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NEWARK, N.J. – John Miller thought he was coming off his best game of the season. Sure, the Buffalo Bills guard knew his false start in the red zone during a Week Four win against the Atlanta Falcons was a bad penalty, but other than that he thought he played well. So when the Bills made a change in Week Five, starting veteran Vlad Ducasse at right guard, Miller said…

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NEWARK, N.J. – The Bills hit prime time Thursday night looking to vault to the top of the AFC East. A victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium would get the Bills to 6-2 for the first time since the last Super Bowl season and into a tie with the New England Patriots. The Bills would actually be ahead of New England based on a better division record, with a pair…

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Kelvin Benjamin is officially a member of the Buffalo Bills. The wide receiver, acquired in a deadline trade with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, passed his physical Wednesday and accompanied his new team to the New York City area in advance of Thursday’s game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. General Manager Brandon Beane, who was in Carolina when the Panthers …

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It’s one of the age-old truths in football: Win the turnover battle, (most likely) win the game. The 2017 Buffalo Bills are following that script to the letter. The Bills have won the turnover battle in six of their seven games, including all five wins, and broke even in the other. They’re not just winning the battle lately, either. They’re blowing teams out. Dating bac…

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The trade of Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills at the deadline on Tuesday caught many members of the Carolina Panthers off guard. Here is what some Panthers and coach Ron Rivera told reporters in Charlotte on Wednesday, according to Panthers.com, in the aftermath of the deal: http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/01/two-stats-that-make-you-wonder-about-the-kelvin-benjamin-trade-…

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Marcell Dareus sent this open letter to The News Wednesday afternoon. He was traded by the Buffalo Bills to the Jacksonville Jaguars last Friday. Last Friday I was traded by the Buffalo Bills to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although I am looking forward to this next chapter of my NFL career, I want to say goodbye and “Thank you” to everyone who made my time in Buffalo some…

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Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was cleared to play and is expected to be in the lineup when the Jets host the Bills on Thursday. Skrine missed last week's game with a concussion but completed Wednesday's walk-through without issue. He is hoping to bounce back from a difficult game before the concussion in which he allowed three touchdowns. Morris Claiborne, the Jet…

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The New York Times was not kind to the Buffalo Bills a couple months ago. Here was that institution’s lead paragraph from the Bills’ 21-12 win over the New York Jets in Week One: “In a season-opening showdown between two of the least-promising teams in the N.F.L., the Buffalo Bills beat the Jets, 21-12, on Sunday and, because of an upset and a natural disaster, will spend …

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A short week will keep the Buffalo Bills from getting a pair of starters back Thursday night against the New York Jets. Cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and tight end Charles Clay (knee) were ruled out by the team following Wednesday's walk-thru practice. The injury news might not be all bad, though, as safety Jordan Poyer (knee) and linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb) we…

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The Bills had given the agent for wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who had announced he was retiring 13 days after joining the Bills last August, permission to find a team that would want to acquire him in a trade. However, no such deal was made. Beane told reporters on Friday that he had no plans to release Boldin if a trade did not materialize. During his news conferen…

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Kelvin Benjamin, who was traded to the Bills on Tuesday, was Cam Newton's favorite target with the Carolina Panthers. His last game in Charlotte was Sunday's 17-3 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Benjamin caught three passes, including a 25-yard touchdown. This is what Newton had to say about Benjamin after the game, according to The Charlotte Observer: "He’s a pe…

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The Bills acquired Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for third- and seventh-round draft picks in the moments before the trade deadline. Here is some reaction on social media from members of the media and fans: https://twitter.com/AdamSchein/status/925456098584354817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newyorkupstate.com%2Fbuffalo-bil…

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With two trades in the last few days, the Bills added a draft pick from Jacksonville in the Marcell Dareus deal and then sent two draft picks to Carolina to acquire wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. The Bills continue to have a number of picks at the top of the draft, even after sending a third-rounder (and a seventh-rounder) to Carolina for Benjamin. The third-round pi…

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The Bills acquired Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, moments before the NFL trading deadline. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/31/bills-trade-for-panthers-receiver-kelvin-benjamin/ Here are five things to know about the wide receiver: 1. Five wide receivers were taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Sammy Watkins was the highest select…

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Both Jordan Poyer and E.J. Gaines say they expect to play Thursday night when the Buffalo Bills play at the New York Jets. Earlier Tuesday, Bills coach Sean McDermott said he was hopeful of both players suiting up. Here is the latest on injuries (more to come): https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/925408038265282560 https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/92541…