Jay Skurski

Editor

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.

Decision day is approaching for the Buffalo Bills and Tyrod Taylor. The team has until March 11 to decide whether it will exercise Taylor's contract option, which would trigger nearly $31 million in guaranteed money being paid out. With less than three weeks until that deadline, reports can be expected with increased frequency. One of those came Tuesday morning from …

The Buffalo Bills are likely to undergo a drastic makeover at wide receiver this offseason. With only Sammy Watkins, Walt Powell, Kolby Listenbee and Marcus Easley under contract for 2017, roster spots are wide open at the position. More than just numbers, however, the Bills also need to add playmakers. That's why the analytics website Pro Football Focus has identifi…

Unrestricted free agency opens in the NFL with the start of the new league year on March 9. With 22 players set to hit the open market, the Buffalo Bills have plenty of decisions to make between now and then. The Buffalo News will take a look at each player with an expiring contract, and offer a verdict on what the team should do. Next up is Brandon Spikes. Position: In…

The New England Patriots are losing a coach with local ties to the college ranks. Brian Daboll, a 1993 graduate of St. Francis High School, is leaving his job as tight ends coach with the Patriots to become Alabama's offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports, the first of which was by ESPN's Chad Low. Daboll has 17 years of NFL coaching experience, winning…

The Buffalo Bills' special teams continued a downward trend in 2016. The team finished 24th in the Dallas Morning News' annual rankings, down from 16th in 2015 and second in 2014. Compiled each year by Morning News writer Rick Gosselin, the paper’s rankings are accepted as the league standard. Gosselin assigns a score to each team in 22 different special-teams cate…

Unrestricted free agency opens in the NFL with the start of the new league year on March 9. With 22 players set to hit the open market, the Buffalo Bills have plenty of decisions to make between now and then. The Buffalo News will take a look at each player with an expiring contract, and offer a verdict on what the team should do. Next up is Brandon Tate. Position: Wide…

Unrestricted free agency opens in the NFL with the start of the new league year on March 9. With 22 players set to hit the open market, the Buffalo Bills have plenty decisions to make between now and then. The Buffalo News will take a look at each player with an expiring contract, and offer a verdict on what the team should do. Next up is Reggie Bush. Position: Running …

Unrestricted free agency opens in the NFL with the start of the new league year on March 9. With 22 players set to hit the open market, the Buffalo Bills have plenty decisions to make between now and then. The Buffalo News will take a look at each player with an expiring contract, and offer a verdict on what the team should do. First up is quarterback EJ Manuel. Positio…

Mario Williams' stay in South Florida didn't last long. The former Buffalo Bills' defensive end will be released by the Dolphins, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. The move shouldn't come as a surprise. Williams had just 1.5 sacks in his one and only season in Miami, losing his starting job and becoming a healthy inactive three times by the end of the year. The for…

The Buffalo Bills are bringing back a core member of their special teams. Linebacker Ramon Humber was re-signed Thursday. Humber led the Bills with 12 special-teams tackles in 2016, playing 336 snaps, 73 percent of the team's total. Humber was claimed by the Bills on waivers shortly before the start of the regular season after being released by the New England Patriots.…

It's been clearly established this week: The Buffalo Bills have some serious work to do in regards to the 2017 salary cap. Because of that, it's inevitable that the team will say goodbye to some higher-priced, veteran players. Could one of them be running back LeSean McCoy? Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com thinks so. In an article published Wednesday, Rosenthal offers up 3…

Terrell Owens spoke at length Wednesday night for the first time since failing to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this month. Owens phoned into Buffalo News sports reporter Tim Graham's radio show on 1270 The Fan, explaining in depth what has bothered him the most about being snubbed for the second straight year. The following is the complete transcript of…

Decision time is approaching for the Buffalo Bills in regards to Stephon Gilmore. The window for NFL teams to apply the franchise tag opened Wednesday, and continues through March 1. The Bills have 23 impending unrestricted free agents, but the only realistic candidate to receive the tag is Gilmore. If the team wants to keep its top cornerback, and is unable to reach ag…

If Chad Kelly is going to convince teams his off-the-field issues are behind him, he'll have to do it somewhere other than the NFL Scouting Combine. The league released its list of combine participants Wednesday, and Kelly is not one of the 15 quarterbacks scheduled to attend. In a peculiar circumstance, The Buffalo News has learned that Kelly at one time was invited, b…

1. It’s been written and said before, but is worth repeating: it takes a special kind of ineptitude to miss the playoffs for 17 years running and be up against the salary cap. That’s where the Buffalo Bills find themselves, though. ESPN’s Mike Rodak reported Monday that the Bills will enter free agency next month with the seventh-least cap space in the NFL — just a…