Here's a roundup of national stories about the Bills.
1. Sports Illustrated's MMQB site shuts down tank talk.
I wrote last week that the Bills' moves preparing for the future didn't indicate a tank, just good business. Responses to that comment weren't great, but maybe people will like it better when Sports Illustrated says the same exact thing.
The college football train has a full head of steam, and it rolls into Week Two with plenty of intriguing games loaded with NFL draft prospects.
Here is a look at the games most pertinent to the Buffalo Bills' future draft plans.
This isn't simply a list of this weekend's contests that include NFL prospects. It's a Bills-centric rundown.
For example, at this point…
Here's a look at stories from around the league on Thursday, Sept. 7.
1. Myles Garrett has a high ankle sprain.
Garrett, the defensive end whom the Browns selected first overall in the 2017 draft, suffered a high ankle sprain this week and will miss at least two games, likely more.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the injury happened when a teammate fell o…
Former Buffalo Bills guard and radio personality Ruben Brown joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Thursday.
Brown talked with the hosts about the Bills chances against the Jets, bold predictions fans are making for the week one tilt, and the importance of take aways in a Tampa 2 system as implemented by Leslie Frazier. Brown cited his experience seeing t…
Newly announced starter EJ Gaines joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Wednesday.
Gaines joined the show to chat about changing teams, changing coasts, life in Independence, Mo., and the logistics of a mid-preseason trade. He then talked with Murphy and Jones about his issues with his Madden rating, Pro Football Focus grades and his expectations for the …
Here's a look at stories form around the NFL on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
1. The Tampa Bay at Miami game was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
The Category 5 Hurricane bearing down on southern Florida prompted the NFL to postpone this week's Dolphins-Buccaneers game until Week 11, which was both teams' bye week. They'll now play 16 consecutive games.
The Miami Herald not…
Bills head coach Sean McDermott
Opening Statement: Alright, good morning. [Those who] will not practice today will be Tanner Vallejo with the knee [injury] and then Jerel Worthy [is] still in the concussion protocol. I’ll open it up to questions.
Q: Can you give us an update on Tyrod Taylor’s status? Has he been cleared from the concussion protocol and do you expect …
How does the national media view the Bills in NFL power rankings? It depends who you ask ... but the results aren't pretty.
They projected the Bills for 6.6 wins with a 2.5 percent chance to win the division.
Sports Illustrated's MMQB: 27th.
Seventeen staff members voted in the MMQB poll.
USA Today: 28th.
"The new regime has signaled a full re…
Former Bills player and CBS correspondent Steve Tasker joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Tuesday.
Tasker will be on hand for the Houston-Jacksonville game this weekend, and CBS will be covering the national anthem live, which will honor the first responders to Hurricane Harvey. Tasker also chatted about his time as a Houston Oilers player, and the sim…
Here's a look at stories from around the league on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
1. Hurricane Irma could affect Dolphins-Bucs game
NFL officials are monitoring the tropical storm’s path in the southeast Atlantic and making contingency plans to move Sunday’s season opener between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium to another day or location.
Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com's lead reporter, joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Monday.
Brown talked about the Bills starting to prepare for the Jets on Sunday, as well as the importance of versatility on the 2017 Bills roster. Brown also talked about the reasoning behind signing Joe Webb, considering the concussion statuses of Tyrod Taylor and TJ Ya…
Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier
Opening Statement: Really excited about kicking off the 2017 season, our walk through went well this morning, our meetings went well, I think the guys are anxious to get on the field and get our first practice under our belts, and a lot of excitement. I mean, there’s only one opening day and we’re looking forward to our opening day, …
Head Coach Sean McDermott
Monday, September 4, 2017
Q: So, if we could ask about Tyrod [Taylor]’s status for this week?
A: Yeah, he’s still in the concussion protocol. I think he’s getting better but he’s still in the concussion protocol.
Q: What about T.J. [Yates]? Is he …
Q: Then naturally, does that explain the Joe Webb signing? Can you expand…
Here's a look at stories from around the league on Sunday, Sept. 3.
1. Washington's second-year safety Su’a Cravens is mulling retirement.
Cravens, 22, stunned team officials and fellow teammates Sunday morning by telling them he planned to retire. Cravens was a second-round pick in the 2016 draft and a projected starter.
The Washington Post reported that team pr…
Here's a look at stories from around the NFL on Friday, Sept. 1.
1. A new twist in the Ezekiel Elliot suspension.
The NFL players' union sued the NFL Thursday night over the suspension given to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot, claiming the league "hid information that was favorable to Elliott" prior to commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling. In court documents, Ell…