North Carolina tight end could help Bills play catch-up [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina. The acquisition of Williams allows the Bills to try to improve their passing game in another way. With the top two offensive tackles off the board, the Bills wait to address that position later in the draft and opt to go for a player who has drawn comparisons to San Franciscoís Vernon Davis.'
If bad boys produce on the field, off-field issues will be forgotten [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Itís worth taking a shot. No NFL locker room is without its dubious characters nowadays. One teamís castoff can become another teamís unearthed treasure, its rehabilitated star. A lot of pro athletes begin their careers as arrested adolescents. Various Super Bowl Bills come to mind.'
Under lease, court could bar any new owner from moving Buffalo Bills [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Far-fetched as that may seem, legal experts say the provisions of the Billsí 10-year lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium and an accompanying non-relocation agreement are so tough that a new owner who wants to move the team would likely be in for a rough encounter with the law.'
Tackling the Bills' draft needs [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills didn't make any big splashes in free agency, but they created a few gentle waves (and in the usually desolate trade market) ó moves that, on paper, are definite upgrades.'
Thoughts on Masters, Bills and Sabres [1:56 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Not every resident of Erie County ó which already has major financial problems ó is a Bills fan. And the last thing many of its taxpapers want is to be funding the luxury of a limited use stadium that will cost in the hundreds of millions. Ditto those who pay taxes in New York ... especially those downstate. Itís a tough sell at a very bad time.'
Bills in Batavia? A nice idea, but ... [1:55 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'My gut feeling is if the team doesn't relocate to LA or Toronto, the politicians will do everything possible to keep its base of operations in Erie County.'
Billsí future in Buffalo appears brighter [1:54 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Yes, the prospect of moving still hovers over the franchise, but the forecast isnít nearly as gloomy as it was expected to be in years past.'
Kiko's story - drafting a rookie of the year [1:53 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'When a school has top flight talent it requires more than just reports from the area scouts. At different times in the fall Buffalo would send Whaley and then Director of College Scouting Chuck Cook. GM Buddy Nix studied him on tape.'
Speculation of Billsí new owner grows as team studies value [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A major issue is: How does any new owner or owners deal with the agreement by the late Wilson and Cuomo last year that requires the team Ė no matter who owns it Ė to pay a $400 million penalty to the state if the Bills are moved from Western New York in the coming seven years.'
Bills host TE Seferian-Jenkins, RB and CB on visits [1:58 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde and Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens all toured the facilities at One Bills Drive.'
RB Hyde, TE Seferian-Jenkins headline Friday visits [1:57 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The parade of draft prospects continues at One Bills Drive. Buffalo hosted a trio of college players Friday including Washington Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde, Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Liberty CB Walt Aikens.'
Jon Bon Jovi, 'passionate' about becoming NFL owner, will bid for Buffalo Bills, report says [8:46 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Meanwhile, Bon Jovi has been making friends among the NFL's most influential, and he counts Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Goodell among his buddies.'
Trial set for Bills fan who fell from stadium deck [8:46 AM]
AP reports: 'Hopkins' fall was caught on a stadium camera. He was fired from his public relations job and is banned from the stadium.'
Dates and most of start times set for Bills preseason games [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'All the dates and nearly all the times are set for the Buffalo Billsí preseason games.'
Man whose fall onto Bills fan at the Ralph was widely publicized is granted a jury trial [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'G. Michael Drmacich, the prosecutor in the case, did not object to the jury trial. Afterward, Drmacich declined to comment on the refusal of District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III to offer a plea deal. If convicted, Hopkins could face one year in jail.'
Bon Jovi part of Toronto group expected to bid on Bills [1:57 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'But a well-placed Toronto source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told QMI Agency that reports from last November, echoed Thursday morning by Bleacher Report, remain accurate. Bon Jovi is the face of a Toronto-based group intent on obtaining an NFL franchise, via relocation, and expected to bid for the Bills.'
