White has plenty weighing on him as Bills prepare for Texans
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tre'Davious White had personal reasons for not sticking around to address questions from the media on Wednesday. The second-year cornerback, understandably, has plenty weighing on his mind.
Bills beat Titans 13-12 on Hauschka’s 46-yard field goal
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safety Jordan Poyer and the Buffalo Bills couldn't care less about style points.
After being on the losing end of some lopsided decisions, an offensively challenged, field-goal-dominated 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday is all that mattered.
"Two-and-three is a lot better than 1-4," Poyer said, referring to the Bills record. "It's never ugly when you win."
Injuries leave Bills thin at safety vs. Tennessee
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safeties Micah Hyde and Rafael Bush are questionable for Buffalo's game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Neither player practiced all week. Hyde, one of Buffalo's best defenders, has been considered week-to-week with a groin injury. Bush, Buffalo's third safety, has been considered day-to-day.
Their status leaves the Bills with only two healthy safeties in Jordan Poyer and rookie Siran Neal. The Bills have one safety, Dean Marlowe, on their practice squad.
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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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cornerback Vontae Davis says the opportunity to play in a talented young secondary is what eventually drew him to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Davis also says he's put behind last year's dispute with former Colts coach Chuck Pagano that eventually led to Indianapolis cutting him in early November. The 29-year-old Davis called it "one of those unfortunate situations," and is focused on moving forward.
Bills fire defensive backs coach Gill Byrd, hire John Butler
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott continues shuffling his staff by hiring former Houston Texans defensive backs coach John Butler to replace Gill Byrd, who was fired after one season.
Butler spent the past four seasons in the same role with the Texans before being fired after their season ended. He previously worked as a coach at the college level and has ties to McDermott. Both grew up in the Philadelphia area and played on the same high school football team.
Landry, 2 others ejected in Dolphins’ loss to Bills
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins punctuated a disappointing season of undisciplined play with a fight and three ejections Sunday.
The meltdown led by excitable receiver Jarvis Landry came in the final minutes of a 22-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Bills cornerback EJ Gaines out for Raiders with leg injury
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will be without cornerback E.J. Gaines for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders because of a hamstring injury.
He was injured during a Week 7 win over Tampa Bay. Gaines has been Buffalo's No. 2 cornerback since arriving in a preseason trade with the Los Angeles Rams. He has 24 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles in five games.
Bills claim McRae off waivers to shore up secondary
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have claimed cornerback Tony McRae off waivers to shore up what could potentially be an injury depleted secondary.
McRae was claimed Monday, two days after being waived by Baltimore. The 2016 undrafted free agent out of North Carolina A&T played five games with Baltimore this season in mostly a special teams role.
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New faces: WRs Jordan Matthews, Andre Holmes and rookie Zay Jones; safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer; CBs rookie Tre'Davious White, E.J. Gaines and Shareece Wright; OLs Vlad Ducasse and rookie Dion Dawkins; FBs Patrick DiMarco and Mike Tolbert; QB T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman; PK Stephen Hauschka; coach Sean McDermott; general manager Brandon Beane.
Free agent safety McDougald visits Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bradley McDougald could fill a sizeable space for the Browns.
The free agent safety visited on Monday with Cleveland, which is in the market to replenish its secondary after losing Jordan Poyer in free agency and failing to sign Tony Jefferson.
McDougald started 31 games over the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 26-year-old made 16 starts last year, recording 91 tackles and two interceptions. He started 15 games in 2015 and five the previous year.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott's team began taking shape on Thursday with a new-look defensive backfield.
Starting safety Aaron Williams' career in Buffalo is over after two season-ending neck injuries, and the Bills opened the NFL's free-agency signing period by signing Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.
Browns’ Pryor blasts Titans’ Andrews for bragging about hit
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — One violent hit on Jordan Poyer was bad enough.
Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor wasn't going to let his teammate take another vicious shot without striking back.
Pryor blasted Tennessee running back Antonio Andrews for posting a video of the devastating hit he made on Poyer that sent Cleveland's starting safety to the hospital with a lacerated kidney.
Browns’ Poyer released from hospital after kidney injury
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns safety Jordan Poyer has been discharged from the hospital after one of his kidneys was lacerated by a vicious hit.
Poyer was taken to Nashville's Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital by ambulance during Sunday's 28-26 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Browns said the 25-year-old Poyer, in his fourth season with the team, will return to Cleveland.
Browns safety Poyer still in hospital with lacerated kidney
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting safety Jordan Poyer could be lost for the season after sustaining a lacerated kidney.
Poyer remains hospitalized in Nashville, Tennessee, with the serious injury, which came after he was blindsided on a vicious hit in the second quarter by Titans running back Antonio Andrews, who was flagged for a personal foul.
Browns coach Hue Jackson said he had several text messages with Poyer on Monday and that the 25-year-old is in good spirits.