Buffalo Bills reach out to Chad Kelly to be part of local combine, says agent [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Although Kelly won't be able to throw for the next three months, the Buffalo Bills have expressed interest in having the quarterback attend the team's local pro day according to Kelly's agent.'
2017 NFL Mock Draft: PFF has Buffalo Bills landing Alabama DL Jonathan Allen [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Although it'd be tough to pass on Allen, the Bills would likely look to trade down if McGuinness' mock draft came to fruition. In addition to Allen, prospects such as Malik Hooker, Jamal Adams, O.J. Howard, Corey Davis and Solomon Thomas were all available at pick 10. Buffalo could move down a few spots and still land one of these prospects while also adding additional draft picks.'
2017 NFL Draft: Should the Buffalo Bills draft a quarterback at 10? [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'However, the Bills are obviously doing their homework. Dismiss it as a smokescreen if you want to, but McDermott has said from day one that he's going to be thorough and methodical in every aspect of running this team. He wouldn't be doing his job if he didn't get a close look at the best quarterbacks in this class. What if he's enamored with one or more of the quarterbacks in this draft? That quarterback could sit behind Taylor and take over in 2017 if the team cuts Taylor loose.'
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes works out for Bills' owner, coach [1:53 AM]
Houston Chronicle reports: '"Mahomes throws the best deep ball, is the most accurate deep passer in this class and made some throws from launch points that I honestly can never remember seeing, like almost submarine throws and sidearms and body 100 mph falling off balance to the right throwing back to the left. Bad decisions, but great throws. So, his tape was a roller-coaster ride.'
Since Bills are getting to know college QBs, so should you [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'So, who are each of these QBs? Here’s a brief overview with one randomly selected game from last season for each...'.
Report: Bills have a 'substantial interest' in UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky [1:51 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'In his latest mock draft for TheSportingNews.com, draft analyst Eric Galko paired Trubisky with the Bills. Normally it's just another mock draft to throw on the ever-growing pile of them, but the explanation for the Bills pick of Trubisky is what raised a few eyebrows.'
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly Speaks at FCA Event Kelly Speaks at FCA Event in Brookings [1:50 AM]
KSFY-TV reports: '"My faith is number one - that's why I'm still hear. Number two is my family. My family helped me get to where I'm at today - through good times and bad times. My friends, I have so many great buddies who have been there from start to finish when I couldn't do things, they were there for me. And finally, the fans. Not only in Western New York and Buffalo, but even Miami dolphins fans and New England Patriots fans saying that they prey for me."'
Bills Today: T.J. Yates adds experience to the quarterback room [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“With experience comes a lot of different things and knowledge of different situations and being in different situations,” Yates said in a conference call with the local media on Monday. “I’ve been in all types of them, from being the backup, to being the guy, to playoff games, to when stuff’s going bad. Just try to help whoever I can as much as I can. It’s always good to have as many veteran guys on the team as possible in my opinion because the more experiences you have in the league, I think it’s better.”'
Vic Carucci's Bills Wake-Up Call: Trading down best option [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'For those who wish to believe the Bills' woeful passing game mainly resulted from an absence of great targets, there's an equally strong (if not stronger) argument that quarterback Tyrod Taylor didn't consistently get the most out of the ones at his disposal -- especially tight end Charles Clay. Picking Williams or Howard would, in many ways, resemble the thinking behind moving up to land Sammy Watkins in 2014 for the sake of helping to prop up former Bills QB EJ Manuel.'
Bills sign DE Ian Seau, nephew of Junior Seau [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Rams released him in September, and he did not join another NFL team through the rest of the 2016 season. The Bills are looking for him to help provide much needed defensive-line depth, and Seau no doubt received an endorsement from new Bills defensive line coach Mike Waufle, who previously served in the same capacity with the Rams.'
Bills add experienced QB depth in T.J. Yates [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Texans made the University of North Carolina product a fifth-round draft pick in 2011. As a rookie, he led the Texans to a 31-10 wild-card playoff victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. Yates became only the fifth rookie quarterback to win a postseason game. He had previously led the Texans to a win over the Bengals to clinch a playoff berth.'
Bills-Dolphins rivalry stays hot as LeSean McCoy comes at Kiko Alonso in Instagram comments [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Former Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin also jumped into the comments, seeming to back McCoy.'
Bills work out QB prospects Mitchell Trubisky, DeShone Kizer [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills representatives held a private workout for Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer on Saturday at South Bend, Ind., and North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C., the Buffalo News confirmed.'
