Bills Rumors & News

  • Bills host Karlos Dansby

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills continued their search for linebacker help by meeting with a veteran option this week. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Bills had Karlos Dansby in for a visit. They also met with Kevin Minter and Will Compton recently as they look to make a move following the loss of Preston Brown..." March 20

  • West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

    Pro Football Talk "Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would..." March 20

  • Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

    CBS Sports "The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. But it won't be the only new professional football league -- or even the first to begin play. Charlie Ebersol -- the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's..." March 20

  • NFL VP Troy Vincent confirms changes to NFL catch rule

    ESPN "The NFL's competition committee is expected to propose a new catch rule that would eliminate the "going to the ground" distinction in addition to reinforcing a high standard for overturning calls via replay, league executive vice president Troy Vincent confirmed Tuesday to the Washington..." March 20

  • Proposed rule could allow officials at NFL office to eject players after instant replay

    Sporting News "Egregious “non-football acts" could be subject for ejection next season even if referees don't call for expulsion on the field. Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations, told USA Today Sports on Monday that the league’s competition committee will propose a rule allowing..." March 20

  • Buffalo Bills sign C Russell Bodine, OT Marshall Newhouse

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills added depth to their offensive line on Monday, signing center Russell Bodine and offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse. Bodine signed a two-year deal, while Newhouse signed a one-year deal. Bodine played the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals...." March 19

  • Bills “not ready to pull the trigger” on draft trade

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the two easiest dots to connect in the looming quarterback draft market is between Buffalo and New York. But Bills General Manager Brandon Beane’s not ready to connect them, at least not yet. With the Jets trading to the third spot, the Bills would have to go to No. 2 to make sure..." March 19

  • What Jets-Colts trade means for Buffalo Bills

    New York Upstate "During his press conference on Friday, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane batted away questions about the 2018 NFL Draft, the quarterbacks and whether he would be able to turn pick No. 12 and 22 into a top five pick. Don't assume, Beane said, that they'll move up higher than 12 on..." March 18

  • Russell Bodine to visit with Bills

    Pro Football Talk "Center Eric Wood announced in January that he cannot be cleared to continue playing football because of a neck injury and the Bills are meeting with a possible replacement for their starting lineup. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is meeting with Russell Bodine on Sunday and..." March 18

  • Bills may have to make another deal now, with an old friend

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have already made one trade to get higher in the first round. They may have to make another one, and renew and old acquaintance to execute the next one. With the Jets making a bold move Saturday to trade to the third overall pick, the Bills are faced with the prospect of falling..." March 17

  • Hue Jackson recommended AJ McCarron to Bills

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns weren’t going to sign AJ McCarron after acquiring Tyrod Taylor from the Bills. But Browns coach Hue Jackson gave McCarron a plug to Bills General Manager Brandon Beane. “I actually spoke to Hue Jackson the night before we signed him, texted with two other coaches of his that I know,”..." March 16

  • Brandon Beane: Too soon to know if we’re drafting a quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Bills General Manager Brandon Beane made a move up the board in the first round of the draft when he traded left tackle Cordy Glenn and the 21st pick in the draft to the Bengals in a deal that brought back the 12th overall selection. It’s been a popular opinion that Beane will now look to..." March 16

  • NFL free agents drawn to Bills for their blue-collar approach

    Democrat And Chronicle "If anyone was wondering what Sean McDermott thought of his first defensive unit as Buffalo’s head coach in 2017, we’re finding out in the first two days of free agency. The Bills’ run defense gave up at least 146 yards in eight games counting the playoff loss to Jacksonville, which led to an..." March 16

  • AJ McCarron’s goal is “to change everybody that has any doubt” about me

    Pro Football Talk "AJ McCarron held his first press conference as a member of the Bills on Thursday and a big topic of conversation was the prospect of the team drafting a player expected to bypass him as the team’s starting quarterback. Plenty of people think the Bills will use their plethora of draft picks,..." March 15

  • Bills Intend To Keep Jerry Hughes

    Pro Football Rumors "Despite Jerry Hughes being set to take up $10.4MM of the Bills’ 2018 cap and the team having agreed to terms with Trent Murphy, it doesn’t look like Hughes is going anywhere. Buffalo will not be cutting or trading Hughes, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News tweets. Despite the Doug Whaley regime..." March 14

  • Bills announce trades, Julian Stanford signing

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills didn’t wait long after the 2018 league year started to announce the previously reported trades of left tackle Cordy Glenn and quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Glenn is headed to the Bengals in a deal that landed the Bills the No. 12 pick in the first round and a sixth-round pick. They’ll..." March 14

  • Bills agree to terms with McCarron on 2-year deal "AJ McCarron finally found a home. The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday night that they have agreed to terms with McCarron on a two-year deal. " March 14

  • Anquan Boldin: Free to join new team

    CBS Sports "The Bills released Boldin from the reserve/retired list Wednesday, Mike Rodak of reports. Boldin signed with the Bills last summer and then retired during the preseason. " March 14

