WR Percy Harvin officially signs with Buffalo [1:51 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Harvin, who turns 27 in May, is a game breaking talent who will further increase the speed quotient on Buffalo’s offense. He was picked up by plane by Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal on Wednesday and flown to Buffalo for a free agent visit. Seeing what’s been assembled both on the Bills offensive staff and the offensive side of the ball convinced Harvin that Buffalo is a team that can contend for the postseason.'
Bills sign TE Charles Clay to offer sheet [1:50 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills appear to be pushing all their chips to the middle of the table at tight end when it comes to landing Clay. They sent head coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Greg Roman and tight ends coach Tony Sparano Jr. to pick up Clay on a private jet last Tuesday, the first day of free agency. The trio of coaches brought him back to Buffalo for a free agent visit. A day later the club released veteran TE Scott Chandler.'
Clay signs $38 million offer sheet from Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'That per-year average of $7.6 million would make Clay the fourth-highest paid tight end in the NFL, behind only Seattle’s Jimmy Graham ($10 million), Jacksonville’s Julius Thomas ($9.2 million) and Amherst native Rob Gronkowski of New England ($9 million).'
Reports: Bills sign tight end Clay to rich offer sheet [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Buffalo News reported Tuesday that the deal is five years in length and worth $38 million with more than $20 million guaranteed. Fox Sports said the deal is worth $24.5 million over the first two years.'
Buffalo Bills reportedly sign Charles Clay to offer sheet; Dolphins have five days to match [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Bills general manager Doug Whaley mentioned at the NFL Scouting Combine that new offensive coordinator Greg Roman likes to utilize the tight end position. After cutting veteran Scott Chandler and moving on from backup Lee Smith, it was obvious the team was all-in on Clay. He has played four seasons in Miami and had at least 50 receptions and more than 600 receiving yards in each of the last two seasons. He's athletic enough to play the "move" role on offense and make plays out of the backfield or as an in-line tight end.'
Charles Clay signs pricey offer sheet with Bills; Dolphins have 5 days to respond [1:56 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'The deal is reportedly structured in a way to exploit the Dolphins’ expected salary cap issues in 2016. Next year, Ndamukong Suh will cost $28.6 million against the cap and Ryan Tannehill would cost another $16.2 if he plays under the fifth-year option. The Dolphins will almost assuredly want to sign Tannehill to an extension before then to provide cap relief.'
Charles Clay reportedly lands five-year, $38 million contract from Bills that Dolphins can match [1:55 AM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: 'According to NFL Network, the Dolphins' final offer to Clay was four-years, $27 million, and less than $15 million of that deal was going to be fully guaranteed.'
Clay is nice player - but at Buffalo's price? [1:54 AM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: 'But it's hard to see the Dolphins doing anything but shaking his hand and letting Buffalo have him. He had a career high of six touchdowns in 2013. He's a nice seam threat and a good guy to have on your team. But he's also battled knee issues and, while a presence, hasn't exactly been a force in many games.'
AP source: Dolphins tight end Clay signs Bills' offer [1:53 AM]
AP reports: 'The Dolphins could be handcuffed by salary-cap constraints to match the Bills' offer after Miami signed free-agent All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a $114 million, six-year contract last week. It made Suh the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.'
Bills sign TE Clay to offer sheet [1:52 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins weren't offering Clay more than $7 million per season in recent talks.'
Bills sign Charles Clay to offer sheet, per report [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, the Bills and Clay have agreed to and signed an offer sheet that is worth $38 million over five years, with $20 million guaranteed. The deal, according to Carucci, will also pay him $24.5 million in cash over the first two years.'
Interesting offseason for Bills [7:42 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Former Bills coach Marv Levy always maintained “the most important free agents you sign are your own.” And Buffalo has done that. Key, of course, was defensive end Jerry Hughes, a critical, but expensive cog in the Bills’ best unit. Since being acquired from Indianapolis in a trade for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, now with the Dolphins, he has 20 sacks in two seasons with Buffalo.'
If Ryan gets his way, Bills will acquire Clay [11:30 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'What’s the holdup making an offer? The same as it has been since Clay first became a Bills target. The Bills apparently are still studying their own cap numbers and those of the Dolphins to put them in the best possible position of making an offer Miami wouldn’t match.'
Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins still playing waiting game with Charles Clay [1:59 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Miami has grown so impatient, in fact, that while it is keeping the transition tag on Clay, the front office is fully expecting him to be with the Bills. If and when the Bills come through with an offer sheet, the Dolphins will have five days to match, but Buffalo is reportedly crafting such an offer that will make matching the offer difficult for Miami.'
Refresher: where do things stand with Bills and Charles Clay? [1:58 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'If somehow the Bills were to miss out on Clay, or the Dolphins change their minds and decide to pony up for the tight end, Buffalo could still look to one other notable free agent that is still unsigned. Former Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham has yet to sign with a team, even after being courted by the Oakland Raiders early on into free agency. He could be an option if all else fails.'
Tight end, guard top list of Bills’ needs [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Clay has gone from a logical target in free agency to a “must-get” for Whaley. The Bills cleared out cap space to do so by releasing last year’s starter at the position, Scott Chandler, and also let blocking tight end Lee Smith leave as an unrestricted free agent. That leaves the Bills with just two players with NFL experience on the roster in Chris Gragg and MarQueis Gray, as well as a project in former Canisius College basketball player Chris Manhertz.'
Building the Bills: Week 1 of free agency [1:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills added four names to the roster through free agency and trades: QB Matt Cassel, RB LeSean McCoy, FB Jerome Felton, and QB Tyrod Taylor. And all four of those new Bills shared some of their thoughts on The John Murphy Show during the week.'
What Buffalo can learn from Baltimore’s downtown football stadium [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The sports teams influence Baltimore in ways that can’t be measured on a spreadsheet.'
Bills agree to terms with DE Jarius Wynn [1:58 AM]
AP reports: 'The Green Bay Packers' sixth-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2009, Wynn also played for the Tennessee Titans (2012), San Diego Chargers (2013) and Dallas Cowboys (2013).'
Bills re-sign DE Jarius Wynn [1:57 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Wynn proved to be a valuable backup for the Bills in 11 games, giving both Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes a rest when they needed it. Wynn had 17 tackles and two sacks last season while playing on a one-year deal.'
Bills bring DE Jarius Wynn back [1:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Wynn, 27, who was originally signed as a free agent by the Bills last April, appeared in 11 games for Buffalo in 2014 logging 18 tackles, 2.5 sacks and five quarterback hits. He too missed time last year due to a knee injury missing five games, but was a reliable rotational defensive end on Buffalo’s defense.'
GM Doug Whaley always ready to make a deal [1:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It shows you how we are committed to do whatever is possible to get this team where it needs to be,” Whaley told Buffalobills.com. “If we think this deal is good for us and the other team thinks it’s good for them then we have no problem making it.”'
Bills land Harvin, seek Clay [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The News also learned that the Bills did not, as expected, sign tight end Charles Clay to an offer sheet Friday, but, according to a source close to the situation, still fully intend to do so.'
Bills continue to make splashes, sign Percy Harvin [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'What an offseason it has been for the Bills, and this latest addition could make a mammoth difference in the Buffalo offense.'
Buffalo Bills sign wide receiver Percy Harvin to one-year deal, according to report [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'He makes an ideal slot receiver in a Bills offense that has already added LeSean McCoy at running back and is hot on the trail of free agent tight end Charles Clay.'
AP sources: Harvin to Bills on 1-year deal [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Although Harvin had an outstanding Super Bowl, including an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half, he quickly wore out his welcome in Seattle. By last October, he was a Jet. Now, he's a Bill.'
Bills OT Henderson gets top performance bonus [1:55 AM]
AP reports: 'A seventh-round draft choice from the University of Miami, Henderson was paid the rookie minimum of $420,000 in salary, with a $50,880 bonus. He was on the field for every Bills offensive play last season, and 15 percent of special teams snaps. That earned him the biggest bonus for last season, the NFL announced Friday.'
Report: Bills land Harvin [1:54 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'A source close to the situation told ESPN.com that Harvin's new pact is a one- year deal.'
Report: Bills, WR Harvin agree to one-year deal [1:53 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Watkins tweeted about the news (edited): "We got Percy_Harvin. That's who I always tried to play like on the field. Now I'm ballin with him."'
Report: Bills sign Percy Harvin [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Harvin was drafted in 2009 by the Vikings and was selected as the AP offensive rookie of the year after his rookie season. He was traded to the Seahawks in March of 2013. After winning a Super Bowl with Seattle, he was traded to the Jets in October of 2014 for a conditional draft pick.'
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