Bills Rumors & News

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Bills GM: It's 'obvious' we don't have franchise QB "The Buffalo Bills don't have a legitimate signal-caller. We know it. You know it. General manager Doug Whaley knows it. "The way we looked at is, we don't have a proven franchise quarterback. That's obvious," Whaley said Monday, per's Mike Rodak. "But what we wanted to do is be..." April 21

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Rex Ryan goes after Jace Amaro again

    Pro Football Talk "Former Jets coach Rex Ryan continues to hold Jets tight end Jace Amaro accountable for his contention that the Jets weren’t held accountable in 2014, Ryan’s last one with the team. “It’s not the truth,” Ryan said Saturday morning on WFAN radio, via Dom Cosentino of Rex then became..." April 18

  • Spiller: ‘I’ll always be a Buffalo Bill at heart’

    Buffalo News "They say moving can be the most stressful time in a person’s life. C.J. Spiller knows this now. He has been back in Orchard Park this week, packing up five years of Buffalo Bills memories before starting his new job with the New Orleans Saints. “I thought it would be a smooth cleanout,”..." April 17

  • Bills' brass was on a yacht drinking wine when LeSean McCoy offer came "One of the biggest trades of the NFL offseason so far came on March 3 when the Eagles agreed to ship LeSean McCoy off to Buffalo in exchange for Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. The most surprising part of the deal though might not be the fact that it involved McCoy, but the fact that the Bills..." April 17

  • Sammy Watkins Believes in E.J. Manuel 100 Percent

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills seem to be thriving under new head coach Rex Ryan. With fresh leadership in town, the team is pumped, and wide receiver Sammy Watkins appears to be especially supportive of third-year quarterback E.J. Manuel. Though Watkins is on the mend following offseason hip surgery, he’s..." April 16

  • Fred Jackson on LeSean McCoy: 'I'm not going to make it easy for him'

    The Score "Looking to dramatically revamp their offense, the Buffalo Bills traded for 2013 rushing champion LeSean McCoy in March. Under new head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, the Bills are expected to present a run-heavy offense, in which McCoy will be a vital component. Fred..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Draft Picks, Not Kiko Alonso, Were Eagles’ True Target in LeSean McCoy Trade with Bills

    Sportsnaut "In a recent profile of new Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan by the’s Jenny Vrentas, an interesting nugget of information emerged: The Philadelphia Eagles were actually after draft picks in their trade of running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo, not linebacker Kiko Alonso. The Bills’..." April 15

  • Chris Hairston joining Chargers

    National Football Post "Veteran offensive tackle Chris Hairston is joining the San Diego Chargers. Hairston announced his decision on Instagram. Hairston played in 41 games with 15 starts for his career." April 15

  • Matt Cassel says the Bills have all the pieces of the puzzle in place

    Pro Football Talk "Confidence continues to flow from Buffalo. Bills coach Rex Ryan says he expects to win now, and Bills receiver Robert Woods says the team’s expectations are Super Bowl-high. Now quarterback Matt Cassel is talking up the talent he’s seeing first-hand at the Bills’ offseason workouts. “We’ve..." April 14

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Can the Bills keep Dareus? At what price?

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Bills want to keep Marcell Dareus for a long time. They also know it won’t be easy. Or cheap. But a report Monday indicates the team is ready to get to work on making that happen. A story in The Buffalo News quotes Bills General Manager Doug Whaley as saying the team wants to have a..." April 12

  • EJ Manuel OK with QB competition: “The best man will play”

    Buffalo News "Everything anyone needed to know about what Doug Marrone thought of EJ Manuel was learned on Dec. 28. That was the day the Buffalo Bills played a meaningless regular-season finale against the New England Patriots. There was no reason for Marrone to start journeyman Kyle Orton – who had made it..." April 12

  • Robert Woods: Bills are focused on a Super Bowl trip "In just two NFL seasons, Buffalo Bills receiver Robert Woods has already played with four different quarterbacks. With the additions of Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor, QB No. 5 could come as soon as the start of the 2015 season. Woods told WGR-AM on Thursday that he's not worried about a new..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Bills RB LeSean McCoy: 'I'm finished with Philadelphia' "Earlier this week, LeSean McCoy offered up a theory for why Chip Kelly is so willing to move on from his big-name players. "I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the..." April 09

  • Bills were perfect fit for Harvin

    Buffalo News "Percy Harvin didn’t spend much time fretting over where his next home would be after being released by the New York Jets earlier this offseason. That’s because following Rex Ryan, his former coach in the Big Apple, to Buffalo, was a natural fit. “It was my No. 1 visit,” Harvin said of the..." April 08

  • Bills Marcell Dareus reaches plea deal on car-racing charges

    USA Today "Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus reached a plea agreement to have misdemeanor charges dropped for crashing his Jaguar into a tree near a busy suburban Buffalo intersection last year. Dareus agreed to be ticketed with two traffic violations — failure to keep right and imprudent..." April 07

  • LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly doesn’t like or respect star players

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles coach Chip Kelly got rid of running back LeSean McCoy so that Kelly himself would get more of the credit for the offense in Philadelphia. At least, that’s how McCoy sees it. McCoy, now a Buffalo Bill, said at the first day of his new team’s offseason program that Kelly would rather have..." April 07

  • Percy Harvin, Rex Ryan both talking big as Bills begin workouts "Beginning offseason conditioning Monday with his fourth team in four seasons, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin insisted that he would return to his level of play before a troubled stint with the Seattle Seahawks that ended last season. "The best has yet to come. The world has not seen..." April 06

