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Anquan Boldin: Retirement wasn’t a decision I made all of a sudden

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin announced his retirement on Sunday in a statement saying that he feels “drawn to make the larger fight for human rights a priority” in his life. Boldin delved deeper into the reasons for his decision during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Ross Tucker and Vic Carucci on Monday. Boldin [more]

Bills wish Anquan Boldin the best

Anquan Boldin played for several NFL teams. He retired on Sunday from the team with which he spent the least amount of time. “We respect Anquan’s decision to retire from the NFL,” Bills G.M. Brandon Beane said in a release. “We appreciate the time he gave us over the past two weeks. He is one [more]

Anquan Boldin leaves Bills camp, says he’s retiring

The Bills were hoping they could get away with a wide receivers room lacking “divas” by virtue of having at least one veteran presence among them. But that guy walked out the door Sunday. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, wide receiver Anquan Boldin has left Bills camp today, and has informed the team he’s retiring. [more]

Sean McDermott on players protesting anthem: “The key word here is respect”

For NFL players whose roster spots are secure, using the national anthem as a vehicle for protesting or highlighting a cause entails little professional risk. For players on the bubble, it’s a different issue altogether. On Thursday, Bills offensive tackle Cameron Jefferson — who has bounced from team to team in three years and hasn’t [more]

Jordan Matthews gets in some work at Bills practice

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews‘ first practice with the Bills last weekend ended with a chip fracture in his sternum that put an indefinite delay on his second practice with the team. The delay ended on Sunday, albeit in limited fashion. Matthews wore a helmet but no pads as he took part in individual drills with [more]

Bills shuffle roster, bring in new faces at tight end and safety

The Bills made some changes to the roster on Sunday by signing a pair of players to the 90-man roster and dropping two others. The team announced the signings of tight end Rory Anderson and safety Adrian McDonald. Kicker/punter Austin Rehkow and tight end Jason Croom were let go to make room. Anderson was a [more]

Nathan Peterman doesn’t hear the calls for him to start

The Bills remain committed to Tyrod Taylor. Some members of the Bills mafia wish they weren’t. Backup Nathan Peterman was asked be reporters on Friday about whether he hears the calls for him to start from Bills fans. “I love Bills Mafia and all that, but I don’t,” Peterman said. “I kind of just focus [more]

Bills make it clear, “all the confidence in the world” in Tyrod Taylor

It was a quick evaluation. Unless it wasn’t an evaluation at all. Via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday afternoon that quarterback Tyrod Taylor would start next week’s preseason game against the Ravens. He also added that he has “all the confidence in the world” in Taylor. It didn’t necessarily sound [more]

McDermott is evaluating the quarterback position, unless he isn’t

Most of the attention regarding a possible quarterback change has landed on Jacksonville, given comments from coach Doug Marrone that clearly throw the gig up for grabs. But the Bills may have a slightly tenuous situation at best, after performances in Philly from starter Tyrod Taylor and No. 3-turned-No. 2 rookie Nathan Peterman. Unless they [more]

Ronald Darby “very impressive” in first Eagles outing

Cornerback Ronald Darby spent a lot of time this summer guarding Bills wide receivers in practice and he was back in that position on Thursday night. The big difference was that Darby was now wearing an Eagles uniform after last week’s trade that sent him to Philly in exchange for wide receiver Jordan Matthews and [more]

Bills receiver Rod Streater left game on cart with apparent foot injury

Bills head coach Sean McDermott had called Rod Streater one of the highlights of training camp this year in Buffalo. That made the abrupt conclusion to his night in Philadelphia that much more difficult to handle. Streater left Thursday night’s game against the Eagles on the back of a cart after being injured on the [more]

Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long make a statement of unity during anthem

At a time when many around the nation are talking about a search for some sense of unity, a pair of football players gave us a picture of it Thursday night. As the national anthem played before the Eagles-Bills game, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins raised his fist in a silent protest, as he has since [more]

Will NFLPA sue NFL over allegation of victim-shaming?

The legal battle arising from the Ezekiel Elliott suspension could spawn other courtroom skirmishes. On Monday, the NFL made a stunning allegation against the NFL Players Association: “[W]e’ve received multiple reports of the NFLPA spreading derogatory information to the media.” During a Thursday appearance on PFT Live, NFLPA executive committee member Lorenzo Alexander used the [more]

Rams still like Tavon Austin’s potential, despite injuries

Tavon Austin hasn’t become the kind of player the Rams thought he would be when they traded up to take him with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. But the Rams still think he can be that player. Rams General Manager Les Snead said on PFT Live that Austin’s wrist and hamstring [more]

NFLPA’s Lorenzo Alexander calls NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott “appalling”

Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, is not pleased with the NFL’s statement accusing the union of smearing Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser. “It’s really appalling,” Alexander said on PFT Live. “We’re about representing our players at the end of the day and making sure they’re getting a fair and [more]

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