Draft fit for Bills? WR Corey Coleman [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: ' Not just out of the wide receiver crowd, Corey Coleman is one of the most explosive players in the draft altogether. For his height, Coleman put up a jaw-dropping 40.5-inch vertical jump. If you combine that with a 4.37 40-yard dash and a 129-inch broad jump, Coleman will leave defenders in the dust. With his size, and movement ability, he has the potential to be a terror as a slot receiver, which is something the Bills could certainly use.'
LB Alexander, S Anderson agree to terms with Bills [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The two free agents visited One Bills Drive late last week with both players meeting with coaches last Friday in Orchard Park. Both Alexander and Anderson have are veterans who have cut their teeth in the league as high end special teams players.'
Bills have quarterbacks on their radar [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Connor Cook of Michigan State visited One Bills Drive over the weekend, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Rapoport also tweeted that Dak Prescott of Mississippi State is due to visit the Bills on Tuesday.'
NFL has no plans to suspend LeSean McCoy over Philadelphia bar fight [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Although Rapoport tweeted that the NFL is still investigating the incident and that the Bills were bracing for some sort of suspension for McCoy, the player will avoid league punishment because of a "lack of evidence in his altercation."'
Is Connor Cook the QB for the Bills? [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“People can say whatever the heck they want to say about me and it’s not going to affect me one bit,” a defiant Cook said at Michigan State’s pro day a few weeks ago, which was attended by every NFL team, many of who were focused on Cook. “If they want to talk about the captain thing, if they want to say I’m a bad person, if they want to do anything like that, they can come meet me and talk to me and then get a better feel on that, because a lot of the people who are saying that stuff have never even met me before.”'
Report: Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will avoid NFL suspension after bar fight [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'McCoy, who turns 28 in July, rushed for 895 and three touchdowns to go along with 292 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 2015, his first season in Buffalo. He's entering the second season of a five-year, $40 million contract he signed with the Bills after the team traded with the Eagles to acquire him last offseason.'
Bills offseason review and draft preview [1:55 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Ryan acknowledged the roster upheaval, but he pointed to the Bills' 2015 draft as a reason to believe the roster will get the necessary infusions it needs to overcome the heavy player losses. Buffalo did not have a first-round pick last year, but still came away with cornerback Ronald Darby, guard John Miller, and running back Karlos Williams, players who stepped right in and made big contributions -- Darby and Miller as starters, Williams as a key backup who excelled when he was healthy.'
A.J. Tarpley: Why I Walked Away from Football at 23 [1:54 AM]
SI reports: 'For the next few days I had a raging headache. I drank several liters of Pedialyte and gallons of water trying to convince myself that dehydration was the cause. I knew that if I told the trainers about my headache persisting then I would have to be reevaluated and risk missing practice or even game time.'
Report: No NFL Discipline for McCoy [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'McCoy is not facing any charges from the Philadelphia District Attorney citing lack of evidence. The NFL is conducting their own investigation into the incident and has yet to come to an official conclusion.'
Report: Bills' McCoy will not face suspension [1:52 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com who cited multiple sources, McCoy is not expected to face any discipline from the league for his involvement in the alleged incident. Discipline means suspension and fines, which McCoy will not have to worry about in any capacity.'
Report: Bills host QB Connor Cook on draft visit [1:51 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Cook, a three-year starter for the Spartans, is projected to be a late first to early second-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. He joins Mississippi State's Dak Prescott and Ohio State's Cardale Jones as the quarterbacks that the Bills have had in as pre-draft visitors so far.'
Draft fit for Bills? DE/OLB Kevin Dodd [1:50 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: ' In need of some more pass-rushing punch, Kevin Dodd would fit in with the Bills around the same role as Manny Lawson is ready to assume in 2016. It will likely end up being a defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid role, where many of the responsibilities will reside in edge contain, and out in the flat areas for coverage.'
Draft fit for Bills? QB Cardale Jones [1:49 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'At one time thought to be a potential first-round pick, Cardale Jones then was benched halfway through the 2015 season. Even though that happened, the NFL remains interested because of his rare combination of traits. Jones has the size, he can run, he can fling the ball down the air with a simple flick of the wrist… it’s the rest of the prospect that needs molding.'
Draft fit for Bills? DL Kenny Clark [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'With the Bills on the hunt for young, disruptive, and versatile defensive linemen at some point in the draft, Kenny Clark is a name to keep an eye on. While not as explosive as some other defensive linemen in his class, Clark is a solid run-stuffing option that could allow them to move some pieces around. With his style of play, Clark could play nose tackle, a defensive tackle role in even-man fronts, and he could even dabble as a five-technique defensive end. Clark is only 20 years old, and that will attract some teams to him.'
