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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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Jake Fisher's transition from offensive line to tight end was going to be one of the feel-good stories of training camp. The former second-round pick likely could've made a couple million dollars in free agency as a tackle, but he decided to follow his heart and switch back to being a tight end, which he played in his younger days. He signed with the Bills for the veter…

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Former Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick EJ Manuel is planning to retire, ESPN's Field Yates reported. Manuel, 29, had signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as candidate to back up Patrick Mahomes in late February. Manuel was drafted No. 16 overall in 2013 by the Bills. He went 4-6 as a rookie with 1,972 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Manuel …

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The 2011 collective bargaining agreement gave teams the option of adding a fifth year onto the standard four-year rookie contract for their first-round draft picks. The decision comes in the offseason after the player's third year. The Bills have had an astonishingly low rate of success getting their first-round picks to the fifth-year option. The Bills declined to pick…

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Add EJ Manuel to the list of those piling on Nathan Peterman. The Buffalo Bills' former quarterback ripped the team's current quarterback in an Instagram story Sunday night. Although Manuel quickly deleted the post, the damage was done. Manuel has not played in the NFL since being released by the Raiders at the end of the summer. He was replaced as Oakland's back…

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The Buffalo Bills got robbed. Members of the Pro Football Writers of America voted recently for its yearly awards, one of which is the Pete Rozelle Award, which is given to an “NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.” This year’s winner was the Minnesota Vikings. The Bills were one of …

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Once the Buffalo Bills finalize contracts with their 12 undrafted free agents, the team will have its 90-man roster set. That's not to say there won't be changes before September. June 1 is a key date for potential cuts around the league, and the Bills will surely have an eye on any players who hit the open market who could help. After figuring in contracts for their dr…

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The 1983 quarterback draft class is the gold standard. This year's group probably won't pan out so well, but silver sure can shimmer. The Comstock Lode, the massive silver vein in Nevada's western mountains, made many men rich and established much of America's Pacific infrastructure. There was so much silver, the U.S. Mint opened a branch in nearby Carson City. …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Like a TV dad that walks into the kitchen to confab with his family about the coming day, Doug Marrone casually took his place behind the lectern for Thursday's news conference with a ceramic coffee mug that read #ForeverTeal. In a baggy Jacksonville Jaguars sweatshirt, he answered questions about Sunday's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at E…

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Khalil Mack possessed traits that enraptured NFL scouts. Yeah, but could he fit into any defensive scheme? Mack was a hellacious pass-rusher for the University at Buffalo, dominating the Mid-American Conference and amassing school records. Yeah, but how would he stack up against pedigreed competition? He would erupt from his stance, use uncanny leverage skills …

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When Raiders quarterback Derek Carr got injured earlier this season and former Bills first-round pick EJ Manuel was preparing to replace him, offensive coordinator Todd Downing had an interesting thing to say about how Manuel was adapting in Oakland: “I think he fell back in love with the game,” Downing said. “During training camp, maybe late in OTAs, I was talking to y…

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Maybe you looked forward to next Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders to watch running back Marshawn Lynch back in Orchard Park. Denied. Perhaps you would love to see EJ Manuel's homecoming against the Buffalo Bills. Think again! The NFL has suspended Lynch for the Week Eight game at New Era Field, and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's busted back has heale…

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The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

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Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

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Old friend EJ Manuel will start at quarterback for the Raiders this week following Derek Carr's back injury. Could Manuel face the Bills this season? The thought of Manuel getting another start at New Era Field was unthinkable in March when the Bills let their former first-round bust hit free agency, but he could be under center for the Raiders when they come to town…