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Buffalo Bills News - October 21, 2016

Marker If McCoy and Woods can't go, Bills will call on former Dolphins to lead the way [9:13 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“They had drafted Jay Ajayi [when I was" target="_blank"> coming off IR, so there was six running backs. I guess I was the guy that hadn’t done anything in the NFL yet, so they released me.”'

Marker It's official: Bills activate Shaq Lawson to make NFL debut Sunday [9:13 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But Lawson may not have been the only player discussed on the phone call. The Bills also brought tight end Manasseh Garner up from the practice squad Friday, releasing guard Gabe Ikard and tight end Gerald Christian to make room.'

Marker Bills list McCoy as questionable, probably game-time decision [9:12 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Asked if he felt he could play in a game, the running back said, "The biggest thing is just waiting how I feel Sunday. That's the most important. I'm doing a lot of preparation as if I'm playing, so I've just got to stay positive and keep with the treatments and being of the mind that I can go out there and play."'

Marker Bills officially list LeSean McCoy as questionable [9:09 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'During the media viewing portion of practice, which reveals very little, McCoy was doing some light individual work, testing the hamstring injury he suffered in practice Wednesday, but as his quote said, he didn’t do much, and may have done nothing at all once the media left.'

Marker Buffalo Bills first round pick Shaq Lawson activated to 53-man roster [9:07 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I've seen enough," Ryan said. "Yeah, he looks pretty darn good out there. So he's flying around and he looks like the guy that we drafted. You know, the guy that we wanted him to be. So we'll see how he is once we get the live games going and all that, but there's a reason we took him in the first round and he's showing that on the practice field."'

Marker Buffalo Bills coach Ed Reed gets pranked by team; finds goats in his office [9:06 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'On Friday, the Bills had some fun with the G.O.A.T. of safeties by placing some actual goats in his office.'

Marker LeSean McCoy injury: Buffalo Bills RB officially questionable for Week 7 against Miami [9:05 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Well I don't want to do what we did last year," Lynn said. "I don't want him playing 85 percent, re-injuring the hamstring and then this thing lingers all year. So you just want to get him well, get him back on the field but at this point in the season, nobody is 100 percent."'

Marker Rex, McCoy give Friday injury update [9:04 PM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Charles Clay (ankle), Jerome Felton (back), Kevon Seymour (shoulder), Cordy Glenn (ankle), and Kyle Williams (neck) were all limited. All are questionable for Sunday.'

Marker Dolphins try to end Bills’ (and Rex Ryan’s) winning streak [9:02 PM]
Miami Herald reports: '“Speed, attitude, swagger,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said when asked what trademarks of a Ryan-coached team come to mind. “And creative. Every time I’ve been on the other sideline against him, I’ve always come out of the game going, ‘I never thought that was coming.’”'

Marker Mario Williams aims to play better, not seeking revenge against Bills [9:01 PM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: '"The only motivation each and every week that I deal with is simply having the opportunity and the blessing to be out there on Sunday," Williams said.'

Marker Bills RB McCoy questionable with hamstring injury [8:58 PM]
AP reports: '"We're confident in the guys that we have behind him but not ruling Shady out at all," Bills head coach Rex Ryan said. "He looked pretty good. So we'll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good."'

Marker Bills RB McCoy (hamstring) game-time decision [8:57 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I just felt all right," McCoy said of his return to practice. "I didn't do a lot of reps today. Just was real limited, just seeing how I feel. We'll see what happens (at Saturday's walk-through)."'

Marker Bills RB LeSean McCoy practices on limited basis; status still unclear [8:55 PM]
ESPN reports: '"I just felt all right," McCoy said of his return to practice Friday. "I didn't do a lot of reps today. Just was real limited, just seeing how I feel. We'll see what happens [at Saturday's walk-through practice" target="_blank">."'

Marker Bills activate Lawson to 53-man roster [8:53 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'To make room for Lawson and Garner, the Bills have released tight end Gerald Christian and guard Gabe Ikard.'

Marker McCoy, Felton back on practice field Friday [8:53 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Wide receiver Robert Woods (foot) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (hamstring) were not on the field for the start of practice and are listed as DOUBTFUL.'

Marker Bills' McCoy practices Friday; game time decision [8:51 PM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'McCoy also spoke with reporters after practice and said they were going to see how it felt on Sunday, but that he didn't take many reps during Friday's practice -- perhaps casting a little doubt on his potential availability.'

