SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Despite a string of injuries, lackluster performances and a 3-3 start to the season, general manager John Lynch still views his San Francisco 49ers as a Super Bowl contender.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders would rather chase his young kids around now than hunt down any more passes over the middle.
The veteran wide receiver announced his retirement Wednesday after a 12-year NFL career that included six seasons in Denver, where he helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50.
BUFFALO BILLS (12-7)
New faces: DE Von Miller, QB Case Keenum, DT Jordan Phillips, DT Tim Settle, TE O.J. Howard, WR Jamison Crowder, DE Shaq Lawson, DT DaQuan Jones, RB Duke Johnson, OL Rodger Saffold, OL David Quessenberry, offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, CB Kaiir Elam, RB James Cook, P Matt Araiza.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed their entire eight-player draft class, including first-round pick cornerback Kaiir Elam, in time for the start of their two-day rookie minicamp on Friday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills added to their offensive depth by signing receiver Jamison Crowder and running back Duke Johnson to one-year contracts on Tuesday.
Crowder joins the Bills after spending the past three seasons with the AFC East rival New York Jets.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Cole Beasley can forget trying to negotiate a trade out of Buffalo now that he’s a free agent after being cut by the Bills on Thursday.
The Bills made the move to cut their top slot receiver to free up salary cap space a day after making a huge splash in free agency by signing two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Von Miller to a six-year contract.
BUFFALO BILLS (12-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Mitch Trubisky, WR Emmanuel Sanders, CB Levi Wallace, RBs Matt Breida and Taiwan Jones, DLs Jerry Hughes, Harrison Philips, Mario Addison, Vernon Butler and Efe Obada, OLs Ike Boettger, Bobby Hart, Jon Feliciano and Daryl Williams.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills granted veteran receiver Cole Beasley permission to seek a trade, a person familiar with the discussions confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills were not going to formally announce the news.
GREEN BAY AT BALTIMORE
Packers: WR Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion); S Shawn Davis; S Vernon Scott; TE Dominique Dafney (ankle); T David Bakhtiari (knee); OL Billy Turner (knee); DL Jack Heflin.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will be minus their top run-stuffing defensive tackle, Star Lotulelei, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Lotulelei was ruled out on Friday because of a toe injury.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bills quarterback Josh Allen scrambled to the left on the mushy turf in Arrowhead Stadium, saw the Chiefs defensive back go low for the tackle and made like an Olympian by leaping over him for a first down.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders paused the start of his inaugural training camp session with reporters to adjust the strap of his new Buffalo Bills cap, which was dipping down on his forehead.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Washington coach Ron Rivera's heart began to sink watching Josh Allen and the Bills convert one first down after another on Buffalo's first drive of the second half.
A game that seemed within reach began slowly slipping away as Allen dissected the Football Team's supposedly stout defense during a 93-yard, 17-play drive, which ate up 8:17 of game clock, and ended with Emmanuel Sanders catching a 5-yard touchdown pass to put Buffalo up 33-14.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have ruled out starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei from their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Lotulelei, who has a calf injury, is the team’s top defender against the run.
BUFFALO BILLS (15-4)
New faces: WR Emmanuel Sanders, QB Mitch Trubisky, RB Matt Breida, DEs Efe Obada, Greg Rousseau, P Matt Haack.
Key losses: WR John Brown, QB Matt Barkley, RB T.J. Yeldon, CB Josh Norman, DEs Trent Murphy and Darryl Johnson, DT Quinten Jefferson, S Dean Marlowe, P Corey Bojorquez.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen had the Buffalo Bills’ up-tempo passing attack humming so efficiently in his preseason debut receiver Emmanuel Sanders wondered when his turn would come to make a play.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed wide receiver Steven Sims on Wednesday to address an injury- and coronavirus-depleted position.
Sims spent his first two NFL seasons in Washington, where he had 61 catches for 575 yards and scored seven touchdowns, including one rushing and another on a kickoff return, in 28 career games.
BUFFALO BILLS (15-4)
CAMP SITE: Orchard Park, New York
LAST YEAR: Josh Allen’s breakout season propelled the Bills to their first AFC East title since 1995, and to their deepest playoff run in 27 years.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5)
CAMP SITE: Metairie, Louisiana
LAST YEAR: In the final season of quarterback Drew Brees’ 20-year, record-setting career, and with considerable help from versatile running back Alvin Kamara and the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense, the Saints made the playoffs as a No.
As the NFL opened its business year Wednesday, veterans Trent Williams, A.J. Green and Emmanuel Sanders prospered...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers placed starting receiver Deebo Samuel on the non-football injury list after foot surgery and said he might miss the start of the season...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown wasn't making a fashion statement, just a personal one.
While the rest of his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates worked out in black shorts during organized team activities on Tuesday, the fourth-year wide receiver darted through traffic in yellow football pants even though the first live practice won't come for another two months.