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The Buffalo Bills got robbed. Members of the Pro Football Writers of America voted recently for its yearly awards, one of which is the Pete Rozelle Award, which is given to an “NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.” This year’s winner was the Minnesota Vikings. The Bills were one of …

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Welcome to the period of the NFL calendar teams dread most. The six-week break from the end of spring practices to the start of training camp gives players a chance to reconnect with their families and get some much-needed rest. It also provides them the sort of free time that scares teams, because that's when bad decisions can be made. Surely, that was part of Sean McD…

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Dan Morgan’s dad was a roofer. His mom was a hairstylist, running a salon out of the basement of their Philadelphia home. So hard work courses through the veins of the Buffalo Bills’ new director of player personnel. "I didn't grow up easy," Morgan said in his first interview with The Buffalo News since being hired last month. “My parents definitely taught me the wor…

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I'm leading this week's Mailbag with a weather question that was debated in the Bills' media room: How many days a year is it nicer in Buffalo than Atlanta? Now, if you love hot, humid conditions, the answer would be close to 0. But if you can't stand the heat, what is it? You could look at the average number of days with a room temperature of about 72 to get a prett…

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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the second of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." (Read Part 1 here.) Part 3 will be published on BNblitz.com Tuesday.  FIREBAUGH, Calif. — In a place this small and so remote, folks handle multiple …

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Here's a great bar conversation to have, courtesy of a tweet from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah on Friday. "The 2011 NFL Draft class should be a documentary one day," Jeremiah wrote on Twitter. "Seven of the top 11 picks will be Hall of Famers. Cam Newton (1) Von Miller (2) AJ Green (4) Patrick Peterson (5) Julio Jones (6) Tyron Smith (9) JJ Watt (11)." I'm not sold …

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One of the greatest moments of Ricky Proehl’s life is captured in an incredible photograph. Proehl's 3-year-old son, Austin, is perched atop his shoulders as he celebrates a Super Bowl victory with the St. Louis Rams on Jan. 30, 2000. Wearing a No. 87 Rams jersey that’s far too big for him and with his name on the back and with his hat turned backward, Austin is smiling…

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Once the Buffalo Bills finalize contracts with their 12 undrafted free agents, the team will have its 90-man roster set. That's not to say there won't be changes before September. June 1 is a key date for potential cuts around the league, and the Bills will surely have an eye on any players who hit the open market who could help. After figuring in contracts for their dr…

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If you see Brandon Beane on Wednesday, wish him a happy anniversary. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager has been on the job for exactly a year. Plenty has changed in the last 365 days with Beane in charge. Just 27 players (not including injured center Eric Wood) on the team's current roster were with the team a year ago. Beane has swung 11 trades since taking over as ge…

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Brandon Beane thought he had prepared for every possible scenario in last week’s NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager ran through situations where the team made both its first-round draft picks. He mapped out what it would look like to trade away one of those picks. He ran through hypotheticals that saw the Bills trade both second-round picks, keep them both or…

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The Buffalo Bills filled the vacancy in their front office Friday with the hiring of Dan Morgan as the director of player personnel. Morgan, 39, comes to the Bills from the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he served as the director of pro personnel. The Bills had a vacancy in their front office after former vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine left to become the ge…

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The Buffalo Bills might soon have a replacement for Brian Gaine. The team is set to interview former Carolina Panthers linebacker Dan Morgan for a position in the front office, a league source told The Buffalo News on Thursday. A report from NFL Network's Mike Garafolo made the interview sound like a formality. Morgan, 39, is currently the director of pro personn…

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Brandon Beane felt compelled to apologize to Brian Daboll. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager intended to get the team’s offensive coordinator some more help during last week’s NFL Draft. After taking quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh overall selection, however, each of Beane’s next four picks played defense. "We had to trust the board,” Beane said Monday durin…

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The Buffalo Bills' 2019 first-round draft pick was a nonstarter for Brandon Beane. During an interview with WGR 550 on Monday morning, the team's general manager said two other clubs were "adamant" that the Bills include that pick in any move-up scenario during last week's draft. "I'm like, 'no, I'm not giving you both 'ones' this year -- a 'one' in this year's draft…

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Grading an NFL Draft is a subjective exercise. What some analysts may consider a reach, others would contend is a steal. Such is the nature of evaluating prospects. Not surprisingly, then, there is a wide range of opinions about the eight-man 2018 class of the Buffalo Bills. One respected analyst gave the Bills his only "A" grade of the entire draft, while an analyti…