Bills Rumors & News

  • Donald Trump: No White House run if he'd bought Bills

    The Score "Donald Trump's flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest. That's probably for the best, he says. Had his 2014 bid for the Buffalo Bills had worked out, he probably wouldn't be running..." February 07

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Bills LB Tony Steward loses fiancee Brittany Burns to cancer

    Sporting News "Just two months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, former Clemson rower Brittany Burns died Tuesday. She was 26. Burns was the fiancee of Bills sixth-round rookie linebacker Tony Steward, and the team released a statement on her passing. “The Buffalo Bills are saddened to learn about..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Bills among many NFL teams showing interest in Baylor forward Rico Gathers

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills made it into the news cycle for a bit on Monday evening when it was revealed that they sent a scout to watch a Baylor men's basketball game, likely to see power forward Rico Gathers in person. Gathers is a 6'8", 275-pound senior forward that has been drawing interest from NFL..." February 02

  • Bills scouting Baylor hoops player

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "With an assist to Twitter follower @thee_mask, who sent along the tweet below, at least one member of the Bills scouting staff is in Waco, Texas, tonight to watch a basketball player who could be an NFL prospect. Rico Gathers is a 6-8, 275 pound senior forward on the Bears basketball team. He..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Will Percy Harvin be back with the Buffalo Bills in 2016?

    Buffalo Rumblings "There has been much talk lately about the Buffalo Bills potentially adding a bona fide No. 2 receiver opposite of Sammy Watkins this offseason, with the perceived lack of faith (or desire to move him inside) that the team has in fourth-year receiver Robert Woods. In a recent interview on The..." February 01

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Aaron Williams: Training camp will determine playing future

    Pro Football Talk "Bills safety Aaron Williams suffered a neck injury against the Patriots in the second week of the regular season that caused him to lose feeling in the left side of his body. Williams was able to return a couple of weeks later, but was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return..." January 29

  • Russ Brandon: Bills only working on Ralph Wilson Stadium for time being

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, Bills president Russ Brandon made reference to the recent league meeting that resulted in the Rams besting the Chargers and Raiders by getting approval to move to Los Angeles and reflected on how many people thought the Bills would “have been part of that equation” just a few years..." January 29

  • Dr. Bennet Omalu Thinks O.J. Simpson Suffers From CTE

    People Magazine "When disgraced football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson was facing trial on armed robbery and kidnapping charges of which he was convicted in 2008, he considered using the defense that concussions he allegedly sustained during his 11 years in the NFL could have contributed to his actions. As more..." January 29

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Richie Incognito is anxious to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills

    Scout "After sitting out for over one year, Richie Incognito finally received an opportunity to play in the NFL again with the Buffalo Bills. Incognito rewarded the Bills with one of the best seasons of his career. The offensive guard was among the league's best pull blockers and one of Pro Football..." January 28

  • LT Cordy Glenn's "floor" could be $10 million per year

    Buffalo News "Negotiations will soon begin between free agents and the Buffalo Bills' brass. General manager Doug Whaley said he met with coaches and soon Senior VP of Football Administration Jim Overdorf would reach out to agents. Tackle Cordy Glenn and guard Richie Incognito have already been pegged the..." January 27

  • Bills GM Doug Whaley would 'absolutely' consider drafting a QB early

    Buffalo News "In Hawaii, Tyrod Taylor is set to make his first Pro Bowl appearance. In Mobile? The search continues. General Manager Doug Whaley is scouting other quarterbacks. Yes, Taylor exceeded pretty much everybody's expectations in Year 1 as a starter in Buffalo, earning a Pro Bowl nod with..." January 27

  • Bills’ GM would ‘absolutely’ consider taking QB early in draft

    Sportsnaut "While Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is appearing in this season’s Pro Bowl, it’s not keeping the team from scouting other quarterbacks. General Manager Doug Whaley was asked if the team would consider selecting a quarterback early in this spring’s NFL draft and he didn’t hesitate to say..." January 26

  • Bills guard Richie Incognito gets call for second Pro Bowl nod

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito appears headed to Hawaii this week for his second career Pro Bowl appearance as a replacement for Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati. Teammate Eric Wood, who was named a Pro Bowl replacement for Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil earlier Monday, tweeted..." January 25

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Bills UFAs: Plenty of decisions to be made

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "Bills general manager Doug Whaley has made it a point to let fans know the team won't be nearly as active in free agency this off-season. Even as far back as last year at this time, he said the team's priority will be re-signing their own players, as opposed to bringing in free agents from other..." January 25

  • Radio host criticizes Bills new female coach: No place for women in pro sports

    The Score "A Cleveland sports radio host is not a fan of new Buffalo Bills assistant coach Kathryn Smith, the league's first full-time female assistant coach. Kevin Kiley, co-host of "The Kiley and Carman Show" on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, claims - multiple times - the hiring was "absurd" and "there's no..." January 22

  • Ryan family is taking criticism personally

    Pro Football Talk "The Rex and Rob Ryan reunion in Buffalo promises to be compelling, for many reasons. One of those reasons is this: They’re mad. Appearing Friday on WGR 550 in Buffalo, Rex Ryan made it clear that they are aware of the criticism, and they don’t like it. “I can tell you this: our family is..." January 22

  • LeSean McCoy speaks fondly of Chip Kelly, tells 49ers to ‘buy in’

    Sporting News "Despite the animosity that appears to exist between Bills running back LeSean McCoy and new 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, McCoy found it in himself to share a few kind thoughts about his former coach Tuesday. "The one thing I will say about Chip is that he wants to win. He's very, very..." January 21

