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By Justin LaDuca Entering his fifth season in the National Football League, Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore will likely receive a pretty high pay raise this off-season. Gilmore's base salary could go from a little over $2...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   With the Bills third preseason game Friday night and cuts to 75 then 53 over the next eight days following, here are four players who I believe the game is very important for because they are...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from the very last full practice of 2016 Bills training camp at St. John Fisher: —Injury report: CB Nickell Robey-Coleman collided with CB Kevon Seymour and...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from Monday night’s Bills practice: —The big news of the night was the return of Seantrel Henderson after the team announced he passed his physical.  The right...
Everything was such a whirlwind when LeSean McCoy was traded to the Bills last season.   McCoy loved Philadelphia and couldn’t believe he was leaving. When he got to Buffalo, he did well when he was on the field, but he was also injured a lot...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Some thoughts on the Bills after two preseason games, and looking over the game film and snap counts in their 21-0 victory over the Giants Saturday night. Not Striking it I don’t think...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Now you’ll just be guessing a little more with some players. The NFL is getting rid of the “probable” injury designation, first reported by Armando Selguero of the Miami Herald....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   While the news was mostly made off the field Saturday, on the field the Bills earned their first win of the exhibition season and in shutout fashion, 21-0, over the New York Giants.  That means,...
Now that the Jimmy Vesey free agency is over, many fans will start ripping him and ripping Tim Murray.   As far as Vesey goes, he did nothing wrong. Players and owners collectively bargained what Vesey did and what exactly was so bad about it? He spent...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The drama surrounding free agent forward Jimmy Vesey has finally come to an end. Late Friday afternoon, Vesey officially signed on with the New York Rangers. This after nearly three days of...
By: Brian Mazurowski (On Twitter: @BMaz1)   It’s the biggest show of the summer. Mini-WrestleMania. A smark spectacular. Check out the Summerslam Special, featuring Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, and AJ Styles!   Summerslam is upon us, and...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Following years of discussions, Chris Koch will never forget the moment the Buffalo Bills sold him on the idea of transforming Ralph Wilson Stadium into what became New Era Field on Thursday.   It happened near dusk...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from the Bills Wednesday morning practice session:   —RB Reggie Bush and WR Dez Lewis returned to the field.  Bush had missed two days with an excused absence while...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR On Tuesday, Marcell Dareus was suspended by the National Football League for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The reason for the suspension was not necessarily for testing positive...
When Wednesday ends, Jimmy Vesey and his representatives will have spoken with nine NHL teams.   Mark Divver reports that Wednesday brought Chicago, Boston and the New York Rangers to speak with the free agent.   Nashville was the first...
Amidst an off season and training camp that seems to be filled with stories of injuries and suspensions, the Bills actually had some good news to report last week when they announced a contract extension for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.  Taylor, who was...
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is facing a four game suspension from the NFL for a positive marijuana test.  Bills GM Doug Whaley joined Howard Simon and Jeremy White on WGR Wednesday morning: "We have a great support system...
Jimmy Vesey’s first day of being a free agent is resulting in four meetings.   Mark Divver is reporting that Vesey is meeting on Tuesday with the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils. Vesey’s...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from the Bills Tuesday morning practice session:   —A downpour preceded practice, but the rain stopped just before the team hit the practice field, so it was...
For Cardale Jones, his first season in the NFL is supposed to be like his first season at Ohio State, a redshirt year. The Bills don’t want Jones to play, they’d rather he spend the year learning, watching and developing. Jones sits third on...
Sabres coach Dan Bylsma made a surprise in studio visit today joining Hockey Hotline.   Bylsma got into a lengthy and very interesting conversation about how analytics can be both fair and unfair to players.   Matt Coller talked about how Rasmus...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   With all the injuries the Bills have suffered at outside linebacker, it appears they’re bringing in a veteran to help with the numbers at the position.   Former Falcons veteran DE Kroy Biermann...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes from the Bills Monday morning practice:   —Injury/participation update: -S Aaron Williams still in concussion protocol -WR Dez Lewis has a shoulder contusion.  He worked...
Eric Striker’s 2016 NFL draft experience wasn’t fun.  A three year starting linebacker for the Oklahoma Sooners, Striker never heard his name called over the three day, seven round event.   Family and friends had gathered for a big...
