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Tre'Davious White is making the Buffalo Bills look pretty smart. The rookie cornerback was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for September on Thursday. That would be an accomplishment even if White was drafted 10th overall in April. But consider that the team traded down in the 2017 NFL Draft before selecting him – picking up a 2018 first-round pick fr…

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Here's a look at stories involving the Buffalo Bills from around the country. 1. Buffalo's 'important victory' ranked high in ESPN's Excitement Index The Bills defeat of the Broncos was the fifth-most exciting game from the seventh-most exciting slate of Sunday games since 2005, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com. But it wasn't necessarily the Bills fourth-qua…

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Marcell Dareus was credited with only one assisted tackle against the Panthers, the second-straight week he's had that exact stat line. But let's dig deeper than the elementary statistics. (Bills stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus.) In Carolina, the Buffalo defensive tackle received an overall PFF grade of +1.0 on just 18 snaps – he suffered an ankle injury ea…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: F Yes, you read that right. The league's top rushing offense for two years straight was straight-up stopped dead in its tracks Sunday. LeSean McCoy had 12 carries for 9 yards. Backup Mike Tolbert carried three times for 5 yards. Tyrod Taylor's 55 yards on eight carries – some from scrambles, some on designed runs – made the overall…

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In what is reportedly a make or break season for Marcell Dareus, the Buffalo Bills' talented defensive tackle got off to a solid start in 2017 during a game in which he was used more sparingly than usual. Dareus played 34 of a possible 58 defensive snaps (59%) against the Jets. The News' Jay Skurksi provided this analysis of his usage: "Dareus' 34 snaps were the fewe…

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Before the Buffalo Bills' season opener Sunday against the New York Jets, a report from NFL Network surfaced regarding defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. Ian Rapoport, an NFL Network Insider, described Dareus as a "former face of the franchise" who is now in the "crosshairs" of new General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. "I am told he is in a make-or-br…

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Running back and offensive line get the highest unit grades in a Buffalo season opener that saw the Bills win a strength-vs.-strength matchup with the New York Jets. The pressure was on the interior of the O-line, more than the edge, since the interior is where the Jets are outstanding. In fact, the Jets often lined up with three defensive linemen directly over the Bill…

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The Buffalo Bills went through the last of their September calisthenics Sunday, muscling their way to a 21-12 victory in their scrimmage with the Division II New York Jets. You'll hear a lot of hardy-har-hars about the Bills being in first place in the AFC East, with the New England Patriots losing Thursday night and Hurricane Irma postponing the Miami Dolphins' opening…

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Marcell Dareus may be the most polarizing Buffalo Bills player. Tyrod Taylor can ignite some heated debates at the bar or in your living room, but Dareus' high-level play mixed with his repeated off-field, maturity and injury issues have made him quite the conundrum. Throughout the season, we will examine Dareus, the player, the ultra-talented defensive tackle who, w…

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Cordy Glenn and Jordan Matthews are getting closer, but they're not there yet. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said the team will bring Glenn and Matthews along for their trip to Baltimore on Saturday for the third preseason game, but neither is expected to play against the Ravens. "Jordan Matthews as well as Cordy Glenn, both of which are progressing well, they w…

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You may quibble over who truly was in charge of April's draft. Did Sean McDermott call the shots, or did soon-to-be-fired Doug Whaley? We still wonder who called the shots back when Russ Brandon was GM. Did Dick Jauron draft Aaron Maybin? Was it Tom Modrak? And did Marv Levy actually make the picks when he was GM? Regardless, these are the men who are on the harpo…

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Right on schedule, weeks before Christmas, the Buffalo Bills' season is over. Now it's time for the finger pointing and politicking at One Bills Drive. Western New York's most tiresome winter pastime is upon us, and this episode could be more blustery than normal. Reports fluttered Sunday like the snowflakes around New Era Field, where the Pittsburgh Steelers left…

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Paul Posluszny was two steps behind but probably couldn't see him through the exhaust fumes. LeSean McCoy was gone. On the first play out of halftime, the Buffalo Bills were on their own 25-yard line. Tyrod Taylor took the snap out of a pistol formation, pivoted to his left and tucked the ball between McCoy's forearms. McCoy locked his left hand, surgically repair…

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With the Jaguars driving for a tying score late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 28-21 Bills victory, big-money defensive tackle Marcell Dareus wasn’t on the field. He wasn’t benched. The reason he didn't play, coach Rex Ryan said, was a mysterious abdominal issue. “He kept telling the medical staff, ‘I can play,’ but it’s like, we’re not going to put …