Handling Watkins, Taylor's workload, receiver depth shines [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Watkins feels the need to do more to prepare for the season, but the risk of re-injury is such a real concern with the stress fracture he suffered. Rex Ryan said he's thinking about playing Watkins Saturday for one series. The Bills' horrendous luck with injuries this summer could understandably convince him not to do so.'
Bills QBs Taylor, Manuel, see merit in helmet camera [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“I think you get a great perception of how it is actually on the field,” said backup EJ Manuel. “When you watch tape from an aerial view or from behind, it’s kind of hard to see. (The helmet camera) shows you when your eyes are in the right position or when they’re not. You literally see what you saw on the practice field, so if your eyes are in the right position, you’ll see the play develop, and you can critique yourself if your eyes aren’t in the right spot."'
Reality TV star Kroy Biermann set to make Bills debut [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"Today has been quite an emotional day for me and our children and my husband,” Zolciak said in a video Tuesday for The Daily Dish. “So excited to sign with Buffalo. My family's actually from there. My parents grew up there. My aunts still live there. The fan base in Buffalo is like no other and the coaches and team is incredible, so I know that my husband is super excited to join the family."'
Buffalo Bills players see a version of Brandon Spikes the public doesn't see [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"People see him and think he's some big crazy guy running around screaming all day with long hair and a black visor, so you think he's a big crazy, man," Brown said. "He's very intellectual ... He's just really interesting in what conversations he'll bring up."'
Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection 2016: Predicting roster before second preseason game [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'This competition appears to be over. Charles Clay and Chris Gragg will serve as Buffalo's receiving tight ends and Jim Dray will be the team's blocking tight end.'
Things to watch in Bills preseason meeting with Giants [1:52 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'As mentioned, Dareus needs a replacement. Those seeing time at his nose tackle position during training camp this week were Corbin Bryant and Jerel Worthy.'
Plenty to be optimistic about banged-up Bills [1:51 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'Super Bowl? Hardly. But when the chips are down, that’s when many teams and players dig in to beat the odds. At the very least, this is the year the Bills end their NFL playoff drought.'
5 things to watch in Bills - Giants (8/20/16) [1:50 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Taylor, according to head coach Rex Ryan, will not only get more time on the field, but he might play into the second quarter of this game.'
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.'
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