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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.


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The last time five quarterbacks were chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft was 1999. The only time six were chosen was 1983, with three of those choices going on to become Hall of Famers. So where does this quarterback class rank? “I know since last summer, I felt like there was going to be a lot of depth to this quarterback class,” said Phil Savage, former g…

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Editor's note: News Bills writers Jay Skurski and Vic Carucci have taken opposing views on the Bills' potential draft strategy. Here, Skurski argues that the time is now to sell the farm to get a franchise quarterback. Carucci argues the Bills have too many holes to fill to give up too much for a quarterback. The Buffalo Bills haven’t come this far to turn back now. …

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Are you ready for some Monday Night Football? At long last, the Buffalo Bills will again host a prime-time game – and it’s a doozy, too. The team will host the New England Patriots on MNF in Week 8 of the 2018 regular season, at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 29. The NFL released the schedules for all 32 teams Thursday. Buffalo hasn’t hosted a game on Monday night since 2008, an epi…

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The Buffalo Bills wrapped up their pre-draft visits Wednesday by welcoming a pair of wide receivers. According to a report from NBC Sports' Josh Norris, Memphis' Anthony Miller and Maryland's D.J. Moore both toured One Bills Drive on the final day draft prospects can visit teams. Miller was ultra productive for his hometown Tigers, making 191 catches for 2,89…

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One of Brandon Beane's favorite offseason lines is about how his team doesn't play meaningful football until September. That's a good thing for the Buffalo Bills, who still have some clear roster needs. There will be an opportunity to fill some of those at next weekend's NFL Draft. Ahead of that, the analytics website Pro Football Focus published a list of the worst pos…

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This is the ninth installment of a position-by-position preview of the 2018 NFL Draft. Previous installments were on running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive tackles, interior offensive linemen, cornerbacks, safeties and outside linebackers. Overview: The idea that linebacker isn’t a value position in today’s NFL will be put to the test next week. As many as…

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Sean Lindstrom had the thrill of his golfing life last month. Lindstrom, a member at Wanakah Country Club, represented the United States at the BMW Golf Club International, which was held in South Africa. Lindstrom was one of 120 golfers from 40 countries to participate in the event. “Outside of my kids being born and coming home from a deployment, it was some of the…

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Trying would be a tame word to describe Nathan Peterman’s rookie season. Nothing short of a disaster accurately describes the 2017 season for the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback. “You've got to actually look at what happened and take it all in,” Peterman said Tuesday during the Bills’ offseason conditioning program. “Feel the pain of those losses. All the mistakes that yo…

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Tim Fries looks out the second-floor window at the banquet center of Glen Oak Golf Course and sees potential. The gray skies and dismal temperatures this spring might have most golfers depressed, but the new owner of the East Amherst facility is brimming with optimism. In the space he’s standing, Fries can envision one day an indoor simulator – for those times when the …

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This is the eighth installment of a position-by-position preview of the 2018 NFL Draft. Previous installments were on running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive tackles, interior offensive linemen, cornerbacks and safeties. Overview: Linebacker is truly a do-it-all job in the NFL these days. Players at the position have to be stout against the run, athletic en…

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Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott were largely silent Monday about Richie Incognito. The Buffalo Bills' general manager and coach largely sidestepped any questions about the team's former left guard, who announced his retirement last week. "Um, you know, not going to really get into detail," Beane said. "Richie's on the reserve/retired list, which is not a part of our…

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Linebacker is high on the Buffalo Bills' list of needs heading into next week's NFL Draft. The team is acting like that's true by hosting some of the top prospects on pre-draft visits. The latest of those is Alabama's Rashaan Evans. Matt Zenitz of al.com reported Monday that Evans will take visits this week with the Bills, Bengals and Saints, bringing to nine the number…

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Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott had little to say Monday about Richie Incognito. The Buffalo Bills' general manager and coach largely sidestepped any questions about the team's former left guard, who announced his retirement last week. "Um, you know, not going to really get into detail," Beane said. "Richie's on the reserve/retired list, which is not a part of our 9…

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A fan favorite for the Buffalo Bills is prepared to officially call it a career. According to a league source, former Bills running back Fred Jackson is coming to town Wednesday to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a member of the team. Jackson, 37, spent nine seasons with the Bills, finishing third on the team's all-time rushing list. He last played in 2…

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The Buffalo Bills made official one-year contracts with their four exclusive-rights free agents Monday. Tight ends Nick O'Leary and Logan Thomas, cornerback Lafayette Pitts and defensive end Eddie Yarbrough all signed their offers prior to the start of the team's offseason conditioning program. Exclusive-rights free agents are those whose contracts have expired and w…