2019 Buffalo Bills season

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2019 Buffalo Bills season
Head coachSean McDermott
General managerBrandon Beane
OwnerTerry and Kim Pegula
Home fieldNew Era Field
Results
Record0–0

The 2019 Buffalo Bills season is the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League and the 60th overall. The season will also mark the fifth full season under the ownership of Terry and Kim Pegula and their third under the head coach/general manager tandem of Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane. They will attempt to improve on their record of 6–10 from the previous season.

Transactions[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The Bills freed up cap space after paying off the dead money for players from the Doug Whaley era they had cut or traded, including receiver Sammy Watkins, cornerback Ronald Darby, and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. To address the team's offensive woes from the previous season, numerous offensive players, such as receivers John Brown, Cole Beasley, and Andre Roberts, center Mitch Morse, running backs Frank Gore and T. J. Yeldon, and others were added in free agency, with general manager Brandon Beane angrily dismissing the notion that "free agents don't want to play for Buffalo".[1][2]

Arrivals[edit]

Position Player 2018 Team Date signed Notes
WR D'haquille Williams Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) January 7, 2019[3] Reserve/Future
C/G Spencer Long New York Jets February 12, 2019[4] 3-year/$12.6 million
WR Cole Beasley Dallas Cowboys March 13, 2019[5][1] 4-year/$29 million
WR John Brown Baltimore Ravens March 13, 2019[1] 3-year/$27 million
RB Frank Gore Miami Dolphins March 13, 2019[1] 1-year/$2 million
C Mitch Morse Kansas City Chiefs March 13, 2019[1] 4-year/$44 million
G Jon Feliciano Oakland Raiders March 13, 2019[1] 2-year/$8 million
T Ty Nsekhe Washington Redskins March 13, 2019[1] 2-year/$15 million
TE Tyler Kroft Cincinnati Bengals March 13, 2019[1] 3-year/$18.75 million
CB Kevin Johnson Houston Texans March 13, 2019[6] 1-year/$3 million[7]
WR/KR Andre Roberts New York Jets March 13, 2019[8] 2-year/$5.1 million
T LaAdrian Waddle New England Patriots March 16, 2019[9] 1-year/$2 million
LB Maurice Alexander Seattle Seahawks March 22, 2019[10] 1-year/$1 million
TE Jake Fisher Cincinnati Bengals March 22, 2019[11] 1-year/$850,000
CB E. J. Gaines Cleveland Browns March 25, 2019[12] 1-year/$2.1 million
RB Senorise Perry Miami Dolphins March 28, 2019[13] 1-year/$810,000
G Quinton Spain Tennessee Titans April 3, 2019[14] 1-year/$2.05 million
DE Eli Harold Detroit Lions April 10, 2019[15] 1-year/$895,000
RB T. J. Yeldon Jacksonville Jaguars April 22, 2019[16] 2-year/$3.2 million
TE Lee Smith Oakland Raiders May 13, 2019[17] 3-year/$9 million
OG Nico Siragusa Green Bay Packers August 1, 2019[18]

Departures[edit]

Position Player 2019 Team Date signed Notes
TE Charles Clay Arizona Cardinals February 19, 2019[19] 1-year/$2 million
G John Miller Cincinnati Bengals March 16, 2019 3-year/$16.5 million
TE Logan Thomas Detroit Lions March 21, 2019[20] 1-year/$895,000
OT Jordan Mills Miami Dolphins May 9, 2019[21] 1-year/$3 million

Draft[edit]

2019 Buffalo Bills Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 9 Ed Oliver DT Houston
2 38 Cody Ford G Oklahoma
3 74 Devin Singletary RB FAU
3 96 Dawson Knox TE Ole Miss
5 147 Vosean Joseph LB Florida
6 181 Jaquan Johnson S Miami (FL)
7 225 Darryl Johnson DE North Carolina A&T
7 228 Tommy Sweeney TE Boston College

Notes

  • The Bills traded away their second fifth round pick (number 158 overall) to Oakland to move from 40 to 38 overall.
  • The Bills traded both their fourth round picks (number 113 and 132 overall) to Washington for the 96th overall pick.

