AP source: Buffalo Bills to cut running back Chris Ivory
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the Buffalo Bills' plans confirms to The Associated Press that running back Chris Ivory has been informed he will be released by the...
Bills place Murphy on IR, sign 49ers receiver Victor Bolden
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Victor Bolden off San Francisco's practice squad and placed running back Marcus Murphy on injured reserve.
Murphy's season is over after dislocating his left elbow in the second quarter of a 14-13 win over Detroit on Sunday. He started the game with LeSean McCoy and backup Chris Ivory sidelined by injuries.
Bills missing running backs McCoy and Ivory
Bills starting running back LeSean McCoy and his backup, Chris Ivory, are both inactive for Buffalo's home game against the Detroit Lions.
McCoy is out after hurting his left hamstring and Ivory hurt his left shoulder in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets last weekend. The injuries leave Buffalo with two healthy running backs in rookies Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford, who was promoted from the practice squad this week.
Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka is active despite nursing a hip injury.
Bills RB McCoy questionable with hamstring injury
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is questionable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
McCoy suffered a hamstring injury against the New York Jets last weekend. He missed practice on Wednesday before being limited the past two days.
Running back Chris Ivory is also questionable with a shoulder injury, though Ivory was a full participant in practice all week.
Bills linebacker Matt Milano out with broken left leg
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano will miss the final three weeks of the season with a broken left leg, while the status of running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory are considered more promising.
Milano had surgery for a broken fibula on Monday, a day after being hurt in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets.
Cowboys guard Martin leaves in 2nd half with knee injury
Cowboys right guard Zack Martin left in the second half with a knee injury against the Eagles on Sunday.
The four-time Pro Bowler has been battling a knee issue all season.
Philadelphia running back Corey Clement injured his right knee when he was stopped for a 4-yard loss late in the first quarter and didn't return to the overtime loss. Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat left in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return.
Bills’ LeSean McCoy listed as questionable versus Patriots
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable for Monday night's game against the New England Patriots.
McCoy has not been cleared to play yet despite practicing on a limited basis the past three days, as he's allowed under NFL concussion protocol rules. He was hurt when he landed on his head while being tackled along the sideline on Buffalo's second play from scrimmage in a 37-5 loss at Indianapolis last weekend.
Bills rediscover running attack in 13-12 win over Titans
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — There's nothing wrong with LeSean McCoy and Buffalo Bills' rushing attack, once they elect to stick with it.
Bills Preview Capsule
BUFFALO BILLS (9-8)
New faces: DT Star Lotulelei, DE Trent Murphy, QB AJ McCarron, WR Jeremy Kerley, RB Chris Ivory, CB Vontae Davis, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, rookies QB Josh Allen, MLB Tremaine Edmunds, DT Harrison Phillips.
Key losses: QB Tyrod Taylor, C Eric Wood, LG Richie Incognito, LT Cordy Glenn, CB E.J. Gaines, LB Preston Brown, WR Jordan Matthews.
Bills Training Camp Capsule
BUFFALO BILLS (9-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, New York
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Offensive line depth and receiver remain two of the Buffalo Bills most pressing needs with five picks spread over the final four rounds of the NFL draft.
Buffalo opens Saturday with the 21st pick in the fourth round and close with the second-to-last pick in the draft, 255th overall.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have begun restocking their depth at running back by reaching deals to re-sign Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones.
Cadet has six years of NFL experience split among five teams. He was signed by Buffalo on Nov. 4 and appeared in six games before breaking his right ankle in a 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots on Dec. 24.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of officiating.
NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the fine on Tuesday.
After Boston's 123-120 loss to Houston on Saturday, Smart said Rockets guard James Harden is among those who receive favorable treatment from referees.
Smart told the Boston Globe that "certain players" get "calls that other guys just wouldn't get."
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Once he was released by Jacksonville, running back Chris Ivory wasted little time moving on to Plan B: The chance to serve as LeSean McCoy's primary backup in Buffalo.
"I always felt I had something to prove and things didn't go as planned, man," Ivory said, referring to the Jaguars during a telephone conference call shortly after agreeing to a two-year contract with the Bills on Tuesday. "All I can do now is continue to stay dedicated to my craft and continue to build."
Jaguars release veteran RB Chris Ivory, saving $3.6M in 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran running back Chris Ivory, who was ineffective and then inactive late in the season.
Ivory averaged 3.4 yards a carry, finishing with 382 yards and a touchdown last season. He was inactive for four of Jacksonville's final five games. The Jaguars used versatile running back T.J. Yeldon and speedster Corey Grant down the stretch to give rookie workhorse Leonard Fournette breaks.
Jaguars safety Gipson active for AFC title game vs. Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson is active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots.
