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Wayne Scanlan reports that a former Sens draft pick will come to Sabres training camp.   Goaltender Francois Brassard is 20 years old and was taken by Ottawa in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. The Senators didn’t sign him which put him back...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter: @SalSports The Bills and New York Giants play in the Hall of Fame Game.  That means they’re the only teams in the NFL with five preseason games.  It also means an extra week of practice and an extra...
Doug Marrone moved practice from 8 this morning until 6 at night and it worked. Had he kept it at 8, there would’ve been thunderstorms and heavy rain. Marrone said, “I wanted to make sure that we got to practice. Last night, when the storm was...
Doug Marrone moved practice from 8 this morning until 6 at night and it worked. Had he kept it at 8, there would’ve been thunderstorms and heavy rain. Marrone said, “I wanted to make sure that we got to practice. Last night, when the storm was...
Bills Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett must smile every time he looks down at the roster.  Hackett doesn't lack for weapons as he prepares to guide the Bills offense for a second season. The backfield options include  CJ Spiller,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter: @SalSports So you've heard the Bills are going to run a "wide-nine" defense under new coordinator Jim Schwartz.  What does that mean from a scheme and philosophy standpoint?  And how will...
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that former Bills quarterback will represent his team as an honorary captain at the Hall of Fame Game against the Giants on Sunday, August 3rd.  Kelly and former Giants linebacker Harry Carson will take the...
Buffalo Bills' defensive tackle Marcell Dareus released a statement on his return to training camp. He was away from the team dealing with a legal matter in Alabama. Dareus also failed conditioning tests early in the week. Here is the statement: ...
A mystery illness has the best player in the group on the sideline.  There will be at least one new starter, quite likely two and an outside shot at three.  Welcome, Bills offensive line, to the first week of training camp.   Left tackle...
The Buffalo Bills wrapped up their first practice of Training Camp Sunday evening, and Head Coach Doug Marrone made an appearance on the Jim Rome Show Monday afternoon before the team hit the field for Day two. He gave his thoughts on the first practice, EJ...
I don't envy Doug Marrone.  The Bills head coach is being put in a very difficult spot by Marcell Dareus and one wonders when Marrone's patience will run out.  Dareus begins his fourth training camp as a Buffalo Bill on the sideline as...
It was a trying day for Rory McIlroy, finishing 1 under par after shooting a 200, -16 in the first three rounds of the Open Championship.  Thankfully, he built up enough of a lead in the first three rounds to fend off some late surges from Sergio Garcia...
Friday morning, the Buffalo Sabres put a bow on the most interesting development camp in the history of development camps. A throng of fans gathered in the 100s to see seven teams play mini 3-on-3 games. Guess who else was there: Terry Pegula, Ted Nolan,...
The Bulls are coming to Entercom Buffalo. In a joint press conference Thursday between Entercom and the University at Buffalo, UB Athletics' Director Danny White and Entercom Buffalo Vice President/General Manager Greg Ried announced a new radio partnership...
The Sabres prospects got a whole different type of practice on Thursday.   Ted Nolan retained skating coach Dawn Braid and she put the two groups through a few hours of power skating.   Sam Reinhart was given a “maintenance” day and...
The Sabres have signed forward Tyler Ennis to a 5 year/$23-million contract..  Ennis has played in parts of five seasons with the Sabres since being drafted by Buffalo in the first round (26th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.   ...
From many on Twitter, the first reaction to reports of Tyler Ennis agreeing to a five-year deal with the Sabres: “Really? That long?” Last off-season, the Sabres signed Cody Hodgson to a six year contract with an identical cap hit to that of Ennis....
Nine thousand fans for a July scrimmage? And is that even surprising? I've been saying lately that my enthusiasm for the youngest, newest Sabres is stronger than usual, even perhaps stronger than ever, and last night's crowd shows I am not alone...
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract. Ruhwedel has played in 28 games for the Sabres since signing an entry-level contract with the club in April 2013. While playing for the Rochester...
