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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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If you see Brandon Beane on Wednesday, wish him a happy anniversary. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager has been on the job for exactly a year. Plenty has changed in the last 365 days with Beane in charge. Just 27 players (not including injured center Eric Wood) on the team's current roster were with the team a year ago. Beane has swung 11 trades since taking over as ge…

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Eric Wood, who went to the University of Louisville, was on the backstretch this week at Churchill Downs and at the track Saturday for the Kentucky Derby. Wood posted a number of photos on Twitter from the event, including one with his wife and Kyle Williams and his wife. One thing that's obvious: Wood has lost a significant amount of weight now that his playing days…

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Buffalo Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito told The Buffalo News on Tuesday that he's retiring from the NFL and said health issues were the primary reason. He said he informed the Bills of his decision – which he said came "in the last couple days" – Tuesday morning and has spoken to team owner Terry Pegula, General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. …

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Laying the groundwork for continuity on the offensive line will be a key objective for the Buffalo Bills over the next five months. The Bills benefited from excellent continuity last season on the way to a playoff berth but face the big hurdle of replacing retiring center Eric Wood, who has been the key to the front five's continuity throughout his career. The Bills …

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The numbers are in on Richie Incognito's contract "restructuring" with the Buffalo Bills. According to ESPN's Field Yates, Incognito has agreed to a $1.675 million pay cut with the team. Incognito will now earn $4.75 million from the Bills this season, a figure that includes his base salary, roster bonus and $100,000 workout bonus. His cap number drops from $7.57…

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With his playing days over because of a damaged disc in his neck, injured Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood is now ending another tie to Western New York. He sold his Hamburg home – to the team's linebackers coach. Wood and his wife, Leslie, sold their four-bedroom house on Mosey Lane to Robert T. and Lacey M. Babich for $330,000. The 2,555-square-foot house with 2.5 ba…

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“The Bengals may have been saved from themselves in regards to Russell Bodine.” That’s how an article on the Cincinnati Bengals’ SB Nation page, cincyjungle.com, starts. As you can probably surmise, there is a significant portion of the Bengals’ fan base happy to see Bodine go to the Buffalo Bills, who signed the veteran center to a two-year contract Monday. Although…

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With the flurry of moves and expected moves by the Bills, the player remaining with the largest salary cap hit at the moment might surprise you. The Bills have moved their two biggest cap hits in the last few days, with quarterback Tyrod Taylor heading to Cleveland and left tackle Cordy Glenn heading to Cincinnati in trades. The signing of Star Lotulelei could change th…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The contractual stalemate between the Buffalo Bills and center Eric Wood continues. To review, word came out in late January that Wood would be unable to continue his NFL career because of a neck injury. A press conference, seemingly to announce his retirement, was called inside the team's field house, with current and former teammates, family, friends an…

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For a playoff team, the Buffalo Bills have a long list of needs. General Manager Brandon Beane acknowledged as much last month at the Senior Bowl. “We're a long way from where we need to be,” Beane said in Mobile, Ala. “This year was setting the culture and expectations of what we need to get done.  ... We have a lot of holes to fill. We know that. We're going to do …

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(This is the second of a three-part series on the Bills' salary cap heading into the 2018 free-agency season.) One look at the top seven players on the Buffalo Bills' salary table shows why the team still is a ways from title contention. The top two – quarterback Tyrod Taylor and left tackle Cordy Glenn — surely aren't part of the long-term future of the team, regard…

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Bills center Eric Wood described his future as "on the wait and see" in his first public comments since his brief press conference two weeks ago. Wood, a University of Louisville alum, attended the Cardinals' basketball game against Georgia Tech and was interviewed for the crowd by the arena in-game host with his daughter in his arms. "I feel good," Wood said. "At th…

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For all of the clamoring for the Buffalo Bills to select a quarterback in the first round of April’s NFL Draft, there are strong cases to be made at other positions. One that could be deemed as being every bit as obvious as the man behind center is the center, himself, especially in the wake of Eric Wood’s career-ending neck injury. If the Bills go that route, the na…

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There is no doubt that it is a new era for the Buffalo Bills. In the month that has passed since the team was eliminated from the postseason, General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have continued to overhaul the organization, from the training staff to the coaching staff and, even an entire department that was created under the old front office structure…