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Bills draft the "punt god" in round 6

The team that punts less than any team in the NFL drafted a punter in round 6 on Saturday. And not just any punter. They drafted the guy that is known as the punt god. What Matt Araiza does to a football is alaming. The San Diego State punter was known to boom some kicks 70 to 80 yards downfield. Of course the Bills hope he isn't needed very much and if the last 2 seasons are any indication, he… → Read More

Bills and Fisher working towards return to summer camp

The Bills are working towards a return to St. John Fisher for training camp this summer. After two years of staying in Orchard Park during August due to Covid restrictions, the Bills and the college have been in discussions about coming back to Fisher for 2022. If an agreement can be reached, the Bills would likely spend around two weeks at Fisher , from the end of July into August, before… → Read More

Brighton's Clement waits for lockout to end, 2022 MLB to begin

Brighton's Ernie Clement is just waiting for the word. Clement is in Arizona, working out with fellow MLB players, just hoping to soon here that the lockout is over and they can go to work. A year ago Clement got his chance with the Cleveland Indians, now known as the Cleveland Guardians. The former University of Virginia star quickly became known as one of the better defensive players in the… → Read More

Bills win 2nd straight AFC East Title with win over Jets

The Buffalo Bills locked up their second straight AFC East Championship by beating the Jets on a cold and windy January day in Orchard Park. Buffalo survived a very up and down by quarterback Josh Allen to survive against a Jets team that came into the game as a 16 point underdog. The Bills defense dominated rookie quarterback Zach Wilson with the most sacks ever (9) by a Sean McDermott coached… → Read More

Allen to start Sunday for Bills, Dawkins might be out with Covid

Josh Allen will start at quarterback Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but he might not have his starting left tackle for protection. Sean McDermott said on Friday morning that Allen has progressed from his foot injury against the Bucs game. As of right now it would appear Dion Dawkins will not play in the game, but there is a possibility that could change. → Read More

Allen to start vs Packers, McDermott frustrated with vaccine impact

We begin with football. Josh Allen will start Saturday in the final preseason game against the Packers. Sean McDermott allowed a lot of leeway for just how much Allen and other starters will see this week. Off the field, McDermott navigated a Thursday morning news conference dominated by Covid vaccine related questions. → Read More

Josh Allen signs 6 year extension with Bills

Bills quarterback Josh Allen has agreed on a 6 year contract extension with the Bills. The team made the announcement official on Friday that Allen would earn about $43 million dollars per season. Allen was drafted in round 1 of 2018 and became the team's starter in week 2 of his rookie season. After having an up and down first season, Allen led the Bills to the playoffs in 2019 and then… → Read More

Sean McDermott on his Bills

Day 1 of Bills training camp and Sean McDermott is in midseason form. The Bills head coach has turned the page of the successful 2020 season knowing that it doesn't get them a single win this season. For the complete Sean McDermott news conference, check out the Buffalo Plus YouTube channel. → Read More

Bills pick up 5th year contract options on Allen and Edmunds

In 2018, the Bills drafted Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds in round one of the #NFL Draft. With their success and progress and youth, it's no surprise that the team officially picked up the 5th year contract options of both players before the May 3rd deadline. But it's not as simple of a transaction as you might think. The amount the two would make for 2020 is substantial, Allen close to $20… → Read More

AQ throw and catch gets High School play of the week

In a wild game on a Thursday night, Aquinas held off Fairport for a win. part of the win came from a throw and catch that earned the L'il Irish this week's UR Medicine Sports Medicine play of the week. Aquinas QB Tyler Szalkowski looked to the endzone and found Zachary Kelsey who pulled it in and kept a foot in bounds for the score. We give the pair and AQ the play of the week. → Read More

Bills in 2021. Which games look ready for PrimeTime?

It wasn't that long ago that the Bills were the kid that only got into the game because the league rules said everyone had to play. They got scheduled the lamest of the night games, like at the Jets on a Thursday only on NFL Network wearing those highlighter uniforms. But no more. The Bills are now one of the league's show ponies. They trot out Josh Allen and the team and the ratings numbers… → Read More

Bills AFC challengers to Super Bowl LVI in order 1-15

Who is standing in the way of the Bills taking the next step to the Super Bowl. My order (as of March 28) and my reasons why. 1. CHIEFSNo brainer. Mahomes. Weapons. Reid. Barring injuries you can write 12 wins in pen and go from there. 2. RAVENS Too well coached to fall. Lamar is still a problem, despite his playoff failures. 3. COLTSDon’t kid yourself judging anything on the cultural dumpster… → Read More

Bills sign RT Daryl Williams as Beane runs it back

Bills GM Brandon Beane obviously likes the team he has assembled. Just days before free agency was set to begin and 31 other teams would be looking to poach the Bills talent, Beane got a deal done with Buffalo's prime free agents. The first one was Matt Milano on Thursday and then on Friday, it was a new contract for right tackle Daryl Williams. Williams came to Buffalo last year as a free agent… → Read More

Morse takes pay cut to stay as Bills center

Center Mitch Morse has reportedly agreed to a reduction of $2 million in his 2021 salary to remain as the Bills starting center. While Morse likely has some incentives to attempt to earn back the lost salary, the move saves Buffalo money on this year's 2021 reduced salary cap. The redone contract for Morse also ends the speculation that guard Jon Feliciano could sign with the team and move to… → Read More

Bills sign Micah Hyde to 2 year extension

Since the arrival of Sean McDermott as the Bills head coach there has been no player more important to the changing of the culture than safety Micah Hyde. On Friday the Bills announced that they recognize his value when they agreed to a 2 year extension, keeping Hyde with the team until at least 2023While the Bills and nearly every other team are making moves to try to deal with the salary cap,… → Read More

Rainbow Classic for Golisano Hospital goes virtual Tuesday

It's an annual tradition that has done remarkable things for Golisano Children's Hospital. In 2021, the Rainbow Classic will continue and you can watch the games and support the cause from home. The high school basketball games, between rivals Pittsford Mendon and Pittsford Sutherland will be shown virtually. If you would like to watch and support the cause, click on this link . → Read More

10 best Bills at the position they play

1. Stefon Diggs. You can make an argument that Diggs played better for 16 games than any wide receiver in the NFL. His 1535 yards receiving and 127 catches were the best for any pass catcher in the league. Diggs runs every route and makes every catch. While he had "only" 8 touchdowns, Diggs was the go to guy in the offense at key moments throughout the season. → Read More

5 reasons Bills fans say they are rooting for Tom Brady

Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. It's like LeBron in the Finals or the Rock in a movie. It just happens all the time. Bills fans might be split on the NBA champ or going to see Jumanji, but they always had the same opinion of Mr. Perfect. You root against him when he plays in the Super Bowl. But it was easy back in the pre pandemic days. Brady played for hated NewEngland, the team that destroyed two… → Read More

No State championships for high school spring sports

The COVID-19 pandemic has now taken away more than a full year of State Championships for high school sports. On Wednesday, the NYSPHSAA announced that there would be no spring sports State Championships for 2021. One year ago in March, the New York State Winter Sports Championships came to a halt at the beginning of the pandemic. That spring sports season was cancelled in total. → Read More

Bills McDermott lacked faith in offense, trusted defense & cost team

Bills head coach Sean McDermott had a great season. He did not have a great night. After pushing all of the right buttons and building up this team to the point where the Super Bowl was a legitimate outcome, McDermott coached the AFC Title game like he was not sure about Josh Allen and the guys who got him there. → Read More