  • Bills hire a female assistant coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals made significant waves at the outset of the season, hiring Jenn Welter to serve as a training-camp assistant coach, working with inside linebackers. When camp ended, so did Welter’s assignment. The Bills are now taking the next step in the evolution of female football coaches. Per..." January 21

  • Bills still unsure about Percy Harvin's future

    The Score "One of the biggest question marks for the Buffalo Bills entering the offseason is the status of Percy Harvin. The Bills took a chance on Harvin in the offseason, hoping he would emerge as their No. 2 wide receiver, but he played in just five games before landing on injured reserve in November..." January 20

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Ed Reed agrees to join the Bills coaching staff "Buffalo made the second addition to their defensive coaching staff this week by announcing that former perennial Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed will join the organization as the assistant defensive backs coach. Widely seen as the best safety of his generation, Reed shares the record for most career..." January 14

  • Bills sign Greg Little, Jarrett Boykin to reserve/future contracts

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday that they have signed veteran wide receivers Jarrett Boykin and Greg Little to reserve/future contracts. Boykin's signing was reported on last week, when his agent disclosed that the former Green Bay Packers receiver had decided to join the Bills. You can..." January 12

  • Jim Kelly's daughter is ecstatic her dad is now 18 months cancer-free

    Fox Sports "The last couple years have not been two of the most trying ever for Jim Kelly and his family, as the former Buffalo Bills great has battled cancer, but now the family is enjoying happier days. In 2014, Jim posted this awesome video to Instagram telling his daughter, Erin, that he was officially..." January 12

  • When Watkins got the ball, Bills passing game finally took off

    Buffalo News "Sammy Watkins wanted the ball. He got the ball. There, in a nutshell, is the evolution of the Buffalo Bills’ passing game in 2015. Through much of the first half of the season, offensive coordinator Greg Roman tried for balance in moving the ball through the air. Tyrod Taylor also was..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • 2016 HBO Hard Knocks Candidates Revealed

    SI "Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan could make a return visit to HBO’s Hard Knocks next summer. Or the show could feature a team looking to relocate to Los Angeles. With the regular season concluded, we have some clarity on the NFL teams eligible to be drafted for the 2016 edition of Hard Knocks. They..." January 12

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Rob Ryan joining Bills’ defensive coaching staff under twin brother Rex

    Buffalo News "Rex Ryan is keeping it in the family in an effort to fix the Buffalo Bills' defense. Ryan, the Bills' coach, added his twin brother, Rob, to the team's coaching staff Sunday night with the title of assistant head coach/defense. “I'm excited to have Rob join our staff and I think he will be a..." January 11

  • Bills sign GM Doug Whaley to contract extension

    ESPN "The Buffalo Bills have signed general manager Doug Whaley to a contract extension. Terms were not disclosed, but the team announced that the deal covers multiple years. Bills co-owner Kim Pegula tweeted a photo Sunday afternoon of Whaley signing his new deal alongside co-owner and husband..." January 10

  • Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

    CBS Sports "People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14. On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive..." January 09

  • NFL plans to stream London games in 2016, Apple and Google in talks to buy rights

    New York Daily News "The National Football League is planning to live-stream all three games scheduled to be played in London next season, and Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc subsidiary Google are among the technology companies in talks to buy the rights to conduct the streams, said two sources familiar with the..." January 08

  • Beyonce Will Join Coldplay for Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

    ET Online "Coldplay will have a very high-profile guest star at the Super Bowl. Sources confirm to Entertainment Tonight that Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, will join the band on-stage during their halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Presumably, the group will deliver a live rendition of "Hymn..." January 08

  • Major NFL Agent Ben Dogra Banned 3 Years by NFLPA

    The Big Lead "Early Wednesday, per Rand Getlin of NFL Network, the NFL Players Association revoked the operating license of high-profile agent Ben Dogra and fined him $200,000. 38 counts? Yikes. While the players union did not cite any specifics re: the reason for the suspension and fine, the NFLPA did..." January 07

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    Blake Baratz @blakebaratz

    Congratulations to Jarrett Boykin on signing with the @buffalobills. Young, experienced, & talented pro that will help that team in 2016.

  • Hogan to undergo surgery on ‘torn up’ wrist

    Buffalo News "A few nights, Chris Hogan had trouble sleeping. He tossed. He turned. He was sick, so he rationalized a swig of Nyquil to grab some Z’s. But for 3 or 4 weeks, the Buffalo Bills wide receiver played with a torn wrist – several ligaments in his right wrist were “all torn up,” he said. This team..." January 06

  • Dean Blandino: Veteran WRs helping clarify 'catch rule' "The NFL is working hard to remedy one of the league's most pressing competitive issues and has sought out veterans and legends for advice. Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino told NFL Network's Dan Hellie on Tuesday that the league has reached out to former wide receivers for input and..." January 06

  • Primanti Bros Sent The Bills A Stockpile Of Sandwiches For Beating The Jets

    Uproxx "The bitter taste of a lost season is still present in the mouths of the Buffalo Bills and their alarmingly flammable fans. The upside? An influx of celebratory sandwiches from Pittsburgh might mask that taste for a day or two. As a show of gratitude to the Buffalo Bills for topping the New York..." January 05

  • Pegula gives GM, Rex Ryan a year to fix Bills

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has given General Manager Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan a year to turn the team around after its disappointing 8-8 season, The Buffalo News has learned. A team source told The News that Pegula met with Whaley and Ryan about a week ago to review the 2015 season..." January 05

  • Bills GM on free agency: We won’t be busy "Bills GM Doug Whaley gave strong indication that Buffalo’s foray into free agency to add to the roster won’t be nearly as headline grabbing as last year when they signed Tyrod Taylor, Richie Incognito, Jerome Felton, Percy Harvin and signed Charles Clay to an offer sheet. In fact Buffalo’s..." January 05