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AFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
3-1-0 9-3-0
2-2-0 6-6-0
1-3-0 4-8-0
2-2-0 3-10-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 43 1.0 1 0 0

Top Tyrel Dodson News

  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Buffalo's leading tackler vs. Jets

    Dodson recorded seven tackles (six solo) including a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 32-6 win versus the Jets.

    The highlight of Dodson's day came when he punched the football out of the arms of Garrett Wilson and created a turnover for the first time this season. He's firmly on the IDP radar for the remainder of the year, especially so when the Bills travel to take on a run-heavy Philadelphia team in Week 12.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Logs double-digit tackles

    Dodson recorded 10 (eight solo) in Sunday's 24-18 loss to the Bengals.

    Dodson finished second on the team in tackles and compiled double-digit tackles for the first time this campaign. The 25-year-old has continued to see increased playing time with Matt Milano (leg) on injured reserve, and Dodson will look to have another strong performance against the Broncos on Sunday.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Productive in loss

    Dodson logged seven tackles (five solo) in Buffalo's 29-25 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

    Dodson had his most productive game of the season setting a new high in tackles while seeing increased playing time, with Matt Milano (leg) on injured reserve. The 25-year-old Dodson will look to build off this solid performance Thursday against the Buccaneers.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Loses out on starting role

    Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that Dodson's teammate Terrel Bernard will start in Week 1 at the Jets, Ryan O'Halloran of The Buffalo News reports.

    Dodson was the early favorite for the starting middle linebacker job, a role left vacant by the free-agent departure of long-time starter Tremaine Edmunds. This development doesn't mean Dodson won't see the field, but unless he's seeing action on defense the majority of the time, he won't have IDP value to begin the season.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Chance to start

    Dodson seems to be part of a three-way competition for the starting middle linebacker job following the free-agent departure of Tremaine Edmunds, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

    Veteran A.J. Klein seems to be more an insurance policy should one of his younger teammates not work out for such a key role, and Klein looks like he'll see his time on the outside. That leaves Dodson to compete with second-year players Terrel Bernard and Baylon Spector for the starting Mike job, so Dodson may have the upper hand based on experience alone. Of course, the Bills could just mix and match with their defensive packages, but head coach Sean McDermott's history is to have a quarterback running the defense, for example Edmunds or Luke Kuechly. If someone does win the job outright, there are plenty of tackles to be put up at that spot.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: In mix for starting role

    Bills general manager Brandon Beane mentioned Dodson by name Tuesday when discussing possible replacements for the vacant starting middle linebacker job following the departure of long-time starter Tremaine Edmunds in free agency, Maddy Glab of the team's 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."

    The Bills still have time to bring someone in via free agency or the upcoming draft, but for now it looks like a four-way competition for the job between Dodson, A.J. Klein, Terrel Bernard and Baylon Spector. Dodson -- who posted 32 tackles and a sack last season and served as the primary fill-in in for Edmunds when he was hurt -- and Klein offer more experience than the other two teammates, who were both rookies last season.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Re-ups with Bills on one-year deal

    Dodson and the Bills agreed to terms on a one-year contract Tuesday, the team announced.

    Dodson was set to be a restricted free agent and will be back with the Bills for 2023 after playing 21 percent of the defensive snaps last season while starring on special teams.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Records 13 tackles in start

    Dodson logged 13 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 31-23 win over the Browns.

    Dodson recorded a new career high in tackles while starting in place of injured middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (groin) for the second game this season. The 24-year-old backup previously recorded a career-best 11-tackle outing in his Week 5 start, though he wound up playing 100 percent of the Bills' defensive snaps for the first time during this win over Cleveland. With Edmunds sidelined for each of Buffalo's first two practices Week 12, Dodson could once again see significant usage against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Logs career-best outing Sunday

    Dodson recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and one sack during Sunday's 38-3 victory over the Steelers.

    Dodson started Sunday's contest against Pittsburgh in place of Tremaine Edmunds, who was ruled out for the game with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old Dodson played 84 percent of Buffalo's defensive snaps and also surpassed his previous career-best tackling performance, which was seven stops in Week 5 of 2020. If Edmunds misses additional time, Dodson would again be the prime beneficiary for extra playing time. The Bills head to Kansas City in Week 6 for what could be another instant classic.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Officially starting Sunday

    Dodson is starting in Sunday's matchup against the Steelers, Matt Parrino of The Syracuse Post-Standard reports.

    With Tremaine Edmunds out with a hamstring injury, Dodson is officially taking over a more prominent linebacker role for Week 5. The 24-year-old has logged 26 tackles (17 solo), one sack and one pass breakup through his first four games of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Back in action Friday

    Dodson (general soreness) recorded three tackles during the Bills' preseason finale against the Panthers on Friday.

    Dodson missed Buffalo's first preseason outing due to general soreness, but he looks ready to go for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Rams on Sept. 8. The veteran primarily played on special teams (275 of his 350 total snaps) for the Bills last year, but he could step up into a bigger role defensively heading into his third season with the team.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Out for preseason opener

    Dodson is not practicing Thursday due to muscle soreness, Alec White of the Bills' official site reports.

    The Bills have been giving some of their veterans time off throughout camp with the "soreness" label, so we'll assume Dodson is likely to be ready for Week 1. However, he's not scheduled to hit the field Saturday against the Colts in Buffalo's first exhibition game.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Re-ups with Buffalo

    Dodson has re-signed on a one-year contract, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

    The 2022 campaign will be Dodson's third with the team. While the Texas A&M product is unlikely to see starter's time at linebacker, he's a versatile backup and an excellent special teams player. The latter will be especially needed with the Bills having quite a bit of turnover to their coaching staff this offseason, including the special teams coaches.

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  • Bills' Tyrel Dodson: Activated by Bills

    Dodson (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

    Dodson was unavailable for a week and a half due to the league's COVID-19 protocols, but he'll now be able to return to practice. Across his last five appearances, the linebacker has logged eight tackles (seven solo).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 237 lbs
Birthplace: Franklin, TN
Age: 25
School: Texas A&M
Experience: 4