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The expected has occurred: Danny Crossman is out as the Buffalo Bills' special teams coordinator. Crossman was fired Thursday by coach Sean McDermott after a disastrous 2018 season for the Bills' special teams. Buffalo finished the year last in rankings compiled by analytics website Football Outsiders. Crossman, who joined the Bills in 2013, amazingly served under th…

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Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott continued to make changes to his coaching staff Wednesday, with wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie the next to go. The Buffalo News confirmed that Robiskie has been fired. He follows offensive line coach Juan Castillo in leaving McDermott’s staff. Alex Marvez, a SiriusXM NFL Radio host, was the first to report Robiskie’s depar…

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Sean McDermott was asked Monday during his season-ending press conference if it was fair to grade his team on a curve, given the youth of the roster and the salary cap situation heading into the year. “I understand where you’re coming from with that and I’m more concerned right now with the direction of the organization, the direction of our football team,” the Buffalo …

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Every NFL team has someone who can be considered a No. 1 wide receiver. How that’s defined – whether by number of targets, catches or yards – is subjective. But not every team has a true No. 1 receiver – a game-changing player defensive coordinators wake up in a cold sweat thinking about – and that includes the Buffalo Bills. Kelvin Benjamin certainly wasn’t it, and Sam…

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The public-address announcer inside the Buffalo Bills’ press box was having trouble keeping up with the injury announcements Sunday. Both the home team and the New York Jets dealt with several injuries during the visitors’ 27-23 victory. “The way the previous game we played against them went, we knew they were going to come in with an edge,” Bills safety Jordan Poyer…

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The Buffalo Bills’ season took a turn in Week 9. A 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears at New Era Field dropped the team to 2-7 and made it abundantly clear that a second straight trip to the postseason was highly unlikely. In the days that followed, the team’s focus shifted. The plug was mercifully pulled on the Nathan Peterman Project. More than that, though, a youth mo…

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A jam-packed Bills Mailbag this week, so without further ado ... Rick McGuire asks: It looks like the Jets will have about $106 million and the Bills $92 million available for free agency in 2019. I know money talks, but could you see players signing with Buffalo over New York for less because of the direction the team is headed, or will the “Big Apple” city life be mor…

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The Bills shook up their offense this week by releasing wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes. Neither player lasted long on the open market. Benjamin, a first-round pick in 2014, was not claimed on waivers Wednesday but reportedly signed Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 10-2 record. Benjamin's deal gives him an…

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The harsh reality of life in the NFL was spelled out Tuesday for members of the Buffalo Bills. The release of wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes drove home that the league is a bottom-line business. Benjamin, in particular, was not producing on par with his pay, so he was sent packing. “I appreciate, just like I do every player, what they did. It obvious…

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On the day after the Buffalo Bills released wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes, coach Sean McDermott declined to go into specifics, but said, “Obviously, it didn’t work.” "Let me start by saying [that] I appreciate, just like I do every player, what they did," McDermott said Wednesday. "It obviously didn’t work, and those are hard decisions to make because …

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Signaling another move toward young players, the Buffalo Bills released wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes. Benjamin has been a disappointment since his acquisition by the Bills in the middle of last season from the Carolina Panthers. He caught 16 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown in six games last season and had 23 receptions for 354 yards and one tou…

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Here’s what Sean McDermott had to say a week ago, after his team was penalized 13 times for 80 yards in a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. “We can’t ignore those. Whether they’re accurate or not accurate, that’s for another time, but we can’t ignore that and expect to win games going forward. Good football teams don’t beat themselves, and we had opportunities to c…

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The end of last Sunday’s game between the Bills and Jaguars was rather anticlimactic. For the home team, that was a good thing. Bills receivers Zay Jones easily recovered an onside kick attempt by Jacksonville’s Josh Lambo, allowing his team to run out the clock in a 24-21 win. The play was forgettable — as nearly every onside kick attempt has become in the NFL. The …

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills visit the New York Jets: TV: CBS. Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play by play), James Lofton (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John Murphy…

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The second quarter of the 2018 season looked painfully similar to the first for the Buffalo Bills. The team went 1-3 again in the second quarter of the season, dropping its record to 2-6 halfway through the season. More troubling is the way they are losing. The offense is historically bad, leading to games feeling like they’re over the minute the team falls behind by tw…