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Brian Daboll: Jake Fromm has a lot of work to do to earn his teammates’ trust

A day after Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm admitted to sending a racist text message last year, his offensive coordinator is giving him a qualified show of support. Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll told reporters today that Fromm can earn the trust of the Bills’ locker room, but that it’s going to be incumbent on [more]

Leslie Frazier: This could very well be a watershed moment for our country

Leslie Frazier calls the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a former Minneapolis police officer on May 25 as “traumatic” and “tough to watch.” The Bills defensive coordinator, though, hopes it leads to change and becomes a “watershed moment for our country.” “Seeing the results and what (the Floyd video) created across [more]

Leslie Frazier: Bills will give Jake Fromm a chance to grow from his “mistake”

Jake Fromm owned his words, apologizing for them in Thursday’s team meeting. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier expects players to give the rookie quarterback a chance to learn and grow from his “mistake.” “Jake seemed very sincere in his apology,” Frazier said in a Zoom call with reporters Thursday. “I think for our team, we [more]

The Simms QB countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Jake Fromm apologizes for racist texts

Racist text messages that Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm sent last year were posted online today, prompting an apology from Fromm. In the texts, which were dated March 16, 2019, Fromm said he thinks “guns are good” but then added, “Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha.” Shortly [more]

Sean McDermott has tried to get players to open up to each other

Even before current events led many teams to have meetings where players opened up to each other, Sean McDermott tried to get the Bills to create bonds in the locker room. And he thinks that’s helping now. McDermott said during a videoconference Wednesday that he thinks their roster is closer as a result of it. [more]

Bills reopened facility on Tuesday

The Bills have reopened their team facility. New York gave the go-ahead for Buffalo and the surrounding area to move into the next phase of the reopening of businesses that were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic last month and the team had employees back in the building on Tuesday. A team spokesman said, [more]

Report: Teams will remain at their facilities for training camp

The NFL is planning for teams to hold training camps on the usual schedule this summer, but it appears there will be changes to operations. One appears to be that teams that usually head away for camp may be staying at home as the league continues to make adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pete [more]

Peyton Manning preaches the gospel of preparation during lockdowns

Peyton Manning was busy recovering from neck surgery in 2011, but he saw the work his brother Eli Manning put in during the lockout. And he also saw what that work led to, so he’s spreading the word. Peyton Manning told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that the topic came up during [more]

Auden Tate, other NFL players help clean up Tampa after protests

NFL players aren’t just speaking out. They’re also helping out. Three NFL players who live in Tampa in the offseason but do not play for the Buccaneers helped cleanup efforts in the city Sunday, a day after looters damaged businesses in a strip mall. Grace Remington of WTSP posted video of Bengals receiver Auden Tate, [more]

Josh Allen works out with Stefon Diggs in Florida

Bills quarterback Josh Allen has finally connected with the guy he hopes to connect with often. Via the Buffalo News, Allen was in Florida working out with a group of teammates yesterday, including new wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The group of players joining them in the workout included tight ends Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney, Jason [more]

Mike Zimmer: Stefon Diggs wasn’t a pain in the butt

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said earlier this month that the team didn’t intend to trade wide receiver Stefon Diggs this offseason, but that the offer from the Bills was too good for them to pass up. Head coach Mike Zimmer sent the same message during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show this week. Zimmer [more]

The Simms QB top 40 countdown, No. 34: Tyrod Taylor

Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor hasn’t started a game since September 2018. Still, during his time as a starter, he has generated a record of 23-21-1. By all appearances, he’ll get the chance to resume his starting career this year, as rookie Justin Herbert learns the NFL ropes. Whether Taylor keeps the job longer than three [more]

Bills will ease A.J. Epenesa into lineup in “perfect world”

The Bills made defensive end A.J. Epenesa their top draft pick this year, but they aren’t planning for him to be in a major role right off the bat as a rookie. Bills head coach Sean McDermott was asked about the outlook for Epenesa during an appearance on former Bills center Eric Wood’s podcast and [more]

Sean McDermott: Some Bills still need technical support

There are always some players who need a little extra coaching. Bills coach Sean McDermott, to his amazement, has found out that includes coaching them on how to use Zoom. During an appearance on former Bills center Eric Wood’s What’s Next? podcast, McDermott said some people are still working through the technical side of the [more]

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