Thursday's Tampa Bay Coverage [1:50 AM]
Bucs’ run game hits snag in recent games (Tampa Tribune)
McCoy plans to fight to the end (Tampa Tribune)
Bucs offense struggles in third quarter (Tampa Bay Times)
Bucs still have plenty to play for (Tampa Bay Times)
Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for real - or just a mirage? (Bradenton Herald)
Greg Schiano hot seat shifts to lukewarm after Bucs victories (Orlando Sentinel)
Bucs' Mission: Win Another Game (Lakeland Ledger)
Interceptions drive Bucs forward (WTVT-TV)
Lavonte David following in Derrick Brooks' footsteps (WTVT-TV)
Bucs Wednesday Report: McCoy Sounds Off (WDAE-AM)
With the 5th Pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select… (WHFS-AM)
Keeping the Bills at Bay (Buccaneers.com)
Bucs Sign LB Lansanah, Move Casillas to IR (Buccaneers.com)
Series History: Bucs-Bills (Buccaneers.com)
Buccaneer Coaches Quotes, Dec. 4 (Buccaneers.com)
Buccaneer Players Quotes, Dec. 4 (Buccaneers.com)
Brandon: Bills to review benefits of Toronto games [1:49 AM]
AP reports: 'Brandon stopped short of saying whether the Bills would consider canceling the series or can opt out of the four remaining years of their deal with Rogers Communications.'
Buffalo Bills sign former Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki [1:48 AM]
AP reports: 'The former Chiefs player has been out since breaking his shoulder in Kansas City's preseason win over Pittsburgh on Aug. 23. He was then released by the Chiefs after reaching an injury settlement in October.'
Buffalo Bills cut RB Tashard Choice [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'Choice's best outing came in a 35-17 loss at New Orleans on Oct. 27, when he had seven carries for 35 yards. He also has four catches for 10 yards.'
Government to dismiss charges in NFL phone prank [1:46 AM]
AP reports: 'In return for the dismissal, Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser must abide by certain conditions for 18 months, U.S. Attorney William Hochul said Wednesday.'
Bills-Buccaneers Preview [1:45 AM]
AP reports: '"We've got to learn how to win close games. We've got to learn how to win games on the road. We've got to finish teams," coach Doug Marrone said on Monday. "It was tough this morning. It's tough to swallow."'
Bills sign TE Moeaki [1:44 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'He came back and had 453 yards and a score in 2012 before suffering a shoulder fracture this preseason, which ultimately led to his release in KC. Moeaki joins college teammate and fellow tight end Scott Chandler in Buffalo.'
Bills release RB Choice [1:43 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Georgia Tech product has carried the ball 361 times for 1,535 yards and 10 touchdowns in 85 career games with Dallas, Washington and Buffalo. He had played for the Bills since the 2011 season.'
Bills may want out of Toronto deal [1:42 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I'm going to look at everything," Brandon said. "I'll leave it at that."'
Bills release RB Choice [1:41 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Choice's role was mainly as a third-down back behind Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.'
Bills sign TE Moeaki; DL sits out practice [1:40 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'For the 52 players that made up the active roster during Wednesday's practice, all but one of them were on the field and participating in full. Only defensive lineman Kyle Williams, who normally gets Wednesdays off to rest his Achilles after a Sunday game, was listed as a non-participant throughout the day.'
Bills part ways with Tashard Choice [1:39 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'At 4-8, it would be prudent for the Bills to see what they have on the roster in the setting of regular season games. This move is likely to get undrafted free agent rookie Ronnie Wingo some time on the field so that way the Bills can evaluate whether or not he fills a potential need this off-season. Choice and the Bills were destined for a breakup upon signing only a one-year deal, so if the sizable Wingo (6-foot-3, 231 pounds) can play well, that may cancel the need for the Bills to select a young running back in the later portions of the 2014 draft.'
Rough game, eh? [1:38 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Manuel played well enough to win the game, particularly if you consider the final drives of regulation and overtime. However, he was a part of an offensive attack that did very little in the second half of the game. Take a trip back with me....let's trace where the Bills went wrong.'
TE Tony Moeaki signed by Bills [1:37 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Moeaki (6-3, 252) was a highly touted prospect out of Iowa and was a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 draft. Injuries however, have largely compromised his career.'
Bills release Tashard Choice [1:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The move is likely designed to afford rookie running back Ronnie Wingo an opportunity to serve in the reserve role that Choice had previously occupied.'
