Bills Rumors & News

  • Of three nonbinding bids for Bills, Pegula’s $890 million is highest

    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

  • Bon Jovi, Toronto group's Bills bid on 'life support'

    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

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "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

  • Jim Kelly Showing no Evidence of Cancer "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

  • Final bids in Buffalo Bills sale due in roughly two weeks, per reports

    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

  • Bills’ Watkins sits with rib injury

    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

  • Jim Kelly decides against partnering with Bon Jovi in attempt to buy the Bills

    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

  • EJ Manuel on offensive struggles: It’s frustrating, I’m not going to lie

    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

  • Steelers beat Bills in preseason battle

    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

  • Jim Kelly, Jon Bon Jovi have discussed joining forces to buy the Bills

    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

  • Sammy Watkins (ribs) ruled out "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

  • Is Bills’ Manuel primed for a breakout?

    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

  • Bills hope having depth at cornerback avoids disaster

    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

  • GM Doug Whaley: Bills 'not been contacted' about C.J. Spiller trade "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

  • Bills fan group says documents show Bon Jovi group has plans to move team

    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

  • GM Doug Whaley: Bills 'not been contacted' about C.J. Spiller trade "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

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    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

  • Bon Jovi/Toronto group advances to final phase of Bills sale, to meet with seller Tuesday in Manhattan

    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

  • RB Brown’s play not a surprise to Marrone "He’s not going to be a starting running back in Buffalo, but Bryce Brown’s performance against Carolina Friday night was anything but a surprise to head coach Doug Marrone. As he sees it, he’s got the luxury of having a starting caliber back in Brown, who at best sits third on the depth..." August 10

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    Buffalo Bills @buffalobills

    Marrone on Glenn: "You won't see him participating in team (drills), not for a long time"

  • Bills get starting left tackle Cordy Glenn back

    Pro Football Talk "Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn is ready to get back to work. The Bills announced today that Glenn, who opened camp on the non-football illness list, has passed his physical. Neither Glenn nor the Bills have said what type of medical issue caused him to miss the start of camp." August 09

  • Jim Kelly, Jeff Gundlach meet with Bills trust, want to partner with bigger group

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly still is trying to find his way into the team's sale process. But the Hall of Fame quarterback has sidled up to a business partner in hopes of gaining entry. The Buffalo News has learned Kelly and bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach met with the Bills' trust..." August 09

  • EJ Manuel, Bills edge Panthers in Carolina

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "EJ Manuel doesn't seem overly concerned with the Buffalo Bills' struggles putting the ball in the end zone. The Bills defeated the Carolina Panthers 20-18 Friday night in a preseason game, but struggled turning scoring opportunities into points for the second straight game. Buffalo's..." August 09

  • Canucks chairman confirms Bills interest, but announces his family's not in the hunt

    Buffalo News "Vancouver Canucks chairman Francesco Aquilini explored purchasing the Buffalo Bills. But he has informed The Buffalo News his family has withdrawn from the process." August 09

  • Toronto Bills group asked yet again to clarify non-relocation intentions

    Toronto Sun "On a day of game-changing, "weirdo world" developments in the Buffalo Bills sale, the Toronto group was asked yet again to clarify its non-relocation intentions, QMI Agency has learned. By the end of business on Thursday, the bidder still had not been invited to the final phase of the sale, a..." August 09

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    1. I think he has. Thad has not had a good camp, needs a big effort tonight. RT @CB21LV has Tuel passed by Thad on the depth chart?

  • Linebacker depth is a test for Bills

    Buffalo News "Green is the dominant color when it comes to the Buffalo Bills’ reserve linebackers. Projected starters Nigel Bradham, Brandon Spikes and Keith Rivers have a combined 145 NFL appearances and 99 starts. The current second team of Stevenson Sylvester, Preston Brown and Randell Johnson has 50..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Sources: As many as eight Bills suitors scheduled for in-person presentations

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills' trust has begun making in-person presentations to prospective buyers, with as many as eight scheduled over the next three weeks, The Buffalo News has learned. Only three candidates were confirmed to have submitted non-binding initial bids by the July 29 deadline. But that..." August 07

