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Greg Roman Considered Rex Ryan A 'Buffoon'

Sep 17, 2016 5:19 PM

Greg Roman did not enjoy working with Rex Ryan, privately telling at least one person after the 2015 he thought he was a "buffoon." Roman also thought being affiliated with Ryan wasn't going to be good for his career.

Roman was known to have been looking for a job elsewhere last offseason but he ended up remaining as offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.

Roman was fired by Ryan after their loss in Week 2.

Ryan went out of his way to say nice things about Roman during a news conference Friday, saying that he "always thought he's a tremendous coach and I still believe that."

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Bills Fire Greg Roman As Offensive Coordinator

Sep 16, 2016 1:30 PM

The Buffalo Bills have fired Greg Roman as offensive coordinator.

Anthony Lynn will replace Roman as offensive coordinator. Lynn was previously running backs coach of the Bills.

The Bills are 0-2 to begin the 2016 season.

Roman was Rex Ryan's fourth offensive coordinator in eight years as a head coach.

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Tyrod Taylor: Officials Said I Looked 'Woozy'

Sep 16, 2016 8:59 AM

Officials briefly pulled Tyrod Taylor from Thursday night's Buffalo Bills-New York Jets game after the quarterback showed possible signs of a concussion following a third-quarter sack.

Taylor was evaluated by medical staff on the sideline before being cleared to re-enter the game three plays later.

Rex Ryan said after the game that referee Ed Hochuli made the decision to remove Taylor from the contest. The quarterback appeared frustrated with the decision, throwing up his arms as medical staff walked him to the sideline.

"[They said it was] just protocol. They thought I got hit. They said they thought I was a little woozy on the ground," Taylor said. "You never want to come out in the middle of a series. Especially in a close game, a good game. But it's protocol, so you have to deal with it."

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Sammy Watkins 'Wants To Play And Probably Will'

Sep 15, 2016 8:37 AM

Sammy Watkins is listed as questionable for Thursday night's Buffalo Bills-New York Jets game with a foot injury, but he "wants to play and probably will," according a league source.

The Bills listed Watkins as questionable in their injury report Wednesday. The team noted that Watkins was limited in practice for the first time since complaining of soreness in his surgically repaired left foot after Sunday's game.

"I'm doing fine. I'll be fine," Watkins said. "Just was sore after the game. That's expected. Getting prepared for next week."

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Rex Ryan Has Lap Band Removed To Support Brother Rob

Sep 13, 2016 3:31 PM

Rex Ryan told the New York Post he had his lap band surgically removed in solidarity with his twin brother, Rob, who required his lap band to be removed following complications with the device.

"I did it a long time ago, so I'm not going to get into those things," Ryan said. "But as somebody pointed out, several times, we won more games when I was heavier, so I'll do anything for the squad."

Rex Ryan told ESPN last month that he has gained 30 pounds since he hired Rob to his coaching staff as assistant head coach/defense in January.

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Sammy Watkins Could Miss Several Weeks With Pain In Foot

Sep 12, 2016 1:10 PM

Sammy Watkins could miss a few weeks of game action after experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired left foot.

Doctors have advised Watkins against having a second surgery on his foot. 

Watkins missed all of organized team activities, June minicamp and the first week of training camp after undergoing a procedure in the spring to repair a fracture.

X-rays following the game did not show any broken bones in Watkins' foot, and that doctors consider his availability in upcoming games to be a pain management issue. The newspaper said that Watkins "could be shut down for several weeks."

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Bills Release Projected Starting OLB Manny Lawson

Sep 2, 2016 8:16 PM

The Buffalo Bills have released Manny Lawson in a surprise move.

Lawson, 32, was expected to start opposite Jerry Hughes in the Bills' 3-4 defense until first-round pick Shaq Lawson (shoulder surgery) returns from the physically unable to perform list. The earliest Lawson is eligible to return is Week 7.

Lorenzo Alexander will start at outside linebacker instead.

"Lorenzo Alexander has earned the right to be a starter on this team. He won the job. That's why he'll start," Rex Ryan said. "As far as specifics [on Lawson], I'd rather not get into specifics."

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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
The 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.

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Marcell Dareus Suspended By NFL Four Games
Marcell Dareus was suspended one game last year for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

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

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Bills Lose Reggie Ragland For 2016 With Torn ACL
Reggie Ragland was a second round pick for the Bills.

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Bills Plan To Unleash Reggie Bush 'Like That Ferrari'
When the Bills signed Reggie Bush he looked like an insurance policy, but Rex Ryan may have bigger plans for the veteran running back.

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Reggie Bush Signs One-Year Deal With Bills
Reggie 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.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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