Buffalo Bills linebackers Terrel Bernard (concussion) and A.J. Klein (back) are both active for the Monday night contest against the Denver Broncos. Bernard suffered a concussion on Sunday night in the Week 9 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals but was able to clear the league's concussion protocol and will play to finish out Week 10 action. Meanwhile, Klein will return after missing last week with a back injury. It's good news for a Bills defense that will be without safety Micah Hyde (neck) and cornerback Christian Benford (hamstring). Bernard comes into this game as a top-10 linebacker in IDP leagues in terms of overall fantasy points through nine weeks.
Nov 13, 2023 7:24 PM EST
Buffalo Bills linebacker Terrel Bernard (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of the Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a concussion. Tyrel Dodson is now in at the Mike linebacker spot, with Dorian Williams in at outside linebacker. Before suffering his head injury, Bernard had two assisted tackles. The 24-year-old linebacker entered the Week 9 contest against Cincinnati as the No. 4 linebacker in overall fantasy points in IDP leagues with 46 tackles (30 assists), two sacks, four passes defensed, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries through eight games played. Losing him for the rest of the game is a big blow to Buffalo's defense as they look to slow quarterback Joe Burrow down for the rest of the second half. Bernard will need to clear the league's concussion protocol before being allowed to play next Monday night in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos.
Nov 5, 2023 10:35 PM EST
Buffalo Bills linebacker Terrel Bernard came short of double-digit tackles in the Bills' 24-18 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While Bernard made six solo tackles and two assists, enough to tie for the team lead in combined tackles, he did not get into the backfield for a tackle for loss, a sack, or a QB hit. This was the first time in the past four weeks that the breakout IDP star failed to record double-digit tackles. His highlight was on pass defense, as he made two pass defenses, his first two since Week 3.
Oct 27, 2023 10:42 AM EST
Buffalo Bills linebacker Terrel Bernard made two sacks and an interception in the Bills' 37-3 win over the Washington Commanders. He also recovered a fumble and made seven combined tackles. Bernard is off to a hot start to his second year. He has made 24 tackles and two interceptions. He ranks as the LB4 through three weeks. This is his first season as a starter, as Bernard won the job of replacing Tremaine Edmunds. Bernard should be considered a top waiver wire addition in IDP leagues.
Sep 25, 2023 11:22 AM EST
Linebackers coach Bobby Babich implied Sunday that the open competition for the middle linebacker spot has been whittled down to Bernard and Tyrel Dotson, Alec White of the Bills' official site reports.
Aug 6, 2023 10:07 PM EST
Bills general manager Brandon Beane mentioned Bernard by name this week when discussing possible replacements for the vacant starting middle linebacker job following the departure of long-time starter Tremaine Edmunds to the Bears via free agency, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. "I think we got some young guys that have waited their turn and their opportunity," Beane said. "Let's start with Tyrel Dodson who has been here for a while in our system and knows it. I think he filled in admirably when Tremaine missed time. And so, I think he'll have that opportunity."
Apr 19, 2023 10:45 PM EST
Bernard is expected to serve as one of the Bills' starting linebackers in Sunday's game against the Jets with Matt Milano (oblique) listed as questionable but considered unlikely to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Nov 6, 2022 6:04 AM EST