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This week's Bills Mailbag focuses on LeSean McCoy's future, the biggest remaining position of need … and my son's golf game. Let's get right to it: Jim Eimer asks: Who will be the biggest surprise cut? If you were general manager, what is a blockbuster trade you would consider — either trading away or a position of upgrade? Jay: Both answers involve LeSean McCoy. The…

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Losing Kyle Williams is going to hurt the leadership of any locker room. The Buffalo Bills, though, look as if they should be able to withstand it. Veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander figures to immediately step into that role, but he’s already announced the 2019 season will be his last. That means the Bills will be looking for another defensive player to emerge. As…

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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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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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It was a (checks calendar) chilly start to rookie minicamp Friday for The Buffalo News. A total of 54 drafted rookies, undrafted free-agent signings, first-year veterans and tryout players practiced outside on the grass fields at One Bills Drive on a day that felt more like November than May. Enough of my complaining, though, let's get to this week's mailbag ... Nick…

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LeSean McCoy’s yards-per-carry average has gone from 5.4 to 4.0 to 3.2 over the past three seasons with the Buffalo Bills. If the decline continues at that pace, Shady will average 2.7 a carry in 2019. Yes, this is meant in jest. The Bills have 39 million good reasons to expect McCoy to rebound from his career-worst 2018 season. That’s the amount of guaranteed dol…

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Sixty-six rushing touchdowns in a 38-game collegiate career. How, Devin Singletary was asked, did he manage that? “Just growing up in South Florida (Deerfield Beach), playing little league football, it’s big down there,” the former Florida Atlantic star told reporters during a conference call shortly after the Buffalo Bills made him a third-round draft pick last Frid…

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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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Running back might now be less of a draft need for the Buffalo Bills. That's because the team announced a two-year contract agreement with running back T.J. Yeldon on Monday. Yeldon, 25, is a former second-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2015 who spent the first four years of his career in Jacksonville. In 51 career games, the Alabama product started 30 of those and …

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When the Buffalo Bills added veteran running back Frank Gore this winter, it gave them one of the oldest but most-accomplished backfields in history. Gore, LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory combined for over 30,000 rushing yards, which has likely never been matched in NFL history. But opening a season with a backfield of three 30-plus runners (four if you count fullback Patr…

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With the signing of running back Frank Gore, the Bills are planning to release Chris Ivory, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Bills have not commented on the report. Releasing Ivory would save the team $2.15 million against the 2019 salary cap and will cost $750,000 in dead cap money. Ivory averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on 115 rushes last season, and has …

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What a difference six months has made for the Buffalo Bills’ offense. With a flurry of activity over the last two days, the team added protection and weapons for young quarterback Josh Allen – which was the stated goal at the start of the offseason. Those moves – signing offensive linemen Mitch Morse, Jon Feliciano and Ty Nsekhe, tight end Tyler Kroft, running back Fran…

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The Bills agreed to terms with several players Monday as the NFL's "legal tampering" window opened, granting teams permission to negotiate with unrestricted free agents two days before the league year begins on Wednesday. The most curious addition was running back Frank Gore, who will be a shoo-in Hall of Famer but is well past the prime of his career. Gore is a good gu…

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The Buffalo Bills are adding some experience to a position group that already has plenty of it. According to a report Monday from ESPN's Adam Schefter, veteran running back Frank Gore has agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract that will become official when the new NFL league year begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The team has not yet confirmed the move. Gore will turn …

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The NFL's legal tampering window officially opened at noon. That means the Buffalo Bills and 31 other teams can enter into contract negotiations with the agents of players set to become unrestricted free agents at 4 p.m. Wednesday. While terms can be agreed to, those deals can't become official until that time. It didn't take long for the first big deal to take form …