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Chemistry between a wide receiver and quarterback is paramount to the success of an NFL offense. But it's good to have the running back on the same page with his team's passer, too. That will be one of the challenges the Buffalo Bills face when they report to training camp in late July. With Tyrod Taylor, EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel competing for the starting job, there wi…

If Tuesday's first day of minicamp was a small step forward for the Buffalo Bills' quarterbacks, Wednesday's practice was two big leaps back. The four quarterbacks on the roster dropped back to pass 22 times during practice. On those plays, the unofficial stats looked like this: 4 for 11, 22 yards, one interception, eight sacks, one defensive penalty and two offensive pen…

The Buffalo Bills have drafted one running back this offseason who has been accused of domestic violence. According to at least one NFL executive, the team might be interested in signing a player charged with that crime. A recent article in Sports Illustrated by Don Banks quotes a "high-level club executive" as saying the Bills could have an interest in former Baltimore …

There is a common thread running through various offseason NFL Power Rankings put together by national media members when it comes to the Buffalo Bills. That being, a lot of the right pieces are in place ... except the biggest one. The Bills' unsettled situation at quarterback was mentioned prominently in five of the seven recently published power rankings. Here they are…

The Buffalo Bills want ALL the running backs. "You can never have enough backs," offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Tuesday. "You just can't." That explains why the team drafted Florida State's Karlos Williams in the fifth round -- adding him to a crowded room that already includes veterans LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown. "We've got some rea…

Rex Ryan has never been afraid to speak his mind. So it's not surprising he's fine with his players doing the same. "I'm not going to put a muzzle on any of our players," the Buffalo Bills' coach said. "We're not saying, 'hey, here's the stance of our football team.' We're not always going to be lined up." Ryan was asked about his response to LeSean McCoy's comments in …

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has made it known he's not happy about the way his time with the Philadelphia Eagles ended. McCoy earlier this offseason said Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly doesn't "like or respect" star players, but he took the criticism of Kelly to another level during a recent interview with ESPN. As part of a question-and-answer session with ES…

The Buffalo Bills have done an impressive job of collecting talented pieces this offseason. Now it’s time to start putting the puzzle together. The team begins preparations for the 2015 season in earnest Monday morning when it gathers at One Bills Drive for the start of voluntary offseason conditioning work. It will be the first time a vast majority of players will be…

Doug Whaley has lived up to his word. The Buffalo Bills' general manager said at the NFL Scouting Combine last month that he wanted to have all of his team's needs filled before heading into the draft. Whaley didn't even wait for the start of free agency to do that, acquiring running back LeSean McCoy and quarterbacks Matt Cassel in trades, giving up linebacker Kiko Alon…

The Buffalo Bills' backfield isn't as crowded as it appeared it could be earlier this week. That's because New York Jets running back Bilal Powell -- a player squarely on the Bills' radar in free agency, according to a league source -- has elected to re-sign with his current team, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Powell, 26, signed a one-year deal with t…

Normally when a star player under contract sticks around, it's not newsworthy. Fred Jackson's situation was different. The Buffalo Bills held discussions about what to do with Jackson, their four-time captain and most popular player of a barren era. The idea of cutting him was debated in depth by the Bills' highest executives. A team source confirmed that the Bills appr…

Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are sparing no expense in making sure running back LeSean McCoy is happy in his new home. According to several national media reports Sunday afternoon, the Bills and McCoy have agreed on a new five-year, $40.05 million contract that he will sign when the trade to acquire him from the Philadelphia Eagles becomes official on Tuesday…

Understanding the NFL's salary cap should be its own college class. For starters, each team has a different number it must abide by. The baseline number established by the NFL for the 2015 season is $143,280,000, but teams can carry over unused cap space from the previous year. That is combined with other undefined adjustments to establish a salary cap number for each ind…

Doug Whaley's not done wheeling and dealing. The Buffalo Bills' general manager agreed to his second trade in as many days Wednesday, this one with the Minnesota Vikings for veteran quarterback Matt Cassel. That comes a day after the Bills agreed to send linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for running back LeSean McCoy. To acquire Cassel, the B…

LeSean McCoy is coming to the Buffalo Bills. That's one of those "whoa" moments sports fans remember, down to where they were when they found out. (I was at the University at Buffalo, getting ready to cover a basketball game --one of the other hats I wear for The News. To borrow a word from Doug Marrone, obviously my plans changed.) After frantically texting and calling…