Bills 2015 Schedule Released [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills have two prime time games in 2015, both on the road and both in November. The Bills will meet the Jets in New York Thursday November 12th at 8:25PM and face the Patriots in New England for Monday Night football November 23rd.'
2015 Buffalo Bills schedule released [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo will open its 2015 regular season schedule with back-to-back home games against the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots.'
Sammy Watkins ready to 'dominate' in new-look Bills' offense [2:16 PM]
Anderson Independent Mail reports: '“You have so many fast guys and playmakers on the field at the same time. The biggest thing is we’ve got to get the chemistry We’ve got to come together as a team. That starts off with offseason training. Starts now. We’re all cool and joke around and (in) training camp we’ll show off.”'
Bills set for NFL draft ... less a No. 1 [2:15 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“For us, as personnel people, it’s more exciting because when you’re picking in the Top 10, which we have recently, it’s pretty easy, because those types of players, anybody can see,” he said. “When you don’t have that Top 10 pick and you’re picking late, or even in the second round, it puts the onus on us as scouts to prove our wares. So our scouting staff has been really excited since the start of the fall scouting process."'
Whaley: Bills will guard against ‘over-drafting’ a quarterback [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Definite possibility,” Whaley said. “I don’t like to corner myself into something by saying, ‘We have to do this,’ because that limits your possibilities and it kind of curtails some other options that you may shut yourself out of by saying that. But it’s definitely something, between quarterbacks and cornerbacks, because it’s a pass-heavy league, that we would lean heavily to considering every year.”'
Ryan has captures hearts and minds of fans [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The real genius in Rex, however, is that he’s single-handedly removing the pressure from the rest of the organization and placing it on himself. He insists that you watch him because it means peeling your eyes away from the three-headed elephant in the room known as the quarterback position.'
Bills will learn 2015 schedule dates Tuesday night [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The last non-Thursday night prime time game the Bills played was the their 2009 season opener at the Patriots on Monday night.'
Bills' GM Whaley isn't expecting many trade opportunities [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"Our whole philosophy in acquiring players is getting the best players out there that can help get us to a championship level," Whaley said. "With what we did in free agency, we feel very comfortable with the pieces of the puzzle we have in place."'
2015 NFL Draft: Doug Whaley says Buffalo Bills are more likely to trade down than up [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"We're going to set up our board where we'll put a demarcation line where if we see guys fall, and we think we have a chance to go up and get one, we would consider (a trade)," Whaley said Monday during the Bills' annual draft luncheon. "You never know when that phone rings what can happen. But I'll tell you right now, with the lack of ammunition, I would highly, highly doubt that we (trade)."'
Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley discusses EJ Manuel progress and 2015 NFL Draft quarterback class [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Well, the way we looked at it is, we don't have a proven franchise quarterback, that's obvious," Whaley said. "But what we wanted to do is be perfect everywhere else, where that guy doesn't have to put the game on his shoulders and be the man."'
Former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy to sign autographs at Destiny USA on Sunday [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Levy will be signing at My Favorite Sports Store from noon to 1:30 p.m on April 26 and will charge $25 per signature. The cost includes on inscription. Fans can also take a photo with Levy for $5.'
Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley wouldn't mind if NFL Draft was right after the scouting combine [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Yes," Whaley said. "No doubt about it. No doubt about it. I feel sorry for you guys. You have to come up with different pieces every day. It's just overkill. At least they moved it a week up compared to last year when we had another week. To tell you the truth, we would like the draft right after the (NFL Scouting) combine. We'd be fine with that."'
2015 NFL schedule release: Which Buffalo Bills games will be televised in 'prime time?' [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Before we take a guess which games make it to a nationwide audience before the 2015 NFL schedule is revealed on Tuesday, let's review what we know about the Bills' schedule.'
Bills TE MarQueis Gray among hundreds who attended girl's birthday after her friends didn' [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: ' Gray was among those who made a surprise appearance, along with Minnesota Vikings receiver Charles Johnson.'
Rex Ryan continues to take shots at Jets; Buffalo Bills host two more prospects [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'That's the thing about the Buffalo Bills' head coach. He'll never truly say "all he needs to say." He always has another joke, another proclamation, another guarantee.'
Buffalo Bills should draft QB with team’s first pick [1:48 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '“We feel comfortable that we can come into this draft,” Whaley said, “and look at (the Bills’ players ranking) board and whoever is the name at the top, we can pick and be comfortable with.”'
