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Cordy Glenn shrugs off contract questions

Posted by Chris Brown on November 19, 2015 – 5:23 pm

He’s in a contract year. Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn is playing out the final year of his rookie contract here in 2015. Naturally he’ll be looking for a big money second contract this offseason. When asked about it by the media on Thursday however, Glenn said it’s not the time to be talking about personal priorities.

Right now, I’m just trying to get better and whatever happens at the end of the season, happens,” said Glenn. “Of course I would love to be here. Right now, I’m just focusing game by game, week by week, and everything will take care of itself after the season. The most important thing is doing my job so that’s what I’m focusing on.”

Glenn was Buffalo’s second-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He’s made 54 career starts for the Bills. The left tackle has started 50 consecutive games heading into Monday night.


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Section V Coach of Week 11

Posted by on November 19, 2015 – 4:19 pm

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The Section V Coach of the Week for week 11 of the 2015 high school football season is Chris Battaglia head coach of the Aquinas Institute Little Irish Football Team.  The Little Irish defeated the Section VI Orchard Park Quakers by a score of 42-7 to maintain a perfect record of 11-0 and advance to the Class AA State Semifinals.  Aquinas will face Section III champion Liverpool this Saturday in Syracuse.

Against Orchard Park, Aquinas quarterback Jake Zembiec led the Little Irish offense, passing for 230 yards and four touchdowns.  Wide receivers Jamir Jones and Earnest Edwards were strong contributors to the win catching six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown and three passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns respectively.

Jones also provided a solid performance for the Aquinas defense accounting for 8 tackles and an interception.

Congratulations to Coach Battaglia and the Aquinas Institute Little Irish from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

Check back on on December 28th for a video feature announcing the Section VI and Section V Coach of the Year winners.

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Pats LB Collins still not practicing

Posted by Chris Brown on November 19, 2015 – 4:05 pm

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He’s missed each of the last two games for New England. Athletic LB Jamie Collins has been out with an illness and on Thursday he was unable to practice again. He and WR Julian Edelman were the only non-participants for New England.

The Patriots three injured offensive linemen all participated on a limited basis Thursday. Marcus Cannon, Tre’ Jackson and Sebastian Vollmer all missed last week’s game against the Giants.

The NFL’s sack leader, Chandler Jones, was also limited with an abdominal injury.

Player Pos Injury Participation Thursday
Coleman, Justin CB Hand DNP
Collins, Jamie LB Illness DNP
Edelman, Julian WR Foot DNP
Branch, Alan DL Elbow Limited Participation
Cannon, Marcus OL Toe Limited Participation
Jackson, Tre’ OL Knee Limited Participation
Jones, Chandler DE Abdomen Limited Participation
Martin, Keshawn WR Hamstring Limited Participation
Mason, Shaq OL Knee Limited Participation
Sheard, Jabaal DE Ankle Limited Participation
Vollmer, Sebastian OL Concussion Limited Participation

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Illness sidelines McKelvin

Posted by Chris Brown on November 19, 2015 – 2:34 pm

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Bills DB Leodis McKelvin did not practice on Thursday. It was the first practice session he’s missed since coming off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

McKelvin was absent due to illness on Thursday. No word on whether he’ll be back on the practice field Friday. DT Kyle Williams (knee) was the only other non-participant.

OT Cyrus Kouandjio (knee) was a limited participant with a knee injury.

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Bills issue statement on passing of Flutie’s parents

Posted by Chris Brown on November 18, 2015 – 10:26 pm

In the wake of the unfortunate news that both of former Bills quarterback Doug Flutie’s parents passed away on the same day Wednesday, the organization issued the following statement. 

Everyone within the Buffalo Bills organization was deeply saddened today to hear the news of the passing of Doug Flutie’s parents. Doug remains one of the most beloved figures in our franchise’s history and our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Doug and his entire family during this most difficult time.

Flutie played three seasons for the Bills from 1998-2000 helping the team to a pair of playoff berths in ’98 & ’99. He also went to his only Pro Bowl in 1998. 

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Bills on the radio

Posted by Chris Brown on November 18, 2015 – 4:45 pm

Here’s where you can find Bills players on the radio airwaves Thursday.

