Bills Rumors & News

  • Why it's (yet another) critical draft for the Bills

    Buffalo News "I know everyone is geeked up for the draft, but let's dispense with Mike Gillislee first, since his departure for New England is symptomatic of the dysfunction that has plagued the Bills franchise for two decades. For the second year in a row, the Bills let a valuable free agent get away..." April 26

  • Bills scouts bracing for a post-draft house cleaning

    Pro Football Talk "Although plenty of teams react to a bad season by dumping front-office employees in January, the more sensible approach is to wait until after the draft. That’s when the bulk of the work has ended, and it also prevents the scout from taking to a new team the fruits of the labor performed on the..." April 26

  • Jonathan Williams primed for opportunity "Here’s the Bills news of note for Tuesday April 25th. 1 - Jonathan Williams primed for opportunity He insisted his approach to the game wouldn’t change regardless of what happened with Mike Gillislee and his offer sheet with the Patriots, but now that his former teammate will continue his..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Patriots add Gillislee as Bills won't match RFA offer sheet "The New England Patriots officially poached another restricted free agent from AFC East rival Buffalo Bills. The Bills declined to match the two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet for running back Mike Gillislee, the team announced Monday. New England will send a fifth-round draft pick to Buffalo..." April 24

  • Patriots will know if they get Bills RB Mike Gillislee by 4 p.m.

    ESPN "The official deadline for the Buffalo Bills to decide whether to match the New England Patriots two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet for restricted free-agent running back Mike Gillislee is 4 p.m. ET, although it wouldn't be a surprise if the team's intentions become known at some point before that..." April 24

  • Jerry Hughes anxious to see Bills return to 4-3 base defensive scheme

    Buffalo News "Jerry Hughes didn't need long to think about whether the Buffalo Bills' defensive line will benefit from a return to the base 4-3 scheme it used as recently as the 2014 season. "Absolutely!" Hughes said this week, after the Bills wrapped up their voluntary veteran minicamp. "It allows us to..." April 23

  • Bills play brunt of AFC East games in December

    Buffalo News "When it comes to facing the majority of teams in their division, the Buffalo Bills will have to be patient this season. In the schedule announced by the NFL Thursday night, the Bills play four of their final five games against AFC East opponents. In fact, after the Bills open the season..." April 21

  • Bills add Trae Elston off waivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns waived a pair of defensive backs on Thursday and both of them found new homes on Friday. Tracy Howard landed with the Jaguars as a waiver claim and the Bills announced that they have added Trae Elston to the roster via the same route. Elson was undrafted after starting at safety..." April 21

  • Bills visiting Deshaun Watson at Clemson on Friday

    Pro Football Talk "Bills coach Sean McDermott suggested last week that the team’s meetings with the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft may be a smokescreen and the team is reportedly taking it all the way to the finish line if that’s the case. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Bills will send a..." April 20

  • Jets to open at Bills, play one prime-time game

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many people predicting big things for the Jets in the 2017 season and the league reportedly feels the same way about Todd Bowles’ team. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the team has been scheduled to play in one prime-time game during the 2017 season. They could be..." April 20

  • Bills still mulling Sammy Watkins option, Mike Gillislee offer sheet

    Pro Football Talk "In addition to the draft, the Bills have a couple of decisions to make about veteran members of their team in the near future. There was a report last weekend that the Bills might not exercise their option on wide receiver Sammy Watkins‘ contract for the 2018 season and coach Sean McDermott..." April 20

  • Bills' Kouandjio detained after telling police to shoot him

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio was involved in a bizarre incident with police not far from the scene of an accident Tuesday on Route 400 in Elma, The Buffalo News learned. Kouandjio was not arrested, but taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation. According to a..." April 20

  • Bills HC ‘not necessarily’ worried about Tyrod Taylor if team drafts QB

    Sportsnaut "If Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is looking for an unwavering vote of confidence, he probably shouldn’t look towards new head coach Sean McDermott. The coach was asked if he’d be concerned with how Taylor would perceive the message if the team used the No. 10 overall pick on a..." April 20

  • Richie Incognito ‘concerned on a personal level’ for Cyrus Kouandjio

    Sportsnaut "Cyrus Kouandjio was involved in a bizarre incident with police Thursday morning, one that has Buffalo Bills teammate Richie Incognito “concerned” for his well being. Tyrod Taylor also gave his thoughts, saying he’s “sad to hear” about Kouandjio’s incident. The incident in question should be..." April 20

