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3-7, 3rd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Wednesday signed WR Deonte Thompson. It will be his third stint with the team. Thompson, 29, was released last week by the Cowboys after eight games in which he caught 14 passes. Thompson emerged as one of the Bills' top receivers this season but his role for the remainder of this season is less clear. He becomes one of seven wide receivers on the Bills roster, essentially replacing fellow veteran Terrelle Pryor, who was waived Tuesday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday waived wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The move does not come as a surprise after Pryor saw his snaps reduced from 82 percent in his debut Nov. 4 to 43 percent in Sunday's win over the Jets. The signing of Pryor, 29, did not make much sense from the start given the the rebuilding Bills' shift toward playing younger receivers in recent weeks. Pryor was not overly effective in two games, catching two passes for 17 yards. The good news for Buffalo is Pryor's one-year contract did not include any guaranteed money.


The Right Time: Butler to Philly, Melo & Peter Man goodbyes

Bomani weighs in on the implications of Jimmy Butler's arrival in Philadelphia (0:38) as well as Carmelo Anthony's impending departure in Houston (16:43). Plus, saying goodbye to the "Peter Man" (28:21), more of your Pros vs. Joes stories (36:55) and looking back on "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" and "Midnight Marauders" at their 25-year anniversaries (46:15).

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4dMike Rodak

Bills cut ties with interception-prone QB Peterman

The Buffalo Bills waived Nathan Peterman on Monday, ending the tenure of the team's 2017 fifth-round pick who became known for his historically high rate of interceptions.

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5dMike Rodak

McDermott: Allen will start after bye if healthy

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will reclaim the starting job should he be healthy when the team returns from its bye week off.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott wasted little time Monday in naming his starter for Buffalo's next game after its bye week, Nov. 25 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It will be rookie Josh Allen, provided he is healthy after an elbow injury, which is expected.

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6dMike Rodak

Bills not certain of starting QB after Barkley wins

After Matt Barkley led the Buffalo Bills to an unexpected 41-10 win Sunday over the New York Jets, coach Sean McDermott did not commit to a starting quarterback when his team returns from its upcoming bye week.


Barkley, Bills light up listless Jets in 41-10 laugher

Matt Barkley stunningly sparked Buffalo's bumbling offense with two touchdown passes, including one to offensive tackle Dion Dawkins. LeSean McCoy broke out of a season-long slump with 113 yards rushing and a pair of TD runs, and the Bills embarrassed...

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Out of nowhere, Matt Barkley provided the Bills their best quarterback performance in 22 games -- and now he might have to return to the bench when the Bills next play the Jaguars on Nov. 25 after their bye week. Barkley's 117.4 passer rating was the Bills' best since Tyrod Taylor in Week 3 of last season, guiding the Bills to a 41-10 blowout win in which they gained 313 first-half yards, their most since 2000. Rookie Josh Allen is set to return from an elbow injury after the bye week, and the need to develop him could trump the momentum Buffalo's once-stagnant offense built Sunday with Barkley under center and several other young players contributing.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills scored 31 points in the first half Sunday against the Jets, the first time they have scored 31 before halftime since a Dec. 2007 win over the Dolphins. Buffalo's 313 yards were the most in a first half since the 2000 season finale, when the Doug Flutie-led Bills had 332 yards in a win over Seattle. That was also the last time the Bills scored four offensive touchdowns in a first half before Sunday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Apparently all the Bills' offense needed was Matt Barkley. Starting after being signed 11 days ago, Barkley on four first-half touchdown drives Sunday to give Buffalo a shocking 31-3 lead over the Jets on the road. Buffalo had a league-low eight touchdowns entering Sunday. The Bills' 313 yards and four offensive touchdowns were the most they've had in a first half since at least 2001. Even 320-pound left tackle Dion Dawkins caught a touchdown pass from Barkley.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Buffalo Bills (+7) are now up 24-0 on the New York Jets. Bills backers can probably start figure out what to do with their winnings.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

The Jets aren't even 13 minutes into their game and have already allowed 14 points to the Bills, who hadn't scored 14 total in any of their previous six games. Sigh.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB Matt Barkley, making his starting debut Sunday for Buffalo against the Jets, completed a 47-yard pass on the first play of the game to undrafted rookie WR Robert Foster. It was Barkley's longest completion of his career. On the next play, RB LeSean McCoy ran for a 28-yard touchdown, his first score since Week 15 of last season. An electric start by what had been an ice cold Bills offense.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills will start Wyatt Teller, a fifth-round rookie, at left guard Sunday against the Jets in place of Vladimir Ducasse. The Bills gave Teller some snaps in last Sunday's loss to the Bears in place of Ducasse; it was Teller's NFL debut. Now he gets his chance to start.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills are starting an undrafted rookie, Levi Wallace, at cornerback in his NFL debut Sunday against the Jets. Wallace, once a walk-on at Alabama, was promoted from the practice squad this week after Phillip Gaines was released. He gets the nod over Ryan Lewis, who had started three games earlier this season in place of Gaines. That included Lewis' NFL debut, a Week 3 win over Minnesota.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) will be inactive Sunday against the Jets because of a shoulder injury, leaving LeSean McCoy and Marcus Murphy as the team's only active running backs. Ivory had averaged 5.2 yards per carry over the past three games; McCoy averaged 1.0 yards per carry.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills inactives vs. Jets: QB Josh Allen (elbow), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring), DE Trent Murphy (knee), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), OT Conor McDermott, OL Ike Boettger

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Revenge game? Former Jets WR Terrelle Pryor, cut last month, will play a prominent role for the Bills. He was critical of the Jets after they cut him, saying he was "under-used."

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6dAdam Schefter

Source: Allen expected back after Bills' bye week

Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jets because of an elbow injury, is expected to be ready to return after Buffalo's bye Nov. 25 against the Jaguars, a source tells ESPN.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds was cleared Saturday from the concussion protocol. Buffalo released LB Ramon Humber and promoted WR Robert Foster from the practice squad.

Team Stats

Passing Yards159.8
Rushing Yards108.8
Points For13.5
Points Against25.1