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EJ Manuel Acknowledges He's Likely Done With Bills

Aug 22, 2016 8:28 AM

Tyrod Taylor has established himself as the clear No. 1 quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, leaving EJ Manuel as his backup.

Manuel, who was a first round pick in 2013, will be unrestricted free agent after this season.

"My focus right now is just finishing whatever I have here," Manuel said. "Whatever my situation is, wherever I'm at, I have to put myself in the best position moving forward, but also help this team win. That's the most important thing."

The only way Manuel will get a significant amount of meaningful snaps is if Taylor goes down with an injury.

"The team feels great about him," Rex Ryan said. "I love his preparation. It's never wavered. In fact, I think he's better now than I've ever seen him. So, you know, I'm really happy with EJ."

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Marcell Dareus Enters Rehab

Aug 20, 2016 3:46 PM

Marcell Dareus announced Saturday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility.

The NFL announced Tuesday that Dareus will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Dareus told reporters Wednesday that he missed a drug test.

"After careful consideration of recent events within my life, I have made the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility," Dareus said in a statement released Saturday by the team. "I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career. I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process."

"We are fully supportive of Marcell and this decision to take the time he needs to seek treatment," the Bills added in a separate statement.

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Karlos Williams Released By Bills

Aug 20, 2016 3:33 PM

Karlos Williams has been waived by the Buffalo Bills.

The NFL announced in July that Williams is suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. He can serve the suspension as a free agent if he is not claimed off waivers or signed by another team.

Williams reported to minicamp in June out of shape.

A fifth-round pick last season, Williams played in 11 games, starting three. He gained 517 yards on 93 carries and scored seven rushing touchdowns in addition to two receiving touchdowns.

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Rex Ryan: Buffalo Defense Will Be Better Despite Injuries

Aug 18, 2016 8:03 AM

The Buffalo Bills defense will be better in 2016 despite key injuries to rookies Shaq Lawson and Reggie Ragland, as well as the four-game suspension of Marcell Dareus, according to Rex Ryan.

"I see the big picture. I also see this defense is improving," Ryan said. "I've said it from Day 1: we're going to be better. We will definitely be better than we were last year, in my opinion. Regardless of those [injuries and suspension], this defense will be better."

In Ryan's first year as coach, the Bills finished 19th in yards allowed last season. They had the NFL's fourth-ranked defense in 2014 and Ryan predicted upon taking the job that his unit would be the NFL's best in 2015.

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Marcell Dareus Suspended By NFL Four Games

Aug 16, 2016 2:56 PM

Marcell Dareus is facing a four-game suspension for another violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Dareus was suspended one game last year for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

The Bills already are without rookie pass rusher Shaq Lawson, who is expected to miss at least the first month of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, and rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland, who had season-ending knee surgery last week. Bills linebacker IK Enemkpali also will miss the season because of a knee injury.

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Bills, Tyrod Taylor Agree Upon Six-Year, $92M Contract Extension

Aug 12, 2016 1:27 PM

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a long-term contract extension with Tyrod Taylor, according to multiple reports.

The extension is worth $92 million over six seasons.

Taylor had been set to enter the season with a contract with an average annual value of $1.1 million, the lowest among the NFL's starting quarterbacks.

"Every year you have something to prove," Taylor told reporters Friday. "This is a competition-driven league. It's not like the NBA where everything is guaranteed. You can get cut at any given time. Any time you step on that field, you have something to prove, and that's been my mindset every time I step on the practice field."

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Bills Lose Reggie Ragland For 2016 With Torn ACL

Aug 10, 2016 1:08 PM

Reggie Ragland will undergo surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee and is expected to miss the entire 2016 season for the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills were already without first round pick Shaq Lawson and now they'll be without their second round pick in Ragland.

Ragland suffered the injury in practice last Friday while pursuing running back Reggie Bush on a play during 11-on-11 drills.

Doug Whaley said after the draft that Lawson, Ragland and third-round pick Adolphus Washington were all expected to start immediately for Buffalo's defense.

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Bills Plan To Unleash Reggie Bush 'Like That Ferrari'

Aug 3, 2016 8:32 AM

When the Buffalo Bills signed Reggie Bush he looked like an insurance policy, but Rex Ryan may have bigger plans for the veteran running back.

