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  • Bills QB Josh Allen discusses why he rarely threw into tight coverages in the 2018 season

    Clutch Points "Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen took big steps forward during his rookie season but there is one thing he failed to do much, throw into tight coverage. Allen impressed with his big arm but when there was a tight window he backed away from the opportunity and would either throw it away or..." May 19

  • Bills OC Brian Daboll explains what is different for QB Josh Allen in 2019

    Clutch Points "Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Rosen is entering his second offseason with the team and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll thinks that will be key in taking a step forward. Daboll knows in Allen’s first season he had to learn all the formations, calls, and even where things are around the..." May 19

  • Despite Bills’ denials, questions continue about LeSean McCoy’s future

    Pro Football Talk "Bills General Manager Brandon Beane has insisted that LeSean McCoy remains in the plans as the team’s starting running back. That isn’t putting an end to talk that he could be on the way out. The latest such talk comes from Ryan Talbot of,..." May 16

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Ezra Castro, Bills superfan known as 'Pancho Billa,' dies after battle with cancer

    Buffalo News "Ezra Castro, a Texas native whose lifetime passion for the Buffalo Bills led him to create a costumed superfan persona he called "Pancho Billa" and whose health battles in the past few months had team officials and fellow fans showering him with well-wishes, died Tuesday  in..." May 14

  • The Bills’ 2019 season will let the world know whether Josh Allen is actually a franchise quarterback

    SB Nation "The exuberance of the Bills’ 2017 playoff run wasn’t meant to last. Buffalo’s surprise postseason appearance that winter — its first in nearly two decades — was built on unstable ground, led by a soon-to-depart Tyrod Taylor and a handful of aging..." May 14

  • Bills Release TE Jake Fisher & RB Keith Ford, Sign Four

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Bills announced Monday they’ve released TE Jake Fisher and RB Keith Ford while also adding TE Moral Stephens, S Abraham Wallace, DT Quindarius Thagard and OL Garrett McGhin.  Fisher, 25, is a former second-round pick of the..." May 13

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Bills sign veteran TE Lee Smith to three-year contract "The Buffalo Bills have reshaped the tight end position during the offseason through free agency and the draft, and now bring back a familiar player to help out. The Bills announced on Monday that they've signed Lee Smith to a three-year deal. Per NFL..." May 13

  • Bills sign TE Moral Stephens after minicamp tryout

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills added a tight end to the roster after a tryout at their rookie minicamp. The agent for Moral Stephens announced that his client signed a deal with the team. Stephens went undrafted out of Florida this year. Stephens caught 15 passes for 261 yards and three..." May 12

  • NFL believes LeSean McCoy is 'on the bubble' for Hall of Fame

    247 Sports "LeSean McCoy is the Philadelphia Eagles all-time leading rusher and has put together an excellent career for himself after he was traded by the franchise, but his career may be coming to an end in 2019. McCoy is in the final year of his contract with the Buffalo Bills and his coming off..." May 11

  • Here are seven trades that make sense now that the draft is over, including a Patriots blockbuster

    CBS Sports "With the NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, this is usually the part of the offseason where there's not very much excitement, but don't worry, because there could actually be some excitement this year in the form of some wild trades.  With the draft over and the free..." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Bills Sign Cody Ford, Five Other Draft Picks, Eight UDFAs

    Pro Football Rumors "After signing first-round pick Ed Oliver earlier today, the Bills have signed six more draft picks and eight undrafted free agents. Draft Picks 2-38: Cody Ford, T (Oklahoma) 3-74: Devin Singletary, RB (Florida Atlantic) 5-147: Vosean..." May 09

  • Bills QB Derek Anderson Retiring From NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Thursday, Bills veteran QB Derek Anderson announced that he’s retiring from the NFL.  “Derek let me know a few weeks back that he wasn’t sure if he could be committed [for the season] and wanted to still think about it,” Bills GM Brandon..." May 09

  • Bills Sign DT Ed Oliver

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bills have their top 2019 draft choice under contract. Ed Oliver signed his four-year deal on Thursday, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). Oliver can be under Bills control through 2023, via the fifth-year option. He signed a $19.675MM deal, the slot price for..." May 09

