49ers-Bills Capsule [1:42 AM]
AP reports: 'Bills seeking to win four straight for first time since opening 2008 season 4-0.'
Rex less optimistic about Dareus for Sunday [1:41 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Dareus has yet to play this season. He was suspended the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, then injured his hamstring last Friday, two days before he was set to make his season debut against the Los Angeles Rams.'
What Bills players can return and when? A guide through their injured lists [1:40 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills can choose one of these players to return to the field eight weeks after he was placed in IR. If he is not chosen, he stays on IR for the remainder of the season. Once one of them comes back, all others must remain on IR for the rest of the season. None of these players count towards the 53-man roster while he is on IR...'.
Will Bill's fans be accepting of Kaepernick during Sunday's game? [1:39 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'But since Kaepernick made the decision to address America’s treatment of people of color by protesting, football fans were seen burning jerseys, some even boycotting NFL games entirely. So when the 49ers arrive at New Era Field, Western New Yorkers are mixed on how fans may react.'
49ers Game Preview [1:38 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Bills 17, 49ers 13.'
Kaepernick’s actions sure to elicit boos Sunday [10:27 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“My personal opinion, I think the national anthem is an opportunity for us, as a football team, to show respect to the men and women that serve our country. (But) this is a free country and you can do what you want. I just think – the platform of the national anthem – there might be a better platform for you to get your point across.”'
Bills focused on Kaepernick's running, not kneeling [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"His legs are his biggest threat," outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "His ability to extend drives. Obviously, you can see what Tyrod is able to do for us. You have him in a third-and-long situation and get after him, everybody's covered, and he finds a way out of it and extends a drive and they end up scoring.'
Dareus doesn't practice, could miss sixth game for Bills [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Dareus said the injury occurred last Friday when he "tried to crank it up and turn it on big time" while chasing backup quarterback EJ Manuel.'
Report: Bills' Watkins won't need surgery, could return late in season [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'According to Rapoport, Watkins visited Dr. Robert Anderson, a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, N.C., and his recommendation for the receiver was rest and rehabilitation.'
Rex Ryan: Signing a practice squad kicker isn't a message to Dan Carpenter [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"No, the message is we were impressed with this young man as a kicker," Ryan said. "He'll also punt during the week because Colton [Schmidt" target="_blank"> won't be able to punt. So that's kind of the message we're sending."'
What They Said: Transcript of Rex Ryan's Wednesday press conference on the 49ers [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'You know, I don’t know what you want me to say. Like do you want me to be critical of Gabbert? You’re always ready for each guy I think but both those guys can run with the football, but I think obviously Kaepernick’s more talented as a runner. We’re just going to defense whoever’s out there.'
Ryan backpedals on Trump after latest controversy [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“My thing is, I’m under a rock,’’ he said. “I’m focused on whoever we’re playing and that’s it. So I don’t … know a whole lot about politics or anything else. Right now, I’m strictly a football coach.’’'
LeSean McCoy is inviting cops to an upcoming Bills game [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“This has nothing to do with Kap or San Fran,” McCoy said. “We’ve been in talks; it might be this week or next home game. We’re kind of getting it sorted out right now. Not finalized yet, but we’ve been talking, having conversations about it. Just trying to find the right day for us. They’re trying to protect us, so they’re busy.”'
Robey-Coleman wins AFC defensive player of the week award [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'With his touchdown against the Rams, and his fumble return touchdown against the Jets in Week, 2, Robey-Coleman became the 10th defensive player in Bills’ history to score twice in the same season.'
What Colin Kaepernick said about protest before first start against Buffalo Bills [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I think there's going to be a lot of people rooting for me as well," Kaepernick said in a conference call with Buffalo media. "I think a lot of the people that are rooting against me because of what my stance is and what I believe in and the people and injustice I'm fighting for, you know, it's sad to see that they don't feel the empathy or compassion that other people should have the same rights, the same justices and be treated the same way as them."'
