Buffalo Bills Wiretap

Bills' GM: Football Is A Violent Game Humans Not Supposed To Play

May 24, 2016 1:38 PM

Doug Whaley, general manager of the Buffalo Bills, responded to a question regarding whether Sammy Watkins is injury-prone by wondering why it is surprising that football players get injured so often.

"I wouldn't say [he's injury-prone]. If you look at his game log, he's only missed three games. So is he injury-prone? I wouldn't say that. Are things going to come up with a guy like this? We hope that gets limited in the future," Whaley said, before stating his broader thoughts on football.

"This is the game of football," he told WGR 550 radio. "Injuries are part of it. It's a violent game that I personally don't think humans are supposed to play."

Watkins underwent surgery this offseason on a broken foot.

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Sammy Watkins Undergoes Surgery On Broken Foot

May 16, 2016 5:09 PM

Sammy Watkins had surgery three weeks ago on a broken foot.

Watkins led the Buffalo Bills in receiver yards (1,047) and touchdowns (nine) last season, his second in the NFL.

Watkins had a screw inserted in his foot to repair the injury.

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Shaq Lawson To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

May 16, 2016 3:11 PM

Shaq Lawson will undergo shoulder surgery.

Lawson was the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.

Lawson had insisted after the draft that he wouldn't need surgery, but the Bills on Monday said they would go ahead with the procedure on Tuesday as a preventative measure.

The Bills said in the statement that Lawson had an occurrence of the condition last week but was still moving forward with the idea that he would participate in the offseason program.

"I want to take this opportunity to commend Shaq Lawson and his representatives for putting the team first by having this surgery on his shoulder done now," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement. "By doing so, he's forsaking personal goals to be 100 percent healthy when we will need him most during the regular season.

"Fans constantly hear us say that we want players with tremendous character who keep team goals ahead of personal ones and Shaq is a great example of this."


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Bills Expect At Least Three Rookie Starters On Defense

May 11, 2016 2:14 PM

The Buffalo Bills plan on having at least three rookie starters on defense this season.

"At least three," Whaley said. "Shaq Lawson is going to walk in off the bus starting. Reggie Ragland and then Adolphus Washington -- all three of those guys will start right off the bus. And we're excited for some guys from the fourth through sixth rounds that will contribute for us."

The Bills selected Lawson 19th overall and is expected to replace Mario Williams on their defensive line.

Ragland went 41st overall at linebacker and Washington was picked 80th to give Rex Ryan another option on the defensive line.

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Cordy Glenn Signs Five-Year, $65M Deal With Bills

May 3, 2016 6:51 PM

Cordy Glenn has agreed upon a five-year, $65 million deal with the Buffalo Bills.

Glenn was franchised by the Bills this offseason and was due to earn $13.706 million if he played under the tag.

Glenn excelled in both pass protection and the Bills' running game.

Glenn hasn't been named to a Pro Bowl yet but he's had that level of production at left tackle.

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Thurman Thomas Suffering From Mood Swings

Apr 24, 2016 12:30 PM

Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas opened up for the first time Friday about the effects of concussions he suffered during his 13-year NFL career.

The former Buffalo Bills star, who turns 50 next month, said at a concussion summit in Canada that he suffers from mood swings and his conditioned has worsened.


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Percy Harvin Informs Bills Of Retirement

Apr 14, 2016 10:09 PM

Percy Harvin has informed the Buffalo Bills he'll retire from the NFL.

Frustrated with a chronic hip injury, Harvin began entertaining thoughts of retirement when the Bills placed him on injured reserve last November.

By the middle of last month, Bills general manager Doug Whaley was operating under the assumption that Harvin was leaning toward playing again in 2016.

Harvin has always been one of the NFL's most unpredictable players.


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LeSean McCoy Unlikely To Face NFL Discipline

Apr 11, 2016 10:58 PM

LeSean McCoy is not expected to receive any discipline from the NFL for his alleged role in a nightclub altercation this offseason.

