Surprise: Winless Bills are favored by 6 1/2 [5:01 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The explanation is simple: The Bills are a decent team with a lousy record and the Dolphins are just plain lousy.'
Inside slant [5:00 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Instead, he said Shaw's production - in practice, in team meetings, in games - had fallen to the point where he felt it was necessary to release him. The move bumps second-year man Sam Aiken up the depth chart and practice squad member Drew Haddad will be promoted.'
Strategy and personnel [4:59 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Milloy, who shattered his right forearm during a preseason game at Indianapolis on Aug. 28, began practicing in live drills on a limited basis and working with the scout team on Wednesday. He did not rule himself out of the Dolphins game, but a realistic return is in a week or two.'
Notes, quotes [4:58 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'SS Pierson Prioleau's nit-picky pass interference penalty in the end zone on the Jets' Santana Moss is still a topic of conversation.'
The rush is on ... [4:57 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: '"You get big eyes going into this game," said defensive end David Bowens, who might be the only Dolphins player not fearing a little public gloating. "He's been hit at least 40 times and sacked 19 this year. Any time you get a quarterback that isn't mobile and with us blitzing and with our athletic ability, we have a pretty good chance of getting a couple more sacks."'
Devalued Bill [4:56 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'He has had one 300-yard game in his past 24 games.'
Buffalo even worse than Miami [4:55 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: '"I don't think Buffalo can score 20 points the way they're playing," he said. "Plus Miami's got a great defense. I don't think it will give up 20 points."'
Thursday's Miami Coverage [4:54 AM]
Offense sees the error of its ways (Miami Herald)
Ahanotu walks out on team (Miami Herald)
Lifestyles of the rich and famous -- and miserable (Miami Herald)
Former Dolphins coach denies rumor he'll return as GM (Miami Herald)
The rush is on ... (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Devalued Bill (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Buffalo even worse than Miami (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins' Ahanotu wants out (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins sign kicker for Buffalo game (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Forsey runs with the opportunity (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins' Gordon undergoes surgery to repair separated shoulder (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Cracked rib won't stop me, Fiedler says (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
A missed block? Maybe it's the quarterback's fault (Palm Beach Post)
Fiedler expects to start against Bills (Palm Beach Post)
Fiedler, Mare on the mend (Florida Today)
What a week for Welker (Florida Today)
Fiedler uncertain about availability against Bills (AP)
A little good news for winless Dolphins: Welker wins special teams award (AP)
Bryant to kick for Dolphins at Buffalo (AP)
Dolphins sign K Matt Bryant; RB Gordon has surgery (Sportsticker)
Dolphins sign Matt Bryant (The Sports Network)
Inside slant (CBS Sportsline)
Strategy and personnel (CBS Sportsline)
Notes, quotes (CBS Sportsline)
Lamar Gordon Undergoes Surgery (MiamiDolphins.com)
Wes Welker Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week (MiamiDolphins.com)
Mare Ruled Out Of Bills Game; Team Signs Kicker Matt Bryant (MiamiDolphins.com)
Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins [4:53 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'It won't be pretty, but it will be a 13-6 Bills win.'
QB Brown in, Hamilton out [4:52 AM]
Indianapolis Star reports: 'The 6-3, 212-pound Brown spent the past three seasons with Buffalo. His last appearance came during the preseason when the Bills visited the RCA Dome. Brown suffered an injury to his left knee when he was tackled by the Colts' Durrand Roundtree. "He's healthy now and . . . we're happy to have him," Dungy said of the former Northern Arizona quarterback.'
Miami (0-5) at Buffalo (0-4) [9:55 PM]
AP reports: '``If we realize how to win games in the clutch, we could be 4-0 or at least 2-2,'' Bills offensive lineman Ross Tucker said. ``You just learn to do it by doing it. And we will.'''
Fiedler uncertain about availability against Bills [9:29 PM]
AP reports: 'Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler said Wednesday he's uncertain whether a cracked rib will prevent him from playing Sunday at Buffalo. If Fiedler doesn't start, A.J. Feeley said he'll be ready to step in. Both were listed as questionable on the injury report, but Feeley was more optimistic about his availability after recovering from a concussion in Sunday's 24-10 loss at New England.'
Bills & Verizon Fight Domestic Violence [9:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The first 1,000 fans to donate a phone at any of the 10 gates as they enter Ralph Wilson Stadium will receive a poster featuring HopeLine spokesperson, linebacker London Fletcher.'
Milloy Suits-Up for Practice [9:05 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"It's been a long process and every week I've been getting better," Milloy said. "At the beginning of this process I kept asking the doctors, 'how long until I'll be able to come back?' and they kept shooting me down for my own safety. I got to the point where I just stop asking and focused on getting better."'
Bills Release WR Bobby Shaw [9:04 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Mularkey said Shaw's release wasn't meant to send a message to the team. Rather, the coaching staff felt they could improve the production level with his roster spot. "When I say production, it is game, practice, meetings, and anything affiliated with what you do with your job," said Mularkey.'
