Bills OC Greg Roman reveling in revamped offense [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"Our front office did a tremendous job," Roman said. "We kind of presented a vision of how we wanted to look and be. It's a totally new beginning here, they understand that, and they took what we communicated to them and went out to find those pieces."'
Can QB coach David Lee improve the Bills' quarterback situation? [1:57 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“His mindset right now is: I'm ready to come in here and run," Lee said. "My first conversation with him was, 'EJ, when I looked at you coming out, the Florida game, you beat them three times with your legs against a fast secondary.' I said to get those chains off and get running."'
Manuel happy about clean slate [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That’s all I want for myself,” Manuel said. “I just want to be able to compete, let it be open, and at the end of the day the best man will play.”'
Why a dominant running back means more now than ever [1:59 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“If they have great feet and can make someone miss in space that’s valuable, but even being able to run through arm tackles helps,” said Bills Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos. “Where they can take an edge and get through arm tackles. You don’t have to break ankles. You have to have a feel and instinct as far as angles with running the ball.”'
EJ Manuel seeks new chapter after Marrone's departure [1:59 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I don't know because he's not here with us anymore," said Manuel, a wry grin creasing his face. "I think God works in mysterious ways and I'm excited with the coach we have now. I think he's built a great staff around him. Offensively, I know we have some great guys. I'm very excited to work with (quarterbacks coach David) Lee. I met with him during the pre-draft and all that kind of stuff and I loved him. I'm very happy that he's here with us now."'
Baseball's Opening Day a tradition for Bills' Rex Ryan [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"Unfortunately I forgot the freakish type of movement I have on my pitch," he joked.'
Buffalo Bills preseason schedule: Panthers, Browns, Steelers, Lions are 2015 opponents [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The game against the Browns will be on national television on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. It's the second year in a row that the Bills will play a preseason game on national TV: They faced the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game in 2014.'
Bills’ running back Jackson proud of D-III past [1:56 AM]
Cedar Rapids Gazette reports: 'Jackson has amassed almost 8,300 yards, including 5,646 on the ground with 37 total touchdowns. He surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in 2009 for Buffalo, rushing for 1,062 yards. Jackson will be playing for Rex Ryan, who has taken over the Bills’ helm. “He’s not afraid to speak his mind, but everybody loves him,” Jackson said. “When we announced he was going to be our head coach, I got three or four text messages and phone calls saying you’re going to love playing for Rex. Everybody loves him.”'
Robert Woods has high expectations for Bills - and himself [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“I don’t think that slows us down,” Woods said on the Howard Simon Show on WGR Thursday morning. “During this time period we’re able to work with each and every quarterback that we have here. So the timing will be there. It’s going to make each quarterback better to have to make every throw because if you don’t the next one will and that’s great for this team. They have to understand the offense, understand the players, and get this offense going. But I think with the new additions it won’t be too hard.”'
Bills announce 2015 preseason schedule [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills will travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns on Thursday, August 20 at 8 p.m. in a nationally televised match-up on ESPN. It will mark the 11th time the Bills and Browns will have faced off in preseason play and the first time since 2006. It will also be the second consecutive season in which the Bills play before a nationwide audience during the preseason, after they appeared on NBC in the Hall of Fame Game in 2014.'
McCoy excited by Bills’ talent [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You don’t really notice it until you get here,” he said. “The atmosphere, the people and coaches – the talent level – that’s the biggest thing I’ve noticed. From being on winning teams to this team – this is a talented group.”'
LeSean McCoy has one more parting shot for Chip Kelly, the Eagles and Philadelphia [1:58 AM]
South Jersey Times reports: 'The Bills' offseason workouts this week have turned into a de-facto McCoy media tour, and the league's leading rusher in 2013 hasn't been shy that he feels right at home in Buffalo.'
McCoy: Ready to share; ready to win [1:57 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'After being traded to the Bills, McCoy restructured his contract and is now signed for five more years in Buffalo, through 2019. The commitment and resources ownership invested in him, showed McCoy how serious they are to winning right away. “They want to win now. That’s the kind of mindset they’re banging into our heads. We have some young guys you can wait to develop, but why wait? I think this is a team that’s ready to take off now.”'
Bills were perfect fit for Harvin [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Me and Rex Ryan, we fell in love with each other,” Harvin said. “Just that whole staff there. When I came here, they were excited to have me.”'
Bills’ Marcell Dareus pleads guilty to violations in crash [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'On Tuesday, the case was resolved when Dareus, 25, pleaded guilty in Hamburg Town Court to non-criminal charges of imprudent speed and failure to keep right. He paid a $300 fine and agreed to host a free football camp for varsity football players from throughout Erie County.'
