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Steve Calhoun Coaches EJ Manuel: JMS Recap 4/24 (9:55 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - johnmurphyshow: Newly appointed Pro Scout Gerald Dixon came into the studio to discuss his new role. After spending the previous six years coaching at The Citadel, Dixon joins the Bills to assess professional talent around the league.   “I just don’t have a whistle in my mouth anymore. I’m not out there coaching but I’m still […]

The John Murphy Show April 24 (9:10 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills Pro Scout Gerald Dixon talks about his new position, NC Football analyst Ethan Albright on TE Eric Ebron, and EJ Manuel's quarterback coach Steve Calhoun calls in to discuss his client.

Bills hire Gerald Dixon as pro scout (8:00 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Former NFL player hired

Buffalo Bills hire Gerald Dixon as pro scout (6:19 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have hired Gerald Dixon as a pro scout.

Buffalo Jills suspend operations in wake of lawsuit (5:30 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: In response to a lawsuit from five former members of the Buffalo Jills, the Jills have done what any wrongfully accused organization would do in a situation like this. They’ve gone out of business. Not permanently.  But until further notices.  That’s the reaction, according to the Buffalo News, from Stejon Productions Corp, which manages the…

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit (4:23 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills cheerleaders will be making no appearances this year, a decision that comes days after a lawsuit over pay and working conditions.

Gerald Dixon joins Bills as Pro Scout (3:54 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Dixon joins the Bills personnel department after spending six years as a member of the coaching staff at The Citadel.

Chris Brown: Dissecting the Bills 2014 Schedule (1:18 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills Insider Chris Brown joins The John Murphy Show to break down the Buffalo Bills 2014 regular season schedule.

Prospect RB West all about the cuts (1:05 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Towson RB Terrance West, who is at One Bills Drive on a pre-draft visit today (Thursday), along with Alabama LB C.J. Mosley, might not be an elite athlete on the stopwatch, but at 5’9″ and 223 pounds he’s capable of being a capable pounder at the NFL level. West is not going to out run […]

Bills cheerleaders stop working amid lawsuit (12:42 PM)
ESPN.Com - Mike Rodak: The Buffalo Bills' cheerleaders have suspended operations after five former cheerleaders filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming they were underpaid and mistreated.

Bills host top LB Mosley, RB West (12:39 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: One of the top linebackers in the draft class was visiting at One Bills Drive Thursday in Alabama LB C.J. Mosley.

Jets only team to get extra prep time for Bills (12:30 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: Last season the Bills led the league in games where they were facing opponents coming off extra rest (10 days or full bye) with six of their 16 games providing such situations in 2013. Three of those games came against division opponents. The 2014 schedule is considerably more friendly when it comes to that factor […]

Source: USC center Marcus Martin has met with Chargers, Lions, Bills, Panthers (11:32 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Center has also met with Saints, Eagles Panthers

Two free Bills-Bucs tickets with Jim Kelly Camp registration (11:14 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Anna Stolzenburg: Jim Kelly Football Camp is offering two tickets to the Bills Kids Day preseason game on August 23rd to every child who registers. Sign your child up today to receive this limited time offer for the Bills-Buccaneers game at Ralph Wilson Stadium! Kelly’s annual non-contact camp stresses football fundamentals for kids ages 8 through 18. […]

BDC 4/24: Bills 2014 Schedule Released (10:07 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Bills Daily Charge: DAILY REPORT –The Buffalo Bills announced the team’s 2014 schedule. Buffalo will open its 2014 regular season schedule on the road at the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 7 at 1:00 p.m. The Bills will host the Miami Dolphins in the team’s home opener in week two at Ralph Wilson Stadium and travel to Miami […]

Da'Norris Searcy: "I see Myself as First in Line" (10:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Da'Norris Searcy calls-in to The John Murphy Show to discuss his offseason and the chance at a starting spot at safety.

Khalil Mack rises to elite status in NFL draft (8:28 AM)
USA Today: Buffalo LB in demand one year after turning down opportunity to be mid-round selection.

