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Former Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams officially retired from the NFL on Wednesday, doing so in an emotional letter he penned for The Players' Tribune. Titled simply, "To Buffalo," Williams starts with an apology – for not taking his career seriously at the start. "I came into this league with two things on my mind: money and fame. The way I saw it, I balled out…

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Alex Smith won't be the next quarterback of the Bills. The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade Smith to the Washington Redskins, according to a report in the Kansas City Star. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Chiefs will get a 2018 third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller, who was a 2016 third-round pick. As part of the deal, Sm…

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By Kimberley A. Martin and Matt Bonesteel ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tom Brady took the high road Monday, displaying compassion for a Boston radio disc jockey who was suspended after using a derogatory term on air last week to refer to the quarterback’s daughter. “I certainly hope the guy isn’t fired. I would hate that,” the future Hall of Famer said on Super Bowl Opening Nig…

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The Buffalo Bills named Bill Teerlinck as the team's defensive line coach Monday, replacing Mike Waufle, who retired after a long coaching career in the NFL and college. Teerlinck had served as Waufle's assistant last season. http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/29/bills-dl-coach-mike-waufle-retires-assistant-bill-teerlinck-promoted/ Here is more on Teerlnick, courtesy of …

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was among the many former players who came to salute Eric Wood at what was supposed to be a retirement ceremony. Fitzpatrick was even wearing a T-shirt with Wood's face on it. Fitzpatrick, 35, is a free agent after playing last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but said he is not ready to retire. https://twitter.co…

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Mike Waufle has retired after a 20-year NFL career, the last of which was spent as the defensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2017. The 63-year-old former U.S. Marine who was known for his no-nonsense style decided it was time to retire because of chronic pain that he attributes to his playing days. “I was in constant pain on a daily basis — both knees, foot, …

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Eric Wood's statement on Jan. 29 at the Buffalo Bills' ADPRO Sports Fieldhouse Sorry for the delay, and thank you to everyone who came out today. This press conference was set up a couple of weeks ago in light of me finding out about the injury an hour before my son, Garrett, was born. As many of you already know, given the leak on Friday, Dr. [Andrew] Cappuccino …

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The stage was set for a formal retirement announcement by Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood. Current and former teammates, family, friends, several members of the Western New York media and a slew of team employees gathered inside the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Monday for a press conference that was to feature Wood, coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Bea…

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been a longtime Monday morning guest on Boston sports radio station WEEI and the "Kirk & Callahan" show. That relationship could be ending after Brady's 5-year-old daughter Vivian was called an "annoying little pissant" last week by another host on the station. WEEI said it suspended Alex Reimer on Friday for the remarks that came …

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You might recall in the aftermath of the Bills' loss to the Jets on Thursday Night Football this season, guard Richie Incognito referred to the Thursday games as "absolutely ridiculous." "As physical as this game is and as much preparation that goes into this, to force us to play games on four-day weeks, it's completely unfair and bull----. Whatever. The league makes mo…

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The Buffalo Bills are officially done for the 2017 season. Running back LeSean McCoy and left guard Richie Incognito participated Sunday for the AFC team in the Pro Bowl, with their side earning a 24-23 win over the NFC at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. By unofficial count of The Buffalo News, McCoy took 10 snaps, while Incognito was in for 33 of the AFC's 51…

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Buffalo Bills fans have donated more than $30,000 to the Eric Wood Fund for Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation since Friday, a spokesman said Sunday. The donations poured in after Wood announced that he was diagnosed with career-ending neck surgery. Most of the donations are in $70 increments to represent Wood's uniform number. The organization's annual goal is $…

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It become a running joke during the season. Week after week, News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan and I were asked in our respective mailbags why Ryan Groy wasn’t being given a chance to crack the starting lineup for the Buffalo Bills. We got the question so much, we ran out of ways to answer it. Groy’s seven-game stint as a starter for the Bills in 2016 clear…

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The Buffalo Bills have already lost one member of their front office this off-season when Brian Gaine left to become the general manager of the Houston Texans. Now, they’re at risk of losing another. According to a report Saturday from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Carolina Panthers plan to interview Bills assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson for the…

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been talked about a lot by Bills fans as the team tries to determine its future at the position. Smith, 33, is entering the final year of his contract and has a cap number of $20.6 million for the 2018 season. The Chiefs could save $17 million by letting him go or dealing him to another team. Any trade could not happen until…