Buffalo Bills Wiretap

Bacarri Rambo Thought Career Might Be Over After September Cut

Dec 15, 2014 11:54 AM

Bacarri Rambo picked off future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers twice in the Buffalo Bills' win over the Green Bay Packers.

Rambo was cut by Washington in September and was out of work for two months.

“It really humbled me,’’ Rambo said from Buffalo on Sunday evening. “I went to work out for some teams, but no one was signing me. You wonder, Is it over? Doesn’t anybody want me?

“For the first pick of my career to come off Aaron Rodgers, that’s incredible,’’ said the former sixth-round pick. “Two, in the same game? I don’t know what to say. It’s a blessing. I am blessed. I just thank the Bill organization for believing in me.” 

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Bills Terminate Agreement To Play In Toronto

Dec 3, 2014 11:22 AM

The Buffalo Bills have terminated their agreement to play an annual game in Toronto.

The Bills played six regular season games at the Rogers Centre from 2008 until 2013, but announced in March that they'd put the agreement on hold for 2014.

"When we put the series on pause last year, the ultimate goal was to get to this point and it's taken some time to come to a final conclusion," Bills president Russ Brandon said during his weekly appearance Wednesday on WGR 550.

The series had faced dwindling attendance and concerns from Buffalo-area fans about losing a game at Ralph Wilson Stadium each season.

"In hindsight, I know there's a lot of noise about moving games up north, and I understand that completely," Brandon said. "But when we look at what it has done for us regionally and what it has done for us back at Ralph Wilson Stadium, obviously southern Ontario has become a very large market for us as far as fans coming to our games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. That has been a positive."

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Bills To Host Browns In Buffalo For Week 13

Nov 25, 2014 1:09 PM

The Buffalo Bills will host the Cleveland Browns in Week 13 this Sunday despite damage to the stadium.

From a structural perspective, the stadium is still sound and can host guests this weekend. The team can also use its practice facility despite some minor damage and doesn't plan on restricting any areas to fans at Ralph Wilson on Sunday.

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Bills Will Play Jets At 7 PM EST On Monday In Detroit

Nov 21, 2014 10:46 AM

The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets have moved their game to Ford Field in Detroit at 7 PM EST on Monday.

The game previously was scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, but the NFL announced earlier Thursday that it would be moved as another storm brought the area's paralyzing three-day snowfall total to at least six feet.

"Public safety resources in western New York must be fully available to deal with the recovery from the storm," the NFL said in a statement.

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Bills-Jets Game Likely To Be Moved

Nov 20, 2014 2:53 PM

This Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets could be moved elsewhere due to extreme snowfall that's hit Western New York.

The Bills "will be hard-pressed to get their stadium ready for their next home game," a source told ESPN. That next home game is Nov. 30, against the Browns.

Possible locations, according to sources, include Detroit, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The Lions and Redskins are on the road this weekend; the Steelers have a bye. It's 215 miles from Buffalo to Pittsburgh, 256 miles from Buffalo to Detroit and 389 miles from Buffalo to FedEx Field in Washington.

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Leodis McKelvin Out Indefinitely With Fractured Ankle

Nov 14, 2014 7:53 PM

Leodis McKelvin is out indefinitely after fracturing his ankle in the Buffalo Bills' loss on Thursday to the Miami Dolphins.

"We'll have to see what we're going to do with that," coach Doug Marrone said Monday. "We're in discussions there, meaning the roster spot and what goes on and where we put him as far as IR and things like that."

 

McKelvin has started nine games this season and is tied for third in the NFL with four interceptions.

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C.J. Spiller Out For Season With Broken Collarbone

Oct 20, 2014 4:34 PM

C.J. Spiller will miss the remainder of the 2014 season with a broken collarbone.

Spiller is a free agent in the offseason and may have played his final game with the Buffalo Bills.

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Fred Jackson Out One Month With Groin Injury

Oct 20, 2014 4:32 PM

Fred Jackson could miss up to one month with a groin injury.

The injury will not require surgery.

"It's not as bad as it could have been," Jackson said in a weekly appearance Monday on WGR 550 in Buffalo. "It's typically a four-week injury. But we'll try to do some things to get it sped up.

"I like to think of myself as somebody who can come back before typical. It's just gonna be on me to get in there and rehab and see the team doctors and do what it is they want me to do."

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Mike Williams' Agent Seeks Trade From Bills

Oct 13, 2014 12:17 PM

Mike Williams' agent has requested permission from the Buffalo Bills to gauge interest for a trade.

Doug Whaley said that the Bills will entertain offers, but are not actively shopping Williams.

"I said, 'We like Mike Williams. We expect him back and we expect big things from him,'" Whaley said. "But like anybody, if he gets us compensation worthy of a No. 1 wide receiver -- which he claimed he is -- then we would entertain it.