Report: Jacobs have had discussions about Bills (8:02 AM)
USA Today: Report: Jeremy Jacobs Jr. says family has had discussion involving Buffalo Bills

Thursday morning one-liners (7:55 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: Bills WR Stevie Johnson could be at a crossroads. The Dolphins are turning over every stone for CB help. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski wouldn’t talk to reporters, but he seemed in good spirits yesterday. The Jets were the only New York team to host TE Eric Ebron on a visit. The Ravens open the season with…

Jacobs family says they’re doing “everything we can” to keep Bills in Buffalo (6:49 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: There are several reasons why Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has risen to the top of the list of potential buyers of the Buffalo Bills, running from his Buffalo roots through his current involvement in the sports world and his company Delaware North’s involvement in concessions at several NFL stadiums. Jacobs released a statement saying that…

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders suspend operations (6:45 AM)
USA Today: Buffalo Bills cheerleaders stop appearances after lawsuit over pay, work conditions

Bills part of new “cross flexing” (6:33 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: The Bills are one of the NFL clubs this coming season that will be part of the league’s new “cross flexing” initiative. For the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Typically a game is aired by the network […]

Stevie Johnson: The goal is the playoffs, and that’s it (6:20 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Michael David Smith: The Bills still haven’t made the postseason in the 21st Century, having last reached the playoffs at the end of the 1999 season, when they lost in the Music City Miracle. But Bills receiver Stevie Johnson thinks this is the season it can happen. Johnson told the Buffalo News that he doesn’t have any personal…

Wednesday's Sports In Brief (4:01 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: BOSTON (AP) -- Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit (4:00 AM)
USA Today: Buffalo Bills cheerleaders stop appearances after lawsuit over pay, work conditions

2014 Draft Preview: TCU CB Jason Verrett (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Buffalobills.com's Countdown to Draft Day preview series continues with a look at TCU cornerback Jason Verrett.

Bills' future gets backing of Jacobs family (2:19 AM)
ESPN.Com - ESPN.com news services: The Jacobs family is, in fact, involved in helping secure the Bills' future in Buffalo, and hasn't ruled out getting involved in buying the team.

Buffalo Bills hire Gerald Dixon as pro scout (2:18 AM)
USA Today: Buffalo Bills hire former The Citadel assistant Gerald Dixon as pro scout

Sunday Night Football begins with Broncos-Colts (2:11 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: The first Sunday Night Football game of the 2014 season features the second meeting between Peyton Manning and his former team when the Denver Broncos face the Indianapolis Colts and his young replacement, quarterback Andrew Luck, on Sept. 7. With the NFL Network adding eight games to its schedule, there will be more night games than ever this season. The Broncos-Colts opener on Sunday Night Football is followed by San Francisco 49ers' first game in their new Levi's Stadium on Sept. 14 against the Chicago Bears.

Report: Jacobs have had discussions about Bills (12:03 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: The son of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs Sr. has told The Buffalo News his family has had discussions involving the Buffalo Bills, but adds it's premature to say whether it will make an attempt to buy the team. In a story posted on the newspaper's website Wednesday night, Jeremy Jacobs Jr. says his family is using its resources and contacts to ensure the Bills stay in Buffalo. He says the family has been in contact with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Bills owner Ralph Wilson died last month.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The John Murphy Show April 23 (9:18 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills 2014 schedule is finally released. Chris Brown from buffalobills.com calls in to discuss this year's opponents. Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy talks about the current offseason workouts at One Bills Drive.

2014 NFL Schedule (8:58 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Games grouped by start times and listed alphabetically by home team. Listed times are local followed by Eastern.

NFL announces regular-season schedule (8:40 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Flexible scheduling expanded

NFL announce regular-season schedule (8:31 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Flexible scheduling expanded

Buffalo Bills 2014 schedule announced (8:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Set your fall calendar. The 2014 Bills schedule is here!

