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Chad Kelly has been in the NFL for 10 months. And for 10 months his NFL dreams have been paused. At this time a year ago, when the top names of his draft class descended on Indianapolis and the NFL scouting combine, Kelly was encumbered by a laundry bag of red flags. The NFL had rescinded his combine invitation because of a new misbehavior policy — since terminate…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The only need for the Buffalo Bills at running back is behind starter LeSean McCoy. That was the message Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine from both General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. “I expect him back and he’ll be a big part of what we’re doing in 2018,” Beane said. McCoy, who will be 30 at the start of the 2018 season, ha…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills are still interested in re-signing cornerback E.J. Gaines – provided the price is right. General Manager Brandon Beane said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the addition of veteran cornerback Vontae Davis earlier this week does not close the door on Gaines coming back. "We're still open to bringing E.J. back, for sure," Bean…

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“Draft and develop” is a common refrain among NFL teams. The goal, obviously, is to draft players who can contribute immediately, and then re-sign them — preferably at a discounted rate. When there is a coaching change, though, often times those drafted players find themselves on the outs. A recent study put together by the analytics website Pro Football Focus perfec…

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The Buffalo Bills will pay cornerback Vontae Davis at least $3.5 million in 2018, and maybe up to $8 million, according to a report. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Tuesday that Davis' one-year contract with the Bills includes a $5 million base salary, of which $3.5 million is guaranteed. Incentives included in the deal can push the total value to $8 million. …

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Free-agent cornerback Vontae Davis and the Buffalo Bills have made it official. The team tweeted video of Davis signing his contract with Buffalo Tuesday morning. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media tweeted contract terms this afternoon, stating that Davis' one-year deal has a $5 million base, with $3.5 million of that guaranteed, with the maximum Davis can earn at $8 …

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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…