June 9, 2014

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DAILY REPORT
— The Bills rushing attack ranked amongst the league’s best in 2013. Heading into 2014, BuffaloBills.com’s Chris Brown says there are six reasons to be even more excited about what the Bills ground game can do. Click here to check it out. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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The Bills rookies attended Kiss 98.5’s Kiss The Summer Hello Friday night where they had the opportunity to appear on-stage and meet headline acts Austin Mahone and Jason DeRulo. Click here for a behind the scenes look at the night.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Ross Cockrell, Buffalo Bills Cornerback with BuffaloBills.com
On attending Kiss 98.5’s Kiss The Summer Hello…
“This is obviously a tremendous feeling being out here in Buffalo’s Kiss the Summer Hello and we have tremendous fans and tremendous support. A lot of excitement right now and it’s great to be out here.” 

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com- 6 reasons to get excited about the Bills RBs in 2014

BuffaloBills.com- Bills feel more O-line size is wise in AFC East

Video/Audio/Photo
WXXI
Bills’ Greats To Be Honored Here

TWCN
Schwartz High on Williams at Safety

Additional Clips
Bleacher Report
Buffalo Bills Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Running Back

June 6, 2014

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DAILY REPORT
— Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz joined The John Murphy Show last night to talk about the Bills defense and how OTAs have gone thus far. Click here to check it out.   

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Bills DB Corey Graham was one of the standout performers during yesterday’s OTA session. Click here to check it out.  

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Jim Schwartz, Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
On the Bills secondary…
“…the secondary is where I’ve been the most impressed. It’s one thing, you don’t really see those guys out there because e a lot of guys aren’t fully participating and just doing some individual here and there. I think we have some depth at corner, at nickel and we have a really good young player, we lost Jairus Byrd, but we were able to keep an exciting young player in Aaron Williams here. I’m excited with all three levels of the defense, but probably more so the secondary than anything else.” 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Hackett sees Bills making progress on offense

Buffalo News- Kelly won’t let cancer battle interfere with planning for football camp

Rochester D&C- Golisano is interested — and would keep Bills in WNY

AP- Bills owner’s estate auctioning off art collection

BuffaloBills.com- New guard Chris Williams likes the fit

BuffaloBills.com- OTA 6 – Graham setting the bar high

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
The John Murphy Show June 5
Bills Roundup: O-Line Shuffle
Chris Brown Talks Bills OTAs
Dennis Dixon: “Bring my wisdom to this offense”

WGR550
Bills OTA observations: Day 6
Bills without 13 players as OTAs wrap up for week
6/5 Brandon Spikes on WGR

Sirius XM
Coach Marrone Joins Schein on Sports Show

ESPN
Bills’ Hughes Other Driver In Alleged Street Race

WIVB
Golisano publicly confirms interest in the Bills
Sotheby’s to auction Ralph Wilson art

WKBW
Tom Golisano confirms interest in pursuing the Bills

WGRZ
Watkins injures shoulder in OTAs
Bills owner’s estate auctioning off art collection

WROC
Golisano Confirms Interest in Buying Bills

WHEC
Tom Golisano: Scott Congel not part of potential Bills ownership group
Bills owner’s estate auctioning off art collection

TWCN
Jackson Talks Future With Bills

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
“I’m really impressed by our secondary” JMS 6/5, Watkins route running progress report, Moorman, Dombrowski hanging punts, New combo on left side of O-line

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Tom Golisano wants to keep Bills in WNY but adds he won’t get into a bidding war

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Golisano confirms interest in Bills
Bills shift O-line as OTAs continue

Buffalo Rumblings
Nathaniel Hackett wants Buffalo Bills to run more plays
Buffalo Bills’ Jim Schwartz talks Aaron Williams, interchangeable safeties

AFC East Daily
Golisano vows to fight to make sure Bills stay put
Bills set camp plans; kick off with open night practice

CBS Sports
Prisco: Top 25 breakout players in the NFL for 2014

All Sports WNY
Tunes at Bills Practice Nothing New

Bleacher Report
Buffalo Bills’ Most Likely Postseason Award Candidates for 2014 Season