Bills Release Bobby Shaw [8:57 PM]
RNews.com reports: 'Mike Mularkey said Shaw was cut for his lack of production on the field, at practice and in meetings.'
Bills Release Bobby Shaw [8:54 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Mularkey also went on to say that it could mean more time for Sam Aiken or Drew Haddad (who is currently on the practice squad).'
Colts sign new QB, release Hamilton [8:51 PM]
AP reports: The Indianapolis Colts signed quarterback Travis Brown to their practice squad Wednesday and released former Georgia Tech star Joe Hamilton.
Bills S Milloy practices for first time in 6 weeks [8:44 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills have upgraded Milloy's status on their injury report, listing him as questionable. Coach Mike Mularkey described Milloy as a day-to-day decision, saying he wants to see the player become comfortable in a competitive setting.'
Unhappy with his production, Bills release WR Shaw [8:41 PM]
AP reports: 'He had managed just five catches for 59 yards this season.'
Agent: Bills release WR Shaw [3:31 PM]
AP reports: 'Shaw's agent Frank Bauer told The Associated Press that his client arrived for practice when he was informed to clean out his locker and await being cut or traded. Bauer said the team had until 1 p.m. to trade Shaw, or he would be released. ''Any time a team's struggling, there's a tendency to make some changes,'' Bauer said. ''But this one catches Bobby and me both by surprise. ... Maybe they were trying to send a message.'''
Buffalo's offensive shake-up dislodges Shaw [3:05 PM]
ESPN reports: The Buffalo Bills made their first front-office reaction to owner Ralph Wilson's public frustration about an offense he labeled as boring. In a strange move Wednesday morning, the team order wide receiver Bobby Shaw to clear out his locker and await either a release or trade by 1 p.m.
Bills vs. Dolphins Preview [12:45 PM]
BillsDaily.com reports: Wow! How far has this rivalry fallen? The Bills and Dolphins is usually a game circled on many fans of both team's calendars. This year, it is a battle of the only two remaining winless teams in the entire league.
Same old story for the Bills [12:44 PM]
Wellsville Daily Reporter reports: 'It's now or never for the Bills with the easiest part of the schedule coming over the next three weeks with a Ravens squad that will be without the suspended Jamal Lewis and the 1-4 Cardinals coming after Miami before looking for revenge against the Jets on Nov. 7. But as abysmal as things look right now, a win on Sunday would put the Bills at 1-4, the same record the Tennessee Titans had in 2002 on their way to an 11-5 record and AFC Championship appearance.'
Teague forced to sit and watch [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I hadn't missed an offensive play in three years before I got hurt," said Teague, whose string of 35 straight starts with the Bills is the longest of the offensive linemen. "It's just one of those things that happened. It's unfortunate, but my main concern is getting back as soon as possible and help us get a win."'
Former UM star McGahee could start against Dolphins [5:05 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: '"We've seen some things on the practice field the last couple of weeks that we hadn't seen with him in terms of his quickness and burst," said Bills President/General Manager Tom Donahoe, who didn't play McGahee in his rookie season to avoid risking a setback in his recuperation. "It looked to be where it used to be."'
Wednesday's Miami Coverage [5:04 AM]
Misery has company (Miami Herald)
Players divided on election (Miami Herald)
Former UM star McGahee could start against Dolphins (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins GM denies plan to deal top players (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
It's easy to suffer this bad season (Palm Beach Post)
Replacements for Mare get to show some leg (Palm Beach Post)
On radio, Spielman stays in his foxhole (Palm Beach Post)
Is the Sage Rosenfels era about to begin for Dolphins? (The Sports Network)
Dolphins Make Roster Moves (MiamiDolphins.com)
Bills by the Numbers [5:03 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'Lee Evans became the 37th player to catch a Bledsoe touchdown pass. Evans has a 40 plus yard reception in three straight games. He is the the fifth to do that and the first rookie.'
Flashback: Kelly's TD Run Tops Dolphins [9:28 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I remember pretty much spreading everybody out and it was really supposed to be a pass play," said Kelly. "I've heard like four or five different things it was supposed to be, but it was supposed to be a pass play to Ronnie Harmon out in the flat. We were supposed to have a couple picks coming across on the right side, but as I got the snap, I dropped back and I just saw the guys splitting them. The linebackers and defensive backs were just splitting. I saw a little crease and decided to put my head down and run to the goal line and hopefully I was going to get across before they got to me. I remember getting underneath a couple of the Dolphin players. One of the guys was hurt on that play. I think, if I remember correctly, one of them knocked the other guy out, but I was almost the one that really got hurt the worst. I was on the bottom of that pile and I couldn't breath! I'm yelling for everyone to get off me! Then I just couldn't even yell because I was so tired and just the excitement of beating the Dolphins."'
Bills Make Practice Squad Move [8:54 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'David Pruce is an offensive lineman who was in camp with New England this summer. He was a starter in NFL Europe for Frankfurt for the past two seasons.'
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