Bills hire Jeff Hafley as Defensive Assistant [2:16 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Hafley will enter his third season in the NFL coaching ranks in 2014 after spending the previous two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including 2013 as the team’s safeties coach.'
Bills’ Pettine will interview with Browns [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Even though the Bills finished 6-10, Pettine received good reviews for his direction of the defense. He brought a more aggressive, unpredictable scheme to a Bills unit that had ranked 31st in points allowed the year before.'
Cleveland Browns reportedly will interview Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine [1:58 AM]
Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: 'Pettine would represent the seventh coach to be interviewed for the Browns opening. The others are: Ken Whisenhunt, who accepted the Tennessee Titans job, New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, former Titans coach Mike Munchak and Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, who took the New York Giants' offensive coordinator position. McDaniels and Bowles have removed their names from consideration.'
Contract is next goal for Bills’ Carpenter [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We’re going to reach out to his agents pretty soon and see if we can try to get something done,” Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said the day after the season ended.'
Coldest Bills game ever still brings chills [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You live in it, you take your kids to school in it, and you practice in it,” said Bills kicker Steve Christie, who faced his own adversity that day. “It gave us a real advantage.”'
Bills sign former Gannon standout Colling [1:57 AM]
Erie Times News reports: '"It's pretty cool," said the 6-foot 5-inch, 320-pound Colling, who grew up in Arcade, N.Y., about half an hour from Ralph Wilson Stadium. "My whole life my goal has been to reach the NFL, and now I get the chance to do it with the Bills."'
Bills sign 3 to reserve/future contracts [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Also signed on Tuesday were offensive guard Randy Colling and defensive end Kourtnei Brown, who was cut by the Bills before the start of the season.'
Bills sign WNY native, 2 others, to futures contracts [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Buffalo Bills have dipped their toes into the pool of players originally from western New York once again. On Tuedsay afternoon the team announced they've signed three players to reserve/future contracts.'
Bills sign three future free agents [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo added to their offseason roster Tuesday with the signing of three future free agents. The Bills signed RB Anthony Allen, LB Kourtnei Brown and OL Randy Colling.'
Jerry Hughes trade among best in NFL in 2013 [1:53 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'There were certainly more high profile trades like the Percy Harvin trade between Seattle and Minnesota that handed the Vikings three draft choices, and the Trent Richardson trade between the Browns and Colts. But there are very few that benefited one team significantly more than another than the Hughes trade.'
Kiko Alonso named PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Alonso, who finished third among all NFL players with 159 total tackles, was selected as the Defensive Rookie of the Year. A second-round pick out of Oregon, Alonso had four interceptions on the season, including a streak of three consecutive games, the first three-game interception streak by an NFL rookie linebacker since 1980, and the first by a Bills rookie linebacker in team history. He had a season-high 22 tackles (13 solo) in Week Six vs. Cincinnati, the most by a Bills LB since 1997. Alonso also had two sacks, a forced fumble and a pair of fumble recoveries.'
Bills dismiss Driesbach [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo gave up 19 runs of at least 20 yards, most in the league.'
CB West grad Driesbach stunned by Bills firing [1:58 AM]
Bucks County Courier Times reports: 'Marrone told Driesbach, who had just finished his first season as inside linebackers coach for the Bills, that “they just wanted to change the dynamic of the staff and they had to let me go. He said I hadn't done anything wrong, shook my hand and I walked out of the office.”'
Buffalo Bills fire LB coach Chuck Driesbach [1:57 AM]
AP reports: 'Driesbach also had ties with Bills first-year defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.'
Bills fire another positional coach [1:56 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Driesbach is the second of Marrone's positional coaches to have been fired. He joins former wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard as the castoffs from the 2013 staff. Two names that haven taken heat throughout the season, special teams coordinator Danny Crossman and offensive line coach Pat Morris, both remain employed by the Bills.'
Bills relieve LBs coach Driesbach of duties [1:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Driesbach spent one season with the Bills where he primarily coached the team’s inside linebackers.'
Some Notes On A Weekend Of Playoff Football [11:35 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Lynch has been a devastating, second-effort rusher for Seattle, and proved it again Saturday, running for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks’ 23-15 win over New Orleans that earned a berth in the NFC Championship Game. Still, you rarely hear a Bills’ fans say, “I wish he was still here.”'
Bills’ defense gives up too much ground [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That pains me, I’m not going to lie,” admitted Bills defensive line coach Anthony Weaver the week before the end of the season. “The thing that gets me is a lot of the time it’s gash plays. It’s not like they’re milking us for 5 yards at a time and working their way down the field. … To me it’s the 20-yarders, the 30-yarders, those are the things that are killing us.”'
Running backs carried the Bills’ offense [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They finished with the most rushing attempts in the NFL – 34.1 a game. They had the third most run-oriented offense in the NFL. They ran 48.9 percent of the time, more than all other teams except Seattle and San Francisco.'
The Bills’ indomitable forces [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Most Valuable Player: It looked like Marcell Dareus until the last two games. Now: the indomitable Fred Jackson.'
Bills re-sign Moorman to a one-year contract [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I have no doubt in my mind this team is on the rise and has every intention of ending this playoff drought in 2014 and playing now instead of watching other teams play,” Moorman said before heading out into the snow.'
Bills re-sign P Brian Moorman to 1-year deal [1:58 AM]
AP reports: '"I don't think it's any secret how much we appreciate this community, and how grateful we were that the community welcomed us back the way they did," Moorman said, including his wife, Amber. "To have the opportunity to continue into the future, especially with the positive direction the organization's going, I'm glad to have a chance to be a part of it."'
Bills bring back P Moorman [1:57 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'An AFC Pro Bowl selection in back-to-back years with the Bills in 2005 and 2006, Moorman holds franchise records for total punts (923) and kicks inside the 20 (259) and owns a career average of 43.8 yards-per-attempt. His 190 games played ranks fifth-most in team history.'
Bills P Moorman signs extension [1:56 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'He is fifth on the Bills' all-time list in games played and most by a punter. He holds franchise records in punts inside the 20-yard line (259) and total punts (923), and ranks second with an average of 43.7 gross yards per punt.'
Bills extend Brian Moorman [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Moorman will be 38 years old when training camp opens in August.'
P Brian Moorman signs extension with Bills [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“No, I didn’t want to and that was something we talked about at the end of the season,” Moorman told Buffalobills.com. “Just being able to continue my career here and eventually finish my career here that’s been my goal all along to finish a Buffalo Bill and I’m thrilled to be here.”'
Bills great Reed makes the cut as one of 15 Hall finalists [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Two other receivers also are among the finalists. They are Tim Brown, a finalist for a fifth straight year, and Marvin Harrison, who retired after the 2008 season and is eligible for induction for the first time.'
Manuel's play late in halves & games shows clutch factor [1:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'When you break down the game of the Bills quarterback to his performance at the end of halves and the end of games the numbers certainly suggest that EJ Manuel plays his best when the clock is winding down.'
Big decisions looming for Bills in 2015 [1:59 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'However, the names of the players who have expiring contracts in March of 2015 are likely to be a much bigger loss if no precautionary steps are taken.'
Moorman wants to keep on kicking [1:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I would love to continue my career and I’d love to continue here in Buffalo,” said Moorman. “I’m thrilled to be back, the way the community opened their arms and wrapped them around me as well as the organization and my teammates. It’s been a great experience. These guys make me feel young that’s for sure. I’m having a lot of fun. I think the organization is going in the right direction. I’m excited with what coach Marrone is doing and I’m excited with this team so I’d love to be a part of it moving forward.”'
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