test [11:19 AM]
test reports: <br /> <a href="http://www.amerks.com/newsX.asp?type=Features&aID=328" target="_blank">After frustrating season, Amerks' captain Drew Bagnall hopes to return to Rochester</a> (Amerks.com)<br />
Bills waive Green [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Green was a January signing of the Bills.'
Sammy Watkins not worth sitting out Round 1 [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'That all said, I'm in the camp that feels it wasn't worth giving up so much for Watkins. That even after a flurry of encouraging off-season moves, the overall state of the Bills would be better with those first- and fourth-round picks to play with this weekend had Whaley not gotten so aggressive.'
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly refuses to be sacked by adversity [1:57 AM]
Fort Wayne News Sentinel reports: '“I'm going charge everybody in this room: If you're going to see somebody sick or somebody struggling, go there to make their day better by what you say to them, how you act, the smile on your face,” Kelly said. “They might not be feeling good, but you can make that better, give them one more day where they're smiling.”'
Busy offseason makes up for Bills lacking 1st-round pick [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Though Whaley insists it's his intention to take "the best player available," the Bills still have pressing needs at offensive line, defensive back and quarterback.'
Bills should look to deal for 2016 picks [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Over the past three years, outside of first-rounders, there have been twelve trades involving future draft picks. Of those twelve, four of them (three involving the Browns) saw a team deal their pick in the current draft straight-up for one the following season. And in every single instance, that team got back a pick one round higher as a reward for their patience...'
Bills should draft a quarterback [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Now, I'm not saying they should draft a quarterback for the sake of doing it in round two or three. But, if the Bills have a second round grade on a QB then grab him at 50. If the grade is lower than that spot on the board, trade down to acquire another pick this year or next year and then take the quarterback. Same story in round three at pick 81 in the event the next best quarterback after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariotta on the Bills board has a third round grade.'
Bills Seven Round Mock Draft [1:53 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 3-17 ( #81 overall) QB Garrett Grayson - Colorado St.
Bills release DB Jonte Green [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'He signed with Buffalo on Jan. 15.'
Is Grayson the right QB for the Bills to draft? [1:59 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'While none of the second-tier group - which includes Grayson, Petty, UCLA's Brett Hundley, and Oregon State's Sean Mannion - is considered worthy of winning a starting job as rookies, it might behoove the Bills to take one.'
Clay feels no pressure with Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: ''“I’m going to come out, I’m going to work hard, I’m going to play as hard as I can and do all I can to help this team win. That’s my only focus right now.”'
Bills would love to find second-to-none talent in the draft [6:18 PM]
Rochester Business Journal reports: 'A study of the 63 second-round picks in franchise history reveals there are more terrible twos than terrific twos. For every Thomas, Shaw, Talley and Smerlas, there have been many more players like Terrell Troup and Glenn Glass, second-rounders who were busts.'
Bills’ Jerry Hughes is highly pumped about the future under new coach Rex Ryan [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You’ve got a great rapport from just guys throughout the NFL community – old players, players still in the league – just speaking of how great of a coach he is, how player friendly he is,” Hughes said. “So you know when you have a guy like that who’s going to be teaching you the game of football, it’s going to be fun.”'
5 positions the Buffalo Bills may address in NFL draft [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'With the signing of Richie Incognito, the return of veterans Chris Williams, Kraig Urbik, and Cyril Richardson, plus the possibility of a post-draft veteran free agent signing, the Bills can survive for now at guard. But with talk that the Bills might experiment moving Glenn inside, there will be a dearth on the outside and it should surprise no one if they use their second-round pick on a tackle.'
2015 NFL Draft: 10 sleepers the Buffalo Bills could target on day three [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Chris Bonner, quarterback, Colorado State-Pueblo.'
Buffalo Bills may put cap on season tickets, according to report [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills might have to put a cap on season ticket sales to keep single-game tickets available for those interested in buying them. The increased ticket sales combined with an increase in ticket prices will surely give the Bills an uptick in revenues. Buffalo hasn't been on this type of ticket-sale pace since 2009.'
34 Rush honors Thurman Thomas with burger [1:55 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: '“It was created by mixing a four-to-one ratio of meat to bacon,” Beedham said Wednesday, sitting in front of a display case containing Thomas’s Hall of Fame jacket and Pro Bowl jersey. “We went with a Buffalo-style theme with the hot sauce and the blue cheese, then we spiced it up with the bacon. It was just an idea we had to commemorate the Buffalo area with the Buffalo Bills.”'
Buffalo Bills 2015 Draft Preview [1:54 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'What they need is the answer at the game's most important position, as well as help on the interior of their offensive line and talent at linebacker. Barring a trade back up Buffalo will start at No. 50 where inside linebackers like TCU's Paul Dawson and Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney could be in play.'
Bills may put cap on season-ticket sales [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The source added Ralph Wilson Stadium’s suites are nearly sold out.'
Trade of McCoy to Bills doesn’t sit well with boxer Hopkins [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Kelly makes moves everybody else might be shy to do because they don’t want to be wrong,” Hopkins said, “but you still have to be right.'
Should the Bills take a swing at drafting a QB? [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"It's a definite possibility," Whaley said when asked about the merits of that philosophy. "It's definitely something between quarterbacks and cornerbacks, since it's a pass-heavy league, that we would definitely lean heavily to considering every year."'
Jim Kelly will announce Buffalo Bills draft pick [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'For a fifth year in a row, 32 former players, one representing each team, will announce the second-round picks starting at 7 p.m. Buffalo is without a first-round pick so Kelly's announcement will be met with extra anticipation by fans.'
2015 NFL Draft: 10 players the Buffalo Bills could target in round three [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'John Miller, guard, Louisville.'
2015 NFL Draft: 10 players the Buffalo Bills could target in round two [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Brett Hundley, quarterback, UCLA.'
Buffalo Bills draft preview: Plenty of solid options at No. 50 [1:53 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'Positions of need: QB, OG, LB, DT, TE.'
NFL Draft Preview: Bills without first-round pick [1:52 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"We want to be multi-dimensional, but also be physical," said Roman. "We want to be a balance problem for people. We don't want them to say, 'All we have to do is stop this guy or double this guy.' We want 11 men out there that can impact the game, so it really starts with balance."'
Deep OL class gives Bills options with first pick [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Now you can set the board just grading the talent. Not grading the talent added in with the need. So it open up every avenue for us to be as particular as possible, but also not look at somebody and say, ‘well, he’s better than we think he is just because of the need.” The GM says that’s how teams get in trouble. “The need pushes guys up and that’s when you overdraft or you miss on guys.”'
Is picking a lineman the right move at 50? Not as a quick fix [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'If the Bills go common sense, there are two likely paths: They could pick a guard in the second round and have him compete for a starting position or draft a tackle with hopes of Henderson improving and Glenn transitioning to guard.'
Bills facing an ‘interesting’ 2015 schedule [4:54 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'It’s a home schedule Marv Levy would love. The Hall of Famer maintained football coaches were creatures of habit and that, given his druthers, wanted to play every game on Sunday at 1 o’clock. That’s exactly what the Bills do at home this season, unless the NFL’s flex schedule changes the start of the Bengals, Dolphins, Texans, Cowboys or Jets games.'
Bills QB coach Lee putting focus on footwork [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'During the Bills’ voluntary offseason conditioning program, Lee has sat with Manuel, Cassel, Taylor and Tuel individually to review videotape of each in game action. “And from that, I would talk about what I saw fundamentally, more specifically in the lower body,” said Lee, who is back for a second stint with the Bills after having also been their quarterbacks coach in 2012.'
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