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Marcell Dareus Suspended One Game For Substance Abuse Violation

May 21, 2015 4:20 PM

Marcell Dareus has been suspended for the first game of the 2015 season for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Dareus has become one of the NFL's best defensive tackles during his tenure with the Buffalo Bills.

"Last year, I made a mistake involving possession of a banned substance," Dareus said in a statement. "The NFL's discipline for this conduct is part of the drug policy, and I apologize to my family, my teammates, the entire Bills organization and Bills fans that I will miss one game as a result of my mistake. I will work intensely that week and will be extremely happy to contribute to a win in week two for the Bills."

Last May, Dareus was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also picked up that month for reckless driving.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Suspension

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Bills Dismiss Reports EJ Manuel Could Be Cut

May 19, 2015 2:59 PM

The Buffalo Bills have dismissed reports that EJ Manuel could be cut.

Greg Roman shot down speculation that the signal-caller has fallen out of favor with the organization.

"It couldn't be further from the truth," Roman said Tuesday, per Syracuse.com's Matthew Fairburn.

Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are also part of the competition at quarterback.

"I think it's too early to say there is a leader at QB right now," Roman said Tuesday, via WKBW's Joe Buscaglia.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Misc Rumor

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La'el Collins Meets With Cowboys; Dolphins Next

May 7, 2015 1:18 PM

La'el Collins met with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday and will meet with the Miami Dolphins in the next 24 hours.

The Dolphins had several former LSU teammates such as Jarvis Landry and Anthony Johnson visit Collins on campus.

Collins went undrafted last week after police in Baton Rouge said they wanted to speak to him as part of their investigation into the murders of Brittney Mills and her infant child. Police spoke to Collins on Monday and said he was not a suspect in the case. A paternity test also showed that Collins was not the father of the child.

 

Collins also had dinner with Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills this week, while the Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts are also interested.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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McCoy: Chip Got Rid Of All The Good Players, Especially Black Ones

May 6, 2015 11:17 AM

LeSean McCoy was asked to elaborate on comments he made in April that Chip Kelly doesn't "like or respect stars."

McCoy was surprisingly traded to the Buffalo Bills.

"The relationship was never really great," said McCoy. "I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that's the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth. There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones -- like that."

McCoy was asked how common his opinion is among other players.

"Oh, man. People have heard it. I mean ... Stephen A. Smith has talked about it. Other players have talked about it. But that's one of the things where you don't even care no more. I'm on a new team, ready to play. So it's nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn't know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: "C'mon. DeSean Jackson?" So it is what it is."

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, IQ, Misc Rumor

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Rex Ryan Meets With La'el Collins

May 5, 2015 12:54 PM

Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills had an unsanctioned meeting on Monday with La'el Collins.

Collins was not selected in last week's NFL Draft following the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.

Police have not named Collins as a suspect or even a person of interest in the murder investigation.

Collins, who was once seen as a likely first-round selection, now is classified as an undrafted free agent and, despite his original intention to do so, cannot enter the 2016 draft, an NFL spokesman told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Adam Schefter, Mike Rodak/ESPN

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Eagles Initially Sought Draft Picks From Bills For LeSean McCoy

Apr 15, 2015 1:44 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles initially sought draft picks from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for LeSean McCoy and not Kiki Alonso.

The Bills were already without their first round pick due to the Sammy Watkins trade.

Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley responded, "Just do me a favor and look at our roster."

The trade reportedly came together in less than 30 minutes once the Eagles countered with Alonso's name.

 

Jenny Vrenas/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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LeSean McCoy Believes Chip Kelly Doesn't Like Or Respect Stars

Apr 6, 2015 7:29 PM

LeSean McCoy and Chip Kelly still haven't spoken since the Philadelphia Eagles' dealt the running back to the Buffalo Bills.

McCoy said he heard Kelly say to reporters that money was the primary factor. He said he heard Jeffrey Lurie say that Kelly thought his shifty running style wasn't ideally suited to his offense.

McCoy has his own theory.

"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy said on Monday. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.' "

Kelly has traded away McCoy and Nick Foles, let Jeremy Maclin leave in free agency and released DeSean Jackson.

"It was 'DeSean Jackson - a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.' Or 'The quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,' " McCoy said. "I don't think [Kelly] likes that."

McCoy said he has no animosity toward Kelly and that he intends to call his former coach soon.

"Now you got DeMarco (Marco). I think he's a good player," McCoy said. "But then you got [quarterback Sam] Bradford. He's in and out banged up. The main wide receiver is [Riley] Cooper. The tight end is [Brent] Celek. . . . [Kelly] likes it like that. The tension - the this or that. He doesn't like that. He don't like the way you dress.

"He's not the bad dude everybody makes him out to be. He's just different. But I don't really have any hate for him. I really don't. In the beginning I did, but I don't. If I see him I'll speak to him, respectfully - 'How are you doing, coach? Good luck.'"