A contract extension for Tyrod Taylor, a new name for Ralph Wilson Stadium and of course the first football “game” of the 2016 season.  It was a busy weekend for the Buffalo Bills and here are my thoughts. I didn’t feel the need to...
The day that Jimmy Vesey has been waiting for is almost upon us. After Monday is when the Hobey Baker award winner is no longer property of the Sabres and an unrestricted free agent.   The Sabres made their pitch to Vesey after the NHL Entry Draft and...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The injury bug has struck once again to another linebacker for the Buffalo Bills. On Sunday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that I.K. Enemkpali has a torn ACL in his knee and his...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR It has been a long wait for former Harvard University forward Jimmy Vesey as he will finally be able to test the free agent market beginning on Tuesday. Vesey, 23, was a former third round pick...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports It was great to have football back, albeit exhibition style. Hey, at least the people who stayed got to see a dramatic finish. As always, after a loss, I'll start with the negatives. Arrow...
Cardale Jones never lost a game he started or played in at Ohio State, so the result in his first NFL game is something that he’s not used to.   Jones brought the Bills back throwing a touchdown pass on the game’s final play to pull Buffalo...
A last-second comeback bid by the Bills fell just short in Saturday's 19-18 preseason loss to the Colts. Cardale Jones hit Jarrett Boykin in the end zone as time expired, pulling Buffalo to within a point, but Jones' two-point conversion attempt was...
Amid an offseason of speculation and a months-long episode of "Will They or Won't They", a deal was finally reached between the Buffalo Bills and their starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor. It was a negotiation that started to really...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills and Tyrod Taylor have reached a contract extension. Taylor was set to go into the final year of his contract.  He was scheduled to make only $3 million this coming season after making the...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR For some people growing up in Western New York, it was their dream to play in the National Football League and suit up in a Buffalo Bills jersey. For Williamsville native Glenn Gronkowski, he will...
Bills Defensive Coordinator Dennis Thurman along with Rex Ryan who is likely more of the D Coordinator than Thurman is, both had horrendous seasons last year.   Their defense was the worst in the NFL at getting to the quarterback and communication on...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Notes and observations from Wednesday’s Bills practice: —Corey Graham was not in uniform.  He had a rest day. —Both Cordy Glenn and Richie Incognito were still out, as...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR It has been 16 seasons since the Buffalo Bills have played in a National Football League playoff game, but we know most people know that, it is nothing new. There's been eight different head coaches...
The Bills released the news that many fans had feared. Rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland is having knee surgery and is likely out for the season. Rex Ryan said, “Bad news obviously of today was Reggie. He is going to have surgery on a torn ACL. He’s...
John Saunders, ESPN broadcaster for 30 years, has died at the age of 61. Saunders covered college football, basketball and the NHL for the network, in addition to hosting SportsCenter and, most recently, The Sports Reporters. Saunders was...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Towards the end of last season, Corey Graham was the face of frustration when all seemed to be unraveling around the Bills defense.  The veteran safety was visibly upset, both on and off the field,...
Greg Roman is in his second season as the Bills’ Offensive Coordinator. He navigated a quarterback in his first season of starting and had an offense that led the NFL in rushing.   Roman was with Howard and Jeremy live from St. John-Fisher Tuesday...
By: Brian Mazurowski (On Twitter: @BMaz1) Depending on how you view these types of things, Ric Flair could be considered the greatest professional wrestler of all time. The 16-time World Champion (a number he disputes) has been at the top of every promotion...
Last season at Buffalo Bills training camp, the offense featured a three-way quarterback battle, the addition of LeSean McCoy in the back field, and a new system at the helm of offensive coordinator, Greg Roman. As the season went on, the Bills'...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   —The team began practice by working on punt team, which reminded me there are still two long-snappers out here - Garrison Sanborn and Reid Ferguson.   —OG Richie Incognito did...