Marcell goes paintballing for charity (6:29 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Anna Stolzenburg: Bills DL Marcell Dareus stepped out last weekend for a little fun in the name of charity in his home state of Alabama. He and a handful of other NFL players took part in Saturday’s TAP Paintball Tournament hosted by his former Alabama Chris Rogers. The third annual celebrity paintball event benefited the Breast Cancer […]

Bills to issue store credits to end text claim (5:28 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills are going pay up for oversharing. The team has reached a settlement with fans who say the team sent them too many texts, agreeing to issue debit cards for the Bills store worth $58 to $75 each. Along with the $2.5 million worth of cards, the Bills will pay $562,000 in legal fees under terms of a class action settlement approved by a federal court in Florida last week. Bills fan Jerry Wojcik of Tampa Bay, Fla., brought the case in 2012 after signing up to get Bills alerts on his cellphone.

Clady blazing the comeback trail in Denver (4:46 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: As far as Peyton Manning is concerned, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders isn't the only offensive reinforcement summoned to help Denver get another crack at winning the Super Bowl. ''It's almost like Ryan Clady was a free agent acquisition,'' Manning suggested. Clady had missed offseason workouts last year while rehabbing a shoulder injury and waiting for a new contract. Physically and fiscally sound, Clady embarked on what he expected to be a big season.

EJ Manuel growing into leadership role (4:30 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Headed into his second year in the NFL, QB EJ Manuel appears to be growing into a leadership role with the Bills.

Bills internally addressing Marrone website error (4:20 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills are internally addressing how an unfinished story about coach Doug Marrone having cancer was posted on the team's website. The Bills released a statement on Wednesday, describing the posting as ''an unfortunate situation'' and saying they're looking into how it occurred. The unfinished story was posted Tuesday night and said Marrone had been ''diagnosed with BLANK TYPE OF CANCER.'' The story was removed after The Buffalo News drew attention to it in a story published on the newspaper's website. A few hours later, the Bills issued a statement from Marrone saying he had a cancerous mole removed and will have his moles checked every three months.

Bills plan to address web blunder “internally” (3:37 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: If Donald Trump owned the Bills, he’d likely be spouting off his catch phrase today.  In the interim, someone else may be doing the same thing. A day after the team’s website prematurely posted a story disclosing that coach Doug Marrone has cancer, the team said it’s looking at the situation. “We are continuing today…

Rivalries top Raiders most intriguing 2014 games (3:23 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The schedule is coming! The schedule is coming! The NFLs latest non-event, Wednesday evenings when release of the NFL schedule we already know the who and where will draw tremendous interest from a football-rabid nation, including a Raiders faction hoping to see improvement against some tough competition.

Buffalo Bill cheerleaders join NFL push-'em-back, sue over wages (2:22 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have sued the New York state football team, claiming it violated state wage laws by forcing them to work hundreds of hours without pay, cover their own travel expenses and spend hundreds of dollars on uniforms. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court by the former Buffalo Jills, is the third case this year brought against National Football League teams claiming wage violations. It follows similar suits brought by members of the Oakland Raiderettes and Cincinnati Ben-Gals. The five cheerleaders, who worked between 2010 and 2014, said in the complaint that the team and two companies that managed the cheer squad took unlawful deductions from their wages (including the cost of uniforms), forced them to work up to 840 unpaid hours a year - the equivalent of 21 40-hour weeks - at practices and promotional events and made them pay $650 for their uniforms.

OT Martin a late riser? (1:44 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: One of Buffalo’s most recent pre-draft visitors, Notre Dame OT Zack Martin has been pegged as a perfect fit for Miami’s depleted offensive line after the trade of Jonathan Martin and departure of Richie Incognito after last season’s locker room problems that made national headlines. The problem with that line of thinking is Martin, according […]

WR Sammy Watkins highlights Wednesday visits to OBD (12:59 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Considered one of the top players available in the 2014 NFL Draft, Clemson WR Sammy Watkins was among the visitors to One Bills Drive on Wednesday.

Bills coach Marrone has cancerous mole removed (11:29 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone disclosed he recently had a cancerous mole removed that won't prevent him from fulfilling his coaching responsibilities. "During a recent doctor's visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed," Marrone's statement read.

New-look Bills begin taking shape (11:15 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: With offseason conditioning officially underway, the newest Bills have their first chance to get acclimated.

