Bills Rumors & News

  • Veteran WR Anquan Boldin retires after 14 seasons "Anquan Boldin's stay with the Buffalo Bills lasted less than a fortnight. The receiver signed with the Bills on August 7. After 13 days, he left the club and informed the team he's retiring, per the team. ESPN's Jim Trotter first reported the news. "We respect Anquan's decision to retire..." August 21

  • Bills shuffle roster, bring in new faces at tight end and safety

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills made some changes to the roster on Sunday by signing a pair of players to the 90-man roster and dropping two others. The team announced the signings of tight end Rory Anderson and safety Adrian McDonald. Kicker/punter Austin Rehkow and tight end Jason Croom were let go to make room." August 20

  • Bills shuffle roster, bring in new faces at tight end and safety

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills made some changes to the roster on Sunday by signing a pair of players to the 90-man roster and dropping two others. The team announced the signings of tight end Rory Anderson and safety Adrian McDonald. Kicker/punter Austin Rehkow and tight end Jason Croom were let go to make room." August 20

  • Nathan Peterman doesn’t hear the calls for him to start

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills remain committed to Tyrod Taylor. Some members of the Bills mafia wish they weren’t. Backup Nathan Peterman was asked be reporters on Friday about whether he hears the calls for him to start from Bills fans. “I love Bills Mafia and all that, but I don’t,” Peterman said. “I kind of..." August 19

  • Bills not ready to go to their 'contingency plan' at left tackle

    Buffalo News "Sean McDermott isn't pressing the panic button about his offensive line. Yet. The Buffalo Bills' coach said Friday the team has not considered moving rookie second-round draft pick Dion Dawkins over to left tackle. That means the plan, for now, is to get franchise left tackle Cordy Glenn..." August 19

  • Tim Graham: So many Bills story lines, but penalties keep getting in the way

    Buffalo News ""Slow your roll," some readers said. "Way too early," others claimed. "Give 'em time, for cryin' outs," I heard. My takeaway from the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener last week was their disconcerting penalty total. They committed 13 penalties. The Minnesota Vikings accepted 10 of them for..." August 18

  • McDermott is evaluating the quarterback position, unless he isn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Most of the attention regarding a possible quarterback change has landed on Jacksonville, given comments from coach Doug Marrone that clearly throw the gig up for grabs. But the Bills may have a slightly tenuous situation at best, after performances in Philly from starter Tyrod Taylor and No...." August 18

  • Ronald Darby “very impressive” in first Eagles outing

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Ronald Darby spent a lot of time this summer guarding Bills wide receivers in practice and he was back in that position on Thursday night. The big difference was that Darby was now wearing an Eagles uniform after last week’s trade that sent him to Philly in exchange for wide receiver..." August 18

  • Bills receiver Rod Streater left game on cart with apparent foot injury

    Pro Football Talk "Bills head coach Sean McDermott had called Rod Streater one of the highlights of training camp this year in Buffalo. That made the abrupt conclusion to his night in Philadelphia that much more difficult to handle. Streater left Thursday night’s game against the Eagles on the back of a cart..." August 18

  • Sean McDermott: Bills not considering QB change "The Buffalo Bills stripped Tyrod Taylor of his best play-making receiver last week, then watched him struggle Thursday night in a 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. What did they expect? Taylor's first pass of the night was thrown into the hands of a blitzing defensive back, popped up in..." August 18

  • Could Bills trade LeSean McCoy next?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills know they are not going to contend for a championship in 2017, and even making the playoffs would be a pipe dream. With that considered, does it make sense for them to trade away their most valuable remaining offensive piece? Evan Silva of Rotoworld said Friday that he expects..." August 18

  • Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy orders 200 cheesesteaks for teammates

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles find themselves in a close game at halftime, but it's safe to say that Bills are tonight's big winners based on a tweet from Jeff Skversky of WPVI in Philadelphia. According to the sportscaster, Bills running back LeSean McCoy will treat his teammates..." August 18

