Bills Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Bills have no immediate plans to look for outside help after injuries

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills got two pieces of bad injury news recently with wide receiver Sammy Watkins‘ broken foot and linebacker Shaq Lawson’s shoulder issue. During an appearance on WGR 550 on Tuesday, General Manager Doug Whaley said that there hasn’t been a firm timetable established for either player’s..." May 24

  • Bills at OL: How risky was handling of right side?

    Buffalo News "There are all kinds of new faces on the Bills' offensive line depth chart, but you'd better get to know them in a hurry. By the time the season begins, and even sooner than that, most will be elsewhere. One of the team's biggest offseason priorities was making sure a couple of familiar faces..." May 22

  • Richie Incognito polls Twitter followers: ‘Do you hate me?

    Sportsnaut "Responding to an article by Sporting News in which the 40 most hated NFL players in history are the subject, Richie Incognito was disappointed to find out he was only ranked No. 17 on the list. He then prompted his Twitter followers (some 92,200-plus) with a poll that asked the question, “Do..." May 22

  • Bills CB Stephon Gilmore won't be at OTA's on Monday; two sides still working on long-term deal

    Buffalo News "When the Buffalo Bills begin organized team activities at One Bills Drive on Monday, one of their best players will not be in attendance: cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore does not plan on reporting to the voluntary team workouts this week, a source told The News. The team’s No. 1 corner..." May 22

  • Buffalo Bills place Dri Archer on Reserve/Did Not Report list

    Buffalo Rumblings "Dri Archer, the former Kent State and Pittsburgh Steelers return man and running back claimed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills last week, was given a Reserve/Did Not Report designation by the team on Wednesday. " May 21

  • Bills at TE: Expect more production from Clay

    Buffalo News "The tight end position is supposed to be a prominent part of the Bills' offense. That's a basic component of Greg Roman's scheme. As offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, Roman helped make Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker impact players at the position for their receiving and..." May 21

  • Tyrod Taylor not worried about losing practice time with Sammy Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "It was revealed this week that Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has a broken foot that will keep him from taking part in OTAs and the team’s veteran minicamp this spring. The hope is that Watkins will be able to return to the field in time for the start of training camp, although there are..." May 21

  • Rex Ryan wanted to trade for Odell Beckham Jr. as a rookie

    Sporting News "No one has ever accused Rex Ryan of being shy, so it should come as no surprise that the Bills coach has no fear about treading ground others may avoid. For instance: When Odell Beckham Jr. was catching flak from Giants fans as a rookie for his injury woes, the then-Jets coach was scheming to..." May 21

  • Former Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore also visiting Bills

    Pro Football Talk "In addition to receiver Andre Roberts, the Buffalo Bills are hosting former New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore for a free agent visit on Thursday night. Lattimore appeared in 15 games for the Jets last season and recorded 13 tackles while playing mostly on special teams." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Bills at RB: Making a strength even stronger

    Buffalo News "It was easy to pinpoint the Bills' greatest strength after last season. All you had to do was look at their perch atop the NFL rushing statistics. The Bills delivered exactly what Rex Ryan was seeking in the first year of the ground-and-pound approach that he brought with him from the New York..." May 19

  • Buffalo Bills reportedly bringing in free agent WR Andre Roberts for visit

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills are wasting no time trying to add depth to their wide receiver group in the wake of Sammy Watkins' recent foot injury. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bills are bringing in veteran receiver Andre Roberts for a free agent visit Thursday. Adam Caplan of ESPN..." May 19

  • Bills at QB: Depth is the biggest worry

    Buffalo News "Doug Whaley gave life to the subject in late January, while standing in front of a small group of reporters on a small hill outside an entrance to an Alabama high school practice field. The Bills’ general manager was there for one of the South squad’s pre-Senior Bowl workouts, talking about..." May 18

