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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills did not make any transaction involving Anquan Boldin on Monday. Their roster remains at 90 players. Boldin announced his retirement Sunday evening.

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There are now 17 days until the start of the NFL season. The Bills missed the playoffs for the 17th consecutive season in 2016 following a 7-9 performance, the longest active playoff drought in the NFL. According to NFL FPI, the Bills have a 13 percent chance of reaching the playoffs in 2017.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander to SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday about fans' current view of team: "It doesn't look picture perfect right now. Based on the team, the history, the organization, and what has happened in the past, that's where naturally people's minds want to go. But we still have a lot of great football players on this team, defensively, offensively -- we just have to continue to work to put it together. I don't expect anybody based on the past to be all happy and joyful right now. We have to go out there and earn that type of respect and calmness from the fans by going out there and playing hard and creating that type of culture. Until we start doing that, I can understand why people are going to think that way."

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15hMike Rodak

Boldin gets Bills' disappointment over retiring

Former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin says the Bills "wished me nothing but the best" following his decision to retire less than two weeks after signing in Buffalo.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

From the "life comes at you fast" department, this tweet from the Bills' account Aug. 8 is a reminder of how much has changed in 12 days. Anquan Boldin retired Sunday, while Sammy Watkins was traded Aug. 11.

Trotter says retiring has been in Boldin's heart (2:14)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Brandon Beane's statement on retirement Sunday of Anquan Boldin: "We respect Anquan's decision to retire from the NFL. We appreciate the time he gave us over the past two weeks. He is one of the best receivers to play this game and wish him and his family all the best moving forward."

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Anquan Boldin still holds the NFL-rookie record for receptions (101 in 2003). He also ranks 9th in NFL history with 1,076 career receptions.

Boldin retires to focus on humanitarian work (0:47)
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1dJim Trotter

WR Boldin retires, to focus on advocacy work

Anquan Boldin will retire after 14 seasons as an NFL wide receiver. Boldin, who starred for the Cardinals and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, will focus on his criminal justice advocacy work, telling ESPN "my life's purpose is bigger than football."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills wide receiver Anquan Boldin has decided to retire, he tells ESPN's Jim Trotter. Boldin, 36, had signed with the Bills earlier this month. Buffalo now has lost the player whose signing GM Brandon Beane used as an example of why he felt the team was not going to "throw in the towel" after trading Sammy Watkins.

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2dMike Rodak

Bills WR Matthews confident he'll play in Wk. 1

Despite fracturing his sternum in practice last week, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews said Sunday he is "extremely confident" he will be ready to play in the regular-season opener against the New York Jets.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills CB E.J. Gaines suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's practice. He left with a trainer when reporters were leaving the open portion of practice.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Jordan Matthews said Sunday he is "extremely confident" he will be ready to play Week 1 against the Jets after fracturing his sternum last week.

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2dKevin Seifert

The biggest injuries from NFL preseason Week 2

Rod Streater suffered a left leg/foot injury in the fourth quarter of the Bills' game Thursday. That he was still on the field that late in the game makes clear his tenuous position on the roster.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills CB E.J. Gaines is leaving practice with a trainer. Unclear if he'll return.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Sunday he spoke to OT Cameron Jefferson on Saturday about him raising his fist during the national anthem before last Thursday's preseason game in Philadelphia.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills starting right tackle Jordan Mills will be limited in practice Sunday with an ankle contusion. With left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot) and backup Michael Ola not practicing, Bills are dealing with some injuries at tackle.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Sunday the Bills are "cautiously optimistic" about LT Cordy Glenn (foot), but that rookie Dion Dawkins will see more time in practice on the left side as a contingency plan.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Sunday that WR Jordan Matthews (sternum) and LT Cordy Glenn (foot) are both improving. They are listed as week-to-week. McDermott said the Bills are still evaluating WR Rod Streater, who injured his toe in last week's preseason game.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have waived P/K Austin Rehkow and waived/injured TE Jason Croom, who was in a walking boot after being injured in Thursday's preseason game. The Bills signed TE Rory Anderson and safety Adrian McDonald to replace them on the 90-man roster.

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3dBill Barnwell

Two Bills make 'Perfect NFL Roster'

This 53-man group chosen from across the league fits beneath the $167 million salary cap. Lorenzo Alexander and Matt Milano made the team as subs.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RT Jordan Mills is not practicing Friday, and is instead working with other rehabbing players on the sideline. That adds context to why rookie Dion Dawkins is taking left tackle reps in positional drills Friday, with Seantrel Henderson at right tackle.

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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