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Buffalo Bills News - July 31, 2014

Marker Jackson will be a 10-year Bill with contract extension [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That’s why signing this extension is so special,” he said. “It gives me that opportunity. I’m one step closer to being able to finish my career in Buffalo. That’s what I always wanted to do.”'

Marker Dropped charge from 2013 leads to Bradham’s suspension [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“My whole thing is to stay positive, man,” Bradham said. “It’s something that followed me from last year, a decision I made. I regret it. I made a mistake. I apologized to my teammates. I’m sorry that we gotta go through this again. Hopefully, I just get past it and come out Game Two ready. I’m going to just keep working every day out here in training camp and getting better.”'

Marker Carpenter on target [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Kicker Dan Carpenter continued his outstanding training camp by making 7 of 8 field-goal tries, including a 49-yarder.'

Marker Many factors at play in calculating bids for Bills [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It may be because the price tag of a professional sports team sometimes just doesn’t matter to billionaire bidders.'

Marker In chase for the Bills, Terry Pegula is the quiet bidder who will refuse to lose [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Nearly every major variable in this equation leans toward Pegula in his quest to become an NFL owner. He’s prepared to pay considerably more than the small-market franchise is worth, which should satisfy Ralph Wilson’s estate. Plus, he has close ties to the community and will keep the team in Buffalo.'

Marker NFL suspends Bills' Nigel Bradham for one game [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I regret it and I apologized to my teammates. I'm sorry we have to through it — again."'

Marker MacPherson aims to prove he's worthy of Bills [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"You know what you're projected at — I was a seventh-round/free-agent guy — so I knew what to expect," he said. "I'd say the disappointing thing was when I didn't get many calls (for camp invitations) after the draft."'

Marker Jackson inks extension with Buffalo Bills [1:52 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: '“My wife has done a tremendous job supporting me, doing everything she can do to make sure I'm able to come out here and compete with these young bucks, so I'm excited about it,” he said. “I'm looking forward to the opportunity to continue to stay out here and play and obviously get this thing turned around. Hopefully we can do that sooner rather than later.”'

Marker Fred Jackson, the NFL's oldest running back, wants to play 3-4 more seasons [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I just love to play this game," Jackson said. "Usually when guys get to be my age they’re just about ready to kind of shut it down and not come out here and get beat up like we do at training camp, but I wake up every day and I love it."'

Marker Aaron Williams shows off dance moves during weather delay at Bills training camp [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Some players jumped on the stationary bikes to stay loose, but safety Aaron Williams instead decided to dance. He was kind enough to share his dance moves on Instagram.'

Marker Bills LB Nigel Bradham: One-game suspension from NFL 'shocking' and 'disappointing' [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Everything was dismissed, and I’m not in a substance abuse program or anything," Bradham said. "Since everything was dismissed it’s kind of shocking and kind of disappointing that it came back again."'

Marker EJ Manuel shows progress, and 5 observations from Bills training camp [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The last few practices have been steps forward for Manuel, who had a bit of a rough start to camp. While Manuel's play has been the focus of training camp, he wasn't the only noteworthy player on Wednesday.'

Marker Fred Jackson signs contract extension with Bills, reportedly a one-year deal [1:47 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Jackson is entering his ninth season in the league and has more than 5,000 yards rushing and over 2,000 yards receiving since joining the Bills.'

Marker Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham suspended one game [1:46 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"He's shown a very serious, professional attitude, he’s been into it. Even before a guy like Kiko Alonso get's hurt, now there's even more of an opportunity for a guy like Bradham. He's been very, very good mentally as far as picking the scheme up, he's good in coverage, and he's improving as a run defender also."'

Marker Bills RB C.J. Spiller not worried about contract, still looking for agent [1:45 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I haven't really thought about that," Spiller said. "Every year to me is a crucial year. Every year you get to play this game is crucial because you don't know when it will be your last. All that other stuff, it will handle itself."'

Marker Toronto group can't match Pegula's first bid on Bills: Sources [1:44 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Sources now tell QMI Agency the Toronto group cannot ultimately bid as high as the $1.3 billion Pegula is reported to have submitted in Tuesday's first round.'

