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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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This week's Mailbag leads with an attempt at answering a popular question among Bills fans: How many ex-Panthers are too many? It also touches on free agency, the potential throw-off between Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes and the idea of pursuing Kareem Hunt. Let's get to it ... Valar Morghulis asks: Do you think it’s a concern that the Bills go after so many Panthers p…

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Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott continued to make changes to his coaching staff Wednesday, with wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie the next to go. The Buffalo News confirmed that Robiskie has been fired. He follows offensive line coach Juan Castillo in leaving McDermott’s staff. Alex Marvez, a SiriusXM NFL Radio host, was the first to report Robiskie’s depar…

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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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Every NFL team has someone who can be considered a No. 1 wide receiver. How that’s defined – whether by number of targets, catches or yards – is subjective. But not every team has a true No. 1 receiver – a game-changing player defensive coordinators wake up in a cold sweat thinking about – and that includes the Buffalo Bills. Kelvin Benjamin certainly wasn’t it, and Sam…

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The public-address announcer inside the Buffalo Bills’ press box was having trouble keeping up with the injury announcements Sunday. Both the home team and the New York Jets dealt with several injuries during the visitors’ 27-23 victory. “The way the previous game we played against them went, we knew they were going to come in with an edge,” Bills safety Jordan Poyer…

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The Buffalo Bills’ season took a turn in Week 9. A 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears at New Era Field dropped the team to 2-7 and made it abundantly clear that a second straight trip to the postseason was highly unlikely. In the days that followed, the team’s focus shifted. The plug was mercifully pulled on the Nathan Peterman Project. More than that, though, a youth mo…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets. TV: CBS. Announcers: Spero Dedes (play by play), Adam Archuleta (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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The Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of former Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on Friday. Benjamin was released Tuesday and visited Kansas City on Thursday. He is not expected to dress for Sunday's game against the Ravens, but coach Andy Reid said he was optimistic that Benjamin could be ready for the Chiefs' Thursday night game against the Chargers. Bill…

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A jam-packed Bills Mailbag this week, so without further ado ... Rick McGuire asks: It looks like the Jets will have about $106 million and the Bills $92 million available for free agency in 2019. I know money talks, but could you see players signing with Buffalo over New York for less because of the direction the team is headed, or will the “Big Apple” city life be mor…

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The Bills shook up their offense this week by releasing wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes. Neither player lasted long on the open market. Benjamin, a first-round pick in 2014, was not claimed on waivers Wednesday but reportedly signed Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 10-2 record. Benjamin's deal gives him an…

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It didn't take Kelvin Benjamin long to land on his feet. The former Buffalo Bills' wide receiver signed Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs for the remainder of the season, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Benjamin, 27, was released by the Bills on Tuesday after a disappointing 12 games during which he made 23 catches for 354 yards and a touchdown. B…

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The harsh reality of life in the NFL was spelled out Tuesday for members of the Buffalo Bills. The release of wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes drove home that the league is a bottom-line business. Benjamin, in particular, was not producing on par with his pay, so he was sent packing. “I appreciate, just like I do every player, what they did. It obvious…

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When the Bills throw: Josh Allen nearly led a fourth-quarter comeback last week, but tight end Charles Clay couldn’t haul in what would have been the go-ahead score. Here’s my take on the play: It was an incredible effort by Allen to get into position to even make the throw. Could that have been better? Of course. But Clay had a chance. That’s a play he needs to make. Alle…

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On the day after the Buffalo Bills released wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes, coach Sean McDermott declined to go into specifics, but said, “Obviously, it didn’t work.” "Let me start by saying [that] I appreciate, just like I do every player, what they did," McDermott said Wednesday. "It obviously didn’t work, and those are hard decisions to make because …