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Greg Olson has decided not to interview for the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator job, as he was scheduled to do Thursday, and instead will become quarterbacks coach of the Los Angeles Rams, The News confirmed Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report that Olson, considered the likely choice for the Bills' position, would be taking the job in Los Angele…

News Sports Reporter Tim Graham's radio show is tonight on 1270 The Fan. "The Tim Graham Show" airs at 5 p.m. weekly on 1270 The Fan and here at [BN] Blitz. Tonight's show features News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan, ESPN Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak, former UB quarterback Joe Licata and other guests. Graham will be hosting the show remotely from Dallas, w…

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A clearer picture is emerging on just how much money the Buffalo Bills will have to work with in regards to the 2017 salary cap. The National Football League Players' Association on Wednesday released the amount of unused salary-cap space from 2016 that each team will carry over for the upcoming season. For the Bills, that figure checks in at $2,837,222, the 10th-smalle…

The Buffalo Bills have hired Kelly Skipper as their new running backs coach. Skipper, 49, spent the last two seasons in the same capacity with the Jacksonville Jaguars. After nine years of coaching at the collegiate level, he broke into the NFL as a tight ends coach with the Oakland Raiders in 2007. Skipper remained in that role through the 2008 season before moving …

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I dropped in at Coles for a quick one after work Tuesday night and ran into my old pal, Rex Carr, who was sitting at the bar and cursing at the TV as the Sabres were in the process of losing at the Maple Leafs. "Nice goaltending," Rex muttered, keeping his gaze fixed on the TV set as I ordered a couple of drafts. "As if things weren't going bad enough, Mr. Positive has …

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The honors continue to roll in for Khalil Mack. The University at Buffalo product and Oakland Raiders' star was named Defensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America on Tuesday. Mack, who is the first Raiders' defensive player to win the award since it began in 1992, finished with 77 tackles (56 solo), 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble r…

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With 24 pending unrestricted free agents, the Buffalo Bills had plenty of players for ESPN's John Clayton to choose from when making its list of the top 50 free agents who could be available in March. Clayton ultimately chose three of them for his list – cornerback Stephon Gilmore, inside linebacker Zach Brown and wide receiver Robert Woods. Gilmore checks in at No. …

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Corey Graham has unfinished business. The Buffalo Bills’ safety signed with his hometown team three years ago with a singular goal: to help the team end an embarrassing postseason drought. With just a year left on his contract, Graham knows he might be running out of time to accomplish what he set out to do. “I know how important it is here to get to the playoffs …

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The Buffalo Bills added another experienced coach to Sean McDermott's staff Tuesday. Rob Boras, who worked the last two years as the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams' offensive coordinator, was hired as the Bills' tight ends coach. Boras has coached in the NFL since 2004, working with the Chicago Bears (2004-09) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-11) in addition to the Rams. H…

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Anthony Lynn's first two press conferences as a head coach in the National Football League haven't gone as planned. Lynn, who finished the 2016 season as the Buffalo Bills' interim coach, was officially introduced Tuesday as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. In his first official meeting with the media in each city, he misspoke in a rather embarrassing way…

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Throughout the 2016 season, we tracked the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results on divisional weekend: • Packers RB James Starks: A Niagara Falls High School and University at Buffalo product, Starks missed Green Bay's 34-31 victory over Dallas. He has been out of the lin…

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It remains unclear who coined the phrase “records are meant to be broken,” but it has been repeated so many times, from Leonidas of Rhodes to LeBron of Cleveland, that it has become a broken record. You can only assume the words were first spoken in Greek based on the following rationale: The Olympics were first held in Greece back in 776 B.C., thereby establishing in…

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Dust off those "so and so" was spotted at the Buffalo airport jokes. It's that time of year when a single, vaguely sourced post on social media can start speculation. Such was the case Monday, when a tweet was sent out about Philip Rivers not wanting to move with the Chargers to Los Angeles. Per source, #Chargers QB Phillip Rivers is not interested in a move to LA, a…

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The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to bring in Greg Olson to interview for their offensive coordinator vacancy on Thursday, The News has learned. The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Olson as their offensive coordinator in late October and replaced him with former Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett, who had been the Jags' quarterbacks coach. The News also learned that Brad Childress,…

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The honors keep coming for the amazing season of revival by Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. The latest is his selection to the All-AFC squad by the Professional Football Writers of America. Alexander was the only Bills player to be recognized by the PFWA for his performance during the 2016 season. He already has been named to the Pro Bowl for the first ti…