Bills coach Rex Ryan introducing Trump at Buffalo rally [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Playing it coy when asked about this, Ryan said, “Well, we'll have to stick around and find out.” But then he came clean and said, “Yeah, it should be interesting. I'm going to introduce him, that's a true statement. But I'm not going to say who my endorsement is and all that stuff. I will say this, (New Jersey governor) Chris Christie was my guy one hundred percent because we were the lap band of brothers. We both had that lap band (surgery) and we’re really pretty close.”'
Sammy Watkins among those absent for start of Buffalo Bills' voluntary workouts [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was not on the field while the Bills' went through light conditioning work at One Bills Drive. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who ended the season on injured reserve, and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, who missed the the end of last season while reportedly battling Crohn's disease, also weren't on the field for the start of workouts.'
Buffalo Bills' QB Tyrod Taylor willing to play 2016 without a new contract [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I know the contract I signed for last year," Taylor said at the first day of voluntary conditioning Monday. "I understand my contract fully. Like I said, the business side, whether I'm out there playing under contract or an extension, my preparation does not change mentally or physically. I'm here to get this team better, I'm here to better myself and do what I can to help our team compete for a Super Bowl next year."'
Bills coach Rex Ryan will be introducing Donald Trump at his Buffalo rally [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Well, I don't know we'll have to stick around and find out," Ryan said when asked about it Monday. "Yeah, it should be interesting."'
Rob Ryan has been sleeping in his office at One Bills Drive [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Apparently Rob is doing everything he can to get things turned around. Sleeping at the office in April is a new level of commitment.'
Rex Ryan and Donald Trump praise each other at Buffalo rally [1:49 AM]
Washington Post reports: '“There’s so much that I admire about Mr. Trump but one thing I really admire about him is, you know what, he’ll say what’s on his mind. And so many times, you’ll see people, a lot of people want to say the same thing. But there’s a big difference: they don’t have the courage to say it. They all think it, but they don’t have the courage to say it. And Donald Trump certainly has the courage to say it.”'
Rex Ryan promoting Bills unity with an 'All In' motto [1:48 AM]
AP reports: '"It's easy to talk about: 'Yeah, he's all in,' or, 'Yeah, I'm all in.' But your actions speak louder than words," said Ryan, who has been a longtime fan of Swinney, and whose son, Seth, plays at Clemson. "That's what I think we need to strive for, and that's to get everybody pulling in the same direction and going for that same goal."'
Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant signs qualifying offer [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'Entering his fourth NFL season, Bryant proved his value last year in filling after Kyle Williams sustained a season-ending injury in Week 6. Bryant was credited with 45 tackles and six quarterback hits in 16 games, including 10 starts.'
Donald Trump to receive a Rex Ryan welcome to Buffalo [1:46 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills issued a statement by referring to Ryan's presence at Trump's rally as being a personal decision, and adding: "The Bills organization does not endorse political candidates and so he is not representing the organization at tonight's event."'
Bills DT Bryant signs tender [1:45 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills also released defensive back Cam Thomas, an undrafted free agent last season. He spent the entire season on the physically unable to perform list.'
Taylor vows contract won't be a distraction as he preps for 2016 [1:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“(The contract is) not really a focus of mine,” he told reporters after the Bills' first workout of their offseason conditioning program. “I’m coming here to work, to prepare myself physically and mentally for the 2016 season. The business side handles itself, whether it gets done or not. Like I said it handles itself. I am just here to work and get better as a player."'
Rex, Bills say - and wear - ''All-In'' mantra for 2016 [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Ryan said after the practice that the "All-In" theme is about a commitment and trust within the team and to each other. He said he got it from Dabo Swinney, head coach at Clemson, where his son is a wide receiver.'
Gilmore, Hughes, Williams not cleared for workouts yet; Dareus is [1:42 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Ryan gave “hockey terms" for the injured and was not specific for any of those players.'
DT Bryant signs 1-year tender [1:41 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The 6-4, 300 pounder is regarded as one of the smartest players on the team, able to pick up the defense very quickly and understand his roles and responsibilities. That's very valuable for this team going forward, considering last year's issues in that department.'
Taylor, McCoy in attendance as Bills begin offseason conditioning [1:40 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Also in attendance was wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, even though he is currently training and competing for a spot as a long jumper on the United States Olympic Team this summer in Brazil.'
