Kyle Williams is heading to injured reserve, vows to return [1:57 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Post-procedure, Williams expects rehab to last "a few months." After enduring back-to-back Achilles' injuries in the past, he said nothing scares him. Of course, the Bills will eventually have a financial decision to make with the 10-year veteran, too. Buffalo could clear $5 million in cap space by releasing Williams, who'll turn 33 years old in June.'
Tyler Dunne's three thoughts: Rookie corners, Chiefs RB, the deep ball [1:56 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Whether it's Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware or quarterback Alex Smith, the Chiefs have been able to keep defenses off balance.'
Too small? Undrafted Nickell Robey comes up big for Bills [1:54 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“Robey is what we call a freak, a specimen in Polk County,” Williams said recently. “I remember our coach (Richard Tate) told us it’s gonna be a track meet, so be prepared. We asked, what do you mean? And every time you turn around you see 21 flashing down the sideline on a jet sweep. One game, first play from scrimmage he took one 85 yards for a touchdown and we got to the sideline and it was like, ‘Yeah, it’s gonna be a track meet.’”'
Bills' guard Richie Incognito gains more than 10 pounds during Thanksgiving [1:52 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Bills' offensive linemen took overeating to a new level.'
Bills' DT Kyle Williams likely heading to IR but has no plans to retire [1:51 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Williams, who hasn't played since the Bills' Week 6 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, was holding out hope he would be able to return this season. His knee hasn't responded to treatment the way he or the team hoped, so he's having a procedure to repair the meniscus in his knee and will require a few months of rehab before he can resume football activities.'
Kyle Williams already planning comeback from season-ending surgery [1:50 PM]
ESPN reports: '"Looking at it, we at some point, it needed to be done," Williams said. "We just hoped that it could be something that we could put off and I could get through the year and help our team through treatment and hoping that it would respond. How likely that was or not, I don't know, but [we" target="_blank"> tried to exhaust all options and cling to as much hope as we can."'
NFL player serves up Thanksgiving meal [1:49 PM]
WPMT-TV reports: '"Any free time we get, any way possible we can help out, we always do. It just means a lot. This is where I come from. (It's) something positive and you do it from the bottom of your heart," said McCoy.'
Kyle Williams' season over; Mario out Sunday (full injury report) [1:48 PM]
WGR-AM reports: '“I think when you’re away from it, when you’re pulled out from it, you realize how much you miss it, how much you want to be with your teammates, all those things when you’re playing," Williams said. "I’ve got no plans to not play anymore.” Williams is scheduled to make $7 million dollars next season. He initially hurt his knee in week six against the Cincinnati Bengals and hasn't played since.'
Scouting Report - Week 12 - Bills-Chiefs [1:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills can run the football against almost any defensive front and be productive, but there has to be a greater balance between the production they get from each part of their attack. More yards through the air will be necessary to penetrate a very stingy Kansas City defense.'
Carrington looks like next man up on Bills’ defensive line [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I like him, because he’s a versatile guy,” Ryan said of Carrington. “He can play inside, he can play outside. He can do a lot of different things. He’s a good player.”'
Five things to know about Kansas City Chiefs [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They’ve hit the soft part of their schedule. The Bills come into Sunday’s game with a 5-5 record – making them the only team remaining on the Chiefs’ schedule with a record of at least .500. After Buffalo, Kansas City has games against Oakland (4-6), San Diego (2-8), Baltimore (3-7), Cleveland and the Raiders again. Four of those six games will be played at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs enjoy one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL.'
Bills defense on long-awaited upswing [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“I get it, that is what everybody assumed,” Ryan said when asked about his blitz-happy nature. “Look, I assumed it, too, that we were going to be further along. But there are times when you’re trying to understand your players, understand fully what they can do and things like that. I don’t know if you necessarily get it all wrapped up initially through training camp.”'
Bills' Mario Williams likely to miss game against Chiefs [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Though coach Rex Ryan wouldn't formally rule out Williams, he said the possibility doesn't appear realistic. Ryan didn't reveal the exact nature of the injury but noted he doesn't expect Williams to miss more than one game.'
Top rookie CBs Darby, Peters on display Sunday in KC [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Rookie cornerbacks Ronald Darby of the Bills and Marcus Peters of the Chiefs are both having terrific seasons. Each will be given serious consideration for the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.'
Tyrod throws, Williams does not practice [1:54 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Hughes is the lone healthy defensive lineman for the Bills. Marcell Dareus injured his knee against the Patriots and was limited in practice. He should be able to play on Sunday.'
Chiefs Game Preview [1:53 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Bills 17, Chiefs 13.'
Bills-Chiefs game basically a playoff warmup [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Chiefs are, as Ryan pointed out, “hot,” having won four games in a row. They’ve beaten the Bills in each of the last two seasons at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This time, they have the additional advantage of playing at Arrowhead Stadium, among the loudest venues in the NFL.'
Ryan wants more passes thrown to Watkins [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We've got to find ways to get him the football," Ryan said, "because he is that talented and that’s a challenge to our staff. Even our quarterback. Let’s get Sammy Watkins involved more and regardless of what people play because he is such a talent. It’s almost like, if you don’t use LeSean McCoy, that’s a mistake."'
Ryan says he eased team into defensive scheme [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Look, I made a mistake tying into what was effective the year before, running similar defenses to what they had done the year before,” he said.'
Taylor may not be a long-term answer [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Taylor isn’t the answer. I know what the statistics say. He’s the sixth-rated passer in the NFL and hasn’t thrown an interception since the Giants game. But passer rating doesn’t tell the full story.'
Bills RB LeSean McCoy set to face old pal Andy Reid again [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Had some words for me, encouragement," McCoy said. "So it will be something special. He’s a good coach, man. But we have to win and going in there we’ll talk a little bit. But the main concern is beating the Chiefs."'
Chiefs have adjusted to life without Jamaal Charles [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Charcandrick West has stepped into a larger role with 98 carries for 373 yards and three touchdowns. And when West was hobbled with a hamstring last week, in came Spencer Ware. He ripped San Diego for 96 yards on 11 attempts with two scores in a 33-3 win.'
Bills-Chiefs scouting report [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Chiefs 23, Bills 20.'
NFL stops Transit Drive-In from showing Bills games [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In a Facebook post, Cohen wrote that he stopped showing the games “in order to avoid potential litigation which would cost our small local business a substantial sum of money, in order to defend ourselves against an organization with an army of attorneys on retainer.”'
Bruce never went home hungry on Turkey Day [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'This time of year also calls to mind the dozen Thanksgivings that Darryl and I spent in Buffalo, 10 of which were celebrated with Bruce and Carmen Smith. Cooking for Bruce was quite an event. As one might imagine, Bruce ate Thanksgiving dinner much in the same way as he ate quarterbacks and he anticipated the meal as much as he did the snap of the football.'
Bills' Tyrod Taylor says he'll play against Chiefs [1:50 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Wednesday following the Bills' walk-through practice, during which he did no throwing, Taylor said he's fine, and he'll be good to go when the Bills play their most important game of the season Sunday in Kansas City against the red-hot Chiefs.'
The Bills' playoff chances: An AFC snapshot [1:49 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills own one of the least desirable streaks in all of sports, having missed the playoffs for 15 straight years. What needs to happen for that to end? Read on and we'll tell you.'
Buffalo Bills bring back Marcus Thigpen days after he trolled the team on Twitter [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In fact, Thigpen may come back to the Bills with an even bigger role than when he left. With Moore and Herron off the roster, Thigpen appears to be the best candidate to return kicks in addition to the punt return duties he had earlier this season.'
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