clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bills Links, 5/10: A busy day at One Bills Drive

Retirements and signings cap a busy day for the Bills

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NFL: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

It was a busy day for the Buffalo Bills, with plenty of news and updates being announced. Veteran quarterback Derek Anderson announced his retirement, while seven of the team’s eight draft picks signed their rookie deals. Check out the latest news and updates below as part of today’s Bills Links.

Ed Oliver plus six Bills draft picks sign contracts -
The Bills will enter Friday's rookie minicamp with seven of their eight draft picks under contract.

Get a closer look at the Bills eight undrafted free agent signings -
The Bills officially signed eight undrafted free agents to three-year contracts heading into this weekend's rookie minicamp. Chris Brown gives you a thumbnail look at each prospect.

Bills Rookies Arrive to One Bills Drive -
Check out photos of the 2019 Buffalo Bills rookies as they check in at One Bills Drive.

Bills quarterback Derek Anderson announces retirement - WKBW
The 35-year-old quarterback announced he's retiring on Thursday.

Quick thoughts on Derek Anderson's retirement and what it means | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Anderson informed Bills he is retiring.

Derek Anderson calls it a career -
Buffalo's most veteran back-up quarterback informed the Bills of his retirement on Thursday.

Derek Anderson retires | 3 quick thoughts on what it means for Tyree Jackson, Buffalo Bills -
Tyree Jackson's odds of making the 53-man roster improved on Thursday night.

Buffalo Bills lose out on defensive end Ziggy Ansah | 4 options for team -
Four options for the Bills after missing out on Ziggy Ansah in free agency.

Buffalo Bills to host TE Lee Smith on free-agent visit (report) -
Lorenzo Alexander revealed that the Bills planned to host Lee Smith on a free-agent visit.

10 things to watch for at Buffalo Bills rookie mini camp 2019 |
Friday will be the first look we get at the Bills’ rookie class on the practice field.

What the numbers say about LeSean McCoy’s struggles – The Buffalo News
"LeSean McCoy’s yards-per-carry average has gone from 5.4 to 4.0 to 3.2 over the past three seasons with the Buffalo Bills." (Subscription required.)

UAlbany's Dolce gets his NFL chance with Buffalo Bills - Times Union
"It was the opportunity Dolce had been waiting for since the NFL Draft ended two weeks ago. The Bills invited him to their rookie mini-camp this weekend as an undrafted free agent."

CAPACCIO: What to expect from each of the Bills' 2019 draft picks | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills will hold their 2019 rookie minicamp this weekend, beginning Friday.

From walk-on to workout freak: How Dawson Knox outworked the competition -
Dawson Knox didn't produce eye-popping stats at Ole Miss. But the NFL analysts and the Bills fell in love with the tight end in the draft process and believe he will make an impact in this league.

How Tommy Sweeney aims to contribute to the Bills roster as a dual-purpose tight end -
Bills’ seventh-round draft pick Tommy Sweeney prides himself on being able to block and serve as a viable receiving threat. Sweeney hopes to make his mark in Buffalo as he gets set to begin rookie minicamp on Friday.

Q&A: Phil Hansen on his 11-year Bills career and recent airport run-in with Ed Oliver – The Athletic
Hansen, known for getting to the quarterback during his time in Buffalo, is not a fan of the NFL's new protective policies. (Subscription required.)

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

Buffalo Bills’ QB Derek Anderson announces his retirement - Buffalo Rumblings
Sought by the Bills to mentor Josh Allen, Anderson has decided to call it a career.

2019 NFL Draft: Majority of Buffalo Bills’ rookie class, undrafted free agents sign contracts - Buffalo Rumblings
Seven draft picks and eight UDFAs have inked their first deals with the team.

Breaking Buffalo Rumblings: Reasons to be optimistic about the Bills’ offense - Buffalo Rumblings
With a revamped offense, the Bills could be playoff contenders in 2019.

2019 NFL Free Agency: Former Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Jordan Mills signs with Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo’s starter for the last three-plus years has moved on to a division rival.