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It become a running joke during the season. Week after week, News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan and I were asked in our respective mailbags why Ryan Groy wasn’t being given a chance to crack the starting lineup for the Buffalo Bills. We got the question so much, we ran out of ways to answer it. Groy’s seven-game stint as a starter for the Bills in 2016 clear…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Buffalo Bills are finally headed back to the playoffs, but they might be going there without their best offensive player. Running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday’s 22-16 victory over the Dolphins in the third quarter with a right ankle injury. McCoy was hurt at the end of a 3-yard carry as he was tackled by Dolphins linebacker Chase Allen. Bil…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Buffalo Bills will have one of their top receiving threats available Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Receiver Deonte Thompson, who was questionable for the game with a shoulder injury suffered during Thursday's practice, is active. Thompson has taken the most snaps among receivers over the last three weeks. He had four catches for 91 yards a…

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So it comes down to this for the Buffalo Bills. Beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and get some help around the league, and a 17-year playoff drought will be over. You know the scenarios by now, but once more here they are: A Buffalo win coupled with a loss by Baltimore against Cincinnati gets the Bills in the playoffs. The other path for the Bills includes beating Miami…

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Wide receiver Deonte Thompson did not practice Friday for the Buffalo Bills and is listed as questionable on the final injury report heading into Sunday’s season finale against the Miami Dolphins. Thompson left Thursday’s practice with a shoulder injury. Coach Sean McDermott called it a “game-time decision” about whether the receiver would be able to face Miami. Thompso…

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Long after practice was over for the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Charles Clay remained on the field. One by one, an equipment manager fed balls into a JUGS machine for the veteran tight end, who stood a few yards away, making every catch. That type of extra work has become commonplace for Clay as he manages a nagging knee injury that has either prevented or limited him f…

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Forget looking past the Miami Dolphins to what may be ahead regarding his future with the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor wasn’t even looking past his next hour or so Wednesday afternoon. “I haven’t thought much about it. I’m focused on a great lunch today after practice, and focused on great meetings after that,” Taylor said with a sly smile when asked how m…

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The Buffalo Bills find themselves in an interesting situation. The quarterback they felt wasn't good enough is now needed to keep the team's postseason hopes alive. Tyrod Taylor will start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after practicing fully this week following a one-game absence because of a knee injury. The next three weeks will be the biggest of Taylor's caree…

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Sometimes, a small gesture can have a big impact. That’s true of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, which is now in its second year. By relaxing its draconian dress-code rules for a week, the league has not only allowed players to express themselves, but also has given them an opportunity to raise awareness for the causes that are closest to their hearts. “Thi…

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Jonesing for yet another reason to hate the New England Patriots? The worst day of a Patriot's life probably ranks among the more rewarding experiences of his career. That's right. Even when a Patriot gets fired, there's a chance he'll look back upon the moment gratefully. For about as long as the Buffalo Bills have failed to reach the playoffs, we've been inundat…

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Especially this week, there is no escaping quarterback talk in Buffalo. With the greatest player in history coming to town with the other team, the quest for the Bills' next franchise quarterback seems as uncertain as ever. That's why, even with the playoffs firmly in reach, much of this week's mailbag deals with what might happen at the position, both in the final five…

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Nothing excites the masses like a quarterback change. The switch from Tyrod Taylor to Nathan Peterman this week dominates the conversation when it comes to the Buffalo Bills. It also overshadows the fact the Bills’ defense has completely fallen on its face the last two weeks. That stretch last Sunday when the New Orleans Saints ran the ball 24 times in a row was as d…

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The Buffalo Bills are in the thick of a playoff race. With a 5-3 record, the team holds the sixth and final spot in the AFC entering Week 10. Despite that, the 2018 NFL Draft remains of particular interest to fans, because the Bills currently hold five picks in the first three rounds. A look at the roster shows no shortage of directions the team could go with those sele…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. 1. That’s a version of the Buffalo Bills we haven’t seen this year – and fans surely don’t want to see again. The Bills were undisciplined, unprepared and flat-out manhandled in every conceivable fashion by a Jets team that is less talented. The result was a…

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Buffalo Bills first-year defensive end Eddie Yarbrough never will forget the feeling of being passed over when the NFL Draft ended in 2016. "It was an uppercut from Mike Tyson to the gut," Yarbrough said. Yarbrough and 17 other Buffalo Bills players this season beat the odds by making an NFL roster without being drafted. "As me and my guy Ryan Davis say, 'We're fr…