Bills to lean on youth entering final month of season
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Left tackle Dion Dawkins scans the Buffalo Bills locker room from the vantage point of his corner stall and sees a glimpse of a young and promising future core of a team beginning to emerge.
"It's just like a freshman class at college, and we all are growing as one," the second-year player said following practice Wednesday.
Receiver Jones starting to catch on in 2nd season with Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Zay Jones can reflect on the past 18 months and see how much he's matured as a player and a person.
Looking back, the Bills' second-year receiver realizes how ill-prepared he was entering the NFL as a second-round draft pick in 2017. Jones had the wild idea then in believing his success at East Carolina, where he set NCAA records for career and single-season receptions, would immediately translate at the professional level.
Bills QB Anderson has concussion; Peterman next option
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Derek Anderson has been diagnosed with a concussion, leaving open the possibility of the Buffalo Bills starting turnover-prone Nathan Peterman against the Chicago Bears this weekend.
And the Bills on Tuesday signed free agent receiver Terrelle Pryor in a bid to bolster an offense off to the least productive start in terms of scoring in franchise history.
Struggling Bills offense faces daunting challenge
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Wearing a red non-contact jersey on the team's grass practice field, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy worked on a limited basis Thursday as he makes his way back from a concussion.
With or without their top playmaker, the Bills and their sputtering offense will be challenged to keep up with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Monday night.
Bills’ Jones looks forward after tumultuous offseason
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The scars still visible on Zay Jones' right knee are a reminder of what could have happened in March, when the Buffalo Bills receiver was caught on tape, bloodied and naked, while arguing with his brother in a downtown Los Angeles apartment hallway.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has had knee surgery that will prevent him from participating in the team's series of spring practices.
Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't discuss the nature of the injury or which knee was operated on in providing the update Thursday, when the Bills closed a three-day voluntary minicamp. He also didn't have a timetable for when Jones could resume practicing, but said he's not concerned about the rehab process extending into the season.
Bills open offseason workouts by signing receiver Kerley
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills began addressing their needs at receiver by signing free agent Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract as part of a series of moves in opening their offseason conditioning program.
Kerley has seven seasons of NFL experience, which include two separate stints with the New York Jets. Overall, he has 268 catches for 3,109 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Kerley will have an opportunity to contend for a backup spot behind Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones.
Prosecutors decline charges against Bills’ Zay Jones
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones after a naked, bloody argument with his brother in Los Angeles earlier this week.
Los Angeles prosecutors declined the case because of "insufficient evidence," district attorney's office spokesman Paul Eakins told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Buffalo Bills’ Zay Jones arrested on felony vandalism charge after nude bout with brother
If it seemed things couldn't go worse for Zay Jones than they did during the rookie season of the Buffalo Bills' second-round wideout, things aren't as they seem.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zay Jones is with family and is going to be fine, the Buffalo Bills receiver's father said Wednesday, two days after his son was arrested following a naked, bloody argument with his brother.
Robert Jones posted a note on his Twitter account saying Jones "is with me and his mom," while adding "he's going to be fine!"
Zay Jones, Bills receiver, arrested while naked for property damage
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles on a felony charge of damage to property.
TMZ published a video of Jones, naked, in a fight with a man who's reported to be his brother, Cayleb Jones, who plays for the Minnesota Vikings.
Zay Jones apparently yelled, "I'm going to fight for Jesus," and tried to jump out of a 30th-floor window in Cayleb Jones' apartment building.
Bills pick off Smith in closing minutes, beat Chiefs 16-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor did exactly what he spent the first half of the season doing, back when the Buffalo Bills were off to a hot start and his job was never in question.
He threw for 183 yards and a touchdown. He kept plays alive with his feet. He made sure to avoid interceptions.
Receiver Zay Jones, tackle Cordy Glenn out for Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will be without left tackle Cordy Glenn and wide receiver Zay Jones for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Both did not practice all week. Glenn has an injured foot and ankle. Jones also has an ankle problem.
Tight end Charles Clay and cornerback E.J. Gaines are questionable. Clay has missed the last three games with a knee injury. Gaines has missed two games because of a hamstring injury.
Way We Hear It: Buffalo Bills rookie Zay Jones struggling with confidence
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones appeared to have a terrific landing spot in the 2017 NFL draft, going to a team that was badly in need of playmakers in the passing game. The team traded Sammy Watkins and saw Anquan Boldin retire in training camp, opening up a giant opportunity right away.
After slow start, Bills receivers looking for improvement
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Zay Jones gave himself 24 hours to get over the final moments of Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, when a potential game-winning touchdown pass glanced off his fingertips and fell to the ground.
It looks as if it will take a whole lot longer to fix the Buffalo Bills' passing attack, with a new-look receiving group that has stalled to open the season.
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New faces: WRs Jordan Matthews, Andre Holmes and rookie Zay Jones; safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer; CBs rookie Tre'Davious White, E.J. Gaines and Shareece Wright; OLs Vlad Ducasse and rookie Dion Dawkins; FBs Patrick DiMarco and Mike Tolbert; QB T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman; PK Stephen Hauschka; coach Sean McDermott; general manager Brandon Beane.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie receiver Zay Jones' enthusiastic youthful remark was Anquan Boldin's reminder that he's not getting any younger.
The 36-year-old Boldin's first day of practice with the Buffalo Bills was moving along smoothly until being informed of Jones' statement coming off the field on Tuesday.
"It's unbelievable," the 22-year-old second-round pick said. "I was just talking to Anquan, and it's funny because his rookie year in the league, I was only 6 years old."
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Zay Jones is listed week to week after spraining his knee during a recent practice.
The team provided the update on Thursday, when the Bills closed a three-day voluntary minicamp. The Bills didn't say when the injury occurred or which knee Jones hurt.
Richardson’s 2 pick-6s spark SMU 55-31
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Horace Richardson returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns and SMU beat East Carolina 54-31 on Saturday.
Richardson's 70-yard return put the Mustangs in front 31-17 in the second quarter and his 80-yarder in the third made it 45-24.
The picks were the fifth and sixth for Richardson, and with Darrion Millines making his fifth, the Mustangs have 17 this season. SMU came in tied for third nationally in that category and has interceptions in eight of its 10 games.
QBs Hill and Terrell among 12 finalists for academic Heisman
IRVING, Texas (AP) — BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell are among 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors the top scholar-athlete in college football.
The other finalists announced Tuesday by the National Football Foundation for the academic Heisman are:
Mack, Flower lead USF over ECU 38-22
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marlon Mack rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Quinton Flowers threw for three more and South Florida defeated East Carolina 38-22 on Saturday.
East Carolina (2-4, 0-2 American) scored 16 straight points to close within 24-22 with 6:58 remaining before Flowers connected with Rodney Adams on a 62-yard touchdown pass and Mack added a 9-yard scoring run following an interception by Nigel Harris.
East Carolina holds off NC State 33-30 to improve to 2-0
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The wins keep coming for East Carolina against Atlantic Coast Conference teams, only now with a new coach passionately pushing the Pirates from the sideline.
Anthony Scott scored the go-ahead touchdown with 5:49 left to help ECU beat North Carolina State 33-30 on Saturday for the program's sixth straight win against ACC opponents.
Nelson throws for 5 TDs; E. Carolina beats W. Carolina 52-7
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Philip Nelson passed for five touchdowns and ran for another in his East Carolina debut and the Pirates gave new head coach Scottie Montgomery a 52-7 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
Western Carolina took the opening kickoff and drove to the East Carolina 10 before Travon Simmons came up with an interception. Nine plays and 89 yards later, Nelson had run in from the 7 and the Pirates led from there.