Bills Rumors & News

  • Bills HOFer Andre Reed blasts Bon Jovi’s bid

    USA Today "Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has made no secret of his longtime desire to own an interest in an NFL team, recently joining forces with a prospective ownership group hoping to buy the Buffalo Bills. While the Bon Jovi group has said that they do not plan to move the team, which they would legally not be..." July 29

  • Report: No timetable for Cordy Glenn’s return, but expected in time for season opener

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have not provided much information about the illness that has forced tackle Cordy Glenn to miss all of training camp thus far, but whatever’s troubling him does not look like it will keep him out of the lineup into the season. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports via a team source..." July 28

  • Bills release first depth chart (spoiler alert: Watkins is a starter)

    Pro Football Talk "Nothing says football season like the non-binding depth charts teams are required to release when preseason games approach. Up first in six days against the Giants for the Hall of Fame game, the Bills have issued the first depth chart of 2014. To no surprise whatsoever, receiver Sammy Watkins..." July 28

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Another drop for T.J. Graham. Recurring theme for his camp. Time may be running out for him.

  • Urbik’s grab highlights drills at Bills camp

    Buffalo News "Veteran guard Kraig Urbik found himself in a tight-end position as the Buffalo Bills lined up for a live goal-line play in Sunday’s practice. The offense was short on healthy tight ends, and Urbik was pressed into unfamiliar duty. “They told me to run a corner route,” Urbik said. “I didn’t know..." July 28

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    Mark Gaughan @gggaughan

    Bills sign TE because Tony Moeaki out "awhile" - at least a week? - with hamstring, DMarrone says.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Didn’t expect to hear the buzz I’m hearing on 7th round OT Seantrel Henderson. #Bills coach tells me “he can be special.” Really impressing

  • Jim Kelly to serve as honorary captain at Hall of Fame game "Jim Kelly is returning to the field. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that the former Bills quarterback will serve as an honorary captain at the Hall of Fame game between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 3. When Kelly takes the field at Fawcett Stadium in..." July 24

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Per the NFL transaction wire, Marcell Dareus and Alan Branch have passed their physicals and are now back on the active roster.

  • Stock rising on Bills' QB Jeff Tuel

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "When your starting quarterback has developed a nasty habit of suffering knee injuries, the training camp battle for the backup job tends to be conducted with a bit more urgency. Yes, the sample size is small for EJ Manuel, and perhaps his 2013 rookie season was an anomaly as two of his three..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Watkins makes like Moss at Bills camp "In his prime, Randy Moss made it look easy. With long arms, big strides and blazing speed, Moss both towered over defenders and blew past them. He had a way of making downfield catches seem effortless, the football equivalent of Yao Ming grabbing a rebound. Through three training camp..." July 23

  • Sammy Watkins’ ridiculous skills dazzling at Bills camp

    New York Post "The Bills had Sammy Watkins No. 1 on their entire draft board last spring, and it’s already easy to see why. Just three days into his first NFL training camp, the former Clemson wide receiver is turning heads and leaving Buffalo’s playoff-starved fans giddy at the possibilities. It’s not..." July 23

  • Bills temporarily excuse DT Marcell Dareus from training camp "After failing his conditioning test Sunday, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was placed on the Non-Football Injury list, meaning he can't practice with the team until he's moved to the active roster. It might be a while. Bills coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday that he excused..." July 21

  • Pressure non-existent for Watkins "From the moment Bills fans took their seats to watch the first day of practice, it was obvious who they were there to see: Sammy Watkins. Chants, banners and T-shirts were aplenty as the rookie wide receiver, taken fourth overall in this year’s draft, took to the field with the rest of his team..." July 21

  • Report: Bills 'expect' to sell for more than $1.1B "The value of professional sports franchises are through the roof these days and anyone looking to sell is feeling especially excited after the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for an astounding $2 billion. After Ralph Wilson died, the Bills are up next. And ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported on..." July 21

  • Marcell Dareus fails conditioning test in Buffalo "Marcell Dareus' discouraging offseason continues. Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone revealed Sunday that Dareus was placed on the non-football injury list because he failed his conditioning test. "He needs to focus on getting himself ready," Marrone said according to NFL Media's Albert..." July 21