"He's taken it as permission, but I see it as, anybody on this team, we have to do our due diligence, and if there's somebody out there that is willing to give us compensation that we think is fair, and would help us in the long run, we would entertain it. That doesn't say we're gonna do it, but we would entertain it."

Williams was inactive on Sunday.

Williams has eight catches for 142 yards and one touchdowns in five games this season for the Bills.

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Mike Williams Deactivated, Nameplate Removed From Bills' Locker Room

Oct 12, 2014 6:13 PM

Mike Williams posted a backward photo of his jersey on Instagram along with a caption that said he was deactivated for Sunday's game for the Buffalo Bills. The caption on the photo included "#wastedJersey."

At some point Sunday afternoon, Williams removed the photo from Instagram. Meanwhile, his nameplate in the locker room was also apparently removed.

"Mike Williams' situation was really a tough call. It wasn't really the direction that we probably would have gone. What happened late in the week, we didn't really realize until about Friday night that Kyle Williams was going to be able to play. So by that time, we had put so much in game plan-wise for [the] three-tight end package that we practiced quite a bit that we played today with our tight ends playing. When you look through the roster, you have to say to yourself, 'OK, you're not going to not play Kyle [Williams], if he's healthy.' So we started to go through and see where we were banged up a little bit, where we needed guys to play, where we needed special teams, where we needed -- you know, you go through all those different scenarios and it's not an easy decision. We went with that decision. The process to go about it, we were really surprised that [Kyle Williams] was able to play, which was good. I brought Mike in on Saturday and told him I needed him to do this for the team. I said it's not a great situation, but due to the special teams and everything we needed to cover, we talked to him and he handled it like a pro. And he'll be ready to go next week."

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C.J. Spiller, Bills Discuss Long-Term Contract
C.J. Spiller's future in Buffalo has been murky as he enters the final season of his rookie deal with concerns over his usage in Doug Marrone's system.

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Sabres' Owner Agrees To Buy Bills
Buffalo Sabres' owner Terry Pegula has reached an agreement to buy the Buffalo Bills.

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Bills Make Kyle Orton Richest Backup QB In NFL
Kyle Orton signed a two-year, $11 million deal contract with the Bills.

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Sammy Watkins Injures Ribs Again, Should Be Fine For Week 1
Sammy Watkins should be available to start in Week 1 for the Bills despite the injury.

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Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

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Sammy Watkins Injures Ribs
Sammy Watkins took a hit from Ryan Shazier on a third down pass from EJ Manuel.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Bills Deny Receiving Trade Calls On C.J. Spiller
There were reports that Chip Kelly called the Bills in March on C.J. Spiller two months before the club tried to trade up for Carlos Hyde.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Bills To Still Give Most Carries To Spiller, Jackson
The Bills traded for Bryce Brown and also signed Anthony Dixon this offseason, but Doug Marrone plans to continue featuring a two-back system with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Rams, Bills, Vikings Have NFL's Best Under-25 Talent
The Rams have been able to stockpile talented young players in large part due to the Robert Griffin III trade.

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Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland

Marcell Dareus Fails Conditioning Test
Dareus remained on the active/non-football injury list as the Bills held their first training camp practice Sunday evening.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Bills Could Use Preston Brown To Replace Kiko Alonso
Preston Brown played inside linebacker at Louisville, but is versatile enough that he was used in offseason practices at nickel linebacker.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Kiko Alonso Out For Season With Torn ACL
Kiko Alonso played every defensive snap in 2013 for the Bills and was one of the best interior linebackers in the NFL.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Bills Unlikely To Relocate To Los Angeles
The NFL hasn't had a home in Los Angeles for nearly two decades and the Bills are available following the passing of Ralph Wilson.

Tim Graham/Buffalo News

Bon Jovi Receives Endorsement As Strong Prospective Owner From Jones
Jon Bon Jovi has joined Larry Tanenbaum of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment as the principal members of a Toronto group to bid on the Buffalo Bills.

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Bills Wanted To Move Up To No. 1 To Select Sammy Watkins
The Bills eventually moved up from No. 9 to No. 4 to select Sammy Watkins, giving up their first round pick next season and a fourth rounder as well.

Curtis Crabtree/ProFootballTalk

Bills Tried To Trade Up For Carlos Hyde
The Bills' consolation prize instead of Carlos Hyde was Bryce Brown.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Browns Won Two Most Lopsided Trades Of Draft
The Browns used Buffalo's strong desire for Sammy Watkins into an extra first rounder in 2015.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland

Eagles Trade Bryce Brown To Bills
Bryce Brown figured to have his playing time further reduced due to the acquisition of Darren Sproles.

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49ers Trade 4th Rounder To Bills For Stevie Johnson
The 49ers will send a conditional 2015 fourth round pick that can become a third rounder for Stevie Johnson.

Adam Schefter/ESPN