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Who's going to be a building block? Who's a fringe player? Who's almost certainly headed to Rochester or Cincinnati? Here's our first rundown of all 51 players invited to Sabres training camp: The Goalies (6) Carter Hutton: Signed three-year free agent deal to become first-time NHL starter. Was at 2.09/.931 last year at St. Louis. Linus Ullmark: Ticketed for first…

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Training camp in the NHL is always on fast forward. The Buffalo Sabres report for physicals Thursday, hit the HarborCenter ice Friday for three days of practice – and then start a stretch of seven exhibition games in 12 days Monday night in Columbus. https://buffalonews.com/2018/09/12/buffalo-sabres-training-camp-schedule-preseason-guide/ So what are the biggest stor…

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The Buffalo Sabres have finalized plans for the opening weekend of training camp, with sessions open to the public at HarborCenter starting on Friday, Sept. 14. Veteran players report for testing, physicals and media interviews on Thursday, Sept. 13. The public is invited the next day for the start of on-ice workouts, which will feature multiple sessions on both of Harb…

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Fans may be in Josh Allen's camp — but  two practices into training camp, what do veteran Buffalo News reporters Vic Carucci, Jay Skurski and Mark Gaughan have to say about how the three candidates for quarterback are looking? https://youtu.be/hxQEFcTnazo

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MOBILE, Ala. – The highlight of AJ McCarron’s college career is not what you think it would be. A player who guided Alabama to consecutive national championships and won 36 of 40 career starts considers a 3-yard completion in a 49-0 victory against Chattanooga on Senior Day in 2013 the favorite play of his four years with the Crimson Tide. That’s because the completi…

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The defensive masterpiece of the Buffalo Bills' 2017 season came in Week 12 at Kansas City. The Bills' season was hanging by a thread after three straight blowout losses in which they had given up an average of 32 points a game. The team was reeling after the one-game benching of Tyrod Taylor in the disastrous loss to the Chargers. Lose a fourth straight and kiss the pl…

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The Bills are set to begin training camp at St. John Fisher in Pittsford. Here is what you need to know. How to get there  |  Buffalo Bills experience  |  vendor area  |  kids autograph zone  |  camp contact info  |  theme days  |  key dates  |  FAQ  |  where to stay  |  where to park Camp schedule Thursday, July 26: 5:30 p.m. (Tickets required) Friday, July 27: 2:…

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Here is your quick guide to the 90 players on the Bills' training camp roster. Players are listed in numerical order. 2: Nathan Peterman: Don't underestimate him. Odds to be Day 1 starting QB: 40 percent. 3: Ray-Ray McCloud: Potential play-maker must be sure-handed to win punt-return job. 4: Stephen Hauschka: Went remarkable 7 of 9 from 50-plus yards last season. …

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MOBILE, Ala. – It was two days after the “Game of the Century,” and AJ McCarron received a not-so-subtle reminder of how football is everything here in the land of the Crimson Tide. The sophomore starting quarterback at Alabama – a position that comes with more scrutiny than being the state’s governor, the saying goes – McCarron suffered his first career loss in a hard-…

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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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A lot of questions this week, so no room for an introduction. Let's get to the mailbag ... Jeff F. asks: Which under-the-radar player is your early guess for the surprise of camp? Jay: Rookie undrafted receiver Robert Foster. The Alabama product played last year for new Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll with the Crimson Tide. He has the size and speed NFL teams…

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This is the eighth of a series on 10 key questions facing the Buffalo Bills entering training camp. Read the rest of the series here. The Buffalo Bills' offense can use all the help it can get in 2018. The quarterback is new. The offensive line is rebuilt. The wide receiving corps is unproven, at best. Getting more help from the kickoff and punt return game would …

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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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Before the Buffalo Bills broke for summer vacation, Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott sat down for a 45-minute interview with local beat writers. The first question to the team’s general manager and coach was the same: Have either of you had a chance to relish what happened last year? McDermott went first, laughing a bit before saying, “No.” Beane was next, and the an…