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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski has served as an editor and reporter at The Buffalo News since 2009. In addition to the Bills beat, he also writes a local golf column and strives to be a single-digit handicap.


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Solid, but not spectacular would be a good way to describe Charles Clay’s first three seasons in Buffalo. The Bills lured Clay away from the Miami Dolphins after the 2014 season with a five-year contract worth up to $38 million that still ranks eighth in average annual value three years after it was signed. The return on that investment for Buffalo has been only so-so. …

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During last month’s NFLPA Rookie Premier in Los Angeles, Bills quarterback Josh Allen participated in a roundtable discussion among the five first-round quarterbacks, hosted by Sports Illustrated. The complete episode, which is available on si.tv, runs for 24 minutes. The most interesting answer from Allen came when the quarterbacks talked about the rise in personal qua…

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Every tattoo on Keith Ford’s body comes with a story. The most tragic of those is three bullets on the inside of his right bicep. Each one is a constant reminder of friends gone too soon, the victims of gun violence. “People usually get tattoos just to get tattoos, but after I go through trials and tribulations in my life, I want it to leave a mark,” the Buffalo Bill…

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The Buffalo Bills got robbed. Members of the Pro Football Writers of America voted recently for its yearly awards, one of which is the Pete Rozelle Award, which is given to an “NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.” This year’s winner was the Minnesota Vikings. The Bills were one of …

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's road to recovery from oral cancer included another surgery Thursday in New York City. Kelly's wife, Jill, posted on Instagram that Thursday's procedure is "another step forward in the healing process," adding that if all goes well, the family will be back home by the weekend. Jill Kelly posted shortly after 3 p.m. that Jim was out…

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Doug Whaley is back in football. The former general manager of the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday was named the director of college scouting for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. In his new role, Whaley will be responsible for recruiting, evaluating and selecting draft-eligible prospects to compete in the annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. "I’m grateful to the NFLPA for entrusting m…

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Say goodbye to the Jim Kelly, Paul Maguire and Van Miller clubs at New Era Field. As part of renovations to the three 200-level sideline clubs, Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced Tuesday naming-rights deals with Dunn Tire, Toyota and Pepsi. Team owners Terry and Kim Pegula are funding the renovations, which are expected to cost $18 million. It's the first renovat…

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Only one player in the NFL took more snaps as a slot cornerback in 2017 than Leonard Johnson did for the Buffalo Bills. Johnson was on the field for 423 snaps in the slot, according to analytics website Pro Football Focus. That ranked behind only the 430 of Washington’s Kendall Fuller. So even though the position may not be classified as a starter, it’s still a vital…

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Brandon Beane showed last summer that roster building in the NFL is never complete. The Buffalo Bills' general manager shocked the league when he traded away wide receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby in separate transactions. So plenty could still change between today and Sept. 9, when the Bills open the 2018 season in Baltimore. For now, here's a look …

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Welcome to the period of the NFL calendar teams dread most. The six-week break from the end of spring practices to the start of training camp gives players a chance to reconnect with their families and get some much-needed rest. It also provides them the sort of free time that scares teams, because that's when bad decisions can be made. Surely, that was part of Sean McD…

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Rookie quarterback Josh Allen continued to see some time with the starting offense Wednesday on the second day of the Buffalo Bills’ mandatory minicamp. The first 11-on-11 session during practice was a red-zone segment. Allen’s first pass was knocked down, and he scrambled on the next play. He made an impressive touchdown throw on the offense’s third snap, throwing a ro…

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The Buffalo Bills will open training camp July 26 at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. The team announced its complete camp schedule Wednesday, with a total of 14 practices in suburban Rochester, 11 of which are open to the public. Camp breaks on Aug. 15. Fans wanting to see the team on the practice field will have to be up early -- 10 of the 14 practices at Fish…

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It was a foregone conclusion Joe Lovullo and his new wife, Lorrie, would be at New Era Field for their wedding pictures Saturday. The couple was engaged in the bus parking lot back in September 2016, after all. But having their wedding party crashed and photo-bombed by rookie quarterback Josh Allen and a couple of his teammates? That was something the Lovullos never …

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This is Part 2 of a two-part series. You can read Part 1 here. SHREVEPORT, La. – Almost a decade later, Tre’Davious White still gets worked up. A straight-A student throughout elementary and middle school, he maintained that lofty status through his first two high school report cards. But when the third nine-week grading period arrived home, there it was – a B in wor…

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All that remains are three minicamp practices before the Buffalo Bills head out for summer vacation. Next week's mandatory sessions will wrap up the team's spring. Coach Sean McDermott has used the practice time reporters have been able to view to mix and match plenty with his lineups. There are wide-open competitions at quarterback, wide receiver, interior offensive li…