Mike Gillislee has become an indispensable part of Bills' rushing attack [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It was confusing at one point,” Gillislee said of bouncing around. “You’ve just got to stay focused, knowing that God’s got you no matter what, and he’s always going to put you in the right situation. That’s something that I did. I just stayed focused and Rex gave me the opportunity.'
Optimism grows that Sammy Watkins can play Sunday [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Watkins, who remains on injured reserve, has now practiced twice this week after missing more than two months with a foot injury. If he is ready to play, the Bills will have to cut someone from their 53-man roster to make room for Watkins. Asked what gives him hope that he can play, Ryan said, "you know what, he can run a little bit. He looks pretty good to me."'
Seantrel Henderson misses practice, sources say possibility of 2nd NFL suspension looms [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A league source said Henderson missed practice for a doctor’s appointment – on Thanksgiving – in relation to his ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease. Henderson served a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season for violating the NFL's drug policy. The reason for that suspension, according to Henderson, was his use of medicinal marijuana to treat the disease.'
Richie Incognito says he's going out a champion at Eric Wood's Thanksgiving weight gain ch [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'm out," Incognito confirmed Wednesday. "I gained too much weight last year."'
Bills' Shaq Lawson learning on the go in rookie season [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'So far, so good. Lawson has played 90 defensive snaps, an average of 22.5 per game which roughly equates to about a third of each of the four games he has played. Rex Ryan is easing him into the scheme, trying not to overload him because Lawson missed so much time in his maiden season.'
Bills player of the week: Marcell Dareus [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“The guy played great,” Rex Ryan said of Dareus. “That’s what we’ve been expecting. When you look at our defense and how (Doug Whaley) and I … we talked about building this defense, one of the central pieces was that nose tackle and having that big man in there as a dominant player. Well, he dominated that game. There’s no question about it.”'
Buffalo Bills Week 12 injury report: Updates on Sammy Watkins, LeSean McCoy [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Watkins was limited in practice on Thursday along with linebacker Jerry Hughes (hand), running back LeSean McCoy (thumb), linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (ankle), left tackle Cordy Glenn (back), defensive tackle Corbin Bryant (shoulder) and tight end Charles Clay (knee). Meanwhile, wide receiver Percy Harvin (illness), wide receiver Robert Woods (knee), running back Mike Gillislee (hamstring), offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson (personal) and safety Robert Blanton (foot) all didn't practice on Thursday.'
Sammy Watkins injury: 3 things to know about Buffalo Bills WR's foot in Week 12 [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Obviously, we're encouraged by the fact that he has been cleared to participate," Rex Ryan said. "I think that's a good sign. He feels good, so we'll see how it goes. We're not going to run him until his tongue's hanging out. We'll be smart with him in how many plays we do. We'll limit him today, but then we'll see how he progresses. Is there a chance that he could play? I hope so."'
Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan explains why he eats Popeyes on Thanksgiving [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"A lot of green bean casserole," Ryan said Wednesday. "That's the most underrated dish there is. You definitely have to go with the turkey. My wife has gotten lazier, as the years – we have been married 30 years. She just gets it from one of these stores... I'm not going to say Popeyes out loud. You have to get the store-bought cranberry and stuffing. That's the way to go. You don't make it by scratch. My taste buds aren't good with that. Get the store-bought. Make it easy. The green bean casserole – that has to be the main thing."'
Buffalo Bills players say Doug Marrone's departure was 'blessing in disguise' [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Coach Marrone, I don't know how he's thinking," Bills cornerbakc Nickel Robey-Coleman said. "He's a tough dude, that's a tough guy. He's different in the sense, not in a bad way, but he's different in that he's a hard-nosed type of dude like you kind of don't know what side of the bed he woke up on sometimes. For him coming in, I think it's probably going to be a challenge to him."'
Bills WR Watkins might play Sunday [1:49 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills must decide by Dec. 14 to add Watkins to their active roster or he will revert to injured reserve for the remainder of the season.'
Week 12 GameScout: Jaguars at Bills [1:48 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Bills, 31-17.'
Bills coach Rex Ryan optimistic Sammy Watkins can play Sunday [1:47 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Wide receiver Percy Harvin also missed Thursday's practice with an illness, while running back Mike Gillislee did not practice Thursday after leaving Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. Ryan called Gillislee's injury a "real concern" for his availability Sunday.'
Clay, Glenn return to practice; Sammy out there again [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills still have 20 days to activate their top wideout to the active roster or shut him down for the rest of the season. But the fact that he was back on the field one day after testing his surgically repaired foot is another sign that he may be returning to game action soon. Watkins' status for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is still to be determined.
