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Buffalo Bills News - May 7, 2015

Marker Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy says Eagles coach Chip Kelly got rid of 'all the good black playe [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"The relationship was never really great," McCoy told ESPN. "I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that's the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth. There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones -- like that."'

Marker LeSean McCoy says Chip Kelly doesn't respect stars [1:47 AM]
Philadelphia Inquirer reports: 'McCoy said that he has no animosity toward Kelly and that he intends to call his former coach soon. He understands the NFL is a business, but he said he felt disrespected with how the trade went down without his prior knowledge.'

Marker LeSean McCoy shows why he's an ex-Eagle [1:46 AM]
Philadelphia Daily News reports: 'It seems more likely, given all we know about Kelly and all we have heard from McCoy since his departure, that the coach got rid of all of the players who viewed themselves as bigger than the system he was selling.'

Marker LeSean McCoy wrong about Chip Kelly [1:45 AM]
Philadelphia Daily News reports: 'Those inclined to agree with McCoy are so entrenched in a mindset of racial bias that even the most logical argument against McCoy will not register with them.'

Marker LeSean McCoy echoes Stephen A. sentiment in magazine interview [1:44 AM]
CSN Philadelphia reports: '“Other players have talked about it,” he added. “But that's one of the things where you don't even care no more. I'm on a new team, ready to play. So it's nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn't know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: 'C'mon. DeSean Jackson?' So it is what it is.”'

Marker Ryan won't 'muzzle' Bills after McCoy questions Chip Kelly [1:43 AM]
AP reports: '"I'd rather just be ourselves," Ryan said following the team's voluntary conditioning session Wednesday. "I think the players are more comfortable doing that. I know I'm more comfortable doing that. And I think that's the way it is. I think you'll get a real feel for who we are."'

Marker Race-based criticism of Kelly is off the mark [1:42 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Like it or not the only real narrative here is that Chip Kelly is football 24-7. He's not trying or even thinking about improving race relations in this country. He is only attempting to make the Philadelphia Eagles a championship contender and while many (including yours truly) believe he's made some very poor personnel decisions, none of them have been based on the color of people's skin.'

Marker Bills' McCoy says Kelly ran off 'all the good black players' [1:41 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"To be honest, I didn't want to come," McCoy said. "I really didn't. I was so angry at first. You take a guy who's made his whole name and career in Philadelphia and move him. I didn't know anything about Buffalo, so I didn't want to go. But when you sit back and you really analyze just the good things here, it makes a lot of things better."'

Marker LeSean McCoy: 'I'm gonna show them' with Bills [1:40 AM]
ESPN reports: 'You've had three practices with Rex at the helm. What is his personality like on the field? Laid back. He wants the guys to have fun. It's work, but enjoy it. His approach is how a player approaches it. It's no surprise, because in his family, football is everything. You can just see that in the way he runs everything.'

Marker Bills' Ryan was pretty mum on Collins [1:39 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Look at it whatever way you want, but as Ozzie Newsome told me before, he used to say this and he goes if he needed someone to recruit to get him in to heaven, than I would be the guy that he would choose. He has someone else that he would stay there with, but recruiting is a part of it. I’ve done it in the past. Sometimes you get locked in with an undrafted free agent and you’re going head to head with somebody, so I still think you do that even if there is free agents that you get on your own roster that there is still a little bit of that recruiting that goes on.”'

Marker Corey Graham learns about life after football [1:38 AM] reports: '“It was above and beyond anything I have expected,” Graham recalled in an interview during The John Murphy Show. “It was so informative, you learn so much about the aspect of franchises and different businesses along with how you go about owning a business and what it takes. It was long days, but I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to own their own business.”'

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May 6, 2015

Marker Manuel, Watkins sign up for LeSean McCoy softball event [1:59 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Manuel and Watkins were among several Buffalo Bills players to commit to playing in new teammate LeSean McCoy's celebrity softball event on June 13.'

Marker Syracuse running back Prince-Tyson Gulley will attend rookie mini-camp with Buffalo Bills [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Gulley's presence with the Bills makes nine Syracuse players that will get at least a look from an NFL franchise either in mini-camps or training camps.'

Marker What are the Buffalo Bills' chances of landing La'el Collins? [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'But what are the Bills' chances of signing Collins? If he's cleared of any wrongdoing, it's safe to say every NFL team will have some level of interest in the former Tiger. The Bills have a couple of things working in their favor. The first is Rex Ryan. His recruiting skills have been top notch this offseason. The Bills also have an opportunity for Collins to possibly come in and play immediately. There's a cap on what he can make as an undrafted free agent, but money shouldn't be an issue with Buffalo's new ownership, either.'

