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ORLANDO – A word of warning if you’re a Buffalo Bills fan who also golfs: You might hate Andre Roberts just a little bit after reading this. Not only is the team’s return specialist one of the best in the NFL at his job – set to play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday – he can drive a golf ball really, really far. Like, stupid far. After Thursday’s practice with the AFC sq…

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A change at coordinator paid off for the Buffalo Bills on special teams in 2019. Under first-year coordinator Heath Farwell, the Bills finished 12th in the annual rankings of the league’s 32 special-teams units. Those rankings have been put together for the last four decades by long-time NFL writer Rick Gosselin. They are accepted as the league standard. The Bills fi…

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The Buffalo Bills’ offense looked different Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, partly because it stayed the same. The Bills stuck primarily with the same five skill players around quarterback Josh Allen and the starting offensive line, using running back Devin Singletary, tight end Dawson Knox and wide receivers John Brown, Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie. Each of thos…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium: RUNNING GAME: A It started well, with Devin Singletary ripping off a 22-yard run on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Short yardage, an area the Bills had struggled in earlier this season, was a strength. Quarterback Josh Allen converted a pa…

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The Buffalo Bills aren’t getting what they need from Stephen Hauschka. That was abundantly clear last week, when the team’s veteran kicker missed a pair of field goals in a 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Hauschka’s issues, however, date back to well before last Sunday. In his last 14 games, the kicker known as “Hausch Money” has been anything but, going 14 of 24…

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Running game: C+ Even with Buffalo Bills rookie Devin Singletary back in the lineup, it was veteran Frank Gore who continued to handle the bulk of the rushing duties. Gore gained 55 yards on 11 carries against his former team. He has 388 yards on the season and is on pace for 1,034. For a 36-year-old, that’s impressive. Quarterback Josh Allen, who ran wild against the M…

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This week's Bills Mailbag deals with Sean McDermott's struggles on challenges, Zay Jones' future, passing on Patrick Mahomes and the future at tight end, among much more. Let's dive in ... Sam Ruggiero asks: McDermott is a wonderful coach. He has built a powerful defense that is gaining increased recognition nationally. He seems to understand the game well. So, why is h…

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When the Buffalo Bills run: There’s a good chance rookie running back Devin Singletary will return following a two-game absence because of a hamstring injury. Singletary was “close” to playing last week against the New England Patriots, according to coach Sean McDermott. In his absence, Frank Gore continued to spit in the face of Father Time, rushing 17 times for 109 yards…

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A new year has so far not brought new results for the Buffalo Bills’ special teams. The “third phase of the game” was one of the main reasons the team lost to New England on Sunday. The Bills gave up a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown and missed a 49-yard field goal at the end of the first half, plays that proved pivotal in a 16-10 loss at New Era Field…

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When the Bills run: So long, LeSean McCoy. The Bills opted to go with Frank Gore, Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon. Here’s a hunch: Gore is the starter, perhaps for the entire season, but Singletary ends up with the most carries. Sending a message to the rookie that just because McCoy was released doesn’t make the job yours just seems like a Sean McDermott thing to do. Sin…

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It was one punt return ... in a preseason game. When viewed in the context of Andre Roberts' long and distinguished NFL career, there isn't a whole lot about those 37 yards the Buffalo Bills' new returner generated last Friday night against the Carolina Panthers worth noting. That is, unless you dive into all of the thinking that went into the play. That's what ca…

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Here is transcript of new Buffalo Bills special teams coordinator Heath Farwell's session with reporters Thursday at training camp: Q: Everybody wants to know about the punting competition. That’s the hot topic here at camp. What’s going on there? A: They are both doing a really good job. We have two young, talented punters. We are growing every day, getting better 6…

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This is the ninth part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Bills entering training camp, which begins Thursday. Today's question: Who will win out at punter? In 2018, punting was a problem for the Buffalo Bills. A big problem. Between poor performance and poor health, the Bills never managed to fix one of the major flaws in a special teams unit filled with…

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This is the eighth part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills entering training camp, which begins July 25. Today’s question: How will the coaching staff incorporate so many new players? The Buffalo Bills’ roster churn is basically complete. Just five players on the team’s 90-man roster predate the arrival of coach Sean McDermott in January 201…

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Andre Roberts understands why the Buffalo Bills made him one of their priority signings in free agency early in the offseason. Could he help them at wide receiver, one of their primary positions of need? Sure, although probably not to the same extent as fellow newcomers John Brown and Cole Beasley. The Bills signed Roberts to a reported two-year contract that include…