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Buffalo Bills News - June 15, 2016

Marker Former Bills player, now Orlando police officer, describes nightclub shooting [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Ingoglia, who joined the department 16 years ago, recalled the events of Sunday morning to the D&C. Ingoglia said he was home Sunday morning when he was told to head to the nightclub, arriving 90 minutes after the shootings began.'

Marker Gilmore grudgingly reports for Bills mandatory practices [1:50 AM]
AP reports: 'Last month, general manager Doug Whaley described talks as being "a complicated process," while cautioning the value of Gilmore's next contract as potentially handcuffing the team from addressing other positional needs. One of those spots is quarterback, with starter Tyrod Taylor also entering the final year of his contract.'

Marker Gilmore at Bills minicamp, but wants new contract [1:49 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"It's mandatory, that's why I came," said Gilmore, who is the only player on the team currently in a snit regarding his contract.'

Marker Bills' Rex Ryan says Jim Kelly 'knows I'm a hell of a coach' [1:48 AM]
ESPN reports: '"I think if you ask Jim, Jim knows I'm a hell of a coach and a good coach for this team and this community," Ryan said. "I think he would tell you that. I hope he would."'

Marker Gilmore non-committal on training camp without new deal in place [1:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'When asked about Norman’s deal, as well as the 5-year, $62.5million deal ($28.8M guaranteed) Janoris Jenkins signed with the New York Giants, Gilmore said, “those guys are great players. But I know what I can do. I know what I can do on an island. And make plays. So, when they got those deals, it helped the cornerback market out a lot. So I’m looking forward to it.”'

Marker Tuesday minicamp: Lewis, Gillislee impress; intensity continues [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'I had written during OTAs that there seemed to be more intensity on the field than usual for that sort of practice. Well, that continued, for the most part, Tuesday. There were no fights (as there was during one of the OTA sessions), but there seemed to be a much more serious approach to every drill and portion of practice, and got a bit chippy again at times. This was especially evident during the offensive line individual session. Players were going pretty hard, even against blocking sleds and hand pads, and it was quite a bit vocal, as well. This is the first time all rookies and all veterans have had to be together on the field, and all of them want to prove they belong or that the new guy isn’t taking his job.'

Marker Bills' Karlos Williams overweight, isn't 'anywhere close' [1:45 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"I'm close. Not far off, not far off," Williams said. "It’s going to require some work, some discipline in the meal room and that’s something I have to do, I’m a professional."'

Marker Potential training camp holdout? Bills' Gilmore: 'We'll see' [1:44 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'However, even though he was in attendance, it didn't mean he was going to be a full participant. Gilmore abstained from practice in any capacity on Tuesday, instead just watching from the sidelines as his teammates worked out. It's not an unprecedented action by a player locked in a contract squabble with his team.'

Marker 7 observations from Day 1 of 2016 Bills minicamp [1:43 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'On the flip side, the quarterbacks below Taylor on the depth chart haven’t been anywhere near the same level as the starter. Backup EJ Manuel continued to have problems hitting deep targets in stride, either overthrowing it by quite a bit, or under throwing it to the point where the receiver had to slow down — which then allowed the defensive back to get back into the play.'

Marker Gilmore resting on laurels... for now [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We’ll see,” he said. “I will compete whenever I get there. I’m going to work on my craft in training camp and carry that over into the season and have a great year and see what happens.”'

Marker Bills minicamp notes - Day 1 [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It definitely takes reps,” said Taylor. “It takes learning your receivers. Of course that’s what I had a chance to do during this offseason and the OTA periods. Just throw a bunch of balls to guys and understand what is comfortable to them, the ball they can adjust to and just learning your receiver. It’s my job to get the ball to them, but the better I know my receiver the better off I am.”'

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June 14, 2016

Marker Bills' Darby keeps eye on escalating CB contracts [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It’s going to best serve me because I’ve seen a lot my first year," he said. "I’m more comfortable with recognizing formations and just, communication-wise, with the vets and guys on the field, so the second year of being in the same defense will help me a lot."'

Marker Chris Martin, ex-Jet Leger Douzable among latest Bills signings [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The 6-foot-4, 284-pound Douzable began his NFL career in 2008, on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings. He was previously on the active rosters of the Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and New York Giants. He also had a practice-squad stint with the Detroit Lions.'

Marker Toe-dipping into analytics, Gilmore's return, Goodwin's focus [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Everyone around the NFL is watching the Browns' grand experiment closely. If it works, other teams will be inclined to give it a try. And if the Bills' playoff drought extends to 17 seasons, don't be shocked if they're among the clubs that join the movement.'

Marker Bills sign defensive end Douzable, offensive tackle Martin [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Douzable has seven seasons of NFL experience, including the previous three with the New York Jets. He is reunited with Rex Ryan, who took over as the Bills coach last year after spending six seasons coaching the Jets.'