"First off, with Reggie Bush, he's such a talent but we want him to be almost like that Ferrari that we unleash and let people be like "Oh man, he's out there!" But I also don't want to run him into the ground," Ryan said.

Bush signed a one-year, incentive-laden deal with Buffalo.

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Reggie Bush Signs One-Year Deal With Bills

Aug 1, 2016 5:28 PM

Reggie Bush has signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. Bush spent the 2015 season with the 49ers.

The Bills will be without Karlos Williams for the first four games of the 2016 season.

Bush tore the meniscus in his left knee slipping and falling on an exposed concrete surface surrounding the field in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. 

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Bills Interested In Reggie Bush

Jul 18, 2016 4:40 PM

The Buffalo Bills are interested in Reggie Bush and have made a contract offer to the running back.

Karlos Williams has been suspended for the first four games of the season, creating a need for Buffalo.

Bush is weighing his options and is in no rush to make decision.

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Karlos Williams Suspended For First Four Games Of 2016
Karlos Williams had a breakout rookie season in 2015 for the Bills at running back, complementing LeSean McCoy.

AP

LeSean McCoy Won't Be Suspended By NFL
The Bills are hoping LeSean McCoy returns to form in his second season with the franchise.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tyrod Taylor Focused On Winning Games, Not Contract
Tyrod Taylor is set to earn little more than $3 million in 2016 and offseason contract talks spawned little movement on a long-term deal.

ESPN

Biopsy Shows No Cancer For Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly underwent a biopsy on Thursday, and preliminary results showed no return of cancer, according to a post on his wife's Instagram account.

James Walker/ESPN

Marquise Goodwin Fails To Qualify For Olympics
Marquise Goodwin failed to make the U.S. Olympic team in Sunday's trials final despite having had the two longest leaps in the world earlier this year.

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Sammy Watkins Hopes To Be Ready For Camp
Sammy Watkins says he hopes to be ready for training camp after suffering a broken foot and having surgery in May.

Tyler Dragon/NFL

NFL Has Asked Bills About New Stadium Plans
Terry Pegula says the NFL has asked him about his intentions to build a new stadium, but that he has yet to reach any decisions on the issue.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Marquise Goodwin Taking Risk To Chase Olympic Dream
Marquise Goodwin knows the risks he's taking to chase his dream of being an Olympic long jumper.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Rex Ryan: Bills 'Won The Offseason'
Rex Ryan believes the Bills have "won the offseason" and is challenging other teams to match what his team has done this spring.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Bills To Limit LeSean McCoy's Preseason Carries
LeSean McCoy missed four games last season due to injury.

NFL.com

Jim Kelly: Rex Ryan's Job On Line This Season
Jim Kelly believes the Bills will fire Rex Ryan if they don't make the playoffs this season.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Bills' GM: Football Is A Violent Game Humans Not Supposed To Play
Sammy Watkins underwent surgery this offseason on a broken foot.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Sammy Watkins Undergoes Surgery On Broken Foot
Sammy Watkins had a screw inserted in his foot to repair the injury.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Shaq Lawson To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
Shaq Lawson was the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Bills.

ESPN

Bills Expect At Least Three Rookie Starters On Defense
The Bills selected Shaq Lawson 19th overall and is expected to replace Mario Williams on their defensive line.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Cordy Glenn Signs Five-Year, $65M Deal With Bills
Cordy Glenn hasn't been named to a Pro Bowl yet but he's had that level of production at left tackle.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Thurman Thomas Suffering From Mood Swings
Former Bills running back Thurman Thomas, 50, is suffering from the effects of concussions.

ESPN.com

Percy Harvin Informs Bills Of Retirement
Percy Harvin has suffered from a chronic hip injury.

NFL.com

LeSean McCoy Unlikely To Face NFL Discipline
LeSean McCoy is not expected to receive any discipline from the NFL for his alleged role in a nightclub altercation this offseason.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Leodis McKelvin Signs Two-Year, $6M Deal With Eagles
Leodis McKelvin will be reuniting with Jim Schwartz who was the defensive coordinator in Buffalo from 2014-2015.

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