The Pro Bowl can be more than an individual honor at times. Sometimes it’s just like hitting the lottery.
Take Bills star pass rusher Mario Williams. A lot of players get bonuses for making the Pro Bowl, but Williams received the biggest one this season.
Bills DE Mario Williams earned the largest Pro Bowl bonus in the NFL this year: $400,000.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Bill Kollar, who has 26 years of experience coaching defensive lines in the NFL, is the Denver Broncos' new D-line coach.
Kollar spent the last six seasons in Houston, five of them under new Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak. With the Texans, he worked with stars J.J. Watt and Mario Williams.
He's also served as defensive line coach for Buffalo (2007-08), St....
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Rex Ryan is facing a crossroads in his career.
Many expected the former Jets head coach to fill the vacancy in San Francisco or Chicago. Instead, he is the new head coach of his old AFC East rival, the Buffalo Bills.
One has to suspect that barring disaster in year one, Ryan will get at least two years in Buffalo. How Ryan gets the Bills to perform in that time will put an irreversible...
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Rex Ryan hopes to be the Buffalo Bills coach for at least 15 years, because this coaching job will be his last.
“This is it. This is my last stop. This is it for me,” Ryan told “Mike & Mike” on ESPN Radio. “The last team I’ll ever coach will be the Buffalo Bills, and I hope it’s 15 years from now.”
The 52-year-old Ryan was...
Buffalo Bills new head coach Rex Ryan wasted no time embracing his new city and hanging out with their Hall of Fame quarterback, Jim Kelly.
“I am very excited about the hiring of Rex Ryan not only because of his coaching ability but also because of how he works with players and how players work for and respect him,” Kelly said in a statement posted to his wife’s Instagram...
The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that Rex Ryan has officially been hired as the 18th head coach in team history.
Bills owner Terry Pegula said, “Following an extensive search, we are pleased today to announce that Rex Ryan is our new head coach. Rex brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the position that we feel will be a tremendous benefit to our players and the...
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The Buffalo Bills are “putting the finishing touches” on a five-year deal that will make Rex Ryan their next head coach, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Filed to ESPN: Bills putting finishing touches on deal that will make Rex Ryan their next HC, per sources. More on Sunday NFL Countdown.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January...
Given the events of the last few days, doing awards for the year seems a little…weird. But a season of Buffalo Bills football has ended so we’re going to highlight all that was of the 2014-2015 Buffalo Bills. So without further ado:
MVP – Mario Williams. While he’s credited officially with 14.5 sacks, Pro Bowler AND 1st team All-Pro Mario per Pro Football Focus was credited...
The Buffalo Bills had one of the best defenses in the NFL this season, but only two players had the honor to be named first-team All-Pro players for 2014.
Congratulations to #Bills DE @bbwolf94 and DT @marcelldareus on being named as @AP First Team All-Pros. (h/t @ChrisTrapasso) #BillsMafia
— The #BillsMafia (@TheBillsMafia) January 2, 2015
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and...
Doug Marrone has opted out of his contract as head coach of the Buffalo Bills and is now a free agent.
“Doug Marrone informed me late today that he has decided to exercise the option clause in his contract and relinquish his responsibilities as our head coach.
“We are disappointed that Coach Marrone will no longer be an important part of our organization. We thank him for...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Jerry Hughes shakes his head in dismay and mutters, ''That's crazy.''
The Bills defensive end has difficulty imagining how the Houston Texans were being second-guessed for selecting Mario Williams with the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft.
No offense to running back Reggie Bush or quarterback Vince Young, who went Nos. 2 and 3, but Hughes makes his case by noting...
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December 18, 2014
BY EDITORMario Williams was under the weather Wednesday, but the start defensive end re-joined his Buffalo Bills teammates at practice a day later.According to ESPN.com, Williams and offensive lineman Chris Hairston returned to the field Thursday after being absent the day before to illness.Tight end Chris Gragg, with a knee ailment, was the only player absent.SOURCE: ESPN.com
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills receiver Mike Williams will be released once he recovers from a left calf injury.
