Bills Rumors & News

  • If Bills don't want Tyrod Taylor, it's their loss and another team's gain

    Sporting News "The Bills have all but driven around western New York blaring through loudspeakers that they wished Tyrod Taylor would go away. They turned up the volume again Wednesday morning, with new coach Sean McDermott doing the honors this time. Taylor knows it, and as a smart guy with operable eyes..." November 16

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Richie Incognito: Players got hosed on the last CBA and we'll get hosed on the next one

    Pro Football Talk "Bills guard Richie Incognito isn’t happy about the league’s 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement and isn’t optimistic about the next round of negotiations in 2021. Incognito told Tim Graham that negotiations between the players and owners always end with the owners getting the better end of the..." November 16

  • QB Taylor: 'Don't agree' with swap to Peterman

    ESPN "The Buffalo Bills benched third-year starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor and will start rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday. "As I continually evaluate our roster and our goal to become better, I've decided..." November 15

  • Bills streaker using newfound fame to benefit charitable causes

    Sportress of Blogitude "The man who interrupted the Buffalo Bills-New Orleans Saints game last Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium by streaking is using his fame to further charitable causes. First things first, though. The streaker in question, Tristan Lambright, 27, delighted — or horrified (or both) — fans in attendance..." November 15

  • Bills bench Tyrod Taylor, will start Nathan Peterman

    Pro Football Talk "The struggling Bills have made a change at quarterback. Bills‏ head coach Sean McDermott announced this morning that Nathan Peterman will start at quarterback on Sunday and Tyrod Taylor will go to the bench. “We are in the playoff hunt and we are always focused on becoming the best team..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Sean McDermott doesn’t think Marcell Dareus trade related to poor run defense

    Pro Football Talk "Whether by trade or through free agency, the Bills let several prominent players go in their first months with head coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane. Their 5-2 start to the year offered support for their approach to building the roster, but the last two weeks have not gone..." November 14

  • Micah Hyde calls Bills defensive performance embarrassing

    Pro Football Talk "A streaker hit the field at New Era Stadium on Sunday afternoon and ran for about 100 yards before security was finally able to flag him down. Given the way the day played out, it wasn’t too surprising that the naked interloper found a lot of room to run. The Saints did something that no team..." November 13

  • Saints' familiarity with Sean McDermott should help against Bills' defense

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Sometimes all a team needs for an advantage on any given Sunday in the NFL is an edge. And the New Orleans Saints (6-2) could have one in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills (5-3) at New Era Field in Orchard Park, N.Y. While the Saints and Bills haven't played each other since 2009, the..." November 12

  • Sean McDermott confirms Tyrod Taylor remains the starting quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills gave Nathan Peterman some time at quarterback during Sunday’s 47-10 loss to the Saints and Peterman got the team into the end zone for the only time when he hit Nick O'Leary for a seven-yard touchdown with 1:54 to play in the game. Peterman went 7-of-10 for 79 yards on a day when..." November 12

  • Shaq Lawson fined $18,231 for roughing Josh McCown

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills were tied 7-7 with the Jets in the first half of last Thursday’s game before the Jets scored 27 straight points that pushed them to a 34-21 win over their AFC East rivals. They got some help on the first of those points from a penalty by Buffalo. Defensive end Shaq Lawson was flagged..." November 10

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • O.J. Simpson Thrown Out of Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel for Belligerence

    TMZ "O.J. Simpson was booted from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night after allegedly getting wasted and then being extremely unruly. Simpson had been frequenting bars at the hotel since his release from prison. Hotel staff tells TMZ ... at around midnight last night, Simpson was..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com. A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Eagles Discussed Trade For Bills LT Cordy Glenn, But Price Was Too High

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Seahawks trade for Texans LT Duane Brown actually drove up the price for other teams looking to acquire a left tackle before the deadline. According to La Canfora, the Eagles had discussions with the Bills about LT Cordy Glenn. However, the cost..." November 06

  • Buffalo Bills Expertly Managing to Win Now While Stocking Draft Picks For the Future

    The Big Lead "The Buffalo Bills are off to a 5-2 start, and before anyone gets excited about the playoffs – they’ve only beaten one team with a winning record, Atlanta – the schedule gets significantly more difficult in the 2nd half with two games against the Patriots, back-to-back trips to the Chargers and..." November 04

  • Bills sign Travaris Cadet

    Pro Football Talk "After losing a running back for the season on Thursday night, the Bills have added a running back today. Travaris Cadet is signing with Buffalo. Cadet was released by the Jets two weeks ago. The Bills will likely use Cadet primarily as a special teams player to replace Taiwan Jones, who..." November 04

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Bills' Taiwan Jones out for the season with broken arm

    Buffalo News "Bills running back Taiwan Jones will miss the rest of the season with a broken arm he suffered while attempting to recover an onside kick late in Thursday night's loss to the Jets and will be out for the season. Coach Sean McDermott made the announcement Friday. Teammate Shamarko Thomas dove..." November 03

  • After loss to Jets, Bills' Richie Incognito says Thursday night games are 'bulls---'

    New York Upstate "The sting of the Buffalo Bills' 34-21 loss to the New York Jets hadn't worn off when Richie Incognito made his feelings on Thursday night games perfectly clear. "These Thursday night games, they suck," Incognito said. "They throw a wrench in our schedule. "As physical as this game is and as..." November 03

  • Michael Vick on Tyrod Taylor's critics: Black QBs 'aren't viewed as passers'

    CBS Sports "Michael Vick helped redefine the "mobile quarterback" to a modern NFL audience. But his running ability, not to mention that of countless other signal-callers that followed him, also made him an obvious target for critics. That, Vick told ESPN's Mina Kimes for a feature on Buffalo Bills QB..." November 02

