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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bell: Marcell Dareus deserves support, but needs to help himself (7:02 PM)
USA Today: Talented Bills defensive tackle has suffered rare hardship, but still needs to be accountable.        

Bills DT Dareus back at training camp (6:20 PM)
USA Today: Bills DT Dareus returns to training camp; next hurdle is getting cleared for practice        

Sammy Watkins: best rookie WR in Madden 15 (5:11 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Dallas Miller: While all of Bills nation is buzzing about the real Sammy Watkins, it seems they aren’t alone. The folks over at EA Sports have a high opinion of the Bills’ dynamic receiver as well. Graded out at an 80 when the Top 10 rookie ratings were unveiled, Watkins is the No. 1 rookie receiver in […]

Under Review: T.J. Graham (4:17 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Alexandra Vitale catches up with Bills Wide Receiver T.J. Graham to talk about training camp, his offseason, and more.

Bills QB, coach differ on offense's performance (3:39 PM)
USA Today: 'Good day,' or 'sloppy': Bills QB Manuel and coach Marrone differ on assessing offense        

Bills waive one linebacker, sign another (3:30 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills parted ways with one linebacker and added Xavius Boyd after the first padded practice on Tuesday.

Camp Notes 7/22: Run game working, Tuel earns reps (2:55 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: It was the first day in pads for the Bills at training camp and not surprisingly the run game took on a completely different look Tuesday.

C.J. on importance of run game (2:49 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: The run game was Buffalo’s bread and butter on offense as they ran more than any other team in the league and finished second in rushing yards per game. Blessed with the additional talents of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon, the Bills ground attack is as deep as it’s ever been. So just how critical […]

Can't Miss Play: Watkins Up Close with Cameraman (2:45 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Watch as Sammy Watkins makes a nice catch and gets up close with the buffalobills.com camera.

Can't Miss Play: Ron Brooks Interception (2:40 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Watch as cornerback Ron Brooks picks on quarterback Thad Lewis for his first interception of training camp.

Doug Marrone: Bills 'have a battle' for No. 2 QB job (2:19 PM)
NFL.Com - Sessler, Marc: The Buffalo Bills might have their starting quarterback in EJ Manuel, but the backup spot is still up in the air between Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel. Who has the edge as training camp ramps up?

EJ Manuel: "It felt like a lot of action today" (12:47 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: EJ Manuel comments on the Bills performance after the first full pads practice of training camp.

Doug Marrone: "It's a new year" (12:38 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Head coach Doug Marrone addresses the media after the Bills first practice in full pads.

Five questions: Buffalo Bills (12:05 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: The PFT Preseason Power Rankings, which provide a context for looking at the changes made since last season, will be completed later today.  (Spoiler alert:  The Seahawks are No. 1.) So let’s start something new, aimed at providing a template for discussion and debate about a team’s prospects for the upcoming season.  For each team,…

Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program (10:11 AM)
USA Today: Bills DT Dareus to enter NFL substance abuse program in bid to have drug charges dismissed        

Moorman booming them (9:43 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Brian Moorman is still booming punts here Tuesday an at this point I outperforming rookie Jake Dombrowski. Moorman has shown he’s more consistent mixing distance and hang time together. With the punters being asked to flip the field position on long punts today Moorman was consistently kicking 50 yards plus with hang times around five […]

Doug Marrone “not allowed to speak” about Cordy Glenn’s illness (8:58 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: The Bills opened up camp without left tackle Cordy Glenn, who was placed on the Non-Football Illness list last week and is barred from practicing until the designation is removed. Coach Doug Marrone didn’t offer much of an idea about when that might happen. Glenn missed a few spring practices because of illness and Marrone…

Travel delays push back Dareus' return to Bills (8:40 AM)
USA Today: DT Marcell Dareus' return to Bills training camp postponed because of travel delays        

Dareus delayed by weather (8:36 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills DT Marcell Dareus was unable to get back to Bills camp Monday night as scheduled due to weather delays. Dareus’ flight back to Rochester was canceled last night due to weather. Head coach Doug Marrone may provide an update on Dareus return schedule following practice this morning.

Ron Jaworski: "This is an ascending football team" (8:30 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski joined The John Murphy Show to discuss why he's hopefully for EJ Manuel, why he loves the acquisition of Sammy Watkins, and why he thinks this is the year the Bills make the playoffs.

