Jairus Byrd was not with the team tonight due to a concern about his foot. Marrone said much like Mario Williams, Byrd was experiencing soreness in his foot and went to visit Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion. A…
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  • Observation deck: Bills-Lions

    Observation deck: Bills-Lions

    ESPN.com Aug 29, 2013
    Observations from the Buffalo Bills' 35-13 loss to the Detroit Lions in their preseason finale Thursday: Tuel sits, now waits: The Bills chose to rest virtually all of their starters for this game. Among them? Rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel, who has been …
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  • Bills OL Legursky carted off with leg injury

    Bills OL Legursky carted off with leg injury

    ESPN.com Aug 29, 2013
    Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Doug Legursky was carted off late in the third quarter of Thursday's preseason finale with an apparent leg injury. Legursky was hit in the side of his left calf by a falling Lions defender at the end of a run. He immediat…
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  • E.J. Manuel throws on field during pregame warmups

    E.J. Manuel throws on field during pregame warmups

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29, 2013
    On Tuesday, Bills coach Doug Marrone said that E.J. Manuel had yet to begin throwing after his knee surgery, one of many steps the quarterback would have to take before being ready for game action. Things have progressed since then, however. Mark Gaugha…
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  • Bradham, Moats busy in preseason

    Bradham, Moats busy in preseason

    buffalobills.com Aug 29, 2013
    Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham and Arthur Moats sit atop the snap count board for defensive players thus far this preseason. Here’s a look at the linebacking corps and the action they’ve seen through the first three preseason games. LB defensive snap co…
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  • S. Johnson pays it forward

    S. Johnson pays it forward

    buffalobills.com Aug 29, 2013
    Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson is always “handling business and having fun.” That’s what he did Tuesday while shopping at Walmart. Johnson tweeted this to his followers the following message while in line checking out his goods. bout to bless somebo…
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  • Why Your Team Sucks 2013: Buffalo Bills

    Why Your Team Sucks 2013: Buffalo Bills

    Some people are fans of the Buffalo Bills. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Buffalo Bills. This 2013 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the 2013 NFL previews so far right here.Read more...
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29, 2013
    The Bills get to sort through their many fine QBs tonight. Though he’s firmly entrenched as the backup, QB Matt Moore is happy to be with the Dolphins. Patriots WR Josh Boyce is embracing his opportunity for a significant role. Jets rookie WR Ryan Spado…
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  • Patriots not expected to play in finale

    Patriots not expected to play in finale

    ESPN.com Aug 29, 2013
    The Patriots wrap up their preseason tonight with a game against the New York Giants, their final tune-up in advance of the regular-season opener next Sunday in Buffalo against the Bills. It's not uncommon to see teams sit all or most of their starters …
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  • Video - Buffalo Bills QB Thad Lewis goes deep to WR Marcus Easley for the touchdown 00:43

    Buffalo Bills QB Thad Lewis goes deep to WR Marcus Easley for the touchdown

    Aug 29
    Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis throws a deep pass to wide receiver Marcus Easley for a 79-yard touchdown pass.
  • Video - Dowtin grabs the tipped ball 00:54

    Dowtin grabs the tipped ball

    Aug 29
    Buffalo Bills linebacker Marcus Dowtin snatches up the tipped pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and returns it for 11 yards.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle with John Clayton 02:18

    Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

    Aug 29
    John Clayton examines the pluses and minuses of the fast-paced offenses being run in Denver, New England, and Buffalo. Inside the Huddle looks at whether the addition of Reggie Bush in Detroit may lead Matt Stafford to another 700-pass season.
  • Video - Lions Finish Preseason Strong 00:25

    Lions Finish Preseason Strong

    Aug 29
    The Lions finished the preseason 3-1 with a 35-13 win over the Bills.

Sports Columnists

  • Seattle Seahawks defense too good to ignore

    Aug 29
    Seattle's talented young defense is finally getting the recognition it rightfully deserves, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: Former players: Devil is in the details with NFL concussion set…

    Aug 29
    Don't try telling former NFL players union president Kevin Mawae that Thursday's concussion litigation settlement was an even-handed resolution to the most contentious and significant issue facing the sport as the NFL's 2013 regular season looms.
  • NFL concussion deal: Did players get played?

    Aug 29
    The players should have used their leverage to get more from the NFL in the concussion settlement, Jeffri Chadiha writes.