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On Thursday, the Bills released a 7-minute video showing scenes from inside their draft room. One of the biggest takeaways was how excited the front office was to land Oklahoma tackle/guard Cody Ford. GM Brandon Beane said on draft weekend that the team considered trading back into the first round to select Ford, but couldn't agree on compensation. Around the 2:30 mark …

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When training camp ends, road life begins for NFL scouts. Weeks are spent traveling from college campus to college campus, gathering every ounce of knowledge possible on every football prospect in the land. “I’m pretty much traveling the entire college season,” Terrance Gray said. “All the way up until Thanksgiving.” Gray is in his second year as the Buffalo Bills’ d…

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Joe Schoen has held every front-office role in the NFL from early morning coffee maker to assistant general manager. One of the biggest lessons he has learned from that experience is that the best teams aren't necessarily the most talented. Asked this week what it's like working with Bills coach Sean McDermott, Schoen shared an anecdote from his time in Miami that helps…

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INDIANAPOLIS – Each year Joe Schoen arrives for the NFL Scouting Combine, it means more than simply being where the nation’s top college football prospects audition to play at the next level. It means more than gathering with fellow executives, as well as coaches from the league’s 31 other teams and player agents, to talk business and trade stories and some laughs. For …

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The Buffalo Bills have again raided the front office of a division rival. A team spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the organization has hired Dr. Dennis Lock as the team's director of football research and strategy. Lock previously worked as the Miami Dolphins' director of analytics since 2015, building that department from the ground up. Lock has a doctorate from Iow…

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MOBILE, Ala. — More than anything, the recent changes Sean McDermott made to his coaching staff came down to a gut feeling about where the Buffalo Bills were headed after his second season as their head coach. It was the kind of thing, as he explained Tuesday, that literally poked him awake. McDermott concluded a shakeup was needed with the offensive line and special tea…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Buffalo Bills are well represented at this week’s East-West Shrine Game – save for one late scratch from their lineup. The scouting contingent for the team includes General Manager Brandon Beane, assistant GM Joe Schoen, director of player personnel Dan Morgan, director of college scouting Terrance Gray, national scout Dennis Hickey and West C…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The hurt is still there for Khalil Hodge. The University at Buffalo senior linebacker admits he hasn’t gotten over the disappointing end to what started as a dream season for the Bulls. Losses in the Mid-American Conference championship game to Northern Illinois and the Dollar General Bowl to Troy spoiled a season that began with such promise. …

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The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins continue to make front-office swaps. The most recent move is a subtraction for the Bills, with national scout Marvin Allen leaving the team to become Miami's assistant general manager, according to a report Sunday from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Allen has been with the Bills for the past two seasons, working as a national scout. Pr…

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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…