June 5, 2014

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DAILY REPORT
— The Bills have announced the complete schedule for their 2014 training camp, presented by Connors & Ferris. The team will kick off its 15th training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, NY with a night practice open to the public on Sunday, July 20. Click here for a look at the Bills complete training camp schedule. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has only been on the job since the end of January, but click here to read five ways that his defense is quickly taking shape.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Jim Schwartz, Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
Q: How have you settled in?
A: It’s exciting to go back to work and it’s exciting to get on the field and be able put our hands on these players. Each step along the way we’ve done a little bit more. Phase one the players just working out with some meetings, phase two we can work some individual drills and phase three you really start to put it together. We can see the progress from the guys. It’s nice, the weather is nicer and we’re able to get outside. I think we’re making some progress there. 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Schwartz excited to get on field with Bills

Buffalo News- Cuomo expresses concern about taxpayer costs for a new Bills stadium

D&C- Buffalo Bills training camp opens July 20

AP- Bills DE Hughes admits involvement in alleged race

BuffaloBills.com- 2014 Bills Training Camp schedule announced

BuffaloBills.com- OTA 5 – Red zone a focus

BuffaloBills.com- 5 ways Schwartz’s defense is taking shape

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Hackett: “He wants to prove everyone wrong”
The John Murphy Show June 4
Bills Roundup: OTA 5 – Coordinator Evaluations
Jim Schwartz Talks about Defensive Strengths

WGR550
After one day absence, Bills’ Mario Williams returns
Bills OTA observations: Day 5
Bills’ Hughes confirms he was behind the wheel at time of Dareus incident

ESPN
NFL Nation Buzz: Buffalo Bills

WIVB
Hughes on Dareus accident: “I was there”
Bills release training camp schedule

WKBW
Can WNY Afford the Cost of a New Stadium for the Bills?
Bills Announce Training Camp Schedule

WGRZ
Cuomo Raises Concern About Cost of New Bills Stadium
Bills announce Training Camp dates

WROC
Buffalo Bills Announce Their 2014 Training Camp Schedule

WHEC
Bills DE Hughes admits involvement in alleged race
Buffalo Bills release training camp schedule

TWCN
Bills’ Hughes Says He Was With Dareus
Hackett Excited About Offensive Weapons
Bills Release Training Camp Schedule

WBFO
Buffalo Bills find new partner for fitness initiative

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
“He just wants to work, work, work” JMS 6/4, Hughes a pass rushing force Wednesday, EJ, Kiko getting some second-year pub

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Jerry Hughes confirms he was at scene of Marcell Dareus accident
Bills will get early start on training camp, have 20 practices set in Rochester

Pro Football Talk
Report: Sammy Watkins’ deal reworked after being disallowed by NFL
PFT Live: Bills protect their asset by backing Dareus
Jerry Hughes admits involvement in Marcell Dareus incident

NFL.com Around the League
Jerry Hughes: I was second driver in Dareus incident
EJ Manuel trained with Colin Kaepernick in offseason

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
There’s a lot more to Marcell Dareus
Schwartz: CB Robey will have role
Mario Williams returns to Bills practice
Bills’ Hughes other driver in Dareus street race
Bills to begin training camp on July 20

Business First Blog
Cuomo on Bills: ‘Let’s let the dust settle’

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills putting emphasis on big-play passing game in 2014
Buffalo Bills training camp 2014 begins on July 20
Doug Marrone is wrong choosing players over winning

AFC East Daily
Schwartz excited to see full potential of secondary

National Football Post
Jerry Hughes admits involvement in Marcell Dareus incident

CBS Sports
Bills DE Jerry Hughes says he was driving car that police say was racing

All Sports WNY
Bills Nate Hackett & Jim Schwartz Media Transcript

SB Nation
The 2014 NFL All-Sophomore team

June 3, 2014

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DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed undrafted free agent C Macky MacPherson. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-2, 290-pound Syracuse product played in 50 career games, starting 38 (2010-13) for the Orange. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., MacPherson earned Second Team All-ACC honors in 2013. He will wear No. 76. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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The Bills will return to the practice field this morning at 10:30 AM to kick off the second week of OTAs.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Macky MacPherson, Buffalo Bills Center
On getting an opportunity with the Bills…
“Some teams don’t take that intangible factor of whether the person is smart or whether they have good leadership skills. There are some teams out there that just want a guy who they think is a big enough player. Luckily, I latched onto a team here with the Bills that cares more about not just your size but care about the kind of football player you are.” 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Without Kelly, the show goes on

