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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the fifth of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." (Read Part 1 here,  Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here.)  FIREBAUGH, Calif. – Few people have experienced Wyoming football like Jerry Hill has. …

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The NFL approved significant changes to the kickoff play Tuesday, and Buffalo Bills great Steve Tasker thinks it's a move that will make the game better. "The hope is they get something out of this that really helps the game and makes it more important rather than takes it off the table," said Tasker, who was part of a select NFL panel that discussed the proposed change…

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Legendary pro football writer Peter King wrote his final Monday Morning Quarterback for Sports Illustrated after 29 years with the magazine and 21 years of MMQB. King is heading to a new role at NBC Sports. In it, he thanks those who have helped him along the way and shares many memories. Two Bills, including a legendary moment in franchise history, were cited. • …

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly continues his recovery following extensive jaw surgery related to a recurrence of oral cancer. Kelly has been in back in Buffalo and got a visit from fellow Bills legends, as captured on wife Jill's Instagram account. Jill Kelly posted a photo of her husband with former Bills public relations executive Scott Berchtold, Bruce Smith, …

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Now that Steve Tasker is starting his new role with John Murphy on "One Bills Live" today, the former Buffalo Bills special teams ace can confirm his CBS job is changing after 20 years as an analyst. In a telephone interview Sunday, Tasker confirmed a report here three weeks ago that he will be a sideline reporter for CBS this season alongside play-by-play man Kevin Har…

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Bills great Steve Tasker will be part of a select group of special-teams experts the NFL is bringing together next month to discuss the future of kickoffs. Tasker does not think the kickoff has much of a future in the NFL. "It's a group from what I've been told of 10 special-teams coaches around the NFL and a bunch of old guys like me who used to cover kicks," Tasker…

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The Bills' radio show has a new name. As Bills Wall-of-Famer and current CBS broadcaster Steve Tasker joins John Murphy as a co-host on the team radio show, the name will change from "The John Murphy Show" to "One Bills Live." The new show will debut on April 23 and run weekdays from noon until 3 p.m. on WGR Sports Radio 550, MSG Networks and the MSG Go app. Appea…

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Buffalo Bills all-time great Steve Tasker will have a new full-time local media "ve-hic-le" to share his football expertise in a few weeks. According to sources, the ubiquitous spokesman for a local car dealer is going to replace Donald Jones as the co-host of "The John Murphy Show" that is carried on WGR radio and MSG from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays. Tasker has been a …

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Luke Tasker is having himself a great career in the Canadian Football League. And the arrow still is going up. Tasker signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Monday, just before the start of CFL free agency. Tasker, son of Bills great Steve Tasker, is coming off the best of his five seasons in the CFL. He caught 104 passes for 1,167 yards and seven to…

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Luke Tasker, son of Bills legend Steve Tasker, worked out for the New York Jets this week, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Tasker, a wide receiver, has starred in the Canadian Football League with Hamilton for the past several seasons. He had career-high of 104 receptions, 1,167 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. It was the second consecutive season of more than 1,0…

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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…

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The Bills on Sunday are holding a halftime ceremony to honor players from the Comeback Game against the Houston Oilers in January 1993. Steve Tasker, who played that day, was scheduled to work at the Bills-Jets opener for CBS Sports and to emcee the halftime show. But Hurricane Harvey in Texas led to a change in plans. CBS reassigned Tasker to Houston, where the Texans …

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Over the past 10 days, Bills coach Sean McDermott has used the word “protocol” as often as “process.” That trend may not continue. Tyrod Taylor has reportedly been cleared through the NFL’s concussion protocol to start at quarterback in Sunday’s opener against the Jets. T.J. Yates, on the other hand, has been placed on injured reserve. Yates, like Taylor, had been in…

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CBS Sports and Fox Sports on Tuesday revealed their announcing teams for the 2017 NFL season. Hall of Famer and former Bills receiver James Lofton joins the CBS lineup this year as a game analyst, paired with Andrew Catalon. Tony Romo replaces Phil Simms as a member of CBS' top NFL team, joining Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson in the booth. Simms is joining James Brown a…

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Darryl Talley was a guest on "The Tim Graham Show" premiere in September. We had him back for Wednesday's season finale to ponder what we've learned about his Buffalo Bills over the past nine months. Most of the significant developments happened over the last trimester. Rookie coach Sean McDermott's influence surged at One Bills Drive, leading to the departure of Gen…