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.”'
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.'
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.'
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."'
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.'
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."'
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.'
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.'
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.'
Rex Ryan meets with La'el Collins in Baton Rouge [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'NFL.com 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.'
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.'
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.'
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.'
Bills agree to terms with 13 undrafted free agents [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has agreed to terms with 13 undrafted free agents.'
DL Alex Carrington re-signs with Buffalo [1:45 AM]
BuffaloBills.com 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.'
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.”'
Bills look to fill out roster [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Here is a look at the players who reportedly have or will be signing with the Bills shortly, with the disclaimer that sometimes these deals fall through...'.
Kiper says Bills needed to draft QB [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I thought Bryce Petty was a guy, maybe you bring him into the fold,” Kiper said. “He’s got the arm to deal with the weather conditions up in Buffalo, in New York, in New England, when you’re in that division. But they didn’t.”'
AFC is talking playoffs [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Four months from the start of the new season, the AFC East is shaping up as the most improved division, and maybe the best, in the NFL. When you consider all the star power that’s come into the division recently, it is certainly the most interesting.'
Helping grieving parents is only sure thing for Moorman [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I don’t know which direction I’m going yet, but I do know this is one that’ll be a constant,” Moorman said. “A constant in my life and a constant connection to Buffalo.”'
Character questions hang over Buffalo Bills' draft class, and 5 observations from 2015 NFL Draf [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills at least brought Williams in for a pre-draft visit at the facility before taking him off the board in the fifth round with new owners Terry and Kim Pegula in the draft room. General manager Doug Whaley said the Bills were wary of the situation given how big an issue domestic violence has become in sports.'
eMel Kiper Jr. says Buffalo Bills had worst draft, and other experts' thoughts [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'He also thought the Bills reached a bit on Darby and didn't need to add a running back in the fifth round the way they did. That was enough to keep the Bills at the bottom of his draft rankings.'
Ryan says Bills' QB job open competition [1:53 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I'd rather have, in a perfect world, 'this is our guy,' but I'm excited about the competition," Ryan said. "You don't know how it's going to shake out. There's not anybody who knows how it's going to shake out. We're going to give them a platform that will showcase what they can all do, and let's see what happens. Is it a perfect situation? No, I'm not saying it is, but when we end it, it'll be a clear guy who will be No. 1. There are three guys in my opinion, who can be NFL quarterbacks."'
Now that the draft is over, what's next for the Bills? [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Once again these workouts are voluntary. Players are not required to attend.'
How are draft experts ranking the Bills picks? [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“It’s nice they got a lot of depth players all-around, but given they went 9-7 last season and are trying to break that playoff drought right away with Rex Ryan, there’s not much here that gets them there. They got docked a little for not addressing defensive line, but this terrible grade comes from the fact they didn’t bother to draft a much-needed third quarterback option.”'
Bills draft class is diverse group [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“We gave it tremendous consideration,” Whaley said. “Obviously, we talked to some guys and then we went to see Bryce Petty. It just didn’t fall the way we wanted it to. We were a little (hamstrung) without some of the picks, with the ammo to move around, and get some guys or have some guys fall to us, and compared to the value we put on them.”'
Tony Steward fills LB, special teams needs for Bills [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“That’s what we were looking for with this last day,” said Whaley. “Finding guys that will give us special teams help and some (positional) depth that will be in the system and contribute a year or two from now at a higher level.”'
Karlos Williams, special teams ace, now a Buffallo Bill [1:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“That’s the exciting thing about him right away because he is so fast and he is physical,” said Monos. “He’s 230 pounds, ran 4.46 and he used to play defense. That’s the whole mentality even as a runner so he will find a way.”'
Bills acquire champion bloodlines, draft Nick O’Leary [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“He’s been productive his whole career,” said Monos. “Everybody tells you that he’s not the fastest, not the tallest, or most athletic but then you watch him and all he does is make plays for one of the best teams in the country.”'
Bills put their trust in talent scouting [1:38 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In general, the Bills’ six picks from Friday night’s second round through Saturday’s seventh were guided by the grading of the player-personnel department. “We factor position in, but highest guy on our board,” Monos said of Williams. “I know you” reporters “laugh when I say it, but he was.”'
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