Bills Rumors & News

  • Rex Ryan perfectly happy not to be facing Tom Brady

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Over the past few days, Bills coach Rex Ryan has repeatedly said that he doesn’t care who plays quarterback for the Patriots on Sunday afternoon. Jimmy Garoppolo? Jacoby Brissett? Julian Edelman? Hey, if the Patriots want to line up their quarterback from their AFL days in the 1960s, Babe..." September 29

  • Bills sign OT Michael Ola

    BuffaloBills.com "The Bills cleared a spot on their 53-man roster Tuesday releasing K Jordan Gay. It was made in anticipation of adding an offensive tackle. On Wednesday Buffalo signed New York Giants practice squad OT Michael Ola. Ola, 28, has appeared in 23 games and made 19 starts in his NFL career. He has..." September 28

  • NFL, Tom Coughlin’s agent deny meeting with Pegulas occurred

    Pro Football Talk "If Tom Coughlin eventually will be getting back into coaching in 2017 (or sooner), there’s no current effort in Buffalo to make that happen. Both Coughlin’s current employer (the NFL) and Coughlin’s agent (Sandy Montag) have denied a report that emerged over the weekend indicating that Coughlin..." September 28

  • Rex Ryan poses as a reporter to ask Julian Edelman if he'll play QB

    CBS Sports "Every week, NFL reporters have a conference call with coaches and several players from the team that the team they cover is playing during that upcoming week. During the Buffalo media's conference call with Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, Walt Patulski of the Buffalo News got on the phone..." September 28

  • Reggie Bush could be on the outs in Buffalo

    Pro Football Talk "Reggie Bush viewed the Bills as his best option for 2016. Through three games, the Bills haven’t viewed Bush as much of an option at all. In the first two games, Bush had three carries for minus-four yards. For Week Three, the team’s official website suggested that Bush could play some..." September 27

  • Rex Ryan mocks Bill Belichick in grand fashion

    Sportsnaut "One thing can be counted on when a Rex Ryan coached team is taking on the New England Patriots. Ryan will make a few jokes at the expense of Bill Belichick. The Buffalo Bills’ coach has not disappointed in the days leading up to the Week 4 showdown. Ryan opened his press conference Monday in a..." September 26

  • Rex Ryan: If Bill Belichick's Playing Quarterback, We're Coming After Him

    CSN New England "Must be Bills week. After Rex Ryan's club put together an impressive win at home over the Cardinals, 33-18, it wasn't long before the Bills coach was yapping about the Patriots and their coach Bill Belichick. Ryan was asked about the quarterback situation in New England since both Jimmy..." September 26

  • LeSean McCoy leads run game resurgence

    BuffaloBills.com "It had been noticeably absent the first two games of the season. Buffalo had not cracked the 100 yard mark in rushing in either of their first two outings. Rushing lanes proved tough to find and opponents were determined to hem in LeSean McCoy and not allow him to get the corner on outside..." September 26

  • Bills return to run, roar past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills rode their reinvigorated rushing attack to their first victory of the season. LeSean McCoy ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns, Tyrod Taylor scrambled for 78 yards and a touchdown, and the Buffalo Bills defeated the Arizona Cardinals 33-18 on Sunday..." September 25

  • Buffalo Bills meet with Tom Coughlin

    New York Upstate "A story emerged today on a popular Buffalo Bills message board that the team had met with former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin. On Saturday night, Sal Maiorana of Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle was asked about the rumor and the writer confirmed that the Bills did meet with Coughlin." September 25

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins out for Week 3 matchup with Cardinals

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills will look for their first win of the season on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but it appears that they'll be without their top wide receiver. On Sunday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Sammy Watkins would be out for today's game against Arizona." September 25

  • Gilmore fined for tackling Marshall by the facemask

    Pro Football Talk "Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore has been fined $9,115 for tackling Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall by the facemask in last week’s game, per multiple reports. Marshall had caught a pass inside the 10-yard line and was twisted down by the facemask, landing awkwardly. " September 24

  • Rex on Sammy Watkins: Doesn't look like he'll play

    NFL.com "It's not looking good for Sammy Watkins' availability Sunday versus the Arizona Cardinals. The Buffalo Bills' No. 1 receiver missed the media portion of Friday's walkthrough, per the team's official website. The team later announced Watkins is questionable for Week 3's game, and added he will..." September 24

  • Bills WR Sammy Watkins might not play Sunday

    Sportsnaut "At 0-2 on the season, the Buffalo Bills already find themselves facing an uphill battle in the AFC East. Set to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, that battle might end up being nearly impossible to win. Not helping matters much here, star wide receiver Sammy Watkins remains hampered by a..." September 22