Tuesday morning one-liners (7:18 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: WR Sammy Watkins was a hit on the second day of Bills camp. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake checks out Wembley Stadium in London. Injury issues to watch with the Patriots. What will Jets DE Sheldon Richardson do in his second NFL season? The Ravens have selected a new anthem singer for home games. Said Bengals…

Dareus appears in court, agrees to substance abuse treatment (5:59 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Michael David Smith: Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was absent from training camp on Monday while he appeared in an Alabama courtroom, where he told a judge he will agree to substance abuse treatment. Dareus was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in Alabama on May 5, and his lawyer told the Associated Press on…

Training Camp Live Blog: 7/22 (1:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Follow practice live as Bills reporters cover 2014 training camp sessions.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mario Williams: "I have faith in him" (11:44 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills Defensive End Mario Williams gives his thoughts on teammate Marcell Dareus. He also discusses the progress of his unit and why he's excited about the new defensive coaches.

Kyle Williams: "The same attacking style" (11:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Defensive Tackle Kyle Williams joined The John Murphy from the campus studio. He touched on the run defense, getting backfield pressure, and the depth on the team. He also discussed the loss of Kiko Alonso.

C.J. Spiller: "There's only one me" (10:58 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills RB C.J. Spiller creatively describes his teammates in the backfield, his role in the offense, and his thoughts on the two training camp practices so far.

A National Perspective on the Bills – JMS 7/21 (10:29 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - johnmurphyshow:   We return to the campus of St. John Fisher College. Day two of Bills Training Camp and there was plenty of highlights between EJ Manuel and rookie WR Sammy Watkins once again. We went through a complete recap of today’s practice. On the defensive side, we poised the question, with the losses to the […]

Bills DT Dareus enters substance abuse program (10:07 PM)
USA Today: Bills lineman hopes to have felony drug charges dismissed.        

Bills DT Marcell Dareus enters substance abuse program (10:07 PM)
USA Today: Bills lineman hopes to have felony drug charges dismissed.        

Bills' Dareus enters substance abuse program (10:07 PM)
USA Today: Bills lineman hopes to have felony drug charges dismissed.        

Bell: Sammy Watkins fuels Buffalo's optimism (10:05 PM)
USA Today: Despite uncertainty about team's future, confidence abounds that playoffs are in reach.        

Bell: Watkins fuels Bills' optimism (10:05 PM)
USA Today: Despite uncertainty about team's future, confidence abounds that playoffs are in reach.        

Bills Roundup: Watkins Stands Out Again (9:56 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Day two of training camp featured the defensive line getting pressure on the quarterback, Sammy Watkins continuing to stand out, and several nice plays made on a warm afternoon in Pittsford.

Doug Marrone: Sammy Watkins "a fearless player" (9:56 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Doug Marrone addresses the chemistry between Sammy Watkins and EJ Manuel, the improved play of Nigel Bradham, and the Marcell Dareus situation.

Bills on the radio (9:44 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Here’s where you can find Bills players on the local radio airwaves Tuesday morning and who will be on NFL Network in the morning as well. Kiss 98.5 FM – Buffalo, Janet & Nick 7:00 am – TJ Graham 7:15 am – Corey Graham WGR 550 AM – Buffalo, Howard Simon and Jeremy White 6:30 […]

The John Murphy Show July 21 (9:30 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Defensive Tackle Kyle Williams gives his opinion on the new defensive scheme and Kiko Alonso. ESPN Analyst Ron Jaworski with a national perspective on the team and why the Bills are prime for the playoffs.

Sammy Watkins fuels Bills' optimism (9:08 PM)
USA Today: Despite uncertainty about team's future, confidence abounds that playoffs are in reach.        

Marrone on Glenn’s situation (8:59 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn was out doing light exercises on the other practice field away from the team Monday as he worked with an athletic trainer. Following Monday’s practice head coach Doug Marrone addressed Glenn’s designation on the Non-Football Illness list. Marrone was asked if he knew when Glenn would be able to […]

Sammy Watkins gives Bills a mild scare (8:48 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: Teams that play in the Hall of Fame game get to open camp a week or so earlier than most other teams.  Which gives the teams that play in the Hall of Fame game extra practice time. Which, when coming before other teams have opened camp, makes those teams the center of media attention.  Which,…

Marrone: Dareus excused from camp (7:36 PM)
USA Today: Bills coach said former first-rounder left for personal matters.        

Marrone: Bills DT Dareus excused from camp (7:28 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus can start refocusing on football - and getting in shape - now that he's set to return to the team's training camp facility in suburban Rochester. Coach Doug Marrone revealed on Monday that Dareus was excused from camp to deal with personal matters in what became the latest twist in the player's troubled offseason. Marrone added that Dareus was scheduled to return to camp later in the day and is expected to be working out on the sideline during practice Tuesday morning.

