SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27
Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26
USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25
Larry Brown Sports "Although he had a few minor disagreements with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton last year, Rob Ryan is still considered by many to be one of the better defensive coordinators in the NFL. According to his brother Rex, the only thing stopping Rob from landing a head coaching job is his..." March 25
Sportsnet.ca "Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula would not oppose an NFL franchise in Toronto, according to Sun Media’s John Kryk. Pegula, who outbid Jon Bon Jovi’s Toronto-based group as well as Donald Trump for the franchise after the death of long-time owner Ralph Wilson last March, told Kryk on Tuesday..." March 25
The #Bills are looking to extend the 1-year, $4.75-million contract of QB Matt Cassel to make it cap friendlier.
Chicago Sun-Times "Rex Ryan joked that he has a theory why, despite his family connections to the team and his availability after leaving the Jets, the Bears never called to talk about their head coaching vacancy. “I don’t know,” he said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meetings, “I must have done a bad job as a ball..." March 24
#Bills coach Rex Ryan called Bryce Brown "the fast dude" and said: "I'm not going to learn his name until he holds onto the football." Ha.
SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23
Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23
CBSSports.com "In 2015 the Jaguars and Bills are set to play a game in London in Week 7 and there's going to be an additional spin to the game: it will only be broadcast digitally. According to Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal, a to-be-determined company will get the digital rights to broadcast the..." March 23
Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23
Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23
SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23
CBSSports.com "The running back carousel has been a weird one this offseason. Guys are bouncing all over the place, with the musical chairs kicking off when LeSean McCoy was traded to the Bills. The shock factor of Shady going to Buffalo was only topped by Chip Kelly and the Eagles promptly signing DeMarco..." March 23
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "We reporters haven't had much access to Bills coach Rex Ryan since he took the job in mid-January. In fact, to my recollection, no one in the media has talked to Ryan on the record since mid-February at the NFL Scouting Combine. However, when you pay for the rights to broadcast Bills games on..." March 22
NFL.com "The Buffalo Bills will have a starting quarterback by Week 1, that much we know. Who that quarterback will be remains anyone's guess. Rex Ryan acknowledged as much this week during a call-in appearance on the Bills' flagship radio station, explaining that EJ Manuel and newcomers Matt Cassel and..." March 21
Here are Percy Harvin’s cap numbers, from what I’m told: $4M (2015), $10M (2016), $10M (2017). ’16 and ’17 voidable/no deadline listed.
BuffaloBills.com "More news from One Bills Drive to begin tonight’s show. Charles Clay has officially signed his offer sheet from the team and the Dolphins will not match that offer, confirming the next weapon added to the Bills offense. We asked the listeners to weigh in on the Clay move and also pitched for their..." March 20
Dolphins are NOT matching 5-year, $38 million offer sheet that Buffalo gave TE Charles Clay, per sources. Bills have a new TE.
CSN New England "When Brandon Spikes lit out for Buffalo last offseason, he made it real clear he was happy to have New England in his rearview mirror. The Patriots and all their rules on how players should act and what they should say? Too stifling for Spikes, who embraced his “I GOTTA BE MEEEEEEEE….!!!”..." March 19
As a practical matter, Percy Harvin signed a 3yr/$24M deal w/BUF; voids to 1yr/$6M. Gets $3M to sign, $2.9M base salary, $100K workout bonus
The Score "The Miami Dolphins have reportedly declined to match Charles Clay's five-year, $38-million offer sheet, and the tight end will now officially become a member of the Buffalo Bills, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Miami opted to use the transition tag on Clay heading into the offseason,..." March 19
CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18
Pro Football Talk "Free agent tight end Charles Clay has signed with the Bills. Now he’ll wait five days to see if he’ll play for the Bills. Clay has been tagged as the Dolphins’ transition player, meaning the Dolphins have the right to match any offer sheet Clay signs. Now that Clay has signed, the Dolphins can..." March 18
Buffalo Rumblings "It's not yet clear how much the Bills will benefit from a 2015 salary cap perspective, but it's a significant pay cut nonetheless for a veteran player competing for a starting job. Before the new NFL season began on March 10, Buffalo Bills guard Kraig Urbik was a player that many had earmarked..." March 17
SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17
Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17
Buffalo News "The holding pattern continues in the Buffalo Bills' efforts to acquire tight end Charles Clay, who continues to carry the transition tag the Miami Dolphins applied to him. A source close to the situation insisted Monday that, despite the inactivity since Clay's visit to Western New York last..." March 16
ESPN.com "Leaning back in his office chair Thursday morning with one foot against his desk, Rex Ryan gave a thumbs-up to the Buffalo Bills' aggressive moves during the first week of free agency and was unafraid to add his unfiltered take on Buffalo's division rival, the New England Patriots. “I feel..." March 16
Buffalo News "Doug Whaley has lived up to his word. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager said at the NFL Scouting Combine last month that he wanted to have all of his team’s needs filled before heading into the draft. Whaley didn’t even wait for the start of free agency to do that, acquiring running back..." March 16
ESPN.com "Tyrod Taylor wasn't kidding when he said Thursday that the Bills intend on making him part of a three-way competition at quarterback this summer with EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. Taylor signed a three-year deal that could void to a two-year deal and earn Taylor as much as $7 million over those..." March 15
Knowledgable source tells me Dolphins have "lost patience" with and "moved on" from Charles Clay. At moment, Fins expect him to be a Bill.
