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If rookie quarterback Josh Allen becomes the Buffalo Bills' opening-day starter, it would put the franchise in uncharted territory. Never before in the NFL's modern era has a playoff team selected a quarterback in the first round of the draft and started him in Week 1 of the following season. But the Bills could find themselves in that spot come September. They trade…

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During a segment on ESPN's NFL Live outside AT&T Stadium in Texas – site of Thursday night's NFL Draft – former Bills coach Rex Ryan was analyzing the quarterbacks expected to be among the top picks. The Bills figure to be a team looking to trade up in order to select one of the highly ranked prospects. Ryan said the Bills need to be aggressive and lauded Bills o…

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[BN] Blitz's Path to the Passer series explored potential quarterbacks for the Bills and how quarterbacks are evaluated. How much does a strong arm matter?  At times, it’s as if no other trait matters. Find a big arm and your passing prayers are answered. Find a big arm and expect big success. The Browns, who own the first and fourth overall picks in the draft that be…

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One of Brandon Beane's favorite offseason lines is about how his team doesn't play meaningful football until September. That's a good thing for the Buffalo Bills, who still have some clear roster needs. There will be an opportunity to fill some of those at next weekend's NFL Draft. Ahead of that, the analytics website Pro Football Focus published a list of the worst pos…

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Trying would be a tame word to describe Nathan Peterman’s rookie season. Nothing short of a disaster accurately describes the 2017 season for the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback. “You've got to actually look at what happened and take it all in,” Peterman said Tuesday during the Bills’ offseason conditioning program. “Feel the pain of those losses. All the mistakes that yo…

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Here is a roundup of the most recent mock drafts with each expert's picks for whom the Bills will select at No. 12 and No. 22 (barring a trade). Mel Kiper, ESPN: 12. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech and 22. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville. Reasoning: "Edmunds might be the best athlete in this draft – and he could play inside or outside linebacker in Buffalo. ... Wit…

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It takes big money to lure in the NFL's top free agents. Sometimes, though, that money is wasted. Every team can point to a deal with a free agent that went bust. That's the risk that comes with the open market. Now that the spending is largely complete, ESPN's Mike Sando ranked the top 10 worst overpays and top 10 best value signings. The bad news for the Bills is t…

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Consider this my official plea to the NFL: Please, move the draft up at least two weeks on the calendar. Perhaps the pre-draft process just feels like it's dragging more than usual this year because of the buzz around the Buffalo Bills' plans, but I'm ready for the picks to start being made. I've read more mock drafts and scouting reports than I  care to admit. With …

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The Buffalo Bills’ scouting report on Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could dictate how aggressive they are in pursuing a trade up in next month’s draft. That’s the opinion of ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Speaking Wednesday on a national conference call, Kiper was asked how he would solve the Bills’ quarterback conundrum. “They have to decide how much of a d…

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AJ McCarron returned to his hometown of Mobile, Ala., following the initial whirlwind after he signed as a free agent with the Bills. McCarron, who has been working out at South Alabama in the offseason, said he plans to return to Buffalo a week before the team begins offseason workouts April 16. "I have to get the whole living situation set up," he said on the John …

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Maybe it's just the endless winter, but it feels like the NFL Draft is taking even longer to get here this year than usual. Or it could be the endless hype/speculation over what the Buffalo Bills will do when it arrives. The possibility of adding a franchise quarterback has been analyzed in every conceivable way, but that won't stop us from debating it over another mont…

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The signings have slowed to a trickle around the NFL. After a frantic first week of free agency, most of the headline-grabbing moves have been made, but as the Buffalo Bills showed Monday, there is always work to be done. General Manager Brandon Beane added depth to the offensive line with the signings of former Bengals center Russell Bodine and former Raiders right tac…

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Bills quarterback AJ McCarron is returning to the No. 10 he wore while leading Alabama to consecutive BCS national championships. McCarron wore No. 5 with the Bengals. Veteran punter Kevin Huber wore No. 10 for the Bengals. No. 10 was worn last season with the Bills by wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday. …

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“The Bengals may have been saved from themselves in regards to Russell Bodine.” That’s how an article on the Cincinnati Bengals’ SB Nation page, cincyjungle.com, starts. As you can probably surmise, there is a significant portion of the Bengals’ fan base happy to see Bodine go to the Buffalo Bills, who signed the veteran center to a two-year contract Monday. Although…

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A week ago, the Buffalo Bills had 18 players set to become unrestricted free agents. Now, five days after the market opened, just under a dozen of those players still do not have teams for the 2018 season. The Bills re-signed veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams to a one-year, $6 million contract, while also re-signing running backs Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones …