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Travaris Cadet spent all of last year with the Saints, as well as the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. The Bills signed him ahead of this week’s meeting with New Orleans, but his familiarity with the opponent seems like a much smaller factor in the decision than his versatility. Cadet was brought in to replace running back Taiwan Jones, who broke his arm while attempting …

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Former Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus made his debut with the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, two weeks after being traded for a conditional sixth-round pick. Darues made three solo tackles in the Jags' 23-7 win over the Bengals. He didn't start, but helped limit Bengals rushers to 29 yards on 17 runs. The Jags outgained the Bengals, 408-148. “I’m happy to c…

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The Bills played solid, team football and flocked to the ball in piling up five wins before the calendar flipped to November. Thursday night, they did everything opposite. The Bills committed three turnovers and took 11 penalties in a 34-21 loss to the Jets that included two garbage-time touchdowns. Jerry Sullivan: With a chance to shine, the Bills came up small. …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Bills rookie receiver Zay Jones appeared to avoid a serious knee injury Thursday night after being tripped up by Jets cornerback Buster Skrine during the second quarter of Buffalo's 34-21 loss at MetLife Stadium. Jones writhed on the turf and needed help getting off the field but as able to return in the second half. He walked gingerly in the l…

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The Bills continued to show signs of wilting under the bright lights of a prime-time game in the third quarter. They missed tackles, hurt themselves with penalties and lost at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. The Jets took firm control of the game with two touchdowns that pushed their lead to 24-7. Their second scoring drive of the quarter was a back-bre…

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Bills rookie receiver Zay Jones scored the first touchdown of his career on a 10-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor and then appeared to suffer a right knee injury later in the quarter as the Jets held a 10-7 lead at halftime. Video showed Jets cornerback Buster Skrine appearing to stick out his leg to trip Jones after Jones had beat him on an out-and-up route. Jones landed aw…

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The Bills were 0-2 in executing their winning formula of great defense and good enough offense in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium and found themselves in a 7-0 hole because of it. The offense started especially slow, going 12 yards backward on its first possession and stalling after five plays on the second. The third drive was moving into Jets' territory as the qu…

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The Bills schedule was released at 8 p.m. on a Thursday night in April. At 8:45, the Bills’ Twitter account had a question. “Hey @nfl, where those home primetime games at?” they asked, adding a thinking emoji and a GIF of Lorenzo Alexander with outstretched arms. https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/855220831793926144 Prime time, however, has not been kin…

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Marcell Dareus was traded to the Jaguars last week. He seemed a bit shaken up by the news when Tim Graham went to Jacksonville for his introductory press conference. On Wednesday, Dareus sent The News a goodbye letter to Bills fans. "Through the seven years I lived and played for you, and even through the tough times, I always felt your love, kindness and encourageme…

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The Bills landed Panthers' No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin minutes before Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline. The move showed that the front office is serious about winning now, Jerry Sullivan wrote. ESPN agreed, calling it "a go-for-it move." They listed Tyrod Taylor and the Bills among the NFL's winners from the trade deadline. Here's the reasoning from ESPN writer Da…

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Adding any legitimate NFL receiver – let alone one as big and talented as Kelvin Benjamin – to the roster should help the Bills' offense, which had been hurting for players who fit that description. But one thing general manager Brandon Beane said about Benjamin Tuesday leaves just enough room to worry about how he'll fit with the offense. "Size and experience," Be…

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Bills general manager Brandon Beane told reporters Tuesday afternoon that he didn't expect to make any more moves before the trade deadline. Then the Panthers, his former team, called back, and they swung a deal that sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo minutes before the 4 p.m. deadline. Benjamin, who stands at 6 foot 5, 245 pounds, was the No. 1 receiver in C…

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The Bills beat the Raiders last week to improve to 5-2 for only the second time over the drought. What are the Bills' playoff chances looking like? Playoff simulations from The New York Times, FiveThirtyEight and the betting site betlabsports.com now give the Bills better than 60 percent chances to end the drought. Here are their latest breakdowns for the Bills ente…

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Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley could reportedly miss Thursday night's game against the Bills due to suspension. The New York Daily News broke the suspension news Tuesday morning but didn't say why. The New York Post reported later that the suspension was for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. ESPN reported that Kerley was on the field for practice …