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The 2011 collective bargaining agreement gave teams the option of adding a fifth year onto the standard four-year rookie contract for their first-round draft picks. The decision comes in the offseason after the player's third year. The Bills have had an astonishingly low rate of success getting their first-round picks to the fifth-year option. The Bills declined to pick…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B Rookie Josh Allen has wheels. He set a franchise single-game rushing record for quarterbacks, finishing with 99 yards on 13 carries. He had more than 100 yards until a pair of kneel downs at the end of the game. Allen’s 14-yard touchdown run on a designed quarterback draw put the Bills up on the first play of the fourth quarter. He l…

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The Buffalo Bills' change along the offensive line is looking more and more permanent. Rookie guard Wyatt Teller will make his second straight start Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field. The player Teller replaced, veteran Vlad Ducasse, is inactive for the first time this season. That leaves Ryan Groy as the top interior backup offensive lineman. …

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Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus' on-field return to Buffalo will have to wait. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported early Sunday that Dareus will miss the game against the Bills at New Era Field. He was listed as inactive when the Jaguars submitted their list. Dareus had been listed as questionable with a back injury. He did not practice Wednesday and Thursday but w…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the Jacksonville Jaguars: 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 M…

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When the Bills run: Finally. That’s what LeSean McCoy had to be saying after cracking 100 yards for the first time this season against the Jets. A change along the offensive line, inserting rookie Wyatt Teller for veteran left guard Vlad Ducasse, seemed to work wonders. The Bills should be at full strength at the position, with Chris Ivory back to face his old team after m…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Marcell Dareus stood on the sideline watching the Pittsburgh Steelers drive down the field against his teammates Sunday as time drained off the fourth-quarter clock. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive tackle, the third overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills, has started all 10 games in his first full season with the reigning AFC So…

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been named in two separate lawsuits by women who claimed he sexually assaulted them while they were unconscious. One day after a Jacksonville, Fla., station reported that the former Bills first-round pick was being sued for sexual assault stemming from an incident in April, he also was named in a suit involving a …

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Former Bills  defensive tackle Marcell Dareus attended a ground-breaking ceremony last week to begin a three-classroom building in Haiti that will be named in his honor. Dareus, who donated $125,000 through his foundation to fund the building, said he was touched by the emotional response he received. "It is one thing to give money to something and hope for the bes…

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Editor's note: News Bills writers Jay Skurski and Vic Carucci have taken opposing views on the Bills' potential draft strategy. Here, Skurski argues that the time is now to sell the farm to get a franchise quarterback. Carucci argues the Bills have too many holes to fill to give up too much for a quarterback. The Buffalo Bills haven’t come this far to turn back now. …

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Star has diminished. That's what the analytics say about new Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. Asked to shine some light on his former player, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera dismissed any data that suggests Lotulelei has slipped after five NFL seasons. "Let me tell you this about analytics," Rivera said, repeating one of his pet sa…

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The Buffalo Bills formed what they hope will be a dynamic duo at defensive tackle Tuesday. The team welcomed veteran Kyle Williams back for a 13th season with the team shortly after making their first big move in free agency, coming to terms with Star Lotulelei on a five-year deal. That signing is expected to become official Wednesday, when the new NFL league year begin…

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For a playoff team, the Buffalo Bills have a long list of needs. General Manager Brandon Beane acknowledged as much last month at the Senior Bowl. “We're a long way from where we need to be,” Beane said in Mobile, Ala. “This year was setting the culture and expectations of what we need to get done.  ... We have a lot of holes to fill. We know that. We're going to do …

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(This is the second of a three-part series on the Bills' salary cap heading into the 2018 free-agency season.) One look at the top seven players on the Buffalo Bills' salary table shows why the team still is a ways from title contention. The top two – quarterback Tyrod Taylor and left tackle Cordy Glenn — surely aren't part of the long-term future of the team, regard…

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There was plenty of crowing in the Jacksonville Jaguars' locker room Sunday after their win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jaguars are playing up that they are being slighted and their organization has been treated like a laughingstock. That takes us to former Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who was traded to the Jaguars in the days before the trading deadl…