ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign guard Quinton Spain to a one-year contract in their effort to overhaul the offensive line.
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Deonte Thompson, OGs Ryan Groy and John Miller, OT Jordan Mills, RB Taiwan Jones, DT Kyle Williams (retired), CB Vontae Davis...
Bills sign OL Long to 3-year contract week after cut by Jets
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have begun addressing their offensive line needs by signing Spencer Long to a three-year contract.
The addition made on Tuesday comes a week after the New York Jets cut Long to free up nearly $6.5 million from next season's salary cap.
The 28-year-old Long has 44 starts in 53 career games over five seasons. He spent his first four seasons in Washington, which selected him in the third round of the 2014 draft out of Nebraska.
AP Source confirms Bills fire offensive line coach Castillo
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills' decision confirms the team has fired offensive line coach Juan Castillo.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not announced the move. CBSSports.com first reported Castillo's firing Tuesday.
Untested Bills QB Peterman faces Ravens’ eager defense
BALTIMORE (AP) — In their first game under defensive coordinator Don Martindale, the Baltimore Ravens couldn't draw up a better scenario.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman will make his third career start Sunday. In the first one, he threw five interceptions in the first half against the Chargers last November, and for an encore he completed just five passes for 57 yards against the Colts in the snow before he was removed after being concussed.
Bills looking forward, with playoff drought behind them
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' 17-year playoff drought is finally over, and Kyle Williams has no time to be sentimental.
The defensive tackle and unquestioned team leader is approaching his 13th season in Buffalo no differently than his previous 12, even though it's Williams' first coming off a playoff appearance.
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New faces: DT Star Lotulelei, DE Trent Murphy, QB AJ McCarron, WR Jeremy Kerley, RB Chris Ivory, CB Vontae Davis, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, rookies QB Josh Allen, MLB Tremaine Edmunds, DT Harrison Phillips.
Key losses: QB Tyrod Taylor, C Eric Wood, LG Richie Incognito, LT Cordy Glenn, CB E.J. Gaines, LB Preston Brown, WR Jordan Matthews.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito tells The Associated Press he's back home training in Arizona and feeling great, two weeks after the former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman spent three days in a mental hospital following an alleged outburst at a south Florida gym.
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Though Eric Wood can finally say he's retired, the now-former Buffalo Bills center is unaccustomed to discussing his career in the past tense.
On Monday, for example, Wood was still referring to this spring as "the offseason," while attending Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's charitable foundation golf tournament outside of Buffalo.
Buffalo Bills release center Eric Wood
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Wood can finally announce he's retiring after the Buffalo Bills released the veteran center in a move considered a formality after he was diagnosed with a career-ending neck injury in January.
The NFL transactions list on Thursday listed the Bills reaching an injury settlement and releasing Wood under the designation: "Termination of vested veteran."
The decision by the Bills ends a lengthy waiting period for the team and Wood.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Offensive line depth and receiver remain two of the Buffalo Bills most pressing needs with five picks spread over the final four rounds of the NFL draft.
Buffalo opens Saturday with the 21st pick in the fourth round and close with the second-to-last pick in the draft, 255th overall.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going to have to play the waiting game to address their needs at either receiver or offensive line the second day of the NFL draft.
Bills agree to sign offensive linemen Bodine, Newhouse
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills began restocking their offensive line in free agency by reaching agreements to sign center Russell Bodine and tackle Marshall Newhouse.
Bodine agreed to a two-year deal after making 64 consecutive starts through his first four NFL seasons with Cincinnati Bengals. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 308 pounds, he was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft out of North Carolina.
AP source: Bills’ Wood retirement on hold over bonus issue
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills center Eric Wood's plans to announce his retirement on Monday were sidetracked due to issues arising over what he is owed over the final two years of his contract, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Bills center Wood retiring after diagnosed with neck injury
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Wood's first NFL career playoff appearance will have to be his last.
The Buffalo Bills veteran center and respected leader stunningly revealed on Friday that a debilitating neck injury has left him with no choice but to retire after nine seasons.
In a statement released by the Bills on the team's Twitter account, Wood said the injury was discovered during his season-ending physical.
Bills playoff drought over; rebuilding plan to continue
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Brief and disappointing as the Buffalo Bills' first playoff appearance in 18 years was, veteran center Eric Wood can already find a bright side.
Bills team up with cancer patients to customize their cleats
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Should Dion Dawkins require inspiration when Buffalo hosts the New England Patriots in a few weeks, the Bills offensive tackle can just look down.
On Dawkins' feet will be a pair of cleats designed by pediatric cancer patients at Buffalo's John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
"We'll definitely have a bigger chip on our shoulder playing, because we're not only playing for the Bills, but we'll be playing for all these kids here," Dawkins said. "I think it'll be really cool."
Bills give center Wood a 2-year extension through 2019
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed longtime center Eric Wood to a two-year extension through the 2019 season.
Wood was drafted by the Bills with their second selection, the 28th overall pick, in the first round of the 2009 draft. The former Louisville star was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2015.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane said, "We think he's still playing well, a leader up front. He's part of what we're building going forward."
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Time and patience are two qualities center Eric Wood is running out of when asked to consider how long it might take for the Buffalo Bills to become contenders following their latest offseason overhaul.
LA Rams sign Bills offensive lineman Groy to offer sheet
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have signed offensive lineman Ryan Groy to an offer sheet, putting the Buffalo Bills in a position to have to match the contract for the restricted free agent.
The move was revealed on the NFL's daily transactions list published Tuesday.
The Bills retained the rights to Groy by extending him a one-year contract tender last week. ESPN.com reported the Rams made Groy a two-year, $5 million offer, with $3.5 million guaranteed.