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Three months after getting hired to a front-office post, the Buffalo Bills’ new director of player personnel has purchased a home in Orchard Park’s prominent Birdsong development. Daniel T. Morgan Jr. and his wife, Ashleigh G. Morgan, paid $968,000 this week to buy a four-bedroom stone house on Kingfisher Court from William F. and Angelika Welsh, according to public rec…

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Cedric Holloway has been around for a long time as a police detective sergeant in Buffalo. During 32 years with the department, he has seen too many instances of grief. To sleep at night, he learned to push those tragedies into the back of his mind, once an investigation was over. Yet Holloway does not want to move past his first reaction to a story he heard last month,…

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Three days before Terrell Owens staged his own Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, he released a line of commemorative T-shirts. There is a red one for San Francisco, where Owens spent eight years with the 49ers. Green is for his two years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Owens’ three seasons in Dallas is repped by a blue shirt for Cowboys fans. His single season wi…

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Earlier this summer, on a quiet Sunday, Zachary Canne exchanged a couple of quick Snapchat messages with his friend and relative, Nicholas Clark of the New York State Police. Canne, 26, was on vacation with his family at Keuka Lake. He sent Clark a snap of the water churning in the wind, a powerful shot of a place where they daydreamed about fishing together. Clark resp…

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Travaris Cadet's season-ending injury in 2017 was gruesome to say the least. New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers wrapped up the Buffalo Bills running back in the backfield on his first carry of the day during a Week 16 matchup. What could have been a routine stop took a turn for the worse, as Flowers spun Cadet while his lower body was trapped underneath Flo…

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PITTSFORD – Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington did a bit of thrill-seeking this offseason. Washington and his girlfriend did the CN Tower EdgeWalk in Toronto, a hands-free walk on a 5-foot-wide ledge around the circumference of the tower’s main pod 116 stories above ground. “It was my girlfriend’s birthday and she talked me into doing it,” Washington …

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It was a furious scramble for a careening ball, a third-quarter play that in most games with a score of 35-3 would have been utterly meaningless. In this case, it was a pivotal instant in an astounding piece of football history. Mark Maddox, who was in the middle of it, only wishes he could remember. A little more than a quarter-century ago, with the Buffalo Bills…

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Susan Braun, the chief executive officer of the V Foundation, has heard some incredible stories of perseverance in her six trips to the ESPYs. The Jimmy V Award is bestowed annually to "a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination." In 2013, Braun's first ESPYs, Dick Hoyt and son Rick, born with cere…

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You can count Thurman Thomas among those upset with Terrell Owens' decision to skip the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. "I'm a little ticked off that he's not coming," the Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills running back said Saturday morning at the Buffalo-based Professional Football Researchers Association Convention in the Buffalo History Museum auditorium. "…

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In a seven-paragraph message posted to Twitter Friday night, former Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly thanked the Sabres organization and the City of Buffalo for the treatment he received during his three seasons with the team. Wrote O'Reilly in part: "When I was traded here I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away by how much this city has to offer and all of the amazi…

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Fred Jackson has found the perfect way to turn back the clock. The beloved former Buffalo Bills running back is showing off his old moves in the American Flag Football League, a newly-formed, 7-on-7 league that channels the playground style of the game kids grow up playing. The AFFL has given Jackson an opportunity to feed his competitive side, something he's craved …

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A former girlfriend of Buffalo Bills star running back LeSean McCoy was assaulted early Tuesday morning at a home McCoy owns outside Atlanta. According to police in Milton, Ga., officers responded at 3:18 a.m. to a home invasion on Hickory Pass and found a woman inside who had been beaten. Police did not release the woman’s name, but a lawyer for Delicia Cordon, McCoy’s…

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When Jack Eichel Instagrammed the world on Friday he was changing his uniform number from 15 to 9 next season, that was a relatively rare move. Players often change numbers when they switch teams but it's not normally done by big names without a change of scenery. A couple of notable exceptions that jump to mind are Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles (switched from 8 to 24 in 2…

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Surgery wasn't enough to keep Jim Kelly away from his annual football camp. The Hall of Fame quarterback was zooming around on a golf cart Monday at New Era Field, watching youth football players show off their skills only three days after being discharged from Mount Sinai West in New York City. "This is my life," said Kelly, who spoke publicly for the first time sin…