  • McDermott's return to Philadelphia all about business

    Buffalo News "Sean McDermott is well past the sentimental aspect of coaching a game in Philadelphia for an Eagles opponent. "I guess if it were the first time that I was going back to Philadelphia as a coach, it would be a little bit different," he said of the Buffalo Bills' second preseason game Thursday..." August 17

  • Many Eagles-Bills connections entering second preseason game "There are as many as six daily nonstop flights to and from Philadelphia and Buffalo, and they’ve been busy with former Eagles and Bills in recent years. The Oregon-to-Philadelphia connections became a running joke during Chip Kelly’s time in Philadelphia, but it’s Buffalo-to-Philadelphia..." August 17

  • NFLPA’s Lorenzo Alexander calls NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott “appalling”

    Pro Football Talk "Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, is not pleased with the NFL’s statement accusing the union of smearing Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser. “It’s really appalling,” Alexander said on PFT Live. “We’re about representing our players at the..." August 17

  • Brandon Beane doesn’t want to hear that the Bills are tanking

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have made a series of trades that leave them in great shape in the 2018 NFL draft, but unlikely to contend this year. But don’t tell G.M. Brandon Beane that he’s tanking. Beane said on PFT Live that he doesn’t believe in tanking and wants his team to win this year while also building..." August 15

  • Anquan Boldin: Bills don’t have “diva mentality” in receivers room

    Pro Football Talk "After getting rid of Sammy Watkins, the Bills were left with a notable lack of what you’d refer to “name-brand,” or “young,” or perhaps even “good” receivers. But the leader of the odd lot of leftovers pointed out that comes with a positive as well. Via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News,..." August 15

  • Jordan Matthews Suffers Chest Injury in 1st Practice with Bills After Trade

    Bleacher Report "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews suffered a chest injury during practice Sunday,'s Matthew Fairburn reported. The Bills acquired Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick from the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. Buffalo sent cornerback Ronald Darby to the Eagles to complete the..." August 14

  • McDermott says Bills 'still concerned' that Glenn isn't practicing

    Buffalo News "Cordy Glenn missed another day of training-camp practice with the Buffalo Bills Sunday. Given that Glenn also missed last Thursday night's preseason-opener against the Minnesota Vikings and the timing of his return to action is uncertain, there is lingering worry about the left tackle's..." August 14

  • Frustrated Sean McDemott, scuffles mark chippy day for Bills

    Pro Football Talk "Bills coach Sean McDermott wasn’t happy with how his team was practicing early in Monday’s session so he called the team together in order to let them know how things had to change. The practice did change from that point, although the results may not have been exactly what McDermott was hoping..." August 14

  • Jordan Matthews eager to play with Tyrod Taylor, keep representing 2014 WR draft class

    Buffalo News "Twenty-four hours after the Philadelphia Eagles traded him, Buffalo Bills receiver Jordan Matthews still doesn't know what to think about the sudden development. Shock, betrayal, edginess, excitement, indifference, nausea ... Matthews needs more time to sort through his emotions before..." August 13

  • McDermott: Bills will find spots for their new slot receivers

    Pro Football Talk "In the past week, the Bills have added a couple of slot receivers, signing Anquan Boldin and trading for Jordan Matthews. With rookie Zay Jones also having plenty of experience on the inside as well, it’s hard to tell how the top guys will be configured when Week One rolls around, in only four..." August 13

  • Bills have a bounty of 2018 draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have a new G.M. in Brandon Beane and a new coach in Sean McDermott, and they have a clear plan for how to built their roster: Acquire extra picks, and build through the draft. After trading down in the first round of this year’s draft and trading away Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby..." August 12

  • Eagles tipped off Jordan Matthews trade on Instagram

    The Sports Daily "Friday’s blockbuster trade involving the Eagles, Bills and Rams sure seemed to come out of nowhere, and isn’t the type of move you normally see in August. On paper, though, it makes sense. Both Sammy Watkins and Jordan Matthews are entering the final year of their respective contracts, and..." August 12

