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Bills release Incognito from res/retired list

Posted by Chris Brown on May 21, 2018 – 3:59 pm

The Buffalo Bills have released Richie Incognito from the reserve/retired list.

Incognito already was not occupying a roster spot for the club after the team designated him reserve/retired. Now he is not affiliated with the current roster in any way going forward.

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Fan Friday 5-18

Posted by Chris Brown on May 18, 2018 – 1:01 pm

OTAs get rolling next week. Here are your questions from email at and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – @ChrisBrownBills
Do you think that Josh Allen has a legitimate chance to start for the Bills this season? Additionally, do you think the Bills themselves hope it’s Mcarron for this season? #FanFriday


CB: I think the fact that coach McDermott has called it an open competition makes it a possibility, but even coach and GM Brandon Beane have cautioned that Allen has some catching up to do.

I don’t think anyone can debate that Allen is the most physically gifted of Buffalo’s three quarterbacks, but at the NFL level that only takes you so far.

Allen comes across as a player that knows and can process the game, but it’s unquestionably a step up in competition that he hasn’t experienced before.

We all really need to see him execute in an NFL atmosphere on the field to see if he can make steady progress and perform consistently. If he can do those things then he legitimately has a chance.

As for your question about hoping McCarron plays this season, I think the only hope coach McDermott has is that who he starts at quarterback is a difficult decision because the competition is a tight one.


2 – @ChrisBrownBills

Do you feel they are done at addressing the WR position?

Paul Jeffrey III

CB: As GM Brandon Beane said they’re always looking to upgrade their roster wherever they can and however they can. He did give indication that he anticipates some veterans could be out on the market later in the free agent period.

If that comes to pass I would anticipate the Bills kicking the tires on receiver prospects.


3 – @ChrisBrownBills

Do you see the two new receivers that we drafted making the way into starting lineup with (Benjamin, kerley, Jones). Josh Allen vs AJ McCarron? Who do we think can win more games?

Jacob Kurtz

CB: Again, much like the quarterback position, who has a starting role at receiver will be predicated on who performs best at the position through the course of the spring, summer and preseason games. Coach McDermott has created a culture of competition up and down the roster because competition brings out the best in terms of what a player has to offer.

With respect to Allen and McCarron, none of us have seen enough of either of them at this level to be able to determine who is going to start, much less who would win more games.


4 – @ChrisBrownBills

What’s behind stockpiling so many defensive linemen? Is it purely a “competition” at training camp thing?

Garnet Barnsdale

CB: I believe it is largely rooted in developing competition. Most of us could probably figure out who the top six defensive linemen are going to be who are going to be active on game days, but competition for the last one or two positions is how Buffalo found Eddie Yarbrough last season.

So it’s a healthy exercise and may the best man win.

5 – @ChrisBrownBills

What’s our starting offensive line looking like now? Any change on the right side?

Sexual Pancake

CB: If the Bills had to play a game tomorrow, they’d go with what they know. They know that Ryan Groy can play guard or center and that Russell Bodine can play center. They also know Dion Dawkins can play left tackle, Vladimir Ducasse can play right guard and that Jordan Mills can play right tackle.

That’s probably your starting five if you had a game this weekend, but they don’t. So with the exception of Dion Dawkins, the other four positions are subject to change based on the competition that exists on the roster.

Marshall Newhouse, John Miller and Wyatt Teller probably represent the most noteworthy competition.

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Alexander’s ACES Foundation to host Bowling Benefit

Posted by Kelly Baker on May 17, 2018 – 3:59 pm

An active member in the Western New York community, Bills veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and his ACES Foundation will be hosting Buffalo’s Bowling Benefit on Saturday, June 9 at 12 p.m. Proceeds from the event, which will take place at Strikers Lanes in West Seneca, New York, will benefit the ACES ACCESS initiative – a program focused on collaboration and relationship building with the South Park High School Football team and The Belle Center.

For more information on how you can register to participate, please visit here.


