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ORLANDO, Fla. – Marvin Lewis broke into a smile and seemed on the verge of laughing out loud while he spoke about AJ McCarron. Lewis coached McCarron the past four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. For now, McCarron is expected to be the Buffalo Bills' opening-day quarterback. So what is it about McCarron that makes Lewis beam at the mere mention? "He's a joy t…

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Quarterback AJ McCarron Q: They didn’t give you any Bills gear yet, you had to wear a suit? A: Yeah, I figured I’d put the suit on. I got a pin though. Q: When you looked at your best opportunities, why did this one seem to be the most appealing to you, besides the contract? A: I thought it was just a great opportunity for myself to come up here and be able to co…

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AJ McCarron has great intangibles and he knows how to operate the quick, precision passing game. That's the kind of offense McCarron ran in Cincinnati as the backup to Andy Dalton. That's the kind of offense Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll lived in for 11 years as an assistant coach in New England. For those two reasons, McCarron looks like a fine fi…

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With the No. 1 overall pick, the Cleveland Browns can have any player they want in the draft. Maybe that's a quarterback, and maybe it isn't. Coach Hue Jackson said last week that he prefers not to start a rookie quarterback. That means the Browns could pursue a veteran option to give the rookie some time to develop. The Browns also have the No. 4 pick so they could …

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A year ago, Keith Wenning lost his status as the Cincinnati Bengals' third-string quarterback. The guy who surpassed him Aug. 28, 2016, in Jacksonville? University at Buffalo grad Joe Licata took over after starter Andy Dalton and backup A.J. McCarron. Things didn't work out for Licata that night. A solid performance might've given Cincy reason to add him to the prac…

Twice last year, the Buffalo Bills were in position to select any quarterback they wanted. The first time, with every quarterback on the board, they traded back eight slots. The second time, they declared EJ Manuel was the best of the bunch by drafting him 16th overall. Manuel was the only quarterback drafted in the first round, indicative of how thin last year's class w…