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  1. Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tore his ACL in Super Bowl LVI. Unless he didn’t. As Beckham tells it, the failure of the new ACL he received after tearing it during the 2020 season against the Bengals in Cincinnati didn’t happen against the Bengals in L.A. Beckham has disclosed on Twitter that he “really played the [more]View the full article
  2. Tom Brady‘s hammerlock on jersey sales has been broken. Another veteran quarterback who has changed teams has taken the lead. NFL Shop has announced the best-selling jerseys for 2022. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has emerged in the top spot. The remainder of the top 10 consists of all but two quarterbacks: (2) Bills quarterback Josh [more]View the full article
  3. Bills safety Jordan Poyer‘s desire for a new contract led him to skip the voluntary portion of the team’s offseason work, but he returned for the mandatory minicamp and it doesn’t sound like he’s planning to skip out of any part of training camp. Poyer was a guest on the Inside the Garage podcast and [more]View the full article
  4. Bills Hall of Fame quarterback had a long battle with oral cancer that gave him a bleak prognosis and required multiple surgeries on his jaw, radiation and chemotherapy. But more than three years after announcing that the cancer was gone, Kelly says there’s been no recurrence and his health is now good. While hosting his [more]View the full article
  5. The Bills say co-owner Kim Pegula is making progress as she continues to recover from an unspecified health issue. “Kim is progressing well and is resting and rehabilitating from a health issue,” the Bills said in a statement. “We are grateful for the medical professionals providing her care and to everyone for their prayers and [more]View the full article
  6. Bills edge rusher Greg Rousseau played college football at the University of Miami and he was back in town recently for an alumni event at the school, but Hurricanes football wasn’t the only local issue on his mind. Rousseau will be facing the Dolphins twice during the 2022 NFL season and he’s paid the same [more]View the full article
  7. Even though the Steelers used a first-round pick on the replacement for Ben Roethlisberger, Pickett apparently won’t be taking Roethlisberger’s place right away. Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com, in assessing the various offensive players currently on the team, expresses a belief that “it’s difficult to imagine a scenario” in which Mitch Trubisky doesn’t begin the season [more]View the full article
  8. Marlin Briscoe, the AFL’s first Black quarterback and the first Black quarterback in modern pro football, died on Monday, his daughter told the Associated Press. He was 76. Briscoe effectively broke the color barrier of playing QB as a pro in 1968 when he appeared in 11 games with five starts for the Broncos at [more]View the full article
  9. The Bills picked up their option on linebacker Tremaine Edmunds‘ contract for this season, but there has not been any sign that a longer deal is in the works before the team hits the field in September. Edmunds has been a starter in Buffalo since arriving as the 16th overall pick in the 2018 draft [more]View the full article
  10. Recent events in the NFL have dusted off conversations about the sharp differences between the criminal justice system and the civil justice system. Nearly 30 years ago, the contrast became as clear as it could be, in the case of O.J. Simpson. Acquitted of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman in criminal [more]View the full article
  11. Bills quarterback Josh Allen turned in two of the greatest playoff performances in NFL history last season, first against the Patriots and then against the Chiefs. But at the end of four great quarters in Kansas City, Allen never got to touch the ball in overtime, as the Bills lost the coin toss and the [more]View the full article
  12. Ed Abramoski, who was the Bills’ head athletic trainer for most of the franchise’s history, has died at the age of 88. Abramoski made such an impact on the Bills that when he retired from the team after 37 years, he was added to the team’s Wall of Fame, a highly unusual honor for a [more]View the full article
  13. After falling to the Chiefs in a thriller during last season’s divisional round, the Bills are considered one of the league’s top contenders to win the Super Bowl in 2022. But even with the team’s high expectations, the players aren’t putting undue pressure on themselves. That’s according to quarterback Josh Allen, who pointed to the [more]View the full article
  14. It’s a quiet patch in the NFL schedule right now, but it won’t be long before fields are filled with players. The NFL released training camp start dates for all 32 teams on Thursday and we’re less than a month away from players reporting to camps around the league. Rookies will report to work for [more]View the full article
  15. The Bills cut Cole Beasley when the new league year started in March and that means someone else will be filling the safety blanket role that Beasley often played in Buffalo’s passing game. Beasley caught 231 passes and picked up 124 first downs for the Bills over the last three seasons by being in the [more]View the full article
  16. The Bills signed Tavon Austin earlier this month, adding a veteran receiver with significant experience. It didn’t take Austin long to garner the respect of his teammates in the locker room, according to quarterback Josh Allen. “When you have some of these young guys in here, they know Tavon Austin from his highlights on YouTube,” [more]View the full article
  17. A few years ago, Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs combined to form one of the best plays of the season with the Minneapolis Miracle. But then the two were separated, as Minnesota elected to sign Kirk Cousins in free agency. Keenum went to Denver, then Washington, and has spent the last two seasons as Cleveland’s [more]View the full article
  18. Former NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick officially became the newest member of Amazon’s Thursday Night Football broadcast team on Tuesday. Fitzpatrick was reported to be heading for the pregame show when he announced his retirement earlier this year and the deal is now official. Fitzpatrick told Andrew Marchand of the New York Post that seeing a [more]View the full article
  19. Bills linebacker Von Miller has worked to help young pass rushers around the league with his annual pass rushing summits that bring players together to share techniques and hone their approaches each offseason. This year’s summit is over, but Miller’s work as a mentor can continue in Buffalo. The Bills took Greg Rousseau in the [more]View the full article
  20. Bills head coach Sean McDermott was once among the many NFL coaches who put in such long hours that they slept in their offices. McDermott says he’s now finding that a more balanced life is a better approach. McDermott said before last week’s minicamp that he was looking forward to time off so he could [more]View the full article
  21. Bills fans will have a dozen opportunities to see their team take part in training camp practices this summer. The team announced the schedule for this summer’s work and it includes 12 practices open to the public. Eleven of those sessions will take place at St. John Fisher College in Rochester and one will be [more]View the full article
  22. The O.J. initials have significant meaning in Buffalo, from a football standpoint. (For the rest of the country, those two letters have a slightly different connotation.) Tight end O.J. Howard has joined the Bills. For now, Howard has a long way to go to match the exploits of the other Bills player who went by [more]View the full article
  23. Quarterback Case Keenum has bounced around since entering the league as an undrafted free agent back in 2012. But after two years with Cleveland, he’s now found himself competing to be Josh Allen’s backup with Buffalo. Keenum has plenty of starting experience and can fill in admirably in a pinch, as he did twice last [more]View the full article
  24. Bruce Smith is tying to thread the needle. On one hand, he doesn’t like that the supporters of Tony Boselli propped up a borderline case for the Hall of Fame case by pointing to Boselli’s performance against Smith in a playoff game. On the other hand, Smith has no issue with Boselli personally. “Tony and [more]View the full article
  25. The Bills released receiver Jake Kumerow on Thursday, according to the league’s transactions wire. The team, though, re-signed Kumerow on Thursday night, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. The moves were made for salary-cap purposes. The Bills originally re-signed Kumerow to a one-year deal on March 10. He played a career-high 15 games for the [more]View the full article
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