George Hasiotis on waterfront stadium [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It’s a fallacy to think, and it’s wrong-headed to think, that the Bills have [anything] to do with this ... If you want to buy a piece of property, you’ll get preclearance for financing, but you will not be able to proceed with financing or due diligence. You do the study, you do the site survey, you do all of that. But you need to go to the financing institution or to the license holder – in this case the NFL – with the property.'
No secret: Bills are QB-focused entering NFL draft [1:57 AM]
AP reports: '''I've said this from Day 1, this quarterback class is better than everybody thinks it is,'' Nix said last week. ''I've said this from the start that two or three of these guys will be franchise quarterbacks. I believe that.'''
Bills host free agent LB Karlos Dansby [1:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Dansby is coming off a very productive 2012 season in which he led the Dolphins with a career-high 134 tackles and also added a sack. The veteran linebacker has also been remarkably durable having missed just eight games over his first nine NFL seasons.'
Local boy, school mingle with NFL star [7:58 AM]
Kitchener Waterloo Record reports: 'Spiller spent the morning talking to the students and running them through drills as part of the NFL’s Play 60 program, which encourages kids to exercise for an hour a day. Townshend also received a $5,000 grant through the contest. The visit was one of four put on by the NFL in Canada this year. “It’s about giving back and putting smiles on the kids’ faces and letting them share in an experience that will hopefully last a lifetime,” said Spiller. “I’ll know I’ll remember it.”'
Why the Bills should take a QB at No. 8 [1:59 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Since late last fall, Nix himself has fanned all those flames. Perhaps too much so, and that’s maybe by design. Maybe the club actually intends to pick something other than a QB.'
Report: Bills having LB Dansby in for visit [1:58 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Dansby, 31, will be visiting with Buffalo both Monday and Tuesday. A veteran linebacker with experience in both major defensive systems was a potential need for the Bills when the new league year began in March. Dansby has been a starter all nine years he's been in the NFL.'
Bills’ Wood moves to front of the line [3:33 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Oh, yeah,” said Wood, who is going into his fifth NFL season. “Bring it on. We’re excited about the tempo. Hopefully, we can make defenses compromise. That’s kind of the way the league is gearing, switching up the tempo."'
With the 8th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills should select... [3:32 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia.'
Former equipment manager sues Buffalo Bills, alleges ageism [7:13 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In recent years, the lawsuit alleges, Hojnowski has been subjected to age discrimination, including being passed over for a promotion given to a colleague with almost three decades less experience. The position was not posted nor were there interviews, according to the lawsuit.'
Waiting on a quarterback would be risky for Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I think Buffalo, the closer we get … they’re becoming the most fascinating team in the draft in terms of what they’re gonna do,” said Todd McShay, ESPN draft analyst, on a conference call Friday. “Because not only will they take a quarterback at 8? Will they move out of 8? If they go with a different position at 8, will they try to move up and get one of these quarterbacks in the first round?”'
Former equipment manager sues Bills, alleging ageism [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The suit also says he was just 15 months away from reaching retirement age and qualifying for the post-retirement medical insurance benefit his wife asked about.'
Could Ryan Nassib be the Buffalo Bills' next quarterback? [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“At the end of the day, it’s not like picking a college,” Nassib said, pointing out that when he was coming out of Malvern Prep outside Philadelphia, he held the cards and chose SU. “In the NFL a team picks you, so you never know. Right now I’m just trying to be the best fit for any team and whatever team calls my number, I want to be ready to go.”'
Ex-equipment manager sues Buffalo Bills [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Hojnowski's suit claims he was fired shortly after his wife inquired about a health insurance benefit he would qualify for when he turned 55.'
Opportunity big for Bradham [8:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I see myself fitting in well,” Bradham said of the new scheme. “I feel like the scheme is really good for me, as far as where I can use my speed, my ability to cover, and pretty much be able to get some big plays and big hits on some guys this season.”'
Plenty of defensive line talent in the draft [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'With Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, Alan Branch and Torell Troup on the roster, the Buffalo Bills wouldn’t seem to have a pressing need for an interior defensive lineman at No. 8 overall, but with a new defensive scheme, it can’t be ruled out.'
Marrone and staff push tempo early [1:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think coming into it one of the things that we wanted to get accomplished as a team was one we wanted to establish a tempo, the way we practice, the way we go about our business,” said Marrone. “You’ll see different changes as we start going through with the OTAs. What we wanted to do as far as installation is create that base with more of a huddle and obviously once you have that foundation you’ll see us actually be a lot faster.”'
