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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

 

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Kyle Williams Announces NFL Retirement

Dec 28, 2018 10:18 AM

Kyle Williams will retire from the NFL after Sunday's game.

Williams has played his entire career with the Buffalo Bills as a defensive tackle after he was picked in the fifth round of the 2006 draft.

"This isn't easy. It was never going to be," Williams said in an open letter to fans posted by the Bills. "There's no perfect time to retire from a game, a franchise and a city that means so much to me and my family. But it's time to hang up my cleats."

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LeSean McCoy Doesn't Start Due To 'Situation' With Sean McDermott

Dec 24, 2018 9:01 AM

LeSean McCoy said a "situation" with Sean McDermott was the reason why he didn't start in Week 16's loss to the Patriots.

"Coach, we had a situation, and he was totally right," McCoy said. "It was a private situation. I'm a captain and I gotta be more accountable. Simple as that. He checked me, put me in place. That was it."

McCoy scoffed when reporters asked whether he would still be the featured running back.

"C'mon man," McCoy said Thursday. "Am I the feature back? Am I gonna come off the bench?"

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters

Dec 18, 2018 8:10 PM

The NFL has released its 2019 Pro Bowl rosters, headlined by Patrick Mahomes.

AFC Pro Bowl Roster By Position

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins*, Houston Texans; Tyreek Hill*, Kansas City Chiefs; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Tackle: Taylor Lewan*, Tennessee Titans; Alejandro Villanueva*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

Guard: David DeCastro*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Marshal Yanda*, Baltimore Ravens; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Mike Pouncey, Los Angeles Chargers

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes*, Kansas City Chiefs; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers; Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Running back: James Conner*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos

Fullback: Anthony Sherman*, Kansas City Chiefs

DEFENSE

Defensive end: J.J. Watt*, Houston Texans; Myles Garrett*, Cleveland Browns; Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

Interior lineman: Geno Atkins*, Cincinnati Bengals; Jurrell Casey*, Tennessee Titans; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Denver Broncos; Jadeveon Clowney*, Houston Texans; Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs

Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley*, Baltimore Ravens; Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans

Cornerback: Xavien Howard*, Miami Dolphins; Jalen Ramsey*, Jacksonville Jaguars; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

Free safety: Derwin James*, Los Angeles Chargers; Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

Strong safety: Jamal Adams*, New York Jets

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Jason Myers*, New York Jets

Long snapper: To be named by coach.

Punter: Brett Kern*, Tennessee Titans

Return specialist: Andre Roberts*, New York Jets

Special teamer: Adrian Phillips*, Los Angeles Chargers

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas*, New Orleans Saints; Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings; Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Dallas Cowboys; Terron Armstead*, New Orleans Saints; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guard: Zack Martin*, Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Brooks*, Philadelphia Eagles; Trai Turner, Carolina Panthers

Center: Alex Mack*, Atlanta Falcons; Max Unger, New Orleans Saints

Tight end: Zach Ertz*, Philadelphia Eagles; George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Quarterback: Drew Brees*, New Orleans Saints; Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Running back: Todd Gurley*, Los Angeles Rams; Saquon Barkley, New York Giants; Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, San Francisco 49ers

DEFENSE

Defensive end: Cameron Jordan*, New Orleans Saints; DeMarcus Lawrence*, Dallas Cowboys; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings

Interior lineman: Aaron Donald*, Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox*, Philadelphia Eagles; Akiem Hicks, Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack*, Chicago Bears; Ryan Kerrigan*, Washington Redskins; Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly*, Carolina Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback: Kyle Fuller*, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson*, Arizona Cardinals; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Free safety: Eddie Jackson*, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Strong safety: Landon Collins*, New York Giants

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Aldrick Rosas*, New York Giants

Long snapper: To be named by coach

Punter: Michael Dickson*, Seattle Seahawks

Return specialist: Tarik Cohen*, Chicago Bears

Special teamer: Cory Littleton*, Los Angeles Rams

AFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Baltimore Ravens (3): ILB C.J. Mosley*, FS Eric Weddle, G Marshal Yanda*

Cincinnati Bengals (1): DT Geno Atkins*

Cleveland Browns (2): DE Myles Garrett*, CB Denzel Ward

Denver Broncos (2): RB Phillip Lindsay, OLB Von Miller*

Houston Texans (4): OLB Jadeveon Clowney*, WR DeAndre Hopkins*, ILB Benardrick McKinney, DE J.J. Watt*

