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The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

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You know your team is threadbare when the loss of Brandon Tate makes you question a higher power. The Buffalo Bills went into Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with four healthy wide receivers. Tate was one of them. He left with a concussion in the third quarter, entrusting the rest of the demoralizing 41-25 defeat to Walter Powell, Justin Hunter and a l…

For two reasons, people don’t like to talk about this. 1) Those in the industry would rather take an Aaron Rodgers pass in the windpipe than surrender their secrets. 2) Most who aren’t privy would have trouble understanding the convoluted concepts anyway. The world of football analytics is fascinating for those who explore it, aggravating for those who refuse …

The Buffalo Bills' injury-ravaged defense can add illness to the list of afflictions. Defensive end Mario Williams missed his second straight practice Thursday because of an illness, leaving his status for Sunday's game against Washington up in the air. Williams came in late Wednesday night to meet with defensive line coach Karl Dunbar and go over the game plan, and was a…

The Buffalo Bills' got a rushing touchdown to tie the game against Philadelphia in the third quarter. It just came from a player you might not expect. Backup running back Mike Gillislee raced 19 yards to the end zone, tying the score, 20-20, after Dan Carpenter's extra point. The lead block on the play came from fullback Jerome Felton, who earlier in the drive had taken…

Rex Ryan made it clear this week: The Buffalo Bills needed to do a better job of getting Sammy Watkins more involved in the offense earlier in the game. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman and quarterback Tyrod Taylor got the message, as Watkins was targeted four times and made three receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs.…

Depth at running back was thought to be one of the Buffalo Bills’ biggest strengths heading into the 2015 season. Almost from the moment that training camp began, however, that depth never really materialized because of a baffling rash of injuries. At one point this summer, the Bills were without their top five – count ’em, five – running backs. That left the lik…

If the Buffalo Bills do have an interest in any of the remaining unrestricted free agents on the open market, they may feel free to act now. That's because May 12 is the date in which any players signed -- or lost -- in free agency no longer factor into the formula for awarding 2016 compensatory draft picks. That's a change from previous years, when the date was June 1. …

They say moving can be the most stressful time in a person's life. C.J. Spiller knows this now. He has been back in Orchard Park this week, packing up five years of Buffalo Bills memories before starting his new job with the New Orleans Saints. "I thought it would be a smooth cleanout," Spiller said Thursday morning at a Tim Hortons around the corner from Ralph Wilson St…