Is Grayson the right QB for the Bills to draft? [1:59 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'While none of the second-tier group - which includes Grayson, Petty, UCLA's Brett Hundley, and Oregon State's Sean Mannion - is considered worthy of winning a starting job as rookies, it might behoove the Bills to take one.'
Clay feels no pressure with Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: ''“I’m going to come out, I’m going to work hard, I’m going to play as hard as I can and do all I can to help this team win. That’s my only focus right now.”'
Bills would love to find second-to-none talent in the draft [6:18 PM]
Rochester Business Journal reports: 'A study of the 63 second-round picks in franchise history reveals there are more terrible twos than terrific twos. For every Thomas, Shaw, Talley and Smerlas, there have been many more players like Terrell Troup and Glenn Glass, second-rounders who were busts.'
Bills’ Jerry Hughes is highly pumped about the future under new coach Rex Ryan [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You’ve got a great rapport from just guys throughout the NFL community – old players, players still in the league – just speaking of how great of a coach he is, how player friendly he is,” Hughes said. “So you know when you have a guy like that who’s going to be teaching you the game of football, it’s going to be fun.”'
5 positions the Buffalo Bills may address in NFL draft [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'With the signing of Richie Incognito, the return of veterans Chris Williams, Kraig Urbik, and Cyril Richardson, plus the possibility of a post-draft veteran free agent signing, the Bills can survive for now at guard. But with talk that the Bills might experiment moving Glenn inside, there will be a dearth on the outside and it should surprise no one if they use their second-round pick on a tackle.'
2015 NFL Draft: 10 sleepers the Buffalo Bills could target on day three [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Chris Bonner, quarterback, Colorado State-Pueblo.'
Buffalo Bills may put cap on season tickets, according to report [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills might have to put a cap on season ticket sales to keep single-game tickets available for those interested in buying them. The increased ticket sales combined with an increase in ticket prices will surely give the Bills an uptick in revenues. Buffalo hasn't been on this type of ticket-sale pace since 2009.'
34 Rush honors Thurman Thomas with burger [1:55 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: '“It was created by mixing a four-to-one ratio of meat to bacon,” Beedham said Wednesday, sitting in front of a display case containing Thomas’s Hall of Fame jacket and Pro Bowl jersey. “We went with a Buffalo-style theme with the hot sauce and the blue cheese, then we spiced it up with the bacon. It was just an idea we had to commemorate the Buffalo area with the Buffalo Bills.”'
Buffalo Bills 2015 Draft Preview [1:54 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'What they need is the answer at the game's most important position, as well as help on the interior of their offensive line and talent at linebacker. Barring a trade back up Buffalo will start at No. 50 where inside linebackers like TCU's Paul Dawson and Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney could be in play.'
Bills may put cap on season-ticket sales [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The source added Ralph Wilson Stadium’s suites are nearly sold out.'
Trade of McCoy to Bills doesn’t sit well with boxer Hopkins [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Kelly makes moves everybody else might be shy to do because they don’t want to be wrong,” Hopkins said, “but you still have to be right.'
Should the Bills take a swing at drafting a QB? [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"It's a definite possibility," Whaley said when asked about the merits of that philosophy. "It's definitely something between quarterbacks and cornerbacks, since it's a pass-heavy league, that we would definitely lean heavily to considering every year."'
Jim Kelly will announce Buffalo Bills draft pick [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'For a fifth year in a row, 32 former players, one representing each team, will announce the second-round picks starting at 7 p.m. Buffalo is without a first-round pick so Kelly's announcement will be met with extra anticipation by fans.'
2015 NFL Draft: 10 players the Buffalo Bills could target in round three [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'John Miller, guard, Louisville.'
2015 NFL Draft: 10 players the Buffalo Bills could target in round two [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Brett Hundley, quarterback, UCLA.'
Buffalo Bills draft preview: Plenty of solid options at No. 50 [1:53 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'Positions of need: QB, OG, LB, DT, TE.'
NFL Draft Preview: Bills without first-round pick [1:52 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"We want to be multi-dimensional, but also be physical," said Roman. "We want to be a balance problem for people. We don't want them to say, 'All we have to do is stop this guy or double this guy.' We want 11 men out there that can impact the game, so it really starts with balance."'
