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The signings have slowed to a trickle around the NFL. After a frantic first week of free agency, most of the headline-grabbing moves have been made, but as the Buffalo Bills showed Monday, there is always work to be done. General Manager Brandon Beane added depth to the offensive line with the signings of former Bengals center Russell Bodine and former Raiders right tac…

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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 Buffalo Bills gave Dion Dawkins one heck of a vote of confidence Monday afternoon. By agreeing to trade former franchise left tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals when the NFL's new league year opens Wednesday, the message to Dawkins is simple: It's your job now. "I actually feel great that the coaches are trusting me this early in my career," Dawkins sai…

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With the Bills' expected trade of left tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals, the starting job figures to belong to Dion Dawkins. Dawkins, a second-round draft pick out of Temple, started 11 games at left tackle, while injuries plagued Glenn. The trade cannot be made official until the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. Wednesday, so neither team can comme…

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Year One of the Brandon Beane-Sean McDermott pairing in Buffalo was a leap in the right direction. The Buffalo Bills ended an embarrassing 17-year playoff drought under the leadership of their general manager and head coach. If nothing else, that bought them a longer rope among the team’s passionate fan base. Their work is far from done, though. The end goal, of cour…

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NFL.com is doing a breakdown of each team's rookie class by division. The site gave the Bills an overall grade of B for a group that includes Tre'Davious White, Zay Jones, Dion Dawkins, Matt Milano, Nathan Peterman and Tanner Vellajo. Here is the breakdown: "Buffalo found a pair of immediate contributors in White and Jones, with the former playing so well that he bui…

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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Q: Are you trying to pick up where you left off next year? A: I mean, that’s the plan for me. Obviously, the organization has to make a decision on whether or not they want to keep me and then once that happens, I have to earn my right back on this team. Until, obviously, March, the league year is not over so I’ll still be coming up here,…

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It’s a good thing Kyle Williams didn’t hear Zay Jones this week. If he did, the Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive tackle’s red beard probably would have turned gray. “Yeah, man, I've never missed the playoffs!” Jones, the Bills’ rookie receiver, said with a smile at his locker. His comment wasn’t meant to minimize the 17-year playoff drought that fans have endured …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The wait is almost over. A day short of the 18-year anniversary of the Music City Miracle, the Buffalo Bills make their long-awaited return to the postseason Sunday when they visit the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Here's all you need to know for the game, plus five things we'll be watching for: • TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), To…

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Wide receiver Deonte Thompson did not practice Friday for the Buffalo Bills and is listed as questionable on the final injury report heading into Sunday’s season finale against the Miami Dolphins. Thompson left Thursday’s practice with a shoulder injury. Coach Sean McDermott called it a “game-time decision” about whether the receiver would be able to face Miami. Thompso…

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Richie Incognito was speaking at his locker this week when rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins walked by. “Richie’s the GOAT,” Dawkins yelled out. The timing was impeccable. Incognito was in the middle of a thought about how, in his third year with the Buffalo Bills, he’s become — of all things — a leader in the locker room. “It's special to be looked at like that,” I…

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Members of the Bills and Sabres have been giving back to the community this holiday season. Earlier this week, the Eric Wood Fund through Stone's Buddies — a program to help families of chronically ill children — helped take 50 kids who have spent significant time in the hospital this year to dinner and on a shopping spree with $300 to spend at Walmart. Wood was join…

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The Buffalo Bills find themselves in an interesting situation. The quarterback they felt wasn't good enough is now needed to keep the team's postseason hopes alive. Tyrod Taylor will start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after practicing fully this week following a one-game absence because of a knee injury. The next three weeks will be the biggest of Taylor's caree…

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Tyrod Taylor is ready to return to the Buffalo Bills' starting lineup. Coach Sean McDermott made that announcement Friday morning ahead of Sunday's must-win game against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field, saying Taylor has done everything in practice the team needed to see. "Tyrod is in a situation where he is good to go and will start Sunday against the Dolphins f…