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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 …Upvote Share Tweet
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. …Upvote Share TweetORCHARD 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Still two unfilled roster spotsbuffalobills.com Sep 1, 2013The 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…Upvote Share Tweet“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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Bills roster leans on youthbuffalobills.com Sep 1, 2013Chris 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…Upvote Share TweetWhat 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetOne 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…Upvote Share Tweet
RB Ronnie Wingo joins Bills practice squadWith 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Sep 1, 2013Though 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Which Bills surprised by making the cut?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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Sep 1, 2013Which 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Bills eligible for practice squadSunday 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Manuel Returns To PracticeSep 1ESPN'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.
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller thankful for support during family tragedySep 1Buffalo 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.
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel healing well, could start Week 1Sep 1Buffalo 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.
NFL mailbag -- Roster cuts target middle classSep 1Mailbag: 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 1The 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.