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Report: Austin is a possible destination, real or threatened, for Bills

Maybe they’re negotiating. But in any negotiation, the negotiators need to be willing to act in order to have any credibility. As to the negotiation between the Bills and Buffalo that has begun with the Bills wanting taxpayer funding to pay the full price of a new stadium, an impasse could lead the Bills threatening [more]

Bills want new stadium to be completely funded by taxpayer money

For most new stadiums funded by public money, taxpayers don’t foot the full bill. In Buffalo, that’s what the Bills want the citizens to do. According to Tom Precious of the Buffalo News, Pegula Sports and Entertainment has made a $1.5 billion proposal for a new Bills stadium and renovation costs for the arena in [more]

Bills want more “splash plays” from Tremaine Edmunds, Ed Oliver

The Bills took linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and defensive tackle Ed Oliver in the first round of back-to-back drafts and they have both become starters on the defense in Buffalo. Something else binds them together heading into the 2021 season. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said on Friday that the team is looking for both players [more]

Madden 22 quarterback ratings include some curious choices in the top 10

To no surprise, the new Madden game has Patrick Mahomes rated as the best quarterback, with a 99. The surprises come after that. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who turns 44 in four days, comes in at No. 2 with a 97. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the 2020 NFL MVP, has a 96. He’s third. Fourth [more]

Bills sign Bug Howard

Friday brings a new tight end to the Bills roster. The Bills announced the signing of Bug Howard. No corresponding move was needed to make space for Howard in Buffalo. Howard was undrafted out of North Carolina in 2017 and signed with the Colts as a free agent. He didn’t see any regular season action [more]

Stefon Diggs feels Bills didn’t hit enough deep balls last season

Bills quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs had a lot of success during the 2020 season, but Diggs doesn’t want the duo to simply repeat what they did in 2020. Diggs caught five passes of 40 or more yards from Allen during his first year in Buffalo and he’d like to see that [more]

Micah Hyde: When I left Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers told me how frustrated he was

When Aaron Rodgers addressed reporters for the first time after reporting to Packers training camp, he conducted an airing of grievances that included listing several good players who left the Packers, whom Rodgers says the team should have kept. One of those players was Micah Hyde, who was drafted by the Packers in 2013, played [more]

Bills sign Marquel Harrell and Tyler Gauthier

Buffalo has added some depth to its offensive line. The Bills announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve signed Marquel Harrell and Tyler Gauthier to one-year deals. Harrell entered the league with the Bills last year as an undrafted free agent but did not make the team at the end of the preseason. He did not sign [more]

Players in international development program will wear their countries’ flags in the preseason

Fourteen players on training camp rosters are part of the NFL’s international development program, which aims to promote American football abroad by giving opportunities to players from overseas. This year, those players will be easy to identify during the preseason. The NFL will have those 14 players wear helmet decals of their countries’ flags during [more]

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes again sit atop player retail sales rankings

It’s Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Or Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. For 12 consecutive quarters, dating to October 2018, either Brady or Mahomes has led in NFL player retail sales. Brady is first on the top-50 list, released Thursday by the NFLPA, and Mahomes is second from preseason results dating March 1 to May [more]

Cole Beasley continues to risk Bills cutting him, NFL shunning him

Bills receiver Cole Beasley is good. But he’s not untouchable. And he’s not merely touching a third rail with his anti-vaccine messages. He’s jumping on it with both feet. Beasley’s lengthy statement from Wednesday has one key line regarding the push to get players vaccinated — “information is being withheld from players in order for [more]

Josh Allen: A contract extension is “honestly the least of my worries”

As training camps ramp up across the league, there are three 2018 first-round quarterbacks who are in a bit of contract limbo. Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield, Buffalo’s Josh Allen, and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson all had their fifth-year options picked up by their respective teams this spring — lowering the urgency to get a lucrative contract extension [more]

Cole Beasley claims COVID-19 vaccine information being withheld from players

It didn’t take a colored wristband or the mask he wore underneath his nose for anyone to know Cole Beasley‘s vaccination status. The Bills receiver has made that clear for weeks, even engaging in social media arguments over the vaccine with teammates. Whether he intended to or not, Beasley has turned himself into the spokesman [more]

Dion Dawkins, Ike Boettger placed on COVID-19 list

Two Bills won’t be on the practice field to start training camp due to COVID-19. General Manager Brandon Beane told reporters in his Wednesday press conference that left tackle Dion Dawkins and offensive lineman Ike Boettger have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. But Beane added that both players have been vaccinated, which means they [more]

Jerry Hughes headed to NFI list with calf strain

One of the Bills key defenders will miss a little time to start training camp. General Manager Brandon Beane told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday morning that Jerry Hughes did not pass his physical due to a calf strain and will start camp on the non-football injury list. Hughes still counts against Buffalo’s [more]

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