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The Buffalo Bills do not expect to use either the franchise or transition tag this offseason on any of their impending unrestricted free agents, General Manager Brandon Beane told the News' Jay Skurski on Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine. Buffalo is scheduled to have 11 unrestricted free agents when the new league year starts next month. They are running backs Frank …

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane met with reporters Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Here are some highlights: Beane confirmed the team has talked with free agent cornerback Josh Norman, who was released by Washington. Norman, 32, played for Bills coach Sean McDermott with the Carolina Panthers. Beane said he expects a number of teams will be inte…

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The Buffalo Bills are expected to strongly consider drafting a wide receiver relatively early in the NFL draft. The receivers were available to reporters Tuesday morning at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and a number of them said they had met or were expected to meet with Bills officials. Colorado's Laviska Shenault Jr., a popular choice in some mock drafts at No.…

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Brandon Beane will have a little longer to make his first meaningful decision of the Buffalo Bills’ offseason. The start of when teams can use the franchise or transition tag on their own impending free agents has been extended from Tuesday to Thursday, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Similarly, the deadline for when those tags must be applied has been …

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INDIANAPOLIS – Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III passed his first measurement test Monday, and the heralded wide receiver class was as big as advertised at the NFL scouting combine. The wide receivers, quarterbacks and tight ends had their official measurements as the annual NFL draft assessment convention kicked off. Ruggs, who is expected to be the fastest player among the…

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The NFL scouting combine has a new schedule with a focus on prime-time television, and the on-field drills are getting a new look as well. But the event still includes staples such as the 40-yard dash. New times Quarterbacks will throw and the 40-yard dashes will begin Thursday, with live television coverage from 4 to 11 p.m. Wide receivers and tight ends also work o…

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have declined the option on former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, NFL Media reported. The move is expected to save the Jaguars $20 million on the salary cap for 2020 and leave $2.5 million in dead money. The deadline for a decision was Tuesday. Activating the option would have meant a $10 million roster bonus on March 10 along…

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Here are 10 players to watch at the NFL scouting combine, with an emphasis on prospects who fit the Buffalo Bills’ needs. 1. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson. The 6-foot-4 Higgins has the best size of the top receivers in the class and is a popular mock draft pick for Buffalo. He had 27 TD catches in 37 college games. He could help himself by running well. Is he a 4.55 guy? Or …

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Some big changes are coming to what happens in front of the television cameras at the NFL scouting combine this year. What happens behind the cameras – which always has been far more important to NFL teams – is staying mostly the same. The NFL is taking its annual draft prospect showcase to prime time for the first time. Instead of running all the on-field drills – i…

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Local broadcasts of Buffalo Bills' preseason games are moving to WIVB-TV as part of a multiyear partnership, the station announced Friday. The agreement also gives the station the rights to exclusive Bills programming, including "The Sean McDermott Show." Bills' preseason games previously aired on WKBW and McDermott's show had been on WIVB and also MSG. "We are very …

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The Buffalo Bills easily could wait until the second or third round of the NFL draft to find a receiver who could help right away, according to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah. “It’s so deep and so loaded,” Jeremiah said of the wide receiver class on a national media conference call Friday. “When you look at Buffalo and the direction they could go, I think finding a…

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Welcome, Bills fans, to our pre-NFL Combine Bills Mailbag. I have the daunting task of filling in for the vacationing Jay Skurski. Here we go. Saydak Law asks: Do we typically see a big jump in tackle play from Year One to Year Two in the NFL? Like everyone, I'm wondering if Cody Ford will end up at tackle or guard. The Big Game asks: Props to Cody Ford for giving al…

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Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes had his second surgery of the offseason. Hughes had groin surgery Thursday at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, according to an Instagram post from his wife, Meghan. Along with a photo of Hughes in a hospital bed, she wrote, "2020 we're coming back better and stronger. #Offseasontuneup." Hughes is wearing on a cast on …

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Buffalo Bills right tackle Cody Ford said his fine for unnecessary roughness for the illegal blindside block in overtime of the Bills' playoff loss to the Houston Texans has been reduced to around $4,000. He originally was fined the mandatory $28,075. "I still believe I did nothing wrong," Ford tweeted Thursday. On the play, quarterback Josh Allen was scrambling t…