  • As adversity piles up for Bills, Rex 'not real comfortable right now'

    Buffalo News "Rex Ryan wasn't Rex Ryan on Wednesday. There was nothing boisterous about his words or the tone of his voice. At times, he seemed downright somber while talking with reporters. You got the feeling that it was all starting to catch up with the Buffalo Bills' coach. The 0-2 start. The major..." September 22

  • LeSean McCoy, Tyrod Taylor looking forward to Anthony Lynn's 'simplified' offense

    Buffalo News "Bills running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Tyrod Taylor both said Wednesday that their offense should be simpler to run with new coordinator Anthony Lynn at the helm. “There won’t be a drastic change, but there will be a difference,” McCoy said. “The plays will be simplified a..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Rex Ryan wants more from Sammy Watkins, less 'ground and pound'

    ESPN "When Rex Ryan took over as the Buffalo Bills' coach on Jan. 14, 2015, he sold a physical brand of football to fans that was captured in his memorable declaration of wanting to "build a bully" with his new team. "Are we going to do ground and pound? Yeah, you’re darn right we are," Ryan added..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Police officers sue Bills RB LeSean McCoy over bar fight

    ESPN "Two off-duty Philadelphia police officers injured in a February bar fight involving Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning against the former NFL rushing leader in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The civil lawsuit marks the latest step in a legal battle..." September 20

  • Sammy Watkins says he's good to go, but Rex not as sure

    Buffalo News "Are the Bills done worrying about Sammy Watkins being limited by foot pain? That depends who you ask. Bills coach Rex Ryan certainly didn’t imply that Monday, saying, “Sammy is probably very similar to last week,” when Watkins tested his surgically repaired foot before the game and decided..." September 20

  • Rex Ryan: Cardinals 'might be the exact team we need to play'

    Buffalo News "Bills coach Rex Ryan has an interesting take on facing the high-powered Arizona Cardinals this week: "This might be the exact team we need to play," Ryan said Monday. "This might be the best team in the league. And maybe this is the exact team we need to play. "And it’s back-to-back weeks,..." September 19

  • Rex Ryan: No problem with players meeting with Pegulas

    Buffalo News "Rex Ryan's uncanny ability to create a splashy headline shows no signs of slowing down. Check out the latest hot take from the Buffalo Bills' head coach, which he served up Monday about his twin brother, Rob, "I think my brother's done as good a job as anybody coaching in this league." As..." September 19

  • Coming off long weekend, Bills ready to regroup

    BuffaloBills.com "There won’t be any easy answers for the Bills to uncover to right all of the wrongs in their first two games, but Buffalo’s coaching staff and the players have three extra days to find the fixes necessary to get on the winning side of the ledger in Week 3. As they come back to work today the..." September 19

  • Bills Unlikely To Make More In-Season Changes, Barring Total Collapse

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora reports that Bills owner Terry and Kim Pegula are “troubled by the poor start to the season” but aren’t considering any further in-season changes after the team fired OC Greg Roman on Friday. La Canfora says that the Pegulas are loyal and won’t look to move on from either HC..." September 18

  • Rex Ryan reportedly irate about Bills owners meeting with players in private

    CBS Sports "There's no bigger sign of trouble brewing within a football team than the dreaded "players-only meeting." Except the Bills apparently just invented a new, more troubling team/player meeting, as the team's owners took time out of their schedule to meet with offensive players without including coach..." September 18

  • Greg Roman denies “buffoon” comment: I respect Rex Ryan

    Sporting News "Greg Roman isn't ready yet to publicly comment on his firing as Bills offensive coordinator. Roman, though, does want to set the record straight about a media narrative that emerged since Friday's dismissal. That is the painting of him as a disgruntled assistant during his time working under..." September 18

  • Greg Roman was fired right after posing for team photo

    ESPN "Greg Roman's final act as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator was to pose for the team picture that was scheduled for midday Friday, according to sources. After Roman, and all the Bills coaches and players posed for the picture, head coach Rex Ryan informed Roman that he was relieving him..." September 18

  • Rex wasn't at owners-players meetings before Roman's firing

    NFL.com "When the Bills shocked the NFL world and fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Friday morning, the organization did so after a fact-finding mission the morning following its 37-31 loss to the Jets. But the manner in which they did so is enough to raise some eyebrows. According to multiple..." September 18

  • New offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn's to-do list

    BuffaloBills.com "As Anthony Lynn inherits the role of Bills offensive coordinator there won’t be a lot of time to change the design of Buffalo’s scheme, but there will be personal choices that he’ll be able to pull from Buffalo’s playbook over the final 14 games of the season. Head coach Rex Ryan made it clear..." September 17

