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Ryan Bates has learned quickly that the NFL is in business. One minute, the former Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie offensive lineman is getting ready to go for dinner and a movie with his girlfriend. The next, his phone rings and he’s a member of the Buffalo Bills. Bates was traded to the Bills by the Eagles on Friday in exchange for defensive end Eli Harold. On Sunday, …

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PITTSFORD – Here are my top takeaways from Day 6 of Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher College. 1. Injuries starting to take their toll. Coach Sean McDermott started his press conference Wednesday by announcing that center Mitch Morse is in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Morse was given a veteran rest day Sunday, followed by a day off Monday. It raised some …

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The Buffalo Bills couldn't have asked for two better days to start training camp. The team practiced under perfect conditions at St. John Fisher College at 9:45 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and will do so again both days this weekend. The return of football brings with it my regular duty handling the Bills Mailbag. Let's get to your questions ... Brendan Sweet asks: …

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The Buffalo Bills are nearing their limit of permitted pre-draft visits. To date, 27 prospects have reportedly made their way through One Bills Drive. That means the team potentially has three more visits before hitting the maximum. None of the visits have been confirmed by the Bills. Wednesday is the final day prospects can visit teams at their facility. It’s possible …

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From working at a hot dog stand to dancing at a wedding to a long walk around Tuscaloosa, the six undrafted rookies on the Bills' roster had to find a way to deal with the likelihood they'd be passed over on April 28, the final day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Eight months later, they now have the opportunity of a lifetime. With Buffalo eliminated from playoff contention a…

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LeSean McCoy’s not ready to pack it in. Even though the playoffs are no longer a possibility, the Buffalo Bills’ running back is still eager to get on the field in the final two weeks, starting Sunday in New England. “I want to. I want to get out there and get it going a little bit,” McCoy said Thursday after practice. “I need some more yards. But no, it'll be fun to…

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As Derek Anderson’s stay in the NFL’s concussion protocol dragged on, concern grew. The Buffalo Bills’ veteran quarterback was hurt against the New England Patriots on Oct. 29, but didn’t receive medical clearance until last Friday. As days turned into weeks, it became less about Anderson being able to play again and more about him having a healthy life outside of footb…

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Robert Foster's late touchdown helped lift the Bills to a 14-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday and capped an incredible day for the team's undrafted free agents. The Bills used six UDFAs in the win – three on offense and three on defense. Jay Skurski broke them down by numbers of snaps played: Wide receiver Robert Foster (57), cornerback Levi Wallace (56), running …

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The Buffalo Bills’ youth movement kicked into another gear Sunday. The team had six rookie undrafted free agents playing on offense or defense during a 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions. “We feel good about it. I mean, obviously, we haven’t won as many games as we wanted to win, but the fact remains that we’re building this football team, I feel like, the right way,” …

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Lorenzo Alexander is 35 years old. That fact continues to blow the minds of his teammates on the Buffalo Bills’ defense. “Zo's a beast. Everything he does for us, especially at his age, man, this dude is a beast,” safety Micah Hyde said. On Sunday, that included stepping into a new role. With Matt Milano out for the season because of a broken fibula, Alexander played…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the Detroit Lions. TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Davis (play by play), Brady Quinn (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 (play-…

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The Buffalo Bills have lost their best defensive playmaker for the rest of the season. Second-year linebacker Matt Milano had surgery Monday after suffering a broken fibula in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. “I thought he really grew this year,” coach Sean McDermott said of Milano, who has six takeaways this year (three interceptions, three …

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The Buffalo Bills’ season took a turn in Week 9. A 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears at New Era Field dropped the team to 2-7 and made it abundantly clear that a second straight trip to the postseason was highly unlikely. In the days that followed, the team’s focus shifted. The plug was mercifully pulled on the Nathan Peterman Project. More than that, though, a youth mo…

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Here’s what Sean McDermott had to say a week ago, after his team was penalized 13 times for 80 yards in a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. “We can’t ignore those. Whether they’re accurate or not accurate, that’s for another time, but we can’t ignore that and expect to win games going forward. Good football teams don’t beat themselves, and we had opportunities to c…

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Much of the Buffalo Bills’ youth movement in recent weeks has been focused on the offense. Rookie guard Wyatt Teller and wide receivers Robert Foster and Isaiah McKenzie have been key contributors as the Bills have started to light up the scoreboard. In order to add Foster to the 53-man roster, however, the team made a move to get younger on the defensive side of the ba…