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The Bills re-signed running back Joe Banyard to the 53-man roster Saturday to fill the roster spot vacated by Marcell Dareus, who was traded Friday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Banyard, who was signed in March and made the team out of training camp, was released Oct. 18 when the Bills signed wide receiver Deonte Thompson. Banyard, a journeyman who has bounced around …

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Opening statement: I want to start off by mentioning my heartfelt condolences, and our heartfelt condolences, to Logan [Thomas] and the Thomas family, on the loss of his daughter. [It] offers great perspective, again, for where we are and what we do. We know how important it is, and it seems like the only thing at times, but it’s certainly not the only thing. We’re goi…

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Offensive Coordinator Todd Downing Q: What stood out about Jared Cook’s route running on the late play in Thursday’s game? Coach Downing: “It was designed to have a little bit better spacing than we had. We wound up with a couple of guys in the same spot that came from a little bit of a defensive re-route and then a little bit of an exaggerated seam release. Ja…

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Former Bills player and longtime commentator Paul Maguire joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Thursday. Maguire talked about Cookie Gilchrist's Wall of Fame induction Sunday, the "golden days" of the Bills in the 1960s, and his experiences as a broadcaster. Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker joined the show to preview the Raiders-Bills game and discuss…

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The Bills won four of their first six games last year and missed the playoffs. They're 4-2 again this season, but something feels different about this year, LeSean McCoy said. "We're winning games, but we're not playing our best ball," the Bills' running back said. "That's major. If we were playing our best ball, we might be winning games by bigger margins. So it feels …

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Opening Statement: Good morning. Okay, we’ll go ahead and get started here. Fire away. Q: Who will not practice today? A: The following players will not participate in practice: Ramon Humber, Charles Clay, E.J. Gaines with the hamstring [injury], Richie [Incognito], Jordan Poyer with the knee [injury], and then veteran rest days will b…

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Buffalo Bills Wall of Famer and NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Wednesday. Thomas discussed the importance of staying healthy being a part of the 4-2 record, the "who are these guys" aspect of key contributors, the importance of trench play, how consistent Shady's running style needs to be accepted for what it is, ba…

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ESPN football analyst Trey Wingo joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Wednesday. Wingo discussed the Marshawn Lynch suspension and what it means for the Raiders to lose him against the Bills on Sunday; the "offensive awakening" of the Raiders against the Chiefs; Carson Wentz as a MVP candidate?; the anti-climatic nature of the Patriots-Falcons game; are …

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Head Coach Jack Del Rio's press conference from Monday, Oct. 23, 2017: Q: Have you been reviewing film these past four days? Coach Del Rio: “No, we’ve moved on to Buffalo. Q: How do you make the most of this week? Coach Del Rio: “Treat it as a mini bye for the players. Coaches, we get a jump on Buffalo and get busy on preparation. Got a big East Coast swi…

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Bills center Eric Wood joined Mike Schopp and The Bulldog as part of "Football Monday" on WGR-550 AM. Wood talks about the difference in 2017's 4-2 versus 2016's same record at this time in the year,  losing a shoe midgame, the legacy of Joe Thomas' streak, the idea of momentum in sports, the turnover late due to Tre'Davious White's forced fumble and "scoring too quick" i…

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Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined Mike Schopp and The Bulldog as part of "Football Monday" on WGR-550 AM on Monday. McDermott talked about how the win felt, the relative unknowns that played a key role, preaching team and process over "tanking," and getting player buy-in. The Bills coach finished discussing the end of first half sequence, his thoughts on the Raider…

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Q: Do you have an update on Jordan Poyer and his health status right now? A: Yeah, both he and E.J. [Gaines], right now are day-to-day, we’re going to list those guys as day-to-day. We’re still going through the evaluation process right now, and we’ll just take it one day at a time right now. Q: Is it Jordan’s knee? A: It is. …

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Bills insider Chris Brown joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Monday. Brown lamented the Yankees' loss in the playoffs, but the true focus was the play of the Bills — and the play of Tyrod Taylor, coming back with less than 3 minutes left in the game to tie and later win the game. Brown also talked about the best takeaways from the victory, answered l…

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A fourth-quarter LeSean McCoy fumble looked like it would be the back-breaker for the Bills. Instead, they rallied from a late seven-point deficit to win 30-27 and improve to 4-2. The Bills forced three turnovers in the game, which was key to their comeback. Tre'Davious White made the big play late by knocking the ball loose from receiver Adam Humphries, which set up St…

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BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH SEAN MCDERMOTT Opening Statement: Alright. We’ll open it up to questions. Q: Do you feel like you got away with one there? A: I thought there’s a lot of heart on this football team. Really, to me, personifies this city, doesn’t it? Heart, toughness, blue-collar, and fans stuck with us all day. I thought it was awesome, man. Awesome. …