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In one aspect, Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito appreciates the NFL's pre-draft industry, what with all its mocks and prospect scouting reports and rumors. "It's another source of revenue for us," Incognito said Thursday at One Bills Drive. "It's a big deal. "The more eyes, the more attention on football is good for all the players, good for the league, good for …

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When the Buffalo Bills revealed this year's promotional slogan, all I could think of were the ways it would backfire. It's a double entendre. The fan base is unfailingly loyal, and the team sure does love to hand off. Bills Run Deep. As does the pain. You have to go back a lot of years to remember when the Bills regularly thrilled their fans. The last of the Su…

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BALTIMORE – There comes a time in Aaron Maybin’s artistic process when he needs to scrutinize his canvas. ¶ In a cluttered, paint-splattered studio – on the first floor of his three-story row house in the city’s gentrified Canton neighborhood – Maybin will pace this way and that. He will squint, cock his head, even climb halfway up the staircase in search of a fresh perspe…

If the Buffalo Bills do have an interest in any of the remaining unrestricted free agents on the open market, they may feel free to act now. That's because May 12 is the date in which any players signed -- or lost -- in free agency no longer factor into the formula for awarding 2016 compensatory draft picks. That's a change from previous years, when the date was June 1. …

On the topic of maintaining longevity despite heavy mileage, Bernard Hopkins has credentials. And when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, he also carries some serious bona fides. So maybe folks ought to consider Hopkins' opinion on his dear team's decision to trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. "Oh, I'm pissed," Hopkins tol…

They say moving can be the most stressful time in a person's life. C.J. Spiller knows this now. He has been back in Orchard Park this week, packing up five years of Buffalo Bills memories before starting his new job with the New Orleans Saints. "I thought it would be a smooth cleanout," Spiller said Thursday morning at a Tim Hortons around the corner from Ralph Wilson St…

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…

LeSean McCoy is coming to the Buffalo Bills. That's one of those "whoa" moments sports fans remember, down to where they were when they found out. (I was at the University at Buffalo, getting ready to cover a basketball game --one of the other hats I wear for The News. To borrow a word from Doug Marrone, obviously my plans changed.) After frantically texting and calling…

C.J. Spiller is just a few days away from finding out what's he worth on the open market. Spiller's contract with the Buffalo Bills expires in a week -- at 4 p.m. March 10, to be exact. But his agent, Chad Speck, can begin shopping his client's services to other teams starting Saturday. Spiller, who appeared on NFL Network's NFL AM Tuesday, admitted during the show that …

One deadline was decidedly less exciting than the other Monday when it came to Buffalo's two professional sports teams. While the Sabres were busy trading away anyone with a pulse, the Bills elected not to designate any of their pending unrestricted free agents as franchise or transition players. Most notably, that means defensive end Jerry Hughes -- coming off back-to-b…

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chan Gailey's two-year break from the NFL ended earlier this offseason when he was hired as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets. During his press conference inside Lucas Oil Stadium at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, new Jets coach Todd Bowles explained why Gailey was the right man for the job. “Chan’s been a good coach in college as well as pro foo…

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Buffalo Bills may not be able to fix their biggest offensive problem in the second round of the upcoming NFL Draft. "The quarterback thing is hard," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said this week on a conference call. Players like UCLA's Brett Hundley or Baylor's Bryce Petty might be available when the Bills are on the clock with the No. 50 …

PHOENIX -- What would LaDainian Tomlinson tell Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller about being a running back for Rex Ryan? "Expect a lot of carries," said Tomlinson, who played his final two seasons under Ryan. Tomlinson is an analyst for NFL Network and is here to work the Super Bowl. Tomlinson was rejuvenated under Ryan. He was a five-time Pro Bowler for the San Diego Charg…

Two weeks ago, the Buffalo Bills didn't need a head coach and had no intentions of looking for another. Yet they've upgraded anyway. Folks would be hard pressed to state a convincing case that former coach Doug Marrone would be favorable to new coach Rex Ryan -- and that was before Marrone abandoned his locker room by exercising the out clause in his contract and walking…