September 1, 2013 - 5:27 PM
By Jay Skurski
From the in-case-you-were-wondering dept.:
None of the five players the Buffalo Bills have on injured reserve -- quarterback Kevin Kolb, wide receivers Kevin Elliott and Brad Smith, fullback Drew Smith and tight end Mike Caussin -- are eligible for NFL's injured reserve-designated to return list. Their seasons are over.
That's because those five players were put on injured reserve before the team had established its 53-man roster.
To be eligible for the IR-designated to return label, a player must first be on the 53-man roster. Any time after 4 p.m. Tuesday, a player then can be placed on the list.
In the Bills' case, they have one injured player who may qualify. That is guard Doug Legursky, who suffered a knee injury Thursday in the final preseason game against the Detroit Lions. If the Bills did put Legursky on the list, it would keep him out for the first eight weeks of the season.
The team has already said cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who is out with a broken wrist, will not be put on the list, because they believe he will be ready to play in fewer than eight weeks.
August 30, 2013 - 6:36 PM
By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills made several roster moves today in advance of the 6 p.m. Saturday deadline to reduce their roster to 53 players.
- Quarterback Matt Leinart
- Running back Zach Brown
- Running back Kendall Gaskins
- Wide receiver Brandon Kaufman
- Tight end Dorin Dickerson
- Tight end Nick
- Center David Snow
- Guard Antoine Caldwell
- Guard Zack Chibane
- Tackle Zebrie Sanders
- Defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert
- Defensive end Kourtnei Brown
- Linebacker Keith Pough
- Linebacker Brian Smith
- Cornerback Crezdon Butler
- Cornerback T.J. Heath
- Cornerback Jordan Dangerfield
- Cornerback Kip Edwards
- Quarterback Kevin Kolb (concussion)
- Fullback Drew Smith (thumb)
- Wide receiver Brad Smith (ribs)
By Tim Graham
What a novelty it was to see defensive tackle Kyle Williams play fullback in a few of the Buffalo Bills' goal-line situations last
New head coach Doug Marrone intends to use his grunts down
there on the regular.
"You'll see it when you get down probably to the goal
line, short yardage or maybe bringing in a defensive tackle or an offensive
lineman or things like that going on," Marrone said at the Bills'
post-draft news conference Saturday.
"I look at it as you can only dress so many for that
game, how much are you going to get to use at this position or this player and
that. So you have to look for the versatility I believe."
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