NFL Notes: Bills, Browns, Buccaneers, Chiefs, & Cowboys




Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, citing two sources that are “deeply plugged into the Bills sale process,” reports that the bid figures for the franchise being circulated are all inaccurate.

Graham’s sources mentioned that the reported $1.2 billion bid from the Toronto group, which includes Jon Bon Jovi, is quite higher than reality.”

Graham points out that Tuesday’s bids are non-binding, which means the best offers will come later in the process.

Meanwhile, John Kryk of the Toronto Sun reports that the Toronto based group didn’t match the first bid from Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.

According to Kryk’s sources, the Toronto group cannot bid as much as the $1.3 billion, and their maximum could end up being close to $1.2 billion. His sources added that the Toronto group’s bid was more likely to be closer to the “$800-million to $900-million range.”


  • The Browns “best-case scenario” at quarterback would be for Brian Hoyer to win the job and have Johnny Manziel see time in a specific package. (Ian Rapoport)
  • OC Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Johnny Manziel will see time in a package this season. (Ian Rapoport)
  • It would likely be worse for the Browns start Johnny Manziel and then bench him than to start Brian Hoyer. (Ian Rapoport)


  • Sixth-round pick WR Robert Herron lined up in the slot with the first-team offense on Thursday. (Tom Krasniqi)



  • CB Morris Claiborne is reportedly dealing with tendinitis in his right knee, but is expected to return to practice on Saturday. (Tim MacMahon)
  • Cowboys activated G Ronald Leary from the active/PUP list.


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