Quarterback was a big topic at the Bills' Draft Luncheon [1:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Manuel has been criticized for his accuracy since playing at Florida State. Bills Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos said there’s only so much a quarterback can do, “I think you have to factor it in. It’s another measuring tool but you still want to go back to the tape. That’s who they are and quarterbacks especially get so scrutinized on mechanics, and they work so hard on that with their quarterback gurus now, but at the end of the day, if you can shoot a basketball, you can shoot. If you can throw a football, you can throw."'
State of Bills roster will make it tougher for rookies to make team [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“We’re hoping those guys can come in and compete and take a spot. But if not, we want to make sure we have enough interest and they have enough skill set that we can have them on the practice squad and we can keep them on campus and keep them in our program. So what we want to do is have them next year make that next step. And make the roster next year and contribute, and the year after that compete for a starting job. And that’s how you can consistently compete without having the ups and downs because you’ll have guys in your program and they know what’s expected of them on and off the field and especially in the classroom.”'
5 things to take from the Bills pre-draft press conference [1:45 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“When you’re picking in the top 10, which we’ve had recently, it’s pretty easy because anybody can see those type of players,” Whaley said. “When you don’t have that top 10 pick and you're picking late, it puts the onus on us as scouts to prove our wares. Our scouts have been really excited since the beginning of the process.”'
Bills in position to truly draft best on the board [1:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“The way our roster is constructed it makes our job a lot easier because when you have holes to fill, not only are you hoping for guys, but you’re pushing guys up (the board) because they look a lot better and you over grade guys,” Whaley told Buffalobills.com. “That’s why we set up the situation that we had last year and even this year where we can go in and grade people just based on their talent.”'
Bills’ top pick looks intriguing [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Here is The News’ third look at how the first round may play out, as well as the first two picks for the Bills...'
For Bills’ Roman, Buffalo’s offense looking potent [1:58 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Of the four QBs currently on the roster, he added, “They’re all going to have ample opportunity to get out there and practice. When we start evaluating then we’ll start to play around with things a little bit, who’s with the first team the one day, and the next day, and so forth.'
Clarence native Jason Rebrovich ‘thrilled’ to remain in Buffalo [1:57 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Coach MacNeill is my number one mentor,” said Rebrovich. “He’s helped me understand who I am as a coach. While at Cortland, I was truly able to gain a thorough understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. I became honest with myself, and was able to properly develop my coaching philosophy.”'
Palmer adds much experience to Bills’ staff [1:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'His aptly titled role, senior offensive assistant, is designed to allow coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Greg Roman, and the rest of the offensive staff to take advantage of all that he has done and seen in a variety of coaching capacities at the professional and collegiate levels.'
Reich wanted what’s best for Bills [1:13 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s hard to explain, but interviewing for the job, you want to get it,” Reich said Saturday, after hosting his 14th annual Call to Courage Award Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. “But when Rex got the job, I was like, ‘That’s the perfect hire.’ I really felt that was a great hire.”'
Bills have done well without first-round pick [1:12 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'All in all, the Bills' initial picks in drafts where they didn't have a first-rounder — Thomas, Beebe, Cowart, and Parrish — proved to be a mighty fine foursome. Now, it will be up to Doug Whaley, Rex Ryan, and the personnel and scouting staff to keep that streak alive by finding a gem when their turn finally comes up at No. 50 in the second round.'
Rex Ryan vs. Jets at MetLife in Week 1 would fit Bill for NFL [1:11 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'The league might want to save Ryan vs. the Jets for prime time one week later rather than placing it in the 1 p.m. slot on the opening weekend. The first meeting between Ryan and the Jets has to be at MetLife. It loses something if it opens way off-Broadway in Buffalo.'
Irritated Rex Ryan again takes shot at Jets' Jace Amaro [1:10 AM]
Newsday reports: '"It's not the truth. And that's the thing that I was saying. It's absolutely not the truth," Ryan said Saturday. "That kid's a little, you know, he's gonna get -- we'll see what happens. I just know it's not the truth, and for him or anybody else to pop off like that, I think it's absolutely a joke.'
Rex Ryan whacks Jets' Jace Amaro again: 'He's going to be accountable for his comment [1:09 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"I just know it's not the truth, and for him or anybody else to pop off like that, I think is absolutely a joke. Now, look, if David Harris would have said something, or D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Nick Mangold, or someone, I would be hurt by it. I would be absolutely devastated by it. But a kid like that? Nah. I know him, and that doesn't bother me one bit."'
Sammy Watkins has sights set high for 2nd NFL season [1:08 AM]
Charleston Post and Courier reports: '“We’ve just got to learn the offense,” Watkins said. “I don’t know who’s going to be the starter; all I can do is be on the same page as the QBs, whether it’s EJ, Matt Cassel or Tyrod Taylor. I’m going to be open when they throw the ball.”'
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