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Bills will pick starting quarterback on Wednesday

Bills will pick starting quarterback on Wednesday

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 1, 2013
The Bills got quarterback E.J. Manuel back at practice on Sunday and he didn’t hesitate when asked if he would name himself the starter for Week One. “Most definitely,” Manuel said, via the team. Coach Doug Marrone isn’t ready to make that call at this …
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  • Byrd’s status for opener uncertain

    Byrd’s status for opener uncertain

    It’s been twelve days since Safety Jairus Byrd signed his franchise tender, and more than a week since he rejoined his teammates in Orchard Park. But the Bills are not sure the Pro Bowl performer will be available when the season kicks off next Sunday. …
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  • C.J. Spiller returns from excused absence

    C.J. Spiller returns from excused absence

    ESPN.com Sep 1, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller returned to the team on Sunday, one week after being excused from the team to handle family matters in Florida. Police in Florida said that Spiller's step-grandfather, Hubert Allen, Jr., shot…
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  • Still two unfilled roster spots

    Still two unfilled roster spots

    buffalobills.com Sep 1, 2013
    The addition of CB Brandon Burton to the Bills 53-man roster Sunday brings the team’s total active roster to 51. That means there are two spots left to be filled. Burton was claimed off waivers after his release from the Minnesota Vikings Saturday. Head…
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  • Marrone not concerned about youth at QB

    Marrone not concerned about youth at QB

    “It’s either going to be EJ, or it’s going to be Jeff.” That’s what Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, about his starting QB situation for the season opener next week. Week EJ Manuel taking part in practice on a limited basis Sunday, Marrone is …
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  • Bills roster leans on youth

    Bills roster leans on youth

    buffalobills.com Sep 1, 2013
    Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com documented in an earlier post today that the Bills roster (as presently constituted) is the third youngest roster in the NFL. The roster is at 51 right now, so the Bills can still add two more players. But as it stands Su…
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  • Report:  Former Bills LB claimed by Patriots

    Report: Former Bills LB claimed by Patriots

    What a week for former Bills LB Chris White. One week ago, he was traded from the Bills to the Detroit Lions, in exchange for QB Thad Lewis. On Thursday night, he played in Ralph Wilson Stadium against the Bills in the preseason finale. White was then r…
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  • Bills claim CB Brandon Burton off waivers

    Bills claim CB Brandon Burton off waivers

    ESPN.com Sep 1, 2013
    The Buffalo Bills claimed cornerback Brandon Burton off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings, the Bills announced Sunday. Burton, 24, was a fifth-round pick of the Vikings in 2011. He played in 11 games his rookie season, but appeared in just four contest…
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  • QB Lewis returns to Bills on practice squad

    QB Lewis returns to Bills on practice squad

    One day after being waived by the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Thad Lewis will return as a member of the practice squad, the team announced. EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel are on the team's active roster, and it's unclear if Manuel will be healthy enough to play…
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  • RB Ronnie Wingo joins Bills practice squad

    RB Ronnie Wingo joins Bills practice squad

    ESPN.com Sep 1, 2013
    With the 12 p.m. ET deadline having passed for teams to place claims on players who were waived Friday or Saturday, teams may now begin establishing up to an eight-man practice squad. The Buffalo Bills have begun that process, signing running back Ronni…
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  • The Bills have multiple reasons to claim Tebow on waivers

    The Bills have multiple reasons to claim Tebow on waivers

    profootballtalk.com Sep 1, 2013
    Though it feels like he’s been around forever, Tim Tebow still hasn’t spent four years in the NFL. Which means that he will be exposed to the waivers system after being cut by the Patriots. Which means that any team can make a claim for his contract. Hi…
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  • Which Bills surprised by making the cut?

    Which Bills surprised by making the cut?

    ESPN.com Sep 1, 2013
    The Buffalo Bills may trimmed their roster down to 50 players on Saturday, three fewer than the 53-man limit, but there were still a handful of surprises on the squad. Here's a look at three players who some may not have expected to crack the roster: OL…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 1, 2013
    Which Bills cuts are eligible for the practice squad? The Dolphins could be in the market for another wide receiver. DL Tommy Kelly hopes to make Patriots coach Bill Belichick happy this season. Said Jets QB Matt Simms, “[Offensive coordinator] Marty [M…
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  • Ex-Bills eligible for practice squad

    Ex-Bills eligible for practice squad

    ESPN.com Sep 1, 2013
    Sunday will be another busy day across the NFL, as teams are allowed to establish up to an eight-man practice squad beginning at 12 p.m. ET. The Buffalo Bills will be able to sign any player to their practice squad once he clears waivers at noon, or if …
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  • Video - Manuel Returns To Practice 00:29

    Manuel Returns To Practice

    Sep 1
    ESPN's Buffalo Bills reporter Mike Rodak breaks down EJ Manuel's return to practice two weeks after undergoing a minor procedure on his left knee.
  • Video - Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller thankful for support during family tragedy 02:31

    Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller thankful for support during family tragedy

    Sep 1
    Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller spoke to the media Sunday thanking the city of Buffalo and the Bills organization for all the support during his recent family tragedy.
  • Video - Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel healing well, could start Week 1 02:03

    Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel healing well, could start Week 1

    Sep 1
    Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel and head coach Doug Marrone spoke Sunday on Manuel's healing process, and both believe that the first-round draft pick could start Week 1.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag -- Roster cuts target middle class

    Sep 1
    Mailbag: The recent roster cuts targeted the middle class as teams went younger and cheaper, writes John Clayton.
  • Oakland Raiders cut QB Tyler Wilson; Chris Kluwe too?

    Sep 1
    The Oakland Raiders on Sunday cut quarterback Tyler Wilson, who was selected by the team in the fourth-round of April's draft, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's John Clayton.