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DeAndre Hopkins has not yet been officially released

Memorial Day weekend began with a Friday afternoon announcement from the Cardinals that they have released receiver DeAndre Hopkins.They have not yet officially released him, however. Apparently, the league made Memorial Day weekend a four-day break, with no transactions posted on Friday.This assumption is bolstered by the fact that the waiver requests initiated on Thursday [more]

Bills to sign Brandon Shell

The Bills are adding an offensive tackle.Free agent Brandon Shell plans to sign a one-year deal with Buffalo, according to multiple reports.A fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft, Shell spent last season with the Dolphins. He appeared in 13 games with 11 starts and ended up playing 72 percent of the club’s offensive snaps.Shell, 31, [more]

Sean McDermott using “two different brains” as Bills’ head coach and defensive coordinator

Bills head coach Sean McDermott has eight years of experience as an NFL defensive coordinator in Philadelphia and Carolina, but in Buffalo, he always delegated the defensive play caller role to someone else. This year is different.After the departure of former Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier this offseason, McDermott decided to handle the traditional coordinator [more]

Report: Only Chiefs, Bills had “substantive” trade talks for DeAndre Hopkins

It appears that the Cardinals’ plan from the get-go was to try to trade receiver DeAndre Hopkins and, if no trade could be had, to cut him before June 1.Efforts were indeed made to trade Hopkins, and two of the teams in which Hopkins expressed interest spoke to Arizona.Via Albert Breer of, the Chiefs [more]

Patrick Mahomes is trying to strike the balance between too much and not enough

The headline that came from Patrick Mahomes‘s recent comments regarding his contract, which is already outdated less than 40 months after it was finalized, focused on his decision to prioritize legacy over money. The full contents were far more nuanced.Mahomes is trying to strike the right balance between taking too much and not being paid [more]

DeAndre Hopkins’s financial expectations, representation could be an impediment to a deal

Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is free to sign with anyone. But the contract won’t be anywhere close to free.As one source explained it to PFT on Saturday morning, Hopkins currently expects to secure a significant contract on the open market. The problem, however, is that no one wanted to trade for his prior deal, which paid [more]

What’s next for DeAndre Hopkins?

He wanted to be traded, but no one wanted to absorb his current contract. Now, he’s a free agent.So where will receiver DeAndre Hopkins land?He turns 31 on June 6, and he’s had some injuries in recent years. He also missed the first six games of the 2022 season due to a PED suspension.As a [more]

Jets work out Matt Araiza

Matt Araiza, the punter who was drafted last year but never played as a rookie after he was accused of rape, has earned his first NFL tryout since the Bills cut him.Araiza is working out for the Jets today, his agent told Adam Schefter of ESPN.At San Diego State, Araiza won the Ray Guy Award [more]

Damar Hamlin on the Bills’ practice field today, participating in individual drills

Bills safety Damar Hamlin is continuing to work toward continuing his NFL career, after his heart stopped on the field during a game last season.Hamlin was on the Bills’ practice field participating in individual drills during today’s Organized Team Activities.Like other players recovering from injuries, Hamlin was not wearing a helmet and was not a [more]

Stefon Diggs doesn’t show up for start of Bills’ OTAs

Bills receiver Stefon Diggs hasn’t been around for offseason workouts this year. With OTAs now underway, Diggs still isn’t with the team.Coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Tuesday that Diggs isn’t there.And here’s where the “serenity now” crowd will say there’s nothing to see here. That it’s optional. That it doesn’t matter if he’s not [more]

Sean McDermott: Josh Allen has a new sense of focus, determination

As OTAs get going across the league this week, Bills head coach Sean McDermott had some encouraging words on quarterback Josh Allen.In his Tuesday press conference, McDermott was asked how he’s seen Allen work to elevate his play during the offseason.“I just think Josh taking his game to another level really means being a great [more]

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