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Former Bills coach Rex Ryan will be part of the annual NFL-USO trip to visit the troops. The weeklong tour goes through Italy and Germany. In an interview with MMQB.com to talk about the tour, Ryan was asked about former Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and what he thinks the Bills will do with the No. 12 overall pick. You can read the full interview here: The MMQB: Yo…

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Tyrod Taylor's last day with the Bills will likely be Wednesday when his trade to the Cleveland Browns is finalized. In his three years in Buffalo, he has served in the community and has been an advocate for the blind and visually impaired. That led to a partnership with the Olmsted Center for Sight, a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to help people who are blind,…

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St. Bonaventure conducted a news conference Monday in Dayton, Ohio, in advance of its First Four game Tuesday (9:10 p.m., TruTV) against UCLA. Here are comments from coach Mark Schmidt and players Jaylen Adams, Matt Mobley and Idris Taqqee. Q. Jaylen, as a senior I know this is your first time here, but you do bring a wealth of veteran leadership. How do you kind of tak…

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Following the coin flip to break a tie for the No. 9 pick and the addition of compensatory picks, the NFL has now released the full 2018 draft order. The Bills own eight picks: Round 1: 21 and 22 (from Kansas City) Round 2: 53 and 56 (from Los Angeles Rams) Round 3: 96 (from Philadelphia) Round 4: 121 Round 5: 155 and 158 (from Jacksonville) Here is th…

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, says he is looking forward to the aggressive offensive style of new coach Frank Reich. Reich, the former Bills quarterback who served as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, was formally introduced by the Colts on Tuesday and said …

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was noncommittal after Sunday's Super Bowl when asked if he planned to return next season. Gronkowski, the game's best tight end, surprised some when he suggested he needed to evaluate his future and would reflect on the season and talk to his teammates. Amherst native Gronkowski, who turns 29 in May, is still near the to…

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New Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is bringing a member of the staff at Alabama with him to Buffalo. William Vlachos, a former All-Southeastern Conference center at Alabama, will serve as an offensive assistant, an entry level position for potential NFL coaches. He had been on the Alabama staff since 2013, initially as a graduate assistant after his playing…

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Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White finished second in voting for the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year. As expected, Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore won the award that was presented during the annual NFL Honors event Saturday in Minneapolis. Lattimore received 45 votes from the panel of 50 members of the media, according to the AP. White received four…

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The annual NFL Honors event is Saturday in Minneapolis (9 p.m. EST, NBC), and it seems unlikely Tre'Davious White will be named the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year. The awards are determined by the 50-member voting panel compiled by the Associated Press. In voting for the All-Pro team, White received two votes among defensive backs. Saints rookie Marshon L…

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Former Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens is among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The selection committee will gather Feb. 3 in Minneapolis, site of the Super Bowl, to select the Class of 2018 for Canton. Owens told Sirius XM Radio on Wednesday that he doesn't understand why there is a question about his worthiness. He said the fact that he was not in…

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University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi issued a statement Thursday congratulating athletic director Allen Greene on his appointment as the athletic director at Auburn. Greene has been UB's athletic director since November 2015 and previously worked under his predecessor Danny White, now at Central Florida. http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/18/potential-candi…

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The Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on Friday. The reactions on Twitter from fans and some media were clear that Dennison's departure was a needed change. https://twitter.com/SeazyCeaz/status/951860311358885888 https://twitter.com/greggabe/status/951858253562040320 https://twitter.com/Bills_Mafia/status/951859225424285697 https://twitter.com/…

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Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Q: Are you trying to pick up where you left off next year? A: I mean, that’s the plan for me. Obviously, the organization has to make a decision on whether or not they want to keep me and then once that happens, I have to earn my right back on this team. Until, obviously, March, the league year is not over so I’ll still be coming up here,…

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Here are the people pictured in the 1999 Bills team photo: Front row: Steve Christie, Doug Flutie, Chris Mohr, Alex Van Pelt, Rob Johnson, Jeremy McDaniel, Henry Jones, Manny Martin, Daryl Porter, Antowain Smith, Kurt Schulz, Donovan Greer, Antoine Winfield, Ken Irvin; Second row: Chris Dickson (offensive quality control), Max Bowman (assistant to the head coach/tigh…

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If the Bills beat Miami on Sunday, Sean McDermott will be the fifth Bills coach to have a winning record in his first season with the team. The Bills would finish 9-7. The last time that happened was in 2004 when Mike Mularkey's team went 9-7. Here is the list: Lou Saban went 7-6-1 in 1962. Joe Collier went 9-4-1 in 1966. Wade Phillips went 10-6 in 1998. …