Bills without Watkins for start of workouts [1:39 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Watkins ended the 2015 season without a significant injury, but that wasn't the case for Williams and Henderson.'
Rex Ryan to introduce Trump at Buffalo rally [1:38 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'That's right, Rex Ryan, the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, will be introducing Donald Trump at his Monday night rally at the First Niagara Center. Ryan referenced Chris Christie as his "lap banded brother," before the press conference came to its conclusion.'
5 takeaways from player report day at One Bills Drive [1:37 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think putting that in the past and moving forward as a solid unit, a unified unit and just having cohesion and building a strong base right now,” said Richie Incognito. “That’s a part of it.”'
Rex resets for 2016 [1:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We had a great turnout for our voluntary deal,” said Ryan. “We weren’t 100 percent attendance but we had a couple of guys give me phone calls and I won’t get into specifics on who was here and who wasn’t here because it is voluntary, but I was encouraged by the turnout we had and everybody is excited to get this season going.”'
DT Corbin Bryant re-signs with Bills [1:35 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Bryant is coming off the most productive season of his career. Making 10 starts in place of the injured Kyle Williams in 2015, Bryant contributed 45 tackles including a pair for loss. The 28-year old figures to be an important cog in Buffalo’s defensive line rotation.'
Bills begin Phase One of offseason workouts. What does that mean? [1:59 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Voluntary” is a key word. Coaches hope every player attends. They even expect them to. But players are under no obligation to be in Orchard Park during this phase. If they aren’t present, they can’t be fined or suspended by the team or league.'
Here come the 2016 Buffalo Bills as the offseason conditioning program begins [1:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We’ll meet for little bit over an hour this week,” Roman says, “but the main thrust the first few weeks is getting them physically acclimated into our training protocol.”'
Report: PA Attorney General Office to review LeSean McCoy's case [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Williams, in an email, stood by his decision to not issue charges saying that his officers “worked diligently to investigate this matter and, in the end, there was not adequate evidence to prove that any individual committed a criminal offense.”'
Pennsylvania AG office opens LeSean McCoy case for review; Bills RB not cleared yet [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Philadelphia police union president John McNesby has been critical of Williams' decision and was the reason the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office opened the case. Castor is speaking for the attorney general's office because attorney general Kathleen Kane had her law license suspended last year and is facing criminal charges.'
Pa. attorney general to review decision not to charge LeSean McCoy [1:57 AM]
ESPN reports: 'If the attorney general office's investigation concludes that McCoy or others should have been charged in the fight, it could ask a court to overturn Williams' decision. That would set a precedent in the state for local prosecutors' decisions being thrown out.'
PA Attorney General’s Office Taking 2nd Look At Assault Case Involving LeSean McCoy [1:56 AM]
KYW-TV reports: '“I think it’s completely accurate to say LeSean McCoy and anyone else allegedly involved in this incident are not totally cleared,” Castor told Eyewitness News, explaining that he and AG’s office investigators had visited Central Detective Division, speaking with detectives there, examining evidence, including videos, on which the DA had based his decision.'
Want to see the Bills on the road? Here is what it will cost you [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Baltimore and Cincinnati trips are somewhat cheaper, although since it is the Ravens' home opener there may be an increased ticket cost. Of course, four of the trips (Baltimore, New England, Cincy and New York) are technically driveable, so you can cut costs that way.'
Where does Buffalo Bills' Doug Whaley rank among NFL general managers? [1:58 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'It's true Whaley has shown a willingness to gamble since officially taking over as general manager. He pressed the team up against the salary cap by doing so, but Whaley's reputation is riding on the team's performance in 2016. As of now, he hasn't built a playoff roster, so his standing at 17 is fair. If he puts together another strong draft class and gets the 2016 Bills over the hump, his reputation will improve accordingly.'
Rex Ryan can't complain about teams coming off extra rest [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'However, the Bills also have the benefit of having their bye week immediately following their Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks. They will have extra rest in Week 11 when they play the Cincinnati Bengals, who will be coming off a Monday Night Football game the week before. The Bills also get extra time to prepare for the Cardinals in Week 3 after playing the Jets on Thursday Night Football in Week 2.'
27-year-old wideout Harvin retiring after 7 NFL seasons [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'A dynamic playmaker when healthy, Harvin's best season came in 2009 when he caught 87 passes for 967 yards for the Vikings. Harvin's production - and his reputation as a teammate - dwindled from there.'
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