Player News - Bills

Date: Team: Pos:

Bills hired ex-Titans OC Terry Robiskie as WRs coach.

Robiskie, 63, was a terrible OC but has long been one of the most respected WRs coaches in the league dating back to his Atlanta days. He'll have his work cut out for him in Buffalo with oft-injured Nos. 1 and 2 wideouts Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews and sophomore Zay Jones behind them.
Feb 14 - 10:37 AM

The Sporting News reports ex-Titans OC Terry Robiskie has interviewed for the Bills' WRs coach opening.

Robiskie spent the past two years coordinating the Titans' offense. Before that, he was Falcons receivers coach from 2008-15. He has decades of receivers' coaching experience at the NFL level.
Feb 13 - 6:47 PM

Impending free agent ILB Preston Brown said the Bills suggested they would like to re-sign him.

"In the exit meeting, coach made it sound like they wanted me back," Brown said. "But you never know what’s going to happen during free agency. I would love to go back to Buffalo. That’s the No. 1 choice for me." A third-round pick in 2014, Brown remained a tackle machine in new coach Sean McDermott's defense, tying for the league lead. He is likely looking for a deal north of the $6 million per year A.J. Klein received from the Saints last spring.
Source: ESPN
Feb 13 - 11:02 AM

LeSean McCoy set a five-year low in percentage of carries from shotgun formations in 2017.

Just 17 percent of McCoy's carries came out of the 'gun, a far cry from the 83 percent he logged way back in 2013 under Chip Kelly. Partly as a result, McCoy averaged a career-worst 3.97 yards per carry. McCoy has always been an elusive in-space creator and not a physical grinder between the tackles, and shotgun runs give him more room at the handoff. The 2017 Bills offensive staff failed badly to mold their scheme to their player talents, resulting in OC Rick Dennison's post-season dismissal.
Feb 12 - 4:20 PM

Bills assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson received a second interview for the Panthers' general-manager vacancy.

He's the lone candidate to reportedly get a second interview to this point, though NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Panthers are "not close" to offering the job to anyone. Carolina likely hit the reset button on the search after it was revealed interim GM Marty Hurney is being investigated for harassment against his wife. Dawson was a hot GM candidate a couple years back.
Feb 9 - 10:29 AM

Bills DC Leslie Frazier will interview for the Colts' head-coaching vacancy on Saturday.

We already knew the Colts were interested. Now we know when the sides are talking. Frazier would be an uninspiring hire, but the Colts might not be thinking too big after Josh McDaniels' stunning 11th-hour reversal. The Colts have been projecting an air of dysfunction to the rest of the league for multiple years, and may be forced to settle for a retread like Frazier.
Feb 8 - 5:08 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts have requested an interview with Bills DC Leslie Frazier.

Scrambling after being left at the altar by Josh McDaniels, the Colts might be looking for a safe, stabilizing hire. Frazier would seem to fit the bill, but he mostly struggled in three full seasons leading the Vikings. Frazier just finished his first season as the defensive coordinator in Buffalo.
Feb 8 - 9:28 AM

Tyrod Taylor won't take a pay cut to remain with the Bills.

Taylor wants to stay in Buffalo, but his future is in doubt after another uneven season. The Bills can save $15 million from making Taylor a post-June cut and look likely to move on. The Broncos, who went after Taylor in 2015 free agency, have been connected as a possible landing spot.
Feb 2 - 6:41 PM

Bills.com's Chris Brown confirms Ryan Groy is a candidate to replace Eric Wood.

Groy has been one of Buffalo's top backups on the interior line the last three seasons. He's the in-house favorite to take over for Wood but doesn't have a ton of starting experience. Entering a contract year, Groy wouldn't be more than a short-term placeholder.
Feb 2 - 6:30 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports the Eagles attempted to reacquire LeSean McCoy from the Bills in a package centered around Jordan Matthews.

It makes for a fun story, but really nothing else. The Eagles and Bills were able to agree to a deal for Matthews, with the Bills taking the oft-injured wideout in exchange for CB Ronald Darby. In the effort to get McCoy back in Philly, EVP Howie Roseman was attempting to "reverse" ex-coach Chip Kelly's mistakes after Kelly was the one who traded McCoy. The Eagles instead later signed LeGarrette Blount and traded for Jay Ajayi. McCoy, 29, has two years left on his deal.
Feb 2 - 9:51 AM

Bills C Eric Wood's official retirement has been put on hold due to salary cap issues.

Wood was nearly an hour late to his own retirement presser, and then read just a one-minute statement without taking questions. GM Brandon Beane alluded to cap concerns. "We don't have any cap room right now," Beane said. "You roll it over (into the next season). He'll be on our roster for a while, until we figure things out." Wood avoided using the word "retirement" for procedural reasons, though he acknowledged he will not be playing football anymore. Wood should get a proper sendoff at some point this offseason, likely after June 1, when his cap hit can be better spread out.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 29 - 3:54 PM

Bills assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson will interview for the Panthers' general manager job.

Dawson was a hot name back in 2015 but has faded the last few years. Texans VP of player personnel Jimmy Raye III will also interview, but interim GM Marty Hurney is the heavy favorite to get the job. Dawson is the second Bills' front office member to draw interest after Buffalo lost Brian Gaine to Houston earlier this month.
Source: ESPN
Jan 27 - 4:24 PM

Bills C Eric Wood is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.

A neck injury is partly to blame for Wood calling it quits, though the Buffalo News' Tim Graham reports Wood was going to hang the cleats up regardless. Wood was the 28th overall pick in the 2009 draft and spent all nine of his seasons in Buffalo, making the playoffs for the first time this past season. He made 120 career starts and was a one-time Pro Bowl selection in 2015. It's a big loss from a leadership standpoint as well. Ryan Groy makes sense as a replacement.
Jan 26 - 11:43 AM

SCOUT Fantasy Sports reports Bills C Eric Wood has a career-ending neck injury.

A career Bill, Wood went to the playoffs for the first time this season after being a 2009 first-rounder by Buffalo. He played every snap this season, so it's unclear exactly when or how he was hurt. According to SCOUT, the Bills will hold a press conference on Monday. It's a big loss for the Bills on and off the field. Ryan Groy is the logical replacement for Wood currently on the roster.
Jan 26 - 10:56 AM

When asked about Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo, Bills coach Sean McDermott declined to comment.

"I’m not going to get into Tyrod Taylor’s future," he said, while adding that the team will continue to "evaluate." The Bills have been going year to year with Taylor since his arrival in Buffalo, but have yet to find a better option at quarterback. The 28-year-old didn't put up big passing numbers in 2017 (14 touchdown passes in 15 games) but did the best he could with his limited receiving weapons. Fifth-round rookie Nathan Peterman struggled in limited action this season and looks ill-equipped to take on the starting job.
Jan 23 - 4:31 PM


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