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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 24 2.0 0 2 0

Top Terrel Bernard News

  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: INT for second straight week

    Bernard registered seven tackles (five solo) -- including two sacks and an interception -- in Sunday's 37-3 win over the Commanders.

    Bernard had the most tackles for the team in Week 3 and leads the Bills with 24 total tackles through three games this season. The Bills sacked Sam Howell nine times and picked off the young quarterback four times. Bernard and the Bills are in for a much tougher matchup as they take on the Dolphins in Week 4. Miami put up an NFL-record 726 scrimmage yards and 70 points on the Broncos in Week 3.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Nabs first pick of career

    Bernard recorded six tackles and an interception in Sunday's 38-10 win versus the Raiders.

    After a big statistical game in Week 1, Bernard shined again in Week 2 when he found his way under a deflected screen pass attempt in the first quarter of action. The sophomore is making an impression early after earning a starting job at linebacker during the offseason, and it's starting to look like he'll be a good IDP option for the rest of the season.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Notches 11 tackles in loss

    Bernard recorded 11 tackles (four solo) in the Bills' 22-16 overtime loss to the Jets on Monday.

    Bernard has stepped into a featured role on Buffalo's defense in 2023 and he opened his sophomore campaign with a career-high 11 takedowns. With Tremaine Edmunds now with the Bears, Bernard could replace him as the Bills' leading tackler this season.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: In line to start Monday

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

    Despite some assumptions that fourth-year man Tyrel Dodson had the edge in the competition for the starting gig at middle linebacker, Bernard will end up opening the season atop the depth chart. If the starter designation translates to an every-down role, Bernard could be worth a look as an IDP since he would likely have ample opportunities to rack up tackles.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Back from hamstring injury

    Bernard (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. It was later reported by Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic that Bernard was working more off to the side in pads with the strength and conditioning staff and not fully practicing.

    Bernard missed nearly two weeks due to the injury, but he's back and could still make a preseason appearance Saturday against the Bears. The 2022 third-round draft pick is contending for playing time at middle linebacker, where the Bills will need to find a new starter after Tremaine Edmunds left for Chicago in free agency.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Not playing Saturday

    Bernard (hamstring) is not suited up for Saturday's preseason opener versus the Colts, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

    Bernard exited Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury. It looks like the Bills are erring on the side of caution with him in order to avoid a lingering issue as training camp progresses. The 24-year-old is competing with Tyrel Dodson for the Bills' starting middle linebacker role.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Leaves practice early

    Bernard exited practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

    It's a tough break for Bernard, who is in the middle of a competition with Tyrel Dodson for the starting middle linebacker job. The former spent most of last season working on special teams, but Bernard, a 2022 third-round selection, has shown enough in camp to be considered for the role after the departure of Tremaine Edmunds. Bernard will now focus on getting healthy so he can continue to make the effort to lock down a starting job.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: In hunt for key spot

    Linebackers coach Bobby Babich implied Sunday that the open competition for the middle linebacker spot has been whittled down to Bernard and Tyrel Dodson, Alec White of the Bills' official site reports.

    Tremaine Edmunds manned the starting MLB spot for five years, but he was offered a large free-agent contract by the Bears, and the Bills' spot is now up for grabs. It looks like Bernard, a second-year player our of Baylor, and Dodson have separated themselves from Baylon Spector and A.J. Klein, and the team would like to make a decision between the top two soon. Whoever wins the spot -- provided that person stays on the field for most of the game -- stands to rack up a decent tackle total, as Edmunds cleared the 100-tackle mark in all five of his seasons with the Bills.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Set to compete for starting role

    Bills general manager Brandon Beane mentioned Bernard 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.

    That said, there are several other players in the mix for starting roles alongside standout outside linebacker Matt Milano, including Tyrel Dodson, Baylon Spector, A.J. Klein and anyone else the Bills might bring in via free agency or the 2023 NFL Draft. Bernard was mostly a special-teams contributor during his rookie season as a third-round pick out of Baylor and totaled 22 tackles on the season, but he'll at least have a chance to compete for more work and perhaps even a starting role in 2023.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Starting opportunity awaits

    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.

    Bernard, a third-round rookie out of Baylor, has played just 45 snaps on defense through seven games this season, with more than half of them (25) coming in the Bills' Week 5 win over the Steelers. Assuming Milano is inactive this week, Bernard should take on his largest snap share to date, but the rookie can't be counted on to be as reliable of an option in IDP leagues as the veteran has been when healthy, as he may not see the field in every single formation that Milano normally would.

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  • Bills' Terrel Bernard: Roster status appears secure

    Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News surmises that Bernard is one of three Bills linebackers who has a lock on a roster spot.

    Bernard, a third-round rookie out of Baylor, actually has a chance of starting alongside stalwarts Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano, though the Bills play a number of different packages and Bernard could be subbed out for an extra defensive back or a pass rusher on occasion. Still, the future appears bright for Bernard, who scored on a fumble recovery in his first game as a pro Saturday while adding three tackles in an all-around nice debut.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 224 lbs
Birthplace: La Porte, TX
Age: 24
School: Baylor
Experience: 2