LeSean McCoy to Bills fans: Be 'professional' and 'respectful' toward Colin Kaep [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"With our fans?" Bills coach Rex Ryan said. "I think they're going to treat Kaepernick and every 49er the same way, that our fan-base supports the Buffalo Bills. They could care less about who we're playing, and that's what it is. Hey, are they going to boo the opponent? Yeah, absolutely. I want them to."'
Buffalo Bills CB Nickell Robey-Coleman named AFC Defensive Player of the Week [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'According to Pro Football Focus, Robey-Coleman was targeted three times on Sunday by Case Keenum and the cornerback did not allow a single reception.'
LeSean McCoy inviting Buffalo cops to upcoming Bills home game to show respect [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Everybody has their own opinion about it," McCoy said. "The good thing about being an American is that's his freedom. If he wants to speak about it and take a knee, that's what he wants to do. There's no law against that. As players, we're just trying to win football games. There's different platforms you can choose to talk about it or make a stand for something like that. He chose to do it on the field. That's really up to him."'
Washington WR DeSean Jackson misses playing with Bills RB LeSean McCoy [1:47 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"You got to live on, move on," Jackson said. "It's unfortunate that things broke up the way it did, but I think everybody's still happy and doing what they need to do."'
Steelers sign former Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams to practice squad [1:46 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Meanwhile, the Bills decided to continue on with LeSean McCoy, Mike Gillislee, Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams.'
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins won't need surgery, could return in 2016 (report) [1:45 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Over the offseason, Watkins had surgery to repair a broken small bone in his foot. He missed a chunk of training camp but managed to play a few snaps in the Bills' third preseason game. Coming out of the Bills' Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Watkins was feeling pain and discomfort in the foot, but he played through it against the Jets in Week 2. Watkins missed Week 3 after getting stepped on in a walk-through and was later put on injured reserve.'
2 Buffalo Bills named to Pro Football Focus' Week 5 Team of the Week [1:44 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Nickell Robey-Coleman and Colt Anderson were both recognized for their efforts in Buffalo's 30-19 win over the Los Angeles Rams.'
Rex talks 49ers switch to Kaepernick [1:43 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Additionally, Ryan said he believes Bills fans will treat Kaepernick the same as every other 49ers player. “Our community supports our team,” Ryan said.'
Rex Ryan recalls 2015 interview with 49ers [1:42 AM]
San Francisco Chronicle reports: 'Does Ryan think the 49ers seriously considered him for the opening? “I have no idea,” he said. “You’d have to ask them … But I enjoyed meeting everybody. It’s going to be a matter of time before they turn it around. Hopefully not this week, though.”'
Bills' McCoy to invite police to game; SF, Kaepernick next [1:41 AM]
AP reports: 'McCoy said the gesture was not a direct response to Kaepernick's kneeling protests during the national anthem, and that he has no problem with his protests. Kaepernick is set to start for the first time this year on Sunday against the Bills. McCoy said it has yet to be determined if the police officers will attend this weekend's game or Buffalo's following home game on Oct. 30 against New England.'
Bills hope to keep building on three-game win streak [1:40 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"We're trying to win this game, period," said head coach Rex Ryan. "We still have a lot of dirt on us by opening up the season losing those two games. We're trying to get better in all aspects. I'm just happy with the way our team has come back from 0-2; I'm proud of our team."'
Bills WR Watkins could return this season [1:39 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The positive report changes the outlook in Buffalo, where the team had embraced a dire outcome that involved repeating Watkins' surgery to repair the initial break in his foot.'
Week 6 GameScout: 49ers at Bills [1:38 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Bills, 34-21.'
Bills' Sammy Watkins doesn't need surgery on foot [1:37 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Watkins has been on injured reserve since Sept. 30 but the development means a late-season return is still possible. Watkins is eligible to return to practice Nov. 11, and the earliest he can play is Nov. 27 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.'
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