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Jets RB Bell won’t play in preseason

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell will not play in the preseason, head coach Adam Gase told reporters Sunday, meaning his first action since the end of the 2017 season will come in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Gase told reporters the decision was reinforced by starting linebacker Avery Williamson tearing his ACL in Thursday's preseason game. "I was 99.9 percent sure what we were going to do," Gase said of the plan for Bell.

‘A pain in the butt’: Some Panthers fans frustrated by all-mobile ticketing

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

But phone glitches and a complicated ticket transfer process left many Panthers fans — including Levin — confused, frustrated and nostalgic for the days of paper tickets, as they hassled with apps, sought out orange-shirted customer service agents and waited in endless lines before making it inside. LaBue had stressed that the shift was about convenience. For fans like Levin, though, all it seemed to create was chaos.

Allen, Johnson lead Bills past Newton-less Panthers 27-14

Friday, August 16th, 2019

After winning the coin toss, Josh Allen quickly asked for the ball. Allen shook off some first-game jitters and completed 9 of 11 passes for 102 yards and led two scoring drives, Kevin Johnson returned an interception 71 yards for a touchdown, and the Buffalo Bills beat the Carolina Panthers 27-14 on Friday night in the second preseason game for both teams. Allen continued to develop his chemistry with recently signed free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley, connecting on five passes for 54 yards.

Panthers never get on track, lose sloppy home preseason opener to Bills

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Alison Krauss said it better, but the sentiment is the same. The Panthers just looked completely off-kilter against the Buffalo Bills, and the eventual 27-14 loss only reaffirmed how badly the team got thumped. A number of key Panthers sat out — including Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, Greg Olsen, Christian McCaffrey and Shaq Thompson — but just about everyone who stepped foot on the field deserved a share of the blame.

Rivera decides to rest Newton, other star players vs. Bills

Friday, August 16th, 2019

The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton and four other key starters will not play Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. Panthers coach Ron Rivera had indicated on Wednesday that all of his starters would play against the Bills, including Newton. However, the ninth-year head coach had a change of heart and he will also not play running back Christian McCaffrey, tight end Greg Olsen and linebackers Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson.

Cam Newton playing? Burns injury? 5 things to watch in Panthers’ home preseason opener

Friday, August 16th, 2019

If joint training camp practices between the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills were the appetizer, consider Friday night the main course. After two days of intense workouts at Wofford College in Spartanburg, the two teams will meet again in Carolina's first preseason game this year at Bank of America Stadium. For “Carolina North” and the number of former ex-Panthers now in Buffalo — including coach Sean McDermott, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and safety Kurt Coleman — it'll be more homecoming than true road game.

Newton expected to make preseason debut against Bills

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Cam Newton is expected to see his first game action since Dec. 17 when the Carolina Panthers host the Buffalo Bills on Friday night. Newton, the league MVP in 2015, missed the final two games of last season and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in January. He and Carolina's other starters did not play in the first preseason game against the Bears.

The enduring hope of Buffalo fans: Bills Mafia member already planning Super Bowl LIV parade

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

If you were to make a list of the handful of teams you think have the best chance of winning Super Bowl LIV in February, it would probably include the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, maybe the Dallas Cowboys. Underscoring the enduring hope of Bills fans, one member of the team's fan base, or Bills Mafia, not only believes that Buffalo can and will win its first-ever Super Bowl title, he's even started planning the parade.

Christian Wade: How former England rugby star plans to fulfil NFL ‘dream’ with Buffalo Bills

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Other teams around th league, too, will now be furiously scribbling notes in case head coach Sean McDermott scratches Wade's name when they eventually whittle down their squad to 53 players by August 31. The precarious nature of Wade's situation was illustrated after he was mobbed by his delighted teammates in celebration. After taking the ball to the house he emerged to receive a telling off; despite his brilliance, the coaches scrupulously discovered expected flaws in the technical aspect of the play, ensuring his feet remained firmly on the ground.

Panthers’ Ron Rivera says joint NFL practices are invaluable

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Coach Ron Rivera believes joint practices have become an invaluable part of today's NFL. The Panthers wrapped up two days of practices at Wofford College with the Buffalo Bills that he thinks will go a long way toward helping both teams prepare for the regular season. Unlike preseason games, players weren't allowed to tackle which Rivera believes can be dually beneficial in getting plays down pat while at the same time not risking major injuries.