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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) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was a full participant at Friday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans as he recovers from a...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills backup Matt Barkley feels far more prepared if he's required to start in place of Josh Allen this weekend than he was the last time.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Unsure of Josh Allen's status after being placed in the NFL's concussion protocol, Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says there's plenty of "internal belief" in Matt...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed quarterback Davis Webb to their practice squad, two days after the former third-round draft pick was cut by the New York Jets.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back LeSean McCoy might still be, as he puts it, "The Guy" in a Buffalo Bills backfield that also features the NFL's active leading rusher, Frank Gore.
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to a one-year contract in a move reflecting the role he played in mentoring rookie Josh Allen through the final two-plus months of the season.
The signing on Monday comes a day after Buffalo closed a 6-10 season with a 42-17 win over Miami, in which Allen had a career-best three touchdowns passing and scored two more rushing.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed quarterback Matt Barkley to a two-year contract extension, securing what's been an unsettled backup spot behind rookie Josh Allen.
The signing announced Friday is a reflection of how Barkley performed in winning his one start this season and his role in helping mentor Allen. Coach Sean McDermott this week lauded Barkley for his support of Allen.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams was still having a tough time trying to process everything two days later.
The New York Jets playmaking safety absolutely can't stand losing, and the team's embarrassing 41-10 defeat at the hands of the Matt Barkley-led Buffalo Bills on Sunday stung him.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It appears as if journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley's successful debut as the Buffalo Bills starter will be limited to one outing.
A day after a 41-10 win at the New York Jets, in which Barkley breathed life into an anemic offense in his first NFL start in nearly two years, coach Sean McDermott on Monday announced rookie Josh Allen will reclaim the starting job once he's healthy.
Time to start the "Which coaches are on the way out?" watch in the NFL, and all eyes are on Todd Bowles of the New York Jets at the moment.
How quickly it all fell apart for them.
After going 10-6 in his first season there, the Jets are 13-29, a .310 winning percentage.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Matt Barkley had just put the finishing touches on a stunning victory when he jogged over to the sideline, found his mother in the stands and handed her his well-deserved game ball.
It was quite a moment for the Buffalo Bills quarterback, who looked nothing like a guy who had no job and an uncertain future just a few weeks ago.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The locker room was eerily quiet as New York Jets players got dressed, packed their bags and headed for the exits.
Their 41-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday was as ugly as it gets. And it further cast doubts on the future of coach Todd Bowles.
"Everything that could've gone wrong," Bowles said, "went wrong."
Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL's schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.
Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots playing at Tennessee. Both are a little more than 30 behind Peyton Manning's record of 539.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going with newly signed journeyman Matt Barkley as their starting quarterback, rather than provide turnover-prone Nathan Peterman another chance.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen's status remains uncertain. Derek Anderson is out. And that means it might be Matt Barkley time for Buffalo.
Barkley is suddenly in the mix to start against the New York Jets on Sunday, some 10 days after Buffalo signed the journeyman to serve as an emergency backup.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed quarterback Matt Barkley to address a banged-up and thinly experienced position ahead of their game against the Chicago Bears this weekend.
In a separate move Wednesday, punter Colton Schmidt returned to the Bills. He was signed to replace rookie Corey Bojorquez, who was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put quarterback Matt Barkley on injured reserve, leaving Jeff Driskel as the backup to Andy Dalton heading into the season.
Barkley hurt his left knee during the Bengals' preseason finale Thursday night against Indianapolis. Kemoko Turay hit Barkley in the legs after he threw a pass, drawing a roughing-the-passer penalty. Barkley left to get the knee examined and didn't return.
CINCINNATI (AP) — For the second year in a row, the Bengals lost a backup quarterback in the final preseason game.
Matt Barkley's left knee was injured by a low hit after he threw a pass during Cincinnati's 27-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, giving Jeff Driskel the inside track for the backup spot.
"It's a bummer Matt went down," said Driskel, who knows how it feels.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman J.T. Daniels has won the competition to start at quarterback for No. 15 Southern California.
Coach Clay Helton announced his decision in a news release Sunday night, ending the 3 1/2-week audition for three strong contenders to be the successor to Sam Darnold.
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaine Gabbert will get his first start for the Arizona Cardinals when they play the Texans in Houston on Sunday.
Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision after Friday's practice.
"It's a big opportunity for him," Arians said, "but he's been around the block a few times."
Drew Stanton, the starter the last two games, bruised his knee early in the Thursday night loss to Seattle last week. He stayed in the game but has been limited in practice all week.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers released quarterback Matt Barkley on Friday, clearing the way for rookie C.J. Beathard to open the season as the backup to Brian Hoyer.
The Niners had been debating whether to keep two or three quarterbacks but opted for only two after a successful preseason for Beathard. The third-round pick out of Iowa posted a 107.7 passer rating in exhibition games and also scored on a 62-yard run Thursday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It took nine NFL seasons and sixth franchise for Brian Hoyer to come into training camp as the unquestioned starting quarterback of his team.
Signed by the San Francisco 49ers back in March to replace the departed Colin Kaepernick, Hoyer is entrenched as the starter to begin the team's first camp under coach Kyle Shanahan.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Having used his first two picks to shore up the front end of San Francisco's defense a day earlier, John Lynch turned his attention to the secondary while continuing to bolster his growing reputation as the busiest general manager in the draft.
The 49ers drafted Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon on Friday with the 66th overall pick then made two more trades, the last of which they used to move back into the third round to grab Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A year after spending most of free agency on the sideline, the San Francisco 49ers had a busy start to the new league year as coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch begin a massive rebuilding process.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Fox still sees a team with the right intentions no matter how dismal the results are for the Chicago Bears.