Bills excuse Marcell Dareus from camp (6:53 PM)
USA Today: Bills coach Marrone: DT Dareus excused from camp to deal with personal matters        

Dareus excused from camp after failed test (6:52 PM)
ESPN.Com - Mike Rodak: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus failed a conditioning test after reporting to training camp last week and was excused from camp.

Can't Miss Play: Sammy Watkins Leaping Catch (6:14 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Watch as wide receiver Sammy Watkins makes a leaping catch to snare a tipped ball out of the air.

Can't Miss Play: EJ Manuel TD to Sammy Watkins (6:09 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Watch as quarterback EJ Manuel hooks up with first round pick Sammy Watkins for a long touchdown pass.

Dareus excused from camp; back tonight (5:52 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills DT Marcell Dareus has not been  cleared to practice yet being on the Non-Football Injury list, but he also has not been in attendance each of the past two days at training camp. Head coach Doug Marrone explained why on Monday. “All the players reported to camp. At the present time I’ve excused Marcell,” […]

Woods and Searcy tussle (4:20 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Robert Woods and Da’Norris Searcy got into a scrap after the play in 11-on-11. There was jawing first then punched flew before they wrestled each other to the ground. Tempers flaring here late in practice on a hot day.

Bill G.M.: Sammy Watkins was his top player on draft board (1:55 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins might not think he’s a superhero, but the team might not share that view. Bills General Manager Doug Whaley told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he had no reservations making a bold draft-day trade to get Watkins, because they thought he was the best player in the…

Kouandjio: Bills fans on par with ‘Bama fans (1:34 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: University of Alabama product Cyrus Kouandjio knows all too well the passion that Crimson Tide fans have since he experienced it first hand, but after seeing Bills fans in a full froth at the team’s first night practice Sunday night he’s thinking ‘Bama fans have an equal. “They’re up there, to tell you the truth,” […]

Jersey numbers for Roosevelt & Cohen (12:57 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Here are the jersey numbers for the two Bills players who signed today and a jersey number change for a linebacker. Naaman Roosevelt will wear jersey number 13 while Landon Cohen will don 76. LB Stevenson Sylvester is also switching from 42 to 58.

Bills sign Landon Cohen, Naaman Roosevelt (12:46 PM)
USA Today: Bills shuffle roster, signing defensive tackle Landon Cohen and receiver Naaman Roosevelt        

Bills fill in some defensive line depth with Landon Cohen (12:33 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: The Bills are going to give defensive tackle Marcell Dareus time to get himself in shape, but they’ve still got to practice. They added a bit of depth for their line, signing veteran defensive tackle along with wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt, the team announced. To make room on the roster, they cut wide receiver Ramses Barden and…

Bills bring back WR Roosevelt, sign DT Cohen (12:25 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: A familiar face and Buffalo native is back! The Bills signed WR Naaman Roosevelt in a pair of moves on Monday.

Bills could go for at least $1.1 billion (11:18 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: As the process of selling the Buffalo Bills ramps up, the numbers likely will be large. Sal Paolantonio of ESPN says that the franchise is expected to sell for at least $1.1 billion.  That’s considerably higher than a recent valuation from Forbes of $870 million, although the presence of name Forbes gives what amounts to…

Fans flock to Fisher for Day 1 of training camp (10:40 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The fans had their first look at the 2014 Buffalo Bills as training camp opened at St. John Fisher College.

Bills DT Dareus failed conditioning test (10:30 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus failed a conditioning test after he reported to training camp, ESPN.com reported Monday. Dareus was on the active/non-football injury list as the Bills began their first training camp practice on Sunday evening. Dareus reported to camp on Monday, but he will not re-take the conditioning test until no earlier than Thursday. "He's not the only one, but obviously you want your players to come in and be ready to go," coach Doug Marrone said Sunday.

Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus fails conditioning test (10:03 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: It hasn't been the best few months for the Buffalo Bills' promising defense, and d efensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been a big reason for that. Dareus, who earlier this offseason was busted for both possession of synthetic marijuana and for drag racing, failed his initial conditioning test run as the team reported to training camp. Dareus will remain on the  active/non-football injury list until he can pass the test.  Doug Marrone: DT Marcell Dareus failed his conditioning test upon reporting for camp. "He needs to focus on getting himself ready" — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) July 20, 2014 [ Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ] "He's not the only one, but obviously you want your players to come in and be ready to go," head coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, per ESPN.com . "We're here for a long period of time and we'll make up for it." Is Dareus committed to football after a bad few months where you easily could call that into question? Marrone said he believes so. "I think that's what he'll be ready to do and that's been my conversations with him," Marrone said. The Bills' defense, which ranked in the top 10 a year ago, is changing coordinators from Mike Pettine, who left to take the Cleveland Browns' head-coaching job, to Jim Schwartz. They already have lost one of their best playmakers in Kiko Alonso, who was coming off a fantastic rookie season. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus fails conditioning test (10:03 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: It hasn't been the best few months for the Buffalo Bills' promising defense, and d efensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been a big reason for that. Dareus, who earlier this offseason was busted for both possession of synthetic marijuana and for drag racing, failed his initial conditioning test run as the team reported to training camp. Dareus will remain on the  active/non-football injury list until he can pass the test.  Doug Marrone: DT Marcell Dareus failed his conditioning test upon reporting for camp. "He needs to focus on getting himself ready" — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) July 20, 2014 [ Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ] "He's not the only one, but obviously you want your players to come in and be ready to go," head coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, per ESPN.com . "We're here for a long period of time and we'll make up for it." Is Dareus committed to football after a bad few months where you easily could call that into question? Marrone said he believes so. "I think that's what he'll be ready to do and that's been my conversations with him," Marrone said. The Bills' defense, which ranked in the top 10 a year ago, is changing coordinators from Mike Pettine, who left to take the Cleveland Browns' head-coaching job, to Jim Schwartz. They already have lost one of their best playmakers in Kiko Alonso, who was coming off a fantastic rookie season. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

Marcell Dareus will get a few day to get in shape (9:36 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: The Bills need defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. But it will be a few more days before they give him a chance to come back. The troubled defensive tackle failed his conditioning test at the start of camp, and won’t be given a chance to re-take it until Thursday, according to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN. “Dareus…

Marquise Goodwin says his absence wasn’t injury related (8:28 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: With training camps opening across the league in the coming days, the headlines will fill up with all kinds of injuries. But one of the first ones in Bills camp was not what it appeared. Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin left the Bills’ first practice early, but said later it was not injury related. “No…

Can't Miss Play: EJ Manuel to Sammy Watkins (8:12 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Watch at first round pick Sammy Watkins makes a nice catch from quarterback EJ Manuel.

Monday morning one-liners (7:17 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins says pressure isn’t a problem for him. The offensive line will be a big focus of Dolphins camp. Patriots LB Jamie Collins hopes more bulk leads to more playing time. The Jets expect more from CB Dee Milliner this season. Setting the stage for the Ravens defensive line. How will…

Pressure non-existent for Watkins (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Despite lofty expectations, Sammy Watkins is calm, cool and collected. If there is pressure to perform, Watkins isn’t feeling it.

Training Camp Blog: 7/21 (1:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Follow practice live as Bills reporters cover 2014 training camp sessions.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bills' Dareus out due to failed conditioning test (11:51 PM)
USA Today: Coach Doug Marrone reveals why talented defensive tackle is being held out of camp.        

Bills DT Marcell Dareus out due to failed conditioning test (11:51 PM)
USA Today: Coach Doug Marrone reveals why talented defensive tackle is being held out of camp.        

Bills DT Dareus out due to failed conditioning test (11:51 PM)
USA Today: Coach Doug Marrone reveals why talented defensive tackle is being held out of camp.        

Bills on the radio (11:37 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Here’s a look at where you can listen in to Bills players on the local radio airwaves Monday morning from training camp. WGR 550 AM – Buffalo 7:15 am – Eric Wood 7:25 am – Preston Brown 8:30/9:00 am – Russ Brandon WCMF – Rochester – 96.5 FM 7:25 am – Eric Wood 7:35 am […]

Bills Roundup: Sammy Watkins Helps Open Camp (11:33 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The first 2014 training camp practice got underway Sunday night without Marcell Dareus, while first round pick Sammy Watkins got to practice in front of the fans, and a couple of nice plays were made on the opening night.

Rough start: Bills DT Marcell Dareus fails conditioning test (11:32 PM)
USA Today: Coach Doug Marrone reveals why talented defensive tackle is being held out of camp.        

Sammy Watkins wants to make impact, isn’t trying to be Superman (11:26 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins hasn’t made a Randy Moss-style vow to rip up the league.  But Watkins doesn’t need to.  The importance of ripping things up is implied in the all-in move the team made to get him — especially with a new owner coming. After his first training-camp practice with the team that…

Camp Notes 7/20: Crowd provides energy, players settle in (11:07 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Training camp at St. John Fisher got off to a rousing start thanks to fans who were loud and boisterous.