Percy Harvin expects to 'explode' with Bills [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I just ask people to judge me off of what they see, which is what I did in New York," he said. "Me and Rex Ryan, we fell in love with each other. When I came here, they were excited to have me here. I don't look at the past, I just look at the future. Like I said, the world has yet to see me really explode like I'm about to."'
Buffalo Bills hosting safety Dawan Landry on free agent visit [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Landry, a nine-year NFL veteran, has long been a favorite of Bills coach Rex Ryan, who has coached Landry since he came into the league with the Baltimore Ravens back in 2006. Landry spent five seasons with the Ravens before signing with the Jaguars in 2011. After two seasons in Jacksonville, Landry was released and reunited with Ryan in New York with the Jets.'
Marcell Dareus reaches plea agreement, has misdemeanor charges dropped in street-racing incident [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"This is a very unfortunate incident," Dareus said Tuesday."I really didn't mean to be a distraction to the team and to the community. I'm really looking forward to being a very positive influence for many years to come."'
LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly traded me to Bills because he doesn’t like stars [1:54 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '"It was 'DeSean Jackson - a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver' or 'the quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,' " added McCoy, who tallied 1,319 yards and five touchdowns for Philadelphia last season. "I don't think [Kelly] likes that."'
Buffalo Bills' Rex Ryan moves closer to reunion with ex-Jets safety Dawan Landry [1:53 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'The Bills need a safety because Da'Norris Searcy signed with the Titans in free agency.'
Bills Marcell Dareus reaches plea deal on car-racing charges [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'Dareus also pledged to host a free football camp for Erie County high school players this summer. The plea discussions with the district attorney's office were held over the past month and resolved in writing last week.'
Bills' Dareus reaches deal on racing charges [1:51 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'As part of the plea agreement, all other charges were dropped. Dareus had been facing charges of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, unlawful speed and leaving the scene of an accident.'
Dawan Landry visiting Bills [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Landry is familiar with Rex Ryan's defense. He played for Ryan and new Bills defensive cordinator Dennis Thurman in New York as member of the Jets the past two seasons. Buffalo lost safety Da'Norris Searcy to Tennessee last month via free agency. They currently have Duke Williams, Jonathan Meeks, and Bacarri Rambo as options at safety opposite Aaron Williams.'
Kyle Williams knows he belongs in Buffalo, on and off the field [1:49 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“It means everything to me,” Williams said after the team’s first day of offseason conditioning Monday. I’ve had the opportunity to be here, to start my family here. I’ve got five kids now. It’s really a place that has a special place in my heart with me and my wife.”'
Veteran S Dawan Landry visits Bills [1:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Landry, 32, is very familiar with Bills head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. The strong safety played for the New York Jets each of the last two seasons under Ryan and Thurman making 30 starts posting back-to-back 100 tackles seasons with 2.5 sacks and an interception.'
Incognito welcomes fresh start [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“The spotlight’s definitely going to be on me, no doubt, but all I can do is just keeping work hard to show that I’m changed and to show that I’m willing to do what it takes to be a productive member of the Buffalo community.”'
Richie Incognito seeks comeback after 'some dark days' [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"It kind of forced me to go back and really look at things and say, 'Is this still important to you? Is this still what you want?' And the answer was always a resounding yes," he said. "It's the NFL, it's always a prove-it type thing. I'm just anxious to get in here and get going. I know what I bring to the team, I know what I bring to the table."'
Sammy Watkins, Fred Jackson among Buffalo Bills limited at start of offseason conditioning [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'In total, the Bills had 66 of the 71 players on their roster present for the start of voluntary workouts, with cornerback Stephon Gilmore and defensive end Jerry Hughes being the notable absences. Gilmore is celebrating the birth of his child, while Hughes is getting married this week.'
Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin says the world has yet to see him 'explode' [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"The best has yet to come," Harvin said Monday at the start of the Bills' voluntary conditioning program. "The world has not seen my best ball yet. That's why coming here was so important to me. When I see the dominant running game, Sammy Watkins on the other side, me on the other side with Robert Woods, it spells nothing but success for me."'
A humbled Richie Incognito says he owes Buffalo Bills, Pegulas a 'great deal of debt' [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"It was definitely difficult sitting out," Incognito said. "Knowing I could still play, knowing I had talent to contribute. Like I said, it was a learning process. At first there was a lot of frustration. 'Why am I not signed? Why am I not on a team?' It was a time for inner reflection. Kind of a time for growth. Then it was an acceptance, and accepting the fact that I'm not going to play this year, that I'm going to have to chalk it up and wait for another opportunity."'
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