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There’s Le’Veon Bell, then there’s everyone else when it comes to free-agent running backs in the NFL. The Steelers’ star is one of the best playmakers in the entire league, which is why he got the franchise tag last season. The same situation could present itself again in the coming days, as the Pittsburgh front office weighs whether to use the tag on him for a second …

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The Buffalo Bills were not big spenders in free agency last offseason, nor did they hand out many contract extensions. As a result, the team ranked 26th in cash spending in 2017, according to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Bills spent $150,558,572 in 2017 on player costs, according to a graphic produced by the NFL Players Association, a total that ranked …

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UCLA's Josh Rosen will throw at the Scouting Combine next Saturday in Indianapolis, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield has previously said he intends to take part in passing drills. The report indicates that Wyoming's Josh Allen and Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph also will throw. USC's Sam Darnold has not made a decision yet. With …

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Former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was detained Friday in Southern California after a social media post that depicted a shotgun and shell casings and included the Twitter names of several people, including Bills lineman Richie Incognito, according to reports. “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide or revenge,” Martin wro…

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More than 300 draft prospects will be in Indianapolis for the NFL's annual Scouting Combine, with 52 hours of live coverage on NFL Network. Positional on-field drills begin at 9 a.m. each day on NFL Network and NFL.com. Each three-hour block will re-air at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and midnight. Friday, March 2: Running backs, offensive linemen, special teams Saturday, March…

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Three alleged drug dealers have been charged in federal court in Detroit with the killing of Robert Eddins, a linebacker who was briefly with the Bills, and another man in December 2016. Eddins, 28, and Ricardo McFarlin, 32, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, and their bodies were found in the basement of a Eddins' grandmother's house on Detroit's west side.…

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The Carolina Panthers removed the interim tag and named Marty Hurney as their general manager, the team announced on Wednesday. Hurney held the general manager's title from 2002-2012 and served as the interim GM following the termination of Dave Gettleman prior to the start of training camp last season. In addition to Hurney, the Panthers interviewed Buffalo Bills assi…

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This is the first in series that looks at potential free agents at positions where the Bills have their greatest needs. Free agency is usually not the place to find a starting quarterback. There could be an exception – or make that exceptions – in 2018, though. An intriguing crop of candidates is scheduled to become free agents when the NFL’s new league year starts i…

Vontae Davis' free agency tour that began in Buffalo last week and then went to Cleveland is spending Tuesday in San Francisco, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Davis, 29, was released by the Indianapolis Colts in November after he elected to have season-ending groin surgery, apparently against the Colts' wishes. He is reportedly cleared and able to resume footbal…

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The next step on the road to the NFL Draft is the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which begins next week. After the combine, players return to their campuses for Pro Days. Among the advantages for quarterbacks at their Pro Days is that they get to throw to their own receivers, players they've thrown hundreds of passes to and are comfortable with. They also go throu…

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The NFL has launched a free ticket lottery for fans wanting to attend the NFL Draft this year in Dallas. This is the first time that the draft – scheduled for April 27-28 – will be hosted by an NFL stadium. According to a news release, fans can visit NFL.com/FanMobilePass to register to win two free tickets. The tickets include access to the NFL Draft Experience even…

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By Kimberley A. Martin The Washington Redskins can officially tag Kirk Cousins starting on Tuesday. But if they do, expect the quarterback to go on the offensive. Cousins will file a grievance through the NFL players' union if the Redskins stick a franchise tag on him, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. T…

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski surprised many when he would not commit to returning for the 2018 season in the moments after the Super Bowl. Gronkowski said he needed some time to reflect on the season and talk with people closest to him and that he wasn't ready to answer what it would take for him to return. “Weeks before [the AFC Championship game], …

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, says he is looking forward to the aggressive offensive style of new coach Frank Reich. Reich, the former Bills quarterback who served as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, was formally introduced by the Colts on Tuesday and said …