Bills hosting Sammy Watkins for visit, would need to deal (11:11 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: The Lions might not be the only team thinking about making a move up for one of the top offensive players in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is visiting the Bills today. The Bills pick ninth, which won’t be high enough to take…

Ex-cheerleaders sue Bills for low pay, treatment (10:10 AM)
ESPN.Com - Associated Press: Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances.

EJ Manuel: Time for me 'to get better' for Buffalo Bills (10:08 AM)
NFL.Com - Sessler, Marc: EJ Manuel plans to be a new-and-improved signal-caller come September. "I definitely agree there's a lot out there for myself as a quarterback to get better," he said. Will Manuel breakthrough in Year 2?

Terry Harvin: "McKinnon's strength is amazing" (10:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Terry Harvin, the color analyst for Georgia Southern Football calls-in to discuss pre-draft visitor RB Jerick McKinnon.

E.J. Manuel says his knees feel fine, knows he has a lot of growing to do (9:46 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: It has been a year since the Bills drafted quarterback E.J. Manuel in the first round of the 2013 draft and they approach his second season without a clear idea of what the future holds for him. Injuries to both knees affected Manuel from training camp through the end of the regular season, leading to…

Jerry Hughes: Defensive Goal is to Win (8:00 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Jerry Hughes returned to One Bills Drive and joined The John Murphy Show to discuss his breakout season last year and the new defensive scheme under Jim Schwartz.

Wednesday morning one-liners (6:41 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Michael David Smith: The Bills have settled a class-action lawsuit brought by fans who said the team inundated them with text messages; the team will give the fans vouchers to buy items at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Said Dolphins coach Joe Philbin of starting offseason work, “It’s kind of like the first day of school. Everybody loves seeing their…

Chicago Bears begin season against Buffalo Bills (6:09 AM)
USA Today: Chicago Bears begin season against Buffalo Bills, face Detroit on Thanksgiving Day

Draft Profile: OT Richardson anything but 'Tiny' (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: He's 6-foot-6 and 336 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped his teammates from giving him a nickname that has stuck with him since high school.

Bills to issue store credits to end text claim (1:07 AM)
USA Today: Buffalo Bills to issue team store credits to settle claims it sent too many texts

Bills internally addressing Marrone website error (12:18 AM)
USA Today: Bills internally addressing website error announcing coach Marrone having cancer

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Doug Marrone confirms he had cancerous mole removed, won't prevent him from coaching (11:51 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Bills' site initially published article on Marrone having cancer, then removed it before issuing a statement

Bills' Marrone had cancerous mole removed (11:48 PM)
ESPN.Com - Associated Press: Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone says he has had a cancerous mole removed following a recent doctor's visit, and adds it will not have any effect on his ability to continue coaching.

Bills coach Marrone had cancerous mole removed (11:37 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday night he had a cancerous mole removed, and added it will not have any effect on him doing his job. Marrone said the cancerous mole was discovered during a recent visit to the doctor. ''That's basically the end of the story,'' Marrone said. A former NFL offensive lineman, Marrone spent the previous five seasons turning around a struggling Syracuse program.

Doug Marrone had cancerous mole removed from skin (11:21 PM)
NFL.Com - Hanzus, Dan: Bills coach Doug Marrone has undergone medical treatment to remove a cancerous mole on his skin. The second-year coach detailed his situation in a statement released through the team late Tuesday.

Doug Marrone recently had cancerous mole removed (11:12 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: Bills coach Doug Marrone has disclosed that he recently had a cancerous mole removed from his skin. “During a recent doctor’s visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed,” Marrone said in a statement posted on the team’s website. “The only follow up required is…

Bills release statement from Doug Marrone (11:10 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Head coach Doug Marrone released a statement through the team on Wednesday.

EJ Manuel: "You can Feel the Energy" (11:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills quarterback EJ Manuel in-studio on The John Murphy Show to talk about his return for offseason workouts, his health, and his organized workouts in Florida and California.

