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This is the second in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The Buffalo Bills have an overabundance of running backs heading into the start of training camp. Last year’s starter, LeSean McCoy, is back for what could be his final season with the Bills. His contract expires after this year. He’s joined by 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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A crowded Buffalo Bills running back room will have to make room for one more. With its third-round pick, No. 74 overall, the team selected Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary on Friday night -- a pick that promises to produce plenty of speculation. Singletary joins a running back depth chart in Buffalo that already includes LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, T.J. Yel…

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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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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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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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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: F A non-factor all game. LeSean McCoy had six carries for 9 yards. His future with the Bills is looking cloudier with each passing week. McCoy rarely had room to run, which starts with his offensive line. Still, he doesn’t look like the same dominant player he’s long been. It says something when McCoy has a game like he did and undraft…

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From working at a hot dog stand to dancing at a wedding to a long walk around Tuscaloosa, the six undrafted rookies on the Bills' roster had to find a way to deal with the likelihood they'd be passed over on April 28, the final day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Eight months later, they now have the opportunity of a lifetime. With Buffalo eliminated from playoff contention a…

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When the Bills run: Welcome to December in the NFL – the Bills finished last week’s game against the Lions with only undrafted rookie Keith Ford at running back. He did a decent job in his first NFL game, rushing for 46 yards, 23 of which came after first contact, according to Pro Football Focus. Ford doesn’t have the speed to run away from defenders, but does have the str…

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LeSean McCoy’s not ready to pack it in. Even though the playoffs are no longer a possibility, the Buffalo Bills’ running back is still eager to get on the field in the final two weeks, starting Sunday in New England. “I want to. I want to get out there and get it going a little bit,” McCoy said Thursday after practice. “I need some more yards. But no, it'll be fun to…

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Robert Foster's late touchdown helped lift the Bills to a 14-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday and capped an incredible day for the team's undrafted free agents. The Bills used six UDFAs in the win – three on offense and three on defense. Jay Skurski broke them down by numbers of snaps played: Wide receiver Robert Foster (57), cornerback Levi Wallace (56), running …

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The Buffalo Bills’ youth movement kicked into another gear Sunday. The team had six rookie undrafted free agents playing on offense or defense during a 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions. “We feel good about it. I mean, obviously, we haven’t won as many games as we wanted to win, but the fact remains that we’re building this football team, I feel like, the right way,” …

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Lorenzo Alexander is 35 years old. That fact continues to blow the minds of his teammates on the Buffalo Bills’ defense. “Zo's a beast. Everything he does for us, especially at his age, man, this dude is a beast,” safety Micah Hyde said. On Sunday, that included stepping into a new role. With Matt Milano out for the season because of a broken fibula, Alexander played…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: C- Without LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory, it figured to be a long day on the ground. It played out that way, as the Buffalo Bills averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. They stuck with the run, though, rushing 37 times. Marcus Murphy had 35 yards on 11 carries before leaving with an arm injury. Rookie undrafted free agent Keith Ford came in…

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Buffalo Bills running back Marcus Murphy was downgraded to out with an arm injury, and undrafted rookie free agent Keith Ford injured a leg late in the third quarter. That left the Bills with zero healthy running backs for a short period of time before Ford returned. LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) are inactive. Murphy came off the field holding h…