Quarterback AJ McCarron is in need of a new job after being released by the Raiders and his search will bring him to Houston. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that McCarron is set to visit with the Texans on Monday. Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb served as Deshaun Watson's backups last season, but both [more]
The Buffalo Bills have added, yet, another offensive lineman this offseason. The team announced Saturday they've signed former New England Patriots and Detroit Lions tackle LaAdrian Waddle to a one-year deal. Waddle comes to the Bills after spending the last three-plus years with the Patriots, who claimed him off waivers from the Lions in December of 2016. A Texas Tech product, Waddle entered the league as an undrafted free agent signed by Detroit in 2013. The 6' 6", 315-pound Waddle has started 31 NFL games, including seven over the past two years with the Patriots. He can play both left and right tackle. Waddle is the fifth offensive lineman the Bills have signed this offseason.
With the Miami Dolphins signing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the four starting quarterbacks for the AFC East has crystallized. Well, for now, at least. Fitzpatrick agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal Sunday with the Dolphins. When the 36-year-old takes the field for Miami this fall, it will mark the eighth team that he has suited up for in his career. Remarkably, that's one-quarter of the NFL teams. In addition, Miami marks the third AFC East team for whom the Harvard product will suit up. (Dare we say he hangs around long enough to complete the sweep of the AFC East when Tom Brady retires). Bills fans know Fitzpatrick well, as he spent four seasons (2009-2012) in western New York. The signal-caller
The Buffalo Bills have been active this offseason making moves to improve their team during a busy free agency period, signing 11 free agents to bolster areas such as the offensive line, the wide receivers, the return game, and the secondary among others. Now that the free agent signings have slowed down, general manager Brandon Beane, head coach Sean McDermott, and the rest of Buffalo's brass have turned their attention to the 2019 NFL Draft, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn. Buffalo still has plenty of areas to address, including bringing in more pass rushing help and depth along the defensive line and at linebacker. With 10 overall selections, beginning with pick No. 9 in the first round, the Bills will have the means to improve those areas in the draft.
One of college football's most productive players may be coming to western New York ahead of the NFL draft. Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver is reportedly set to visit Buffalo for a pre-draft visit. Oliver's name has been frequently mentioned as a top-10 draft pick on several mock drafts. In fact, several mock drafts have linked the defensive standout with the Bills at the No. 9 pick in the draft. The junior's stats leap off the page. In three collegiate seasons, Oliver recorded 192 total tackles, 13.5 sacks and 53 tackles for loss. The 6-foot-3, 292-pound stalwart was a 2018 consensus All-American. In addition, ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. named him the No. 1 player entering the season. Oliver disrupted
Frank Gore's NFL career may very well outlive our lives. At 35, he's going to conitnue playing, this time for the Buffalo Bills. That's now his third team since leaving the San Francisco 49ers, and when this is all over with, he intends on retiring where this historic career began. Gore spoke with Damon Bruce on 95.7 the Game and said on no uncertain terms where he's going to retire: I've been there 10 years. They were the ones to give me the first opportunity to play as a professional. Coming out of college injured, they still gave me that opportunity to get to that level I wanted to get to as a kid. I started there, and I'm going to finish there. When I'm done, when I feel like I'm done, I'm
After the reported signing of free agent running back Frank Gore to a one-year, $2 million contract, ESPN's Mike Rodak has provided the rather unsurprising contract details. The contract breaks down to a $500,000 signing bonus, $250,000 workout bonus, and $1.25 million in non-guaranteed salary. Gore's salary-cap hit for 2019 is $2 million. The potential dead money if released is $500,000, or $750,000 if released after the workout bonus is earned. As with all vested veteran players, Gore's $1.25 million salary becomes fully guaranteed if he remains on the 53-man roster come Week 1 of the regular season. The average value of the contract pays Gore as the 31st-highest running back in the NFL and
