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Rex Ryan indicated there was more to releasing Fred Jackson than his football ability. Ryan said, “I am not going to say that we are a better team because Fred Jackson is not here. I certainly don’t believe that, but it’s part of the process...
Following practice today, Bills coach Rex Ryan put away any speculation as he announced Tyrod Taylor as the new Bills starting quarterback. "It came down to the explosiveness Tyrod gives us," Ryan said. Taylor won the job over former...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Buffalo Bills players hit the practice field Monday for the first time in the post-Fred Jackson era, and safety Aaron Williams honored his former teammate by wearing his white jersey number-22.   ...
With the Bills releasing Fred Jackson Monday morning, Bills’ GM Doug Whaley addressed the situation before practice.   Whaley wouldn’t go into specifics on why Jackson was released but did say, “We all know the NFL is a great business...
Every Buffalo Bills home game, the WGR Promo Team will be looking for the Yancey Fancy's Fan Of The Week in and around the stadium! One fan each week will be recognized as the Yancey Fancy's Fan Of The Week and receive a tailgate party pack...
If Rex Ryan's plan with the quarterback competition included confusing the Indianapolis Colts, then job well done sir. You can make a case for each of the three participants in the spring and summer long battle to be the starter on opening day but I'd...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Buffalo Bills have announced the release of the following players as part of their cutdown to 75 players:   DE Michael Buchanan CB Ross Cockrell DT Justin Hamilton LB Andrew Hudson ...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Buffalo Bills have released veteran running back Fred Jackson as part of their cutdown to 75 players. Jackson has been with the Bills since he signed as an undrafted free agent in 2007.  He's played 1...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   While most of the focus and attention has been on defensive tackle Marcell Dareus’ contract situation and statements recently, the Bills also have several other pending free agents after 2015 they’d...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he will “probably” make a decision Sunday on who his starting quarterback will be week one against the Indianapolis Colts.  Fans or media just won’t know...
The Bills’ four quarterbacks trotted out to midfield before the game to take the coin toss. All four were captains for this game and they obviously took it seriously.   After Matt Simms hit Chris Gragg for a 14 yard touchdown pass the four of...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Preseason game number three is generally the dress rehearsal for teams to prepare for their regular season opener a couple weeks later.  But how can you have a dress rehearsal with so many offensive...
Rex Ryan said EJ Manuel has earned the preseason start against Pittsburgh.   Manuel is the third Bills’ quarterback to get an exhibition start. Ryan said, “We’re going to start EJ and like I said from day one, this is a real competition...
Some players got back to work as training camp shifted to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Thursday.   Boobie Dixon, Percy Harvin and Bryce Brown all took part in individual periods.   Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy were working on the side.   ...
USA Hockey has announced that the All-American Prospects game will be September 24 at the arena.   Buffalo hosted the game last season too which featured Jack Eichel.   Each year the All-American Prospects Game assembles the top U.S. players...
Brayton J. Wilson reporting Twitter @BJWilsonWGR The Buffalo Sabres have capped off its season ticket totals for the 2015-16 season at 16,000 tickets. "Just another unbelievable example of our fans and the support, the commitment, the dedication,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   After 26 days, 17 practices, and 2 preseason games, here are four things we learned about the Buffalo Bills during training camp 2015:   The Bills are better at quarterback...
Rex Ryan said he needed to wake up as to how to handle training camp after the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Ryan and his Bills wrapped up camp at St. John Fisher on Tuesday and he said now he has the hang of it, “I think the first time when they...
Once upon a time, not too long ago, Matt Cassel was a starter in another place that snows. Not like a starter in the sense of the team’s voice, but more like they starter because of no other choice. The Buffalo Bills have 99 problems and...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   By most observers of Buffalo Bills practices, EJ Manuel is the third QB in a three-man competition.  After 16 of 17 practices, he sits behind Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor in the race to be the Bills starter. ...
Justin Moss -- the reigning Mid-American Conference men’s basketball Player of Year and a key contributor to the University at Buffalo’s first ever NCAA tournament appearance last spring -- is not enrolled in school or a member of the...
Brayton J. WIlson reporting Twitter @BJWilsonWGR For the first time in franchise history, the Buffalo Bills have surpassed the 60,000 season ticket sales total. This morning, the Bills have announced that they have sold a total of 60,102 season tickets...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from the Bills Sunday night practice: QBs   It was a pretty non-descript night for Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor as far as play.  Neither did anything special...
The Bills quarterback competition is still in full swing with Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel all getting first team reps on Sunday.   Rex Ryan was asked if all three could get first team reps on Saturday against the Steelers. I took his answer...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus made it clear Thursday night he’s unhappy with how contract negotiations are going with the organization, going so far as to say, “I feel like they...
After a decent first preseason game showing against Carolina the one thing I wanted to see was Tyrod Taylor actually play quarterback. He had happy feet against the Panthers and seemed like he just wanted to run and only throw if he had to.   Game two...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   After another strong performance by Tyrod Taylor and a game-winning drive by EJ Manuel, Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he won’t name a starting quarterback for the regular season opener until...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   When the Bills face the Browns Thursday night, there will be plenty at stake for certain Bills players and several positions.     Starting Quarterback   Tyrod Taylor...
