Ihedigbo takes chameleon approach with Bills [1:33 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It was tough, believe me,” Ihedigbo said. “I’m a competitor. That’s the part of the game I love the most, just competing at a high level. So it kind of irked me a little bit, but it was patience and trusting in the Lord in everything that he was going to give me an opportunity.”'
Bills sign TE Logan Thomas [1:32 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills also announced that the team has signed G Isame Faciane (pronounced I-sem FA-shawn) to the team’s practice squad.'
Top 7 storylines for Bills-Raiders this week [1:31 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'It’s the matchup of strong suits—Buffalo brings the NFL’s top pass rushing team to play against the number one pass protection unit in the league. The Bills have 33 sacks so far this season. The Raiders have allowed just 13.'
Bills Today: Unbeaten when Shady hits 100 [1:30 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'That’s because the Bills are unbeaten when Shady rushes for 100 yards or more. Buffalo is 7-0 over the past two seasons and 4-0 this season when McCoy reaches triple digits rushing. As a team the Bills lead the league in rushing yards per game at just over 157 yards per game.'
What - or who - is to blame for Bills having NFL's second-worst sack rate? [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Here’s a look at each of the five sacks against Jacksonville, and an attempt at assigning responsibility, keeping in mind that it’s impossible to know what every player’s job is on a specific play without knowing the call.'
Report: Bills sign quarterback-turned-tight end Thomas from Lions [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Thomas has ideal size for the position, at 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, with a 35.5-inch vertical jump. All of his combine numbers, which included a 7.05-second 3-cone drill, 4.18-second 20-yard shuttle and 118-inch broad jump, were among the best recorded by quarterbacks.'
Bills place Powell, Bryant on IR; promote WR Lewis, DT Coleman [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Powell suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's 28-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Bryant has missed the past three games because of a shoulder injury.'
Seantrel Henderson suspended 10 games by NFL [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Henderson maintains that his marijuana use is for medicinal purposes as it relates to his battle with Crohn's disease. A league source told The News that Henderson could pursue legal action against the NFL if he were to be suspended a second time.'
Vic Carucci's Take Five: Bills don't need to press to beat Raiders [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Teams have been putting up points against the Raiders all season, and the Bills have shown they're capable of scoring. They should be even better equipped to reach the end zone more often now that Sammy Watkins is back from the foot issues that put him out of action for eight weeks.'
CBS' top two announcing teams to call next two Bills games [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The game isn’t being played on a CBS doubleheader weekend but it will be shown in 27 percent of the country, most likely because of the Raiders' success this season.'
Vic Carucci's Bills Wake-Up Call: Maybe a playoff run is thinkable [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills of old would self-destruct. They would unravel.'
What to know about new Buffalo Bills tight end Logan Thomas [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Thomas has been asked about switching positions all the way back to high school. Despite playing quarterback in high school, Thomas was considered the No. 1 tight end recruit in the 2009 class. He was recruited to Virginia Tech to be a tight end but ended up switching to quarterback. At 6-feet-6-inches tall and 250 pounds, Thomas certainly has the size for the position. The 24 rushing touchdowns he scored at Virginia Tech show he has the athleticism for it as well. He was also a standout basketball player in high school.'
Buffalo Bills promote WR Dez Lewis, place DT Corbin Bryant, WR Walt Powell on IR [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Coleman was signed to the Bills' practice squad after spending the first two seasons of his career on three different teams. He has just four career tackles after going undrafted out of the University of California in 2014.'
Buffalo Bills move up in Week 13 power rankings following consecutive wins [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Such an important win for the Bills on Sunday. At 6-5, they are still a game back in the wild-card race. Yet, two of the teams they trail are certainly vulnerable. The 7-4 Broncos still have games remaining against the Patriots, Chiefs and Raiders. The Dolphins are the weakest team in the NFL with seven wins or more. Buffalo will host Adam Gase's upstarts at New Era Field on Christmas Eve. Then Rex Ryan's outfit closes out the season in, of all places, MetLife Stadium against those lovable Jets.'
Buffalo Bills OT Seantrel Henderson suspended 10 games for substance abuse violation [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Given that Henderson is a repeat offender, he will not have to serve a 10-game suspension after already serving a four-game suspension earlier this season. Henderson was diagnosed with Crohn's disease last season and had to battle back from multiple offseason surgeries. Marijuana is considered an effective treatment for Crohn's disease, but the NFL does not allow the use of marijuana under any circumstances.'
