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Chris Gragg to practice soon. (6:59 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Chris Gragg is out of the hospital, but he is not going to practice right away. “He’s out of the hospital,” said Marrone. “He’s back. We’re still just going to be careful about when we put him back on the field, so it’ll probably be a couple of […]

Doug Marrone Friday Press Conference (6:41 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills head coach talks with the media before the Friday night practice at St. John Fisher College.

Browns sign LB Westerman (4:40 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Jamaal Westerman, the team announced Friday.

Saints S Jairus Byrd opens camp on the sidelines (3:29 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: After sitting out the Saints' offseason practices because of back surgery, safety Jairus Byrd is remaining on the sideline as training camp begins. Byrd was placed on New Orleans' physically unable to perform list on Friday shortly before the opening practice of camp. Byrd won't be permitted to practice until removed from the list, but coach Sean Payton said 2013 Pro Bowl defensive back is on the verge of being fully fit and will return to practice before camp ends. ''I don't want to put a time on it, but his progress is, I would say, ahead of schedule,'' Saints coach Sean Payton said.

Bills add Bobby Felder, activate Randell Johnson (3:07 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Bobby Felder on Friday.

Bills add Bobby Felder, activate Randell Johnson (3:06 PM)
USA Today: Bills add cornerback Bobby Felder, activate linebacker Randell Johnson        

Alan Branch: "I'm Ready to Go" (2:32 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills defensive tackle talks about getting back to practice, playing in a new defense, and being versatile on the defensive line.

Bills sign cornerback (2:10 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Pittsford, NY – The Buffalo Bills announced that the team has signed CB Bobby Felder. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Felder entered the league in 2012 as an u...

LB Johnson passes physical (1:57 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills seventh round pick LB Randell Johnson has been on the active non-football injury list since before training camp opened. He was finally moved of that list Friday. Johnson passed his physical and was moved to the active roster. The rookie linebacker has largely lined up at the outside linebacker spots since OTAs.

Under Review: Jeff Tuel (12:47 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Alexandra Vitale talks with Quarterback Jeff Tuel about the biggest difference from being a rookie to a 2nd year player in the NFL.

7 signs the Ralph renovations are nearing completion (11:15 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Just one month out from the preseason home opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the offseason-long renovations are showing signs that fans are soon to be welcomed. Take a look at the progress at the Ralph.

Lynch Pinned (8:56 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Jeff Ratcliffe rounds up the biggest news out of NFL training camp.

Chris Brown: Bills Insider look at Training Camp (8:30 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills Insider Chris Brown called in to The John Murphy Show to discuss the first four practices of training camp. He talks EJ Manuel, Sammy Watkins, and what he has seen from the defense.

Friday morning one-liners (7:56 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: WR Chris Hogan is trying to carve out a role with the Bills. The Dolphins offensive line is about to get to work. Vince Wilfork thinks the Patriots’ young defensive linemen grew a lot last year. Jets players are calling it QB Geno Smith’s team. Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil says he will be forever grateful…

What they're saying: National media visit Bills camp (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Through the first week of Bills Training Camp presented by Connors & Ferris, national media have made the trip to Rochester, NY to get an early look at the 2014 Bills.

Training Camp Live Blog: 7/25 (3:40 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Follow practice live as Bills reporters cover 2014 training camp sessions.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Report: Bon Jovi’s ownership group has explored building Toronto stadium (11:17 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: While the potential Bills ownership group fronted by Jon Bon Jovi may currently be saying all the right things about keeping the team in Buffalo, Bon Jovi and company reportedly have explored the possibility of moving the team to Toronto. According to the Associated Press, the Bon Jovi group has conducted a feasibility study regarding…

Robert Woods: "There's a lot of intensity" (11:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills receiver Robert Woods joined The John Murphy Show to discuss the first four practices of camp, his receiving teammates, and the transition from year one to year two.

Report: Group explores Toronto stadium sites (9:47 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: A potential NFL franchise ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi conducted a stadium feasibility study this month in Toronto. The group has been linked to a possible bid for the Buffalo Bills. The fear in Buffalo is that the group, should it succeed in purchasing the team, would move the Bills out of Buffalo. The Bills' 10-year lease in Ralph Wilson Stadium in suburban Buffalo extends through 2022.

