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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski was named one of the 10 best beat writers in the country in 2017 by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his coverage of the Bills. A Lewiston native and St. Francis High School graduate, he's got a passion for golf and strives to be a single-digit handicap.


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This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at the Buffalo Bills’ salary cap situation heading into free agency. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The Buffalo Bills are not desperate for space under the NFL salary cap this offseason. Contract websites Spotrac.com and Overthecap.com project the Bills will have $82.8 million available when the league’s new year starts in …

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This week's Bills Mailbag starts with quarterback talk. Not about Josh Allen, though. It also touches on what the team's draft plans should be, whether it would be wise to take a run at a premier pass rusher and plenty more. Let's dive right in ... 4th and 27 asks: The 2018 Eagles and '19 Titans proved the wisdom of having a quality, experienced backup quarterback to…

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The Buffalo Bills needed a spark. It was Week 3 of the regular season, and the winless Cincinnati Bengals had taken the lead late in the fourth quarter at New Era Field. A game that looked to be firmly in the Bills’ grasp was slipping away. That’s when Dawson Knox came through. The Bills’ rookie tight end hauled in a pass from Josh Allen near midfield and took off to…

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What, exactly, was Josh Allen doing on that failed lateral attempt in the playoffs against Houston? The Buffalo Bills' quarterback explained during an appearance on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast. "It wasn’t my finest moment, but I kind of just saw him and, hell, if I would have given him a good, little pitch (tight end) Dawson (Knox) might have been able to…

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The key number for Kevin Johnson last year was 16. That’s the number of games played in the regular season by the Buffalo Bills’ cornerback. Add in his start in the playoff loss to Houston, and Johnson played the entire slate for the first time since he was a rookie in 2015 with the Texans. Considering Johnson had played just 19 games in the previous three seasons be…

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The Carolina-to-Buffalo pipeline could deliver again. The Bills hosted tight end Greg Olsen on a free-agent visit in the last few days. Olsen, 34, was recently by the Carolina Panthers, but has generated plenty of interest on the open market. In addition to the Bills, he’s also planning visits to the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. We saw last year when the…

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Heath Farwell has been in Buffalo for a little more than a year. Most of his time as the Bills' special teams coordinator has been spent spent either on sidelines of the practice field or in a dark film room. Opportunities like Friday, then, are special. Farwell was one of at least 10 assistant coaches to visit St. Luke's Mission of Mercy to serve lunches and assembl…

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A new champion has been crowned, which means it’s time to officially move onto next season in the NFL. While free agency is up first, the league’s calendar has always been a little goofy. The next big event is the NFL Scouting Combine, which begins Feb. 25 in Indianapolis. All 32 teams gather to evaluate the top college players eligible for April’s draft. In between, fr…

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The average cost for a season ticket to see the Buffalo Bills will go up by a little more than $4 per game for the 2020 season. The Bills are raising prices by an average of 4.6%, taking the weighted ticket price from an average of $89.56 in 2019 to $93.67, the team confirmed to The Buffalo News. A letter to season ticket holders will go out Wednesday, detailing the …

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Buffalo Bills will get an up-close-and-personal look at both of Sunday’s Super Bowl teams during the 2020 season. The champion Kansas City Chiefs will visit New Era Field next year, while the Bills will travel to the home of the runner-up San Francisco 49ers for a game, part of a schedule that, on paper, looks to be more challenging than the on…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – LeSean McCoy waited 11 years to reach a Super Bowl. He’ll have to wait even longer to actually play in one. McCoy, who spent the previous four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, was a healthy inactive for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Super Bowl LIV. After watching Damien Williams tear through the San Francisco 49ers on the way to 104 yards o…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Talent was never the question with Sammy Watkins. The former Buffalo Bills’ first-round draft pick has game-changing ability. Always has. Injuries – and admitted immaturity – during his time in Buffalo prevented the receiver from always showing that. The Kansas City Chiefs believed in him, though, which is why they signed him as an unrestricted fre…

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MIAMI – Being overlooked is nothing new for Jimmy Garoppolo. The San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback started his career in New England as the backup for the greatest player of all time – Tom Brady. After being traded to the 49ers, Garoppolo has compiled a record of 23-5 as a starter (including the postseason) and finished the 2019 regular season as the only quarterback …

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MIAMI – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 48-person selection committee will meet here early Saturday morning. Their job will be to whittle a list of 15 modern-era finalists down to the five who ultimately will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio. Not up for debate again this year is a player from the Buffalo Bills’ glory years who did his job better than it’s ever been done. De…

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This week’s Bills Mailbag naturally highlights Super Bowl LIV, starting with the question: Who should Bills fans root for? It also includes plenty of draft and free agency chatter. Let’s get right to it. Luigi Mike Speranza asks: Everyone I know is rooting for the Chiefs for former Bills players and AFC representation. I say root for the 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo for MV…