  • Toronto group bidding on Bills allowed to submit higher first bid

    Toronto Sun "The Bon Jovi/Toronto group seeking to buy the Buffalo Bills has been allowed a first-bid do-over. In one of a bundle of surprising new developments in this melodrama, QMI Agency has learned the Toronto trio is expected on Tuesday to resubmit a higher, non-binding initial bid for the Bills --..." August 06

  • C.J. Spiller hopes to stay with Buffalo Bills in 2014 "The Buffalo Bills traded a fourth-round pick for Bryce Brown in May and signed Fred Jackson to a one-year extension in late July. So where does that leave C.J. Spiller, who has been hearing trade rumors in a contract year? "I have friends and family members that inform me on some of the..." August 05

  • Tuel makes play to be Bills’ No. 2 signal-caller

    Buffalo News "Backup quarterback wasn’t thought to have a question mark next to it when the Buffalo Bills reported to training camp. But the first two weeks of practice and Sunday’s preseason opener against the New York Giants have shown that Jeff Tuel has turned up the heat on Thad Lewis. Coach Doug..." August 05

  • Bills’ front four starts strong

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills’ dominant defensive line wasted little time finding its regular-season form Sunday night in the Hall of Fame game at Fawcett Stadium. On their first series of the NFL preseason, the Bills’ fearsome foursome up front helped produce a three and out by the New York Giants. The..." August 04

  • Bon Jovi’s letter to Buffalo: “Why We’re Bidding on the Buffalo Bills”

    Buffalo News "Recently, there has been a lot of speculation about the future of the Buffalo Bills and questions surrounding the ownership group of which I am a part. Until now, we have not said anything publicly out of respect for Mr. Wilson, his family and the process they are undertaking to identify the right..." August 04

  • Andre Reed: Jim Kelly 'inspiration' "After delivering an emotionally charged speech that brought both laughter and tears, receiver Andre Reed had one more thing to do to make his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction complete. Turning his back to the crowd at the podium, Reed caught a pass from former Buffalo Bills teammate and..." August 03

  • Giants' Victor Cruz says new offense will be tested vs. Bills

    Newark Star-Ledger "The battle cry of the Giants’ new offense has been “uptempo.” Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo wants his quarterbacks to get the ball out quickly. He wants his offense to run at warp speed. As with all versions of the West Coast offense, the Giants want to throw short, quick-hitting passes and..." August 02

  • Hometown hopeful Gaines gets noticed

    Buffalo News "Doug Marrone was able to summarize his thoughts on Jimmy Gaines in four words Friday. “He runs extremely well,” the Bills’ coach said of the Buffalo native attempting to make his hometown roster. OK, so it’s not the highest of praise – but at least the coach knows Gaines’ name. That’s a..." August 02

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Cyril Richardson getting some first-team reps at RG once again. Hairston taking second-team reps at left tackle now. #Bills

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Marquise Goodwin suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's practice. #Bills

  • Andre Reed apologizes for Bon Jovi, Johnny Manziel remarks

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Andre Reed said he thought he was speaking off the record a few weeks ago when a reporter from New York magazine asked him what he thought about Bon Jovi being part of a Toronto-based ownership group possibly buying the Bills and moving the team north of the border. "Man, (expletive) Bon Jovi,"..." August 02

  • Only two tight ends healthy for game against Giants

    Buffalo News "Chris Gragg and Dominique Jones may not be familiar names for even the most loyal soldiers of Bills Mafia, but fans watching Sunday night’s preseason opener against the New York Giants can expect to see plenty of them. Gragg and Jones are the only healthy tight ends on the Bills’ roster after..." August 01

  • Fred Jackson signs one-year extension with Bills

    Pro Football Talk "Bills practice was halted on Wednesday when some nasty weather rolled through the area, but some members of the organization were able to make good use of the unexpected free time. They were able to put the finishing touches on the announcement of a one-year extension for running back Fred..." July 31

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills LB Nigel Bradham suspended the first game of 2014 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

  • First round of Buffalo Bills bids tops $1 billion

    New York Post "A Pennsylvania fracking mogul bid more than $1 billion for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday — making it likely the team will attract a record sales price for an NFL team, The Post has learned. Terrence Pegula, who owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres, is one of only two known bidders for the storied..." July 30

  • 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.