5. MIAMI (5-11)
LAST SEASON: Dolphins endured historically bad start under first-year coach Brian Flores and were outscored 238-77 while losing first seven games. Roster became revolving...
54. BUFFALO (10-7)
LAST SEASON: Took advantage of ultra-easy schedule to win nine of first 12 and clinch second playoff berth in three years under coach Sean McDermott. Deficiencies exposed...
NFL teams have been busy for four days agreeing to terms with free agents and arranging trades. Here are the key moves made for each AFC team:
MIAMI (AP) — There won’t be any accusations of tanking this year by the Miami Dolphins, who added up to seven starters with a spending spree at the start of free agency.
MIAMI DOLPHIN (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Aqib Talib, C/G Evan Boehm, S Walt Aikens, T J'Marcus Webb, DL John Jenkins, TE Clive Walford, WR Trevor Davis.
BUFFALO BILLS (10-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Shaq Lawson, DL Jordan Phillips, RB Frank Gore, CB Kevin Johnson, OL LaAdrian Waddle, LB Lorenzo Alexander, LB Julian Stanford, DB Kurt...
MIAMI (AP) — After months of hoarding resources for rebuilding, the Miami Dolphins finally started spending Monday when they sealed deals with four likely starters in the early hours of free agent...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting defensive end Shaq Lawson and starting cornerback Levi Wallace are both listed as questionable for Buffalo's AFC wild-card playoff game at Houston on...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y (AP) — One of Bills coach Sean McDermott's main priorities upon his arrival was transforming a franchise with a dysfunctional culture and losing history into a team that would...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — There was no holding back Shaq Lawson on the field.
And there was certainly no way to stop the ever-talkative Buffalo Bills defensive end from expressing his...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips found another opening to beat Taylor Lewan — this time on social media.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson says he will pay for the funeral of an 11-year-old South Carolina girl who died after someone fired more than 35 shots at her...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision confirms to The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have informed defensive end Shaq Lawson that they will not pick up the...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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....