Bills rookie WR Robert Foster steps up for fan
Robert Foster couldn't help but remember being in the same shoes — literally and physically.
So when a 14-year-old boy was trying on an expensive pair of Adidas Yeezy's and uncertain if his mother could afford them, the Buffalo Bills rookie receiver stepped in.
Bills youth movement is beginning to make an impact
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — First-round draft picks, quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, might be the Buffalo Bills' most high-profile rookies making a notable impact this season.
They're not the only ones.
Though eliminated from playoff contention, the Bills (5-9) are getting a promising glimpse into the future in seeing the initial signs of their commitment to rebuild through youth starting to pay off at numerous positions.
Allen leads Bills to 14-13 win over Lions
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After putting the Bills ahead with his arm, Josh Allen sealed Buffalo's 14-13 victory over the Detroit Lions with his leaping legs.
All the rookie quarterback needed was a push.
That's the way fullback Patrick DiMarco described Allen's 2-yard leap to convert a fourth-and-1 at the Lions 41 with 1:47 remaining.
Bills to lean on youth entering final month of season
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Left tackle Dion Dawkins scans the Buffalo Bills locker room from the vantage point of his corner stall and sees a glimpse of a young and promising future core of a team beginning to emerge.
"It's just like a freshman class at college, and we all are growing as one," the second-year player said following practice Wednesday.
Bills’ Robert Foster starts to catch on given 2nd chance
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott described the reason the team cut Robert Foster last month as being a wakeup call for the rookie receiver.
Looking back, Foster fully acknowledges it was a message received loud and clear now that he's back on the roster after two days of being unemployed followed by a two-week stint on the practice squad.
Receiver Deonte Thompson back with Bills for 3rd time
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Perhaps, the third time in Buffalo will be the charm for receiver Deonte Thompson.
The Bills continued shuffling their roster during their bye week by signing Thompson on Wednesday, a week after the seventh-year player was released by the Dallas Cowboys.
Thompson returns to Buffalo a year after he had 27 catches for 430 yards and a touchdown in 11 games. He also appeared in one game for the Bills in 2014.
Bills cut receiver Pryor in latest move during bye week
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released receiver Terrelle Pryor two weeks after signing the eighth-year player.
The move was announced Tuesday during the Bills' bye week.
Pryor had just two catches on eight targets for 17 yards in two games. He became the odd man out after Robert Foster had 105 yards receiving in a 41-10 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, a day after the rookie was promoted off the practice squad.
Bills rookie receiver McCloud ruled out against Colts
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Ray-Ray McCloud has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Indianapolis for a "non-injury reason."
The Bills did not elaborate in announcing McCloud did not travel Saturday.
McCloud's absence leaves the Bills with four active receivers. They include rookie Cam Phillips, who had just been promoted from the practice squad Thursday after Buffalo released Robert Foster.
Former Central Valley star Robert Foster bears no regrets for picking ’Bama
INDIANAPOLIS — Robert Foster liked the Morgan Freeman quote so much, he posted it to his Facebook page and put it on the home screen of his cell phone.
"The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit."
For Foster, the former Central Valley five-star wide receiver who spurned Pitt for Alabama as a high school senior in 2013, the words helped him get through some difficult moments.
He wasn't having the success he envisioned when he left home five years ago, but he wasn't about to quit.
Alabama football: Robert Foster looks to recover from tough series against Texas A&M
TUSCALOOSA — Head hung down, Robert Foster trudged to the sideline. He had just snapped Alabama’s most improbable streak, fumbling a bubble screen in the third quarter of the Tide’s 27-19 win against Texas A&M — the team’s first turnover in its 634 plays.
A play before, Foster stood wide open, one yard in front of the first-down marker. Quarterback Jalen Hurts delivered a perfect strike. Foster dropped it, setting up the third-and-12 on which he fumbled.
Hurts, No. 1 Alabama outlast Colorado State, 41-23
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts and Alabama scored in a hurry, then did it again — and again.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide raced to a lead Saturday night, lost a chunk of it, then outlasted Colorado State 41-23 Saturday night.
Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards for the Tide (3-0) in his best all-around game of the season.
He ran for a 27-yard touchdown and hit on a career-long 78-yard scoring pass to Calvin Ridley and a 52-yarder to Robert Foster.
No. 1 Alabama welcomes Kentucky after week of distractions
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It hasn't exactly been the kind of week-in-a-bubble Alabama coach Nick Saban would want before a Southeastern Conference game.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide has dealt with injury questions, a star player's arrest and backup quarterback Blake Barnett leaving the team leading up to Saturday night's game with Kentucky.