  • Bon Jovi’s group vows to keep team in Buffalo

    Pro Football Talk "Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has indeed joined a Toronto-based group that hopes to buy the Buffalo Bills. And Bon Jovi and company indeed are claiming that they intend to keep the team in Buffalo. Via the Associated Press, Bon Jovi’s group has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing..." July 20

  • Bills place DT Marcell Dareus on active/non-football injury list "With the entire team reporting to Rochester on Saturday to open training camp, the Bills announced that defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been placed on the active/non-football injury list. At this point, it's unclear what kind of injury or issue Dareus is dealing with, but he'll be unable to..." July 20

  • Bills G.M. expects playoff drought to end this year

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills haven’t made the playoffs in the 21st Century. But General Manager Doug Whaley expects this to be the year. Whaley told the Bills’ website that he believes the pieces are in place for the Bills to turn things around and consistently compete for championships. “We haven’t been in..." July 19

  • WR Mike Williams says his hamstring is full go for start of training camp

    Buffalo Bills News "Bills veteran receiver Mike Williams, acquired in the offseason trade with Tampa Bay, said he is fully healthy to start training camp. Williams sat out the later stages of spring practices to rest a hamstring that had undergone surgery last year. He landed on the injured reserve list in Week Nine..." July 19

  • Bills waive WR Cordell Roberson, CB Darius Robinson

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills waived wide receiver Cordell Roberson and cornerback Darius Robinson on Friday, the club said. Buffalo did not immediately sign anyone to fill the vacated roster spots, leaving the club with 88 players, two short of the 90-player limit. Roberson (6-4, 205) spent time on Buffalo and..." July 19

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    Steve Caric @Caricsportsmgt

    Kiko Alonso underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair his ACL. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

  • Alonso, Glenn on camp non-participation lists, Bills sign LB "A quintet of Bills players are unlikely to participate in practice at the outset of training camp on Sunday. On Wednesday the Bills made the following designations: LB Kiko Alonso (Active/Non-Football Injury); DT Alan Branch (Active/Non-Football Illness); T Cordy Glenn (Active/Non-Football..." July 16

  • Bills want Spiller at 20 touches per game "It’s been largely a two-man show in Buffalo’s offensive backfield when it’s come to carrying the football the past four seasons. Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller have worked very effectively as a tandem and were a big reason why the Bills finished second in the league in rushing last season despite..." July 14

  • New owner likely will mean new key employees in Buffalo

    Pro Football Talk "As both training camp for the Bills and the official process of selling the franchise prepare to open at nearly the same time, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News points to the only virtual certainty currently surrounding the team. After the new owner arrived, a bunch of people will get fired...." July 13

  • E.J. Manuel: I’m stronger than I was last year "EJ Manuel: “I think its overall confidence in myself. Obviously, I have a rapport with my teammates. Having a full offseason with guys who I’m familiar with — I’ve been lucky enough to have the same head coach, the same offensive coordinator, now a new quarterback coach in Coach [Todd] Downing...." July 13

  • Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed: 'Hell no,' Richard Sherman couldn't cover me in my prime "Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed paid a visit to the 27th annual Jim Kelly Football Camp on Friday to run around a bit with campers and give the kids some advice. After giving his third "chalk talk" of the afternoon, Reed took questions from the kids. Unlike the younger group from..." July 12

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Bills buyers have until July 29 to indicate interest

    Pro Football Talk "For anyone interested in buying the Buffalo Bills, the time has come to put up or shut up. Or at least to say that there may be interest in eventually putting up. According to WGRZ-TV, via John Kryk of the Toronto Sun, potential buyers have until July 29 to submit a non-binding “indication..." July 04

  • Whitner takes aim at Bills and Talley, too

    Pro Football Talk "Last night, Browns safety Donte Whitner didn’t confine his Twitter ire to the horribly flawed players-supposedly-vote-but-no-one-knows-of-any-player-who-votes Top 100 list on NFL Network. Whitner, a top-10 pick of the Bills back in 2006, made this observation as well: “Wonder how you Bills..." July 04

  • Bills remain confident of victory in cheerleader lawsuit

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills went wide right in round one of the legal fight instituted by cheerleaders alleging wage violations. But the Bills remain confident that they’ll eventually prevail. “The order issued today is a procedural component of the legal process and our organization remains confident in our..." July 02

  • Bills could stiff Alonso, in theory

    Pro Football Talk "With Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso reportedly tearing an ACL while working out in Oregon, the Bills could play hardball with the high-impact 2013 rookie, if they want. Because the injury happened away from the facility, it’s a non-football injury. And teams are not required to pay players who..." July 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills LB Kiko Alonso tore his ACL and is expected to miss season, per source. It’s considered a seven- to nine-month recovery. Blow for BUF.

