Mentioned this weekend that #Bills QB Kyle Orton got more than $5M this year. He signed a 2-year, $11M deal, source says. $5.5M this year.
Buffalo Rumblings "For the first time in the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills hit the practice field on Monday to begin preparations for a meaningful game. Their first practice leading up to Sunday's season opener against the Chicago Bears began with the return of several key players to the lineup. No name was..." September 02
ESPN.com "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said his injured ribs feel "just about normal" after practicing Monday. "I'm feeling pretty good," Watkins said. "Feel just about normal." The Bills do not have to release an injury report until Wednesday, so coach Doug Marrone declined to say how..." September 01
Pro Football Talk "The Bills’s decision to shake up their quarterback depth chart with the acquisition of Kyle Orton means that there was no room for Jeff Tuel on the team’s 53-man roster. There’s still a place for him in the organization, however. Tuel is back with the Bills as a member of the practice squad and..." September 01
Sammy Watkins participating in practice. LB Randell Johnson working on side. TE Lee Smith not on hand (toe). #Bills
CBSSports.com "The Bills announced their team captains Monday, and of the six players selected to wear the "C" on their jerseys, none are named EJ Manuel, the team's 2013 first-round pick. Maybe it's not terribly unusual for a second-year player to be overlooked for the honor, even if they're the starting..." September 01
New York Daily News "At least one Buffalo Bills player thinks he knows why Michael Sam did not catch on with an NFL team after being cut Saturday. Eric Wood, an offensive lineman for the Bills says to "Blame ESPN" in response to a reporter wondering why Sam didn't catch on after a solid preseason..." September 01
Pro Football Talk "Every year, there’s a player or two whose health hovers over the launch of the regular-season schedule. This year, one such player will be Bills receiver Sammy Watkins, the player who triggered an all-in move by G.M. Doug Whaley and coach Doug Marrone in the hopes that the team will be..." August 31
Pro Football Talk "One of the more notable wide receivers released on Saturday has quickly found a new home. The Titans have been awarded ex-Bills wideout T.J. Graham on waivers, Adam Caplan of ESPN reported Sunday." August 31
Wow. Per @RapSheet on Total Access, Orton's deal with the Bills will pay him $5M in the first year. Suggests he will play at some point.
New York Post "Jon Bon Jovi has been chucked from the group, The Post has learned. The rocker and the deep-pocketed Toronto-based sports team owners who are bidding for the Buffalo Bills have parted way, sources close to the situation said Friday. The remaining entities in the group — Larry Tanenbaum,..." August 31
Told Ryan Williams did not make the final cuts. Has practice squad eligibility. Commence complaining
Bills have been gauging interest in OL Kraig Urbik, set to make $2.275M this season, and seemingly falling out of favor
NFL.com "EJ Manuel could face competition at quarterback in Buffalo after all. The Buffalo Bills are signing free-agent quarterback Kyle Orton, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per a source informed of the deal. The journeyman quarterback was last with the Dallas Cowboys, who released..." August 30
Expect the Bills to put in calls for Ryan Mallett and Christian Ponder. Bills are searching for a #2 who can push EJ
Sounds like the #Bills dodged serious injury with WR Sammy Watkins — again. Reinjured his ribs yesterday, but should be good to go
Michigan Live "Matthew Stafford didn't miss Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills. He didn't hit either. Stafford, in fact, didn't play. The Detroit Lions sat 11 starters for their preseason finale Thursday night in Buffalo, including their starting quarterback, Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush, Golden Tate..." August 29
WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Buffalo Bills entered their final preseason game with the idea of playing their starters against the Detroit Lions. In only their second offensive possession of the game, the Bills once again saw their prized possession of the offseason have to leave the game due to an..." August 29
Tony Moeaki sitting for the fourth time this preseason. Can't. Stay. Healthy.
ESPN.com "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins left in the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions after reinjuring his ribs. Watkins, who was playing for the first time since bruising his ribs Aug. 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, was hit by Lions linebacker..." August 28
For example, the #Bills have had WR T.J. Graham on the trade block for several months, sources said.
Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26
CBSSports.com "Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday to see Buffalo play Tampa Bay and it doesn't sound like he was too impressed with what he saw. What he saw was Bills quarterback EJ Manuel go 9 of 18 for 67 yards in the first half of Buffalo's 27-14 loss. Kelly was..." August 26
Bills release QB Thad Lewis.
The Bills, looking to upgrade their backup QB situation, will be signing Jordan Palmer, per a league source.
