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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 Name Six Team Captains for 2014 Season
September 1st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
In conjunction with a National Football League initiative launched in 2007, the Buffalo Bills have named six team captains for the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** The following players have been named captains: Defensive end Mario Williams Running back Fred Jackson Cornerback Corey Graham Linebacker Brandon Spikes Defensive tackle Kyle Williams Center Eric Wood Williams and Jackson are both four-time captains...

Buffalo Bills’ Alan Branch Released on Heels of DWI Charge
August 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch has been released following a DWI arrest Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** New York State Police say the charged Branch with DWI about 2 a.m. Saturday after he was seen vomiting out of the driver's side doot of a car in Cheektowaga. He then blew a 0.14 percent blood-alcohol...

Mario Williams Intent on Improving Buffalo Bills, not Worried About Stats
July 28th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
When the Buffalo Bills signed Mario Williams to a six-year, $100 million contract prior to the 2012 season, he was expected to rescue them from the abyss of National Football League futility. In the two years since signing the richest contract in team history, Williams has produced 23.5 sacks and earned...

Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus Fails Physical, Misses Opening of Training Camp
July 21st, 2014 at 2:50 PM
The path to redemption for Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus just keeps growing.  ***PHOTO1*** His expected return in uniform for the start of training camp Sunday was delayed because he did not pass the team's pre-practice conditioning tests. He was supposed to begin camp after missing all of the team's previous offseason workouts....

Buffalo Bills Look to Fill Huge Hole at Linebacker in Wake of Kiko Alonso Injury
July 19th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills get set to open training camp Sunday without the man they hoped would become the defensive leader in 2014. But management said that's what happens in football, and people need to be ready to step in. ***PHOTO1*** General Manager Doug Whaley spoke for the first time Friday about Kiko...

Buffalo Bills May Have Already Drafted Kiko Alonso’s Replacement for 2014
July 3rd, 2014 at 2:22 PM
When the news was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills that linebacker Kiko Alonso had in fact torn his left ACL while working out in Oregon, the team immediately began to try to find the answer for who is going to replace Alonso for the upcoming season. Luckily for the Bills, they...

Buffalo Bills Linebacker Kiko Alonso Suffers Knee Injury, Could Miss 2014 Season
July 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
With all of the optimism coming out of the offseason for the Buffalo Bills, fans have been dreading the first piece of negative news. ***PHOTO1*** That news was released by the team Tuesday night. Buffalo's standout linebacker, Kiko Alonso, has appeared to have injured his knee, and it could be serious. "We have learned...

Buffalo Bills Look to Keep Marcell Dareus Out of Trouble Prior to Training Camp
June 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills have kept a close eye on defensive tackle Marcell Dareus in the wake of multiple off-the-field issues this offseason. Now that the team is off for a month before training camp begins, team leaders hope he can avoid any more issues during his time off. ***PHOTO1*** Dareus was charged...

Buffalo Bills Use OTAs to Fill Holes at Safety
June 9th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills enter the final week of OTAs with high hopes for the defense to continue the improvement it made last season. ***PHOTO1*** But uncertainty at safety could leave the Bills vulnerable in the defensive backfield. Buffalo has used the offseason to experiment with replacements for Jairus Byrd. The Pro Bowler left...

Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus to Miss the Remainder of OTAs
June 3rd, 2014 at 9:29 PM
The Buffalo Bills and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus have agreed that Dareus would not attend the remainder of OTAs due to his legal issues.  ***PHOTO1*** The camps, which are voluntary, run through June 12 before mandatory mini camps begin.  After being charged with two felonies in Alabama related to drugs, Dareus vowed to learn from...

Buffalo Bills Pick up Option on Defensive Tackle Marcell Dareus
April 25th, 2014 at 12:35 PM
The Buffalo Bills have reportedly exercised their option on defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. The option, which is a fifth year option, will grant Dareus the same money he would get via the transition tag, which currently sits at $9.65 million.  ***PHOTO1*** The Bills have not confirmed the deal yet, although both ESPN's Adam Schefter...

Former Buffalo Bills Linebacker Arthur Moats Signs with Pittsburgh Steelers
March 25th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Linebacker Arthur Moats is now a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing with them Monday.   ***PHOTO1***   The former Buffalo Bills defender visited Pittsburgh on Monday and quickly signed on. "It's official I'm a Pittsburgh Steeler! Definitely enjoyed my time in Buffalo & all the support that I received from the fans!...

Buffalo Bills Linebacker Arthur Moats to Visit Pittsburgh Steelers
March 24th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Buffalo Bills free agent linebacker Arthur Moats is set to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Pro Football Talk. The 26-year-old is best known for knocking Brett Favre out of his final NFL game, when he was with the Minnesota Vikings. Moats was drafted out of James Madison in 2010. Over...

Buffalo Bills Sign LB Brandon Spikes, RB Anthony Dixon
March 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills took steps Friday to shore up their linebacking corps and add running back depth, signing free agents Brandon Spikes and Anthony Dixon. Spikes, 26, got a one-year deal worth $3.25 million. He might be the run-stopping specialist the Bills need, having made 86 tackles in 16 games (11 starts)...

Buffalo Bills Sign Hometown Cornerback Corey Graham
March 12th, 2014 at 6:21 PM
The Buffalo Bills have added more depth to their secondary by signing Buffalo native Corey Graham to a four-year, $16 million contract. ***PHOTO1*** Graham played his last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, and played five seasons with the Chicago Bears before that. He has recorded 254 tackles and 10 interceptions in...

Buffalo Bills Sign Aaron Williams to Long-Term Deal
March 5th, 2014 at 11:48 AM
The Buffalo Bills have signed Aaron Williams to a long-term deal, which is expected to keep the defensive back in Buffalo for the next four seasons. ***PHOTO1*** “Aaron Williams is a versatile player who has grown into a key playmaker for our defense in recent years,” Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley...

Buffalo Bills, Agent for Jairus Byrd to Meet Saturday to Talk New Contract
February 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills are set to talk to the agent of safety Jairus Byrd on Saturday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in hopes of getting the safety under contract for 2014. Bills general manager Doug Whaley confirmed the meeting earlier this week. He and Eugene Parker will meet in hopes of...

Buffalo Bills’ Cordy Glenn, Kiko Alonso Make NFL’s List of Best Young Players
February 17th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Two members of the Buffalo Bills were on the NFL's All-Under-25 Team, a roster dedicated to the best first- or second-year players in the league. Offensive lineman Cordy Glenn and linebacker Kiko Alonso were named to the team, which was released by NFL.com. ***PHOTO1*** Glenn has started all 29 games he's played the...

Buffalo Bills Hire Jim Schwartz as Defensive Coorinator
January 24th, 2014 at 9:56 PM
The Buffalo Bills wasted little time in searching for their new defensive coordinator, naming former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz to the position. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills announced the hiring of Schwartz just a day after losing Mike Pettine to the Cleveland Browns, after their drawn out process in searching for their man....