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Rundown of Bills tryout players

Posted by Chris Brown on May 11, 2018 – 11:15 am

Here’s the list of the 30 players participating in Buffalo rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

QB Ryan Zapoticky – #14 – Shippensburg
RB Shane Tucker – #22 – Middle Tennessee St.
FB Zach Olstad – #20 – Winona St.
WR William Scott – #4 – N.C. A&T
WR Marcus Johnson – #6 – Slippery Rock
WR Josh Simmons – #7 – Prairie View
WR K.J. Maye – #10 – Minnesota
TE James Rome – #40 – Georgia
TE Charlie Callinan – #41 – Boston College
TE Ishmail Wainright – #44 – Baylor
OL Wilson Bell – #50 – Auburn
OL Arturo Uzdavinis – #51 – Tulane
OL Jacob Flores – #53 – Dartmouth
OL David Goldsby – #63 – Buffalo
DL Khalil Sommerville – #68 – Buffalo State
DL Terrence Summers – #69 – Middle Tennessee St.
DL Garrett Hughes – #71 – New Mexico
DL Jimmy Bean – #72 – Oklahoma St.
LB Micah Awe – #48 – Texas Tech
LB Dale Warren – #60 – Tennessee Chattanooga
LB Eric Boggs – #62 – Appalachian State
LB Kenneth Olugbode – #64 – UCONN
LB Brandon Smith – #66 – Penn State
LB Zach Bassuener – #74 – Minnesota-Duluth
CB Dorian Williams – #33 – Princeton
CB Chris Hardeman – #42 – Houston Baptist
S De’Andre Coley – #25 – Arkansas
S DaShaun Amos – #26 – East Carolina
S Lucas Webb – #39 – Tennessee Chattanooga

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Jersey numbers for undrafted signings

Posted by Chris Brown on May 11, 2018 – 10:37 am

Here’s a look at the jersey number assignments for the Bills undrafted rookies, who all officially signed Friday.

DE Mat Boesen – 43
OT Ike Boettger – 65
CB Ryan Carter – 46
K Tyler Davis – 9
G Gerhard De Beer – 67
RB Keith Ford – 35
WR Robert Foster – 8
DE Mike Love – 56
WR Cam Phillips – 5
OT Mo Porter – 77
LB Corey Thompson – 52
CB Levi Wallace – 47

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Austin Proehl vs. Ricky Proehl

Posted by Chris Brown on May 8, 2018 – 12:53 pm

As we profiled on, former NFL WR Ricky Proehl has had a profound impact on his son, Austin’s football career. The Bills seventh-round pick, Austin Proehl put together a pretty strong combine workout at the regional combine in Tampa Bay this past spring (he wasn’t invited to Indianapolis). We thought it’d be fun to compare Austin Proehl’s combine workout up against his dad, Ricky’s workout. Here’s what we found.

Ricky Proehl measured 5’11’ and 181 pounds with 29.5-inch arms and 9.5-inch hands. Austin Proehl measured 5’9 1/8″ and 182 pounds with 29-inch arms and 8.5-inch hands. Here were their workout figures.

Ricky Proehl (1990) 4.58 34 inches 9’9″ 4.01 N/A
Austin Proehl (2018) 4.45 34 inches 9’5″ 4.07 6.75

It’s interesting to see some pretty comparable numbers. Perhaps the most impressive number of the ones listed here for Austin Proehl is his 6.75-second three cone drill. Anything sub seven seconds is a strong time in that drill. A 6.75-second time is outstanding and speaks to his change of direction skills. It would’ve been the 10th best time at the NFL combine.

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Individual game tickets on sale now

Posted by Kelly Baker on May 8, 2018 – 12:02 pm

Bills fans, the 2018 season is around the corner and what better place to watch all the action than live at New Era Field?

Individual game tickets are now available to the general public for purchase. Additionally, group tickets (12 or more) are on sale. If you are interested in taking advantage of our discounted group pricing, please call our Ticket Office at 1-877-228-4257.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Get your tickets now by clicking here.

