Found October 03, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
Bills: C.J. Spiller (Ankle, Will Play): Apparently no drama here, as Spiller will play tonight, according to It still represents a risky play in my book, because he didn’t really participate in much of anything at practice this week and we’re expecting him to be better than he’s been all season. My guess is that it’ll be a full on timeshare tonight, so Spiller won’t be getting the bulk of carries. And besides, the Browns defense has actually been surprisingly good this season. You may have to play him considering he’s a consensus 1st round pick, but if you happen to have depth, I’d avoid him tonight. Fred Jackson (MCL sprain, Will Play): Another Bills’ RB dealing with an injury suffered on Sunday, Jackson’s MCL sprain is considered very mild and he shouldn’t be too limited tonight. He was able to practice all week and wasn’t reported to look too limited. Keep in mind, Jackson does have a history of MCL issues in his knee, as he’s had surgery performed on it in the past, so ex

C.J. Spiller is Active For Thursday Night Football

Bills running back C.J. Spiller (ankle) is active for Thursday's game against the Browns.Fantasy Spin:Spiller made good progress with his sprained ankle this week, but he's still an extremely risky fantasy option. He has been outplayed by Fred Jackson in all four games, is dealing with the injury and will face a Browns team that has allowed the lowest yards per carry in the...

Josh Freeman is salvageable per NFL Official

Today Dan Pompei who has been covering the NFL for years had a sit down with an NFL Front Office member to ask him about Josh Freeman. “He has all the tools,” said one high-ranking front office man who was studying tape of Freeman before our conversation. “He is big, strong and athletic. He is […]

Carpenter Bills' kicker at least one more week

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills signed veteran kicker Dan Carpenter to fill in for the injured sixth-round rookie Dustin Hopkins, and since, Carpenter has made a good case for a longer-term stay.Carpenter has made his last 10 kicks after missing his very first attempt as a Bill. He'll get an opportunity Thursday night to add to that streak, as Bills coach Doug Marrone said...

Kiko Alonso is Going to Owe Some Money by Time this Game is Over

I hate the fine system, but it is what it is and sadly we have to live with it. That being said I would not be surprised if Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is hit pretty hard with fines by time the Thursday night game is done. First there was the hit on Hoyer in the first quarter. Call me crazy, but it looked to me like Hoyer had started his slide and...

EJ Manuel has a strain, Bills will be looking outside organization for a QB

Today during a press conference with Doug Marrone the Bills fans, and organization made a huge SIGH. Buffalo Bills ‏@buffalobills11m Doug Marrone: EJ Manuel has an LCL sprain that does not require surgery. Expected to return in a few weeks. Manuel was hurt last night and is expected to miss a week or two, while Stevie […]

Bills QB EJ Manuel injures knee on hit

Buffalo rookie quarterback EJ Manuel left the Bills' game Thursday night against the Browns with a knee injury, and the team said his return was doubtful. Manuel was hit on the right knee by Browns safety Tashaun Gipson at the end of a 14-yard run. Manuel stayed down in obvious pain and then walked slowly to the sideline before he was replaced by rookie backup Jeff Tuel. Manuel...

With poor hang time, Powell couldn't hang

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Buffalo Bills were accustomed to making teams pay once the punt unit marched onto the field last year. One year later, the punt unit is struggling. And its leader, punter Shawn Powell, is kaput.The team officially announced the release of the 24-year-old Friday, with coach Doug Marrone telling reporters much of problem had to do with the punter's hang time...

Bills QB E.J. Manuel Suffers Sprained Knee Against Browns

Thursday night the Buffalo Bills were hoping to improve to 3-2 after playing the Cleveland Browns. There was no reason to think they would not. The Bills have a solid running game, E.J. Manuel is getting better every week, and the defense is not half bad.  Instead they fell to 2-3 and may lose their quarterback for the near future. About midway through...

Browns Not Interested In QB Josh Freeman, Other Potential Options

Browns Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports that the Browns have eliminated free agent QB Josh Freeman off as a possible option at quarterback now that Brian Hoyer is done for the season. Ian Rapoport also reported that Cleveland is unlikely to sign Freeman. Tom Pelissero mentions that Tyler Thigpen could be an option for the Browns. Pelissero adds that he’s been informed...

Stevie Johnson Expected To Be Fine

Bills receiver Stevie Johnson left Thursday's game against the Browns with a back injury, but is expected to be fine for the team's next game in nine days.Fantasy Spin:Johnson was diagnosed with a lumbar strain, according to the team's web site. The bigger issue is the quarterback throwing the ball over the next weeks - Jeff Tuel.

Eric Wood: Browns' reaction to EJ Manuel injury was 'classless'

The hit was fine. It's the way the Cleveland Browns reacted after free safety Tashaun Gipson leveled Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel during the third quarter Thursday night that had Bills center Eric Wood fired up today in the locker room. "The hit was fine. What ticked me off was the way they acted afterwards" Wood said late this morning a little over 12 hours...

Beyond the stats: From Weinke to EJ (Part II)

EJ Manuel probably had the worst game of his short career last week against Baltimore. He threw two interceptions, had two fumbles, and completed just 45% of his pass attempts. His ball security, questioned by Jon Gruden last spring, was an issue. He also missed a WIDE OPEN Stevie Johnson because he couldn’t set his feet and fell away from the throw. But despite all of that, the...

Thursday’s the New Friday Drinking Game: Bills at Browns

The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns are two of the most tortured franchises in NFL history. Here is your NFL drinking game to get through the game.

Recap: Bills lose to Cleveland, 37-24

Someone channel Terry Pegula's quote of "Injuries are a fact of life!" or something like that. I can't really fault the way the Bills played tonight...Alright, I can fault Aaron Williams for looking like Aaron Williams from 2012 or Justin Rogers against the Jets. I can also fault how the Bills backup QB plan of cutting T. Jackson, keeping a guy who had a history...

Bills RB Choice ready in reserve for Thursday

With C.J. Spiller's left ankle still sore, and Fred Jackson set to play with a brace on his injured left knee, the Buffalo Bills' third-string running back Tashard Choice is ready in reserve. Choice is preparing for the possibility of getting additional playing time Thursday night, when the Bills (2-2) travel to face Cleveland (2-2). This wouldn't be the first time for...
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