Buffalo News- Rutkowski confident team will stay in Buffalo

Buffalo News- Bills lineman Marcell Dareus faces charges after Hamburg car race

Rochester D&C- Jim Kelly’s presence felt at annual golf event

Batavia Daily News- Jim Kelly presides, in spirit, at Golf Classic

Batavia Daily News- Ex-players agree Bills should remain in WNY

Toronto Sun- ‘Niagara Bills’ group would be ‘hard to beat’: Source

AP- QB Jim Kelly’s presence resonates at charity event

AP- Ex-NFL stars turn out for Jim Kelly fundraiser

AP- Police: Bills’ Dareus involved in traffic accident

BuffaloBills.com- Bills sign C MacPherson

BuffaloBills.com- Spikes capably leading in new surroundings

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Brian Moorman: “These kids are special to us”
The John Murphy Show June 2
28th Annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Classic

WGR550
Friends, former teammates show support at Jim Kelly Classic
Report: Dareus faces 3 charges in alleged drag racing incident

WIVB
Bills player accused of illegal street racing in Hamburg
Bills sign OL Macky MacPherson
Kelly missed at annual golf tournament

WKBW
Marcell Dareus Involved in Car Accident, Allegedly Facing Charges
Friends and Family Support Jim Kelly, Celebrity Classic

WGRZ
Hamburg Police Investigating Accident Involving Bills’ DT Dareus

WHEC
Bills Marcell Dareus involved in traffic accident
Jim Kelly misses his annual celebrity golf classic

TWCN
Buffalo Bills Defensive Lineman Marcell Dareus Faces More Legal Trouble
Support Abounds at Jim Kelly’s Golf Tournament
Buffalo Bills to Host Student Workout as Part of Fitness Initiative

WISTV
Former Gamecock turned NFL star returns to Columbia this weekend

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
“We’re going to continue to raise funds”-JMS 6/2, Bills LBs listed as one of two elite units, Chandler progressing well

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Bills DT Marcell Dareus’ absurd behavior is obnoxiously redundant
Dan Marino emotional when talking about the gravity of Jim Kelly’s condition
Former teammates, football greats offer support for Jim Kelly
Former county exec and all-purpose back Ed Rutkowski says Bills are staying

Pro Football Talk
Marcell Dareus arrested again
Dan Marino says Jim Kelly is staying tough as he fights cancer

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Police: Bills’ Dareus involved in traffic accident
Laying out Bills’ options with Dareus
Bills add Macky MacPherson to roster
Golfers gather for charity as Kelly recovers
Plugging the Holes: AFC East

Sports Illustrated Audibles Blog
Sammy Watkins’ raw talent, limited route tree might be the best fit for Buffalo’s offense

Toronto Sun Kryk Slants Blog
THE NIAGARA BILLS?: ‘Super group’ partnering Bon Jovi, Tanenbaum, Jacobs family — and committed to new stadium in Niagara Falls, N.Y. — would be ‘hard to beat’ in Bills sale, source says

Buffalo Rumblings
Marcell Dareus arrested on seven charges stemming from car race
How fast is Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin?

AFC East Daily
Spikes hoping to get all he can from Schwartz’s 4-3 set

CBS Sports
Report: Bills’ Marcell Dareus facing 3 misdemeanor charges after car race

Syracuse.com
Former Syracuse center Macky MacPherson signs with Buffalo Bills as free agent

All Sports WNY
Jim Kelly’s Golf Classic Missed Jim

SB Nation
Sammy Watkins shoulders heavy load for Bills fans, players

Bleacher Report
Position Switch Best for Rehabbing Kiko Alonso’s Future with Buffalo Bills

Business First of Buffalo Law Blog
Buffalo Bills ownership drama casts estate attorneys in spotlight