They are 3-12 heading into the season finale at Minnesota and guaranteed to finish with their worst record in years — certainly not what they anticipated when it all began.
CHICAGO (AP) — All DeSean Jackson cared about was what the Washington Redskins could control.
Their playoff chances are out of their hands. Even if they win their final game, there's no guarantee they will make it.
"Can't really worry about other teams, who is going to win or lose," Jackson said. "We just have to take care of our business, and if we do that we should be all right."
CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins knew they needed help if they are going to make the playoffs for the second straight year.
A dominant victory didn't change that.
Cousins threw for a touchdown and ran for two more, and the Redskins gave their fading playoff hopes a boost with a 41-21 victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
DeSean Jackson added 114 yards receiving, and Washington (8-6-1) intercepted Matt Barkley five times in an easy victory.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach John Fox has seen starting NFL quarterbacks come from stranger places than the waiver wire.
The production of quarterback Matt Barkley in place of the injured Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer has Fox's attention with two games to play in a miserable 3-11 season.
"It hasn't resulted in a lot of wins, but I think he's turned a lot of people's heads," Fox said.
As much as a short week might throw off preparation for Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley, he knows it's nothing compared to what the Washington Redskins are dealing with before their matchup.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chip Kelly is facing the unenviable task of getting his team ready for its next game to stop the worst losing streak in franchise history.
Kelly's 49ers have lost 12 straight , with the last two coming against teams with 18 losses combined while starting backup quarterbacks. Falling to the Matt Barkley-led Bears and Bryce Petty-led Jets has Kelly trying to pick up the pieces before traveling to Atlanta to play the Falcons (8-5) and MVP candidate Matt Ryan.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were certainly ready to welcome back top receiver Alshon Jeffery.
Jeffery rejoined the team on Monday after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, giving the Bears and quarterback Matt Barkley a big weapon for this weekend's game against the Green Bay Packers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have had nearly two weeks since releasing veteran Perrish Cox to figure out who will start opposite cornerback Jason McCourty.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey is taking his time to make that decision.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley likened his return to playing football regularly with riding a bicycle.
The ground beneath Barkley's tires becomes much rougher when he makes his first NFL road start Sunday at Detroit against the first-place Lions (8-4).
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed quarterback Jay Cutler on injured reserve because of a season-ending right shoulder injury.
The Bears announced the move Monday. Coach John Fox said last week that Cutler would not play again this season.
Cutler injured his shoulder during a loss to the New York Giants on Nov. 20, but finished the game. He made five starts this season and completed 81 of 137 passes for 1,059 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions.
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Barkley had a quick chat with his old coach after picking up his first career victory.
It was a sweet moment for a veteran quarterback — and not just because it came against Chip Kelly.
"We're on good terms," Barkley said. "I'm grateful for the fact that he brought me into this league. No hard feelings at all."
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears were struggling to complete a pass, let alone find the end zone.
Good thing for them, they were playing the 49ers.
Jordan Howard ran for 117 yards and a career-high three touchdowns and the Bears handed San Francisco its 11th straight loss, 26-6 on a snowy Sunday.
The 49ers (1-11) extended their franchise-record losing streak and set a club low with 6 yards net passing on a day when Colin Kaepernick got lifted for Blaine Gabbert.
Jay Cutler's season is over and his time in Chicago might be, too.
Coach John Fox announced Thursday that the veteran quarterback will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, the latest blow in a lost year for the Bears.
The operation to repair the labrum will take place on Saturday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Barkley is hoping to prove San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly knew what he was doing in the 2013 draft.
Barkley never started for Kelly in Philadelphia in 2013-14, and made his first NFL start last Sunday for the Bears as injured Jay Cutler's replacement. He faces Kelly's 49ers on Sunday at Soldier Field after he once seemed a misfit for the Eagles.
"I wasn't too sure what he was thinking right when I got drafted," Barkley said of Kelly.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans were hoping the final five games would vault them to the top of the AFC South and into the playoffs.
They're off to a good start.
For that, they can thank one dropped pass in the end zone.
Mariota threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and the Titans hung on to beat the depleted Chicago Bears 27-21 on Sunday.
The Titans (6-6) gave their playoff hopes a boost, though they watched as Chicago (2-9) cut a 20-point lead to six in the fourth quarter.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans due to a shoulder injury.
Backup Matt Barkley is set to make his first NFL start.
Cutler suffered a right shoulder injury last Sunday against the New York Giants and has not practiced all week. Initial reports said Cutler could be done for the season, but coach John Fox this week said it's not a season-ending injury.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — With all due respect to the teams left on the schedule, Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey sees no reason why the Titans can't win their remaining five games.
They hope to begin steadying themselves in the playoff chase and start a streak when they visit the injury-riddled and suspension-laden Chicago Bears on Sunday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jay Cutler's season might not be over, despite pessimistic reports.
The Chicago Bears quarterback suffered a right shoulder injury and his status for this week is uncertain, although coach John Fox said Wednesday it apppears less signficant than some earlier media reports suggested.
"It's not season ending, contrary to the reports you heard," Fox said.
Cutler suffered the shoulder injury in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the New York Giants, but finished the game.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Finally, some good news for the scuffling Chicago Bears: Quarterback Jay Cutler will return from a thumb injury to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 31.
Whether it's too late for Cutler to salvage something for the Bears (1-6) — or perhaps his own career in Chicago — remain valid questions.