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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.

Position: Offensive tackle School: Alabama Measurables: 6-foot-6, 322 pounds Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 5.15 seconds. Vertical jump: 26 inches. Broad jump: 8 feet, 10 inches. 3-cone drill: 7.81 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.82 seconds. Career stats: 43 games, 43 starts. Draft projection: First-second round. Reasons: 1. He's highly decorated. One of Alabama's thr…

Position: Quarterback School: Pittsburgh Measurables: 6-foot-2, 226 pounds Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.82 seconds. Vertical jump: 31 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 2 inches. 3-cone drill: 7.14 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.31 seconds. Career stats: 37 games, 26 starts, 398 of 663, 60.0 completion percentage, 5,236 yards, 47 TDs, 17 INTs, 172 carries, 525 yards, 5 TD…

Wade Phillips is an interesting Twitter follow for those who use the social-media website. Wednesday night, for example, the former Buffalo Bills' head coach and current defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams tweeted out his "disappointment" that his former team sold a gift he gave to late founding owner Ralph Wilson Jr. I am disappointed the Bills sold my per…

With 22 players hitting unrestricted free agency back on March 9, the Buffalo Bills looked to be in good shape to receive some draft-pick compensation from the NFL in 2018 by way of some of those players signing elsewhere. Now more than two weeks into free agency, however, that possibility is looking remote. That's for a couple different reasons. No. 1, those now-for…

With free agency having slowed to a trickle in the NFL these days, attention has shifted to the last remaining way for teams to improve their roster in a big way before September. That would be through the NFL Draft, which will be conducted April 27-29 in Philadelphia. With spending season in the books, a clearer picture of team needs has emerged. For the Buffalo Bil…

With a new coach in Sean McDermott, the Buffalo Bills are afforded a bit of a head start. The NFL grants teams with new head coaches the ability to begin their offseason workout program April 3, which is two full weeks before those teams with returning head coaches. The Bills announced Thursday that their offseason program will indeed start that day. The rest of the …

Every bit of available evidence since Sean McDermott arrived would suggest he’s the man running the show for the Buffalo Bills. Despite saying at his introductory press conference that General Manager Doug Whaley would maintain control over the 90-man roster, it has been the coach serving as the “one voice” for every decision the team has made, including the drawn…

Leonard Johnson got an up-close look at how Sean McDermott went to work last season when he played for the Buffalo Bills' new head coach in Carolina. What he saw is a big reason why Johnson followed McDermott to Western New York. "The way he carried himself throughout the building, being in meetings with the defense and then sitting in on specific meetings ... it was…

As the 2017 NFL Draft approaches, The Buffalo News will keep you updated on what the media -- both locally and nationally -- is projecting to happen when the Bills make their first pick, at No. 10 overall. Here is our second mock draft roundup of 2017: • Todd McShay, ESPN.com: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan. Reasoning: "The departure of Stephon Gilmore makes…

Ryan Groy’s professional future was up in the air last week. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive lineman had signed a contract offer with the Los Angeles Rams as a restricted free agent. The Bills were then given five days to decide whether they wanted to match the deal, or allow Groy to head west, without any compensation in return. They didn’t need nearly that long,…

1. A full roundup of recent mock draft picks for the Bills will be available later Wednesday here, but one pick that has gained steam lately is Alabama tight end O.J. Howard. On Tuesday, I advocated the idea of the Bills drafting a wide receiver in the first round, so adding an offensive weapon like Howard would seem to make sense on the surface. However, I'm not sure a…

Andre Holmes was watching "The Office" last week when his phone started going crazy. Text messages and Twitter notifications began buzzing left and right, welcoming the former Oakland Raiders' wide receiver to Buffalo. The only problem was, Holmes had yet to sign a contract with the Buffalo Bills. "I know my agent was kind of discussing some terms with the Bills' per…

Why has Zach Brown not signed yet? It seems like the former Buffalo Bills linebacker is wondering that himself now almost two weeks into NFL free agency. The curious case took another twist Tuesday when Brown found new representation to aid in his search for a home, hiring CSE Football after previously employing agent Carl Carey. #CSEFootball announces Michael Katz a…

1. Despite a flurry of additions at the position over the last week or so, the Buffalo Bills still have a big need at wide receiver. In addition to Brandon Tate re-signing Monday, the team has also added Andre Holmes, Philly Brown, Jeremy Butler and Corey Washington since free agency started. None of those players figures to be the No. 2 option at the position behind Sammy…

The Buffalo Bills could be saying hello to one linebacker and goodbye to another soon. The team reportedly hosted linebacker Keenan Robinson on a free-agent visit, according to ESPN's Field Yates. LB Keenan Robinson had a visit with the Bills, per league source. He posted 83 tackles for the Giants in 2016. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 20, 2017 Robinson, …