Marker Reed thought his comments about Manziel and Bon Jovi were off the record [1:43 AM]
Allentown Morning Call reports: '"We were just talking and I didn't think he was going to put something like that in the magazine," Reed said as he played golf before his schedule intensifies leading into his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.'

Marker Forgotten teams like Buffalo need a jolt of Bon Jovi [1:42 AM]
Orlando Sentinel reports: 'Jon Bon Jovi. Does the name mean anything to you? How about Donald Trump? OK, how about Terry Pegula? They head the three groups that reportedly have bid for the Buffalo Bills. You remember the Bills, right? Probably not, which is why the NFL should award the franchise to Bon Jovi or Trump. Or both, then convince Al Gore and Dick Cheney to join the ownership group. That would make people notice the Bills, which very few Americans have since the O.J. trial.'

Marker First round of Buffalo Bills bids tops $1 billion [1:41 AM]
New York Post reports: 'The $1.1 billion sale of the Miami Dolphins in 2008 is the highest price ever paid for an NFL team.'

Marker Trump ready to sell casinos if he scores with $1B Bills bid [1:40 AM]
New York Post reports: 'Donald Trump will sell any remaining casino assets he owns if his $1 billion-plus bid emerges as the highest accepted offer for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, The Post has learned.'

Marker Hall of Fame profile: Buffalo Bills WR Andre Reed [1:39 AM]
Yahoo! Sports reports: 'Reed was something of a new breed of receiver, the long, sleek and fast deep threat that is commonplace in the game today but was far more rare a generation ago. In the Bills' offense, he not only ran down the field, but he also was able to take a short slant and go the distance and also was able to patrol in the middle of the field and do major yards-after-the-catch damage in space.'

Marker Fred Jackson signs 1-year contract extension [1:38 AM]
AP reports: 'Known for his physical running style, Jackson ran for 890 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 while dealing with two separate knee sprains. Jackson is expected to split carries with running back C.J. Spiller once again in 2014.'

Marker Bills' Bradham suspended 1 game by NFL [1:37 AM]
AP reports: 'Bradham, a fourth-round pick of the Bills in 2012, had 51 tackles in 2013. He remains eligible to participate in preseason practices and games.'

Marker Bills sign RB Jackson to extension [1:36 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Jackson's deal had been set to expire at the end of the upcoming season. The one-year extension he signed Wednesday is worth $2.6 million, according to'

Marker Marrone not pleased with early play of Bills offense [1:35 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I think so. There's a lot of progress, even when we've had 'not-so-good' days," he said. "I think we've still had areas where we got better. We can do some things passing the ball. Like I've said before, each day we just want to continue to grow as an offense. Our run game is always going to be a pick-up for us, but we want to be able to throw the ball downfield as well."'

Marker Bills sign RB Fred Jackson to extension [1:34 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Jackson, 33, is the oldest running back in the NFL and the Bills fortified the depth chart behind him and C.J. Spiller with the offseason additions of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. However, Jackson has remained productive, including a career-high nine rushing touchdowns last season to go along with 1,277 all-purpose yards - the third-best mark of his career.'

Marker Bills' Bradham suspended one game [1:33 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The suspension most likely arises from Bradham's August 2013 arrest for marijuana possession.'

Marker Bills training camp observations: Day 9 [1:33 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Lightning crashed a couple of times but eventually the weather lifted enough for the Bills to take the field in front of a plucky crowd of around 75 fans. Even though he threw an interception in team drills before the rain delay, the team’s young quarterback came back refreshed and ready for the rest of practice.'

Marker Jackson wants to end it as a Bill [1:32 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'I have to admit, it really is amazing that Jackson still has the zest for the game after so many years. He started with the Bills is 2007 getting just 58 carries. Last year, he had a career high nine touchdowns. You won’t find too many runningbacks in the NFL that make it to 33. Jackson said, “I just love to play this game. I think usually when guys get my age, they’re ready to shut it down and not come out here and get beat-up like we do here in training camp, but I wake up every day and I love it. I have an opportunity to play for a team like the Buffalo Bills and I try to take advantage of that whenever I can. The number one thing that keeps me motivated is the love for this game and I don’t want that to end anytime soon.”'

Marker NFL suspends Bills Bradham for 1 game [1:31 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'For the second straight year, Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Nigel Bradham is his own worst enemy.'

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