Gipson had been listed as questionable with a foot injury. The inactive players for Jacksonville are running back Chris Ivory, defensive ends Eli Ankou and Carrol Phillips, linebacker Deon King, and offensive linemen Chris Reed, Josh Walker and Williams Poehls.
Steelers star Antonio Brown active against Jaguars
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown is good to go against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Pittsburgh Steelers' All-Pro wide receiver is active for the first time in a month as the AFC North champions host the Jaguars with a spot in the AFC title game on the line.
Brown injured his left calf in the first half of a loss to New England on Dec. 17 and missed Pittsburgh's final two games.
Jaguars want to better manage Leonard Fournette’s touches
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Calling it "not an exact science," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone wants to do a better job of getting rookie running back Leonard Fournette the ball in "the right situations."
The Jaguars (2-2) failed to get Fournette a touch during a key sequence in a 23-20 overtime loss at the New York Jets on Sunday.
Jaguars WR Hurns unlikely to play in season finale at Colts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns likely will miss a fifth consecutive game Sunday at Indianapolis.
Hurns is listed as questionable, but says his left hamstring is "still sore, so I probably won't be able to go."
Hurns injured his hamstring Nov. 27 at Buffalo and hasn't played since. He returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, but was hardly optimistic about playing in the season finale.
Jaguars place Yeldon on IR, claim Richardson off waivers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back T.J. Yeldon on injured reserve before their season finale.
Yeldon injured his left ankle in Saturday's victory against Tennessee and would not have been ready to play at Indianapolis on Sunday. To replace him on the 53-man roster, Jacksonville (3-12) claimed running back Daryl Richardson off waivers from Pittsburgh.
Jaguars WR Hurns won’t play at Texans, missing 3rd game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns will miss his third consecutive game because of a hamstring injury.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled out Hurns on Friday, saying he won't play at Houston (7-6). The Jaguars (2-11) also ruled out guard Chris Reed (toe) and backup running back Denard Robinson (ankle) for Sunday's game.
Jaguars WR Hurns, TE Thomas ruled out, won’t play vs Vikings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Allen Hurns and tight end Julius Thomas again Sunday against Minnesota.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled out Hurns (hamstring) and Thomas (back) on Friday as well as running back Denard Robinson (ankle), defensive end Jared Odrick (shoulder) and safety Peyton Thompson (ankle).
Jaguars rule out RB Ivory, WR Hurns; TE Thomas doubtful
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without two offensive starters Sunday against Denver and maybe a third.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled out running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) and receiver Allen Hurns (hamstring) on Friday. He also listed tight end Julius Thomas (back) as doubtful to play against the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos (7-4).
Jaguars rule out starting LT Kelvin Beachum against Ravens
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum against Baltimore on Sunday.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled Beachum out Friday. Beachum, who spent Sunday night in a San Diego hospital, remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Jaguars running back Chris Ivory won’t play at Chargers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory will miss his second straight game Sunday while recovering from a "general medical issue."
Coach Gus Bradley ruled Ivory out Friday, saying T.J. Yeldon will start at San Diego and Denard Robinson will get some carries.
Bradley also ruled out cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring). Without Amukamara, rookie Jalen Ramsey and Davon House will start, and Dwayne Gratz will play in nickel situations.
Jaguars’ Ivory ‘grateful’ to return after ‘personal matter’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory says he's "grateful to be back in the facility and able to refocus on the game that I love."
In a statement released by the team Thursday, Ivory thanked the medical staff, first responders and everyone at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville for helping him during the past few days. Ivory was hospitalized Sunday with a "general medical issue" and missed the season opener against Green Bay. He was released Tuesday.
Jaguars RB Ivory hospitalized with ‘general medical issue’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars say running back Chris Ivory has been hospitalized with a "general medical issue" and won't play in the team's season opener against Green Bay.
The Jaguars released a statement Sunday saying Ivory was inactive and had been admitted to a hospital. He was limited in three practices this week because of a calf injury.
Jaguars expect Ivory to play in opener despite calf injury
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars expect running back Chris Ivory to play in the team's season opener against Green Bay despite a calf injury.
Ivory was limited in practice for the third consecutive day Friday and listed as questionable on the injury report, but coach Gus Bradley says "the arrow's up" on him.
Bortles, Jags start fast; backups lead Jets to 17-13 win
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Blake Bortles led the Jacksonville Jaguars on two scoring drives, the second capped by Chris Ivory's 1-yard run against his former team, in a 17-13 loss to the New York Jets in the preseason opener for both teams Thursday night.
Bortles finished 6 of 7 for 105 yards in his two series, Allen Robinson caught three passes for 80 yards and the Jaguars (0-1) took a quick 10-0 lead with their starters in the game. Ivory, who signed with...