Bills Bring in LB Help in Signing former Falcons LB Kroy Biermann

Kroy Biermann

The Bills have had issues staying healthy this camp, and because of it today they went out and got some help at the linebacker spot, inking former Falcons LB Kroy Biermann.

Here’s the story on Biermann, who had been with the Falcons the last nine seasons.

With their linebacking unit ravaged by injuries, the Bills have sought help from outside the organization for the second week in a row.

Kroy Biermann, a nine-year veteran who had spent his entire career with the Falcons through 2015, signed a one-year deal with Buffalo Monday.

Last week, after rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland went down with a season-ending knee injury, the Bills signed NFL veteran free agent linebackers Brandon Spikes and David Hawthorne.

Biermann actually visited the Bills back in March at the start of free agency, but he was not signed by Buffalo, or any other team. The 30-year-old is a former fifth-round draft pick of the Falcons who made 37 starts among his 104 NFL games. He has 23.5 sacks and has been in on 331 tackles, primarily as an outside linebacker.

This is just the latest move to shore up an area of the team that has been stricken by injury.

First-round draft choice Shaq Lawson

was supposed to fill the departed Mario Williams’ shoes, but he underwent shoulder surgery in May and is out until perhaps midseason.

Bills Sign Veteran RB Reggie Bush to a One-Year Deal

Reggie Bush

The Bills today picked up a former Super Bowl Champion, as the team inked running back Reggie Bush to a one-year deal.

The 31-year-old will compete with veteran Mike Gillislee and rookie Jonathan Williams for a backup role behind LeSean McCoy in training camp.

Karlos Williams, who as a rookie last season showed promise as the Bills’ No. 2 running back, is suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Jonathan Williams was arrested for suspicion of DWI earlier this month, although if the 2016 fifth-round pick is suspended, it will not likely happen until later in the upcoming season or until the 2017 season.

It’s easy to see why the Bills would want to claim a bonus picking up Bush, as if he has gas left in the tank, he can be a big asset to the team for the 2016 season.

Bills Fans: Bud Light Has Created A Can Just For You

Bud Light Bills Can

With the football season set to kick off in only a few weeks, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is once again helping devout fans showcase their team pride by introducing all-new custom cans for its 27 NFL team partners, including ones for the Bills!

The cans – which are available now through the 2016-17 NFL season – are draped in Bills colors, feature its logo and will be brought to life through localized, signature sayings that every team’s fans will recognize and embrace.

The distinct packaging is part of Bud Light’s “Beer With Your Team On It” campaign, which will celebrate NFL fandom and passion for Bud Light throughout the season.

What do you think of the Bud Light Bills can?

Bills WR Sammy Watkins Heads the List of 10 Players Not Cleared to Practice

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The Bills will be a little short-staffed to start training camp as a whopping ten players were not cleared to begin practicing according to the team’s official website.

Leading that list is No.1 wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot in April. Watkins recently suggested that he is close to being 100 percent healthy and his stay on the PUP list is only expected to last a few days. There is no doubt he will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season barring setbacks.

Joining Watkins on the active/PUP list are defensive tackle Kyle Williams (still recovering from November knee surgery), wide receiver Marcus Easley, and rookie first-round pick Shaq Lawson, whose entire rookie season is in doubt after it was discovered he needed shoulder surgery shortly after being drafted. All reports are that Lawson’s rehab is going well and he might be ready by October.

Several players were put on the non-football inury list including linebacker Manny Lawson, who injured himself recently during a workout, and wideout Kolby Listenbee. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, defensive back Jonathan Dowling, tackle Seantrel Henderson,and running back Karlos Williams are all on the non-football illness list. It should be noted that Karlos Williams “illness’ is that he showed up to June minicamp 20 pounds overweight and is totally out of shape.

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Talks Going Nowhere Fast Between Bills and CB Stephon Gilmore

Stephon Gilmore

Contract talks between the Bills and contract-year cornerback Stephon Gilmore “haven’t progressed” and he is likely to play out the final season of his rookie deal according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Gilmore is said to be seeking Josh Norman-type money in the vicinity of $15 million a year and the Bills are not willing to go that high, particularly since the talented corner has stayed fully healthy for only one season in his four-year NFL career and is coming off shoulder surgery. Originally the No.10-overall pick in the 2012 draft out of South Carolina, Gilmore is a rising star but is not yet considered one of the truly elite corners in the league.

The 25-year-old hinted earlier this offseason that he would consider holding out of training camp without a new deal but that would make him subject to hefty fines. He is expected to report on time when camp starts next week. Gilmore will be a candidate for the franchise tag in 2017.

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Bills Reportedly Set to Offer RB Reggie Bush a Deal

Reggie Bush

With their backfield facing a plethora of questions following off-field incidents this offseason, the Bills are looking to add a veteran, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Bills have targeted Reggie Bush to fill the void during Karlos Williams’ four-game suspension, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Bills put out an offer to Bush, but the running back is weighing his options and is in no rush to make decision, added Rapoport.

Williams’ four-game suspension was announced on Friday. Rookie running back Jonathan Williams was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated last week — while he could be subject to the personal conduct policy, those cases generally aren’t resolved until the subsequent season.

Bush, 31, would add insurance behind starter LeSean McCoy while the team waits out Williams’ suspension. Bush played in just five games in 2015 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Bush’s injury history is a concern in itself. In 10 NFL seasons, the veteran has played a full 16-game slate twice.

Bills DT Marcell Dareus Upset Patriots QB Tom Brady will Miss Week Four Matchup

Tom Brady

Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus would prefer to face the New England Patriots in Week 4 with Tom Brady rather than having the quarterback be suspended, ESPN reports.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Wednesday issued a one-sentence rejection of requests by the NFLPA and Brady to reconsider an April decision that found that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acted within his powers by suspending the star quarterback for four games for his role in Deflategate.

The Bills visit the Patriots in Week 4. Barring an appeal by Brady to the Supreme Court, the Patriots’ starting quarterback for the first four games will likely be Jimmy Garoppolo.

“I hate that Brady’s not going to be there,” Dareus told NFL Network on Wednesday. “When he come back … it’s on.

“For him not to be out there just kind of tears me up a little bit, but the second time I see him, like, we going to be excited to play against him. That’s the win we want.”

Those Pats-Bills matchups should be more fun than ever in 2016, and don’t forget to claim a bonus and play the odds on the Bills as they look to take down Brady with the first matchup in week four of the upcoming NFL campaign.

Bills Rookie Running Back Jonathan Williams and Charged with DWI

Alabama Crimson Tide v Arkansas Razorbacks

Bills running back Jonathan Williams was arrested and charged with DWI Thursday morning, KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas reports.

Williams was reportedly taken into custody and booked around 3:20 a.m. by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday morning at 10:30.

Williams was drafted in May to the Buffalo Bills. He played for the Razorbacks from 2012 to 2015.

The Bills released a statement on the arrest as well:

Bills rookie RB Jonathan Williams was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of DUI in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Buffalo Bills have released the following statement in the wake of the incident.

“We are aware of the report and are in the process of gathering information. We have notified the league office of the report under the rules of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.”

Williams was Buffalo’s fifth-round pick in last spring’s NFL draft.