“I can progress and get better” – JMS 7/24 (9:30 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - johnmurphyshow:   We’re back on home base for tonight’s John Murphy Show as we returned to One Bills Drive. Thursday’s news of the day was highlighted by Marcell Dareus passing his physical. Getting set for his fourth year in the league, we asked the listeners what their expectations are for the defensive lineman, especially coming off […]

The John Murphy Show July 24 (9:13 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: WR Robert Woods discusses his receiving teammates and QB EJ Manuel. Bills Insider Chris Brown weighs in on the first four practices of training camp. Ken Stoldt previews the Moms Football Safety Clinic.

Seahawks' Lynch expected to hold out (9:10 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch plans to hold out during training camp, former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday. Training camp practices begin Friday for the Seahawks. Lynch's planned absence comes on the heels of Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles receiving a two-year contract extension on Wednesday that boosted his 2014 salary to $8.3 million. "Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked," Robinson said on NFL Network"s Inside Training Camp.

NFL roundup: Rice suspension set at two games (7:40 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL after his offseason arrest on an assault charge stemming from an incident with his fiancee. Rice stands to lose more than $470,000 in base salary and will also be fined $58,000, per the report. Rice can practice with the team and play in preseason games, with the suspension beginning Aug. 30. He is eligible to be reinstated Sept. 12, meaning Rice will miss key home games against division rivals -- the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and a Week 2 tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

Source: Dareus passes physical, off PUP list (7:01 PM)
ESPN.Com - ESPN.com news services: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus passed his physical and was removed from the non-football injury list Thursday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates.

Bills DTs Dareus, Branch cleared for practice (6:46 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and Alan Branch have been cleared for practice after passing conditioning tests.

Bills DTs Dareus, Branch cleared for practice (6:45 PM)
USA Today: Bills DTs Dareus, Branch cleared for practice after passing physicals; C Wheeler claimed        

Marcell Dareus passes physical (6:23 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Wilkening: Bills defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and Alan Branch passed physicals on Thursday, per the NFL’s transactions. By passing their physicals, Dareus and Branch are now cleared to practice. The 24-year-old Dareus failed a conditioning test last week and had been placed on the non-football injury list, while Branch was placed on the non-football illness list.…

Source: Dareus passes physical, off PUP list (6:19 PM)
ESPN.Com - ESPN.com news services: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus passed his physical and was removed from the non-football injury list Thursday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates.

Marcell Dareus passes physical, back on active roster (5:53 PM)
NFL.Com - Coppinger, Mike: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has passed his physical and is back on the team's active roster.

Bills claim C Jared Wheeler, waive CB Smith (5:40 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Wheeler was an undrafted free agent in 2014 from the University of Miami (FL).

Report: Bon Jovi group eyed Toronto sites (4:29 PM)
ESPN.Com - ESPN.com news services: A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press.

AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto (3:51 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, said a person close to the situation says The study identified at least three potential stadium sites, two in Toronto, including one on the waterfront, and another in the suburb of Mississauga, the person told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Bon Jovi and his partners, Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family, have not publicly revealed details of their plans to purchase the team. Andy Bergmann, responsible for overseeing the Bon Jovi group's stadium plans, confirmed Thursday in an email to the AP that his company has conducted stadium studies, "but nothing related to any specific site." "We have undertaken engineering and design studies," wrote Bergmann, co-founder of Toronto-based Wessex Capital Partners, a growth equity investment firm that specializes in architecture, design and engineering services.

Dareus’ issues could leave defensive hole for Bills (3:13 PM)
USA Today: USA TODAY Sports' Chris Strauss breaks down what Marcell Dareus' offseason issues mean for the Bills.        

Jim Kelly to take part in Hall of Fame Game coin toss (2:56 PM)
NFL.Com - Patra, Kevin: Jim Kelly, who is currently recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss when the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants meet for the Hall of Fame Game.

Kelly to participate in HOF game coin toss (2:40 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will take part in the coin toss for the Hall of Fame game to kick off the NFL season. Kelly will represent Buffalo as an honorary captain, while former linebacker Harry Carson will be the New York Giants' honorary captain to open the NFL's 95th season at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Recovering Kelly to handle HOF coin toss (1:58 PM)
ESPN.Com - Associated Press: Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.

Jim Kelly to handle HOF coin toss (1:47 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3. The Hall of Famer will represent Buffalo as an honorary captain, while former linebacker Harry Carson will be the New York Giants' honorary captain when the teams face off in the first NFL preseason game. Kelly, inducted into the hall in 2002, in May completed radiation and chemotherapy sessions to treat sinus cancer, which spread from his jaw.