  • Bills to sign former Redskins DE Trent Murphy

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills are going to sign Washington Redskins defensive end Trent Murphy, The Buffalo News confirmed Wednesday after it was reported by multiple national media outlets. Murphy is considered an edge rusher, addressing one of the Bills' major needs entering the start of the NFL's..." March 14

  • Report | Bills to retain Kyle Williams

    Fanrag Sports "The Buffalo Bills are set to bring back defensive tackle Kyle Williams on a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of the Williams’ return comes on the same day that free agent defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was reported to have agreed to sign with the team once the free agency period..." March 13

  • Bills To Explore Trades Up Into Top-5 Picks Of This Year’s Draft

    NFL Trade Rumors " A league source tells Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports that the Bills will explore trade scenarios to move into the top five picks in this year’s NFL draft." March 13

  • Bills Trading LT Cordy Glenn To Bengals

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson reports that the Bills are trading LT Cordy Glenn to the Bengals on Monday. There has been increasing buzz over the past few days that the Bills were open to moving Glenn in a deal and there’s no question that the Bengals could use a solid left tackle. Glenn, 28, is a former..." March 12

  • The NFL-ESPN relationship is even more strained than we realized

    Awful Announcing "It’s no secret that this past NFL season has led to plenty of discontent evident between the NFL and ESPN, a major broadcast partner. Now we have a better idea of just how fractious the relationship is. Using the occasion of Jimmy Pitaro being named ESPN’s new president to set the table, John..." March 12

  • Sam Bradford, Case Keenum Seen as Options After Tyrod Taylor Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Vikings' biggest competition for their incumbent quarterbacks may be in Buffalo. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Sam Bradford and Case Keenum are both seen as potential free-agent options for the Bills. Bradford and Keenum both spent last season in Minnesota, with the..." March 12

  • Browns-Bills could be priming the pump for a bigger trade

    Pro Football Talk "The moment the Bills benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor last season for no apparent reason, the reasons apparently became these: (1) G.M. Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott are determined to get a franchise quarterback; (2) they’d seen enough of Taylor to know it’s not him; (3) they wanted to..." March 10

  • Should the Bills use Cordy Glenn as a trade asset to move up in NFL draft?

    Democrat And Chronicle "There is no doubt that Brandon Beane, Sean McDermott, and the rest of the brain trust over at One Bills Drive are ruminating over every possible scenario there is in trying to figure out where they’re going to get what they hope will be their franchise quarterback. They took a huge step in that..." March 10

  • Bills now have two picks in each of the first three rounds

    Pro Football Talk "After trading Tyrod Taylor, the Bills need a new quarterback. If they want to draft one, they have plenty of capital to do it. Buffalo traded Taylor to Cleveland for a third-round draft pick, and that means they now have two picks in each of the first three rounds of the draft. They acquired..." March 09

  • Cardinals, Broncos had interest in Tyrod Taylor

    Pro Football Talk "If the Browns hadn’t traded for quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the Bills had at least two other suitors. Via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the Cardinals and Broncos also were interested in Taylor. Per Carucci, however, the third-round pick offered by Cleveland “easily trumped” the offers made by..." March 09

  • Bills trade Tyrod Taylor to Browns

    Pro Football Talk "We have a better idea about who will be throwing passes to Jarvis Landry this season. Shortly after word of the trade sending Landry to Cleveland broke, there were multiple reports that the Browns have also traded for Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The Browns are set to send the 65th overall..." March 09

  • Bills sign pass-rusher Owa Odighizuwa

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills continue to troll around the periphery of the scrap heap, apparently unwilling to risk future compensatory picks. The team announced they had signed former Giants defensive end Owa Odighizuwa. A former third-round pick, the Giants cut him in August after an unusual offseason." March 08

  • Jordan Matthews blames Philadelphia’s medical staff for injury issues

    Buffalo News "Jordan Matthews said Tuesday on Sirius NFL Radio that "two really bad diagnoses" by the Philadelphia Eagles' medical staff caused him to join the Buffalo Bills in a trade last August with lingering knee and ankle damage that wasn't surgically repaired until December. And that was in addition..." March 08

  • Bills fill hole at backup running back by signing Chris Ivory

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills have one less need before next week's start of free agency. The team announced Tuesday that it has signed for Jaguars running back Chris Ivory. He figures to replace Mike Tolbert as the primary backup to LeSean McCoy in 2018. The 29-year-old Ivory led the AFC in rushing..." March 06

  • Report: NFL teams have been informed that 2018 salary cap set at $177.2M

    The Score "NFL teams have been notified by the league that the 2018 salary cap has been set at $177.2 million, sources told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The cap was $167 million in 2017, marking an increase of more than $10 million. The salary threshold increased by more than $12 million from 2016-17." March 06

  • FOX hoping to have Peyton in the Thursday night booth, Aikman on pregame

    Pro Football Talk "FOX is still trying to lure Peyton Manning into the Thursday Night Football booth, but the network wants to have a role for its lead Sunday analyst on Thursdays as well. The New York Post reports that FOX wants Troy Aikman to work on its Thursday night pregame show, giving Aikman another..." March 05

  • Should the Bills pay the king's ransom to move up in NFL draft to get their franchise QB?

