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2017 Schedule
3-2, 2nd in AFC East
ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Bills hold edge over Bucs

Tampa Bay has yet to win on the road this season and Buffalo has yet to lose at home. ESPN's FPI likes the chances of those trends continuing, giving the Bills about a 3-2 advantage at New Era Field.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills LB Tyrell Adams, claimed off waivers Wednesday, failed his physical Thursday. He has been waived/injured. The Bills re-signed Deon Lacey, whom they waived Wednesday, to replace him.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that WR Jordan Matthews has not been able to participate in full-team drills this week as much as the team would have liked. McDermott added, "we'll have to see what [Friday] looks like" for Matthews before determining his status for Sunday's game vs. Tampa.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills TE Charles Clay (knee), LB Ramon Humber (thumb), and G Richie Incognito (rest day) are not practicing Thursday. I also don't see LB Tyrell Adams, who was claimed off waivers from Oakland on Wednesday.

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Jaguars owner claims Trump is 'jealous of' NFL

Jaguars owner Shad Khan told USA Today Sports that he believes President Donald Trump's failed attempts to become an NFL owner are behind his criticism of the league.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills linebacker Preston Brown said Wednesday on 1270 The Fan in Buffalo that the team believes QB Jameis Winston will start Sunday and the Bills are putting "90 percent" of their preparation efforts into Winston and not Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Woody, Edwards split on picking Bills-Bucs (0:55)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have signed linebacker Tyrell Adams and waived linebacker Deon Lacey. Adams played in 12 games the past two seasons for Oakland. Like Lacey, he will likely contribute on special teams.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy said Wednesday, "It's time for myself to get going," adding, "Get back to the normal big chunks, big plays, 1-on-1 opportunities. Like we've been doing. So I look forward to this week having a big game. It's about time. ... It's something that I really put my mind set on. Just getting going, getting back to playing my ball. Finding the end zone and finding first downs, big runs, making guys miss. Highlight plays. All that is good for me, but it's good for the team. It keeps the offense on the field, we score, make big plays. Just gotta get going, man." McCoy said he looked at tape during the bye week and wanted to get back to basics. "Doing the beginning things, the fundamentals," he said. "And just being patient."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy said Wednesday he believes the Bills' running game could break out Sunday against the Bucs' 12th-ranked run defense. "I think this is the game for us," McCoy said. "They're a talented group up front. They play well together. They got a McCoy [Gerald] on the other side, so of course he's probably good. They're a fast group. But teams have been running on them and I think it's time for us to get it going. Simple as that."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy said Wednesday that Bills coaches used the bye week to re-tool their run-game playbook. "Just get to things that we do that we're more successful in, that the line is familiar with, comfortable with," he said. "Something that's been working for so long [before 2017], stick with it. The coaches know that. Also they have their own schemes that they want to do."

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McCoy: We've got to get running game going (0:54)
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Held to 3.2 yards per carry and no touchdowns this season, Bills RB LeSean McCoy believes he has can break out Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor said Wednesday that his teammates are organizing a "town hall" style meeting with political leaders to discuss issues of social injustice. Taylor said there has yet to be a time or date set for that meeting. LB Lorenzo Alexander and RB Mike Tolbert released statements earlier this week saying they wanted to move from protests during national anthem to enacting change in communities.

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McDermott: Taylor has had playoff-caliber moments (0:35)
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that QB Tyrod Taylor has had some "very, very good days" this season.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott said Wednesday the Bills see offensive tackle as a "position of value across the league" and feel like having five on their 53-man roster is a "good problem to have." Asked specifically about the possibility of trading one of their tackles, McDermott said, "We look at everything."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) has been cleared to practice Wednesday on a limited basis. He remains day-to-day. CBs E.J. Gaines (groin) and Leonard Johnson (hamstring) will also be limited in Wednesday's practice. Cordy Glenn (ankle/foot) will be full participant.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday made a series of practice-squad moves, signing safety L.J. McCray, formerly of the Panthers, while releasing OL Jordan Mudge and DL Marquavius Lewis. That leaves one open spot on the practice squad that could go to CB Greg Mabin, who was waived from the 53-man roster Monday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday signed WR Deonte Thompson and waived RB Joe Banyard. Thompson appeared in one game in 2014 for Buffalo and played in 28 games since 2015 for Chicago, including five games this season. His addition casts some doubt on the status of Jordan Matthews (thumb), who was upgraded to day-to-day this week.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Bills still have work to do

How much the impending return of Jordan Matthews affects Buffalo remains to be seen. But despite leading the NFL in least points allowed per game (14.8), the Bills still have less than a 40 percent chance of reaching the postseason in ESPN's FPI.

Team Stats

Passing Yards165.030th
Rushing Yards106.617th
Points For17.827th
Points Against14.81st

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