Marrone says Dareus will be ready to play (11:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Pro Bowl DT Marcell Dareus will be ready to play after getting himself in shape.

Keith Rivers: Preparing the be a Starter (10:42 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills Linebacker Keith Rivers discusses the rotating linebacking corp, losing Kiko Alonso, and how he plans to take on the role of a starting linebacker on the team.

Keith Rivers: Preparing to be a Starter (10:42 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills Linebacker Keith Rivers discusses the rotating linebacking corp, losing Kiko Alonso, and how he plans to take on the role of a starting linebacker on the team.

Can't Miss Play: Jeff Tuel TD pass to T.J. Graham (10:31 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Watch as wide receiver T.J. Graham catches a long touchdown pass from quarterback Jeff Tuel.

Sammy Watkins: Motivating Factor? The Fans (10:30 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills Rookie WR Sammy Watkins talked about his first training camp session. He discussed his progression with EJ Manuel, how the fans motivate him, and the immediate impact he can have.

EJ Manuel: "My confidence is high" (10:17 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills QB EJ Manuel discusses his first training camp practice of 2014. He talks about his second year in the system, working with Sammy Watkins, and where his confidence level is at.

What they're saying: first Bills Camp practice (10:08 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: EJ Manuel, Cyrus Kouandjio, Brandon Spikes and Sammy Watkins offer comment after the first training camp practice of 2014.

Goodwin: I left practice early, but not hurt (9:10 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills WR Marquise Goodwin left practice early on Sunday night and did not return. But he said on his Twitter account post-practice that he did not sustain an injury. No I was not hurt the first day of camp. Sickle Cell and athsma beat me today! For those who assumed… ? — MARQUISE GOODWIN (@flashgoodwin) […]

National Football League roundup (8:52 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: (The Sports Xchange) - A Toronto investment group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi would not plan to move the Buffalo Bills out of western New York if it buys the team, according to the Toronto Sun. The Bills were put on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. Bon Jovi's group has reportedly been saying privately and plans to inform the trust managing the sale of the Bills that it will not relocate the team. Aside from Bon Jovi, the group also includes Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family. Tanenbaum controls the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors.

Doug Marrone: "Our goal is to be in the playoffs" (8:08 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Doug Marrone addresses the media to open training camp at St. John Fisher College.

NFL roundup: Bon Jovi reportedly would not move Bills (8:07 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: A Toronto investment group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi would not plan to move the Buffalo Bills out of western New York if it buys the team, according to the Toronto Sun. The Bills were put on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. Bon Jovi's group has reportedly been saying privately and plans to inform the trust managing the sale of the Bills that it will not relocate the team. Aside from Bon Jovi, the group also includes Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.

NFL roundup: Bon Jovi reportedly would not move Bills (8:07 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: A Toronto investment group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi would not plan to move the Buffalo Bills out of western New York if it buys the team, according to the Toronto Sun. The Bills were put on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. Bon Jovi's group has reportedly been saying privately and plans to inform the trust managing the sale of the Bills that it will not relocate the team. Aside from Bon Jovi, the group also includes Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.

Bills DT Marcell Dareus fails conditioning test (7:31 PM)
USA Today: Coach Doug Marrone reveals why talented defensive tackle is being held out of camp.        

Hairston at LT in place of Glenn now (7:13 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Seantrel Henderson was slate to line up at left tackle in place of Cordy Glenn who is on the non-football illness list, but Henderson went to the locker room with a trainer before the team portion of practice. Stepping in is Chris Hairston at left tackle next to Chris Williams on the led side in […]

Marrone: Bills DT Dareus fails conditioning test (7:07 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Add a failed conditioning test to Bills starting defensive tackle Marcell Dareus' string of offseason troubles. Dareus missed the start of training camp Sunday because he did not report in shape, coach Doug Marrone announced shortly before the Bills' first practice in suburban Rochester. Though he declined to say whether he was disappointed in Dareus' latest setback, Marrone said: ''Obviously, you want your players to come in ready to go.

Marrone: Bills DT Dareus fails conditioning test (6:24 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is missing the start of training camp after failing his conditioning test.