Bills free agent blitz adds value players to the roster [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'It took a while, four weeks into free agency. But last week, the Buffalo Bills got busy on the NFL’s open market for personnel. With their salary cap limitations, the Bills had to sit out the initial wave of free agent signings. But after waiting out the market, the Bills signed five players last week at cap-friendly terms. One of the five could wind up as a starter. All of them add depth at critical spots on the roster. And most of them can contribute on special teams.'
Odell Beckham and Stephon Gilmore trade barbs on Instagram [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He’s different. It’s kind of like you’re playing your little brother and he gets mad at you for being too physical with him — throwing a tantrum. I’m like, ‘Man, we’re playing football. It’s a physical game. ... He’s a prima donna. He feels like he’s on top of the world and nobody’s supposed to do anything to him."'
Giants WR Odell Beckham, Bills CB Stephon Gilmore rekindle feud on Instagram [1:58 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Those Instagram posts have since been erased, but The News has screenshots for posterity in their report. The two players then took to Twitter for some apparent subtweeting.'
Are the Bills playing with fire regarding Tyrod Taylor? [1:57 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'No doubt its frustrating for Taylor and Bakari to see what has happened with some of the quarterback contracts this off season. Brock Osweiler, who wasn’t as good as Taylor in 2015, cashed in with a four year, $72 million deal in free agency. Kirk Cousins who was good not great while helping Washington into the playoffs was tagged so he will make just under $20 million this season. Chase Daniel, a backup who has done nothing in this league, received a three year, $21 million contract from Philadelphia in free agency. Taylor is scheduled to make just over $3 million from the Bills.'
Kyle Williams: A true champion on and off the field [1:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“You know every year, this award is about excellence on the field and off the field and having now moved from playing to coaching I have a new perspective of what it takes, said Reich.” “Playing against this guy, coaching against this guy is a nightmare. This guy truly as a football player…is one of the forces in the NFL. We played against him a couple years—this guy wreaks havoc."'
Kyle Williams humbly accepts Call to Courage Award [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I want to live like a champion. Most people associate the word champion with rings and trophies and awards, and I just think about the word ‘excellence.’ That’s what the word ‘champion’ means to me. It’s being excellent at what you do.”'
Ryan seems to have lost some of his recruiting appeal [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'We’ve heard all Ryan’s jokes and proclamations before. They’re getting tiresome. Maybe players aren’t paying as much attention either.'
Trash talk by Taylor’s agent doesn’t make any sense [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bakari believes his client deserves elite quarterback money. That’s his job. But it was weak of him to trash Taylor’s team in the process. That can’t help Taylor as he attempts to become more of a team leader for the Bills.'
Tarpley made the right call to step away when he did [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Too often, NFL players leave the game without realizing the toll taken on their bodies until the damage is done. Tarpley wasn’t willing to sacrifice a productive life for a few years of football. It was a tough decision. It was the right decision.'
Reports: Harvin changes his mind about playing [1:59 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'According to Peter Schrager of Fox Sports, a source tells him that Harvin is now "unlikely" to play in the 2016 season. Then Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com chimed in, citing a source that said "the driving force primarily is Harvin’s habit of waffling and wavering and flat-out changing his mind, over and over again."'
Report: Bills ''enamored'' by QB Cardale Jones [1:58 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'There's no denying that the fit with the Buffalo Bills would be a great one for Cardale Jones. He wouldn't have to worry about starting this season with Tyrod Taylor in place, and the Bills even have a backup there for 2016 in EJ Manuel, which could make the upcoming season be totally about Jones and his development.'
Free agent LB Alexander, S Anderson visit Bills [1:57 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Alexander (6-2, 245) most recently played for the Oakland Raiders this past season appearing in all 16 games and playing mainly on special teams. He earned a reputation for being a standout special teams performer during his six seasons with Washington where he earned a Pro Bowl nod as the NFC’s special teams player in 2012.'
Call to Courage Award going to Kyle Williams [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I don’t know how it happens, but every year we seem to get the right person, who really embodies what we want the award to be about,” Reich said. “It’s a man who does have that courage on and off the field. We talk about character, commitment and community under the umbrella of courage. Kyle has the kind of character we look for.”'
Tyrod Taylor's agent blames Bills' discipline, defense for missing playoffs in 2015 [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If that's a sign of how things are going in negotiations between the two sides regarding a contract extension, it's safe to say they aren't close on a deal.'
Bills sign veteran offensive lineman Fernando Velasco [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A former undrafted free agent, Velasco started all 16 games at center for the Titans in 2012, then started 11 games with the Steelers the following season. He also has experience playing guard. Velasco figures to compete for the reserve spot along the Bills' offensive line that was occupied last season by Kraig Urbik.'
Bills release preseason schedule [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo visits Washington between Aug. 25-28. The Bills last played the Redskins in 2013 in the preseason, and will meet for the 16th time overall.'
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