Bills Rumors & News

  • Bills concerned with Charles Clay’s “knee situation”

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills signed a tight end on Wednesday with Wes Saxton joining the team as part of a series of roster moves and coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that the move was not made because of the team’s concerns about Charles Clay’s knee. That’s not to say that the team has no concerns about Clay’s..." May 25

  • Gerald Hodges agrees to join Buffalo Bills "Gerald Hodges is headed to Western New York. The former 49ers linebacker culminated his nationwide tour of team facilities on Thursday, agreeing in principle to a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved. Since late March, Hodges..." May 25

  • Bills wrap up draft class by signing Nathan Peterman

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have all of their draft picks under contract. The final piece of the puzzle came on Wednesday when they signed quarterback Nathan Peterman. The fifth-round pick signed a four-year deal. Peterman started 24 games at Pittsburgh after transferring from Tennessee during his college..." May 24

  • Bills release OT Cyrus Kouandjio "Cyrus Kouandjio's time in Buffalo is over. A month after the 2014 second-round pick was found "undressed in a field" in Elma, New York, Kouandjio finds himself on the free-agent market. Kouandjio started five games for the Bills last season and appeared in 12. His brief stint at left tackle..." May 24

  • Bills sign WR Rod Streater, cut OT Cyrus Kouandjio

    247 Sports "The Buffalo Bills made a handful of roster moves on Wednesday that involved the departure of a former second-round draft pick. Via their official Twitter account, the Bills announced that they have released offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and quarterback Josh Woodrum to make room for the..." May 24

  • Rod Streater visiting Bills

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills may not be done tweaking their wide receiver corps. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is visiting with Rod Streater on Tuesday. The visit comes with Sammy Watkins continuing to rehab from foot surgery and a week after the team announced second-round pick Zay Jones is dealing..." May 23

  • Former GM Doug Whaley predicts bright future for Bills

    ESPN "Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley publicly addressed his firing last month for the first time Monday, taking responsibility for his team's performance while praising owners Terry and Kim Pegula. "Great owners. Great people and great owners," Whaley said during an interview on..." May 23

  • Gerald Hodges visiting Bills, Giants

    Pro Football Talk "The Gerald Hodges job tour continues. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the free-agent linebacker will visit the Bills today and the Giants on Tuesday. Hodges recently met with the Jets. Before that, he visited with the Chiefs and Seahawks." May 22

  • Reggie Bush still wants to play in 2017 "The market for veteran running backs has been painfully slow this offseason, but recently a few 30-somethings found landing spots. More hope to follow. Speaking Monday to NFL Network's Up To the Minute Live, which airs at 4 p.m. ET, Reggie Bush said he plans to play in 2017. "That's my..." May 22

  • Bills defenders like simplicity of new defense

    Pro Football Talk "When Rex Ryan switched the Bills’ defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4, the unit struggled. Now that Ryan is gone and the 4-3 is back, the hope in Buffalo is that the defense will rebound. “A lot easier,” defensive end Shaq Lawson recently said regarding the shift, via Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News...." May 21

  • Former Dolphins G.M. lands with the Bills

    Pro Football Talk "Bills G.M. Brandon Beane has lined up a growing list of scouts and executives who are either on pace for big jobs or who have previously held them. The latest additions to a front office being largely rebuilt from scratch include former Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey, via the Buffalo News. Hickey..." May 20

  • Danny Crossman has staying power as Bills' special teams coordinator

    Buffalo News "Slap a fake mustache and straw hat on Danny Crossman and you might just have the next Chuck Lester. Ok, so maybe that’s a stretch. The Buffalo Bills’ current special teams coordinator has a long way to go before he can match the longevity of the team’s former assistant coach ­– who became most..." May 20

  • Bills OC Rick Dennison breaks down what he learned in a year with Tyrod Taylor

    Buffalo News "Rick Dennison and Tyrod Taylor are reunited in Buffalo under very different circumstances. During the lone year they spent together in Baltimore in 2014, Taylor was the backup quarterback to Joe Flacco, and rarely called on. In fact, he took just six snaps the entire year. That doesn’t mean..." May 19

  • Knee injury knocks Zay Jones out of OTAs

    Yardbarker "The Bills could be facing a “here-we-go-again” kind of situation with an injury to a young player. Zay Jones, a wide receiver drafted in the second round, suffered a knee sprain at OTAs and is “week-to-week” according to It’s a lot better to be week-to-week in May than it is in..." May 19

  • Reggie Ragland back in individual drills for Bills

    Pro Football Talk "A lot changed around the Bills since linebacker Reggie Ragland tore his ACL last summer. The team has changed coaches, General Managers and defensive schemes, leaving Ragland with a lot of catching up to do after missing his entire rookie season. The 2016 second-round pick is at the start that..." May 19

  • Bills' Tyrod Taylor believes Sammy Watkins has sharper focus in 2017

    ESPN "As the Buffalo Bills wrapped up their first week of organized team activities Thursday, the team was without possibly its top two receivers this upcoming season: Sammy Watkins and rookie Zay Jones. Jones, the No. 37 pick in last month's draft, injured his knee in Tuesday's practice and is..." May 19

  • Bills sign first-round pick White "The Bills completed their first week of OTA practices and also completed a contract agreement with their first-round draft choice. Tre’Davious White signed his rookie contract Thursday not long after practiced wrapped up on the field. White, who was taken by Buffalo with the 27th overall pick,..." May 18

  • Bills' football operations hires show promise, but how encouraged ought an abused fan base get?

