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Wilson giving organizational control of Bills to Brandon

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Several media outlets are reporting that Bills owner Ralph Wilson is giving up organizational control of the team to CEO Russ Brandon.

Bills reportedly interested in Whisenhunt

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Reports indicate that the Bills are interested in ex-Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt for their head-coaching job.

Bills fire Gailey, coaching staff

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Bills fired head coach Chan Gailey after three seasons, the team announced on Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots lone division team above .500

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East may boast the No. 2 seed in the league in the Patriots, but the rest of the division remains well behind New England.

Bills top Jets behind another big day from Spiller

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping the under-achieving Bills end their season with a 28-9 win over the Jets on Sunday.

Bills OLG Levitre continued to show value in contract year

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Bills like OLG Andy Levitre, and anything they can do to keep the O-line in tact moving forward is key, which would include re-signing him.

Bills place TE Chandler on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
The Bills placed TE Scott Chandler on injured reserve Monday. He suffered an apparently serious knee injury on Sunday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots get ugly win, Dolphins aim for .500

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled to beat the Jaguars, the Dolphins got revenge by beating the Bills and the Jets fell in Greg McElroy's first start.

Bush's three TDs help give Dolphins win over Bills

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush caught two touchdown passes and scored on a short run Sunday to help the Dolphins beat the Bills 24-10.

Key matchup: Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill vs. Bills defense

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The Dolphins are technically alive for a playoff spot, and will need a better game from Ryan Tannehill than he showed vs. the Bills in Week 11.

Bills get 10-year lease deal to stay in Buffalo

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
New York State, Erie County and the Bills agreed on a 10-year lease to keep the Bills in Buffalo for the near future.

Bills re-sign Morrison, place McKelvin on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
The Bills re-signed LB Kirk Morrison to the 53-man roster. The team also placed CB Leodis McKelvin on injured reserve.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Bills' draft strategy a year or two late

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
Bills GM Buddy Nix has made it no secret that Buffalo will draft a quarterback, but that would have been a better strategy in 2011 or ’12.

Bills place WR Jones, LB Moats on reserve lists

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Bills placed WR Donald Jones on the non-football/illness list and LB Arthur Moats on injured reserve.

Report: Bills agree to extension with OG Urbik

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Bills agreed to a four-year, $15 million extension with ORG Kraig Urbik, ESPN’s James Walker reported.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Dowtin, Marcus (LB)

Posted April 12, 2013 @ 6:40 p.m.
The Buffalo Bills have claimed Dowtin off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dowtin entered the NFL with the New York Jets last season as an undrafted free agent out of North Alabama. He appeared in three games for the Jets after being elevated from the practice squad on Oct. 17.

Dickerson, Dorin (RB)

Posted April 02, 2013 @ 9:52 a.m.
Dickerson has accepted the Bills' tendered contract offer.
Dickerson was used as a pass-catching halfback in former coach Chan Gailey's system last year. The second-year player had nine catches for 117 yards in 2012 after signing with the Bills in May.

Choice, Tashard (RB)

Posted April 02, 2013 @ 9:52 a.m.
The Buffalo Bills have re-signed Choice.
Choice, who was a free agent, enters his sixth NFL season. Buffalo claimed him off waivers in late November 2011. He had 47 carries for 193 yards and a touchdown in 12 games last season playing behind starters C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.

Kolb, Kevin (QB)

Posted March 30, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m.
Kolb has arrived in Buffalo to officially sign his two-year contract with the Bills. The Bills announced the signing Monday, a little over a week after the free agent agreed to a two-year contract potentially worth more than $12 million.
The sixth-year player spent the past two seasons in Arizona, where injuries hampered his opportunity to prove himself as a starter. He was cut by the Cardinals last month in a salary-cap saving move. In Buffalo, he gets the opportunity to compete for the starting job with Tarvaris Jackson. The Bills are in need of a starter after Ryan Fitzpatrick was released last month.

Kolb, Kevin (QB)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 11:27 a.m.
The Cardinals have released Kolb, ending the quarterback's two injury-filled seasons with the team.
The team's move on Friday came just ahead of the deadline for paying Kolb a $2 million roster bonus. The team paid Kolb some $20 million over two seasons after acquiring him in a trade that sent a second-round draft pick and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lawson, Manny (LB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 10:32 a.m.
The Buffalo Bills began addressing their needs at linebacker by signing free-agent Manny Lawson to a four-year contract. The Bills announced the move Wednesday, a day after the NFL's free agency period opened. A person familiar with the contract provided the length of the deal, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills did not reveal the terms.
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, Lawson played the past two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent his first five seasons with San Francisco, after the 49ers selected him in the first round in the draft. Lawson had 47 tackles and two sacks in 16 games, including 10 starts, last season. Overall, he has 18 sacks, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles in starting 81 of 96 career games.

McKelvin, Leodis (CB)

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 11:50 a.m.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement to re-sign McKelvin to a four-year contract worth a little over $20 million.
McKelvin is Buffalo's 2008 first-round draft pick, who was eligible to become a free agent on Tuesday. He was used mostly as a third cornerback last year, when he finished with one interception in 13 games, including four starts. Overall, he has six interceptions in 64 career games, with only 33 starts. McKelvin has made a bigger impact on special teams having scored four touchdowns returning kickoffs and punts, including two last year.

Caussin, Mike (TE)

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 11:58 a.m.
Caussin remains under contract with the Bills for next season.
The Bills said Thursday they've retained Caussin by rolling over the final year of his contract. He missed last season while recovering from right knee surgery. Buffalo acquired Caussin in December 2010 by signing him off Jacksonville's practice squad. He has five catches for 41 yards in six games with Buffalo.

Scott, Bryan (LB)

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 2:08 p.m.
Linebacker Bryan Scott says he's signed a one-year contract to remain with the Buffalo Bills, and forego the chance to become an unrestricted free agent next week. Scott first announced the signing on his Twitter account Wednesday. He confirmed it to The Associated Press by phone from his offseason home in Atlanta.
Scott is a 10-year veteran, who has spent the past six seasons in Buffalo, where he's filled various roles. Scott has played linebacker and safety and been a regular on special teams.

Byrd, Jairus (S)

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m.
The Buffalo Bills have retained the rights to Byrd by placing a franchise tag on him before he was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
In making the move Friday, the Bills have essentially offered Byrd a one-year contract worth $6.9 million. Byrd isn't required to accept the offer, and he's also not prevented from negotiating with other teams. The Bills, however, will have the right to match any offers made to Byrd. Byrd has 57 starts in 62 career games. He has 18 career interceptions, including five last season.

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