Mikhail Grigorenko played on a line with Dan Catenacci and Hudson Fasching. The line didn’t score, but quite possibly they were the game’s best line.   Once the three got a cycle going, they sustained pressure on the goaltenders. If it wasn’t...
The first period wasn’t much to write home about as only one goal was scored with very few chances.   Jerome Leduc came in from the right point and took a shot off the back wall from Nikita Zadorov to score with goalie Cal Peterson down and out....
I found it interesting that the Sabres thought a former 7th round pick was so important that they traded for him and then signed him out of Quinnipiac.   Jordan Samuels-Thomas spent two seasons with the Bobcats and two seasons with Bowling Green. Since...
The Sabres started Developmental Camp with seven first round picks in attendance including Mark Pysyk, Mikhail Grigorenko, Zemgus Girgensons, Nikita Zadorv, Rasmus Ristolainen, Joel Armia and of course Samson Reinhart.   With 37 players on the ice for...
  Rebuild rebuild rebuild future prospects future next wave generation 2015 draft rebuild future rebuild…… If you haven’t figured it out already, 2014-15 is all about the rebuild for the Buffalo Sabres. The wish list for next...
Where has the off season gone?  Come Sunday night, the Bills will hit the practice field at St. John Fisher for the start of their 2014 training camp.  There are a number of questions about the 2014 Bills but the biggest question doesn't have...
There were 113 scoreless minutes of soccer on Sunday afternoon in Brazil.  In that 113th's minute, Mario Götze, a substitute for all-time World Cup goal-scoring leader Miroslav Klose, buried a cross from Andre Schurrle.  The Germans...
The Buffalo Sabres have announced they have signed forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year deal.  A second-round pick in 2008, Dalpe has played 96 career NHL games scoring 9 goals and 17 points.  He spent last season with the Vancouver Canucks. ...
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Today, at Sweet Home High School, Jim Kelly took part in his annual Football Camp. The Hall of Fame Quarterback is about 50 pounds lighter than normal but was in good spirits, at times getting in the action and playing with kids. He...
The Buffalo Sabres acquired a forward from the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. The Blue and Gold acquired LW Jordan Samuels-Thomas in exchange for a conditional 7th round draft pick in 2015. Samuels-Thomas (6’3, 195 lbs) was drafted by the Atlanta...
The Ottawa Senators issued a statement Monday saying that General Manager and President of Hockey Operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer.  Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately.  During his absence,...
On July 1, the Buffalo Sabres may have made things a little complicated. General manager Tim Murray signed good players on Day 1 of free agency, inking Matt Moulson, Brian Gionta, Andrej Meszaros and Cody McCormick. The moves improved the roster and the...
For a while, it looked like nothing was going to get in the way of Roger Federer's record-breaking 8th Wimbledon Championship win, not even a 3-game lead in the 4th set at championship point for Novak Djokovic. It wasn't to be for Federer. ...
With Argentina's win over Belgium and Costa Rica's loss to the Dutch on penalty kicks, the World Cup Semifinals have been set.  The winners of yesterday's games, Brazil and Germany, are set to face-off on one side of the bracket on Tuesday. ...
Former Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has found new employment. Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced on Thursday that the Coyotes have signed Darcy Regier to a multi-year contract to serve as the team’s Senior Vice President...
Brian Gionta was introduced by the Sabres on Wednesday as he pulled on his new number 12 sweater. Gionta wore 14 in New Jersey and 21 in Montreal.  Gionta had other offers, but coming home to Western New York appealed to him in many ways, “We like...
Tim Murray thinks it was a good day for the organization and I think Murray has passed his first three major tests with flying colors. By that I mean the trade deadline, the draft and now the start of free agency. Murray told the fans to come along for the...
He's back. Matt Moulson is a Buffalo Sabre once again. Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports Moulson has agreed to a 5-year, $25 million contract to come back to Buffalo. In 44 games with Buffalo last season, he notched 29 points...
With the draft and buyouts done, now Tim Murray gets to concentrate on free agency.   Jamie McBain, Connor Knapp, Cory Conacher and Matt MacKenzie were not qualified by Murray. Others that were qualified include Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno, Luke Adam,...