Indianapolis Colts (2): TE Eric Ebron, G Quenton Nelson

Jacksonville Jaguars (1): CB Jalen Ramsey*

Kansas City Chiefs (6): OT Eric Fisher, OLB Dee Ford, WR Tyreek Hill*, TE Travis Kelce*, QB Patrick Mahomes*, FB Anthony Sherman*

Los Angeles Chargers (7): WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, DE Melvin Ingram, FS Derwin James*, ST Adrian Phillips*, C Mike Pouncey, QB Philip Rivers

Miami Dolphins (1): CB Xavien Howard*

New England Patriots (2): QB Tom Brady, CB Stephon Gilmore

New York Jets (3): SS Jamal Adams*, K Jason Myers*, RS Andre Roberts*

Pittsburgh Steelers (6): WR Antonio Brown, RB James Conner*, G David DeCastro*, DT Cameron Heyward, C Maurkice Pouncey*, OT Alejandro Villanueva*

Tennessee Titans (3): DT Jurrell Casey*, P Brett Kern*, OT Taylor Lewan*

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Arizona Cardinals (1): CB Patrick Peterson*

Atlanta Falcons (2): WR Julio Jones*, C Alex Mack*

Carolina Panthers (2): ILB Luke Kuechly*, G Trai Turner

Chicago Bears (5): RS Tarik Cohen*, CB Kyle Fuller*, DT Akiem Hicks, FS Eddie Jackson*, OLB Khalil Mack*

Dallas Cowboys (5): RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Byron Jones, DE DeMarcus Lawrence*, G Zack Martin*, OT Tyron Smith*

Detroit Lions (1): CB Darius Slay

Green Bay Packers (2): WR Davante Adams, QB Aaron Rodgers

Los Angeles Rams (4): DT Aaron Donald*, QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley*, ST Cory Littleton*

Minnesota Vikings (4): OLB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, FS Harrison Smith, WR Adam Thielen

New Orleans Saints (5): OT Terron Armstead*, QB Drew Brees*, DE Jordan Cameron*, WR Michael Thomas*, C Max Unger

New York Giants (3): RB Saquon Barkley, SS Landon Collins*, K Aldrick Rosas*

Philadelphia Eagles (3): G Brandon Brooks*, DT Fletcher Cox*, TE Zach Ertz*

San Francisco 49ers (2): FB Kyle Juszczyk*, TE George Kittle

Seattle Seahawks (2): P Michael Dickson*, ILB Bobby Wagner

Washington Redskins (2): OLB Ryan Kerrigan*, OT Trent Williams

* Indicates starter

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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10

Dec 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection, followed by Rashan Gary of Michigan going to the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Arizona: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2. San Francisco: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
3. Oakland: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
4. NY Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
5. Atlanta: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Buffalo: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
7. Jacksonville: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
9. Detroit: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
10. NY Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
11. Cincinnati: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Cleveland: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Washington: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma
14. Carolina: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
15. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
16. Philadelphia: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
17. Miami: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
18. Denver: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
19. Indianapolis: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
20. Tennessee: Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
21. Baltimore: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
22. Minnesota: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Pittsburgh: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
24. Seattle: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
25. Oakland (from Dallas): Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
26. Oakland (from Chicago): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
27. Houston: Michael Deiter, C/G, Wisconsin
28. LA Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
29. New England: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
30. LA Rams: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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Bills Release Kelvin Benjamin, Andre Holmes

Dec 4, 2018 8:45 PM

The Buffalo Bills have waived Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes.

The Bills acquired Benjamin, 27, in a trade from the Carolina Panthers in October 2017 for third- and seventh-round picks in the 2018 draft.

Benjamin was a first round pick 2014 by the Panthers.

 

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Bills Cut Nathan Peterman

Nov 13, 2018 8:55 AM

The Buffalo Bills have waived Nathan Peterman.

A fifth-round pick in 2017, the quarterback appeared in eight games in his two seasons. He made four starts.

Peterman has thrown three touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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LeSean McCoy Breaks Silence On Frustrations

Nov 9, 2018 7:43 PM

LeSean McCoy ended his near two-week silence by saying he wanted to keep his frustrations to himself.

“I was just upset how everything’s been going, 2-7,” McCoy said Friday, referring to the Bills’ record. “That’s frustrating. I want to win games, so I just kind of took that approach. Just kind of upset. But my mindset is just try to get better.”

