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Bills one of eight teams to attend Kaepernick workout

By Brandon J. Koch

Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott always said they will look into anything to help improve their football team.

Or atleast go through their due diligence.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills were one of eight teams to attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout yesterday in Atlanta.

Kaepernick, 32, has been out of the NFL the last three seasons and has been looking to get back into the league.

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Bills listed as potential trade suitor for Le’Veon Bell

By Brandon J. Koch

With the trade deadline coming in less than four hours, reports are heating up.

NY Daily News Jets beat writer Manish Mehta says the Jets are looking to trade running back Le’Veon Bell and lists the Bills as a potential suitor.

“Keep an eye on the Texans, Chiefs and Bills, who could use a dynamic running back,” Mehta writes.

The Bills were linked to Melvin Gordon as reported by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

The question is, how much of this is real and how much of this is smoke?

Report: Bills linked to Melvin Gordon

By Brandon J. Koch

The Bills have been linked to Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

“Some around league have linked Lions and Bills to Melvin Gordon. Both teams could be in the market for RB help, and Gordon would make sense if Chargers loosen asking price.”

Gordon has 112 yards rushing this season. Why would the Bills be interested in Gordon? He is coming off injury and in the final year of his deal.

More to come.

Allen fined for throwing football into stands

By Brandon J. Koch

Josh Allen was fined $7,017 for throwing the ball into the stands last week after converting the two-point conversion against the Dolphins.

He was the throw again via Thad Brown:

The fans in the upper deck were yelling loudly all day, so I wanted to throw them a souvenir,” Allen said. 

Could the Bills target Josh Gordon?

By Brandon J. Koch

Could the Buffalo Bills go after a wide receiver via the free agent market?

The New England Patriots have put wide receiver Josh Gordon on IR.

Albert Breer reports Gordon has a knee injury that is “minor”. He will be released when fully healthy, the Patriots are moving on.

Gordon has 20 catches for 287 yards this season. He would be a cheap option for the Bills and a threat opposite John Brown.

Brandon Beane also wouldn’t have to trade for a receiver and give up his coveted draft assets.

Fitz: Buffalo will always be special to me

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By Brandon J. Koch

Dolphins quarterback and former Bill Ryan Fitzpatrick felt right at home Sunday in New Era Field.

For most of the game, Fitzpatrick was on the money with his throws, even running for a touchdown.

During his post-game press conference, Fitz opened up about his time in Western New York and how special it is to his heart.

“It was so comfortable, and the noise was awesome and the fans were great,” Fitzpatrick said.

“I made a wrong turn twice out of the locker room to go out of the stadium instead of to the field because we always are supposed to take a right when you’re a Bill and a left when you’re an opponent,” Fitzpatrick said.

“Every time I’m here it’s a strange feeling walking into the stadium. There’s so many god memories.”

Fitz then said he was at his locker and texted former teammate and longtime Bills running back Fred Jackson and told him how much he appreciated playing with him and the memories they made together.

On coming back: “This place is so special to me as a player and as an opponent.”

You can just tell Buffalo has a huge place in his heart.

Fitzpatrick called Allen going to Bills

By Brandon J. Koch

Josh Allen and Ryan Fitzpatrick have met each other before.

It was before the draft in 2018, at the Masters.

Allen in his postgame press conference talked about meeting Fitz and the prediction he made.

Fitzpatrick told Allen that he was going to be drafted by the Bills.

Allen: Met Fitz before the draft at the Masters and he called it. He said, “You’re going to Buffalo. And when that happens if you need anything about living up there let me know.” I appreciated that. He’s a hats off guy.

Here’s Allen after the game:

Josh Allen almost throws football out of stadium

By Brandon J. Koch

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has brought up multiple times about his ability to potentially throw a football out of New Era Field.

Today, he attempted it.

After scoring a two point conversion, Allen threw the ball in the stands and was about three rows from being out.

Devin Singletary to officially return today

By Brandon J. Koch

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary is set to return on Sunday against the Dolphins.

The rookie running back has been out since week 2 with a hamstring injury, the Bills have been very careful with him ever since.

He comes into Sunday without an injury designation.

The Bills did a great job playing it safe with Singletary, he could’ve came back a couple weeks ago. But with the heavy carries he took during his college career, the smartest approach was keeping him on a pitch count.

Dolphins Q and A with ESPN Dolphins reporter Cameron Wolfe

By Brandon J. Koch

A big thanks to Dolphins beat reporter for ESPN, Cameron Wolfe, for taking time to answer some questions.

Who are the players currently on the Dolphins roster that are apart of the future?

CW: You can start with cornerback Xavien Howard, who is clearly the Dolphins best player. He signed a deal in May that made him the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback and at 26 years old he should still be playing at a high level when Miami can compete. After Howard, the list gets shorter and its led primarily by young defenders like Christian Wilkins and Jerome Baker.

Is Flores apart of the plan at head coach, or is he just a one year stop gap?

CW: Yes, he’s a part of the immediate future and I believe he’s back in 2020 no matter what his final record is at the end of this season. Flores’ evaluation should begin in 2020 when he has a better talent base to actually compete so I think he’s guaranteed at least two years and he most likely will see three seasons at minimum.

Where does Josh Rosen go from here after being benched again?

CW: Rosen is handling his benching admirably given that this situation, and his own NFL career hasn’t been ideal thus far, but his next step is just to watch Ryan Fitzpatrick and hopefully pick up some of the intangibles that have allowed the veteran to play in the league so long. The benching is a sign that the Dolphins don’t foresee Rosen as their quarterback of the future. Best case scenario for Rosen is he gets another chance to start for Miami this year, shows some improvement and the Dolphins trade him to another team next offseason which could use give him a more insulated system to succeed in.

 

Is this the worst constructed roster you have seen?

CW: Yes, it definitely is. The Dolphins have maybe seven or eight players on their roster who start on an average NFL team, which is a clear sign of how far they are away from becoming contenders. This rebuild will take multiple years. It could be argued that Miami has the worst collection of talent in recent memory, and there seems to be no position group on this roster that is better than league average.

Who are some players the Dolphins will be looking to trade before the deadline?

 

CW: Kenyan Drake is the big name to watch. rake has been trying to be the man in the Dolphins’ backfield for four seasons, but two different coaches have decided he’s a better fit as a rotational back. He has shown instances of frustration with his role throughout his time in Miami, and he’s in a contract year. Drake has big-play ability and often shows elusiveness as a runner and receiver. He could help a contending team, and it’s easy to foresee Miami parting with him for the price of a fifth-round pick. Other potential players to watch could be either of Miami’s quarterbacks or DeVante Parker if the price is right.

If you could, talk about the Dolphins offense and defense and what you have seen from both sides of the ball.

CW: It hasn’t been good for either side of the ball to be frank. The Dolphins have the NFL’s worst rushing offense and the second-worst rushing defense – a big sign that the issues start in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Miami also has the NFL’s youngest team so there seems to be a lack of experience at key positions. The best part of both sides of the ball are in the skill players – Preston Williams, DeVante Parker, Kenyan Drake and Albert Wilson provide some playmaker ability at receiver and running back. On defense, Xavien Howard, Reshad Jones and Bobby McCain are strong NFL contributors that test offenses. But otherwise, Miami doesn’t have much to hang its hat on.