The Buffalo Sabres buyout of Christian Ehrhoff has come as a shock to many fans, and with good reason.  It would appear that the Sabres just gave away one of their most valuable assets because of a fear of a doomsday scenario that might never come, and...
whitey@wgr550.com @JeremyWGR The Buffalo Sabres buyout of Christian Ehrhoff has come as a shock to many fans, and with good reason.  It would appear that the Sabres just gave away one of their most valuable assets because of a fear of a doomsday...
Tim Murray was in a "no lose" situation as far as I was concerned.  There was almost nothing he could have done during round one of the NHL draft that would have annoyed me.  I didn't want the Sabres to draft Aaron Ekblad because...
The Sabres have used their final compliance buyout on Christian Ehrhoff.   If they had traded him and Ehrhoff retired before the end of his contract, there would be the recapture rule against Buffalo’s cap. It's something Tim Murray has been...
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It happens around this time every single year. Once the novelty of training camp begins to wear off and all the players have to deal with is constant communication and banter with their teammates, eventually a boiling point happens during one random practice....
When Mike Pettine left the Buffalo Bills to take the job as the head coach with the Cleveland Browns, many considered the departure of the defensive coordinator to be among one of the biggest losses of the offseason. Pettine had a unique playcalling style...
While other teams around the National Football League are just getting started at training camp, the Buffalo Bills have already gone through a full week’s worth of work. Only a week away from their first preseason game, the Bills have a lot on their...
One full week of practice is over and done with at St. John Fisher College, and with all things considered, the Buffalo Bills haven't been hit too hard by the injury bug through the first seven sessions. The tight end room, however, would beg to differ....
For the first time during the 2014 version of training camp, the Buffalo Bills gave their players their first taste of real football. Before the practice, head coach Doug Marrone announced that the Bills would be going “live” under the lights at...
Injuries will always be a part of training camp for a team in the National Football League, and sometimes they come in bunches to effect one position in particular. The Buffalo Bills are no exception to that rule, having suffered two separate injuries to their...
With their first day off while at training camp now behind them, the Buffalo Bills took the field Friday night with a familiar, and quite welcomed face to help lead the defense in their 2014 efforts. Despite his current legal predicaments, that player is vital...
The return of one of the Buffalo Bills' best players to the practice field on Friday was also coupled with the injury to one of their most popular and well-respected members of the roster. Running back Fred Jackson had to leave the practice prematurely...
For the first time since they’ve been back at training camp, the Buffalo Bills had one of their best defensive players on the field and participating in practice. Following his clearance by the medical staff on Thursday, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus...
For the second straight day, the Buffalo Bills have made moves on their roster. On Thursday the team brought in a reserve offensive lineman to help out in camp while releasing cornerback Brandon Smith. Just hours before their Friday evening practice, the Bills...
Before their first day off from the 2014 version of training camp, the Buffalo Bills got on the field one more time to help improve on their efforts from Tuesday. The offense struggled mightily just a day ago and the Bills entered the field at St. John Fisher...
The Buffalo Bills made a concerted effort in the offseason to upgrade the offensive line and now, only four days into training camp, it sounds as though they aren't done after addressing both the left guard and right tackle starting positions. The only...
On Monday, the Buffalo Bills trotted their prize of the offseason out in front of all the national media and they came away with a lot of praise. The big networks didn’t stay for Tuesday’s practice, and that was probably for the best from an offensive...
For the second straight year in Pittsford, New York, the Buffalo Bills have a quarterback competition on their hands. No, not the most obvious one. EJ Manuel is still firmly the top man on the depth chart and will enter the 2014 season as the starter. The...
Through the first five days of training camp at St. John Fisher College, one of the biggest storylines have been about stud defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and when he'll be able to get back on the field for practice. After having been excused from the...
The Buffalo Bills are now through their first three practices of the summer and have been fairly fortunate when it comes to lingering injuries at this point. Outside of a few bumps and bruises, most of the roster has been healthy to start training camp at...