  • Report: Shaq Lawson expected to miss 4-5 regular season games

    Sportsnaut "Shaq Lawson went under the knife and will miss some some of the upcoming season. While the Buffalo Bills are finding humorous ways to cope with their first-round pick already being injured, WKBW 's Shawn Stepner announced today that the injury will keep him out for only about a quarter of the..." May 17

  • Sammy Watkins played through stress fracture in 2015; injury history piling up

    Buffalo News "Add a broken foot to the list of injuries Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has suffered since entering the league back in 2014. According to multiple reports, Watkins had surgery to repair a broken foot but the injury isn't expected to sideline him for training camp. Mike Garafolo of..." May 17

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Bills announce Shaq Lawson will have shoulder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "After Shaq Lawson was drafted in the first round by the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Lawson needed to have shoulder surgery at some point that would sideline him for 4-6 months. Lawson said on a pre-draft visit to PFT Live that his shoulder was fine and said there was “no truth”..." May 16

  • How straight talk helped Adolphus Washington turn the corner "Adolphus Washington was done with football. A five-star prospect halfway through his college playing career at Ohio State, Washington had become disenchanted with the demands of big time college football. He felt like he was on an island. So five games into his junior season he called his dad at..." May 16

  • Sammy Watkins recovering from a broken foot

    Pro Football Talk "A bad day just got worse for the Buffalo Bills. Hours after announcing that first-round pick Shaq Lawson needed surgery to repair an old shoulder problem, the Bills have an even bigger medical issue. According to Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News, Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has a broken..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Jonathan Martin: Incognito is a bad person “because he’s allowed to be in the realm he occupies”

    USA Today "When Jonathan Martin arrived to speak at Washington Manor Middle School just outside Oakland last Wednesday, students hurried to greet him and guide him to the auditorium where he would speak. They surrounded him, asking for photos and autographs. It did not matter to them that Martin, once a..." May 14

  • Bills sign fifth-rounder Jonathan Williams

    Pro Football Talk "Some teams announce their draft pick signings in big groups while others take things one by one on their way to getting everyone under contract. The Bills are taking the latter route this year. They signed one pick Wednesday, one pick Thursday and now they’ve announced that fifth-round running..." May 13

  • Kolby Listenbee: latest Buffalo Bills WR with a track background

    Buffalo Rumblings "When the Buffalo Bills drafted TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, many fans saw it as the writing on the wall for another of the team's speed receivers, the oft-injured Marquise Goodwin. Logically, it makes sense. Goodwin has yet to live up to the..." May 12

  • Bills NFL Draft trends: Doug Whaley likes power conferences, pre-draft visitors

    Buffalo Rumblings "The chart you see below lists all 20 players that the Buffalo Bills have selected in the NFL Draft over the last three seasons. We go back three drafts because that's how many that Doug Whaley has directly overseen as the Bills' general manager. (Buddy Nix was still the GM in 2013; he stepped down..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • Bills to retire Bruce Smith’s No. 78

    Pro Football Talk "The number worn by Bills Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith will not be worn in Buffalo again. The Bills have announced that Smith’s No. 78 will be retired at a ceremony in the Bills’ Week Two game against the Jets on Thursday night, September 15. Smith’s teammate Jim Kelly is the only..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Woods on track to land nice UFA contract in '17

    Buffalo Rumblings "Yesterday, presumably while researching for this article breaking down the Buffalo Bills' free agent class of 2017 (which you should definitely read), WGR 550's Sal Capaccio sent out the following tweet comparing Bills receiver Robert Woods to two former Cincinnati Bengals wideouts that landed..." May 10

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Glenn Gronkowski: I'm 'a little more tame' than older brother

    Buffalo News "The name itself --- "Gronkowski" --- brings plenty of imagery. Glenn Gronkowski understands this. He knows millions have followed his big brother's partying lifestyle and poked fun at his interviews. So in case folks didn't know, he made a distinction at Friday's rookie minicamp. "I think a..." May 07

  • Bills' Jones: Rex Ryan 'might be my long lost dad'