McCoy has avoided interview requests since the Bills' loss on Oct. 29.

“There’s plays to be made and we’re not making them. Got to play smarter. Got to play better. Simple as that,” McCoy said. “Can’t complain or pout about it. Just got to find ways to win games and make it happen.”

 

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Bills Sign Terrelle Pryor

Oct 31, 2018 8:34 AM

The Buffalo Bills have signed Terrelle Pryor as they seek offensive playmakers.

Derek Anderson, starting in place of injured rookie Josh Allen, is in the concussion protocol, which will likely force Nathan Peterman under center this weekend.

The Bills signed Pryor as a wide receiver, but there has been speculation that he could get a look at quarterback.

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Peyton Manning To Star In NFL Version Of Kobe Bryant's 'Detail'

Oct 17, 2018 12:34 PM

Peyton Manning will join Kobe Bryant's show "Detail" as the program expands into NFL analysis this fall.

Manning will host, write and share insights for the football version of "Detail," which will be edited by NFL Films. The eight-episode series will also appear exclusively on ESPN+.

"I've always enjoyed talking football with coaches, players and passionate fans, and that's at the core of this show," Manning said in a statement. "I'm honored to help expand Kobe's Detail to a football audience."

The first episode will be on Josh Rosen's start on Oct. 14.

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Sean McDermott Doesn't Dismiss Eagles' Interest In LeSean McCoy
Sean McDermott did nothing to dismiss a report on Wednesday that the Eagles are interested in trading for LeSean McCoy, who they traded to the Bills before the 2015 season.

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Eagles Make Trade Call To Bills On LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy spent his first six seasons with the Eagles before he was traded by Chip Kelly.

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Vontae Davis Shocks Bills By Retiring At Halftime
Bills cornerback Vontae Davis abruptly retired at halftime of the team's 31-20 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

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Bills To Start Josh Allen In Week 1
Nathan Peterman started Week 1 for the Bills but was benched during the middle of the game.

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The Essential 50 Of The 2018 NFL Season: LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy is hitting a career crossroads as the Bills figure to take a step back in 2018.

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Bills Work Out Paxton Lynch
The Bills have Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen on their depth chart at quarterback.

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Bills Name Nathan Peterman Starter For Week 1
Nathan Peterman was a fifth-round pick in 2017. He appeared in four games as a rookie.

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Bills Trade A.J. McCarron To Raiders
The Raiders have acquired A.J. McCarron from the Bills for a fifth-round pick in 2019.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Buffalo Bills
The Bills finally ended their playoff drought in 2017, sneaking into the playoffs with a -57 point differential and their worst team in DVOA over the past four seasons.

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Jon Ryan Released By Seahawks, Signs With Bills
Jon Ryan will compete for the punter job with Colton Schmidt.

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Jarvis Landry Called Out By Bills For 'Dirty' Block
A number of Bills defenders called out Jarvis Landry for what they categorized as a "dirty" block on rookie cornerback Taron Johnson in Friday's preseason game.

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AJ McCarron Fractures Right Collarbone
AJ McCarron signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bills in the offseason.

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Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin Have Confrontation Before Game
Cam Newton confronted Kelvin Benjamin before Thursday night's preseason game before the Panthers and Bills.

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Bills Acquire Corey Coleman From Browns For Draft Pick
The Browns have traded Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a seventh-round pick in 2020, according to sources.

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LeSean McCoy Hires Defense Attorney Amid Probe
LeSean McCoy has hired a prominent Atlanta defense attorney amid a police investigation into a home invasion that sent his former girlfriend to the hospital after she was allegedly beaten and robbed o

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LeSean McCoy Denies Allegations Of Abuse, PEDs
The post also included allegations that LeSean McCoy beat his son, beat his dog and used "illegal steroids."

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Jim Kelly's Wife Says Latest Surgery 'Went Well'
Jim Kelly, 58, underwent a 12-hour surgery in late March to remove oral cancer and reconstruct his upper jaw.

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LeSean McCoy Impressed By Josh Allen's Minicamp Performance
Josh Allen isn't a lock to start for the Bills right away as he'll have to beat out A.J. McCarron for the gig.

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Richie Incognito Reverses Decision On Retirement
The Bills released Richie Incognito from the reserve/retired list, making him a free agent now able to sign with any team.

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Bills Tried To Trade Up To No. 4 For Josh Allen
The Broncos rejected a massive offer from the Bills.

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