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Josh Allen now officially has the photos for his first trading card in the NFL. Allen has been in Southern California for the last few days along with other top draft picks as part of the annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere. The event allows sponsors to connect with the new group of potential stars. Allen was in Buffalo for rookie minicamp and at the team facility before he…

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The Bills signed fullback Zach Olstad from Winona State after he took part in the rookie minicamp over the weekend. He played a hybrid role as fullback/tight end/linebacker. As a senior, he had five catches for 44 yards and a rushing touchdown. As a junior, his numbers were nine catches for 64 yards and a receiving touchdown. He missed the 2015 season with a torn labrum…

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Q: So, just give us your feelings on how your first day as a professional went? A: [It] felt good. It’s awesome to get back on the field, throw to some guys, and just start moving around again. We’re out of the draft process and now it’s real football. I feel like a little kid again, just doing what I love to do. Q: What are some things that the coaches really wanted…

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The Bills announced that 30 players have been invited to the team's minicamp that begins Friday. A number of the players' names had already been reported via social media or agents. Here is the list: OFFENSE QB Ryan Zapticky (Shippensburg) FB Zach Olstad (Winona State) RB Shane Tucker (Middle Tennessee State) WR Marcus Johnson (Slippery Rock) WR K.J. Ma…

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After selecting eight players in the NFL Draft, the Bills had room for 12 players as undrafted free agents. But the work does not end there. The Bills also have extended invitations to a dozen players for tryouts at next week's rookie minicamp. Here is the current list, according to reports or social media posts from the players or colleges: Keith Ford, RB, Texas A…

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Despite the immediate grading of each's team draft class, the real grades are determined over time when potential meets productivity. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. re-graded the 2017 draft after he gave the Bills a B+. Only the New Orleans Saints, with an A, did better. The Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francis…

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The Bills' six-member rookie class has been lauded for the contributions the group made to the Bills' season, but the numbers show just how involved they were. The Bills were fifth in the NFL in snaps taken by rookies with 3,448, according to Pro Football Focus. Three of the top five were playoff teams – the Bills, Jaguars and Saints. The other two were among the league…