Marrone: Bills DT Dareus fails conditioning test (6:23 PM)
USA Today: Coach Marrone: Bills DT Dareus held out from start of camp because of failed conditioning test        

Dareus failed Bills' conditioning test at camp (6:22 PM)
ESPN.Com - Mike Rodak: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus failed a conditioning test after reporting to training camp last week.

Bradham, Rivers flanking Spikes (6:18 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: As the defense prepares for their first practice two veteran linebackers are flanking MLB Brandon Spikes. Nigel Bradham and Keith Rivers are lined up on either side of him with Rivers in Kiko Alonso’s spot. Rookie Preston Brown is rotating in with Spikes at MLB.

OL Henderson working in Glenn’s place (6:14 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: As Bills GM Doug Whaley indicted Friday, rookie 7th round pick Seantrel Henderson is working in place of Cordy Glenn at left tackle. Glenn is on the non-football illness list. Henderson filled in for Glenn in minicamp back in June as well.

Dareus fails Bills conditioning test (5:57 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: Apparently, Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus can’t run like he drives. The Pro Bowler, who was arrested in the offseason both for possession of synthetic marijuana and drag racing, landed on the non-football injury list to start training camp because he failed the pre-camp conditioning test. “He needs to focus on getting himself ready,” coach…

Marcell Dareus failed conditioning test in Buffalo (5:55 PM)
NFL.Com - Rosenthal, Gregg: Marcell Dareus' discouraging offseason continues. Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone revealed Sunday that Dareus was placed on the non-football injury list because he failed his conditioning test.

Marrone: Dareus didn’t pass conditioning test (5:47 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Marcell Dareus didn’t pass his conditioning test which is why he was placed on the non-football injury list. He obviously won’t be practicing tonight.

Training Camp Live Blog: 7/20 (4:18 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Follow practice live as Bills reporters cover 2014 training camp practice sessions.

Bills open camp seeking to end playoff drought (2:53 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Going on his fourth year in Buffalo, safety Aaron Williams is all too familiar with the cycle of emotions Bills players and fans endure during a season. ''Every year, everybody gets hyped-up for an incredible season, and then people get let down with a six-win season,'' Williams said upon reporting for the start of camp. The Bills have lost much of their relevance during a 14-season run in which they've failed to make the playoffs - the NFL's longest active drought. It's no surprise to Williams that some already look at Buffalo as an afterthought.

Bills open camp seeking to end playoff drought (2:53 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Going on his fourth year in Buffalo, safety Aaron Williams is all too familiar with the cycle of emotions Bills players and fans endure during a season. ''Every year, everybody gets hyped-up for an incredible season, and then people get let down with a six-win season,'' Williams said upon reporting for the start of camp. The Bills have lost much of their relevance during a 14-season run in which they've failed to make the playoffs - the NFL's longest active drought. It's no surprise to Williams that some already look at Buffalo as an afterthought.

Bills open camp seeking to end playoff drought (2:52 PM)
USA Today: NFL 2014: Bills open camp with high hopes in bid to end 14-season playoff drought        

Patriots head to camp with restocked defense (2:51 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Patriots' defense struggled for much of last season. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 yards, the most New England allowed in Bill Belichick's 14 years as coach. So the Patriots stocked up on players to fix that. Cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner lead the group of defensive newcomers that includes linebacker James Anderson, end Will Smith and lineman Dominique Easley, their first-round draft choice.

Patriots head to camp with restocked defense (2:51 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Patriots' defense struggled for much of last season. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 yards, the most New England allowed in Bill Belichick's 14 years as coach. So the Patriots stocked up on players to fix that. Cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner lead the group of defensive newcomers that includes linebacker James Anderson, end Will Smith and lineman Dominique Easley, their first-round draft choice.

Bills activate OG 'Unga (2:00 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills activated guard J.J. 'Unga a day after placing him on the active/non-football injury list. Although his injury was undisclosed, it is important for Unga to make a strong impression early in training camp as he faces a stiff battle to earn a roster spot.

Bills activate OG 'Unga (2:00 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills activated guard J.J. 'Unga a day after placing him on the active/non-football injury list. Although his injury was undisclosed, it is important for Unga to make a strong impression early in training camp as he faces a stiff battle to earn a roster spot.

Report: Bon Jovi would not move Bills (11:40 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: A Toronto investment group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi would not plan to move the Buffalo Bills out of western New York if it buys the team, according to the Toronto Sun. The Bills were put on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. Bon Jovi's group has reportedly been saying privately and plans to inform the trust managing the sale of the Bills that it will not relocate the team. Aside from Bon Jovi, the group also includes Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.

