Bills' Cyrus Kouandjio admitted to Buffalo-area hospital [1:46 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The News’ source said when the officers tried to detain Kouandjio, he yelled “Shoot me!” Thursday, an Erie County police spokesperson told ESPN that Kouandjio did not say that and was actually "compliant, courteous and polite." He was not arrested, but he was transported to the hospital to be evaluated. He was checked into the hospital and was reportedly still there Thursday.'
8 Buffalo Bills 2017 schedule observations: Playoff drought likely to continue [1:45 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Bills fans who enjoy 1 p.m. games will be ecstatic after looking at the schedule. Buffalo will play in 14 games that start at 1 p.m. including all eight of their home games.'
NFL Week 1 points spreads 2017: Buffalo Bills favored over New York Jets [1:44 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In fact, the entire early part of the Bills' schedule looks favorable. They don't play the Patriots or Dolphins until December and face just two playoff teams in their first six games.'
Buffalo Bills 2017 schedule: Dates, times announced for full season [1:43 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The schedule is a doozy. The Bills play against some of the best quarterbacks in the league and don't get many breaks. They play against Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Derek Carr, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston, Philip Rivers and Tom Brady twice.'
How does Sean McDermott feel about NFL Draft prospects with character issues? [1:42 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Again, the off-the-field part is big for us," McDermott said. "I don't know how other teams look at it. I know for us it's a big part of that evaluation. Again, the scouts come up with some good information for us. With on-campus visits and the ways they dig to find information, it's always interesting to find out some of that information that comes available, right? Some teams get it and some teams don't. That's an important part for us and the evaluation of character."'
Tyrod Taylor doesn't care if Buffalo Bills draft a quarterback at 10 [1:41 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Nah, I haven't I'm focused on doing whatever it takes to help build my game, better my game and help this team win this upcoming season," Taylor said Thursday at the Bills' voluntary minicamp. "That includes doing what it takes in phase one and phase two and getting through a new playbook so I can challenge myself and challenge my guys to be better."'
Buffalo Bills to host New York Jets in Week 1 and other 2017 schedule reports [1:40 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'A week for their matchup on the road against the Jets has not been revealed, but Brian Costello of the New York Post revealed that the game would take place in primetime on Thursday Night Football. The game will be played in Week 9 according to the NY Daily News.'
UPDATE: Bills' Cyrus Kouandjio found partially clothed by police, won't be charged [1:39 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"We are aware of the matter involving Cyrus and are carefully monitoring his condition and gathering more information," the Bills said in a statement. "We don't have all of the details, so we won't have any further comment at this time."'
2017 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills reportedly visiting with Clemson QB Deshaun Watson [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'One of the lone red flags with Watson is his arm strength. His throws were clocked at 49 miles per hour on the radar gun at the NFL Scouting Combine, the lowest number among the top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft.'
Bills 2017 schedule rumors [1:37 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'The Bills are rumored to have a very AFC East heavy end to the season, as Buffalo will head to New England and Miami to finish the season, just two weeks after Miami is in Buffalo.'
Buffalo Bills 2017 schedule released [1:36 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Week 1: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.'
5 things to know about Buffalo Bills 2017 schedule [1:35 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Another 1 p.m. game against the New Orleans Saints will be wedged between the team's lone prime-time contest and the only 4 p.m. game on the schedule.'
How many games will the Buffalo Bills win in 2017? [1:34 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: '9-7."
Buffalo Bills lineman Cyrus Kouandjio scaled electric fence nearly in the buff, taken in for observa [1:33 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Police did not detain the 6-foot-7, 322-pound Kouandjio, but the athlete allegedly shouted “Shoot me!” to a Sheriff’s deputy who approached him.'
Cyrus Kouandjio remains hospitalized after requiring first aid in unexplained incident [1:32 AM]
Birmingham News reports: 'The Bills are involved in Phase I of their offseason program. Buffalo coach Sean McDermott answered in response to a question about Kouandjio: "I know we put out a statement. We're going through the process of gathering information, and that's all I can tell you at this time"'
Bills lineman Cyrus Kouandjio hospitalized after police find him in field [1:31 AM]
USA Today reports: 'Kouandjio has played in 25 games with seven starts for the Bills after they drafted him out of Alabama in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft. Ankle injuries have limited his playing time, and he needed surgery after injuring his hip in January of this year. However, he was expected to be back for training camp.'
