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Lee Smith feels back at home. The Buffalo Bills’ new tight end has returned to the team he spent the first four years of his NFL career with, signing Monday as a free agent after four years with the Oakland Raiders. “There's so many great things going on here, from the way the Pegulas have transformed this whole organization and this building,” Smith said Wednesday a…

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Grading offensive line play in the NFL can be subjective. Without knowing the assignments of each member, it’s hard to say who is at fault when a play breaks down. There are some measures to grade line play, though, and none of them are particularly kind to the Buffalo Bills right now. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen was under siege Sunday in a 22-0 l…

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Kyle DeWeen used to make the 30-minute trip to University at Buffalo football games a few times every season when he was a student at Niagara Falls High School. On his way to becoming the starting punter for the Bulls, he took a bit of a detour. DeWeen’s journey started around seventh grade, when he started watching former Bills punter Brian Moorman boom kicks at Ral…

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In his decade traveling the nation as a National Football League running back, Fred Jackson knows what he wants in a steakhouse. Now the beloved Bills alumnus and two former teammates are investing in an effort to bring that kind of steakhouse to downtown Buffalo. Former punter Brian Moorman and cornerback Terrence McGee have joined Jackson as partners in SEAR, the steak…

Veteran tight end Lee Smith will leave the Buffalo Bills to sign with the Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, according to a tweet Tuesday afternoon from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Smith, 27, played the past four seasons with the Bills, appearing in 56 games with 34 starts. Primarily a blocker, he made 20 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Smith was also…

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This story was originally published Sept. 13, 2014. The moment was classic Fred Jackson. In overtime last Sunday, the oldest player on the Buffalo Bills roster – the oldest running back in the NFL by 10 months – took a handoff, burst through the line untouched, cut up the left sideline and dashed deep into Chicago Bears territory. Already a game-sealing play, what…

For those who may not have seen it, here is Brian Moorman's open letter to Buffalo Bills fans upon his release from the team Friday. It's being published here at request of both the player and team (click the photo to enlarge the text).    

Punter and longtime captain Brian Moorman is the most notable of the 10 players the Buffalo Bills released today. They have until 4 p.m. Saturday to reduce their roster to 53 players. The rundown of today's cuts: Quarterback Jordan Palmer Fullback Evan Rodriguez Wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt Tight end Dominique Jones Center Jared Wheeler Defensive tackle Landon C…

Brian Moorman expected he would have some competition. The Buffalo Bills followed through today by signing another punter, Jake Dombrowski. Dombrowski was Harvard's regular punter from 2010 through 2012. He averaged 40.2 yards in that span and was first-team All-Ivy League as a senior. He tried out for the Jacksonville Jaguars last spring, but didn't stick.

The Buffalo Bills' special teams were underwhelming this season. Anybody who watched them realized that. Data confirmed the Bills were among the worst in the NFL. Every year, football insiders look forward to the release of Dallas Morning News reporter Rick Gosselin's special-teams rankings. Gosselin's analysis is done by ranking each team in 22 categories and slotting t…

Brian Moorman wasn't feeling anxious about his future anymore. For weeks, the veteran punter worried whether the Buffalo Bills would want him back. He was buoyant by this afternoon. While he and his wife prepared to take their 4-year-old son sledding, Moorman stopped for a few moments to imagine punting for Buffalo in the 2014 playoffs and express his gratitude. The Bi…

Brian Moorman feared Dec. 22 would be his final game in Ralph Wilson Stadium. The popular punter knows the game catches up with everyone eventually, even two-time Pro Bowlers. "I tried to take a few extra seconds to look around," Moorman told me at his locker stall then. "I tried to shake a few extra hands. I prepared myself emotionally. Part of me doesn't want to say it…

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Brian Moorman lingered around the Buffalo Bills’ locker room longer than normal.Moorman usually is out of the stadium in a hurry when he doesn’t punt well, but Sunday was different. He kept his game jersey from a 19-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The nameplate above his locker stall already was stashed in his bag.Unlike last year’s unceremonious in-season departure, Mo…

The Buffalo Bills' pass rushers are at it again today. The Bills recorded two sacks of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the first quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. They now have 51 for the season -- breaking the unofficial team record of 50 set in 1964. Sacks did not become an official NFL statistic until 1982. Safety Da'Norris Searcy got the first sack of Tan…