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Buffalo Bills News - August 23, 2016

Marker Handing out the hardware: The Buffalo News' 2016 training camp awards [7:31 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It’s hard to think of anything the Bills’ new franchise quarterback has done wrong the entire offseason.'

Marker Time for Bills players to repay Rex for his loyalty [7:30 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If they repaid that loyalty, a winning culture might actually take root.'

Marker Breaking bad at Buffalo Bills training camp [7:30 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'But on a positive note, thanks to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, we learned there is still a place in this world for hard work and dreaming big.'

Marker Rex, Bills wrap up training camp at St. John Fisher [7:29 PM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Rex said the norm for starters is to see their most playing times in terms of preseason games to happen in the third one of the season. However, he did not state a for sure answer in regard to how long to starters will play.'

Marker Sammy Watkins expected to make preseason debut Friday [7:28 PM]
ESPN reports: 'The third-year receiver underwent foot surgery this offseason that kept him out of organized team activities, mandatory minicamp and the first week of training camp.'

Marker 2016 Bills Training Camp Awards [7:27 PM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'What a change this has been from this time last year. After the 2015 version of training camp, Duke Williams had fallen behind so much that he was buried on the depth chart, and in a season that he was expected to push for a starting role, he fell remarkably short. That was 2015, and whatever changed for Duke Williams this summer, he needs to keep it going.'

Marker Corbin Bryant hopes to repeat success as stand-in starter [7:26 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“No, we’ve been working in different groups, we’ve all been working together already. The coaches have been doing a good job of mixing and matching us, so we are already used to it,” said Bryant.'

Marker Dareus photos make bad situation look worse [4:34 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Dareus’ decision reminded people just how seriously he approached, or was oblivious to, his situation. Never mind the people who believed in him, or team that supported him, or the fans who made him a rich man. In his mind, it’s not about them. As usual, it was about him.'

Marker Bryson Albright's roster push, the cornerback battle, an amazing photo [4:33 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bryson Albright, not Eric Striker, is the undrafted free agent to watch.'

Marker Marquise Goodwin goes down with injury [4:32 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Rookie quarterback Cardale Jones did not throw for a second straight practice as he deals with shoulder soreness following Saturday's game against the Giants. "Can't really give you a status for the game or not," Ryan said of the possibility of Jones playing against Washington on Friday. "We'll see how he is. His shoulder's sore. I don't have the extent of the injury. He took a hit in the game, but he played the rest of the game with it. Generally that's an indication that it's not a huge injury, I hope that's the case, that it's not serious."'

Marker Transcripts of Rex Ryan & Tyrod Taylor from the final day of Buffalo Bills training camp [4:32 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Special teams, we haven’t had a whole lot of work there but we added some players that we thought would make a difference on (special) teams and it kind of looks like those two guys especially have done that, with Zo (Lorenzo Alexander) and really a bunch of these guys, but Colt Anderson.'

Marker More injuries for the Bills as training camp ends [4:30 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Starting right tackle Jordan Mills suffered a knee injury, the extent of which coach Rex Ryan was uncertain, and he could not finish practice. And cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, already battling an ankle injury, suffered a quad contusion and also watched the rest of the session from the sidelines.'

Marker My Team in 5 Words: Buffalo Bills fans use Twitter to describe their team [4:23 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '16 Years and no playoffs.'

Marker Reggie Bush named as Buffalo Bills X-Factor by The Ringer [4:22 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Bush's biggest strength has always been his ability to make plays after the catch; Rex Ryan recently likened him to a Ferrari, envisioning him as an explosive run–pass option out of the backfield for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.'

Marker Ronald Darby predicted to be Buffalo Bills' breakout player by ESPN [4:21 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'But the numbers don't tell the entire story: Darby has shown the requisite ball skills, confidence and aggressiveness that star NFL cornerbacks possess. If he continues on his current path, he will be a star.'

Marker Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin sustains possible concussion [4:20 PM]
AP reports: 'Ryan expects Watkins and linebacker Manny Lawson to make their preseason debuts Friday. Watkins has practiced the past two weeks since recovering from surgery in April to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Lawson missed the first two weeks of training camp with a partly torn chest muscle.'

Marker Three more Bills get banged-up as camp winds down [4:18 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'RT Jordan Mills was checked out briefly by trainers then watched the rest of practice from the sideline. Ryan said he has a knee injury.'

