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Buffalo Bills News - October 8, 2015

Marker Giants' Beckham bristles at cheap shot allegations [1:39 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"I get punched every single game, punched," Beckham said, using air quotes for emphasis the second time. "Whatever it is, I get hit in my face every single game. Like I said, it is what it is, but we're playing football and these are grown men out here. I don't think anybody should be talking about what happened after they lost the game."'

Marker Carpenter's future uncertain after Bills sign kicker Cundiff [1:38 AM]
AP reports: 'Carpenter has been erratic since the start of the preseason while nursing assorted injuries. He has missed two of seven field-goal attempts, including a 30-yarder in a 24-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. Carpenter has also missed an extra point.'

Marker Buffalo Bills' high-priced defense not paying off just yet [1:37 AM]
AP reports: 'More troubling is how a veteran-laden defense that features two $100 million players — defensive linemen Marcell Dareus and Mario Williams — has sagged because of poor on-field communication, a lack of discipline and poor tackling.'

Marker Bills-Titans Preview [1:36 AM]
AP reports: '"Mistakes are down from what they were. But we're still making too many for us to be where we want to be, and that would be an elite defense."'

Marker Over Bill-ed? Stats belie Ryan's confidence in defense [1:35 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Ryan loves to talk the tough talk, but right now, his defense needs to step it up. It ranks 22nd overall in yards, 29th against the pass, 29th in first downs allowed and 27th in sacks per pass attempt.'

Marker Bills sign K Cundiff, WR Moore [1:34 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The key to the Cundiff move is that he can also handle kickoffs. That made Gay expendable, and could mean the end of Carpenter's two-plus years in Buffalo, where he currently is the most accurate field goal kicker in team history (88.8 percent).'

Marker Week 5 preview: Bills at Titans [1:33 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Bills 27-21.'

Marker Rex Ryan will demand Buffalo Bills do pushups for penalties after practice [1:32 AM]
ESPN reports: '"If a guy gets a penalty during the practices, then we're gonna make sure that all of us are gonna do 10 pushups or whatever," Ryan said Wednesday. "The rest of the team will [do pushups" target="_blank"> and that person [being penalized" target="_blank"> will stand up, just to see how many people he is affecting.'

Marker Aaron William expected back; updates on Karlos, Sammy [1:31 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Rookie right guard John Miller will return on a limited basis Wednesday and the medical staff and coaches will evaluate his progress as the week goes on. Ryan said Miller, who sat out last week’s 24-10 loss to the Giants with a groin injury, is getting closer to returning.'

Marker Bills sign K Cundiff, WR Moore, release Gay, Thigpen [1:30 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Gay was a kickoff specialist. The Bills are currently fifth in the NFL in kickoff return average allowed.'

Marker 5 Bills practice notes from Oct. 7 [1:29 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'he Bills sorely missed second-year wide receiver Sammy Watkins last weekend against the New York Giants, and even though he’s got a calf injury — an area of the body that usually has lingering injuries to players at his position — don’t rule out Watkins just yet.'

Marker Bills sign Cundiff, Moore; release two [1:28 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Cundiff, 35, will be on his sixth team with the Bills since entering the NFL in 2002. He spent last season as the placekicker for the Cleveland Browns, and had previous stops in Washington, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Dallas.'

Marker First Quarter Division Awards [1:27 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Offensive MVP – Tom Brady: This is no contest. He is a man on the mission after he feels he was “wronged” by the deflategate scandal. He is the MVP of the division and the MVP of the entire league. He is why the Patriots are the best team in football.'

Marker Bills sign K Billy Cundiff and WR Denarius Moore [1:26 AM] reports: 'Cundiff has always had a strong leg and is expected to take over kickoff duties. Whether he becomes a direct competitor for Carpenter on field goal attempts remains to be seen. His best single season came in 2010 with Baltimore when he was good on just under 90 percent of his kicks going 26-29 on field goal attempts (89.7%).'

Marker Ryan raises the ante on Bills kicker position [1:25 AM] reports: '“Billy is a guy that obviously has a history in this league, but he does have a strong leg so he can handle kickoffs and he’s been a good kicker,” said Ryan. “We’ll see how everything plays out.”'

