The Buffalo Bills' special teams continued a downward trend in 2016. The team finished 24th in the Dallas Morning News' annual rankings, down from 16th in 2015 and second in 2014. Compiled each year by Morning News writer Rick Gosselin, the paper’s rankings are accepted as the league standard. Gosselin assigns a score to each team in 22 different special-teams cate…

Unrestricted free agency opens in the NFL with the start of the new league year on March 9. With 22 players set to hit the open market, the Buffalo Bills have plenty of decisions to make between now and then. The Buffalo News will take a look at each player with an expiring contract, and offer a verdict on what the team should do. Next up is Brandon Tate. Position: Wide…

Unrestricted free agency opens in the NFL with the start of the new league year on March 9. With 22 players set to hit the open market, the Buffalo Bills have plenty decisions to make between now and then. The Buffalo News will take a look at each player with an expiring contract, and offer a verdict on what the team should do. Next up is Reggie Bush. Position: Running …

Unrestricted free agency opens in the NFL with the start of the new league year on March 9. With 22 players set to hit the open market, the Buffalo Bills have plenty decisions to make between now and then. The Buffalo News will take a look at each player with an expiring contract, and offer a verdict on what the team should do. First up is quarterback EJ Manuel. Positio…

Mario Williams' stay in South Florida didn't last long. The former Buffalo Bills' defensive end will be released by the Dolphins, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. The move shouldn't come as a surprise. Williams had just 1.5 sacks in his one and only season in Miami, losing his starting job and becoming a healthy inactive three times by the end of the year. The for…

The Buffalo Bills are bringing back a core member of their special teams. Linebacker Ramon Humber was re-signed Thursday. Humber led the Bills with 12 special-teams tackles in 2016, playing 336 snaps, 73 percent of the team's total. Humber was claimed by the Bills on waivers shortly before the start of the regular season after being released by the New England Patriots.…

It's been clearly established this week: The Buffalo Bills have some serious work to do in regards to the 2017 salary cap. Because of that, it's inevitable that the team will say goodbye to some higher-priced, veteran players. Could one of them be running back LeSean McCoy? Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com thinks so. In an article published Wednesday, Rosenthal offers up 3…

The window for NFL teams to apply the franchise tag opened Wednesday. If they choose to, the Buffalo Bills can apply the tag to one of their impending unrestricted free agents through March 1. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore would be this year’s most logical candidate to be tagged. The franchise tag has been around since 1993, and in that time the Bills have used it five t…

The NFL isn't merely punishing Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly by excluding him from the NFL scouting combine. The league also is hurting the clubs who want to find out whether they should invest a draft pick in the talented-but-checkered St. Joe's alum. Kelly has had his problems along the way. Clemson dumped him. He was arrested downtown for getting into a barroom …

Terrell Owens spoke at length Wednesday night for the first time since failing to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this month. Owens phoned into Buffalo News sports reporter Tim Graham's radio show on 1270 The Fan, explaining in depth what has bothered him the most about being snubbed for the second straight year. The following is the complete transcript of…

Chad Kelly's representatives are still seeking answers why the Ole Miss quarterback was not on the NFL's list of scouting combine participants Wednesday. Duray Oubre and Vance McAllister of JPS Sports Management joined "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan to explain Kelly's combine status. McAllister claimed Kelly received from the NFL a combine invitat…

In his first interview since being denied, legendary receiver Terrell Owens told "The Tim Graham Show" on Wednesday he resents the voting process that so far has blocked him from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Owens ranks second all-time in receiving yards, eighth in receptions and third in receiving touchdowns. He has gained more yards than Eric Dickerson and scored mo…

Decision time is approaching for the Buffalo Bills in regards to Stephon Gilmore. The window for NFL teams to apply the franchise tag opened Wednesday, and continues through March 1. The Bills have 23 impending unrestricted free agents, but the only realistic candidate to receive the tag is Gilmore. If the team wants to keep its top cornerback, and is unable to reach ag…

News Sports Reporter Tim Graham's radio show is tonight on 1270 The Fan. "The Tim Graham Show" airs at 5 p.m. weekly on 1270 The Fan and here at [BN] Blitz. Tonight's show features News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan, Associated Press reporter John Wawrow, ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak, Western New York native and UFC.com writer Matt Parrino, former UB quar…

If Chad Kelly is going to convince teams his off-the-field issues are behind him, he'll have to do it somewhere other than the NFL Scouting Combine. The league released its list of combine participants Wednesday, and Kelly is not one of the 15 quarterbacks scheduled to attend. In a peculiar circumstance, The Buffalo News has learned that Kelly at one time was invited, b…