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has cancerous mole on skin removed, says he's fine (10:46 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole removed from his skin but said he's fine, ABC affiliate WKBW first reported. For a short time Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills website had a story with the headline, "Coach Marrone announces he has cancer," referring to head coach Doug Marrone. Then the story, which was obviously unfinished and left space for the writer to add a quote from Marrone and the specific cancer, was deleted. That led to a lot of speculation. WKBW sports director Jeff Russo had the news. #Bills HC Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole on his skin found during a recent doctors visit. — Jeff Russo (@JeffRussoWKBW) April 23, 2014   Statement from Doug Marrone "The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward." #Bills — Jeff Russo (@JeffRussoWKBW) April 23, 2014 Here's the full statement from Marrone, via the Bills public relations staff: "During a recent doctor's visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed. The only follow up required is to have my moles checked every 3 months and that basically is the end of the story. The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward." Hopefully, as Marrone said, this is the end of the story and he has no further issues with his health going forward. - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Bills website posts, then deletes, article announcing that coach Doug Marrone has cancer (10:05 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: In an unusual development that the team has not yet explained, the Bills website posted on Tuesday an article with the following headline:  “Coach Marrone announces he has cancer.” The article, which consisted of two sentences and then a spot for a quote from Marrone, said that the unspecific cancer is “not aggrive [sic]” and…

Manuel’s Confidence High: JMS Recap 4/22 (9:57 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - johnmurphyshow:       Offseason workouts have begun at One Bills Drive. Plenty of players were on hand including quarterback EJ Manuel. Manuel is entering his second season with the team and has now experienced a full NFL offseason. During that time he rehabbed his knee and worked with QB trainer Steve Calhoun on improving his […]

The John Murphy Show April 22 (9:10 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Players return to One Bills Drive for offseason workouts. We're joined by quarterback EJ Manuel and LB/DE Jerry Hughes. Tuesday, the Bills hosted running back Jerick McKinnon from Georgia Southern. Team Color man Terry Harvin calls-in to discuss McKinnon.

Stevie: "I'm confident in the squad so far" (8:30 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Wide receiver Stevie Johnson spoke with the media about his offseason and what he thinks of the new additions to the Bills roster.

NFL roundup: Snyder insists again: No name change (7:50 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder insisted again on Tuesday that he will not change the team's name despite continuing objections by Native Americans. "We understand the issues out there, and we're not an issue," said Snyder, who was speaking at a ceremony after the Redskins donated $100,000 to Park View High School to go toward the installation of a synthetic turf field. Snyder responded to critics of his Original Americans Foundation, which is providing money and resources to tribal communities throughout the country. ---The New York Giants are preparing for life without safety Will Hill, who is reportedly facing his third suspension for a violation of the NFL's drug policies.

Top 30 prospects invited to NFL draft (7:47 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Dallas Miller: A record 30 top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, the NFL announced today. Those prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night, include four quarterbacks – Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and Johnny […]

Bills Roundup: Voluntary Workouts Begin (7:27 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Bills players returned to the facility for the first time on Tuesday as the voluntary workout programs kicked off, with EJ Manuel looking ahead to his second year in the offense, and Brandon Spikes bringing his intensity to the defense.

Spikes on social media: 'It's a free country' (6:27 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: More Deep Thoughtswith Brandon SpikesThe former Patriot met the Buffalo media this week, on hand for the start of voluntary workouts.Asked about his recent Twitter invective directed toward Patriots fans and his time in New England, Spikes said, "It's a free country. That's what Twitter is for. I use it just to interact with my fans. ... People are gonna love you. People are gonna hate you. I just know how to be myself."Spikes Twitter tweaking doesnt come with a lot of forethought, it seems. He wants a reaction and knows how to obtain one."Everybody got a theme. ...

Bills QB Manuel eager to shed rookie questions (6:12 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Raising his right leg for emphasis, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel says both knees are fine, and his mind also feels refreshed. The next step is shedding the injuries and inconsistencies that limited the first-round draft pick's development during his rookie season last year. Manuel was sidelined three times last season because of injuries to both knees. He went 4-6 on a team that finished 6-10 and extended the NFL's longest active playoff drought to 14 seasons.