Report: Bon Jovi would not move Bills (11:40 AM)
Yahoo! Sports - Dallas Cowboys: A Toronto investment group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi would not plan to move the Buffalo Bills out of western New York if it buys the team, according to the Toronto Sun. The Bills were put on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. Bon Jovi's group has reportedly been saying privately and plans to inform the trust managing the sale of the Bills that it will not relocate the team. Aside from Bon Jovi, the group also includes Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.

ESPN’s training camp tour begins with Bills (11:20 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Dallas Miller: Buffalo Bills Training Camp presented by Connors & Ferris will be the first stop on ESPN’s training camp tour for all 32 NFL teams starting Monday, July 21. Long-time ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio and analyst Ron Jaworski will anchor the ‘Training Center’ coverage from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY and provide live on-site […]

Bon Jovi group reportedly wouldn't move Bills (9:49 AM)
ESPN.Com - ESPN.com news services: The Toronto group led by rocker Jon Bon Jovi reportedly is committed to keeping the Buffalo Bills in Western New York and isn't aiming at moving the NFL team to Canada's most-populated city.

Mike Williams sees EJ’s improvement (9:31 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: He doesn’t think it’ll take long for his on field chemistry to develop with EJ Manuel, and one of the reasons why is he saw Manuel’s progress through the course of the spring practices. WR Mike Williams, who we profiled on Buffalobills.com this morning (Sunday), believes it won’t take much more than a day of […]

Sunday morning one-liners (8:51 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: Will the recently signed LB Stevenson Sylvester stick with the Bills? The Dolphins are trying to recapture a bigger piece of the local market. How concerned should the Patriots be about their depth? A look at Calvin Pace, David Harris and the rest of the Jets linebackers. With camp opening, the Ravens can shift the…

Mike Williams a proven vet in young WR group (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Mike Williams is still working to master his new offense in Buffalo, but his younger teammates are already looking to the proven wideout for advice.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bon Jovi’s group vows to keep team in Buffalo (6:32 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has indeed joined a Toronto-based group that hopes to buy the Buffalo Bills.  And Bon Jovi and company indeed are claiming that they intend to keep the team in Buffalo. Via the Associated Press, Bon Jovi’s group has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the franchise…

Marcell Dareus added to Buffalo Bills' injury list (5:24 PM)
NFL.Com - Hanzus, Dan: The Bills added fourth-year defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to their active/non-football injury list on Saturday. It's unclear at this time why Dareus was placed on the list.

Bills place DT Dareus on non-football injury list (5:15 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Bills starting defensive tackle Marcell Dareus won't be ready for the opening of training camp in his latest offseason setback. The Bills announced Dareus was placed on the active/non-football injury list Saturday, a day before the team holds its first practice in suburban Rochester. Coach Doug Marrone won't be available for comment until Sunday. In early May, Dareus was arrested in his native Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Bills activate McKelvin among five moves (4:50 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills continued to juggle their roster Saturday, activating cornerback Leodis McKelvin off the Physically Unable to Perform list and making four other moves as veterans reported for training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y.

Bills activate McKelvin among five moves (4:50 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills continued to juggle their roster Saturday, activating cornerback Leodis McKelvin off the Physically Unable to Perform list and making four other moves as veterans reported for training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y.

Bills place DT Dareus on non-football injury list (4:41 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus won't be ready for the start of training camp after he was placed on the active/non-football injury list. It's the latest setback for Dareus, who is already dealing with two off-field legal matters. In early May, Dareus was arrested in Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Guard J.J. 'Unga was also placed on the active/non-football injury list.

Bills place DT Dareus on non-football injury list (4:41 PM)
USA Today: Bills DT Dareus has latest setback, placed on non-football injury list day before camp opens        

McKelvin good to go for Bills, Dareus on non-football injury list (4:34 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Michael David Smith: There’s good news and bad news out of Bills camp on a couple of defensive starters. The good news is that the team announced cornerback Leodis McKelvin has been placed on the active roster. McKelvin had been placed on the physically unable to perform list because he’s recovering from hip surgery, but the Bills had…

Kyle likes Schwartz’s approach (4:09 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills Pro Bowl DT Kyle Williams spent most of the spring around his new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Heading into training camp he’s already developed an affinity for the defensive play caller’s coaching style. “During minicamp and OTAs, it was intense,” said Williams of Schwartz’s approach. “Getting after guys and expecting a lot out of […]

Mike Williams: "I'm Fully Ready to Go" (4:09 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills wide receiver talks about being healthy in time for the start of camp, trying to teach and learn from the younger receivers, and his impressions of EJ Manuel.

