Buffalo Bills re-sign wide receiver Brandon Tate [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In his first season with the Bills, Tate served as Buffalo's primary return man. Tate recorded 662 yards on 29 kick returns, a 22.8 yard per kick return average, with the Bills last season. His longest return went for 45 yards. He also had 26 punt returns that went for 301 yards. His punt return average of 11.6 yards was second in the AFC according to the team.'
2017 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills hosted Alabama OT Cam Robinson on pre-draft visit [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'He was arrested with a teammate with marijuana and a handgun in their car, however, Robinson was not charged. Still, NFL teams will likely be asking him about the incident leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft.'
2017 NFL Mock Draft: 7 rounds of Buffalo Bills predictions (version 3.0) [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Round 1, pick 10: Mike Williams, wide receiver, Clemson.'
After having 'had to humble' himself in Buffalo, EJ Manuel signs in Oakland to compete for [1:50 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '“It was very surprising,” said Manuel, who turned 27 on Sunday. “You know, obviously being 2-2 and after losing to Houston, coach Marrone made the change and it was something I never dealt with as a competitor, as an athlete. So, it was definitely one of those things that I had to humble myself and understand that this could happen to anybody, you know what I mean?'
Bills re-sign WR Brandon Tate [1:49 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Forced into duty at wide receiver last year due to injuries to others at the position, Tate caught 8 passes for 117 yards.'
Bills host OT Cam Robinson on pre-draft visit [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The fit for the Bills with Cam Robinson is fairly obvious. They have a gaping hole at right tackle at the moment and that's really the only weakness along an offensive line that seems like it will feature the run prominently once again in 2017.'
Bills keep return man Tate [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Tate originally signed with the Bills just prior to the start of the 2016 season and initially provided a boost to Buffalo’s return game. He finished 2016 ranked fifth in the league in punt return average (11.6) and seventh in kick return average (22.8).'
Bills Today: Groy pumped to be back with Bills [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I’d go into any of these other teams and I know I would be a starter,” Groy said. “Here (in Buffalo), on paper right now I’m not a starter. But of course you’re going to go in and try to start. I’m not going to go in and fight for a backup job. That’s not in my nature to do. I’m not going to fight to be second-best. Going to do what I can to push the guys ahead of me and make the team better.”'
Ducasse expects to learn plenty with Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"That got me excited, because a guy like me, my strength is the running game," Ducasse said. "I mean on the offensive line, in the NFL, you need to know how to pass block, too, but my greatest strength is the running game. So seeing this and the great running backs they have, good quarterback, it got me excited to come here because those guys all mean business.'
First & Goal: Catching up with Thurman Thomas [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“A lot of times when you have an athlete who enters into business, they are really just door openers,” Patti said. “Thurman has taken a very active role in learning the business and being very hands-on with what we do.”'
Buffalo Bills must reach playoffs for Tyrod Taylor to hit incentives (report) [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Taylor makes another $500,000 if the Bills make it to the divisional round of the playoffs in 2017. The total moves to $1 million with a berth in the AFC title game. The full $2 million becomes earned if the Bills make it to the Super Bowl. The same package of incentives applies to 2018."
Ranking the Bills current positional needs [1:56 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The team’s top corner, Stephon Gilmore, signed with the Patriots. They cut nickel man Nickell Robey-Coleman. Corey White is a free agent and yet to sign anywhere. Right now, the Bills currently have five players at the position: Ronald Darby, Kevon Seymour, Leonard Johnson, Charles Gaines, and Marcus Roberson.'
Bills agree to terms with WR Andre Holmes [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'This time, it's actually happening. The Buffalo Bills announced Saturday they have, in fact, come to terms on an agreement with free-agent wide receiver Andre Holmes.'
Bills' Hauschka found Seahawks' decision to let him go 'an interesting move' [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Stephen Hauschka doesn't feel comfortable discussing the subject. As with most NFL kickers, it's always best to try to keep negative occurrences as far in the past as possible. This one still stings, though. A lot.'
Hauschka had no kick over misspelled first name [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Although his Twitter handle is @StephenHauschka4, the name on the account still has his first name spelled incorrectly. The Bills also spelled his first name "Steven" on a bio sheet they distributed to reporters.'
