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The Lombardi Trophy isn't the only thing on the line for the New England Patriots tonight. Buffalo's AFC East nemesis has a chance to become the first team in NFL history to win three Super Bowl titles in four years twice and match the Pittsburgh Steelers' record of six championships. "So, are the New England Patriots the greatest dynasty in NFL history?" Jerry Sullivan…

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has cleared the concussion protocol and is ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Eagles. Gronkowski was asked by The News' Jerry Sullivan on Thursday at his session with reporters whether his concussion provided him with a better understanding of what Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White was feeling after he was concussed …

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Jim Kelly says Eric Wood will be “sorely missed so badly” by the Bills and the Buffalo community. Wood has suffered a career-ending neck injury and is on the verge of retirement, although he and the Bills are still working on the contractual language and salary cap implications. Kelly told Jim Rome on Thursday at the Super Bowl that Wood belongs on the Bills Wall of …

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A number of national outlets have posted new mock drafts in the aftermath of the college all-star games, including last weekend's Senior Bowl. Here is a sampling of some mock drafts and who they have the Bills selecting at Nos. 21 and 22 in the first round. CBS Sports  No. 21, Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State This pick makes too much sense to tweak right now. The…

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Monday, January 29, 2018 Q: Football aside, Eric Wood is a phenomenal person. How does this affect you just person-to-person, not necessarily player-to-coach? A: Yeah, it was unfortunate obviously. We had some good momentum as we finished the season there and this goes well beyond the game. First of all, I was taken aback by it a little …

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LeSean McCoy scored a touchdown and celebrated in the end zone with Bills teammate Richie Incognito during the AFC squad's 24-23 comeback victory at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday. "What's the significance of that, you ask?," Jay Skurski writes. "Members of the winning AFC team earned $64,000 each, while those on the NFC squad received $32,000. That extra $32,…

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Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield is perhaps the most polarizing quarterback prospect in the NFL draft. He could be the next Drew Brees. Or another Johnny Manziel. After studying Mayfield at the Senior Bowl this week, Mark Gaughan analyzes the Oklahoma quarterback in the first installment in a series of in-depth features on potential passers for the Bills. "Look f…

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A centerpiece of the Buffalo Bills franchise in more ways than one, Eric Wood announced his plans to retire from football on Friday. Wood's official statement: "I was diagnosed with a neck injury as part of my season-ending physical with the Bills. After consultation with Dr. Cappuccino and other physicians, I was informed that I was no longer cleared to play football, …

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Remember opening night of the NFL season, when Al Michaels teased Bills fans by saying, "Sometimes I think the Patriots have better Buffalo players than Buffalo has"? This year's Super Bowl will feature more than a dozen Buffalo players, including six members of the Patriots. Counting coaches and injured players, the Eagles have another six ex-Bills on the roster. And t…

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The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is at 3 p.m. Saturday (NFL Network), and there are a number of worthy NFL prospects who Bills fans should keep their eyes on. Most of the prospects are targeting as potential Day Three selections in the NFL Draft. Here are five names to know: Marquez Carter, RB, Grambling State. Carter will play for the American team. He is only 5-9 but is…

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Brian Daboll left the University of Alabama for the Bills with two years remaining on his three-year contract and after collecting a bonus for winning the national championship. Daboll's contract took effect on Feb. 20, 2017, and was scheduled to run through Feb. 29, 2020, according to public records. He was to earn $1.2 million per year, which equals the No. 7 salary a…

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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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Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White earned the highest grade among first-round draft picks by Pro Football Focus as the chart below shows and was named the site's rookie of the year. White graded out at a 92 – one of only three rookies to exceed 90. The others were San Francisco running back Reuben Foster and New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore. White was …

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Welcome home, Brian Daboll. "A football coaching career that has included stops with the best of the best, the New England Patriots and University of Alabama, has brought Daboll full circle as the St. Francis High School graduate Sunday was named the new offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills," Vic Carucci writes in his introduction to a coach with whom many in West…

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What does J.P. Losman have in common with Johnny Manziel? Other than disappointing football fans in the Rust Belt, they are two of the five quarterbacks drafted with the No. 22 pick this century. The Bills hold the 21st and 22nd overall selections in the 2018 draft, and while they could package those picks to move up for a quarterback, here's a sampling of the quality o…