The Bills have re-signed tight end Lee Smith to a 3 year deal. He formerly was with the club from 2011-2014. He then played 4 seasons for the Raiders. SMITH BECOMES THE THIRD FREE AGENT TIGHT END TO BE SIGNED IN ADDITION TO 2 TAKEN IN THE COLLEGE DRAFT. EXPECT MORE PERSONNEL SHUFFLING AS THE ROSTER IS TWEAKED. WELCOMING LEE BACK TO TOWN, WE SALUTE THE MOVE AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are signing 2 undrafted prospects after rookie mini camp. Tight end Moral Stephens from the University of Florida has received a contract. UAB defensive lineman Quindarius Thagard is expected to ink his deal today. 36 COLLEGE STANDOUTS WERE INVITED TO THE CAMP. STEPHENS AND THAGARD IMPRESSED THE COACHES WITH THEIR STRENGTH AND ATHLETICISM. SALUTING THESE YOUNG MEN FOR MAKING THE ROSTER, WE JOIN FORCES AS 1BUFFALO.
Tyree Jackson will compete for the Bills third quarterback position. The UB Bulls standout now has a chance at making the team. The retirement of veteran Derek Anderson paves the way for him. JACKSON HAD A STELLAR COLLEGE CAREER, IMPRESSING WITH HIS STRONG ARM. LAST YEAR HE COMPLETED 3131 YARDS AND 28 TOUCHDOWNS. HE WAS THE FIRST UB GRAD TO BE NAMED MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. LOOKING FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO THE PROS BY THE HOMETOWN FAVORITE, WE CHEER HIM ON AS 1BUFFALO.
Rookie minicamp opened yesterday with 7 draftees signed. First round pick Ed Oliver and standout Cody Ford are on board. The only holdout is Dawson Knox. MINICAMP GIVES THE COACHES THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THIS YEARS CLASS. 36 UNDRAFTED PROSPECTS ARE ALSO BEING GIVEN A TRYOUT. LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION FROM THE YOUNG COLLEGE TALENT, WE FOLLOW WITH INTEREST AS 1BUFFALO.
Quarterback Derek Anderson has announced his retirement. He was brought in last year to serve as backup to Josh Allen following his injury. The 14 year veteran was a valuable mentor to Allen and Matt Barkley. ANDERSON STARTED HIS CAREER IN 2005 WITH THE RAVENS AND LATER PLAYED FOR CLEVELAND, ARIZONA, AND CAROLINA. HE WORKED WITH COACH McDERMOTT AND CAM NEWTON FOR THE PANTHERS. ANDERSONS RETIREMENT PAVES THE WAY FOR UB BULLS QB TYREE JACKSON TO ROUND OUT THE SIGNAL CALLING RESPONSIBILITIES. EXTENDING ALL BEST WISHES TO DEREK AND HIS FAMILY AS HE TRANSITIONS TO THE NEXT CHAPTER, WE STAND UNITED AS 1BUFFALO.
Sean McDermott has been ranked 18 out of 32 among head coaches. That is according to Big Lead. It cites McDermotts success in leading the Bills to the playoffs in his first year. His fortunes depend on Josh Allen developing into the long anticipated franchise quarterback. THE COACHING RANKS ARE LED BY NEW ENGLANDS BILL BELICHICK. McDERMOTT IS RATED AHEAD OF AFC EAST RIVALS ADAM GASE OF THE DOLPHINS AND BRIAN FLORES OF THE DOLPHINS. CONGRATULATING THE COACH FOR THIS RECOGNITION, WE CLOSE RANKS AROUND HIM AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have promoted Dennis Hickey to Senior National Scout. He has been with the team for 3 years. He earlier was general manager of Miami and worked in the front office for Tampa Bay. HICKEY BRINGS GREAT NFL EXPERIENCE TO THE POSITION. THE MOVE IS PART OF THE CUSTOMARY CHANGES TO THE SCOUTING RANKS FOLLOWING THE DRAFT. CONGRATULATING HIM ON THE NEW JOB, WE NOD APPROVINGLY AS 1BUFFALO.
Richie Incognito is trying out with the Raiders. The former Bills guard is contemplating a comeback to the game. Richie retired after the 2017 season, citing health concerns. He reportedly is recovered and eager to get back to work. THE BILLS LINE SUFFERED LAST YEAR WITHOUT HIM. THE FRONT OFFICE HIRED 6 FREE AGENT OFFENSIVE LINEMEN AND DRAFTED CODY FORD IN THE OFFSEASON. WISHING RICHIE ALL THE BEST, WE SHOW SUPPORT AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills Super Bowl odds are unchanged after the draft. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook pegs them at 100 – 1. Perennial powerhouse New England is tied with the Chiefs for top honors at 6 – 1. They are followed by the Rams and Saints at 8 – 1. Rounding out the AFC East are the Jets at 80 – 1 and Dolphins at 200 – 1. THE ODDSMAKERS HAVE SPOKEN. EVIDENTLY THEY WERE UNIMPRESSED BY THE BILLS DRAFT SELECTIONS. LOOKING TO MAKE BELIEVERS OF THE NAYSAYERS, WE PLACE OUR BETS AS 1BUFFALO.
Single game tickets will go on sale starting May 14. They will be available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be sold online and at the stadium. FANS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A FULL SEASON OF ACTION. THE REVAMPED TAILGATING POLICY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE THE GAME DAY EXPERIENCE SAFER AND LESS ROWDY. LOOKING AHEAD TO A GREAT LINEUP, WE PURCHASE OUR SEATS AS 1BUFFALO.