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Throughout the 2019 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 7: • Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product was on a bye with the Browns. Tretter has started and taken every offensive snap for Cleveland during a 2-4 start to the season. • Titans…

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Throughout the 2019 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 6: • Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product started and took all 69 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Tretter, who is in his third season with the …

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Throughout the 2019 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 4: • Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product started and took all 69 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 40-25 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Tretter, who is in his third season with the…

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Throughout the 2019 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 3: • Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product started and took all 72 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 20-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football. Tretter, who is…

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It’s been a long time since Dawson Knox found the end zone. Like, a really long time. You have to go back to 2013, when Knox was a gangly junior for Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tenn. He would suffer an ankle injury in the first game of his senior year, then played three seasons of college football for Ole Miss without reaching the end zone. His personal scorin…

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Frank Gore’s still got it. The Buffalo Bills’ ageless wonder showed that even at 36 years old, he’s capable of being a featured NFL running back. Gore scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:50 remaining Sunday at New Era Field, helping the Bills avoid an all-time collapse and improve to 3-0 on the season with a 21-17 victory over the winless Cincinnati Bengals. Gore…

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Greg and Tia Dolegala had just pulled up to a liquor store in Connecticut to pick up pregame supplies before catching a train to New York City, where their youngest son and his Central Connecticut State teammates were playing Fordham later that night. Their oldest son and his girlfriend were in the back seat. That’s when Tia’s phone began to ring. It was a FaceTime c…

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Throughout the 2019 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 2: • Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product started and took all 69 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 23-3 win against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. Tretter, who is…

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NFL cut-down day was a big day for Western New York football, with a number of players making NFL rosters. Former St. Francis quarterback Jake Dolegala has made the Cincinnati Bengals' 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent. The record-setting quarterback from Central Connecticut State solidified his case to be the Bengals’ third quarterback behind Andy Dalton and R…

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By Staff and Wire Reports The Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals played in the final preseason game Thursday night, each with a Western New York quarterback under center. Chad Kelly started his second consecutive game in the Colts’ first game since Andrew Luck’s retirement announcement last weekend in the Colts’ 13-6 victory. Undrafted free agent Jake Dole…

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ELLICOTTVILLE – A parent lives for a day like this. “You’re absolutely right,” Greg Dolegala said, 11 different NFL hats stacked in the corner. His wife, Tia, is wearing a white Central Connecticut State jersey, the name Dolegala printed in blue across the back. Her father, Al Bemiller, who won a national title with Syracuse and played on the Bills’ offensive line fo…

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It’s finally here. After months of buildup, the first round of the NFL draft gets started at 8 p.m. Thursday in Nashville. The Buffalo Bills have the ninth overall pick – barring a trade – and several different directions they can go. That means it’s time for a draft edition of the mailbag. Let’s get to it. Joseph Spinelli asks: If the choice was yours, who do you…

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University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson and St. Francis product Jake Dolegala are among those taking part in the Bills' local pro day Friday. Local pro days are a way for teams to look at players in their home area -- either players who attend college or reside in the area are allowed to participate. There is no limit to how many players a team can invite and th…

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Jim Kubiak has seen greatness up close. The former St. Francis quarterback spent time in five NFL training camps with three teams. He stood side by side on the practice field with one of the game’s legends in Peyton Manning, and he also watched guys such as Vinny Testaverde and Kerry Collins do their work. So Kubiak knows the traits necessary to be a starting NFL qua…