BuffaloBills.com "Buffalo released the following players from their ranks to be at the required 75-player limit. The NFL deadline to do so is Tuesday (Aug. 26) at 4 p.m. ET. S Derek Brim QB Dennis Dixon P Jake Dombrowski WR Tori Gurley S Jajuan Harley K Dustin Hopkins DT Damien Jacobs C Macky..." August 25
Pro Football Talk "The Bills have a number of problems at the moment. And one of them, according to coach Doug Marrone, is talking about injuries. Rookie wideout Sammy Watkins didn’t play yesterday, despite practicing last week after a rib injury. “I’m fine, I could go out there and practice if I need to,”..." August 24
Tampa Tribune "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith hasn’t been all that happy with his defense this preseason. Oh, he likes that they went into their preseason game against the Bills on Saturday ranked 11th overall in total defense and first overall against the run. But that’s not good enough for Smith. He..." August 24
Pro Football Talk "Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins returned to practice this week, but he’s not ready for game action. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Watkins won’t play against the Buccaneers tonight. The Bills have been tight-lipped about his condition since he left last week’s game with a rib injury." August 23
Pro Football Talk "If the Bills hope their offense is going to take a step forward with second-year quarterback EJ Manuel this year, they can’t feel good about the results of the preseason. As of the end of the first quarter of today’s preseason game against the Buccaneers, the Bills have managed a total of nine..." August 23
ESPN.com "Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. Following an intense fight near the end of Wednesday's practice, a few small scuffles broke out early in the Bills' morning..." August 22
Buffalo News "There have been three nonbinding bids for the Buffalo Bills, according to Forbes magazine, and Sabres owner Terry Pegula’s bid of $890 million is the highest. The Forbes report, citing sources familiar with the sale of the Bills franchise, indicates the Toronto group including Larry Tanenbaum,..." August 22
Slam Sports "Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto backers are reassessing whether even to continue in their pursuit of the Buffalo Bills, QMI Agency has learned. Their bid has been on the rocks for weeks and no one within the group is optimistic they'll wind up buying the NFL team, according to two sources in the..." August 22
Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20
BuffaloBills.com "The New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hospital in Manhattan, the hospital spearheading Jim Kelly’s cancer treatments and evaluation, released this statement today: Jim Kelly was evaluated yesterday at the New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hospital in Manhattan, three months after..." August 20
Buffalo Rumblings "Per two separate reports, final, binding bids for the Buffalo Bills could be submitted before or near Labor Day weekend, with a target date for a new owner set for October. On Monday afternoon, John Kryk of the Toronto Sun reported at the tail end of another Jon Bon Jovi update that final,..." August 20
Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills rookie Sammy Watkins has a rib injury that kept him out of practice Monday night. As far as concrete information goes about the injury to the team’s first-round draft pick, that’s all there is to offer. “Last year, I tried to be right all the time and tell you guys,” coach Doug..." August 19
Buffalo News "Jim Kelly recently met with Jon Bon Jovi to discuss partnering up in pursuit of the Buffalo Bills, but the Hall of Fame quarterback declined to enlist over lingering concerns the team could move, The Buffalo News has learned. A source close to Kelly and bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach told The..." August 18
Pro Football Talk "The Bills starting offense played the entire first half against the Steelers on Saturday and coach Doug Marrone left them on the field for two fourth downs in the red zone, but they’re still looking for their first touchdown of the preseason. Any time an offense struggles, there are going to be..." August 17
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ryan Shazier, making his first pro appearance, and Ben Roethlisberger, prepping for his 11th NFL season, put everyone on notice that the Steelers have every intention of making this transition season something quite different than the previous two. Shazier, 21, shook off that knee “boo-boo”..." August 17
Buffalo News "In an act of mutual desperation, the Jon Bon Jovi and Jim Kelly groups have had conversations about joining forces in pursuit of the Buffalo Bills. Multiple sources on both sides of the border have told The Buffalo News that Bon Jovi and his Toronto-based partners reached out to Kelly within..." August 17
ESPN.com "Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a rib injury and will not return. Watkins took a hit from a Steelers defender on a third-down pass from EJ Manuel, which fell incomplete but was negated by a separate Steelers..." August 16
Buffalo News "We’re talking about practice, man. Not a game. But in a young quarterback’s evolution, one great workout is more meaningful than Allen Iverson’s infamous anti-practice rant would suggest. EJ Manuel drew praise from his coach and teammates this week in Latrobe, Pa., where the Bills joined..." August 16
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills look like they’ve positioned themselves well to avoid the doomsday scenario that struck in the defensive backfield a season ago. When cornerback Stephon Gilmore suffered a broken wrist during the 2013 preseason, the secondary suffered. Things got even worse in Week Three, when..." August 15
CBSSports.com "Rumors about a possible C.J. Spiller are percolating thanks to the Bills signing Fred Jackson to an extension, trading for Bryce Brown and signing Anthony Dixon in free agency. But GM Doug Whaley said those rumors were just that: rumors. "We have not been contacted by any team about C.J...." August 15
Buffalo News "A Buffalo Bills fan group uncovered documents that suggest a Toronto-based prospective ownership group has plans to relocate the franchise north of the border. In a release issued today, the Buffalo Fan Alliance identified several announcements referring to Rogers Communications consultant,..." August 15
CBSSports.com "Rumors about a possible C.J. Spiller are percolating thanks to the Bills signing Fred Jackson to an extension, trading for Bryce Brown and signing Anthony Dixon in free agency. But GM Doug Whaley said those rumors were just that: rumors. "We have not been contacted by any team about C.J...." August 14
USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13
Canoe "After almost two weeks either on the outs or in limbo, the Bon Jovi/Toronto bid group has been advised it is a finalist in the Buffalo Bills sale, Sun Media learned Monday morning. The group is scheduled to meet with the seller and its transaction team on Tuesday in Manhattan. Over the..." August 12