  • Mike Gillislee dilemma starts with Jim Overdorf's mismanagement of salary cap

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills have put themselves in a no-win situation with running back Mike Gillislee. Matching the two-year, $6.4-million contract offer made to him by the New England Patriots as a restricted free agent means the Bills will be paying $4 million in 2017 to a backup. Declining to do..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Patriots extend offer sheet to Buffalo Bills RFA RB Mike Gillislee

    New York Upstate "Here we go again. A year after the New England Patriots poached restricted free-agent wide receiver Chris Hogan from the Buffalo Bills with a cleverly crafted offer sheet, the Patriots are trying to pry another restricted free agent from the Bills' roster. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL..." April 18

  • Buffalo Bills host Temple QB Phillip Walker on pre-draft visit

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills are doing their due diligence on this year's quarterback class. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Bills recently hosted Temple quarterback Phillip (P.J.) Walker on a pre-draft visit. Phillip Walker Temple quarterback Phillip Walker made a pre-draft..." April 17

  • Bills meeting with Chad Kelly, nephew of legend Jim Kelly

    Sportsnaut "While the Buffalo Bills are hot on the trail of some of the top quarterbacks from the 2017 NFL Draft class, they’re also spending time getting to know some of the guys further down the totem pole. This includes spending time with former Ole Miss gunslinger Chad Kelly, who just so happens to be the..." April 17

  • Bills might not pick up Sammy Watkins’ fifth-year option

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Bills have to make a decision on whether or not to pick up the 5th-year option on wide receiver Sammy Watkins’ rookie contract by May 2. A source familiar with the situation has informed me the team has yet to make that decision and will be discussing it internally over the next couple..." April 15

  • Vic Carucci: For McDermott's high-accountability approach to work, all of the Bills must be on board

    Buffalo News "Sean McDermott has his Carolina Panthers connections on the Buffalo Bills' roster: fullback Mike Tolbert, wide receiver Philly Brown, and cornerback Leonard Johnson. The newcomer players are here, in part, to help reinforce the higher standards and accountability the newcomer coach knows the..." April 14

  • Patriots meet with Bills RFA Gillislee

    New York Upstate "The New England Patriots could be looking to sign a Buffalo Bills restricted free agent for the second consecutive season. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots recently hosted running back Mike Gillislee on a visit. Mario Williams,Mike Gillislee Miami Dolphins..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Sean McDermott: Bills' meetings with QBs could be 'smokescreen'

    ESPN "A week ago, much of the discussion around the Buffalo Bills' first-round pick in the upcoming draft was focused on a pair of positions where the team has needs: wide receiver and cornerback. Now, with the 2017 draft just over two weeks away, quarterback is once again a hot topic for the Bills..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • LeSean McCoy says Kiko Alonso is a ‘BUM’ on Dolphins’ Instagram page

    Palm Beach Post "Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy took exception to a photo Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso posted on Instagram and criticized Alonso and his new contract in Alonso’s comments section. Alonso posted a photo in which it appears he has just hit McCoy and sent the running back into the..." April 10

  • Bills worked out Mitchell Trubisky

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills signed quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a new contract that runs through the 2018 season early this offseason and they have followed up that move by doing their homework on this year’s draft prospects at the position. They set up a private workout with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick..." April 10

  • Buffalo Bills sign DE Ian Seau, nephew of Junior Seau

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills made another roster addition on Monday, signing defensive end Ian Seau. Seau is the nephew of the late Junior Seau, who played 20 NFL seasons and went to 12 Pro Bowls. Junior Seau died of suicide at age 43, and studies later showed he suffered from CTE, a form of chronic..." April 10

  • Report: Rex Ryan dedicated 2016 season to trying to save brother Rob’s reputation

    Larry Brown Sports "Rex Ryan was apparently trying to do more than just help his twin brother out when he hired Rob to his coaching staff with the Buffalo Bills last season. Gay Myers of the New York Daily News was told by a source that Rex “dedicated the 2016 season to resurrecting the reputation of his brother..." April 09

  • Buffalo Bills' deal with Lorenzo Alexander considered a best value by ESPN Insider

    New York Upstate "Following a 12.5 sack season with the Buffalo Bills, Lorenzo Alexander was set to hit the free agent market. It was, by far, Alexander's most productive season so it was unknown whether or not the Bills would be able to bring the linebacker. Alexander's age, 33, and desire to return to Buffalo..." April 09

