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Bills Hire Brian Daboll As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 14, 2018 9:33 PM

The Buffalo Bills have hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator.

Daboll spent last season with Alabama.

"Brian did a tremendous job for us this past season at Alabama, and I know he will do a great job for the Buffalo Bills. He is an outstanding coach and coordinator who put us in position to be successful each week. We appreciate all that he did in terms of his time and his dedication in contributing to the success we had this season," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement.

Daboll will replace Rick Dennison.

Daboll attended St. Francis High School in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg, New York, and played football at the University of Rochester. He also owns a home in the Buffalo area.

Daboll previously worked for the Browns, Dolphins and Chiefs.

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Bills Fire Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison

Jan 12, 2018 3:15 PM

The Buffalo Bills have fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.

Buffalo reached the playoffs this season but their offense ranked 26th in offensive DVOA.

"We're not satisfied with the whole offense, and it wasn't just about [quarterback] Tyrod [Taylor]," general manager Brandon Beane said Tuesday. "There's a lot of hands in the cookie jar, so to speak, and [coach] Sean [McDermott] and I, we're going to talk about everything, and we know we have to get better on offense, on defense, on special teams. We are far from a finished product."

Dennison joined the Bills last January after Sean McDermott replaced Rex Ryan as coach.

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Texans Hire Brian Gaine As General Manager

Jan 10, 2018 6:27 PM

The Houston Texans will hire Brian Gaine as their new general manager.

Gaine had been vice president of player personnel with the Buffalo Bills.

Rick Smith is on sabbatical while he attends to his wife with cancer.

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Bills Will Pick 21st, 22nd In NFL Draft

Jan 8, 2018 8:44 AM

With the first round of the NFL playoffs complete, some of the 2018 draft order has been confirmed.

The Buffalo Bills will have back-to-back picks in the first round.

They own their selection, 21st overall, and that of the Kansas City Chiefs, which is 22nd overall.

Kansas City sent the pick to Buffalo in last year's Patrick Mahomes trade.

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Yannick Ngakoue Accuses Richie Incognito Of Using Racial Slurs

Jan 8, 2018 8:36 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has accused Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito of using racial slurs during Sunday's playoff game.

Ngakoue said on Twitter that a Buffalo player wearing No. 64 was "goin[g] to come harder than some weak racist slurs." Ngakoue ended his tweet with the hashtag #Iaintjonathanmartin!

Incognito has made the Pro Bowl each of his three seasons since signing with the Bills in 2015. Buffalo gave Incognito a second chance in the NFL after the Miami Dolphins suspended him for the final eight games of the 2013 season for his role in a bullying scandal in which ex-offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was a target.

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Bills Fans Donate More Than $170,000 To Andy Dalton's Foundation

Jan 3, 2018 9:38 AM

The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation has received more than 7,000 donations totaling more than $170,000 from Buffalo Bills fans.

Bills fans have made the donations to thank Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals for beating the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, allowing the Bills to make the playoffs.

"Thank you to all the Bills fans, thank you to anybody that's supporting our foundation," Dalton said in a Twitter video. "Let's keep it going. Let's see how much we can get. The more we can raise, the more families we can help, the more kids we can make an impact on."

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2018 2:54 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Vikings, Rams, Saints, Steelers and Eagles.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Chargers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.


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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense after Week 14. In an indication of how much turnover there's been in parts of the NFL, none of those five teams (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints and Chargers) made the playoffs in 2016.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Steelers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.

The Seahawks, who have consistently been one of the NFL's top teams in DVOA during the Russell Wilson era, are just outside the top-10 in both categories.

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Colts Violated NFL Policy By Sending Non-Players To Clear Snow

Dec 12, 2017 9:27 AM

The Indianapolis Colts violated an NFL policy when they sent sideline personnel onto the field to remove snow from the area where a kick would be lined up in order to help Adam Vinatieri get better footing on Sunday.

Officials working the game in Buffalo quickly sent the Colts' personnel off the field.

"Under no circumstances will a Referee permit clearing by the grounds crew, or other team personnel, of a spot for a PAT or field goal attempt. Only players are permitted to clear such spots by hand or foot," the NFL Game Operations Manual states.

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LeSean McCoy: Trade By Eagles 'Was Wrong, Weird'

Dec 11, 2017 8:55 AM

With LeSean McCoy on the verge of becoming the 30th player in NFL history to gain 10,000 yards rushing for his career, he was asked if he's happy to be in Buffalo and if there are still any hard feelings lingering over his trade by the Eagles.

Chip Kelly traded McCoy, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to the Bills in 2015.

“I am extremely happy I am here,” said McCoy. “Buffalo has embraced me and my family, and they love me here. I love that. But I can’t lie and say I don't love Philly. I do. That was my home. The trade was wrong, and it was weird.”

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Tyrod Taylor Named Bills' Starting QB Again
Tyrod Taylor was benched last week in favor of Nathan Peterman, who threw five interceptions in the first half.

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Bills 'Still Evaluating The QB Position'
The Bills still haven't decided on their quarterback going forward.

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Richard Sherman Blasted Bills As Nathan Peterman Struggled
There were a lot of questions surrounding the Bills' decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of Nathan Peterman heading into Sunday's game.

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LeSean McCoy: Players Were Surprised By QB Change
LeSean McCoy says Bills players were shocked to hear the team was benching Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman.

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Bills Bench Tyrod Taylor, Will Start Nathan Peterman
The Bills dropped to 5-4 following their loss to the Saints last week.

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Bills Acquire Kelvin Benjamin From Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin has been traded to the Bills.

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Jaguars Acquire Marcell Dareus From Bills For 2018 6th Rounder
Marcell Dareus is a two-time Pro Bowler at defensive tackle.

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Bills Give Anquan Boldin Permission To Seek Trade
The Bills signed Anquan Boldin in August and he announced his retirement two weeks later.

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Steven Hauschka: White People Need To See Inequality Exists
Steven Hauschka wants "to do more" to advance the discussion of racial inequality.

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Bills Add $2.5M In Incentives To Contract Of LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy has three years remaining on his current deal.

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Rex Ryan: Chris Hogan Was The One Player I Didn't Want To Lose
Rex Ryan assumed then-general manager Doug Whaley would put a second-round tender on Chris Hogan as a restricted free agent, but that didn't happen.

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Bills Sign QB Keith Wenning
The Bills have signed Keith Wenning as both Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates deal with concussions at quarterback.

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Bills Trade Reggie Ragland To Chiefs For 4th Round Pick
Reggie Ragland tore his ACL in training camp in 2016.

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LeSean McCoy: Colin Kaepernick Isn't Worth The Distraction
LeSean McCoy doesn't think free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a good enough player to be worth the "distraction" of a team signing him to play.

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Bills Assure LeSean McCoy He Won't Be Traded
The Eagles abruptly traded LeSean McCoy to the Bills in 2015.

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Anquan Boldin Announces Retirement From Football
After 14 seasons, Anquan Boldin has retired from football.

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Jordan Matthews Suffers Chip Fracture In Sternum
Jordan Matthews is considered week-to-week with the injury.

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Bills Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles For E.J. Gaines
The Bills acquired Jordan Matthews and a third rounder in 2018 from the Eagles for E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second rounder.

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Rams Acquire Sammy Watkins From Bills
Buffalo now owns two selections in the first, second and third rounds of the 2018 draft.

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Anquan Boldin Agrees Upon One-Year, $2.75M Deal With Bills
Anquan Boldin is expected to compete for the role of No. 2 wide receiver opposite Sammy Watkins.

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