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My One Buffalo IG tickets presale offer starts today at noon

Posted by Kelly Baker on May 7, 2018 – 8:52 am

Beginning today, Monday, May 7, at 12 p.m., fans who have downloaded the My One Buffalo mobile application can take advantage of an exclusive presale offer on individual game tickets. Located in the Bills section of the app, fans can then select the offer displayed in the menu. The presale will conclude tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. To take advantage of this special offer, as well as gain access to the other perks associated with the My One Buffalo app, click here. Through this presale, fans can purchase up to 11 tickets.

Additionally, starting May 8, at 9 a.m., group tickets (12 or more) will be on sale. If you are interested in taking advantage of our discounted group pricing, please call our Ticket Office at 1-877-228-4257. Individual game tickets will also be available to the general public for purchase on May 8, at 12 p.m.

For more information on Bills tickets, click here.

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Fan Friday 5-4

Posted by Chris Brown on May 4, 2018 – 12:16 pm

The Bills certainly made the 2018 NFL draft interesting, especially for round one. Here are your questions from email at and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – @ChrisBrownBills

Chris, Now that the draft is over. What is your make of it? Thanks

John Supple

CB: In taking a look at Buffalo’s 2018 draft class, I was impressed with what Brandon Beane was able to pull off in round one. Getting his future franchise QB and a top 10 non-QB talent in the class was masterful. I don’t think many of us anticipated that Buffalo would be making two picks in round one when all was said and done. They not only did that, but traded up twice and still made it happen. Remarkable.

I liked the Harrison Phillips pick a lot. Dude is stupid strong and depending on which stat service you reference had 100 tackles last year as a nose tackle at Stanford. An insane number for a player who was consistently lining up head up on the center in a zero or head up on a guard (two technique) in a 3-4 front.

Both Taron Johnson and Siran Neal flashed at the Senior Bowl. Neal might need a little time on the job making the jump from FCS ball, but Johnson looked like he belonged.

I think the sleeper pick is Wyatt Teller, who could compete for that vacant left guard spot.

I’m very interested to see where Ray-Ray McCloud lines up because Clemson moved him around a lot. I also want to see what kind of return ability he brings to the table.

Proehl as a route runner is as tight as I’ve seen in a seventh-round pick in a while.

What would I change? I don’t know that I’d change much. Buffalo was limited in what they could on day two after the two moves up in round one, and it’s hard to argue with the Phillips pick, since he was one of my favorite prospects in the entire class.

You could argue there was some better talent in terms of size at receiver on the board when they took McCloud, but it’s not a major issue as I see it.

2 – @ChrisBrownBills

Has there been ANY evident interest shown to your knowledge in any of the remaining free agent receivers (Dez, Decker, etc…)?

Cole Parker

CB: I believe the Bills are going to wait for the right fit. While I don’t argue that the number of proven receivers on Buffalo’s roster is limited, that doesn’t mean you just sign a veteran free agent because he has experience. I doubt they sign Eric Decker because they had the chance to do so last offseason when he was a cap casualty and passed then.

Dez Bryant, as Brandon Beane said, is a player who can still help an NFL club, though not in the game breaking way that he used to. There was a great write up detailing his lack of separation on a Dallas-based site I read last week. I believe that is why interest for the veteran wideout has been limited across the league to say the least.

You need to remember where Buffalo is at with this build. Having young receivers on their roster they’ll want to get them reps to develop. A veteran on this roster, even for one season, can compromise that development because he’s then stealing those reps.

That’s not to say the Bills wouldn’t sign a veteran receiver, but it’s my belief they want to see their young receivers perform in OTAs before they ascertain whether they need to add a veteran presence.


3 – @ChrisBrownBills

What is the consensus biggest hole left on roster at this point?

Bryan Watson

CB: I think the personnel department has done a credible job of plugging the biggest holes with capable talent. There is still a lack of proven talent at receiver and linebacker, which could cause some fans a bit of concern. Cornerback is another area where they might be a bit light on proven depth.


4 – @ChrisBrownBills

When will we get to see Allen throw ?

Mike Reisch

CB: That will happen next week when the Bills have their rookie minicamp with the first practice scheduled for Friday. Look for the video report – Bills Minute – on to see clips of Allen throwing at practice.


