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The Buffalo Bills go into Sunday's home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field with just four healthy wide receivers. Rookie Ray-Ray McCloud still isn't ready to return to the lineup as he deals with a knee injury, so he was declared inactive. He was questionable for the game. That follows veteran Jeremy Kerley being released Saturday in a numbers crun…

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Even the one time the Buffalo Bills did sack Joe Flacco on Sunday was a bit of a disappointment. With the Baltimore Ravens leading 17-0 early in the second quarter, Flacco dropped back to pass. Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes came racing into the backfield, and looked to have a free shot on Flacco. Instead of taking down the Ravens’ quarterback, however, Hughes whiffed…

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The last remaining starting job on the Buffalo Bills has gone to Phillip Gaines, for now. The team announced Sunday morning that Gaines would start at cornerback against the Baltimore Ravens. Gaines had been in a competition with Vontae Davis for that job. Davis was ruled inactive Sunday. Davis described himself Friday as "healthy" and "definitely encouraged." But he…

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No room for any extended introductions to the mailbag this week. With the season opener on tap, we're loaded with questions. Let's get to them ... Jimmy Zolnowski asks: Other than Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmonds, who are the young guys the Bills want to build around? Jay: We shouldn’t limit this to only rookies, although the two Jimmy mentioned are at the top of the …

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Quarterbacks, as you might have predicted, are a popular topic in this week’s Bills Mailbag. Here, for example, are four questions generated after Buffalo’s 19-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Joey D. asks: Gotta be Josh Allen with the start next game. Gotta see him with the ‘ones.’ Thoughts? Brad Hesch asks: Is Josh Allen…

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CLEVELAND – Here are 10 observations from the Bills' 19-17 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Friday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. 1. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive line did quarterback AJ McCarron and running back LeSean McCoy no favors. Whether it was failing to open holes or provide pass protection, the starting five up front was a mess. The Bills’ first four driv…

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1. AJ McCarron’s turn with the starters. We’re assuming this, but it would make sense given the rotation the team has used throughout training camp. All of the quarterbacks played well in the preseason opener, meaning the competition to be the starter remains wide open. McCarron can make his case with a strong showing against a Cleveland team that has a pair of good pass r…

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PITTSFORD — Brian Daboll demands a lot from his tight ends. The Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator previously coached the position, and expects his players to be able to perform as blockers and pass catchers. "Those guys have to understand all of it," Daboll said Monday. "It never seems like there's enough meeting time for tight ends, because you're pulling half th…

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Two dreaded words frequently come to mind when talking about Logan Thomas: On paper. The Buffalo Bills’ tight end has measurables that scream mismatch. At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, Thomas is the physical prototype for his position. There’s also his 4.6 40 time. On paper, however, did not translate on to the field last season for Thomas, who finished with just seven ca…

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Solid, but not spectacular would be a good way to describe Charles Clay’s first three seasons in Buffalo. The Bills lured Clay away from the Miami Dolphins after the 2014 season with a five-year contract worth up to $38 million that still ranks eighth in average annual value three years after it was signed. The return on that investment for Buffalo has been only so-so. …

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Here's a great bar conversation to have, courtesy of a tweet from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah on Friday. "The 2011 NFL Draft class should be a documentary one day," Jeremiah wrote on Twitter. "Seven of the top 11 picks will be Hall of Famers. Cam Newton (1) Von Miller (2) AJ Green (4) Patrick Peterson (5) Julio Jones (6) Tyron Smith (9) JJ Watt (11)." I'm not sold …

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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kyle Williams has not made any decision regarding his playing future. The Buffalo Bills' veteran defensive tackle accomplished a career goal by playing in his first postseason game Sunday, and the sting of a 10-3 loss overshadowed any talk about his future. Williams' contract will expire in March, and it's still to be determined if he wants to retur…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – LeSean McCoy will play Sunday for the Buffalo Bills against the Jacksonville Jaguars. McCoy was not among the inactives released by the team late Sunday morning after being listed as questionable for the game with an ankle injury suffered last week in Miami. The news wasn't as good for rookie linebacker Matt Milano, who will not play because …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Here are my 10 observations from the Buffalo Bills’ 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. 1. The NFL should be embarrassed about its absolutely baffling rules regarding what is, or isn’t, a catch. Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin should have been credited with a 4-yard touchdown catch at the end of the second quarter. Anyone who w…