Buffalo Bills - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills hire Brandon Beane as general manager ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina connection continues for the Buffalo Bills in their offseason front-office overhaul. Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane was hired on Tuesday to fill the Bills' GM vacancy in yet another indication of rookie head coach Sean McDermott's growing influence over team decisions. Beane's hir... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:18:00Z Bills fire GM Whaley, scouting staff 1 day after NFL draft ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whether it was sitting together in a golf cart watching training camp or sharing dinner and drinks at a nearby restaurant, Bills owner Terry Pegula and general manager Doug Whaley were nearly inseparable last summer. Some nine months later, their professional relationship soured to such an extent that Pegula fired Whaley and his ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-04-30T20:21:00Z Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Tim Murray ran out of time to rebuild the Buffalo Sabres into a contender. The team will need a new head coach, too. Sabres owner Terry Pegula cleaned house by firing Murray and coach Dan Bylsma on Thursday amid questions over player accountability during a season in which Buffalo extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to a sixth year. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-04-21T03:58:00Z Rex Ryan will talk the talk on ESPN's 'NFL Countdown' BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Rex Ryan is taking his bluster to the TV studio. ESPN announced Monday the former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets coach is joining its "Sunday NFL Countdown" show as an analyst. He will also contribute to SportsCenter and ESPN Radio. He will make his debut Saturday as part of the network's coverage of Florida State's spring game. ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:23:00 GMT 2017-04-03T18:23:00Z Bills re-sign linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to 2-year deal ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Journeyman linebacker Lorenzo Alexander's breakout season with the Buffalo Bills has paid off. The 10-year-veteran was rewarded for leading Buffalo with 12½ sacks by agreeing to a two-year, $9 million contract to re-sign with the Bills on Saturday. The team announced the agreement, and a person with direct know... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:45:00 GMT 2017-03-11T23:45:00Z The Latest: Romo, Cowboys talk about role amid speculation INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from the NFL's annual scouting combine in Indianapolis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that team officials have spoken about quarterback Tony Romo's role next season. He didn't drop any hints about whether Romo would act... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-03-01T22:51:00Z Bills agree to hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Newly hired Bills coach Sean McDermott is placing his trust in former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison to oversee Buffalo's run-heavy attack. And it might help, too, that Dennison has a connection to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, whose long-term future has been in question in Buffalo. The Bills on... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:10:00 GMT 2017-01-20T01:10:00Z LA Chargers hire Anthony Lynn as head coach a day after move LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers hired Anthony Lynn as their head coach Friday night, one day after announcing their relocation to Los Angeles. The 48-year-old Lynn is a respected veteran assistant who spent the last two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He moved up during this season from running backs coach to offensive coordinator to interim head coach, presiding over the Bi... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:22:00 GMT 2017-01-14T03:22:00Z Jaguars hire Marrone, bring back Coughlin, extend Caldwell Jacksonville's coaching search landed someone from its past and present. The Jaguars can only hope the old-school combination leads to better results in the future. Owner Shad Khan hired Doug Marrone as head coach Monday and brought back Tom Coughlin to oversee football operations. Marrone replaces Gus Bradley, who was fired in late November after going 14-48 in three-plus s... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT 2017-01-10T01:00:00Z APNewsBreak: Bills owner outlines reasons he fired Rex Ryan ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has full confidence in general manager Doug Whaley's ability to turn around his franchise, and outlined the reasons coach Rex Ryan was fired in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. Pegula says he's disappointed in having to change coaches after only two years, but says he had no other... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-01-02T23:44:00Z Fitzpatrick, Powell lead Jets past bumbling Bills 30-10 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are sticking with Todd Bowles. The roster he coaches next season might look a lot different. After ending a dismal season on a winning note with a 30-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the Jets are making no changes in leadership heading into what appears will be a busy offseason. ... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 22:39:00 GMT 2017-01-01T22:39:00Z Redskins have TE Reed, RB Kelley, LB Kerrigan active vs NYG Playoff-hopeful Washington has tight end Jordan Reed, running back Rob Kelley and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan active against the New York Giants. Reed, Kelley, Kerrigan, linebacker Trent Murphy and defensive end Chris Baker had been listed as questionable. But all will play for Redskins, who need to beat the Giants to have a chance at making the NFC playoffs. ... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-01-01T20:43:00Z AP Sources: Lynn front-runner to become Bills head coach BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn is the clear favorite to take over the job permanently, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. One person called Lynn's succession to replace Rex Ryan as being "the working plan." Another person said the final decision on general manager Doug Whal... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 18:08:00 GMT 2017-01-01T18:08:00Z Lynn short on answers in taking over dysfunctional Bills ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn concedes he has no control over Buffalo closing yet another distraction-filled season. With no say in how he earned his latest promotion after the Bills fired Rex Ryan on Tuesday , or input into the decision to start backup EJ Manuel in Buffalo's season finale at the New York Jets on Sunday, Lynn can only focus on wh... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:06:00 GMT 2016-12-29T00:06:00Z Longtime special teams coach DeHaven dies of prostate cancer Bruce DeHaven, a longtime special teams coach who helped the Buffalo Bills go to four consecutive Super Bowls, has died following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 68. Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said DeHaven passed away Tuesday in Orchard Park, New York, with his family by his side. DeHaven spent 29 years as a special teams coa... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:50:00 GMT 2016-12-28T05:50:00Z FANTASY PLAYS: Week 17 tricky because it's unpredictable Fantasy football leagues that play right through the end of the NFL schedule can be very tricky. There are NFL teams that have nothing to play for, so it's hard to predict how they will use their players. For example, the Giants, Steelers, Texans and Cowboys all have their spots in the postseason set in stone. There is a very good chance they will rest at... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:53:00 GMT 2016-12-27T22:53:00Z Bills fire coach Rex Ryan ahead of last game of season ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan's inability to back up his boasts of building a bully — particularly on defense — in Buffalo led to the Bills firing their high-profile coach one game short of completing his second full season. Terry Pegula, who made Ryan's hiring his first big splash as owner, was the person who informed Ryan of his dismissal Tuesday. ... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:20:00 GMT 2016-12-27T21:20:00Z Ajayi, Franks nudge Miami closer to clinching playoff berth ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jay Ajayi's legs and Andrew Franks' foot powered the Miami Dolphins a step closer to their first playoff berth since 2008. Now the Dolphins will spend Christmas Day hoping the Kansas City Chiefs can ensure Miami a postseason spot by beating the Denver Broncos. Coach Adam Gase and his Dolphins (10-5) could be in... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 07:14:00 GMT 2016-12-25T07:14:00Z Jaguars name Doug Marrone interim coach for final 2 games JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Doug Marrone interim coach for the final two games of the season. General manager Dave Caldwell made the announcement Monday, a day after owner Shad Khan fired coach Gus Bradley. Marrone served as Jacksonville's assistant head coach/offensive line coach the past two seasons. ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:36:00 GMT 2016-12-19T17:36:00Z The Latest: Cowboys' Witten tops TO for 7th on catches list The Latest on the NFL's 15th Sunday. (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. Dallas tight end Jason Witten has passed former teammate Terrell Owens for seventh place on the career receptions list. Witten caught a 6-yard pass from rookie Dak Prescott early in the second quarter to pass Owens with his 1,079th catch. He had two more catches on that touchdown drive and finished the first h... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 03:03:00 GMT 2016-12-19T03:03:00Z Browns drop to 0-14 following 33-13 loss to Bills ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With two games left, coach Hue Jackson is considering any and all options to prevent the Cleveland Browns from matching the NFL's single-season record for futility. "Everything's going to be on the table," Jackson said after the Browns fell to 0-14 following a 33-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. "I think I owe these guys the best opportunity ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:37:00 GMT 2016-12-19T00:37:00Z Browns' big 0 (wins) like a bull's-eye as season winds down BEREA, Ohio (AP) — That giant zero hanging on the Browns right now might as well be a bull's-eye. Nobody wants to lose to the NFL's only winless squad. At 0-13, Cleveland has become an unlikely target. "That's one of the challenges when you go this long without winning a game," Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas said. "You've... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:54:00 GMT 2016-12-15T18:54:00Z FANTASY PLAYS: Adds for Week 15 include Forsett, Powell At this point in the season, your bench should be put together differently. The circumstances of the fantasy playoffs demand that. Drop all your upside players and anyone you're not using in your lineup. Add handcuffs to your running back, backups to key starters, a spare quarterback and one extra tight end. Don't get caught in a situation in which you're left looking toward... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:06:00 GMT 2016-12-13T19:06:00Z With Big Ben struggling, Steelers lean on Bell to beat Bills ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — When Big Ben doesn't have his 'A' Game, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed they have a more than capable Plan B in continuing their late-season playoff push. That's 'B' as in Bell. With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggling once again with his accuracy on the road, the Steelers resorted to handing the ball off ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:40:00 GMT 2016-12-12T07:40:00Z The Latest: Giant lead Cowboys 10-7 after Beckham 61-yarder The Latest on Week 14 of the NFL season (all times Eastern): 10:47 p.m. The Giants are heading to the fourth quarter with a 10-7 lead over the Cowboys. Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. hooked up on a 61-yard catch and run with 1:07 left in the third quarter. Robbie Gould had kicked a 39-yard field goal on the previous series. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:53:00 GMT 2016-12-12T03:53:00Z Bell tolls 3 times for Steelers in 27-20 over Buffalo Bills ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell had no issues with traction in establishing the Pittsburgh Steelers' rushing record on a slick, snow-covered field. Whether it was rushing to his left, right or up the middle, the Steelers running back scored three times and gained 236 yards rushing in a 27-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. ... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 23:18:00 GMT 2016-12-11T23:18:00Z 2 Texas teams on top of their divisions hit the road Roaring out of Texas come the Dallas Cowboys , headed to the Big Apple ready to grab a division crown and maybe more. Crawling out of Texas come the Houston Texans , headed to Naptown for a first-place showdown with the Colts after blowing an exclusive AFC South lead. Yes, the Lone Star state has two division leaders heading into Sunday... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:11:00 GMT 2016-12-10T15:11:00Z The Latest: Seahawks' Thomas has fractured lower left leg The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern): 10:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is out after suffering a fractured lower left leg in the first half of Sunday's game against Carolina. Pete Carroll told NBC's "Sunday Night Football" that Thomas suffered a cracked tibia i... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:38:00 GMT 2016-12-05T03:38:00Z Carr leads another rally for Raiders in 38-24 win over Bills OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the Buffalo Bills took a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter, the game was right in the comfort zone for the Oakland Raiders. Derek Carr led yet another comeback with two touchdown passes in the second half and Khalil Mack helped force two turnovers that rallied the Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:09:00 GMT 2016-12-05T02:09:00Z Family Feud: Maras-Rooneys, better known as Giants-Steelers The Giants vs. the Steelers. Or sometimes referred to as the Maras against the Rooneys for their family business roots. They meet in a huge game Sunday in Pittsburgh that could clear some of the muddled playoff picture. New York (8-3) is among the hottest teams in football with six straight victories. Not that it's helped the Giants mov... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:33:00 GMT 2016-12-03T17:33:00Z