Even though he was out of the NFL last season, Brandon Spikes was confident the call would come.  It did and it came from a familiar place.  The free agent linebacker was signed by the Bills this past weekend after an injury to rookie and projected...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Notes and observations from Monday’s Bills practice: Sammy Watkins, Marcell Dareus, and Kyle Williams all returned to the field for the first time this season  OT Cordy Glenn, who...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR While the Buffalo Bills were able to get three of their injured players back to action on Monday morning, the team was dealt more injuries to make things complicated at St. John Fisher College...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Bills rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland has a partially torn ACL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who adds the team is confident it is not fully torn: Initial MRI on Bills Reggie Ragland’s...
The Bills couldn’t do everything in their Saturday scrimmage because they were down to three inside linebackers. They didn’t do the two-minute drill which cut practice 20 minutes short.   The team did all 11-on-11 with all three groups getting...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The rain came down hard for the first time at Bills camp, but it lasted maybe five minutes, then it became sunny and hot.  While it was coming down for that brief period, the team stayed on the field stretching. ...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Bills rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland suffered a non-contact knee injury in Friday’s practice. Ragland went down right in front of owner Terry Pegula and GM Doug Whaley, who were sitting on a golf...
The temperatures were again hovering around 90 as the Bills practiced Thursday at St. John-Fisher, but the players handled the sun well. Rex Ryan said, “The players handled the heat pretty good today.”   Marquise Goodwin had some issues...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Buffalo Bills have remained relatively healthy through the first week of training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York. While the team has 10 players sitting out of on-field...
The Buffalo Bills defense is on a mission. From the head coach, who is in charge of the defense, through the players, everyone is out for redemption after a disappointing 2015 season.  It wasn’t supposed to be that way.  Coming off strong...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR It was nearly 14 years ago when former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was inducted to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Kelly was the first member of the Bills' Super Bowl teams to be inducted...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR Wednesday is the first off-day for the Buffalo Bills at training camp at St. John Fisher. This after the team held its first night practice of camp on Tuesday. Through the first few days of camp,...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR It has been nearly 12 years since the last World Cup of Hockey took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2004, Canada took home the crown after beating Finland in the finals. On Tuesday, ESPN released...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports —There was a large crowd on hand for the team’s first night practice. ​--Tight end Charles Clay did not practice.  He was getting his backed stretched out a lot during Monday's...
Before the Bills' first night practice of the 2016 training camp Tuesday, head coach Rex Ryan says newly-acquired running back Reggie Bush will participate, though it's undetermined how much. He also said the former Heisman winning will...
Even in the low minors Monday wasn't just another game day. August 1 is Trade Deadline Day in baseball. Big-league clubhouses everywhere have ESPN on, or MLB Network, watching to see who gets moved -- your teammates, your opponents, yourself. Everyone's...
  After pleading not guilty to an incident in downtown Buffalo this past June, Buffalo Sabres forward, Evander Kane, is being sued by a woman regarding other allegations that occurred in December. Kane is being sued by a woman who claims he...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Here’s what new Bills RB Reggie Bush had to say to the media Monday afternoon, with the full transcript courtesy Buffalo Bills PR: RB Reggie Bush Monday, August 1, 2016 Q: So how happy are...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports --First offense wide receivers rotated with three players generally: Robert Woods, Dez Lewis, and Greg Little. Marquise Goodwin was the next man up.  --Speaking of Goodwin, he's been having a...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports While no one questioned his ability as a run-stopper, many questioned Reggie Ragland’s ability to play in coverage at the NFL level when he was selected in the second round by the Bills this past draft. ...
One year ago at Bills training camp, the big story was the quarterback position and the three way competition with Tyrod Taylor, Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel.  Do you remember the WHOSDAQ and “Who’s the quarterback though”? It seems...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Here are my notes from Sunday’s Bills training camp practice at St. John Fisher: --It was a very undisciplined practice at times. Several false start penalties and even more - far too many -...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR After some late drama on the final two holes at the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Gold Club in Springfield, New Jersey, Jimmy Walker holds off defending champion Jason Day to win his first major...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR Tyrod Taylor usually comes across as a soft-spoken guy when he talks to the media. With his teammates, he has become an outspoken leader for the Buffalo Bills. Head coach Rex Ryan said on...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Buffalo Bills will not have its first team practice at training camp until Saturday morning at St. John Fisher College. However, the Bills were busy making some roster moves on Friday afternoon...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Although he said he “looked at every situation,” cornerback Stephon Gilmore showed up on time to Bills training camp just like the rest of his teammates did Friday morning.  “I...
