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Rex Ryan Not Ruling Out Hiring Rob Ryan

Nov 18, 2015 1:31 PM

Rob Ryan is a free agent coach and his brother, Rex Ryan, was asked if they might work together with the Buffalo Bills.

"A lot of things have to (happen)," Rex said Tuesday. "I mean, I'll never say never, that's for sure. We've kind of purposefully set a path going to different teams. He's his own man, I'm my own man, and we've purposefully set that path.

"With that being said, I ain't gonna lie to you -- I think it would be pretty fun. If it could help, obviously you consider it, but he would have to consider it as well. We got great coaches already here, and so ... but we'll see."

The Ryan brothers were assistants for their father, Buddy Ryan, in the 1990s with the Cardinals.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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Bills Place Percy Harvin On Injured Reserve

Nov 7, 2015 1:25 PM

Percy Harvin has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Harvin also has had hip soreness, which has plagued him throughout his career.

Harvin played in the first five games of the season for the Buffalo Bills, with 19 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown. 

Harvin has played for four teams in four seasons as he's dealt with chronic injuries as well as issues with teammates.

Shalise Manza Young/Yahoo! Sports

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Jets-Bills To Each Wear One-Color Uniforms In Week 10

Nov 5, 2015 10:23 PM

The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills will each wear their dark jerseys and pants in next week's game on Thursday night.

The Jets will wear kelly green jerseys and pants, while the Bills will wear scarlet red from head-to-toe.

NFL teams began wearing white jerseys to help viewers differentiate between the teams while watching black and white television.

The NFL is calling the one-color uniform game a "color rush."

Bill Price/New York Daily News

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NFL Exaggerates Numbers, Yahoo's Broadcast Averaged Just 1.64M Viewers

Oct 27, 2015 2:23 PM

The NFL initially disclosed that 33.6 million watched Yahoo's stream of the Jacksonville Jaguars-Buffalo Bills Game, but that quickly was adjusted to 15.2 million unique viewers.

Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that “over 15 million people were viewing the game.”

The Bills-Jaguars game on Yahoo averaged, according to SportsBusiness Journal, 1.64 million viewers. In contrast, the Jets-Dolphins game from London, broadcast on CBS in the 9:30 a.m. ET window, had an average audience of 9.86 million. 

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Yahoo Draws 15.2M Unique Viewers For Jaguars-Bills

Oct 26, 2015 12:45 PM

Yahoo's stream of Sunday's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills had 15.2 million unique viewers.

"It's been a great opportunity to partner with the NFL and deliver a truly exceptional global live streaming experience for our users," said Adam Cahan, Yahoo's SVP of Product and Engineering, said in a release. "We're seeing a dramatic shift in the industry as audiences' primary video watching moves away from TV. We were thrilled to join the NFL in setting a new standard for sports programming for our users and advertisers."

Thirty-three percent of streams were from international users.

"We're a lot closer to the internet being a real, legitimate distribution platform for NFL games than we were one or two years ago," NFL executive vice president of media Brian Rolapp told The MMQB's Peter King.

"We're thrilled with the results of our initial step distributing an NFL game to a worldwide audience and with the work of our partner, Yahoo," said Hans Schroeder, Senior Vice President, Media Strategy, Business Development & Sales for the NFL. "We are incredibly excited by the fact that we took a game that would have been viewed by a relatively limited television audience in the United States and by distributing it digitally were able to attract a global audience of over 15 million viewers."

The NFL averages 17.6 million unique viewers for Thursday Night Football and 13.5 million for Monday Night Football.

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Buffalo's Ronald Darby Ranks 1st Amongst Rookies In PFF Grades

Oct 22, 2015 4:38 PM

Ronald Darby has the highest Pro Football Focus grade amongst NFL rookies entering Week 7.

Darby was the 50th overall pick out of Florida State by the Buffalo Bills and has been excellent at cornerback.

Henry Anderson, defensive end of the Indianapolis Colts ranks second ahead of New York Jets' defensive end Leonard Williams.

Marcus Mariota fell out of PFF's top-10.

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Rex Ryan Has No Regrets Trading For LeSean McCoy

Oct 22, 2015 2:04 PM

Rex Ryan has no regrets about trading for LeSean McCoy.

"Not for two seconds. If they offered that trade again, I'd do it," Ryan said Thursday of the March swap that sent Kiki Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for McCoy.

McCoy has been limited to just 236 yards at 3.9 yards per carry as he deals with a hamstring injury.

The Buffalo Bills signed McCoy to a new five-year, $40 million contract after they traded for him.

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Percy Harvin Frustrated With Injuries But Not Considering Retirement

Oct 22, 2015 11:49 AM

Percy Harvin has grown increasingly frustrated with hip and knee injuries that are expected to sideline him indefinitely but he is not contemplating retirement.

Harvin was reportedly considering retirement, according to a report from the Buffalo News.

Harvin did not travel with the Bills to London this week for what coach Rex Ryan called personal reasons, and will not play in Sunday's game.

