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Buffalo Bills Confident on Offense Despite Poor Preseason
September 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills had a very disappointing preseason on offense, leaving fans anxious about what's to come in the regular season, but the confidence in the locker room is high. ***PHOTO1*** EJ Manuel has looked less than impressive in a season that has plenty of high hopes, leading the Bills to sign...

Kiko Alonso Returns to Buffalo, Continues Rehab with Buffalo Bills
September 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
After suffering a torn ACL back on July 1, Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso was feeling down. ***PHOTO1*** "It's definitely a huge disappointment," said Alonso. "Obviously I want to be with the guys, but that's how football is. You've got to deal with it and come back stronger." Alonso, who spoke with BuffaloBills.com,...

Buffalo Bills Predicted to Win Seven Games According to ESPN.com
September 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
When ESPN.com's Mike Rodak wrote his article predicting the Buffalo Bills schedule game-by-game, he ended with the Bills having a 7-9 season, including a four-game losing streak to end the year. ***PHOTO1*** Typically this is where a fan would say, "No way! We're way better (or worse) than that!" Heading into the 2014...

Buffalo Bills Release Terms of Quarterback Kyle Orton’s Contract
September 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
When the Buffalo Bills announced the signing of quarterback Kyle Orton, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. ***PHOTO1*** Now that the numbers are out, it is clear that the Bills have faith in Orton's ability to lead the team if necessary. Orton is now the third highest paid backup quarterback...

Buffalo Bills Rookie Linebacker Preston Brown Ready to Fill Void on the Outside
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills lost Kiko Alonso to a torn ACL during the offseason, and Nigel Bradham will serve his one-game suspension on Sunday, so Preston Brown will be the next man up. ***PHOTO1*** Brown is a rookie linebacker for the Bills and will get his first career start as a result of...

Buffalo Bills Have Tall Task in Defending Receivers for Chicago Bears
September 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills will kick the regular season off in Chicago when they play the Bears, and with that comes the challenge of defending possibly the best receiver combination in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills hope to build on a promising 2013 defensive campaign, but will be tested early with Brandon Marshall...

Leodis McKelvin Should Be Ready for Buffalo Bills Come Sunday
September 2nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Leodis McKelvin has battled injury all preseason, but Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone says he expects McKelvin to be ready against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** McKelvin is expected to be one of Buffalo's top corner backs, next to Stephon Gilmore, and also will serve as Buffalo's punt returner. Marrone...

Buffalo Bills Linebacker Brandon Spikes Ready to Take on Leadership Role
September 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
After signing with the Buffalo Bills in the offseason, linebacker Brandon Spikes was voted a team captain, and he is ready for that responsibility. ***PHOTO1*** With Kiko Alonso out for the season with a torn ACL, Spikes will need to lead the linebackers, and defense overall, to help improve the run defense....

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone not Worried About Being on the Hot Seat
September 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone is under immense pressure to ensure his team performs well this season, and he is well aware of it. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills have made bold moves this offseason, but only recently addressed the backup quarterback situation, which is clearly the team's weakest position. EJ Manuel has...

Buffalo Bills Place Seven Players on Practice Squad
September 1st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
After cutting their roster down to the mandatory 53 players, the Buffalo Bills have re-signed seven players to their practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Those players are •QB Jeff Tuel •WR Caleb Holley •DE Bryan Johnson •DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun •LB Jimmy Gaines •S Kenny Ladler •S Deon Broomfield Tuel, who normally wouldn’t qualify for the practice squad, falls into the new exemption...

Report: Buffalo Bills Contacted New England Patriots About Quarterback Ryan Mallett
September 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills have been tied to a report that the team actively tried to pursue former New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett. ***PHOTO1*** The report, which first surfaced via the Boston Herald on Sunday, stated that the Bills and Patriots had talks about Mallett after the Bills saw a struggle...

Buffalo Bills Center Eric Wood Slams ESPN for Michael Sam Going Unclaimed
September 1st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Michael Sam is the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, and ESPN has made sure everyone knows it. ***PHOTO1*** Sam's play exceeded the expectations of many, but was still one of the final cuts from the St. Louis Rams' roster. No team has claimed Sam, and he...

Buffalo Bills Can Now Negotiate with CJ Spiller After Running Back Signs with New Agent
September 1st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills have maintained that they would start contract talks with CJ Spiller once he found a new agent to represent him, and that time has come. ***PHOTO1*** Profootballtalk.com reported that Spiller has signed with Chad Speck and Thomas Sims, so the Bills will be able to begin negotiations as soon...

Countdown to Kickoff: Top Seven Things to Watch for in Buffalo Bills’ Opener
August 31st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
There are exactly seven days until the Buffalo Bills begin the 2014 season in Chicago, and the anticipation is building. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills came into training camp with high hopes, but the preseason was rocky at best and fans are nervous about the regular season. With the season set to begin in...

A Look at Buffalo Bills’ Offensive Depth Chart After Final Cuts
August 30th, 2014 at 7:11 PM
The Buffalo Bills made their final cuts today and have subsequently released their depth chart on the team's official website. ***PHOTO1*** The biggest surprise at first glance is at the wide receiver position. Robert Woods, who played most of the preseason with the No. 2 unit, is listed ahead of Mike Williams...

Jeff Tuel, TJ Graham Among Buffalo Bills Final Roster Cuts
August 30th, 2014 at 4:41 PM
The Buffalo Bills made their final roster cuts today, and among those were quarterback Jeff Tuel and receiver TJ Graham. ***PHOTO1*** Tuel is the fourth quarterback cut by Buffalo, who also signed Kyle Orton today. The Bills clearly wanted a veteran presence behind struggling starting quarterback EJ Manuel and carrying three quarterbacks...

Sammy Watkins Should Be Available for Buffalo Bills Week One
August 30th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Sammy Watkins has had a tough preseason, suffering two rib injuries and missing one full game. ***PHOTO1*** Still, the rookie wide receiver should be good to go for the Buffalo Bills when week one rolls around. NFL.com reported that the team confirmed Watkins' injury in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions wasn't...

Kyle Orton Could Play Big Role for Buffalo Bills This Season
August 30th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Kyle Orton's signing with the Buffalo Bills looks like a veteran quarterback coming in to help a young quarterback develop from the outside perspective. ***PHOTO1*** Those who follow the team, however, can see that this signing is much more significant. EJ Manuel has not been impressive this preseason and has proven to be...

Buffalo Bills Release Ten Players, Trim Roster Prior to Final Cutdown on Saturday
August 29th, 2014 at 6:01 PM
The Buffalo Bills have released ten players, cutting the roster to 62, one day ahead of the final deadline to finalize roster to 53 players. ***PHOTO1*** Here are the names of the players released today by the Bills. Linebacker: Xavius Boyd Defensive Tackle: Landen Cohen Tight End: Dominique Jones Cornerback: Kamaal McIlwain Cornerback: Sam Miller Punter: Brian Moorman Quarterback:...

Sammy Watkins’ Injury is Doug Marrone’s Biggest Mistake for Buffalo Bills
August 29th, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Doug Marrone has given the Buffalo Bills a sense of life, even after coming off of another 6-10 season, but his decision to start Sammy Watkins in the final meaningless preseason game blew up in his face. ***PHOTO1*** Watkins re-injured his ribs last night after taking a big hit against the Detroit...