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The Buffalo Bills’ defense was a different unit when E.J. Gaines was on the field in 2017. The team’s record with and without the veteran cornerback explicitly displays that. The Bills went 8-3 when Gaines played and 1-4 when he didn’t on their way to a 9-7 record. “Eric Wood actually pointed that out,” Gaines said with a laugh last month before the team’s regular-se…

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The Buffalo Bills will have one less representative in Sunday's Pro Bowl. Safety Micah Hyde withdrew on Monday because of injury. Hyde suffered a concussion in the Bills' 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their wild-card playoff game Jan. 7. A second-team All-Pro selection, he was the AFC's leading vote-getter at strong safety after finishing 2017 with 82 tackles…

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Bills fans find themselves in a tough spot Sunday. Rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars or New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game is like choosing between watching a Sabres game or assembling furniture: both options are unpleasant. The Doug Marrone redemption angle this week has been exhausting: Marrone was a bullying micromanager when he was here who quit…

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A year after leading the NFL with 24 unrestricted free agents, the Buffalo Bills are once again a team loaded with expiring contracts. The Bills have 18 players set to hit the open market in March, meaning General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott will continue their radical reshaping of the roster that started last year. Some of that reshaping will be done…

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By Dan Steinberg Former Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan joined a Denver radio program Thursday to discuss Kirk Cousins and Baker Mayfield, two quarterbacks facing uncertain — and potentially intertwined — futures over the next few months. Cousins is due to become a free agent March 6 if the Redskins don’t apply the franchise tag on him for a third consecutive y…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The practices are complete. All that’s left now is the actual playing of the 93rd East-West Shrine Game, which comes at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field (NFL Network). Keeping in mind possible positions of need for the Buffalo Bills this offseason, here are 10 prospects worth watching Saturday: Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa: If there…

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Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone will see two of his former players from the Bills who are now with the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship Game – wide receiver Chris Hogan and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Undrafted wide receiver Chris Hogan made his NFL debut for the Bills in 2013, which was Marrone's first year as coach, and spent three seasons with the te…

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For new Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, the lure of returning to the NFL where he had spent most of his coaching career and the chance to return home to Western New York were obvious factors in his decision to leave the University of Alabama. But was there another factor? The Tuscaloosa News reports that Daboll was frustrated with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban…

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ESPN's Mel Kiper released his first mock draft and has the Bills taking defensive players at Nos. 21 and 22 – Central Florida cornerback and returner Mike Hughes and Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst. Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo also released a mock draft and he also has the Bills going defense with both picks – Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and Texas-Sa…

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Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will not compete at next week's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., because of a minor left foot sprain, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rudolph has intrigued Bills fans as a draft possibility. The sprain will not require surgery, according to the report, and Rudolph will be in Mobile for official measurements and interv…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – DaeSean Hamilton finds himself in a different position this week: worrying about himself. The Penn State wide receiver has never really done that. All his life, he’s been taking care of others. As a team captain for the Nittany Lions he was focused on making his teammates better. Away from football, however, is where Hamilton’s true character shin…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Everyone loves a good underdog story. The East-West Shrine Game gives those small-school scrappers a chance, but it’s also a stage for college football’s elite. Chris Worley and Damon Webb fit that latter category as part of an Ohio State defense that doubles as an NFL breeding ground. “At a place like Ohio State, it's one of the two or three u…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It’s true that there is plenty at stake for all of the 100-plus players at this week’s East-West Shrine Game. It’s also true that few, if any, have more to prove than Fordham running back Chase Edmonds. Shaking the small-school stigma in itself is a big challenge, but Edmonds is also tasked with showing NFL scouts he’s healthy after an injury-plag…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The last name Flowers likely stirs up bad memories for Bills fans. That’s because Erik Flowers is one of the biggest draft busts in team history, a first-round selection in 2000 who lasted just two years in Buffalo, with four sacks to show for 31 career games. Flowers hasn’t played in the NFL since 2005, but there’s a chance his family legacy w…