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Marker New issues crop up for Bills’ defense [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“If somebody doesn’t want to get sacked, they’re not going to get sacked,” Ryan said. “That’s just the way it is. Regardless of who you have – certainly we have as good a pass rush as there is – but yeah, if you want to go quick and get it out of your hand, that’s fine. But where is it going? I don’t mind that at all.”''

Marker Bills say Giants’ Beckham kept up the ‘cheap shots’ [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I don’t know what’s up with him,” Gilmore said. “He acts like nobody’s supposed to hit him and you’re supposed to let him catch the ball. He’s weird. He gets mad when you play physical with him. He’s weird.'

Marker Let’s scrap the replay system once and for all [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Let me remind you that the NFL is selective when it comes to intent. Quarterbacks can be called for grounding, which has an intent element attached. A player can be ejected for intent to injure and upon further review, strangely enough, fined and suspended by the league office.'

Marker Players see, and hear, the need to start quicker [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It was one of those quiet games,” Woods said. “I didn’t feel a lot of energy on the sideline early on. I think that caused the slow start. The Giants were out there looking fast. They were ready, we weren’t.”'

Marker The story of the Bills owner will make you want to sob [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“This was a home for me,” she said. “This is an area that meant a lot to me. I want people to be proud of where they are, of growing up in Western New York. This is where my parents chose to be. They chose me. They chose to be here in Western New York and that’s pretty special. And I think everyone in Western New York should know that.”'

Marker First Super Season Week 5: Another miracle Bills rally [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'For the second straight week, the Bills put together a huge rally to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat, this time scoring 24 points in a span of 6:03 in the fourth quarter to beat the Raiders.'

Marker Buffalo Bills sign Dan 'Boom' Herron with Karlos Williams recovering from concussion [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'McCoy missed Week 4 with a hamstring injury, while Williams is now going through the concussion protocol after suffering a head injury against the Giants in Week 4. That left the Bills with just Boobie Dixon and Cierre Wood on the running back depth chart.'

Marker Bills reportedly working out Trent Richardson, other RBs in light of Karlos Williams injury [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'As of now, Boobie Dixon and Cierre Wood are the only two healthy running backs on the roster along with fullback Jerome Felton. Starting running back LeSean McCoy is still working his way back from a hamstring injury.'

Marker Odell Beckham Jr. a Giant ‘prima donna’ who threw punches, say Bills players [1:51 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '“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,” Gilmore said. “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.”''

Marker Odell Beckham is a prima donna and cheap-shot artist: Bills [1:50 AM]
New York Post reports: '“He’s not Sammy Watkins,’’ said Gilmore, referring to his Bills teammate. “He has good hands, he can catch. He’s good, but he’s not what people think after that one catch [against the Cowboys last season" target="_blank">. His world is based on hype and that one catch.”'

Marker Bills players rip Odell Beckham Jr. as 'prima donna' [1:49 AM]
Newsday reports: '"A guy like that, you expect him to be a stand-up guy, but I guess it is a part of his game," said Bills safety Duke Williams, who claims to have gotten punched by Beckham after Eli Manning's fourth-quarter interception. "He likes to throw cheap shots here and there and gets away with it. I guess it's his thing."'

Marker Buffalo Bills say Giants 'prima donna' Odell Beckham Jr. is a cheap shot artist [1:48 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Gilmore later added, "His world is based on hype and that one catch. Everybody sees that, everybody knows him for that and people don't really look at the film and watch him and really don't know what type of player he is."'

Marker Bills sign RB Herron to address injury-depleted backfield [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills are scrambling for running backs after they had a glut of them during training camp. Veteran Fred Jackson was cut in August, and then signed with Seattle. Buffalo also released Bryce Brown a week into the season to open a roster spot after defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned from serving a one-game NFL suspension.'

Marker Bills GM says running back Williams sustained concussion [1:46 AM]
AP reports: 'Williams is following the NFL's concussion protocol, and must pass a series of tests before being cleared to play. Buffalo (2-2) plays at Tennessee (1-2) on Sunday.'

Marker Bills RB Williams could miss Week 5; Herron signed [1:45 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'With running back LeSean McCoy also injured, the Bills hosted a workout for several players, including former first-round pick Trent Richardson, the 25-year-old bust with the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Richardson was cut by the Raiders before the start of the 2015 season.'

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