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The divisional round of the NFL postseason featured three players from Western New York, a University at Buffalo graduate and 10 former Buffalo Bills. Here is look how each of those players did: Western New Yorkers • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native made seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 victory over Kansas City. Gronk played 53 offe…

Depth at running back was thought to be one of the Buffalo Bills’ biggest strengths heading into the 2015 season. Almost from the moment that training camp began, however, that depth never really materialized because of a baffling rash of injuries. At one point this summer, the Bills were without their top five – count ’em, five – running backs. That left the likes of Br…

Bryce Brown's time with the Buffalo Bills is over. Just 17 regular-season games after being acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round draft pick, the Bills released the 24-year-old running back  on Tuesday. A cut was required to make room on the 53-man roster for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who is returning from a one-game suspension. Brown's spot on …

PITTSFORD – The Buffalo Bills were thought to have too many running backs coming into training camp. Suddenly, though, that depth is being put to the test. Veteran Fred Jackson suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's practice at St. John Fisher College, and could miss up to two weeks, according to coach Rex Ryan. "It's not a terrible one," Ryan said of Jackson's inju…

Three things to watch for as the Bills hold their sixth practice of training camp Thursday morning at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. 1. The running back rotation. With LeSean McCoy being held out of team workouts the past couple practices with what coach Rex Ryan calls a "minor" toe injury and Boobie Dixon missing up to a month with a calf injury, there will be amp…

The Buffalo Bills have drafted one running back this offseason who has been accused of domestic violence. According to at least one NFL executive, the team might be interested in signing a player charged with that crime. A recent article in Sports Illustrated by Don Banks quotes a "high-level club executive" as saying the Bills could have an interest in former Baltimore …

The Buffalo Bills want ALL the running backs. "You can never have enough backs," offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Tuesday. "You just can't." That explains why the team drafted Florida State's Karlos Williams in the fifth round -- adding him to a crowded room that already includes veterans LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown. "We've got some rea…

It didn't take Anthony Lynn long Tuesday to expound on what he knows about Buffalo Bills running back Bryce Brown. Mainly because the team's running backs coach has barely gotten acquainted with him. "I don't know much about him at all," Lynn said of Brown. "I've only met him once." At least Lynn knows Brown's name. That's more than coach Rex Ryan pledged to know in Mar…

The Buffalo Bills' backfield isn't as crowded as it appeared it could be earlier this week. That's because New York Jets running back Bilal Powell -- a player squarely on the Bills' radar in free agency, according to a league source -- has elected to re-sign with his current team, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Powell, 26, signed a one-year deal with t…

Normally when a star player under contract sticks around, it's not newsworthy. Fred Jackson's situation was different. The Buffalo Bills held discussions about what to do with Jackson, their four-time captain and most popular player of a barren era. The idea of cutting him was debated in depth by the Bills' highest executives. A team source confirmed that the Bills appr…

Understanding the NFL's salary cap should be its own college class. For starters, each team has a different number it must abide by. The baseline number established by the NFL for the 2015 season is $143,280,000, but teams can carry over unused cap space from the previous year. That is combined with other undefined adjustments to establish a salary cap number for each ind…

The Buffalo Bills sent shockwaves through the NFL on Tuesday night, agreeing to a trade to acquire Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso. The deal, first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, was confirmed to The Buffalo News by a league source. The trade can't become official until the start of the 2015 league year, which comes at 4 p.m. …

The Buffalo Bills had their worst rushing season since the NFL schedule expanded 36 years ago. You better believe that kind of ineffectiveness won't fly with new coach Rex Ryan. Ryan gets giddy over a "ground and pound" offense. "Those are a running back's favorite words," Bills captain Fred Jackson said. "He wants to beat people running the ball." The Bills' next offe…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' victory over the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium ... What it means: The Bills finished the year 9-7, their second winning record this century and first in a decade. They also won in Gillette Stadium for the first time. They were 0-12 here. Player of the game: Bills quarterback Kyle Orton was 16 of 23 …

It's fair to wonder if Marquise Goodwin has a spot with the Buffalo Bills moving forward. Goodwin is a healthy inactive today for the season finale against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, the sixth game he's missed this season either because of injury or a decision by the coaching staff. Goodwin ends the season with a hard-to-believe stat line of just one c…