Scouting Report - Bills-Giants [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“They’ll play more,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “I think the defense will play into the second quarter. Will they finish the whole half? We’ll see how it goes, but they’ll play into the second quarter. Offensively, with Tyrod (Taylor) we’ll pull him when we think it’s appropriate. I want to get the other guys work, but Tyrod will play more than he did last week.”'
Washington carries on as Bills' last top-3 draft choice standing [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I think the big thing is he gives you is he’s an athlete, he’s not just a stay-at-home type guy," Rex Ryan said. "He can penetrate, he’s got some pass-rush ability, and he’s smart. He works well with our two studs, Marcell and Kyle (Williams), so he seems to fit right in with the guys we have and that’s been impressive."'
Day 15 Bills Training Camp Observations: Boykin makes roster push, Tyrod shows good touch [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The only two plays to elicit cheers from a crowd that didn't have a whole lot in the way of entertainment in the shortened, no-pads session were by wide receiver Jarrett Boykin. He made one of the best catches of camp with a diving reception of a throw outside the numbers by Cardale Jones.'
It's official: The Ralph will be called New Era Field [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The process of updating signs around the stadium will continue over the next 12 months, the Bills said.'
The list of NFL stadiums without a corporate name gets smaller [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills aren't the only NFL team whose stadium is getting a new name this week: the Miami Dolphins' stadium is becoming Hard Rock Stadium.'
Transcript of Bills owner Terry Pegula and New Era CEO Chris Koch from New Era Field press conferenc [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'I have to say this is a humbling and proud moment and probably one of the most exciting days of my forty-year career at New Era. I was born and bred a Buffalonian and a passionate Bills fan and this is truly a special moment for me, and my family and the community.'
Stop with the policy talk, Tyrod's trial continues, Jones needs more looks [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Dareus knew the rules. He repeatedly violated them. That makes him the problem, not the policy.'
Adolphus Washington ready to fill Marcell Dareus' void [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"We're going to have to come together as a unit and hold it together until he gets back," said Washington. "I'm pretty sure when he gets back it's going to be real fun to watch."'
Bills WR Walter Powell making strong bid to make roster [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Powell made a strong statement in his quest to earn a roster spot with his performance in the preseason opener against Indianapolis as he caught four passes for 88 yards, returned three punts for 25 yards, and four kickoffs for 78 yards.'
Buffalo Bills introduce New Era Field [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The deal is believed to be worth roughly $35 million over seven years, according to The Associated Press. The New Era Cap Co. also has the right of first refusal to extend the deal under a new lease or a new stadium. An agreement was first announced late last week.'
Rex Ryan and Buffalo Bills can't get their story straight on Manny Lawson [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'On Thursday, Ryan doubled down. Since the league and the team had already confirmed it, he stuck with his initial story.'
Buffalo Bills comment on Manny Lawson investigation [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The details surrounding the investigation are unknown at this time. Lawson talked with the media after yesterday's practice and said he's reached out to the league.'
It's official: New Era Field is new name for Buffalo Bills' stadium [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Now I am very cognizant that we have some big shoes to fill with our agreement to rename this stadium," Koch said. "Ralph Wilson has been a respected figure in the NFL and in our community for a long, long time. We all know he was responsible for bringing the Bills to Buffalo in 1959 and keeping them here for so many years. And for that we are eternally grateful. I'm really looking forward to continuing the high standards and the legacy Mr. Wilson set and what's been sustained by the Bills for so long."'
Bills: NFL investigating Manny Lawson for possible violation [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills didn't provide any further details in releasing a one-sentence statement Thursday.'
Buffalo Bills' home has a new name: New Era Field [1:46 AM]
AP reports: 'It happened near dusk on June 15, when the New Era Cap Co. president and CEO was whisked by police escort to the Bills' headquarters and ushered to midfield where he was greeted by team owners Terry and Kim Pegula. That's when the west-end scoreboard began displaying a three-minute video highlighting the legacies of Koch's late father, David, and Bills late Hall-of-Fame owner Ralph Wilson, and emphasizing what both meant to Buffalo.'
Bills struggling to keep patience with Dareus [1:45 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I'm frustrated and disappointed, as is everybody in this organization, every teammate from top to bottom, and I'm sure our fans are feeling the same way," coach Rex Ryan said. "We all know the kind of player Marcell is, and he's a good person, too, but he's got to make better choices, better decisions, and understand that it affects the whole football team and not just himself."'