5 – Chris,

David Culley is a QB coach with much more experience coaching WRs than QBs. Will the Bills bring in a QB consultant or specialist to groom our new franchise quarterback?

—Big Al
Rockford IL

CB: I asked GM Brandon Beane in a one-on-one interview, who would be spending the most time with Josh Allen to ensure he’s getting the one-on-one development time he needs to maximize his treasure trove of physical talent. Here was his answer.

“We understand all his strengths and he has a lot of them,” said Beane of Allen. “Like all these guys everybody has various flaws and Josh knows them and has been working on them. You could even see in the Senior Bowl he had cleaned up his footwork working with (his quarterback trainer) Jordan Palmer.

“It doesn’t mean he’s fixed and ready to go, but he’ll continue to do those things. (Offensive coordinator) Brian Daboll and (Quarterbacks coach) David Culley will work on all the fundamentals with him. Josh is going to come in here and he knows he’s got work to do physically, mentally to catch up on the playbook. He’s got a lot to do. We’ll do that on his timetable.”

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2018 draft class jersey numbers

Posted by Chris Brown on April 30, 2018 – 2:45 pm

By now most Bills fans know that Josh Allen will be wearing jersey number 17. Here’s a look at the number choices for the reset of the Bills 2018 draft class.

QB Josh Allen – 17
LB Tremaine Edmunds – 49
DT Harrison Phillips – 99
CB Taron Johnson – 24
S Siran Neal – 29
OL Wyatt Teller – 75
WR Ray-Ray McCloud – 3
WR Austin Proehl – 87

Proehl is wearing the same jersey number that his father wore with the Carolina Panthers.

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Calling all Kid Reporters!

Posted by Megan Zenger on April 30, 2018 – 12:11 pm

If you have a curious kid who loves football and the Buffalo Bills, we have a great opportunity for your child to go behind the scenes at One Bills Drive to showcase all the cool events and programs the Bills offer. The Bills are looking for kid reporters ages 7 to 13 to cover their upcoming 2018 season, from training camp to the very last home game.

If you think your child has what it takes, submit a video of him or her showing off his/her personality here.

A select number of finalists will be invited to the ADPRO Sports Training Center for a second-round audition, where they will have the opportunity to interview a Buffalo Bills player.

The deadline for submissions is May 18th, 2018. Winners will be notified by July 20th.

Conditions apply, please view the Official Rules by clicking here.

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Beane on free agent WR Dez Bryant

Posted by Chris Brown on April 28, 2018 – 8:34 pm

Bills GM Brandon Beane was asked about the potential pursuit of free agent WR Dez Bryant, who was recently released by the Dallas Cowboys. Beane offered the following.

“We’ll look at everything,” said Beane. “We have looked at Dez on tape, but I wouldn’t take it any further and I don’t know where that would go. We’re looking to get better at all positions and receiver is one, so if we thought that was the right fit for us we would potentially pursue it.”

Buffalo drafted a pair of receivers on day three of the NFL draft taking Clemson WR Ray-Ray McCloud in round six and North Carolina WR Austin Proehl in round seven.

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Some talent still left on the board

Posted by Chris Brown on April 28, 2018 – 11:49 am

As day three of the 2018 draft opens, here’s some talent still on the board at some perceived positions of need for the Bills. Buffalo has five picks today, 121, 154, 166, 187, 255.

Grant Haley – Penn State
Davontae Harris – Illinois St.
Taron Johnson – Weber St.
Darius Phillips – Western Michigan
Kevin Toliver – LSU

Genard Avery – Memphis
Jeff Holland – Auburn
Joel Iyiegbunwe – Western Kentucky
Leon Jacobs – Wisconsin
Matthew Thomas – Florida St.

Offensive line
G Colby Gossett – Appalachian St.
OT Jamarco Jones – Ohio St.
G Cole Madison – Washington St.
C/G Scott Quessenbury – UCLA
G Sean Welsh – Iowa

Wide receivers
Deon Cain – Clemson
Daurice Fountain – Northern Iowa
DaeSean Hamilton – Penn St.
Allen Lazard – Iowa St.
Equanimeous St. Brown – Notre Dame

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Beane: Wait won’t be easy; leaving options open

Posted by Chris Brown on April 27, 2018 – 7:09 pm

Bills GM Brandon Beane was a wheeler-dealer on day one of the draft in landing QB Josh Allen and LB Tremaine Edmunds. Here on day 2, the Bills hold pick 96 in round three. For Beane and the Bills front office the waiting will be the hardest part.