C.J. Spiller: ''We want to have a balanced attack'' [1:35 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'it was great, but like I said going in to the game, each week is different. We had a great game against Kansas City and then fell off the tail end a little bit. Just had another good running day, but this team is going to be ready and you can take some good away from the tape and see what you’ve done well, but we just have to take what they give us.'
Facts about sacks [1:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '•The Bills recorded 6 sacks Sunday, raising their season total to 43.'
Bills challenged to sell seats — here and there [4:04 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: '”Look at it from the standpoint of where we’ve been on the ticket side. We’ve taken the game out of the market which essentially has taken 70,000 seats out of the market and have truly only sold out two of our home games. We’ve manufactured sell-outs in the other four or five. We’re trying to find ways to obviously keep this franchise viable which we’ve done a very good job at and this series has obviously contributed to that. With that being said, nothing comes above winning. When I took over the reins on January 1st, I said that was the number one focus and that will be the number one focus. That’s one of the reasons that this will be reviewed in a grand manner.”'
3rd down success proving difficult in the 2nd half [10:02 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'With a rookie quarterback and a new offensive system Buffalo’s offense wasn’t expected to light it up when it came to third down conversion percentage in 2013. Inexperienced signal callers often see the most exotic looks from opposing defenses on third down. Decoding the disguised looks and making quick, correct decisions is easier said than done.'
Bills’ future looks bright but the present is disappointing [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“The talent level, the ability to kind of feed off one another offensively and defensively … we’re a tight-knit group,” tight end Scott Chandler said. “I think that’s part of why it hurts so bad, is we know that we have that ability to not just win, but to really dominate games. It’s frustrating to not do it.”'
Buffalo Bills fan who fell apologized to man he injured [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“This is an accident, plain and simple,” said his lawyer, Jeffrey Bochiechio.'
Bills' Toronto experiment not working [1:57 AM]
Tonawanda News reports: 'As if the cheering for the Falcons and booing of the Bills weren’t enough, we had to watch Toronto Mayor Rob Ford eat chicken wings. Great, now he’s the face of the Buffalo Bills. As if the Buffalo Bills being the face of the Buffalo Bills wasn’t bad enough.'
Bills sign OT Johnson-Webb to practice squad [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'He played 45 games at Alabama A&M and went undrafted in April before signing with Arizona.'
NY football fan pleads not guilty in stadium fall [1:55 AM]
AP reports: 'Robert Hopkins, 29, was released without bail following his appearance in Orchard Park Town Court on charges of assault and reckless endangerment.'
Upon Further Review: Bills vs Falcons [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills had plenty of opportunities to win the game, but some key plays and poor performances helped lead the Atlanta Falcons to the come-from-behind victory. Before we turn the page to the team's next game on the road in Tampa Bay, first is a look at the individual performances of every single Buffalo player that took a snap on offense or defense.'
Bills forced me to think draft, not playoffs [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'As far as the draft and who could be on the board for the Bills with a top ten pick, here are some names, depending on what position you'd like to see them address...'.
Bills should cut ties with Stevie [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills are 3-7 in games Johnson has played in. The two he sat out: a 37-14 rout of the Jets, the Bills' easiest win of the season by far; and an overtime loss to the 8-4 Bengals that EJ Manuel also missed. Against Baltimore, the Bills' most important win of the year, Johnson caught one pass for minus-1 yard. Then, with the Falcons game a must-win, Johnson coughed up a likely victory. It is a fact to say that the Bills have played at least as well on offense this season without Johnson as they have with him.'
Would the NFL inTtoronto be a long-term success? [1:51 AM]
TSN reports: 'The Rogers Centre holds about 54,000 for football so it would be the smallest stadium in the NFL. A new stadium would cost billions to be competitive with other physical structures. But I do think it is going to happen. First would be London , second would be Los Angeles and third would be Toronto. I can only guess at a timeframe as it would take an identifiable owner of aggressive attitude to push it through.'
What to watch for: Bills vs. Buccaneers [1:50 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo and Tampa Bay will meet for the 10th time in the regular season this week. The Bills are 3-6 all-time against the Buccaneers and won the last game against Tampa Bay (33-20, 9/20/2009 at Buffalo).'
OL Jamaal Johnson-Webb signed to Practice Squad [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'A 6-3, 306-pound Alabama A&M product, Johnson-Webb entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 before being released prior to the regular season. He has spent portions of the season on the practice squads for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings.'
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