Bills Rumors & News

  • Bills say Tyrod Taylor is medically cleared

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills say quarterback Tyrod Taylor is healthy enough to play — and potentially healthy enough to get cut. A team source told Adam Schefter that Taylor has been medically cleared from his January groin surgery. It’s significant that this is coming from a team source, rather than directly..." February 22

  • Bills may have interest in Tony Romo if they don’t keep Tyrod Taylor

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills have just a few more weeks to decide if they want to pick up Tyrod Taylor’s option and guarantee the quarterback another $30 million, and they could be watching the Tony Romo situation closely to determine what their next move will be. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Tuesday..." February 21

  • Tyrod Taylor might not be released by Bills after all

    Buffalo News "Decision day is approaching for the Buffalo Bills and Tyrod Taylor. The team has until March 11 to decide whether it will exercise Taylor's contract option, which would trigger nearly $31 million in guaranteed money being paid out. With less than three weeks until that deadline, reports can..." February 21

  • What to do with LB Brandon Spikes

    Buffalo News "Position: Inside linebacker. Age: 29. 2016 stats: 11 games, nine tackles. Working in his favor: Spikes' best season with the Bills came back in 2014 under Jim Schwartz, when the Bills ran a 4-3 scheme. The team is expected to go back to that under new coach Sean McDermott. Spikes could provide..." February 21

  • Bills DT Marcell Dareus Donates $25k To Help Kids In Haiti

    Black Sports Online "Often times in sports, we forget about the human element. Two-time Pro Bowler Marcell Dareus is not only a special talent on the field, but he’s an even better individual off the field. Recently, Dareus has donated $25,000 to the Hope For Haiti charity. “I’m happy that I’m able to..." February 18

  • Romo, McCarron and Taylor might be on Browns' radar in search for franchise QB

    CBS Sports "In January, the day after the Browns put the finishing touches on one-win season, quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he wanted to stay in Cleveland, where he signed the previous offseason but because of injury, only started five games (the team went 1-4 in those starts), and he finished with..." February 17

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • This summer, O.J. Simpson is up for parole. How good are his chances of getting out of prison?

    SI "As prison life goes, you could do worse than a stretch at the Lovelock Correctional Center. The inmates at Lovelock—1,680 when filled to capacity—are fed fresh fruit and permitted to watch ESPN. Each 80-square-foot cell is shared by two men. The facility is designated “medium custody,” so the..." February 14

  • LeSean McCoy slams Pro Football Focus as ‘Bunch of nerds’ after ‘Top 101’ snub

    Sportsnaut "The folks at Pro Football Focus have angered one LeSean McCoy, who was not included in their Top 101 players from the 2016 NFL season list. McCoy (who believes he is the best running back in the league) responded to this snub with a bit of shady stone-throwing. To be fair, if this scribe..." February 13

  • Bills GM Doug Whaley reportedly intrigued by possibility of Cardale Jones at QB

    Buffalo News "The easiest part of the Tyrod Taylor discussion is to say he isn't worth $30.75 million in guaranteed money and the Buffalo Bills should let him walk before agreeing to be on the hook for that tab by picking up the option on his contract extension. The hardest part is figuring out how to..." February 11

  • 'Real possibility' Tyrod Taylor open to altered contract

    NFL.com "When the Bills fired Tyrod Taylor's biggest booster in the building and benched the quarterback for the season finale, it was natural to assume both parties would welcome a clean break in 2017. Looming over the next month is Taylor's weighty $30.75 million contract option, which must be..." February 11

  • Reggie Bush’s Mistress Wants 3 Other Athletes & Husband DNA Tested After Baby Came Out Not Darkskin Enough

    Bossip "The woman who allegedly bore Reggie Bush’s son last week plans to paternity test a Major League Baseball player after her baby came out “too light,” BOSSIP has learned. Monique Exposito gave birth to baby Preston Alexander Exposito on Super Bowl Sunday, but she is “obsessed” with the fact that..." February 11

  • Tyrod Taylor unwilling to take less to stay with Bills

    Pro Football Talk "When discussing the future of quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Buffalo, one of the options mentioned is a restructured contract that would keep Taylor on the Bills while letting them avoid the $30 million-plus in guaranteed money called for under his current deal. The appeal of that option to the..." February 10

  • PFF ranks Tyrod Taylor No. 1 available* QB this offseason

    Buffalo News "Tyrod Taylor isn't on the open market – yet. That hasn't stopped the speculation that the Buffalo Bills' quarterback will soon be able to shop his services to the rest of the NFL. The possibility remains that the Bills will balk at picking up Taylor's five-year contract extension – and paying..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Bills CB Stephon Gilmore Reportedly Targeting $14M Per Year In New Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Sal Capaccio of WGR 550, citing multiple sources familiar with the situation, reports that the Bills are still weighing their options with impending free agent CB Stephon Gilmore. According to Capaccio, Gilmore is looking to be paid a top-five salary for the cornerback position, which would..." February 07

  • Bills still weighing options with Tyrod Taylor

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Bills have big decisions looming over the next month on quarterback Tyrod Taylor and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. And they’re still weighing all the options with both players, according to multiple sources familiar with each situation. Taylor is guaranteed just under $31 million on March 11..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Tyrod Taylor: New deal is 'sitting-and-waiting game'

    NFL.com "Tyrod Taylor's unceremonious finish to the 2016 season was the bow on top of what became a peculiar campaign for the Buffalo Bills. But even as potential free agency looms, the former darling quarterback in western New York says he isn't dwelling on it. "My focus is not on the contract..." February 04