  • Kiko Alonso could have 'significant' knee injury

    SB Nation "The Bills' defense would suffer a major hit in the middle if Alonso is lost for a significant amount of time. The Buffalo Bills have learned that second-year linebacker Kiko Alonso has suffered a knee injury, one that Bills general manager Doug Whaley said could be "significant." In an..." July 01

  • Bills lose effort to dismiss cheerleader lawsuit

    Pro Football Talk "In response to the lawsuit filed by several former members of the Buffalo Jills against various defendants, the Buffalo Bills filed a motion to dismiss the case, claiming that they do not actually employ the cheerleading squad. In that initial skirmish, the Bills have done what they often do on..." July 01

  • Marcell Dareus racing trial set for September

    Pro Football Talk "Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will get his day in court, right before the start of the regular season. According to Ed Drantch of WIVB in Buffalo, Dareus will have a non-jury trial on street racing charges on Sept. 9. That’s the Tuesday before the start of the regular season." July 01

  • Jaworski says Bon Jovi wouldn’t move the Bills out of Buffalo

    Pro Football Talk "Remember that two-hour lunch between Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jon Bon Jovi? The one where Bon Jovi reportedly was taking copious notes? It’s possible Bon Jovi was simply writing one thing, over and over again: “Deny any desire to move the team.” As explained by Jon Kryk of the..." July 01

  • Bills WR Sammy Watkins: Connection with EJ Manuel isn't there yet "Sammy Watkins and EJ Manuel are on the same team, but apparently they're not on the same page yet. The Bills rookie receiver said this week that he doesn't hasn't quite developed an on-field connection with his new quarterback. "It's not fully there," Watkins told NFL Network. "I mean, we've..." June 28

  • Bills rookie Sammy Watkins eager to face Cleveland

    Akron Beacon Journal "Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins revealed Friday that Browns General Manager Ray Farmer visited him in Clemson, S.C., a few days before the NFL Draft kicked off May 8. The Browns ended up trading the fourth overall pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the ninth pick, a..." June 28

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Report: Bills officially for sale, reaching out to prospective owners "The family of Ralph Wilson have begun the bidding process for the Buffalo Bills, sending out non-disclosure agreements and initial sale documents to groups who have expressed interest in buying the team, reports John Kryk of the QMI Agency. Prospective owners will receive a sale book containing..." June 19

  • Pegula buying the Bills would carry risk

    Buffalo News "For most of us in the real world, when we’re looking to make a few bucks and dump items we no longer need, we rummage through the basement for outdated lamps and old bed frames. We grab bicycles that our kids have outgrown and old books and dusty stereos. We take out advertisements in the..." June 16

  • Bills aim to run NFL's fastest offense "Buffalo played fast in 2013, but offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett says it wasn't fast enough. The Bills and Chip Kelly's Eagles were the only teams to average fewer than 24 seconds per play. The Bills averaged 23.95 seconds, the Eagles 23.38. So although the Bills ranked 29th in yards..." June 16

  • Report: Vince Young to retire from NFL, likely will take job with Texas

    Dallas Morning News "Former Texas Longhorns great Vince Young will retire, according to KXAN-TV in Austin. “It’s definitely official I think in my book,” Young told the station at his annual football camp in Round Rock. “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed…other than that I’ve started moving..." June 15

  • Jacobs family won’t bid on Bills, but may participate in stadium effort

    Buffalo News "The Jacobs family will not pursue an ownership interest in the Buffalo Bills, but is looking at operating and owning at least part of a new stadium for the team, The Buffalo News has learned. The Jacobs family’s decision to not pursue purchasing the team was confirmed by six sources in..." June 14

  • Marrone sees great progress in offense

    Buffalo News "EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills’ offense have appeared in “offseason form” during spring practices this month. The football has hit the ground more than one would expect from a finely tuned attack. The Bills say their quarterback and the offense as a whole are miles ahead of where they was..." June 13