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It was an easy play to notice, even deep into the fourth quarter of a first preseason game when attention begins to wane as few recognizable names occupy the field. Vosean Joseph's teammates on the Buffalo Bills' sideline were among those paying attention. They also took care of the sound effects that might have been lacking because of the many empty seats at New Era Fi…

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Here is a transcript of what defensive tackle Ed Oliver told reporters after his preseason debut: Q: You got to see one of the best guards in the NFL [Quenton Nelson] up close and personal. What was that matchup like from your perspective? A: Any time you get a talent like that put in front of you, you have to respect them. I really don’t know players, but after watc…

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Devin Singletary established himself as the immediate star of the Buffalo Bills' preseason Thursday night. It's too early to say whether his impressive showing in the Bills' 24-16 victory against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field will translate into his earning a significant share of the regular-season workload in the team's crowded backfield. But Singletary lo…

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Josh Allen pretty much looked like a quarterback playing his first game of the preseason Thursday night at New Era Field. It was an unspectacular showing in two series of the Buffalo Bills' 24-16 victory against the Indianapolis Colts. And some of it appeared to come down to the fact Allen entered the game a bit too hyped. At least, that was what coach Sean McDermott…

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Safety Micah Hyde, defensive end Jerry Hughes, cornerback Taron Johnson and running back LeSean McCoy are among the Buffalo Bills players who are not in uniform Thursday night for the preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts. [Live coverage: Colts at Bills] Free-agent center Mitch Morse also will not play as he remains in the concussion protocol. Cornerback E.…

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PITTSFORD – Frank Gore was looking for a place to escape the hot sun that had burned off the clouds during the second half of the Buffalo Bills' practice Wednesday at St. John Fisher College. We finally made our way into the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Athletic Center, where the 36-year-old running back plopped down on an equipment bag against the wall. He seemed understandably…

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Andrew Luck will be held out of the Colts' preseason opener against the Bills next week at New Era Field, according to multiple reports. Luck is dealing with a lingering calf injury and will not practice this week. Coach Frank Reich told reporters that Luck might have played if it were a regular-season game, but there is no use risking further injury in the preseason…

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Colts quarterback Chad Kelly has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced. The suspension does not impact offseason or preseason participation. The suspension stems from an October incident when he was with the Denver Broncos. Kelly allegedly entered the residence of…

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The wife of one of Frank Reich's close friends posed the following question to him one day: "What's the biggest challenge of being a head coach?" The man who guided the Indianapolis Colts to a shocking 10-6 finish and postseason appearance in his first season as an NFL head coach last year didn't hesitate with this answer: "I have to wake up every day and tell myself, '…

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Chad Kelly’s words painted the picture of someone who had been humbled. After throwing away his first chance to play quarterback in the NFL, with the Denver Broncos, he found himself back in his native Western New York. Another in a series of off-field issues had put the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly at one of the lo…

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On Tuesday, Jerry Hughes agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Bills. Hughes was acquired from the Indianapolis Colts on April 30, 2013, for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, whom the Bills had selected in the third round in 2011. "We think this defense and the way they're going to play him will fit what he does best," General Manager Buddy Nix said of Hughes th…

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The Indianapolis Colts have signed Western New York native Chad Kelly, the team announced Monday. Kelly recently tried out during the team's rookie minicamp. With the addition of Kelly, the Colts now have four quarterbacks on the roster: starter Andrew Luck, backup Jacoby Brissett, along with Phillip Walker and Kelly. The signing means Kelly will play for Frank Re…

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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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There are compliments and then there’s what Rob Chudzinski had to say when asked about Frank Gore the other day. “He’s everything that you would want the NFL to be about,” said Chudzinski, a former offensive coordinator and head coach in the league. Let that sink in for a moment. It’s one thing to say a player is everything you would want your team to be about. Ta…

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Leslie Frazier owns two Super Bowl rings – one as a cornerback with the 1985 Chicago Bears and one as an assistant coach with the 2006 Indianapolis Colts. It’s fair to say the Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator for the past two seasons knows a thing or two about gratifying moments from the game to which he has devoted most of his nearly 60 years. And Frazier will t…