Buffalo Bills tackle Henderson suspended 10 games by NFL [1:48 AM]
AP reports: 'Henderson's agent, Brian Fettner, called the league's decision "heartbreaking," and added he cannot appeal the suspension because the NFL doesn't allow an exemption for medical marijuana use.'
Bills OT Henderson hit with 10-game suspension [1:47 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I've got doctors telling me this is the No. 1 medicine that would help your disease," Henderson told the Buffalo News last month. "You try to tell that to the league, and it seems like they didn't care too much."'
Richie Incognito's rough edges are an asset inside the Bills locker room [1:46 AM]
ESPN reports: '"He's massive," says Bills coach Rex Ryan, chuckling in admiration of the Pro Bowl guard, "and he knows it."'
Seantrel Henderson gets 10-game ban for violating substance abuse policy [1:45 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Henderson missed the final five games of last season after he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. The third-year tackle told The Palm Beach Post in August that he underwent surgery in January to remove 2½ feet of his intestines, resulting in him losing almost 50 pounds and having to wear an ileostomy bag until his intestines were reattached in April. He is on a strict diet that prevents him from eating gluten or certain vegetables.'
Bills sign former QB Logan Thomas to 53-man roster to play TE [1:44 AM]
ESPN reports: 'The Bills must keep Thomas on their 53-man roster for the next three weeks because he was signed off another team's practice squad. He will likely serve as the Bills' third tight end behind starter Charles Clay and backup Nick O'Leary.'
Bills Make Several Roster Moves, Move Powell and Bryant to IR [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Lewis has been a member of the Bills' practice squad for almost two seasons, and was activated for one game last season. He has zero catches in his brief NFL career. Coleman, a 2014 undrafted free agent, has played in five NFL games in his career, all with the Miami Dolphins.'
Henderson Officially Suspended 10 Games [1:42 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'It continues to be a complex issue when it comes to Henderson who continues his battle with Crohn's Disease.'
Bills' Henderson suspended by NFL for 10 games; 2nd suspension in 2016 [1:41 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The suspension is likely tied to the use of marijuana, which NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Henderson has been using to deal with the pain of his ongoing battle with Crohn's disease. The report also said that Henderson might choose to sue the NFL over the suspension.'
Another Ugly Win [1:40 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Lest I be accused of being too negative, I’ll say that I’m happy the Bills won – a win is a win, even if it has warts. Fans were treated to the plays they’ve wanted to see all season long: the bomb to Sammy Watkins, the breakaway touchdown by LeSean McCoy, the heads-up scrambling of Tyrod Taylor. I know I was on my feet for those plays – it’s why I watch the Bills.'
DT Bryant, WR Powell to I-R; Bills call up WR Lewis, DT Coleman [1:39 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Bryant has missed the last three games with a shoulder injury suffered in the Week 8 loss to New England. The team’s medical staff obviously felt it was better to shut Bryant down for the remainder of the season rather than try to rehab the injury to get him back on the field. Bryant was instrumental in spelling Marcell Dareus at the nose tackle position while he was serving a league-imposed four game suspension, and then missed more time with hamstring and groin injuries.'
Seantrel Henderson suspended by the league for 10 Games [1:38 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Henderson’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.'
Brownie Points - Week 12 [1:37 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'With Buffalo’s run game largely stuck in neutral, the Bills chose to go for it on a 4th-and-1 at the Jaguars 13-yard line with one minute left in the half. We don’t know for sure if the design of the play was for Jonathan Williams to follow fullback Jerome Feltonthrough the hole on the right side of Buffalo’s formation. But it was clear that Williams immediately saw the backside hole created by Cordy Glenn and Nick O’Leary on the left side as he took a direct line there on his carry.'
Bills Today: A bigger role for Justin Hunter? [1:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think so,” said Ryan of more playing time for Hunter. “All he does is catch touchdowns. I remember that quote. Just like we had T-D Mike (Gillislee), now we’ve got TD Hunter, touchdown Hunter. He gives us a huge red zone threat, but also I think he does warrant more playing time. With some of the injuries we have there’s no reason he shouldn’t be able to play more.”'
Bills still like playing the percentages [8:33 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“It’s aggressive (and) we’re really good in the red zone,” he admitted. “But, even though the numbers are what they are (these two years with the longer attempts), I still feel pretty good about kicking an extra point, even though we missed (Sunday).”'
Analysis: Offense picking defense up in red zone [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That is an area in particular we have got to get better at,” Ryan said Monday. “We already studied where we are failing in the red zone. We would actually I think be amongst the leaders in the league from around the 20 all the way down into the 5, but it’s inside the 5 they scored 12 times in 22 plays.”'
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