Jim Kelly to handle HOF coin toss (1:41 PM)
USA Today: Ailing former Bills QB Jim Kelly to handle coin toss for Hall of Fame game        

Jim Kelly to participate in HOF game coin toss (1:06 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Jim Kelly and former Giants LB Harry Carson will serve as honorary captains for their former teams.

Lofton: "A well deserved honor" for Andre Reed (11:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Hall of Fame and Bills receiving great James Lofton joined The John Murphy Show to discuss Andre Reed's enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Watkins signing autographs in Rochester (10:00 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Dallas Miller: Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will make an autograph appearance at Frontier Field on Monday, August 11 as the Red Wings (The Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) host the Durham Bulls. Watkins will sign from 6:00-6:45 p.m. and from 7:15-8:00 p.m. in the Red Wings Hall of Fame located along the first base side […]

Donny Moore: A Ratings Czar for Madden 15 (8:30 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: EA Sports Madden NFL 15 Ratings Czar Donny Moore joined The John Murphy Show to explain the ratings process for the upcoming video game, including the top-5 ranking for Sammy Watkins.

Thursday morning one-liners (8:15 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: Bills QBs Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis split the reps with the twos as they compete for the backup up. All it took was LeBron James leaving and the Dolphins going to camp to make Miami a football town again. Patriots G Logan Mankins is still trying to prove himself, and is clean-shaven for a…

Bradham steps it up at critical time for LBs (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: With the Bills in need of a playmaking linebacker, the door is open for third-year pro Nigel Bradham.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

McKelvin: "I'm going to continue to make plays" (11:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills CB Leodis McKelvin joined The John Murphy Show from our on-site studio. He talked about covering Sammy Watkins, his goal to remain healthy, and his relationship with his defensive backfield teammates.

Inside scoop on the ratings of Madden 15-JMS 7/23 (10:20 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - johnmurphyshow:   It was another morning practice for the team on Wednesday. We went over all the highlights from this morning, which of course included a few reel-worthy plays by Sammy Watkins. With that said, we asked the listeners…Watkins could be the best wide receiver since whom? A lot of Andre Reed mentions along with Eric […]

The John Murphy Show July 23 (9:41 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Leodis McKelvin on defending Sammy Watkins and his expectations for 2014. Bills receiving great James Lofton previews Andre Reed's enshrinement in the HOF. A Madden NFL 15 ratings breakdown from Donny Moore

Can't Miss Play: Robert Woods One-Handed Catch (7:47 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Watch as wide receiver Robert Woods makes a nice one-handed catch for a touchdown from EJ Manuel.

Watch Sammy Watkins make a slick, one-handed catch in practice (5:29 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills paid a steep price to land Sammy Watkins. We're now getting out first glimpse of why they were so enamored with him. [ Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ] The No. 4 overall pick in May's draft was running what appears to be an out-and-up, and he actually slipped at the top of his route. But Watkins regains his balance, adjusts to the ball and sticks out his big right paw to make a fantastic catch. Granted, it was against "air" defense. But Watkins showed that be brings some serious game to Buffalo. - - - - - - - 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

Bills Roundup: Dareus Arrives, Wed Highlights (5:28 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Marcell Dareus got on the field for conditioning work on Wednesday morning, Chris Hairston talked about battling for a starting spot, and check out the top plays from practice.

Da'Norris Searcy: Being That Comfortable is Great (3:53 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills safety talks about how stability off the field helps him on the field, why being versatile is so important, and how it helps having familiarity with the other defensive backs.

Brandon Spikes: "Gonna be Here to Embrace Him" (3:47 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills linebacker talks about the atmosphere on the team, getting Marcell Dareus back, and what he thinks of the defensive line.

Stephon Gilmore: "He's Gonna be a Great Receiver" (3:41 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills cornerback talks about what he thinks of the offense, what he's looking forward to entering his third season, and matching up with Sammy Watkins during practice.

Bills season tickets get a makeover in 2014 (3:38 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: It's not too late to get your Bills season tickets to be a part of the action in 2014 and get exclusive member benefits.

Pair of Bills taken to hospital because of heat (2:46 PM)
ESPN.Com - Mike Rodak: Two Buffalo Bills players were hospitalized this week after suffering from heat-related symptoms during training camp.

Camp Notes 7/23: Red zone and RG battle (2:31 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills got red zone work in and the battle at right guard took a turn on Wednesday.

