C.J. Spiller's on the market, almost [4:41 PM]
Anderson Independent Mail reports: 'Spiller has up to March 7 to re-sign or have a ‘franchise tag’ placed on him by the Bills. If neither happens, he’d officially become an unrestricted free agent. March 7-10 the rest of the league can contact Spiller for negotiations – he can sign as soon as 4 p.m. on March 10.'
With Richie Incognito, is Rex Ryan already making the same mistakes with Bills he made with Jets? [4:36 PM]
Newark Star-Ledger reports: 'Incognito no doubt understands that this is his last shot at an NFL career, and he'll surely be on his best behavior in Buffalo, whatever that is. But if the move backfires the way some of his attempts to rehabilitate bad characters in New Jersey did, Jets fans will be able to watch from afar and say three familiar words: "Same old Rex."'
Need dictated Bills’ signing of Incognito [12:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The simple answer is, the team needs help at the position he plays. Right guard Erik Pears is a pending unrestricted free agent, and the left guard position was a revolving door between Chris Williams, Cyril Richardson and Kraig Urbik in 2014 – none of whom impressed.'
Bills’ coaching scenario could have been different [12:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Of the seven available head-coaching spots, two were filled from the 12 other candidates on the Bills’ list. Of the remainder, two are out of football, two wound up moving to new teams in the same capacity, and two are in the same roles they had at the time they interviewed with the Bills.'
Talley fans show their support at Buffalo Auto Show [12:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I just want to tell the people of Western New York thank you, and I appreciate everything they did for me. I didn’t do it for that reason. I did it to bring awareness to what’s actually going on with players when they’re done, as far as the injuries that they have,” Talley said.'
Richie Incognito officially signs with Buffalo Bills, says Rex Ryan is 'the man' [12:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Ryan has never been afraid of controversy, and he said he wanted to build a bully. The offseason is still young, and he's well on his way.'
5 things to know about new Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito [12:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Back in 2009, a Sporting News poll of NFL players named Incognito the dirtiest player in the NFL. That year, while playing for the Rams, Incognito was benched after getting two 15-yard penalties in one game for head-butting. He was released a few days later.'
Rex Ryan, Bills agree in principle to deal with BullyGate lineman Richie Incognito [12:54 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'What better way to build a bully then by signing the player who sparked the NFL's BullyGate scandal.'
Richie Incognito, Buffalo Bills agree to deal in principle [12:53 AM]
Newsday reports: 'Incognito, 31, is considered an upgrade over the Bills' current options at guard, but it remains to be seen whether new Bills coach Ryan and his staff can keep him in line.'
Ex-Jets coach Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills agree to sign Richie Incognito [12:52 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'The Bills' reported decision to sign Incognito is already coming under fire. Joe Banner, the former Eagles president and Browns CEO, ripped the move on Twitter.'
Bills still yapping about Marrone's disloyalty [12:51 AM]
Middletown Times Herald Record reports: 'It’s hilarious to think that Buffalo players would pass up what they viewed as a better opportunity elsewhere for the good of their Bills teammates and coaches.'
Richie Incognito, Buffalo Bills agree on contract [12:50 AM]
Los Angeles Times reports: 'The NFL investigation identified Incognito as the ringleader in the harassment of Martin, who walked away from the Dolphins and now plays for San Francisco. Incognito was a central figure in a report on the behavior of Dolphins players and their locker-room culture conducted by Ted Wells, which also identified Dolphins Mike Pouncey and John Jerry as instigators.'
Bills sign Richie Incognito, and Rex Ryan takes chance [12:49 AM]
USA Today reports: 'In Ryan, Pegula has ultimate trust not only to lead his locker room, but to lead the Bills back to the playoffs for the first time since 1999 -- beginning a once-toxic player Ryan is convinced will be the last guy to let him down.'
Bills to sign Incognito, key figure in bullying scandal [12:48 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills have a need at guard, after they went through numerous starters last season.'
Bills reach deal with Incognito [12:47 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Incognito, a 10-year veteran with 102 career starts to his credit, spent the entire 2014 season out of football, essentially black-balled from the NFL for his participation in the infamous Miami Dolphins bullying scandal in 2013.'
Bills sign controversial OG Incognito [12:46 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'With Ryan expected to rely heavily on the running game, Incognito could fill a need on the offensive line. The Bills ranked 25th in the NFL in rushing yards per game last year.'
