Bills Rumors & News

  • Stephon Gilmore 'wishes' coaches would allow him to match up with Antonio Brown

    Buffalo News "Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and the big, bad Pittsburgh Steelers' passing attack visit New Era Field on Sunday. Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore hopes to get a chance to test himself against Brown, who can make a convincing case as the best receiver in the NFL. Since entering the..." December 08

  • Rex Ryan sounds noncommittal on Tyrod Taylor's future with the Bills

    Fox Sports "At 6-6, the Buffalo Bills are currently on the outside looking in in regard to the playoff bubble. Should they miss the postseason, it will extend their drought to 17 years in a row without a seat at the coveted table. While that would certainly be a disappointment, making the playoffs isn’t their..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Bills place Percy Harvin on non-football illness list

    Pro Football Talk "The Percy Harvin first annual unretirement has ended. There was one? The Bills have announced that Harvin has been placed on the non-football illness list. Harvin had missed the last two games with an “illness” designation; prior to the Week 12 win over the Jaguars, the illness reportedly was a..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Buffalo Bills in 'shock' after collapse in Oakland

    NFL.com "Talk about a long flight home. The Buffalo Bills could only peer back and ponder the wreckage after watching a 15-point third-quarter lead morph into a season-crushing 38-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. "It definitely did shock me," Bills safety Corey Graham said, per Vic Carucci..." December 05

  • Raiders score 29 straight points to rally past Bills

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Another week, another remarkable comeback for the Oakland Raiders. This time the Raiders trailed the Buffalo Bills by 15 points with 9:01 left in the third quarter at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday after giving up back-to-back touchdowns to open the second half...." December 04

  • Bills' Clay questionable vs. Raiders with birth of child expected

    Pro Football Talk "Bills tight end Charles Clay did not travel with the team to Oakland because he’s expecting the birth of his child soon. The Bills said Saturday that Clay’s status for Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders is questionable. Clay has started all 11 games for the Bills." December 03

  • Reggie Bush will wear classy Joe McKnight cleats Sunday

    Sportsnaut "Mourning the loss of his friend and fellow USC alum, Reggie Bush will wear custom cleats Sunday that feature the late Joe McKnight when the Buffalo Bills take on the Oakland Raiders. McKnight was killed on Thursday in a road rage incident that has many extremely upset. The shooting suspect,..." December 03

  • Bills expect a “big game” from Sammy Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Sammy Watkins sat out of practice on Wednesday with foot soreness and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said Thursday that the wideout is still dealing with a broken bone in his foot, but neither will keep him from playing against the Raiders this Sunday. That was the word from..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Sammy Watkins has soreness in foot again, misses practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins just cannot seem to escape the foot problems that have been ailing him since training camp. Just days after he returned to game action for the first time since Week 2, Watkins missed practice on Wednesday after telling trainers he was experiencing..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • NFL announces 10-game suspension of Seantrel Henderson

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills will finish the season, and begin next season, without tackle Seantrel Henderson. The NFL has announced that Henderson has been suspended 10 games for his latest violation of the substance-abuse policy. It’s believed that the suspension arises from Henderson’s use of marijuana to..." November 29

  • Rex vows Bills will fight “until they say we can’t play anymore”

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Kyle Williams looked at me Sunday afternoon with an are-you-serious smile on his face when I asked him how difficult, or draining, it is on the Bills to face veritable must-win situations week after week after week. “I’m used to it by now,” the veteran defensive tackle and leader of the Bills..." November 28

  • Percy Harvin will miss Sunday’s game due to migraines

    Pro Football Talk "Percy Harvin is back, and so are his migraines. Listed as questionable with an illness, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Harvin has suffered a recurrence of migraine headaches. Harvin is not expected to play on Sunday against the Jaguars. The condition plagued Harvin early in his career..." November 27

  • McCoy's two TDs spark Bills past Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- For the second straight week, the Buffalo Bills battled back to hold their ground in the AFC Wild Card hunt. LeSean McCoy rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns and the Bills overcame three second-half deficits to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at New Era..." November 27

  • Seantrel Henderson could sue, if suspended 10 games

    NFL.com "Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson could have been one of the most intriguing players this season. He was a topic of trade discussions right before the deadline. Teams such as the Vikings and Seahawks needed tackles, and Henderson was the top starter-quality player available at his..." November 27

  • Bills officially activate Sammy Watkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills activated Sammy Watkins from their injured-reserve list on Saturday. Watkins has been out with a foot injury. Bills Coach Rex Ryan had said he expected Watkins to be healthy and ready to play Sunday vs. the Jaguars for the first time since September. The Bills listed Watkins on..." November 26

  • Sammy Watkins questionable to play Sunday for Bills

    NFL.com "Sammy Watkins could return to the playing field for the first time since Week 2. Watkins is listed as questionable after coming off injured reserve because of a foot injury. Rex Ryan was bullish on Watkins' availability, saying he thinks the receiver is "good to go" and added "we're..." November 26

  • Bills Player Richie Incognito Brags About Gaining an Absurd Amount of Weight on Thanksgiving

    Complex "For the second straight year, Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito is the self-proclaimed reigning, defending, undisputed champion of the Thanksgiving Day Weight Gain Challenge, hosted by teammate Eric Wood. Before and after eating, everyone competing is weighed, and the person who packs on the..." November 26

  • Bills expect LeSean McCoy to handle majority of reps

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy left last Sunday’s game against the Bengals after dislocating his thumb and had a surgical procedure after the win, but his recovery has gone well this week. Word immediately after the game was that McCoy should be able to play against the Jaguars in Week 12 and..." November 25

