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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.

Remember the 2004 Buffalo Bills? That was the team that took a seven-game winning streak into the season finale against the 14-1 Pittsburgh Steelers, who were resting several starters. Win that game – and get some help, which came – and the Bills would have made the playoffs. Alas, the Steelers' third-stringers left Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 29-24 victory and the …

One thing we've learned about Sean McDermott is that he puts a high priority on positional versatility. Players who can line up at multiple positions are highly valued to the new Buffalo Bills' coach. As such, players like running back/fullback Mike Tolbert and punter/kicker Austin Rehkow earned spots on The Buffalo News' 53-man roster projection, which has been updated…

The race for roster spots at wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills will be a long one. Coming out of the gates, however, Andre Holmes has the lead. The veteran, who was signed as a free agent after four years with the Oakland Raiders, took advantage when those ahead of him on the depth chart missed time because of injuries. With Sammy Watkins (foot) and Zay Jones (kne…

Sean McDermott couldn’t figure out what was going on with Tre’Davious White. It’s not that the Buffalo Bills’ rookie cornerback was screwing up on the practice field. It’s that he wasn’t. “Really, I’ve had to sit back in my office up there and ask myself why haven’t I noticed Tre’Davious, in terms of why am I not concerned about him?” McDermott …

The mad dash to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport was on Thursday afternoon. As soon as the Buffalo Bills wrapped up their final minicamp practice, the 89 players currently on the roster scattered for summer vacation. The team will be back to work in six weeks when it reports to training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. In the interim, here is a lo…

Get your vacation days ready. The Buffalo Bills announced their 2017 training camp schedule Thursday, with 13 practices to be held at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. The first of those will be a night practice, beginning at 5:30 p.m. July 27. This is the 18th straight year the Bills will hold camp in suburban Rochester. "The start of training camp is right around…

Cardale Jones sat around for a long time Wednesday before his crack at running a two-minute drill for the Buffalo Bills came up. The wait was hardly worth it for the second-year quarterback. Jones was intercepted on his first throw during an 11-on-11 session, airmailing the ball right into linebacker Jacob Lindsey's hands. "I just checked it down to the running ba…

The first significant bit of news to occur at the start of the Buffalo Bills’ mandatory minicamp Tuesday was observed before the team had even gone through stretching. Watching from the sidelines was franchise left tackle Cordy Glenn. That he wasn’t practicing was expected – coach Sean McDermott had said that would be the case minutes before – but seeing Glenn w…

1. The Buffalo Bills' inability to land free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is a setback for the team. There's no point in trying to spin it any other way. How much of one, however, depends on your expectations for the franchise in 2017. If you think the Bills can challenge for a playoff spot, missing out on Maclin is a big blow. A top three of Sammy Watkins, Maclin and…

The Buffalo Bills will be without wide receiver Walter Powell for the first four games of the 2017 season. The team announced Thursday that Powell has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He's eligible to participate in the rest of the offseason program, including training camp and all preseason games, but won'…

The body of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy was found in an Indiana river. According to police in Fort Wayne, Ind., officers responded to Hosey Dam upon a report of a body observed in the Maumee River. "Once on scene officers observed a body floating on the north side of the dam entangled in a log jam," according to a death investigation released Wednesda…