Bills RB McCoy out indefinitely after hamstring setback [1:40 AM]
AP reports: 'McCoy spoke about the setback for the first time on Friday. He said he was making progress in his recovery from the left hamstring injury before Buffalo's Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins, but hurt it again on Sept. 24. McCoy attempted to play through the injury in Buffalo's 41-14 win over the Dolphins but ran for just 16 yards on 11 carries.'
Bills will be without RB McCoy, WR Watkins [1:39 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"One thing I promised myself is I can't go out there if I'm not 100 percent," McCoy told reporters. "So if it's this game or next game, whenever it is, I'm rushing to get back but I'm not playing until I'm 100 percent."'
Shady, Sammy, Miller all ruled out for Bills [1:38 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'McCoy said he doesn't want to "coach" Williams on the sidelines, but will do whatever he can to help his backfield mate when he comes off the field. McCoy conformed to me he will be on sidelines for the game. The Bills previous head coach, Doug Marrone, often wouldn't let injured players on the sideline for games for fear of them getting rolled up on and re-injured. However, McCoy said current head coach Rex Ryan wants him involved in the game and he wants to help out.'
Roman: Karlos Williams ready for lead role [1:37 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Of course he is. Of course he is,” Roman told reporters Wednesday. “You gotta understand, we look at it like this – If you’re on the team you are a starter, because at some point you’re gonna play. So if a guy’s on the third through twentieth play or the first through the fifth…I mean he’s done a great job and he’s got a great attitude. I love his attitude, his work ethic, his approach every day, and I love what he brings on the field obviously. I think that’s pretty apparent. The Giants are gonna be a touch challenge and I think Karlos will be up for the challenge. But again it’s important moving forward that we understand if a guys on the team, he’s a starter. If somebody goes down next thing you know he’s in the game, so he is a starter.”'
5 Bills practice notes from Oct. 1/2 [1:36 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Unlike McCoy and Watkins, the Bills did have starting safety Aaron Williams at practice in a limited capacity all week. However, less than two weeks removed from could have been a very serious neck injury, the Bills are using caution with their starting safety.'
Bills secondary not worried about Giants receivers [1:35 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I can bring my knowledge of what I know from college and being around [Beckham" target="_blank"> back then and seeing how [he’s" target="_blank"> progressed now. [I can give" target="_blank"> my guys tips that I know or things that I’ve seen or noticed that can help out with how they run routes or their releases or things that they do and don’t like versus certain coverages. I think that gives us an advantage on our side of the ball, and we’re going to try to use it.”'
Bills promote RB Wood to active roster [1:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'In the wake of LeSean McCoy being declared out for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, the Bills have promoted RB Cierre Wood from their practice squad.'
Scouting Report - Bills-Giants - Week 4 [1:33 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo’s defense has fared pretty well thus far this season on third down, and that will need to continue Sunday against the Giants. New York is ranked sixth in the league in third down conversion percentage at a strong clip of 46.5 percent. With reliable weapons to move the sticks like Odell Beckham Jr., Shane Vereen and Rueben Randle, the Bills will need consistent coverage in the back and steady pressure up front to hurry or alter throws from Eli Manning.'
Taylor giving Bills just what they wanted [1:59 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“He’s what we were hoping that we got,” Buffalo’s first-year coach said. “This is a guy that’s smart, so he can manage the game. But he’s way more than that."'
Williamson’s impact on Roman is lasting one [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Whether you’re a player or coach, you always have a lot of people that have allowed you to be in this position,” Roman said. “I get asked a lot, ‘who are your influences? Who did you learn from?’ … For a lot of players and coaches over the years, including myself, he was able to mentor and really teach them a lot.”'
Harvin's complete makeover gives him chance to be outside threat [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Lal gave him the chance in Buffalo and it's working out. Harvin calls him the best position coach he's ever had, adding it's "not even close."'
Bills D-Line adjusts to the quick passing game [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You try to get your hands up and knock balls down and you do what we’ve been doing in the secondary picking off passes," Dunbar said. "Our DB’s and our coaches do a great job of showing our guys what they’re going to get so they can jump routes."'
With McCoy hurting, Dixon needs to produce [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Dixon has eight carries for 0 yards this season. You don’t need a slide rule to know that’s dreadful. I suspect he’s still bothered by the calf injury that sidelined him for three weeks of training camp. He was still fighting Fred Jackson and Bryce Brown for a roster spot. So Boobie might have come back early out of desperation, though he’s a valued special teams player.'
