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.”'
Media policy means more to fans than to the media [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Many reporters covering the Bills on a regular basis would rather not stand on the sidelines for two hours to watch players stretch, run around and play catch and learn about offensive and defensive plays. The media doesn’t need a Bills fix. It provides a fix for NFL junkies who can’t get enough.'
A healthy Robert Woods, Ryan Boys speak out, Stephon Gilmore trains [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A torn groin greatly hindered Woods through all of his 14 games last season. While he never mentioned a word of it at the time — the receiver didn’t want defenders taking shots — Woods couldn’t truly open up and get separation. It felt like his leg was “pulling” behind him. In mid-March, Woods was finally able to start running and now the Bills will count on him.'
Bills’ signing of Mario was not a mistake [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Yes, he tanked last season. But he had 38 sacks his first three Bills seasons. The defense went from 22nd to 10th to fourth those three years. Williams was a good signing, especially considering the circumstances.'
Bills' Manuel holds annual football camp [1:54 AM]
WVEC-TV reports: 'Over 100 campers were in attendance, and Manuel is believer in being hands on when showing players how to handle themselves as a quarterback. He's looking forward to this upcoming season with the Bills, who just missed out on the playoffs last season.'
Rex Ryan still simmering over comments from ex-Bill Mario Williams [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Now look, with some of the comments (he made), do I wish him well? Not really," the Bills' coach said in an interview with MMQB. "But, he’s on Miami. If he would have gone somewhere else, maybe. He’s a good kid, but I am used to some mean (expletive) that play out there. The Terrell Suggs, Jarrett Johnsons of the world. I screwed them, too; I had them drop (into coverage), too. Not one of them bitched. Von Miller [dropped into coverage] in the Super Bowl. Why? Because that’s what’s asked of him; that’s what his job is.'
Rex Ryan on Bills: 'I don't know if we have 100-percent buy-in' [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I don’t know all the business people yet; they should be 'all in,' but I don’t know. There’s times when the doubt part, that can be driven through the media. But I’m going to surround myself with the very best, and I’m going to win."'
Taylor's time, Henderson's uncertainty & bye to Boomer? [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Definitely knowing the offense, being able to put guys in the right place when things aren’t right," he said of how much better he felt than in the 2015 OTAs. "Being able to get the offense out of certain looks versus certain coverages and certain fronts or certain pressures that we get, but also just getting more reps, I think, is the main thing. Being able to know that you’re going to get a certain amount of reps going into practice and learning from those reps."'
Doug Whaley's misstep hardly bad thing [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Against that backdrop, it’s easy to see why Whaley’s bombshell remark became Topic A for every sports talk show and social media post from Bangor to Burbank.'
Rex and Rob Ryan explain why their defenses underperformed in 2015 [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Well, we never lost a fight in our life," Rex said. "Ever. And we ain't losing this one. And that's a true statement. Not just because we are badasses — because we are, individually — but collectively, it's a lot different. To this day, no man is going to whip me. Why? Because I've got my brother with me."'
Does Rex Ryan wish Mario Williams well with Miami Dolphins? 'Not really' [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Ryan will get his first crack at Williams and the Dolphins in Week 6. It's clear Ryan is trying to build his defense with players who have some faith in the system. He even said he wishes he brought in more of those players when he joined the Bills. He thinks the results would have been different.'
Rob Ryan says Buffalo Bills are going to beat the New England Patriots [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Rex said he and Rob are "going for broke." He's never lost a fight with his brother by his side, and with their father, Buddy, struggling health-wise, they want him to be able to see his two sons coaching together and bringing the Ryan name back to good standing. Together.'
Rob Ryan’s lap band almost killed him [1:52 AM]
New York Post reports: '“I put on 30 pounds in a month. Now I can’t get [the lap band] off,” Rob explained, after having dropped to 260 pounds from 320 pounds during his time in Dallas. “And then my band was so tight, I almost died. … It was so tight, my esophagus was working as my stomach.'
Uh oh: Rob Ryan pokes at New England Patriots' Bill Belichick [1:51 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Thank heavens for Rex and Rob Ryan and their singular ability to murder a slow NFL news day.'
Rob Ryan: Bills are going to beat the Patriots this season [1:50 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '"All the respect in the world for Bill Belichick. That was fantastic training, working for him for four years, and I learned a ton," Rob said. "Look, [Belichick] is the No. 1 nemesis of every coach in this league. So it's not just Rex."'
Surprise! Rex and Rob Ryan talk themselves up [1:49 AM]
CSN New England reports: 'Facts, schmacts. You want facts? From the interview...'.
Rex and Rob: The Battling (and Babbling) Buffalo Bros [1:48 AM]
SI reports: 'I have coordinated in college and in the pros. And the biggest history of improvement ever in the league, I coordinated that defense [the 2013 Saints]. The defenses I have taken over were ranked, like, 31st. Oh, “my numbers aren’t too good.” You take over the 31st group and see how you do. And you’re given about two years to do it. There are two years that don’t have my signature on them, and it’s the last two years in New Orleans. And that’s just the truth.'
Bills' Rex on Mario: 'Do I wish him well? Not really' [1:47 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"My mindset is, if you're an attack defense, you don't let anything else dictate what you do," Williams said. "We're gonna put who we're gonna put out there, and then we're gonna execute and make plays with the guys out there. I don't care - I don't need to wait on you to make a decision.'
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