Wade deserves the ax if Bills miss playoffs [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If the team misses the playoffs, Phillips and his supporters will no doubt use the current rash of injuries as an excuse. He shouldn't get off that easily.'
Thurman will hobble back to Buffalo [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I've just been thinking about going through my rehab and I'm supposed to have surgery next week," he said. "Once that's done, when the season's over with, I'll have made up my decision on what to do."'
Bills will stick with 3-4 defense [6:33 AM]
D and C reports: '"To make a long story short," Cottrell said, "we're not switching defenses."'
Don't look for Thomas on the field this Sunday [6:32 AM]
D and C reports: '"I was really looking forward to going up there and playing in that stadium and being on the opposite sideline to see how the fans and everybody would react to me being in a Dolphins' uniform," Thomas said yesterday. "It was something I was really looking forward to."'
Fiedler improves, may start Sunday [6:31 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'The Dolphins are optimistic quarterback Jay Fiedler and running back Lamar Smith will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game at Buffalo.'
Moulds catching on quickly [6:31 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Through the long-running controversy the past three seasons over whether Johnson or Flutie is the right guy for the Bills, Moulds has thrived, rising up the ranks of the NFL's top receivers.'
K. Williams blasts Jets [6:30 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '[In 1999] Williams underwent three surgeries, but the Jets actually cut his salary by a third during the sickness. Williams said Wednesday that episode had repercussions on his being waived three weeks ago.'
Thomas will be there (keeping low profile) [6:29 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Thomas will ride with the team from the hotel to the stadium, a route where visiting teams are greeted rudely by some of the NFL's most passionate fans.'
QB, runner better, may be fit to play [6:28 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Quarterback Jay Fiedler and running back Lamar Smith got through Wednesday's practice without major complications, which increases the possibility they'll be in the lineup Sunday at Buffalo.'
Johnson the survivor of Bills' QB mess [6:27 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'This much is sure when the Dolphins play the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday: Johnson will be the starting quarterback. Not Doug Flutie.'
Fiedler might start against Buffalo [6:26 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'Fiedler, who had not practiced since Nov. 17, said he felt good, but he remains listed as questionable.'
Former Jet Williams happy to join Dolphins [8:49 PM]
AP reports: 'One year removed from a rare illness that nearly killed him, Kevin Williams finds it easy to look on the bright side.'
Fiedler may start Sunday against Bills [8:46 PM]
AP reports: 'Jay Fiedler, who has been sidelined by a pinched nerve in his neck, returned to practice Wednesday and might start Sunday at Buffalo.'
Injured Thomas will make trip to Buffalo [8:45 PM]
AP reports: 'Sidelined by a season-ending knee injury, Thomas plans to watch from a Rich Stadium skybox as the Bills play his new team, the Miami Dolphins.'
Special teams go nowhere fast [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'With only four games left in the regular season, the Buffalo Bills' beleaguered special teams are showing no signs of crawling out of the mire in the NFL statistical rankings.'
Talley, Warlick to be honored on field [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will present former standouts Darryl Talley and Ernie Warlick with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award in an on-field ceremony prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. game against the Miami Dolphins.'
Wannstedt builds team to be weather-proof [7:40 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Or as Wannstedt said Monday when asked if he had checked the forecast: "No, but it's December in Buffalo, 20 degrees, right? Whatever. It will be a good challenge for us."'
No reprieve [7:38 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'The Dolphins are 0-5 in Buffalo in games played after Thanksgiving.'
Dolphins won't take playoffs for granted [7:37 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'When Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt says a 9-3 record doesn't guarantee a playoff spot, he isn't seeking extra motivation for his team entering Sunday's game at Buffalo. He's speaking from experience.'
Safety goes from I.C.U. to Dolphins [7:36 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'The Dolphins have signed Kevin Williams -- no, not the former University of Miami receiver, but the ex-Jets safety who survived a life-threatening bacterial infection last year.'
Special Teams Keep Giving It Away [10:10 PM]
Buffalo Post reports: 'With just under six minutes left in the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay's 31-17 win over Buffalo on Sunday, the Bills' nightmare recurred when Karl Williams exposed their punt team with a 73-yard runback. The score, which came after a 57-yard Chris Mohr punt, gave the Bucs a 24-14 lead with 5:34 remaining, consigning Buffalo's comeback hopes to "Please, Lord" status.'
Playoff Hopes Injured In Tampa Train Wreck [10:09 PM]
Buffalo Post reports: 'When Buffalo’s already-battered defense lost three more defensive starters during a31-17 loss to Tampa Bay, the Bills’ playoff hopes were also finished Sunday with a noticeable limp.'
Inept special teams unit costing Bills [8:12 PM]
AP reports: 'Inexperienced to begin with, and now suddenly injury-riddled, the Bills punt and kick return squads rank at the bottom of the NFL's 31 teams, and their punt coverage unit is 21st overall.'
Safety Greg Jeffries on injured reserve, Kevin Williams signed [8:10 PM]
AP reports: 'The Miami Dolphins put backup safety Greg Jeffries on injured reserve Tuesday after he underwent surgery on his left knee. The team signed former Jets safety Kevin Williams to replace him.'
Dolphins sign S Kevin Williams [8:09 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'The Miami Dolphins today made a move to add depth in their secondary, signing safety Kevin Williams.'
Cowart will miss five weeks [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's not the way I wanted it to come to an end," said Cowart, who leads the NFL in tackles and was on pace to obliterate the Bills' season-season record. "Injuries are part of the game. Anytime that uniform goes on, you're taking a risk."'
Depth will be put to the test this week [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills on Sunday lost three key defensive players who had combined to record 305 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks and eight interceptions this year.'
Cowart, Phillips cry foul over Middleton's block [7:39 AM]
St. Petersburg Times reports: 'Bucs coach Tony Dungy said the tackle was not illegal but an unfortunate dose of bad luck.'
Hurting defense needs a rest [5:04 AM]
D and C reports: 'Their 31-17 loss may have doomed their chances of competing for a playoff berth the final four games of the regular season, thanks to an unprecedented rash of injuries to their No. 5-ranked defense.'
Gritty Bills won't quit on season [5:03 AM]
D and C reports: '"The season doesn't end today," Irvin said about as often as Rob Johnson gets sacked. "We still have to play four football games and everybody on this team believes in everybody who's on the field. We are a very sound football team."'
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