High-flyin’ Rex Ryan will team up with Army parachutists at air show [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The news release from the Air Force Reserve’s 914th Airlift Wing did not explain why Ryan decided to jump from an airplane, which, veterans of the practice can tell you, is even scarier than the Bills’ quarterback depth chart. NFL head coaches don’t routinely jump out of airplanes, and it’s difficult to imagine a coaching legend such as Bill Belichick doing so.'
Bills assistant doesn't need to come back [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Then again, if I’m the Bills, I’d elect to turn Kromer’s indefinite paid vacation into a permanent firing with the appropriate parting gifts and avoid this public relations mess all together. Hey, he’s an offensive line coach, not an All-Pro quarterback or defensive end.'
Buffalo Bills place OL coach Aaron Kromer on indefinite paid administrative leave following arrest [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'While Kromer is suspended, assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson is the next man up to fill his spot. The Bills open training camp on July 31 at St. John Fisher College.'
Bills coach Rex Ryan will jump from plane with Army's parachute team [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The two-day show, which takes place at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Stations, begins Saturday and is open to the public. The show is the first of its kind at the base since 2011, when an estimated 150,000 came to witness the performances.'
Buffalo Bills' Duke Williams denies hitting on porn star Mia Khalifa [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Beirut-born adult film star, a Florida State University student who was recently named the most popular performer on PornHub, shared the conversation and warned her 660,000 followers that "Trespassers in my DM's will be shot and hung out to dry in public." She similarly called out the rapper Drake in January for sending her "cringeworthy" messages on Instagram.'
Bright offseason turns dark for Buffalo [1:52 AM]
Salamanca Press reports: 'The ‘One Buffalo’ teams each have a prominent employee —a Sabres player and Bills assistant coach — facing charges for crimes of stupidity.'
Rex Ryan brings swagger in latest Buffalo makeover [1:51 AM]
USA Today reports: '"I know it's been 15 years since the Bills made the playoffs," Ryan said. "Well get ready, man, we're going. We are going."'
Bills offensive line coach Kromer put on leave amid arrest [1:50 AM]
AP reports: 'An arrest report released this week says the boy told deputies that Kromer threatened to kill his family if he reported the incident.'
Buffalo Bills coach plans tandem parachute jump at air show [1:49 AM]
AP reports: 'The Golden Knights have been around for more than 55 years. The team is one of three authorized Department of Defense aerial demonstration teams. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels are the others.'
Bills OL coach Kromer placed on indefinite leave [1:48 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The 15-year NFL coach was hired by the Bills in January after spending the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears.'
Bills put OL coach Kromer on paid leave [1:47 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'In a statement issued Sunday, the Walton County Sheriff's office said Kromer and son Zachary were fishing on Saturday when they confronted three boys over beach chairs. Kromer is alleged to have hit one of the boys in the face after throwing a fishing pole into the water. According to the sheriff's report, Kromer then threatened to kill the boy's family if he reported the incident to authorities.'
Making the Leap, No. 4: Bills WR Sammy Watkins [1:46 AM]
NFL.com reports: 'The question isn't whether Watkins will produce. It's whether he will emerge as one of the best at his position, ultimately proving worthy of the exorbitant price the Bills paid to trade up for him.'
Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer placed on indefinite paid administrative leave [1:45 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We have been in regular discussions with the league office and have decided to place Aaron on indefinite paid administrative leave in accordance with the league’s Personal Conduct Policy while we continue to work our way through the investigative process with the league.”'
5 things that will most affect the QB competition [1:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Tyrod Taylor also showed a willingness to take risks in the spring practices as he was the most frequent deep ball passer in the three-man competition. Matt Cassel appeared to be more calculated in his risk taking through the course of the spring.'
Bills will weigh facts before any decision on Kromer [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'At some point, the Bills have a football decision to make with training camp two weeks away. Early signs point to the team letting the legal process play out and remaining as diligent as possible. The Bills do have an assistant offensive line coach on staff in Kurt Anderson, a 37-year-old highly regarded in coaching circles. Their primary offensive line coach from last year, Pat Morris, is also still available.'
