Bills coach Rex Ryan 'blown away' by Richie Incognito, names him starter 3 days into camp [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I've been back home grinding," Incognito said. "I know what I've got. To take it and put it out here on the field, a lot of people laid their neck out on the line for me and I just want to prove them right. I went out there and crushed the conditioning test and let everybody know I'm here."'
Sammy Watkins shows Rex Ryan something new [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Sammy can do everything," Rex Ryan said after practice Sunday. "Alright, so, I mean I've never seen it. I mean he literally lifted the guy up off his feet and was driven back like 10 yards. I've never seen it in all the years coaching, so that was impressive."'
Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters [1:48 AM]
AP reports: 'That's a significant step for Incognito, the eighth-year player who signed a one-year contract with Buffalo in February. He had been out of football since midway through the 2013 season, when he was suspended for being a central figure in a bullying scandal that led to offensive lineman Jonathan Martin leaving the Dolphins.'
Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'Bills President Russ Brandon announced the suspension Sunday night. The disciplinary action comes two days after prosecutors in Florida dropped a battery charge for causing bodily harm against Kromer for allegedly confronting two boys for using his beach chairs, pushing one to the ground and punching him in the face last month.'
Bills OL coach Kromer suspended 6 games [1:46 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'After the end of the suspension, Kromer will be eligible to join the team for its Oct. 25 game in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars.'
Cassel gets 1st team reps 3rd straight day; #2 TE battle continues [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Matt Cassel also worked with the first-unit and, although not great by any means, in 7-on-7 work he had a much better day than he did Friday and clearly was better than Manuel Saturday. Most of the throws Cassel connected on were of the short variety, however, but there were a few of those he fit into tight spots for his pass catchers. He was not nearly as sharp on deeper passes.'
Bills Day 2: QB update, new defensive wrinkle [1:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Once again, Corey Graham got first-team reps at safety over Duke Williams. After practice Rex Ryan said he wants to have Aaron Williams and Graham work together because Williams missed OTAs and minicamp and Graham is new to the position for this scheme. He wants them to get used to communication.'
Bills suspend Kromer 6 games [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson has been coaching the unit in Kromer’s absence.'
Bills name Incognito starter at left guard [1:42 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Following Sunday's practice, Bills head coach Rex Ryan told reporters that Richie Incognito, the man in the middle of the bullying scandal in Miami in 2013, has been named the starter at left guard for the team. Ryan also said that Cordy Glenn had secured the starting left tackle position.'
7 Bills training camp observations: Day 3 [1:41 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The Buffalo Bills are in the unenviable position to try and manufacture a starting quarterback out of a trio of players that really shouldn’t be starting options around the league. However, the Bills charged forward on Sunday, and third-year player EJ Manuel had a day he will want to forget.'
Top 3 things you need to know from Day 3 at Bills Camp [1:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We installed a lot of ‘46’ stuff, that type of defense and when you do that a lot of mistakes usually happen on offense,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “That happened a little bit, but overall I was pleased with the effort.”'
Statement from Bills Managing Partner and President Russ Brandon [1:39 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Over the past several weeks the Bills organization has gathered information regarding the incident involving Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer. Today we have concluded our investigation and the Buffalo Bills will suspend Coach Kromer without pay for the first six games of the 2015 NFL regular season. The suspension will begin on Monday, September 7, 2015 and end with the conclusion of the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game on October 18, 2015.'
Bills’ Dareus on verge of big payday [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But Dareus, who is due to receive a guaranteed salary of $8.06 million in the final year of the rookie contract he signed after joining the Bills as a first-round draft pick from Alabama in 2011, seemed encouraged by the progress that has been made, and is expecting to eventually be in Suh’s financial neighborhood.'
Bills seeing a different Harvin [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Oh, yeah. I’m aware of it,” Harvin said Saturday after practice at St. John Fisher. “It doesn’t rub me the wrong way at all. I know the person I am and the person I’m going to become. I enjoy being out here. I’ll keep growing as a player and I’m looking forward to the season.”'