  • Ryan pushes 'everything into the middle of the table' by firing Roman

    Buffalo News "Call it desperation. Call it scapegoating. Whatever it was, something went very wrong between Rex Ryan and Greg Roman, because on Friday the Buffalo Bills' coach fired his offensive coordinator and replaced him with assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn. The Bills parted ways..." September 17

  • Manny Lawson suspended two games

    Pro Football Talk "Before linebacker Manny Lawson was released by the Bills earlier this month, the team confirmed reports that Lawson could face a suspension because he was the subject of a league investigation. Word on that suspension came down on Friday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Lawson has been..." September 17

  • Fitzpatrick, Jets overpower Bills

    The Sports Xchange "ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- After the New York Jets claimed their first road victory of the season, against the former coach they couldn't beat last year, the familiar chant rang out from the visitor's locker room, "And the home of the Jets!" Matt Forte rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns,..." September 16

  • Taylor accepts ref's decision to pull him from Jets game: 'It's protocol'

    ESPN "On-field officials pulled Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor from Thursday's 37-31 loss to the New York Jets after Taylor showed possible signs of a concussion following a third-quarter sack split by linebacker Darron Lee and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. Taylor was evaluated by..." September 16

  • Darrelle Revis didn’t know Marquise Goodwin was a track star (he does now)

    Pro Football Talk "Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis learned something last night: Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin is a track star. Goodwin got behind Revis for an 84-yard catch-and-run touchdown on the first throw of the night from Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. After the game, Revis was asked about Goodwin’s..." September 16

  • Anthony Lynn will be new Bills offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Greg Roman is out as the Bills offensive coordinator and a longtime Rex Ryan assistant is in. According to multiple reports, the Bills have appointed Anthony Lynn as the team’s new offensive coordinator. Lynn previously held the titles of running backs coach and assistant head coach. Lynn..." September 16

  • Bills fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman

    NFL.com "The Bills are moving on from Greg Roman. Buffalo has fired the offensive coordinator after less than two seasons with the team, the team announced Friday. Bills coach Rex Ryan has appointed his longtime assistant and running back coach Anthony Lynn to offensive coordinator." September 16

  • The time has come for the Bills to move on from Rex Ryan

    Sportsnaut "Overreactions are part of the early-season NFL schedule. It happens every year. A team wins its opening game, and some conclude that’s a sign of things to come. Another team loses in embarrassing fashion, and that represents the end of its season after just one game. The same can be said..." September 16

  • Ed Hochuli forces Bills' Taylor to undergo concussion protocol

    The Comeback "There was much discussion after last week’s season opener between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos because of the amount of big hits Cam Newton took to the head. Newton never went through concussion protocol, despite showing signs of head injury. So this Thursday, when the Buffalo Bills..." September 16

  • Sammy Watkins wants to play, doctors may say no

    Pro Football Talk "Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said earlier this week that he will “definitely” be in the lineup for Thursday night’s game against the Jets despite reporting some discomfort in his surgically-repaired foot after the team’s season-opening loss to the Ravens. Watkins was listed as questionable..." September 15

  • Sammy Watkins active for Thursday Night Football

    UPI "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins might be labeled as "questionable" with a foot injury, but he will play Thursday. After reports surfaced early Thursday saying that Watkins would "probably" play against the New York Jets, NFL Network reporter Kimberley Jones confirmed that he "will..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Who is Richie Incognito?

    Bleacher Report "He's not in hiding anymore. Richie Incognito doesn't barricade himself from the press. The address, four-digit code to enter his apartment building and room number are all texted without hesitation. Knocks on the door elicit a loud "Come in!" and, hey, there's Richie Incognito spread like a..." September 15

  • Bills linebacker is proud to stand during anthem

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Around the NFL last Sunday, which was the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, some players took a knee or raised a fist during the playing of the national anthem. They were following the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has vowed to “stand with the..." September 15

  • Sammy Watkins 'wants to play and probably will,' source says

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the New York Jets with a foot injury, "wants to play and probably will," a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Bills listed Watkins as questionable in their injury report Wednesday. The team..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • ‘Motherf—ing’ Rex Ryan knows the ax is inches away

    New York Post "Rex Ryan’s stomach is getting bigger, and his mouth is as gargantuan as ever. The Bills head coach unleashed a patented, profanity-laced speech to his players at the beginning of training camp, indicating he knows he’ll be fired if Buffalo plunges again. In a team-produced documentary titled..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14