Bills rookie RB Jonathan Williams arrested for DWI in Arkansas [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Williams told police that he was giving a female passenger in his car a ride home, and that he had had one beer at 7 p.m. Wednesday.'
ESPN's John Clayton sees bad things ahead for Bills, while Tyrod is still saying the right thin [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If Taylor approaches Newton's level, it's a good bet the Bills will be successful in getting back into the postseason. Taylor will also be in line for a huge contract. The Bills have the option of using the franchise tag on Taylor after 2016 if they can't work out a long-term deal.'
Power Take: The Bills’ Marcell Dareus is right – bring on Tom Brady [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Many fans in Buffalo would take a win over New England any way they can get one, a concept that never made sense to me. True competitors in sports want to play teams at their best and prove they can beat the best. A victory over the Patriots without Brady would come with an asterisk.'
LeSean McCoy featured on NFL Network's 'Top 50 Fantasy Players' [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Certainly you think about his time in Philadelphia when Chip Kelly arrived and Shady made a lot of fantasy owners awfully happy," host Matt Smith said. "We got excited when he went to Rex Ryan knowing how much he likes to run the ball and feature a back. Injuries kind of caused that to get sideways a little bit, but we feel (he’s) healthy and back and we know what Rex likes to do, and we all feel pretty good about Shady now."'
Get to know the Bills' opponents: Offseason recap of the Baltimore Ravens [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'An offseason to get healthy has the Ravens feeling like they can return to their usual status as playoff contenders in the AFC.'
Seantrel Henderson's health among 3 questions facing Buffalo Bills' offensive line [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Seantrel Henderson started all 16 games at right tackle during his rookie season in 2014, but his 2015 season was cut short by his battle with Crohn's disease. He is still in the process of getting back up to his playing weight and then he has to wrestle the starting job away from Jordan Mills. If Henderson gets healthy, will we see a dramatically improved player? That could be the biggest question the Bills have heading into training camp.'
Buffalo Bills rookie RB Jonathan Williams arrested and charged with DWI [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The report states that Williams told a police officer he had one beer prior to being pulled over. Upon questioning by the officer if that one beer was larger than a normal beer, like the 40oz variety, Williams admitted it was.'
Bills' Marcell Dareus: I hate that Tom Brady is suspended for Week 4 game [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"If we win, all right, we win," Dareus said. "But I don't feel like I really won until I beat the guy. I love playing against Brady. I get up for him. I play against him every year, and he knows I'm coming. So for him not to be up there tears me up a little bit. But the second time I see him, I'm going to be excited to play against him."'
Former Razorback arrested in Arkansas months after picked in NFL Draft [1:51 AM]
Northwest Arkansas Daily Gazeete reports: 'The officer wrote that Williams declined to submit to a breathalyzer based on previous advice from his agent.'
Bills draft pick arrested in Arkansas on misdemeanor charge [1:50 AM]
AP reports: 'Williams was a fifth-round pick this year for the Bills after sitting out his senior season at Arkansas with a torn ligament in his foot. At Arkansas, Williams had 2,321 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns and added 345 yards receiving and six touchdowns in 36 career games.'
Former Razorback RB Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI [1:49 AM]
KFSM-TV reports: 'An officer was called to the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Futrall Drive around 2 a.m. for a report of an intoxicated driver, the report states. The officer followed the vehicle and noticed it was weaving in its own lane, so he pulled the driver over, according to the report.'
Report: Bills draft pick arrested for DWI [1:48 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Williams was released from the detention center around 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.'
Bills rookie charged with DWI Thursday morning [1:47 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '“We are aware of the report and are in the process of gathering information. We have notified the league office of the report under the rules of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.”'
Tom Brady's chances of facing the Bills in Week Four take big hit with denied 'DeflateGate [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The other option would be for both the NFL and Brady to negotiate a settlement that could result in a reduction of the suspension, although that seems unlikely given how far both parties have come.'
