2014 Buffalo Bills season

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2014 Buffalo Bills season
Head coach Doug Marrone
General manager Doug Whaley
Owner Mary Wilson
Home field Ralph Wilson Stadium
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The 2014 Buffalo Bills season is the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, 55th season of competition, and the second under head coach Doug Marrone. Founding owner Ralph Wilson died in March of 2014, leaving the team under new ownership for the first time in its history (his widow will control the trust holding the team until its eventual sale, which is expected in 2015).

On March 5, 2014, the Bills announced the postponement of the Bills Toronto Series for one year. President Russ Brandon will evaluate the series in the future, possibly to cancel games in Toronto.

Roster changes[edit]

Free agents lost[edit]

Position Player 2014 Team Notes
S Byrd, JairusJairus Byrd New Orleans Saints Signed 6 years/$56 million
DE Carrington, AlexAlex Carrington St. Louis Rams Signed 1 year/$1.5 million
S Leonhard, JimJim Leonhard Cleveland Browns Signed 1 year/$855,000
LB Moats, ArthurArthur Moats Pittsburgh Steelers Signed 1 year/$795,000
OT Welch, ThomasThomas Welch unsigned


Position Player 2013 Team Date signed Notes and references
MLB Spikes, BrandonBrandon Spikes New England Patriots March 18 Signed 1 year/$3.25 million
RB Dixon, AnthonyAnthony Dixon San Francisco 49ers March 15 Signed 3 years/$3.5 million
OG Williams, ChrisChris Williams St. Louis Rams March 12 Signed 4 years/$13.4 million
CB Graham, CoreyCorey Graham Baltimore Ravens March 12 Signed 4 years/$16.3 million
LB Rivers, KeithKeith Rivers New York Giants March 12 Signed 2 years/$4.05 million
CB Williams, AaronAaron Williams Buffalo Bills March 5 Signed 4 years/$26.01 million extension
K Carpenter, DanDan Carpenter Buffalo Bills March 11 Signed 4 years/$9.95 million extension
TE Chandler, ScottScott Chandler Buffalo Bills March 13 Signed 2 years/$4.75 million extension
RB Jackson, FredFred Jackson Buffalo Bills July 30 Signed 1 year/$2.6 million extension

2014 draft[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 4[A] Sammy Watkins Wide receiver Clemson
2 44[B] Cyrus Kouandjio Offensive tackle Alabama
3 73 Preston Brown Linebacker Louisville
4 109 Ross Cockrell Cornerback Duke
5[C] 153[B] Cyril Richardson Guard Baylor
6 None[D]
7 221[E] Randall Johnson Linebacker Florida Atlantic
237[F] Seantrel Henderson Offensive tackle Miami


Buffalo Bills staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Ralph Wilson Trust
    • Controlling Trustee – Mary McLean Wilson
    • Trustee/VP of Strategic Planning – Mary Owen
    • Trustee/CFO – Jeff Littman
    • Trustee – Eugene Driker
  • President/CEO – Russ Brandon
  • General Manager – Doug Whaley
  • Senior Vice President of Football Administration – Jim Overdorf
  • Special Assistant – Buddy Nix
  • Director of Pro Personel - Jim Monos
  • Director of Pro Personel – Tom Gibbons
  • Director of College Scouting – Kelvin Fisher
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Eric Ciano
  • Assistant Head Strength and Conditioning – Hal Luther
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Dan Liburd

Coaching Staff
More NFL staffs

AFC East
NFC East

Current roster[edit]

Buffalo Bills roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 26, 2014
Depth ChartTransactions

75 Active, 0 Inactive

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On February 27, 2014, the NFL announced that the Bills will play the New York Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The game occurred on August 3, 2014, and was aired by NBC.[1] The remainder of the Bills' preseason opponents were announced on April 9, 2014.

Week Date Kickoff (EDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
Final score Team record
HOF August 3 8:00 p.m. vs. New York Giants L 13–17 0–1 Fawcett Stadium (Canton, Ohio) NBC Recap
1 August 8 7:30 p.m. at Carolina Panthers W 20–18 1–1 Bank of America Stadium WKBW Recap
2 August 16 7:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–19 1–2 Heinz Field WKBW Recap
3 August 23 4:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–27 1–3 Ralph Wilson Stadium WKBW/NFLN Recap
4 August 28 7:00 p.m. Detroit Lions Ralph Wilson Stadium WKBW

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
Final score Team record
1 September 7 1:00 p.m. at Chicago Bears Soldier Field Fox
2 September 14 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
3 September 21 1:00 p.m. San Diego Chargers Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
4 September 28 1:00 p.m. at Houston Texans NRG Stadium CBS
5 October 5 1:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox
6 October 12 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
7 October 19 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings Ralph Wilson Stadium Fox
8 October 26 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS
9 Bye
10 November 9 1:00 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
11 November 13 8:25 p.m. at Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium NFLN
12 November 23 1:00 p.m. New York Jets Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
13 November 30 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
14 December 7 4:05 p.m. at Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High CBS
15 December 14 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers Ralph Wilson Stadium Fox
16 December 21 4:25 p.m. at Oakland Raiders O.co Coliseum CBS
17 December 28 1:00 p.m. at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS
  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.[2]
  • For the first time since 2007, the Bills will not play a game in Toronto; the Bills Toronto Series was suspended in March 2014.[3]
  •      Indicates that the game was blacked out locally due to low ticket sales. NFL's blackout policies state that a home game cannot be televised locally if it is not sold out 72 hours prior to its start time.


  1. ^ The Bills traded their original first-round selection (No. 9 overall) and their 2015 first- and fourth-round selections to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns' first-round selection (No. 4 overall).
  2. ^ a b The Bills traded their original second-round selection (No. 41 overall) to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the Rams' second- and fifth-round selections (Nos. 44 and 153 overall, respectively).
  3. ^ name-Buccaneers
  4. ^ The Bills traded their sixth-round selection (No. 185 overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for wide receiver Mike Williams.
  5. ^ name-Buccaneers
  6. ^ The Bills traded their original seventh-round selection (No. 224 overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange running back Bryce Brown and the Eagles' seventh-round selection (No. 237 overall). The trade also includes a conditional future draft selection, which the Eagles could receive from the Bills in either 2015 or 2016. If Brown hits undisclosed statistical rushing targets in 2014, the Eagles will receive the Bills' 2016 third-round selection, otherwise, the Eagles could receive the Bills' 2015 fourth-round selection, which the Bills conditionally acquired in a trade that sent wide receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers. However, if Johnson does not meet certain statistical receiving targets with the 49ers in 2014, the trade with the 49ers will be voided, and if Brown does not meet certain statistical rushing targets with the Bills in 2014, the Bills will not have to send a future selection to the Eagles.


  1. ^ Patra, Kevin (February 27, 2014). "Buffalo Bills, N.Y. Giants to play in Hall of Fame Game". NFL.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 23, 2014). "2014 NFL Schedule: Flex games can now start in Week 5". NFL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "No Toronto in 2014." WGR. Retrieved March 5, 2014. "WGR has learned that the Buffalo Bills will not play in Toronto this season. The future of the Toronto Series is unclear. Keep it locked to WGR for details"

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