What Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley had to say about Tyrod Taylor and his contract [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'You have to look at the whole season. He's got four more games to write this chapter, and then after the season, like everybody on the team, we're going to do the evaluation and we'll go from there. This season is one of those things where he's done some things really good to get us to six wins. But just like everybody on the team, there's some plays that he wishes he could do over.'
Bills' Cardale Jones thinks he's ready, but knows it's not up to him [1:49 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: '“I can tell you this right now as much as it doesn’t feel like it we are still in the hunt here and we are going to do whatever we can to win,” Ryan said. “But at no time are we looking at that (Jones). We are trying to win these next four games."'
Rex Ryan says Kyle Williams is questionable, other Friday injury updates [1:48 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'On the good side of things, Ryan said he’s feeling positive about the chances of wide receivers Sammy Watkins (foot) and Robert Woods (knee).'
Offensive line awaits complex Rex Ryan defense [1:47 AM]
Beaver County Times reports: 'The Bills (6-6) are ranked 12th in total defense, giving up an average of 346.7 yards per game. There are ways of combating Ryan's defense, as seen last week when the Oakland Raiders put up 38 points, including 19 in the second half, against the Bills. But it starts with communication at the line of scrimmage for offenses.'
Bills defensive tackle Williams questionable vs. Steelers [1:46 AM]
AP reports: 'Bills coach Rex Ryan says Williams' back locked up on him Thursday night, placing his availability for the game in doubt.'
Steelers travel to Buffalo for rust-belt rivalry [1:45 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"This experience right here could be the start of something new," Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "That's what we're trying to do and trying to establish. Take seize of it right now, this opportunity that we have. If we can do that, things start to turn around."'
Bills GM: No decision made on QB Tyrod Taylor for 2017 [1:44 AM]
ESPN reports: '"No, no, no," Whaley told WGR 550 when asked if any decision had been made about retaining Taylor for 2017. "We've said from Day 1 that we're going to give him this whole season, and after that, we'll sit down with the coaches, the ownership group and make the decision."'
Kyle Williams may not play Sunday due to back injury [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Along with Williams, Watkins, and Woods, linebacker Brandon Spikes (illness), tight end Charles Clay (knee), and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (back) are also questionable. Spikes and Williams were the only players on the list who missed practice Friday. The rest were limited.'
Bills GM Whaley: No decision on QB Taylor's future yet [1:42 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '“We're going to give him this whole season and after that we'll sit down with the coaches, the ownership group and make that decision.”'
5 Bills notes heading into Steelers game (12/9/16) [1:41 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Williams is listed as ‘questionable,’ and there is still at least some time for the injury to improve. However, it’s really just a wait-and-see for all parties involved. If he is unable to play, that’s a huge blow against a Steelers team that boasts one of the best running backs in football: Le’Veon Bell.'
Scouting Report - Week 14 - Bills-Steelers [1:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Brown is one of the most consistent receivers in the league. Tops in receiving touchdowns (11), tied for the league lead in receptions (88) and fourth in receiving yards, Brown usually gets his. Gilmore will have to do something to ensure that he doesn’t.'
Bills Today: Watkins-Woods pairing likely for Sunday [1:39 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills are going against the ninth-ranked pass defense on Sunday, and will need all hands on deck. Pittsburgh has allowed only four pass touchdowns in the last three games and have held two of the last three quarterbacks they’ve faced to under 200 yards.'
McCoy shines in bleak year for Bills [9:23 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And even McCoy conceded, “It was real tough to digest because you win games like that. I’ve never been around a game where we kind of dominated for most of the game – for it to unfold like that. That team was really good ... 10-2.'
Anthony Lynn says rookie Cardale Jones is 'what you want waiting on the runway' [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He can make all the throws, and his accuracy is getting better,” said cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who goes against Jones’ scout team in practice every day. “He’s got a big arm, and if he keeps getting better with his accuracy, the sky is the limit for him.”'
Bills expect to have Watkins, Woods together for the first time since Week Two [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He looked better in practice than I thought he would look," offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said Thursday after Woods' second day back to practice. "I’m anticipating him playing some this week. Not sure how much, but I was pleased with what I saw in practice."'
