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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Catching up with Bills castoffs in Cleveland

Our Bills beat reporter Vic Carucci took a road trip to Berea, Ohio, last week to spend some time with two players who played prominent roles in ending Buffalo's 17-year playoff drought – quarterback Tyrod Taylor and cornerback E.J. Gaines.

"Does Sean McDermott know you're here?" Taylor joked upon greeting Carucci.

Preferring to focus on his future with the Browns, Taylor did acknowledge that "I still feel that I'd done more than enough to stay where I was. But at the end of the day, they made a decision to move forward. And that's their decision."

Gaines hopes to become a "household name" in Cleveland, and told Carucci that "being able to come here and do something that nobody's done in the last (many) years, which is make the playoffs, win football games, is something I definitely want to do. Just like we did in Buffalo last year."

'So what are you gonna do now?' That was the theme of Bills owner Terry Pegula's speech to graduates at his alma mater, Scranton Preparatory School, where he received the school's Ignatian Award.

This week: The Bills are back on the field today for the start of their final round of voluntary organized team activities. Jim Kelly's annual celebrity golf tournament will also be held today. The Hall of Fame quarterback appeared at Sunday night's charity gala. Chris Berman is in town for the event and will stick around to speak at a fundraiser Tuesday for the BFLO Hall of Fame Experience.


Who owns The Process? The Bills last month filed to trademark the phrase "Respect the Process," a popular catchphrase of coach Sean McDermott. But according to a trademark attorney, the Bills could be blocked by Philadephia 76ers star Joel Embiid, who has already trademarked "The Process."

Inside the BillsWork ethic courses through the veins of Dan Morgan, the Buffalo's new director of player personnel. By Jay Skurski.

Gronk goes bald: Western New York native Rob Gronkowski had his head shaved Sunday at Gillette Stadium for the ninth annual Buzz Off, an event that benefits pediatric cancer foundation One Mission.


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