Deep OL class gives Bills options with first pick [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Now you can set the board just grading the talent. Not grading the talent added in with the need. So it open up every avenue for us to be as particular as possible, but also not look at somebody and say, ‘well, he’s better than we think he is just because of the need.” The GM says that’s how teams get in trouble. “The need pushes guys up and that’s when you overdraft or you miss on guys.”'
Is picking a lineman the right move at 50? Not as a quick fix [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'If the Bills go common sense, there are two likely paths: They could pick a guard in the second round and have him compete for a starting position or draft a tackle with hopes of Henderson improving and Glenn transitioning to guard.'
Bills facing an ‘interesting’ 2015 schedule [4:54 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'It’s a home schedule Marv Levy would love. The Hall of Famer maintained football coaches were creatures of habit and that, given his druthers, wanted to play every game on Sunday at 1 o’clock. That’s exactly what the Bills do at home this season, unless the NFL’s flex schedule changes the start of the Bengals, Dolphins, Texans, Cowboys or Jets games.'
Bills QB coach Lee putting focus on footwork [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'During the Bills’ voluntary offseason conditioning program, Lee has sat with Manuel, Cassel, Taylor and Tuel individually to review videotape of each in game action. “And from that, I would talk about what I saw fundamentally, more specifically in the lower body,” said Lee, who is back for a second stint with the Bills after having also been their quarterbacks coach in 2012.'
5 observations about the Bills schedule [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The only good news is at least the Bills have 10 days to get ready for New England following their Thursday night trip to MetLife Stadium on Nov. 12. That evens things out with the Patriots, who will have extra rest when they visit Buffalo on Sept. 20 because they will have played the NFL season opener on Thursday, Sept. 10.'
Was LeSean McCoy joining the Bills meant to be? [1:57 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We always say in this business, ‘Never say never,’ because in this business, stranger things have happened and you never know who you’re going to work with, who you’re going to have on your team, who you’re going to play with,” Whaley said. “It’s one of those cosmic things that happens in the football world every once in a while. It’s kind of funny, but we are excited about it.”'
4 things on the Bills schedule that got you talking [1:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Stretch of three consecutive road games and five road games in six weeks.'
NFL has Bills playing twice in prime-time [1:59 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In an interesting twist, the Bills will play their first two games of the season at home, and their last two at home. Of course, this means eight of the 12 games in the middle – including three straight in weeks 10-12 – will be on the road.'
Buffalo Bills will play five road games in six weeks during 2015 season [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills will travel a total of 14,954 miles during the 2015 season with a trip to London being the longest of the bunch.'
Monday Night Football against Patriots highlights season [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will open up the 2015 season at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Sept. 13. The big date to circle on the schedule is Rex Ryan's return to New York to face his old team, the Jets. The Bills will travel to the Meadowlands in Week 10 for a game that will be featured on Thursday Night Football.'
Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley higher on Bryce Petty than Brett Hundley? [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"(Petty, Grayson and Mannion) are guys that you know are going to have a chance to come in and compete right away," Whaley told WGR. "Guys like Brett Hundley are going to have a longer shelf life to try to get in and be able to produce. I like to say he's more of an athletic thrower where as Bryce Petty is more of an athletic passer. Those guys will take a little longer, the Hundleys. But he's in that group. And Brett Hundley in the Seattle Seahawks offense may be more attractive to Seattle. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."'
Doug Whaley, Buffalo Bills may look to 2015 NFL Draft to upgrade offensive line [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"No. I mean I still feel that he can start at this level," Fisher said. "I mean, he was taken in the second round, still feel like he can start at this level. So it doesn't change what I think right now looking at other linemen. I'm not going to sit there and say there's not a better guy out there in this draft and I'm not going to sit here and say there is a better guy in this draft."'
Buffalo Bills get tough draw, will play two prime-time games in 2015 NFL season [1:54 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Following the Miami game, the Bills will play five of their next six games on the road, including three in a row against the New York Jets (a Thursday night game), Patriots (on Monday Night Football) and Chiefs.'
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