NFL 2019: Belief in Buffalo is Bills closer to contending
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane stressed it would require time when outlining their extensive plan to rebuild the team to owners Terry and...
Bills prepare for Panthers, extreme heat at joint practices
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera decided to have a little fun with Bills coach Sean McDermott over the weekend, sending a screenshot of the heat index in Spartanburg, South...
Bills sign Munnerlyn and place Gaines on injured reserve
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have shuffled cornerbacks by signing veteran Captain Munnerlyn and placing E.J. Gaines on injured reserve.
Bills’ 28-year-old rookie passes on rugby to give NFL a try
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Having spent much of his life playing rugby in England, Christian Wade is so new to American football the 28-year-old Buffalo Bills running back wasn't sure what to do...
Bills cornerback EJ Gaines sidelined with groin injury
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills cornerback EJ Gaines is out indefinitely with a groin injury.
Coach Sean McDermott on Tuesday didn't reveal the severity of the injury, but says Gaines...
AP source: Bills lineman Waddle out with torn quadriceps
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the injury confirms to The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle has a torn right quadriceps and is expected...
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting center Mitch Morse is out indefinitely after being placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed safety Kurt Coleman to replace Rafael Bush after Bush unexpectedly announced his retirement less than a week before the start of training...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft is out indefinitely with a broken foot and will need surgery, joining three other free-agent signings who are sidelined because of...
Bills show glimmers of luster under McDermott, Beane
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Though exhausted after completing the second day of the NFL draft, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane had enough playfulness in him to compliment coach Sean...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McDermott didn't need to be reminded about the impression defensive tackle Ed Oliver made during his pro day workout at the University of Houston.
Roby lifts Nebraska over Butler 80-76 in NIT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 23 points for the...
Providence meets Butler in Big East tourney
No. 9 seed Butler (16-15, 7-11) vs. No. 8 seed Providence (17-14, 7-11)
Big East Conference Tourney First Round, Madison Square Garden, New York; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT
Howard and John lead Marquette to 79-69 win over Butler
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Theo John made Butler pay the price for focusing on Markus Howard.
Howard scored 28 points and John added 15 points and matched his career-high with 11 rebounds as No. 11...
Baldwin scores 25 to lead Butler over DePaul 91-78
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin had 25 points as Butler topped DePaul 91-78 on Saturday night.
Sean McDermott had 15 points for Butler (15-11, 6-7 Big East Conference). Paul Jorgensen added 11 points. Jordan Tucker had 11 points for the hosts.
Max Strus had 23 points for the Blue Demons (13-11, 5-8). Eli Cain added 17 points. Femi Olujobi had 15 points.
Bills name Hall receivers coach; Hire Dorsey to coach QBs
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have promoted Chad Hall to wide receivers coach and hired Ken Dorsey as quarterbacks coach.
Hall is a former NFL receiver who spent the past two seasons as an offensive assistant on Bills coach Sean McDermott's staff. He replaces Terry Robiskie, who was fired last month after one season in Buffalo.
Baldwin scores 30, Butler beats St. John’s 80-71
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin scored 30 points, Jordan Tucker added 24 and Butler held off St. John's for an 80-71 win on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (12-7, 3-3 Big East) had their largest lead after a 17-2 run made it 58-36 early in the second half, but the Red Storm (15-4, 3-4) scored 12 straight in one run and six straight in another to close within 73-69 with 50 seconds remaining. Butler made 7 of 8 free throws from there to secure the victory.
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McDermott: Bills’ trajectory pointing up despite 6-10 finish
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott overlooked Buffalo's losing record in making the case the team's trajectory is pointing up.
"Nobody wants to be 6-10," McDermott said Monday, a day after the Bills closed the season with a 42-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.
Bills’ McCoy has rocky return on and off field
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy had a rocky return from injury, both on and off the field.
After missing one game with a hamstring injury, McCoy managed only nine yards on six carries and 10 yards on three catches in Sunday's 24-12 loss to the New England Patriots.
The six-time Pro Bowler was benched for the Bills' first series of the game because of a disagreement with coach Sean McDermott that occurred Saturday night.
Bills sign quarterback Matt Barkley to 2-year extension
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed quarterback Matt Barkley to a two-year contract extension, securing what's been an unsettled backup spot behind rookie Josh Allen.
The signing announced Friday is a reflection of how Barkley performed in winning his one start this season and his role in helping mentor Allen. Coach Sean McDermott this week lauded Barkley for his support of Allen.
Bills RB McCoy questionable with hamstring injury
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is questionable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
McCoy suffered a hamstring injury against the New York Jets last weekend. He missed practice on Wednesday before being limited the past two days.
