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PITTSFORD – Here are my top takeaways from Day 6 of Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher College. 1. Injuries starting to take their toll. Coach Sean McDermott started his press conference Wednesday by announcing that center Mitch Morse is in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Morse was given a veteran rest day Sunday, followed by a day off Monday. It raised some …

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The Buffalo Bills couldn't have asked for two better days to start training camp. The team practiced under perfect conditions at St. John Fisher College at 9:45 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and will do so again both days this weekend. The return of football brings with it my regular duty handling the Bills Mailbag. Let's get to your questions ... Brendan Sweet asks: …

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It was only a handful of years ago when Lorenzo Alexander and Heath Farwell were division rivals in the NFC West, Alexander a linebacker and special teams ace for the Arizona Cardinals, Farwell in a similar role with the Seattle Seahawks. While Alexander finished the 2013 season on injured reserve, Farwell finished with a ring, helping Seattle annihilate the Denver Bron…

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Matt Milano doesn’t want to think about the gruesome dislocated ankle and fractured fibula that ended his second season in the NFL. He’d rather forget about that Week 14, fourth-quarter play with 1:38 on the clock, when the New York Jets faced third-and-goal from the 4-yard line and the Buffalo Bills were still clinging to a 23-20 lead, that moment when Sam Darnold was …

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The Buffalo Bills’ front office and coaching staff has been consistent – LeSean McCoy is part of the plan for 2019. General Manager Brandon Beane confirmed that again Monday. “You saw some plays he still made yesterday. I think if we can improve in other areas, that will help LeSean,” Beane said. “Early in the year, our pass game was not very good. You could see it. Tea…

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Tight end Charles Clay and running back Chris Ivory are back in the lineup as the Buffalo Bills close out the 2018 season Sunday at New Era Field against the Miami Dolphins. Clay was a healthy inactive last week against New England, calling into question his future with the team, while Ivory has missed the last two weeks because of a shoulder injury. With Ivory back in …

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills close out the 2018 season against the Miami Dolphins. TV: CBS. Announcers: Beth Mowins (play by play), Steve Beuerlein (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.…

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A season of firsts will end Sunday for Josh Allen with the Buffalo Bills’ rookie quarterback having one more new experience: Facing a defense for the second time. An elbow injury knocked Allen out of the Bills’ first game against both the New England Patriots and New York Jets, meaning the Week 17 visit by the Miami Dolphins will be the first time Allen will see the sam…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the Detroit Lions. TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Davis (play by play), Brady Quinn (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John Murphy (play-…

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The Buffalo Bills have lost their best defensive playmaker for the rest of the season. Second-year linebacker Matt Milano had surgery Monday after suffering a broken fibula in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. “I thought he really grew this year,” coach Sean McDermott said of Milano, who has six takeaways this year (three interceptions, three …

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Here’s what Sean McDermott had to say a week ago, after his team was penalized 13 times for 80 yards in a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. “We can’t ignore those. Whether they’re accurate or not accurate, that’s for another time, but we can’t ignore that and expect to win games going forward. Good football teams don’t beat themselves, and we had opportunities to c…

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The Buffalo Bills haven’t been shy about pointing out that young players have been getting a lot of work for them in 2018. Coach Sean McDermott mentions it weekly. According to the team’s media-relations department, the Bills rank fourth in the NFL with 33.8 percent of their offensive and defensive snaps being taken by rookies or second-year players. At times this se…

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The second quarter of the 2018 season looked painfully similar to the first for the Buffalo Bills. The team went 1-3 again in the second quarter of the season, dropping its record to 2-6 halfway through the season. More troubling is the way they are losing. The offense is historically bad, leading to games feeling like they’re over the minute the team falls behind by tw…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the Chicago Bears. TV: Fox. Announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John Murphy (…

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Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott believes rookie quarterback Josh Allen is “not far off” from resuming throwing activity. Allen, the team’s prized first-round draft pick, still had his right arm in a brace Thursday as he worked with trainers on the sideline. He has yet to throw a football since injuring his right, throwing elbow against Houston nearly three weeks ago.…