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This is the 10th and final part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Buffalo Bills entering training camp, which begins Thursday. Today’s question: Which undrafted rookie free agent has the best chance to make the 53-man roster? Levi Wallace and Robert Foster showed last year that undrafted rookies shouldn’t be counted out when it comes to making the Buffalo B…

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Chad Hall and his wife, Rose, were out to dinner recently to celebrate the 33rd birthday of the Buffalo Bills’ first-year receivers coach. It was supposed to have been just the two of them, but when word of their special night found its way onto a text thread of the players in his position group, the dinner lost its intimacy. “One of them got on it and was like, ‘Coa…

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Welcome to the NFL’s true offseason. The six weeks between the end of spring practices and the start of training camp is the only slow spot on the league’s calendar. With that in mind, a note of thanks to all of you who have produced such good questions week after week for the mailbag. Before I head out on my own summer vacation, here’s one last mailbag to wrap up the s…

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A nugget of wisdom from an all-time great has stuck with Ray-Ray McCloud this offseason. The Buffalo Bills’ second-year receiver distinctly remembers something former Panthers and Ravens star Steve Smith said in an interview. “They asked him, ‘What motivated you so long?’ " McCloud said. "He said, ‘Knowing every day in that building, I could get fired.' ” That ans…

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If you zoom in close enough on photos of John Brown and you know what you're looking for, you'll see it. Attached to Brown's mouthguard strap is a dreadlock that belonged to Brown's half-brother, James Walker, who died while Brown was in college. That detail was revealed in Vic Carucci's feature on the Bills' new wide receiver. "When I didn't believe in myself, he wa…

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The small photo inside a circular diamond-studded, gold medallion stares at you from the middle of John Brown's chest. When you stand in front of the Buffalo Bills wide receiver, you look at James Walker as well. Walker's death nine years ago might have separated them physically, but the bond lives on. Besides the medallion, Brown wears three tattoos honoring Walker's m…

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The Buffalo Bills got an early start on their summer Thursday. Head coach Sean McDermott canceled the team’s final practice of mandatory minicamp and instead hosted a field day inside the ADPRO Sports Training Center. “I’ve been encouraged with the participation, with the attitude, with the work ethic,” McDermott said Monday. “The guys are coming together.” That’s…

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NFL teams usually dread the period between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. It’s a time when players return home, unwind, and sometimes find themselves in trouble. The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to wait for that period to start next month, though, as trouble found rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson last weekend. Dodson was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz.,…

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The Buffalo Bills' offseason has hit its first bit of adversity. When Sean McDermott started his news conference before the team's second spring practice session, he read an injury report that sounded like it should have come in Week 7 of the regular season. The good news is it's May. There is time for those players to get healthy. The bad news is, those injured play…

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A light bulb seemingly went off for Zay Jones last season. Through the first 11 games of 2018, the Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver was targeted 60 times and made 27 catches for 392 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The “bust” word was even whispered about the 2017 second-round draft pick. The low point came in a Week 11 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, when Jones was ta…

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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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There’s usually no tackling for the Buffalo Bills in the spring. That NFL rule got broken more than a few times Monday, though. In conjunction with the league’s Inspire Change Initiative, six members of the team visited Bornhava, an Amherst-based early childhood center for children with developmental disabilities. The kids there had huge smiles on their faces as they to…

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No one was in the house to hear Jason Milne laugh on that Friday night last October, with his wife and three young daughters out of town, and the former college defensive back felt compelled to share his joy. Milne rewound the televised game he was watching, hit play after a few seconds and held his iPhone vertically, pointing its camera toward the bottom right corner o…

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Josh Allen was in his glory through the first few days of last month’s NFL free-agency period. The Buffalo Bills were stocking up on offensive players. Guys who would protect him. Guys who would catch his passes. It was a flurry of activity, all clearly designed to do everything possible to help maximize Allen’s production in his second season as the Bills’ quarterback.…

Analysis

With less than two weeks remaining until the NFL Draft, it's as difficult as ever to predict which direction the Buffalo Bills will go with their first-round draft pick. With a roster that doesn't have a lot of crying needs, General Manager Brandon Beane has no shortage of options -- both with his draft position and the players he targets. This week's mailbag thoroughly…