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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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The Buffalo Bills have had it easy when it comes to injuries so far in 2017. The team has withstood the two-game absence of left tackle Cordy Glenn. A strong rotation along the defensive line has allowed the team to replace Marcell Dareus in Week Three and Shaq Lawson on Sunday without a significant drop in performance. As they always do, however, injuries have start…

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It’s shaping up to be the question facing the Buffalo Bills over the final month of what looks like another lost season. Should the team pick up quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s contract option in March? To do so would require a significant financial commitment. Here are the particulars: Taylor is due a $15.5 million option bonus by the third day of the 2017 league year, w…

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A fifth Indiana Jones movie has been announced for 2019. The thought of 74-year-old Harrison Ford leaping the abyss, strafing the enemy, evading mayhem and wiggling out of danger seems far-fetched. Yet the film almost certainly will be a financial success. People won't be able to stay away. So much enthusiasm has been committed to the Indiana Jones franchise. We're c…

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One of the under-the-radar questions facing the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2016 season is who will return kicks and punts for the team. Of the eight players who did that more than once last year, six of them are no longer with the team. Percy Harvin retired. Leodis McKelvin was cut, as were Marcus Thigpen, Boobie Dixon, Denarius Moore and Dan Harren. That leaves just…

Mother Nature lent a hand to the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter Sunday. The New York Jets were faced with going into a 21-mph wind inside Ralph Wilson Stadium. They didn't handle it well. The Jets managed just 19 total yards on their first four possessions, gaining one first down. At the end of New York's third drive, Jets punter Ryan Quigley managed just a 21-yard p…