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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. Kubiak is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to h…

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CHARLOTTE – For the second week in a row, the Buffalo Bills' defense was impressive. Of course, for the second week in a row, the unit did not face a starting quarterback. In last week's 24-16 preseason-opening victory against the Indianapolis Colts, the Bills went up against Jacoby Brissett while Andrew Luck was held out with a calf injury. In Friday night's 27-14 w…

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CHARLOTTE – As one of the Buffalo Bills' co-captains for Friday night's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, Josh Allen had one goal: If his team won the coin toss, he was going to take the ball rather than defer to the second half. Allen had discussed the plan with Sean McDermott. The defensive-minded coach, who usually defers after winning the toss, went alon…

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Wide receiver John Brown, centers Mitch Morse and Russell Bodine and tight ends Dawson Knox and Jason Croom are among the Bills players not expected to play in Friday night's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Tackle Ty Nsekhe was in street clothes on the sideline and will not play. Nsekhe came out of practice Wednesday. General Manager Brandon Beane said …

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By Scott Fowler Charlotte Observer SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Captain Munnerlyn came back to Wofford College on Tuesday. Not in the way he wanted. Not in the uniform he wanted. Not on the field when he wanted. Munnerlyn, who for seven years was a Carolina Panther, suited up this time for the Buffalo Bills. He wore No. 26 instead of the No. 41 he has always preferred. But…

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It's going to be hot when the Bills and Carolina Panthers gather for joint practices Tuesday and Wednesday at Wofford College in South Carolina, but that doesn't mean the coaches want tempers flaring. Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that he has told his Panthers and Bills coach Sean McDermott has told his players that fighting will not be tolerated and i…

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There was no point in hiding it. Captain Munnerlyn didn't even try. The Buffalo Bills' new cornerback has something to prove to the Carolina Panthers, so the timing of the teams' joint practices – Tuesday and Wednesday in Spartanburg, S.C. – couldn't be better. "I'm definitely going to have a little edge on me," Munnerlyn said after going through his first practice w…

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Frank Reich will return to Buffalo as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts when the Bills host the Colts in Week 1 of the NFL preseason in August. The Bills announced their preseason opponents Tuesday. The Bills visit the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, travel to the Detroit Lions in Week 3 for a CBS game on Aug. 23 and host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4 on Aug. 29. Week…

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INDIANAPOLIS — Too much information. For NFL coaches preparing players for a game, there seemingly is no such thing. After all, isn’t the goal each week to not only address every possible scenario, but also find as many ways as they can to catch the opponent by surprise? Sean McDermott gets all that. It’s just, in his endless quest to make the Buffalo Bills a better team…

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Bill Polian is no stranger to being on the ground floor of startup pro football leagues and teams. His Hall-of-Fame resume – highlighted by his seven seasons as general manager of the Buffalo Bills from 1986 to '92 – includes one year as personnel director of the United States Football League’s Chicago Blitz in 1984. It also includes three seasons as GM of the expansion…

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The Buffalo Bills have hired Heath Farwell as their new special teams coach, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer. Farwell, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, spent the 2018 season as assistant special teams coach for the Carolina Panthers. He joined the Panthers a year after Bills coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brand…

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You can call it a luxury, although it seems much more like a necessity. A 14-year quarterback whose primary role is to serve as an extra coach? How in the world can the Buffalo Bills — or almost any NFL team — afford that when there are so many other priorities that require players who actually play? Here’s how: Their need for someone like Derek Anderson, who they si…

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Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said "nothing is final on that," when asked about an ESPN report that the Bills planned to bring in quarterback Derek Anderson to serve as a backup and help mentor Josh Allen. The ESPN report said the Bills are "preparing" to sign Anderson, 35, on Monday, although he has had other suitors. McDermott acknowledged that he and General …

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The Buffalo Bills-Carolina Panthers connection keeps on churning the rosters of both teams. On Tuesday, the Bills sent offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse to the Panthers for an undisclosed future conditional draft pick, the Bills announced. Meanwhile, the Bills added offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles. Sirles, who worked out for the Bills last week after being waived…