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On May 23, the Bills filed to trademark the phrase "Respect the Process," a popular catchphrase of coach Sean McDermott. They hope to reserve the right to use the slogan on a number of consumer goods such as posters, flags, drinking glasses and Cornhole game boards. But here's the kicker: According to trademark attorney Josh Gerben, the team could run into opposition fr…

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No matter where you travel, you're likely to find someone with a Buffalo connection. But amid the reminiscing, a certain unpleasantry usually comes up. Buffalo architect Clinton Brown was attending church in Washington, D.C., on a recent Sunday when he met Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia. Brown introduced himself as from Buffalo, and a graduate of the Univ…

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Bills legend Jim Kelly announced Thursday that his oral cancer has returned. "Although I was shocked and deeply saddened to receive this news, I know that God is with me," Kelly posted online. "I continuously talk about the four F's: Faith, Family, Friends and Fans. With all of you by my side, we will fight and win this battle together. Staying 'Kelly Tough' and trustin…

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Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane used news conferences at the Combine Wednesday to reiterate that they have no plans to cut quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who is due a $6 million bonus on the third day of the league year, March 16. "It's way too early to take anything off the table other than cutting him at this point, which is not in our plans," …

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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has first-round potential, and could be a player the Bills end up targeting in the draft. So this could be nothing ... but maybe it's something. Check out this line in Mark Gaughan's story about Allen's performance at the Senior Bowl: Allen said he met with the Buffalo Bills this week in Mobile, which is no big deal because the Bills will…

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Fibbing has been woven into our sports fabric since the first discus was tossed in ancient Greece, and it evolved into an accepted practice to gain a competitive advantage over the opponent. Lying is considered shameful everywhere in life but war and sports, where it's widely encouraged and commonly praised. Marv Levy was known to bend the truth during his days with the…

Bills 2017 season

The Bills have employed a dozen offensive coordinators since the start of the 2000 season. Only one, Curtis Modkins, lasted more than two seasons during that time, and Chan Gailey was running the show. At some point, each took his turn as the least-popular man in town, which is to be expected when anyone who can open a beer feels he could do the job better. Some were be…

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The Bills have employed a dozen offensive coordinators since the start of the 2000 season. None lasted more than two years during that time. At some point, each took his turn as the least popular man in town, which is to be expected when any fan who can successfully open a can of beer feels he could do the job better. Some were better than others. Kevin Gilbride wen…

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General manager Brandon Beane conceded during Tuesday's season-ending press conference that he has some tough, unsentimental decisions ahead as the Bills continue laying the foundation for a consistent winning program. But there's one call that should be easy: Release Richie Incognito. Yes, Incognito is a Pro Bowl guard and one of the presumed leaders on a team that …

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The stakes were high on Sunday for Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars fans, who hadn’t seen their teams in the NFL playoffs in several presidential administrations. And the Wild Card matchup between the two franchises remained close throughout, making for a nail-biter for those invested in the game. The national media’s reaction, meanwhile, was less enthusiastic. …

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This is what happens when the longest-suffering (and perhaps most dedicated) fan base in the National Football League finally has an opportunity to attend a Buffalo Bills playoff game. Reports on social media indicate the scene outside EverBank Field in Jacksonville looks like a home game for the Bills rather than for their host, the Jaguars. Buffalo fans were tailgatin…

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Bills in the Playoffs: 29 games all-time. Bills record: 14-15 (.483) First game: The Bills squared off against the Boston Patriots in the Divisional Round Game on Dec. 28, 1963. The Pats opened with 16 straight points, Buffalo answered in the third quarter, on a 93-yard pass from Daryle Lamonica to Elbert Dubenion, then converted the two-point conversion to draw with…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — So how much have Bills fans donated to Andy Dalton's foundation at this point? Is it up to half a million yet? How about those billboards? We've certainly come a long way since fans paid for billboards on the 190 calling for Dick Jauron's firing. I'd almost forgotten how much fun the playoffs can be. There's a palpable energy in town. You can feel i…

Bills 2017 season

Bills coach Sean McDermott said he spent a lot of time studying the Jaguars, his opponent in Sunday's AFC wild-card game. He looked for weaknesses, and couldn't find any of significance. "They're a challenge across the board – offense, defense, special teams," McDermott said Wednesday morning. "You look at where they're ranked and where we are, and ask what favors us. N…