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Three days ago, Brandon Beane wasn't ready to make another move up the draft board in pursuit of a franchise quarterback. It remains to be seen if the Buffalo Bills' general manager has a newfound sense of urgency given what happened two days ago. The New York Jets acquired the third overall draft pick from the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, positioning themselves to d…

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So much for that smooth start to the offseason for the Buffalo Bills. General Manager Brandon Beane’s morning coffee must have been ruined Saturday with the news that the New York Jets have moved up to the third pick in next month’s draft. That puts Buffalo’s AFC East rivals in prime position to draft a quarterback – which has been widely assumed to be the Bills’ plan. …

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Opening Statement: First off, before you guys ask, I want to quickly thank Joe Schoen, Malik Boyd, Kevin Meganck, and Jim Overdorf. Those guys did a heck of a job for us; this thing happens fast. And all of our pro scouts did a heck of a job. They start back in November, December evaluating all these guys and there are so many free agents. I can’t watch them all, Joe can’t…

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Quarterback AJ McCarron Q: They didn’t give you any Bills gear yet, you had to wear a suit? A: Yeah, I figured I’d put the suit on. I got a pin though. Q: When you looked at your best opportunities, why did this one seem to be the most appealing to you, besides the contract? A: I thought it was just a great opportunity for myself to come up here and be able to co…

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The Buffalo Bills waited patiently, then pounced. As teams around the NFL struck deals with veteran quarterbacks Tuesday, the Bills stayed on the sidelines. When the NFL's new league year opened at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the team still wasn't in the game. Then, just before 7:30 p.m., General Manager Brandon Beane made his move. At that time, the Bills announced a two-year…

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1. He's got a championship pedigree. McCarron led Alabama to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2011 and 2012, making him the first quarterback to do so in the BCS era. He guided the Crimson Tide to a 36-4 record over his three seasons. He was named a first-team All-American as a senior in 2013, when he also won the Maxwell and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards. He was a fif…

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The Buffalo Bills finally have their veteran bridge quarterback. The team announced it had signed Cincinnati Bengals free agent AJ McCarron to a two-year contract Wednesday, hours after the start of the NFL's free-agency signing period. The deal is worth $10 million, with a $6.5-million upside based on playing time, according to Pro Football Talk. The Bills still …

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Bills fans are enjoying the start of free agency, including the signing of quarterback AJ McCarron on Wednesday night. We don't yet know what Bills General Manager Brandon Beane thinks of it all. But we have some indication of what the self-described "GM of the Beane Household" thinks. While this might not specifically reference the Bills, Hayley Beane, the GM's w…

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Kirk Cousins is reportedly heading to Minnesota. Sam Bradford is Arizona bound, and so is Mike Glennon Case Keenum will soon have a new home in Denver. Josh McCown is staying in New York – and Teddy Bridgewater will join him with the Jets. The quarterback carousel was spinning rapidly Tuesday, and one by one, the veteran market in free agency shrank. The Buffal…

Analysis

Even if the Buffalo Bills have no interest in AJ McCarron, the ruling Thursday that makes the Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback an unrestricted free agent is a favorable development. With McCarron free to test the open market next month, it’s possible a team ahead of the Bills in the draft order will convince themselves he can be their long-term answer at quarterback, thu…