“It will be (tough). We’re going to try to be patient. It will be hard,” Beane told “We’ve got some guys on the board that we like. We know they’re probably not going to fall to us, some of the guys that we still have on our board in the second round. We’ll be patient and see what happens. We’ve got a lot of picks for Saturday, so we’ll try to keep most of those. We’ll just see how it falls. If there is a guy that we really like who’s sticking we won’t be afraid to go get him.”

Beane feels they have enough ammunition with six picks (five on day three) to make a move if they deem it worthwhile.

“It’s really just following your board. We set the board and we follow the board,” he said. “If there’s a guy who is sticking out, no matter what position it is we’ll take it, otherwise if it’s close we’ll lean to need.”

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A look at draft capital for teams picking in top 20

Posted by Chris Brown on April 26, 2018 – 3:05 pm

Here’s a look at the draft capital that NFL clubs have, picking from one down to the Bills second pick in round one at 22, heading into night one of the 2018 NFL draft.

We list total number of picks, rounds in which they have multiple picks, overall pick numbers and rounds where they do not possess a pick.

1 – Cleveland Browns – 9 picks (2 – 1s, 3 – 2s)
1, 4, 33, 35, 64, 114, 150, 175, 188 (no 3rd or 7th round picks)

2 – NY Giants – 6 picks (2 – 3s) 
2, 34, 66, 69, 108, 139 (no 6th or 7th round picks)

3 – NY Jets – 6 picks
3, 72, 107, 157, 179, 235 (no 2nd round picks)

4 – Cleveland Browns

5 – Denver Broncos – 8 picks (2 – 3s, 2 – 4s, 2 – 5s)
5, 40, 71, 99, 106, 133, 149, 160 (no 6th or 7th round picks)

6 – Indianapolis Colts – 9 picks (3 – 2s)
6, 36, 37, 49, 67, 104, 140, 178, 221

7 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 7 picks
7, 38, 102, 144, 180, 202, 255 (no 3rd round picks)

8 – Chicago Bears – 7 picks (2 – 4s)
8, 39, 105, 115, 145, 181, 224 (no 3rd round picks)

9 – San Francisco 49ers – 9 picks (2 – 3s)
9, 59, 70, 74, 128, 143, 184, 223, 240

10 – Oakland Raiders – 11 picks (2 – 5s, 4 – 6s)
10, 41, 75, 110, 159, 173, 185, 212, 216, 217, 228

11 – Miami Dolphins – 8 picks (2 – 4s)
11, 42, 73, 123, 131, 209, 227, 229

12 – Buffalo Bills – 9 picks (2 – 1s, 2 – 2s, 2 – 3s)
12, 22, 53, 56, 65, 96, 121, 166, 187 (no 7th round picks)

13 – Washington Redskins – 8 picks (2 – 5s)
13, 44, 109, 142, 163, 205, 231, 241 (no 3rd round picks)

14 – Green Bay Packers – 12 picks (2 – 4s, 3 – 5s)
14, 45, 76, 101, 133, 138, 172, 174, 186, 207, 232, 239

15 – Arizona Cardinals – 8 picks (2 – 3s)
15, 47, 79, 97, 134, 152, 182, 254

16 – Baltimore Ravens – 8 picks
16, 52, 83, 118, 154, 190, 215, 238

17 – L.A. Chargers – 7 picks
17, 48, 84, 119, 155, 191, 251

18 – Seattle Seahawks – 8 picks (4 – 5s)
18, 120, 141, 146, 156, 168, 226, 248 (No 2nd or 3rd round picks)

19 – Dallas Cowboys – 10 picks (2 – 4s)
19, 50, 81, 116, 137, 171, 192, 193, 208, 236