Spikes: "I'm happy and I'm ready to go to work" (6:00 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: New Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes talks about everything from coming to Buffalo to interacting with fans on Twitter.

Mike Evans, Marcus Martin, Jerick McKinnon visiting Bills today (4:50 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Texas A&M wide receiver projected as high first-round draft pick

C.J. Spiller has plenty of motivation for a big season (4:22 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: Bills running back C.J. Spiller wasn’t able to repeat his 2012 performance last season, dropping from six yards a carry to 4.6 while struggling to get over an ankle injury for much of the season. Given the injury, Spiller said he was still pleased with the way he performed but knows that there’s more that…

EJ Manuel: "I want to make that big jump" (4:15 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills quarterback talks about the beginning of offseason workouts, working with the wide receivers in Florida and California, and having a new quarterbacks coach this season.

5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay (4:10 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team, saying they weren't paid for their time at games or mandatory public appearances that left them open to groping and sexual comments.

Doug Marrone: "It's about winning" (4:08 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills head coach talks about the team getting back to work and beginning the voluntary offseason workout program.

Brandon Spikes on Honesty, Bills Like a Family (3:55 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills linebacker talks about his first day of offseason workouts, his honesty on social media, and being an intense player on the field.

Mike Evans visiting Bills on Tuesday (3:40 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ve noticed that we have started rolling out draft previews for each of the 32 teams in the league this week. The series proceeds in the same order as the first round of the draft, which means we haven’t gotten to the Bills yet. If you’re averse to…

Bills re-sign 3 exclusive rights free agents (3:37 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: The Buffalo Bills re-signed three exclusive rights free agents, wide receiver Chris Hogan, offensive lineman Antoine McClain and fullback Frank Summers, the team announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and spent a portion of his rookie year on the practice squads of the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants before joining the Bills in 2012.

Doug Marrone on Voluntary Workouts (3:19 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills head coach talks about the team getting back to work and beginning the voluntary offseason workout program.

Message heard: Bills settle texts suit for $3M (3:17 PM)
ESPN.Com - Darren Rovell: The Buffalo Bills will pay a heavy price -- more than $3 million -- for sending too many text messages to fans.

Bills re-sign three exclusive rights free agents (3:14 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills re-signed a trio of free agents on the first day of voluntary offseason workouts.

Report: Jags' Allen retires after in-game stroke (2:56 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen will retire after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December. The Jaguars released Allen last week after his personal physician consulted with Jacksonville's medical staff before a scheduled physical. The Jaguars declined comment Tuesday, citing medical privacy laws. Report it immediately.'' In the months after Allen's initial stroke diagnosis, he saw three neurosurgeons.

EJ Manuel on Offseason Workouts (2:48 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills quarterback talks about the beginning of offseason workouts, working with the wide receivers in Florida and California, and having a new quarterbacks coach this season.

Stevie Johnson on Getting Back to Work (2:42 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills wide receiver talks with the media about the beginning of the offseason workouts, working with EJ Manuel, and the new additions.

Brandon Spikes is ready to back up his trash talk (2:31 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Darin Gantt: New Bills linebacker wasn’t backing down from his inflammatory comments about the Patriots, and he backed up his words by doing something he didn’t do last year. Spikes showed up for the first day of the Bills’ voluntary workouts, proud to back up his big talk about his old team. “Everybody got a theme. You…

Buffalo Jills sue Buffalo Bills (2:10 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: If Donald Trump decides to stop talking about buying the bills and start writing the check, he may eventually have to write a check, or five, to former cheerleaders who have sued the team. Like lawsuits filed by Raiders cheerleaders and Bengals cheerleaders, the five former members of the Buffalo Jills claim that the team…

Buffalo Jills sue Buffalo Bills (2:10 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: If Donald Trump decides to stop talking about buying the bills and start writing the check, he may eventually have to write a check, or five, to former cheerleaders who have sued the team. Like lawsuits filed by Raiders cheerleaders and Bengals cheerleaders, the five former members of the Buffalo Jills claim that the team…

Report: Russell Allen suffered stroke during late-season game (1:40 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Was released recently.