  • Why the Bills — yes, the Bills! — are a stealth playoff contender

    Yardbarker "Overlooking the Bills is usually easy. As one of American professional sports’ smallest markets, Buffalo has struggled to receive national media attention in the post-Doug Flutie years. In 15 of the past 17 seasons, the Bills have won from six to nine games, cementing their off-the-grid..." May 09

  • The Miami Dolphins (probably) have their starting right tackle

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins have a right tackle — right on schedule. The team has agreed to terms with ex-Bills lineman Jordan Mills, marking Miami’s first foray into the post-May 7 free agency period. The timing of the deal does not impact Miami’s 2020 compensatory..." May 09

  • Bills GM dismisses ‘garbage’ reports about Ziggy Ansah

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills are in on free agent defensive end Ziggy Ansah, and they aren’t buying reports that they’re second in the running. On Wednesday, reports emerged stating that the Seattle Seahawks were the clear frontrunners for Ansah’s services. Bills general..." May 08

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • What Bills GM Brandon Beane learned in film study of first-round draft pick Ed Oliver

    Clutch Points "Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane was impressed with the film he saw on first-round pick Ed Oliver and he is very excited that he is on their squad. Oliver was a standout with the Houston Cougars racking up 13.5 sacks and 192 tackles in three years but his stats could have been even..." May 05

  • Devin Singletary had a bad combine, but Bills execs thought game film told a different story

    Clutch Points "Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane likes what he saw on the field when it comes to rookie running back Devin Singletary. With the former Florida Atlantic rusher finding a home in Buffalo as he makes his way from the collegiate ranks to the NFL, Singletary’s lackluster performance..." May 05

  • Before Giants chose Daniel Jones, Bills tried to move down

    Yardbarker "Before the Giants’ selection of Daniel Jones , the Bills were engaged in talks to move down from their No. 9 spot. In a must-watch piece for Bills fans and draft buffs, Brandon Beane allowed partial access to his team’s draft room ( video link). Buffalo scrapped talks to trade down..." May 05

  • Bills’ Josh Allen Explains How He Mistook Dan Marino For John Elway During Combine Interview

    Sportsnaut "Dan Marino and John Elway are legendary quarterbacks who now hold an executive position with their former team, and they’re both involved with trying to find a new signal-caller. Top prospect Josh Allen must’ve been a little starstruck. According to Peter King of the MMQB,..." May 04

  • Bills' Duke Williams: 'I know I can play football, but can I stay out of trouble?'

    Buffalo News "No one was in the house to hear Jason Milne laugh on that Friday night last October, with his wife and three young daughters out of town, and the former college defensive back felt compelled to share his joy. Milne rewound the televised game he was watching, hit play after a few..." May 04

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Bills hope new tailgate policy in bus lot will help to curb unruly behavior

    Buffalo News "If fans traveling by bus or limo bus to Buffalo Bills games next season want to tailgate, they’ll have to do so in a designated area. The team has announced a new policy that will require buses and limo buses to purchase a tailgating package for its occupants should they wish to..." May 02

  • Bills decline fifth-year option on DE Shaq Lawson "Shaq Lawson will enter a prove-it campaign in 2019. The Buffalo Bills will decline the fifth-year option on the former No. 19 overall selection, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday. Lawson now heads into the final year of his rookie contract set to earn $1.85..." May 01

  • 13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is basically complete heading into next season. Sure, clubs will tinker — prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah remain..." April 30

  • David Sills signs with the Bills

    Bleacher Report "David Sills went from quarterback prodigy to college disappointment under center to star college wide receiver. Now he'll get to see if he can make it happen as a pro after his agent announced the former West Virginia wideout will sign with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free..." April 28

  • Bills Undecided On Shaq Lawson’s Fifth-Year Option

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bills remain uncertain as to whether they will exercise defensive end Shaq Lawson‘s fifth-year option for 2020, as Joe Buscaglia of WKBW tweets. GM Brandon Beane has until May 2 to make the call. It is understandably not an easy decision for Beane to make. Lawson, a..." April 28

  • Bills were surprised Tyree Jackson wasn’t drafted

    New York Upstate "University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson was supposed to be drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft. But round after round went by and his name remained on the board. Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane was busy working his draft board -- which included Jackson despite a full..." April 28

  • Buffalo Bills trade back into third round of NFL Draft, select Ole Miss TE Dawson Knox

