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The Buffalo Bills got robbed. Members of the Pro Football Writers of America voted recently for its yearly awards, one of which is the Pete Rozelle Award, which is given to an “NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.” This year’s winner was the Minnesota Vikings. The Bills were one of …

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Opening Statement: Alright, good afternoon, let’s get started. The following players will not participate in practice today: Tenny [Palepoi], Tenny has an illness, Zay Jones with the knee [injury], Trent Murphy, you guys have seen Trent out there, he’ll do some, he’ll participate some in practice, just not the team pe…

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy placed No. 30 in this year's annual ranking of the NFL's top 100 players, the NFL Network revealed Monday. McCoy ranked just behind Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan and just ahead of Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford on the list, which was voted on by NFL players. Kansas City's Kareem Hunt (33) and New Orleans' Mark Ingram (43) we…

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All that remains are three minicamp practices before the Buffalo Bills head out for summer vacation. Next week's mandatory sessions will wrap up the team's spring. Coach Sean McDermott has used the practice time reporters have been able to view to mix and match plenty with his lineups. There are wide-open competitions at quarterback, wide receiver, interior offensive li…

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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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LeSean McCoy and Thurman Thomas have developed a close relationship since McCoy was traded to the Bills in 2015. The Bills announced that Thomas' No. 34 will be retired before the October game against the New England Patriots. McCoy took to social media to congratulate his friend and note that he is following in Thomas' footsteps with the Bills. https://buffal…

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Bills safety Micah Hyde was selected at No. 62 in the countdown of the NFL's Top 100 players Monday. The list is voted on by NFL players, with 10 players revealed each week on NFL Network. This is Hyde's first selection to the Top 100. Hyde, who signed with the Bills as a free agent from Green Bay before last season, had 82 combined tackles, five interceptions…

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The Buffalo Bills have a crowded running back room, but that's not stopping them from looking to add to the position. The team is hosting free agent Kenjon Barner on a visit to One Bills Drive, a league source confirmed to The Buffalo News. Barner's visit was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Bills have been active at running back this offseason.…

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We won't know if the Buffalo Bills aced the 2018 NFL Draft for a few years. We can safely say now, though, that General Manager Brandon Beane accomplished nearly every one of his goals. The team left the draft with potential franchise cornerstones on both offense and defense in quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. They got a potential nickel cornerbac…

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane and Coach Sean McDermott met with the media Monday as the Bills began offseason workouts. Here is a transcript: Q: Before we get to the draft, can you guys comment on just the last week with Richie [Incognito] and that situation? BB: You know, [I’m] not really going to get into details. Richie is on the reserved/retired list, which…

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Remember when Mario Williams made his visit to Buffalo Bills as a free agent and the weather was incredible? I've been thinking about that a lot this week, as the Bills bring some of the draft's top prospects to town for visits. The conditions outside are drastically different than they were in March 2012, when there was a glorious run of 80-degree days during Williams'…

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Here's another log on the fire that is the Buffalo Bills' burning need for more upgrades at wide receiver: The Bills ranked 28th in the NFL last season in missed tackles forced by skill-position players, according to a study by Pro Football Focus. Thank goodness for LeSean McCoy. The Bills' star ranked 10th in the NFL among running backs in missed tackles forced, wit…

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The signings have slowed to a trickle around the NFL. After a frantic first week of free agency, most of the headline-grabbing moves have been made, but as the Buffalo Bills showed Monday, there is always work to be done. General Manager Brandon Beane added depth to the offensive line with the signings of former Bengals center Russell Bodine and former Raiders right tac…

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LAS VEGAS – When talking about the greatest football player, particularly from before the NFL-AFL merger, Jim Brown's name is paramount. O.J. Simpson has another name rarely mentioned. "The only guy that ever intimidated me in a game was Dick Butkus," Simpson said Monday in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with The Buffalo News. Simpson lined up against the Chi…

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LAS VEGAS – The challenge was issued in December. Four days removed from plowing the Buffalo Bills to victory through ungodly heavy snow, LeSean McCoy was interviewed about what it takes to run in those elements. Few excel in such treacherous conditions like McCoy has. Another with such a knack was Bills Wall of Fame tailback O.J. Simpson. "Well, what did O.J. say?" McC…