Kromer not worth keeping around [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'No matter how the case unfolds, he should be sent on his way for first-degree stupidity and aggravated embarrassment. The Bills don’t need this hassle with training camp around the corner, enough headaches on their roster and so much optimism going into their first full season under new ownership.'
New details released in NFL coach’s battery case [1:57 AM]
Northwest Florida Daily News reports: 'Walton County Sheriff’s Office public affairs coordinator Corey Dobridnia said Monday during a press conference at the Sheriff’s Office that the boy punched allegedly had “some swelling and some bruising” to the left side of his face when deputies responded to a battery complaint.'
Deputies: Bills coach Kromer punched boy in beach dispute [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Walton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Corey Dobridnia said Monday that the investigation was not closed. Authorities said earlier that additional charges were possible.'
Anderson, Roman best options if Bills replace Kromer [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'So, if it gets to the point the Bills have to replace Kromer, the best two options would be to promote assistant OL coach Kurt Anderson or having Roman coach the position, even as the offensive coordinator.'
Which position will Corey Graham play in 2015? [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We’ve been talking about all offseason so it’s nothing new,” Graham said two months ago. “Yesterday we pretty much made a decision that I was going to focus on it a little bit. So I’m preparing myself for training camp so I’ll be ready. I’ll learn as much as I possibly can and we’ll see how it goes.”'
Bills’ line coach faces battery charge in dispute [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In a statement released by the Walton County County Sheriff's Office, authorities initially responded to a residence at Inlet Beach in reference to the battery claim. The caller stated that Kromer and Kromer's son confronted three boys over the use of beach chairs at the beach. That's when the accuser said that Kromer grabbed their fishing pole and "threw the pole into the water and then pushed one of the boys to the ground and punched him in the face."'
Buffalo Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer charged with battery for physical altercation with a minor [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'According to the Walton County Sheriff's Department, Kromer was charged with misdemeanor battery. He avoided a felony charge because the bodily harm was not great enough for a felony. Kromer was arrested at 1:39 a.m. and released at 3:10 a.m.'
NFL coach Kromer arrested for battery in Walton County [1:57 AM]
Northwest Florida Daily News reports: 'Kromer, an offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills, received a misdemeanor battery charge for an incident in Inlet Beach. Additional charges might be filed Monday after the sheriff's office executive staff reviews the case.'
Former Bears OC Aaron Kromer arrested, charged with battery [1:56 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: 'Kromer, now the offensive line coach for the Bills, could face stern discipline from the league. The NFL's personal conduct policy was updated and amended in December with an intent to take a stronger stance against employees who are involved in incidents of violence.'
Ex-Bears coach Aaron Kromer charged with battery in beach-chair brouhaha [1:55 AM]
Chicago Sun Times reports: 'How the Bills, and the NFL, deal with allegations against Kromer will be telling.'
Buffalo Bills offensive line coach shoved neighbor's son to ground, punched him in the face [1:54 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'He was mired in controversy last year when he admitted he was the anonymous source behind an NFL Network report criticizing the team’s franchise quarterback Jay Cutler. The report indicated the team had a case of “buyer’s remorse” regarding the quarterback and that he “absolutely killed” the team’s offense.'
Bills coach punches minor, threatens to kill family [1:53 AM]
New York Post reports: 'The 48-year-old Kromer, a Rex Ryan hire after the Bears gave him the ax, confronted three boys who were fishing on a beach in Walton County, Fla., over a hazy disagreement about the use of beach chairs, according to police.'
Bills coach Aaron Kromer slugged juvenile and made death threats, police say [1:52 AM]
Newark Star-Ledger reports: 'When they arrived deputies spoke to the caller and learned three boys had been fishing on the beach when the suspect, later identified as Buffalo Bills Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer, and the suspect's son confronted them over the use of beach chairs left by a beach access.'
Bills OL coach Kromer arrested in Florida for battery [1:51 AM]
AP reports: 'In a written statement, the Bills said, "We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering the facts."'
Bills OL coach Kromer arrested on battery charge [1:50 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Walton County Sheriff's Office said Sunday it received a call in reference to a battery at Inlet Beach on Saturday night. Deputies who responded were told that three boys had been fishing on the beach when they were confronted by Kromer and his son over the use of beach chairs left near a beach access.'
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