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The Buffalo Bills might not be done addressing depth along their defensive line. The team hosted former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ryan Russell on a free-agent visit, a league source confirmed to The Buffalo News. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was first to report Russell's visit. Additionally, according to a league source, the Bills will host former Carolina Pan…

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Remember when Mario Williams made his visit to Buffalo Bills as a free agent and the weather was incredible? I've been thinking about that a lot this week, as the Bills bring some of the draft's top prospects to town for visits. The conditions outside are drastically different than they were in March 2012, when there was a glorious run of 80-degree days during Williams'…

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The Buffalo Bills continue to stay busy with pre-draft visits. According to a tweet from NBC Sports' Josh Norris, the Bills hosted Southern California pass rusher Uchenna Nwosu on a visit Wednesday. Nwosu, 6-foot-3 and 251 pounds, had 9.5 sacks in 2017 in his second season as a starter. He's projected as a third- or fourth-round pick by nfl.com. He played outside…

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The Buffalo Bills continue to look for help on the defensive line. According to a report from Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz, the Bills will host Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede on a free agent visit Thursday. Fede, 26, has spent the first four seasons of his pro career with the Dolphins. He has appeared in 51 games over that time, including all 16 in 2017, bu…

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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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For those of you keeping track of the Bills' salary situation, a number of players had their salaries formally guaranteed Sunday along with some bonuses being issued. Sunday was the fifth day of the league year and terms often are written into contracts based on that benchmark. Here are the updates: On Sunday ... Defensive end Jerry Hughes received a $1 million …

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The Buffalo Bills waited patiently, then pounced. As teams around the NFL struck deals with veteran quarterbacks Tuesday, the Bills stayed on the sidelines. When the NFL's new league year opened at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the team still wasn't in the game. Then, just before 7:30 p.m., General Manager Brandon Beane made his move. At that time, the Bills announced a two-year…

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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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NFL teams and player agents can stop their ruse now. Both sides no longer have to pretend they haven’t been talking about impending free agents for weeks. That’s because the league’s “legal tampering” period is now open. Ignoring the absurdity of that phrase, here’s what that means, directly from the NFL’s official language: “Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter…

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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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The Buffalo Bills made the playoffs in 2017. Keep that in mind when reading Sports Illustrated in the coming days. In the Feb. 12 issue, Andy Benoit ranks the NFL's "neediest" teams, with the Bills coming in third on that list, behind only the New York Jets (5-11 in 2017) and Cleveland Browns (0-16). "The Bills’ biggest need is at QB, but that’s true for just about a…

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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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This week, The Buffalo News will be gauging fan approval ratings for a number of Bills coaches and players. On Monday, we began with the coordinators, head coach and general manager. Tuesday, we asked your opinion on five players on offense. Wednesday, it's the players on the defense. Consider a vote for stay to be a positive on the approval rating and a vote for go as …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Like a TV dad that walks into the kitchen to confab with his family about the coming day, Doug Marrone casually took his place behind the lectern for Thursday's news conference with a ceramic coffee mug that read #ForeverTeal. In a baggy Jacksonville Jaguars sweatshirt, he answered questions about Sunday's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at E…

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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…