Marcell Dareus says possibly facing the Patriots without Tom Brady 'tears me up a little bit� [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Yeah. I mean, we win, all right, we win, but I don't feel like I really won until we beat the guy," Dareus said. "I love playing against Brady. I get up for him. I've been playing against him every year. He knows I'm coming.;
Sporting News ranks EJ Manuel No. 18 among backup quarterbacks, Doug Whaley No. 20 among GMs in NFL [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In a recent ranking of the league's backup quarterbacks, Sporting News did not share Whaley's lofty view of Manuel. The publication ranked him No. 18 among No. 2 quarterbacks, with author Bill Bender writing "Tyrod Taylor is the established starter, and the battle for the backup spot between EJ Manuel and Cardale Jones will be interesting. Jones plays with a lot of confidence and has a strong arm. At some point, Rex Ryan might give Jones a chance if he takes advantage. It’s on Manuel to step up his game.";
LeSean McCoy will not face NFL discipline for role in February bar brawl [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Apparently, assaults recorded on video are prosecuted everywhere except in Philadelphia, particularly when the victims are police officers,” McNesby wrote in a letter to members. “In Philadelphia, a vicious assault on off-duty police officers by a rich athlete and his friends goes completely unpunished. Serious and permanent injuries were inflicted on these officers as a result of a brutal assault captured on film, but a season-ticket hunting District Attorney refuses to do his sworn job and prosecute the attackers.”'
Bills RB LeSean McCoy won't face discipline from NFL for nightclub brawl [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In April, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said McCoy wouldn't be charged in the incident, concluding that he couldn't prove who initiated the February fight in a Philadelphia after-hours club. Williams said at the time that it's legal to act in self-defense or the defense of others.'
Report: NFL won't discipline LeSean McCoy over bar fight [1:54 AM]
Philadelphia Inquirer reports: 'The fight involved McCoy and some friends, some off-duty law enforcement folks, and a bottle of champagne. After several months of investigation, the Philadelphia district attorney's office decided not to prosecute McCoy. Then the Pennsylvania state attorney general's office reached the same conclusion. Now, the NFL is declining to discipline McCoy, too.'
LeSean McCoy won't be charged over Philadelphia club brawl [1:53 AM]
AP reports: 'In a letter to union president John McNesby dated July 7, Castor says he thoroughly reviewed the case and his office won't be taking it over.'
Bills RB McCoy won't face NFL discipline for bar fight [1:52 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'McCoy's Philadelphia defense attorney, Dennis Cogan, said McCoy was only trying to break up a fight between the officers and his friends, who were arguing over a $350 bottle of champagne.'
NFL won't suspend McCoy [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'There were lingering questions in recent months whether or not McCoy would be suspended by the league for his role in an altercation at a Philadelphia nightclub back in February. McCoy was involved in a brawl that resulted in two off-duty philly police officers being hospitalized.'
Do the Bills have sustainable defensive depth? [1:50 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Defensively, the deepest position they have is along the defensive line, consisting of some combination of Cobin Bryant, Adolphus Washington, Leger Douzable, and Jerel Worthy coming off the bench in the event of an injury. One of those players must start, alongside Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams, but that player hasn't been identified as of yet.'
Bills RB LeSean McCoy will not be suspended [1:49 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'As long as there isn't an injury that slows down McCoy, he will be on the field for the Buffalo Bills to start the 2016 regular season as scheduled. The Buffalo News was the first to report the McCoy news.'
When will Bills RB Karlos Williams be ready? [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The best case scenario for the Bills is if he kept to his workout and eating regimen, and hit the initial target weight set for him. Even then, the Bills might want to start him out with conditioning only, just to get him where they want him for the start of the season.'
Who are the training camp sleepers? [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The tight end offers athleticism on par with Charles Clay. Slightly taller and longer than Clay, Annen demonstrated impressive speed for a player his size (6-4, 247) and sure hands. The coaches took notice as well as he was getting consistent reps with the first team offense in the spring practices. With a firm working knowledge of the offense after serving on the practice squad late last season, Annen could land a coveted roster spot at tight end if his play from the spring carries through training camp.'
How big a jump can the passing game make? [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Everyone has something to prove in this league and if you think you don’t something is wrong,” he said. “That’s how I play. Every time you practice you should feel that way too. …My goal as I said from day one is to better myself and better the team too and ultimately prepare ourselves and get after everybody to make a Super Bowl run. We know it takes a one game at a time and one step at a time…”'
Jim Kelly clarifies comments on Rex Ryan, describes cancer surgery and pleads for Tom Brady to retir [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"But Rex is a great football coach. I've never once said that he wasn't a good football coach. I hope he can do it. He's got the players this year. I think you keep Tyrod Taylor healthy ... we have a very good chance, because our defense is pretty solid. We have some weapons on offense. I'm excited about this year. I'm excited about what Rex brings, I just hope that they stay healthy so that he can be here for 10 or 15 more years."'
NFL.com writer predicts nine wins for the Bills; here's why we agree [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A one-game improvement from 2015 might not be enough to sneak the Bills into the playoffs, but it would probably mean Rex Ryan returns for a third season.'
Football camp a welcome respite from NFL business for Stephon Gilmore [1:57 AM]
Rock Hill Herald reports: 'The ball is in the Bills’ court.'
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