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Many of the Sabres come in and out of town these days to workout. Guys in Buffalo now also skate together, with coaches from the HarborCenter putting them through drills as well as Cody McCormick.   Jack Eichel was on the ice wearing his Team North...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills look like they’re getting healthier.   Three players in concussion protocol were all on the field Monday morning in some capacity, and two of them looked to be doing every drill...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   While more Bills joined the injured list over the weekend, the team had an encouraging sign when Cordy Glenn took the practice field Sunday.  The left tackle has missed exactly three weeks of practice...
The Sabres have hired a new head scout.   Mike Davies reports that Jeff Crisp has left the Ducks as an amateur scout to join Buffalo.   Crisp began in the NHL with Calgary in 2000. He left the Flames for Anaheim in 2003.     This...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Buffalo Bills have added another quarterback to the roster with the signing of Austin Trainor in advance of Thursday's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.   Congratulations...
I know I give Rex Ryan a lot of heat, but his decision on Friday night in Washington I think should be commended and respected.   It’s tradition in the NFL to play your starters a lot in the third preseason game and then sit them in the fourth....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills lost their third preseason game, 21-16, to Washington, and in the process they also lost several players to injury.  Rex Ryan didn’t play most of his starters on defense for that...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR A tune up, a dress rehearsal, a refresher. Whatever people will call it, Week 3 of the National Football League preseason is usually the game where the starters for many teams get the most playing...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Buffalo Sabres have capped its season ticket sales for the 2016-17 season. On Friday, the team made the announcement that they had a 97-percent renewal rate for the upcoming season, making...
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...
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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.
Based on what you have seen so far in this preseason, what is your prediction for the Bills record in 2016.
  10-6 or better
  9-7
  8-8
  7-9
  6-10 or worse
 
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