The team provided the clarification on Wednesday, a day after Williams was not claimed off the waived-injured list. Once Williams is released, the Bills won't have to pay the final four years of his contract. The fifth-year player was due to make a $5.2 million...
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December 10, 2014
Bills Pass Rush vs Broncos' O-line:The Denver Broncos' offensive line has only allowed 13 sacks and the Buffalo Bills have 48 sacks, something has got to give. Mario Williams leads the charge with 12 sacks so far this season, averaging 1 per game, and Marcell Dareus is right behind him with 10 sacks. They will have to get there quick this week as Peyton not only has great pocket...
Mario Williams became the first Buffalo Bills player to receive a Defensive Player of the Month award since 2000 after racking up an AFC best 6.5 sacks in November.Williams, in his third season with the Buffalo, spearheads a defense that leads the NFL in sacks with 48 and allows an AFC low 18.1 points per game.Although their defense has played at an elite level for most of this season...
BY LANDON RODYThe Buffalo Bills lead the NFL in sacks with 46, thanks in part to defensive end Mario Williams, who has 13 of them.Williams has been hot of late, tallying six quarterback takedowns in the last two weeks. Head coach Doug Marrone thinks Williams is playing with a chip on his shoulder.“I’ll tell you what. I don’t disagree with that,” Marrone said this week, via...
The Buffalo Bills beat up on the New York Jets on Monday night, and Mario Williams is still talking about it.
The Bills defensive end took to Instagram on Wednesday to twist the knife, posting a photo of himself bearing down on quarterback Michael Vick — who, incidentally, has since been benched in favor of Geno Smith.
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My how the time flies.
12 Weeks are in the books for the 2014 NFL season, which means now is a great time to update our pass rush power rankings.
Let’s go through the list and find out who the top 12 sackmasters are around the league, starting with the guy who was last year’s runner-up for the most sacks in the NFL…
12. Robert Quinn: St. Louis Rams
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Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly was stuck in the 'snowtundra' that is Buffalo NY. So Bills DE Mario Williams and the great David Kern showed up in a Bobcat to help get the QB out. [FOX Sports] I think the snow is getting to him! LOL
I think the snow is getting to him! LOL Possibly a bit of cabin fever. Not sure exactly! Just trying to dig out! Thank you David Kern and @bbwolf94 YOU DA MAN!!! A video posted by Jill Kelly (@jillmkelly) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:01pm PST As you probably already know, Buffalo, NY was hit...Read More
In case you haven’t heard—it’s snowing in Buffalo.
There’s already been an accumulation of over five feet of snow, with another three in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.
And Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly needed some help plowing his driveway. So who’d he call to help him accomplish this task? None other than Bills defensive end Mario Williams, who showed up with a...
The people of Buffalo, N.Y., are buried under six feet of snow in many areas, but luckily, Mario Williams is around.
The Buffalo Bills defensive end apparently owns a Bobcat, and he used it to help Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly dig out his driveway.
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Williams actually seems to be having a grand old time despite the...
In case you hadn't heard, it's really snowy in Buffalo right now.
Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly had problems leaving his home as his driveway was completely snowed in. And after hanging out indoors for a couple days, he was possibly feeling a bit of cabin fever.
Luckily, Bills star defensive end Mario Williams and another man named David Kern had the cure.
Mario Williams with his red eyes, Kenny Trill on clearance and guys put a Notre Dame field in their yard.
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Buffalo Bills star defensive end Mario Williams was reportedly involved in a plane crash Sunday night.
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The 50-seat passenger US Airways plane was traveling from Buffalo to Philadelphia, but “had to make an emergency landing [in Rochester, NY] after possibly losing an engine,” 6abc.com reports.
Thankfully, no injuries occurred. Williams...