Buffalo Bills coach plans tandem parachute jump at air show [1:49 AM]
AP reports: 'The Golden Knights have been around for more than 55 years. The team is one of three authorized Department of Defense aerial demonstration teams. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels are the others.'
Bills OL coach Kromer placed on indefinite leave [1:48 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The 15-year NFL coach was hired by the Bills in January after spending the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears.'
Bills put OL coach Kromer on paid leave [1:47 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'In a statement issued Sunday, the Walton County Sheriff's office said Kromer and son Zachary were fishing on Saturday when they confronted three boys over beach chairs. Kromer is alleged to have hit one of the boys in the face after throwing a fishing pole into the water. According to the sheriff's report, Kromer then threatened to kill the boy's family if he reported the incident to authorities.'
Making the Leap, No. 4: Bills WR Sammy Watkins [1:46 AM]
NFL.com reports: 'The question isn't whether Watkins will produce. It's whether he will emerge as one of the best at his position, ultimately proving worthy of the exorbitant price the Bills paid to trade up for him.'
Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer placed on indefinite paid administrative leave [1:45 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We have been in regular discussions with the league office and have decided to place Aaron on indefinite paid administrative leave in accordance with the league’s Personal Conduct Policy while we continue to work our way through the investigative process with the league.”'
5 things that will most affect the QB competition [1:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Tyrod Taylor also showed a willingness to take risks in the spring practices as he was the most frequent deep ball passer in the three-man competition. Matt Cassel appeared to be more calculated in his risk taking through the course of the spring.'
Bills will weigh facts before any decision on Kromer [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'At some point, the Bills have a football decision to make with training camp two weeks away. Early signs point to the team letting the legal process play out and remaining as diligent as possible. The Bills do have an assistant offensive line coach on staff in Kurt Anderson, a 37-year-old highly regarded in coaching circles. Their primary offensive line coach from last year, Pat Morris, is also still available.'
Kromer not worth keeping around [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'No matter how the case unfolds, he should be sent on his way for first-degree stupidity and aggravated embarrassment. The Bills don’t need this hassle with training camp around the corner, enough headaches on their roster and so much optimism going into their first full season under new ownership.'
New details released in NFL coach’s battery case [1:57 AM]
Northwest Florida Daily News reports: 'Walton County Sheriff’s Office public affairs coordinator Corey Dobridnia said Monday during a press conference at the Sheriff’s Office that the boy punched allegedly had “some swelling and some bruising” to the left side of his face when deputies responded to a battery complaint.'
Deputies: Bills coach Kromer punched boy in beach dispute [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Walton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Corey Dobridnia said Monday that the investigation was not closed. Authorities said earlier that additional charges were possible.'
Anderson, Roman best options if Bills replace Kromer [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'So, if it gets to the point the Bills have to replace Kromer, the best two options would be to promote assistant OL coach Kurt Anderson or having Roman coach the position, even as the offensive coordinator.'
Which position will Corey Graham play in 2015? [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We’ve been talking about all offseason so it’s nothing new,” Graham said two months ago. “Yesterday we pretty much made a decision that I was going to focus on it a little bit. So I’m preparing myself for training camp so I’ll be ready. I’ll learn as much as I possibly can and we’ll see how it goes.”'
Bills’ line coach faces battery charge in dispute [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In a statement released by the Walton County County Sheriff's Office, authorities initially responded to a residence at Inlet Beach in reference to the battery claim. The caller stated that Kromer and Kromer's son confronted three boys over the use of beach chairs at the beach. That's when the accuser said that Kromer grabbed their fishing pole and "threw the pole into the water and then pushed one of the boys to the ground and punched him in the face."'
Buffalo Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer charged with battery for physical altercation with a minor [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'According to the Walton County Sheriff's Department, Kromer was charged with misdemeanor battery. He avoided a felony charge because the bodily harm was not great enough for a felony. Kromer was arrested at 1:39 a.m. and released at 3:10 a.m.'
NFL coach Kromer arrested for battery in Walton County [1:57 AM]
Northwest Florida Daily News reports: 'Kromer, an offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills, received a misdemeanor battery charge for an incident in Inlet Beach. Additional charges might be filed Monday after the sheriff's office executive staff reviews the case.'
Former Bears OC Aaron Kromer arrested, charged with battery [1:56 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: 'Kromer, now the offensive line coach for the Bills, could face stern discipline from the league. The NFL's personal conduct policy was updated and amended in December with an intent to take a stronger stance against employees who are involved in incidents of violence.'
