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INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to call on backup quarterback Matt Barkley much in 2019. Josh Allen started all 16 games. He was unable to finish just one of them because of injury. That came in the Week 4 loss to the New England Patriots, when Allen left the game because of a concussion. Barkley drove the ball to the Patriots’ 2-yard line shortly after …

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills have a dizzying number of options available to them as they look to upgrade their running back roster for the 2020 season. The NFL draft is loaded and deep with talent at running back. “I do think there’s some guys, similar to what we’ve said about the number of receivers in the draft,” Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said this we…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills' pursuit of high-profile tight end Greg Olsen felt like a little more than another case of Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott looking to tap into their Carolina Panthers pipeline. It raised the prospect the Bills' decision-makers just might not be all that enamored with the tight ends they have. McDermott quickly shot down the notion wh…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills continue to poke around the early available options in free agency. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, General Manager Brandon Beane said Tuesday the team has had initial discussions with cornerback Josh Norman, who hit the open market earlier this month after being released by Washington. “We’re very familiar with Josh. We had som…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills aren’t closing the door on Cody Ford playing right tackle in the years ahead. They’re also not closing it on an eventual position switch, either. Determining where Ford best fits moving ahead is one of the big questions facing General Manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott this offseason. "Nothing he did last season, e…

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The Buffalo Bills do not expect to use either the franchise or transition tag this offseason on any of their impending unrestricted free agents, General Manager Brandon Beane told the News' Jay Skurski on Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine. Buffalo is scheduled to have 11 unrestricted free agents when the new league year starts next month. They are running backs Frank …

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane met with reporters Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Here are some highlights: Beane confirmed the team has talked with free agent cornerback Josh Norman, who was released by Washington. Norman, 32, played for Bills coach Sean McDermott with the Carolina Panthers. Beane said he expects a number of teams will be inte…

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Brandon Beane will have a little longer to make his first meaningful decision of the Buffalo Bills’ offseason. The start of when teams can use the franchise or transition tag on their own impending free agents has been extended from Tuesday to Thursday, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Similarly, the deadline for when those tags must be applied has been …

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This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at the Buffalo Bills’ salary cap situation heading into free agency. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The Buffalo Bills are not desperate for space under the NFL salary cap this offseason. Contract websites Spotrac.com and Overthecap.com project the Bills will have $82.8 million available when the league’s new year starts in …

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This week's Bills Mailbag starts with quarterback talk. Not about Josh Allen, though. It also touches on what the team's draft plans should be, whether it would be wise to take a run at a premier pass rusher and plenty more. Let's dive right in ... 4th and 27 asks: The 2018 Eagles and '19 Titans proved the wisdom of having a quality, experienced backup quarterback to…

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The Buffalo Bills needed a spark. It was Week 3 of the regular season, and the winless Cincinnati Bengals had taken the lead late in the fourth quarter at New Era Field. A game that looked to be firmly in the Bills’ grasp was slipping away. That’s when Dawson Knox came through. The Bills’ rookie tight end hauled in a pass from Josh Allen near midfield and took off to…

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Quinton Spain took a one-year, prove-it deal to join the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent last April. The veteran guard proved plenty in helping them to a 10-6 record and playoff appearance in 2019. A month away from re-entering the NFL's open market, Spain is looking to cash in on all that proof with a long-term agreement that would pay significantly more…

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The Carolina-to-Buffalo pipeline could deliver again. The Bills hosted tight end Greg Olsen on a free-agent visit in the last few days. Olsen, 34, was recently by the Carolina Panthers, but has generated plenty of interest on the open market. In addition to the Bills, he’s also planning visits to the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. We saw last year when the…

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The Buffalo Bills have some decisions to make on who to keep and who to let go from a fairly long list of players due to become free agents next month. Two – defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and defensive end Shaq Lawson – will be far more difficult than the others, because their salary expectations are going to be much greater. With the NFL free-agency period due to…

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Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is planning to visit the Buffalo Bills this week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane, a former Panthers executive, and coach Sean McDermott, a former Carolina defensive coordinator, know Olsen well. Schefter also reported Olsen, the fifth-ranked tight end in NFL history for reception…