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The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

The value of rest and recuperation for football players during a long NFL season is hardly a new idea. Marv Levy was a leading proponent of the concept during his great run as Buffalo Bills coach, and it wasn't a new idea for Levy back then. He started to embrace the philosophy in the 1950s, when he used to travel the country attending football clinics run by legendary …

1. Tight end Charles Clay had a knee scope performed Monday morning and will miss "multiple weeks," according to Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. Clay was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-16 loss to Cincinnati when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams at the end of a 24-yard gain. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Clay suffered a torn meniscus and…

LeSean McCoy started the 2017 season exactly how most expected he would. The Buffalo Bills’ running back carried 22 times for 110 yards in a win over the New York Jets, looking every bit like the Pro Bowl performer he’s been since arriving in Western New York in 2015. Since that time, however, Shady has gone missing. In the Bills’ last four games, McCoy has car…

Tight end Charles Clay had a knee scope performed Monday morning and will miss "multiple weeks," according to Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. Clay was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-16 loss to Cincinnati when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams at the end of a 24-yard gain. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Clay suffered a torn meniscus and s…

Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

CINCINNATI – Tyrod Taylor neatly summarized the Buffalo Bills’ offensive performance Sunday. “The offense didn’t play the way we needed to win against a very good defense,” Taylor said after a 20-16 loss at soggy Paul Brown Stadium. “I’ll take full responsibility for that.” Taylor’s numbers weren’t pretty – 20 of 37 for 166 yards, one touchdown …

CINCINNATI – There is a short list of players the Buffalo Bills can least afford to lose this season, and tight end Charles Clay is near the top. Unfortunately for the Bills, that’s what happened Sunday in a 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Clay suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Willi…

Here is the transcript from Bills coach Sean McDermott's postgame press conference: Q: How much does it change the game plan when Charles Clay gets hurt early in the game? A: “It’s never easy to lose a player like that — like Charles — but you adjust. That’s what you do. You adjust, and it’s the next man up. Mostly, I think Nick (O’Leary) di…

The Bills are playing the best football in the AFC East right now. They are a good team.” – Michael Lombardi, The Ringer.   “It's time to start paying attention to the” Buffalo Bills’ defense. “Their strong performance against ATL is not a fluke. They've been solid all year.” – Bucky Brooks, NFL Network.   “Sean McDermott. Now that's a coach.”…