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You have to be worried about the talent level of the Buffalo Bills' front seven in the wake of Sunday's 47-10 shellacking at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. The defense of Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier relies on a dominant front four. McDermott benefitted in Carolina from the beefy defensive tackle combination of Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei, both high-end, …

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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 …

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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…

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The timing isn't good for the Buffalo Bills to meet the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback Derek Carr and Co. are coming off a big win in Week Seven, 31-30 over Kansas City, and come in with extra rest having played on Thursday Night Football. Carr threw for more than 400 yards in the win over the Chiefs, as Oakland's high-powered offense started to find itself. The Raiders w…

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Bills defenders Lorenzo Alexander and Cedric Thornton became aware of diabetes at an early age, watching family members deal with the chronic illness. On Monday night, they sought to draw more attention by hosting an event at Anchor Bar in Amherst to benefit the American Diabetes Association. “This issue of diabetes and bringing awareness to this cause is very personal…

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Third and 9, ball at the Tampa Bay 32-yard line, 2 minutes remaining and the Buffalo Bills dial up a play for … Taiwan Jones? Yep, that happened Sunday. And guess what? It worked. Jones, the Bills’ third-string running back who hadn’t touched the ball offensively in the team’s first five games, took a shovel pass from Tyrod Taylor toward the left sideline, cu…

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John Miller has gone from starter to backup to out of the lineup entirely over the last few weeks for the Buffalo Bills. Miller is a healthy inactive Sunday, when the Bills host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Era Field. That means Vlad Ducasse will start at right guard – and has won that competition. Also inactive for the Bills are: tight end Charles Clay (knee), …

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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 …

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The Buffalo Bills have turned out to be a pretty good team. Talk of tanking filled the airwaves, packed the blogs and was bandied about barrooms before the 2017 season began. Yet here is Buffalo at 3-1, an open-receiver-incompletion away from 4-0. The Bills upset the high-flying Atlanta Falcons, 23-17, in Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Falcons went to the Super Bowl l…

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As a rookie head coach for the New York Jets, while his dazed city and a nation recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Herm Edwards would stand at the 50-yard line for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and remember his late father. Master Sgt. Herm Edwards Sr. spent 27 years in the Army, fought in World War II and the Korean War and raised his children for a whi…

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After a week unlike any the NFL has ever seen, one thing is clear: “Stick to football” is no longer an option. As Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Thursday night after leading his team to a win over the Chicago Bears, “as much as some people want us to just shut up and play football … sports and politics have always intersected.” Never was t…

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Over the past 10 days, Bills coach Sean McDermott has used the word “protocol” as often as “process.” That trend may not continue. Tyrod Taylor has reportedly been cleared through the NFL’s concussion protocol to start at quarterback in Sunday’s opener against the Jets. T.J. Yates, on the other hand, has been placed on injured reserve. Yates, like Taylor,…

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The Buffalo Bills said goodbye to one quarterback Tuesday and are reportedly set to welcome back another. Veteran T.J. Yates was placed on injured reserve as a part of two roster moves announced by the team. Yates suffered a concussion in the third preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 26. He participated in the individual portion of practice Monday, but i…