Bills sign free agent OG Williams to 4-year deal [1:56 PM]
AP reports: 'Williams has six years of NFL experience after going to Chicago with the 14th pick in the 2008 draft. Williams spent three-plus seasons with the Bears before being cut, and the past year and a half with the St. Louis Rams.'
Bills add Chris Williams to OL [1:55 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The team did not disclose terms of the deal, but it is reportedly a four-year contract worth $13.5 million with $5.5 million guaranteed.'
Bills sign OG Chris Williams [1:55 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Pro Football Focus graded Williams as the worst starter on the Rams' offensive line last season.'
Bills sign guard Chris Williams [1:54 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Coming to the Bills by way of the St. Louis Rams, the six-year veteran started each of the team's 16 games at left guard during the 2013 season. The Rams signed him in October of 2012 after Williams was released by the Chicago Bears.'
CB Carroll, G Williams visits Bills Wednesday [1:54 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Fitting the mold of what most the NFL is looking for at cornerback, Carroll has the prototypical big frame (6-foot-1, 205-pounds).'
March blizzard embraced by new Bills OL Williams [1:53 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“No. Not at all,” he replied eagerly when asked if the snow scared him off. “I’ve spent four and a half years in Chicago. I like the cold weather.”'
Bills host free agent CB Nolan Carroll, OL Chris Williams [1:52 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Carroll (6-1, 217) is known as a physical cornerback with good size and length. A two-year starter for the Miami Dolphins, the four-year veteran has 26 career starts and posted a career-high three interceptions last season. The 27-year old had one of his better games against the Bills last season posting six tackles, a sack and an interception in the Dec. 22nd game in Buffalo.'
OL Chris Williams signs with Bills [11:28 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo made no secret that they were looking to fortify their offensive line this offseason. The Bills gave up the fourth-most sacks in the league in 2013 (48) and rotated three different players at the left guard position through the course of the year last fall.'
Byrd flies to Saints, gets big deal [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Byrd was upset last year because the Bills denied him the opportunity to test the open market. He refused to sign his $6.916 million franchise tag until every offseason workout and training-camp practice was over.'
Regaining a home game improves Bills already [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Whaley doesn’t need to hit a bunch of home runs in the coming days and weeks. But he can’t afford to whiff, either. He’s nominally a first-time GM, but he’s no rookie. This roster is his; it reflects his football vision, and it’s time to show some real progress.'
Carroll offers Bills physical presence [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Carroll meets with Bills coaches today. He’s a big, fast player who entered the NFL as a raw prospect but played pretty well as a starter in Miami last season. Is he good enough to get contract worthy of a capable NFL starter? Miami, with loads of money to spend, apparently didn’t think so.'
Buffalo Bills make first moves [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Wednesday could be an interesting day. A snowstorm expected to rock western New York could alter the plans of free agents hoping to visit One Bills Drive. Miami cornerback Nolan Carroll is one player known to be coming to town.'
New Orleans Saints agree to terms with safety Jairus Byrd as Malcolm Jenkins soars off to Philadelph [1:55 AM]
New Orleans Times Picayune reports: 'The Saints weren't in a position to spent megabucks on a free agent as they're about $2 million under the salary cap before the Byrd deal. So the Saints will have to make significant salary maneuvering to make this deal work as Byrd secured the $9 million per season price tag he sought in free agency.'
New Orleans signs safety Byrd to 6-year deal [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'The 5-foot-10, 203-pound Byrd, a former second-round pick by Buffalo, has gone to three Pro Bowls in his five seasons. He has 22 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and three sacks since entering the NFL in 2009 out of Oregon.'
Buffalo Bills re-sign TE Mike Caussin [1:53 AM]
AP reports: 'Caussin missed the past two seasons because of injuries. He was sidelined last season with a hip injury sustained early in training camp. Caussin missed the 2012 season because of a knee injury.'
Bills re-sign K Carpenter to 4-year deal, Kolb cut [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'Without going into detail, general manager Doug Whaley announced Tuesday the team released Kolb after he failed a physical.'
Saints sign S Byrd to six-year deal [1:51 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Over 73 career games, Byrd has 356 tackles and 22 interceptions, nine of which came in his 2009 rookie campaign.'
Bills re-sign Carpenter [1:50 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Carpenter has converted 160-of-191 field goals (83.8-percent) in his career, along with 186-of-187 point after tries for 666 points in 92 games played. His 160 field goals made since 2008 are fourth-most among NFL kickers.'
Bills release QB Kolb [1:49 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Bills said Tuesday that Kolb, who also missed games in the 2010 and 2011 seasons with separate concussions, failed a physical.'
Saints give S Byrd a six-year deal [1:48 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Nine of Byrd's 22 career interceptions came in his rookie season, a year in which he also registered a career-high 11 passes defensed.'
Bills release QB Kolb, re-sign Carpenter [1:47 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"This reiterates our core principle, to sign our own guys and a guy that made 33 out of 36 field goals in that stadium is somebody that we were very interested in and we were very happy to get him signed up for a long-term deal," said Whaley.'
Jairus Byrd signs with New Orleans [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills will move on with Williams as their top safety, and one of Da'Norris Searcy, Duke Williams or Jonathan Meeks as the other starter. That is, of course, unless Buffalo addresses the position through the rest of free agency or in the 2014 NFL Draft.'
Bills re-sign K Dan Carpenter to 4-year deal [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Even when I was playing against Buffalo in my Miami days I’ve always recognized how great the fans have been here and their support of the Bills," Carpenter said Tuesday. "For us it was a no brainer to come back to Buffalo. We were comfortable and loved it here last year. To be able to go back somewhere and be wanted where you would like to go, you’re very fortunate in this league for that to happen. We’re very happy to be here and excited to see where it goes."'
Bills release Kevin Kolb [1:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Considering his injury history and a $1 million roster bonus due on Thursday, the Bills had to decide on Kolb's future rather quickly. Kolb, 29, was released by the team due to a failed physical according to GM Doug Whaley.'
Report: CB Nolan Carroll to visit Bills [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Carroll, 27, is a 6-foot, 205-pound defensive back that has 26 starts in his four-year career with the Dolphins. In 2013, he had 47 tackles, three interceptions and two tackles in 12 starts for Miami.'
Bills re-sign TE Caussin [1:42 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Caussin, a restricted free agent as of 4 pm, re-signed with the team on an undisclosed contract. Caussin, 27, has played in only six games since entering the NFL in 2010. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound tight end was an undrafted free agent out of James Madison.'
Saints sign Jairus Byrd on day one of free agency [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Byrd and his representatives made it clear they wanted to test the free agent market after the safety played under the franchise tag in 2013. Now he’ll be teamed with New Orleans first-round pick of a year ago in safety Kenny Vaccaro in the Saints’ defensive backfield.'
Carpenter and family feel home in Buffalo [1:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think it helped that he wound up in Buffalo because the community here and the guys here on the team, everyone was really welcoming and really nice and made it feel like home for him while he was away from us,” she said.'
Bills release QB Kevin Kolb [1:39 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Kolb was due a roster bonus this week by the Bills, but there was also a medical evaluation that the organization stated was impacting their decision as well. Earlier on Monday Whaley said they were waiting to hear back from team physicians.'
K Dan Carpenter re-signed by Bills [1:38 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Carpenter matched a Bills record for field goals made in a season with 33 in 2013 and established a personal best 131 points - third most by a Bill in a season. He converted 33-of-36 field goal attempts and each of his 32 extra point tries to rank sixth in the AFC with 131 points on the year.'
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