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.'
Bills' Mike Gillislee gives back to DeLand with youth football camp [1:56 AM]
Daytona Beach News Journal reports: '“It's great to be back in DeLand and giving back to the youth, kids who look up to guys like me,” Gillislee said. “I just wish the best for all the kids that came out today and just hope I continue hearing good things about some of the names and some of the people I knew out here."'
Bills offseason report: Rex Ryan a bit tempered, but expectations are not [1:55 AM]
USA Today reports: '"I've changed a lot," Ryan said of his first season with the Bills. "I went back to knowing that, you know what, I'm a guy that believes in myself a great deal, and I believe in the guys that are around me. But the way that I grew up, my way of playing defense, in my opinion, is the best way. And I think more than ever, it showed me that, and I'm not blaming anything else.'
Do the Bills have sustainable defensive depth? [1:54 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'By now we know full well about the strength of the team in the starters. Even without the likes of Mario Williams, the Bills are still have a talented enough group of first-team players, and in my opinion, they can be good enough to help the organization compete for a playoff spot. That is, if no one really gets hurt.'
Training camp preview: Rex Ryan pushing Bills [1:53 AM]
NFL.com reports: ' For the first time, Rex Ryan enters a season in Buffalo with a presumptive -- and productive -- starting quarterback boasting NFL experience.'
Bills individual game tickets go on sale July 19 [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Based on previous sales to season-ticket holders and group sales, individual tickets may not be available for all games.'
Should Stephon Gilmore hold out? LeSean McCoy's health and who might back him up [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If he did hold out, the Bills could fine him up to $30,000 a day. That's a situation neither side would want to reach. Gilmore's teammates will certainly be watching to see how one of the team's best players is treated, but recent evidence suggests owners Terry and Kim Pegula take care of their own. Running back LeSean McCoy, left guard Richie Incognito, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and left tackle Cordy Glenn have all gotten big-money extensions recently. That shows the front office is committed to rewarding those who perform well.'
Bills Announce Individual Game Tickets [1:57 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Buffalo Bills announced this afternoon that individual game tickets for the 2016 season will go on sale starting Tuesday, July 19th at 9am eastern.'
Who steps up as Bills No. 3 wide receiver? [1:56 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The veterans include players like Leonard Hankerson, Greg Little, Jarrett Boykin, Greg Salas, Marcus Easley, and Marquise Goodwin. Among the young prospects, the Bills have Dez Lewis, Kolby Listenbee, Gary Chambers, and Davonte Allen.'
Can Aaron Williams return to form? [1:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It just felt great to be on the field,” Williams told Buffalobills.com. “To put those cleats on and put that helmet on and running around. Doing what I love to do for a living is amazing. The words can’t describe what it’s like to be out there. Making plays is what I want to do. It’s my job. It’s what I’m supposed to do. Being able to play another year I’m just enjoying the experience.”'
5 defensive playmakers to watch [1:59 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'As of late, the talks surrounding Gilmore are not of his play but of his contract. Let’s not forget that he is a top tier cornerback. Last year despite all the growing pains Buffalo had converting defensive schemes, the 25-year-old padded his stats. With 18 pass defenses, three interceptions and 36 tackles, Gilmore could be even better in a pure Rex Ryan system.'
5 players who would be coveted the most [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'One way to determine the quality of your roster is to look at the players other teams wouldn't hesitate to acquire if they were available.'
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