Bills Rumors & News

  • Chuck Knox pushed all the right buttons during colorful time in Bills history

    Democrat And Chronicle "The date was Jan. 11, 1978, and Buffalo Bills players and fans were rubbing their eyes looking at the headlines. The Bills hired Chuck Knox? “Everybody’s going crazy,’’ guard Joe DeLamiellure said.  “He’s one of the top football..." May 20

  • Shaq Lawson's personal coach on offseason growth: 'I can see it in his eyes'

    Buffalo News "Quicker and healthier are the key words for Shaq Lawson this offseason. The Buffalo Bills' defensive end knows his third season in the NFL is critical to his future after enduring injury-shortened campaigns his first two years. "I'm going into my third year,..." May 19

  • Gambling could renew push for 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49 states that currently don’t have sports wagering now able to launch it, the NFL’s word of choice is “integrity.” As sports wagering takes root, the NFL will have another go-to term. “More.” Yes, the dormant push for an expanded..." May 18

  • Bills To Meet With Russell Shepard

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bills are scheduled to host wide receiver Russell Shepard on a visit this week, according to Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News (on Twitter). Shepard was released by the Panthers on Monday, making him a free agent.  The Bills have made a habit of targeting..." May 17

  • Josh Allen Says Jalen Ramsey's Trash Talk Doesn't Faze Me

    TMZ "Buffalo Bills rookie QB Josh Allen ain't jawing back at Jalen Ramsey ... in fact, he's combating Jalen's trash talk with one of the nicest compliments you can give.  Just last week, Ramsey -- the stud corner for the Jacksonville Jaguars..." May 17

  • Buffalo Bills to retire Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey "One of the NFL's great running backs will receive the ultimate honor from his former team. The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey will become the third number retired in franchise history when the Bills host the New..." May 16

  • Bills hosting DE Ryan Russell on free-agent visit

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills aren't done adding depth to the defensive line.  According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bills are hosting defensive end Ryan Russell on a free-agent visit on Wednesday. Russell, who entered the league as a fifth-round pick of the Dallas..." May 15

  • NFL plans to lobby Congress for a “regulatory framework” for sports betting

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has lost in the judicial branch (even if the NFL actually has won at the every branch of every bank with which it does business). The league now will take the gambling fight to the legislature. In its first statement issued in the aftermath of Monday’s landmark ruling..." May 14

  • Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey

    USA Today "New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court Monday that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports.The justices ruled 7-2 that a 25-year-old federal law that has effectively prohibited sports betting outside Nevada by forcing states..." May 14

  • 2 UDFA Buffalo Bills to receive Bud Light thanks to last names

    New York Upstate "One great photo by the Buffalo Bills' Twitter account has led to a free offer of beer from Bud Light. On Friday, the Bills' official Twitter account shared a photo of defensive end Mike Love and offensive lineman Gerhard de Beer at the team's rookie minicamp. The jerseys together combined to..." May 13

  • Bills Sign First-Round Pick Tremaine Edmunds "The Buffalo Bills had a pair of first-round picks in the 2018 draft and traded up for both of them. The second of those two first rounders signed on Saturday. Buffalo signed LB Tremaine Edmunds to his rookie contract prior to the second day of rookie minicamp practices. Edmunds (6-5, 250) is..." May 12

  • NFL to take no further action after Russ Brandon resigns from Bills, Sabres

    The Score "The NFL released a statement Thursday explaining it won't take further action after reviewing the situation of former Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon. Brandon, who also served as the president of the Buffalo Sabres, resigned from his posts with Pegula Sports and Entertainment on May 1..." May 11

  • Josh Allen in awe after meeting with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly

    ESPN "Past met present Friday when Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly walked off the practice field with Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen after the first day of rookie minicamp. Allen, whom the Bills traded up to select seventh overall in last month's draft, told reporters he was "shaking" as he..." May 11

  • Jalen Ramsey Clowns Bills QB Josh Allen ... Deletes Tweet

    TMZ "It's only May ... and Jalen Ramsey is already trying to get into Josh Allen's head! The Jacksonville Jaguars star saw some video of the Buffalo Bills QB taking his first snaps during minicamp ... and decided to weigh in with some friendly trash talk. "That's a pick waiting to happen,"..." May 11

  • Who will be NFL's first $20 million defender? Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack best bets

    USA Today "Quarterbacks aren't the only NFL stars who cash in handsomely. Eventually, a defender — a logical guess would be Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald — is going to break into the $20 million-per-year pay scale, a stratosphere once reserved for the men with the golden arms. But in today's..." May 09

  • Bills GM Brandon Beane is fine with ‘overpaying’ for Josh Allen

    Clutch Points "The Buffalo Bills have put in place potentially their next franchise cornerstone quarterback with the selection of former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh overall pick. It has placed him a spot where there is a tremendous level of expectations laid before him. However, there have..." May 08

