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An open letter to Lorenzo Alexander and Kyle Williams: I realize you guys don't need any pep talks from the media. You're quintessential pros. You don't last 12 or 13 years in the NFL without world-class commitment to your profession and total belief in your ability. Nevertheless, you may look around the Bills locker room these days and notice the new franchise quart…

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One of Brandon Beane's favorite offseason lines is about how his team doesn't play meaningful football until September. That's a good thing for the Buffalo Bills, who still have some clear roster needs. There will be an opportunity to fill some of those at next weekend's NFL Draft. Ahead of that, the analytics website Pro Football Focus published a list of the worst pos…

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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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A week ago, the Buffalo Bills had 18 players set to become unrestricted free agents. Now, five days after the market opened, just under a dozen of those players still do not have teams for the 2018 season. The Bills re-signed veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams to a one-year, $6 million contract, while also re-signing running backs Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones …

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Star Lotulelei has no problem staying out of the spotlight. In fact, the Buffalo Bills’ new defensive tackle seems like he’d rather avoid it. “If doing what I do helps others be great at what they do, then that's fine,” Lotulelei said Thursday at One Bills Drive after signing a five-year contract with his new team. “I was part of a front that had some real good playe…

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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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Q: Congratulations. I understand that you had made up your mind even before the season ended, but what does the significance of today mean for you, coming back to the team? A: I’m excited about it, and I think more than anything, I talked to John Murphy about it earlier, when it comes down to it, as eloquently as I can put it, I haven’t exhausted myself in the pursuit o…

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Kyle Williams is returning to the Bills. The veteran defensive tackle and locker room leader has signed a one-year contract, the team confirmed. Williams is reportedly receiving $6 million with $5 million guaranteed. Williams, 34, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday when the league year begins. He also was faced with deciding whether to pu…

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The Buffalo Bills formed what they hope will be a dynamic duo at defensive tackle Tuesday. The team welcomed veteran Kyle Williams back for a 13th season with the team shortly after making their first big move in free agency, coming to terms with Star Lotulelei on a five-year deal. That signing is expected to become official Wednesday, when the new NFL league year begin…

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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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If a franchise quarterback magically appeared on the Buffalo Bills’ roster tomorrow – don’t hold your breath – there is little doubt the next-biggest team need is a big man for the middle of the defense. Or better yet, big men. The trade that sent Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars midway through the 2017 season opened one hole in the starting lineup, and Kyl…

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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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Longtime NFL personnel executive Gil Brandt sees defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson as a possible fit for the Bills in free agency. Writing on NFL.com, Brandt sees the Seahawks, Bills and Chiefs as potential landing spots for the veteran, although it is not a given that Richardson even reaches the free agent market. The Seahawks could use the franchise tag -- or the tr…

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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…