7:30 am – Charles Clay on WGR 550 – Buffalo


2:00 pm – Stephon Gilmore on FAN 590 – Toronto

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Brady on replacing Edelman

Posted by Chris Brown on November 18, 2015 – 1:50 pm

With the Patriots losing WR Julian Edelman indefinitely to a broken foot, most expect Danny Amendola to fill Edelman’s role in the slot this week against the Bills. New England QB Tom Brady however, believes that even though Amendola is in his third season with the Patriots he won’t be able to duplicate everything that Edelman does right away.

“I think when you’ve had that quality of player go down, you definitely have to adjust,” said Brady. “So I would say it’s football season, and a lot of teams go through similar things, [losing] certain players that are really critical. You just have to figure out a way to kind of keep producing and scoring points.

“It may be different than the way that it’s been. You wish you could just plug someone else in, but that’s, you know, it’s impossible to plug in those … Julian Edelmans just aren’t sitting out on the street or else they’d be playing for another team, but the guys who are going to be in there, we’ll have confidence in the things that they can do well. And I think the expectations are still the same. We expect to go out there and score points every time we touch the ball, and it may take a little different shape. You just have to rely on some different things that are a part of your offense and just do the best you can do.”

Buffalo’s defense doesn’t expect much to change with the Patriots attack despite the fact that New England has lost their feature back and top receiver in the last two games.

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Oliver’s Restaurant – Chicken Milanese Recipe

Posted by Alexandra Vitale on November 18, 2015 – 10:00 am

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¾ canola oil

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup white balsamic vinegar

1 shallot bernoise

¼ basil & parsley chiffonade

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Place vinegar in mixing bowl & vigorously whisk in oil to emulsify. Add shallot, herbs & salt.


1 cup all purpose breadcrumbs

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Zest of 2 lemons

¼ cup chiffonade basil & parsley

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ cup grated romano cheese

Gently combine all ingredients



1 cup halved grape tomatoes

1 teaspoon minced garlic

Lightly coat tomatoes in white balsamic vinaigrette and add fresh minced garlic. Let marinate for 30 minutes.



Place 2 cups balsamic vinegar in medium sauce pot and reduce by two thirds. Let stand to room temperature.



Peel 1 english cucumber, cut lengthwise into quarters & seed. Slice on the bias to make spears. Thinly shave red onion on mandolin or sharp knife.



Butterfly chicken breast & light pound with mallot until even thickness is achieved throughout. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge in all purpose flour,

dip in eggwash & Coat in breadcrumbs. Place medium saute pan over high heat, once hot add three tablespoons of a canola/olive oil

blend & one tablespoon butter. Fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides and season with salt, chiffonade basil & parsley, juice of one lemon

& grated romano cheese. Remove from pan, slice into thirds and place on plate. In a separate bowl mix baby arugula cucumbers, onion, tomato,

basil dressed with white balsamic vinaigrette. Place chicken breast on plate, and top with dressed salad. Drizzle with aged balsamic.

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Watkins: No margin for error with Patriots

Posted by Chris Brown on November 18, 2015 – 8:38 am

The Bills learned the hard way back in Week 2 that if you commit unforced errors when playing the Patriots they will inevitably make you pay for it. That lesson is serving them well this week in their preparation for the rematch with New England on Monday night. Sammy Watkins and company know all too well that they have to have a virtually air tight performance if they want to have a legitimate chance to win the game.

“Going against the New England Patriots you got to really watch a lot of film on those guys,” Watkins said. “Those guys are so good at what they do, you got to really know what you are doing. Nobody can mess up, everybody on the field, got to be on the right page, all 11 guys got to be prepared. You got to eliminate all the mistakes, and go out there and play fast and play hard because they are going to do the same thing.”


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Pats sign WR Harper

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2015 – 6:47 pm

The Patriots added a receiver to their 53-man roster Tuesday in the wake of the injury to Julian Edelman. 

The Patriots signed rookie WR Chris Harper from the practice squad. Harper, 21, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Cal and he made the 53-man roster out of training camp. 

The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, played in the season opener vs. Pittsburgh as a reserve wide receiver, but did not record any statistics. He was released by the Patriots on Sept. 15, and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 17.

To make room for Harper on the roster the Patriots released OL Chris Barker.

