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Wide receiver Russell Shepard, who took a free-agent visit with the Buffalo Bills, signed with the New York Giants, he announced Monday night on Instagram. Shepard had been released by Carolina after reportedly refusing to take a pay cut, according to The Charlotte Observer. Signing with the Giants reunites him with Dave Gettleman, the former Panthers general manager…

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The Bills signed wide receiver/returner Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract on Monday. Here are five things to know about Kerley: In the slot: Kerley has spent most of his career as a slot receiver.  He has recorded 268 catches for 3,109 yards, an average of 11.6 yards per reception, with 13 touchdowns. His most productive season in terms of yardage was 2012 when he ha…

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The Bills signed defensive tackle Tenny Palepoi (pronounced pah-lay-poi) to a one-year contract Monday. Here are five things to know about him. Reunited: Palepoi's arrival reunites him with new Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, his college teammate at Utah and at Snow College in Utah. Palepoi was a junior college All-American and team captain in 2011. He was second…

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Bills free agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews has signed a one-year contract with the Patriots, ESPN reported. Matthews visited the Patriots on Monday and then visited the Titans on Wednesday. He also had visited the Cardinals and Packers. Matthews was limited to 10 games last season with the Bills and proved to be a nonfactor for a team that never found the help at…

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The Houston Texans signed Bills free agent quarterback Joe Webb to a one-year contract Thursday. The deal is valued at $1.015 million, according to the NFL Network. The Texans' new general manager is Brian Gaine, who was a key member of the Bills' front office last season. Webb, 31, provides another alternative to back up Deshaun Watson. The Texans also have Brand…

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When Suzy Roth got off the phone after hearing that NFL players wanted to partner with her organization and treat foster children to a shopping spree, the first thing she did was look up the team’s phone number to find out if it was for real. “I thought, I cannot line up kids in foster care to go shop with Colts and find out it’s some practical joke or something,” Roth …

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The Bills added depth along their defensive line Wednesday by signing former Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede to a one-year deal. Here are five things to know about him: First from Marist: Fede was the first player to be drafted from Marist (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) when he was selected in the seventh round (No. 234) by the Dolphins. He had a school record 13 sacks as…

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Bills free agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews' free agency tour continued with the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN. Matthews is familiar with Nashville, having played at Vanderbilt. He previously visited the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots and is said to have an offer from the Cardinals. Matthews could be a veteran leader, despit…

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The Bills began free agency with 18 unrestricted free agents. As the calendar hits April, nine of the 18 remain on the market. The Bills have re-signed four – Kyle Williams, Travaris Cadet, Ramon Humber and Taiwan Jones. The five who have signed elsewhere are Preston Brown (Bengals), E.J. Gaines (Browns), Seantrel Henderson (Texans), Deonte Thompson (Cowboys) and Sha…

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The Bills lost one cornerback named Gaines on Friday in free agency and now they could be adding another. Phillip Gaines, a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014, is scheduled to visit next week, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. He and E.J. are not related. Gaines, who turns 27 on April 4, started 14 of 41 career games with the Chiefs over the l…

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Free-agent linebacker Will Compton will visit the Tennessee Titans on Friday and Saturday, according to a report from ESPN's John Keim. Compton spent time earlier this week with the Bills and took a physical. Compton, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, played in nine games last season for Washington with three starts, 19 tackles and an interception. His seaso…

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Bills free agent cornerback E.J. Gaines was expected to be among the most sought-after players at his position. As free agency moves into its second wave, Gaines remains available. He has visits this week with the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Gaines previously met with the Arizona Cardinals; he has an offseason…

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The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year contract with former Bills receiver Deonte Thompson, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Thompson began last season with the Bears before signing with the Bills. He had a career-high 27 catches for 430 yards in 11 games, making a splash in his debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had 107 yards receiving and cau…

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Offensive Tackle Marshall Newhouse Q: When you were released by the Raiders, you had a tweet saying you feel as ‘encouraged, passionate and alive as I’ve ever felt.’ Just kind of explain what did you feel, what did you think about that? Why did you tweet that? Why did you feel encouraged, passionate, and alive? A: Well, a lot of that comes from maturation. I just fin…

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The Bills signed free agent offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse to a one-year contract Monday. Here are five things about Newhouse: Well-traveled: The Bills will be his fifth team. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. He was with Green Bay from 2010 to 2013 (including winning Super Bowl XLV against Pittsburgh), then with Cincinnati for a se…