Pro Football Talk "Last season, the Seahawks stunned many by dealing wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Jets. However, it appears the Jets weren’t the only club to make a play for Harvin. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns tried to acquire Harvin from Seattle in exchange for..." March 15
ESPN.com "The Buffalo Bills were reportedly pursuing tackle Bryan Bulaga when he hit the free-agent market earlier this week. Bulaga quickly re-signed with the Green Bay Packers, but according to ESPN NFL business analyst Andrew Brandt, the former first-round pick turned down more money from the Bills...." March 14
Pro Football Talk "The current free-agency cycle has featured plenty of backpedaling by players who agreed to deals and then didn’t sign them. A source with knowledge of he situation tells PFT that receiver Percy Harvin won’t be the next one to do that. Diana Marie Russini of NBC4 in Washington reported within..." March 14
Not so fast on Percy Harvin to the Bills, 49ers could be making a play per sources.
NFL.com "Percy Harvin will join an all-of-a-sudden scary-fast lineup in Buffalo, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a source involved. The former Jet, Viking and Seahawk will now line up in by far the most talented offense he's played in alongside LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins. FOX..." March 14
Oh boy: Bills reached agreement on 1-year deal with WR Percy Harvin, per source. Buffalo spending bills; add Harvin, McCoy, Incognito.
Saints reached agreement with former Bills RB CJ Spiller. Saints backfield getting crowded: Spiller, Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson.
Pro Football Talk "With DeMarco Murray joining the Eagles, the next big-name tailback to watch becomes C.J. Spiller. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, strong mutual interests exists between Spiller and the New Orleans Saints. Spiller would be a great fit in the New Orleans offense, possibly filling..." March 13
SB Nation "The New Orleans Saints have signed running back C.J. Spiller, according to Adam Schefter. Spiller joins a crowded position group for New Orleans after the team re-signed Mark Ingram earlier this month. Spiller is coming off his least productive season since his rookie year, as he was limited to..." March 13
CSN New England "Bill Belichick has one less problem to deal with twice a year. Former Bills tight end Scott Chandler has agreed to a deal to link up with Belichick and the Patriots, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Dianna Russini of NBC 4 in Washington DC reported earlier on Friday that the free-agent had narrowed..." March 13
Sporting News "Tyrod Taylor was drafted by the Ravens in 2010 to back up Joe Flacco, and he did just that ... starting zero games in four years with Baltimore. He'll have a better chance to see the field in Buffalo — new coach Rex Ryan announced Wednesday that Taylor will be a Bill in 2015, according to the..." March 12
Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills have re-signed veteran defensive lineman Jarius Wynn to a two-year deal, building their depth in Rex Ryan's new defense. The Buffalo Bills have been busy players in free agency so far, and their work continued with a busy Thursday morning. Per Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore..." March 12
Bills free-agent RB C.J. Spiller is scheduled to meet Thursday in New Orleans with Saints, per league source.
Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have interest in former Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler, according to league sources. The 6-foot-7, 260-pound former Iowa player has 182 career receptions for 2,120 yards and 17 touchdowns. Chandler, 29, caught 47 passes for 497 yards and three touchdowns last season. He..." March 12
Bills and DT Kyle Williams reached agreement on a one-year, $10.5 million extension tying him to Buffalo for three more years, per source.