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Buffalo Bills Keep Their Man as Jerry Hughes Re-Signs

March 10th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

The Buffalo Bills had until today at 4 pm to ink Jerry Hughes before other NFL teams could officially sign him away from them, and the two sides got a deal done with a day to spare.

Hughes signed a multi-year contract yesterday, solidifying Buffalo's defensive line for at least one more season, with Marcell Dareus' contract set to expire next season. For Hughes, signing elsewhere wasn't really an option. He told reporters that he told his agent to get a deal done in Buffalo, and that's exactly what he was able to accomplish.

Hughes registered back-to-back 10-sack seasons with the Bills, after being an after thought in Indianapolis. He was the odd-man out for the Pro Bowl last season, as the other three members of Buffalo's defensive line made the all star game. Still, Hughes says he believes the team is close to getting to the playoffs, and even went as far as saying that he looks forward to winning the AFC East.

For the Bills, this move is just another big transaction in an already interesting offseason. The acquisition of Richie Incognito and LeSean McCoy already had the juices flowing in fans. With Hughes signed, Buffalo's defense can continue to be dominant.

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Buffalo Bills Make LeSean McCoy Happy with New Contract

March 9th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

When the Buffalo Bills acquired LeSean McCoy from the Philadelphia Eagles, reports immediately surfaced that he wasn't happy about the transaction and that he wasn't going to go arrive in Buffalo quickly.

The Bills have given him 40 million reasons to change his attitude.

McCoy agreed to sign an five-year, $40 million contract with Buffalo, with $26 million guaranteed.

The deal isn't surprising to many around Buffalo, but the rest of the league may be a bit stunned. The impact of Terry and Kim Pegula, along with Rex Ryan, has already proven to be a force that will be taken seriously throughout the NFL. Free agents will want to come to Buffalo after seeing how McCoy changed his tune, rather quickly.

Of course, the money doesn't hurt, and Pegula isn't afraid to dish it out to get top-tier talent. The Bills are far from done, and rumors have them looking to fill a few more spots on the roster with stud free agents. Tuesday should be an exciting for Bills fans, as the new chapter will officially begin.

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Buffalo Bills are not Being Shy This Offseason

March 5th, 2015 at 10:01 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

For fans of the Buffalo Bills, the offseason usually means one or two veterans are signed under a budget to keep pace with third place in the AFC East.

Now that Terry Pegula and his wife Kim are calling the shots, Doug Whaley has plenty of freedom to be aggressive, and he's already started making his mark.

Like his moves or hate them, one has to respect Whaley's boldness. The Bills traded Kiko Alonso, coming off of a second ACL surgery, for LeSean McCoy, who has plenty in the tank. The deal sent shockwaves through the NFL. McCoy to the Bills? That didn't seem to sit well with anyone not involving Buffalo when the news first hit.

The Bills made a smaller move the following day, acquiring Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings. Rumors have it, however, that the Bills aren't done yet.

There have been reports tying the Bills to interest in Vernon Davis and Mike Iupati, both from the San Francisco 49ers. Iupati is a solid offensive lineman, which the Bills desperately need, and Davis is a star tight end that may have worn out his welcome in San Francisco.

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Buffalo Bills Trade Kiko Alonso to Philadelphia Eagles for LeSean McCoy

March 3rd, 2015 at 7:22 PM
By Marc Deschamps

ESPN's Adam Shefter is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have traded linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles for running back LeSean McCoy. The trade is apparently a one-for-one swap between the two teams.

Kiko Alonso quickly became a fan favorite during his rookie season in Buffalo with 159 tackles, including nine in his debut game against the New England Patriots. Despite the strong start, a torn ACL in the off-season caused Alonso to miss the entire 2014 season. Alonso reportedly wanted out of his contract with the team.

LeSean McCoy is expected to serve a critical role for the Buffalo Bills moving forward. The three-time Pro-Bowler had 1,319 rushing yards last season, and five touchdowns.

The deal also comes a year after the Bills acquired McCoy's backup, Bryce Brown, who played in relief of injured C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson last season. The two will reportedly be reunited in Buffalo.

The trade will not be finalized until March 10, when the NFL League year officially starts.

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Buffalo Bills Don’t Use Franchise Tag on Jerry Hughes

March 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

The Buffalo Bills decided not to use the franchise tag on Jerry Hughes yesterday, allowing him to test free agency if he does not sign a contract with the team.

Hughes could still sign a contract offered to him before March 10, when the free agency period begins. The Bills reportedly offered Hughes a contract worth $10 million a year and Doug Whaley had expressed that he was confident the two sides could get a deal done.

Whaley's confidence is on full display now that the comfort of the franchise tag is gone. Whaley could have put the tag on Hughes, securing him for next season, while continuing to negotiate a contract. Instead, he opted to give himself a deadline of March 10 to get a deal done before 31 other teams have a shot to land the pass rusher.

Hughes has told the media that he wants to stay in Buffalo, but of course the money has to be right. The report of Buffalo's offer suggests the Bills are serious about keeping him, and will probably match many of the offers he would get if he tests the open market.

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