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Rex Ryan More Impressed By Tyrod Taylor Than Matt Cassel

Jun 30, 2015 1:46 PM

Rex Ryan has shown greater enthusiasm for Tyrod Taylor than Matt Cassel as the Buffalo Bills try to figure out their quarterback situation.

Taylor is one of the NFL's most athletic quarterbacks, but he hasn't shown as much as a passer. The Bills may play conservatively on offense focused on the running game and possession.

EJ Manuel is also in the equation as well.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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Sammy Watkins Continues To Rehab Hip

Jun 4, 2015 12:32 PM

Sammy Watkins is continuing to work his way back from offseason hip surgery.

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

"Mentally, I've got to get my reps," Watkins said Wednesday, via The Buffalo News. "I'm behind. I'm not there every day with the guys running routes. So, mentally, I've got to watch the defense, the coverages, watch how things move because I'm going to be coming back soon. And everything's got to be fast and I've got to pick it up."

Watkins is expected to be back in time for training camp.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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NFL Partners With Yahoo On First-Ever Global Stream Of Game

Jun 3, 2015 2:00 PM

The NFL and Yahoo! Inc. announced Wednesday a first-ever partnership that will exclusively digitally deliver the NFL's International Series game in London between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars on October 25 to fans around the world for free on any device.

"The NFL has always been committed to being at the forefront of media innovation. Through this partnership with Yahoo -- one of the world's most recognizable digital brands -- we are taking another important step in that direction as we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving digital media landscape," said Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League.

"We're thrilled that the NFL has chosen Yahoo for this historic opportunity," said Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo. "It marks a significant change in the way users can access this amazing content. The NFL and Yahoo have both long engaged football fans around the world. Our partnership provides the ultimate football experience -- with digital availability, designed for the modern fan."

The NFL also reached agreement on a deal with YouTube earlier this year to make their channel viewable on Google searches.

NFL.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Bills Claim Matt Simms, Release Jeff Tuel

May 30, 2015 12:46 PM

The Buffalo Bills cut Jeff Tuel in order to claim Matt Simms off waivers from the New York Jets.

Tuel was a favorite of former Bills' head coach Doug Marrone, while Simms spent the past two seasons under Ryan with the Jets.

Simms faces long odds of even making the Bills' roster as they have Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel competing for the starting quarterback spot.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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LeSean McCoy Believes Chip Kelly Doesn't Like Or Respect Stars
LeSean McCoy said he has no animosity toward Chip Kelly and that he intends to call his former coach soon.

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

Sammy Watkins Underwent Surgery Near Hip
Sammy Watkins had the procedure done sometime before the Super Bowl for the injury that was suffered in Week 13.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Bills Won't Rule Out Selecting Quarterback In Draft
The Bills drafted E.J. Manuel in the first round in 2013 and also traded for Matt Cassel this offseason.

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

LeSean McCoy Trade Took Only 30 Minutes
The Bills were shocked to learn the Eagles were interested in trading away LeSean McCoy.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

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.

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.

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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.

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

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