For the second straight day the NFL world revolved around Pittsford, New York, as the Buffalo Bills were once again the only team to have a practice. That will change in short order as the rest of the teams start reporting to camp over the course of the next...
The Buffalo Bills got done with practice Monday and head coach Doug Marrone was once again asked about the process that star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will go through to get back on the field. During that answer, Marrone dropped a tidbit of information...
Since it was announced on the Wednesday heading into training camp, not much has been learned about Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn and why he was listed on the Active/Non-Football Illness list. The starting player, and perhaps the best offensive lineman...
A native of Buffalo and former training camp mainstay is back with the Bills organization. The team announced shortly before the start of their second practice of the summer that wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt has been re-signed by the organization. Roosevelt...
When all the players on the Buffalo Bills were busy enjoying their time away and preparing for whatever Fourth of July celebrations they had planned, they were simultaneously greeted by news that would have a distinct effect on their season. Top linebacker...
The Buffalo Bills opened up the training camp season for the National Football League on Sunday night and did so in front of a packed house at St. John Fisher College. As the team clustered together just outside the locker room facility to get ready to run...
With Cordy Glenn starting training camp on the Active/Non-Football Illness list, Buffalo Bills seventh-round pick and rookie Seantrel Henderson had a humongous opportunity in front of him. Glenn's absense to start camp paved the way for Henderson to take...
The challenging offseason for Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has extended into the start of training camp. A few hours after the team held their yearly conditioning workout the day before the first training camp practice at St. John Fisher College,...
On Friday afternoon Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said they were in the process of bringing in two young players and that an announcement could be coming on Saturday. Whaley was a man of his word. The team announced Saturday morning that they've...
Most were caught by surprise when the Buffalo Bills sent out a press release earlier in the week that had three prominent players on the roster starting training camp on non-participation lists. Of the three, the most notable was left tackle Cordy Glenn...
Right in the middle of the final lull and time off throughout the summer, the Buffalo Bills received some of the worst news that they could have. Defensive rookie of the year runner up and stud linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his ACL, likely ending his season...
Training camp has claimed the jobs of two members of the Buffalo Bills a full two days ahead of the team's first official practice. As players were moving into their dorm rooms on Friday, the team announced that they've released wide receiver Cordell...
The Buffalo Bills are entering a season that brings high hopes with both a head coach and quarterback in their second year with the team. Many within the orgainization believe the Bills have the talent to make the jump into the postseason, but national pundits...
Topping the list of the top 20 Bills talents…. DT Marcell Dareus Age: 24 (3/13/90) Height: 6’3” Weight: 331 Why he’s here: - Dareus tops the list for many different reasons. Out of all the players on the Bills’...
Ladies and gentlemen…. number two on the list of the top 20 Bills. WR Sammy Watkins Age: 21 (6/14/93) Height: 6’1” Weight: 211 Why he’s here: - There is a clear reason why the Bills traded their first-round pick in...
The Bills top 20 talents countdown concludes today, and the first entrant to the top three is a player that has had so much potential since he walked in the door, and it only seems as though he’s scratched the surface. Let’s just cut to the...
The countdown is winding down as we get closer to declaring who has the best blend of natural talent, using that talent to produce positive on the field results and with how they project into the future of the NFL. Our next member of the list went from a mid-round...
Training camp is on the way for the Buffalo Bills this weekend, but they had quite a few transactions to announce just two days before the team is set to report to St. John Fisher College. Three normal starters on the team and one major contributor will...
As far as impact defenders go, the Buffalo Bills have an extremely talented one in player number five. Early on in the season you heard his name called out quite often, and his level of play was among the best in the league at his position until he hit a wall...
During the offseason the Buffalo Bills subtracted one of their best, if not the best, player on defense by allowing him to test free agency. Jairus Byrd left the team for a humongous contract in New Orleans, causing the Bills to make other arrangements at...
The term ‘talent,’ when it comes to evaluating football players, is a word that can lead people to value different parts more heavily than the others. Some view ‘talent’ as an overall, raw skill level that just jumps off the page at...
