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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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Sean McDermott hasn’t been shy about making changes to his coaching staff during his two years leading the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have made seven changes to their coordinators or position coaches since McDermott took over. That starts with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison being fired after one year and special teams coordinator Danny Crossman being let go earlier t…

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Welcome to the first celebrity Bills Mailbag. Check out the first question to see what I mean. Topics this week include the possibility of adding Antonio Brown in a trade, what the team might do with all of its cap space and what’s in store for Duke Williams. Let’s get to it … Luke Russert asks: Do you think there’s a mindset within One Bills Drive that the clock rea…

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Lorenzo Alexander didn’t need to wait. The day after the 2018 season ended, the Buffalo Bills’ veteran linebacker said he didn’t feel the need to test the free-agent waters in March. If he was offered a contract he felt was fair to both sides, he knew he wanted to stay in Buffalo. Just a little more than two weeks later, it’s a done deal. The Bills announced Wednesda…

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The Buffalo Bills brought back another one of their own Wednesday. The team announced a one-year contract extension with offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles, a move that came just a few hours after a similar announcement regarding linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. Sirles, 27, is a 6-foot-6, 315-pounder who joined the Bills in September off waivers from Minnesota. He played…

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This is the next in a series analyzing the Buffalo Bills’ most significant questions entering the offseason. Part 10: Are the Bills set at backup quarterback with Matt Barkley? Matt Barkley never doubted himself. The Buffalo Bills’ backup quarterback did, however, wonder why he was out of the NFL for as long as he was. “I’ve been cut. I've been injured. I've been …

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Buffalo Bills are well represented at this week’s East-West Shrine Game – save for one late scratch from their lineup. The scouting contingent for the team includes General Manager Brandon Beane, assistant GM Joe Schoen, director of player personnel Dan Morgan, director of college scouting Terrance Gray, national scout Dennis Hickey and West C…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – By now, you’ve probably seen the clip. Edmonton Eskimos receiver Duke Williams is off screen. BC Lions cornerback Garry Peters is in the picture – taunting Williams, signaling to him to "bring it on." Peters immediately regrets that, as Williams runs him over in a clip that instantly became an all-time great. So, yes, it’s fair to say the Buffa…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The hurt is still there for Khalil Hodge. The University at Buffalo senior linebacker admits he hasn’t gotten over the disappointing end to what started as a dream season for the Bulls. Losses in the Mid-American Conference championship game to Northern Illinois and the Dollar General Bowl to Troy spoiled a season that began with such promise. …

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The bedtime stories Kyle Smith would hear as a little boy were quite a bit different than those of other kids. The son of former Buffalo Bills scout and personnel director A.J. Smith, Kyle would drift off to breakdowns of Buffalo’s upcoming opponents. “A lot of kids would get Berenstain Bears books read to them at night, and he’d have his Miami Dolphins AFC East adva…

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The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins continue to make front-office swaps. The most recent move is a subtraction for the Bills, with national scout Marvin Allen leaving the team to become Miami's assistant general manager, according to a report Sunday from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Allen has been with the Bills for the past two seasons, working as a national scout. Pr…

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This is the next piece in a series analyzing the Bills' most significant questions entering the offseason. Part 7: Is Levi Wallace the answer as the No. 2 cornerback? It’s hard to overstate just how important Levi Wallace’s emergence was for the Buffalo Bills’ defense in 2018. A revolving door at right cornerback saw Phillip Gaines, Vontae Davis and Ryan Lewis walk t…

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Welcome to the mailbag. This week, we're tackling the future of Thomas Davis, comparing the two Duke Williams, debating Shaq Lawson's future and projecting the number of trades the Bills will swing. Let's get to it ... Rick McGuire asks: Any chance the Bills sign former Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis? Seems to me he could be a great teacher/mentor for the younger guys…

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This is the next piece in a series analyzing the Bills' most significant questions entering the offseason. Part 3: What will the team do about Shaq Lawson's fifth-year option? Shaq Lawson gave Bills General Manager Brandon Beane something to think about in the Buffalo Bills’ season finale. Lawson, a former first-round draft pick, had his first career two-sack game. T…

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Sean McDermott reached his breaking point in early December. The Buffalo Bills’ coach watched his team commit 13 penalties in consecutive games coming out of the bye week. While they got away with the self-inflicted wounds against Jacksonville in Week 12, they weren’t so lucky against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. Of the 13 penalties that cost the Bills 120 yards that …

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Brandon Beane’s perfect world involves re-signing his own free agents. We live in an imperfect world, though, so it remains to be seen whether the Buffalo Bills’ third-year general manager stands by that between now and March. The Bills have eight pending unrestricted free agents, which is a big change from last year, when Beane had 18 pending unrestricted free agent…