  • Bills GM insists team is not throwing in towel on season despite trades

    Larry Brown Sports "Friday’s trades of wide receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby seemed to be a signal of a hard reset by the Buffalo Bills, but general manager Brandon Beane doesn’t think that’s necessarily true. Speaking with the media shortly after the trades were finalized, Beane insisted that..." August 12

  • Rams Eyeing Sammy Watkins Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams received the highest-ceiling talent in Friday’s seminal trades, and Les Snead wants Sammy Watkins to stick around in Los Angeles long-term. The sixth-year GM said he “definitely” wants to sign Watkins to an extension, telling Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, “he’s 24, so you don’t just..." August 12

  • LeSean McCoy can relate to Sammy Watkins getting traded for 'a guy that he's probably better than'

    Buffalo News "LeSean McCoy knows what Sammy Watkins is going through. The Buffalo Bills' running back was blindsided by his trade to the team two years ago. So when the shocking news broke that the Bills had dealt Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams, McCoy's reaction was understandable. "I've been there," he..." August 12

  • Bills fans should hope all those penalties aren't a red flag for team trying to change its image

    Buffalo News "What we see in the preseason easily could be rationalized and justified and washed away by the mere fact these exhibitions don't count in the standings. The real games are a month away. There's time to make strategic corrections, to coach up those players. Sean McDermott isn't willing to..." August 11

  • Jonathan Williams: Hamstring injury “not bad at all”

    Pro Football Talk "Everything looked good for Bills running back Jonathan Williams last night, until coach Sean McDermott told everybody he suffered a hamstring injury. But Williams himself said it wasn’t that bad, which made it an altogether promising night. Via Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News, McDermott said..." August 11

  • Brandon Beane: We aren’t throwing in towel on this season

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills made a pair of big trades on Friday when they sent wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams and cornerback Ronald Darby to the Eagles. They got cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick from the Rams and wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick from the..." August 11

  • Bills trade Sammy Watkins to the Rams

    CBS Sports "The Buffalo Bills made a couple of huge trades on Friday afternoon. In the first, they sent No. 1 wide receiver and former No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams along with a 2018 sixth-round pick, and received cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick..." August 11

  • Eagles Trade Jordan Matthews To Bills CB Ronald Darby

    CBS Philly "The Eagles have traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews to the Buffalo Bills and a 2018 third-round pick for cornerback Ronald Darby. Matthews was entering the final-year of his rookie deal and was involved in multiple trade rumors. The Eagles needed to upgrade at the cornerback position, clearly..." August 11

  • 'Team barber' gives fans at camp free cuts - Bills logo optional

    Buffalo News "As Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor signed autographs at training camp, about 20 people stood in line at a pop-up barbershop under a tent in a nearby parking lot. Fans were skipping the Bills practice and the opportunity to collect autographs to get a Bills logo cut into their hair by..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • LeSean McCoy doesn't like being excluded from 'best back in the league' debate

    CBS Sports "LeSean McCoy may not be making the waves that he made in Philadelphia since he was traded to the Bills, but that's done nothing to affect his ego. Amidst talk of who's the best running back between David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott and Le'Veon Bell, Shady has a different hat to throw into the..." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • O.J. Simpson’s former agent puts white Bronco up on ‘Pawn Stars’

    Sportsnaut "According to a report by TMZ Sports, the infamous white Bronco that housed O.J. Simpson during a police chase back in 1994 might be up for sale through Pawn Stars. We cannot make this stuff up. Per the report, Simpson’s former agent Mike Gilbert, who currently owns the Bronco, wants to get more..." August 09

  • Rex Ryan: ‘Bills will surprise a ton of people,’ could make playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Rex Ryan has high hopes for his former team, the Buffalo Bills, who carry the NFL’s longest playoff drought (17 seasons) into the 2017 season. Though he was fired from his job as head coach last year, Ryan has no bitter feelings towards Buffalo. In fact, in a phone interview with..." August 08