We know Sammy Watkins is the Bills number one receiver, but the battle for number two seems tied. Percy Harvin and Robert Woods are listed as 2A and 2B.   Rex Ryan knows what both can do as he had Harvin with the Jets and Woods took him apart when the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive lineman Red Bryant and running back Cierre Wood.     Bryant originally entered the league as a fourth round (121st overall) draft pick by Seattle...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is expected back in time for the team's regular season opener September 13 vs. the Indianapolis Colts.   Despite injuring hamstring...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from the Bills/Browns joint practice Tuesday night at St. John Fisher College: McCoy injured The news of the night was an injury to Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who sat down...
The University at Buffalo football season kicks off in just over two weeks under new head coach Lance Leipold.   It’s a transitional year for the squad under a nearly entirely new coaching staff following a disappointing (and bowl-less)...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Buffalo Bills linebacker Ty Powell and defensive end Jarius Wynn will both miss the entire 2015 season after being placed on injured reserve.  Powell injured his ACL in Monday’s practice with the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills have reached an agreement on a contract with veteran linebacker Quentin Groves, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan.   Veteran LB Quentin Groves has agreed to terms on a one-year deal...
The Bills three man quarterback battle has mostly been a two man race since it started.  EJ Manuel is third and at this point I'd be stunned if he were getting any serious consideration from the coaching staff to be their guy come September....
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A post on a Facebook page about the Patrick Kane investigation has led to comments being posted by Kane's attorney Paul Cambria in response. Deadspin says it received forwarded comments from Alan Bedenko's Facebook page regarding...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from the Bills/Browns joint practice Monday:   Bills wideouts dominate   In the 1-on-1 and 11-on-11 portions of practice, Bills wide receivers routinely...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   When the Cleveland Browns show up in Pittsford to take on the Buffalo Bills in joint practices Monday and Tuesday, there will be plenty of faces Bills fans are familiar with, on the field and sidelines,...
Jason Day won his first major with a record run at the PGA Championship, outlasting Jordan Spieth on Sunday to win the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Day's 20-under par is the lowest score ever in a major championship, eclipsing the 19-under...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Notes and observations from Sunday's Bills pratice at St. John Fisher:   QB update   It’s becoming more and more apparent every practice (and game) that EJ Manuel’s role in...
WGR's Upon Further Review catches you up with the week that was in sports, bringing you the top headlines from the previous seven days.  The Bills are back in business, and we've had plenty of people weigh in on their return.  Paul...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Ronald Darby wasn’t about to run and hide or make any excuses.  After being thrown at over and over Friday night, allowing a long pass and a red zone touchdown, the Buffalo Bills rookie took accountability...
Here's how the Bills pre season opener impacted the three man quarterback competition, in my humble opinion.   Matt Cassel, the perceived front runner in the group having taken the most reps with the starters, did nothing to lose that distinction....
You have to put any evaluation of any player into context as neither the Bills nor Panthers game planed for Friday’s game.   With that in mind there were some good things to report when it comes to the quarterbacks.   Matt Cassel started...
Heading into Friday's preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers, all eyes were on Buffalo's QB derby. The Bills may not be any closer to deciding on a clear-cut favorite for Week 1, but they at least have a better idea of what newcomers Matt Cassel...
 The booth where Van Miller spent so many Sundays now bears his name. The Bills honored their legendary play-by-play man prior to Friday's matchup against Carolina, unveiling the Van Miller Broadcast Booth. Miller, who died on July 17 at the age...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   229 days. That’s how long it’s been since the Buffalo Bills left Foxboro, Massachusetts, with a just-for-entertainment-purposes-only victory to end the 2014 season and began the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   New Buffalo Bills defensive end/linebacker IK Enemkpali addressed the media Thursday outside the Bills locker room at St. John Fisher College.  In a prepared statement, Enemkpali apologizes...
If nothing else, an interesting note came from reporting on the Bills' signing of IK Enemkpali: That Rex Ryan considered an attempt at dealing for Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News wrote: “Ryan believed...
When Kiko Alonso got hurt and was lost for the 2014 season, most Bills fans moaned. All the spoken and tweeted words can be summed up with just two: Why us? Alonso, both an integral player on the 2013 Bills' Top 10 defense and a super-popular one with...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Notes and observations from the Bills Wednesday night practice:   Taylor best QB   Matt Cassel got the majority of the first team reps again Wednesday night, but didn’t make the most...
It's midway through week two of Training Camp league wide and position battles are heating up. Here's what's going on around the AFC East.   New England Patriots   Today, Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met in front of...
Rex Ryan took responsibility for the Bills claiming IK Enemkpali on waivers from the New York Jets.   The linebacker was cut on Tuesday after punching Geno Smith in the face and breaking his jaw.   Ryan asked for a meeting with Terry Pegula and...