Police discover Bills lineman Kouandjio wandering in field [1:30 AM]
AP reports: 'It's unclear what Kouandjio was doing or how he got into the field, located about a 5-minute drive from Bills headquarters. Zylka said the player's car was discovered abandoned on a nearby highway by New York State troopers later in the day.'
Bills OL Cyrus Kouandjio hospitalized after police find him partially clothed in a field [1:29 AM]
ESPN reports: '"We're going through the process right now of gathering the information, and that's all I can tell you at this time," Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday.'
Bills player reportedly asked police to shoot him after climbing electric fence [1:28 AM]
CBS Sports reports: 'Kouandjio, who was Buffalo's second-round pick in 2014 and has started seven games over the past three seasons, missed Thursday's minicamp session due to the incident.'
3 quick reactions to the Bills schedule [1:27 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Coaches and players are creatures of habit. They love routine and want to do everything the exact same way, every week. That's exactly what this schedule offers, outside of only two weeks.'
Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio reportedly under observation after strange incident with police [1:27 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'Kouandjio, 23, was a second-round pick in 2014 and has started seven of the 25 games he’s played in over three seasons.'
Bills wrap-up 3-day vet minicamp in energetic fashion [1:26 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Now that we have Sean here,” he said, “we’re just out on the field competing, flying around. Practice is fun. I’m tired. It’s been an eventful three days. We’re flying around.....(McDermott) is eager to compete. He is an energetic guy. He brings a lot of energy. He wants energy in the meetings. There’s a lot of energy around the building. We’ve got music playing in the hallways. We’ve got music playing in the lunch room. The juices are flowing…..there were some points I was running and didn’t even know where I was running. I just made sure my butt was in gear.”'
Report: Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio involved in police incident, not arrested [1:25 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Kouandjio required hip surgery after falling inside his home in January. He was not present for the media portion of the Bills veteran minicamp Thursday in Orchard Park.'
Report: Bills' Kouandjio yelled 'Shoot me!' to police, taken to ECMC [1:24 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'It involves offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, who was taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation following an incident with police. Kouandjio had a run-in with police Tuesday on Route 400, and according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, the player ran into a field just off the road before being approached by police.'
What you need to know about the Bills 2017 schedule [1:23 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Bills head coach Sean McDermott will be focused on winning the game, but he’s human too. There will likely be some emotions stirring within him leading up to the Week 2 date against the Carolina Panthers as his former NFC club hosts Buffalo Sept. 17th.'
Cornerback important in McDermott's defensive scheme [1:22 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Corner is an important position and you talk about affecting quarterbacks, right? I’m a big believer in trying to affect quarterbacks from the defensive side of the football, and cornerbacks are an important part of that in terms of that formula,” said McDermott. “That’s a position we’re looking hard at, just like the other positions. We’re taking a long time to detail our work and make sure we’ve got all the ‘I’s dotted and ‘T’s crossed.”'
Bills Today: Jonathan Williams unfazed by Gillislee offer sheet [1:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I’m just going to continue with my preparation,” said Williams. “Nothing changes. Mike was one of my closest friends on the team last year. I hung out with him just about every day last season. But every day is a competition and I was trying to beat him out. I work every day to be the best I can be. So my preparation isn’t going to change. I’m still going to try to be the best running back I can be.”'
Analysis: Mike Gillislee dilemma starts with Jim Overdorf's mismanagement of salary cap [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The bottom line is, the Bills have the cap space if they want to match Gillislee’s offer, particularly with more breathing room opening up after June 1 following the release of Aaron Williams.'
3 reasons the Bills should draft: Albany State DL Grover Stewart [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Playing in Division II means there will be a big learning curve for him, but he showed at the NFLPA Bowl after the 2016 season that he can play at a higher level. Expectations for him shouldn't be too high as a rookie, but he should be a rotational player who could develop into more.'
Vic Carucci's Bills Wake-Up Call: Embarrassment over more Patriot pilfering real issue in possi [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Seeing the Patriots looking to reload for another Super Bowl run with the help of former Bills players is what makes the Gillislee situation harder for a lot of the team's loyalists to stomach. Seeing it happen with a restricted free agent for the second offseason in a row is galling to them.'
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