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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.

ESPN.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Injury, Misc Rumor

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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.

NFL.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Injury, Misc Rumor

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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.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Suspension

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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.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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

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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.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

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

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Mario Williams Released By Bills

Mar 1, 2016 7:22 PM

Mario Williams has been released by the Buffalo Bills.

Williams, who had two seasons remaining on a six-year, $100 million deal he signed in 2012, was set to count $19.9 million against the Bills' salary cap. Prior to Williams' release, the Bills' 2016 cap number was projected to be in excess of their adjusted salary cap.

Williams was considerably less effective in first-year Bills coach Rex Ryan's scheme last season than he was in his first three seasons in Buffalo.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Bills Use $13.7M Franchise Tag On Cordy Glenn

Mar 1, 2016 7:21 PM

The Buffalo Bills have used their franchise tag on Cordy Glenn.

The tag on Glenn will cost the Bills $13.7 million.

Pro Football Focus graded Glenn as the NFL's 10th-ranked offensive tackle during the 2015 season and the fifth-best in pass blocking.

A second-round pick in the 2012 draft, Glenn has started all 61 games in which he has appeared. 

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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LeSean McCoy Involved In Assault Of Off-Duty Officers

Feb 8, 2016 11:38 AM

LeSean McCoy and Curtis Brinkley reportedly assaulted two off-duty police officers in Philadelphia in a Sunday morning incident.

The report said there was “a dispute over the purchase of champagne” between the men and Brinkley “grabbed the bottle.”

Two of the officers suffered broken ribs.

 

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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Bills Hire Kathryn Smith, NFL's First Full-Time Female Coach

Jan 21, 2016 12:48 PM

The Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith as quality control-special teams coach.

Smith is the NFL's first full-time coach.

The move comes less than a year after the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter to serve as a training-camp assistant coach. 

"Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff," Bills coach Rex Ryan said in a statement released by the team. "She certainly deserves this promotion based on her knowledge and strong commitment, just to name a couple of her outstanding qualities, and I just know she's going to do a great job serving in the role of quality control-special teams.

"I consulted with (Cardinals coach) Bruce Arians on this since he was really the first NFL head coach to make this kind of move when he hired a female linebackers coach through the summer," Ryan continued. "You can see the success some of these young ladies are having in the coaching profession, such as the young lady (Becky Hammon) that is an assistant to Coach (Greg) Popovich at the San Antonio Spurs, and realize how exciting this is for women like Kathryn Smith as well as the Bills organization."

According to the team's website, Smith served as an administrative assistant under Ryan this past season. She held the same role with Ryan in his final season as Jets coach in 2014. She also worked as a player personnel assistant with the Jets for seven years.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

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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.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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.

ESPN

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.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

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.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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.

Todd McShay/ESPN

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

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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

Shalise Manza Young/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Khaled Elsayed/Pro Football Focus

Rex Ryan Has No Regrets Trading For LeSean McCoy
The Bills signed LeSean McCoy to a new five-year, $40 million contract after they traded for him.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Percy Harvin Frustrated With Injuries But Not Considering Retirement
Percy Harvin has grown increasingly frustrated with hip and knee injuries that are expected to sideline him indefinitely.

Mike Rodak, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Sammy Watkins On Crutches After Ankle Injury
Sammy Watkins was playing in his first game since suffering a calf injury Sept. 27.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Watkins To Bills: You're Making Us Both Look Bad With Lack Of Targets
The Bills traded two first round picks to draft Sammy Watkins in 2014.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

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