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Free agent ILB Jasper Brinkley will reportedly sign with the NFL club that drafted him back in 2009.
That according to FOXSports1′s Mike Garofalo. He’s reporting that Brinkley will sign with Minnesota before the weekend is over.
Vikings are busy today. Will sign LB Jasper Brinkley to a one-year deal, source tells @FOXSports1
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2014
The cry goes out, “The Buffalo Bills need a new stadium!” Maybe they do and maybe they don’t, but let’s just play along for a moment and say all the planets aligned, the financing is in place, and new construction was ready to roll. Where is the best place to build it? The existing […]
With it looking like a virtual lock that Jairus Byrd will hit the free agent market, there are reportedly other NFL clubs inquiring about the Pro Bowl safety.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport the St. Louis Rams were one team that showed exploratory interest in Byrd this weekend.
Free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks claims he is healthy and ready to go for the 2014 NFL season. The only question is who will give him a chance to start? Could Nicks be the perfect fit for Buffalo? Hakeem Nicks is a tall, physical receiver known to make plays in the redzone, a […]
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- The top-10 free agent linebackers in the NFL. (READ)
- POWER RANKINGS: Pre-free agency edition. (READ)
- The top-10 free agent defensive backs. (READ)
The free agency tampering window is open and the local news outlets are putting out their free agency previews.Bills are in the market for free agency upgrades - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Offensive line and linebacker are two obvious positions for the Buffalo Bills to target in free agency." Mark Gaughan gives a few thoughts on who the Bills could sign in other areas, too.
As expected, teams are quickly showing interest in (and likely driving up the price of) Bills free agent safety Jairus Byrd. Among those teams: the St. Louis Rams, coordinated by old pal Gregg Williams.
NFL teams are legally allowed to contact player agents this weekend in advance of the start of free agency, on Tuesday at 4PM ET. That means that Eugene Parker, agent to Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd, likely spent a lot of time on the phone on Saturday.
One of the teams that called Parker about Byrd? The St. Louis Rams, according to
The Buffalo Bills struggled a bit on third and short in 2013. Some numbers-crunching reveals a few interesting trends about the Bills' tendencies and successes in these situations.
The Buffalo Bills struggled to convert third and five or less into first downs in 2013. They converted just 49 percent of those third downs into first downs, compared to the NFL average of 52.8 percent. Just one playoff team, San Francisco, had a worse third and short conversion rate last season. To take the run/pass conversation analysis from a week ago a step further, I wanted to determine which rushing plays worked and which didn’t in these short yardage situations for the 2013
Most of you have heard the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ and in the world of tattoo’s that couldn’t be more true. I personally have had a lot of tattoo work done and have spent a good amount of money on that work because a tattoo is something you will don for the rest of your life and if you spend $100 on a full chest tattoo it is most certainly going to show. I have had several people over the years offer me free or extremely cheap tattoos and had to explain to them that unless they show me a very impressive portfolio (which does not happen with people offering cheap work) they will not be coming anywhere close to me with a tattoo gun.
Below are some of the best and worst Buffalo Bills tattoo’s, regardless of
Today is yet another step in the free agency market. Today, just a couple of hours ago, starting at noon, agents for free agents can begin to talk to interested teams. For some this will allow for a quick signing on Tuesday, while it could allow for a bidding war to start up allowing […]
In March of 2009, the Buffalo Bills made a big splash in free agency, signing a future Hall of Fame receiver.
The 2009 Buffalo Bills were a lovable group of loser. It was Dick Jauron's last gasp, Ryan Fitzpatrick was getting the start (did you know he went to Harvard?), and their leading receiver was a free agent on a one-year contract: Terrell Owens.
The Buffalo Bills front office has told the media they will select the best player available with their first round, ninth overall selection in the NFL Draft. General Manager Doug Whaley believes with the way the team has been constructed there is no glaring weakness and the best player available will best suit the long term needs of the franchise. The only two positions the Bills have ruled out drafting are quarterback and running back, unless of course according to Whaley that running back is the next Adrian Peterson.
Of the top 11 overall prospects available the positions they play benefit the Bills drafting strategy, there are three offensive tackles, two receivers, two linebackers and one safety available. Three of the top
The writing staff here at cover32 Bills is made up of some of the most passionate Buffalo Bills fans out there and their dedication to provide readers with content throughout the long offseason shows just how much we all care about this team. Below is our weekly rewind of just a few pieces we ran this week, so check them out and head over to our home page to find the rest of this weeks articles
Why Jairus Byrd is such a problem for Buffalo (READ)
The Buffalo Bills have yet to prove they're anywhere close to ending their 14-year playoff drought in 2014. But Bills fans should at least have a far better experience on game days after the moves the team's made this past week.
Lots of things in links today including the final numbers on the Aaron Williams contract extension.Buffalo Bills' turn from Toronto a win for fans, but worries linger - NFL.com
"Do we feel better? Sure," Sarama said. "But you look at these billion-dollar stadiums that go up around the country. Down in Dallas, here in (New Jersey). It's tough to see the numbers, given the lack of big-time corporations in the Buffalo area. When the team is finally sold, and you
Although free agents can’t sign until 4 pm Tuesday at the earliest, the agents for those players can begin to talk with interested club this weekend.
Beginning at noon Saturday agents are permitted to talk to NFL clubs about their clients. Negotiations on a deal can also ensue, which could pave the way to a quick signing.
It also gives agents the opportunity to play one team’s offer against another.
As NFL free agency begins, let's examine the Buffalo Bills' needs through the lens of positional value.
2014 NFL free agency does not begin until 4PM ET on Tuesday, March 11. However, teams can begin contacting agents about players and talking contract numbers this weekend, and since the Buffalo Bills are already bringing in released veterans that can sign new deals immediately, it's probably time to formalize our thoughts on where, exactly, the Bills need to focus on bolstering their roster in the coming weeks and months.
Typically, when team needs are the topic of discussion, fans almost universally feel the need to establish a priority order for those holes.
Jairus Byrd is considered to be the best free agent the NFL has to offer in 2014. Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com consider Byrd to be a difference-maker and argue, "guys this good usually don't make it to free-agency."
The Buffalo Bills and their general manager Doug Whaley did not place the franchise tag on the 27-year-old Byrd likely because they have too many holes to fill elsewhere. The
Friday marked the five-year anniversary of the Bills signing free agent WR Terrell Owens to a one-year deal, prompting a tweet from the team’s official account:
Owens, never one to shy away from the spotlight, responded to the team by expressing his gratitude to
The Buffalo Bills have played one home game a year in Toronto, trying to expand their fan base. But,there were a few problems. The money was there, but the fans were not. But, the biggest problem was Buffalo just didn’t win north of the border. “The Buffalo Bills and Rogers are committed to delivering a […]
The National Football Foundation (NFF) has announced the names on the 2014 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 87 players and 26 coaches from the divisional ranks. Several players in Bills history are among the honorees:
Ruben Brown, Pittsburgh-Offensive Tackle-1994 First Team All-American…Three-time All-Big East performer, earning unanimous first team honors in 1994…Named Washington D.C. Downtown Athletic Club’s National Outstanding Lineman.
Shane Conlan, Penn