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Bills Could Start Cardale Jones If Tyrod Taylor Leaves

Feb 13, 2017 9:22 AM

If the Buffalo Bills let Tyrod Taylor walk as a free agent, they could turn to Cardale Jones as their starting quarterback.

They have until next month to decide whether to pick up Taylor's option, which comes with a $30.75 million guarantee. If they decline, he'll become an unrestricted free agent.

The Bills used a fourth-round pick on Jones last year and keep him on the bench until their meaningless Week 17 game.

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LeSean McCoy Gives Each Of His Blockers $10,000 Watches

Jan 17, 2017 8:18 AM

LeSean McCoy was named to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his career after rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns this past season. He also caught 50 passes for 356 yards and another score.

While in Aspen, Colorado, McCoy purchased 10 wrist watches at $10,000 a piece for his blockers on the Buffalo Bills.

Pro Football Focus ranked Buffalo's offensive line as the 11th-best in the NFL in 2016.

McCoy, 28, averaged a career-high 5.4 yards per rush.

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Bills Hire Sean McDermott As Head Coach

Jan 11, 2017 4:23 PM

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to hire Sean McDermott as head coach.

McDermott most recently was defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers.

McDermott was one of four coaches to interview for the Bills' vacancy, along with interim coach Anthony Lynn, Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard.

In recent days, sources said McDermott had received encouraging answers to his questions about the team's front-office structure and how it would work day-to-day if he took the job. 

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Bills Reportedly 'Zeroed In' On Sean McDermott As New Coach

Jan 11, 2017 9:04 AM

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly "zeroed in" on Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their next head coach, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News.

McDermott has interviewed with the Bills, San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers.

Buffalo News

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Anthony Lynn Set To Interview With Bills On Thursday

Jan 5, 2017 7:33 AM

Anthony Lynn will have a formal interview with the Buffalo Bills for their vacant head coaching job on Thursday.

Lynn has spent the last two years on Buffalo's coaching staff and served as interim head coach after Rex Ryan was fired with a week to go in the season.

He also spoke to the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 PM

The NFL has very few teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs were the closest team to finish in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 14th.

The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys finished the season ranked first and second in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

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Bills Owner Fired Rex Ryan When Pressed On Future

Jan 3, 2017 7:21 AM

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula decided to fire Rex Ryan when the coach asked about his future beyond this season heading into the team's season finale.

"I was asked a point-blank question, and based on the discussions we've been having all year, I felt it was better to tell Rex we were going in a different direction," Pegula said.

In his season-ending news conference Monday, Doug Whaley denied having any involvement in Ryan's firing last week.

"We just finished our weekly phone conversation with Terry, myself and Rex," Whaley said of Ryan's firing last Tuesday. "Rex asked to speak to [Pegula] privately. After that, I was informed that Rex would no longer be our coach. I wasn't privy to the conversation so I cannot get into those details.

"I look at it this way: I'm the GM of the football operation. I was told by my boss that I would no longer be working with a certain person. My role is not to figure out why. My role is to take that information and go forward and put this organization in the best possible way to win football games. So for me, I did not ask."

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Sammy Watkins Wants Buffalo's New Coach To Be Hard On Team

Dec 30, 2016 9:06 AM

The Buffalo Bills have moved on from Rex Ryan and Sammy Watkins believes the team needs a coach that will be harder on them.

"Whatever around the locker room that needs to be addressed, on the field, off the field, flags," Watkins said. "Whether it's working on things in the summer that we're not good at and being a professional. As players that's got to get fixed first. Then the coaches have got to be hard on us, not scared of us. Get at us, yell at us, curse at us, whatever to get the player to do that job the best he can that's what they need to do."

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Tyrod Taylor Could Undergo Sports Hernia Surgery, Cost Bills $30.5M

Dec 29, 2016 3:33 PM

Tyrod Taylor will be seen by Dr. William Meyers for a severe groin injury to determine if he needs surgery.

If that happens to Taylor, the clock will begin to tick on whether he can pass a physical before the third day of the 2017 league year.

The procedure could cost the Bills $30.5 million in guaranteed money to Taylor, who the franchise appears to prefer to move on from.

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Anthony Lynn: Starting EJ Manuel 'A Business Decision'

Dec 29, 2016 7:36 AM

Interim Buffalo Bills coach Anthony Lynn says that starting EJ Manuel over Tyrod Taylor on Sunday is "a business decision."

Manuel, a former first-round pick, has struggled and the decision has left some confused.

"That was a business decision and we wanted to look at the depth of our quarterback position and we're out of the playoffs, so we wanted to see what the other two guys can do," Lynn said of Manuel and Cardale Jones.

Later on, Lynn referred to it separately as "our decision" but also said "I wasn't in that room when that decision was made."

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Reggie Bush Nearing Dubious NFL Rushing Record
Reggie Bush is closing in on one of the worst rushing seasons in NFL history.

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Rex Ryan Fired By Bills As Head Coach
Rex Ryan was hired by the Bills before the 2015 season.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Eric Wood: Don't Fire Rex Ryan, Bills Are 'So Freaking Close'
Reports have indicated that the Bills plan to fire Rex Ryan, but that hasn't stopped some of his players from coming to his defense.

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Bills Expected To Fire Rex Ryan, Keep Doug Whaley
If Rex Ryan is fired, the Bills will be moving onto their sixth head coach since 2009.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Marcell Dareus: Bills Won't Be Team To Lose To Winless Browns
The Bills have lost five of their last seven games, but Marcell Dareus is confident they'll beat the winless Browns this weekend.

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Bills Haven't Reached Decision On Tyrod Taylor For 2017
Tyrod Taylor's completion percentage is down three points from last year and he's on pace to throw five fewer touchdown passes than in 2015.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Percy Harvin Out For Remainder Of 2016
The Bills gave Percy Harvin a one-year deal with a prorated $1.56 million base salary and per-game roster bonuses of $22,500.

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Sammy Watkins Says Foot 'Not Necessarily' Broken
Sammy Watkins returned from injured reserve to play last Sunday.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Seantrel Henderson Facing 10-Game Ban As He Treats Crohn's Disease
Seantrel Henderson has been told by his doctors medicinal marijuana is the best treatment for Crohn's disease.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Sammy Watkins Expected To Play For First Time Since Sept. 15
Sammy Watkins was out with lingering soreness stemming from offseason surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Bills Expect Sammy Watkins To Practice On Wednesday
Sammy Watkins is on injured reserve because of a foot injury, but the Bills can activate him as their designated player to return to action this season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Rex Ryan Calls No-Call On Richard Sherman 'Ridiculous'
There were several minutes of confusion in the first half of Monday night's game between the Bills and Seahawks leading up to a missed 54-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter.

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Percy Harvin Signs $1M Deal With Bills
Percy Harvin's 2015 season ended on injured reserve.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

LeSean McCoy Expected To Be Active For Week 7
LeSean McCoy will at least play a limited role in the game.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

LeSean McCoy Upgraded To Game-Time Decision For Week 7
LeSean McCoy said Friday that his injury this week was "not nearly as bad as [last year]. So that's a good thing."

Mike Rodak/ESPN

LeSean McCoy Out For Week 7 With Hamstring Injury
LeSean McCoy strained his hamstring in training camp and the injury lingered into the regular season in 2015.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

LeSean McCoy Leaves Practice With Hamstring Injury
LeSean McCoy is the NFL's second-leading rusher with 587 yards.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Bills To Re-Sign Karlos Williams
Karlos Williams recently completed a four-game suspension.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Place Sammy Watkins On IR With Foot Injury
Sammy Watkins has been suffering from an injured foot since Week 2.

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