October 23, 2014
Chris Hogan takes on increased role with Buffalo Bills
'A two-time all-ECAC selection as a midfielder, Hogan had a year of NCAA playing eligibility remaining after graduating from Penn State (he redshirted as a sophomore due to an ankle injury). He decided to scratch an itch and use it playing football somewhere as a grad student.'
Doug Marrone says you can go out in Buffalo and meet a guy like Kyle Orton
'"On a personal level, outside of the football, he's a regular guy," Bills coach Doug Marrone said. "You can go out in Buffalo and meet a guy with his personality anywhere. In a bar, in a bowling alley, in a pool room, in a place where your family is. Just a normal, regular guy. No ego. Highly competitive. That's probably the thing you wouldn't see until you watched him compete and saw how competitive he is, how hard he is on himself, how well he prepares. I think, generally, the people in this region would be able to at least understand him. He's a lot like us and like people from here."'
Marquise Goodwin misses practice Thursday
'Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin again missed practice on Thursday with a hamstring injury he suffered last week, and his playing for status in Week 8 is again up in the air.'
Bills' Aaron Williams limited for second straight practice
'Since initially suffering the injury in practice leading up to the Bills' Week Six contest against New England, the safety has had to miss snaps on the field during practice. In fact, the injury even cause him to miss that game against the Patriots.'
Bills' Marrone on injured Goodwin: ''Availability is a big thing''
'“Availability is a big thing. It's very difficult, especially when they occur early in your career, to continue to get better and better,” Marrone said. “It's almost like when those things happen, I don't want to say you start back at square one, but there's definitely a move back before you can go ahead and start working to get forward. He's definitely frustrated with it and that's part of this game. One of the things that, it's not a secret, you talk about players with all the time is availability. He hasn't been available as often as he would like to be or as we would like him to be.”'