  • Bills hosting RB Kenjon Barner on free-agent visit

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills have a crowded running back room, but that's not stopping them from looking to add to the position. The team is hosting free agent Kenjon Barner on a visit to One Bills Drive, a league source confirmed to The Buffalo News. Barner's visit was first reported by Ian Rapoport of..." May 08

  • NFL denies Mike James’ request to use marijuana as a painkiller

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent running back Mike James has tried and failed to persuade the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller. James told that he developed a dependence on prescription painkillers that he took to cope with the aches and pains associated with playing football. His doctor told..." May 08

  • NFL to players in pain: Get hooked on opioids rather than try marijuana

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL would rather that Mike James consume powerful opioids to manage his chronic pain, risking addiction, overdose and even death, than use the drug that actually works the best for him. Marijuana. That was the message from the league last month when it rejected his application for a..." May 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Settle Rookie Salary Gray Area

    Pro Football Rumors "The standard rookie contract runs for four years, but the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement has only three years remaining. The gap left this year’s draft picks in limbo with regards to their contracts, but the league and the union have worked out a bridge agreement to give cost certainty to..." May 07

  • NFL Reportedly May Make Standing for Anthem a Team-by-Team Choice

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering allowing teams to make their own decision whether to require players to stand for the national anthem, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Owners are expected to vote on a potential change at this month's upcoming meeting, including a possible league-wide..." May 07

  • Kim Pegula reiterates Bills will hold camp at St. John Fisher

    Buffalo News "Russ Brandon's departure from the Buffalo Bills Tuesday has led to sweeping assumptions, particularly within Rochester media, that the team would potentially discontinue holding training camp at his alma mater, St. John Fisher College. A headline over a column in the Rochester Democrat &..." May 05

  • Bills tried to trade up with Browns, Broncos before getting Josh Allen at No. 7

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills got their man, quarterback Josh Allen, by trading up to the seventh overall pick in the draft. But they wanted to trade up higher. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane says he was working hard on trying to get the fourth overall pick, but Browns General Manager John Dorsey was holding..." May 05

  • Dan Morgan To Join Bills’ Front Office

    Pro Football Rumors "Dan Morgan looks set to follow other high-ranking former Panthers staffers east. Mike Garafolo of reports (on Twitter) the Seahawks’ director of pro personnel will join the Bills as a high-ranking member of Brandon Beane‘s front office. Morgan’s been a Seahawks scout and exec for..." May 03

  • Proposal trying to make NFL kickoffs 'more of a punt play'

    ESPN "The NFL is finalizing a proposal to make significant changes to the kickoff, intensifying the tweaks of recent years in what might be a final attempt to salvage the most dangerous play in football. The adjustments -- prompted largely by a group of special teams coaches who traveled to a..." May 02

  • Report: Mason Rudolph may have been Bills' backup plan at QB

    247 Sports "Juxtaposed to the other top quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft, Mason Rudolph had to wait his turn before finally being selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Should the Buffalo Bills' draft plans have gone awry, however, Rudolph may have been holding a Bills jersey aloft..." May 01

  • Russ Brandon resigns from Bills, Sabres after internal investigation

    Buffalo News "Russ Brandon has resigned as managing partner and president of the Pegula sports empire. Kim Pegula has taken over as president. The move comes after Pegula Sports and Entertainment conducted an internal investigation into Brandon's workplace behavior and allegations of personal misconduct,..." May 01

  • Bills' GM Beane champions QB Allen, disagrees with 'raw' label

    The Score "When the Buffalo Bills traded up to select Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, a number of evaluators questioned the decision based on Allen's collegiate production. It doesn't seem to bother general manager Brandon Beane. Appearing on WGR-AM 550 in Buffalo, Beane said he disputes the idea Allen is..." April 30

  • Kelvin Benjamin's Bills Contract Extension Won't Be Considered Until Summer

    Bleacher Report "Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane said the team is not planning on extending wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin's contract until at least the summer. "We really haven't focused on Kelvin Benjamin's contract situation," Beane said Monday on WGR550. "We'll see how he fits in with Daboll's..." April 30

  • Why Buffalo Bills don't want to compare Harrison Phillips to Kyle Williams

    New York Upstate "As soon as the Buffalo Bills made Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips the No. 96 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the talking heads on the NFL Network started comparing him to long-time Bills defensive tackle and future Wall-of-Famer Kyle Williams. Never mind the fact that Phillips hasn't..." April 29

  • Bills GM has looked at Dez Bryant’s tape, “but I wouldn’t take it any further” "Bills GM Brandon Beane was asked about the potential pursuit of free agent WR Dez Bryant, who was recently released by the Dallas Cowboys. Beane offered the following. “We’ll look at everything,” said Beane. “We have looked at Dez on tape, but I wouldn’t take it any further and I don’t know..." April 29

  • Brandon Beane on Josh Allen: If he wins starting job, he wins it

    New York Upstate "The clock started ticking on Josh Allen's development as soon as the Buffalo Bills traded up to take him No. 7 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. That's the way the NFL works. Carson Wentz and Jared Goff have already established themselves as franchise quarterbacks after getting taken at the top..." April 29

  • Buffalo owner stoked about franchise-changing weekend

    Yardbarker "It was a huge sports weekend for Buffalo, and Kim Pegula is stoked about it. Pegula, the wife of Terry Pegula and the owner of the Bills and Sabres, sent the following tweet on Saturday night. Pegula sent her tweet after the Sabres landed the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL Draft. They’re..." April 29

  • Bills Offered Broncos Two First-Rounders?

