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Buffalo Bills News - October 8, 2015

Marker Bills sign Cundiff, Moore; release two [1:28 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Cundiff, 35, will be on his sixth team with the Bills since entering the NFL in 2002. He spent last season as the placekicker for the Cleveland Browns, and had previous stops in Washington, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Dallas.'

Marker First Quarter Division Awards [1:27 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Offensive MVP – Tom Brady: This is no contest. He is a man on the mission after he feels he was “wronged” by the deflategate scandal. He is the MVP of the division and the MVP of the entire league. He is why the Patriots are the best team in football.'

Marker Bills sign K Billy Cundiff and WR Denarius Moore [1:26 AM] reports: 'Cundiff has always had a strong leg and is expected to take over kickoff duties. Whether he becomes a direct competitor for Carpenter on field goal attempts remains to be seen. His best single season came in 2010 with Baltimore when he was good on just under 90 percent of his kicks going 26-29 on field goal attempts (89.7%).'

Marker Ryan raises the ante on Bills kicker position [1:25 AM] reports: '“Billy is a guy that obviously has a history in this league, but he does have a strong leg so he can handle kickoffs and he’s been a good kicker,” said Ryan. “We’ll see how everything plays out.”'

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October 7, 2015

Marker New issues crop up for Bills’ defense [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“If somebody doesn’t want to get sacked, they’re not going to get sacked,” Ryan said. “That’s just the way it is. Regardless of who you have – certainly we have as good a pass rush as there is – but yeah, if you want to go quick and get it out of your hand, that’s fine. But where is it going? I don’t mind that at all.”''

Marker Bills say Giants’ Beckham kept up the ‘cheap shots’ [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I don’t know what’s up with him,” Gilmore said. “He acts like nobody’s supposed to hit him and you’re supposed to let him catch the ball. He’s weird. He gets mad when you play physical with him. He’s weird.'

Marker Let’s scrap the replay system once and for all [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Let me remind you that the NFL is selective when it comes to intent. Quarterbacks can be called for grounding, which has an intent element attached. A player can be ejected for intent to injure and upon further review, strangely enough, fined and suspended by the league office.'

Marker Players see, and hear, the need to start quicker [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It was one of those quiet games,” Woods said. “I didn’t feel a lot of energy on the sideline early on. I think that caused the slow start. The Giants were out there looking fast. They were ready, we weren’t.”'

Marker The story of the Bills owner will make you want to sob [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“This was a home for me,” she said. “This is an area that meant a lot to me. I want people to be proud of where they are, of growing up in Western New York. This is where my parents chose to be. They chose me. They chose to be here in Western New York and that’s pretty special. And I think everyone in Western New York should know that.”'

Marker First Super Season Week 5: Another miracle Bills rally [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'For the second straight week, the Bills put together a huge rally to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat, this time scoring 24 points in a span of 6:03 in the fourth quarter to beat the Raiders.'

Marker Buffalo Bills sign Dan 'Boom' Herron with Karlos Williams recovering from concussion [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'McCoy missed Week 4 with a hamstring injury, while Williams is now going through the concussion protocol after suffering a head injury against the Giants in Week 4. That left the Bills with just Boobie Dixon and Cierre Wood on the running back depth chart.'

Marker Bills reportedly working out Trent Richardson, other RBs in light of Karlos Williams injury [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'As of now, Boobie Dixon and Cierre Wood are the only two healthy running backs on the roster along with fullback Jerome Felton. Starting running back LeSean McCoy is still working his way back from a hamstring injury.'

Marker Odell Beckham Jr. a Giant ‘prima donna’ who threw punches, say Bills players [1:51 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '“It’s kind of like you’re playing your little brother and he gets mad at you for being too physical with him — throwing a tantrum,” Gilmore said. “I’m like, ‘Man, we’re playing football. It’s a physical game.’ ... He’s a prima donna. He feels like he’s on top of the world and nobody’s supposed to do anything to him.”''

Marker Odell Beckham is a prima donna and cheap-shot artist: Bills [1:50 AM]
New York Post reports: '“He’s not Sammy Watkins,’’ said Gilmore, referring to his Bills teammate. “He has good hands, he can catch. He’s good, but he’s not what people think after that one catch [against the Cowboys last season" target="_blank">. His world is based on hype and that one catch.”'

Marker Bills players rip Odell Beckham Jr. as 'prima donna' [1:49 AM]
Newsday reports: '"A guy like that, you expect him to be a stand-up guy, but I guess it is a part of his game," said Bills safety Duke Williams, who claims to have gotten punched by Beckham after Eli Manning's fourth-quarter interception. "He likes to throw cheap shots here and there and gets away with it. I guess it's his thing."'