3 reasons the Bills should draft: Western Michigan WR Corey Davis [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'That Davis didn't face many NFL-caliber opponents could be held against him, but the fact he consistently overwhelmed his mid-major competition makes it less relevant. So, too, is the fact he performed well against Big Ten schools. Teams have tried double- and even triple-teaming him, and he still is able to make plays. He appears to have all of the physical qualities that would allow him to either assume a No. 1 role as a rookie or move into that spot no later than his second season.'
Bills open preseason at home vs. Vikings [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills and Lions are meeting for the 16th consecutive preseason, and after back-to-back trips to Detroit, are hosing the Lions for the first time since 2014.'
Buffalo Bills preseason schedule 2017: Opponents, dates set for exhibition games [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'On Monday afternoon, the NFL released the full preseason schedule. It includes a trip back to Philadelphia, where new Bills coach Sean McDermott grew up. It also includes games against the Vikings, Ravens and Lions.'
Buffalo Bills worked out Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer (report) [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Kizer's mobility and arm strength will make him an appealing target to teams looking for a franchise quarterback, but he may need one season on the sidelines before he's ready to start in the NFL.'
Buffalo Bills QB T.J. Yates plans to push Cardale Jones to be Tyrod Taylor's backup [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Yeah, that was one thing that was expressed to me," Yates said Monday. "No matter what, there's going to be competition in the quarterback room and whoever it may be, I'm here to compete and raise the level of play in the quarterback room. Competition is something that I welcome, that I've been a part of my entire career. It makes everybody better, so the more competition the better."'
3 things to know about new Buffalo Bills QB T.J. Yates [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'While Yates has never exactly been a Joe Montana clone, he was a decent enough backup early in his career. It's unclear what he brings to the table heading into year seven of his NFL career. He hasn't played in a game since he tore his ACL at the end of the 2015 season, so Yates is a bit of an unknown in that regard.'
Buffalo Bills sign veteran quarterback T.J. Yates [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Buffalo already has Tyrod Taylor, Cardale Jones and Josh Woodrum on their roster, but Woodrum is simply a camp body. Yates will likely get the opportunity to compete against Cardale Jones for the team's No. 2 quarterback job. Even if the veteran loses out to Jones, Buffalo may look to keep three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.'
2017 NFL Mock Draft: Who will Buffalo Bills, New York Jets pick in top 10? [1:47 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Jamal Adams, safety, LSU.'
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott worked out UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky (report) [1:46 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Bills worked out North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday. Head coach Sean McDermott and team owner Terry Pegula were in attendance for the workout.'
Buffalo Bills sign DE Ian Seau, nephew of Junior Seau [1:45 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'At 6-feet-2-inches tall and 256 pounds, Seau doesn't possess the ideal frame for the defensive end position, but he plays with tremendous energy. Seau quickly became a favorite on the HBO series Hard Knocks when the Rams were featured on the show last summer.'
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy calls Miami Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso a 'bum' [1:44 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"boy ya dad wish u was as good as me... n ya new contract garbage lol my 2011 money ..."'
Bills QB news: Buffalo signs backup, draft rumors about position swirl [1:43 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'The Yates announcement came just hours after Gunter Brewer, the co-offensive coordinator of the University of North Carolina Tarheels tweeted out a picture he snapped with Bills head coach Sean McDermott and owner Terry Pegula.'
Bills sign veteran quarterback T.J. Yates [1:42 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Yates probably is more familiar with new Bills offensive coordinator Rick (Rico) Dennison’s system than Taylor. Yates spent his first three NFL seasons learning it, when Dennison served in the same capacity to then-Houston head coach Gary Kubiak.'
Bills sign quarterback T.J. Yates as backup to Tyrod Taylor [1:41 AM]
AP reports: '"This is obviously Tyrod's team," Yates said. "I'm just here to bring experience to the quarterback room and knowledge in the system and help out any way I can."'
Nephew of late Hall of Famer Junior Seau signs with Bills [1:40 AM]
AP reports: 'Signing with Buffalo represents a second chance for Seau. He signed with Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent last year but was cut before the start of last season.'
Bills ink Yates to bolster QB depth [1:39 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Yates closed out last season on the Miami Dolphins' roster when they needed a backup to Matt Moore after Ryan Tannehill went down to a knee injury.'
LeSean McCoy calls Kiko Alonso a 'bum' in Instagram battle [1:38 AM]
ESPN reports: 'McCoy's verified Instagram account then posted two comments to the post, directed to Alonso, that read, "boy ya dad wish u was as good as me... n ya new contract garbage lol my 2011 money...," followed by "take me off ya page u BUM."'
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