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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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PITTSFORD – The resume doesn't exactly scream that Josh Allen, one of the most important draft picks in Buffalo Bills history, has an ideal tutor guiding him through these critical first steps as an NFL quarterback. It shows that David Culley, while in his 25th season of coaching in the league, is beginning only his second year as a quarterbacks coach. It also shows tha…

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PITTSFORD – If you want a reason Brandon Reilly can make the Buffalo Bills' roster this time, you need to look beyond the obvious. Of course, the competition at his position, wide receiver, is as open as it has been in a long time. Of course, he came close enough to making the roster last summer, before winding up on the practice squad, to merit the second chance he's g…

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PITTSFORD — Somehow, Trent Murphy had to compete, had to do better at something than someone else. Blown-out anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee might have crushed his ability to do so on the field in 2017. It might have left the defensive end too hobbled to show his athletic superiority over an offensive tackle looking to prevent him from ge…

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PITTSFORD — Tremaine Edmunds says he didn’t take a whole lot of time away from football during the six weeks between the end of the Buffalo Bills’ offseason workouts and the start of training camp this week. According the Bills’ first-round draft pick, he spent a good portion of what is supposed to largely be a rest-and-relaxation period studying the defensive scheme he h…

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PITTSFORD — The fact LeSean McCoy is at the Buffalo Bills’ training camp and “ready to roll” was a point General Manager Brandon Beane emphasized Thursday, just before the team’s first practice at St. John Fisher College. The message was clear from the team’s standpoint: Nothing that has come up so far in police and NFL investigations into the running back’s alleged invol…

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It shouldn't be a surprise that neither Sean McDermott nor Brandon Beane did much reflecting on the end of the Buffalo Bills' 17-year playoff drought after their first season as coach and general manager. Not only do they share the belief that looking back wastes time and energy that should be invested in looking forward, but they're also keenly aware the roster is hard…

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There is still pain. Plenty of pain. But whatever discomfort that apparently caused Jim Kelly to travel to New York City to undergo earlier than planned tests Wednesday on his upper jaw, from which squamous cell carcinoma was surgically removed, was not an indication the cancer had returned. That was the happy news Jill Kelly, wife of the Hall of Fame quarterback, sh…

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Everyone is in the fold, and just in the nick of time. The Buffalo Bills took care of that Wednesday by signing their first-round pick and the seventh overall choice of the NFL Draft, quarterback Josh Allen, to a contract, the team announced. No details of the agreement were revealed by the club, although it is likely worth a little more than the four-year, $20-milli…

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This is the last in a series on 10 key questions facing the Bills entering training camp. THE quarterback was always going to be drafted. Not A quarterback. THE quarterback. "I think everybody knew, with all the draft capital we had and the quarterback-rich college market it was, that you had to assume somewhere we're drafting one, whether it's first round, second ro…

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This is the ninth in a series on 10 key questions facing the Bills entering training camp. It happened so quickly, so abruptly, there was no way the Bills could have been fully prepared for the back-to-back massive blows to their offensive line. Gut punch No. 1: Eric Wood's postseason physical in January shows a chronic neck issue had become severe enough that he no …

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This is the fifth in a series on 10 key questions facing the Bills entering training camp. Read the rest of the questions here.  Take the bizarre video out of the equation for a moment. If Zay Jones' offseason consisted only of the shoulder and knee surgeries he underwent, it would be difficult for the Bills and their fans to feel good about the status of the 2017 se…

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Paul Maguire said he understands. New owners have new ideas. Terry and Kim Pegula are no different. "They should want to make it bigger and better," Maguire said of the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. "And they're going to do that." The only thing Maguire, who played for the Bills from 1964 to 1970, doesn't want to see is the team create too much distance …

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This is the last of a three-part series reviewing what the rest of the AFC East did during the offseason. Get the quarterback position right, and everything else will fall into place. The New York Jets are banking on the considerable effort they've put into that mission statement to make them good in the short and long term. The Jets gave up three second-round pic…

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This is the second of a three-part series reviewing what the rest of the AFC East did during the offseason. The Miami Dolphins flirted with joining several other teams, including two in their division, in the franchise-quarterback gold rush of 2018. Instead, they're putting their faith in Ryan Tannehill's recovery from a knee injury that sidelined him all last season…