Staff[edit]

Buffalo Bills staff
Front office
Head coach
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning

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Current roster[edit]

Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Active/Reserve lists


Rookies in italics

Roster updated August 20, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
91 active, 2 inactive

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Preseason[edit]

The Bills' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 9. Exact dates and times were finalized on April 23.

Week Date Kickoff (EDT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 7:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts W 24–16 1–0 New Era Field WKBW/Nexstar Recap
2 August 16 7:00 p.m. at Carolina Panthers W 27–14 2–0 Bank of America Stadium WKBW/Nexstar Recap
3 August 23 8:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field CBS
4 August 29 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings New Era Field WKBW/Nexstar

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS
2 September 15 1:00 p.m. at New York Giants MetLife Stadium CBS
3 September 22 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals New Era Field CBS
4 September 29 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots New Era Field CBS
5 October 6 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium CBS
6 Bye
7 October 20 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins New Era Field CBS
8 October 27 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles New Era Field Fox
9 November 3 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins New Era Field Fox
10 November 10 1:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium CBS
11 November 17 1:00 p.m. at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium CBS
12 November 24 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos New Era Field CBS
13 November 28 4:30 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium CBS
14 December 8 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens New Era Field CBS
15 December 15 1:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field CBS
16 December 21 or 22 TBD at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium TBD
17 December 29 1:00 p.m. New York Jets New Era Field CBS

Notes

  • 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.
  • As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 16, the date, kickoff and network for that week's game at the New England Patriots will be finalized at a later date — by no later than the end of Week 8.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Brown, Chris (March 13, 2019). "Offense dominates Bills initial wave of 2019 free agent additions". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Teope, Herbie (March 14, 2019). "Bills GM rips notion FAs don't want to go to Buffalo". NFL.com. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Brown, Chris (January 7, 2019). "Bills sign CFL's leading receiver Duke Williams". BuffaloBills.com.
  4. ^ Brown, Chris (February 12, 2019). "Bills sign free agent C-G Spencer Long to three-year deal". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Frank Gore heading to Bills on 1-year, $2M deal". NFL.com. March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Brown, Chris (March 12, 2019). "Bills add free agent cornerback Kevin Johnson". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  7. ^ https://overthecap.com/player/kevin-johnson/3864/
  8. ^ Skurski, Jay (March 13, 2019). "Report: Bills sign Pro Bowl return man Andre Roberts". Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (March 16, 2019). "Bills add another lineman in OT LaAdrian Waddle". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  10. ^ Brown, Chris (March 22, 2019). "Maurice Alexander signs with Bills". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Brown, Chris (March 22, 2019). "Free agent tight end Jake Fisher signs with Bills". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  12. ^ Brown, Chris (March 25, 2019). "Cornerback E.J. Gaines signs for second stint with Bills". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Brown, Chris (March 25, 2019). "Bills sign special teamer Senorise Perry". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "Bills agree to terms with G Quinton Spain". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  15. ^ Brown, Chris (April 10, 2019). "Bills add free agent pass rusher Eli Harold". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  16. ^ Brown, Chris (April 22, 2019). "Bills add depth at RB signing free agent T.J. Yeldon". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  17. ^ Brown, Chris (May 13, 2019). "Buffalo signs free agent tight end Lee Smith for second stint with Bills". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  18. ^ Brown, Chris (August 1, 2019). "Bills use open roster spot, sign guard Nico Siragusa". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  19. ^ Urban, Darren (February 19, 2019). "Cardinals Add Tight End By Signing Charles Clay". AZCardinals.com.
  20. ^ "Lions sign free agent TE Logan Thomas". DetroitLions.com. March 21, 2019.
  21. ^ "Dolphins Sign OT Jordan Mills". MiamiDolphins.com. May 9, 2019.
  22. ^ "2019 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED". NFL Communications. April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.

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