Boras named Bills' tight end coach [8:47 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Boras spent his first 11 years of his coaching career in the college ranks, working with DePauw, Texas, Benedictine and Nevada-Las Vegas.'
With work still to be done, Corey Graham ponders playing future [8:44 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I know how important it is here to get to the playoffs with the drought and everything like that,” Graham said earlier this month, as the Bills cleaned out their lockers following a 7-9 season. “When I signed here, that was my main focus, to get that over with and try to get us into the playoffs. We still haven’t accomplished that, so obviously I’ve still got some work to do. I’ve got one more year to try to do that.”'
Bills hire Rob Boras as tight ends coach [8:44 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Boras has coached in the NFL since 2004, working with the Chicago Bears (2004-09) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-11) in addition to the Rams. He coached tight ends with the Bears, Jaguars and Rams before serving as offensive coordinator the past two years.'
Bills to interview Greg Olson for offensive coordinator job Thursday [8:43 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The News also learned that Brad Childress, the Kansas City Chiefs' co-offensive coordinator, no longer appears to be a candidate for the Bills' OC job.'
Latest honor for Bills' Alexander: All-AFC choice by PFWA [8:42 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Alexander was the only Bills player to be recognized by the PFWA for his performance during the 2016 season.'
Trading for Philip Rivers looks like a long shot for Bills [8:42 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It's that time of year when a single, vaguely sourced post on social media can start speculation. Such was the case Monday, when a tweet was sent out about Philip Rivers not wanting to move with the Chargers to Los Angeles.'
Anthony Lynn has forgettable first moment as Chargers' coach [8:41 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Lynn, who finished the 2016 season as the Buffalo Bills' interim coach, was officially introduced Tuesday as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. In his first official meeting with the media in each city, he misspoke in a rather embarrassing way.'
3 Buffalo Bills ranked among ESPN Insider's top 50 potential free agents [8:33 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Buffalo has quite a few talented players who could fit the market. ESPN Insider's John Clayton recently ranked the top 50 potential 2017 NFL free agents and three Bills made the list.'
Bills owner Terry Pegula thinks criticism of Doug Whaley is 'grossly unfair' [8:32 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Because he's our GM," Pegula said. "The GM, whether it be hockey, football, baseball, whatever, their job is not to win a press conference. It's to build a team and win championships. If I have a GM and people think his press conferences are a disaster every year, but we start winning, who cares? Let the media say what they want to say. I know there's a guy in New England who gets criticized a lot, but he wins. It's not all about winning the news conference."'
McDermott could make signing Stephon Gilmore a higher priority [8:30 PM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'But Ryan’s defense isn’t the only one that took a dip. McDermott, who spent 2011-2016 running his 4-3 scheme in Carolina, also had a noticeable dip in his defense in 2016 and it coincidences with the departure of cornerback Josh Norman.'
Bills hire ex-Rams coordinator Boras to coach tight ends [8:28 PM]
AP reports: 'He becomes the second former Rams assistant to join the Bills after Mike Waufle was hired to serve as defensive line coach last weekend.'
Rex Ryan's Bills-themed pickup truck has new theme: Clemson [8:26 PM]
ESPN reports: 'In addition to removing the Bills' colors from his truck, Ryan also put his house on the market Tuesday. The nine-bathroom Orchard Park, New York home is listed at $1.1 million and spans 6,511 square feet. Ryan bought the property for $975,000 in 2015.'
Report: Olson to interview for Bills OC, Childress out [8:24 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Olson, 53, has been an offensive coordinator for five different teams, including the Lions (2004-05), Rams (2006-07), Buccaneers (2008-11), Raiders (2013-14), and Jaguars (2015-16). He was fired by the Jags in October of last season.'
5 names Bills should consider for O.C. [8:23 PM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'So, what if the Bills looked outside the box for the offensive coordinator vacancy? Five names they should consider, in no particular order...'.
Bills name Rob Boras tight ends coach [8:20 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Boras joins the Bills after spending the last two seasons as the Rams’ offensive coordinator. He originally began coaching in the NFL in 2004 with the Chicago Bears (2004-2009) and has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-2011) in addition to the Rams (2012-2016).'