Buffalo Bills 2013 schedule: The good, bad and ugly [5:45 PM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'The Bills were 6-10 last season, so they weren't exactly one of the best teams in the NFL. But the good news is their 2013 opponents had a combined .473 winning percentage in 2012. That means the Bills have a favorable schedule. (But remember: They also have a lot of question marks entering this season.) The Bills will play 10 of their 16 games against teams that finished below .500 in 2012.'
Wheatfield's Mulkey works out with Buffalo Bills [1:40 PM]
Niagara Gazette reports: '"The competition is obviously higher being with the vet guys," Mulkey said. "It's not free agents and rookies out here. It's all vets. So if I can hold my own and perform well, I have a better chance of staying around."'
Bills schedule one to savor [1:39 PM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'While last year the Bills were stuck with home games in December against non-division opponents, this season most of the home games are wrapped up by mid-November. I don't count the Toronto game as "home" and, as mentioned, a home game against Miami seems to be one of those exceptions when Bills fans don't mind the cold, in fact they relish it.'
Bills enjoy energy at voluntary workouts [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“But that’s what we need. We need change, and we need to see something different and hear something different and be exposed to different things.”'
Bills get fair-weather home slate, open with Pats [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Marrone is the 17th head coach in Bills history. Only one of his 16 predecessors won the first game of his tenure. That was Marv Levy in 1986. Marrone has a big challenge to become No. 2. The Patriots have beaten the Bills 18 of the last 19 and 23 of the last 25 meetings.'
Early draft picks to be weighted toward O-line [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Obviously you keep hearing about the same couple of guys, and it is a good left tackle draft,” said Doug Majeski, the Bills’ coordinator of college scouting. “It’s a little bit unique that you get guys with the prototypical size and length and athleticism.”'
Buffalo Bills will open season at home vs. New England [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This year, the Bills will play six home games — all in Orchard Park — by the middle of November, and have only one game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in the final six weeks, that against Miami on Dec. 22.'
Former Bills players to join Piccone for GCC 'Trek' [1:55 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Piccone is honorary chairman of this year’s Trek the Trail Walkin’ n’ Talkin’ event. He will be joined by Booker Edgerson, a defensive star for the team in the 1960s, and Ed Rutkowski, who served as Erie County executive after his playing days ended.'
Former Aztec P Stahovich signs with Buffalo [1:54 AM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: '"Just became a Buffalo Bill super excited to be apart of an amazing franchise and thankful for the opportunity," Stahovich tweeted Thursday.'
Bills WR Johnson upbeat by Marrone's uptempo style [1:53 AM]
AP reports: '''When I came in, and I saw what we're doing, the tempo and the type of team we're building, my faith was just sky high,'' said Johnson, who has led the team in yards receiving in each of the past three seasons. ''I'm going to ride with it.'''
Bills to host Patriots in coach Marrone's debut [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'It marks the fourth time since 2003 Buffalo has opened against New England, and ninth time overall.'
Hall of Famer Billy Shaw visits hometown [1:51 AM]
WAPT-TV reports: 'The Cowboys wanted to move him to linebacker. The Bills planned to keep him at his natural guard position on the offensive line. He chose the latter and spent all nine years of his illustrious career in Buffalo. Yet his lasting impact comes back to his induction in Canton.'
Bills' Marrone stressing tempo at practices [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"I think for us coming in to it, one of the things that we wanted to get accomplished as a team was one, we wanted to establish a tempo," Marrone said after the conclusion of the third and final day. "Football is a game, when you got on that field, everything happens so quickly during a game. I think that you get a false sense of security if you're slowed down in practice and you're slowing things down. The faster you can make it in practice, I think it's better carryover to the game."'
Bills 2013 schedule released [1:49 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'In the first week of the season, the Bills will go up against the New England Patriots for their home opener. The first time they hit the road will be in Week 3, when they go up against the New York Jets.'
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|09/22||@ New York Jets||4:25 pm|
|09/29||Baltimore Ravens||1:00 pm|
|10/03||@ Cleveland Browns||8:25 pm|
|10/13||Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 pm|
|10/20||@ Miami Dolphins||1:00 pm|
|10/27||@ New Orleans Saints||1:00 pm|
|11/03||Kansas City Chiefs||1:00 pm|
|11/10||@ Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 pm|
|11/17||New York Jets||1:00 pm|
|12/01||Atlanta Falcons (Tor)||4:05 pm|
|12/08||@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 pm|
|12/15||@ Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 pm|
|12/22||Miami Dolphins||1:00 pm|
|12/29||@ New England Patriots||1:00 pm|