Bills Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Talk in Buffalo that Doug Whaley could be on the way out

    Buffalo News "I'm actually beginning to feel sorry for Doug Whaley. Bit by bit, the Bills' general manager has seen his power and stature diminished as the Pegulas conferred unprecedented control of the football operation to their new head coach, Sean McDermott. Whaley has become a mute, emasculated figure...." March 26

  • Bills announce offseason workout schedule

    Buffalo News "With a new coach in Sean McDermott, the Buffalo Bills are afforded a bit of a head start. The NFL grants teams with new head coaches the ability to begin their offseason workout program April 3, which is two full weeks before those teams with returning head coaches. The Bills announced..." March 24

  • Colin Kaepernick still has 6 possible routes to NFL employment

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick still has the skill set to be an NFL quarterback somewhere in 2017. But between his regression as a highly-paid starter and the controversy he now carries with his bold off-field stances, his value as an NFL free agent — fair or not — has dwindled down to a cheap backup option for..." March 24

  • Ryan Groy ready to tackle whatever Bills throw at him

    Buffalo News "Ryan Groy’s professional future was up in the air last week. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive lineman had signed a contract offer with the Los Angeles Rams as a restricted free agent. The Bills were then given five days to decide whether they wanted to match the deal, or allow Groy to head west,..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • EJ Manuel signs with Raiders; Bills have nothing* left to show from '13 draft

    Buffalo News "EJ Manuel's departure from the Buffalo Bills became official Monday when the quarterback signed with the Oakland Raiders. Manuel will go down in history as one of the Bills' biggest draft busts. The former first-round draft pick started just 17 games over four seasons, with a 6-11 record. He..." March 21

  • Ducasse expects to learn plenty with Bills

    Buffalo News "The advice was coming from a teammate who was only a couple of years older and had only one more year of NFL experience, but Vladimir Ducasse instantly recognized its validity. "You should be playing like this guy," Matt Slauson said, pointing to the video monitor. Ducasse was a rookie guard..." March 20

  • Tackle prospect Cam Robinson sets up some visits

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s draft class isn’t seen as being a particularly strong one for offensive tackles, but the needs at the position around the league mean that those at the top of the list are still likely to come off the board early in the draft process. One of those tackles is Alabama’s Cam Robinson,..." March 20

  • Bills bring back return man Brandon Tate

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills found a good thing in Brandon Tate last year, and decided to keep him around. The team announced the receiver/return man had re-signed. No terms were announced. Tate signed with them just before the start of the regular season, and finished in the top seven in the league both kick..." March 20

  • Tyrod Taylor’s incentives hinge on significant team successes

    Pro Football Talk "The new contract given by the Bills to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, with a reported value of $30.5 million over two years, can be worth up to $34.5 million. If it happens, it won’t directly arise from things Taylor specifically does on the field. But his performance will definitely have at least an..." March 19

  • Bills' Hauschka found Seahawks' decision to let him go 'an interesting move'

    Buffalo News "Stephen Hauschka doesn't feel comfortable discussing the subject. As with most kickers, it's always best to try to keep negative occurrences as far in the past as possible. This one still stings, though. A lot. The Seattle Seahawks, with whom Hauschka spent six of his last nine NFL seasons,..." March 19

  • Bills sign former Raiders receiver Andre Holmes to 3-year deal

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Bills will boost their receiving corps with the addition of Andre Holmes on a three-year deal. According to Ian Rapoport of, the deal is worth up to $6.5 million. The receiver showed his excitement for his new team while also thanking the Raiders for the..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Mills on the scent of an instant connection with Bills' coaches

    Buffalo News "The question caught Jordan Mills a little off-guard during his first encounter with his new position coach. Juan Castillo wasn't asking about Mills' offseason conditioning routine. Nor was he inquiring about something he had noticed on video about the tackle's pass-blocking technique. No,..." March 17

  • Raiders sign former first-round QB E.J. Manuel

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland Raiders will have a quarterback that was drafted in the first round on their roster next season, but it will not be Derek Carr. The Raiders are set to sign former first-round quarterback E.J. Manuel according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. The Buffalo Bills drafted Manuel with..." March 17

  • Saints, Jets, Bills in on Travaris Cadet

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints would like to bring running back Travaris Cadet back to New Orleans, but a couple of other teams are also in the running. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Bills and Jets have also made offers to Cadet since free agency got underway. Both those teams have solid..." March 15

