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It has become a December tradition in Buffalo — as the snow piles up so does the number of Bills starters on injured reserve. On Tuesday, the Bills placed defensive end Shaq Lawson (ankle) and wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee) on IR. Cap Capi and preseason standout Brandon Reilly were promoted from the practice squad to fill their roster spots. Hearing the differe…

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Patriots tight end and Williamsville native Rob Gronkowski was suspended one game for his retaliatory cheap shot on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White Sunday that put the rookie in concussion protocol. "Your actions were not incidental, could have been avoided and placed the opposing player at risk of serious injury," NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan…

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While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's hit on Buffalo Bills rookie Tre'Davious White has been almost unanimously criticized and led to Gronkowski being suspended for one game, Patriots radio announcer and ex-QB Scott Zolak had a different take. Zolak thought that White was holding on the play and that somehow excused Gronkowski's retaliation. “Good. Go…

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Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Patriots played the Bills and won convincingly in a game that nudged the Patriots closer to a first-round bye and put a damper on the Bills' playoff chances. Sunday's 23-3 loss likely would've faded into the early evening darkness with the other nondescript Patriots losses over The Drought if not for two fourth-quarter talkin…

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We love Rex Ryan stories, and so here's another that doesn't even involve the Bills. It involves his job with the New York Jets before he even came to Buffalo. Ryan was among the many in the last few days to criticize the Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning in exchange for Geno Smith, who was drafted by the Jets in the second round in 2013. Ryan said this to the Ne…

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BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH SEAN MCDERMOTT Opening Statement: Okay, we’ll go ahead and get started here. I’m just going to open it up with talking about Tyrod [Taylor] here. Tyrod took a hit early in the game there. You saw him come out later in the game. He’s being evaluated and that remains the case. I’m not going to get into next week at all at this point until I know a…

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Tom Brady's poor performance on athletic tests at the scouting combine contributed to him slipping to the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. Five Super Bowl rings later, Brady is considered one of the greatest football players of all time. He's having one of the greatest seasons ever by a 40-year-old athlete. But many are still reluctant to call Brady a great athlete. "…

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The Bills don't seem very committed to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, but their chances at a high draft pick decrease each week they remain in the playoff hunt. Will they be too far down in the draft order for a top QB? That question came up in Jay Skurski's Bills Mailbag. Skurski issued a reminder that we don't know how many top prospects will declare for the draft, but yes…

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Today is Dec. 1 — and the Buffalo Bills have a winning record. The Bills sit at 6-5 entering Sunday's game against the New England Patriots and are currently tied with the Baltimore Ravens for the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Ravens, however, hold the tiebreaker. This is the fourth time in the Drought Era that the Bills are above. 500 on Dec. 1 and the third ti…

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Opening Statement: Okay, good morning, we’ll go ahead and get started this morning. Q: Where do things stand with Shady [LeSean McCoy] and Kelvin Benjamin as far as practice today? A: Right, so Kelvin will not practice today, neither will LeSean. LeSean has a little bit of knee soreness. Q: What are the chances of Shady missing Sunday’…

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There is a long list of reasons why Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the Greatest Of All Time. Here are two more: Brady is having the greatest age-40 season in NFL history, Mark Gaughan wrote. He enters Sunday's game against the Bills ranked first in passing yards, quarterback rating, completions, interception percentage and yards per attempt. And he's only three years…

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Opening Statement: Good morning, we’ll go ahead and get started this morning. Q: You got any injury updates for us Sean? A: Yeah, injury-wise, all these guys, for the most part are day-to-day. Starting with Kelvin; Cordy, really no timetable on Cordy, he’s the one exception at this point, really no timetable, he continues to work through it. Having said that, Mike Tolb…

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Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team confirmed Monday. Benjamin was injured in the team's Week 11 game against the Chargers and stayed in Buffalo when the team traveled to Kansas City last weekend. Coach Sean McDermott said before the injury was confirmed that Benjamin would be day to day, but a meniscus tear would seem to …

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Opening Statement: Let’s go ahead and open it up to questions. Q: Coach, it looked like when you guys went to that 22-personnel on that fourth possession, it really opened some things up for you. It seems like you guys have had a good measure of success kind of running out of that or 21 – I mean, I haven’t looked at the numbers yet but you seemed pretty successful durin…