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Day 1 of training camp for the Buffalo Bills taking place at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. A few big names dropped by the Howard Simon Show, including pass rusher Jerry Hughes, president Russ Brandon and running back LeSean McCoy. Hear...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   When the Buffalo Bills take the field for the first time in 2015 Friday morning, there’s no mistaking where almost everyone in attendance will be focusing their attention.  Right behind...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   With the start of training camp Friday morning and the regular season now only five weeks away, everyone wants to know: “Who’s going to be the Bills starting quarterback in 2015?”  ...
People, the day has come, and boy does it feel good. The start of Training Camp, for the Buffalo Bills anyway, is less than 24 hours away. While most of the league has gotten underway, the Bills are setting up their bed spreads, hooking up their Xbox’s...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer entered a written plea of not guilty for the misdemeanor battery charge he faces for punching a minor, according to ESPN.  Kromer is now scheduled to appear...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has placed defensive end Mario Williams, kicker Dan Carpenter and cornerback Leodis McKelvin on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. The team also announced...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   As Bills players began reporting to St. John Fisher Wednesday for the start of training camp, there was a prevailing theme, especially coming from several veterans.  They all recognize there is heightened...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   As Buffalo Bills players began to filter into Keough Hall at St. John Fisher College Wednesday, defensive lineman Kyle Williams, who is the NFLPA representative for the team, and center Eric Wood, were...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Former Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus is visiting the Bills today, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport:   Former #Colts OL Gosder Cherilus is visiting the #Bills today,...
When the Bills hold their first practice at training camp on Friday, I'll be doing something I've never done before at any other Bills camp. I think I'll only watch the quarterbacks.  Whenever I go to a camp practice, I try to watch as...
With just two days before the Buffalo Bills get on the field for their first practice, WGR continued its Camp Countdown. Today's list is a small group of players we could see landing in a mini controversy - not legal or anything off the field,...
Tom  Brady has responded to the NFL's decision upholding his four game suspension.  Brady posted a statement on his Facebook page: · I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports You can read the entire 20-page decision from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension below: Follow me on Twitter @SalSports  
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   When the Bills take to the field for their first 2015 training camp practice Friday morning, wide receiver Sammy Watkins says he will be ready and “full-go.”     The second-year...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Buffalo Bills have released offensive guard Chris Williams due to a failed physical, according to ESPN. Williams had missed all of OTAs and minicamps this offseason recovering from back surgery.  He signed...
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced...
WGR has been counting down to the NFL season as we approach the first day of Buffalo Bills training camp. On Tuesday, the crew counted down the best road trips of the upcoming season. 5) Philadelphia 4) Washington 3) Kansas City 2) Tennessee...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Quarterback.  Two new guards.  The running game.  Uncertainty at tackle.  In no particular order (well, except for quarterback being first), these are the answers usually given...
Pete Carges @pcarges550 "Put your phone away Pete, this is history" Those were the words uttered to me with two outs in the 9th inning of the first potential no-hitter against the Cubs since Sandy Koufax like a hundred years...
Ralph Wilson has a long list of failed GM’s since he let John Butler go. They include Tom Donahoe, Marv Levy, Russ Brandon and Buddy Nix.   For some reason Wilson thought Brandon could be a football man because he was brilliant working the business...
WGR's Paul Hamilton and Sal Capaccio discuss and analyze the Sabres naming Russ Brandon their new team president, and the parting of Ted Black: Twitter: WGR550 Paul Hamilton Sal Capaccio
There are big changes today with the Buffalo Sabres.   The team has parted ways with President Ted Black and has decided to give Russ Brandon double duty.   Brandon is now President of both the Bills and the Sabres. Here is the Sabres Press Release...
Brayton Wilson reporting Twitter @BJWilsonWGR We are six days away from the Buffalo Bills hitting the field at St. John Fisher College for training camp. On today's countdown, Jeremy and Matt give their top six players no body needs to pay attention...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   We know it will be a three-way competition at training camp to see who will be the Bills starting quarterback.  Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, and Tyrod Taylor will all get their reps with the first-team...
