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The News will examine 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills leading up to the start of training camp. By Jay Skurski News Sports Reporter It’s easy to come up with reasons why the Buffalo Bills moved on from Mario Williams this season. His bloated salary was an anchor on the team’s salary cap, and his inconsistent effort undermined the coaching staff. What’s more diff…

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It’s a time-honored coaching cliché to say that every job is up for grabs when an NFL team goes to training camp.The reality is, you could name about 40 members of the Buffalo Bills’ 53-man roster right now without much problem. That means about 50 players are going after about 13 jobs when the Bills convene at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford.While there could be a su…

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Where do they go from here? There’s best in the league and ... that’s it. That’s the standard.Anything less this season would have to be a disappointment for a Buffalo Bills running game that topped the NFL with 2,432 yards last year. Right? The goal doesn’t get any clearer than that, does it?Fine. But the task figures to be enormous, even for a team that has the talent an…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets hit an impasse months ago when the quarterback turned down a three-year deal reportedly worth $24 million, about half of which was guaranteed in the first year. It’s good money for anyone but especially a guy like Fitz at this stage of his career. Common sense suggests he should accept the offer and report to training camp, a possibility that …

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There’s a reason it feels like the Buffalo Bills never can catch a break when it comes to injuries.That’s because over the last seven years, they rarely have.According to research compiled by the website mangameslost.com, the Bills have had players miss 1,154 games from 2009 through 2015, the 11th-highest total in the NFL. Last year, they had 172 games missed, which ranked…

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Manny Lawson noticed the difference immediately. The Buffalo Bills’ defense had its first meeting of the offseason, and the veteran outside linebacker actually heard voices other than the ones belonging to coaches. ¶ It wasn’t like that a year ago. Coaches spoke, players listened, mostly in silence. So it was assumed they were comprehending. No questions? No requests to …

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So many general managers and head coaches treat the NFL offseason as a field of land mines. They tip-toe through player acquisition. A nationally broadcast bullying ordeal? Yeah, right. A sixth-rounder slugged his own quarterback in the jaw? No thanks. A fight with an off-duty officer? For someone making $40 million over five years? Here’s the door. Yet where many coache…

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So many general managers and head coaches treat the NFL offseason as a field of land mines. They tip-toe through player acquisition. ¶ A nationally broadcast bullying ordeal? Yeah, right. A sixth-rounder slugged his own quarterback in the jaw? No thanks. A fight with an off-duty officer? For someone making $40 million over five years? Here’s the door. ¶ Yet where many …

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A capsule look at the Buffalo Bills’ newcomers heading into the 2016 season: Bryson Albright Position: Linebacker College: Miami Ohio Ht./wt.: 6-foot-5, 225 pounds. Experience: Rookie. College statistics: 48 games (35 starts), 180 tackles (33.5 for losses), 19 sacks. Where he came from: Undrafted free agent. How he fits: A college defensive end, Albright is undersi…

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A capsule look at the Buffalo Bills’ newcomers heading into the 2016 season:Bryson AlbrightPosition: LinebackerCollege: Miami OhioHt./wt.: 6-foot-5, 225 pounds.Experience: Rookie.College statistics: 48 games (35 starts), 180 tackles (33.5 for losses), 19 sacks.Where he came from: Undrafted free agent.How he fits: A college defensive end, Albright is undersized for the defe…

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The News will examine 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills leading up to the start of training camp. By Jay Skurski News Sports Reporter Lost amid the defensive shortcomings on the Buffalo Bills in 2015 was the step back taken on special teams. A year after finishing second overall in the Dallas Morning News’ rankings, the Bills dropped to 16th in 2015. A maddening a…

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The News will examine 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills leading up to the start of training camp.By Jay SkurskiNews Sports ReporterLost amid the defensive shortcomings on the Buffalo Bills in 2015 was the step back taken on special teams.A year after finishing second overall in the Dallas Morning News’ rankings, the Bills dropped to 16th in 2015.A maddening amount of p…

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Reason No. 1,000 to put the Pro Bowl out of its misery is what happened to Tyler Eifert. The Cincinnati Bengals' breakout star at tight end was hurt in last year's game – suffering an ankle injury that required surgery and may keep him out of this year's season opener. That would be a huge blow to a Cincinnati offense that underwent a significant retooling this offseason…

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The News will examine 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills leading up to the start of training camp.By Jay SkurskiNews Sports ReporterThe Buffalo Bills can only hope the receivers competing for jobs on their roster get as wide open as the competition among them promises to be at training camp.With the departures of Chris Hogan and Percy Harvin, the question of who will st…

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The News will examine 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills leading up to the start of training camp. The Buffalo Bills can only hope the receivers competing for jobs on their roster get as wide open as the competition among them promises to be at training camp. With the departures of Chris Hogan and Percy Harvin, the question of who will step up at wide receiver is one …