Buffalo Bills

4th AFC East (1-3-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium

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  • Bills release QB Thad Lewis, sign Jordan Palmer

    The Buffalo Bills cut Thad Lewis on Tuesday and signed veteran Jordan Palmer, recently released by the Chicago Bears. Palmer's role will likely be closer to mentor/coach for quarterback EJ Manuel
  • Bills release backup QB Dixon

    One day after Bills coach Doug Marrone made it clear that he wasn't "satisfied with the backup quarterback" position, heads are rolling in Buffalo. Backup quarterback Dennis Dixon has been released.
  • Branch released after DUI arrest

    Just one day after being arrested for drunken driving, Alan Branch was cut by the Buffalo Bills. Learn about the salary cap implications for the team after the veteran defensive tackle's release.
  • Bills shopping for backup QBs

    Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone told reporters that he's open to signing a new backup quarterback behind EJ Manuel after seeing Dennis Dixon and company struggle in a losing effort vs. the Bucs.
  • Manuel, Bills' offense booed by fans in loss to Bucs

    EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills' offense didn't have their best day, scoring their points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' second-team defense. Kevin Patra details other takeaways from the preseason bout.
  • 'Dominant' Watkins running with Bills' first team

    Rookie Sammy Watkins has been practicing with the Buffalo Bills' first-team offense through two days of training camp, per NFL Media's Albert Breer. Is the wideout as special as the hype suggests?
  • Manuel, Bills' first-team offense frustrated

    EJ Manuel has not shown well in three preseason games. The Buffalo Bills signal-caller has zero touchdown passes while leading a punchless first-team offense.
  • Bills WR Watkins suffers rib bruise vs. Steelers

    After taking a hit from Steelers rookie Ryan Shazier, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's 19-16 preseason loss to Pittsburgh with a rib injury. Ian Rapoport reports the injury isn't serious.
  • Big Ben's pair of touchdowns, late field goal lift Steelers over Bills

    Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes in less than a half of work and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Buffalo Bills 19-16 on Saturday night.
  • Bills coach to Kouandjio: 'You might as well be Venus de Milo'

    Cyrus Kouandjio has struggled thus far in Buffalo, but the Bills' coaching staff is hoping that the rookie offensive tackle can turn the tide.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 4 (4) Watkins, Sammy WR 
Rd 2, Pick 12 (44) Kouandjio, Cyrus OT 
Rd 3, Pick 9 (73) Brown, Preston ILB 
Rd 4, Pick 9 (109) Cockrell, Ross CB 
Rd 5, Pick 13 (153) Richardson, Cyril OG 
Rd 7, Pick 6 (221) Johnson, Randell OLB 
Rd 7, Pick 22 (237) Henderson, Seantrel OT 
Scoreboard more
Ralph Wilson Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 17 0 3 27
Buffalo Bills 0 0 14 0 14
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
HOF Sun, Aug 03 New York Giants 13-17   L
P1 Fri, Aug 08 @ Carolina 20-18   W
P2 Sat, Aug 16 @ Pittsburgh 16-19   L
P3 Sat, Aug 23 Tampa Bay 14-27   L
P4 Thu, Aug 28 Detroit 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 07 @ Chicago 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
EJ Manuel 75 47 461 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Bryce Brown 26 140 5.4 0
C.J. Spiller 19 76 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Robert Woods 13 168 12.9 1
Chris Hogan 8 96 12 0
Mike Williams 6 95 15.8 1
Scott Chandler 7 80 11.4 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/25 Chris Summers (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/25 Derek Brim (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/25 Alan Branch (DE) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
8/25 J.J. Unga (T) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 0 0 0 .000
Miami 0 0 0 .000
New York Jets 0 0 0 .000
Buffalo 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Doug Marrone

Regular Season: 6-10

Postseason: 0-0

Experience: 1

Career record: 6-10

The Buffalo Bills announced the hiring of Doug Marrone as the 16th head coach in franchise history on Jan. 7, 2013.

Marrone, 48, replaces former Bills head coach Chan Gailey, who was relieved of his duties on Dec. 31, 2012.

The 2013 season will mark Marrone's eighth year in the National Football League and first as a head coach in the professional ranks.

Marrone spent the previous for years as the head coach of his alma mater's football program at Syracuse University from 2009 to 2012 and led the program to a 21-17 record in the last three seasons. He guided the Orange to an 8-5 mark in 2010 and 2012 -- with both campaigns culminating in a New Era Pinstripe Bowl championship.

Syracuse's offense set several program records in 2012 for total yards (5,681), passing yards (3,619) and first downs (300).

Prior to his Syracuse tenure, Marrone spent seven years in the NFL. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the offensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints after a four-year span as the offensive line coach of the New York Jets (2002 to 2005).

The Saints led the NFL in total offense and passing yards per game in 2006 (391.5 total yards/game and 281.4 passing yards/game) and 2008 (410.7 total yards/game and 311.1 passing yards/game).

In 2004, the Jets' offensive line paved the way for the league's third-best rushing offense (149.3 rushing yards/game) while tallying the second-most rushing first downs (135). Running back Curtis Martin led the NFL with 1,697 rushing yards and posted nine 100-yard games.

Before arriving in New York, Marrone coached the tight ends and tackles at the University of Tennessee in 2001. He spent the 2000 season at the University of Georgia as the program's offensive line coach after spending the previous five years at Georgia Tech. In 1995, Marrone was the director of football operations before coaching the tight ends in 1996 and offensive line from 1997 to 1999.

In 1999, the Yellow Jackets led the nation in total offense (509.4 yards/game) and points per game (40.7). Marrone was part of a coaching staff that helped guide the school to a bowl game in three consecutive years (1997 to 1999).

Marrone's coaching career began in 1992 at Cortland (N.Y.) State as the school's tight ends coach before stints as the offensive line coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1993) and Northeastern University in 1994.

Marrone, a Bronx, N.Y. native, was drafted in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Raiders and played two years in the NFL, first with the Miami Dolphins in 1987 and then with the Saints in 1989. He also had playing stints with Pittsburgh, Dallas and Minnesota before closing his career with the NFLE London Monarchs (1991 to 1992).

A three-year letterman at Syracuse, Marrone returned to the university and graduated in 1991. He and his wife, Helen, have two daughters, Madeline and Anne, and a son, Mack.

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