Marker Buffalo Bills say Giants 'prima donna' Odell Beckham Jr. is a cheap shot artist [1:48 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Gilmore later added, "His world is based on hype and that one catch. Everybody sees that, everybody knows him for that and people don't really look at the film and watch him and really don't know what type of player he is."'

Marker Bills sign RB Herron to address injury-depleted backfield [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills are scrambling for running backs after they had a glut of them during training camp. Veteran Fred Jackson was cut in August, and then signed with Seattle. Buffalo also released Bryce Brown a week into the season to open a roster spot after defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned from serving a one-game NFL suspension.'

Marker Bills GM says running back Williams sustained concussion [1:46 AM]
AP reports: 'Williams is following the NFL's concussion protocol, and must pass a series of tests before being cleared to play. Buffalo (2-2) plays at Tennessee (1-2) on Sunday.'

Marker Bills RB Williams could miss Week 5; Herron signed [1:45 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'With running back LeSean McCoy also injured, the Bills hosted a workout for several players, including former first-round pick Trent Richardson, the 25-year-old bust with the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Richardson was cut by the Raiders before the start of the 2015 season.'

Marker Bills players say Odell Beckham Jr. threw punches, is 'prima donna' [1:44 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Beckham was not penalized on the play. He could face a fine for the swing, although the NFL will not disclose fine information from last Sunday's games until Friday.''

Marker From Fremont Street to Buffalo, Cierre Wood's had quite the Experience [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Wood signed with the Bills the next day and had to play a preseason game the following night in Cleveland. He tried to get as much of the playbook down that he could in just one day. Of course, that wasn’t easy, but he finished the game with three carries for six yards and caught one pass for another ten yards. When I asked him if he was told to just “run left and run right” that night, he laughed and recalled one play when he had to pass protect for Bills QB EJ Manuel. “I didn’t know what to do,” he said. “I looked at EJ after we broke the huddle and whispered, ‘pssst, what do I do?’ EJ turned around and just said, ‘pass protect to my right.’ “'

Marker All-22 Review - Bills/Giants [1:42 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'In the midst of the loss to the Giants you may have felt like the defense had a terrible day. It didn't. Sure the Nigel Bradham missed tackle goes as a big mark against, and the run defense could certainly improve, but for the most part, I'd say the All-22 shows a solid performance against Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. OBJ is a dominant force in the league, and while the Giants attempted to establish his presence in the game, it never truly materialized. The Bills locked him up, particularly when matched against the corners on the outside.'

Marker Bills sign RB Herron, place TE Gray on IR [1:41 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Gray suffered a broken forearm in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. He will not be able to play again this season after being placed on IR.'

Marker Whaley announces Karlos Williams has concussion [1:40 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills will have running backs in for a workout with only Boobie Dixon and Cierre Wood available. Whaley called former Bill and current free agent Bryce Brown "a possibility."'

Marker Bills sign RB Dan 'Boom' Herron, place TE Marquis Gray on IR [1:39 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Herron was released from the Colts after suffering a shoulder injury in the team's preseason finale.'

Marker Bad Loss #2 [1:38 AM]
Bills Daily reports: After 4 weeks I’m still not really sure about the Bills. I want to believe that they are talented enough and on the right track to make the playoffs, but being beaten by New England and New York is worrisome at best. The next 3 week will tell us a lot about who the Bills.

Marker Top 5 storylines to follow for Bills-Titans week [1:37 AM] reports: 'Despite the fact that Mariota has only played three games, he’s among the league leaders already in passer rating, yards per attempt, and touchdown passes.'

Marker Bills add RB Herron, TE Gray to I-R [1:36 AM] reports: 'Herron has played in 25 career games, starting three, and racking up 389 yards and one touchdown on 87 carries. He has also caught 22 passes for 230 yards. The 26-year old originally entered the league as a sixth round pick (191st overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2012 NFL Draft.'

October 6, 2015

Marker Bills' defense can no longer be called 'elite' [11:57 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Meanwhile, where’s the starting defensive line that’s eating up 28 percent of this year’s $143 million salary cap?'

Marker Bills coach takes step back on issue of penalties [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“The penalties is something, you know, kind of keeps you up at night trying to think of what to do, how we can fix it,” Ryan said Monday. “It doesn’t go away by talking about it, or that would already be done. We have tried to do some things, but make no mistake – we are trying to get fixed. I am trying to get it fixed.”'

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