Leslie Frazier expected another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL after a three-year-plus stint in Minnesota from 2010-13.
The Buffalo Bills’ 63-year-old defensive coordinator is still waiting for that second chance while doing his best to help young coaches advance their careers.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Jessica Pegula heard the jokes from other players at Wimbledon: “They’re like, ‘Did you play yet? You still haven’t played?!’ And they're already on their second-round matches.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is “progressing well” while rehabilitating from a health issue she experienced earlier this month, the family said in a statement released on Tuesday.
Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 76.
His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California.
Marv Levy is poised to join a very select pro football group.
On Friday night, the former Buffalo Bills and Montreal Alouettes head coach will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital receiving medical care for what her family described Tuesday as “some unexpected health issues.”
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting safety Jordan Poyer will report for mandatory practices this week after sitting out all of Buffalo's voluntary spring sessions because of a contract issue, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s decision told The Associated Press on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The two Democrats challenging New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's bid to keep her job criticized her Tuesday for her past backing from the National Rifle Association and the deal she reached to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer money on a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After spending the past three seasons in Buffalo playing for him when he was an offensive coordinator, center Jon Feliciano says Brian Daboll hasn't changed as coach of the New York Giants.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — There’s nothing Matthew Smiley can do to change Buffalo kicking off into the end zone on a fateful play which contributed to the Bills squandering a three-point lead in the final 13 seconds of regulation of a thrilling and heartbreaking overtime loss to Kansas City in an AFC divisional playoff game in January.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills promoted Brian Gaine as assistant general manager, part of a series of moves announced on Tuesday to fill offseason departures.
Gaine replaces Joe Shoen, who left Buffalo after being hired to become the New York Giants GM.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The FitzMagic has run out.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is retiring, he confirmed to The Associated Press in a text message on Friday, ending a career that spanned 17 seasons and nine teams and made him one of the NFL's most colorful and beloved journeymen.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have added experienced depth to an already crowded receiver group by signing Tavon Austin to a one-year contract.
The Bills made the signing official by announcing it Friday, a day after Austin first revealed the move by posting a message on social media.
The Sugar Bowl has been moved off its usual primetime spot to noon EST Dec. 31 to avoid a conflict with a Monday night NFL game.
The bowl schedule for the upcoming season was released Thursday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For someone who acknowledged being torn over leaving a Super Bowl champion and the bright lights of Los Angeles for Buffalo, Von Miller certainly looked at home wearing a Bills helmet in making his practice debut on Tuesday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo resident Jamie Lash was giddy as Buffalo Bills player Josh Thomas draped his arm around her shoulder and smiled for a picture Wednesday. It was a rare moment of lightness in a week spent mourning the violent deaths of 10 people at the Tops supermarket where she used to work.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas tells The Associated Press he and several former teammates are coming together in Buffalo this week to help support families of the shooting victims.
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and the late Greg Knapp have been selected as the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award winners by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Frazier and Knapp are the 19th and 20th recipients of the Dr.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Micah Hyde considered canceling his charity softball game after hearing about the shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket.
The Bills safety knew he and his teammates could try to help the families of the victims and a stunned community.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Even the “Punt God” can’t change Mother Nature.
Arriving in Buffalo for the Bills' rookie minicamp, Matt Araiza was unhappy with the weather. After all, the San Diego native has plenty of experience when it comes to 85 degrees and sunny.
When the NFL schedule makers started to dig in after the Super Bowl on putting together the complex puzzle of a 272-game schedule, Tom Brady had just retired, Russell Wilson was in Seattle and the free-agent frenzy hadn't even started.
From Russell Wilson playing his first game as a Bronco in Seattle to Doug Pederson vs. Carson Wentz, the NFL schedule is filled with spicy matchups from the outset. Too bad we have to wait four months for it all to begin.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed their entire eight-player draft class, including first-round pick cornerback Kaiir Elam, in time for the start of their two-day rookie minicamp on Friday.
To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home.
So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 season.
It's a juicy matchup of the team generally considered the title favorite by oddsmakers in the Bills traveling to SoFi Stadium, where the Rams won the championship over Cincinnati in February.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen’s presence is apparent no matter where you turn in Buffalo these days. The NFL draft this weekend was no different.
While Allen spent Friday night watching the NHL Buffalo Sabres’ season finale in a suite with several teammates, including first-round pick Kaiir Elam, the quarterback’s influence was felt a 20-minute drive away at the Bills’ headquarters.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Having addressed Buffalo’s key need at cornerback in the first round of the draft, Brandon Beane was comfortable playing a prolonged waiting game Friday night.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Brandon Beane heard everyone loud and clear about how the Bills needed to place a priority on selecting a cornerback in the NFL draft.
