Penalties, errors spoil Allen’s big day for Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen had another breakout performance for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. It wasn't enough to overcome a lack of discipline and self-inflicted miscues in a 21-17 defeat.
Fournette’s 1-game suspension upheld, will miss Colts game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette's appeal of a one-game suspension for fighting has been denied, meaning he will sit out Sunday's game against Indianapolis.
Fournette was suspended without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and punching Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson. Fournette appealed, but retired NFL receiver James Thrash affirmed the one-game punishment that will cost Fournette close to $100,000.
NFL suspends Jags running back Fournette 1 game for fight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette one game without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and throwing punches at Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson.
Allen leads Bills to 24-21 win over Jaguars
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Once Leonard Fournette and the Jacksonville Jaguars lost their cool, Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills took over.
Allen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter, and Buffalo beat Jacksonville 24-21 on Sunday in a game marred by a fight that led to the ejections of Fournette and Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson.
Bills list McCoy as questionable to play against Packers
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills list LeSean McCoy as questionable for their game at Green Bay on Sunday even though the running back vowed he'll play earlier this week.
McCoy spent the past three days practicing on a limited basis and in a non-contact jersey after missing one game with an injury to his rib cartilage. McCoy's backup, Marcus Murphy, is also considered questionable after hurting his rib in a 27-6 win at Minnesota last weekend.
Bills list running back McCoy questionable for game at Vikes
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills running back LeSean McCoy is listed as questionable due to a rib cartilage injury for Buffalo's game at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
McCoy has practiced on a limited basis since being hurt in a 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last weekend. Backup running back Taiwan Jones is also listed Friday as questionable due to a deep cut on his forehead.
Defensive end Shaq Lawson has been ruled out and will miss his second consecutive game with a hamstring injury.
Bills rule out Shaq Lawson, Taron Johnson against Chargers
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson and rookie cornerback Taron Johnson have been ruled out of Buffalo's home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Lawson is out due to a hamstring injury, while Johnson will not play after hurting his shoulder in a 47-3 season-opening loss at Baltimore last weekend.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson is acutely aware his days in Buffalo might be numbered if he doesn't start producing.
After two largely inconsistent and injury-shortened seasons, Lawson is the first to say he's not come close to meeting the expectations that followed the Bills selecting him in the first round of the 2016 draft.
Bills place WR Matthews, DE Lawson on injured reserve
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have placed wide receiver Jordan Matthews and defensive end Shaq Lawson on injured reserve, ending their seasons.
Both starters had difficult seasons for Buffalo, dealing with injuries and inconsistent play.
Matthews was acquired in a preseason trade with Philadelphia and was expected to become one of Buffalo's top options in the passing game following the trade of Sammy Watkins.
Bills starter Gaines questionable to play against Bengals
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines' playing status is uncertain, while coach Sean McDermott is hopeful starting left tackle Cordy Glenn will return after missing two games.
Both players are listed as questionable for Buffalo's game at Cincinnati on Sunday. Gaines hurt his groin in a 23-17 win at Atlanta last weekend, while Glenn has been sidelined with a right ankle injury.
Bills LT Glenn won’t play vs. Falcons because of foot injury
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn will not play in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons because of a foot injury. Defensive end Shaq Lawson will be a game-time decision.
Rookie Dion Dawkins will start in Glenn's place.
Glenn injured his right foot and ankle against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. Glenn had previously been limited by a left foot injury for much of the preseason.
Bills without tackles Cordy Glenn, Marcell Dareus for Denver
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will be without left tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus when they play the Denver Broncos. Neither player practiced this week.
Glenn hurt his right ankle in Buffalo's 9-3 loss to Carolina. He also has been limited by a left foot injury that kept him out for much of the preseason.
The Bills will be facing one of the best pass rushers in Von Miller. Rookie Dion Dawkins will replace Glenn.
Former Clemson players weigh in on current Tigers at Daniel High Alumni Football Camp
CENTRAL — Saturdays are his downtime before game day on Sunday, so if DeShawn Williams and the Cincinnati Bengals are playing at home, the former Clemson defensive tackle is always rushing to his television.
If he’s on a flight for a road game, he tracks Clemson’s games by phone.
Buffalo Bills Monday: Lorenzo Alexander, NFL sack leader, gives Bills defense big boost
The NFL sack leader isn't Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller or Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
Meet Lorenzo Alexander, an outsider linebacker with the Buffalo Bills. Through the first five weeks of the 2016 NFL season, he has seven sacks. That ranks him tops in the league.
Resurgent Bills D has reinforcements coming
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan's defense is on a roll, and additional reinforcements are on the way.
One day after a big shutout victory on the road against the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned from a four-game suspension.
And first-round pick Shaq Lawson is inching closer to a return as well, Ryan said.
Bills rookie Shaq Lawson to miss first 6 weeks of season
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Shaq Lawson will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season.
The Bills placed their first-round draft pick on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Tuesday as part of a series of moves trim their roster to the NFL-maximum 75 players. Lawson only began working out on his own two weeks ago since having shoulder surgery in May to repair an injury that nagged him at Clemson.
Bills acquire linebacker McCray in trade with Packers
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have acquired linebacker Lerentee McCray in trade with the Green Bay Packers.
In exchange, the Bills gave up an undisclosed pick in the 2018 draft. The trade was completed Tuesday, a few hours before Buffalo was required to cut 15 players to meet the NFL's 75-player roster limit.
Clemson DE Bryant to miss at least 3 games with foot injury
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive end Austin Bryant is expected to miss at least three games after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says Bryant got hurt at practice Monday night and had surgery Tuesday. Swinney says he hopes to have the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Bryant back to face Georgia Tech on Sept. 22. That timeline has Bryant out the first three games, including the opener at Auburn on Sept. 3.
Bills linebacker Manny Lawson cleared for practice
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson has been cleared to practice after missing the first two weeks of training camp with a partially torn pectoral muscle.
The Bills announced that Lawson passed his physical and will participate in practice on Tuesday. The 10-year NFL veteran was hurt while lifting weights last month and opened camp on the active/non-football injury list.
Bills to cut injured IK Enemkpali, sign linebacker Biermann
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are running out of backups to their backups at linebacker.
IK Enemkpali sustained a season-ending right knee injury, and he will be released after being placed on the waived/injured list on Monday. The move freed up a roster spot for the Bills signing Kroy Biermann to address their already-thin pass-rushing depth.
Clemson’s Venables charged with restocking defense
SUNSET, S.C. (AP) — Clemson defensive ends coach Marion Hobby joked he'll sometimes wake up in the middle of the night pining for the Tigers former All-American lineman Shaq Lawson, shouting, "Shaq, get in there."
It's like that across the board for Clemson, which lost seven starters from a team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference title and played for a national championship.
"We've got a lot of work to do," Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables said....