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2018 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Sean McDermott
General Manager Brandon Beane
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The 2018 Buffalo Bills season will be the franchise's upcoming 59th season in the National Football League, the 59th overall, the fourth full season under the ownership of Terry and Kim Pegula and the second under both general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott. The team previously finished with a 9–7 record in 2017 and returned to the playoffs for a the first time after having not been to the playoffs since 1999.

OffseasonEdit

On May 1, 2018, three weeks after the 2017–18 Buffalo Sabres season ended, team president Russ Brandon announced his resignation from Pegula Sports and Entertainment.[1] In a statement to the press, Brandon stated that the departure had been planned since he had reached 20 years with the Bills in November 2017 and that he fulfilled his duties to the Bills and Sabres for the remainder of the Sabres' season before tendering his resignation. A report in The Buffalo News claimed that Brandon had been subject to an internal investigation regarding inappropriate relationships with female employees;[2] neither the Bills, Sabres nor Brandon mentioned such in their statements.[3]

TransactionsEdit

Front office changesEdit

Position Name Reason 2018 replacement Date Notes
President Russ Brandon Resigned Kim Pegula May 1

Free AgencyEdit

ArrivalsEdit

Position Player 2017 Team Date signed Notes
CB Vontae Davis Indianapolis Colts February 26, 2018[4] 1-year/$5 million
RB Chris Ivory Jacksonville Jaguars March 6, 2018[5] 2-year/$5.5 million
DE Owa Odighizuwa New York Giants March 8, 2018[6] Reserve/future
CB Rafael Bush New Orleans Saints March 14, 2018[7] 2-year/$4.5 million
DT Star Lotulelei Carolina Panthers March 14, 2018[8] 5-year/$50 million
LB Julian Stanford New York Jets March 14, 2018[8] 2-year/$3 million
LB/DE Trent Murphy Washington Redskins March 14, 2018[8] 2-year/$5.5 million
QB A.J. McCarron Cincinnati Bengals March 14, 2018[8] 2-year/$10 million
C Russell Bodine Cincinnati Bengals March 19, 2018[9] 2-year/5 million
OT Marshall Newhouse Oakland Raiders March 19, 2018[10] 1-year
WR Jeremy Kerley New York Jets April 16, 2018[11] 1-year
DT Tenny Palepoi Los Angeles Chargers April 16, 2018[11] 1-year

DeparturesEdit

Position Player 2018 Team Date signed Notes
OT Seantrel Henderson Houston Texans March 14, 2018[12]
LB Preston Brown Cincinnati Bengals March 16, 2018[13]
WR Deonte Thompson Dallas Cowboys March 22, 2018[14]
CB E.J. Gaines Cleveland Browns March 23, 2018[15]
WR Jordan Matthews New England Patriots April 6, 2018[16]

DraftEdit

2018 Buffalo Bills Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 7 Josh Allen QB Wyoming From Tampa Bay
16 Tremaine Edmunds OLB Virginia Tech From Baltimore
3 96 Harrison Phillips DT Stanford From Philadelphia
4 121 Taron Johnson CB Weber St.
5 154 Siran Neal S Jacksonville St. From Baltimore
166 Wyatt Teller G Virginia Tech From Jacksonville
6 187 Ray-Ray McCloud WR Clemson From Cincinnati
7 255 Austin Proehl WR North Carolina From Tampa Bay

Draft trades

  • The Bills traded their first- and second-round selections (12th, 53rd and 56th overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Tampa Bay's first- and seventh-round selections (7th and 255th overall).[17]
  • The Bills traded their first- and third-round selections (22nd and 65th overall) to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Baltimore's first- and fifth-round selections (16th and 154th overall)[18]
  • The Bills traded their first- and fifth-round selections (21st and 158th overall) and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for Cincinnati's first- and sixth-round selections (12th and 187th overall).[19]
  • The Bills traded their first-round selection in 2017 (10th overall) to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for Kansas City's first-round selection (22nd overall) as well as their first- and third-round selections in 2017 (27th and 91st overall).
  • The Bills traded their sixth-round selection (195th overall) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the Rams' second-round selection (56th overall) and cornerback E.J. Gaines.
  • The Bills traded quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Cleveland's third-round selection (65th).[19]
  • The Bills traded their third-round selection (85th overall), quarterback Cardale Jones and the seventh-round selection they acquired from the Los Angeles Chargers (234th overall) to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
  • The Bills traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Philadelphia's third-round selection (96th overall) and wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
  • The Bills traded defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a conditional sixth-round selection, which became a fifth-round selection (166th overall) after Dareus remained on Jacksonville's roster for the remainder of the 2017 season and the Jaguars made the playoffs.
  • The Bills traded their seventh-round selection (239th overall) to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for linebacker Lerentee McCray.

TradesEdit

Player/picks acquired From Date traded Players/picks traded Source
2018 3rd-round pick (65th overall) Cleveland Browns March 14, 2018 QB Tyrod Taylor [20]
2018 1st-round pick (12th overall)
2018 6th-round pick (187th overall)
Cincinnati Bengals March 14, 2018 T Cordy Glenn
2018 1st-round pick (21st overall)
2018 5th-round pick (158th overall)
[21]

StaffEdit

Buffalo Bills current staff
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Special Teams Coaches

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Current rosterEdit

Buffalo Bills current roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated December 19, 2018
Depth ChartTransactions
53 Active, 7 Inactive, 10 PS

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Player codesEdit

  • Active/PUP - Active / Physically Unable to Perform
  • PUP - Reserve / Physically Unable to Perform
  • IR - Injured Reserve
  • IR/DFR - Injured Reserve / Slated for Return
  • R - Rookie (player name in italics)
  • FA - Free Agent (Restriced)
  • UFA - Unrestriced free agent
  • NF-Inj. - Reserve-Non-Football Related Injury
  • NF-Ill. - Reserve-Non-Football Related Illness
  • PS-IR - Practice Squad/Injured Reserve
  • S- Suspended
  • SI - Suspended infdefinitely
  • Did Not Report - Reserve/Did not report
  • Exempt/Left Squad - Exempt/Left squad
  • Left Squad - Reserve/Left squad
  • Susp. or Suspended- Reserve/Suspended
  • Military - Reserve/Military
  • Future - Reserve/Future
  • Exempt - Roster exemption


PreseasonEdit

The Bills' preseason opponents and schedule was announced on April 11, 2018.[22] For the first time since at least 2005, the Detroit Lions, who the Bills will play in Week 15, are not included on the preseason schedule.

