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1. He's got a championship pedigree. McCarron led Alabama to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2011 and 2012, making him the first quarterback to do so in the BCS era. He guided the Crimson Tide to a 36-4 record over his three seasons. He was named a first-team All-American as a senior in 2013, when he also won the Maxwell and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards. He was a fif…

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The Buffalo Bills finally have their veteran bridge quarterback. The team announced it had signed Cincinnati Bengals free agent AJ McCarron to a two-year contract Wednesday, hours after the start of the NFL's free-agency signing period. The deal is worth $10 million, with a $6.5-million upside based on playing time, according to Pro Football Talk. The Bills still …

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The Cleveland Browns formally announced the acquisition of quarterback Tyrod Taylor in a trade Wednesday when the league year began. The Bills acquired a third-round pick, No. 65 overall, for Taylor. Here is what Browns general manager John Dorsey and coach Hue Jackson had to say about Taylor: Dorsey: "First and foremost, he's a great kid. Great leader, smart as a wh…

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Tyrod Taylor's last day with the Bills will likely be Wednesday when his trade to the Cleveland Browns is finalized. In his three years in Buffalo, he has served in the community and has been an advocate for the blind and visually impaired. That led to a partnership with the Olmsted Center for Sight, a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to help people who are blind,…

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Kirk Cousins is reportedly heading to Minnesota. Sam Bradford is Arizona bound, and so is Mike Glennon Case Keenum will soon have a new home in Denver. Josh McCown is staying in New York – and Teddy Bridgewater will join him with the Jets. The quarterback carousel was spinning rapidly Tuesday, and one by one, the veteran market in free agency shrank. The Buffal…

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Tyrod Taylor was easily the most frustrating Buffalo Bill in the last 30 years. Maybe ever.  And chances are that I liked him more than you. Sports in general, football especially, our team in particular, and even more so when you are a made man in the #BillsMafia, are all about Star Wars.  Good versus Evil. Us versus Them. David and Goliath. Big City versus small town.…

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NFL teams and player agents can stop their ruse now. Both sides no longer have to pretend they haven’t been talking about impending free agents for weeks. That’s because the league’s “legal tampering” period is now open. Ignoring the absurdity of that phrase, here’s what that means, directly from the NFL’s official language: “Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter…

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Rumor season is in full swing in the NFL. With the start of free agency just two days away, reports of interest among teams and players will be frequent. One of those making the rounds Monday morning comes from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, who mentioned the Buffalo Bills as a "team to watch" when it comes to Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford. Pelissero also noted that…

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Cleveland Browns star left tackle Joe Thomas is still mulling his playing future, but he endorsed the flurry of trades made by the team last week, including the acquisition of Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Brown, who has said he plans to make a decision by the March 14 deadline for the start of free agency, appeared on a podcast and offered no insight as to whether th…

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The flurry of activity by the Cleveland Browns in the last few days could impact their draft strategy. Even with all the moves, they have retained the No. 1 and No. 4 overall selections. NFL Network's Bucky Brooks said the Browns "have to" pick Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 choice, noting he is a "solar system" player – someone everything can rev…

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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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Jordan Poyer, flying across the field for the Cleveland Browns to tackle a punt returner, didn't see it coming. A greasy, blindside wallop from a Tennessee Titans blocker buried Poyer in the grass. Sharp pain made Poyer think just the wind had been knocked out of him. He made it to the sideline and threw up blood. An ambulance rushed Poyer to the hospital, where Poye…

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This is the next in a series of in-depth features on potential quarterbacks for the Bills. Rick Spielman didn’t even need the question to be asked. During his opening statement of his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Minnesota Vikings’ general manager told reporters, “I’m sure you want me to address the quarterback situation.” Bingo. Three quar…

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Amid a flurry of deals Friday and Saturday, the Cleveland Browns acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Bills for a third-round pick. The Browns have the first and fourth overall pick in the draft and Cleveland.com columnist Bud Shaw writes they should still select a quarterback. Taylor is the anti-DeShone Kizer for his ability to limit turnovers. He doesn't take ma…

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The Bills' trade of Tyrod Taylor was met with disappointment for the Williams family from Oakfield in Genesee County. You might recall that Taylor created a lasting memory for 14-year-old Alea Williams, when he gave her a game ball after he scored a mid-December touchdown. How big a fan of Taylor's is Alea? She named her cat Tyrod. Her receiving the game ball was cau…