Ex-Bears coach Aaron Kromer charged with battery in beach-chair brouhaha [1:55 AM]
Chicago Sun Times reports: 'How the Bills, and the NFL, deal with allegations against Kromer will be telling.'
Buffalo Bills offensive line coach shoved neighbor's son to ground, punched him in the face [1:54 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'He was mired in controversy last year when he admitted he was the anonymous source behind an NFL Network report criticizing the team’s franchise quarterback Jay Cutler. The report indicated the team had a case of “buyer’s remorse” regarding the quarterback and that he “absolutely killed” the team’s offense.'
Bills coach punches minor, threatens to kill family [1:53 AM]
New York Post reports: 'The 48-year-old Kromer, a Rex Ryan hire after the Bears gave him the ax, confronted three boys who were fishing on a beach in Walton County, Fla., over a hazy disagreement about the use of beach chairs, according to police.'
Bills coach Aaron Kromer slugged juvenile and made death threats, police say [1:52 AM]
Newark Star-Ledger reports: 'When they arrived deputies spoke to the caller and learned three boys had been fishing on the beach when the suspect, later identified as Buffalo Bills Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer, and the suspect's son confronted them over the use of beach chairs left by a beach access.'
Bills OL coach Kromer arrested in Florida for battery [1:51 AM]
AP reports: 'In a written statement, the Bills said, "We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering the facts."'
Bills OL coach Kromer arrested on battery charge [1:50 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Walton County Sheriff's Office said Sunday it received a call in reference to a battery at Inlet Beach on Saturday night. Deputies who responded were told that three boys had been fishing on the beach when they were confronted by Kromer and his son over the use of beach chairs left near a beach access.'
Bills OL coach Kromer arrested for battery [1:49 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Kromer had a "physical altercation" with his neighbor's son, according to the Walton County (Fla.) Jail. Kromer was booked at 1:51 a.m. ET Sunday and released at 3:10 a.m. on the misdemeanor battery charge with intent to cause bodily harm.'
Bills O-Line Coach Kromer Arrested [1:48 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'It was stated Kromer then told the boys to return the chairs to where they found them. The victim stated Kromer also told him if he reported him to the police he would kill his family.'
What's next in legal process for Kromer? [1:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'If all this happens, the Florida legal expert expects Kromer to plead not guilty, because that will give Kromer and his lawyer time to review the evidence against him, develop a defense, negotiate a plea bargain, etc..'
5 Defensive playmakers to look for at camp [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“You’ve got to be physical now,” he said. “You’ve got to put that on film where you’ve got some heads snapping back. You can’t show that you’re just taking on blocks. You’ve got to show a physical presence so your opponents know they’re in for a fight.”'
Late mom still a presence in life of Bills’ Robey [1:32 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Whenever Robey is wheezing in fatigue during practice, whenever he stares at a receiver across the line who’s six, seven inches taller, he thinks of his mother. “It gives me more of a push,” Robey said. “That makes me go. Because I know if she was living, she’d be appreciating everything that I’m doing and pushing me through it.'
Treatment helps Darryl Talley to bounce back [1:31 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Darryl talked about a subject that isn’t easy for him, his own struggle with depression. He took the step when I was finally able to convince him that he had no clarity. It was like he was swimming in oatmeal. He couldn’t order from a McDonald’s menu, let alone make prudent business decisions. Darryl was team captain for many years with the Buffalo Bills and called most of the defensive plays, a skill that required repetitive split-second decision-making. Now he can’t decide if he wants bacon or sausage with his eggs.'
Will Rex Ryan end the hex? [1:30 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'There’s definitely a buzz. There’s a certain expectation. I think the playoffs is a fair expectation for this team, and that is kind of rare. I guess the No. 1 reason would be Rex Ryan. They’ve got a big-name coach. There haven’t been a lot of big-name coaches around here since Marv Levy. It’s been Chan Gailey, Mike Mularkey, Gregg Williams, Dick Jauron. To get a name like Rex Ryan in and a proven defensive coach has created a buzz we haven’t seen in years.'
5 positions to watch at camp [1:29 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Heading into training camp, the Bills have plenty of positions to keep an eye on. Players will be looking to impress head coach Rex Ryan and company during their time at St. John Fisher College. Here’s a look at five positions to pay attention to in August.'
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