Running back Chris Ivory is also questionable with a shoulder injury, though Ivory was a full participant in practice all week.
Bills RB McCoy returns to practice on limited basis
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, a day after being held out because of an injury to his left hamstring.
Coach Sean McDermott said the team will continue evaluating McCoy's progress before determining whether he can play Sunday, when Buffalo hosts Detroit. McCoy did not return after being hurt during Buffalo's opening series in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets last weekend.
Bills linebacker Matt Milano out with broken left leg
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano will miss the final three weeks of the season with a broken left leg, while the status of running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory are considered more promising.
Milano had surgery for a broken fibula on Monday, a day after being hurt in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets.
Miscues cost Bills in 27-23 loss to New York Jets
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Sean McDermott knows the Buffalo Bills aren't going to win too many more games if they keep allowing opponents to start drives at midfield — or beyond.
"That wasn't part of the game plan, for them to start at the 48," McDermott said, sarcastically.
Three turnovers by rookie quarterback Josh Allen, coupled with a series of special teams coverage breakdowns led to the Bills squandering a 14-3 lead in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.
McDermott leads Butler past Northern Illinois 95-68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean McDermott scored a career-high 23 points, tying his career best with seven 3-pointers, and Butler breezed to a 95-68 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
NFL official on leave; accused of calling player vulgar name
The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo's game at Miami on Sunday.
The league confirmed Ellison's status and the investigation Tuesday but provided no other details.
Bills’ Robert Foster starts to catch on given 2nd chance
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott described the reason the team cut Robert Foster last month as being a wakeup call for the rookie receiver.
Looking back, Foster fully acknowledges it was a message received loud and clear now that he's back on the roster after two days of being unemployed followed by a two-week stint on the practice squad.
Bills showing improvement in past 2 games
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After a poor first half of the season, the Buffalo Bills are in position to close the season on a roll.
Following a 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the Bills (4-7) have won two straight and shown noticeable improvement in recent weeks.
Though a return to the playoffs may be far-fetched, four of Buffalo's final five opponents have losing records — which puts the team in position to show its recent run is no fluke.
The Latest: Butler beats Middle Tennessee in Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the second day at the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local):
Sean McDermott scored 21 points by tying the tournament record of seven 3-pointers, part of Butler's Atlantis-record 16 made 3s in an 84-53 win against Middle Tennessee in Thursday's consolation bracket at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Buffalo QB Josh Allen set to return vs. Jacksonville
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coming off their best offensive performance of the season — and an extra week of rest — the Buffalo Bills have their starting quarterback back.
Josh Allen will make his return against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Sean McDermott said on Monday.
Allen was a full participant on the practice field as the Bills returned from the Week 11 bye with a shortened 45-minute session.
"I'm excited," Allen said. "I'm thankful for the opportunity."
Bills release turnover-prone quarterback Nathan Peterman
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan Peterman's turnover-over prone days with the Buffalo Bills are over after the second-year player was cut by the team on Monday.
The move was announced as the Bills (3-7) enter their bye week, and not long after coach Sean McDermott backed Peterman earlier in the day.
Bills coach: QB Allen will regain starting job when healthy
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It appears as if journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley's successful debut as the Buffalo Bills starter will be limited to one outing.
A day after a 41-10 win at the New York Jets, in which Barkley breathed life into an anemic offense in his first NFL start in nearly two years, coach Sean McDermott on Monday announced rookie Josh Allen will reclaim the starting job once he's healthy.
Bills QB Matt Barkley in the mix to start against Jets
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen's status remains uncertain. Derek Anderson is out. And that means it might be Matt Barkley time for Buffalo.
Barkley is suddenly in the mix to start against the New York Jets on Sunday, some 10 days after Buffalo signed the journeyman to serve as an emergency backup.
Bills QB Allen resumes practice 3 weeks after elbow injury
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills might have some good news on offense, for once.
Rookie quarterback Josh Allen resumed throwing for the first time in three weeks since spraining his right elbow, and there's a possibility he could play against the New York Jets this weekend.
Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't rule out Allen from playing Sunday, but was cautious in adding, "I'm going to take it day to day at this point."
Bills go from anemic to comedic in 41-9 loss to Bears
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McDermott insists the Buffalo Bills have enough talent on offense to win in the NFL.
"I believe we do," the Bills coach said.
It sure didn't look that way in a 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, in what became the latest comedy of errors produced by an offense that's proven more capable of committing turnovers than scoring touchdowns this season.
Last season: 21-14, lost in second round of NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years.
Coach: LaVall Jordan.
Conference: Big East.
Who's gone: Forward Kelan Martin, forward Tyler Wideman.
