Share this article

print logo
Bills

E.J. Gaines learned a valuable lesson last year: The grass in Cleveland isn’t necessarily greener than it is in Buffalo. Gaines is back with the Bills after a one-season detour down the 90 westbound with the Browns. The veteran cornerback, who is entering his sixth NFL season, returned to Buffalo on a one-year contract worth up to $2.1 million. That’s just about half…

Bills

This week's Bills Mailbag focuses on LeSean McCoy's future, the biggest remaining position of need … and my son's golf game. Let's get right to it: Jim Eimer asks: Who will be the biggest surprise cut? If you were general manager, what is a blockbuster trade you would consider — either trading away or a position of upgrade? Jay: Both answers involve LeSean McCoy. The…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills got an early start on their summer Thursday. Head coach Sean McDermott canceled the team’s final practice of mandatory minicamp and instead hosted a field day inside the ADPRO Sports Training Center. “I’ve been encouraged with the participation, with the attitude, with the work ethic,” McDermott said Monday. “The guys are coming together.” That’s…

Bills

Losing Kyle Williams is going to hurt the leadership of any locker room. The Buffalo Bills, though, look as if they should be able to withstand it. Veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander figures to immediately step into that role, but he’s already announced the 2019 season will be his last. That means the Bills will be looking for another defensive player to emerge. As…

Bills

There is a funny truth that comes with playing cornerback in the NFL: The best players at the position don't always put up the best numbers. Tre'Davious White's 2018 season for the Buffalo Bills is a good demonstration. He finished his 2017 rookie year with 18 passes defensed (tied for sixth most in the NFL) and four interceptions. Last season, those numbers dropped to …

Bills

This is the tenth installment of a position-by-position preview of the 2019 NFL Draft. Cornerback has a fairly long history of being seen as one of the safer ways to go in the first round. It doesn’t offer nearly the splash of quarterback or wide receiver or edge rusher. But the people who do the drafting for NFL teams have tended to find comfort in selecting someone…

Bills

April is one of the best sports months of the year. The start of baseball, the Masters, the start of the NBA and NHL playoffs (remember those, Sabres fans?) and, of course, the NFL draft. Naturally at this time of year, that topic dominates this week's mailbag. Let's get right to it ... I’Don’tTrustTheProcess asks: What is the likelihood the Bills take a flier in the…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills have added some competition at cornerback. Cornerback Kevin Johnson, who visited the team last week as a free agent after being released by the Houston Texans, has agreed to contract terms. Length and value of the contract have not yet been revealed. "I feel good about this new opportunity," Johnson told the Houston Chronicle of signing with the Bil…

Bills

This is the last in a series on the Buffalo Bills’ key needs entering NFL free agency. This installment looks at lower-priority positions on the Bills’ list: Linebacker, cornerback and running back. Once you get past the Bills’ obvious target positions in free agency, there are a few spots worth bolstering. One is outside linebacker, especially with Lorenzo Alexander…

Bills

So far, the Buffalo Bills' offseason has been dominated by a move they didn't make. The team's reported interest in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers for star receiver Antonio Brown never came to be, but it was a clear sign that General Manager Brandon Beane will be aggressive in trying to build talent around quarterback Josh Allen. Beane gets the chance to do tha…

Bills

When Micah Hyde looks back on the Buffalo Bills’ 2018 season, he sees a core reason the team took such a significant backward step after reaching the playoffs the year before. “Last year, we didn’t know our identity, we really didn’t,” Hyde said. He was speaking by phone this week from San Diego, where he and his wife recently moved into a new home. The move has pres…

Bills

A critical offseason is about to start for the Buffalo Bills. Year No. 2 of the Brandon Beane-Sean McDermott pairing produced a step back with a 6-10 record. That was not entirely unexpected, though, after the team moved on from starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, replacing him with rookie Josh Allen. Perhaps more importantly, the front office also made the calculated de…

Bills

The NFL offseason is in full swing. When the scouting combine wraps up early in the week, attention will turn to the start of free agency, which officially gets underway March 13. Not surprisingly, those two topics dominate this week's mailbag. Let's get to it ... Rick McGuire asks: So how exactly is the NFL scouting combine of any real use? Teams have game films and…

Bills

Welcome to the first celebrity Bills Mailbag. Check out the first question to see what I mean. Topics this week include the possibility of adding Antonio Brown in a trade, what the team might do with all of its cap space and what’s in store for Duke Williams. Let’s get to it … Luke Russert asks: Do you think there’s a mindset within One Bills Drive that the clock rea…

Bills

Welcome to the mailbag. This week, we're tackling the future of Thomas Davis, comparing the two Duke Williams, debating Shaq Lawson's future and projecting the number of trades the Bills will swing. Let's get to it ... Rick McGuire asks: Any chance the Bills sign former Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis? Seems to me he could be a great teacher/mentor for the younger guys…