WGR's Upon Further Review brings the all the most important stories in sports from the last week.   Admittedly, it's been pretty light on sports news for Buffalo since free agency opened in the NHL, but we're getting closer to training...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley has made it clear this offseason that resigning Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is a top priority.  With the offseason winding down and players reporting...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Every year at NFL training camps, Some players - even entrenched starters - begin camp slow, then work themselves into a groove. Others get off to great start and either keep it up or fade as...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin won a silver medal in the long jump at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto Wednesday night.   Goodwin jumped a season best 8.27-meters (27-feet,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   When Nickell Robey signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent before the 2013 season, it was the perfect match. Mike Pettine’s aggressive defensive scheme, combined with a terrific front...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   In 2012, Rex Ryan’s New York Jets defense ranked 2nd in the NFL in passing yards per game given up and 7th in passing yards per play.  Those numbers are despite not having CB Darrelle Revis...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Everything went exactly according to plan for Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin Tuesday at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.   Goodwin told me via text Monday his plan was to hit the qualifying mark...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Legendary. Iconic. Great. Words we throw around far too easy and far too often today. Especially in this business when it comes to sports personalities/athletes, entertainers, politicians,...
Broadcasting royalty. That is how I would describe Van Miller.   The "Voice of the Bills" for 37 years and more than 600 games was a great broadcaster but for anyone who was lucky enough to know Van, he was an even greater person. My first...
Upon the news of Van Miller's passing at the age of 87, several members of the WGR staff, and those that worked with him in the past called in and shared their memories of the legendary Play-by-Play broadcaster. Bills Broadcaster John Murphy:  ...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports When Rex Ryan does something, he does it big - and with fanfare.  Friday morning, he did it almost 10,000 feet off the ground when he took to the air with the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team at the...
The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly inked another RFA to a deal. A Swedish newspaper is reporting that forward Johan Larsson has agreed to a 1-year, $800,000 deal. Larsson made a strong impression at the end of last season after getting...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   After Bill Polian took over as Buffalo Bills General Manager in 1986, one of the very first moves he made was to bring center Kent Hull to Buffalo from the New Jersey Generals of the folding USFL.  ...
Buffalo Bills owner and President of Pegula Sports & Entertainment Kim Pegula appeared on the John Murphy Show Thursday evening on WGR. It will be Pegula's first training camp as owner of the team, and she's very excited. "A lot of excitement,...
The Rochester Americans' roster is beginning to take shape. Earlier this week, Phil Varone agreed to a new contract keeping him with the Amerks, on Thursday the team announced that center Tim Schaller, defenseman Jerome Leduc and goalie Nathan...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills have six training camp practices which will require tickets for fans to attend.   Today, they announced the distribution locations for those dates.   Tickets are complimentary...
By Mike Jafari Twitter @MJafariWGR According to Dhiren Mahiban of the New York Times and Pro Hockey Talk, Buffalo is one of three teams pursuing defenseman Cody Franson.  Mahiban notes that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins are the other...
The Buffalo Bills have a very important decision to make with training camp only two weeks away and it has nothing to do with the quarterback competition.  Its extremely rare for NFL teams to be in the market for an assistant coach this close to camp...
Sigh. When news broke on Monday of Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly’s arrest for driving impaired, that was the collective reaction of Western New York hockey fans. Sabres fans had been walking around all weekend with their...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 14, 2015) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the variable ticket pricing plan for all Sabres home games in the 2015-16 regular season. The variable pricing plan breaks games down into five classifications...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is scheduled to jump from an airplane Friday morning with the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, according to a report in The Buffalo News. Ryan's jump will kick off the 2015...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Buffalo Bills today announced they've placed offensive line coach Aaron Kromer on indefinite paid administrative leave following his arrest on battery charges last weekend. A statement from team President...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Greg Roman coached the offensive tackles at Stanford in 2009-2010.  He may have to be prepared to do it again.  And maybe even the guards and centers, too.   After Bills offensive...