    The Score "Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Cardale Jones is a big fan of his new head coach and his outspoken nature. On the topic of Rex Ryan allowing his players to speak their minds, as he himself often does, the former Ohio State quarterback dropped this gem of a quote: "Maybe Rex is my long lost..." May 06

  • Bills GM: EJ Manuel is a ‘top NFL backup’

    Sportsnaut "About this time last year, Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills announced that there would be a heated competition for the team’s starting quarterback job. To nobody’s real surprise, EJ Manuel found himself in the backup role behind Tyrod Taylor. This looks to be where Manuel will be spending the..." May 04

  • Lame duck backup Manuel being propped up once again

    Buffalo News "The Bills have decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on EJ Manuel’s contract. No surprise there. Picking up EJ’s option would have been almost as shocking as Leicester City winning the English Premier League title. The option would have cost $11.4 million, a lot for a borderline backup...." May 04

  • Bills make Cordy Glenn highest paid left tackle, per year, in NFL

    Yahoo! Sports "Cordy Glenn should thank the people in the Buffalo Bills organization who saw him as a left tackle, and not the guard some viewed him as coming out of the University of Georgia. Glenn is not only making left tackle money, he's making more money than all the left tackles. He signed a five-year..." May 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills and OT Cordy Glenn reached agreement on 5-year deal - big day for OT deals.

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    Bob Condotta @bcondotta

    Kenny Lawler gets No. 11, Percy Harvin's number when he was a Seahawk. Nick Vannett is No. 81.

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • QB Cardale Jones thought call from Bills was a prank "Bills fourth-round pick Cardale Jones initially didn’t believe it was in fact the Bills who were calling to tell him he was about to become the newest quarterback on their roster. Even though he met with offensive coordinator Greg Roman and quarterbacks coach David Lee at his pro day and had a..." May 03

  • ESPN’s Eight-Hour O.J. Documentary Is a Masterpiece

    New York Magazine "It was easy to love Ryan Murphy’s The People v. O.J. Simpson — the whole thing was a blast, from the Marcia Clark revival to David Schwimmer skewering the Kardashians. And though it played history as camp, most of the time, ultimately, that didn’t matter: The history was so rich we couldn’t help..." May 03

  • Power 5 conference sweep for Bills draft class "The Bills weren’t shy about picking players from big programs on day 1 and 2 of the draft, but that theme carried all the way through the class. All seven of Buffalo’s draft choices came from Power 5 conference schools. Here’s a breakdown of Buffalo’s seven picks. " May 02

  • Bills GM: Cardale Jones has talent to be franchise QB

    Buffalo News "After sticking with prominent defensive needs through the first three rounds, the Buffalo Bills finally addressed the most prominent spot on the team in the NFL Draft Saturday. And they did it in true Bills fashion by using their fourth-round choice on perhaps the draft’s most intriguing and..." May 01

  • Youngest Gronkowski brother signs with the Bills

    Washington Post "Glenn Gronkowski, also known as “Baby Gronk” or “Goose,” is quite different than his tight end and party boy older brother Rob, just ask their father “Goose is sort of quiet, not like Rob, who is out there in front of everybody,” Gordy Gronkowski told Bleacher report earlier in April. “He’s..." May 01

  • Bills sixth-rounder Kolby Listenbee calls himself NFL’s fastest man

    Pro Football Talk "New Bills rookie Kolby Listenbee isn’t lacking for speed. Or confidence. Listenbee, a wide receiver from TCU whom the Bills chose in the sixth round of the NFL draft, declared in his first talk with Buffalo media that he believes he’s the fastest player in the NFL." April 30

  • Cardale Jones drafted by Bills in fourth round

    SB Nation "Cardale Jones, one of the most intriguing prospects in this year's draft, was selected by the Buffalo Bills with No. 139 pick, the last selection of the fourth round, on Saturday. Jones flirted with entering the draft last year following his impressive title run. He began the 2014 season as..." April 30

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