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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB LeSean McCoy commented on speculation about his future in Buffalo with an Instagram post Tuesday night saying, "So popping up they just keep popping up with rumors ...u can't control the future but put ya future in Gods hands and watch." The speculative topic of trading McCoy has gained steam in recent days following Buffalo dealing away top receiver Sammy Watkins.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills placed WR Anquan Boldin on the reserve/retired list Tuesday, opening a spot on their 90-man roster.

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Bills QB Tyrod Taylor reacts to the retirement of WR Anquan Boldin and whether he is being set up to fail by lack of receivers around him.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) is not practicing Tuesday. He left Sunday's practice with the injury.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday his team must adjust after the unexpected retirement Sunday of WR Anquan Boldin.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday he will not get into whether Bills are asking Anquan Boldin to give back his $1 million signing bonus. Buffalo has yet to make an official move about Boldin -- probably reserve/retired -- because McDermott said there is still a "process" to go through.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that GM Brandon Beane is "always" looking at options to upgrade at wide receiver, but did not specifically address whether Beane is taking a look at veteran free agents at wide receiver.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that QB Tyrod Taylor is "resilient" will "adapt" to changing situation at wide receiver, which includes trade of Sammy Watkins, retirement of Anquan Boldin and injury to Jordan Matthews.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday it is a "fair question" to ask if Buffalo would have traded Sammy Watkins had they known Anquan Boldin, signed four days earlier, would have retired. McDermott, however, said the two moves are "separate entities."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that NFL is a "league of opportunity" and Buffalo will need another receiver to step up in wake of Anquan Boldin's retirement. McDermott specifically mentioned undrafted rookies Brandon Reilly (Nebraska) and Daikiel Shorts (West Virginia) as players who impressed him in last week's preseason loss to the Eagles.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday he "respects" WR Anquan Boldin's decision to retire and will "adjust" accordingly. McDermott said he has been involved in the NFL long enough not to be "surprised by anything."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills LT Cordy Glenn (foot) and WR Jordan Matthews (sternum) are both on schedule to return for Week 1, coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday. Glenn and Matthews will participate in the walkthrough portions of Tuesday's practice.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB Jonathan Williams suffered a knee injury in Sunday's practice and is day-to-day. LB Ramon Humber (oblique) and DT Marcell Dareus (quad) will be limited in Tuesday's practice.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills did not make any transaction involving Anquan Boldin on Monday. Their roster remains at 90 players. Boldin announced his retirement Sunday evening.

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There are now 17 days until the start of the NFL season. The Bills missed the playoffs for the 17th consecutive season in 2016 following a 7-9 performance, the longest active playoff drought in the NFL. According to NFL FPI, the Bills have a 13 percent chance of reaching the playoffs in 2017.

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Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander to SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday about fans' current view of team: "It doesn't look picture perfect right now. Based on the team, the history, the organization, and what has happened in the past, that's where naturally people's minds want to go. But we still have a lot of great football players on this team, defensively, offensively -- we just have to continue to work to put it together. I don't expect anybody based on the past to be all happy and joyful right now. We have to go out there and earn that type of respect and calmness from the fans by going out there and playing hard and creating that type of culture. Until we start doing that, I can understand why people are going to think that way."

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Boldin gets Bills' disappointment over retiring

Former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin says the Bills "wished me nothing but the best" following his decision to retire less than two weeks after signing in Buffalo.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

From the "life comes at you fast" department, this tweet from the Bills' account Aug. 8 is a reminder of how much has changed in 12 days. Anquan Boldin retired Sunday, while Sammy Watkins was traded Aug. 11.

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Trotter says retiring has been in Boldin's heart (2:14)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Brandon Beane's statement on retirement Sunday of Anquan Boldin: "We respect Anquan's decision to retire from the NFL. We appreciate the time he gave us over the past two weeks. He is one of the best receivers to play this game and wish him and his family all the best moving forward."

ESPN Stats and Information  

Anquan Boldin still holds the NFL-rookie record for receptions (101 in 2003). He also ranks 9th in NFL history with 1,076 career receptions.

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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