Jones Traded: The Bills have traded Cardale Jones to the Chargers for a conditional draft pick. Adam Schefter reports that it was for a 7th round pick. Albert Breer reports that pick is in either 2018 or 2019. The move ends any controversy for the third quarterback spot and basically guarantees Nathaniel Peterman the third QB spot. Jones was drafted in the 4th round last year and the team gets only a 7th rounder in return. It's still worth it after the team reached to draft him that far up. A 7th rounder is better than nothing and that is what they would have received if they released him as expected at the end of camp. Jones is reunited with Anthony Lynn who gave him playing time in the finale last year as the interim head coach of the Bills.
Anderson On PUP: The players have arrived at St. Johns Fisher College to being training camp. The first practice is tomorrow evening at 5:30pm. The players are undergoing physicals and one player did not pass. Colt Anderson will start training camp on the Active/PUP list because of a foot injury. He can come off the list as soon as he is able to pass a physical.
Rambo Is Back: The Bills made a few roster moves a day before players start reporting for training camp. The team has brought back safety Bacarri Rambo who was with the team two years ago and brings much needed depth to the safety position. They also signed linebacker Sam Barrington and guard Karim Barton. Rambo played with Miami last year after being with the Bills in 2014 and 2015. Barrington is looking to add to the special teams and depth to the linebacking corps. He is a former 7th round draft pick of the Packers and split last year between the Chiefs and Saints. Barton spent time on the practice squads of the Browns, Titans, and Texans and will try to breakthrough a very crowded interior offensive line spot. The team had one open spot on the 90 man roster so they had to get rid of two players. LB Anthony Harrell was released and C Patrick Lewis was waived/injured. Depth Chart.
Bolden, Others Visit: Anquan Boldin completed his much anticipated visit to One Bills Drive. Sal Capaccio reports no deal has been struck but the door is open. Ian Rapaport reports that the team also brought in three defensive players for a look including former Bill Leger Douzable. He was a solid vet backup in Rex Ryan's 3-4 defense last year. Also visiting were fellow defensive linemen Roy Miller and Devon Still.
Boldin To Visit: Dan Graziano of ESPN is reporting that free agent WR Anquan Boldin will visit with the Bills on Monday. He would add veteran leadership and depth at a position that is certainly lacking of that. He would immediately get into the fray for the 2nd or 3rd spot on the depth chart. Mike Rodak of ESPN reports the team will be looking at other players as well on Monday as the team gets set for training camp. There is an open spot on the 90 man roster.
Camp A Week Away: We have taken some needed time off from the website as the players and coaches took time off as well. Everyone is now gearing up for the start of training camp just one week away. The right side of this homepage has the first week of camp schedule and a link to the rest of it. There are a lot of early morning practices and fewer workouts at St. Johns Fisher College than past years. We will follow training camp with daily notes from Pittsford. The equipment staff was busy moving everything in to the campus today.
Washington Arrested: Sean McDermott said he was real worried about players getting into trouble during the one month plus hiatus before training camp and his fears has been realized. Adolphus Washington was arrested improperly carrying a concealed firearm on Sunday outside a Ohio waterpark. He was later released. The team released a statement saying they are aware of the arrest but won't comment because it is a pending legal matter. Washington had some issues at Ohio State as he was suspended for the final game of his college career for soliciting a prostitute. This will be the first disciplinary issue for McDermott and Brandon Beane so it will be interesting to see how they deal with it.
No Suspension For Williams: The Bills got some good news in the dog days of June when no news is usually good news. The team find out today that Jonathan Williams will not be suspended for a DWI arrest last July. The charges against him were dismissed earlier this month leading the NFL to close their investigation into him.