LB Zach Brown to visit with Bills [1:49 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Brown, 27, led the Bills last season with 149 combined tackles, and finished with the second most tackles in the league. Brown also finished the season with four sacks, four passes defended, an interception and an invitation to his first career Pro Bowl.'
A reunion in the works? Bills having LB Zach Brown in for a visit [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'According to a league source, Brown will visit with the Bills on Wednesday, and it comes after the linebacker fired his prior agency representation.'
Bills Today: Tate feels great to be back with the Bills [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Oh man it is a blessing to be where I am at,” said Tate. “Just hard work, dedication and one day at a time. Tradition man I am going to try get a couple touchdowns out there for the Bills fans and give them something to cheer about.”'
Bills bring back wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Tate [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's a blessing to be where I am, but it's not where I want to be," he said. "I'm going to try to get a couple touchdowns on there for the Bills fans, and give them something to cheer about."'
Linebacker updates: Keenan Robinson visits Bills; Zach Brown visits Dolphins [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Robinson, 27, played in all 16 games last season fro the New York Giants, making six starts. He finished with 83 tackles and seven passes defensed. Robinson's specialty is in pass coverage. The analytics website Pro Football Focus gave him a 76.5 coverage grade, which ranked 33rd among all linebackers. His run-coverage grade, however, was just 38.0, which dropped his overall grade to 43.4, which ranked 78th among all linebackers.'
EJ Manuel signs with Raiders; Bills have nothing* left to show from '13 draft [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If there is a saving grace for the 2013 class, it's that Alonso turned into running back LeSean McCoy. The Bills traded the linebacker to Philadelphia before the 2015 season, and McCoy has been Buffalo's best offensive player the past two years, racking up 2,162 rushing yards, 82 catches for 648 receiving yards and 19 total touchdowns over the past two years. That explains the asterisk when saying the 2013 class has nothing left to show for it.'
Bucky Gleason's Power Take: VCU hoops star belongs on Bills' radar [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'This dude is a beast with all the qualities you see in NFL tight ends: agility, speed, great hands, leaping ability and a very strong base. Given his size and athleticism, he would be a mismatch for most linebackers and defensive backs.'
Former Buffalo Bills LB Zach Brown begins visit with Miami Dolphins [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Brown joined the Bills in 2016 on a one-year, $1.25 million contract. He was originally signed as depth by the team, but moved into the starting lineup after 2016 second round pick Reggie Ragland tore his ACL.'
Buffalo Bills host linebacker Keenan Robinson on free agent visit (report) [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Robinson appeared in 16 games with the Giants and recorded six starts. In New York, Robinson was primarily used as a nickel linebacker. In addition to recording 83 tackles, Robinson also had seven passes defensed with the Giants.'
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.'
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