Bills Rumors & News

  • LeSean McCoy out of practice again on Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills kept running back LeSean McCoy in the lineup last weekend despite a hamstring injury that led to several reports that he’d miss the game. McCoy didn’t produce much against the Dolphins and then had to leave the game when the hamstring flared up over the course of the game. McCoy said..." October 27

  • Poll finds anthem protests hurting NFL ratings

    ESPN "A variety of factors are leading to fans watching NFL games for fewer minutes this season, but a poll taken this week suggests that protests over the national anthem are the most dominant factor. In a Seton Hall Sports Poll released Thursday, 56 percent of those surveyed said they believed fans..." October 27

  • Goodell defends NFL policies, says league has ‘made tremendous progress’ on domestic violence

    New York Daily News "Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara admitted this week to his and the team's "misguided decisions" with regard to ex-kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offered up no such contrition Wednesday night when he made his first public..." October 27

  • Bills' Aaron Williams has neck injury but no concussion

    Buffalo News "Bills safety Aaron Williams was diagnosed with a neck injury – but not a concussion – after taking a high hit in Sunday’s loss at Miami, Rex Ryan said. Williams was among a host of Bills players not practicing Wednesday in advance of Sunday's matchup with New England. Running back LeSean McCoy..." October 27

  • Marcell Dareus: 'I'm playing Sunday' vs. Patriots

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills' highest-paid player has played in zero of their first seven games. He vows that streak will end Sunday against the Patriots. "Oh my god. I’m playing Sunday, man," defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said Wednesday. "I can’t wait. I’m ready to enjoy myself. Just happy to be out..." October 27

  • Bills to Patriots: Respect our sideline and move on

    ESPN "Several Bills defensive backs said they will retaliate if a Patriots player runs through their pregame drills again Sunday when the two AFC East opponents meet at New Era Field. Bills safeties Robert Blanton and Aaron Williams and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman were each fined for a pregame..." October 27

  • There Are No Elite Teams in 2016

    The Ringer "For the first time in weeks, the NFL was the only show in town on Sunday night. With the World Series matchup set and the three presidential debates mercifully a thing of the past, Sunday Night Football took center stage as the weekend wound to a close. What followed was a game that will likely be..." October 25

  • Lorenzo Alexander continues to get sacks at a shocking rate

    Pro Football Talk "Bills outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is 33 years old. He’s been in the NFL since 2005, when the Panthers signed him as an undrafted free agent. Heading into this season, after more than a decade in the NFL, he had a grand total of nine sacks in his career. And now, seven games into this..." October 24

  • Aaron Williams in team meetings, head/neck still being evaluated

    Pro Football Talk "It’s Patriots week, but Bills coach Rex Ryan hasn’t turned his attention or bombast to New England yet because he still has some housekeeping to take care of after Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins. Injuries were at the top of that housekeeping list and Ryan offered updates on several players..." October 24

  • LeSean McCoy re-injures hamstring, hopes to face Patriots

    ESPN "Bills running back LeSean McCoy said he felt "a little pain" in his injured left hamstring while running a pass route in the third quarter of Sunday's 28-25 loss to the Miami Dolphins, and he decided to sit for the remainder of the game. "I just tried to take off," he said. "The smartest thing..." October 24

  • Jarvis Landry apologizes for block that injured Bills' Aaron Williams

    ESPN "Jarvis Landry apologized for his block that injured Aaron Williams on Sunday. Landry said he wished he could take it back and offered little defense when asked if the hit was dirty. "Call it what you want," Landry said. "It's football." The NFL is certain to look at the play closely...." October 24

  • Aaron Williams left stadium in ambulance after head/neck injury

    Pro Football Talk "Bills safety Aaron Williams left Sunday’s game against the Dolphins in the first half after he was injured on a block by Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Landry was penalized for unnecessary roughness after he left his feet and drilled Williams in the head on a play that left Williams down..." October 23

  • Ajayi's epic performance pushes Dolphins past Bills

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey said he can't stop smiling when anyone mentions Jay Ajayi. "For him to be demoted, to being a backup and now being one of the stars of our team," Pouncey said of the Dolphins second-year running back, "I'm so proud of him...." October 23

  • Bills RB LeSean McCoy Leaves Game After Aggravating Hamstring Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Buffalo Bills announced that RB LeSean McCoy is doubtful to return after he aggravated his hamstring during Sunday’s game. Reports from earlier in the week mentioned that the Bills planned to be cautious with McCoy’s injury, given that he had a hamstring injury last year that lingered...." October 23

