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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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Devin Singletary was never the biggest or fastest player on the field when he played running back at Florida Atlantic University. The same will be true when he makes his professional debut soon with the Buffalo Bills. Normally, Singletary’s size-and-speed combination – 5-foot-7, 203 pounds and 4.66-second 40-yard dash – would be viewed as a detriment. Lane Kiffin …

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This is the 10th and final part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills entering training camp, which begins Thursday. Today’s question: Which undrafted rookie free agent has the best chance to make the 53-man roster? Levi Wallace and Robert Foster showed last year that undrafted rookies shouldn’t be counted out when it comes to making the Buffalo B…

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Is there such a thing as a fiscally responsible spending spree? If there is, the best example might be Brandon Beane’s approach to free agency this offseason. Yes, the Buffalo Bills’ general manager handed out contracts to 18 unrestricted free agents that could be worth a staggering $180 million, but that’s if every player makes it through the life of their deal – a …

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This is the eighth part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills entering training camp, which begins July 25. Today’s question: How will the coaching staff incorporate so many new players? The Buffalo Bills’ roster churn is basically complete. Just five players on the team’s 90-man roster predate the arrival of coach Sean McDermott in January 201…

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The day after minicamp ended last month, Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott sat down for what’s become an annual meeting with beat reporters covering the Buffalo Bills. The idea behind the session, which is organized by Derek Boyko, the team’s vice president of communications, is twofold. No. 1, it gives reporters a chance to get materials together for articles previewing…

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This is the third part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Bills entering training camp, which begins July 25. Today’s question: Is LeSean McCoy still the man at running back? Brandon Beane did his best to get out in front of the question before it even could be asked. Minutes after the Buffalo Bills’ general manager selected Florida Atlantic running back …

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This is the second part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Bills entering training camp, which begins July 25. Today’s question: Who fills in for Tyler Kroft as the starting tight end? It didn’t take long for the Buffalo Bills’ first major injury of 2019 to occur. When tight end Tyler Kroft broke his foot during the first practice of the spring, it create…

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This is the fourth in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The Buffalo Bills’ situation at tight end is best described as unsettled heading into the start of training camp. The starter the past four years at the position, Charles Clay, was released at the start of the offseason – a move that was expected af…

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Spring practices amounted to one big lost opportunity for Jason Croom. The Buffalo Bills’ only incumbent tight end, Croom was sidelined for the bulk of the spring because of a hamstring injury. Although not a serious problem or one that is expected to keep him out when training camp begins next month at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, it nevertheless cost Croom th…

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T.J. Yeldon entered the NFL with great expectations. He was a college star at Alabama, ranking fifth on the program’s all-time rushing yardage list, with 3,322, and became the third running back chosen in 2015 when the Jacksonville Jaguars used the 36th overall selection in the second round on him. After four years, though, it’s fair to say Yeldon hasn’t quite lived …

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This is the second in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The Buffalo Bills have an overabundance of running backs heading into the start of training camp. Last year’s starter, LeSean McCoy, is back for what could be his final season with the Bills. His contract expires after this year. He’s joined by a…

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It’s the end of an era this week at the International Junior Masters. Four members of the host East Aurora Country Club will compete in their final IJM. Jake Roach, Andrew LaCongo and twin brothers Mitch and Matt Jeffe have enjoyed a remarkable run of success on the East Aurora/Holland golf team during their recently completed high school careers. In four years of co…

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Sean McDermott is fond of pointing out how players who look good in spring practices sometime disappear when training camp begins. The Buffalo Bills’ coach believes he’ll learn more about his team when the pads come on at St. John Fisher College starting at the end of next month. That doesn’t mean the spring is meaningless, though. Some players showed they deserve a …

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Welcome to the NFL’s true offseason. The six weeks between the end of spring practices and the start of training camp is the only slow spot on the league’s calendar. With that in mind, a note of thanks to all of you who have produced such good questions week after week for the mailbag. Before I head out on my own summer vacation, here’s one last mailbag to wrap up the s…

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A nugget of wisdom from an all-time great has stuck with Ray-Ray McCloud this offseason. The Buffalo Bills’ second-year receiver distinctly remembers something former Panthers and Ravens star Steve Smith said in an interview. “They asked him, ‘What motivated you so long?’ " McCloud said. "He said, ‘Knowing every day in that building, I could get fired.' ” That ans…