Rex says more additions coming on offense [1:53 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We feel good about the guys we have on our current roster, but that doesn’t mean we’re done at that position,” said Ryan. “Whether it's a guard, tackle, center, if we think we can help ourselves we’re definitely going to explore that. I could definitely see us bringing in another offensive lineman to add to this mix.”'
Bills roster rundown / Quarterbacks [1:56 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Quarterback has to be a top offseason priority. Without a first-round pick – and in a draft where the position isn’t considered particularly strong or deep – the Bills will need to find help in free agency and/or via trade. The most obvious name mentioned is Mark Sanchez, who is expected to hit the open market after one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, because he and Ryan were together with the New York Jets.'
Jerry Hughes: Bills are first choice in free agency, franchise tag would come with 'mixed emoti [1:59 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"It would just mean that they want me back in Buffalo for another year and I would suit up and get ready to win the AFC East," Hughes said. "I'm here to play football, and I love that aspect of it. I let the business side work its end out, and I go out and do my best to win ball games."'
Richie Incognito tells NFL Network he's out to prove to Bills, rest of league that he's &a [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I told them what I had learned from the whole situation," Incognito wrote in a text to NFL Network's Jeff Darlington. "That I needed to respect those around me more and that I needed to realize I may find things funny that other find offensive. This whole learning process was about becoming self-aware. About becoming a better person/teammate/leader.'
Buffalo Bills' Richie Incognito says he's learned from his mistakes [1:57 AM]
Los Angeles Times reports: '“I told them what I had learned from the whole situation," Incognito wrote in a text message to NFL.com's Jeff Darlington. "That I needed to respect those around me more and that I needed to realize I may find things funny that other find offensive. This whole learning process was about becoming self-aware. About becoming a better person/teammate/leader."'
Bills' Incognito: 'I'm not a racist jerk' [1:56 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"We mutually expressed that this would be my last chance and we should look at it as a positive," he told Darlington. "Take the opportunity to bring attention to a sensitive subject while proving to people that I'm not a racist jerk. We talked about possible ways to turn this situation around and ways we can impact the community. We had a good talk for about an hour. They met separately. They then came back and said they would like me to be part of the organization."'
Bully on the Bills’ block riles neighborhood [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I’m concerned about it. If it was just Incognito’s issues from 2013, that would be one thing. But there’s been a history of aggressive and violent and demeaning behavior that is hard to ignore.”'
Dareus to stand trial on drag race-related charges [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We weren’t able to work out a plea today,” Caffery later told The Buffalo News. “A plea offer was made by the DA’s office to reckless driving, which I wasn’t willing to recommend for my client.”'
Rex Ryan's Boys Town is best, last chance for Richie Incognito [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Ryan, who has given Incognito a leash with one link in it, is that kind of player's coach. And after three other teams declined to sign him last season, Incognito has to know this is his last and best chance to keep playing. Mickey Rooney just landed in Boys Town. We'll see what kind of Father Flanagan Ryan is.'
Bills DT Marcell Dareus' trial set for May in alleged car race incident [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Dareus, who crashed his 2012 Jaguar into a tree during an alleged race with teammate Jerry Hughes in May of last year, did not speak during his brief court appearance in Hamburg, N.Y., during which the judge set the trial date.'
Marcell Dareus given trial date for reckless-endangerment charge [1:55 AM]
Birmingham News reports: 'Although a misdemeanor, the reckless-endangerment charge is the most serious facing Dareus, with punishment ranging to a year in jail.'
Buffalo Bills' Dareus to stand trial for alleged car race [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'The two sides are due back in Hamburg Town Court for a procedural hearing March 12.'
4 things players can expect from Rex Ryan [1:53 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“One thing about Rex, people see his brash personality, but he’s always teaching technique,” Gregg told host John Murphy. “I don’t care if you’re 30 years old or 21, he’s going to pound the techniques and the basics with you to be a good fundamental football player.”'
It’s official: Bills sign Incognito [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Incognito has not played since his suspension on Nov. 3, 2013.'
Bills’ special teams shot up the charts in 2014 [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I attribute everything positive – it’s always the players,” said special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. “I’m a big believer when good things happen, it’s players making plays, and when bad things happen, it’s the coaching aspect of it, not doing a good enough job getting the players ready.”'