"I'm not going to say anything more than what we said yesterday about it," Ryan said Thursday. "I don't know where he is right now."


The Bills have held Harvin out of Wednesday practices since the start of the regular season after he missed the entire preseason because of hip soreness. 

Mike Rodak, Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Sammy Watkins On Crutches After Ankle Injury

Oct 18, 2015 3:26 PM

Sammy Watkins on crutches outside the Buffalo Bills' locker room after he suffered an ankle injury late in the first half of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Watkins fell in the end zone before making a 22-yard touchdown catch with less a minute remaining in the second quarter. He remained on the ground as his teammates simultaneously celebrated and called for trainers.

Watkins was playing in his first game since suffering a calf injury Sept. 27.

X-rays on Watkins' ankle are reportedly negative.

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Watkins To Bills: You're Making Us Both Look Bad With Lack Of Targets

Oct 15, 2015 6:59 PM

Sammy Watkins believes the Buffalo Bills are making him look bad with his lack of targets.

The Bills traded two first round picks to draft Watkins in 2014.

"I need the ball at least 10 times -- I need 10 targets -- and l'll be fine with however many yards I get," Watkins told the newspaper. "And that's what I addressed in talking with my agent. We reached out to a couple people and tried to pull some string like, 'Hey, I need my targets. You came up to draft me and I'm not getting targets -- that's a problem.'

"'You're making me look bad, and you're making yourself look bad. Why not make both of us look good?'"

Watkins finished his rookie season with 65 catches for 982 yards and six touchdowns.

"For a guy you go up in the draft to take as your No. 1 receiver, you would love those 15 targets that Julio [Jones] gets, those 20 targets that Odell [Beckham Jr.] gets," he told the newspaper. "Of course I'd have 100 yards every game and a TD, if I'm getting 20 targets."

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E.J. Manuel Preparing To Start Week 6 With Tyrod Taylor Injured
Rex Ryan told reporters that Tyrod Taylor "is pretty beat up" and the Bills are preparing for E.J. Mauel to play.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

Bills Sign Josh Johnson
Tyrod Taylor played through a nagging ankle injury in Week 5.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Bills Accuse 'Prima Donna' Odell Beckham Of Punching Duke Williams
Odell Beckham was lit up by Williams during Stephon Gilmore's return.

Sean Wagner-McGough/CBS Sports

Bills Sign Dan Herron
Dan Herron has played in 25 career games, starting three, and racking up 389 yards and one touchdown on 87 carries.

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Trent Richardson, Boom Herron Working Out For Bills
LeSean McCoy is dealing with an injured hamstring, while Karlos Williams suffered a concussion.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

LeSean McCoy Out For Week 4, Won't Return Until 100 Percent
LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins will not play in Week 4 for the Bills against Giants.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Matt Cassel Traded To Cowboys
Matt Cassel will join the Cowboys following Tony Romo's injury.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Marcel Dareus Agrees To Six-Year, $108M Extension With Bills
Marcel Dareus, the third overall pick by the Bills in 2011 out of Alabama, is one of the NFL's best defensive tackles.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Re-Sign Matt Cassel
Matt Cassel will be the Bills' backup quarterback behind Tyrod Taylor and ahead of EJ Manuel.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Bills Fear LeSean McCoy Won't Play In Week 1
LeSean McCoy is not at full speed in practice but is doing rehab work including light footwork, agility and cardio conditioning.


Fred Jackson Meeting With Seahawks
Fred Jackson, 34, was the NFL's oldest running back last season.

John Wawrow/AP

Tyrod Taylor Could Earn Extra $3M As Bills' Starting QB
Tyrod Taylor turned down more money from the Broncos in order to sign with the Bills because he believed he had a chance to win their starting quarterback job.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Fred Jackson Released By Bills
The Bills will save about $2.5 million off their 2015 salary cap by releasing Fred Jackson.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Tyrod Taylor Named Bills' Week 1 Starter
Rex Ryan made the decision to go with Tyrod Taylor instead of EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel.

Jay Glazer/FoxSports

LeSean McCoy Expected To Play In Week 1 Despite Hamstring
LeSean McCoy was hurt about an hour into practice when he pulled up while running a route during a 7-on-7 red-zone drill against the Browns.

John Wawrow/AP

Bills Claim IK Enemkpali Off Waivers
Rex Ryan was the Jets' head coach when the team drafted IK Enemkpali in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Rex Ryan More Impressed By Tyrod Taylor Than Matt Cassel
Tyrod Taylor is one of the NFL's most athletic quarterbacks, but he hasn't shown as much as a passer.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Sammy Watkins Continues To Rehab Hip
Sammy Watkins lines up for routes during OTAs with the Buffalo Bills, but he hasn't been running them.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

NFL Partners With Yahoo On First-Ever Global Stream Of Game
The Oct. 25 game between the Bills and Jaguars will be available to watch for free on any device.


Bills Claim Matt Simms, Release Jeff Tuel
Matt Simms faces long odds of even making the Bills' roster.

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