20 – Detroit Lions – 6 picks
20, 51, 82, 117, 153, 237

21 – Cincinnati Bengals – 11 picks (2 – 3s, 3 – 5s)
21, 46, 77, 100, 112, 151, 158, 170, 249, 252, 253

22 – Buffalo Bills

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Jim Kelly set to return to Buffalo on Wednesday

Posted by on April 25, 2018 – 9:31 am

After undergoing surgery to remove oral cancer from his jaw, Jim Kelly is set to return to Buffalo on Wednesday.  Kelly’s surgery took place in New York City and he was released from the hospital about two weeks ago.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback posted the following message on his Instagram account on Tuesday.

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Bills 2018 Draft Special to air on April 25

Posted by Kelly Baker on April 24, 2018 – 9:18 am

Bills fans, it’s almost that time of year again! The NFL Draft is around the corner and so is the Bills 2018 Draft Special, presented by New Era.

The annual 30-minute special will air on Wednesday, April 25 on WKBW Channel 7 at 7 p.m. and again on MSG at 8 p.m. Throughout the show, fans will watch as Radio Voice of the Bills John Murphy and Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker bring you expert analysis and an in-depth look at what to expect throughout the draft.

Additionally, fans will hear directly from Bills General Manager Brandon Beane as he shares his thoughts on draft prospects and Buffalo’s plans. Assistant General Manager Joe Schoen and Director of College Scouting Terrance Gray will also give a behind-the-scenes look at how Buffalo’s draft board is put together.

For this and much more, make sure you tune in!

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Mayock looks at both sides of franchise QB fence

Posted by Chris Brown on April 20, 2018 – 2:07 pm

He doesn’t deny that it has been and will be a polarizing topic in the 2018 draft and after the 2018 draft, but the franchise quarterback debate is a healthy one, due mainly to what happened in the playoffs this past season. That’s why NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock decided to poll NFL clubs with what he outlined in his national conference call Friday.

“Last year three of the top 12 picks were quarterbacks and all three were trade ups on draft night,” Mayock said. “The year before the Rams went all the way up to number one to get Jared Goff and the Eagles went from 13 to eight to two to go get Carson Wentz. It’s a quarterback-driven league. I think it’s going to be a crazy first eight, 10, 12 picks.”

Mayock then provided some statistics to point out the value that a franchise quarterback can provide for a team.

“To underscore the importance of a franchise quarterback think about these two numbers. When the Houston Texans had DeShaun Watson in the lineup they averaged 35 points per game. When they didn’t they averaged 13. When the San Francisco 49ers had Jimmy Garoppolo, they won five in a row and average 29 points per game versus an average of 17 points per game when they didn’t have him. So the quote franchise quarterback conversation is riveting.”

But then Mayock took a look at the other side of the coin, examining, what for lack of a better term were three journeyman quarterbacks who went deep into the playoffs in 2017.

“When you look at Case Keenum, who goes to an NFC championship game, Blake Bortles, even though he was a high pick he was not considered a high level franchise QB, goes to the AFC championship game, and Nick Foles goes to the Super Bowl and wins with the Philadelphia Eagles. Is that an aberration? Or is it a trend?

“Those quarterback conversations I’ve had with most of the league over the last month and trust me it’s been fascinating.”

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Fan Friday 4-20

Posted by Chris Brown on April 20, 2018 – 11:04 am

The last Fan Friday before the 2018 NFL draft. Buffalo has a lot to work with. Cross your fingers that they get everything they’re after. Here are your questions from email at and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – @ChrisBrownBills
What’s your gut feeling? Trade up or stay put at 12? And, if you had to guess – who’s the QB prospect they want?

John Green

CB: I believe the Bills will exhaustively work to find the right move that they believe works best for them in terms of positioning and value. Whether they feel that has to happen before the draft or after it begins is the big question for me.

As for the QB prospect they want, I’m going to tell you it’s been like Fort Knox upstairs. GM Brandon Beane has made it clear to his staff to keep a tight lid on things and Beane himself has said the circle of people who are in the know about their draft leanings is very, very small.

