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Tyree Jackson isn’t the only former University at Buffalo football player looking to defy the odds and make the Buffalo Bills’ roster as an undrafted rookie free agent. Cornerback Cam Lewis is attempting to do the same, even if his quest hasn’t gotten quite the same amount of publicity as the former Bulls quarterback. Lewis, 22, overcame an injury-shortened junior se…

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April is one of the best sports months of the year. The start of baseball, the Masters, the start of the NBA and NHL playoffs (remember those, Sabres fans?) and, of course, the NFL draft. Naturally at this time of year, that topic dominates this week's mailbag. Let's get right to it ... I’Don’tTrustTheProcess asks: What is the likelihood the Bills take a flier in the…

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INDIANAPOLIS – It’s not exaggeration to say Saturday will be one of the most important days in Tyree Jackson’s career. The University at Buffalo quarterback will take the field inside Lucas Oil Stadium to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine. It’s Jackson’s first, and biggest, opportunity to show the improvement he’s made in the last six weeks, which he’s spent in Ca…

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INDIANAPOLIS – Brandon Beane joked Thursday that he’s resting more comfortably now than he was a year ago at this time. That’s because he’s not obsessing over who is going to play quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. That job belongs to Josh Allen, with Matt Barkley and Derek Anderson behind him. “I sleep a little bit better than I was last year at this time,” Beane sa…

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University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold enters 2019 with a little more job security, after agreeing to a contract extension that runs through December 2023. But Leipold and the Bulls face some uncertainty as they prepare for spring practices, which open March 3, and the 2019 season, which opens Aug. 31 when the Bulls host Robert Morris at UB Stadium. Follo…

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Western New York will be represented at the NFL scouting combine later this month in Indianapolis. The complete list of 328 players invited to the event was published Thursday and includes University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson and wide receiver Anthony Johnson. It's the first time in the Football Bowl Subdivision era (dating to 1999) that UB has had two player…

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Former University at Buffalo linebacker Khalil Hodge has not received an invitation to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. “I actually didn’t get extended an invite,” Hodge told The News in a text message Thursday. Hodge said he was surprised not to get an invitation to the Combine, but plans to work out at UB's pro day on March 13. "It's all in God's plan, so I'm lett…

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University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl and linebacker Khalil Hodge will play in the East-West Shrine Game, UB announced Monday. Johnson leads the Bulls with 52 receptions for 944 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. In two years at UB, he is already fifth in career receiving yards with more than 2,300 an…

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Kickoff: 7 p.m. Wednesday TV: ESPN2 Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 9-1, 6-0 MAC; Ohio 6-4, 4-2 MAC Last time out: Bulls running back Jaret Patterson ran for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and quarterback Tyree Jackson threw for 111 yards and a touchdown on 7-for-16 passing, as the Bulls routed Kent State 48-14. A.J. Ouellette ran for 168 yards…

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Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday TV: ESPNU Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 8-1, 5-0 MAC; Kent State 2-7, 1-4 Last time out: UB wide receiver Anthony Johnson set a single-game receiving record with 238 yards on eight catches, and quarterback Tyree Jackson passed for 358 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-34 passing in a 51-42 win Oct. 30 against Miami (Ohio). Ke…

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The Buffalo Bills sit fourth in the projected draft order entering Week 9, but there will be some stiff competition for the No. 1 overall pick next April. The Oakland Raiders looked downright horrible Thursday night against the lowly 49ers in dropping to 1-7. That's tied with the Giants for the worst record in the league. It gets more amazing by the day that the Giants …

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Becoming bowl-eligible isn’t enough for the University at Buffalo football team. The Bulls (5-1, 2-0 MAC) host Akron (2-2, 0-1) at noon Saturday at UB Stadium, and need one win to gain bowl eligibility. Yet, UB is well aware that winning six games in a season isn’t a guarantee for earning a spot in a bowl game. The Bulls earned their sixth win in the final week of th…

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Of all the remarkable statistics the University at Buffalo football team has posted in its first four games, one jumps out: The Bulls have yet to allow a sack of their quarterback. UB is the only team in the nation that has not allowed quarterbacks Tyree Jackson and Kyle Vantrease to get smothered by an opposing defense when the ball is in their hands. The offensive lin…

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Productivity in the running game came in a diminutive package Saturday for the University at Buffalo football team. Running back Jaret Patterson is listed at a generous 5-foot-9, 195 pounds, and ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Bulls’ 42-13 win Saturday at Rutgers. “I read my primary and secondary reads, and I just took advantage of the holes…

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Kickoff: 6 p.m. Saturday. TV: ESPN3. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 0-0, Delaware State 0-0. Gameday: Tickets are $30, with Stampede Square opening at 3 p.m. Local pop singer Keith James, who appeared on the sixth season of NBC's "The Voice," will perform at 4 p.m. as part of the Tailgate Concert series. History: These teams have met only once before, a …