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Dareus to be back at practice Thursday

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2015 – 2:58 pm

On Tuesday Marcell Dareus was one of two players absent for practice. Head coach Rex Ryan provided an update on the whereabouts of the Pro Bowl defensive tackle.

“Yeah he’ll be back, but he had a personal thing he had to deal with,” said Ryan of Dareus. “He’ll be back when we practice on Thursday. He’ll be back for meetings and all that stuff. The players day off is actually (Wednesday).”

With the game on Monday night, Ryan has pushed the team’s schedule back a day this week.

The other absent player was WR Denarius Moore, who missed a flight back to Buffalo. Ryan said he would be fined for his absence.

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Rex doesn’t dismiss hiring brother Rob Ryan

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2015 – 2:55 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan learned late Monday that his brother had been fired as defensive coordinator of the Saints. Ryan was asked about his brother Rob Ryan and his current situation.

“He’s a great coach and he’ll be fine. It’s the business. It’s the business that we chose. It’s going to happen,” said Ryan. “It happens to every coach. It happened to (Bill) Belichick and he’s the greatest coach of all time. It happened to him. It happens to everybody. Tough day, yeah I think I would’ve liked to have seen him finish out the season. I know that’s what he would liked to have done. But things are done for a reason and so be it.”

When asked if he would consider bringing him on to his staff, Ryan didn’t dismiss it.

“I’ll never say never, that’s for sure. I think we purposely set a path going to different teams. He’s his own man, I’m my own man and we’ve purposely set that path,” Ryan said. “With that being said I’m not going to lie to you. I think it’d be pretty fun and if it could help, obviously you would consider it and he’d have to consider it as well. We’ve got great coaches already here, but we’ll see.”

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Vote for LeSean

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2015 – 10:37 am

Bills RB LeSean McCoy had his second 100-yard rushing day of the season last Thursday night against the league’s number one ranked run defense in Buffalo’s 22-17 win over the Jets. His efforts led to a nomination for NFL FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 10.

McCoy had 112 rushing yards in the win and accounted for seven of the team’s 10-longest plays from scrimmage. He also was responsible for producing seven of the team’s 13 first downs in the game. Perhaps his best run was his four-yard gain on a critical 3rd-and-2 play when he cut his run back across the flow of the defense and left seven Jets defenders in his wake.

To vote for McCoy just go to the FedEx Air & Ground page and vote for Shady as much as you want. The winner will be announced Friday afternoon.

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Bills cover units getting recognized

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2015 – 10:25 am

Being the only game on TV Thursday night got the Bills cover units on special teams some national recognition. Peter King’s Monday Morning QB column recognized a couple of Buffalo cover men on both kick and punt coverage in Buffalo’s win over the Jets last week.

Here’s what King wrote in his ‘10 Things I Think.

j. Chris Hogan of the Bills, with a great piece of kickoff coverage against the Jets.

k. Ron Brooks of the Bills, with a great piece of punt coverage against the Jets.

In the win over the Jets, the Bills held New York punt returner Jeremy Kerley to just 14 total yards on four punt returns to average just 3.5 yards per return. Buffalo was equally effective in kick coverage where they allowed New York to less than 16 yards a return (15.7).

The Bills currently lead the league in kickoff coverage.

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Darby gets Def. POW nod from MMQB

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2015 – 10:08 am

In Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback Column a Bills cornerback is one of the two winners for Defensive Player of the Week for Week 10 action.

Rookie CB Ronald Darby was named one of King’s defensive players of the week. Here’s what he wrote on Buffalo’s second-round pick.


Ronald Darby, cornerback, Buffalo. Through nine games, this strong contender for defensive rookie of the year already has the Bills’ rookie record for passes defensed (18) after a stellar game in the Meadowlands on Thursday night. The 50th pick of the 2015 draft is so feisty, so competitive, so unafraid, that it’s surprising so many corner-hungry teams passed on him last spring. Darby deflected three Ryan Fitzpatrick passes and played physically on Jets receivers all night in Buffalo’s 22-17 win.

King also referenced Darby in his ’10 Things I Think’ as he clearly came away impressed after watching Darby, and Stephon Gilmore for that matter, capably defend the Jets big wideouts last Thursday night. Here was his synopsis.

