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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter. I have answers. Let's get rolling. Dustin Nelson asks: What do you think of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott's philosophy of not needing a true No. 1 wide receiver, and what does that mean for the WR group moving forward? Vic: I don't have a particular issue with the th…

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Andre Roberts understands why the Buffalo Bills made him one of their priority signings in free agency early in the offseason. Could he help them at wide receiver, one of their primary positions of need? Sure, although probably not to the same extent as fellow newcomers John Brown and Cole Beasley. The Bills signed Roberts to a reported two-year contract that include…

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This is the last in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The problems were many for the Buffalo Bills' special teams last season. That's why the unit has a new coach in Heath Farwell, who replaced long-time special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. That's also why the Bills were willing to give the NFL's…

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Chad Hall and his wife, Rose, were out to dinner recently to celebrate the 33rd birthday of the Buffalo Bills’ first-year receivers coach. It was supposed to have been just the two of them, but when word of their special night found its way onto a text thread of the players in his position group, the dinner lost its intimacy. “One of them got on it and was like, ‘Coa…

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Welcome to the NFL’s true offseason. The six weeks between the end of spring practices and the start of training camp is the only slow spot on the league’s calendar. With that in mind, a note of thanks to all of you who have produced such good questions week after week for the mailbag. Before I head out on my own summer vacation, here’s one last mailbag to wrap up the s…

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A nugget of wisdom from an all-time great has stuck with Ray-Ray McCloud this offseason. The Buffalo Bills’ second-year receiver distinctly remembers something former Panthers and Ravens star Steve Smith said in an interview. “They asked him, ‘What motivated you so long?’ " McCloud said. "He said, ‘Knowing every day in that building, I could get fired.' ” That ans…

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The Bills' top four receivers seem set, with John Brown, Cole Beasley, Zay Jones and Robert Foster all expected to make the roster. Most observers have penciled in Andre Roberts as the fifth receiver given his ability as a returner – he was named First Team All-Pro last season with the Jets. But Roberts showed during minicamp that he can be valuable in the passing game,…

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The Buffalo Bills got an early start on their summer Thursday. Head coach Sean McDermott canceled the team’s final practice of mandatory minicamp and instead hosted a field day inside the ADPRO Sports Training Center. “I’ve been encouraged with the participation, with the attitude, with the work ethic,” McDermott said Monday. “The guys are coming together.” That’s…

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Jordan Poyer had a message for Josh Allen on Wednesday. After the Buffalo Bills’ safety knocked down a pass in the end zone from the team’s second-year quarterback, Poyer yelled “don’t do that, Josh.” It wasn’t exactly clear whether Poyer meant don't attempt that throw against him, or in general. What was clear, though, is that the competition level for a June min…

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NFL teams usually dread the period between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. It’s a time when players return home, unwind, and sometimes find themselves in trouble. The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to wait for that period to start next month, though, as trouble found rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson last weekend. Dodson was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz.,…

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The Buffalo Bills' offseason has hit its first bit of adversity. When Sean McDermott started his news conference before the team's second spring practice session, he read an injury report that sounded like it should have come in Week 7 of the regular season. The good news is it's May. There is time for those players to get healthy. The bad news is, those injured play…

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Andre Roberts has spent last decade working to become the best receiver and kick returner he can be. Last season, he reached the pinnacle of his profession by being named first-team All-Pro as a returner – and his team decided not to re-sign him. So when Roberts was asked what made Buffalo a good fit for him in free agency, it's understandable why the opportunity to sti…

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Andre Roberts wasn’t expecting to make it to the open market. The Buffalo Bills didn't think he would either, but when that happened, General Manager Brandon Beane acted quickly to sign Roberts away from the New York Jets. In the process, Beane solved a problem the Bills never figured out in 2018. Roberts made the Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro kick returner last…

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Brandon Beane didn’t have a calculator with him at the podium Thursday, so the Buffalo Bills’ general manager had to ballpark the remaining amount of salary-cap space his team has. That figure has gone through plenty of changes over the past few days, as Beane agreed to contracts with eight different unrestricted free agents. Despite that flurry of activity, though, …

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Poor performance, injuries and roster moves kept the Bills' return game in flux most of last season. Four different players returned five or more kickoffs while five players returned two or more punts. The unit's poor performance was among the reasons special teams coordinator Danny Crossman wasn't retained. But after filling several holes on offense earlier this week, …