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills have been assembling their football ops lieutenants over the past few days. New GM Brandon Beane snagged one of the three other candidates who interviewed for the vacancy, adding player personnel VP Brian Gaine on Tuesday. Then the Bills hired pro personnel director Malik Boyd..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Bills in a good spot to find a quarterback going forward "All of the recent talk about Tyrod Taylor’s status as the Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback potentially being in jeopardy should be looked at as just that – talk. The reality is, the Bills don’t have a better option on their roster. Barring injury, Taylor will be under center when the season..." May 16

  • Bills name Brian Gaine Vice President of Player Personnel "Buffalo’s front office is coming together quickly at the top. A day after announcing the hire of Jim Schoen as Assistant general manager, GM Brandon Beane confirmed the hiring of Brian Gaine as Vice President of Player Personnel. Gaine interviewed for the Bills general manager position when the..." May 15

  • Bills braintrust: Tyrod Taylor the “future,” but he’ll compete

    Pro Football Talk "Now that they’ve found a coach and a General Manager who ought to be on the same page and can work together, the Bills now just have to go out and build an organization. But they think one of the cornerstones may already be in place, with a few conditions. During an interview with Peter King..." May 15

  • Bills to name Joe Schoen assistant G.M.

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills recently hired a General Manager. They’re now hiring an assistant G.M. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Dolphins director of player personnel Joe Schoen will become the No. 2 to Brandon Beane in Buffalo. The Dolphins could have blocked the hire. As the source explained..." May 14

  • Stephon Gilmore under pressure to deliver for Patriots

    Boston Herald "For Stephon Gilmore, being able to live up to the hefty $65 million contract he signed with the Patriots during free agency is going to be a key story line going forward. In the eyes of Pats fans, he’s now the superstar in the secondary. After all, Bill Belichick gave him the money, so he must..." May 14

  • Nathan Peterman tunes out any 'Tom Brady' talk

    Buffalo News "Nathan Peterman isn’t one for comparisons, which is probably a good thing, because there have been some doozies out there. Type “Nathan Peterman Tom Brady” into Google and one of the first videos that pops up is of ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. explaining how Peterman could have..." May 14

  • Bills give Brandon Beane final say over 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills haven’t made clear exactly who’s running everything in their front office, but one thing is clear: New General Manager Brandon Beane has final say over which 53 players make the regular-season roster. Bills owner Terry Pegula said today that Beane, not head coach Sean McDermott, will..." May 13

  • Jalen Robinette to attend Buffalo Bills’ rookie minicamp despite controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Robinette will get a chance to compete for an NFL job when he joins the Buffalo Bills for their rookie minicamp this weekend. Robinette was one of 25 players to receive an invitation to the Bills’ rookie minicamp, where he will compete for a spot on Buffalo’s roster entering training..." May 13

  • Zay Jones-Phil McGeoghan reunion begins at Bills' rookie minicamp

    Buffalo News "It started in the fall of 2016, on the practice field at East Carolina University. Zay Jones understood what his position coach, Phil McGeoghan, was doing with him by having him work from a variety of spots at receiver and spending extra time to get him familiar with all of the intricacies of..." May 12

  • Bills sign two picks, cut three players

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills started signing members of their 2017 draft class on Thursday. Linebackers Matt Milano and Tanner Vallejo both agreed to their four-year deals with the team. The Bills have four other players to sign and will likely get some or all of those deals done during this weekend’s rookie..." May 12

  • Brandon Beane says there will be no “czar” in Buffalo

    Pro Football Talk "We now know who will run the football operation in Buffalo. It will be . . . drum roll, please . . . no one. New G.M. Brandon Beane said during his introductory press conference that the Bills will have no “czar,” and that decisions made moving forward will be collaborative. Ideally, that’s the..." May 12

  • Vic Carucci's 3 Bills thoughts on Beane hire: Front-office overhaul isn't finished

    Buffalo News "Here are my three thoughts on the Buffalo Bills' hiring of Brandon Beane as their general manager: 1. The Bills' front-office overhaul isn't finished. Not by a long shot. Expect the next big change to happen with the oversight of the salary cap and contract negotiations, areas Jim Overdorf..." May 11

  • Sammy Watkins no-shows brother’s bond hearing after signing $1 million check

    NBC 2 "A million dollar check wasn't quite enough to bail out alleged Lake Boyz gang member Jari McMiller. NFL star and Fort Myers native Sammy Watkins was a no-show at his brother Jari's bail hearing Tuesday, despite signing over the million dollars. McMiller is one of 21 charged with felony..." May 10

  • Who will run the show in Buffalo?

