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  Bills | Will add Chris Palmer    Mon Jan 26, 03:09 AM

Chris Palmer will join the Buffalo Bills coaching staff as a senior offensive assistant, a league source has confirmed.

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  Bills | Tom Gibbons fired    Thu Jan 22, 04:28 AM

Tom Gibbons was fired as the Buffalo Bills director of pro personnel, a job he had held since 2011. There was no announcement of Gibbons' replacement.

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  Bills | Sanjay Lal hired    Sat Jan 17, 05:33 PM

Former New York Jets wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal has signed a two-year deal to fill the same role with the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: The former UCLA/Washington WR has been in the league coaching on the offensive side of the ball since 2007. He'll now be in charge of budding star wideout Sammy Watkins.

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  Bills | Matthew Armstrong works out    Sat Jan 17, 03:18 AM

The Buffalo Bills worked out OL Matthew Armstrong on Friday, Jan. 16.

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  Bills | Jonte Green, Darryl Johnson sign    Thu Jan 15, 06:15 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Jonte Green and OG Darryl Johnson signed Reserve/Futures contracts Thursday, Jan. 15.


  Bills | Buffalo would like C.J. Spiller back    Thu Jan 15, 03:31 PM

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent RB C.J. Spiller is a player the Bills will try to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Doug Whaley.

Footballguys view: Spiller may be attracted to a run-heavy offense like the one Rex Ryan is talking about. He has been very good when healthy and used correctly, but running backs aren't breaking the bank in free agency these days, so Buffalo might be the best option for him.

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  Bills | Start talks with Jerry Hughes    Thu Jan 15, 02:37 PM

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent DE Jerry Hughes has started contract talks with the team, according to general manager Doug Whaley.

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  Bills | Several coaching additions announced    Thu Jan 15, 01:42 PM

The Buffalo Bills have hired Bobby April III (Jets) as their linebackers coach, Karl Dunbar (Jets) as their defensive line coach, Tim McDonald (Jets) as their defensive backs coach, Eric Smith (Jets) as their assistant special teams coach, Tony Sparano Jr. (Jets) as their tight ends coach and Jeff Weeks (Jets) as their assistant defensive line coach.

Footballguys view: Rex Ryan's new coaching staff is taking shape with some interesting hires. Of course, the one which could matter most is Greg Roman, offensive coordinator. Ryan has always struggled with managing his offense, and if he doesn't get his choice of coordinator right, this will continue and could sink him in Buffalo as it did in New York.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel not guaranteed QB job    Wed Jan 14, 12:35 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will receive the opportunity to compete for the starting quarterback job but will not be given the job, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Footballguys view: Manuel has a very similar skillset and weaknesses to Colin Kaepernick, who new Bills OC Greg Roman made a success (at least for a few years) in San Francisco. Manuel's value is up on these moves, but could dwindle back to near zero by the time the regular season starts if he can't show well in the competition.

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  Bills | Jim Schwartz out    Tue Jan 13, 08:29 AM

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will not return in 2015, largely because of differing defensive philosophies with new head coach Rex Ryan.

Footballguys view: This was never going to work from a philosophical standpoint. Ryan is a traditional 3-4 guy, while Schwartz believes in the "Wide 9" 4-3 defensive scheme. The Bills had a fantastic defense under Schwartz because he's a helluva coordinator. Any team that adds him will get an improved defense.

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  Bills | Dennis Thurman to be DC    Mon Jan 12, 07:54 PM

Former New York Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman will be the next defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, while head coach Rex Ryan will call the defensive plays.

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  Bills | C.J. Spiller happy about Rex Ryan hire    Mon Jan 12, 04:34 PM

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent RB C.J. Spiller said he likes the team's hiring of head coach Rex Ryan, because Ryan likes to run the ball and have a physical offense.

