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Wide Out Terrelle Pryor Set to Ink with the Bills

Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor intends to sign with the Buffalo Bills, a source told Josina Anderson of ESPN.

Pryor visited the team on Monday and the team made had made a contract offer. He is traveling back to Buffalo on Tuesday intending to sign a deal, the source said.

The New York Jets released Pryor earlier this month. The wide receiver had a tear in his groin at the time of his release but apparently is healthy now.

The former Ohio State quarterback caught a touchdown pass in each of the Jets’ two games before his release, against the Broncos and Colts. He has 14 receptions for 235 yards on the season.

Bills QB Josh Allen “Week-to-Week” with Elbow Injury

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that rookie quarterback Josh Allen was “week-to-week” with an elbow injury and was noncommittal as to whether Allen would start in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.

Allen took a big hit to his elbow when was sandwiched between two defenders as he delivered a deep pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the third quarter. He stayed in for another play, but he grabbed his throwing arm after that throw and headed to the sideline. Allen was replaced by Nathan Peterman, who threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that put the Bills up 13-10 in the fourth quarter but then threw an interception in overtime that the Texans returned for a game-winning touchdown.

McDermott did not name his starter for Week 7 should Allen be unable to suit up. His choices are Peterman, who has now thrown nine interceptions in only 79 career attempts, or veteran Derek Anderson, who was just signed last week and was inactive for the Texans game.

Titans vs Bills NFL Week Five Inactives

Here’s today’s inactives for the Bills matchup at home against the Titans


QB Austin Davis
RB Dalyn Dawkins
DE Matt Dickerson
OT Dennis Kelly
OT Aaron Stinnie
S Kenny Vaccaro
LB Wesley Woodyard


OG Ike Boettger
S Rafael Bush
S Micah Hyde
CB Dontae Johnson
OT Conor McDermott
RB Marcus Murphy
OG Wyatt Teller

Bills Ink CB Dontae Johnson; Dump DE Nate Orchard

The Bills have signed cornerback Dontae Johnson to shore up an injury-depleted secondary.

Buffalo freed up room on the roster by releasing defensive end Nate Orchard on Tuesday.

Johnson is a fourth-year player and opened this season with Seattle. He was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 8 because of a groin injury and released by the Seahawks last week.

Johnson was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. He spent his first four seasons with San Francisco, where he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in 22 starts over 63 games.

Video: Bills Shutout by the Packers in Green Bay 22-0

Bills coach Sean McDermott Says Team is Moving on Without CB Vontae Davis

Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Monday that the Bills are putting cornerback Vontae Davis’ sudden retirement during Sunday’s game behind them.

“His actions have spoken,” McDermott said of Davis, who started Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers before deciding to retire at halftime and leaving the stadium. “He’s retired.”

McDermott added Davis has “had a heckuva career” and wished the 30-year-old the best, but also said the team will soldier on without distraction.

“I got a lot of respect for Vontae,” McDermott said. “He’s a good person. I certainly appreciate the way he worked when he was in here, but we’re moving forward as a football team. …

“There’s no need to address it (with the team). We’re moving on. That’s what a team does. This is not going to become a distraction for us.”

Davis remains on the roster while the team ponders its options, but the Bills received a roster exemption from the league and can add another player if they choose.

Davis, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract in February, released a statement on Twitter after Sunday’s game, which was his first action of the season.

“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL,” Davis wrote. “… But today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn’t be out there playing anymore.

“I meant no disrespect to my teammates and coaches. But I hold myself to a high standard. Mentally, I always expect myself to play at the highest level. But physically, I know today that isn’t possible, and I had an honest moment with myself. … It’s more important for me and my family to walk away than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late.”

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander called Davis’ decision “completely disrespectful” to the team, but defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier echoed McDermott’s refrain on Monday.

“We wish him nothing but the best,” Frazier said of Davis. “I hope things work out for Vontae, whatever he chooses to do. Hopefully he’ll learn from this experience. I’m not sure what’s going on in his mind right now. I haven’t talked to him since yesterday at this point. But eventually I hope to get a chance to speak to him and wish him nothing but the best.”

Bills at Ravens Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee), LB Julian Stanford (nose)
Practice Report
  Wednesday DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot)
  Wednesday CB Maurice Canady (thigh), LB Kenny Young (knee)

Bills Name Nathan Peterman as Their Starting QB to Begin 2018

The Bills will NOT go with rookie Josh Allen in their season opener on Sunday against the Ravens, but instead announced on Monday they will send out Nathan Peterman as their starter at QB.

The decision to name Peterman the starter was expected after he completed 33 of 41 passes this preseason for 431 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

“Nate has earned the right,” Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters. “I thought his total body of work, all the way back from the spring through the summer and fall camp to this point — he has certainly earned the right.”

Peterman and rookie quarterback Josh Allen were among a large group of core players the Bills held out of Thursday’s preseason finale, suggesting they were being considered for the starting job in Week 1. However, McDermott said after the game that AJ McCarron, who started and played the entire contest, was still in the mix to start the opener.

McCarron was then traded to the Raiders on Saturday.