Bills fans haven’t been this optimistic about a season since Buffalo went to four straight Super Bowls back in the early 1990s.
It all began yesterday when 88 players reported to the Bills’ Highmark Stadium offices in preparation for the start of Training Camp this morning at the ADPRO Center.
Back in the early 1970s, before coaching in the National Football League became a year-round proposition, the draft was held in late January.
The speculation has been going on since Terry and Kim Pegula bought the Bills in 2014: What’s the future of Ralph Wilson Stadium?
During his pre-mini-camp Zoom call with the team media late Tuesday morning, Bills coach Sean McDermott got a familiar but uncomfortable question.
For someone regarded by his Buffalo Bills teammates as a man of few words, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei sure had plenty to unpack following his year away from football.
(This is the second of a two-part series with Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll who met with the team media last week via Zoom call.)
(This is the first of a two-part series with Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who met with the team media earlier this week via Zoom call.)
BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign first-round draft pick Greg Rousseau to a four-year contract on Thursday.
If things had worked out the way Leslie Frazier had hoped, he wouldn’t have been on a Zoom call with the Buffalo media late Wednesday morning.
ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed long snapper Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract extension on Friday.
Some leftover notes on the Bills from this past week:
Bills coach Sean McDermott probably knew it was coming.
BUFFALO — Quarterback Josh Allen and Buffalo Bills players are split on whether to get vaccinated at a time coach Sean McDermott raised concerns his team could fall behind in having COVID-19 protocol restrictions loosened for the start of training camp.
Tuesday marked the beginning of Phase II of the National Football League’s offseason program which allows veterans to report to the team’s facility for on-field workouts.
BUFFALO — What do you get when three hulking, Bills rookie offensive linemen wind up squeezing onto the same commuter plane to Buffalo?
ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed five of their eight rookie draft picks, including second-round selection defensive end Carlos Basham of Wake Forest, on Thursday, the eve of a three-day rookie camp.
Success in the National Football League presents a scheduling paradox.
Last Monday morning I was a guest on an Albany sports talk radio show to discuss the Bills’ draft.
An NFL team can’t release a player simply because he is not vaccinated for COVID-19, a person with direct knowledge of the league’s directive told The Associated Press on Friday.
BUFFALO— Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane would theoretically consider cutting an unvaccinated player if it meant the team being able to lift NFL COVID-19 protocols restricting in-person team meetings.
ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills have picked up the fifth-year option on quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, the team announced Monday.
So what do we conclude from the Bills’ 2021 draft and subsequent free agent signings?
What a difference success makes.
From his end-of-season press conference, when he lamented the Bills’ inability to generate persistent pressure on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the AFC Championship Game, it was clear general manager Brandon Beane was in the market for a pass rusher.
If there was any question the Buffalo Bills prioritized the defensive end/edge rusher position, it was answered at 9:19 Friday night.
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BUFFALO — With Josh Allen having solidified his future at quarterback, the Buffalo Bills turned to upgrading their defense by selecting Miami edge rusher Greg Rousseau with the 30th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
There’s one major negative to being a successful team in the National Football League.
BUFFALO — Brandon Beane hopes he becomes accustomed to picking at the back of the pack in the NFL draft for years to come following the Bills’ breakthrough season.
Every Buffalo Bills fan remembers the scene in Kansas City after the Chiefs eliminated their team in the AFC Championship last season.
This could get ugly.
NFL officials have admitted they blew a crucial call in the Buffalo Bills’ 22-19 overtime loss to the Houston Texans in the 2019 playoffs.
So, 19 days before the beginning of the National Football League Draft, where do the Bills stand roster-wise?
BUFFALO — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is still debating whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and believes the decision be left to a personal choice.
ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign guard Forrest Lamp to a one-year contract on Wednesday in continuing a series of offseason moves to add experienced offensive line depth.
Some observations from four different sports:
BUFFALO — With a revised stadium feasibility study in hand, the Buffalo Bills are preparing to open discussions with state and local governments to determine whether to renovate the current facility or build a new home either near the existing suburban site or downtown.
ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign running back Matt Breida to a one-year contract on Thursday.
ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms Wednesday with Nigerian-born defensive end Efe Obada on a one-year contract.
ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are welcoming back a dynamic receiving, running and return threat after reaching an agreement to re-sign Isaiah McKenzie to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
BUFFALO — Emmanuel Sanders had his eyes on Buffalo long before the veteran receiver signed with the Bills in free agency this week.
Well, four days into NFL free agency, the Bills have been more active than might have been expected for a team up against the salary cap. They re-signed six of their own, adding four from other teams – two of whom create inherent questions – and making one trade.
BUFFALO — After four sometimes rocky seasons in Chicago, Mitch Trubisky is getting an opportunity to re-establish himself as Josh Allen’s backup in Buffalo.
BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bills reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders in a move on Wednesday that restores experienced depth to their potent passing attack.
In a span of four days, the Bills sent an emphatic message: They’re in it to win it.
BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign free-agent punter Matt Haack to a three-year contract on Tuesday, signaling they are potentially moving on from incumbent Corey Bojorquez.
ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign offensive lineman Daryl Williams to a three-year contract on Friday, days before the starter was eligible to become a free agent.
Last November, I wrote a column chastising the Buffalo franchise after it effectively usurped the fan-originated cringe-worthy phrase “Bills Mafia” and had it trademarked.
When it comes to Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo Bills fans seem to be in one of two camps: Give the young linebacker time to develop or Brandon Beane missed on the draft pick at No. 16 back in 2018.