May 30, 2014

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DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills announced that the team has signed second-round (44th overall) draft selection OL Cyrus Kouandjio. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kouandjio played in 35 career games at Alabama and started each of his final 27 games played. The 6-7, 322-pound Tide product was an All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection in 2013, helping the offense generate 5,903 yards of total offense while holding opponents to 10.0 quarterback sacks during the regular season. The Bills have now signed all seven of their 2014 draft picks. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Bills second round pick Cyrus Kouandjio works on his form during yesterday’s OTA prior to signing his rookie contract with the team.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Duke Williams, Buffalo Bills Safety on The John Murphy Show
On competing for jobs…
“It’s a great opportunity for the guys next up, and you know we’re out there battling for a job.  You know it’s football, so we’re out there having fun at the same time.  In the back of your head, there’s a guy that needs to get a job and you know we’re out there battling, and it’s great to be out there competing.  I love the competition.” 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Bills’ Hairston knows he has a lot to prove

Buffalo News- Putting a new face on The Ralph

Toronto Sun- Bills adjusting to another new defensive system

Syracuse Post-Standard- Pyramid: We’re not part of plan for new Buffalo Bills stadiu

AP- Buffalo Bills sign 2nd-round pick Kouandjio

AP- Bills enjoy jump in season-ticket sales

BuffaloBills.com- Kouandjio caps Bills draft class signings

BuffaloBills.com- Excitement builds over renovations; season ticket numbers increase

BuffaloBills.com- Bills release WNY native Randy Colling

BuffaloBills.com- OTA 2: EJ Manuel working on reads

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
The John Murphy Show May 29
Duke Williams: We’re out there battling for a job
RWS Renovations taking shape
Bills Focus: Kouandjio Signs on the Dotted Line
Bills Roundup: Increased Work for Manuel
Can’t Miss Play: EJ Manuel to Chris Hogan
Can’t Miss Play: Kevin Elliott Catch

WGR550
Rookie class all signed for Bills: Buffalo inks Kouandjio
Bills OTA observations: Day 2
Bills release WNY native Randy Colling
Bills’ Woods aiming for full return at mandatory minicamp
Ralph Wilson Stadium Tour
Doug Marrone’s Bills playlist review – May 29, 2014
Mario Williams does team drills, Dareus doesn’t practice at Bills OTAs
Bills’ Manuel knows key to success is trusting what he sees

WIVB
After $130 million makeover, new stadium in West Seneca?
Bills sign 2nd round pick Kouandjio
Bills release WNY native Colling
Bills enjoy jump in season-ticket sales
The Ralph renovations: A work in progress

WKBW
Ralph Wilson Stadium Renovations Taking Shape

WGRZ
Bills sign 2nd round pick Kouandjio
Bills WR Mike Williams growing playoff beard
Could ‘Personal Seat Licenses’ help fund a new stadium?
Behind the scenes of Ralph Wilson Stadium renovations

TWCN
Bills Sign Rookie OT Kouandjio
Bills Offense Welcomes New Pieces

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
“It’s Great to be Out There Competing” JMS 5/29, Dixon putting in extra work, Healthy Kyle Williams ready to roll, Punter update

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Bills sign second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio, completing rookie deals
NFL Sunday outtakes: Do Los Angeles sports fans even want the NFL to return?
Brandon reports Bills season-ticket sales above previous four seasons
No suprise: C.J. Spiller loves giving up No. 1 for Sammy Watkins
Marrone’s philosophy on throwing rookies into the fray

Pro Football Talk
Bills sign second-round choice Cyrus Kouandjio
Mike Williams will continue pre-trial intervention program in Buffalo
Kiko Alonso, Mario Williams back on field for Bills

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills sign 2nd rounder Kouandjio
Alonso, Williams ramp up participation
Marcell Dareus not on the practice field
Mike Williams in program to avoid charges
Watkins to miss remaining OTAs this week
Fox: NFL shouldn’t want Trump to buy Bills

Fox Sports
EJ Manuel, Bills QB coach build on unique relationship

Buffalo Rumblings
Cyrus Kouandjio signs contract with Buffalo Bills
Tom Golisano, Scott Congel could partner in Bills bid, per report

SB Nation
Ranking the NFL’s top defensive lines

AFC East Daily
Kyle Williams in unfamiliar territory at Bills OTAs

National Football Post
Bills sign second-rounder Cyrus Kouandjio
Marcell Dareus doesn’t seem concerned with felony drug charges

All Sports WNY
Buffalo Bills Sign OL Cyrus Kouandjio

The Sports Xchange
OT Kouandujio completes Bills’ draft signings

May 28, 2014

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DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills will begin their Organized Team Activity sessions today. Head Coach Doug Marrone will be made available to the media following today’s OTA. He will not be available following Friday’s session as previously announced.

