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Here's a great bar conversation to have, courtesy of a tweet from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah on Friday. "The 2011 NFL Draft class should be a documentary one day," Jeremiah wrote on Twitter. "Seven of the top 11 picks will be Hall of Famers. Cam Newton (1) Von Miller (2) AJ Green (4) Patrick Peterson (5) Julio Jones (6) Tyron Smith (9) JJ Watt (11)." I'm not sold …

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Robert Foster did not have the kind of stats in college that scream “NFL future.” As a redshirt senior wide receiver at Alabama in 2017, he made just 14 catches for 174 yards and one touchdown. The year before, he started just two games, finishing with five catches for 55 yards, making just two starts. He looked like he was on his way to stardom at the start of the 2…

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At least on one side of the ball, the Buffalo Bills will have some stability in 2018. Coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will enter Year 2 with their scheme, which is a welcome change after years of players continually being forced to learn new defenses. The story isn't the same on offense, which will have its fourth offensive coordinator in t…

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Once the Buffalo Bills finalize contracts with their 12 undrafted free agents, the team will have its 90-man roster set. That's not to say there won't be changes before September. June 1 is a key date for potential cuts around the league, and the Bills will surely have an eye on any players who hit the open market who could help. After figuring in contracts for their dr…

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Brandon Beane felt compelled to apologize to Brian Daboll. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager intended to get the team’s offensive coordinator some more help during last week’s NFL Draft. After taking quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh overall selection, however, each of Beane’s next four picks played defense. "We had to trust the board,” Beane said Monday durin…

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The Buffalo Bills' 2019 first-round draft pick was a nonstarter for Brandon Beane. During an interview with WGR 550 on Monday morning, the team's general manager said two other clubs were "adamant" that the Bills include that pick in any move-up scenario during last week's draft. "I'm like, 'no, I'm not giving you both 'ones' this year -- a 'one' in this year's draft…

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INDIANAPOLIS – Sean McDermott jokingly had an invitation for a reporter this week at the NFL Scouting Combine. Asked who sat in for the 15-minute interviews NFL teams can hold with up to 60 prospects during the league’s scouting combine, the Buffalo Bills’ head coach said: “Do you want to come to our meeting tonight?” Although that invitation was made in jest, McDerm…

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INDIANAPOLIS – Lamar Jackson laughed off any suggestion he has been asked by teams at the NFL Scouting Combine to do on-field drills with wide receivers. The Louisville quarterback insisted that's he's just that – a quarterback – during his press conference late Friday afternoon. "No teams have asked me to play wide receiver," Jackson said of the report Friday mornin…

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The Bills have hired Shea Tierney as an offensive assistant, according to the team website. Tierney is the third member of the Crimson Tide staff joining the Bills along with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and analyst William Vlachos. Vlachos and Tierney will have similar roles; offensive assistant is generally an entry-level NFL position. Tierney has been at Ala…

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The Buffalo Bills’ 2017 season was barely 20 minutes old, but cornerback Leonard Johnson couldn’t help but think ahead. “I would love, love, love to come back and be a part of this team again,” the veteran cornerback said in the visiting locker room after the Bills’ 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC wild-card game last month. “Obviously, us making the play…

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The Philadelphia Eagles' use of run-pass option plays was one of the storylines of their Super Bowl-winning season. It was not a storyline of the Buffalo Bills' 2017 season. The Eagles ranked No. 1 in the NFL regular season by using RPOs on 181 plays (17 percent), according to Pro Football Focus. The Bills called only 20 RPOs, which amounted to 2 percent of their …

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New Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is bringing a member of the staff at Alabama with him to Buffalo. William Vlachos, a former All-Southeastern Conference center at Alabama, will serve as an offensive assistant, an entry level position for potential NFL coaches. He had been on the Alabama staff since 2013, initially as a graduate assistant after his playing…

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New Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll joined the New England Patriots' coaching staff in 2000 as part of Bill Belichick's first coaching staff. He can thank Nick Saban for at least getting his foot in the door, according to an outstanding story on the relationship between Saban and Belichick that appeared on Monday Morning Quarterback. Here is how the story de…

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Brian Daboll left the University of Alabama for the Bills with two years remaining on his three-year contract and after collecting a bonus for winning the national championship. Daboll's contract took effect on Feb. 20, 2017, and was scheduled to run through Feb. 29, 2020, according to public records. He was to earn $1.2 million per year, which equals the No. 7 salary a…

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For new Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, the lure of returning to the NFL where he had spent most of his coaching career and the chance to return home to Western New York were obvious factors in his decision to leave the University of Alabama. But was there another factor? The Tuscaloosa News reports that Daboll was frustrated with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban…