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Tyrod Taylor is in the NFL's concussion protocol, having slammed the back of his head off the M&T Bank Stadium turf Saturday night. That happened eight plays into the Buffalo Bills' preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. We don't yet know when he'll be back, let alone if he's a sure thing for the regular-season opener in two weeks. Taylor's injury gave rookie N…

Members of the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff wasted little time last week in shooting down a report that quarterback EJ Manuel's roster spot was in jeopardy unless he showed significant improvement entering his third NFL season. On Wednesday, Manuel addressed that report for the first time. "I don't really buy into all the extra stuff being said," Manuel said. "I just fo…

Doug Whaley said the team gave “serious consideration” to selecting a quarterback last week during the NFL Draft. “Obviously we talked to some guys and then we went to see Bryce Petty,” the Buffalo Bills’ general manager said. “It just didn’t fall the way we wanted it to. We were a little hamstrung without some of the picks.” That the Bills came out of a draft without a …

PHOENIX -- Rex Ryan won't give EJ Manuel any guarantees other than a fair shot to win the Buffalo Bills' quarterback job. Ryan, speaking Thursday at the Super Bowl media center, reiterated the plan to find quarterbacks any which way the Bills can find them. "To say that he's definitely going to be the guy, it's way too early to say that," Ryan said. A day earlier in the…

The Buffalo Bills announced today Kyle Orton will be their quarterback Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Orton will be the Bills' 14th starting quarterback since Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season. The list: Todd Collins Alex Van Pelt Doug Flutie Rob Johnson Drew Bledsoe J.P. Losman Kelly Holcomb Trent Edwards Ryan Fitzpatrick Brian Brohm E…

The Buffalo Bills are all out with EJ Manuel. For the past year, the Bills were all in. Now they've had enough. Manuel is headed to the bench, and Kyle Orton will become the team's 14th starter since Jim Kelly retired. Orton didn't take a practice snap all summer. The Bills signed him eight days before the season opener. He started one game for the Dallas Cowboys last y…

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The Buffalo Bills began filling out their practice squad today with the signings of seven players. Linebacker Jimmy Gaines, a Canisius High School product, is part of the squad, as is quarterback Jeff Tuel. Both were released Saturday as the Bills trimmed their roster to 53 players. Gaines impressed the Bills with his speed during the preseason, when he made 10 tackles i…

Two years ago, the Buffalo Bills traded up to draft receiver T.J. Graham. Today, they waived him. Graham was the most notable roster move the Bills made to reduce their roster to 53 players by the 4 p.m. deadline. Buffalo's other cuts were quarterback Jeff Tuel, receiver Caleb Holley, offensive linemen Doug Legursky and Antoine McClain, defensive ends Ike Igbinosun and …

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Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' exhibition loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Ralph Wilson Stadium ... What it means: Oy to the vey. The Bills' starting offense looked atrocious, and their first-string defense was middling. The Bills' starters were outscored, 24-0, by the Bucs' starters at halftime. The Bills are 1-3 with one preseason game left. Starters final…

PITTSBURGH -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' exhibition loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field ... What it means: The Bills are 1-2 in the preseason, losing on a Jeff Tuel strip sack that set up the winning field goal as time expired. The Bills' first-team offense still hasn't scored a touchdown. Starters struggle: Bills coach Doug Marrone went with his…

Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers in Bank of America Stadium ... What it means: The Bills are 1-1 in the preseason with three more exhibitions to go. QB report: EJ Manuel completed his first seven passes for 60 yards before a misfire on the second possession. He played into the second quarter and completed nine of his 1…

CANTON, Ohio -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' preseason-opening loss to the New York Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium ... What it means: Almost nothing. It's the preseason opener. The Bills have four more games to go before the regular season begins Sept. 7 at the Chicago Bears. QB report: EJ Manuel played only two series. He com…

CANTON, Ohio -- Robert Woods wasn't the third receiver into the game for the Buffalo Bills tonight inside Fawcett Stadium against the New York Giants. But he's been the most productive so far. Woods ended the first quarter with a pair of receptions, then finished off a 15-play drive with a 2-yard touchdown reception. After Dan Carpenter's extra point, the Bills held a 10…

CANTON, Ohio -- EJ Manuel's 2014 preseason debut was lackluster. The Buffalo Bills' sophomore quarterback played two series in Sunday night's exhibition opener against the New York Giants in Fawcett Stadium. He completed two of his seven throws for 19 yards. More than half of that came on a screen pass. Manuel into the flat for Mike Williams, who made Prince Amukamara mi…

PITTSFORD -- If 2013 sixth-round draft pick Dustin Hopkins is to stick with the Buffalo Bills this season, it will be as a kickoff specialist only. That was the word from coach Doug Marrone after the team finished up its third practice of training camp this morning at St. John Fisher College. That means the kicking job belongs to Dan Carpenter, who has followed up a rock-…