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bills officially introduce G.M. Brandon Beane on Friday morning, question will be asked about power and control. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the expectation is that the answer will be that Beane has traditional G.M. powers, at least in writing. The broader question is..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Jay Skurski's 3 Bills thoughts: Don't rush on GM, Barnidge would be good catch, undrafted Rehkow a sleeper

    Buffalo News "1. The Buffalo Bills don't need to rush in filling the vacancy at general manager. The Bills are one of only two NFL teams without a GM (or equivalent job title) after firing Doug Whaley last month, but the other team with an opening, Washington, is expected to reconfigure its front office..." May 09

  • Bills Sign LB Carl Bradford

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bills announced that they’ve free agent linebacker Carl Bradford after hosting him on a visit earlier today. Bradford, a former draft choice of the Packers, never lived up to his fourth-round billing in Green Bay, as he didn’t appear in a regular season game until his third year in the NFL...." May 09

  • Buffalo Bills hire Brandon Beane as new general manager

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills hired Brandon Beane as the 13th general manager in franchise history on Tuesday. Just over a week after firing Doug Whaley and his entire scouting staff, the Bills replaced him with Beane, who previously worked as the assistant general manager of the Carolina Panthers...." May 09

  • Bills Today: Milano wants to make an immediate impression "Here’s the Bills news of note for May 8th. 1 - Milano wants to make an immediate impression Rookie linebacker, Matt Milano, drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft out of Boston College, recently appeared on The John Murphy Show where he addressed the upcoming rookie minicamp that..." May 08

  • Brandon Beane gets a second interview with Bills

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills may be getting closer to making their General Manager decision. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Panthers assistant G.M. Brandon Beane will be heading for a second interview with the team. The 40-year-old Beane was the first to interview, and his ties to coach Sean McDermott..." May 08

  • Report: Bills interviewing Packers exec Brian Gutekunst

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills are bringing Panthers executive Brandon Beane back for a second interview for their vacant General Manager job, which signals that things went well the first time around and might suggest the Bills are zeroing in on a choice to replace Doug Whaley. That may be the case, but the door..." May 08

  • Steelers, Chargers, Bills line up visitis with Tre Boston

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Tre Boston lost his job with the Panthers after the draft came to an end, but he may not remain unemployed too long. Boston’s found interest from several teams since hitting the open market a week ago and he’s making the rounds on visits with potential employers. Boston tweeted that he..." May 07

  • Cardale Jones graduates from Ohio State

    ESPN "Former Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones graduated from Ohio State on Sunday, using his graduation cap to poke fun at his infamous 2012 tweet that declared "classes are pointless" for football players and that "we ain't come here to play school." Jones told The Columbus Dispatch in February..." May 07

  • Bills tiptoe through the “final say” minefield

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have spent most of the week looking for a new General Manager. It’s still not clear whether the General Manager will be a traditional General Manager who runs the show, or whether it will be a G.M. in name only, who ultimately works for coach Sean McDermott. Here’s the problem the..." May 06

  • Bills interview Trey Brown for G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "Add another name to the list of G.M. candidates in Buffalo. The Bills announced today that they have interviewed Eagles Director of College Scouting Trey Brown for the vacancy. Buffalo’s G.M. job became vacant six days ago, when the Bills fired Doug Whaley following the draft. " May 06

  • Pizzeria owner buys Rex Ryan's house

    Buffalo News "If you want to be able to afford the high-end former home of a Buffalo Bills head coach, you've got to make a lot of dough. And Keith Leo certainly knows how to do that. The owner of Leo's Pizzeria – with four locations in South Buffalo, East Aurora and West Seneca, and a fifth opening in..." May 06

  • Vic Carucci's Bills analysis: Star system extinguished in new approach

    Buffalo News "If it isn't clear by now, it should be. Look at what happened in free agency. Look at what happened in the NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills weren't searching for stars. They wanted players who fit. They wanted the cement that can be poured into a sustainable foundation the franchise has lacked..." May 05

  • Bills add 13 undrafted free agents

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills don’t have a General Manager at the moment, but that didn’t stop them from adding 13 undrafted free agents to their roster on Friday. It also didn’t stop them from deciding to pass on wide receiver Sammy Watkins‘ option for the 2018 season and the team added two more wide receivers to..." May 05

  • Sean McDermott could be on verge of unprecedented football control with Bills

    Buffalo News "If Sean McDermott can manage to guide the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs a couple times in the next four years or so, then I foresee him becoming the franchise's second-most powerful football man behind only Ralph Wilson. Given some success -- and after 17 straight years without the playoffs the..." May 04

  • Bills Hosting Free Agent TE Gary Barnidge For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that free agent TE Gary Barnidge will be taking his first visit and meeting with the Bills on Wednesday. The Browns surprisingly elected to cut Barnidge loose last week after they traded up in round one to get Miami TE David Njoku. Barnidge, 31, is a former..." May 03

  • Brian Gaine interviewing for Bills G.M. job Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have reportedly lined up another candidate for their General Manager job. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have granted director of player personnel Brian Gaine permission to interview with the team on Thursday. Gaine joined the Texans in 2014 after..." May 03