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ATLANTA – A half dozen members of the Buffalo Bills continued their silent protest during the national anthem Sunday before the game against the Falcons. Running back Mike Tolbert, cornerback Shareece Wright, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, running back Taiwan Jones and defensive tackles Cedric Thornton and Jerel Worthy knelt while the song was played. They were joined by te…

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"Slow your roll," some readers said. "Way too early," others claimed. "Give 'em time, for cryin' outs," I heard. My takeaway from the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener last week was their disconcerting penalty total. They committed 13 penalties. The Minnesota Vikings accepted 10 of them for 106 yards. All those flags irked Bills coach Sean McDermott, but many fan…

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PITTSFORD - There wasn't much Adolphus Washington could elaborate on with his case still ongoing, but the Bills second-year defensive tackle did express regret and relief after his July 9 arrest for improperly carrying a concealed firearm in his car. The incident took place in his home state of Ohio outside a water park in Sharonville. According to a Cincinnati Enquirer…

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Bills head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane spoke for the first time Thursday since defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was arrested on a gun charge in his home state of Ohio two and a half weeks ago. Washington, the second-year DT out of Ohio State who the Bills selected in the third round of the 2016 draft, was accused of improperly carrying a c…

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You could say Sunday's game meant nothing, and, in the grand scheme, that's true. The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets had been eliminated from postseason scenarios. Two scuzzy clubs mopping up the year. Big whoop. But the game did mean something. The game was a chance to give dispirited Bills fans a glimpse toward 2017, to provide hope, to let them exhale with some r…

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Three games into last season, BuffaloBills.com posted a story lauding General Manager Doug Whaley's roster-building acumen. The story declared Whaley was "awfully close" to "building a roster that can perennially compete for the postseason and championships." An examination of all 32 NFL rosters reveals Whaley has constructed the Bills in contradictory fashion, relyi…

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1. The Bills could field one hell of a 4x100 relay team if they wanted. With new running back Dri Archer joining wide receivers Marquise Goodwin and Kolby Listenbee, the Bills have three players with Olympic-caliber speed. Goodwin, in fact, might participate in Rio, while the ever-confident Listenbee said he could if he wanted to. The fourth member of the relay squad could…

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1. First it was "all in," the hokey, uninspired new slogan of the Buffalo Bills that was force-fed to fans as a way of showing them "this year will be different, we promise." Now, the team's PR machine has turned its attention to how much winning the team's first three draft picks did in college. Sure, Clemson's Shaq Lawson, Alabama's Reggie Ragland and Ohio State's Adolph…

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The Buffalo Bills continued to rebuild their defensive front seven in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington continued the trend of the draft so far, which is going to work on fixing a defense that slipped to 19th overall in 2015. “Defense again,” General Manager Doug Whaley said as he stepped to the podium to ad…

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The Buffalo Bills continued to rebuild their defensive front seven in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington continued the trend of the draft so far, which is going to work on fixing a defense that slipped to 19th overall in 2015. “Defense again,” General Manager Doug Whaley said as he stepped to the podium to ad…

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With the fallout at Ole Miss, maybe Laremy Tunsil can leave behind that gas mask. In the days leading up to the NFL draft, we wondered if quarterback Chad Kelly had any regrets about returning for his senior season. Quarterbacks almost certainly were to be taken first and second overall. Draft analysts hyped others from a supposedly weak QB class as potential first-round …

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With the fallout at Ole Miss, maybe Laremy Tunsil can leave behind that gas mask. In the days leading up to the NFL draft, we wondered if quarterback Chad Kelly had any regrets about returning for his senior season. Quarterbacks almost certainly were to be taken first and second overall. Draft analysts hyped others from a supposedly weak QB class as potential first-round …