Ankle injury keeps McKelvin on sidelines [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'McKelvin, who turns 30 years old in September, has played a full 16 games in three of his seven pro seasons. He had 48 tackles and four interceptions last season before fracturing his ankle in a Nov. 13 loss at Miami. He practiced on a limited basis through organized team activities and minicamp in the spring before suffering this setback.'
Who will be the Bills' QB? Our Day Two report [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Marginal improvement over Day One. The majority of completions came on short and intermediate routes. Longer throws were generally problematic.'
Charges dropped against Bills assistant Kromer and his son [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Now, legally, both are in the clear. The Bills are expected to suspend Kromer for a certain number of games to start the regular season, per a source, though he would be able to work at training camp.'
Camp’s opening no fun for family [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The day our husbands pack their vehicles and set off for training camp is the day we become single – single women, single parents. The rigors of professional football cause our husbands to mostly withdraw from family life for six months. They’re tailoring themselves for a long, grueling season and we’re low on the totem pole of priorities.'
Jackson out to prove that age isn’t factor [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“I definitely don’t feel like physically it’s my last year, but I have to come out here and continue to compete and show everybody that I can still contribute, and the rest will take care of itself,” Jackson said at the conclusion of Buffalo’s first training camp practice at St. John Fisher College on Friday.'
Walking in Wilson's steps suits Pegulas well [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I've never been here before at all,'' Terry Pegula said. "They told me this was a good day to see things that we are working on. It's fun to see the fans get such a big kick out of practice.'''
Stokoe Farms a-maze-ing tribute to Bills [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Stokoe Farms on South Road tweeted a photo of the maze, complete with a profile of Bills head coach Rex Ryan, his name, a football and "Go Bills."'
5 Rex Ryan takeaways from day 2 of Buffalo Bills training camp: Updates on Aaron Kromer and more [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"You know this thing is ever changing, ever developing, so things that we might of done three or four years ago we might be doing a different way now," Ryan said. "So it's always, you know we always tweak things, we don't coach out of the book. We invented the book, so I think that it is new."'
Cyrus Kouandjio vs. Seantrel Henderson heating up [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Whatever the Bills did or said, it worked. Henderson reported to camp in shape, which is noteworthy given his past conditioning issues. More importantly, Henderson came into training camp ready to compete with Cyrus Kouandjio, who took most of the first-team reps during the spring. At practice Saturday, Henderson started to rotate in with the ones again.'
Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin suffers setback from ankle injury; Ronald Darby ready to step in [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Bills have until the final roster cutdown to remove McKelvin from the reserve/non-football injury list. If they keep him on after that point, McKelvin will miss the first six games of the regular season.'
John Miller bruises ankle and other injury notes from Buffalo Bills training camp [1:47 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"No, nothing serious at all," Ryan said. "He'll probably be a day, maybe two days max."'
Bills should sign Michael Vick with QBs struggling badly at training camp [1:46 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Unless the Bills have quietly expressed to the Vick camp they won’t ever sign him, the 13-year veteran ought to hold off on becoming any team’s backup. Not as long as there’s a talent-drenched team out there on which he’d have a decent chance to win the starting job. Hello, Buffalo.'
The gesture that won Percy Harvin a place in Rex Ryan’s heart [1:45 AM]
New York Post reports: '“I just want to do whatever I can to help the team win,’’ Harvin told The Post. “I texted [Ryan] and we had a conversation. He gave me a few reps [in Friday’s opening training camp practice], and we’ll see where it goes. I loved it. I played a lot of it in high school. I’m definitely familiar with it. I practiced it a lot at Florida."'
Percy Harvin eager to establish fresh start with Bills [1:44 AM]
AP reports: 'Harvin says he's "learned from all my lessons," and is determined to be a better person and teammate.'
Bills claim OT Jones off waivers from Titans [1:43 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Jones, an undrafted rookie in 2013, has spent time with the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans.'
Bills claim OT Terren Jones [1:42 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The 6-7, 341-pound Alabama State product signed as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013, spent time with the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens and Titans. He was released by Tennessee Friday.'
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