Bills Rumors & News

  • Bills WR Sammy Watkins Had Second Foot Surgery, Expected Back For Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Sal Capaccio reports that Bills WR Sammy Watkins underwent his second foot surgery earlier this month but is expected to be recovered in time for training camp. Watkins said after the team’s Week 17 game that he was “leaning” against a second surgery on his broken left foot, but it appears as..." January 20

  • Bills hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "New Bills head coach Sean McDermott has made the most important hire on his staff. Rick Dennison will be the Bills’ offensive coordinator, the team announced. Dennison spent the last two years as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator under Gary Kubiak but was not retained by new head coach..." January 19

  • Bills interview Panthers QBs coach Ken Dorsey for OC job

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have lost one assistant coach to Buffalo this offseason, and now have another coach talking to the Bills. Carolina quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey interviewed Wednesday with former Panthers defensive coordinator and new Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott for the Bills'..." January 19

  • Could Browns Pursue Tyrod Taylor If He’s Released?

    Fox Sports "As the Cleveland Browns offseason continues their pursuit of a quarterback, could that lead them to the Buffalo Bills’ 2016 starter, Tyrod Taylor? Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Cleveland Browns need a quarterback. Since their return to Ohio, it’s been an endless cycle of..." January 18

  • Anthony Lynn credits Bill Walsh’s commitment to minority coaches

    Pro Football Talk "When Anthony Lynn was introduced as the Los Angeles Chargers’ new head coach today, he remembered one of the most influential coaches he ever knew: Bill Walsh. Walsh was a Hall of Fame coach for the 49ers and worked in the 49ers’ front office in 1996 when he contacted Lynn, a backup running..." January 17

  • Bills hire Mike Waufle as defensive line coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have added another experienced piece to Sean McDermott’s coaching staff. The team announced on Saturday that they have hired Mike Waufle to coach the defensive line. He joins linebackers coach Bob Babich on the staff under defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. Waufle spent the last..." January 15

  • Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams planning to come back in 2017

    New York Upstate "Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams has suffered neck injuries in back-to-back seasons that landed him on the injured reserve. Williams met with the media at the end of the season locker clean out and admitted that his family and good friend Fred Jackson had both advised him to call it a..." January 15

  • Bills targeting Brad Childress, Greg Olson for OC vacancy

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills coaching staff is starting to come together, but the team still has a vacancy at offensive coordinator. That vacancy could be filled in the near future according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The NFL insider reported on Sunday that the Bills are targeting Kansas City Chiefs..." January 15

  • Jim Kelly not making quick judgment on McDermott "Being a successful head coach in Buffalo also means securing -- and maintaining -- the blessing of franchise icon Jim Kelly. Rex Ryan did that well at the outset of his short tenure, but obviously failed to keep the confidence of arguably the greatest player in team history. With Sean..." January 14

  • Bills add Leslie Frazier, Juan Castillo and Bob Babich to coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "Word that the Bills were hiring Leslie Frazier and Juan Castillo to new head coach Sean McDermott’s staff broke on Thursday and the team confirmed they were coming aboard on Friday. Frazier will be the defensive coordinator while Castillo will have the dual title of offensive line coach and run..." January 13

  • Bills HC Sean McDermott won’t commit to Tyrod Taylor

    Sportsnaut "With a new staff coming in to Buffalo, led by former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, it makes complete sense that the new coach will re-evaluate the entire roster. Doubly so at the quarterback position, where the Bills have Tyrod Taylor signed through 2019 but can easily..." January 13

  • Terry Pegula regards talk of Bills dysfunction as an “insult”

    Pro Football Talk "The sports media rarely agrees on much. In the aftermath of the January 2 press conference from Bills G.M. Doug Whaley (during which Whaley said, among plenty of other confusing things, that he didn’t know why coach Rex Ryan was fired), the sports media universally came to the conclusion that the..." January 13

  • Bills to hire Leslie Frazier as defensive coordinator "p goes Frazier! After spending a season as the Ravens secondary coach, Leslie Frazier is moving up north to Buffalo to become the Bills defensive coordinator, a source informed told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Frazier has previously been the DC with the Bengals, Vikings and Buccaneers...." January 13