  • Richie Incognito approves of new HC’s decision to remove pool tables

    Sportsnaut "After two middling seasons and winning a total of just 15 games, former Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan was swept out the door. Also on the outs in Western New York is the team’s pool table and other games which were housed in the locker room (more on that here). The Bills are in rebuild..." March 15

  • Stephon Gilmore, like everyone else, was surprised when the Patriots came calling

    The Sports Daily "Leave it to the New England Patriots to pull off a huge trade nobody saw coming—including the players involved. Corner Stephon Gilmore was the crown jewel of the 2017 free-agent class, a younger corner capable of elite play and strong man coverage against some of the game’s best weapons. So..." March 15

  • Percy Harvin Plans To Retire For Good This Time

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jeremy Fowler of ESPN spoke with a representative for free agent WR Percy Harvin, who told him that Harvin is not participating in free agency and instead plans to retire, for real this time. “He’s done (playing),” Fowler’s source said of Harvin. Harvin informed the Bills back in April that..." March 14

  • Two years, $30.5 million for Tyrod Taylor

    Pro Football Talk "Before last week, the Bills had to decide whether to guarantee $30.5 million in payments to unlock the next five years of Tyrod Taylor’s contract. With Taylor and the Bills agreeing to a new deal, they’ll pay him a total of $30.5 million for two more seasons. Via Mike Rodak of, Taylor..." March 14

  • Can Buffalo Bills OL Vladimir Ducasse compete at right tackle?

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills signed offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse last week, and whether he gets on the field as a starter could depend on where he plays. Ducasse has mostly been a guard during his NFL career, but the Bills already have Richie Incognito and John Miller as established starters at..." March 14

  • Bills sign Ryan Davis, bring Andre Smith in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills continue to work the fringes of their roster, signing a defensive end away from the Cowboys. The team announced the addition of defensive end Ryan Davis. The sixth-year defensive end has 11 career sacks, with 6.5 of them coming in 2014 in Jacksonville. They also announced three..." March 13

  • Bills sign Jeremy Butler

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills have signed their second free agent wide receiver in as many days. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is signing Jeremy Butler to a one-year deal. They signed former Panthers wideout Philly Brown on Sunday. Butler was not tendered by the Chargers after playing four games..." March 13

  • Gilmore named his daughter Gisele the day he signed with Patriots

    NESN "There’s a new Gisele in the New England Patriots family. That’s right: Stephon Gilmore’s daughter, who was born the day the cornerback signed his five-year contract with the Patriots, shares a name with the wife of quarterback Tom Brady. “I actually named her Gisele Sienna Gilmore,”..." March 13

  • Bills Sign WR Corey Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Buffalo Bills announced that they’ve signed have signed WR Corey Brown to a contract on Sunday. Ian Rapoport reports that Brown receives a one-year contract from the Bills. Brown previously visited with the Detroit Lions since free agency opened, but it appears as though the Bills were..." March 12

  • Andre Smith set to visit Bills

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills signed Vladimir Ducasse on the first day of free agency and they’re going to meet with another possible addition to their offensive line. Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that tackle Andre Smith is scheduled for a meeting with the team. It’s the first reported visit for Smith this..." March 11

  • Bills re-sign starting right tackle Jordan Mills

    Pro Football Talk "Jordan Mills, who started all 16 games at right tackle for the Bills last year, won’t be getting away. After a couple days to test free agency, Mills has re-signed in Buffalo. A league source tells PFT it’s a two-year, $4 million deal. A fifth-round pick of the Bears in 2013, Mills started..." March 11

  • Bills keep Lorenzo Alexander

    Pro Football Talk "Lorenzo Alexander spent a decade as a backup and special teams player before bursting onto the scene as a starting outside linebacker for the Bills last season and finishing with 12.5 sacks. And the Bills think he has another couple good years left in him. Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports that..." March 11

  • Tyrod Taylor ultimately made the right decision for him

    Pro Football Talk "Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor at one point was reportedly “unwilling” to restructure a contract that had a major balloon payment due today. Ultimately, Taylor agreed to a new contract — and it appears that the decision came after getting the team’s offer and subtly finding out what else may be..." March 11

  • Bills release Corey Graham

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills signed two safeties while releasing one on Thursday and said goodbye to another one on Friday. The team announced that they have released veteran Corey Graham. Aaron Williams was released on Thursday with the team bringing in Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde as free agents. Graham’s..." March 10

