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This is the second part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Bills entering training camp, which begins July 25. Today’s question: Who fills in for Tyler Kroft as the starting tight end? It didn’t take long for the Buffalo Bills’ first major injury of 2019 to occur. When tight end Tyler Kroft broke his foot during the first practice of the spring, it create…

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter. I have answers. Let's get rolling. Kevin Thompson asks: Regarding the new stadium debate: is a downtown stadium the best use of valuable real estate? Isn’t the practical solution building a new stadium in the parking lot next to the existing one like many other teams have done? Your thoughts? …

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This is the fourth in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The Buffalo Bills’ situation at tight end is best described as unsettled heading into the start of training camp. The starter the past four years at the position, Charles Clay, was released at the start of the offseason – a move that was expected af…

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Spring practices amounted to one big lost opportunity for Jason Croom. The Buffalo Bills’ only incumbent tight end, Croom was sidelined for the bulk of the spring because of a hamstring injury. Although not a serious problem or one that is expected to keep him out when training camp begins next month at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, it nevertheless cost Croom th…

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This week's Bills Mailbag focuses on LeSean McCoy's future, the biggest remaining position of need … and my son's golf game. Let's get right to it: Jim Eimer asks: Who will be the biggest surprise cut? If you were general manager, what is a blockbuster trade you would consider — either trading away or a position of upgrade? Jay: Both answers involve LeSean McCoy. The…

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The Bills have signed tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year contract, meaning the team has signed all its draft picks. Knox, a third-rounder out of Ole Miss, was the lone player among the eight who had not signed. The other seven players all signed on May 9. The Bills moved up to No. 96 overall to select Knox, who made 39 catches for 605 yards during his college caree…

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The Buffalo Bills got an early start on their summer Thursday. Head coach Sean McDermott canceled the team’s final practice of mandatory minicamp and instead hosted a field day inside the ADPRO Sports Training Center. “I’ve been encouraged with the participation, with the attitude, with the work ethic,” McDermott said Monday. “The guys are coming together.” That’s…

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NFL teams usually dread the period between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. It’s a time when players return home, unwind, and sometimes find themselves in trouble. The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to wait for that period to start next month, though, as trouble found rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson last weekend. Dodson was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz.,…

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Rookie tight end Dawson Knox looked like he took advantage of some prime snaps with the starting unit Tuesday in the wake of injuries at his position. Knox caught three sharp throws from quarterback Josh Allen in 11-on-11 work during the Buffalo Bills’ voluntary practice on the grass fields behind the team’s ADPRO Training Center. Projected starting tight end Tyler K…

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The Buffalo Bills' offseason has hit its first bit of adversity. When Sean McDermott started his news conference before the team's second spring practice session, he read an injury report that sounded like it should have come in Week 7 of the regular season. The good news is it's May. There is time for those players to get healthy. The bad news is, those injured play…

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Props to you, the readers, for providing some great questions this week in the Bills Mailbag. A programming note: If yours didn't make it this week, I've got it saved for next week. Let's get to it ... Viva Los Bills #PonchoPower asks: What returning starter from last season is the most likely not to make the team in 2019? Jay: First of all, well done on the name.…

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Lee Smith feels back at home. The Buffalo Bills’ new tight end has returned to the team he spent the first four years of his NFL career with, signing Monday as a free agent after four years with the Oakland Raiders. “There's so many great things going on here, from the way the Pegulas have transformed this whole organization and this building,” Smith said Wednesday a…

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The Buffalo Bills added even more competition to their roster at tight end Monday by signing Lee Smith to a three-year contract. The deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, is worth up to $9 million. Smith, 31, returns to the Bills after previously spending four seasons with the team from 2011-14. He most recently was with the Oakland Raiders for four year…

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It was a (checks calendar) chilly start to rookie minicamp Friday for The Buffalo News. A total of 54 drafted rookies, undrafted free-agent signings, first-year veterans and tryout players practiced outside on the grass fields at One Bills Drive on a day that felt more like November than May. Enough of my complaining, though, let's get to this week's mailbag ... Nick…

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UPDATED: According to reports, Benjamin Watson has decided to sign with the Patriots on a one-year deal. FROM EARLIER: The Buffalo Bills might not be done reshaping their depth chart at tight end. According to a report Thursday from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team has expressed at least some interest in tight end Benjamin Watson, who after flirting with retirement …