Bills GM Brandon Beane said they plan to have RB LeSean McCoy back with the team next year.
“Definitely. That’s the whole key,” Beane said, via the Buffalo News. “LeSean is still a very good player in this league. Our offense is not where we want it, but LeSean is still playing well. He’s a talented player. We like what he brings, to the point we’ll have him back in 2019. He’ll definitely be a part of that.”
- The Bills signed WR Terrelle Pryor to a one-year contract that that includes an $850,000 base salary (which gets prorated over remaining 9 weeks) and roster bonuses of $16,666 per game on the 46-man roster. (Mike Rodak)
- According to Charles Robinson, the Bills haven’t reached out to Colin Kaepernick “in any way, shape or form” despite some pointing out that HC Sean McDermott wouldn’t confirm or deny interest in Kaepernick.
- The Buffalo Bills officially ruled out QB Josh Allen (right elbow) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) for Sunday’s game against the Bears and list QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion) as questionable.
Dolphins HC Adam Gase defended the play of QB Ryan Tannehill this season.
“The first three games he played pretty good,” Gase said when a reporter mentioned that Tannehill hasn’t played any better this season, via ESPN.com. “You’re asking me that question and you don’t even know what you’re talking about. It’s hard for me to defend anything when you don’t know what you’re talking about. You don’t. I’ve watched the film. I sit there. We evaluate the scheme we’re asking him to do and he does a good job on it.”
“That’s how you look at things. Everything is results to you,” Gase added. “We’re going through a process because that’s what it is. That’s what the season is. It’s about trying to get guys to trend upward. We were headed in the right direction. We hit a speed bump with New England. Then Cincinnati, he was playing well and then we lose our left tackle and we make two bad decisions.”
- Tannehill is specifically dealing with a capsule injury in his right shoulder. (Joe Schad)
- The Miami Dolphins officially ruled out DE Charles Harris (calf), CB Cordrea Tankersley (knee), and QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder) for Sunday’s game against the Jets and list TE A.J. Derby (foot), CB Xavien Howard (ankle), and WR Kenny Stills (groin) as questionable.
- According to Jets HC Todd Bowles, WR Robby Anderson (ankle) will be a game-time decision. (Manish Mehta)
- The New York Jets officially ruled out TE Neal Sterling (concussion) for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins and have CB Trumaine Johnson (quadricep) and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot) both listed as doubtful.
- The Jets also list WR Robby Anderson (ankle), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), LB Frankie Luvu (neck), DT Steve McLendon (ankle), and WR Andre Roberts (back) as questionable for Week 9.
- Patriots rookie RB Sony Michel said Friday that if it was up to him, he would play in Week 9’s game against the Packers. However, Michel says the call will be made the training staff and HC Bill Belichick. (Michael Giardi)
- The New England Patriots officially ruled out G Shaq Mason (calf) and C Brian Schwenke (foot) for Sunday’s game against the Packers and have T Trenton Brown (ankle), T Marcus Cannon (concussion), LS Joe Cardona (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), LB Nicholas Grigsby (illness), DE Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (neck), and DE John Simon (shoulder) all down as questionable.