NFL notebook: Bills practice in Detroit in advance of Monday matchup with Jets
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — A day after arriving in Detroit, the Bills took the practice field Saturday afternoon to prepare for a Monday night matchup with the Jets.
Originally scheduled to play Sunday in Buffalo, the Bills were forced to relocate after a rare November storm dumped more than 5 feet of snow in the Buffalo area this week. Buffalo practiced at Lions headquarters for the first time Friday night, just hours after landing in Detroit.
Fighting for their playoff lives, the Bills (5-5) are in dire need of a win over the struggling Jets (2-8), who had lost six straight before a stunning victory against the Steelers on Nov. 9.
Monday will mark a return trip to Ford Field for Buffalo defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who was fired in December after five seasons as head coach in Detroit.
The Lions have distributed all free online tickets for Monday night’s game, according to a team spokesman.
An additional 500 tickets — with a limit of two tickets per person — will be available at the Ford Field box office at 10 a.m. today.
Bills running back Fred Jackson (groin) is listed as questionable for Monday’s game.
Browns activate WR Gordon
The Browns officially activated wide receiver Josh Gordon, clearing the way for him to make his season debut Sunday in Atlanta.
Cleveland officially activated the All-Pro from the exempt/commissioner permission list Saturday and waived backup outside linebacker Keith Pough.
Broncos change up backfield
The Broncos shuffled their thin backfield on the eve of their showdown with the Dolphins. They promoted Jeremy Stewart from their practice squad and waived rookie Kapri Bibbs. Stewart gives the Broncos’ backfield more experience with Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined.
Around the league
Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, CBS Sports reported. … Saints running back Khiry Robinson was downgraded to out for Monday night’s game against the Ravens. … Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes was fined $22,050 for unsportsmanlike conduct by the NFL. The league said Hughes “directed abusive language towards an official” during a Nov. 13 game against the Dolphins. It is not clear what he said that warranted the fine. … The Patriots signed first-year defensive lineman Casey Walker to the practice squad Saturday.