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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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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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INDIANAPOLIS – On a personal and professional level, Brandon Beane was sad to see Brian Gaine leave the Buffalo Bills. But Beane isn’t in a rush to replace the team’s former vice president of player personnel, who left in January to become the Houston Texans’ general manager. “We're fine,” Beane said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “We're not going to do anyth…

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The Buffalo Bills have already lost one member of their front office this off-season when Brian Gaine left to become the general manager of the Houston Texans. Now, they’re at risk of losing another. According to a report Saturday from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Carolina Panthers plan to interview Bills assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson for the…

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Buffalo Bills' vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine will reportedly interview Tuesday for the Houston Texans' general manager vacancy, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that Gaine is the favorite for the position. The Bills hired Gaine from the Texans in May. General manager Brandon Beane said at the time that…

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Poor Brandon Beane. Such terrible timing. Off he went to the Buffalo Bills, an NFL outpost enduring the longest playoff slump in North American professional sports. Back home, the Carolina Panthers – the team he helped construct – made a move that would have allowed him to become their general manager. Two months after Beane left his position as Panthers assistant ge…

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Darryl Talley was a guest on "The Tim Graham Show" premiere in September. We had him back for Wednesday's season finale to ponder what we've learned about his Buffalo Bills over the past nine months. Most of the significant developments happened over the last trimester. Rookie coach Sean McDermott's influence surged at One Bills Drive, leading to the departure of Gen…

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The Buffalo Bills have been assembling their football ops lieutenants over the past few days. New GM Brandon Beane snagged one of the three other candidates who interviewed for the vacancy, adding player personnel VP Brian Gaine on Tuesday. Then the Bills hired pro personnel director Malik Boyd on Wednesday. Yet a lot of smart men with sharp ideas and clear vision ha…

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Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott broke from meetings Wednesday to call "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan. We learned a lot about McDermott's philosophies on installing his program, sports psychology and long-range plans. Among the topics covered with me an ESPN.com's Mike Rodak: The first crucial steps to establishing a new culture Dealing …

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OK, fellas. You're in this together. One doesn't escape if the other one fails. One can't leave the other behind. And the owners can't wash their hands by rationalizing somebody else hired these people. Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott and rookie GM Brandon Beane will win as a pair, lose as a pair. Terry and Kim Pegula are on the hook for both. One Bills.…

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When it comes to Brandon Beane and the Bills' GM vacancy, we've described his candidacy and coveted second interview as "logical" and "as expected." But those words merely refer to his link with Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott. They worked together with the Panthers. More important, what kind of experience does Beane have compared to the Bills' other candidate…