Report: Ex-Jags LB Allen had stroke in game (12:20 PM)
ESPN.Com - Michael DiRocco: Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen suffered a stroke during the team's loss to the Buffalo Bills last December and is unable to play football again, according to a report by the The MMQB

Top WR Evans, C Martin, RB McKinnon visit Bills (11:50 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Texas A&M WR Mike Evans, one of the top talents in the entire class was one of three visitors at One Bills Drive Tuesday.

LB Allen, 27, retired after on-field stroke (11:46 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: It was more than a mild surprise when the Jacksonville Jaguars quietly released 27-year-old starting linebacker Russell Allen was released after five seasons. That's because, as he told Sports Illustrated, Allen's health will not allow him to continue his professional football career. Allen said he suffered a stroke on the field Dec. 15, 2013, in a Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Coach Marrone announces he has cancer (11:40 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today that he was diagnosed with BLANK TYPE OF CANCER, and that it is highly treatable.

Banks mock goes TE for Bills (11:25 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Chris Brown: SI.com’s Don Banks has his latest mock draft up and he’s gone tight end for Buffalo at ninth overall. Not surprisingly its UNC TE Eric Ebron, who also made a pre-draft visit to Buffalo. Here was Banks assessment. 9. Buffalo — Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina As much sense as Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan […]

Bills begin offseason program (10:15 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The Bills kicked off their nine-week offseason program with voluntary offseason conditioning at One Bills Drive.

BDC 4/22: Bills Begin Voluntary Offseason Program (9:59 AM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Bills Daily Charge: DAILY REPORT – The Bills began their voluntary offseason conditioning program this morning. – The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank’s “Predict the Picks” contest,a 2014 NFL Draft contest that will reward one fan with an exclusive meet and greet with the Bills first pick is currently ongoing. Fans can enter the contest at buffalobills.com/predictthepicks, where they […]

Ravens draft review: 2008 (9:18 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: As the Ravens continue to prepare for the 2014 draft, we are taking a look back at each of the Ravens draft classes of the previous seven years.

Andre Reed joins local effort to keep Bills in Buffalo (9:07 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: As potential buyers consider purchasing the Bills — or, perhaps in the case of Donald Trump, merely talking about purchasing the Bills — a group of fans has accelerated efforts to persuade the winning bidder to keep the team in Buffalo. On Monday, the Buffalo Fan Alliance announced its advisory board, which includes 2014 Hall…

Andre Reed joins local effort to keep Bills in Buffalo (9:07 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: As potential buyers consider purchasing the Bills — or, perhaps in the case of Donald Trump, merely talking about purchasing the Bills — a group of fans has accelerated efforts to persuade the winning bidder to keep the team in Buffalo. On Monday, the Buffalo Fan Alliance announced its advisory board, which includes 2014 Hall…

Tuesday morning one-liners (7:08 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: Former Bills QB Doug Flutie ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill started working with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on Monday. CB Darrelle Revis had his first official Patriots workout on Monday. Jets DL Sheldon Richardson predicts a higher sack total in 2014. Should the Ravens be trying to trade down in…

Bills coach Marrone had cancerous mole removed (7:07 AM)
USA Today: Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone says he had cancerous mole removed

Bills coach Doug Marrone had cancerous mole removed (7:01 AM)
USA Today: Marrone said procedure 'will have no effect' on his ability to coach team.

Five former cheerleaders file lawsuit against Bills (1:01 AM)
USA Today: Ex-Buffalo Jills say they were exploited and not properly compensated.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Eric Ebron believes the Lions and Bills are interested in drafting him (11:50 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Curtis Crabtree: In today’s column by Peter King at theMMQB.com, King relayed a note about North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, who is one of the top tight end prospects of this year’s draft class. King wrote that Ebron told a team he recently visited with that he expected the Detroit Lions to select him in next…

Doug Flutie runs the Boston Marathon (6:09 PM)
Buffalo Bills Blogs - Anna Stolzenburg: Sooo…woke up today & decided to run the @bostonmarathon just picked up my number & heading to the sox game #yup pic.twitter.com/TsSi4weMHb — DOUG FLUTIE (@DougFlutie) April 19, 2014 Former Bills QB Doug Flutie might be a few years past his days as a professional athlete, but he isn’t done competing. Flutie ran the Boston […]

Source: Liberty CB Walt Aikens visiting Colts today, Packers, Bengals up next (6:02 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Aikens has also visited Jaguars, Dolphins, Chiefs, Buccaneers, Bills, worked out for Cowboys, Falcons, Jaguars

Cornerback Kyle Fuller visits the Bills (4:22 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Potential first-round pick.

