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The Bills are releasing S Jordan Poyer and CB Tre'Davious White. The Poyer release means Buffalo must replace both starting safeties. Micah Hyde is also a free agent and reportedly considering retirement. White struggled with injuries over the past three seasons, most recently tearing an Achilles' tendon at the beginning of October. We'll be surprised if White lands more than a supporting role anywhere in 2024 -- and perhaps beyond. We'll see how the Bills address safety this offseason. Damar Hamlin is the only safety currently under contract. The NFL's Comeback Player of the Year played just 17 defensive snaps in 2023 and likely isn't an answer for 2024.

Bills LB Terrel Bernard managed to clear the concussion protocol and is active for tonight's game against the Broncos. It's a surprisingly quick turnaround after Bernard suffered his injury in last Sunday night's loss at Cincinnati. But that should keep him as Buffalo's lead LB for the game and render Tyrel Dodson a part-timer.

Bills LB Terrel Bernard is officially questionable for Monday night's game against the Broncos. We'd be surprised if he plays, though, eight days after sustaining a concussion in the loss to the Bengals. Bernard didn't advance past limited practice this week and hadn't cleared the protocol as of Saturday. He'd need to do so ahead of the early Sunday games to be a viable IDP option. Assuming Bernard sits, Tyrel Dodson would be the top LB option among Bills. He has ranked highest among Buffalo LBs in our Week 10 rankings. Rookie Dorian Williams will likely run second but isn't a real IDP option.

The Bills have ruled S Micah Hyde (neck, stinger) and CB Christian Benford (hamstring) out for Monday night's game against the Broncos. The latter should mean full playing time for CB Rasul Douglas. The former Packer played 60% of snaps against the Bengals in his first action since arriving at the trade deadline. Taylor Rapp should step into a starter role in Hyde's absence. S Damar Hamlin might also be activated but would still operate as a reserve/special teamer.

Bills LB Terrel Bernard left Sunday night's game against the Bengals with a concussion. He'll need to pass through the league protocol before returning. LB Tyrel Dodson ran second among Buffalo LBs the previous two weeks and figures to lead playing time at the position while Bernard is out. Most guys have missed at least the following week after suffering concussions this year, so expect to find Dodson among the top 36 LBs in our updated Week 10 rankings. The matchup with Denver has been positive for LB scoring.

The Bills are acquiring CB Rasul Douglas from the Packers. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Buffalo is sending a third-round pick to Green Bay for Douglas and a fifth-rounder. Expect Douglas to quickly (perhaps immediately) take over the outside spot opposite Christian Benford. That has been Dane Jackson's spot since CB Tre'Davious White went down. According to Pro Football Focus, Jackson sits tied for 56th among all CBs in coverage grade, 100th in passer rating in coverage among 129 CBs who have played at least 100 snaps. Douglas has had trouble sticking, spending time with the Eagles and Panthers before landing with the Packers the past three seasons. He has been a playmaker when on the field, though, including 10 INTs since the start of 2021. Douglas will be intriguing in a Bills offense that has faced the sixth-most pass attempts so far.

The Bills left Edge Greg Rousseau off the final Week 6 injury report. That means the foot issue that cost him last week's game against the Jaguars shouldn't get in the way for this week's high-upside matchup with the Giants. Rousseau put in a pair of limited practices before going full Friday. He's attractive for IDP lineups this week.

Bills LB Matt Milano suffered a leg fracture and is feared to have also suffered a season-ending knee injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Milano left Sunday morning's loss to the Jaguars early after hurting his right leg, and it sounds like he could be in for a rough recovery. We'll watch for more on his return timeline, but you should expect to lose Milano from your IDP roster for the rest of the season.

Bills LB Matt Milano left with a knee injury in the first half against the Jaguars. The team quickly ruled him out for the game. That doesn't bode well for Milano's outlook, and it's not shocking given how much help Milano needed getting off the field. We'll watch for more on his return timeline.

