Bills Rumors & News

  • Report: Texans, Redskins or Bills will be on this year's 'Hard Knocks' "According to a report from, NFL Films will choose between the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills when selecting a participant for this year's version of HBO's Hard Knocks. The Cleveland Browns, according to the report, "emphatically stated their opposition..." May 22

  • Bills' Marcell Dareus suspended 1 game for violating NFL's substance abuse policy

    The Score "Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been suspended one game for violation of the league's substance abuse policy, according to multiple reports. Dareus was arrested last offseason for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. he was also involved in a..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Dan Carpenter among kickers to express concern over PAT change "The extra-point changes adopted Tuesday don't seem to jibe with the goals of the safety-conscious NFL, according to Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter. The accepted proposal places PATs at the 15-yard line with two-point conversion attempts at the 2. Defenses will be allowed to return a..." May 21

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Jim Kelly on EJ, Rex, and Tom Brady

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Jim Kelly is on a little media tour this week with his wife, Jill, and their oldest daughter, Erin, as the Kelly women promote their new book, Kelly Tough. I spoke to Jill and Erin last week, and my story on their story behind the writing of the book, will appear on" May 19

  • Report: EJ Manuel may not make the Bills’ 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "Forget spending the next three months competing for the Bills’ starting quarterback job. EJ Manuel needs to perform well over the next three months to have any job at all. That’s the word from Joe Buscaglia of WKBW in Buffalo, who reports that Manuel may be done in Buffalo at the end of..." May 18

  • Rex Ryan just wants to beat Patriots, regardless the quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "For Rex Ryan, it’s always been about the Patriots. And that’s true no matter who is under center. Even though his team will ostensibly benefit from not having to play suspended quarterback Tom Brady once (they’re scheduled to play in Week Two), the Bills head coach said it didn’t concern him..." May 13

  • EJ Manuel calls Buffalo Bills' offense 'sweet' "While we still expect Matt Cassel to open the season as Buffalo's starting quarterback, it was third-year passer EJ Manuel who went out of his way this week to gush over a "sweet" Bills offense. "I just think the dynamics that we have and the personnel that we have, you look at the receivers,..." May 13

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Gilmore loving living on the island

    Buffalo News "Stephon Gilmore knows what is coming and he can’t wait for its arrival. The bigger feel of the stage. The hotter glow of the spotlight. That’s the life of a cornerback in Rex Ryan’s defense, which is known for putting anyone who plays the position on a figurative island. In fact, one,..." May 12

  • ESPN's '30 for 30' to document Super Bowl era Buffalo Bills teams

    Buffalo Rumblings "ESPN's Emmy award-winning documentary series will profile the Buffalo Bills teams that played in - and lost - four straight Super Bowls in the early '90s. In an upfront presentation on Tuesday morning, ESPN announced that a future 30 for 30 documentary will focus on the early-1990s Buffalo..." May 12

  • For Bills, Dolphins and Jets, opportunity knocks after Brady suspension

    Pro Football Talk "No excuses. And be ready when the gates open. That is all that can be said to the Dolphins, Bills and Jets with the news Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended for the first four games of 2015 due to the NFL’s depiction of his role in #DeflateGate, as well as the league’s..." May 11

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Bills' Rex Ryan: 'I'm not going to put a muzzle on our players'

    The Score "Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy generated a controversy Wednesday after he said that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly depleted the roster of 'all the good black players'. McCoy's comments were made in an upcoming interview with ESPN The Magazine. The 2013 rushing champion was..." May 06

  • LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly “got rid of all the black players”

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy isn’t backing down from the idea that he and Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s relationship is the reason for his departure, saying Kelly didn’t like or respect stars. And he doubled down on those comments by making a serious allegation. In an interview with ESPN the..." May 06

  • Bills' Rex Ryan meets with La'el Collins in Baton Rouge "Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan passed through Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and had an unsanctioned meeting Monday evening with former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins, a source confirmed to ESPN. Ryan was in the area, called Collins and asked if they could meet, the source said. The meeting, which..." May 05

  • Clemson LB Tony Steward is Buffalo Bills' Round 6 pick

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills have made their first sixth-round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft: Tony Steward, a linebacker from Clemson, will fight to make the roster as a reserve linebacker under Rex Ryan. Steward has had two ACL surgeries - one in each knee - which hampered his development after being the..." May 04

  • Nick O'Leary is a Buffalo Bills Round 6 pick

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills have selected their third Florida State Seminole in the 2015 NFL Draft with the Round 6 addition of tight end Nick O'Leary. He follows second-round pick Ronald Darby and fifth-round pick Karlos Williams onto Buffalo's roster straight from Tallahassee. O'Leary was the 2014..." May 04

  • Dezmin Lewis is Buffalo Bills' Round 7 pick

    Buffalo Rumblings "With their seventh-round pick (No. 234 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected wide receiver Dezmin Lewis out of Central Arkansas. If Lewis' name rings a bell to you, you probably saw him on SportsCenter making this ridiculous catch last season. Lewis ended his..." May 04

  • Bills To Sign Alex Carrington

    Pro Football Rumors "After not addressing the defensive line in the draft, the Bills will add some depth to the unit, according to Ian Rapoport of (Twitter link). Rapoport reports that veteran defensive lineman Alex Carrington is signing with Buffalo, having visited the club today. For Carrington, it’s a..." May 04

  • Bills put their trust in talent scouting

    Buffalo News "This year, the cliché “we took the best player available” actually was an accurate summary of the Buffalo Bills’ draft. To be more specific, as Bills Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos said, “The best Florida State player on the board,” a reference to the fact the Bills selected three..." May 03

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    The Karlos Williams selection isn’t good news for Bryce Brown, but I wouldn’t leave Fred Jackson out of that conversation. Not a lock, IMO.

