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AFC East Spin cycle: Pats stumble, Dolphins hanging on

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots’ winning streak came to an end in a wild Sunday night loss to the 49ers and the Dolphins kept their faint playoff hopes on life support.

Wilson leads Seahawks' rout of Bills

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Seattle QB Russell Wilson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in leading the Seahawks to their second straight rout, a 50-17 win over the Bills.

CB McKelvin giving Bills reason to keep him

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Bills CB Leodis McKelvin play has been up-and-down the past two seasons, but his punt-return skills and improved play at corner are gaining notice.

Bills leave too many points on the field in 2012

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Bills' failure to score more TDs in the red zone is big reason why they once again will be on the outside looking in at the playoffs.

Bills place RB Jackson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Bills officially placed RB Fred Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday and elevated DT Jay Ross to the active roster.

Bills RB Jackson out for season

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Head coach Chan Gailey said Monday that Fred Jackson will miss at least 2-3 weeks with a knee injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Rams.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats romp, Jets stay alive

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
The Patriots torched the Texans on Monday night, while the Jets, somehow, remain in the AFC wild-card hunt after beating the Jaguars.

Bradford's game-winner gives Rams win over Bills

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left to lift the Rams to a 15-12 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Bills SS Searcy trending upward

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Bills second-year SS Da'Norris Searcy has earned extra playing time this season, setting up a potential battle to start with George Wilson.

Bills place OT Hairston on I.R.

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Bills placed OT Chris Hairston on injured reserve and signed OT Chris Scott to the 53-man roster.

Bills place DE Kelsay on I.R.

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted CB T.J. Heath and OG Keith Williams to the 53-man roster and placed DE Chris Kelsay on injured reserve.

Key matchup: Rams' run defense vs. Bills RBs

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Rams’ run defense vs. Bills RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson in the Rams-Bills battle in Buffalo this Sunday.

Bills release LB Morrison

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Bills released veteran LB Kirk Morrison on Monday. The 30-year-old had not played in a game this season.

Bills C Wood to miss time with MCL injury

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
Bills C Eric Wood will miss at least two weeks after partially tearing his MCL in Sunday’s win over the Jaguars.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots again reign supreme

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
It's a familiar sight — the Patriots donning celebratory AFC East champion gear, with the rest of the division looking up at them.

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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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