Bills Rumors & News

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Sammy Watkins changes stance, says he could miss camp

    Pro Football Talk "Not long after Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said he expected to be on the field early in training camp, Watkins is apparently changing his prognosis. Watkins told ESPN’s Vaughn McClure that though he “feels good,” he doesn’t know when he’ll be cleared and hopes to be able to participate in..." June 26

  • Report: Bills, Taylor open to in-season contract extension

    The Score "The Buffalo Bills aren't believed to be close to signing quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a long-term contract before the start of the 2016 season, and negotiations may reportedly still be in progress when the upcoming campaign begins. Taylor's representatives and the Bills are continuing to discuss..." June 22

  • How Far Have We Really Come From O.J.?

    SI "Ezra Edelman’s five-part documentary that aired on ESPN last week, O.J.: Made in America, is remarkable as a case study in myriad issues, including but not limited to race, poverty and criminal justice. But what jumped out to me was one particular interview with Simpson filmed several years before..." June 22

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Rob Ryan wants to restore the family name

    Buffalo News "Late in the Buffalo Bills' 2015 season, Rob Ryan, having recently been fired as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, paid a visit to his twin brother. Rex Ryan's Bills were preparing for their Dec. 13 game at Philadelphia. Rob came in search of snow -- he was disappointed not to..." June 18

  • Bills add offensive tackle after tryout

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills announced the signing of offensive tackle Justin Renfrow on Friday. Renfrow participated in the team’s minicamp this week as a tryout player. " June 17

  • Bills don't intend to give Gilmore top CB contract

    Buffalo News "If Stephon Gilmore wants Josh Norman cornerback money, he'll have to get it from another team. I'm told the Bills have no intention of giving Gilmore a contract that will come close to the five-year, $75-million deal Norman received to join the Washington Redskins as a free agent. And those are..." June 17

  • Why is Ed Reed's son a Patriots fan? 'The kid likes champions, man'

    ESPN "When former NFL safety Ed Reed answered a call in January fromBuffalo Bills Rex Ryan offering him a job on his coaching staff, Reed faced opposition from an unlikely source: his 8-year old son, Edward, who is a New England Patriots fan. Ryan helped sell Reed's son on his dad's move to Buffalo..." June 17

  • Ed Reed is now a coach and he's shaking things up on the Bills defense this year

    CBS Sports "He's attracted all of the attention this offseason, but Rob Ryan isn't the only newcomer to Rex Ryan's coaching staff. Ed Reed, who'll find himself in the Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible, also joined the Bills as an assistant defensive backs coach. Like the Ryan bros, Reed isn't having..." June 16

  • Kim Kardashian: I Personally Searched O.J.'s Bag ... No Murder Weapon, Bloody Clothes

    TMZ "Kim Kardashian is adamant her father did NOT use a Louis Vuitton bag to smuggle a murder weapon or bloody clothes out of O.J. Simpson's home ... claiming she personally inspected it with her own eyes. Kim's dad, Robert Kardashian, was pictured with the bag the day after Nicole Brown Simpson..." June 16

  • Rex Ryan says Buffalo Bills won the 2016 offseason

    Buffalo Bills News "Rex Ryan is wishing his summer away. The Buffalo Bills wrapped up their mandatory three-day minicamp Thursday and will be on break until training camp opens in late July. But Ryan is already excited to get the season started. He's excited to continue what he feels has been a winning..." June 16

  • Bills' Karlos Williams blames gaining 20 lbs. on 'injury of pregnancy'

    CBS Sports "Decades ago players used offseason workouts to get in shape. Now they arrive in peak condition and go from there. So it was somewhat surprising when second-year running back Karlos Williams showed up in Buffalo carrying an extra 20 pounds. The Bills opted to hold Williams out of practice, and..." June 15

  • Gilmore grudgingly reports for Bills mandatory practices

    USA Today "After skipping the Buffalo Bills' entire spring schedule of voluntary workouts, cornerback Stephon Gilmore provided one good reason why he showed up for practice on Tuesday. "It's mandatory," Gilmore said. Rather than risk being fined by the Bills for refusing to report, Gilmore was a..." June 15

  • Bills' Karlos Williams blames weight gain on fiancée's pregnancy

    Buffalo News "Karlos Williams returned to Western New York on Tuesday and, no, Rex Ryan wasn't thrilled with Karlos Williams 2.0. The Buffalo Bills' second-year back has put on the pounds since January. So as teammates took part in team drills, Williams worked 1 on 1 with a strength coach on the..." June 14