Richie Incognito, Bills agree [12:45 AM]
ESPN reports: 'He 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 Buffalo's AFC East rival Dolphins.'
Bills agree in principle with G Richie Incognito [12:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Incognito has played nine seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Bills and Miami Dolphins, starting in 102 games over his career.'
Buffalo Bills say Richie Incognito crossed line [12:56 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"We're looking at rituals and other activities that involve harassment, abuse and humiliation," Marrone said. "When you use the word hazing, those things come to mind. I've talked to the team constantly about respect. That's the word I use quite a bit about respecting each other, treating people like you want to be treated."'
Bills’ trainer Carpenter, of Allegany, cited again [12:44 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“Bud, Greg, Chris, Shone and Jon are among the most professional and highly-trained certified athletic trainers in the National Football League,” Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said. “Day-in and day-out they provide excellent support to our players and our football staff throughout the year. It is great to see them recognized for their excellence.”'
Bills set to sign Incognito [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Pro Football Focus graded the 78 guards who played at least 25 percent of their teams’ snaps. Kraig Urbik, who finished the season at left guard, ranked 53rd. Rookie left guard Cyril Richardson ranked 60th. Right guard Erik Pears was 76th.'
Buffalo Bills set to sign former Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, according to report [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Incognito's suspension was lifted in February of 2014, but he was unable to find work last season despite getting tryouts with a handful of teams. The Bills are a bit desperate for help at guard, though. Chris Williams spent the season on injured reserve, while Kraig Urbik and Erik Pears both ranked among the worst guards in the NFL on Pro Football Focus this season.'
Buffalo Bills team needs 2015: Quarterback not only issue heading into NFL Draft, free agency [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The interior of the offensive line was an issue in 2014. Chris Williams will return from injury in 2015, and Doug Whaley has talked about the possibility of Cyrus Kouandjio moving from tackle to guard, but either way the Bills need some insurance at the position.'
Defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman says Buffalo Bills' secondary up there with Seahawks [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"(Gilmore)'s playing at a high level," Thurman said. "You don't to compare athletes one versus the other. You want to give each athlete his due. Gilmore played at a high level a year ago and we anticipate he'll continue to play at a high level. Can a player improve? Sure they can. Our expectation is that all the guys on the defense with the Bills, matter of fact every guy on this team, will look to improve and become a better football player for 2015."'
Nathaniel Hackett was a 'little upset' about Doug Marrone's decision but knew it coul [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I love football," Hackett said. "I love being around it, every aspect of it. It's the only thing I know. It's what I've been a part of my whole life, ever since I was born. It's something everyday you sit back and realize, 'Wow, I get to coach in the NFL. I get to work with a great organization with a bunch of great people.' And that fires me up, just to be able to walk in a building like this and a stadium like this, which is even cooler because now I get to come to the stadium every day. It's just about bringing that energy and making sure everybody around you from you guys to the community to the players is just fired up to be working. Fired up to be working football and having fun."'
Richie Incognito set for Bills visit [1:54 AM]
ESPN reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will host controversial free-agent guard Richie Incognito on Saturday, a league source tells ESPN.com.'
Marrone's plan: Look ahead, not back [1:53 AM]
ESPN reports: '"The former coach was someone that I had to let go, that I've worked with twice," he said. "To say that I didn't expect something like that to happen would be naive on my part. I think that sometimes when you have to make decisions that better whatever situation you're in and you're in that role, sometimes when you have to move on from people, they look to get you back.'
Report: Bills expected to land guard Incognito [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Incognito joins Chris Williams, Kraig Urbik, Cyrus Kouandjio and Cyril Richardson as the interior offensive linemen that could figure into the starting discussion at guard in 2015. The Bills have yet to make any announcement in regards to Incognito.'
Dennis Thurman & Donnie Henderson renew football ties [1:51 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I went to Santa Monica junior college while he was still at USC. We used to have 7-on-7 games in the summer time,” said Henderson. “We would have our junior college team and Dennis would bring his team of Division I guys and we would compete every Thursday night 7-on-7.”'
Talk of South Park stadium site stirs hornet’s nest for neighbors [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“When folks come to take your homes, whether you’re black or white, middle class or poor people, you’re all in the same boat,” said Sam Smith, chairman of a residents’ council representing city housing tenants. “They always choose the path of least resistance. We’re all looked at as something that’s in the way of so-called progress.”'
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