Week Date Kickoff (EDT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 7:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers New Era Field Syndication
2 August 17 7:30 p.m. at Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium Syndication
3 August 26 4:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals New Era Field Fox
4 August 30 8:00 p.m. at Chicago Bears Soldier Field Syndication

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Bills' 2018 schedule was announced on April 19, 2018.

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium CBS
2 September 16 1:00 p.m. Los Angeles Chargers New Era Field CBS
3 September 23 1:00 p.m. at Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium CBS
4 September 30 1:00 p.m. at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field CBS
5 October 7 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans New Era Field CBS
6 October 14 1:00 p.m. at Houston Texans NRG Stadium CBS
7 October 21 1:00 p.m. at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
8 October 29 8:15 p.m. New England Patriots New Era Field ESPN
9 November 4 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears New Era Field Fox
10 November 11 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS
11 Bye
12 November 25 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars New Era Field CBS
13 December 2 1:00 p.m. at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium CBS
14 December 9 1:00 p.m. New York Jets New Era Field CBS
15 December 16 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions New Era Field Fox
16 December 23 1:00 p.m. at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS
17 December 30 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins New Era Field CBS

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 5 to 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling with the exception of Week 8 (Monday Night Football).
  • The broadcast simulcast partner for the ESPN game has not yet been determined. WKBW-TV, which previously held the rights, had its contract expire after the 2017 season, but may have a right of first refusal clause. WGRZ and WUTV have both expressed intent on bidding on the game; WBBZ-TV, which most recently simulcast cable games before WKBW's contract, has not made its intentions clear (the consensus is that the station, whose sports director left the station in 2015, is no longer willing to pay the rights fee for sports broadcasts such as the NFL), nor has WIVB-TV, which does not publicly state its future programming intentions under corporate policy.[23]

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week One: Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Ravens 0 0 0 0 0

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

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Week 2: vs. Los Angeles ChargersEdit

Week Two: Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: September 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • TV: CBS
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Week 3: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Three: Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Vikings 0 0 0 0 0

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: September 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 4: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Four: Buffalo Bills at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Packers 0 0 0 0 0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 5: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Five: Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 6: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Six: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Texans 0 0 0 0 0

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 14
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: TBD (retractable roof stadium)
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 7: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Seven: Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Colts 0 0 0 0 0

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: TBD (retractable roof stadium)
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 8: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Eight: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

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Week 9: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Nine: Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 4
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: Fox
  • Preview
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Week 10: at New York JetsEdit

Week Ten: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Jets 0 0 0 0 0

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 12: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Twelve: Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 13: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Thirteen: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Dolphins 0 0 0 0 0

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 14: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 15: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Fifteen: Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: Fox
  • Preview
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Week 16: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Sixteen: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Patriots 0 0 0 0 0

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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Week 17: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Seventeen: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 0 0

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
  • Preview
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StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2018 AFC East standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2018 AFC standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pegula Sports & Entertainment on Twitter.
  2. Russ Brandon resigns from Bills, Sabres after internal investigation (1 May 2018).
  3. Russ Brandon, president of Bills and Sabres, resigns. ESPN. Retrieved on 1 May 2018.
  4. Vontae Davis agrees to terms on 1-year deal with Bills.
  5. Bills agree to terms with RB Chris Ivory.
  6. Bills sign free agent DE Owa Odighizuwa.
  7. jerickson@theadvocate.com, JOEL A. ERICKSON. Former Saints safety Rafael Bush signs with Bills.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Bills confirm two trades, and sign five defensive players and QB A.J. McCarron.
  9. Russell Bodine Buffalo Bills contract details show he’s essentially a roster lock.
  10. Bills' Marshall Newhouse: Signs with Buffalo.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Bills sign Kerley and Palepoi.
  12. Seantrel Henderson: Inks deal with Texans.
  13. Spotrac.com. Preston Brown.
  14. Cowboys sign WR Thompson to 1-year deal.
  15. Browns pad secondary with signing of Gaines.
  16. [1][dead link]
  17. Brown, Chris. "Bills trade up with Bucs to land QB Josh Allen", Buffalo Bills, 2018-04-26. 
  18. Barber, Kyle. "2018 NFL Draft: Baltimore Ravens trade down with Buffalo Bills", Baltimore Beatdown, 2018-04-26. 
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Trades land Bills bevy of draft assets", 14 March 2018. Retrieved on 16 March 2018. 
  20. Overthecap.com. Tyrod Taylor Contract Details, Salary Cap Charges, Bonus Money - Over The Cap.
  21. Buffalo Bills trading Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati Bengals.
  22. "Bills 2018 preseason opens at home", BuffaloBills.com, Buffalo Bills, 2018-04-11. Retrieved on 2018-04-13. 
  23. Ch. 7 is favorite to simulcast Bills game with Pats on 'Monday Night Football' (24 April 2018).

External linksEdit

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