Footballguys view: Spiller is a free agent this year, and there's no guarantee that he'll return to the Bills. We'll have to wait and see what happens once free agency opens up. The market is unlikely to be on fire for Spiller's services. He's talented, but the oft-injured back has failed to perform up to expectations after being selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft.

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  Bills | Greg Roman agrees to become Bills' OC    Mon Jan 12, 01:45 PM

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has agreed to become the Buffalo Bills new offensive coordinator, according to a source. Roman is expected to travel to Buffalo Monday, Jan. 12, and sign a contract.

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  Bills | Hire Rex Ryan    Sun Jan 11, 08:57 AM

Free-agent head coach Rex Ryan (Jets) signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 11.

Footballguys view: Wow, just wow. The Bills get arguably the best coach available on the market right now. Ryan stays in the division with this move, and he inherits a team with a world-class defense. He's expected to bring in Greg Roman to run the offense, while Jim Schwartz will continue to run the defense.

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  Bills | Jerry Hughes not interested in discount    Fri Jan 9, 02:39 PM

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent DE Jerry Hughes said he is interested in re-signing with the Bills but is not willing to take a discount in order to return.

Footballguys view: We could see Hughes signed to a big contract this offseason, but whether or not he remains in Buffalo is a question mark. General manager Doug Whaley said the team will try to re-sign Hughes in the offseason.

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  Bills | Doug Whaley still high on EJ Manuel    Wed Jan 7, 12:33 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel's struggles this past season were related to coaching issues, according to general manager Doug Whaley. Whaley has been telling this to head coaching candidates and has talked in glowing terms about Manuel during interviews, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Even though Manuel has been a bust to this point, the Bills are not giving up on him. Manuel has a strong work ethic, so he'll put in as much work as possible to turn things around. Expect the Bills to bring another QB or two on board to compete for the starting job in 2015.

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  Bills | Rex Ryan to interview with Buffalo    Wed Jan 7, 12:28 AM

Free-agent head coach Rex Ryan (Jets) will interview with the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Jan. 8, for their head coaching vacancy, according to a source.

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  Bills | Sign Alex Kupper to futures deal    Tue Jan 6, 12:50 PM

The Buffalo Bills signed OG Alex Kupper to the team's Reserve/Future list Tuesday, Jan. 6.

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  Bills | Mike Shanahan interviews    Mon Jan 5, 12:59 PM

Former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan met with Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula Sunday, Jan. 4, regarding the team's head coaching position.

Footballguys view: Shanahan is making the rounds after spending 2014 out of football. Several teams have interest, but Buffalo could be the most-likely landing spot. If added, Shanahan might try to see if the Bills could add QB Kirk Cousins via trade. Cousins was drafted by Shanahan in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft, and he is a favorite of the veteran coach.

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  Bills | Buffalo interviews Dan Quinn    Sun Jan 4, 10:10 PM

The Buffalo Bills interviewed Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for their head coaching vacancy Sunday, Jan. 4.

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  Bills | Want to speak to Rex Ryan    Fri Jan 2, 11:53 AM

The Buffalo Bills want to speak to free-agent coach Rex Ryan (Jets) about their opening. There is nothing planned at this time though.

Footballguys view: Ryan is generating a lot of attention around the league. The Bills already have a strong defense, and Ryan is known as a defensive coach. They need to find a quarterback and spark the offense if they want to make a championship run.

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  Bills | Request permission to interview Adam Gase    Thu Jan 1, 07:47 PM

The Buffalo Bills have requested permission to speak with Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their head coaching position, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Gase is a hot coaching candidate right now. The Falcon and 49ers are also interested in the young coach. We doubt that he stays with the Broncos next year.

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  Bills | Bill Polian returns to Buffalo    Thu Jan 1, 01:52 AM

Sources indicate Bill Polian will return to the Buffalo Bills in a team president or 'football czar' capacity. The move, however, may not officially be announced until late January due to other commitments Polian has.

Footballguys view: This report sounds premature as ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Polian is going to stay with ESPN. Stay tuned.