Bills feel 'pretty good' about Watkins playing Sunday vs. Jaguars [1:45 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'To have him play on Sunday against Jacksonville, the Bills would need to announce the move by Saturday. The Bills and Jaguars are scheduled to kick off at New Era Field on Sunday at 1:00 pm.'
Three keys to making the playoffs [1:44 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'And lastly, if the Bills can get the Tyrod Taylor from the Seattle Seahawks game more often, that is a total game changer. The trouble is, way too often, we don't get that player which means they have to rely heavily on the defense.'
Joe B All-22 Review: Grading Bills vs. Bengals (11/23/16) [1:43 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'DL Kyle Williams - Snaps on the Field: 61/73 - Grade vs. Bengals: A.'
Bills Today: More playing time for Shaq [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I feel really good about him,” said Ryan. “He’s going to get more playing time as we go. He made that tackle for loss last week and kind of hurt his thumb and it bothered him during the game or he would’ve played more. I’ve been pleased with him. We’ll look at point production per play and he may be number one on our team with the plays that he’s had. So that’s a real good sign.”'
Sammy Watkins on timetable for return to Bills: 'I'm not going to go out there unhealthy [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"There’s always pressure on us athletes, but not to go out on the field and not feel good. I’m not going to do that," he said Wednesday. "But if I feel good, of course, I’m going to go out there and play and I’m going to do my best. But it’s really about being healthy. If I’m healthy enough to play and they think I’m healthy, then I’m going to go out there. I’m not going to go out there unhealthy."'
Rex Ryan hopes Doug Marrone (and the rest of the Jaguars) has a 'miserable day' Sunday [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I hope it’s a miserable experience — for everybody. We want to win, man. Our fans, this is as loyal a fan base as there is, so we want to create that miserable day for people, and the fans are a big part of it."'
Biggest concern for LeSean McCoy's thumb: Infection, not usage [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I think we’ll just lean on him and we’ll also keep watching him as he goes," Ryan said. "I think the big thing is making sure his thumb doesn’t get infected. That’s the number one thing. If that stays clean, then there’s no issue there. I think he’s going to be OK."'
For 'Zo, every day is Thanksgiving [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's a daily thing for me," Alexander said Wednesday afternoon. "I bless the day we celebrate, but I wake up every morning thanking God for the ability to get up, to be able to walk. I pray at night, too, thanking him for the blessings we have."'
Sammy Watkins returns to Bills practice Wednesday [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Coach Rex Ryan, however, wouldn't rule Watkins out during his press briefing: "Is there a chance he could play? I hope so," he said.'
Bills K Dan Carpenter named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"By the way I think the star of the game was (Dan) Carpenter," coach Rex Ryan said Monday, "because after watching 12 missed extra points in the league, just set a record, it was great we made all our kicks, including the 54-yarder, which really in my opinion that was the biggest play of the game."'
Rex Ryan on ref's bogus call vs. Jaguars: 'You're never going to assault somebody, bu [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It was ridiculous and we all know it," Ryan said Wednesday, as the Bills began to prepare in earnest for their rematch against the Jaguars Sunday at New Era Field. "I mean, it's third-and-15. So now it's going to bring up a fourth-and-15. You get off the field, the game's basically over.'
Transcript of Bills coach Rex Ryan's Wednesday press conference [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'You know, I really don’t know. We’ll know a little more today. Obviously, we’re encouraged by the fact that he has been cleared to participate. I think that’s a good sign. He feels good, so we’ll see how it goes. We’re not going to run him until his tongue’s hanging out. We’ll be smart with him in how many plays we do. We’ll limit him today, but then we’ll see how he progresses. Is there a chance that he could play? I hope so.'
Buffalo Bills transcripts of Tyrod, Sammy, Incognito & six other players [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Anytime you lose to somebody, it’s like – last year, I mean, we were playing the same teams. We played the Bengals and now we’re going out and playing Jacksonville again. It’s that same thing. We got the win against the Bengals so we got to keep this thing rolling and get another one.'
Bills players reveal their favorite Thanksgiving foods [1:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Mac and cheese.” Follow up: That’s a Thanksgiving food? “It’s crazy that you say that, a lot of people out here don’t think that that’s a Thanksgiving food. I gotta have mac and cheese. Ever since I was little, mac and cheese was always on the table. ... My mom’s coming up, they’ll drive up and she’ll cook all day tomorrow so by the time we’re off the field, it’s time to get in my belly.”'
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