Jackson looks sharp, Rodgers sits as Ravens beat Packers
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over...
Ravens hire former Bills QB coach Culley to hone pass attack
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have hired former Bills quarterbacks coach David Culley as assistant head coach and passing coordinator.
Culley spent the past two years with Buffalo. Before that, he had a four-year stint with Kansas City as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach.
Hired Tuesday, Culley will work with offensive coordinator Greg Roman to help develop quarterback Lamar Jackson, who took over the starting job this season as a rookie.
Ravens hire Urban as QBs coach, retain RB coach Greg Roman
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have hired James Urban as their quarterbacks coach and given running backs coach Greg Roman the additional title of assistant head coach.
Urban spent the past seven seasons as wide receivers coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Before that, he was quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, "Playing the Bengals twice a year, we've seen what a good job James does. ... We were all excited when he became available."
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Bills receiver Watkins voices his support of coach Rex Ryan
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sammy Watkins has coach Rex Ryan's back.
The Bills receiver strongly voiced his support for Ryan by saying he has no interest in seeing the team change coaches for the second time in Watkins' three years in Buffalo.
Bills’ offense confident after shutout win over Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady won't return to an undefeated team after all.
But following the Buffalo Bills' surprise 16-0 shutout victory at New England Sunday, he will come back to an AFC East that is suddenly tighter a month into the season.
Buffalo's win was a continuation of an offensive turnaround that seemed improbable after a 0-2 start.
Bills bounce back with 33-18 win over Cardinals
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor also scored on a 20-yard run at a time the Rex Ryan-coached Bills spent the past week taking the brunt of criticism after opening the season 0-2.
Bills WR Watkins unlikely to play vs. Cardinals
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is unlikely to play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Bills coach Rex Ryan said Watkins' chances of playing are "probably not real good" Friday. Watkins did not practice all week.
Watkins has been hampered by foot soreness in recent weeks. He underwent foot surgery this offseason.
Ryan added that Watkins had his injured foot stepped on at a walkthrough practice earlier in the week, which "probably didn't help."
Distractions dominate Bills in preparing to host Cardinals
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito defiantly asked the team's doubters to check back next week before anyone starts writing off Buffalo's season following the latest jolt of distraction.
"We're not rushing around like the building's on fire," Incognito said. "I think we have enough veteran presence and enough talent on this roster to overcome this hump. And we'll talk next week if it's a house fire or not."
Bills hope simplified offense provides boost
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — When it comes to the Buffalo Bills' offense, running back LeSean McCoy said simpler might be better.
The Bills are hoping a more streamlined approach under new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will turn things around after a 0-2 start to the season. Lynn replaced former offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who was fired on Friday.
The first thing the Bills have done under Lynn is simplify the offense in an effort to make things less complicated on the field.
Bills owner backs Rex Ryan’s decision to fire Greg Roman
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula dismissed any doubts Monday regarding Rex Ryan's authority over the team and the coach's decision to fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
"We do things together like any well run org would," Pegula wrote in a text message to The Associated Press. "Head coach runs the team and staff."
Bills at 0-2 fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan is holding himself answerable for the Buffalo Bills' slow start. At the same time, he's made a significant change to his coaching staff by firing offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
Roman was let go Friday in a bid to kick start the Bills' sputtering Tyrod Taylor-led attack.
Newcomers and familiar faces make camp debuts for Bills
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Williams was so eager to practice for the first time in 10 months, the Buffalo Bills defensive tackle jumped offside on his third play from scrimmage.
"I think being out there and being excited to be back definitely played a role in that," Williams said Monday, before playfully blaming offensive coordinator Greg Roman. "I think Roman did it on purpose with a hard count on first down being a jerk."