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Jay Skurski

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.


The old cliche that a football player is doing his job when he’s not noticed is usually reserved for offensive linemen. But in the case of the Buffalo Bills, it fits for safety Jordan Poyer. “You hit the nail on the head – he’s been flying under the radar,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “His role on this defense is vital. He communicates well back ther…

Anquan Boldin did not wake up Sunday morning and decide to retire. The now former Buffalo Bills' receiver said Monday in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio that it was something that he has been wrestling with for a couple of years. "It wasn't a decision that I made all of the sudden," Boldin told hosts Vic Carucci and Ross Tucker. "It was something that I had been …

Anquan Boldin's preseason debut with the Buffalo Bills was rather forgettable. During Thursday's 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the veteran receiver was targeted three times, catching one pass for 5 yards. Few expected it to be Boldin's one and only game with the Bills, though. If he was thinking about retirement – which ESPN's Jim Trotter reported Sunday n…

The Anquan Boldin Era in Buffalo turned out to be extremely short lived. The veteran wide receiver left the team Sunday and has informed it he intends to retire. "We respect Anquan's decision to retire from the NFL. We appreciate the time he gave us over the past two weeks. He is one of the best receivers to play this game and we wish him and his family all the best …

The Buffalo Bills' injury list is growing, but one player on it appears to be making progress. Wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who was hurt in his first practice with the team a week ago after being acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, took part in individual drills Sunday as he recovers from a chip fracture in his sternum. "He continues to improve," coac…

The Buffalo Bills made a pair of roster moves Sunday, in the process ending a pair of competitions. Rookie undrafted free agent Austin Rehkow was released, which makes it seem like the team will go into the 2017 season with Stephen Hauschka at kicker and Colton Schmidt at punter. Rehkow handled both duties in training camp, but both Hauschka and  Schmidt have performed…

Sean McDermott isn't pressing the panic button about his offensive line. Yet. The Buffalo Bills' coach said Friday the team has not considered moving rookie second-round draft pick Dion Dawkins over to left tackle. That means the plan, for now, is to get franchise left tackle Cordy Glenn healthy as he deals with a foot injury and to leave Dawkins at right tackle, whe…

So much for any quarterback controversy. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott shot that possibility down Friday afternoon, declaring that Tyrod Taylor will start in the team's third preseason game, and he expects him to do the same in Week One of the regular season. "I have all the confidence in the world in Tyrod," McDermott said. Taylor struggled mightily in the B…

Name a position on the Buffalo Bills' roster, and chances are it's not yet solidified. With two preseason games now in the books after Thursday's 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bills find themselves with plenty of jobs still to be claimed. Wide receiver. Defensive end. Safety. You name it, there is a battle going on. Of course, that can be taken a couple …

Here's how Sean McDermott summed up the Buffalo Bills' performance through two preseason games Thursday night: "Well, I think there's been some good things that we've done," he said. "There's been some things that we need to continue to work on. We want to win games." That's something that hasn't happened. The Bills dropped to 0-2 in the preaseaon with Thursday's 20-…