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Andre Reed to Be Honored with NFL Network Documentary Before Hall of Fame Induction

July 27th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

Andre Reed had to wait considerably longer than many Buffalo Bills fans had hoped to get enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his time has come, and with it, comes the spotlight.

Reed will be the focus of an NFL Films documentary, "The Middle Man- The Road To Canton," which is set to air on the NFL Network Thursday at 10 pm. The title figures to play off of Reed's willingness to catch passes over the middle, in an era where big hits weren't flagged for player safety, but encouraged. The film will feature commentary from Reed and some of his teammates, as they relive the dynasty that almost was the Bills of the early 90s, and Reed's important role on the team.

Reed will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame on Aug. 2, with the Bills ready to take on the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game the next day. Marv Levy will introduce Reed as he finally gets the honor many believe has been so long overdue. 

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Buffalo Bills Bid by Toronto Group not Sitting Well Amid Stadium Study News

July 26th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The news that a Toronto-based group looking at buying the Buffalo Bills had a stadium feasibility study done in greater Toronto had rankled a lot of feathers stateside.

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The Associated Press broke the news that the group, led by Jon Bon Jovi and Maple Leaf Sports, had the study done at sites in southern Ontario. That news contradicts word that came out earlier in the week that the group would not move the team if its bid to buy the Bills wins.

Bills fans who were already distrusting of the Toronto group seemingly had their fears confirmed. Among them is Robert Duffy, New York's lieutenant governor.

"Note to prospective owners: BUFFALO Bills. Don't pick this fight," he said on Twitter. "The Buffalo Bills are the only true New York state team. It would be a public relations disaster for any new owner to consider the move … I feel/understand the passion for our Buffalo Bills. They are part of the fabric of Western New York. They need to stay."

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Buffalo Bills Look to EJ Manuel-Sammy Watkins Connection for Big Plays

July 26th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

As the Buffalo Bills wrap up their first week of training camp this weekend, everyone on and off the field has kept a close eye on the progress of quarterback EJ Manuel and rookie receiver Sammy Watkins.

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The consensus is that the second-year signal-caller and Watkins – an early favorite to be the Offensive Rookie of the Year – will be a main factor in any success the team enjoys in 2014. Watkins has already stepped into the No. 1 receiver slot for last year's 28th-ranked passing offense and has made some big plays early in camp, including a one-handed diving catch after tripping on an end zone route.

But, as would be expected, he and the offense have also had their misses. Watkins said that's to be expected:

"Coach is always throwing new stuff at us, so it's hard to come out and be perfect, but that's why we practice. We just have to continue to do the little things right on the offensive side, and everybody's got to do their job."

Manuel said he's gotten comfortable working with Watkins, but the offense won't solely be built around the rookie:

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Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone Trying to Move Forward with Marcell Dareus Situation

July 25th, 2014 at 7:55 PM
By Anthony Custode Jr

Marcell Dareus has had a tough offseason that has been widely documented, but he and head coach Doug Marrone are hoping to put that all behind them and focus on football.

Marrone told the Buffalo media today that he's happy to have Dareus back, and that they are just trying to move forward from his situation.

"I take it day by day. I take it day by day," Marrone said. "Every day we get here, just like with a lot of the players, just take it day by day and just try to focus on football and get better as a team. You go to sleep at night and you wake up the next day and you go about it again."

For Dareus, the troubles began toward the end of last season, when he was benched in multiple games for being late to meetings. Marrone was trying to instill accountability in his defensive lineman, but that lesson apparently did not sink in as he was in trouble with the law multiple time this offseason. Still, with those distractions, Marrone doesn't expect Dareus to have an issue learning the new defensive scheme.

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Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins Ranked Fifth Among Rookies in Madden 15

July 24th, 2014 at 8:16 PM
By Mike Matisz

EA Sports has begun to release more information about their upcoming game Madden 15. This week, EA Sports announced that Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins was the fifth highest rated rookie in the game. 

Watkins will be the highest rated rookie wide receiver in the game and as with recent Madden titles could be subject to having his rating raise or lower based on performance.

Recently Donny Moore of EA Sports, better known as the 'ratings czar' for the upcoming title explained in part how the ratings system works.

“We try to base it on real world data. We try to use 40-yard dashes. We try to use vertical jumps for things like jump ratings. We also use a lot of different opinions from either scouts or different NFL pundits. We try to cumulate all of that into one data point and that’s in Madden NFL 15.”

The upcoming title is set to release on August 26 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. 

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