WGR's Upon Further Review takes you through the week that was, bringing you the week's most important sports headlines.   Any other Sunday during Sabres development camp week, I would have littered this post with news from the week about...
Tim Murray liked the work his team got in during Development Camp. He also loved the fan support which he thought drove the players to be better.   Another couple of thousand came down to the arena on Sunday to see the 3-on-3 tournament. Murray said,...
By Mike Jafari Twitter @MJafariWGR Updated with new information on the incident involving Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer.  http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/new-details-released-in-nfl-coach-s-battery-case-1.497089 NFL Network's Ian Rapoport...
By Mike Jafari Twitter @MJafariWGR The Anaheim Ducks signed forward Chris Stewart to a one year deal worth $1.7 million. Stewart joins a Ducks team that just lost Matt Beleskey to free agency and traded Emerson Etem and Kyle Palmieri to the Easter...
The Buffalo Sabres drew over 17,000 to downtown Buffalo to take a peek at their top prospects. Former No. 2 overall picks Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart faced off on oppositing teams in front of the huge crowd. Hear what they and new coach Dan Bylsma...
LISTEN TO JACK EICHEL'S POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE HERE When Dan Bylsma was on WGR Friday afternoon, he worried that Thursday’s grueling power skate would zap the players’ energy for the scrimmage. He was right...
Thousands of Sabres fans flocked down to the First Niagara Center Friday night to get their first look at Jack Eichel in a Sabres (practice) jersey. They came for Eichel.  They stayed for a dominating performance by Sam Reinhart. Reinhart captivated...
Jack Eichel isn’t going to have to do all that much to be the best Sabres ever to wear 15.   Gerry Meehan was the first Sabre to wear it and he is far and away still the best player to ever wear it.   Buffalo’s second captain spent...
Brayton J. Wilson reporting After much anticipation and speculation, Jack Eichel has finally announced what number he will wear with the Sabres. It was announced on Twitter from the Buffalo Sabres account, Eichel will wear the number 15. Eichel wore...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe was a guest on WGR on Friday.  A 2nd round pick in the 2012 draft, McCabe spent most of last season in Rochester.  The former University of Wisconsin standout had five goals and 24 assists in 57 games. ...
The Buffalo Sabres have hired a new goaltending coach.  Here is the release from the team: The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has hired Andrew Allen as goaltending coach.  Allen will join the Sabres’ coaching staff after spending...
Matt Ellis told me last season that he was not done playing hockey. Ellis did not get a NHL offer from the Sabres, but he’s staying close as he signed an AHL one year deal with Rochester.   The 33 year old Ellis played 39 games...
The Sabres through a release tell you what you need to know about Friday's scrimmage. The Sabres announced more than 10,000 tickets have already been sold for the team’s development camp scrimmage and the organization anticipates a record crowd...
After a grueling day of power skating and testing on Thursday the Sabres prospects now turn their attention to the Blue and Gold Scrimmage Friday night at 7. As of 11:00 Thursday morning, the team had sold 95-hundred tickets.   There will be significantly...
Jack Eichel has captured all the headlines from the Buffalo Sabres 2015 draft class but there were other players selected by the Blue and Gold last month.  Brendan Guhle was picked in round two, 51st overall.  The 6-2, 184 pound defenseman played...
The Sabres seemed to draft well on defense and had many good young D-men. Buffalo has made some trades and has flipped their depth losing Tyler Myers, Brayden McNabb, Andrej Sekera, Chris Butler and Nikita Zadorov. That has kept Tim Murray into trade mode...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   After finishing fourth at the US Outdoor World Championships last month, Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin will compete in the long jump for Team USA at the Pan American Games...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills are one of 26 teams to have staff in attendance today for Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle’s pro day workout, a team source confirmed to me.  Battle...