Pears performing well (2:24 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: While there is a competition going on at right guard, as we covered in Wednesday’s practice notes, there does not appear to be much of a battle to this point at the starting right tackle spot. A lot of people outside the organization assumed that second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio would be quickly challenging veteran incumbent […]

Sammy Watkins' incredible catch goes viral (2:08 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: He's already made a fair share of plays, but on Wednesday Sammy Watkins did something that took the internet by storm.

Bills' Dareus wants to make amends (1:35 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Marcell Dareus understands he cannot make an impact on the Buffalo Bills from a stationary bike, which is where he was perched during Wednesday's training camp practice at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. Dareus failed the team conditioning test Saturday and head coach Doug Marrone will not permit him to take it again until strength coaches clear him. General manager Doug Whaley said the team is concerned because Dareus was not ready for the start of training camp.

Doug Marrone: "We’re lucky to come into camp early" (12:33 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Doug Marrone comments on Marcell Dareus' return to the team, the performance of the offense, and more on day four of Bills training camp.

Heat sends pair of Bills to the hospital (11:45 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: Nearly 13 years ago, Korey Stringer died from the heat at Vikings training camp.  Since then, the NFL and NFLPA have become more and more careful about exposing players to unsafe temperatures.  (Highs, not lows.  Yet.) And so it’s a surprise, to say the least, to see that a pair of Bills players ended up…

Bills TE Gragg in hospital because of heat cramps (11:33 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills reserve tight end Chris Gragg is in the hospital receiving treatment for heat-related cramps.

Bills TE Gragg in hospital because of heat cramps (11:32 AM)
USA Today: Buffalo Bills tight end Chris Gragg being treated in hospital for heat-related cramps        

Rodriguez released from hospital (11:03 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Bills FB Evan Rodriguez has missed the past two days of practice due to complications from cramps along with TE Chris Gragg. Head coach Doug Marrone provided an update on the fullback’s status. Marrone said that Rodriguez had been released from the hospital where he apparently spent Tuesday getting effectively hydrated. Gragg was also hospitalized, […]

Marcell Dareus returns to Bills training camp (9:35 AM)
USA Today: The Bills Pro Bowl defensive tackle returns after a court appearance in Alabama.        

Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's trust (9:07 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned to training camp Wednesday hoping to earn his teammates', coaches' and fans' trust after a troubled offseason. ''I have a passion for this game and I want to be here to help this organization achieve its goals,'' Dareus said in a statement released by the team.

Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's trust (9:07 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned to training camp Wednesday hoping to earn his teammates', coaches' and fans' trust after a troubled offseason. ''I have a passion for this game and I want to be here to help this organization achieve its goals,'' Dareus said in a statement released by the team.

Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's trust (9:06 AM)
USA Today: Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's and fans' trust after troubled offseason        

Steve Wyche: "I'm blown away" by Sammy Watkins (9:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: NFL Network's Steve Wyche, in attendance here at St. John Fisher College. He called in to The John Murphy Show to discuss Sammy Watkins, EJ Manuel, and what he likes from the Bills defensive backfield.

Bills' Dareus back in camp, wants to earn trust (8:19 AM)
ESPN.Com - Associated Press: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is back at training camp and wants to earn the trust of his teammates, coaches and fans after a troubled offseason.

Marcell Dareus returns to Bills with renewed focus (7:57 AM)
NFL.Com - Wesseling, Chris: Embattled Marcell Dareus returned to the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, pledging a renewed focus. What's next for the star defensive tackle?

Dareus returns to Bills with renewed focus, he claims (7:43 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: He appeared in court on Monday and then was unable (due to the weather) to get back to the team on Tuesday. Now, Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus returned.  And he celebrated not by drag racing a teammate but issuing a statement. “After dealing with a personal matter in Alabama, I am excited to return…

Marcell Dareus' statement on returning to the Bills (7:30 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Marcell Dareus released a personal statement after returning to training camp in Rochester.

Wednesday morning one-liners (5:28 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Michael David Smith: Bills WR Sammy Watkins is drawing comparisons to Randy Moss. The Dolphins face long odds of getting to the Super Bowl. Here’s the Patriots’ website on what to watch for at training camp. The Jets plan to reward good fan behavior. Ravens rookie C.J. Mosley says he’s grown a lot during his first couple months…

Daily Dose: Training Camp! (1:14 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Chet Gresham takes you through the news across the NFL as training camp gets under way.

