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Props to you, the readers, for providing some great questions this week in the Bills Mailbag. A programming note: If yours didn't make it this week, I've got it saved for next week. Let's get to it ... Viva Los Bills #PonchoPower asks: What returning starter from last season is the most likely not to make the team in 2019? Jay: First of all, well done on the name.…

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Lee Smith feels back at home. The Buffalo Bills’ new tight end has returned to the team he spent the first four years of his NFL career with, signing Monday as a free agent after four years with the Oakland Raiders. “There's so many great things going on here, from the way the Pegulas have transformed this whole organization and this building,” Smith said Wednesday a…

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The Buffalo Bills added even more competition to their roster at tight end Monday by signing Lee Smith to a three-year contract. The deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, is worth up to $9 million. Smith, 31, returns to the Bills after previously spending four seasons with the team from 2011-14. He most recently was with the Oakland Raiders for four year…

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"Trader" Beane lived up to his moniker Friday night. Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane swung his second trade of the second day of the NFL Draft, acquiring the 96th overall selection in the third round from Washington. With the pick, the Bills drafted Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox. To move up, Beane sent the Redskins both of Buffalo's fourth-round picks, Nos.…

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The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that they signed free-agent tight end Jake Fisher to a one-year contract. He becomes the second tight end the Bills have signed from the Cincinnati Bengals, joining Tyler Kroft, added last week. Counting incumbent Jason Croom, the Bills have three tight ends on their roster. The Bills released Charles Clay, who signed with the Ar…

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The Buffalo Bills checked off a major need Monday, reportedly agreeing to a three-year contract with tight end Tyler Kroft. That's according to the player's agent, Mike McCartney, via a tweet. The deal is worth $18.75 million, according to multiple reports, and carries a maximum value of $21 million. The contract can not be made official until the start of the NF…

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Jason Croom was both melancholy and motivated when the Buffalo Bills released veteran Charles Clay last month. “He’s a great dude. One of my favorite people. It’s sad to see him go,” Croom said last week during a phone interview with The Buffalo News. “We understand it’s business, but that’s got nothing to do with us. We still have a good relationship outside of that.” …

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Tyree Jackson, that freight train of a quarterback from the University at Buffalo, the one listed at 6-foot-7-inch, 249 pounds? The prospect whose name was trending on social media after he ran a 4.59-second 40-yard dash on Saturday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis? The one who recorded a 34.5-inch vertical jump? Who leapt 10 feet in the broad? Who rifled passes so hard …

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INDIANAPOLIS – Sean McDermott jokingly asked a reporter last week if he would be able to play tight end for the Buffalo Bills. At least, we think the team’s head coach was joking. The truth is, his team could use the help right about now – no matter who it comes from. The Bills currently have just one tight end under contract for the 2019 season – making it a certain…

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The first dominoes of the Buffalo Bills’ offseason have started to fall. The addition of offensive lineman Spencer Long follows a pattern established last year by General Manager Brandon Beane of pursuing players released by their former team ahead of the official start of free agency. The release of tight end Charles Clay also was an expected move – one that freed u…

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The Buffalo Bills don’t have a hole at their starting tight end position – yet. Charles Clay and his $9 million salary still occupies that spot, but that’s not expected to be the case for long. If Clay is released, the Bills would save $4.5 million against the 2019 salary cap, a move that looks like a no-brainer after the veteran finished with just 21 catches for 184 ya…

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Sean McDermott was asked Monday during his season-ending press conference if it was fair to grade his team on a curve, given the youth of the roster and the salary cap situation heading into the year. “I understand where you’re coming from with that and I’m more concerned right now with the direction of the organization, the direction of our football team,” the Buffalo …

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Jim Kubiak will be analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks throughout the season for BNBlitz.com. Kubiak is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Qua…

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If there was any doubt about Charles Clay’s future with the Buffalo Bills, it was eliminated Sunday. By making their starting tight end a healthy inactive against the New England Patriots, the Bills sent a clear message that Clay isn’t long for Buffalo. “Just coach's decision,” coach Sean McDermott said. “Production and looking at young guys. When you have opportunit…

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The Buffalo Bills again had a group of young wide receivers on the field in a 24-12 loss to the New England Patriots, but the group struggled with some drops and an inability to make some catches. "The lesson a lot of our young players learned is that when given opportunities, you have to make plays," coach Sean McDermott said. "Sometimes Josh could make better throws. …