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Rookie quarterback Josh Allen continued to see some time with the starting offense Wednesday on the second day of the Buffalo Bills’ mandatory minicamp. The first 11-on-11 session during practice was a red-zone segment. Allen’s first pass was knocked down, and he scrambled on the next play. He made an impressive touchdown throw on the offense’s third snap, throwing a ro…

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Former Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin agreed to a three-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the 49ers, but multiple outlets reported that the contract is worth $20.3 million and includes $10 million guaranteed. "From the minute Marquise joined our team, he has shown us everythi…

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The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

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The Buffalo Bills insist they’re focused on the 2017 season – even if everyone else is looking ahead. With six picks in the top three rounds, and a possible avenue to acquire even more, the 2018 draft will likely determine the success or failure of Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott in Buffalo. If the team’s general manager and head coach can nab a franchise quarterback w…

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, a former Buffalo Bill and U.S. Olympian, was suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for one year for failing to provide his whereabouts for drug testing, the agency announced Tuesday. Goodwin said in a statement released by the 49ers that he never registered a failed test. Instead, the USADA said that Goodwin failed …

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Tyrod Taylor's morning began with a car accident. Barely on his way to New Era Field, his black 2013 Mercedes G63 wagon was involved in a fender bender downtown. The Buffalo Bills sent a car to collect their quarterback. Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins also started poorly for him. The Bills went three and out on their first two possessions. Taylor passed thre…

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It’s shaping up to be the question facing the Buffalo Bills over the final month of what looks like another lost season. Should the team pick up quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s contract option in March? To do so would require a significant financial commitment. Here are the particulars: Taylor is due a $15.5 million option bonus by the third day of the 2017 league year, w…

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When the Buffalo Bills revealed this year's promotional slogan, all I could think of were the ways it would backfire. It's a double entendre. The fan base is unfailingly loyal, and the team sure does love to hand off. Bills Run Deep. As does the pain. You have to go back a lot of years to remember when the Bills regularly thrilled their fans. The last of the Su…

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The epicenter of a national phenomenon is located on 900 square feet in the Walden Galleria. On the second floor, between Abercrombie & Fitch and Perfumania, where a frozen yogurt shop used to be, is a molten nexus of sports, pop culture, sneakers and art. Fabes Sole High was founded for the serious sneaker customer, folks who desire the hottest brands, who colle…

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A fifth Indiana Jones movie has been announced for 2019. The thought of 74-year-old Harrison Ford leaping the abyss, strafing the enemy, evading mayhem and wiggling out of danger seems far-fetched. Yet the film almost certainly will be a financial success. People won't be able to stay away. So much enthusiasm has been committed to the Indiana Jones franchise. We're c…

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You know your team is threadbare when the loss of Brandon Tate makes you question a higher power. The Buffalo Bills went into Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with four healthy wide receivers. Tate was one of them. He left with a concussion in the third quarter, entrusting the rest of the demoralizing 41-25 defeat to Walter Powell, Justin Hunter and a l…

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Not long ago, the wicked hit would have been featured in highlight reels for the next week. Damn, bro, you see that play? Aaron Williams got JACKED UP! The NFL and its networks marketed violence. They still do to an extent. We believed it was intoxicating to see players obliterate each other with blindside hits and crackback blocks. We still do to an extent. What …

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A light rain started to fall outside New Era Field, but on his way to the team bus Colin Kaepernick, in a Muhammad Ali T-shirt, stopped for a photo and an autograph and then more photos and another autograph or two and a couple introductions and some more photos. Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been protesting America's national anthem by kneelin…

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One of the under-the-radar questions facing the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2016 season is who will return kicks and punts for the team. Of the eight players who did that more than once last year, six of them are no longer with the team. Percy Harvin retired. Leodis McKelvin was cut, as were Marcus Thigpen, Boobie Dixon, Denarius Moore and Dan Harren. That leaves just…

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1. Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan should be applauded for the way he's handling Marquise Goodwin's decision to be away from the team while he pursues a spot on the U.S. Track and Field team for the upcoming Olympic games in Brazil. "My understanding is he has the number one jump in the world, I think, at this point," Ryan said. "So that is one way to represent Buffalo, our …