Marker Watkins expected to play Friday night at Washington [4:16 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think Sammy will (play),” said head coach Rex Ryan. “He probably won’t be in there a whole lot, but he’s scheduled to play.”'

Marker Top 3 things you need to know from Day 17 at Bills Camp [4:15 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Goodwin is now in the concussion protocol. So that’s what happened there on that last play,” said Rex Ryan following Tuesday’s practice. “It wasn’t legs or anything else so we’ll see how that goes.”'

Marker Bills' Henderson overcomes early doubts in returning to practice [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Early on, I had some of those doubts," Henderson told reporters after the Bills' final practice of training camp at St. John Fisher College. "I didn't know exactly what the future had set for me. I just kept doing everything that the doctor said, eating right and just moving forward getting back ready to on the field."'

Marker Day 16 Bills Training Camp Observations: Incognito returns, Jones watches [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"You know, any time you get hurt in camp and you’re taking some time off, guys are on you and they’ve been on me nonstop," Incognito said. "So, it’s good to be back and quiet down all that chatter. I felt good. The ribs felt good, everything felt good. It’s good to be back out here with the boys. Now it’s my time to get in the best playing shape possible."'

Marker Buffalo Bills training camp transcripts of Rex Ryan, Seantrel Henderson & Richie Incognito [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'You know, you see how much a guy wants it. Obviously you’ve got a major adversity in front of you but there’s only one way to do it and he’s got to be the guy that does it. So you know, it’s great to see.'

Marker Vic Carucci's 3 Bills Thoughts: Reasons the sky just might not be falling [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But here's the good news: The Bills' defensive line can function reasonably well without him. His absence will be felt, no question about it, but there appears to be enough depth to keep things on track for a quarter of the season and longer if necessary. In fact, it's fair to say that Corbin Bryant and Jerel Worthy tend to play the scheme as it is designed and stick to their assignments more often than Dareus, whose greater talent sometimes causes him to do things his way because he usually can succeed. Rookie Adolphus Washington, who is having a tremendous preseason, also should do plenty to help pick up the slack.'

Marker Five positive Bills training camp takeaways [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It’s easy to say the Bills will be better given the fact that they were so mediocre last year (19th in yards, 15th in points). However, rookie lineman Adolphus Washington looks like a keeper, Kyle Williams is back after missing 10 games in 2015, Jerry Hughes looks as fast as ever, Preston Brown is much more in tune to what’s going on, and Stephon Gilmore — like McCoy and Taylor — will be supremely motivated to excel with free agency looming.'

Marker Former Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams clears waivers [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Despite his strong rookie season and an affordable contract, 31 teams passed over Williams after a troubling offseason. The running back reported to OTAs overweight and he's set to serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.'

Marker NFL Network's 'Good Morning Football' discusses Buffalo Bills playoff chances [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In addition to questioning Buffalo's ability to get after the quarterback, the hosts seem unsure if Rob Ryan's addition to the coaching staff will actually help the Bills defense. It's a fair question when you look at Rob Ryan's last stint with the New Orleans Saints. In 2014, New Orleans was 31st in the league in yards allowed and were last in the NFL at the time of his firing.'

Marker Buffalo Bills OT Seantrel Henderson passes physical after battling Crohn's disease [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Henderson, who missed the final five games of the 2015 season after the diagnosis, started training camp on the non-football illness list while Jordan Mills took the first-team reps at right tackle. After offseason surgery to remove an infected part of his intestines, Henderson will have a chance to start winning his job back.'

Marker Buffalo Bills' Seantrel Henderson speaks about Crohn's battle for first time [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Henderson, speaking publicly for the first time about the pain and fears of his ordeal, said he played last season with stabbing sensations in his stomach that grew so bad his 6-foot-7, 330-pound body shook. He vomited regularly. He lost 50 pounds. Eventually, surgeons removed 80 diseased centimeters of his large and small intestines.'

Marker Rex addresses Dareus, Bills wrap up training camp at St. John Fisher [1:50 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'In addition, Bills head coach Rex Ryan also once again commented on Marcell Dareus. Just hours after announcing he would leave the team and enter rehab prior to the Bills preseason meeting with the Giants on Saturday, Dareus was spotted enjoying Buffalo night life downtown. "I have no comment," Ryan said.'

Marker Bills' Henderson takes next step in beating Crohn's disease [1:49 AM]
AP reports: 'Henderson had experienced stomach pains since playing at college at Miami. But he wasn't diagnosed with having inflammatory bowel disease until December, which led to him having two operations on his intestines.'

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