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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…

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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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Former Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said joining the Jacksonville Jaguars has changed his life, saying he is focused on being a good teammate and making plays. Dareus said he hasn't gotten into any trouble since his arrival.   “This organization has changed my life,” Dareus told Jacksonville.com. “They’ve done such great things so far, I just don’t want…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sunday's playoff game was there to be won, but the Buffalo Bills demonstrated they're not quite ready to challenge for anything more than our hearts just yet. Rookie head coach Sean McDermott and first-year General Manager Brandon Beane made progress in establishing a new Bills era. Now we get to watch them try to turn a plucky club into a true cont…

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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. — Like a TV dad that walks into the kitchen to confab with his family about the coming day, Doug Marrone casually took his place behind the lectern for Thursday's news conference with a ceramic coffee mug that read #ForeverTeal. In a baggy Jacksonville Jaguars sweatshirt, he answered questions about Sunday's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at E…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The wait is almost over. A day short of the 18-year anniversary of the Music City Miracle, the Buffalo Bills make their long-awaited return to the postseason Sunday when they visit the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Here's all you need to know for the game, plus five things we'll be watching for: • TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), To…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marcell Dareus smiled and knowingly nodded his head while he listened to the question. Did part of him regret not being involved in what the Buffalo Bills experienced Sunday night? His words, however, were dutiful. Dareus replied the way you're supposed to when standing in front of a Jacksonville Jaguars locker stall at Everbank Field, where h…

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The Marcell Dareus trade got a little more favorable for the Buffalo Bills this week. The team sent its highly paid defensive tackle to the Jaguars in late October for a conditional sixth-round pick. But now that the Jaguars are in the playoffs and Dareus remains on their roster, the pick becomes a fifth-rounder. The Bills confirmed that change this week. Dareus will…

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Doug Marrone is not the only one who will be facing his former team when the Jaguars host the Bills in an AFC Wild-Card playoff game. Marcell Dareus, traded a few days before the deadline, makes his playoff debut against players who were teammates less than three months ago. Marrone's advice: “I just told him to be smart. He’s the last one (in), he came from a trade.…