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, IQ, Misc Rumor

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Sammy Watkins Underwent Surgery Near Hip

Apr 3, 2015 12:50 PM

Sammy Watkins has undergone surgery in an area near his hip.

Watkins had the procedure done sometime before the Super Bowl for the injury that was suffered in a Week 13 win over the Cleveland Browns, according to sources.

It's unclear if the procedure will affect Watkins' availability for voluntary offseason workouts, which begin April 6.

 

Watkins led the Buffalo Bills in targets (128), yards (982) and receiving touchdowns (six). 

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Fantasy, Injury

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Bills Won't Rule Out Selecting Quarterback In Draft

Apr 2, 2015 1:51 PM

The Buffalo Bills aren't ruling out selecting a quarterback in the draft.

The Bills drafted E.J. Manuel in the first round in 2013 and also traded for Matt Cassel this offseason.

"I would say that there is a drop-off (after Winston and Mariota)," Doug Whaley said last week. "I don't think it's as steep as a lot of people are saying. And the way the system is, with the new CBA and everything, and that position being so important, guys are going to get drafted higher. Because you might as well try to hit on a guy, and it's not that big of a financial commitment, as in years past.

"So I think there will be a run on some guys maybe in the second and third round that are a little lower. But, again, I don't think the drop-off is as big as a lot of people are saying."

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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LeSean McCoy Trade Took Only 30 Minutes

Mar 24, 2015 10:56 PM

The LeSean McCoy trade to the Buffalo Bills came together very quickly. The trade was one of the biggest in the NFL in recent history.

The trade took just 30 minutes to complete after the Bills were "stunned" to learn that the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in trading McCoy.

"The trade for LeSean happened really quick," Ryan said at the NFL owners meetings. "We were all sitting there. We were having organizational meetings. ... And all of the sudden we get this call from Philadelphia and I think that was when the trade started. Probably 30 minutes later, the trade was done."

The Eagles called the Bills about McCoy being on the market, which surprised the Bills.

"We were just kind of, like, stunned there for a little bit," Ryan said. "We're like, 'Really? Wow.' All right, so let's just take it from there. Obviously we were interested and then the trade came down. We knew it wasn't going to be cheap by any stretch. And losing a player like Kiko Alonso is obviously a steep price, but we felt really good about it."

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Charles Clay Signs Five-Year, $38M Contract With Bills
The Dolphins will have five days to match the offer Charles Clay has signed with Doug Whaley and the Bills..

Vic Carucci/Buffalo News

Percy Harvin Agrees To One-Year Deal With Bills
Percy Harvin was looking for his fourth team in four years.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

C.J. Spiller Signs With Saints
C.J. Spiller is coming off two injury-hampered seasons with the Bills.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Acquire Matt Cassel In Trade With Vikings
Matt Cassel has been a starter for the Patriots, Chiefs and Vikings.

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C.J. Spiller: I'm Pretty Sure Chip Kelly Has My Agent's Number
The LeSean McCoy trade effectively ended the tenure of C.J. Spiller with the Bills, but it could create an opportunity for him to join the Eagles.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

LeSean McCoy Traded By Eagles To Bills
The Bills will send Kiko Alonso to the Eagles in return for LeSean McCoy.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Josh McCown, Bills In Contract Talks
Josh McCown has also visited the Browns, Bears and Jets this offseason.

John Wawrow/AP

Richie Incognito Signs With Bills
Richie Incognito hasn't played a single down in the NFL since the bullying scandal involving Jonathan Martin.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Doug Marrone Looking Ahead At Work With Jaguars
Doug Marrone acknowledged that he was baffled at a former assistant coach's claims that he was self-centered, selfish and greedy.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.

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All Three 2015 London Games Will Have 9:30 AM EST Kickoff
The NFL will have a 9:30 AM EST kickoff for all three London games in 2015.

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Doug Marrone Hired By Jaguars As Offensive Line Coach
Doug Marrone still will be paid $4 million by the Bills for 2015.

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Rex Ryan Pledges Bills' Job Will Be His Last
Rex Ryan hopes to coach the Bills for 10-15 years.

ESPN

Dennis Thurman Joins Bills As Defensive Coordinator
Dennis Thurman and Rex Ryan have coached together all but one year since 2002.

Kim Jones/NFL.com

Bills To Hire Rex Ryan As Head Coach, Greg Roman As OC
Rex Ryan will earn a salary of $5.5 million per year with the Bills.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rex Ryan To Have 2nd Interview With Bills
The Bills had one of the NFL's best defenses in 2014.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Request Interview With Greg Roman
Greg Roman previously interviewed this offseason with the Buccaneers for their offensive coordinator job.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Doug Marrone Was Furious Over Bills' Trade For Sammy Watkins
Some sources claim Doug Marrone stormed out of the draft room, while others contend he simply walked out.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Mike Shanahan To Interview With 49ers, Bills
Mike Shanahan was fired after the 2013 season by Washington.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Request Permission To Interview Adam Gase
Adam Gase is the first candidate to emerge for Doug Whaley and the Bills since the departure of Doug Marrone.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

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