8. I think Ronald Darby is one of the most pro-ready defensive players I’ve seen come into the NFL in years. He’s physical, he’s a clinging defender, and he’s really competitive. What a great pick by Buffalo GM Doug Whaley, nabbing Darby with the 50th pick last spring. How were seven corners picked before Darby?

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Rex: Kyle doesn’t look ready for this week

Posted by Chris Brown on November 16, 2015 – 5:23 pm

He’s missed the last two games with a knee injury suffered in Week 6 against Concinnati and according to head coach Rex Ryan, Kyle Williams is going to miss his third game. 

In his weekly radio appearance on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550, Ryan said that Williams is trying like crazy to heal up and get well, but indicated he won’t be fit to play against New England Monday night. 

“I don’t think he’s going to be ready to go this week,” said Ryan of Kyle Williams. 

If Williams in fact can’t play in New England next Monday its expected that Corbin Bryant will continue to start in his place. 

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Report: Surgery for Pats WR Edelman

Posted by Chris Brown on November 16, 2015 – 9:27 am

The injury sustained by New England WR Julian Edelman in the first quarter of the Patriots win over the Giants Sunday night will apparently require surgery.

That according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Edelman, who reportedly broke a bone in his left foot, will have surgery today (Monday).


Edelman is not expected to be available for the Patriots Week 11 matchup with the Bills in Foxborough on Monday night. Danny Amendola is expected to assume Edelman’s primary slot receiver role in the New England offense.

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Report: Edelman sustains broken foot

Posted by Chris Brown on November 15, 2015 – 10:01 pm

The Patriots remained undefeated Sunday, but not without a key injury. Leading receiver Julian Edelman suffered a broken foot in the first quarter and did not return. He’s out indefinitely so his chances of playing next Monday night against the Bills appears unlikely.

New England also lost RB Dion Lewis for the rest of the season two weeks ago to a torn ACL. On Sunday they also played without three of their offensive linemen. No word yet on what the status of Marcus Cannon, Tre Jackson and Sebastian Vollmer, who were all inactive against the Giants.

It’s expected that Danny Amendola will fill Edelman’s role in the slot as he did for much of the remainder of the Giants game.

Here’s a look at how Edelman breaks foot vs. Giants

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Taylor, Rex comment on game day headset issues

Posted by Chris Brown on November 13, 2015 – 2:21 pm

In London the Bills had problems with their headset to quarterback communication. It forced EJ Manuel to run to the sideline after a play to get the next play call. On Thursday night against the Jets, the headset communication was again a problem.

Tyrod Taylor had to burn a few timeouts because the play clock ran down on them before they could get the offense lined up properly for the next play call due to communication issues.

“We had a couple of headset issues it was kind of out of our control, but we’ve got to continue to keep fighting through it,” said Taylor. “We wasted some timeouts on it, but it’s unfortunate and moving forward hopefully we won’t have those problems.”

Head coach Rex Ryan doesn’t know why the problems have persisted.

“I don’t know man. If we knew the answer, we wouldn’t have the problems. It’s unbelievable,” Ryan said. “We let the clock run out on us a few times. We had to take a bunch of time outs based on that. We have no idea what it is. Sometimes it goes out, sometimes it doesn’t. I think it’s our responsibility as a team.  I think we only had one issue with the defense, so it’s more about the offense. And the bad thing is, it comes at certain times of the game in critical situations, it seems like. I have no answer for it.”

Knowing the Bills are headed to New England for their next game, where headsets notoriously malfunction (see: Mike Tomlin – Week 1), Ryan is hopeful they can come up with a solution.

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Turnovers why Bills have had Jets number

Posted by Chris Brown on November 13, 2015 – 11:34 am

On Thursday Night Football the Bills made it four in a row over the Jets thanks largely to turnovers, something that’s become a common thread in Buffalo’s win streak against their AFC East rival.

The Bills won the turnover battle Thursday night by a count of 4-0, despite the fact that the Jets came into the game a plus-7 in turnover margin, which was tied for the AFC lead. But the situation has been just the opposite in New York’s last four meetings with Buffalo.

In the last four games between the Bills and Jets, Buffalo has won the turnover margin by a count of 15-0. Those 15 takeaways by the Bills is a large reason why Buffalo has outscored New York in the last four meetings 140 to 57.

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