  • Buffalo Bills sign former Packers safety Micah Hyde

    Fox 6 Now "The Buffalo Bills have signed now former Green Bay Packers safety Micah Hyde. According to a statement on the Bills’ website, Buffalo agreed to terms with five players as the free agent market opened Thursday, March 9th: Safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, kicker Stephen Hauschka, guard..." March 09

  • Bills poised to sign former Seattle K Steven Hauschka

    USA Today "Early Thursday morning, Adam Schefter of broke the news that the Buffalo Bills would be acquiring the services of former Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka. The 31-year-old Hauschka was 9 of 11 from 40 yards or more in field goals in the Emerald City – but also missed a..." March 09

  • Bills bulk up the backfield, sign Mike Tolbert

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills got rid of the Ryan brothers, and they’re still bulking up to try to compensate. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, the Bills are signing former Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert. Tolbert will come in with some familiarity with new coach Sean McDermott, but he’s also the second..." March 09

  • Giants, Jaguars, Bills & Patriots In The Mix For TE Martellus Bennett

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Giants, Jaguars, Bills and Patriots are in on free agent TE Martellus Bennett. Previous reports have said Bennett is expected to test the free agent market and there is a “real possibility” he could move on from the Patriots based on his asking..." March 08

  • Bills Signing FB Patrick DiMarco To Four-year Deal Worth $8.5M

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bills are signing FB Patrick DiMarco to a four-year deal worth $8.5 million that includes over $4 million guaranteed. " March 08

  • Bills will keep Tyrod Taylor after restructure

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills are keeping quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The team announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to terms with Taylor on a restructured contract. The Bills had until Saturday to make a decision on Taylor’s 2017 contract option. “We are excited about the opportunity to keep Tyrod with the..." March 08

  • Bills all-time leading scorer rebuffed in attempts to help kicker

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills' announcement Monday that they released kicker Dan Carpenter apparently sparked an unhappy memory for former Bills kicker Steve Christie. In a post on his Facebook page, Christie, in wishing Carpenter well, mentioned that he had made an offer to Bills General Manager Doug..." March 08

  • Bills interested in Ravens WR Kamar Aiken

    Buffalo News "Depth at wide receiver is in short supply in Buffalo. Currently, the Bills have just three players at the position under contract for 2017 – Marcus Easley, Kolby Listenbee and Sammy Watkins. Of them, only Watkins can reasonably be counted on to play a significant role. So with free agency..." March 07

  • Report: Jets’ Interest In Mike Glennon “Largely Overblown”, Keeping Tabs On Tyrod Taylor Situation

    NFL Trade Rumors "Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the talk of the Jets’ interest in free agent QB Mike Glennon is “largely overblown.” Mehta says that the team is intrigued by Glennon, but the feeling is that he isn’t worth the $14 million or so he’s expected to get on the open market. In..." March 07

  • Buffalo Bills place original round tender on RB Mike Gillislee

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills placed an original round tender on running back Mike Gillislee according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. According to ESPN's Field Yates, placing an original round tender on Gillislee will cost the Bills $1.671 million. Buffalo could have placed a second round tender on..." March 07

  • Bills release Carpenter, Robey-Coleman in handful of cuts "The difficult part of the offseason has arrived. It’s the time of year when NFL clubs like the Bills have to trim players from their roster to put themselves in a good fiscal position to upgrade their roster in the free agent market. On Monday Buffalo cut five players from their roster with that..." March 06

  • Reggie Bush’s Married Mistress Baby Mama Replies on IG to Reggie’s Wife Announcing She’s Pregnant

    Black Sports Online "Reggie Reg going to regret the day he didn’t just put on the Trojan. His baby mama Monique Exposito is so petty. Reggie’s wife the Kim K look-a-like Lilit announced on Instagram they were having their 3rd child, so what did Exposito do after she heard the news? Immediately posted photos..." March 05

  • Browns primed to land Tyrod Taylor

    CBS Sports "The quarterback shuffle in the NFL is about to begin and two of first dominoes to fall should be Mike Glennon and Tyrod Taylor. A Tony Romo or Jimmy Garoppolo trade could take some time to develop, while the Redskins now have until July 15 to get a long-term deal done with Kirk Cousins. The..." March 05

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