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You probably know that Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor excels at limiting turnovers. Did you know that he's first in NFL history in having the lowest percentage of his passes intercepted? That's a wild stat, and it's true, although it needs a little context. Taylor is the NFL's current leader in this category of players with at least 1,000 pass attempts. That'…

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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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Bill Wilson was prepared to leave New Era Field and never return. Kim Wilson, his wife, braced herself and then punched Bill in his left shoulder, a reminder to watch his temper if something unsavory unfolded before them. She, too, was ready to walk away from their Buffalo Bills season tickets. In the opposite corner of the stadium, Wes Wilson wished to see the exact…

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NFL sideline protests had been a fading issue. A few players still kneel or raise a fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but the regular season began three weeks ago. Fans are watching the games, tracking their fantasy players, betting the point spreads. While Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment after kneeling out national anthems last season remains a debate, p…

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What's the national media saying? Here's a roundup of stories involving the Buffalo Bills. 1. Which fanbase dislikes the Patriots the most? Bills fans may feel like they have a hold on this title, but according to a SurveyMonkey Audience poll on fandom commissioned by the website FiveThirtyEight, fans of six teams hate the Patriots even more than Bills fans. The …

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After making two dozen mostly nondescript roster cuts Saturday, the Bills flipped the script Sunday with big surprises, cutting second-year running back Jonathan Williams and linebacker Gerald Hodges, as well as receiver Philly Brown. Williams was a fifth-round pick out of Arkansas who was expected to be LeSean McCoy's primary backup. His presence on the roster was thou…

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Before the game, for the third time this preseason but the first in New Era Field, Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson raised his right fist during the national anthem. A team's fourth NFL preseason game is considered among the sports world's most useless exercises. Fans are expected to pay full price to watch starters stand on the sideline in street clothes…

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Tyrod Taylor is in the NFL's concussion protocol, having slammed the back of his head off the M&T Bank Stadium turf Saturday night. That happened eight plays into the Buffalo Bills' preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. We don't yet know when he'll be back, let alone if he's a sure thing for the regular-season opener in two weeks. Taylor's injury gave rookie N…

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LeSean McCoy’s voice was barely audible over the din of the Bills' locker room. But the running back’s message was direct and unmistakable: Colin Kaepernick simply isn’t worth the trouble. Asked Thursday for his take on NFL players choosing to sit during the national anthem, McCoy brought up Kaepernick unsolicited, saying: “I think, maybe, they can choose a better…

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Remember when Doug Flutie played for the Bills and we all said: “How on earth did the NFL conclude he wasn't better than some of the 90 quarterbacks in the league the past 10 years?” There are 118 quarterbacks in NFL camps. How is Colin Kaepernick, who took a talented, well-coached team to the Super Bowl, not better than some of them? Kaepernick has been afforded o…

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LeBron James encouraged vandals to spray racial slurs on his home again. That's a remarkable sentiment from a luminary who's thought of as a sports icon and even a pop-culture juggernaut, but should be regarded more for his willingness to speak out on social issues. While many pro athletes choose to mind their personal interests and just carry out their duties within…

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WHEATFIELD – Chad Kelly slept on the basement floor Thursday night. No NFL team selected him in the first round of the NFL Draft. Although expected, he underscored his circumstance with a reminder that his pro career won't merely start from the ground up, but from the subterranean. "I wanted to feel what it was like at the bottom," Kelly said. "I could've slept in …

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Colin Kaepernick said Buffalo Bills fans treated him worse than any others last season. Kaepernick, having tested America's fabric by daring to kneel for the national anthem, made his first start for the San Francisco 49ers here. In parking lots outside New Era Field, T-shirts depicting Kaepernick in a sniper's cross hairs were sold. Kaepernick has been unable to fin…

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While it must bolster Jim Kelly's ego to know he has been irreplaceable for 20 years, he'd rather watch another quarterback take his Buffalo Bills back to the playoffs. Snow falling on a frigid January afternoon, a miserable opponent and Bills fans going bonkers for their boys ... That's what Kelly and Super Bowl teammates Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Steve Tasker…

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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was asked Tuesday if he felt his reception varied by the city he was playing in. That was "very evident," Kaepernick responded. Atlanta was the warmest to him. Buffalo was the worst. "I think that’s something, to me, that was very evident depending on where we were playing," Kaepernick said. "Atlanta was somewhere where I had a l…