  • EJ Manuel excited for “fresh start”

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bills were looking for a head coach, reports out of Buffalo were that General Manager Doug Whaley was spending time talking up quarterback EJ Manuel during interviews with candidates. Whaley was reportedly pinning blame for Manuel’s struggles on the previous coaching staff, which was..." April 06

  • Richie Incognito calls NFL absence 'humbling,' says 'nobody's perfect' "Beginning offseason conditioning Monday with his new team, Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito called his season and a half away from football "humbling" and added that he had learned from the 2013 bullying scandal that led to him being suspended and released by the Miami Dolphins. "It was..." April 06

  • Rex Ryan says he expects Bills to 'win big' in 2015

    SB Nation "The Buffalo Bills were among three teams beginning voluntary offseason workouts on Monday, and just about everyone involved is excited for this coming season. New head coach Rex Ryan and several star players spoke to the media and expressed optimism about a fresh start in 2015. Ryan in particular..." April 06

  • Percy Harvin: The world hasn’t seen me explode like I’m about to

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Percy Harvin has been a man on the move over the last three-plus seasons as he’s bounced between the Vikings, Seahawks and Jets before signing with the Bills as a free agent this offseason. Harvin has only played in 23 regular season games over that span, which has kept him from..." April 06

  • Rex Ryan: Let's not dump EJ Manuel after 2 years, look at Aaron Rodgers

    Buffalo News "This much is certain about the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback situation: There will be a legitimate competition for the starting job this summer. Coach Rex Ryan says you can take it to the bank that his mind is “absolutely not made up” about who will start. What isn’t so certain, according to..." April 06

  • Cassel is far from a lock to start for Bills

    Buffalo News "This much is certain about the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback situation: There will be a legitimate competition for the starting job this summer. Coach Rex Ryan says you can take it to the bank that his mind is “absolutely not made up” about who will start. What isn’t so certain, according to..." April 05

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    Vic Carucci @viccarucci

    Sammy Watkins suffered a slight tear in his labrum & #Bills WR underwent surgery around Super Bowl time, according to an NFL source.

  • Report: Bills WR Sammy Watkins had hip surgery early in offseason

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins underwent hip surgery early in the offseason, sources told ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. Watkins was on the injury report late last season with a hip injury, which he reportedly suffered in a Nov. 30 game against the Browns. " April 03

  • Bills GM Doug Whaley doesn't rule out taking a QB in 2015 NFL Draft "It's an annual problem: The supply of legitimate NFL starting quarterbacks available in the draft is outstripped by demand. It's why teams reach for players then pray it all works out. It seldom does. It's also why we see many of these same teams repeating the mistakes that have them mired in..." April 02

  • Contract extension for Dareus next on Bills' offseason to-do list

    Buffalo News "As the Buffalo Bills move through their offseason to-do list of adding players before the draft, they’re focusing more of their attention on taking care of their own. Next up: Doing a contract extension with defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, arguably the best or one of the players on the..." March 30

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Rex Ryan says brother Rob could get head coaching job if he loses hair, gut

    Larry Brown Sports "Although he had a few minor disagreements with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton last year, Rob Ryan is still considered by many to be one of the better defensive coordinators in the NFL. According to his brother Rex, the only thing stopping Rob from landing a head coaching job is his..." March 25

  • Report: Bills owner not against Toronto NFL team "Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula would not oppose an NFL franchise in Toronto, according to Sun Media’s John Kryk. Pegula, who outbid Jon Bon Jovi’s Toronto-based group as well as Donald Trump for the franchise after the death of long-time owner Ralph Wilson last March, told Kryk on Tuesday..." March 25

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    Vic Carucci @viccarucci

    The #Bills are looking to extend the 1-year, $4.75-million contract of QB Matt Cassel to make it cap friendlier.

  • Rex Ryan baffled that Bears never called

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rex Ryan joked that he has a theory why, despite his family connections to the team and his availability after leaving the Jets, the Bears never called to talk about their head coaching vacancy. “I don’t know,” he said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meetings, “I must have done a bad job as a ball..." March 24

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    Charles Robinson @CharlesRobinson

    #Bills coach Rex Ryan called Bryce Brown "the fast dude" and said: "I'm not going to learn his name until he holds onto the football." Ha.

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • Report: NFL will do digital-only broadcast Jaguars-Bills in 2015 "In 2015 the Jaguars and Bills are set to play a game in London in Week 7 and there's going to be an additional spin to the game: it will only be broadcast digitally. According to Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal, a to-be-determined company will get the digital rights to broadcast the..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • LeSean McCoy: Eagles panicked "The running back carousel has been a weird one this offseason. Guys are bouncing all over the place, with the musical chairs kicking off when LeSean McCoy was traded to the Bills. The shock factor of Shady going to Buffalo was only topped by Chip Kelly and the Eagles promptly signing DeMarco..." March 23

  • Rex Ryan shares his thoughts on the revamped Bills offense

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "We reporters haven't had much access to Bills coach Rex Ryan since he took the job in mid-January. In fact, to my recollection, no one in the media has talked to Ryan on the record since mid-February at the NFL Scouting Combine. However, when you pay for the rights to broadcast Bills games on..." March 22

  • Rex Ryan promises open competition at quarterback for Buffalo "The Buffalo Bills will have a starting quarterback by Week 1, that much we know. Who that quarterback will be remains anyone's guess. Rex Ryan acknowledged as much this week during a call-in appearance on the Bills' flagship radio station, explaining that EJ Manuel and newcomers Matt Cassel and..." March 21

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