  • LeSean McCoy believes he is NFL's best running back

    ESPN "Move aside, other NFL running backs. LeSean McCoy believes he is the league's best at his position. The Buffalo Bills' star runner made the declaration Friday while speaking on "SportsCenter", saying, "I still feel like healthy, there's no back that can touch me." Asked to clarify if that..." February 04

  • Bills announce five more staff hires

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills on Thursday officially announced five new additions to the first staff of new head coach Sean McDermott. Phil McGeoghan, John Egorugwu, Marc Lubick, Matt Smiley and Bill Teerlinck were hired. All five have previous NFL experience. McGeoghan will be the team’s wide receivers coach...." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: Bills to hire Phil McGeoghan as wide receivers coach

    Fanrag Sports "The Buffalo Bills will soon land a new wide receivers coach for the 2017 season in Phil McGeoghan, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. McGeoghan worked last season as the wide receivers coach at East Carolina University. East Carolina may not be a Power 5 conference program, but their wide..." January 31

  • Rex Ryan: I set the expectations too high in Buffalo

    Pro Football Talk "Rex Ryan will be part of ESPN’s Super Bowl LI coverage this Sunday and a move into television felt like an inevitability after he was fired by the Bills with one game left in the regular season. Ryan provided plenty of fodder for the media over the last eight seasons as the head coach of the..." January 31

  • Lorenzo Alexander: I really don’t want to go to a different team

    ESPN "Pending free-agent linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was one of the most interesting and unique stories in the NFL this past season. Alexander will also be one of the most interesting free agents to hit the open market in March. At age 33, Alexander went from a career journeyman and special-teams..." January 31

  • Ed Reed, Kathryn Smith among 14 assistants not returning to Bills

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills are moving on from 14 coaches, including Kathryn Smith, who became the first full-time female coach in NFL history for the 2016 season. Bobby April, John Blake, Aaron Kromer, David Lee, D'Anton Lynn, Tim McDonald, Pat Meyer, Chris Palmer, Ed Reed, Eric Smith, Kathryn Smith,..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • Report: Bills shredded gameplans ahead of Patriots games in fear of leaked info

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots inspire incredible amounts of paranoia in some teams, though one team really went beyond the pale. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Buffalo Bills under coach Rex Ryan went so far as to shred all their gameplans and other printed information in the week..." January 30

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Fired Bills, Jets head coach Rex Ryan headed to ESPN

    ALL 22 "After spending the last eight years as a head coach in the NFL, Rex Ryan is stepping back and will try his hand instead as a television analyst at ESPN. According to Jeff Ourand at Sports Business Journal, Ryan was immediately besieged from calls from various networks upon his dismissal from..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Lorenzo Alexander 'would love' to stay in Buffalo, but he won't come cheap

    Sporting News "Lorenzo Alexander says Bills brass wants him back in 2017. That doesn’t mean it will happen. First things first: NFL rules prevent Alexander from re-signing with the Bills before the March 9 start of the free-agent signing period because the outside linebacker played under a minimum-salary..." January 28

  • Bills re-sign safety Colt Anderson

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills entered the offseason with 24 unrestricted free agents, and they were able to cross one name off the list today. The team announced they re-signed safety Colt Anderson." January 27

  • LeSean McCoy: Sean McDermott is 'right guy' for Bills

    NFL.com "LeSean McCoy approves the Buffalo Bills' decision to hire Sean McDermott as their new head coach. Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, the star running back noted that he'd spent two years with McDermott in Philadelphia (where the coach was the defensive coordinator) in 2009, 2010...." January 27

  • Before joining Chargers, Lynn thought Buffalo 'was best place for me'

    Buffalo News "Anthony Lynn wasn't merely campaigning when he said Buffalo is "where I want to be" after his lone game as interim head coach of the Bills. He genuinely wanted the full-time job. Lynn saw it as the best opportunity for him to take the next step in his career, despite the disastrous 30-10..." January 27

  • Thomas Davis: McDermott will greatly improve Bills' D

    NFL.com "After a down season in Carolina, veteran linebacker Thomas Davis watched the team lose another one of their best weapons. This time, it was defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who was hired as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. "I hated to see him go," Davis said Thursday after NFC team..." January 26

  • Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio underwent surgery

    NFL.com "Offseason injury news came early for the Buffalo Bills. The team announced on Thursday that backup offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio suffered a non-football injury to his hip after falling at his home. The 6-foot-7, 322-pound, 23-year-old underwent successful surgery on Wednesday and is expected..." January 26

  • Stephon Gilmore: I want to be wanted in free agency

    NFL.com "Cornerback Stephon Gilmore made his first Pro Bowl this season, coincidentally the same year he becomes a free agent. Down here at the Wide World of Sports complex, more than 1,000 miles from Orchard Park, he knows he's done everything he can to set up his future. He's already gotten a call..." January 26

  • Bills GM: Surgery won't play into Bills' decision on Taylor

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said Tuesday that Tyrod Taylor's recovery from groin surgery he underwent early this month should not be a factor in the decision to pick up the option on the quarterback's contract by the March 11 deadline. "Let me say this, all the prognostication is..." January 25

  • Tyrod Taylor gets Pro Bowl invite, but will not play

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has turned down a chance to play in the Pro Bowl for the second straight year. The Bills announced Monday afternoon that Taylor had been invited -- he was originally an alternate for the game -- but will not play. That's not a surprise, as he is recovering..." January 24

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