May 5, 2015

Marker Brown brings maturity to his job [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s fun. I’m a 22-year-old guy telling these old guys what do,” Brown said after a recent minicamp presence. “That’s something I had to learn back in college. They taught me how to be more assertive and just have that presence about myself. I’m starting to get with the flow here.”'

Marker Carrington returns to Bills [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Given that the Bills will run a defensive scheme in 2015 under Rex Ryan that bares some similarities to the one in 2013, reuniting with Carrington makes sense. He will likely play a similar role to the one he held in 2013 - primarily being counted on to stop the run. He joins Stefan Charles and Corbin Bryant in providing depth along the defensive line.'

Marker Reports: Bills coach Rex Ryan dining with La'el Collins in Louisiana [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Collins was expected to be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft last week, even going to Chicago for the event. But he was passed over entirely after his name surfaced in a murder investigation. Baton Rouge homicide detectives wanted to talk to Collins about the death of 29-year-old Brittney Mills, who was pregnant at the time of her death April 24. The baby, Breton, was born, but died May 1.'

Marker Undrafted LSU OT La'el Collins reportedly meeting with Buffalo Bills [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Right now we haven't thought about it," Whaley said. "We still want that process to continue out. I know from what I understand he's got something on Monday, so I think we would reserve judgment until we get some more information. It's too cloudy at this time."'

Marker Buffalo Bills bring back former DL Alex Carrington [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Carrington was active for just eight games during the 2014 season. He played in only 191 snaps with the Rams and recorded one tackle.'

Marker Former Syracuse safety Darius Kelly will attend Buffalo Bills mini-camp [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I was excited to get an opportunity to get back on the field," Kelly said. "Especially since there's still a little SU connection, with the weightlifting coach (Hal Luther) and (defensive backs coach) Coach (Donnie) Henderson, who recruited me to Syracuse."'

Marker La'el Collins meets with police; now making moves to get his football career back on track [1:53 AM]
Baton Rouge Advocate reports: 'Collins, now an undrafted free agent, had meetings scheduled with officials from the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins for Monday night and Tuesday morning, a source close to Collins told The Advocate. Collins has received interest from “almost every” NFL team over the past few days and will likely meet with several teams over the next few days, the source said.'

Marker Bills sign free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'The signing gives the Bills added depth and experience on the defensive line as the team transitions to a 3-4 scheme under coach Rex Ryan. The Bills did not select any defensive linemen in the draft.'

Marker Bills sign DL Carrington [1:51 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Carrington has 53 tackles, 4.0 sacks and 14 tackles for loss in five NFL seasons, but he had just one tackle in eight games in 2014. His four blocked kicks during the 2012 season still stands as a Bills single-season team record.'

Marker Rex Ryan meets with La'el Collins in Baton Rouge [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: ' has reported that the Dolphins and Cowboys are also interested in Collins, who many believed would be drafted in the first-round before news of the investigation. He can now sign a three-year contract with any team. Since Collins went undrafted, he cannot re-enter the 2016 draft.'

Marker Bills sign 13 undrafted free agents [1:49 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The 2015 drafted and undrafted Bills rookie class will be on the field for the first time when the team holds a rookie minicamp this coming Friday through Sunday.'

Marker Bills sign DL Alex Carrington [1:48 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Carrington signed a one-year free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams last offseason where he played in eight games and registered one tackle.'

Marker It was a low key Bills draft [1:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills might also feel they have a "let's see if this kid has anything" quarterback on the roster already in Tyrod Taylor. With just 14 pro starts, we can probably still put EJ Manuel in that category too.'

Marker Bills agree to terms with 13 undrafted free agents [1:46 AM] reports: 'The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has agreed to terms with 13 undrafted free agents.'

Marker DL Alex Carrington re-signs with Buffalo [1:45 AM] reports: 'Carrington was a special teams force during his first stint with the Bills, blocking six kicks (four field goals, two extra point attempts). His four blocked kicks during the 2012 season (three field goals, one extra point attempt) still stands as a team-record. In addition to his kick blocking prowess, Carrington has recorded 53 tackles, four sacks and 14 tackles for loss during his five NFL seasons.'

May 4, 2015

Marker Whaley not too clear on Bills’ odd draft picks [3:08 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'When asked if he was concerned about the public perception of the Bills with the addition of the likes of Incognito, Karlos Williams and Darby, Whaley said, “The optics of it: we’ll let you guys debate that. But for us, the support system we have in place not only in the locker room, but the options we have outside that we provide as an organization and the lack of any incidents that have occurred here since people have joined the Buffalo Bills ... We’re pretty excited and happy that we can foster an environment to make sure things like that are not a topic once they get to Buffalo.”'

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