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Fitzpatrick throws two TDs as Bills rout Jaguars

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick directed five straight scoring drives in helping the Bills keep alive their slim playoff hopes with a 34-18 win over the Jaguars.

Wins don't reflect it, but Bills defense improving

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Bills WLB Nick Barnett spoke with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Buffalo's defense improving in the second half of the season.

Bills-Jaguars blacked out in Buffalo

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Bills-Jaguars game at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be blacked out on local television, the Bills announced Thursday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats embarrass Jets, while Dolphins rally for win

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
On Thanksgiving night, the Patriots handed the Jets a loss to forget, and New England finds itself close to clinching the AFC East for the fourth year in a row.

Colts hang on for 20-13 win over the Bills

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
T.Y. Hilton scored on a 75-yard punt return and caught an 8-yard TD pass Sunday, leading the Colts to a 20-13 victory over Buffalo.

Bills RB Jackson cleared to return

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
After suffering a concussion in a Week 10 loss to the Patriots, Bills RB Fred Jackson has been cleared to return and is expected to play Sunday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Three 4-6 teams looking up at Patriots

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots dominated in Week 11, extending their division lead to three games over the Bills, Jets and Dolphins, who are all 4-6.

Ejected Bills fan found dead after game

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
A Bills fan who was ejected at halftime of Thursday's Bills-Dolphins game at Ralph Wilson Stadium was found dead Friday morning.

Friday's 60-second rant: Can the Bills circle the wagons?

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
You might have written off the Bills’ playoff chances long ago, but don’t be shocked if they sneak into the postseason tournament.

Bills FS Byrd putting together strong contract season

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Jairus Byrd's big interception in the Bills' win over the Dolphins was yet another key play, as he makes a push for a big contract.

Bills defense stuffs Dolphins in 19-14 win

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Leodis McKelvin scored on a 79-yard punt return and the Bills' defense flexed its muscles in a 19-14 victory over the Dolphins.

Bills RB Jackson to miss Thursday's game with concussion

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Bills RB Fred Jackson sustained a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots and will not play Thursday night against the Dolphins.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots survive; Dolphins, Jets fall flat

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
While the Patriots escaped with a win over the Bills to extend their lead in the division, the Jets and Dolphins suffered bad losses.

Patriots survive late rally to top Bills

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.

Bills promote S Silva

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted S Mana Silva to the 53-man roster and waived rookie S Delano Howell. 

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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