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Buffalo Bills Preseason Schedule Announced

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
The Bills are set to play Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns, who they defeated during the regular season last November, in the preseason. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

The Bills are set to play Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns, who they defeated during the regular season last November, in the preseason. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills will be playing one nationally televised game and three others as part of their 2015 preseason schedule, which was announced by the NFL on Thursday afternoon.

The most notable game on the preseason schedule might be their Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns, which will be played in Cleveland on Thursday, August 20 at 8 p.m., and broadcast nationally on ESPN. The Bills and Browns are scheduled to have two days of joint practices at St. John Fisher College, the Pittsford, N.Y. training camp home of the Bills, in the week leading up to the game, according to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News.

Buffalo’s preseason opener will be played at home against the Carolina Panthers between August 13-17. Following their exhibition against the Browns, the Bills will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium for their third preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (August 27-30). The Bills will conclude their preseason with a game against the Detroit Lions, at Detroit’s Ford Field, on September 3 or 4.

Specific dates and times for the Bills’ first, third and fourth preseason game will be announced at a later date.


Josh McCown Signs with Browns; Should Bills Target Brian Hoyer?

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Despite discussions with the Bills, Josh McCown decided to sign with the Cleveland Browns. (Photo: Tim Fuller — USA Today Sports)

Despite discussions with the Bills, Josh McCown decided to sign with the Cleveland Browns. (Photo: Tim Fuller — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Although he visited the Buffalo Bills earlier this month, and was reportedly in contract talks with the team as recently as yesterday, veteran quarterback Josh McCown ended up signing with the Cleveland Browns on Friday night.

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Buffalo Bills Free Agent Targets: Jordan Cameron

Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Expected to leave the Cleveland Browns this offseason, tight end Jordan Cameron could be a top free-agent target for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Evan Habeeb — USA Today Sports)

Expected to leave the Cleveland Browns this offseason, tight end Jordan Cameron could be a top free-agent target for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Evan Habeeb — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Paul Banach

The upcoming NFL free agency period will be the Buffalo Bills’ first under new ownership. As of now, Buffalo will begin the March 10th signing period with a war chest of around $27 million, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.

There are a few Bills who could be in line for new contracts this offseason, including unrestricted Jerry Hughes and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who would otherwise play on a fifth-year option on his rookie contract. But looking beyond current players on Buffalo’s roster, some have regarded this 2015 free agency class as “the best ever.” The Bills have some voids to fill and knowing general manager Doug Whaley, he’s already busy scheming on how to improve the roster for 2015.

One position Buffalo should upgrade at is tight end. Current starter Scott Chandler stands tall at 6’7″, but has just average speed, which allows opposing teams to cover him with just one defender. Enter Cleveland Browns unrestricted free agent tight end Jordan Cameron, who broke out during the 2013 season and has already expressed his desire to leave Cleveland, according to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports (h/t Jason Marcum of cincyjungle.com).

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Buffalo Bills Report Card: Week 13

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Preston Brown (52) and Jerry Hughes (55) continued to come up big for the Bills on Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Preston Brown (52) and Jerry Hughes (55) continued to come up big for the Bills on Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Paul Banach

The Buffalo Bills welcomed football back to Western New York on Sunday with an emphatic 26-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Both teams got off to a slow start, but 14 points in a 10-second span in the third quarter led the Bills to a win.

Buffalo’s defensive secondary led the charge in shutting down the Browns passing game while its linebackers also came away with outstanding grades. The defensive line played well and the offensive line turned in a solid performance.

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14 Points in 14 Seconds Lead Buffalo Bills to Victory Over Cleveland Browns

Sunday, November 30th, 2014
Jerry Hughes' fumble return touchdown played a key role in Buffalo's 26-10 win over Cleveland on Sunday. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Jerry Hughes’ fumble return touchdown played a key role in Buffalo’s 26-10 win over Cleveland on Sunday. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Through the first 36 minutes of their Week 13 game against the Cleveland Browns, it looked as though the Buffalo Bills might be in for another game like their Week 11 loss to the Miami Dolphins, a game in which they failed to score a touchdown.

Everything changed after a 4th-and-2 gamble, at the 8:36 mark of the third quarter, paid off with a 35-yard deep catch by Bills wide receiver Robert Woods, caught from quarterback Kyle Orton even through the defensive pass interference of Browns cornerback Buster Skrine.

On its next play, Buffalo scored a three-yard touchdown on a pass from Orton to Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan.

On the first play of the Browns’ subsequent offensive possession, Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes beat Browns left tackle Joe Thomas—despite a hold from Thomas—to catch Browns running back Terrance West in pursuit, force a fumble, recover the ball himself and return it 18 yards for a touchdown, giving the Bills 14 points in only 14 seconds.

That spurt gave the Bills a 14-3 lead from which they never looked back, as they ultimately won the game 26-10.

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