The Philadelphia district attorney opted not to press charges against McCoy due to a lack of evidence.

McCoy will likely be in the lineup for Week 1, with Karlos Williams backing him up. McCoy battled through injuries during his first season with the Buffalo Bills, running for 895 yards and three touchdowns on 203 carries across 12 games.

McCoy will turn 28 in July.

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Leodis McKelvin Signs Two-Year, $6M Deal With Eagles

Mar 8, 2016 3:29 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Leodis McKelvin to a two-year, $6 million deal.

McKelvin was the 11th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.

McKelvin was waived shortly before the start of free agency.

McKelvin will be reuniting with Jim Schwartz who was the defensive coordinator in Buffalo from 2014-2015.

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Richie Incognito Re-Signs With Bills On Three-Year, $15.75M Deal

Mar 8, 2016 3:16 PM

Richie Incognito has agreed to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills on a three-year, $15.75 million deal.

Incognito revived his career with the Bills in 2015 after spending 2014 out of football after the bullying scandal with the Miami Dolphins.

Pro Football Focus graded Incognito as the NFL's second-best guard behind only Baltimore's Marshal Yanda.

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Mario Williams Released By Bills
Mario Williams had two seasons remaining on a six-year, $100 million deal he signed in 2012.

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Bills Use $13.7M Franchise Tag On Cordy Glenn
Pro Football Focus graded Cordy Glenn as the NFL's 10th-ranked offensive tackle during the 2015 season and the fifth-best in pass blocking.

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LeSean McCoy Involved In Assault Of Off-Duty Officers
LeSean McCoy and Curtis Brinkley reportedly assaulted two off-duty police officers in Philadelphia in a Sunday morning incident.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

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Bills Hire Kathryn Smith, NFL's First Full-Time Female Coach
Kathryn Smith served as an administrative assistant under Ryan this past season.

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LeSean McCoy To 49ers: Buy In With Chip, No Matter How Crazy It Sounds
LeSean McCoy played for Chip Kelly for two seasons with the Eagles before he was traded to the Bills.

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Bills Unsure Of Percy Harvin's Plans
Cutting Percy Harvin would cost the Bills $1 million in dead money both in 2016 and 2017.

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Bills Hire Rob Ryan As Assistant Head Coach For Defense
The Ryan brothers haven't worked together since 1995 with the Cardinals for their father Buddy Ryan.


Doug Whaley Agrees Upon Extension With Bills
Doug Whaley was set to enter the final season of his contract as general manager of the Bills.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Bills Plan On Cutting Mario Williams
Mario Williams has openly questioned his role as well as how other pass rushers are being used this season.

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Rex Ryan To Return In 2016 As Bills' Head Coach
The Bills had a disappointing season in Rex Ryan's first year.

RealGM Staff Report

LeSean McCoy Could Be Out For Season With Torn MCL
LeSean McCoy could finish his first season with the Bills with 203 carries for 895 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Rex Ryan Not Ruling Out Hiring Rob Ryan
The Ryan brothers were assistants for their father, Buddy Ryan, in the 1990s with the Cardinals.

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Bills Place Percy Harvin On Injured Reserve
Percy Harvin has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

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Jets-Bills To Each Wear One-Color Uniforms In Week 10
The NFL is calling the one-color uniform game a "color rush."

Bill Price/New York Daily News

NFL Exaggerates Numbers, Yahoo's Broadcast Averaged Just 1.64M Viewers
Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that "over 15 million people were viewing the game," but it averaged just 1.64 million viewers.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Yahoo Draws 15.2M Unique Viewers For Jaguars-Bills
Thirty-three percent of streams were from international users.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buffalo's Ronald Darby Ranks 1st Amongst Rookies In PFF Grades
Ronald Darby was the 50th overall pick out of Florida State by the Bills and has been excellent at cornerback.

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