Beane knows how important this draft is to their long range vision for this team. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that they’ve been as tight lipped a group as I’ve seen pre-draft.

2 –
Who is your favorite QB prospect? Not who you believe the Bills would take, but who would you take Chris?

Brett Triplett

CB: I’ve been on record for a while saying I like Josh Rosen the most in this class. I’d be happy with a couple of other QB prospects too. He just has the passing skills that you need in a QB at the NFL level. Accuracy, ability to read defenses, solid mechanics, smarts. I also think his personality criticisms are overblown.

I know I’m in the minority, but I’ve also got Mason Rudolph in my top four. I really like his body of work and skill set.

3 – @ChrisBrownBills

In your gut, if the Bills are faced with a “doomsday scenario” of 4 QBs taken in the first 5 picks (and Buffalo not being one of them), do you think the Bills take Jackson at 12, or do you think they wait for the next tier of Rudolph/Lauletta/White/Falk, etc?


CB: I have to think Jackson would be an option, but what I grapple with concerning Jackson and matching him with the Bills is his skill set is very similar to that of the quarterback they just traded to the Browns. The only big area where Tyrod Taylor and Lamar Jackson differ in terms of their passing skill sets is Jackson seems to get through his progressions more consistently and his strength is hitting targets between the numbers (middle of field).

Taylor’s strength was hitting targets outside the numbers, but he wasn’t as effective over the middle.

So I’m not convinced the Bills would draft a QB with a similar set of skills to that of Taylor.

I would hope Mason Rudolph would be a consideration in light of my aforementioned comments about him. As for Lauletta, there’s nothing with him that will wow you, but he is consistent and makes plays.

White and Falk are players who probably aren’t coming off the board until round 3 at the earliest and that’s late round 3 as I see it.


4 – @ChrisBrownBills

Chris, good morning. My question is what do you expect the Bills to target in rounds 4-6 assuming some of the pressing positions get addressed early (qb,lb,wr)?

Tony Chimera

CB: I think with the depth at cornerback, running back and the interior offensive line, those are logical positions that will have viable options to choose from on day three.

We have to remember that Vontae Davis is only signed for one season. So cornerback is a position in need of depth with E.J. Gaines, Shareece Wright and Leonard Johnson no longer on the roster.

In fact, I think cornerback could be addressed sooner than day three if the right prospect comes up when the Bills are on the clock.

Guard prospects go about 15 deep with draftable grades, so there should be developmental talent come day three. And there are running backs to be had, who could contribute in a reserve role in that range.


5 – @ChrisBrownBills
Chris, with the Bills having the 2nd most draft capital besides Clev. Do u think the chances r good that the Bills move up to draft a QB? Nobody should b able to outbid us?


CB: While that is true in terms of draft capital in the 2018 draft, the great equalizer for the other NFL clubs in terms of trade capital are future draft picks.

For example, a team like the New Orleans Saints down at pick 27 really only have the draft capital in their 2018 arsenal to get up to 20 in round one. But if they decide to offer a first-round pick in 2019, suddenly they have the ammunition to get up as high as pick four, if you weigh the Saints first-round pick in 2019 to be a middle of the round value.

So if a team is desperate enough, or competitive enough, they could be willing to part with future assets to level the trading playing field.


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Bills set on sale dates for individual game tickets

Posted by Kelly Baker on April 19, 2018 – 8:01 pm

Bills fans, mark your calendars! Not only have the Buffalo Bills released the 2018 schedule, presented by Ellicott Hotels, they’ve also announced individual game ticket information.

Beginning on Monday, May 7 at 12 p.m., fans who have downloaded the My One Buffalo mobile application can take advantage of an exclusive presale offer on individual game tickets. The presale will conclude the following day, Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. To take advantage of this offer, as well as gain access to the other perks associated with the My One Buffalo app, click here.

On Tuesday, May 8 starting at 9 a.m., group tickets (12 or more) will be on sale. If you are interested in taking advantage of our discounted group pricing, please call our Ticket Office at 1-877-228-4257. Individual game tickets will also be available to the general public for purchase on May 8 at 12 p.m.

For more information on Bills tickets, click here.

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