Last year’s second overall pick is determined to be an impactful NHL player.   Sam Reinhart played nine games for Buffalo last season and to say he was overmatched would’ve been an understatement. The kid was taking big hits and was rarely...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Rosters turn over quickly in the National Football League.  Whether it’s through free agency, a player being released, another being added, the rare trade, or even retirement, players...
The Buffalo Sabres made forward Ryan O'Reilly one of the richest players in the NHL over the weekend, signing him to a contract that will keep him with the Sabres for the next eight seasons. After next year, his cap hit will be a whopping $7.5...
After Jack Eichel signed with the Sabres, he mentioned how nice it was going to be to get back to playing hockey.   On Monday the NHL’s second overall pick hit the ice for Sabres Developmental Camp. He looked like a natural during the hour of...
Dan Lambert is leaving junior hockey to join Dan Bylsma’s staff.   Lambert coached in Kelowna for one season posting a 53-13-6 record. His team got as far as the Memorial Cup which was won by Oshawa.   That was Lambert’s first head...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports All NFL coaches want to set up their opponent.  Here's an example of how new Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman did it in San Francisco with the 49ers. Only about 8:00 of game action after...
WGR's Upon Further Review takes you through the week that was, bringing you up to date with the most important sports stories over the past week. After sixteen long years, the U.S. Women's National Team have captured their 3rd World Cup, the...
The United States became the first three-time champion of the Women’s World Cup, beating Japan 5-2 in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup Final on Sunday. The U.S. wasted no time in taking the lead on the Japanese with a goal from Carli Lloyd in the third...
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team’s schedule for its annual summer development camp from July 6-12 at the First Niagara Center. On-ice camp sessions will be open to the public and an intra-squad “Blue & Gold Scrimmage” will take place...
By Mike Jafari Twitter @mjafariWGR Here is the latest going around the NHL…. The Free Agent Frenzy is winding down; however there are still some surprising names still available.  Former Sabres Brad Boyes, Chris Stewart and Christian Erhroff...
The Sabres have made it official and have signed Ryan O’Reilly’s brother Cal. He gets a 2 year/$1.4-million deal.   Cal captained Utica of the AHL last season. In a release the Sabres added more, O’Reilly (6’0”, 188...
To nobody’s surprise the Sabres have signed newly acquired Ryan O’Reilly to a seven year contract extension. The deal will pay the forward a total of $52.5-million.   O’Reilly will finish up the final year of his contract and make...
The Sabres have signed defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti to a one-year, two-way contract. In a release the sabres say Sanguinetti (6’3”, 190 lbs., 2/29/1988) spent last season as an alternate captain for the Utica Comets, scoring a career-best 16 goals...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Leodis McKelvin is used to it by now. Used to the Buffalo Bills bringing in younger defensive backs every year to push him for his job, or even out-right take it.  They’ve...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Steve Tasker is generally regarded as the best non-kicker or punter special teams player of all-time in the NFL.  For that, he’s been a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame six...
The Sabres have spoken to a free agent it is an O'Reilly. Ryan's brother Cal is talking with Tim Murray who said as of 5:30 on Wednesday, a deal is not done. Cal was a 5th round pick of Nashville in 2005. In 113 NHL games O'Reilly...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills have signed offensive tackle Wayne Hunter.  In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.   The University of Hawaii product played for new Bills...
When news broke that Jack Eichel was going to sign a contract with the Buffalo Sabres, my first reaction was to wish everyone a "Happy Eichel Day". I'll bet many of you have already used that phrase with fellow Sabres fans on more than one occasion. ...
  By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin played only ten games last season and was targeted in the passing game only nine times.  Some of that, by his own admission, was...
The first piece of Chicago's third Stanley Cup championship team has been dismantled as forward Brandon Saad has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The details of the trade are as follows:The Blue Jackets get Brandon Saad, as well as...
Two former Sabres, who were both dealt before this years trade deadline, have reportedly signed two year extensions with their new teams. Brian Flynn, who had three points in six playoff games for Montreal last year has agreed to a 2 year deal worth...
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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.
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