    USA Today "First there was Browns general manager John Dorsey, followed by fellow GMs Dave Gettleman of the Giants, John Elway of the Broncos, and Chris Ballard of the Colts, all making the claim at the NFL Scouting Combine that their iPhones will be fully charged, ready to talk trade with whomever..." March 05

  • Bills met with Jackson and Mayfield

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "While running backs, offensive lineman, and special teamers were on the field at the combine on Friday, the quarterbacks were meeting with the media. Brandon Beane said this week he wouldn't release which quarterbacks would make visits to Buffalo, although he did say Rosen would. Today both Baker..." March 04

  • Vontae Davis calls joining the Bills 'a great situation for me as a player'

    Buffalo News "Vontae Davis couldn't shake the good vibes he got in Buffalo. The Bills were the first team Davis visited on his recent free-agent tour that also included stops in Cleveland, San Francisco, Oakland and Miami. After traversing the country, he concluded that the first stop on his journey was the..." March 03

  • Jim Kelly's oral cancer has returned after two years

    247 Sports "Jim Kelly was originally diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013, but after successful treatment, he was found to be cancer free in 2016. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case, as Kelly has announced that his cancer has returned. The Buffalo Bills released Kelly's statement, asking fans for their..." March 01

  • Beane: Tyrod Taylor on Bills 'until we decide different' "The Buffalo Bills brass made it clear Wednesday at the NFL Combine where they stand with Tyrod Taylor: He's on the roster right now. Nothing more. Nothing less. Bills general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott toed the line when speaking about their starting quarterback, never..." February 28

  • LB Preston Brown open to being next Bills player to leave for Patriots

    Boston Herald "Free agent linebacker Preston Brown has a hint of Patriots envy. Quite frankly, it’s hard to blame him. The NFL’s reigning tackles leader has watched former Bills teammates stampede out of Buffalo and turn into stars with the Patriots. It wasn’t easy to process, but now that Brown has a..." February 28

  • Kelvin Benjamin had surgery, expected back for offseason work

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills acquired wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in a trade with the Panthers during the 2017 season, but didn’t have much time to see what he could do when fully healthy. Benjamin tore the meniscus in his knee during his second game with the team, which forced him to miss the next two games..." February 28

  • Papa John's, NFL make 'mutual decision' to end sponsorship deal

    ESPN "Papa John's is no longer the official pizza of the NFL. CEO Steve Ritchie said on the company's earnings conference call that the league and the company mutually decided it was in their best interests for Papa John's, which became the official pizza of the league in 2010, to give up the..." February 27

  • Report: NFL expected to allow coaching hires before teams are done in playoffs

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL frequently has one or more teams waiting to officially hire their new head coach until their choice’s current employer are done with a playoff run and that usually results in a lot of winking and nodding until the contract can be finalized. This month brought a different outcome for the..." February 27

  • Report: NFL considering changing pass interference penalty

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has made sure to work through on-field rules that have been seen as archaic and no longer applicable in the modern era. Though, the league continues to fail on several fronts. Whether it’s what seems to be offense-friendly rules or a lack of defenses actually being able to hit, this has..." February 27

  • Bills Hosted Free Agent RB Chris Ivory For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent RB Chris Ivory visited the Bills on Monday and has “considerable interest” from NFL teams. The expectation is that Ivory will take more visits in the coming days. Ivory, 29, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent..." February 27

  • Vontae Davis to sign one-year deal with Buffalo Bills "After taking five visits on his February free agency tour, former Colts cornerback Vontae Davis has chosen his new team. The Bills are signing Davis to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday night. Davis also met with the Browns, 49ers, Raiders and Dolphins within the past 10..." February 26

  • Report: NFL competition committee meeting in attempt to simplify catch rule

    The Score "The NFL's competition committee is reportedly meeting in Indianapolis on Monday to try and simplify the league's catch rule, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, citing a person familiar with the talks. Sources are "expecting some kind of change with added clarity" regarding the rule either..." February 26

  • Will free-agent quarterbacks fall victim to collusion?

    Pro Football Talk "For the first time since the NFL launched a system of free agency that relies heavily on a salary cap, a healthy complement of veteran quarterbacks soon will hit the open market. And even though recent growth in the salary cap indicates that someone already should be making more than $30 million..." February 26

  • Salary cap is expected to be at least $178 million, could exceed $179 million

    Sportsnaut "The NFL salary cap number is expected to take another big leap for the 2018 season. Last year, teams had $168 million to spend. Now a new report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk pushes that number closer to $180 million ahead of the upcoming campaign. “PER A SOURCE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE..." February 26

  • Bills not among NFL teams receiving compensatory draft picks

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills are not among the teams that will have compensatory picks in April's NFL Draft, the league announced Friday. Fifteen teams have been awarded 32 compensatory picks. The picks, positioned within the third through seventh rounds, are awarded to a team losing more or better..." February 24

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