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If the Buffalo Bills do have an interest in any of the remaining unrestricted free agents on the open market, they may feel free to act now. That's because May 12 is the date in which any players signed -- or lost -- in free agency no longer factor into the formula for awarding 2016 compensatory draft picks. That's a change from previous years, when the date was June 1. …

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…

One deadline was decidedly less exciting than the other Monday when it came to Buffalo's two professional sports teams. While the Sabres were busy trading away anyone with a pulse, the Bills elected not to designate any of their pending unrestricted free agents as franchise or transition players. Most notably, that means defensive end Jerry Hughes -- coming off back-to-b…

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' loss to the Oakland Raiders here at the Coliseum ... What it means: The Bills had to win this one and made it interesting by scoring a touchdown with 69 seconds to play. Now their playoff hopes are dashed, and Doug Marrone's job might be in jeopardy again one week after upsetting the Green Bay Packers. The Raider…

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller will make his return to the lineup this afternoon in Oakland. Spiller is active for the Bills for the first time since he broke his collarbone in Week Seven against Minnesota. He was activated from the injured reserve/designated to return list Friday. With Spiller back, running back Bryce Brown will once again take a seat. Brown i…

The Buffalo Bills made a change to their 53-man roster this afternoon by signing linebacker Larry Dean and placing safety Jonathan Meeks on injured reserve. Dean, 26, played three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings after entering the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent, primarily on special teams. The 6-foot-0, 227-pounder finished second on the Vikings with 18 spec…