  • John Miller a 'perfect fit' for Bills offense "The Bills used their third round selection to address their offensive line as the team added Louisville guard John Miller. A consistent interior force, the 21-year old played 48 games throughout his collegiate career, and started 47 of those at left guard. As the third round went by, Buffalo held..." May 02

  • Bills keep adding to the defense with cornerback Ronald Darby

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills didn’t get a chance to play with the other kids Thursday, and when they did join the draft Friday, they continued to stockpile assets for their defense. With the 50th overall pick, the Bills took Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby. " May 02

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Jets TE Jace Amaro responds to Rex Ryan’s continuous jabs

    New York Post "Jets tight end Jace Amaro is not bracing himself for a fight the next time he sees former coach Rex Ryan. Ryan, now the coach of the Bills, has ripped Amaro three times since the second-year tight end made comments about the Jets lacking accountability last season. Amaro said he was unfazed..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Bills' potential picks at quarterback "With the 2015 NFL draft beginning Thursday night, we'll focus on seven positions over the coming days and highlight the top players likely to be available for the Bills in the second and third rounds: Position: Quarterback What the Bills want: The Bills have a wide open competition at..." April 27

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Bills GM: It's 'obvious' we don't have franchise QB "The Buffalo Bills don't have a legitimate signal-caller. We know it. You know it. General manager Doug Whaley knows it. "The way we looked at is, we don't have a proven franchise quarterback. That's obvious," Whaley said Monday, per's Mike Rodak. "But what we wanted to do is be..." April 21

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Rex Ryan goes after Jace Amaro again

    Pro Football Talk "Former Jets coach Rex Ryan continues to hold Jets tight end Jace Amaro accountable for his contention that the Jets weren’t held accountable in 2014, Ryan’s last one with the team. “It’s not the truth,” Ryan said Saturday morning on WFAN radio, via Dom Cosentino of Rex then became..." April 18

  • Spiller: ‘I’ll always be a Buffalo Bill at heart’

    Buffalo News "They say moving can be the most stressful time in a person’s life. C.J. Spiller knows this now. He has been back in Orchard Park this week, packing up five years of Buffalo Bills memories before starting his new job with the New Orleans Saints. “I thought it would be a smooth cleanout,”..." April 17

  • Bills' brass was on a yacht drinking wine when LeSean McCoy offer came "One of the biggest trades of the NFL offseason so far came on March 3 when the Eagles agreed to ship LeSean McCoy off to Buffalo in exchange for Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. The most surprising part of the deal though might not be the fact that it involved McCoy, but the fact that the Bills..." April 17

  • Sammy Watkins Believes in E.J. Manuel 100 Percent

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills seem to be thriving under new head coach Rex Ryan. With fresh leadership in town, the team is pumped, and wide receiver Sammy Watkins appears to be especially supportive of third-year quarterback E.J. Manuel. Though Watkins is on the mend following offseason hip surgery, he’s..." April 16

  • Fred Jackson on LeSean McCoy: 'I'm not going to make it easy for him'

    The Score "Looking to dramatically revamp their offense, the Buffalo Bills traded for 2013 rushing champion LeSean McCoy in March. Under new head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, the Bills are expected to present a run-heavy offense, in which McCoy will be a vital component. Fred..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Draft Picks, Not Kiko Alonso, Were Eagles’ True Target in LeSean McCoy Trade with Bills

    Sportsnaut "In a recent profile of new Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan by the’s Jenny Vrentas, an interesting nugget of information emerged: The Philadelphia Eagles were actually after draft picks in their trade of running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo, not linebacker Kiko Alonso. The Bills’..." April 15

  • Chris Hairston joining Chargers

    National Football Post "Veteran offensive tackle Chris Hairston is joining the San Diego Chargers. Hairston announced his decision on Instagram. Hairston played in 41 games with 15 starts for his career." April 15

  • Matt Cassel says the Bills have all the pieces of the puzzle in place

    Pro Football Talk "Confidence continues to flow from Buffalo. Bills coach Rex Ryan says he expects to win now, and Bills receiver Robert Woods says the team’s expectations are Super Bowl-high. Now quarterback Matt Cassel is talking up the talent he’s seeing first-hand at the Bills’ offseason workouts. “We’ve..." April 14

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Can the Bills keep Dareus? At what price?

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Bills want to keep Marcell Dareus for a long time. They also know it won’t be easy. Or cheap. But a report Monday indicates the team is ready to get to work on making that happen. A story in The Buffalo News quotes Bills General Manager Doug Whaley as saying the team wants to have a..." April 12

  • EJ Manuel OK with QB competition: “The best man will play”

    Buffalo News "Everything anyone needed to know about what Doug Marrone thought of EJ Manuel was learned on Dec. 28. That was the day the Buffalo Bills played a meaningless regular-season finale against the New England Patriots. There was no reason for Marrone to start journeyman Kyle Orton – who had made it..." April 12

  • Robert Woods: Bills are focused on a Super Bowl trip "In just two NFL seasons, Buffalo Bills receiver Robert Woods has already played with four different quarterbacks. With the additions of Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor, QB No. 5 could come as soon as the start of the 2015 season. Woods told WGR-AM on Thursday that he's not worried about a new..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09