Bills HC Rex Ryan predicts the Sabres are playoff bound [1:38 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'So, when Ryan was asked for his prediction on this year's Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins, he wouldn't bite. But, as Rex Ryan does, he just couldn't help himself when it came to the Sabres.'
Watkins hoping that Thursday is a step forward [1:37 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It’s going great. I’m hoping to get the boot off (Thursday),” said Watkins after the Bills’ Wednesday OTA practice session. “I really can’t do anything now and I’m not really rushing it back. I’ve just got to listen to the staff.”'
Bills OTA notes - Week 2 [1:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I feel like we picked up right where we left off,” said Clay. “Throughout the whole process we definitely talk a lot. I definitely know what he’s thinking and he knows what I’m thinking. It was good to get back out there and run around a bit, but we stay in communication all the time so there’s a sense of familiarity there.”'
Bills sign LB Jamari Lattimore [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The former Middle Tennessee State standout has appeared in 64 career games. He has made nine starts and has been credited with 68 tackles, two sacks and an interception.'
Silent treatment, preaching patience & Hughes' comfort at OLB [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The bizarre story of Rex Ryan's lack of communication -- there's that word again -- with Seantrel Henderson before or after the offensive tackle underwent multiple surgeries to help with his bout with Crohn's Disease is yet another black eye for the Bills in this offseason of repeated PR missteps.'
Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection 2016: First guess at who makes final cut [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In the interest of gauging where the toughest competition will take place, here's an initial guess at what the Bills' 53-man roster will look like. Note that wide receiver Marcus Easley could begin the season on the physically unable to perform list, and a safety with special teams experience like Jonathan Meeks or Duke Williams would be a candidate for his job while he recovers from a knee injury.'
3 things to know about new Buffalo Bills LB Jamari Lattimore [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'To this point in Lattimore's career, his biggest impact has come on special teams. Of his 68 career tackles, 22 of those have come on special teams. That's a big part of the reason he stuck around in Green Bay for three years and was able to latch on with the Jets a year ago.'
Bills' media policies are insulting to true fans [1:55 AM]
Lockport Union Sun and Journal reports: 'Buffalo media are complaining about the new policies like we are, but they’ve been in a position to effect real change throughout the whole of events that led to this ultimatum — and they chose to remain silent. What have they done about this latest slap in the face, besides whine about it? Nothing.'
Buffalo Bills sign free agent linebacker Jamari Lattimore [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'The 27-year-old has two sacks and one interception in 64 career games, including nine starts, and has special teams experience.'
Bills tackle Henderson set to rejoin team after 2 operations [1:53 AM]
AP reports: 'Herman said medical experts are optimistic Henderson can resume playing without complications, and be cleared for practice in time for training camp.'
Bills sign LB Lattimore [1:52 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Lattimore has played in 64 career NFL games and has two sacks and one interception. All nine of his NFL starts came with the Packers over a two-season span.'
Bills sign LB Jamari Lattimore [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Running back Dri Archer remains on the Reserve/Did Not Report list and does not count against the team’s 90-man roster.'
Bills hit roster max, sign LB Jamari Lattimore [1:50 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'He'll need to outperform players like Eric Striker, Max Valles, and even Randell Johnson to earn his keep, but his playing experience should certainly serve him well as a base for Rex Ryan's defense. Lattimore will also need to flash some ability on special teams in order to crack the 53-man roster.'
5 things to watch in Week 2 of 2016 Bills OTAs [1:49 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Speaking of that right tackle job, when we last left the Bills, Jordan Mills was getting all the reps with the first-team offense and Cyrus Kouandjio was firmly behind in that respect. Kouandjio still may have something to say about the competition yet, but initially it was all Mills.'
Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 17 - HB Karlos Williams [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'However, there is no doubting his talents and potential if he ever got into a starting role. Should McCoy suffer an injury, or worse yet for the Bills, struggles in the upcoming season, Williams stands to gain a great deal as the featured runner.'
Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 18 - P Colton Schmidt [1:47 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Of the special teams entities on the Bills roster, Schmidt is the only one that the Bills felt comfortable with to not bringing in competition during the offseason workouts and training camp.'
Bills sign LB Jamari Lattimore [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Lattimore comes to Buffalo after spending the 2015 season with the New York Jets. Prior to arriving in New York last season, Lattimore spent the first three seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers.'
Agent: Bills RT Seantrel Henderson cleared to play after two surgeries, back in town Tuesday [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'After missing the final five games of last season through a brutal bout with Crohn's disease, Henderson underwent two surgeries to remove all infected areas and reattach his intestines. The most recent surgery was about a month ago. The Bills' medical staff, Herman assured, does know that Henderson has been recovering in Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic and that it's been the tackle's plan to report back to Buffalo June 1 all along.'
With Seantrel Henderson MIA, Bills move on at right tackle for now [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'When asked what the odds are that Henderson is even on the team next season, one teammate responded, “Nobody knows.”'
How Rex and Rob came off in the SI interview [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Humility is not part of their vocabulary. No matter the results, neither can resist the urge to boast. Rex has not had a winning season since taking the Jets to the playoffs in 2010, going 34-46 over that span. In his 12 seasons as a coordinator, Rob’s defenses have been ranked 20th or worse in points and yards allowed eight times. So says Rob: “I am great.” I’d love to hear his definition of mediocre.'
More FitzDrama, compromise on defense, Bob Kalsu [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'While Williams certainly took his complaints to a different level and teammates weren't thrilled with it, it is also true that when Ryan listened to his players at the end of the season it helped the Bills defense.'
Report: Henderson set to return for OTAs [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Henderson is penciled in to be in a three-way battle for the starting right tackle job this season with Jordan Mills and Cyrus Kouandjio. All three started at least one game at the spot last season.'
Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 19 - LB Preston Brown [1:54 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'While Ragland can certainly play the weakside linebacker position, his best fit in Ryan's defense is the spot that Brown will play in the beginning of the season.'
Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 20 - S Corey Graham [1:53 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Now being coached by his professional mentor, Ed Reed, from his time in Baltimore, Graham’s ability and recognition skills have the chance to do quite well in 2016. He does not have the starting job locked up, however.'
Hard lessons of 2015 driving Bills 2016 defense [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“By leaps and bounds we’ve improved just because last year was a new defense, so any time you have all that going in, you really have to understand that’s a lot of verbiage that we kind of have to relay between amongst all 11 players,” said Jerry Hughes. “Now being in our second year in the system, actually having the same defensive coordinator, same head coach back, really helped us out a lot tremendously.”
On Rex's Q&A, Shaq's shoulder & the media [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Otherwise, I don't know who in the building would be giving off that much of a vibe of not buying in. The Bills are spending as freely as at any point in their history and pretty much give Ryan whatever he wants -- including the permission to introduce a presidential candidate at his rally'
Ryan feeding off Ryan, Ed Reed's aura & O-line experiment [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"But I've covered Rex for a long time. He never puts things out there without sort of a plan. And I think there were some things they wanted to clear up. They wanted to get their side of things, whether it be what happened in New Orleans last season or Rex's opinion of why they'll be more successful in Buffalo this season. Whatever that was, they wanted to get their version out there."'
Hasn’t been the best month for Buffalo Bills [11:44 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Bills have had better months … OK, 28 days if you’re being picky.'
Rebounding from heartbreak: Bills' Miller battles back from long rookie season [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'At 22, Miller felt his world collapsing. His mother was everything to him. She was, as he posted on his Twitter account, his "black queen mamma." After her passing, he tweeted, "RIP my angel … I appreciate how you raised me and all the extra love you gave me."'
Bills WR Davonte Allen brings more toughness: 'I don’t take any plays off' [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Going hard every play,” Allen said. “I don’t take any plays off and just working. Go out there with a blocking mentality. Running each route, going across the middle — some people don’t like going across the middle.”'
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