Marker Shaq Lawson added to active roster; to make NFL debut Sunday [8:47 PM] reports: 'Head coach Rex Ryan said at the beginning of the week that they would ‘err on the side of caution’ knowing that Lawson had not taken part in a single team practice after a shoulder injury during rookie minicamp necessitated surgery. The first-round pick would go on to miss the entire offseason, training camp, the preseason and the first six regular season games after he was placed on the PUP list.'

Marker What gives Shady a reason to Billieve [8:47 PM] reports: '“…The excitement of walking into the locker room was just overwhelming,” said survivor and Buffalo native Rosie Ross. “We just didn’t know what to do. I mean, I had chills. I had tears. I had every emotion. It just made you feel so extremely special. I was so happy to see how the Buffalo Bills are so appreciative of us being survivors.”'

Marker LeSean McCoy a game time decision for Sunday [8:46 PM] reports: '“He looked pretty good. We’ll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “We’ll see how it goes. But again we’re confident in the guys that we have behind him. But not ruling Shady out at all.”'

Marker Scouting Report - Week 7 - Bills-Dolphins [8:46 PM] reports: 'Buffalo has been consistent in applying pressure up front. They rank second in the league in sacks and second in sack percentage. Miami has given up 17 sacks this season on 188 pass plays, the second worst percentage in the NFL.'

Marker Bills Today: O-line continuity key to Bills run game [8:45 PM] reports: '“That was something we talked about in the offseason when it came time to signing Cordy(Glenn) and Richie(Incognito),” Lynn said. “And our personnel department did a hell of a job of getting those guys back and I think it’s paying off.”'

Marker Inside Rex and Michelle Ryan’s WNY home [4:36 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Ryan requested that the space be comfy and cozy, and was drawn to a classic blue and white color scheme. The first time Balistreri walked through their home, the Palladian window above the French doors that led into the sunroom caught his eye. It reminded him of sea coral, and using the unique window as inspiration, the design was built around the homeowner’s requests.'

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Marker Bills' trip to Miami gives Miller chance to honor his late mother [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You can’t go and see her. You can’t hear her voice. … but this weekend, I can spend a couple moments with her, talk with her,” he said.'

Marker Report: LeSean McCoy will miss Dolphins game with hamstring injury [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Since the switch to Anthony Lynn at offensive coordinator after Week Two, Gillislee has rushed 17 times for 116 yards a touchdown. That's good for 6.8 yards per attempt, which would be leading the league if he had enough rushes to qualify. Even without his 44-yard touchdown last week against the 49ers, Gillislee would still be averaging 4.5 yards a pop, well above the league average of 4.1.'

Marker Shaq Lawson expected to make NFL debut Sunday vs. Dolphins [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"There’s a reason we took him in the first round and he’s showing that on the practice field."'

Marker Bills WR Robert Woods says X-rays were negative, but still in walking boot; Dareus 'working his [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If Woods can't go Sunday, the Bills receivers in Miami would be Marquise Goodwin, Justin Hunter, Walt Powell and Brandon Tate. Running back Reggie Bush could also be used as a slot receiver.'

Marker Rex Ryan offers glowing review of Reggie Ragland: 'He’s living in the coaches’ offi [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Probably the first week and a half, two weeks [after surgery] was the worst I felt in my life," Ragland said in the video. "I worked my whole life to get here, sacrificed so much, and then for that to happen? I wish I get the chance next year to become Rookie of the Year. That was my main goal this year. I felt like I was gonna do it, too."'

Marker Transcripts of Bills coaches Rex Ryan, Anthony Lynn and Dennis Thurman [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'These guys did not participate in practice: Marcell (Dareus) with a hamstring, (Seantrel) Henderson back, Shady (LeSean McCoy) with a hamstring, (Robert) Woods foot, (Jerome) Felton back. All these guys were limited: (Charles) Clay ankle, (Lerentee) McCray knee, (Kevon) Seymour shoulder, (Patrick) Lewis knee, (Cordy) Glenn ankle, Kyle Williams neck. Guys who were full today: Corey White shoulder and (Cyrus) Kouandjio ankle.'

Marker Buffalo Bills' Justin Hunter tries to rejuvenate career [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“We’re not going to game-plan where it’s just, hey, we’re going to get Hunter the football,” Rex said. “He’s not at that level. He’s a good football player, he’s got a chance. As somebody said, he reminds me of Cris Carter with the Eagles; yeah right. But anyway, we’ll see. I think he’s getting a better handle of what we do offensively.”'

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