If Miller can’t go, utility lineman Urbik will start [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I felt pretty good,” Urbik said. “I haven’t played right guard in 20 months or something like that, so the first couple reps it was getting the footwork back, but other than that, it felt pretty good being back out there.”'
Ralph Wilson Foundation gives $4.2 million to Roswell Park [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Ralph loved the people of Buffalo and Western New York – and football. Ralph cared about Roswell Park, and I know if Ralph were here today, he would be so proud,” she said.'
Bills' defensive line working OT this season [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"It’s hard to take out two Pro Bowl players," Ryan said, forgetting that while Hughes has played to a Pro Bowl level the last two seasons, he has never actually been selected for the game. "We’re playing a great deal of snaps, but these guys are in great shape, they’re in great condition. Will we rotate guys in? Yeah, we will. But you’re obviously taking out a great player if you take out one of those two guys. So shoot, I like to see those guys out there. I feel better when those guys are on the field."'
Bills vs. Giants may serve as the marquee game in the NFL's ho-hum Week 4 schedule [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'So, we may get a doozy . . . or we may not. But we will get something to whet our appetites for the big one to come later on. Remember, Saskatchewan (2-11) is at British Columbia (4-8) on Sunday night up there in the CFL.'
Why Buffalo Bills could be responsible for Donald Trump becoming president [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I'm glad, because if I bought the Buffalo Bills, I probably would not be doing what I'm doing now, which is much more important," Trump said.'
Bills' Rex Ryan, Men in Blazers sit down to discuss coach's entertaining personality [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I am true to myself," Ryan said. "I think, regardless if it's a press conference, you know, whatever it is, that's just who I am. It's maybe not the way most people do things, but it's the way I need to."'
Rex Ryan basically rules out LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins for Bills game against Giants [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"We don't want to say out, but yeah, you guys can figure it out," Ryan said. "They didn't practice the whole week and all that stuff, but there is that chance," he added before shaking his head.'
Bills are now on Cruz control facing Giants [1:48 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Life just got a little simpler for the Buffalo Bills this weekend.'
Blue Jays’ Title Leaves Buffalo Bills With Longest Playoff Drought [1:47 AM]
New York Times reports: 'Though the Mariners’ drought is impressive, sports’ new leader is the Buffalo Bills.'
The Giants’ only hope of stopping Bills’ 240-pound ‘steal’ of a RB [1:46 AM]
New York Post reports: '“For a fifth-rounder, to be running the way he has so far this season, I think they got a steal in the draft with him,” Jenkins said. “We know what McCoy brings to the table. He’s one of the most dangerous backs in the league. But then, to bring him in when McCoy’s out, they have a pretty good 1-2 punch there.”'
Tyrod Taylor's talent obvious to Steve Spagnuolo [1:45 AM]
Newsday reports: '"I watched him for two years down in Baltimore give the Baltimore starting defense headaches every day," Spagnuolo said of the former Ravens backup who was mired behind Joe Flacco and ran the scout offense for that team. "Especially on Friday when it was a red zone day. If he tucked it and put it in, he was getting in the end zone. It used to drive those guys nuts."'
Giants' Steve Spagnuolo wanted Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor to play defense with Baltimore [1:44 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"He was the best athlete on that team down there," Spagnuolo recalled Thursday. "He just had fun playing, and now he's taken that into his starting role in Buffalo. I'm happy for him. I don't wan't him to do too good this Sunday, but I'm happy for him.'
Buffalo Bills rule out LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins for Sunday's game vs. Giants [1:43 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'McCoy, the Bills' heralded offseason acquisition in a trade with the Eagles, has been hampered by a hamstring injury that has sapped much of his explosiveness. McCoy has 50 touches through three games out of the backfield, but he is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry, and has scored one touchdown.'
Can Rex Ryan get revenge on the Giants for crushing 2011 loss? [1:42 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'You can't deny this: Still having Ryan in the NFL, specifically in the AFC East, is good for the entertainment value. It remains to be seen if Ryan has the kind of team that can make it more than a fun side show, but there certainly were some promising signs last week in Miami.'
Giants must be wary of Bills' quarterback [1:41 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"He can throw the ball. That's one thing you can't sleep on this guy about. He definitely can deliver," Hosley said. "He can make those throws that Aaron Rodgers or those top quarterbacks can make."'
Bills' McCoy, Watkins ruled out for game against Giants [1:40 AM]
AP reports: 'McCoy is sitting out to rest a left hamstring injury that's nagged him since he was hurt Aug. 18. Watkins was sidelined after hurting his right calf in a win at Miami on Sunday.'
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