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills have traded two fourth-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft to move back into round three. With the 96th pick that they acquired from Washington, the Bills selected tight end Dawson Knox from Ole Miss. Knox, 22, had an underwhelming college career from a statistical..." April 27

  • Buffalo Bills draft Devin Singletary in round three of the NFL Draft

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills have selected FAU running back Devin Singletary in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Singletary, 21, was a three-year starter at Florida Atlantic University. The diminutive rusher is a big-play machine, as he averaged six yards per rush throughout his collegiate..." April 27

  • Patriots now have three 2018 top-10 quarterbacks in the division

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Brady will be 42 in August. The other three quarterbacks in his division are 65, combined. The team that has dominated the AFC East, winning it every year except one since 2003 and 10 in a row, will be facing in 2019 a trio of quarterbacks who arrived in the NFL via the first 10..." April 27

  • New Bills TE Dawson Knox Joins Bills Mafia and Destroys Table on Draft Night

    12 Up "?It would appear as though Buffalo's newest toy, former Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox, is already entirely aware of the impassioned spirit of the ?Bills Mafia. The following clip of the youngster personifying the Mafia's signature move of breaking tables will surely..." April 27

  • Brandon Beane: LeSean McCoy still here, still the starter

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills have had an odd offseason as far as their running back position is concerned. After a lackluster effort by the group in 2018 expectations were that there might be some changes heading into 2019. When free agency started, Bills general manager Brandon Beane signed..." April 27

  • Raiders Trade No. 38 Pick To Bills

    Pro Football Rumors "Rookie Raiders GM Mike Mayock moved down again, this time agreeing to a second-round trade with the Bills. Buffalo moved into Oakland’s No. 38 slot, coming up from No. 40. The Raiders will acquire a fifth-round pick (No. 158) in the deal. The Bills used the move up to select..." April 26

  • Buffalo Bills take Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford with second round pick

    Democrat And Chronicle "Unlike the first round when the Bills remained patient and waited for Ed Oliver to land in their lap, Friday night, Brandon Beane couldn’t resist trading up two spots so that he could select offensive lineman Cody Ford. The Bills went from 40th overall to 38, changing places..." April 26

  • Ed Oliver had a feeling Buffalo would end up drafting him

    Clutch Points "The Buffalo Bills used the No. 9 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to select Ed Oliver, a develop that came as no shock to the University of Houston defensive tackle. The Bills had reportedly expressed plenty of interest in Oliver throughout the draft process. He said during an..." April 26

  • Bills' McCoy tweets spoilers for Avengers movie

    SI "Before we begin: there are no spoilers in this post. Now that that's out of the way, Bills running back LeSean McCoy did share some spoilers to the new Avengers movie (see: here and here if you have already seen it or do not care) and Twitter was more upset than they were after..." April 26

  • Bills G.M.: Trade up was never close to happening

    Pro Football Talk "There might have been some phone calls, but Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said the suggestion that the Bills were close to trading up last night. And they didn’t consider trading down, when Ed Oliver fell into their laps. According to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo..." April 26

  • Buffalo Bills take Ed Oliver with their first round pick

    Democrat And Chronicle "Despite all the rumors of trading up, the Buffalo Bills stayed put and selected University of Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver with the ninth overall pick in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft in Nashville. Buffalo chose Oliver after Detroit took Iowa tight end T.J...." April 25

  • Bills Considering Trade Up To No. 3 For Quinnen Williams?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora has spoken with two GMs who have said they believe the Bills could attempt to get up to No. 3 overall with the Jets to land Alabama DT Quinnen Williams. This comes shortly after Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that while there was..." April 25

  • Which NFL player will get booed the loudest at the 2019 NFL Draft?

    SB Nation "There will be plenty of heartwarming displays at the 2019 NFL Draft. There will be players who combined hard work and athleticism to earn their chance to play football at the highest level. There will be beloved NFL veterans making their brief return to the spotlight to rally their..." April 25

  • Bills sign running back T.J. Yeldon to two-year contract

    Buffalo News "Running back might now be less of a draft need for the Buffalo Bills. That's because the team announced a two-year contract agreement with running back T.J. Yeldon on Monday. Yeldon, 25, is a former second-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2015 who spent the first four years of..." April 22