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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…

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Bill Polian is no stranger to being on the ground floor of startup pro football leagues and teams. His Hall-of-Fame resume – highlighted by his seven seasons as general manager of the Buffalo Bills from 1986 to '92 – includes one year as personnel director of the United States Football League’s Chicago Blitz in 1984. It also includes three seasons as GM of the expansion…

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Bobby Johnson is returning to the place he began his NFL coaching career. The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday they have hired Johnson, who spent last season as assistant offensive line coach of the Indianapolis Colts, as their new offensive line coach. His first coaching position in the league was as the Bills' assistant O-line coach in 2010 and 2011. Johnson replace…

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The Bills seemingly hit rock bottom with their ugly loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Bills beat writer Vic Carucci and WGRZ's Adam Benigni, the host of "Sports Talk Sunday," break down what's next for the Bills with New England coming to town.  

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INDIANAPOLIS – Sean McDermott acknowledged why he was hearing questions about the Buffalo Bills’ effort after Sunday’s 37-5 loss against the Indianapolis Colts. The performance was as clear an indication as any of the depths the Bills have reached in a season moving ever closer to the disaster many prognosticators expected. It was the exclamation point to a humiliating …

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INDIANAPOLIS – If they weren’t already there, the Buffalo Bills officially hit rock bottom Sunday. Their 37-5 loss against the Indianapolis Colts was the clearest sign yet of the depths of humiliation they’ve reached this season. And that is before the New England Patriots get their first crack at them a week from Monday in prime time at New Era Field. Indianapolis h…

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is in the NFL concussion protocol, coach Sean McDermott said Sunday after the 37-5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. McCoy walked off with athletic trainers after suffering an injury on the Bills' second offensive play. McCoy landed awkwardly as his right ankle appeared to twist and got caught in the turf. When he went down, he w…

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If it weren’t for bad luck, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would have no luck at all. Or more specifically, if the Colts' defense ever decides to show up, it just might put the beleaguered quarterback in a position to win. Thanks to Luck's play, in its last three games, Indianapolis has managed to outgain each of its opponents despite surrendering 42, 38, an…

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Here are predictions from members of The Buffalo News' sports staff for Sunday's Buffalo Bills-Indianapolis Colts game. The Colts are favored by 7½ points. VIC CARUCCI After desperately turning to a semiretired journeyman to play quarterback, the Bills find themselves in a tougher spot than can be typically expected even during a rebuilding season. It's hard to imagi…

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Branden Oliver, who rushed for more than 4,000 yards in his University at Buffalo career, has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Oliver has played in 30 career games in four seasons with the Chargers, posting 773 yards and three touchdowns on 226 carries. He also has 409 receiving yards and one touchdown on 55 receptions and has seen kickoff duty. He signed with the…

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Northern Illinois receiver Chad Beebe will get the chance to play for his father’s former Bills teammate. Beebe, the son of Don Beebe, was invited to rookie minicamp with the Indianapolis Colts, coached by former Bills quarterback Frank Reich. Beebe, who was born five months after the Bills’ fourth Super Bowl loss, has struggled with injuries during his high school a…

Vontae Davis' free agency tour that began in Buffalo last week and then went to Cleveland is spending Tuesday in San Francisco, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Davis, 29, was released by the Indianapolis Colts in November after he elected to have season-ending groin surgery, apparently against the Colts' wishes. He is reportedly cleared and able to resume footbal…

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Among the highlights of the Bills' season was the Week 14 "snow globe" game against the Indianapolis Colts. The NFL Network will re-air the game at 1 p.m. Thursday. Set your DVR. The Bills play the Colts, with new coach Frank Reich, during the 2018 season, although that game will be in Indianapolis. https://buffalonews.com/2017/12/15/bn-blitz-week-14-bills-13-colt…