Bills brace for prime-time game versus Pats after latest dud
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' offense remains anemic and turnover-prone. And their defense is suddenly springing leaks again.
As if things can't get much worse, the young and patchwork Bills follow up their 37-5 meltdown at Indianapolis on Sunday by preparing to host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots next week — and in a prime-time setting, no less.
Bills QB Anderson to start against Patriots; Allen ruled out
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will miss his second game due to a sprained elbow and newcomer Derek Anderson will start against the New England Patriots next week.
McDermott continues to list Allen as week to week after he hurt his right throwing arm in a 20-13 loss to Houston on Oct. 14.
AP source: Bills QB Allen diagnosed with sprained elbow
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie starter Josh Allen has been diagnosed with a sprained right elbow on his throwing arm and is not expected to play at Indianapolis this weekend, a person with direct knowledge told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person described Allen's status as being week to week as opposed to being out indefinitely. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed the nature of the injury.
Bills QB Allen week to week with injured throwing arm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — An injury to rookie starter Josh Allen's throwing arm leaves the Buffalo Bills with two less-than-ideal options as potential Plan Bs.
Their first involves handing the job back to turnover-prone backup Nathan Peterman, who has thrown four interceptions in two appearances this season, and 10 overall in seven games, including playoffs.
Bills, Raiders lose their QBs, and eventually their games
Sean McDermott didn't like the hit that knocked Josh Allen out of the game, and he sure didn't like the way the Buffalo Bills finished without their rookie quarterback.
The Oakland Raiders also lost their QB and a receiver in what's looking like a lost first season under Jon Gruden.
The Bills fell 20-13 in Houston on Sunday, with the Texans getting the go-ahead score when Johnathan Joseph intercepted Nathan Peterman's pass and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown with 1:23 remaining.
Buffalo QB Allen injures elbow in 20-13 loss to Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — Buffalo rookie quarterback Josh Allen's status for next week is uncertain after he left the Bills' loss to the Houston Texans late in the third quarter Sunday with an elbow injury.
Coach Sean McDermott said after the 20-13 loss that the Bills were still evaluating Allen's injury and he didn't have any more details on it. Allen did not speak to the media.
Hopkins wows with nifty catch, leads NFL in yards receiving
HOUSTON (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins has made a lot of great catches in his time with the Houston Texans, but his latest one might be his best.
The 49-yard catch and run that included two nifty spin moves and set up the winning field goal in overtime against Dallas has inspired memes and internet tributes.
Bills sign QB Derek Anderson to mentor rookie Josh Allen
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills rookie starter Josh Allen is gaining a mentor after Buffalo signed Derek Anderson on Tuesday.
The Bills announced the move Tuesday, a day after Anderson visited the team's facility. The 35-year-old has a 20-27 record over 12 NFL seasons, and spent the past seven serving as Cam Newton's backup in Carolina.
Coach Sean McDermott supported the need to add a veteran presence to help groom Allen in discussing the possibility of the Bills signing Anderson a day earlier.
QB Allen, Bills passing attack still lacks punch despite win
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills running game might have finally found its legs.
Now it's time to focus on continuing to develop rookie quarterback Josh Allen and a popgun passing attack.
Bills rediscover running attack in 13-12 win over Titans
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — There's nothing wrong with LeSean McCoy and Buffalo Bills' rushing attack, once they elect to stick with it.
Bills offense takes step back in being blanked by Packers
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Name one facet of the Buffalo Bills offense and coach Sean McDermott will point to something in need of drastic improvement.
From passing to protection, receiving to rushing, McDermott on Monday provided a blunt assessment of how anemic the Bills were a day following a 22-0 loss at Green Bay.
"Where do you want to start?" he said. "Offensively, wasn't good enough at all. Bottom line."
Bills safety Hyde listed week to week with groin injury
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A groin injury leaves Bills safety Micah Hyde's status uncertain for Buffalo's game against Tennessee this weekend.
Coach Sean McDermott listed Hyde as week to week on Monday, a day after the starter was hurt in a 22-0 loss at Green Bay. He was hurt during Ty Montgomery's 43-yard catch in the first quarter.
The injury further depletes the team's depth at the position. Buffalo has just two backup safeties on the roster: 10-year journeyman Rafael Bush and rookie Siran Neal.
Resurgent Bills aim for another road upset, face Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — This two-week trip through the NFC North was supposed to be one of the toughest stretches of the Buffalo Bills' schedule.
At Minnesota. At Green Bay. After two double-digit losses to open the season, the Bills seemed destined to have a miserable time in the Midwest.
The outlook has changed after a stunning 27-6 win over the Vikings.
It's off to Lambeau Field now for resurgent Buffalo (1-2) to face the still out-of-sorts Packers (1-1-1) on Sunday.