The contract details for the Buffalo Bills' third new lineman have come out, courtesy of ESPN's Mike Rodak. While not as hefty as our previous starting guard John Miller's new $5.5 million/year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, Jon Feliciano's two-year, $8.3 million contract makes him a strong contender to be in the starting lineup come September. In addition to a $1.5 million signing bonus, Feliciano gets a fully guaranteed $2.4 million salary and $100,000 workout bonus in 2019. 2020 has the same $2.4 million salary (but it's not guaranteed), a $250,000 roster bonus, and $100,000 workout bonus. Both years also include a $15,625 per-game-active roster bonus, and $400,000 in unspecified playing-time
Ryan Fitzpatrick will play in the sunshine state in 2019. This time, though, he’ll be a Miami Dolphin instead of a Buccaneer. The Dolphins signed Fitzpatrick on Sunday to a two-year, $11 million deal, according ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Wests Tigers old-stagers Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall have ensured the Michael Maguire era is off to a winning start with a 20-6 round-one NRL victory over Manly. Things looked awry for the home side when a valiant Sea Eagles defence gritted their way to a 2-0 lead with half-an-hour to go on Saturday evening at Leichhardt Oval. However, Farah wound back the clock with two second-half tries, while Marshall set up a third to spoil Des Hasler's return as Sea Eagles coach. In miserable conditions in front of a crowd 13,159, the Tigers' veterans who produced a near-perfect display of wet-weather football. The Tigers claimed the lead when a 35-year-old Farah was first to react to a Luke Brooks ricochet
Check out the latest and biggest free agency news across the NFL. Cole Beasley appears to be the first Dallas Cowboys unrestricted free agent to find a new home. Beasley will join the Buffalo Bills on a four-year, $29 million contract, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The deal averages $7.25 million a year with $14.4 million guaranteed. Beasley tweeted confirmation of the move. “I'll always love #cowboysnation and I appreciate the time we have had together,” he wrote Tuesday afternoon. “Thanks to the jones family for giving me a shot. Excited for this new journey. Can't wait to get started in Buffalo. Let's go! #Bills Mafia” Beasley heads to Buffalo after seven years in Dallas as a reliable
The fine folks at Spotrac do a wonderful job of keeping track of all of the transactions across the league. They handle the contract specifics, cap space ramifications and more. The early returns for the AFC East in the 2019 calendar are startling, to say the least. There are two schools of thought in the East this year: spend everything or spend nothing at all. Here is, according to Spotrac, the spending in the AFC East thus far: 1st (of 32 teams) – New York Jets ($201.7M) — 3rd (of 32) – Buffalo Bills ($163.2M) — 29th (of 32) New England Patriots ($17.4M) — 32nd (of 32) Miami Dolphins ($10.0M) These numbers are pretty incredible. The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills have signed and acquired
With the Jets sorely in need of a starting center, one would have thought Mike Maccagnan would offer two of the best free agents available. Matt Paradis or Mitch Morse would have been massive upgrades for an offensive line that needs someone in front of Sam Darnold, but neither received a contract proposal from Gang Green, according to The Daily News' Manish Mehta. Paradis signed a three-year deal with the Panthers worth $27.03 million and $13.5 million in guarantees, while Morse joined the rival Bills on a four-year pact worth $44.5 million and $26.5 million in guarantees. While the Jets were busy adding other top free agents such as Le'Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley, it's a little surprising they
Buffalo Bills free-agent guard John Miller has found a new home with the Cincinnati Bengals. The news was first reported by Adam Schefter. Miller was drafted by Doug Whaley's Bills in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was immediately penciled in as the number-one right guard, staring 12 games in his rookie year. He started all 16 games in 2016 before being benched four games into 2017 under new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Dennison loved his zone-blocking scheme, something that didn't fit with Miller's game. When Brian Daboll changed it back to a power scheme, also employed by the previous offensive coaching staff under Rex Ryan, Miller was back in business, starting 15 games
The New England Patriots have announced that they're working on a deal to secure defensive end John Simon, according to a new report. According to SB Nation, Simon is one of the few free agents that the Patriots are holding onto. They've lost four free agents so far, so this is a good move for the team. However, it bears stating that the deal with Simon is only a one-year deal. In the past, he's been played in rotation with other players like Trey Flowers, Deatrich Wise Jr. and Adrian Clayborn. John Simon, however, doesn't have the best stats in the league. He's a solid player, however, and closed out the last season with some pretty regular stats. He finished the year with 21.9% defensive snaps