  • Lorenzo Alexander drops weight, but not expectations for another big year with Bills

    Buffalo News "Don't ask Lorenzo Alexander for his "natural" weight. He doesn't know what it is. When he was in seventh grade, he weighed 235 pounds. Early in his NFL career, he was a 315-pound offensive guard, the position to which he shifted after entering the league as a defensive tackle when the Carolina..." August 07

  • Tyrod Taylor fires back at reporters, yells ‘write about that!’ after TD in practice

    Sportsnaut "Tyrod Taylor must be reading news stories about his poor play, because he fired back at reporters Monday after leading a successful 2-minute drill. Taylor is on thin ice with the organization after taking a massive pay cut to remain in Buffalo this offseason. He’s reportedly been quite..." August 07

  • Bills sign veteran receiver Anquan Boldin

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills Monday signed veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Boldin received a one-year contract worth $2.75 million, including $1.25 million in incentives, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Boldin, who turns 37 in October and is entering his 15th season in the NFL, ranks ninth in..." August 07

  • Ankle scare for Sammy Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "The good new is that Sammy Watkins currently isn’t having any foot problems. The Bills receiver narrowly avoided some bad news on Sunday. Watkins suffered “kind of just a lie ankle twist” while running a pass route on Sunday. He said he’ll “probably ice” the ankle and he’ll be fine. “I’ll be..." August 07

  • Cordy Glenn resumes practicing for Bills

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, Bills coach Sean McDermott said that left tackle Cordy Glenn took a trip to Charlotte for a second opinion on what’s causing the foot soreness that was keeping him off the practice field and that it was “too early” to talk about the possibility of surgery to correct the issue. Things..." August 06

  • Sammy Watkins leaves practice after getting hurt

    Larry Brown Sports "Things continue to stay the same for Sammy Watkins. The Buffalo Bills wide receiver left the team’s practice on Sunday to be examined by a trainer after coming up hobbled following a route he ran. Watkins later returned to the field but was not participating in 11-on-11 drills." August 06

  • Sean McDermott: “Too early” to know if Cordy Glenn needs foot surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is out of practice for a second straight day on Friday because of foot soreness and the prospect of a longer absence hasn’t been ruled out at this point. Head coach Sean McDermott said that Glenn recently went to see foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte..." August 05

  • Severe weather delays start of Bills' open practice at New Era Field

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills' open practice at New Era Field is currently in a weather delay. Just before 5 p.m., the team sent the following announcement out on Twitter: "Due to approaching severe weather, practice is delayed until further notice. Fans in the stands are asked to take shelter in the..." August 05

  • Logan Thomas' height, quarterback experience give Bills a boost at tight end

    Buffalo News "Start with the height. At 6-foot-6, Logan Thomas is the tallest of the Buffalo Bills' tight ends and taller than most of the other players on the team. In high school, he worked part-time in a carpet warehouse. As he explains in his bio in the Bills' media guide, "I was too big to fit in the..." August 04

  • Tyrod Taylor disappointing so far in training camp

    ESPN "Entering his third season as the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor's performance in training camp, preseason and the regular season will be under a microscope. The Bills are committed financially to Taylor through this upcoming season. They have the option to pay Taylor a $6..." August 04

  • Veteran's day off' at Bills camp has multiple benefits

    Buffalo News "Through the first six practices at the Buffalo Bills' training camps, Sean McDermott has made a point of giving certain players a "veteran's day off." Wednesday, guard Richie Incognito was kept out of workouts at St. John Fisher College simply to allow his body to rest from the five sessions in..." August 03

  • Brandon Beane says things “at a stall” with Anquan Boldin

    Pro Football Talk "Bills coach Sean McDermott offered an update on rookie wide receiver Zay Jones this week and said Jones has “had a nice camp” while learning to play both inside and outside in the Buffalo offense. That versatility should help Jones earn playing time in his first NFL campaign whether the Bills..." August 03

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