Is Shaq Lawson starting for Lorenzo Alexander this week? Nobody knows what's going on [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He’s going to play a lot more. He’s going to be our starter this week and he’s earned it," Ryan reportedly said of Lawson on the show.'
The Sammy Watkins-got-stepped-on story from September seems kind of serious [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It was a serious thing," he said. "It was a mistake. I was going full speed and the guy wasn't. It was walkthroughs and I'm a full-speed guy. The lineman did his step back and kind of got me pretty good on it. I was feeling good during that week, [and it" target="_blank"> kind of just set me back. And it was like, the gameplan is what it is and if you can't go or be full speed then we're not going to put you in that situation."'
Jay Skurski's 3 Bills thoughts: Rex Ryan edition [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It's hard to see exactly how Ryan gets to "four or five" receivers. The injury to Watkins has been a tough one, no doubt. Not having Woods the past two games also hasn't been ideal. But after that, the injury excuse goes out the window. The team thought so little of Salas, it released him from injured reserve. Harvin spent all of two games on the active roster, so to say his contribution is missed is flat-out wrong. The one-game absences of Powell, Goodwin and Tate should hardly be insurmountable for a competent passing attack.'
LeSean McCoy having a transcendent season for Bills [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'McCoy has been the Bills’ best player all season, and it really isn’t even close. Despite missing the equivalent of two full games due to injury, he has rushed for 949 yards, which ranks him sixth in the NFL, and his 5.5 average per carry leads everyone among the top 25 rushers in the league, and only Miami’s Jay Ajayi (5.2) is within range.'
Buffalo Bills' Jordan Mills among offensive linemen with most sacks allowed [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Mills has been Buffalo's best option at right tackle this season, but it's mostly due to the fact that the team doesn't have much in terms of competition. Seantrel Henderson has missed the majority of the season due to suspensions as well as trying to get back to his playing weight after an offseason surgery for his Crohn's disease. Cyrus Kouandjio, another tackle option, has only started two games this year at left tackle.'
LeSean McCoy will continue to lose goal line work to Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Gillislee now has six touchdowns this season and seems to have established himself as the goal line running back.'
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins: 'We got a chance to win out' [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Most teams would probably put their head down, say, 'We lost, we're out of the playoffs,'" Watkins said Thursday. "But we have a different vision. We think we got a chance to win out. The chance is in our favor. I think if we go out there and win this game and then continue to prepare like we did before we win this game, throughout the season we'll be fine."'
Bills defense knows troubles ahead in Steelers' offense [1:50 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Making things even tougher for the defense is that the quarterback-wide receiver- running back trio are all on same side of the ball, Pittsburgh’s offense.'
Bills' Tyrod Taylor in line for his Kirk Cousins moment [1:49 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'When asked why he was dodging questions, Taylor became a little more animated. “Because my future in Buffalo is this week and against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s what matters the most. I don’t feel like talking about my contract right now. We still have games to play,” he said.'
Upper St. Clair grad makes wise investment in NFL [1:48 AM]
Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports: 'In February 1995, Whaley got a phone call from then-Steelers general manager Tom Donahoe, asking him if he’d be interested in an internship in the scouting department. Because he was allowed to take a one-year sabbatical at his brokerage firm and still retain the option of returning, Whaley accepted Donahoe’s offer.'
Cockrell gets chance against team that cut him [1:47 AM]
Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports: '“It seems like a lot has happened, but it's only been a year,” Cockrell said. “It's exciting to be able to go back, but I'm so excited for the opportunity in Pittsburgh.”'
There's nothing subtle about Buffalo lineman Richie Incognito [1:46 AM]
Beaver County Times reports: '“He’s a gritty player, tough, physical player,” said defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who figures to see plenty of Incognito when the Steelers face the Bills in Buffalo on Sunday. “When you play guys like that, you have to make sure you strap your helmet.”'
Steelers seek to stay hot in traveling to face tepid Bills [1:45 AM]
AP reports: '"This experience right here could be the start of something new," Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "That's what we're trying to do, is to take seize of it right now, this opportunity that we have."'
Week 14 GameScout: Steelers at Bills [1:44 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Steelers, 28-17.'
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