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Buffalo Bills’ quarterback switch backfires in a big way

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — Switching quarterbacks midseason is fraught with danger, especially for a team with a pulse, as the Denver Broncos discovered in 2006 when Mike Shanahan benched Jake Plummer after a 7-2 start, only to see rookie Jay Cutler go 2-5 and ...

LA Chargers roll into short week vs Dallas after blowout win

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — With a Thanksgiving date in Dallas looming, the Los Angeles Chargers got zero time to enjoy their most emphatic victory in over three years. In truth, that's exactly how coach Anthony Lynn likes it. The Chargers (4-6) can't afford ...

Bills’ McDermott still evaluating on who will start at QB

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott isn't going to be rushed into choosing a starting quarterback a day after his decision to go with rookie Nathan Peterman backfired. McDermott on Monday said he's still evaluating whether to give Peterman ...

Chargers’ Lynn gets reunion with Bills; Peterman takes over

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn made his NFL head coaching debut last winter for one game amid the chaos of another lost season for the Buffalo Bills. Although Lynn speaks warmly of his two seasons in chilly Buffalo, he hasn't thought much about the ...

Bills team up with cancer patients to customize their cleats

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Should Dion Dawkins require inspiration when Buffalo hosts the New England Patriots in a few weeks, the Bills offensive tackle can just look down. On Dawkins' feet will be a pair of cleats designed by pediatric cancer patients at ...

Bills sign defensive tackle Deandre Coleman

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have made a bid to address run-stopping concerns by signing defensive tackle Deandre Coleman. Coleman is listed at 6-foot-5 and 341 pounds, and spent part of last season in Buffalo. The move made on Tuesday comes after the Bills allowed 492 yards ...

Bills bench QB Taylor in favor of rookie Peterman

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback in an abrupt move coach Sean McDermott said he made in a bid to improve the team. McDermott made the stunning announcement on Wednesday, ...

Bills coach McDermott remains upbeat after team’s latest dud

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McDermott's faith in the Buffalo Bills hasn't wavered despite the team's latest dud. Unhappy as the first-year coach might have been Monday rehashing what's gone wrong with a suddenly porous defense and sputtering offense, ...

AP source: Jones threatens Goodell deal after Elliott ban

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue the NFL over a proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell, a dispute apparently sparked by star running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over alleged ...

Was Trump behind 2014 effort to foil Bon Jovi’s NFL bid?

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Was Donald Trump the secret force behind the seemingly grassroots 2014 campaign to block Jon Bon Jovi from buying the NFL's Buffalo Bills? That's what those involved are saying now, three years after the billionaire and the rocker ...

Benjamin puts Panthers in his past in making move to Buffalo

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Be it clothes or memories, whatever personal items newly acquired Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin left behind in Carolina after being traded by the Panthers are going to stay there. Benjamin said he split Charlotte, North Carolina, ...

Judge reinstates 6-game suspension for Cowboys’ Elliott

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge cleared the way Monday night for the NFL to enforce a six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations. U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the request for a ...

Dareus passes physical, completes trade from Bills to Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Newly acquired defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has passed a physical with the Jacksonville Jaguars, completing his trade from the Buffalo Bills. The Jaguars (4-3) gave the Bills (4-2) a sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft for Dareus, a two-time Pro Bowl ...

First-year coach McDermott draws praise for Bills 5-2 start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Nothing about the Buffalo Bills' impressive start to the season comes as a surprise to cornerback Leonard Johnson. Though new to Buffalo, Johnson is no stranger to Sean McDermott. And Johnson says the Bills' first-year coach ...

Bills cautious despite 5-2 start after beating Raiders 34-14

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams isn't into making predictions. No matter how good it feels for Buffalo's 12-year veteran and elder statesman to be part of a team that's off to a 5-2 start, Williams would rather stay in the ...

Opportunistic Bills rout sloppy Raiders, 34-14

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Williams is getting tired of hearing about the skeptics counting out the Buffalo Bills. Perhaps, a 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday might get the doubters to start believing. "I don't know how many times we have ...

Sloppy Raiders commit 4 turnovers in 34-14 loss to Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Raiders running back DeAndre' Washington never saw Leonard Johnson coming when the Buffalo Bills cornerback hit him from behind and forced a fumble. "It happened so fast," Washington said. The same might be true of the entire ...

Jaguars acquire former Pro Bowl DT Dareus from Bills

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking a chance on Marcell Dareus, hoping he can solidify the team's most glaring defensive deficiency. The Jaguars (4-3) traded a sixth-round draft pick in 2018 to the Buffalo Bills (4-2) on Friday in exchange for the 330-pound ...

Three-goal second period lifts Columbus over Buffalo, 5-1

By NICOLE KRAFT, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All it took was a little rest for the Columbus Blue Jackets to get back to their winning ways. Seth Jones had a goal and an assist for Columbus to help the Blue Jackets, who had a three-day break between games, beat the Buffalo Sabres ...

David Stern calls for NBA changes of marijuana rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern believes medicinal marijuana use by players should be allowed, but the league says it won't allow it for recreational use. Stern was interviewed by ex-NBA player Al Harrington for the website Uninterrupted's documentary "Concept of ...