NFL free agents see Buffalo Bills as great opportunity [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The majority of Buffalo’s signees are in their mid-20s with their best football ahead of them. Their contracts are kind on the salary cap. They had other offers.'
WR Andre Holmes indicates that he's signing with Buffalo Bills [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Holmes' production was limited last year with the Oakland Raiders. He finished the year with 126 yards receiving and three touchdowns on 14 receptions. Despite his limited production during the regular season, Holmes would go on to lead the Raiders in receiving yards (50) against the Houston Texans in their 27-14 playoff loss.'
Buffalo Bills reach deal to sign receiver Andre Holmes [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'Listed at 6-foot-5 and 208 pounds, Holmes was limited to 14 catches for 126 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games last season. His best year came in 2014, when he had 47 catches for a team-leading 693 yards and four touchdowns.'
Bills sign ex-Raiders WR Holmes [1:53 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'On Saturday, Holmes sent a thank you tweet to Raiders fans while also tweeting a shout-out to his new employer and its fans by writing: "What's up #BillsMafia"'
Bills agree to terms with receiver Andre Holmes [1:52 AM]
ESPN reports: 'His production has faded as the Raiders have improved, going from 47 catches for 693 yards and four touchdowns for a 3-13 team in 2014 to 14 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns for a 7-9 team in 2015 to 14 catches for 126 yards and three touchdowns for a 12-4 playoff team last season.'
Bills sign WR Andre Holmes [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The 6-5, 208-pound Holmes will be a legitimate red zone threat the Bills need, especially after losing 6-4 Justin Hunter to the Steelers earlier this week.'
Bills add WR Andre Holmes to the fold [1:50 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'It's hard to ignore his frame -- specifically in the red zone -- and the addition may be in response to losing out on athletic tight ends like Martellus Bennett and Jared Cook in free agency. That is likely where Holmes will make his biggest impact with the team.'
WR Andre Holmes agrees to terms with Bills [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'A size receiver at 6-4 and 210 pounds, Holmes is capable of winning jump ball battles and can make plays in the end zone. He’s expected to compete for a top four role in Buffalo’s receiving corps.'
Bills add three more free agents [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'From 2012 to 2015, the 5-foot-10, 221-pound Banyard spent time with the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings before returning to the Jaguars. For his career, he has 95 rushing yards and has caught 10 passes for 73 yards.'
Vic Carucci's Bills Mailbag: Won't be shocked if they trade down [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'However, if they end up keeping it, I can see them going for defense. New head coaches tend to put their mark on their first draft, and McDermott's is obviously rooted on that side of the ball.'
Report: Rex Ryan signs multi-year deal with ESPN [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Ryan was given a trial run during ESPN's pregame coverage of Super Bowl LI in Houston in February. An opportunity to join ESPN was known to have been available in January, 2015, before Ryan signed a five-year contract to coach the Bills.'
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor hurt most by roster reshuffling, says NFL.com [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Tyrod no longer has to worry about general manager Doug Whaley's favorite draft pick, EJ Manuel, taking his job. That's the good news. The bad news? His No. 2 receiver right now is ... Walt Powell? Losing Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin wouldn't hurt most teams that much, but any receiver group led by an injury-prone No. 1 wideout like Sammy Watkins needs depth. The Bills are still looking for two receivers in free agency and the draft to play starter-worthy snaps as offensive coordinator Rick Dennison builds a new offense."'
Buffalo Bills sign CB Leonard Johnson, 2 other free agents [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Banyard is a depth signing at running back, where the Bills already have a deep stable of backs. The Bills will be Banyard's fourth team since he came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012. The 28-year old running back has 168 total yards from scrimmage in his career.'
Former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan signs multi-year deal with ESPN (report) [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Ryan was always better at talking than he was at coaching, so television should be a good fit for him. After the Bills fired him in December, Ryan said he wouldn't return to the sideline for a defensive coordinator job, and no teams were interested in taking a shot on him as a head coach.'
ESPN signs ex-Jets, Bills coach Rex Ryan to multi-year deal to be on Sunday NFL Countdown [1:53 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Ryan, who still has about $16.5 million owed to him on the final three years of his Buffalo contract, could carve out a long-time role in television if he wants. TV executives were vying for his services after the Jets fired him after the 2014 season.'
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