When the Buffalo Bills selected the player who is number seven on the list of the team's top 20 talents, there was much debate about where he would best fit in. There wasn't any debate amongst the team, and they found themselves a day one starter that...
Fair or not, some of the struggles of Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel in 2013 were attributed to some below average play at certain positions of the offensive line. Some players struggled mightily which frustrated the offense during head coach Doug...
The hours and minutes continue to tick away before the start of training camp for the members of the Buffalo Bills organization. One of the brightest spotlights once they get to St. John Fisher College will be on the player that comes in at number eight of...
The Buffalo Bills have done a fine job in recent years of adding young talent through the draft, and number nine on the list is no exception. Early on in his college career, the next player was thought to have first round talent, but an injury kept him from...
Heading into the 2013 season, one of the biggest areas for concern was how the cornerbacks would play in Mike Pettine’s system, and if they would be as big of a weakness as some had speculated. Without Stephon Gilmore due to an injury, the pass defense...
The first half of the top 20 talents on the Buffalo Bills is over and done with, paving way for those atop the hierarchy to be unveiled. To start off the week, the featured player at number 10 was on the cusp last year of being much, much higher on this list....
When the Buffalo Bills pulled the trigger on an offseason trade that sent away a young linebacker for an underperforming former first-round pick, it would be hard to imagine they thought they’d be getting as good of a return as they did. Desperately...
For the next position on the training camp primer tour, the Buffalo Bills literally did nothing to the group besides adding a couple of undrafted free agents. Along their defense last year, the defensive tackles weren’t anywhere near the problem as to...
Along the offensive side of the ball, there haven’t been many other identifiable pieces to the puzzle than the man the comes in at number 12 on the top talents on the Buffalo Bills roster. While the team continued to try and replace him, the player just...
To be a captain of a team you usually have to have the overwhelming skills to go along with it. One of the Buffalo Bills’ most vocal players has the ability and the respect to back up his, at times, strong opinions of what needs to happen. This next...
The last two times the Buffalo Bills addressed the tight end position in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft was back in 1983 (Tony Hunter, first round) and 1994 (Lonnie Johnson, second round). Although they neglected it again in 2014, had they stayed at...
Just because a player has the size a team covets, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a better player than someone with the prototypical size. And by that logic, it brings us to number 14 on the countdown of the top 20 talents on the Buffalo Bills...
The Buffalo Bills went out in the offseason eager to add pieces around quarterback EJ Manuel in an effort to help him make the next step forward in his progress. They drafted the best receiver available by trading a future first-round selection, and, they...
Training camp hasn’t even started yet for the Buffalo Bills, and already they have adversity to deal with at one of their starting positions, and a key one at that. A big push this offseason was to upgrade the linebacking core around Kiko Alonso, and...
Defense reigns supreme on the countdown of the top 20 talents on the Buffalo Bills roster, and that’s where the next player on the list takes us once again. The next member of the list has never played a down for the Bills, but has the type of game that...
As the Buffalo Bills and the rest of the National Football League approaches the start of training camp, WGR Sports Radio 550 continues to reveal the top 20 most talented players on the Bills roster. It's an exercise that looks at the player's overall...
From the 2013 roster to the one the Buffalo Bills have in 2014, perhaps no other position saw more changes than what the team did with the wide receiver group. They drafted another player at the position, traded for a veteran, traded away a veteran and brought...
The countdown of the top 20 most talented Bills on the roster is underway and started off on the offensive side of the ball. As it continues along, after a brief stop on defense, once more we find ourselves on the side that is in charge of putting up points...
As can be expected, a majority of the Bills’ top 20 talents will be on the defensive side of the ball. For the first time in this countdown, though, the defense appears on the list. Mixing overall skill level, on-field performance and projection as...
The countdown to training camp is on for the Buffalo Bills. In less than two weeks, the Bills will move into the dorms at St. John Fisher College and get on the practice field for the first time on July 20. In addition to the position by position training...
In under two weeks the Buffalo Bills will be back at training camp and the annual battle for roster spots will commence once more. Leading up to the opening practice on Sunday, July 20 at St. John Fisher College, WGR will take a position by position look at...
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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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