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Jay Skurski has served as an editor and reporter at The Buffalo News since 2009. In addition to the Bills beat, he also writes a local golf column and strives to be a single-digit handicap.

1. It's no surprise that the Bills' "one voice" approach with coach Sean McDermott addressing any and all team topics lasted only as long as Doug Whaley was the general manager. Now that Brandon Beane has been hired, the Bills are clearly comfortable letting him speak for the organization. He has done a press conference with the local media, as well as podcasts with nation…

You – yes, you – outgained Reggie Bush in rushing yards for the Buffalo Bills in 2016. In 13 games last season, Bush carried the ball 12 times – and lost 3 yards. It was, as colleague Nick Veronica pointed out, the first time since 1961 that a player has carried the ball at least 10 times and finished with negative yardage. While some may take that as a sign th…

The Buffalo Bills might not be done at linebacker. Despite adding a pair of draft picks in Matt Milano and Tanner Vallejo to the position last month, the team is still looking for help, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. He tweeted Monday that the Bills are scheduled to host former 49ers linebacker Gerald Hodges on a free agent visit Monday. Former 49er…

Reggie Ragland's tweet said it all: "Cleared!!! Thank you Lord!!!" The Buffalo Bills' linebacker understandably was relieved when team doctors gave him the go ahead to participate in practice. It's been a long time since he was on the field, after all. A second-round pick of the Bills in 2016, he missed all of his rookie season after suffering a torn anterior crucia…

It’s not unusual to hear NFL players on teams that have gone through coaching changes talk about how the new scheme that will be implemented is a “better fit” for their talent. That has certainly been the case with members of the Buffalo Bills this offseason. It’s not just lip service, though. You would be hard pressed to find anybody – outside of Rex Ryan …

Brandon Beane continues to add brain power to the Buffalo Bills' front office. Beane, the Bills' new general manager, announced the hiring of five new scouts Friday afternoon as the team continues to rebuild its personnel department. Included in the new hires is Dennis Hickey, former general manager of the Miami Dolphins. He will serve as a Senior College Scout for the …

Slap a fake mustache and straw hat on Danny Crossman and you might just have the next Chuck Lester. Ok, so maybe that’s a stretch. The Buffalo Bills’ current special teams coordinator has a long way to go before he can match the longevity of the team’s former assistant coach ­– who became most famous for finding a way to stick around for 23 long years. But i…

The Buffalo Bills nearly have their entire 2017 draft class under contract. Offensive lineman Dion Dawkins, the team's second of two second-round draft picks, became the fifth member of the class to sign his rookie deal Friday, leaving only fifth-round quarterback Nathan Peterman unsigned from the group of six. Dawkins' deal is for four years and will be worth about …

Dressed in a jersey and sweat pants, Sammy Watkins paid close attention as his fellow wide receivers went through drills Thursday at the Buffalo Bills' third practice of the spring. As he recovers from a second surgery to repair a broken foot, that's all Watkins can do at the moment -- watch. He's not expected to be back on the field until training camp. "We’re giv…

Rick Dennison and Tyrod Taylor are reunited in Buffalo under very different circumstances. During the lone year they spent together in Baltimore in 2014, Taylor was the backup quarterback to Joe Flacco, and rarely called on. In fact, he took just six snaps the entire year. That doesn’t mean Dennison – who served as the Ravens’ quarterbacks coach that season –…

Tre'Davious White paused briefly, letting the moment sink in. The Buffalo Bills' first-round draft pick signed his rookie contract Thursday, instantly becoming a millionaire. Asked if he knew what his first big purchase would be, White kept his emotions in check as he talked about taking care of his family. "Honestly, my mom, she's been renting homes my whole life," …

Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane continues to fill out his personnel staff. The team announced Thursday that Lake Dawson as been hired as the assistant director of college scouting. Dawson most recently worked for the Cleveland Browns. He has 23 years of NFL experience, working as the vice president of player personnel during his time with the Tennessee Titan…