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CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns are acting as if Josh Gordon is already gone.With the status of their Pro Bowl wide receiver still unclear for next season, the team added two veteran free-agent wide receivers Thursday, agreeing to terms with Miles Austin and signing Earl Bennett.Both players give the Browns insurance in case Gordon, the team's top playmaker who led the NFL in …

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns are tackling Manzielmania. Containing it could be a lot tougher.In an effort to minimize the frenzy around quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Browns are limiting media access to the first-round draft pick's appearance this weekend at the team's rookie minicamp.The Browns are only allowing only local reporters - and maybe some select national ones…

Attorneys for the Buffalo Bills attorneys late Wednesday filed motions seeking to have the team removed as a defendant in a suit by former members of the Buffalo Jills that claims the cheerleaders have been underpaid.In a statement, the team said it recognizes the significant contribution the Jills have made to many local charitable organizations, but stressed that “…

Jimmy Gaines knows the odds are stacked against him.But the Getzville native and Canisius High School product is determined to make the most of his opportunity with the Buffalo Bills.Gaines is one of nine rookie undrafted free agents who have signed or agreed to terms with the Bills ahead of the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend.“It’s amazing. It’…

Among the news on the front page of the May 13, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: "Hoards gold seeing end of dictatorship: That the present head of Mexico feels himself slipping was made clear to President Wilson today" continues the coverage of Veracruz, Mexico. Another story -- "All offensive movements are now abandoned: Gen. Funston is reassured by newspaper" follows the po…

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper gave the Buffalo Bills the second-lowest grade in the NFL in evaluating the results of the 2014 NFL Draft. The big reason was the cost the Bills paid to move up five spots in the first round to pick Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins. Buffalo surrendered first- and fourth-round picks in 2015. “I love the player,” Kiper said of Watkins, …

ALBANY – After a couple weeks of silence while his name swirled about a potential move to buy the Buffalo Bills, billionaire Manhattan banker and real estate developer Howard Milstein said Monday he will not be attempting to buy the team when it goes on the market sometime this year.But Milstein, who is also chairman of the state Thruway Authority, floated an offer t…

Among the news on the front page of the May 9, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: An earthquake shocked Italy near Mount Etna and Sicily; the Associated Press reported that the shocks "destroyed many villages." The mayor gave five police officers medal at a ceremony where "500 bluecoats captained by Superintendent Regan [made] splendid showing passing in review before official…

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RockFloorOblation[Season of Mist]∆∆∆Florida’s Floor is a bit like the stoner-metal version of Big Star, the revered 1970s power-pop band that couldn’t get arrested despite releasing three impeccable albums prior to breaking up, only to see its reputation grow long after it had disbanded. Perhaps due to the fact that Floor’s sound &…

Among the news on the front page of the May 7, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: British officials reported the deaths of two of their subjects alongside an American in mines near Guadelajara, Mexico. Others were being held captive by bandits. A Buffalo native living in Mexico with his wife and 8-month-old baby escaped the country ("after dodging a rain of Mexican shots") and…

RockFloorOblation[Season of Mist]3 starsFlorida’s Floor is a bit like the stoner-metal version of Big Star, the revered 1970s power-pop band that couldn’t get arrested despite releasing three impeccable albums prior to breaking up, only to see its reputation grow long after it had disbanded. Perhaps due to the fact that Floor’s sound – a doom-la…

The Bills can spin it any way they choose, but they were asking for problems last week when acquiring Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It seems only a matter of time before the talented wide receiver from Riverside High and Syracuse finds trouble again.Williams was obtained for a sixth-round pick, which ever-optimistic Bills fans viewed as a bargain for a playe…

Pat LaFontaine finally broke his silence Sunday, but he refused to elaborate about the events leading to his unexpected departure from the Buffalo Sabres. LaFontaine was hired to bring leadership and peace to the organization but instead, his exit 3½ months later led to another chapter of turmoil for the franchise. LaFontaine confirmed he would return to his post with…

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Andre Reed, at long last, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, and the moment immediately stoked a community’s pride.Buffalo Bills fans began to plan another pilgrimage to Canton, Ohio. Off in Charlotte, N.C., his former general manager felt a similar tug on the heartstrings.“The first thing I said when I…