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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Ready for Tyrod Taylor vs. the Bills?

Week 2 of the preseason isn't exactly a high-stakes game. But the Bills and Browns aren't scheduled to meet during the regular season, so outside of an unlikely playoff meeting, Friday night will be Tyrod Taylor's only chance to face the team that traded him after he ended its 17-year playoff drought.

Taylor is known for being mild-mannered, but he told Cleveland reporters this week that he's certainly using the trade for motivation.

"Each year has its own way of motivating itself,'' Taylor said, via cleveland.com. "But definitely how it ended there, it's motivation for this year, not necessarily for this game, but this year."

Taylor is expected to get more than two series in the game. Vic Carucci listed the Taylor reunion in his Five Things to Watch post; click here to read about the other storylines in the game.

Andy Dalton to thank Bills fans with donation to Roswell Park: Speaking of ending the postseason drought, remember when Bills fans donated to Dalton's charity because his Bengals beat the Ravens to get the Bills into the final wild-card spot? The Daltons are giving back, making a donation to Roswell Park as part of the Bengals' preseason visit to the Bills on Sunday, Aug. 26.

If Josh Allen is opening-day starter, Bills would make history

Bills center Russell Bodine aims to replace franchise cornerstone: Bodine has been competing with Ryan Groy for the starting center job. Get to know the player vying to replace team leader Eric Wood.

Bills player personnel director buys home in prominent OP development: Congrats to Dan and Ashleigh Morgan.

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