Bills Edge Greg Rousseau (foot) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. We've knocked him out of the Week 5 DL rankings. It's tough to know the impact on others' playing time. Buffalo lists Edge Von Miller as questionable, but he has said that he expects to play for the first time this year. Miller returned to practice this week after spending the first four weeks on the PUP list while working back from his December ACL tear. We're betting on limited playing time for Miller in his return, making him a high-risk IDP option. A.J. Epenesa has played 45-46% of the defensive snaps in three straight games and could see a slight boost. Leonard Floyd is the best bet for playing time on the outside but has topped out at 54% through four games. The Bills like to rotate their linemen to keep the group fresh. Shaq Lawon's in the mix as well but has delivered minimal stats on solid playing time so far.

Bills S Jordan Poyer followed a limited Wednesday practice with full participation Thursday. That seems to put him on track to play Sunday against the Jaguars in London. Poyer missed the Week 4 win over the Dolphins with a knee injury. We'll watch his status the rest of the week.

Bills Edge Greg Rousseau has missed the first two practices this week with a foot injury. That makes him look pretty iffy for Sunday morning's game against the Jaguars. We'll watch for his Friday participation and weekend outlook. The Buffalo D-line might get Edge Von Miller back. He is reportedly traveling with the team to London, though it's not yet clear if he'll play. Miller is coming off an early December ACL tear, so he shouldn't be in your IDP lineup even if active. But his status will be interesting to watch. We'd bet on the Bills easing him back in to make sure he's ready for December and the playoffs.

Bills HC Sean McDermott has said Edge Von Miller will begin practicing this week. Miller opened the year on the PUP list after tearing his right ACL late last season. We'll see how soon the veteran is ready for game action, and we'd bet on the team limiting Miller's snaps early on. But it's obviously a positive that he's set to practice as soon as he's eligible to do so.

The Bills believe CB Tre'Davious White tore his right Achilles' tendon in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. That would obviously end White's season. It could also challenge his longer-term future. White tore his left ACL in November 2021, missing the rest of that season and the first 10 of the following year. He'll turn 29 in January, with two years left on his contract. But the final two seasons hold shrinking dead-money numbers if the Bills release him. White entered Sunday as Buffalo's highest-graded CB in coverage, according to Pro Football Focus. He ranked 22nd in that category among all 160 corners so far this season. He'll obviously be a big loss for Buffalo's defense, though we wouldn't go targeting the matchup just yet. The Bills ranked second in pass-defense DVOA last year despite playing most of the year without White and losing both starting safeties for multiple games.

The Bills have ruled S Jordan Poyer (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. That's not awesome news for Buffalo's defense against a team that already had Tyreek Hill and now returns Jaylen Waddle from a concussion. Taylor Rapp looks like the fill-in for Poyer and could see more tackle opportunities than the Bills would like. See where Rapp sits in our Week 4 DB rankings.

The NFL announced Tuesday that it won't resume the Bills-Bengals game -- halted by S Damar Hamlin's collapse -- this week. The league added that it will keep the Week 18 schedule intact and that no decision has yet been made on how to treat Monday night's game going forward. That means fantasy football leagues and contest providers will either have to wait for further word on the resumption of that contest or figure out alternate solutions. We'll certainly be watching for updates on that front -- as well as, of course, any updates on Hamlin's condition.

7:04pm EST 1/2/23

Bills S Jordan Poyer (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Bengals. He was questionable after getting in just 1 limited practice. On the Cincinnati side, DE Sam Hubbard (calf) is inactive.

Bills S Jordan Poyer (knee) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Bengals. He missed practice Thursday and Friday before returning for a limited Saturday workout. The late kick makes Poyer tough to wait for in IDP lineups. If you plan to wait for Poyer and can't back him up with either Bengals safety or Bills S Damar Hamlin, Jaquan Johnson would be Poyer's fill-in.

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