'A long, tough winter' [1:56 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Los Angeles or New York or Boston or Chicago or San Francisco it's not. The unknown leads to uncertainty.'
Kelly is 'Western New York royalty' [1:55 AM]
ESPN reports: '"He's one of the few guys that you'll ever run across that just really tends to win people over with how genuine of a guy he is when they meet him," Tasker said of Kelly. "Even when they have preconceived notions or don't think they're going to like him when they meet him or whatever, he has the ability to disarm them and just make them feel as comfortable as possible."'
Niagara Falls possible home for Bills [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'Another idea is having the Bills relocate their headquarters to the University at Buffalo campus in the Erie County town of Amherst, where a new practice facility would be built and shared with the school's football team. That proposal would satisfy a long-term need for a Mid-American Conference program seeking to broaden its profile.'
Buffalo Bills cut DE Kourtnei Brown [1:53 AM]
AP reports: 'The move was announced by the team on Thursday. It was made two days after the Bills signed free-agent defensive lineman Jarius Wynn.'
Report: Bon Jovi interested in Bills [1:52 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise," Bon Jovi's publicist, Ken Sunshine, told the Toronto Sun on Thursday.'
WR Beckham headlines three pre-draft Bills visitors [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The team announced that LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines and Cumberlands running back Terrance Cobb all made their visits to Orchard Park.'
Billsí preseason schedule starts taking shape [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills wonít play in Ralph Wilson Stadium until their fourth preseason game. That will allow for more renovations to be completed before a game is held there.'
Bills' Brandon Spikes felt like a 'slave' with Patriots [1:58 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'On Wednesday, he revealed just how bitter he is at his handling by Bill Belichick and Co., and how glad he is to be gone.'
Former Patriot Brandon Spikes tweets Ď4 years a slaveí [1:57 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Brandon Spikes isnít letting bygones be bygones.'
Brandon Spikes tweets a few shots at Patriots [1:56 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'Yup, those Pats-Bills games will be something else.'
Brandon Spikes hates the New England Patriots: Linebacker goes off on former team on Twitter [1:55 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: 'The truth, or his version of it, will likely be revealed at some point. For now, all he's offering is a string of comments that make it clear whatever happened here still stings deeply. And in the meantime, the Buffalo Bills' new linebacker is promising two victories against his former team.'
Retired player who has brothers in area is fighting cancer [1:54 AM]
Richmond Times Dispatch reports: 'At one point, Jim Kelly considered relocating to Richmond and had a house built in Chesdin Landing in Chesterfield County. The timing never was quite right.'
Brandon Spikes calls time with Patriots Ď4 years a slaveí [1:53 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Tweeting from his verified account, Spikes said that he canít wait to face the Patriots twice a year and ďhand the #Patriots two big Lís.Ē'
Bills to face Steelers in 2nd week of preseason [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills will play at Pittsburgh in the second full week of the preseason. The game is expected to coincide with the teams' bid to practice together at the Steelers' training camp site in Latrobe, Pa.'
Latest Buffalo Bills Discussions:
|09/08||New England Patriots||1:00 pm|
|09/15||Carolina Panthers||1:00 pm|
|09/22||@ New York Jets||4:25 pm|
|09/29||Baltimore Ravens||1:00 pm|
|10/03||@ Cleveland Browns||8:25 pm|
|10/13||Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 pm|
|10/20||@ Miami Dolphins||1:00 pm|
|10/27||@ New Orleans Saints||1:00 pm|
|11/03||Kansas City Chiefs||1:00 pm|
|11/10||@ Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 pm|
|11/17||New York Jets||1:00 pm|
|12/01||Atlanta Falcons (Tor)||4:05 pm|
|12/08||@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 pm|
|12/15||@ Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 pm|
|12/22||Miami Dolphins||1:00 pm|
|12/29||@ New England Patriots||1:00 pm|