  • Gilmore expected to attend Bills' minicamp

    The Score "Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore is expected to participate in the team's minicamp this week, after reportedly sitting out OTAs in hopes of earning a new long-term contract, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. " June 13

  • Bills Signing Veteran DT Leger Douzable To A One-Year Deal, Cut Two

    NFL Trade Rumors "Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports that the Bills are signing veteran DT Leger Douzable to a one-year contract following his visit on Monday. The Bills waived undrafted rookies DE Claudell Louis and OT Keith Lumpkin. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Bills are bringing in free agent DT..." June 13

  • Ryan sets depth chart for Bills' quarterbacks

    The Score "The Buffalo Bills' quarterback situation wasn't ever in too much doubt, but just for good measure, head coach Rex Ryan confirmed the pecking order for his most important position. While discussing the status of fourth-year quarterback EJ Manuel, Ryan let slip that the Bills' quarterback depth..." June 12

  • EJ Manuel "has nothing to prove" to the Buffalo Bills

    Buffalo Rumblings "The name EJ Manuel conjures up a lot of feelings in Buffalo Bills fans. He was hailed by some as a franchise savior when he was drafted 16th overall in 2013, yet the national media largely derided the pick as an example of a team desperately reaching for a quarterback. In the last three years,..." June 12

  • Can the Bills end their playoff drought in 2016?

    The Score "Rex Ryan is entering his second year as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, but the proverbial clock may already be ticking. Hall of Fame quarterback and Bills legend Jim Kelly stated that Ryan needs to propel the team to the playoffs in 2016, or he'll be fired at the end of the season. The..." June 11

  • Bills likely will fire Rex Ryan if he doesn't make playoffs, says Jim Kelly

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ex-Jets coach Rex Ryan is entering Year 2 with the Bills. And if he doesn't make the playoffs this season, coming off an 8-8 debut year, he likely will be fired. Jim Kelly, the legendary former Bills quarterback, said as much Thursday on Jim Rome's radio show. "I think we need to do it..." June 10

  • Bills bring back 'Boom' Herron

    The Score "The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of running back Daniel "Boom" Herron on Thursday. Herron spent time with the Bills during the 2015 season, carrying the ball 14 times for 42 yards and adding six catches for 27 yards over six games." June 09

  • Bills' Taylor: 'I definitely feel more in charge'

    Buffalo News "They were deep in conversation, one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and the young gun, with all of 14 career starts. Hall-of-Famer Warren Moon and Tyrod Taylor, one-on-one, in the minutes before the start of Monday's Jim Kelly golf outing in Batavia. They were so engrossed that..." June 09

  • Rex Ryan offers LeBron James a spot on the Buffalo Bills roster

    Fox Sports "By now, you've almost certainly heard the tall tales of LeBron James' football playing days back in the early 2000's. That's right, the man they call 'King James' was once not only a basketball star, but one of the top rated wide receiver prospects in the country, a guy who was recruited by just..." June 08

  • Bills sign Cardale Jones to fill their roster

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills have announced the signing of quarterback Cardale Jones. Jones was Buffalo's fourth-round selection in the NFL Draft and was the final draft pick to sign his contract with the team. Jones is a lock to make the roster and will likely spend his entire first season as the third..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • Bruce Smith: 'Not a day that goes by that I'm not in pain. ... I forget a lot of things sometimes'

    Buffalo News "He looks as healthy as ever. Bruce Smith works out five times per week, still casting quite a presence here among current Buffalo Bills players at Jim Kelly's annual golf outing Monday. At nearly 53 years old, Smith is in incredible shape. But like so many former NFL players, this Hall of Famer..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • A friend of O.J. Simpson thinks the fallen star might confess to crimes one day

    CBS Sports "It has been more than 20 years since O.J. Simpson's 1995 murder trial and yet the case remains an American obsession. The FX mini-series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and the upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, O.J.: Made in America, have re-ignited the conversation about all..." June 06

  • Former Saints back up Rob Ryan's claim to loss of power

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks became one of the latest in a series of players that have publicly backed Rob Ryan over the last few months. Ryan was fired from his position as Saints defensive coordinator last November. Ryan made some of his first extensive public comments..." June 02

  • Bills' Watkins hopes to be back in time for camp "This time last week, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins was about four weeks removed from surgery to correct a broken bone in his foot, and during the first week of Organized Team Activities, was spotted on crutches. Fast forward just one week, the Bills top wideout has dished aside his..." June 02

  • Watkins aims to be back for regular season following foot surgery

    The Score "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins told reporters Wednesday he's unsure of his timeline for returning from surgery to repair a broken foot. Watkins said he's unsure if he'll be at training camp as a result. "It’s going great. I’m hoping to get the boot off (Thursday)," Watkins said..." June 01