Manny Lawson: "We Want to Be a Stingy Defense" (3:54 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills defensive end talks about how he attacks offensive linemen, creating a team attitude during camp, and how he differs from Jerry Hughes.

McKelvin cleared to practice; Dareus, 'Unga put on Active/Non-Football injury list (3:43 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: CB Leodis McKelvin is clearned for practice, DL Marcell Dareus and OL J.J. 'Unga have been put on Active/Non-Football Injury List

Kyle Williams: "Things to Get Excited About" (3:39 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills defensive tackle talks about training camp developing the attitude of the team, what Jim Schwartz brings to the defense, and the challenge of playing without Kiko Alonso.

NFL Network analysts have high hopes for Bills (2:31 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: With the Bills poised to open training camp first in the league the NFL Network put their talking heads to work in predicting whether or not Buffalo can contend in the AFC East. One of the analysts was former Bill Shawne Merriman. Merriman pointed to how they do outside the division as for how much […]

Bills' Mike Williams says he's healthy, back to old self (2:17 PM)
NFL.Com - Hanzus, Dan: Mike Williams was shut down last season by a torn hamstring that required surgery. The veteran wide receiver came out of his first Bills' training camp conditioning feeling fresh and healthy.

Bills’ Mike Williams declares himself in ‘A-plus’ condition (1:26 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Michael David Smith: The Bills opened camp today by putting players through a conditioning camp, and receiver Mike Williams says he killed it. “At the start of camp, just did the conditioning test and I feel real good,” Williams told the Buffalo News. “I feel great. I feel I got an A-plus, if there was a grade for…

Buffalo Bills sign WR Gurley, DB McIlwan (12:48 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Tori Gurley and defensive back Kamaal McIlwan.

Buffalo Bills sign WR Gurley, DB McIlwan (12:48 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Tori Gurley and defensive back Kamaal McIlwan.

Buffalo Bills sign WR Gurley, DB McIlwan (12:47 PM)
USA Today: Buffalo Bills sign WR Tori Gurley, DB Kamaal McIlwan day before opening training camp        

Saturday one-liners (12:07 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has purchased the W hotel in Ft. Lauderdale.  (The L’s will continue to be free.) The Patriots have sued Bacardi for breach of a contract to build a 20,000-square-foot “Casa Bacardi” pavilion at Gillette Stadium. A few Bills players arrived at training camp in style. Jets QB Geno Smith is “taking…

AP sources: Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills (11:50 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday. It is unclear if the group would eventually want to move the NFL team to Toronto. The club is on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. The three people spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because the process is private and the Toronto group has not revealed its intentions.

Bills G.M. expects playoff drought to end this year (11:35 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Michael David Smith: The Bills haven’t made the playoffs in the 21st Century. But General Manager Doug Whaley expects this to be the year. Whaley told the Bills’ website that he believes the pieces are in place for the Bills to turn things around and consistently compete for championships. “We haven’t been in the playoffs in a long…

Aaron Williams: A Hard-Hitting Leader (11:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Safety Aaron Williams all moved in and ready for the start of camp, joined The John Murphy Show to discuss his leadership role in the defensive backfield and how his hard-hitting style can change momentum.

Doug Whaley: Bills 'planning to be a playoff team' (10:48 AM)
NFL.Com - Hanzus, Dan: The Buffalo Bills haven't played in a postseason game since 2000. That's a long funk, and one that many people think will continue in 2014. GM Doug Whaley is optimistic, though.

Bills fill roster spots before start of training camp (10:18 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: The Bills filled a pair of roster vacancies Saturday morning, bringing in a pair of guys who tried out during minicamp earlier this offseason. The team announced they signed wide receiver Tori Gurley and cornerback Kamaal McIlwain. The two players are from neighboring small towns in South Carolina (Rock Hill and Indian Land) and have plenty…

Bills fill roster vacancies with CB and WR (10:04 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills made quick work of filling their two roster vacancies Saturday.

Pitoniak: "Best Running Back Group in the League" (8:30 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Scott Pitoniak from USA Today Sports Weekly joined The John Murphy Show to talk about the atmosphere at St. John Fisher College, the Bills overall, and a look around the AFC East.

Bills determined to chart course for success (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills aren't getting a lot of love from national prognosticators, but they know they have to prove they're contenders on the field before the pundits take them seriously.

2014 Version of 2013 Breakouts (12:40 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Mike Clay predicts the 2014 version of several 2013 fantasy breakout players.

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