Don't sleep on the Buffalo Bills in 2014 (1:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The "NFL Total Access" crew explains why a strong defensive front and a healthy EJ Manuel can elevate the Buffalo Bills to be major contenders in 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Brandon Spikes: "We can be a better defense" (11:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes joined The John Murphy Show to discuss his role on the defense, what he thinks of the Bills fans, and his thoughts on the team's first padded practice.

Spikes: “The fans are die hard” – JMS 7/22 (10:25 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - johnmurphyshow:   It was an early morning practice for the team which was the first in pads, giving the offensive line a chance to block for a loaded backfield for the Bills. We discussed the top four backs for the team tonight, asking who will lead the Bills in rushing in 2014. The majority of the […]

The John Murphy Show July 22 (10:04 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Day 3 of camp in the books, all the highlights from Tuesday. LB Brandon Spikes on his excitement for being a part of the Bills defense. NFL Network's Steve Wyche on why he's impressed with Sammy Watkins.

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

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

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.

Doug Marrone indicates there’s competition to back up EJ Manuel (3:44 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Wilkening: The Bills’ backup quarterback situation is one to watch, even if only for the events of a season ago. Starter EJ Manuel missed six games because of injury in 2013, and key veteran Kevin Kolb suffered a career-ending concussion in the preseason, leaving Thaddeus Lewis (five starts) and then-rookie Jeff Tuel (one start) to carry…

Bills QB, coach differ on offense's performance (3:41 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and coach Doug Marrone had widely conflicting assessments on how the offense performed on the third day of training camp. On one play, Woods made a quick cut only to have Manuel sail the ball well over his head.

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.

Bills' sloppy offense concerns Marrone (3:09 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Progress is in the eye of the beholder for the Buffalo Bills, who held their first practice in pads on Tuesday before veterans for any of the other 31 NFL teams have even reported to training camp. Head coach Doug Marrone kept a sharp eye on the offense, which appeared sloppy as second-year quarterback EJ Manuel worked on his chemistry with an equally young receiving corps. "They finished strong, but it was not what we wanted," Marrone acknowledged of the offense. While Marrone wasn't pleased with the overall execution of the offense, Manuel thought it was a productive practice.

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?

AFC East Preview: No surprise, Pats favored (1:41 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: As long as Bill Belichick is coaching a healthy quarterback Tom Brady, the New England Patriots will probably be favored to win the AFC East. That is the bold prediction by The Sports Xchange football staff in this training camp preview.

AFC East Preview: No surprise, Pats favored (1:41 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: As long as Bill Belichick is coaching a healthy quarterback Tom Brady, the New England Patriots will probably be favored to win the AFC East. That is the bold prediction by The Sports Xchange football staff in this training camp preview.

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,…

Redskins sign TE Caussin (11:53 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Free agent tight end Mike Caussin signed with the Washington Redskins. To clear a roster spot, the team waived long snapper Kyle Nelson.

Redskins sign TE Caussin (11:53 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Free agent tight end Mike Caussin signed with the Washington Redskins. To clear a roster spot, the team waived long snapper Kyle Nelson.

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.

Sammy Watkins running with Bills' first-team offense (8:34 AM)
NFL.Com - Wesseling, Chris: Rookie Sammy Watkins has been practicing with the Buffalo Bills' first-team offense through two days of training camp, per NFL Media's Albert Breer. Is the wideout as special as the hype suggests?

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,…

National Football League roundup (8:30 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: (The Sports Xchange) - New York Giants offensive guard Chris Snee announced his retirement Monday after struggling to bounce back from hip and elbow injuries. Snee, a four-time Pro Bowler who helped the Giants win two Super Bowls, played in the NFL for 10 seasons. Snee, 32, hoped to recover from elbow surgery and two hip operations over the past two years in time to play an 11th season but was unable to participate in the Giants' minicamp in June. No doubt," coach Tom Coughlin, who is Snee's father-in-law, said in a statement on the team's website.

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 DT Dareus enters pre-trial drug program (12:29 PM)
Yahoo! Sports - Dallas Cowboys: Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, granted a leave from the team after failing a conditioning test, entered a pre-trial drug program in an effort to have felony drug charges dismissed. According to Buffalo's WKBW.com, Dareus was in court Monday in Alabama over charges filed following a May 5 arrest in Cleburne County, Ala. The website reported that Dareus was accepted into a pre-trial program that, if completed satisfactorily, could result in the dismissal of charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Dareus also is entered in the NFL's anti-drug program, WKBW.com reported. He was charged with numerous traffic violations after crashing his Jaguar while allegedly drag racing against Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes on May 30 in Hamburg, N.Y.

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.

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