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Saturday
Apr182015

Rex Ryan Critical of Jets Tight End Amaro Again

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(NEW YORK) -- Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is taking aim at his former team, in particular second year tight end Jace Amaro.

 This is the second time Ryan has had harsh words towards Amaro in an interview with Kim Jones on WFAN in New York.

 The kid's got some talent," Ryan told WFAN on Saturday. "I'm just going to leave it at that. I just know one thing: He totally misspoke, and talk about accountable—he's going to be accountable when he go to play him. He's going to be accountable for his comments.

"It's not the truth. That kid's a little... he's going to get... we'll see what happens."

The comment that initially caught the attention of Ryan's ire was:

"He's not really playing around with everyone being late," Amaro said of new Jets head coach Todd Bowles. "We had an issue with that last year. Guys just weren't accountable last year as much as they could be. I think that's the biggest thing. [Bowles is] making sure everyone's gonna be 100 percent in or he's not going to be on the team."

Amaro was not the only member of the Jets to intimate similar comments. During last season linebacker Demario Davis at one point remarked, "I don't see a lot of guys putting a lot of effort into film study." Rookie safety Calvin Pryor missed several meetings and was benched at several points during the season.

Amaro's comments were in reference to quarterback Geno Smith arriving late to the team hotel before a road game in San Diego last season.  Smith started the game the next day.


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Tuesday
Apr072015

Bills' Guard Richie Incognito Discusses "Humbling" Time Away from Football

NFL via Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) -- Now back in the NFL after more than a year away from football, Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito is grateful for the chance to be back in the league.

Incognito spent a season and a half away from the NFL after he was the central figure in a bullying scandal with offensive lineman Jonathan Martin when they were both members of the Miami Dolphins.

He wound up being released from the Dolphins as a result of the incident, and spent last year unsigned by any team.

"It was definitely difficult sitting out, knowing I could still play, knowing I had talent to contribute," Incognito said Monday. "It was a learning process. At first there was a lot of frustration: 'Why am I not signed? Why am I not on a team?' It was a time for inner reflection. Kind of a time for growth.

"There were some dark days where I didn't think I was ever going to play again," he said. "It really just kind of fueled me to work harder. ... [It] kind of forced me to go back and really look at things and say, 'Is this still important to you? Is this still what you want?' And the answer was always a resounding yes."

Incognito was a Pro Bowler back in 2012.


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Tuesday
Apr072015

Bills' LeSean McCoy Takes Another Shot at Chip Kelly

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy just can't seem to put his previous team behind him. The former rushing champion believes he was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles because Eagles head coach Chip Kelly doesn't like stars.

McCoy is time leading rusher in Eagles franchise history, and his trade to Buffalo sent shockwaves through the league and the fanbase.

"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy told the Philadelphia Inquirer of his former coach. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.'"

Despite two prolific seasons playing for Kelly, the team shipped McCoy to Buffalo and signed former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to replace him for similar money. One reason suggested for the move was the Kelly may have felt that Murray was a better fit for his offense.

"There's nothing wrong with that," McCoy told the Inquirer. "Chip felt like I wasn't a fit for his offense. But why not say that?"

McCoy said in a previous interview that the Murray signing was a "panic move."

Since his rookie year in 2009, McCoy has the third-most rushing yards and fourth-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL.


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Wednesday
Mar182015

Clay Signs $38 Million Offer Sheet with Buffalo Bills

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The Buffalo Bills have extended an offer sheet to Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay worth $38 million.

The Miami Dolphins assigned the transition tag to Clay before free agency began, which allows them the right to match any offer that another team would make to him.

The Bills offer includes $20 million in guaranteed money and schedules Clay to earn over $24 million in the first two seasons of the five-year contract. 

After signing Ndamukong Suh to a $114 million contract at the beginning of free agency, Miami is left with a little over $9 million in cap space, according to OverTheCap.com.  

As Miami began to see multiple teams interests in Clay grow, the team signed former Browns tight end Jordan Cameron to a two-year, $15 million contract.

Last season, Clay, 26, caught 58 passes for 605 yards.

Miami has five days to match Buffalo's offer.


