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This is the ninth installment of a position-by-position preview of the 2018 NFL Draft. Previous installments were on running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive tackles, interior offensive linemen, cornerbacks, safeties and outside linebackers. Overview: The idea that linebacker isn’t a value position in today’s NFL will be put to the test next week. As many as…

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Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott were largely silent Monday about Richie Incognito. The Buffalo Bills' general manager and coach largely sidestepped any questions about the team's former left guard, who announced his retirement last week. "Um, you know, not going to really get into detail," Beane said. "Richie's on the reserve/retired list, which is not a part of our…

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Linebacker is high on the Buffalo Bills' list of needs heading into next week's NFL Draft. The team is acting like that's true by hosting some of the top prospects on pre-draft visits. The latest of those is Alabama's Rashaan Evans. Matt Zenitz of al.com reported Monday that Evans will take visits this week with the Bills, Bengals and Saints, bringing to nine the number…

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Former Bills linebacker Preston Brown has a big bonus coming his way courtesy of his new team, the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown is set to receive a $2 million workout bonus for participating in the team's offseason conditioning program, according to ESPN's Field Yates. That is by far the highest in the league. According to Yates, Eagles defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is …

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Star has diminished. That's what the analytics say about new Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. Asked to shine some light on his former player, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera dismissed any data that suggests Lotulelei has slipped after five NFL seasons. "Let me tell you this about analytics," Rivera said, repeating one of his pet sa…

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Maybe it's just the endless winter, but it feels like the NFL Draft is taking even longer to get here this year than usual. Or it could be the endless hype/speculation over what the Buffalo Bills will do when it arrives. The possibility of adding a franchise quarterback has been analyzed in every conceivable way, but that won't stop us from debating it over another mont…

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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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“The Bengals may have been saved from themselves in regards to Russell Bodine.” That’s how an article on the Cincinnati Bengals’ SB Nation page, cincyjungle.com, starts. As you can probably surmise, there is a significant portion of the Bengals’ fan base happy to see Bodine go to the Buffalo Bills, who signed the veteran center to a two-year contract Monday. Although…

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If NFL teams had best friends, there’s no doubt the Buffalo Bills would choose the Cincinnati Bengals. Dating back to the last week of the regular season, when the Bengals’ Week 17 win over Baltimore clinched a playoff berth for the Bills, the two Queen cities have had a bizarre symmetry. First, the two teams swung a trade that involved Buffalo sending Cordy Glenn to…

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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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Washington free agent inside linebacker Will Compton will visit the Bills, according to ESPN's John Keim. The Bills signed former Redskin Trent Murphy on Wednesday. On Friday, Murphy said in an interview on the John Murphy Show that he might have a former teammate coming to Buffalo as his roommate. Compton, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, played in nine ga…

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Linebacker Preston Brown, who led the NFL is tackles, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to multiple reports. Brown, a graduate of Northwest High in Cincinnati, is returning to his hometown after spending four years with the Bills. He was a third-round pick out of Louisville in 2014. Brown recently told ESPN that he hoped to remain w…

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As the legal tampering period begins, representatives for the Bills' 18 unrestricted free agents can begin talking to other teams. No contracts can be signed with other teams until the start of the league year at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The players can re-sign with the Bills at any point. Of the players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents, I’m saying goodbye to 12 of…

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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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This is the seventh in a series examining potential free agents at positions where the Buffalo Bills have a need. Buffalo sports fans have a soft spot for reunions. Sentimentality usually spells trouble, but in the case of linebacker Nigel Bradham, there is a reason Bills fans might be longing for his return. Bradham played a key role on the Philadelphia Eagles’ cha…