  • Bills' media policies are insulting to true fans

    Lockport Journal "How ironic that it’s the Buffalo media that’s collectively lambasting the Buffalo Bills for the NFL team’s new “media policies.” After all, this is the same media pack that has done nothing but serve as a PR department for the Bills over the past decade-and-a-half, while the team has slowly but..." June 01

  • Bills sign LB Jamari Lattimore "The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed LB Jamari Lattimore. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lattimore comes to Buffalo after spending the 2015 season with the New York Jets. Prior to arriving in New York last season, Lattimore spent the..." May 31

  • Hard lessons of 2015 driving Bills 2016 defense "Chalk it up to a new scheme. Point to lack of complete buy in by the players. Call it a false sense of security. All three probably played a role in Buffalo’s defense slipping from fourth in the league in 2014 to 19th last season. As preparations begin to unfold at OTAs this spring however, the..." May 31

  • Henderson expected to rejoin Bills this week

    The Score "Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson has been located. A report circulated Monday indicating Henderson's coaches and teammates hadn't heard from him and no one knew where he was, with one player saying he was unsure if Henderson remained a part of the team. The offensive tackle has..." May 30

  • What excuses will Rob Ryan use if the Bills defense under performs?

    SB Nation "Rex and Rob Ryan have a lot to say. Blah, blah, blah. The best part of this interview might be Rob Ryan trying to convince you that his defense with the Saints was good and not his fault when it was bad. He and his brother put their blustery on full display for the MMQB. It also raises another..." May 30

  • Bills' Hughes excited about move back to outside linebacker

    The Score "Buffalo Bills edge-rusher Jerry Hughes will transition from defensive end to outside linebacker in 2016, and it appears he couldn't be more excited about moving back to what he considers his most natural role. With the Bills moving to a 3-4 defense for this upcoming campaign, Hughes will return..." May 29

  • Rex Ryan slams Mario Williams for being selfish

    Sportsnaut "Rex Ryan and Mario Williams apparently didn’t part on the greatest of terms when the defensive end was released by the Buffalo Bills this offseason. Williams complained about his role in Ryan’s defense often during the 2015 campaign — the worst statistical season since his rookie season. He..." May 29

  • Rex Ryan slams Mario Williams for being selfish

    Sportsnaut "Rex Ryan and Mario Williams apparently didn’t part on the greatest of terms when the defensive end was released by the Buffalo Bills this offseason. Williams complained about his role in Ryan’s defense often during the 2015 campaign — the worst statistical season since his rookie season. He..." May 27

  • Rob Ryan: I did a damn good job with Saints and got fired for it; discusses his and Rex's weight struggles

    SI "Rex Ryan has many famous boasts. Among them, is that he has never lost a fight, because he always had his twin brother with him. It doesn’t take long to recognize that is exactly the reason Rob Ryan was hired at One Bills Drive in January. Sitting together on a leather couch in Rex’s office one..." May 27

  • Sean Payton: Rob Ryan saying it wasn’t his defense is “silly”

    Pro Football Talk "In a new interview, former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan hinted that he wasn’t allowed to coach the defense the way he wanted to because head coach Sean Payton took some authority away from him. Payton says that isn’t so. Payton said this morning on PFT Live that the defense in New..." May 27

  • Bills GM Doug Whaley clarifies football safety comment

    Sporting News "Bills general manager Doug Whaley raised some eyebrows Tuesday when he said human beings aren't meant to play football. He admitted Wednesday he "used a poor choice of words" when saying he doesn't "think humans are supposed to play" the game. Whaley was responding to a question about the..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Bills GM Doug Whaley: Football is ‘violent game’ humans aren’t supposed to play

    Sportsnaut "Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley made quite the statement against the game of football as it relates to player safety. Speaking on WGR Tuesday morning, Whaley said football is “a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play,” per Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo..." May 24

  • Bills ban media from mentioning dropped passes, interceptions

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills released their new training camp media policy on Tuesday, and let’s just say it’s a strict one. Many of the demands are standard. Reporters are forbidden from tweeting or writing about trick plays and special packages. They have also been told to not speculate about injuries..." May 24

  • Bills Sign Second-Round ILB Reggie Ragland To A Four-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with second-round ILB Reggie Ragland, according to his agency, Vanguard Sports. Ragland, 22, was taken with the No. 41 overall pick by the Bills a few weeks ago. Some expected him to be a first-round selection, but reports mentioned..." May 24

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