Colin Cowherd: Rex Ryan using word 'bully' inappropriate in light of Richie Incognito sign [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"You talk about the bully word," Schlereth said. "It doesn't bother me because it's football vernacular. There are things said in the locker room that can't be said anywhere else in America, and there are things that football players and football coaches say that, when you're inside that locker room, you don't think of it from the standpoint of what the public thinks oftentimes.'
Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula is convinced Richie Incognito is 'ready to move forward' [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Incognito's checkered past extends far beyond the Dolphins' bullying scandal. The 2012 Pro Bowler has a long history of aggressive and violent behavior dating back to college. While he will be 32 when the season begins, Incognito likely represents an upgrade for the Bills' struggling offensive line.'
Bills sign a real bully in Incognito [1:55 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'True to his word, Ryan has signed the Captain Bligh of the sneer set, announcing Monday it has reached agreement with controversial guard Richie Incognito.'
Even Richie Incognito has a right to play [1:54 AM]
Toronto Globe and Mail reports: 'The notion that all “bad” people should be barred from modern-day sports is a perverted sub-species of the one that kept the Jackie Robinsons out of the games 60 years ago. It may have very different motivations, but it ends up in the same place – a subjective barrier to entry. Who defines that code? Where do they derive their authority from?'
Bills owner Terry Pegula on Richie Incognito signing: We’re convinced he’s ‘prepar [1:53 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '"We're not going to be pushed around," the former Jets coach said at the Jan. 15 press conference. "In fact, we're going to be the bullies ... we are going to build a bully."'
Bills sign Incognito, key figure in bullying scandal [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'Incognito had established a reputation for having a mean streak even before the bullying scandal. Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus once called Incognito "the dirtiest player in the NFL," following a game against the Dolphins.'
Buffalo Bills' Dareus due in court for alleged car race [1:51 AM]
AP reports: 'Dareus' lawer, Michael Caffery, turned down an offer to plead guilty to reckless driving early on, but in December, Caffery said he was still talking with the Erie County District Attorney's office about resolving the case without a trial.''
Bills reach deal with Incognito [1:50 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Incognito, who played in three games with Buffalo towards the end of the 2009 season after being claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Rams, does have a reputation for being a durable player in addition to a dirty one. Not counting his 2013 suspension, he missed just one game over four seasons with the Dolphins.'
Bills owners met with Incognito before signing him [1:49 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Following discussion with the rest of the coaching staff, we as an organization will provide him with the opportunity to do so."'
Terry Pegula's statement on Richie Incognito's signing [1:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I personally met with Richie, along with Doug Whaley, Rex Ryan and Kim regarding an opportunity to earn a spot on the Buffalo Bills roster. Obviously, we all discussed Richie's past experience in the NCAA and NFL. We are convinced that Richie is prepared to move forward and has and will continue to take the necessary steps to improve himself as a person and a teammate. Following discussion with the rest of the coaching staff, we as an organization will provide him with the opportunity to do so."'
5 ways Richie Incognito impacts the Bills offense [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Despite Incognito’s reputation as a player who racks up penalties, that has not been the case in the latter half of his career. According to STATS Inc., in his first four NFL seasons when he appeared in at least 12 games, Incognito averaged 10 penalties a season. In the last three seasons in which he has played in at least 12 games he’s averaged 4.66 penalties per season. In his eight-game season in 2013 Incognito was called for just one penalty.'
Incognito deserves another shot at NFL career [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills intend to have a run-heavy offense next season, the “ground and pound” attack that Ryan holds dear. It’s hard to do it without quality guards. Incognito will be a cheap and short-term investment, one that could allow Whaley to save cap space by moving Erik Pears or Kraig Urbik off the roster.'
Incognito signing ends Bills fans' innocence [1:58 AM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'He’s also a very strong blocker. Few may remember, but he was a Buffalo Bill for three games in the 2009 season and was one of the offensive linemen who helped Fred Jackson rush for 212 yards in the regular season finale against Indianapolis.'
Ralph Wilson second on list of America’s biggest donors [1:57 AM]
Detroit News reports: 'Foundation officials say they are still formulating a grant-making plan that will encompass Wilson’s wishes and provide support to a variety of charities throughout the country. They awarded one grant last year of $50,000 to the American Red Cross of Western and Central New York to help Buffalo-area residents recover from a severe snowstorm that hit the area in November.'
A year of growth for Bills young wideouts [1:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think we came along,” said Woods. “I think we grew up a little bit faster. We were just able to make plays for this offense. Being young is only age. We’ve just got to perform and do our job no matter our age.”'
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