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Saturday
Mar142015

Percy Harvin Set to Join Rex Ryan in Buffalo

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(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- After half a season with Rex Ryan as a member of the New York Jets, Percy Harvin will be shuffling off to Buffalo.

Harvin has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is for about $6 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

Last season in a split-season with the Seahawks and Jets, Harvin caught 51 passes for 483 yards and one touchdown.  He also ran 33 times for 202 yards and one touchdown.

Harvin, 26, was a first-round selection of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2009 NFL draft. He has found it hard maintaining long-term tenure with a team since being traded from Minnesota to Seattle in 2013.

After spending much of 2013 rehabbing a hip injury with Seattle, Harvin was traded to the Jets in 2014 just eight games into the season.


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Friday
Mar132015

Saints Sign Running Back C.J. Spiller, Trade Wide Reciever Kenny Stills

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) -- The New Orleans Saints continued their offseason makeover as they've agreed to terms on a contract with former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller and trading wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins.

Spiller's deal with the Saints will be four-year contract worth $18 million, with $9 million guaranteed.

A former first round pick, Spiller is a dynamic talent, but has had trouble producing on a consistent basis since the Bills selected him ninth overall in the 2010 draft.

In 2014, Spiller was limited to just nine games and had 425 total yards of offense while scoring just one touchdown.

The Saints dealt Stills to the Dolphins in exchange for a third round draft pick as well as linebacker Dannell Elerbe .

Stills is a promising receiver who in his second NFL season caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns.

The Saints have also added cornerback Brandon Browner and Max Unger, traded tight end Jimmy Graham, and cut linebacker Curtis Lofton and running back Pierre Thomas this offseason.


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Monday
Mar092015

ESPN: Bills Agree to Deal with Defensive End Jerry Hughes

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Coming off two of the best seasons of his career with the Bills, defensive end Jerry Hughes is staying in Buffalo.

ESPN is reporting that the Bills and Hughes have agreed on a five-year deal worth more than $45 million.

A first-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2010, Hughes recorded a total of just five sacks during his time with the Colts. He started just seven games over his three seasons with the team.

Then Hughes signed with the Bills prior to the start of the 2013 season and became one of the most productive defensive ends in the NFL.

In two seasons with the Bills, the 26-year-old Hughes has recorded 19.5 sacks, while recording 99 tackles and forcing five forced fumbles.

Buffalo had the fourth-best ranked defense in 2014.


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Sunday
Mar082015

ESPN: LeSean McCoy Agrees to 5-Year Deal with Bills

Rob Carr via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Once running back LeSean McCoy is traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, the official start of the 2015 NFL season, he will have a new contract.

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Bills and McCoy have agreed to a new five-year contract that will add two years to McCoy's existing contract that he originally signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

McCoy was traded to the Bills last week in a deal that sent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Eagles.

McCoy rushed for 1,319 yards last season, which was third best in the NFL. He also has the third-most rushing yards (6,792) since joining the league in 2009.


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Thursday
Mar052015

Bills Set to Acquire QB Matt Cassel from Vikings

iStock/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The Buffalo Bills have a trade in place to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings for an undisclosed draft pick. The deal can’t be completed until the new league year begins on Tuesday at 4 p.m. E.T.

The 32-year-old Cassel is expected to battle E.J. Manuel for the Bills' starting quarterback job in 2015. Last year, Manuel was benched after four games in favor of Kyle Orton, who retired after the season.

In three games with the Vikings last season, Cassel passed for 425 yards with three touchdowns, four interceptions and a 57.7 passing percentage.

New England originally selected Cassel out of USC in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft. In 10 seasons with the Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Vikings, he has complied 15,727 passing yards with 96 touchdowns and 79 interceptions.


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Wednesday
Mar042015

Report: Eagles Set to Trade RB LeSean McCoy to Bills

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, according to ESPN.

The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

The Eagles selected McCoy out of Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft. In six seasons with Philadelphia, the three-time Pro Bowler has rushed for 6,792 yards and 44 touchdowns on 1,461 carries. He also has 300 receptions for 2,282 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Bills drafted Alonso out of Oregon in the second round of the 2013 draft.  He missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL last July.


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