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Danny Crossman doesn’t take offense to the Buffalo Bills’ special teams being called boring. It’s actually a compliment for the team’s fifth-year coordinator. “The first key to winning games is not beating yourself,” Crossman said Thursday. “With the way we are trying to win games – which is the only thing that matters – I don't care what we're doing in terms of numb…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  – The Buffalo Bills will be without starting cornerback E.J. Gaines on Sunday against the New England Patriots. Gaines, who was questionable for the game with a knee injury, went through a lengthy on-field workout with strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano on Sunday morning, but will miss his fifth game of the year. Shareece Wright is expected to…

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Cornerback E.J. Gaines returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday. Gaines, who left the Week 15 win over Miami with a knee injury, sat out Wednesday’s practice. “He did some things,” coach Sean McDermott said, adding that Gaines was able to participate in part of team drills. “You know, we'll see how he comes back tomorrow.” Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who i…

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Cornerback E.J. Gaines remains day-to-day with a knee injury suffered against the Miami Dolphins and will not practice Wednesday as the Bills begin preparations for the New England Patriots, coach Sean McDermott said. Receivers Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and Andre Holmes (neck), tight end Nick O'Leary (back) and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (groin) also won't practice. Li…

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My takeaways from the Bills’ had-to-have-it win over the Dolphins on Sunday at New Era Field. 1. Exhale, Bills fans. LeSean McCoy is OK. On the play in which he topped a huge milestone of 10,000 career rushing yards, McCoy stayed down hurt. After coming out of the lineup, he missed just one play. McCoy capped off an excellent first half with a 16-yard touchdown catch to…

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The Bills are already down one wide receiver for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. It's still up in the air whether they'll be down another. Kelvin Benjamin, inactive the past two weeks with a meniscus tear, participated in practice a day after teammate Jordan Matthews was placed on injured reserve. Benjamin was limited but was able to participate in some drills, incl…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. • With Kelvin Benjamin out, Zay Jones and Deonte Thompson took the most snaps at wide receiver, 57 and 56, respectively. That left Jordan Matthews as the No. 3 receiver. He played 42 of 70 offensive snaps (60 percent). • Andre Holmes …

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. • It didn't take wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin long to get up to speed on the Bills' offense. He led his position group with 41 snaps. Deonte Thompson getting more snaps than Jordan Matthews (39 to 36) was interesting, while Andre Holmes …

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 9 loss to the New York Jets. • With wide receiver Zay Jones hobbled by a knee injury that limited him to 40 snaps, veteran Jordan Matthews was the workhorse at the position, taking 71 of 75 snaps. • LeSean McCoy played 55 snaps, but got just 12 touches as the Bills fell…

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Signing with the Bills this past offseason after four years out in Oakland brought Andre Holmes closer to his alma mater, Michigan's Hillsdale College. Holmes was a three-time all-conference player and 2010 All-American for the Division II school in the hills of southern Michigan. He was able to attend Hillsdale’s season opener at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and a…

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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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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Eight win over the Raiders. • The coaches mean it when they say they're going to stick by rookie receiver Zay Jones. He played the most snaps of any wide receiver, with Jordan Matthews next. Deonte Thompson got two more snaps than Andre Holmes. That looks like it will be t…

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The tide-turning play of Sunday's Buffalo Bills victory over the Oakland Raiders looked like a routine form tackle. Bills cornerback Leonard Johnson used sound fundamentals and dropped his shoulder into Oakland running back DeAndre Washington after a short check-down pass. But the Bills' defense is on a turnover-frenzy roll, and Johnson said he was thinking turnover all…

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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…

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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…