  • LeSean McCoy to play 25-35 snaps

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy appears ready to contribute today, if not quite as much as usual. McCoy is expected to play and get about 25-35 snaps against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That would represent a reduction in the normal workload for McCoy, who has averaged 47.5..." October 23

  • LeSean McCoy travels with Bills to Miami

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy still may not play in Sunday’s game at Miami with a hamstring injury, but he still hasn’t been ruled out. McCoy has made the trip to South Florida, PFT confirms. The news was first reported by Jeff Darlington of ESPN." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Agent's Take: Here's 11 QBs who could be starting elsewhere in 2017, like Tony Romo

    CBS Sports "Everything starts with the quarterback in today's NFL. Sustained NFL success is difficult without good quarterback play, although the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 because of a suffocating defense. The search for the ever-elusive franchise quarterback drives some of the NFL's most important..." October 21

  • Rosenhaus: LeSean McCoy will be a game-time decision

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Unless he isn’t. Agent Drew Rosenhaus, contradicting an ESPN report that McCoy will definitely miss the Week Seven contest with a hamstring injury, said Friday on WQAM radio in Miami that McCoy will be a game-time..." October 21

  • Terry Pegula on Bills: “No way” this year is playoffs or bust

    USA Today "Terry Pegula says the word “ultimatum” like he can’t believe it’s coming out of his own mouth. A little more than two years after he and wife Kim bought the Buffalo Bills, Pegula laughs at some of this stuff. But he clearly is annoyed by what he feels is a media-driven perception of him as an..." October 21

  • LeSean McCoy not on hand for Bills practice

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy wasn’t able to finish practice yesterday. He wasn’t able to begin it today. Via Mike Rodak of, the league’s second-leading rusher was not on hand for the start of Bills practice Thursday." October 20

  • Shaq Lawson practices, Bills don’t rule out playing him this week

    Pro Football Talk "Bills first-round pick Shaq Lawson hadn’t worn shoulder pads since last January, when he played in the national championship game. So now that he says he’s back to 100 percent, the Bills are considering putting him out there this week. Via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, Lawson returned to..." October 20

  • LeSean McCoy out Sunday with hamstring injury, could miss multiple games

    Fox Sports "It looks like the Buffalo Bills won't have their most potent offensive weapon Sunday when they face the Dolphins in a divisional clash. LeSean McCoy won't play against Miami due to a hamstring injury he suffered in practice and could miss additional games, ESPN reported Thursday. McCoy was..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Richie Incognito on Jonathan Martin: ‘I have nothing to say’ to him

    Miami Herald "In the three years since the Dolphins’ ugly bullying scandal, Jonathan Martin has tried on several occasions to speak with Richie Incognito about what went down. Incognito’s response? Silence. “Zero conversation with Jonathan Martin,” Incognito told Miami reporters Wednesday. “He's..." October 20

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • 'Done. Terrible' — Bills Players Call Out Kaepernick

    Bleacher Report "At his press conference, Colin Kaepernick spoke in a Muhammad Ali t-shirt. He wants to be remembered through the same lens as Ali, as an athlete who fought for social justice and succeeded. "I can't let him die in vain," the 49ers quarterback said Sunday. Maybe Kaepernick will be..." October 18

  • Shaq Lawson will practice this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills defense has been in a groove over the course of the team’s four-game winning streak and they’ll be getting some more help on that side of the ball this week. Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday that linebacker Shaq Lawson will practice with the team on Wednesday. Lawson, the team’s..." October 17

  • LeSean McCoy happy to avoid injury, as many were when he returned

    Buffalo News "LeSean McCoy was finishing a text as he approached the lectern in the interview room at New Era Field after the Buffalo Bills' 45-16 pounding of the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. "That was my mom asking about my knee," the Bills' running back told the crowd of reporters. And what did McCoy..." October 17

  • McCoy's 3 TDs help Bills trounce 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "The Sports XChange ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – When assistant head coach Rob Ryan addressed the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night, he asked, What did we have to give up for LeSean McCoy, three first-round picks? The Bills acquired McCoy prior to last season in a trade with the Philadelphia..." October 16