  • E.J. Gaines to miss second straight game for Bills

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills were without a pair of starting defensive backs agains the Raiders last Sunday and they’ll be down at least one of them for Thursday night’s game against the Jets. The team released their final injury report for that game on Wednesday and cornerback E.J. Gaines has been ruled out for..." November 01

  • Bills GM: We Will Not Release Anquan Boldin

    Pro Football Rumors "Leading up to the deadline, Anquan Boldin expressed interest in returning to football for a team other than the Bills. Buffalo allowed him to seek a trade, but nothing came to fruition before Tuesday’s 4pm ET/3pm CT deadline. Now that the deadline has come and gone, GM Brandon Beane reiterated..." November 01

  • Newton on Benjamin trade: 'Some things you will never understand'

    SEC Country "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s disappointing season got even worse on Tuesday right before the NFL trade deadline passed. That’s because his offense, already among the bottom third in the NFL, no longer has his favorite weapon. On Tuesday, a surprising deal was announced as the..." November 01

  • Jets DL Steve McLendon on LeSean McCoy: ‘He’s not a superhero’

    New York Daily News "On the sixth snap of the Jets’ 2017 season, with the sun shining in Buffalo, Bills running back LeSean McCoy collected a screen pass from Tyrod Taylor near the right hashmarks. He cut to the inside at the line of scrimmage, sending linebacker Darron Lee to the turf, then swerved left as defensive..." November 01

  • Bills release Joe Banyard

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Joe Banyard returned to the Bills three days ago when the team traded Marcell Dareus, opening a roster spot. He lost his spot when the Bills traded for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Banyard signed with the Bills early in free agency after spending three seasons in Minnesota and..." October 31

  • Brandon Beane expects Anquan Boldin to “stay retired”

    Pro Football Talk "Bills General Manager Brandon Beane expects wide receiver Anquan Boldin to “stay retired.” Not that Boldin has many other options. Buffalo did not trade him before Tuesday’s deadline, and Beane insists they won’t release him from the retired list, allowing Boldin to go elsewhere." October 31

  • Bills reportedly engineer last-second trade for Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin

    CBS Sports "The NFL's trade deadline seemingly passed on Tuesday without anything noteworthy going down. Twelve minutes after the 4 p.m. ET deadline, all of that changed. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Panthers traded receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills." October 31

  • Bills Open To Trading More Veterans Including LT Cordy Glenn & WR Anquan Boldin Before Deadline

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora, the Bills are also open to trading LT Cordy Glenn and WR Anquan Boldin at the right price, even after they sent DT Marcell Dareus to the Jaguars for a conditional sixth-round pick (NFLTR) earlier in the week. La Canfora mentions that it would take something of..." October 30

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • ESPN report on NFL anthem meetings includes awkward Terry Pegula-Anquan Boldin anecdote

    Buffalo News "An ESPN report of the recent meetings in New York City between NFL owners and players over the national anthem protests includes an anecdote of an awkward moment that involved Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula and Anquan Boldin. The report, by Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr., details the..." October 28

  • Bills have no plans to release Anquan Boldin

    Pro Football Talk "When receiver Anquan Boldin retired, he made it clear that he’s done with football. Now, his agent is exploring a potential trade, with the permission of the Bills. So if a trade can’t be accomplished, could Boldin return to the Bills? “We really didn’t go there,” G.M. Brandon Beane told..." October 28

  • Marcell Dareus Reportedly Traded to Jaguars

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Bills reportedly agreed to trade defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the news and added it was in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round draft pick. The move will reunite Dareus..." October 27

  • Bills give Anquan Boldin permission to contact teams

    NFL.com "It appears Anquan Boldin is looking to make a comeback. The Buffalo Bills, who still own the wide receiver's playing rights, have given Boldin's agent permission to talk to other NFL teams to gauge any potential interest in trading for the 37-year-old, a source with direct knowledge of the..." October 26

  • Bills claim Lafayette Pitts off waivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills claimed cornerback Lafayette Pitts off waivers from the Jaguars. Jacksonville waived him Tuesday. To make room, Buffalo released cornerback Tony McRae. The Bills claimed McRae off waivers Monday but obviously see Pitts as an upgrade." October 25

  • Chris Christie calls NFL “hypocrisy” on gambling “overwhelming”

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL paves the way for putting a team in Las Vegas, it continues to push back against the ongoing effort to pave the way for sports wagering in all 50 states. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose state’s effort to launch sports wagering sparked the lawsuit that will be resolved by the..." October 25

  • Reggie Bush will retire if he's not signed by end of year

    Sportsnaut "Reggie Bush is now well over a decade removed from starring for USC. Last season saw him make infamous history in recording negative-three yards as a member of the Buffalo Bills. He’s 32 years old and has not attempted a run in the NFL since Christmas Eve of 2016. Despite this, Bush is still..." October 25

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Bills fans boo team off field after hatchet job to end half

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills had a golden opportunity to put themselves up by a touchdown at the end of the first half Sunday, but the offense botched things badly. Following a tremendous interception by Matt Milano to set the Bills up in Tampa Bay Buccaneers territory with 22 seconds remaining, the..." October 22

  • LeSean McCoy: I have to get going

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills return from their bye week to face the Buccaneers this weekend and one change they’d surely like to change is how often running back LeSean McCoy is finding his way into the end zone. Just getting there once would be a good start. McCoy has not scored a touchdown yet this season,..." October 20

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • NFL Owners Think Trump Is Salty Toward the League Because He Never Got to Own the Bills

    Complex "A few years ago, Donald Trump unsuccessfully tried to purchase the Buffalo Bills for a reported $1 billion. But instead, the organization was sold to Terry Pegula, who also owns the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, for a $1.4 billion price. While that would seem to be ancient history—especially since now..." October 19

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

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