Bills LB Manny Lawson under investigation by NFL [1:44 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The team released a statement two days after the Buffalo News reported that Lawson is being investigated by the league. Lawson on Wednesday told reporters that he was "shocked" to learn of the probe.'
New Era lands naming rights to Bills' stadium [1:43 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"It was important to the Bills organization that a stadium naming rights agreement made sense. In joining New Era today for this landmark announcement, we have a partner that makes sense on so many levels," said Terry Pegula, owner and CEO of the Bills. "New Era is a company recognized for its integrity and quality on a global platform, while at the same time, representing the very fabric of Western New York. In partnering with our organization and the opportunities associated with the NFL brand, we feel that this agreement showcases two of the more recognized local brands not only for the benefit of our two franchises, but one that reflects well on our entire community."'
WR Boykin shines under Thursday lights [1:42 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Taylor was good once again in redzone 7-on-7 work. On one play, he floated a beautiful TD pass to Reggie Bush in the back corner of the end zone over Manny Lawson. However, on another play, he would have been sacked and hit hard cleanly by Jerry Hughes who went unblocked off the right side of the offense.'
7 Bills training camp observations: Day 15 (8/18/16) [1:41 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'It was probably just a down day, but Taylor uncharacteristically was turning the ball over, and generally inaccurate with his throws.'
Buffalo Bills, New Era introduce New Era Field [1:40 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'New Era Cap Company and the Buffalo Bills came to a $35 million, seven-year agreement.'
Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly reacts to New Era Field [1:39 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"I couldn't think of anyone better to be a part of this because it's local. When you hear major changes anywhere, you'd like it to stay local and New Era is local. And, the naming rights: New Era: this is a new era not only for the stadium but hopefully a new era for the Buffalo Bills," Kelly said shortly after Thursday's announcement.'
Bills confirm, then deny with Lawson [1:38 AM]
WROC-TV reports: '"He can put a statement out or apologize or it's 10 sentences over a mistake that he made and everybody gets an opportunity to tear it apart because it sounds the same. Well, most apologies do," Kyle Williams said. "You hope that he learns just a little bit more from it and you pull for him. Obviously we're going to back him up and we're gonna support him. Hopefully, he's got a lot of years left in his career and, hopefully, this is the last instance because this is a dangerous road to go down."'
Player only film sessions paying off for Bills [1:37 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We felt like it would benefit us if at night we did some stuff as players on our own,” said Eric Wood. “Tyrod brought it up first and then the core of veteran leaders all agreed that it would be a great idea.”'
Top 3 things you need to know from Day 15 at Bills Camp [1:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Every time I step on the field I’ve got something to prove. I’m a new guy that’s fighting for everything pretty much I’m out there trying to earn it,” said Boykin. “The play that I made today or the previous week that’s all behind me. It’s about what you do the next day. I’ve just got to keep progressing. I’m not new to this. I know the way it works. I’ve just got to go out there and keep competing and busting my tail.”'
New Era Cap takes over stadium naming rights for Buffalo Bills [1:35 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“To have the New Era name associated with the Buffalo Bills organization is an honor. Our brands not only share a hometown, but we share a long history in the world of sports,” said Chris Koch, President & CEO, New Era. “The energy and spirit the Pegulas have infused into the community is incredible. We’re thrilled to kick off another chapter in Bills history and make a statement to the world about what this city, this team and the game of football mean to our brand.”'
The Bills react to the new name [1:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“My first day in Buffalo as a rookie, we took a tour of the city and the first place we visited was New Era headquarters,” said Sanborn. “So for the first time I came to Buffalo, New Era kind of fit right in with Buffalo.”'
Marcell Dareus says missed drug test caused suspension [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"My team loves me to death," he said. "And they know what kind of person I am and they know who I am. And they're not on the outside looking in. They know who I am and they have my back.'
Manny Lawson on report of possible suspension: We're trying to get to the bottom of it [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Lawson said, until the story surfaced, the only issue he has had is the pectoral injury that caused him to sit out of training-camp drills until Tuesday.'
Whaley on Dareus suspension: 'We will not give up on a family member' [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's frustration and disappointment," General Manager Doug Whaley said after practice at St. John Fisher College, the day after the NFL announced its punishment for Dareus' violating its substance-abuse policy. "But this guy's family. And I know Western New Yorkers are big on family values and we will not give up on a family member, especially in a time of need. That's the easy thing to do."'
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