Though Buffalo's general manager didn’t disagree with the sentiment, Beane wasn't sure whether whether he could land one until the Bills were two selections away from making their first-round pick on Thursday night.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills picked up the fifth-year option of Ed Oliver’s rookie contract in a decision on Tuesday which locks up the defensive tackle through the 2023 season.
The move represents a big boost in pay for Oliver, who is playing under a four-year, $19.6 million contract.
The NFL will capitalize on Christmas Day falling on a Sunday.
The league will have three games on Dec. 25 for the first time: two in the afternoon on CBS and Fox, followed by a prime-time contest on NBC.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have taken a step closer to financing a new, enclosed stadium estimated to cost between $1.9 billion and $2.2 billion.
The Tennessee legislature approved $500 million in bonds late Thursday night for an enclosed stadium.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — If the prevailing belief has the Buffalo Bills leaning toward selecting a cornerback with their opening pick of the NFL draft, Brandon Beane refuses to get boxed into a corner.
25. BUFFALO BILLS (12-7)
LAST SEASON: A mere 13 seconds separated the Bills from reaching the AFC championship game for a second straight year. Instead, Buffalo allowed the Chiefs to gain 44 yards on two plays to set up Harrison Butker’s tying 49-yard field goal as time expired.
Daryle Lamonica, the deep-throwing quarterback who won an AFL Player of the Year award and led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl appearance, has died. He was 80.
The Fresno County Sherriff's said Lamonica passed away at his Fresno home on Thursday morning.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will miss the rapport he spent four seasons developing with former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Allen also is looking forward to developing a similar bond with Ken Dorsey, who took over after Daboll left to become the head coach of the New York Giants in January.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is set to rely on an influx of federal funds and higher-than-expected tax revenues to balance a $220 billion, one-year state budget, which went into law Saturday.
Stefon Diggs has a reassuring message to fans of the Buffalo Bills.
“Bills Mafia ... I’m not leaving,” Diggs whispered into the microphone, doing his best impersonation of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Stefon Diggs will never have to feel undervalued again.
The fifth-round draft pick who blossomed into one of the NFL’s top playmakers after being traded by Minnesota to Buffalo two years ago agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $96 million, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York looks poised to become the next place to give a huge subsidy to a professional sports arena, despite questions about whether the civic pride of having a team justifies giving so much public money to a private business.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Brian Daboll looked a little uncomfortable when he was introduced as the New York Giants coach in late January.
It had nothing to do with either his coaching ability or handling his first news conference as the head man.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Forget three-setters. These days, Jessica Pegula doesn’t even need second sets.
The No. 16 seed has made the semifinals at the Miami Open, benefiting from a second consecutive abrupt ending.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The public's share of the cost of building and operating a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills will exceed $1.1 billion, once long-term maintenance costs are factored in, according to documents released Wednesday.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The field for the women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four is set.
UConn and Louisville on Monday joined South Carolina and Stanford as national semifinalists as the tournament shifts for Minneapolis.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will retain Ryan Bates by matching the four-year qualifying offer the offensive lineman signed with the Chicago Bears, general manager Brandon Beane said on Monday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The proposed $1.4 billion new home for the Buffalo Bills comes with a record $850 million taxpayer price tag in an agreement reached Monday to secure the franchise’s future for the next 30-plus years.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills moved closer to landing $200 million in NFL funding to help finance their bid to build a new stadium in which a majority of the projected $1.354 billion price tag is anticipated to be covered by taxpayer dollars.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills stand to lose Ryan Bates after the offensive lineman agreed to sign an offer sheet to play for the Chicago Bears, a person with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills added to their offensive depth by signing receiver Jamison Crowder and running back Duke Johnson to one-year contracts on Tuesday.
Crowder joins the Bills after spending the past three seasons with the AFC East rival New York Jets.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Matt Barkley is returning to the Buffalo Bills for a second stint after signing a one-year contract on Monday.
Barkley adds experienced depth behind starter Josh Allen, and after the Bills acquired Case Keenum in a trade with Cleveland over the weekend.
The Browns' quarterback carousel spun again Saturday. Twice.
While Cleveland waits to officially welcome Deshaun Watson, the team agreed to trade backup quarterback Case Keenum to Buffalo and sign free agent QB Jacoby Brissett, a person familiar with the deals told The Associated Press.