William & Mary coach saw McDermott's leadership early [8:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We knew of him and we knew of his abilities,” said Laycock. “That was something we have been doing ever since I’ve been here is not using all of our scholarships for just scholarship players and try to really have a strong walk on class. Bring in good, young guys and get them to work hard and earn their scholarships. Sean was a perfect example of that.”'
Bills Today: Alexander named to PFWA All-AFC team [8:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Alexander was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-AFC team. The PFWA tweeted their All-NFL team as well as their all conference teams for the AFC and NFC. Alexander was the only Bills player named for any of the PFWA lists.'
Bills' new D-line coach won't pull any punches [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Sure, Waufle's 62 years old and some of the players he coaches are almost 40 years younger. He doesn't care. Waufle is an ex-Marine with zero tolerance for insubordination. He has even less than that for incompetence.'
Buffalo Bills interviewing Greg Olson for offensive coordinator vacancy (report) [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In 2015, Olson had some success in Jacksonville. He helped the Jaguars offense finish 18th in total offense. Blake Bortles, then in his second season, threw for 4,428 yards while throwing 35 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Allen Robinson also emerged in 2015 at wide receiver. Robinson caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns that season.'
Former Buffalo Bills assistant Rob Ryan to interview for Washington job (report) [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Rob Ryan has bounced around the league as a defensive coordinator. He has served as a defensive coordinator with the Oakland Raiders (2004-2008), Cleveland Browns (2009-2010), Dallas Cowboys (2011-2012) and New Orleans Saints (2013-2015).'
Buffalo Bills' Lorenzo Alexander named to 2016 PFWA All-AFC team [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Alexander joined the Bills in free agency and was expected to provide linebacker depth while playing on special teams. Alexander found himself in Buffalo's starting lineup after first round pick Shaq Lawson underwent shoulder surgery.'
Report: Bills targeting two for OC position [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Childress, a co-offensive coordinator for the Chiefs under Andy Reid, was a former head coach with the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-2010. Childress had a 39-35 record with the Vikings and was replaced by current Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.'
Quarterback, quarterback, quarterback [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills could make the playoffs with Tyrod Taylor but there's only so far Taylor can take you. Hopefully the Bills know that and have that in mind as they formulate their off season game plan.'
Bills O.C. candidates Olson and Childress by the numbers [1:53 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Brad Childress, based on the numbers in almost every single category listed, has shown to be the superior candidate. The trouble there, however, is that he hasn't had been the full-on offensive coordinator of a team since 2012 in Cleveland. Much of Childress' success can be considered outdated based on how the game has evolved.'
Five things that need to happen for the Bills to stop the slump at 17 years [1:52 AM]
WHAM-TV reports: 'The Bills have to make a decision on their quarterback by March 11. If you pick up his option, you're locked into him for at least a couple more seasons, and owe him $30.5 million dollars guaranteed. That seems like a lot of money, but for the quarterback position in today's NFL, it's not.'
Bills Today: Closing in on an OC [1:51 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Kansas City Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress and former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson are the favorites to land the job.'
Childress, Olson emerge as top candidates for Bills' OC job [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Olson, who the Jacksonville Jaguars fired as their offensive coordinator late last October, is also considered "a top target" of the Bills, Rapoport reported and The News confirmed. Former Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett replaced Olson in Jacksonville.'
Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams planning to come back in 2017 (report) [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"As far as weighing my options, it's hard," Williams said. "It's like a tipping scale. You have a lot of pros and you have a lot of cons. Sometimes you don't want to listen to the cons. That's one of the more important things that I've learned that you have to listen to the cons more than the pros."'
Brad Childress and Greg Olson 'top targets' for Buffalo Bills OC job (report) [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Childress, currently in his first season as co-offensive coordinator of the Chiefs after serving the last three seasons as Kansas City's spread game analyst.'
Sean McDermott begins to assemble Buffalo Bills coaching staff [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Four coaches have agreed in principle to join McDermott's staff and one coach has been retained. Here's a look at each coach.'
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