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Dan Morgan’s dad was a roofer. His mom was a hairstylist, running a salon out of the basement of their Philadelphia home. So hard work courses through the veins of the Buffalo Bills’ new director of player personnel. "I didn't grow up easy," Morgan said in his first interview with The Buffalo News since being hired last month. “My parents definitely taught me the wor…

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Brandon Beane thought he had prepared for every possible scenario in last week’s NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager ran through situations where the team made both its first-round draft picks. He mapped out what it would look like to trade away one of those picks. He ran through hypotheticals that saw the Bills trade both second-round picks, keep them both or…

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Call it the calm before the storm. During an interview aired on the team's Facebook page Thursday afternoon, Buffalo Bills General Manager called the amount of trade talk swirling before the first round of the NFL Draft "moderate." "A lot of it is standard," Beane said. "A lot of it is teams calling either me or (assistant general manager Joe (Schoen), or maybe (coac…

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Brandon Beane unknowingly stepped into a hornet's nest Monday. Appearing on the team-produced "One Bills Live," the Buffalo Bills' general manager was asked by co-host Steve Tasker who will have a seat at the team's draft table later this week. "It'll be me, Sean, Kim and Terry, Joe Schoen, Terrence Gray, who's our college director, and then Russ Brandon," Beane said…

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Poor Brandon Beane. Such terrible timing. Off he went to the Buffalo Bills, an NFL outpost enduring the longest playoff slump in North American professional sports. Back home, the Carolina Panthers – the team he helped construct – made a move that would have allowed him to become their general manager. Two months after Beane left his position as Panthers assistant ge…

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Darryl Talley was a guest on "The Tim Graham Show" premiere in September. We had him back for Wednesday's season finale to ponder what we've learned about his Buffalo Bills over the past nine months. Most of the significant developments happened over the last trimester. Rookie coach Sean McDermott's influence surged at One Bills Drive, leading to the departure of Gen…

The Tim Graham Show

The Buffalo Bills have been assembling their football ops lieutenants over the past few days. New GM Brandon Beane snagged one of the three other candidates who interviewed for the vacancy, adding player personnel VP Brian Gaine on Tuesday. Then the Bills hired pro personnel director Malik Boyd on Wednesday. Yet a lot of smart men with sharp ideas and clear vision ha…

The Tim Graham Show

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott broke from meetings Wednesday to call "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan. We learned a lot about McDermott's philosophies on installing his program, sports psychology and long-range plans. Among the topics covered with me an ESPN.com's Mike Rodak: The first crucial steps to establishing a new culture Dealing …