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The Buffalo Bills’ 2017 season was barely 20 minutes old, but cornerback Leonard Johnson couldn’t help but think ahead. “I would love, love, love to come back and be a part of this team again,” the veteran cornerback said in the visiting locker room after the Bills’ 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC wild-card game last month. “Obviously, us making the play…

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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 stage was set for a formal retirement announcement by Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood. Current and former teammates, family, friends, several members of the Western New York media and a slew of team employees gathered inside the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Monday for a press conference that was to feature Wood, coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Bea…

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Eric Wood revealed Friday that he was diagnosed with a neck injury as part of his season-ending physical with the Buffalo Bills. Physicians informed the nine-year veteran center that he would no longer be cleared to play football, even with surgery and treatment. Monday, Wood is scheduled to hold a news conference during which he's expected to announce his retirement from …

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Bills fans find themselves in a tough spot Sunday. Rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars or New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game is like choosing between watching a Sabres game or assembling furniture: both options are unpleasant. The Doug Marrone redemption angle this week has been exhausting: Marrone was a bullying micromanager when he was here who quit…

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A year after leading the NFL with 24 unrestricted free agents, the Buffalo Bills are once again a team loaded with expiring contracts. The Bills have 18 players set to hit the open market in March, meaning General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott will continue their radical reshaping of the roster that started last year. Some of that reshaping will be done…

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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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Former Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said joining the Jacksonville Jaguars has changed his life, saying he is focused on being a good teammate and making plays. Dareus said he hasn't gotten into any trouble since his arrival.   “This organization has changed my life,” Dareus told Jacksonville.com. “They’ve done such great things so far, I just don’t want…

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Bills veteran defense tackle Kyle Williams will weigh retirement this offseason after ending the Bills' playoff drought in his 12th year with the team. But if he wants to continue playing, the Bills would welcome their captain back with open arms. "Yeah, I mean, who doesn’t love Kyle Williams? I got nothing but positive things to say about Kyle," Bills general manage…

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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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Fresh off an excellent playoff performance in Jacksonville, the Buffalo Bills' oldest player has no plans to retire. Outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said he wants to be back in 2018 and aims to play in the NFL whether the Bills want him or not. "Retirement's not on my radar quite yet," said Alexander. "I definitely want to get one more in. I really love this org…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sunday's playoff game was there to be won, but the Buffalo Bills demonstrated they're not quite ready to challenge for anything more than our hearts just yet. Rookie head coach Sean McDermott and first-year General Manager Brandon Beane made progress in establishing a new Bills era. Now we get to watch them try to turn a plucky club into a true cont…

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The Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the playoffs in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here are the five biggest questions facing the team in the offseason: 1. What do they do at quarterback? Ready for another round of Should the Bills Bring Back Tyrod Taylor? The Bills have another decision to make this offseason regarding their quarterback, who led …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The belief from the beginning was that the Buffalo Bills were looking toward 2018 and beyond. All the trades, the unloaded salaries and the accumulation of draft choices signaled an organization building for the future. That the Bills reached the postseason was a bonus, a beautiful fluke that flowed from Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton's right…