Please visit BuffaloBills.com/media for more information on the times, dates and media policies.

— The Buffalo Bills have officially launched the Bills DeskSite, a new HD video product that proactively delivers hours upon hours of exclusive Bills content to fans – for free. Essentially a DVR for the Internet, the Bills DeskSite serves as a personalized video recorder and content library for Bills HD video. This specialized “Big Screen” app offers new technology specifically designed for laptops, desktops and tablets, instead of smartphones, to support fans’ growing consumption of online video. Go to www.buffalobills.com/desksite to download the Bills DeskSite, and experience your favorite NFL team like never before! 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Lines are freshly painted and the field is ready to go. The Bills 2014 OTAs begin this morning at 10:30 am.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills Running Back on the John Murphy Show
On what the team can take away from OTAs…
“Now that we’re going into the OTA’s, this is about learning this offense, being in the positions we need to be in on defense, finding out who our best guys are on special teams and who we’re going to make those core guys.  That’s what we have to find out in this OTA period.”

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Trump says he plans to make a bid to buy the Bills

Buffalo News- Trump would put up his own money for new Bills stadium if bid is accepted

BuffaloBills.com- OTAs: What to watch for

BuffaloBills.com- Final phase of offseason program begins

BuffaloBills.com- Bills partner to launch “big screen” video platform

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
The John Murphy Show May 27
Jackson: “Prided Myself on Being Physical”
Get to know: Rookie Seantrel Henderson

WGR550
Trump is still talking Bills
WGR 550 SportsRadio – 5 Bills That Could See Reduced Roles In 2014

WGRZ
Bills Open OTAs Wednesday

TWCN
Bills Offensive Assistants Getting Used to New Roles

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
“This is about learning this Offense” JMS 5/27

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Buffalo Fan Alliance adds 3 more HOFers to advisory board
NFL Sunday outtakes: Bernard Parks delves deeper into Los Angeles issues

Pro Football Talk
Trump reiterates that he plans to bid on the Bills
Bills deny Watkins trade was made with eye toward future

NFL.com Around the League
Judged by Judy: Could the Bills move out of Buffalo?

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Which Bills have most to gain in OTAs?
Buffalo Bills begin OTAs this week

Buffalo Rumblings
EJ Manuel stats: classifying rookie season incompletions
Buffalo Rumblings Mailbag, 5/27: C.J. Spiller needs more playing time
NFL rookie contract signing bonuses and spending

CBS Sports
Finding the Fits: Kouandjio to extend Bills’ second round success
Bills CEO: Trading up for Watkins not about impressing new owners

May 27, 2014

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DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills will begin their Organized Team Activity sessions tomorrow. Please visit BuffaloBills.com/media for more information on the times, dates and media policies.

–After spending the weekend remembering those who have served our country, click here to check out one Bills coach’s unique connection to fallen American hero Pat Tillman. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Bills kicker Dan Carpenter and defensive backs Mario Butler and Derek Brim (above) were at the finish line of the Buffalo marathon on Sunday to hand out medals to the finishers.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Rob Moore, Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Coach via BuffaloBills.com
On his former teammate Pat Tillman…
“They say that certain people will leave this earth a certain way. I think that the way he left was who Pat Tillman was. He’s a guy who was going to fight for the cause. He was fighting for something he truly believed in. He was trying to satisfy an urge in himself, something that hadn’t sat well with him. He wanted to give back and I think he went out in the way in which he wanted to, fighting for his country.”

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Stadium site guessing game has begun

Buffalo News- Contract with site consultant AECOM offers hints of state’s vision for Bills stadium

NFL.com- Buffalo Bills head toward 2014 season with fate still up in the air

BuffaloBills.com- Top 10 offseason moves that affect Bills roster

Video/Audio/Photo
WGR550
5 Bills that could see expanded roles in 2014 

WGRZ
No date for next Bills Stadium Committee Meeting

TWCN
Bills notice more vocal Manuel

Additional Clips
Pro Football Talk
Rob Moore recalls Pat Tillman’s desire to serve

NFL.com Around the League
Projected 2014 starters: Buffalo Bills

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills mailbag: Post-draft edition

Buffalo Rumblings
Governor Andrew Cuomo beginning Buffalo Bills stadium posturing