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Vic Carucci

Vic Carucci covers the Bills and NFL for The News. With four decades of experience as a pro football writer and broadcaster, he is a co-host on SiriusXM NFL Radio and a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector. Vic has authored 10 books about football (including multiple New York Times best-sellers) and is a past president of the Professional Football Writers of America.


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This is the fourth part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Bills entering training camp, which begins July 25. Today's question: Can they get another strong season out of Lorenzo Alexander? Some of it is a gift, an ability Lorenzo Alexander has to "endure a lot of ground and pound." "I've just been blessed to be built that way," he said. The rest of wh…

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter. I have answers. Let's get rolling. Kevin Thompson asks: Regarding the new stadium debate: is a downtown stadium the best use of valuable real estate? Isn’t the practical solution building a new stadium in the parking lot next to the existing one like many other teams have done? Your thoughts? …

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter. I have answers. Let's get rolling. Dustin Nelson asks: What do you think of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott's philosophy of not needing a true No. 1 wide receiver, and what does that mean for the WR group moving forward? Vic: I don't have a particular issue with the th…

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Andre Roberts understands why the Buffalo Bills made him one of their priority signings in free agency early in the offseason. Could he help them at wide receiver, one of their primary positions of need? Sure, although probably not to the same extent as fellow newcomers John Brown and Cole Beasley. The Bills signed Roberts to a reported two-year contract that include…

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This is the last in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The problems were many for the Buffalo Bills' special teams last season. That's why the unit has a new coach in Heath Farwell, who replaced long-time special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. That's also why the Bills were willing to give the NFL's…

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This is the seventh in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. Secondary is widely regarded as the Buffalo Bills’ strongest position, but linebacker isn’t far behind — if it trails at all. Three of the Bills’ more talented and productive players can be found in the defense’s primary anchor, middle linebacker T…

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Chad Hall and his wife, Rose, were out to dinner recently to celebrate the 33rd birthday of the Buffalo Bills’ first-year receivers coach. It was supposed to have been just the two of them, but when word of their special night found its way onto a text thread of the players in his position group, the dinner lost its intimacy. “One of them got on it and was like, ‘Coa…

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter @viccarucci. I have answers. Let's get rolling. TNFP69 asks: What is the the word around the league about the strength of the Bills' revamped O-line? Vic says: I'd call it mixed. Most NFL types with whom I've spoken are impressed that the Bills focused the heavy attention they did on impro…

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During a decade of playing in the NFL, LeSean McCoy has seen his share of quarterbacks with varying levels of experience. He knows when he's seeing their best, worst and everything in between. During the Buffalo Bills' offseason workouts, McCoy kept a particularly close watch on Josh Allen. McCoy wanted a firsthand account of just how much improvement Allen made from…

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This is the first in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. There was no mistaking the focus of the Buffalo Bills' offseason: Do everything possible to help quarterback Josh Allen make major strides in his second season and beyond. That was the thinking behind the reconstruction of the offensive line and at w…

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Ralph C. Wilson Jr.'s legacy has been honored in a variety of ways since the 2014 passing of the Buffalo Bills' founder and original owner. Now, you can add a golf tournament. The Bills Alumni Foundation will hold what is being billed as the first Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic at 9 a.m. on July 27, at Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga, foundation p…

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The small photo inside a circular diamond-studded, gold medallion stares at you from the middle of John Brown's chest. When you stand in front of the Buffalo Bills wide receiver, you look at James Walker as well. Walker's death nine years ago might have separated them physically, but the bond lives on. Besides the medallion, Brown wears three tattoos honoring Walker's m…

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Wyatt Teller is only approaching his second season as an NFL guard, and already he's working with his second offensive line coach and a whole bunch of new faces in his position group. "It's definitely crazy," Teller said of the several offensive linemen the Bills added via free agency and the draft. "I mean, the guys they brought in, there's a reason. They wanted to bri…

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With each year, Buffalo Bills public practices at their St. John Fisher College training camp keep dwindling. In 2018, there were 11. This year, per the team's release of the camp schedule Friday, there will be only eight. That's the fewest since 2000, the year the Bills moved their summer address from SUNY Fredonia to St. John Fisher's Pittsford campus. The Bills…

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In keeping with an NFL-wide trend, the Buffalo Bills canceled Wednesday's final day of mandatory minicamp at the team's facility and, instead, would participate in a "team-building activity." The Bills did not specify the activity. The next time the Bills take to the practice field will be in late July for training camp at St. John Fisher College.