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  Bills | Corey Knox, Chris Manhertz sign    Tue Dec 30, 07:04 PM

The Buffalo Bills signed RB Corey Knox and TE Chris Manhertz to Reserve/Futures contracts Tuesday, Dec. 30.


  Bills | 10 players signed to futures deal    Mon Dec 29, 06:36 PM

The Buffalo Bills re-signed SS Deon Broomfield, OG William Campbell, LB Jimmy Gaines, WR Caleb Holley, DE Bryan Johnson, OG D.J. Morrell, WR Tobais Palmer, CB Rod Sweeting, DT Jeremy Towns and QB Jeff Tuel to futures contracts Monday, Dec. 29. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Bills | Kiko Alonso could be cleared soon    Mon Dec 29, 03:57 PM

Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso (knee) could be cleared soon, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Alonso tore his anterior cruciate ligament last offseason and is currently on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

Footballguys view: The Bills defense was an incredibly strong unit this season--and they did it without Alonso. Getting Alonso back will make them even better.

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  Bills | Buffalo still iffy on EJ Manuel    Mon Dec 29, 03:07 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel may still not be the team's franchise quarterback, according to general manager Dough Whaley.

Footballguys view: Yeah, getting benched for Kyle Orton isn't the sign of greatness. The team may not have completely given up on Maneul, but he'd need to look completely different in 2015 to merit the starting nod.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel has opening    Mon Dec 29, 10:07 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is the only quarterback on the roster, following QB Kyle Orton's retirement Monday, Dec. 29.

Footballguys view: There are sources close to the Bills that say they're not done with Manuel. We're a bit surprised by this given how quickly they pulled the plug on him in 2014. Manuel is athletic and has a big arm, but decision making and accuracy have been huge problems for him. We'll see if he gets another shot to prove himself in Buffalo.

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  Bills | Kyle Orton retires    Mon Dec 29, 10:02 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton has announced his retirement Monday, Dec. 29.

Footballguys view: Orton "retired" last year too when he was with the Cowboys. He can still be a somewhat effective starter in the league, but Orton just doesn't have a fire to keep playing like other guys do. Perhaps some team can lure him out of retirement next year before training camp.

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  Bills | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Dec 28, 11:35 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared RB Bryce Brown, TE Chris Gragg, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, DL Marcell Dareus, WR Marquise Goodwin, LB Randell Johnson, CB Stephon Gilmore inactive for Week 17.

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  Bills | Bill Polian refutes comeback report    Sun Dec 28, 02:49 AM

Former Buffalo Bills general manager Bill Polian refuted a report suggesting that he could be returning to the organization as soon as Monday, Dec. 29. Polian plans to stay with ESPN, his current employer.

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  Bills | Two downgraded to out    Sat Dec 27, 05:57 PM

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) and CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) were downgraded to out Sunday, Dec. 27.

Footballguys view: That's a blow for a Bills team which is going to see at least a little Tom Brady and Rob Gronkwoski. They might do some real damage even in minimal playing time.

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  Bills | Friday injury report    Fri Dec 26, 02:08 PM

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) and CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and are listed as doubtful for Week 17. FS Aaron Williams (hip) was limited during practice and is listed as probable.

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  Bills | Dan Carpenter should play     Fri Dec 26, 02:07 PM

Buffalo Bills PK Dan Carpenter (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.

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  Bills | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 25, 11:19 PM

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) and CB Stephon Gilmore (head) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. PK Dan Carpenter (groin) and FS Aaron Williams (hip) were limited participants.

Footballguys view: Dareus being out could help the Patriots running game, although Jonas Gray is also banged up, and we're not sure how long the Pats will play their first string offense on Sunday.

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins could see backups    Thu Dec 25, 10:36 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins could play against the New England Patriots' backups on defense for a significant portion of the Week 17 game.

