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The Buffalo Bills have nearly their entire draft class under contract, a day before the start of rookie minicamp. The team announced Thursday evening that seven members of their eight-man draft class have been signed, highlighted by first-round pick Ed Oliver, the defensive tackle out of Houston. The others signed Thursday include Oklahoma offensive tackle Cody Ford …

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UPDATED: According to reports, Benjamin Watson has decided to sign with the Patriots on a one-year deal. FROM EARLIER: The Buffalo Bills might not be done reshaping their depth chart at tight end. According to a report Thursday from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team has expressed at least some interest in tight end Benjamin Watson, who after flirting with retirement …

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As is customary after the NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills made some tweaks to their scouting department Tuesday. The team announced the promotion of Dennis Hickey to the position of senior national scout, and also hired A.J. Highsmith and Mike Szabo to serve as area scouts. Hickey, who previously served as a senior college scout, has been with the Bills for thre…

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There’s usually no tackling for the Buffalo Bills in the spring. That NFL rule got broken more than a few times Monday, though. In conjunction with the league’s Inspire Change Initiative, six members of the team visited Bornhava, an Amherst-based early childhood center for children with developmental disabilities. The kids there had huge smiles on their faces as they to…

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If fans traveling by bus or limo bus to Buffalo Bills games next season want to tailgate, they’ll have to do so in a designated area. The team has announced a new policy that will require buses and limo buses to purchase a tailgating package for its occupants should they wish to tailgate. The cost for a 20-person vehicle is $300, then $600 for a 40-passenger vehicle and…

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The Buffalo Bills won’t play a football game that counts for another four-plus months. That’s a good thing, because it might take that long to sort out who should be on the final 53-man roster. "I don't know the order how a lot of these positions – whether it's O-line, receiver, tight end, running back – I don't know how it's going to shake out,” General Manager Bran…

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The Buffalo Bills took talents from South Florida on Saturday. On the final day of the NFL Draft, the team looked to the Miami area twice, selecting Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph in the fifth round and Miami safety Jaquan Johnson in the sixth round. Both Joseph and Johnson list Miami as their hometown, while running back Devin Singletary – chosen Friday in the third …

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The Buffalo Bills added a second tight end to close out the NFL Draft on Saturday. Boston College's Tommy Sweeney became the first tight end drafted from his school since Buffalo native Sean Ryan in the fifth round of the 2004 draft. Sweeney, 6-foot-4 and 251 pounds, played in 50 games for the Eagles and finished with 99 catches for 1,281 yards and 10 touchdowns during …

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Ed Oliver had to repeat the question before answering. "What do I think when I hear I’m Kyle Williams’ replacement?” the Buffalo Bills’ new defensive tackle said Friday. “I think Kyle Williams is a great player. I think Kyle Williams will wear a gold jacket one day. I just want to come in and compete and help the team in any way possible. I don't even think about that. …

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"Trader" Beane lived up to his moniker Friday night. Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane swung his second trade of the second day of the NFL Draft, acquiring the 96th overall selection in the third round from Washington. With the pick, the Bills drafted Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox. To move up, Beane sent the Redskins both of Buffalo's fourth-round picks, Nos.…

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A crowded Buffalo Bills running back room will have to make room for one more. With its third-round pick, No. 74 overall, the team selected Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary on Friday night -- a pick that promises to produce plenty of speculation. Singletary joins a running back depth chart in Buffalo that already includes LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, T.J. Yel…

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The Buffalo Bills turned their attention to the other side of the ball Friday night during the second round of the NFL Draft. The team traded up two spots to the 38th overall pick to select Oklahoma offensive tackle Cody Ford. To make the deal, Buffalo sent the 40th pick in the second round and No. 158 overall in the fifth round to the Oakland Raiders -- a pick that act…

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The newest member of the Buffalo Bills reported to work Friday. Defensive tackle Ed Oliver, the team's first-round draft pick Thursday night, arrived in Western New York and got the full tour of the team's facilities at One Bills Drive. "I'm just so excited to be here," Oliver said during his introductory news conference. "It's everything that I thought it was going …

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The first round is over, but for some, the NFL draft is just getting started. Rounds two and three begin at 7 p.m. Friday. With a day to reset draft boards, plenty of activity can be expected. In a mock draft published earlier this week by Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, he quotes an executive from an AFC team as saying “the meat of this draft is day two and day thre…

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Opening statement from head coach Sean McDermott: So before we get started I just wanted to take a minute, Brandon [Beane] and I together, on behalf of the organization, to offer a little bit of perspective. I know tonight is a big night for the organization, for our fans, just to send our support, prayers on behalf of the entire organization to Pancho Billa in his batt…