Marker Bills offseason work concludes with three day minicamp this week [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Unofficially, seventeen players did not participate in the last Wednesday’s OTA session, the only one of the week open to the media.'

Marker Clay hoping to build off last season [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Any time you're on the field together where you can build chemistry, it's always good," Clay said. "You kind of had to switch game plans and switch your offense up a little bit whenever you got a guy [out]. You know like Shady [McCoy] goes down or Sammy [Watkins] goes down or Tyrod [Taylor], you have to switch your offense up a little bit. I feel like our guys did a real good job. You look at the last two games, we had a lot of guys out and they still went out there and played well. [We] definitely feel like we aren't far off, and we're looking forward to this year."'

Marker Goodwin gearing up for Olympic trials [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"I have to go through the trials like everyone else," Goodwin said to John Murphy on WGR on Monday night. "It's a two-day competition. We have prelims one day, and come back the next day for the finals. I'm very confident, and as long as I maintain health and stay focused on what I need to do, there's no doubt that I should make the team."'

Marker Bills Sign Offensive, Defensive Linemen [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'To make room on the roster, the Bills released defensive end Claudell Louis and tackle Keith Lumpkin.'

Marker Gilmore in Buffalo for minicamp, but new deal not expected 'any time soon' [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The 2012 first-round pick is headed into the last year of his rookie deal after the Bills exercised their fifth-year option, guaranteeing the 25-year old $11.082 million this season.'

Marker Bills add DE Douzable & OT Martin [1:50 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Martin joins the Bills after being a member on the Texans and Patriots practice squads throughout the 2014 season.'

Marker Bills hosting DL Leger Douzable on FA visit [1:49 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Having already played in a Rex Ryan defensive scheme for two seasons in New York, the Bills head coach surely would love the familiarity that Douzable would bring to the defensive line, even only for training camp.'

Marker Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 4 - OT Cordy Glenn [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Continuity hasn't been the strong suit of the Bills offensive line over the years, but now Glenn will have the same left guard lining up next to him, and a really good one at that in Richie Incognito. The team will likely depend on the ground game as they did for the 2015 season, and using Glenn to help pave the way will be one of the strengths of their attack. He's healthy, fully paid, and it doesn't appear anything is standing in the way of him having another dominant season.'

Marker Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 5 - CB Ronald Darby [1:47 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'As was the case last season, Darby will once again be the staring cornerback on one side of the field, and Stephon Gilmore will man the opposite side. With the Bills committing even more so to Rex Ryan's normal defensive scheme for the 2016 season, the pressure on Darby will only increase as the Bills try to send unique pressures and blitzes at opposing quarterbacks. He'll be entrusted to play press-man coverage for the majority of the season, and to give the front seven enough time to make their mark, and in total, to help the defense get back to their lofty status from the 2014 season.'

Marker Bills Top 20 Talents in 2016: No. 6 - EDGE Jerry Hughes [1:46 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Hughes' sack production in 2015 wasn't great, registering only five for the Bills last season, but he put much more pressure on the quarterback than that number would indicate. This year, Hughes is no longer shackled to one side of the field, as he has been for the majority of the last three seasons. Over that time, the Bills usually kept Williams on the left side (against the right tackle), with Hughes on the opposite side versus the left tackle. That is, until around the middle point of last season, when the Bills started using Hughes, not Mario, as their matchup problem versus below average offensive tackles.'

Marker 5 things to watch in Bills 2016 minicamp [1:45 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'With Cordy Glenn’s contract already done, and with Tyrod Taylor having already shown his commitment to being at all the practices during OTAs, the last of the big names with expiring contracts is cornerback Stephon Gilmore.'

Marker Bills sign DL Douzable, OT Martin [1:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Douzable, 30, has spent the last three seasons with the New York Jets, but was not re-signed by the AFC East rival as a free agent this spring. Two of his three seasons with New York were spent under Bills current head coach Rex Ryan and current defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.'

Marker Robey serving as mentor to Seymour [1:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I remember being at USC it was the same exact thing. He brought me under his wing,” Seymour told Buffalobills.com. “We’d sit together in the film room. I’d sit in there with my DBs coach and watch film too, but we’d spend time sitting together and Nickell would coach me up and walk me through stuff like my backpedal, my technique playing off and in press and all that. Once I found out I was going to be here I was thinking I’ve already got a guy here to lean on.”'

June 13, 2016

Marker Cardale Jones, Dezmin Lewis, Jerel Worthy worth tracking into minicamp [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He's a project. The question is how long will this project take for QB's coach David Lee to mold. Jones' No. 1 challenge right now isn't only connecting his footwork with his drops and his delivery, but simply relaying plays to teammates.'

June 12, 2016

Marker Bills defensive line moves on in 2016... Mario-less [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s all about working together,” Bryant said. “We have different things where we’ll stunt. Different guys will come over the top and you have to know how to read off of each other. When we play together, everybody’s going to make their plays.”'

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