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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.


Cornerback Vontae Davis' free agency tour, which kicked off Thursday in Buffalo, has moved down the 90 West to Cleveland. According to a report Friday from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Davis is making a free-agent visit with the Browns. Davis is free to sign before the official start of free agency next month because he was released by the Colts in November. The Bills p…

Analysis

Even if the Buffalo Bills have no interest in AJ McCarron, the ruling Thursday that makes the Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback an unrestricted free agent is a favorable development. With McCarron free to test the open market next month, it’s possible a team ahead of the Bills in the draft order will convince themselves he can be their long-term answer at quarterback, thu…

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For a playoff team, the Buffalo Bills have a long list of needs. General Manager Brandon Beane acknowledged as much last month at the Senior Bowl. “We're a long way from where we need to be,” Beane said in Mobile, Ala. “This year was setting the culture and expectations of what we need to get done.  ... We have a lot of holes to fill. We know that. We're going to do …

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The Buffalo Bills are reportedly getting a head start on the free-agent open market. Whether the team will be buyers or simply window shoppers remains to be seen. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bills are hosting cornerback Vontae Davis on a free-agent visit Thursday. Davis, 29, was released by the Indianapolis Colts in November after he elec…

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The sweeping changes at One Bills Drive continue. The team announced the addition of three new staff members Wednesday, including a new head athletic trainer and director of analytics. Joining the organization are: • Nate Breske, head athletic trainer – A 10-year NFL veteran, Breske spent the past three seasons as the Bears' head athletic trainer after seven seasons …

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The Buffalo Bills made a move Wednesday to add plenty of experience to their coaching staff. Terry Robiskie was hired to replace Phil McGeoghan as wide receivers coach, the team announced. Robiskie, with 36 years of NFL coaching experience, replaces the 38-year-old McGeoghan, who was announced Tuesday as the new wide receivers coach for the Los Angeles Chargers. Robi…

Phil McGeoghan is still listed on the Buffalo Bills' website as the team's wide receivers coach, but he'll have to be ultra ambitious to fill that job in 2018. That's because McGeoghan was announced Tuesday evening as the Los Angeles Chargers' wide receivers coach. Unless he's commuting across the country every day, McGeoghan is leaving the Bills after just one season. …

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A free agent who's not really "free." In a sentence, that's the best way to describe what an "exclusive rights" free agent is in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills have four players who fall into that category this offseason – tight ends Nick O'Leary and Logan Thomas, cornerback Lafayette Pitts and defensive end Eddie Yarbrough. An exclusive rights free agent is a player who…

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The Buffalo Bills’ 2017 season was barely 20 minutes old, but cornerback Leonard Johnson couldn’t help but think ahead. “I would love, love, love to come back and be a part of this team again,” the veteran cornerback said in the visiting locker room after the Bills’ 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC wild-card game last month. “Obviously, us making the play…

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Bills assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson has had a second interview with the Carolina Panthers for their general manager opening, according to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero Dawson previously interviewed for the same position in 2013, as well as for GM openings in Miami (2014), Tampa Bay (2014) and Chicago (2015). Dawson, 46, has 23 yea…

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The Buffalo Bills made the playoffs in 2017. Keep that in mind when reading Sports Illustrated in the coming days. In the Feb. 12 issue, Andy Benoit ranks the NFL's "neediest" teams, with the Bills coming in third on that list, behind only the New York Jets (5-11 in 2017) and Cleveland Browns (0-16). "The Bills’ biggest need is at QB, but that’s true for just about a…

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This is the next in a series of in-depth features on potential quarterbacks for the Bills. The situation is practically unheard of. A potential franchise quarterback, in the prime of his career, will be available to every NFL team, with the only cost associated being money. Granted, we’re talking a whole bunch of money, but that’s likely all it will take to land Kirk…

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Draft season in the NFL never really ends, but for the casual fan, it officially begins with the conclusion of the Super Bowl. With all-star games finished, the next major step in the pre-draft process comes at the end of this month, when more than 300 of the top prospects will gather in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. After that, scouts will scatter across t…

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After a year of holding the line, the Buffalo Bills are increasing prices for season ticketholders in 2018. Season ticketholders will see an average increase of about 3 percent, according to where the seats are located, The Buffalo News has learned. One season ticketholder in section 239 told The News his seats increased from $590 to $610, or 3.4 percent over a season a…

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Throughout the 2017 season, The Buffalo News tracked the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results from the regular season and playoffs. • Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native appeared in 14 games with one start in the regular season, making 38 tackles, two interceptions and four passe…