  • Fan Throws Beer Bottle at Kaepernick on Sideline

    Black Sports Online "Colin Kaepernick will be a polarizing player for the rest of the season. The narrative around Kap should be focused on how well he played today but instead we must report the actions of unruly fans in Buffalo. I’d say we are surprised but honestly this is the treatment Colin will have to play..." October 16

  • Anti-Kaepernick merchandise for sale outside Bills' stadium

    Black Sports Online "I wonder how Rex Ryan feels about this. Merchandise, not licensed to the Bills or the NFL was being sold outside Ralph Wilson stadium, and it wasn’t pretty. Anti-Colin Kaepernick shirts with rifle scopes, were for sale outside of the Buffalo Bills’ stadium ahead of the team’s game against..." October 16

  • Rex, Rob Ryan took step back on defense after Bills’ 0-2 start

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills have won three in a row since their 0-2 start, including a shutout of the New England Patriots in Week 4. Apparently a more hands-off approach from the Ryan brothers on defense has helped the team. According to veteran NFL reporter Mike Silver, the Ryans took a step back..." October 15

  • Doug Whaley: Tyrod Taylor better this season

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills have seen quite a bit of progress during their three-game winning streak, but one area fans seem restless about is the play of Tyrod Taylor. Taylor is in his second year as the Bills' starting quarterback. He still hasn't thrown for 300 yards in a single game, and he has..." October 14

  • Bills focused on Kaepernick's running, not kneeling

    Buffalo News "What Colin Kaepernick does before Sunday's kickoff at New Era Field isn't of great interest to the members of the Buffalo Bills' defense. To a man, they say they respect his right to protest during the national anthem, even if they all don't necessarily share his point of view. But their..." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Protests, politics ruining NFL; now we have Super Bowl of Suck

    Sporting News "The 49ers have a new starting quarterback. His name is Colin Kaepernick. He starts for a team that has lost four straight games after a Week 1 win over the NFL Rams of Los Angeles. His head coach is Chip Kelly, who is his first season in charge of the team that plays near the city by the..." October 12

  • Bills outclass Rams for third consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- LeSean McCoy ran for 150 yards, but the Buffalo Bills running back wasn't satisfied. "I should have had 200 yards," McCoy said. A go-ahead interception by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, a late Tyrod Taylor touchdown pass and the running of McCoy lifted the Bills to a..." October 09

  • Bills’ RB LeSean McCoy to play despite hand injury

    Today's Pigskin "LeSean McCoy has been listed as questionable this week with a hand injury, but it does appear the Buffalo Bills are going to have their star RB for today’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. McCoy himself has been positive, always saying that he would play, even though the team wasn’t as sure...." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Bills Activate Marcell Dareus

    Pro Football Rumors "Fresh off two straight wins to even their record at 2-2, the Bills will welcome back one of their cornerstone players in time for a road game against the Rams on Sunday. The team has activated two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, whom the NFL suspended for the season’s first four..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • No Deal For Bills, Karlos Williams?

    Pro Football Rumors "Earlier today, it was reported that Karlos Williams would be working out for the Bills this week with a deal effectively agreed upon between the two sides. Apparently, that’s not quite the case. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News (on Twitter) hears from a team source that the odds of a deal are now..." October 06

  • Marcell Dareus Didn't Go To Rehab, Reportedly Had Multiple Drug Program Violations

    The Big Lead "Marcell Dareus has served his 4-game suspension and will return to the field this weekend when the Buffalo Bills visit the Los Angeles Rams. The story behind Dareus’ suspension was that he had missed a drug test. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, there may have been multiple..." October 06

  • Three Bills fined for pre-game skirmish "Before the Buffalo Bills defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday, the two sides were involved in a pre-game scuffle that had multiple players and coaches get involved. It all started with Bills safety Robert Blanton pushing Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett, and they were quickly surrounded..." October 06

  • Karlos Williams expected to return to Bills

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills waived running back Karlos Williams in August after an offseason that saw him gain a lot of weight and earn a four-game suspension from the league for violating the substance-abuse policy. They may be reversing course on their decision to part ways with Williams. Adam Schefter of ESPN..." October 06

  • Bills players upset with Rex Ryan over support for Trump

    Buffalo News "Bills coach Rex Ryan introduced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at his Buffalo rally in April. Several Bills players, however, were upset their coach had chosen to support a candidate they view as racist, according to a new report. Bleacher Report magazine writer Mike Freeman..." October 06