Jun 18, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz watches play during the Bills Minicamp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills Circling the Wagons: Jim Schwartz, Kiko Alonso

Happy Thursday Everyone! Weekend is almost here.  Here are your links for the Buffalo Bills.

We are going to go a bit high end to start but that is OK every once in a while.  How much are the Bills worth?  That question is goign to be one that many investors ask themselves.  The income from last year was about 250 million and the projection for this year is going to be approximately 280-290 million.  6 years is the magic number for the Bills and the stadium lease, will the new owner be able to make a bigger profit in a bigger city? Absolutely, but to Buffalo fans, and the late Ralph Wilson, that was never the main reason to stay in Buffalo.  To the new owner it may be bigger margins as the deciding factor.  Keep in mind that Buffalo has a bigger profit than that of a dozen more teams. Something to just think about.  [Forbes]

The Buffalo Bills look to report for training camp in a day or two and start their training camp on July 20th, Sunday.  With this on the very near horizon, the question that has come up, is in relation to the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA.  A reduction in practice times has seen a rise in injuries and suspensions resulting in a great number of lost games due to both.  Is there a coincidence and correlation between the two? It’s a possibility.  [FanSided]

Jim Schwartz came to the Bills after being relieved of his duties after having three season in Detroit where his team progressively got worse. Schwartz, is going to be looking for another head coaching job at some point, so proving himself is definitely on his list.  He did say that Buffalo was not his only option but felt that it was his best option.  This is good news that people within the league see that Buffalo is a viable option for them to restart their career.  Too bad it is in most cases a starting place to jump from but, everyone does need to start somewhere and sometimes start over twice.  [Sports Illustrated]

With the loss of Kiko Alonso, the Bills still have hope for the linebacker situation in Buffalo.  With the signings of Brandon Spikes and Keith Rivers, the Bills have added players that are known for their run stopping ability.  The Bills finished at the bottom of the league allowing 128 yards per game in rushing.  A place that they need to improve and they made the effort in signing these two players.  Alonso, will be missed but not in that area.  Preston Brown and Nigel Bradham are the front runners for the weakside linebacker. [Syracuse.com]

With training camp ready to commence, that Bills are making moves, roster-wise, in preparation for their camp to start.  5 players were put on the active/non-football injury/illness list.  Cordy Glenn, Leodis McKelvin, Kiko Alonso, Alan Branch, and Randell Johnson are the five players listed.  They will be able to participate when cleared by the Bills medical staff.  With Kiko going down, the Bills released TE Mike Caussin and signed Stevenson Sylvester, LB to their roster.  [News Observer]

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