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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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Check another one off the list for the Buffalo Bills. The team signed cornerback Taron Johnson to his four-year rookie contract Friday, making him the fifth member of the eight-man 2018 draft class to sign. Johnson, a cornerback from Weber State, figures to get an opportunity to win the Bills' nickel cornerback job. He won the 2017 Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of…

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The Buffalo Bills' rookies are in the building. The team will hold minicamp this weekend for its drafted players, undrafted free agents and select first-year pros, along with a group that's in on a tryout basis. Here's a look at what we'll be watching for: 1. The Josh Allen Show. Clearly, the Bills' first-round quarterback is the main attraction. Getting a chance to …

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Once the Buffalo Bills finalize contracts with their 12 undrafted free agents, the team will have its 90-man roster set. That's not to say there won't be changes before September. June 1 is a key date for potential cuts around the league, and the Bills will surely have an eye on any players who hit the open market who could help. After figuring in contracts for their dr…

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The Buffalo Bills signed four of their eight drafted players to contracts Thursday, a day before the start of the team's rookie minicamp. Safety Siran Neal (fifth round), guard Wyatt Teller (fifth round) and wide receivers Ray-Ray McCloud (sixth round) and Austin Proehl (seventh round) all agreed to four-year contracts. That leaves quarterback Josh Allen (first round), …

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If you see Brandon Beane on Wednesday, wish him a happy anniversary. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager has been on the job for exactly a year. Plenty has changed in the last 365 days with Beane in charge. Just 27 players (not including injured center Eric Wood) on the team's current roster were with the team a year ago. Beane has swung 11 trades since taking over as ge…

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Chris Hardeman is about to put the theory NFL teams will find talented players anywhere to the test. Hardeman, a cornerback for Houston Baptist of the Southland Conference, received an invitation to this weekend’s Buffalo Bills rookie minicamp, where he’ll attempt to defy the long odds and earn a spot on the team’s 90-man roster. “Honestly, during the process, I neve…

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The Buffalo Bills have a crowded running back room, but that's not stopping them from looking to add to the position. The team is hosting free agent Kenjon Barner on a visit to One Bills Drive, a league source confirmed to The Buffalo News. Barner's visit was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Bills have been active at running back this offseason.…

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The Buffalo Bills have made a bit of history. The team announced Tuesday on its official website that for the fourth consecutive season, season-ticket membership has topped 50,000. That's the first time that has happened, and comes a year after the team ended a 17-year playoff drought. The team raised prices for 2018 season tickets by an average of 3 percent. It's unkno…

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We won't know if the Buffalo Bills aced the 2018 NFL Draft for a few years. We can safely say now, though, that General Manager Brandon Beane accomplished nearly every one of his goals. The team left the draft with potential franchise cornerstones on both offense and defense in quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. They got a potential nickel cornerbac…

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Brandon Beane thought he had prepared for every possible scenario in last week’s NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager ran through situations where the team made both its first-round draft picks. He mapped out what it would look like to trade away one of those picks. He ran through hypotheticals that saw the Bills trade both second-round picks, keep them both or…

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The Buffalo Bills filled the vacancy in their front office Friday with the hiring of Dan Morgan as the director of player personnel. Morgan, 39, comes to the Bills from the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he served as the director of pro personnel. The Bills had a vacancy in their front office after former vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine left to become the ge…

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The Buffalo Bills might soon have a replacement for Brian Gaine. The team is set to interview former Carolina Panthers linebacker Dan Morgan for a position in the front office, a league source told The Buffalo News on Thursday. A report from NFL Network's Mike Garafolo made the interview sound like a formality. Morgan, 39, is currently the director of pro personn…

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Taron Johnson will come to Buffalo next week to start the next chapter of his life with the person who has been there every step of the way. Johnson, the Buffalo Bills’ fourth-round draft pick, lost his mother, Trina, to breast cancer when he was just 9 years old. That forced his father, Baron, into both parental jobs. “He’s been there for me my whole entire life,” J…

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The first look at Josh Allen, Tremaine Edmunds and the rest of the Buffalo Bills' rookies will come next week. The team will hold its rookie minicamp May 11-12. That will be the first opportunity for Allen, the Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, and Edmunds, the Virginia Tech linebacker, to suit up with their teammates. The Bills are currently in Phase Two of their offs…

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Brandon Beane felt compelled to apologize to Brian Daboll. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager intended to get the team’s offensive coordinator some more help during last week’s NFL Draft. After taking quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh overall selection, however, each of Beane’s next four picks played defense. "We had to trust the board,” Beane said Monday durin…