ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buddy Ryan, despite suffering from the aftermath of a devastating stroke and battling cancer and confined to a wheelchair, will attend Sunday's Buffalo Bills game to support his son Rex, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports.
The 84-year-old Buddy flew in from Kentucky Saturday night and will sit in a luxury box.
On Sunday, Rex Ryan can become the first coach in Bills history to win his first opening-day game with the team.
Here are some other news and notes from the Bills' opener Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts:
1964, 1965 AFL champions to be honored: The Bills will hold a halftime ceremony in which 18 surviving members of their 1964 and 1965 AFL championship teams will be honored. Bills Wall of Fame members Booker Edgerson and Billy Shaw will attend, as will Paul Maguire, Mike Stratton and the son of former quarterback Jack Kemp.
LeSean McCoy probable: McCoy (hamstring) is one of seven Bills listed as probable for Sunday's game. The running back said Wednesday he wasn't sure if he would be 100 percent for the game, but when I told a teammate about that comment Friday, the teammate said, "No, he's gonna be good." NFL Network reported Sunday morning that the Bills' plan is to give McCoy the "bulk of the work" in Sunday's game.
Five more inactives: The Bills have already ruled out wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (ribs) and linebacker Tony Steward (knee) for Sunday's game and will need to deactivate five additional players for the game. Rex Ryan said Friday that he hadn't made a decision on whether to dress kickoff specialist Jordan Gay for the contest.
Showers, clouds in forecast: It's a cool and damp home opener for the Bills. Temperatures for game time will be in the mid-to-upper 50s with rain showers possible.
John Parry gets the call: John Parry, in his ninth season as an NFL referee, will officiate Sunday's game.
Cloudy, drizzly and mid-50s this morning at Ralph Wilson Stadium as Bills and Rex Ryan set to open season vs. Colts pic.twitter.com/f2owMTLlIj— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) September 13, 2015