Archive for the ‘Buffalo Bills’ Category

Every NFL team has a prime-time game this season … except for the Bills

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The schedule for the 2019 NFL season is officially out and it has confirmed one thing we probably already knew: television networks are not interested in the Buffalo Bills. None of the Bills' 16 games this year are scheduled for prime-time; all but two of them are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. so don't expect to see much of your team if you're Bills fan living out-of-state.

NFL turns to Sloan Sports Analytics Conference researchers to balance schedules

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A lot of NFL fans likely think the league's schedule is biased against them. Maybe they face a lot of teams coming off byes or have too many road games in a row. Some of that may just be in fans' heads, but a group of researchers at the University of Buffalo conducted a study on NFL schedules to test that.

Quarterback Allen welcomes Bills’ numerous new additions

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Josh Allen took it upon himself to be the Buffalo Bills' one-man welcoming committee in sending a text to each of the team's numerous free agent additions last month. It didn't take a whole lot of effort to do it,'' Allen said, discussing how many of the newcomers revealed how impressed they were in the quarterback being among the first to greet them. I was just trying to let them know that I'm happy that they're with us, and just trying to reach out and get my foot in the door and start that relationship as early as possible.

Former Patriots WR Chris Hogan signs with Carolina Panthers

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Former Patriots WR Chris Hogan signs with Carolina Panthers originally appeared on The Patriots' skeleton crew of a wide receiving corps became even more razor thin on Friday, as former Patriots WR Chris Hogan has signed with the Carolina Panthers: Hogan became a free agent following the 2018 season. Hogan came to the Patriots in 2016 from the Buffalo Bills, and had reached the Super Bowl in each of his three seasons with New England. Hogan was a solid contributor for the team, with 35 receptions in 2018, 34 in 2017 despite only appearing in 9 games, and 38 in 2016.

Christian Wade: Why the hard work starts now for the would-be NFL star

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

News of the former England international wing signing a contract with the Buffalo Bills has been slightly misinterpreted back home, with Wade's place on the NFL's International Player Pathway scheme meaning he was always going to be handed a deal. Monday's announcement is merely the latest formality in the agreement that Wade reached when he agreed to walk away from rugby for a shot at the NFL last autumn. Wade now knows where he will be playing and can set up home in Buffalo, a frigid town near New York's Canadian frontier, with the safety net that even if he doesn't make the Bills' 53-man roster for the regular season, he is assured of a place on their practice squad.

Christian Wade: Former England rugby star signs ‘dream’ NFL contract

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Former England Rugby Union international Christian Wade is one step closer to his dream of an NFL career after signing for the Buffalo Bills. The former Wasps winger left the Premiership club last autumn and has been training alongside NFL veterans and draft hopefuls in Florida as part of the league's International Player Pathway programme. The aims of the programme are to provide elite athletes from around the world the opportunity to train, develop and ultimately earn a chance to play in the NFL.

English rugby star Wade to pursue NFL dream with Bills

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Former England and Wasps wing Christian Wade has signed for the Buffalo Bills as he pursues his dream of forging a career in the NFL, the team announced on Monday. Wade shocked English rugby last year after announcing his plans to switch sports and find a place with a gridiron team. The 27-year-old joined the NFL's International Player Pathway Program, which aims to find and nurture athletic talent from around the world and groom them for the NFL.

Christian Wade backed to play in NFL this year after signing for Buffalo Bills via Pathway programme

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Christian Wade has every chance of playing in the NFL this year, according to the organisation's head of development, after the former Wasps and England winger signed for the Buffalo Bills on Monday. Wade walked away from his Wasps contract last October to pursue his dream of playing American football, which came a step closer to reality after he became one of four players allocated to an AFC East club as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway programme. The Bills have recruited Wade, who is the third-highest try scorer in Premiership history, as a running back, using his devastating footwork and acceleration.

Wade: Bills move makes NFL gamble 100 per cent worth it

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Christian Wade believes his gamble to trade rugby union for the NFL was 100 per cent worth it after he was picked up by the Buffalo Bills. Wade was assigned to the Bills as part of the International Player Pathway program on Monday. The former Wasps wing retired from rugby in October after a career that saw him earn one England cap and score 82 Premiership tries for Wasps - the third-most in the competition's history.

Bills allocated British rugby player Christian Wade

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Former rugby player Christian Wade has been allocated to the Buffalo Bills as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program, the team announced on Monday. The 5-foot-8, 190-pound Wade was a highly decorated rugby star in the United Kingdom, having played for the national team at the U16, U18 and U20 levels, as well as making the British and Irish Lions squad. Wade's 82 tries (touchdowns) in Premiership Rugby, mostly as a ballcarrier, is third all-time and he has been designated as a running back with the Bills.