  • Leslie Frazier Name To Watch For Bills’ Defensive Coordinator Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that new Bills HC Sean McDermott discussed the possibility of bringing in Al Holcomb as his defensive coordinator. However, sources now tell Rapoport that Ravens DBs coach Leslie Frazier is the “name to watch” for the job. There is an obvious connection between..." January 12

  • McDermott could make Panthers LB coach Bills defensive coordinator

    Buffalo News "With the news that Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will become the Bills' head coach, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that McDermott is likely to bring Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb to Buffalo to be his defensive coordinator. McDermott and Holcomb have worked together for..." January 12

  • Bills hire Panthers’ Sean McDermott as next head coach

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Wednesday afternoon report from Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Buffalo Bills have settled on a head coach so it appears. While ultimately electing to pass on interim head coach and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, the Bills will hire Carolina Panthers’ defensive coordinator Sean..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Bills “Zeroing In” On Panthers DC Sean McDermott As Next Head Coach

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills are “zeroed in” on Panthers DC Sean McDermott to be their next head coach and could have something finalized in the next day or so. At the start of the Bills’ head-coaching search, many seemed to think it was a foregone conclusion that the..." January 11

  • So many questions about uninspiring coach search for Bills

    Buffalo News "Column as I see 'em, wild card week: During last week's post-season press conference, Doug Whaley said he could understand if the media wanted to connect the dots on the Bills' head coaching search. Well, I've been trying to connect the dots and it reminds me of when I played it as a little..." January 10

  • Bills' search continues for coaching jewel

    Buffalo News "The Bills continued chiseling away over the weekend, hoping to unearth a head-coaching jewel who will stick around, as Doug Whaley said last week during his disastrous news conference, for the next 10 to 15 years. It’s an ambitious goal given how coaches come and go in professional sports. If..." January 09

  • Bills owners remorseful about forcing Lynn to bench Taylor

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills closed out the regular season with an interim head coach in Anthony Lynn and a new starting quarterback in EJ Manuel. Manuel replaced Tyrod Taylor in what Lynn described as a “business decision” made by others in the organization. Lynn interviewed for the permanent head coaching..." January 08

  • Bills reportedly plan to give new coach more power within organization

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills have an obvious communication issue within their organization, and ownership is trying to address that problem with the hiring of the team’s next head coach. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills are planning to give their next head coach more power within the..." January 08

  • Bills to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard

    Pro Football Talk "Longtime Pete Carroll protege Kris Richard is getting a head-coaching interview. Richard will interview with the Bills on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The 37-year-old Richard played for Carroll at USC, spent five years playing in the NFL and then returned to USC to take a..." January 06

  • Bills knew about Taylor surgery, despite saying they didn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Continuing the appearance of a perfectly functional organization, here comes news that the Bills were actually well aware of Tyrod Taylor’s surgery yesterday. You know, even though the team put out a press release which said they didn’t find out about it until Wednesday. According to Adam..." January 06

  • Bills planning to move on from Tyrod Taylor "It appears that the Buffalo Bills will have a new starting quarterback under center in 2017 -- at least according to the latest report. Since the Week 17 benching of starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, speculation has been rampant from the fan base about whether or not the team would pick up..." January 06

  • The $27.5M question: How will Bills interpret wording in Tyrod Taylor's deal?

    CBS Sports "The Buffalo Bills and the NFLPA could be headed to a showdown over the fine print of Tyrod Taylor's contract after the quarterback underwent surgery for a sports hernia Thursday. Taylor has $27.5 million in potential injury guarantees in his contract, with the Bills having until the third day of..." January 06

  • Bills Could Be Stuck With Tyrod Taylor’s Salary

    Pro Football Rumors "Tyrod Taylor is having sports hernia surgery today and his medical situation could complicate things for Buffalo this offseason. It seems unlikely that the Bills will want to move ahead with Taylor’s contract, which would call for $27.5MM in salary for 2017. However, if the Bills cut him while..." January 05

  • Bills could name Anthony Lynn head coach soon

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills made it rather clear during the regular season that they view interim head coach Anthony Lynn favorably. He started out the season as the team’s running backs coach, only to be promoted to offensive coordinator when Greg Roman was fired in September. Then, a few short months..." January 05

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • Bills' Tyrod Taylor (core muscle) undergoing surgery "Tyrod Taylor is undergoing surgery. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Taylor is having surgery to fix a core muscle issue, per a source informed of the situation. The recovery period is estimated for six weeks. The Bills later confirmed in a statement that Taylor had..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Bills aren’t looking for A-list coaches, yet

