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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the Chicago Bears. TV: Fox. Announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John Murphy (…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Monday when the Buffalo Bills host the New England Patriots. TV: ESPN. Announcers: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Jason Witten, Booger McFarland (color analysts). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM…

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The numbers ultimately led to the retirement of the number. Thurman Thomas generated amazing statistics during 13 NFL seasons, all but one spent with the Buffalo Bills. There were his 12,074 rushing yards, his 4.2 yards per carry, his 65 rushing touchdowns, his 472 receptions, his 4,458 receiving yards and his 23 receiving touchdowns. Thanks to that production, the B…

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Marcellus Wiley is 43, yet he never allows his mind to drift too far from that kid who grew up surrounded by poverty and violence in South Central Los Angeles. “The kid that was on the bus stop waiting for an hour to just go on a five-minute drive,” he said. “I just remember food stamps and welfare checks and the shame. I remember just not having opportunities. “I’m …

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The Buffalo Bills took a calculated risk in releasing safety Dean Marlowe this week. Given how well Marlowe played in spot duty during the Week 5 win over Tennessee, there was at least a chance he would have caught the eye of one of the other 31 teams. When the Bills released Marlowe on Tuesday to make room for quarterback Derek Anderson, any one of those teams could ha…

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As you might imagine, Nathan Peterman's meltdown in Week 1 inspired plenty of questions for this week's mailbag. Let's get to them ... Brendan Sweet asks: What are the chances the Bills bring in a veteran quarterback and release Nathan Peterman? If so, who would it be? Any chance they'd sign Colin Kaepernick? Brian Vattimo asks: Don’t you think the Bills should add a…

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Bills legend Bruce Smith will be helping tackle the Guinness World Record for largest vow renewal ceremony. Smith will serve as the officiant for the event, scheduled for June 23 outside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The couples will participate in "stating a single vow together in order to break the official record." The mark stands at 1,201 couples. The ca…

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No. 34 with the Buffalo Bills will forever belong to Thurman Thomas. PHOTO GALLERY: Thurman Thomas through the years The team announced Wednesday that the number will officially be retired in a ceremony on Oct. 29, when the Bills host the Patriots on "Monday Night Football." "To make the announcement on my birthday is really something," said Thomas, who turned 52 …

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly continues his recovery following extensive jaw surgery related to a recurrence of oral cancer. Kelly has been in back in Buffalo and got a visit from fellow Bills legends, as captured on wife Jill's Instagram account. Jill Kelly posted a photo of her husband with former Bills public relations executive Scott Berchtold, Bruce Smith, …

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Bills greats Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and others are planning to travel to Indianapolis this fall to see their former teammate, new Colts coach Frank Reich, coach against their former team, the Bills, Thomas confirmed Friday. Word of the trip was first reported by Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. Reich, named the Colts coach this week, played fo…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Doug Marrone turned on a theatrical smile, crouched for added effect and would have been flashing full-fledged jazz hands had he merely wiggled his wrists. "I'm a believer!" Marrone beamed from his ta-da pose. "I'm a believer!" The Jacksonville Jaguars coach had been asked what a change of scenery could mean for his newest player, defensive tackl…

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James Lofton will be the analyst alongside Andrew Catalon for CBS’ broadcast of the Bills-Raiders game on Sunday. Lofton, of course, played four of his 16 NFL seasons with Buffalo, including for three of the Bills’ four Super Bowl teams. Lofton, who also played for the Packers, L.A. Raiders, L.A. Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, spoke with The News by phone this week from …

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Fred Jackson is ready to feel the fandom. Jackson suited up in more than 100 games for the Bills, but he never experienced the party beforehand. He’ll finally get his chance on Sunday, joining a roster full of current and future Wall of Famers for the Buffalo Fan Fest tailgate at Wings Meeting Place on California Road. “This is my first tailgate,” Jackson said in …

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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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As long as the Cleveland Browns are in the NFL, and they should be thankful there's no relegation system, Buffalo Bills fans have a reason to feel superior. Of the world's pathetic sports organizations, the Browns are among the most absolutely pitiful. Since they were resuscitated in 1999, they've had 15 seasons with six or fewer victories. The Browns won a single ga…