Footballguys view: Keep this in mind fantasy owners. The Patriots have locked up the number one seed, and there's no way the Broncos could catch them. They might be resting a number of players on both sides of the ball as they get ready for their march into the postseason.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel won't play in Week 17    Wed Dec 24, 05:51 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will not play at all in Week 17 against the New England Patriots, even though the Bills have been eliminated from the playoffs. QB Kyle Orton will remain the starter for the season finale because he continues 'giving the team the best chance to win,' according to head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone said he hasn't had any talks with the team brass about the future of the quarterback position for the team. Manuel is due to count $2.4 million against the salary cap next year, and releasing him would create $5.25 million in dead money.

Footballguys view: There are sources close to the team that say they're not done with Manuel despite him getting benched in his second year. Manuel is athletic and has a strong arm, but he has little control on his passes.

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  Bills | Dan Carpenter limited     Wed Dec 24, 04:22 PM

Buffalo Bills PK Dan Carpenter (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

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  Bills | Wednesday practice report for Week 17    Wed Dec 24, 04:04 PM

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) and CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) both did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. S Aaron Williams (hip) was limited in practice.

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  Bills | C.J. Spiller unlikely to return in 2015?    Tue Dec 23, 08:21 PM

Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller has just a 30% chance to re-sign with the team as an unrestricted free agent during the offseason, according to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News. 'The writing was on the wall for Spiller the moment the Bills traded for running back Bryce Brown in May, and nothing that has happened this season makes it any more likely the team's 2010 first-round pick would return for a sixth season,' Skurski wrote.

Footballguys view: We wouldn't even put that line at 30 percent. There's more likely a future for the Bills that doesn't include Spiller. A first-round pick in 2010, Spiller has yet to fully play up to his potential as a pro outside of one season (2012). During the 2012 season, Spiller had over 1,700 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns. Since then, injuries and inconsistencies have held him back.

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  Bills | Kyle Orton to start this week    Tue Dec 23, 04:20 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton will start Week 17, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone said he'll play the players who give the team the best chance to win.

Footballguys view: LOL. Yes, Orton is better than E.J. Manuel, but that's not saying much. The Bills are up against the Patriots in Week 17.

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  Bills | Will release Mike Williams    Mon Dec 22, 01:10 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams (calf) will be released from the Reserve/Injured list since he is recovered from his calf injury. Williams will be allowed to sign with any team.

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  Bills | Stephon Gilmore leaves game    Sun Dec 21, 06:49 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (head) left the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders in the second half due to an apparent head injury. He was taken to the locker room for evaluation.

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  Bills | Marcell Dareus has knee injury    Sun Dec 21, 06:46 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) will not return to the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders due to a knee injury.

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  Bills | Marcell Dareus shaken up    Sun Dec 21, 05:15 PM

Buffalo Bills DE Marcell Dareus (undisclosed) was shaken up in the second quarter of the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders while making a tackle.

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  Bills | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 21, 02:40 PM

The Buffalo Bills have declared RB Bryce Brown, CB Ross Cockrell, LB Larry Dean, TE Chris Gragg, LB Randell Johnson, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, WR Deonte Thompson inactive for Week 16.

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  Bills | C.J. Spiller limited    Fri Dec 19, 02:57 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Spiller is probable for Week 16.

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  Bills | Dan Carpenter probable    Fri Dec 19, 02:51 PM

Buffalo Bills PK Dan Carpenter (groin) was limited in practice and is probable for Week 16.

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  Bills | Friday practice report for Week 16    Fri Dec 19, 02:50 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 19 and is probable. CB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), TE Chris Gragg (knee), S Da'Norris Searcy (hamstring), WR Marcus Thigpen (foot), S Duke Williams (concussion) and DE Jarius Wynn (knee) all were limited in practice and are probable.

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  Bills | C.J. Spiller probable for Week 16    Fri Dec 19, 12:47 PM

Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) has been added to the active roster and is probable for Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: Spiller might not play a large role, so don't play him in any format, but it does take a little edge off of Fred Jackson's upside this week.

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