    Pro Football Talk "Whether Bills G.M. Doug Whaley has plenty of power or hardly any, he’ll be inclined to preserve whatever he has. And with Whaley running the team’s search for a new head coach, human nature suggests that he will be inclined to look for a head coach who won’t threaten Whaley’s turf, however..." January 04

  • Jim Kelly on Bills breaking playoff drought: ‘Tom Brady’s gotta retire’

    Sportsnaut "Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is among the most-loyal Buffalo Bills supporters. He’s seen as an icon in Western New York and is the representation of the glory days that have long since passed in Buffalo. With his former Bills squad missing the playoffs for a 17th consecutive season, Kelly..." January 04

  • Bills interviewing Sean McDermott on Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills are interviewing their first outside candidate to replace Rex Ryan on Wednesday. Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is the first one up to bat. McDermott has also drawn interest from the Chargers in the early days of their coaching search, but this is his initial interview..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Three TV networks express interest in hiring ex-NFL coach Rex Ryan

    Awful Announcing "The convention wisdom within TV circles is that former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan would make a compelling analyst. And now that he has some free time, there’s interest from as many as three networks. The Sporting News reports that ESPN, NFL Network and Fox are open to bringing in Sexy..." January 03

  • Tyrod Taylor benching led to Rex Ryan being fired before Week 17

    Sportsnaut "The circumstances that led to Rex Ryan being fired before the Buffalo Bills’ Week 17 game have been revealed, and they are fascinating. Heading into the latter stages of the season, it was pretty much known that Ryan was already gone, but owner Terry Pagula did not want to fire his coach until..." January 03

  • Bills contact Eagles about interviewing ex-QB Frank Reich

    ESPN "The Buffalo Bills have contacted the Philadelphia Eagles about potentially interviewing offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their vacant head-coaching position, a league source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. No official paperwork had been submitted as of Tuesday morning. Reich has..." January 03

  • Next Bills coach? Lynn has support in the locker room

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Anthony Lynn may or may not be the front-runner to be the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills, but he most definitely has the support of many players in the locker room. Lynn, 48, a former NFL running back and assistant coach for six teams, rose from running backs coach to offensive coordinator..." January 03

  • Rams, Bills, Chargers request interview with Dolphins DC Joseph

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph joined the team this season with high credentials and the label of being a “future head coach.” It appears that label is coming closer to becoming a reality. The Dolphins have been contacted by teams requesting to interview Joseph for..." January 02

  • Bills request interview with Panthers' McDermott

    Pro Football Rumors "Many have assumed that interim head coach Anthony Lynn is a shoe-in for the Bills job. However, Lynn is drawing interest from other teams with openings and the Bills are insistent that they are going to explore multiple options before reaching a decision. Today, we have another name to add to the..." January 02

  • Tyrod Taylor: Bills took my starting job away from me "A year after making the Pro Bowl in 2015, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor found himself in an unenviable game of organizational ping pong this season, which eventually led to him watching the season finale on the sidelines. The Bills classified his absence, which gave way to an EJ Manuel/Cardale..." January 02

  • Bills GM doesn't know why Rex Ryan was fired, says he wasn't part of decision

    ALL 22 "Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley will be placed in charge of finding a replacement for fired head coach Rex Ryan. But, he’s completely in the dark as to why Ryan was fired in the first place. Whaley met with reporters Monday the day after Buffalo’s mediocre 7-9 season came to a close...." January 02

  • Bills' Watkins to undergo foot surgery

    Bleacher Report "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will undergo foot surgery this week, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. Mike Rodak of reported Watkins was considering not having the surgery but changed his mind after having a physical Monday morning. In his third NFL season,..." January 02

  • Rams request to interview Lynn, Shanahan

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have formally requested permission to interview both Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for their vacant head coaching position, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday. PFT reported Sunday night that the Rams would have interest in..." January 02

  • Tyrod Taylor didn't think benching was fair, wonders about Buffalo Bills' confidence in him

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills are at a crossroads with quarterback Tyrod Taylor. By the spring, the Bills have to decide whether they are going to pick up the option on Taylor's contract, which carries more than $30 million in guaranteed money. Last week, the Bills decided to bench Taylor to avoid the..." January 02

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