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2017 Schedule
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3hBill Barnwell

Two Bills make 'Perfect NFL Roster'

This 53-man group chosen from across the league fits beneath the $167 million salary cap. Lorenzo Alexander and Matt Milano made the team as subs.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RT Jordan Mills is not practicing Friday, and is instead working with other rehabbing players on the sideline. That adds context to why rookie Dion Dawkins is taking left tackle reps in positional drills Friday, with Seantrel Henderson at right tackle.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills rookie second-round pick Dion Dawkins is taking reps at left tackle in positional drills during Friday's practice. Seantrel Henderson is lined up at right tackle. However, coach Sean McDermott said earlier Friday he would not yet consider moving Dawkins to left tackle with Cordy Glenn (foot) still out.

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4hMike Rodak

McDermott still expects QB Taylor to be starter

Sean McDermott gave a vote of confidence Friday to quarterback Tyrod Taylor after his performance in Thursday's preseason loss raised questions about his standing as the Bills' starter.

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McDermott: 'I have all the confidence in the world in Tyrod' (0:44)
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott gave a vote of confidence Friday in Tyrod Taylor, saying Taylor will remain the starter next week in Baltimore and is the expected Week 1 starter.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday that he expects Tyrod Taylor to be the starting quarterback in Week 1 against the Jets. McDermott, in general, is giving Taylor a vote of confidence after his 8-for-18 showing in Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott did not directly answer Friday if rookie QB Nathan Peterman would receive first-team reps in practice next week, which are closed to the media after stretching. McDermott said Taylor will start next Saturday's preseason game in Baltimore and play early into the third quarter.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott said Friday that the Bills will "look into" bringing officials into practice in order to cut down on their penalties. Buffalo was flagged 21 times (15 accepted) in Thursday's preseason loss to Philadelphia.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott confirmed Friday that QB Tyrod Taylor will start next Saturday at Baltimore and McDermott has "all the confidence in the world" in Taylor. McDermott said after Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles that he would "evaluate" the position.

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8hMike Rodak

Predicting fantasy over/unders for Bills

22 total touchdowns for Tyrod Taylor? 53 receptions for Zay Jones? Mike Rodak makes his predictions on Bills over/unders.

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Taylor struggles in Bills' loss (1:03)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott is not considering a change at quarterback from Tyrod Taylor, the team clarified Thursday night. McDermott said in his news conference after Buffalo's preseason loss to the Eagles that "we're always going to evaluate everything" when asked about a possible QB change. Taylor went 8-for-18 passing with two interceptions in six drives.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Rod Streater's left leg is being examined by trainers, and the cart is coming out, after he was tackled on a catch early in the fourth quarter. Streater had been making a push for the 53-man roster during training camp and if healthy might have stood a chance to earn the No. 4 or No. 5 receiver job.

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It's been awhile

The Bills have not made the playoffs since the '90s, while the postseason has eluded the Rams and Bucs for more than a decade.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Peterman and the Bills' second-team defense has replaced Tyrod Taylor after six possessions. Taylor finishes 8-for-18 for 53 yards, two interceptions and a 12.0 QB rating. Downright terrible.

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Darby gets INT against former team (0:43)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Miserable night for Tyrod Taylor. He's now 8-for-18 for 53 yards, 2 interceptions and a 12.0 QB rating after six possessions. Taylor's accuracy is way off tonight, resulting in tough catches for receivers and two near-interceptions in addition to his two passes that were picked. Taylor's protection has also been spotty.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor's rough night against Eagles continues as he's intercepted by former Bills CB Ronald Darby on Buffalo's fourth possession. Taylor was forced out of the pocket by pressure allowed by rookie RT Dion Dawkins, then underthrew Anquan Boldin down the field. Taylor is now 3-of-8 for 16 yards, 2 interceptions and a 6.2 QB rating.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Slow start for Tyrod Taylor in Philly on Thursday night. Through three possessions, he is 3-of-7 passing for 16 yards and a 10.7 QB rating. Taylor was intercepted on his first pass, which was tipped by a blitzing defensive back. Taylor's accuracy and decision making is not on point, but he isn't getting much help from his O-line, especially LT Seantrel Henderson and RG Vlad Ducasse.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills not playing in Thursday's preseason game in Philadelphia: LT Cordy Glenn (foot), WR Jordan Matthews (sternum), WR Jeremy Butler (concussion) and S Bacarri Rambo (hamstring).

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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