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Nick Veronica

Nick Veronica joined The News in 2013 and began covering the Bills in 2016. He is a Buffalo native and a graduate of Canisius College. You can follow him on Twitter @NickVeronica and on Facebook at fb.com/ByNickVeronica.


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The Buffalo Bills stayed remarkably healthy during Sean McDermott’s first two seasons as coach, but depth will always be tested at some point during an NFL season. At which positions can the Bills least afford an injury? Mark Gaughan looked through the roster and tried to answer that question. Quarterback may be an obvious choice, but nearly every team is in the same…

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Levi Wallace was one of the best stories of the Buffalo Bills' 2018 season, going from an undrafted rookie who didn't start until Week 10 to Pro Football Focus' top rookie cornerback of the season. Without Vontae Davis' retirement, Wallace might not have even seen the field. But with only seven starts to his name, Wallace will have to play his way back into the starting…

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Losing the Bills was a legitimate fear for Western New Yorkers prior to the team's 2013 lease agreement with Erie County. Owner Ralph Wilson was aging and a new owner could've tried to relocate the team. But when the team signed a new lease that contained a non-relocation agreement with a $400 million penalty, those fears were eased. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz…

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Jadeveon Clowney continues to be a popular topic among readers who submit questions for our Bills Mailbag. This week, Vic Carucci was asked if the Texans might consider swapping their edge rusher for a running back. "Not seeing it," Carucci replied. "Although Clowney doesn't figure to have any future with the Texans, I don't see them seeking any sort of one-for-one trad…

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The Bills clearly like Ty Nsekhe. They signed him this offseason to a two-year deal worth $10 million. They gave him $3 million just for signing his contract and reportedly guaranteed his $3.2 million salary this season, too. But if Nsekhe never plays a snap at left tackle, the Bills might be OK with that. That scenario would mean Dion Dawkins stepped up and won the job…

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The News' look around the AFC East finished with the Dolphins, who are "widely projected to be the worst team in the NFL this season." Josh Rosen could be the team's quarterback of the future after being booted from Arizona in favor of Kyler Murray. He'll have the beat out veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who always seems to find his way into the starting lineup. But there doe…

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The Bills were among the most active teams in free agency, but the Jets weren't far behind. Which AFC East rival had a better offseason? The News' training camp preview continued Monday with a look at teams from around the division. The Jets "made it a point to surround quarterback Sam Darnold with talent heading into his second NFL season," including signing running ba…

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You always know football season is just around the corner when Madden video game ratings are released. Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver fared well in his first rating. His 79 overall grade is the second-best among all rookies, trailing only Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (80), who was drafted third overall; Oliver went ninth. Ratings for veteran players have …

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A reader in this week's Bills Mailbag asked, "What record is acceptable for this regime of GM and coach to be seen as successful this year?" Some fans might respond with, "As many wins as it takes to make the playoffs." Vic Carucci thinks the team needs to do more than get to .500. "I realize seven or eight wins would technically represent an improvement over last se…

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For as much attention as Vontae Davis' mid-game retirement received last season, not enough was made of this fact: The Bills literally had a starting cornerback quit the team in Week 2 and they still allowed the fewest passing yards per game in the NFL (while ranking in the top half of the league in run defense). How was that even possible? Coach Sean McDermott and GM B…

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Happy Fourth of July, everyone. Today marks three weeks until the first practice of the Bills' abbreviated training camp. In a series previewing each position group ahead of camp, Vic Carucci's latest installment looked at the linebackers, where the starters appear solid but depth could be a concern. Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds and Lorenzo Alexander are set as the …

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Trent Murphy's poor 2018 season wasn't entirely unexpected. The veteran defensive end was coming off a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Doctors estimated the injury would require an 18-month recovery. Murphy was set on returning sooner, but the results suffered. Last September marked 13 months from the injury. The 18-month period wasn't complete until after the season…

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Barring and unforeseen move, the Bills will enter training camp with 16 offensive linemen on the roster. It can be hard to keep them all straight. But if that sounds like you, you're in luck: Mark Gaughan's training camp preview of the offensive line sorts things out nicely. Here's how the position looks entering camp, from left to right across the line: Left tack…

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Vic Carucci was asked an interesting question in this week's Bills mailbag: Which coach on Sean McDermott's staff is most likely to become a candidate for a head coaching job? Offensive and defensive coordinators are most likely to get consideration for head coaching vacancies, though coaches leading other position groups have made the jump. The Bengals just hired Zac T…

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If Bills fans were granted the power to make one aesthetic change to the franchise, one of the more popular suggestions would be going back to red end zones. Aside from looking sharp, red end zones conjure memories of the glory days. Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed scored in red end zones. Steve Christie's winning kick in The Comeback sailed above a red end zone. And Bill…