  • Bills' expect Watkins to play vs. Jaguars; McCoy questionable

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy will play Sunday when the Bills host the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field. Both practiced Friday afternoon at One Bills Drive and coach Rex Ryan said afterward that both are going to be on the field as the Bills try to improve their record to 6-5 and keep..." November 25

  • Bills tackle Seantrel Henderson facing another suspension

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills right tackle Seantrel Henderson is facing a second NFL suspension this season, The Buffalo News has learned. Henderson was not on the field as the team practiced Thursday morning. He was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and not listed on the injury report. A league..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Review of Watkins by athletic trainers the final hurdle

    BuffaloBills.com "Bills head coach Rex Ryan has said more than once that Sammy Watkins health is their top priority when it comes to his availability for games. Watkins, who practiced for the first time in two months on Wednesday, was limited, and his Sunday status will largely be determined by the assessment of..." November 24

  • Rex Ryan on Doug Marrone: ‘I hope it’s miserable for him’

    Sportsnaut "Rex Ryan has never been one to mince words or pull punches, and he continued tradition in fantastic form at Wednesday morning’s presser. With a looming matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that just so happens to have former Bills head coach Doug Marrone on staff, Ryan gave us quite..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Could Sammy Watkins see time against Jaguars?

    NFL.com "Will Sammy Watkins be on the field Sunday? The former Bills first-round pick, who has spent his three-year career in Buffalo in stretches of both injury rehab and on-field brilliance, could see some time against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "I'm speaking on..." November 23

  • Rex Ryan calls the Jaguars the 'best two-win team' he's ever seen

    Fox Sports "Blake Bortles has regressed, Allen Robinson isn’t having nearly the same impact he had last season, and the addition of Chris Ivory has done little to help the offense. Yet, despite the fact that the Jacksonville Jaguars are worse than they were a year ago, Rex Ryan refuses to look past..." November 22

  • Bills likely to be thin at WR once again vs. Jaguars

    Buffalo News "The Bills' corps of wide receivers will likely be even thinner than usual for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coach Rex Ryan confirmed Monday that receiver Robert Woods suffered a sprain to one of his knee ligaments in the win over the Bengals, which makes him all but certain to..." November 22

  • Stephon Gilmore answers Rex Ryan’s challenge

    Pro Football Talk "Bills coach Rex Ryan challenged a number of starters last week, specifically in the secondary. Stephon Gilmore, for one, responded yesterday. The Bills cornerback had a pair of interceptions in yesterday’s win over the Bengals, getting back to the kind of player he has been in the..." November 21

  • Vontaze Burfict’s Latest Dirty Hit Left Bills’ Robert Woods With Sprained Knee

    NESN "Despite repeatedly being punished for dirty play, Vontaze Burfict apparently still hasn’t learned his lesson. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, who was fined $75,000 just a few weeks ago for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount in Week 6, was back at it Sunday..." November 21

  • Bills overcome injuries to beat Bengals

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor knew he was going to be without top receiver Robert Woods on Sunday. But it took Taylor a play or two before he realized leading rusher LeSean McCoy wasn't coming back either. "I thought Shady was just going out for a couple plays,..." November 20

  • Bills' McCoy expected to play next week with dislocated thumb

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills were able to escape Cincinnati with a 16-12 win over the Bengals despite losing LeSean McCoy to a dislocated thumb. The good news for Buffalo is that the running back will reportedly be able to play in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars according to a report from Mike..." November 20

  • Bills' LeSean McCoy (thumb) leaves game and will not return

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Nugent keeps trying to keep the Bills close. But their ability to score any more may be compromised. Running back LeSean McCoy just walked to the locker room with trainers holding his left arm, and has been announced as questionable to return with a thumb injury. The Bills already lost..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Percy Harvin to start, and the Bills want to make sure to find him

    Buffalo News "Rex Ryan says the Bills are ready to unleash Percy Harvin this week. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor wants to get him the ball more. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn says he’ll probably start. All of that sounds good to Harvin. “I definitely think I’m ready to take that next step,” said Harvin,..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Tyrod Taylor shoots down report of groin injury

    Buffalo News "An interesting injury note came out of ESPN's Fantasy Forecast podcast this week. "At the quarterback position, Tyrod Taylor, coming off of a bye, he's been dealing with a groin issue," ESPN's Anita Marks said. "Not really heavily reported out of Buffalo, but he has. I know (Anthony Lynn), who..." November 17

  • Some in Bills organization want to part ways with Marcell Dareus

    Larry Brown Sports "Between his four-game suspension and various injuries, star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has virtually been no help to the Buffalo Bills this season. And because of his apparent lack of commitment to the team, some members of the organization reportedly want Dareus gone. According to Jason..." November 15

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Bills signing veteran safety James Ihedigbo

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills are offering up some starting jobs to competition this week, but they might have just found a guy off the street who could end up starting for them soon. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bills are signing veteran safety James Ihedigbo. Ihedigbo has the requisite..." November 15

  • Buffalo Bills place C Eric Wood on injured reserve, promote CB Marcus Roberson

    New York Upstate "Even after breaking his leg against the Seattle Seahawks and undergoing surgery, Buffalo Bills veteran center Eric Wood was wondering whether he would be able to return if the Bills manage to sneak into the playoffs. Wood kept telling Bills coach Rex Ryan he would beat the projected timetable..." November 14

  • Bills' Watkins eligible, but not ready to return to practice

    NFL.com "The Bills will have to wait a bit longer on the return of Sammy Watkins. Watkins was placed on injured reserve prior to their Week 4 win over the Patriots with a foot injury. Though the talented wideout is eligible to return to practice, Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday he's not quite there...." November 14