  • 3 reasons the Bills should draft: S Tedric Thompson

    Buffalo News "Position: Safety. School: Colorado. Measurables: 6-foot-0, 204 pounds. Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.60 seconds. Bench press: 17 reps. Vertical jump: 32.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches. 3-cone drill: 7.11 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.36 seconds. 60-yard shuttle: 11.65 seconds. Career..." April 07

  • Marcus Cromartie one of eight Bills signings

    Pro Football Talk "A Friday visit to Bills headquarters went as hoped for Marcus Cromartie. He’s not the only one who can now make himself comfortable there. The ex-49ers cornerback signed with Buffalo via a one-year contract, a source said. He is one of eight players the Bills announced Friday afternoon as..." April 07

  • A year after devastating workout injury, Bradley Sylve signs with Bills

    Pro Football Talk "Several prospective NFL players have seen their draft stock drop after injuries at pre-draft workouts, but few players suffered more than former Alabama cornerback Bradley Sylve, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon while doing what was supposed to be an easy workout the day before Alabama’s Pro..." April 07

  • Bills take a look at free agent quarterback T.J. Yates

    Pro Football Talk "It’s reasonable to wonder if the Bills will be in the market for a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft, considering there was some equivocation (and eventually a pay cut) for Tyrod Taylor. But they’re looking for some depth before then, apparently. The Bills announced that free agent..." April 07

  • Bills visit with Justin Durant

    Pro Football Talk "The first waves of free agency have come to an end and teams have generally turned their focus to the draft, but there are still some veterans looking for jobs. One is linebacker Justin Durant and his search for a team in 2017 has led him to Buffalo. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Durant..." April 06

  • Tyrod Taylor pinpoints when it will be time to retire

    Sportsnaut "When we watch Tyrod Taylor in action in an NFL game from now on, we’ll know one thing. He’s having fun. The Buffalo Bills quarterback — back with the team at a discounted rate after an offseason of questions — doesn’t know when he’ll retire. But Taylor does know what will cause him to hang up..." April 06

  • Don't be surprised if Bills GM Doug Whaley stays through 2017

    Buffalo News "There's a belief among many the Bills will dump General Manager Doug Whaley after the draft. Offseason decisions so far suggest rookie coach Sean McDermott is in charge of personnel and probably will have the most powerful voice in the Bills' draft room. A recent CBS Sports report claimed..." April 06

  • Tyrod Taylor running again, says he has 'no limitations' "Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is back. "This was my first time actually sprinting and actually doing full movement things," Taylor, who had groin surgery shortly after the 2016 season, told the team's official site after voluntary workouts on Monday. "I've felt great since the surgery and the..." April 05

  • Sean McDermott scores points, dines with 7 Bills greats

    Pro Football Talk "Sean McDermott knows how to endear himself to a new franchise. He showed so Tuesday evening. The first-year Bills head coach invited several club greats to dinner at a Buffalo steakhouse. Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas, Steve Tasker, Darryl Talley and Cornelius Bennett..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Bills' LeSean McCoy: Skipping voluntary workouts

    CBS Sports "McCoy (ankle) was the Bills' lone absentee at the first day of voluntary workouts, Anthony Sambrotto of the team's official website reports. This doesn't sound like much of a concern, as new head coach Sean McDermott said he's been in communication with McCoy, who produced 1,623 scrimmage yards..." April 04

  • Sean McDermott strikes the right chord with players at first offseason workout

    Buffalo News "Sean McDermott got his one chance to make a first impression Monday. The Buffalo Bills’ new coach addressed his team as a group for the first time since taking the job in January at the start of the first voluntary offseason workout. Those who were privy to it – to borrow a word from General..." April 04

  • McDermott: Taylor's 'movement' starting point to being right fit in Bills' offense

    Buffalo News "Sean McDermott said he would need at least an hour to explain the many reasons Tyrod Taylor will be such a good fit in the scheme of new Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. The Bills' first-year head coach was well aware that was the extent of the allotted time for last week's..." April 03

  • Bills ditch “All In” for “Playoff Caliber”

    Pro Football Talk "A year ago, Bills players showed up for the offseason program with a phrase former coach Rex Ryan borrowed from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: “All In.” As it turns out, Ryan went “all in” with an eight-high hand. This year, the Bills are touting among themselves the quality of their cards,..." April 03

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

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