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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

Mar 17, 2015 7:32 PM

Charles Clay has signed a five-year, $38 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.

The Miami Dolphins will have five days to match the offer.

The deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money.

The Dolphins are unlikely to match the offer as they've already signed Jordan Cameron at tight end this offseason.

Vic Carucci/Buffalo News

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Percy Harvin Agrees To One-Year Deal With Bills

Mar 13, 2015 6:14 PM

Percy Harvin will sign with the Buffalo Bills on a one-year deal.

Harvin was released this week by the New York Jets.

Harvin, 26, once regarded as a rising star in the NFL, was looking for his fourth team in four years. 

 

Harvin missed most of the 2013 season with a hip injury, but he returned for the Super Bowl and contributed to the win by scoring on a kickoff return.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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C.J. Spiller Signs With Saints

Mar 13, 2015 1:38 PM

C.J. Spiller has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Spiller joins a backfield that includes Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson.

Spiller was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Spiller is coming off two injury-hampered seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Bills Acquire Matt Cassel In Trade With Vikings

Mar 4, 2015 12:34 PM

The Buffalo Bills have acquired Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings.

Cassel had a 65.8 passer rating in three games last season with the Vikings.

Cassel has been a part-time starter since 2011 after playing in 46 games from 2008 until 2010 with the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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C.J. Spiller: I'm Pretty Sure Chip Kelly Has My Agent's Number

Mar 4, 2015 10:35 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles could have a need at running back with their trade of LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills.

The trade effectively ended the tenure of C.J. Spiller with the Bills, but it could create an opportunity for him to join the Eagles.

"I'm pretty sure that Chip (Kelly) has my agent's phone number so I'm pretty sure we might have to make a call over there," he said.

"I've never been in that type of system before," referring to the Eagles' hyped offensive attack, "but I don't think I'd have any problem adjusting to it."

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

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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.

ProFootballTalk

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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

Bill Polian Declines Bills Offer
Bill Polian will remain an ESPN NFL analyst for 2015 and beyond.

ESPN.com

Doug Marrone, Jets Have Mutual Interest After Opting Out
Doug Marrone just finished his second season with the Bills.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Kyle Orton Announces Retirement
Doug Whaley and the Bills will search for a quarterback this offseason.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Bacarri Rambo Thought Career Might Be Over After September Cut
Bacarri Rambo was cut by Washington in September and was out of work for two months.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Bills Terminate Agreement To Play In Toronto
The series had faced dwindling attendance and concerns from Buffalo-area fans about losing a game at Ralph Wilson Stadium each season.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

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