The New York Jets will start the season with former Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick under center after Geno Smith was injured by a punch in the Jets' locker room. Linebacker IK Enemkpali broke Smith's jaw with a punch after...
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the all new Prospects Challenge this upcoming September. The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will compete with the Sabres in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating...
Rex Ryan went about 10 minutes long in practice on Tuesday, but there was a reason for it. Ryan did a short impromptu scrimmage, “Today was good, we had a little four minute scrimmage there and the offense won that part of it, so it was good. It just...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Pittsford, NY - Bills fans have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of the screen game in the offense the last two years.  If Tuesday’s practice here at St. John Fisher is any indication,...
After throwing three touchdown passes during Monday’s practice, Matt Cassel was named the starting quarterback Friday against Carolina. Cassel has been with the first team offense every day since camp started and he’s looking forward to getting...
It's the same reaction every time.  Ask any defensive player on the Buffalo Bills about Rex Ryan and that player will have a huge smile on his face. Players were happy with the last two men to oversee the defense, Mike Pettine and Jim Schwartz,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Notes and observations from Monday's Bills training camp practice at St. John Fisher:   Quarterbacks   Matt Cassel got most of the reps with the starting offense Monday and made the most...
Matt Cassel had one of his best days of camp throwing for three touchdown passes including a beautifully thrown ball down the left sideline to Sammy Watkins for a 47 yard score. Rex Ryan said, “I thought our offense looked pretty good today and I liked...
By Mike Jafari Twitter @mjafariWGR   Former Buffalo Bills GM Bill Polian was officially enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Polian served as General Manager of the Bills for their first three Super Bowl appearances,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Nickell Robey to a contract extension.  Robey was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season.    The Frostproof, Florida native...
By Mike Jafari Twitter @mjafariWGR New details have emerged in rape allegations made against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. The Buffalo News reports the young woman who has accused Kane of rape had bite marks on her shoulders and a scratch...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Pittsford, NY - It wasn’t exactly the kind of night the Bills offense was hoping for here at St. John Fisher.  But after only scoring one touchdown through the entire blue/white scrimmage, head...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from Thursday’s Bills practice at St. John Fisher:   QBs progressing…..again   While it wasn’t as good of a day as yesterday for EJ Manuel,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from Thursday’s Bills practice at St. John Fisher:   EJ steps up   EJ Manuel had his best day so far of camp (maybe by far).  He delivered footballs...
In the Bills original master plan for EJ Manuel, he would have a firm grasp on the quarterback position entering year three in the NFL, not fighting for the starting job and perhaps even a roster spot. But that original plan was blown up in year one when...
Hamburg police issued a statement on Friday on their investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.  "The town of Hamburg Police Department is investigating an incident that allegedly occurred...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Two seasons ago, Manny Lawson was a huge contributor to the Buffalo Bills defense.  The linebacker started all fifteen games he played in, was third on the team with 73 total tackles, and pitched in with four...
With the pre-season opener one week from Friday, the Bills are still knee deep in the quarterback competition because none of the three players involved has grabbed the starting job. That was one of many topics Bills general manager Doug Whaley discussed...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Notes and observations from Wednesday morning’s Bills practice:   Injured   Running back Boobie Dixon has a fairly serious calf injury.  Head coach Rex Ryan said,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   As the Bills head back to the practice field Wednesday after a day off, here are are five questions we can hopefully get clarity to over the next several practices:     1. Can anyone step...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was back with the team Monday for the first time since he was arrested on battery charges which were later dismissed.  He gave a brief statement to reporters...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills have signed free agent cornerback Merrill Noel.    Noel originally signed with the Bills on May 4 as an undrafted free agent. He was released by the team on June 18.   The Wake...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Buffalo Bills announced Sunday night they have suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer six games without pay after their investigation into the incident that led to his arrest last month in Walton...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Quarterbacks   The most interesting development of the day, and really over the first three days, is that Matt Cassel has received first-team reps in all three sessions.  If it’s...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Quarterbacks   EJ Manuel did not take advantage of his first-team reps.  He was inaccurate for the better part of 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work.  In one sequence, on three consecutive...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Pittsford, NY - LeSean McCoy was greeted with a large ovation by fans as he walked out to the field for his first practice here in a Buffalo Bills uniform.  Just over two hours later, he began his press...
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The Bills rode the arms of their quarterbacks to a 43-19 blowout win over the Steelers on Saturday. EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel each threw only one incomplete pass, adding further mystery to Buffalo's QB derby. Manuel got the start and played...
Tyrod Taylor got his shot on Thursday, starting under center against the Cleveland Browns, and may have taken another step toward earning the start in Week 1 of the regular season. Taylor led the Bills on a pair of impressive first-half drives, finishing 7...
Heading into Friday's preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers, all eyes were on Buffalo's QB derby. The Bills may not be any closer to deciding on a clear-cut favorite for Week 1, but they at least have a better idea of what newcomers Matt Cassel...
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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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