Bills fans predict the 2014 schedule (3:30 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Using data from the Bills Schedule Challenge, this is what the Bills schedule would look like if it were picked by fans.

Bills continue to take a close look at Kyle Fuller (2:57 PM)
Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio: The Bills hold the ninth overall pick in the draft.  For the third time in seven years, the Bills could be using a top-11 pick on a cornerback. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller is visiting the Bills on Monday.  This comes after the Bills traveled to Blacksburg to work…

Reed joins group trying to keep Bills in Buffalo (1:54 PM)
ESPN.Com - Associated Press: Hall of Fame receiver Andre Reed has joined a Bills' fan group trying to keep the team in Buffalo.

DB Kyle Fuller has pre-draft visit with Bills (12:14 PM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Defensive back Kyle Fuller of Virginia Tech was the latest pre-draft visitor to One Bills Drive Monday.

Reed joins group trying to keep Bills in Buffalo (11:20 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Hall of Fame receiver Andre Reed has joined a Bills' fan group trying to keep the team in Buffalo.

Monday morning one-liners (7:44 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: Taking a look at Donald Trump’s Buffalo ties in relation to his possible interest in buying the Bills. Clemson WR Martavis Bryant is on the Dolphins’ list of visitors. G Josh Kline made a quick positive impression on his Patriots teammates. The Jets start offseason work and their quarterback competition on Monday. Ravens G.M. Ozzie…

Monday morning one-liners (7:44 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Taking a look at Donald Trump’s Buffalo ties in relation to his possible interest in buying the Bills. Clemson WR Martavis Bryant is on the Dolphins’ list of visitors. G Josh Kline made a quick positive impression on his Patriots teammates. The Jets start offseason work and their quarterback competition on Monday. Ravens G.M. Ozzie…

Reed joins group trying to keep Bills in Buffalo (7:19 AM)
USA Today: Bills star receiver Andre Reed joins fan group trying to keep team in Buffalo

Draft Profile: RB Williams assured he's ready for NFL (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: Boston College RB Andre Williams wasn't asked to pass protect or catch out of the backfield in college, but is confident he can grow his game in the NFL.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Donald Jones beginning baseball career (5:31 PM)
Yahoo! Sports: Former NFL player.

Lattimore has chance to win significant role with 49ers (11:20 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: Months ago, 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore said he believed he was healthy enough to play late in his rookie season. He has experienced no setbacks during his offseason workout program and is scheduled to be in Santa Clara on Monday for the opening of the 49ers offseason program, he told The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. The first two weeks of NFL offseason programs consist of supervised work with teams strength-and-conditioning staffs. Lattimore has spent the offseason working out back home in South Carolina.

Sunday morning one-liners (8:24 AM)
Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper: The Bills helped the United Way set new fundraising records. What kind of impact will offensive coordinator Bill Lazor have on the Dolphins? Cracking the Patriots roster won’t be easy for rookies. Said Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson, “We finished 8-8. People expected us to finish worse than that, so we exceeded their expectations but not…

The first NFL draft (7:01 AM)
Yahoo! Sports: 1936, a hotel room in Philadelphia, and nine rounds of history.

United Way and Bills set record numbers (3:45 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: The United Way set a fundraising record on the year, while of any partner organization, the Bills showed the biggest jump in contributions.

April 20, 1996: Moulds drafted by Bills in 1st round (3:30 AM)
BuffaloBills.Com: On this date in Bills history, WR Eric Moulds from Mississippi State was the Bills' No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the 1996 NFL Draft.

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