What are the odds of making it to the NHL? Does anyone really have a concrete percentage of this statistic?   When talking about making it in professional sports we sure act like we know the percentage. I made it to the NHL and truth is, I couldn't...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at each...
By: Brian Mazurowski (On Twitter: @BMaz1) Since the start of the wrestling year (the day after Wrestlemania), WWE has proclaimed that we are in a "new era." This week, it actually seems true. The brand split (which I still kind of despise)...
Bills head coach Rex Ryan has high expectations for rookie third-round pick Adolphus Washington. He said on the John Murphy Show Thursday (in its new noon to 3 p.m. slot) that he envisions him as a starter on the defensive line. "He'll...
Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas says he's excited for the every Buffalo Bills season, but this is the one he thinks the organization's 16-year playoff drought will come to a close. "I think, if you look at it on paper, they...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The 2015 Buffalo Bills season may be considered a let down to many after the hype was, arguably, at an all-time high with the arrival of head coach Rex Ryan and owners Kim and Terry Pegula taking...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at each...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills continue to have interest in signing running back Reggie Bush and would like to have a resolution to talks before training camp begins Saturday morning, a league source has confirmed to WGR. ...
  Justin LaDuca   This past week, six new players have signed contracts with their respective hockey clubs to avoid arbitration.    On Monday, Brayden Schenn signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers reportedly...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at each...
    In high school, Doug Whaley was kind of a phenom. Not in the usual sense, of course. You would know that already if had been one of those genetic athletic freak show phenoms – the ones that are on the cover of SI like Bryce Harper....
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman continues to deny the correlation between concussions and the brain disease CTE. In response to Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal's questions as part of the class-action concussion lawsuit,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at each...
Ryan Gates @ryan_wgr Last week, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport revealed that negotiations between the Buffalo Bills and cornerback Stephon Gilmore had not progressed, and that Gilmore was planning to play out the final year of his rookie contract....
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Check out WGR at the Bills Game Day on September 13th, 2015
Take a look inside the Van Miller Broadcast Booth
The Buffalo Bills are getting closer to the unveiling of the newly renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium to the general public. The team allowed WGR Sports Radio 550 have a sneak peak to see just how far along they are with a little under three weeks to go before...
WGR's Howard Simon was in Canton on Saturday to watch as Bills reciever Andre Reed was inducted in to the 2014 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he took a few pictures to commemorate the event.  Check them out! 
Buffalo, N.Y. (wgr550.com) - Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick Sam Reinhart was in studio with Howard Simon and Jeremy White.  Here are some photos we snapped in the studio.
The Buffalo Bills honor their founder and owner, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. by opening up their Fieldhouse in Orchard Park to fans. All pictures by Joe Buscaglia
The WGR team was at the Gallagher Center Friday night for the Purple Eagles' double header.
WGR Sports Radio 550 at NOCO Express French and Borden with Sal
Amherst, N.Y. (WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Bills first round draft pick had little sleep and arrived in Buffalo early today.  Quarterback E.J. Manuel stopped in to visit with Howard SImon and Jeremy White in our WGR studios.  Here are some photos snapped...
Check out the pictures from the Transitowne event with Howard and the WGR Promo Team on March 16th!
Pictures from Sal Capaccio broadcasting live from the Labatt Pond Hockey Tournament
Sunoco sampling at the Bills tailgate at the last home game of the season on 12-30-12!
WGR's Pat Malacaro is in Ottawa for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend.  Head inside for his photos from Media Day and the Skills Competition.
WGR Ball Girls at Westwood Country Club in Amherst for the 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament.
It's the start of a brand new era for the Buffalo Bills. With brand new helmets and uniforms for the franchise, the next new thing to be installed is the brand new A-Turf that will make up the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Some major changes to the field...
The Buffalo Bills unveiled their new uniforms Friday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Click to view the pictures!
Darth Vader was in the neighborhood, so he stopped by our studios to give Bulldog a Star Wars Bisons Jersey and to play some match game.
What do you think of the Sabres new ticket pricing structure?
  I like it. Supply and demand should play a role in the price of a game
  I don't like it. Not a fan of the unknown when it comes to prices for a game
 
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