    Pro Football Rumors "When the Browns chose Denzel Ward at No. 4 instead of Bradley Chubb, that nixed a Broncos-Bills trade. And Mike Klis of 9News reports Buffalo was set to give up both its No. 12 and No. 22 picks, in addition to a second-round selection, for the right to move up to No. 5. Instead, the Broncos..." April 28

  • A Conspiracy Theory on the Browns' Josh Allen Disinformation

    The Big Lead "What if the Cleveland Browns were never actually interested in Josh Allen? Browns general manager John Dorsey may have been using Allen to land Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkey. Strap on your tinfoil hats with me, people. We’ve got a full-blown conspiracy on our hands. What if the Browns’..." April 28

  • Bills' Alexander: Josh Allen will need to address racial tweets with teammates

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills linebacker and team captain Lorenzo Alexander encouraged his teammates Friday to keep an open mind about quarterback Josh Allen but acknowledged that the No. 7 overall pick might have to answer to racially insensitive tweets that surfaced this week. "What I'm gonna do is extend..." April 27

  • Josh Allen thinks he knows how to fix his accuracy issues

    Larry Brown Sports "The big knock against Josh Allen throughout the draft process has been his accuracy issues. Allen completed just 56.2 percent of his passes at Wyoming. We also learned that his completion percentage in junior college was even worse. Allen was taken No. 7 overall by the Buffalo Bills, who..." April 27

  • Josh Allen: Bills 'trusted me' when I admitted mistakes "At the tail-end of a day when the conversation surrounding Josh Allen fixated on how far he would fall, the Buffalo Bills made sure that the polarizing Wyoming prospect didn't drop too far from their grasp. The Bills traded two second-round picks to move up to Tampa Bay's seventh slot to select..." April 27

  • Amazon renews Thursday NFL streaming package in deal reportedly worth $130 million

    CBS Sports "After watching its quarterly profits double in its latest earnings announcement, it looks like Amazon has decided to use some of that extra money to acquire the NFL's Thursday night streaming rights in a deal that didn't come cheap for the online behemoth. The NFL and Amazon announced on..." April 27

  • Bills GM Beane says team is rebuilding: We have needs "The Jets' bold trade up to No. 3 in the 2018 NFL Draft left a division rival in an unenviable checkmate position. Should the talent-starved Bills sacrifice their stockpile of draft capital to follow New York's lead, trading up for a top-five pick soon to be billed as the next face of the..." April 26

  • NFL Owners Only Care About Money, Not Activism, Says NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith

    TMZ "The head of the NFL Players Association says NFL owners only care about one thing -- money. DeMaurice Smith -- executive director of the NFLPA -- was speaking at George Washington University when the issue of Colin Kaepernick and his kneeling demonstration came up. Smith pointed to the..." April 26

  • Jim Kelly returning to Buffalo following cancer surgery "Jim Kelly is headed home. The Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback is returning to Buffalo on Wednesday following surgery to remove cancer from his jaw. On Tuesday, Kelly announced he was returning to the shores of Lake Erie after surgery and rehab in New York City. "On final day of being in..." April 25

  • NFL Rumors: Bills Unlikely To Trade With Giants For No. 2 Overall Pick

    NESN "The Buffalo Bills, like many other teams, are in need of a franchise quarterback and they could fill that void during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Buffalo owns the No. 12 and No. 21 overall picks, as well as two second-round picks, and is perfectly situated to move up in the first..." April 23

  • Will Bills or Dolphins jump Jets for Mayfield?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly a month since PFT explained that the league insiders suspect that the Jets will be taking quarterback Baker Mayfield with the third overall pick in the draft. With the selection process only four days away, the lingering belief that the Jets will make a beeline for Mayfield raises..." April 22

  • Vikings couldn’t land O.J. Simpson, but Ron Yary worked out just fine

    Twin Cities "With the No. 1 overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft, the Vikings were thinking hard about a player from the University of Southern California. They ended up taking star right tackle Ron Yary. But he wasn’t the initial USC player they were targeting. The Trojans were coming off the 1967..." April 21

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • AJ McCarron not worrying about whether Bills draft a QB

    Clutch Points "The Buffalo Bills have been without a legitimate starting quarterback ever since they parted ways with Tyrod Taylor this offseason. They did make a deal for another quarterback in former Cincinnati Bengals backup AJ McCarron. That said, there is plenty of speculation that the Bills are among..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Bills release defensive end Cap Capi

    Buffalo News "The Bills have released defensive end Cap Capi, the team announced Tuesday. Capi was signed in early December. He played in four games with five tackles and a sack. " April 17

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