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This week’s Mailbag has a heavy emphasis on how the Bills should go about rebuilding on the offensive side. Let’s get right to your questions … Greg Tompsett asks: Do you think it makes sense to view the offensive line rebuild as a two-year project: a few free-agent signings and multiple draft picks, then further investment in free agency and the draft in 2020, viewing …

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Sean McDermott was asked Monday during his season-ending press conference if it was fair to grade his team on a curve, given the youth of the roster and the salary cap situation heading into the year. “I understand where you’re coming from with that and I’m more concerned right now with the direction of the organization, the direction of our football team,” the Buffalo …

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Topics hit this week in the Bills Mailbag include the likelihood of trading down, what happened to the run defense last week, and of course, Kyle Williams' retirement announcement. Let's get right to it ... Doug Pagano asks: The Bills have the 31st-ranked scoring offense, averaging only 15 points a game. What are the chances that coach Sean McDermott looks to make a cha…

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By Matt Schneidman, San Jose Mercury News ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden wants to make sure you understand Nathan Peterman is just a practice-squad quarterback. The Raiders mainly signed him because Derek Carr’s backup, A.J. McCarron, is in Alabama with his wife, who gave birth to Cash McCarron on Tuesday. In McCarron’s place, Peterman will run scout team as the Raider…

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The Oakland Raiders have signed former Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman to the practice squad, according to multiple reports. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders signed Peterman to take scout team reps in practice because another former Bills quarterback, AJ McCarron, is with his wife, Katherine, after she gave birth to a son Tuesday night. Ca…

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Every NFL team has someone who can be considered a No. 1 wide receiver. How that’s defined – whether by number of targets, catches or yards – is subjective. But not every team has a true No. 1 receiver – a game-changing player defensive coordinators wake up in a cold sweat thinking about – and that includes the Buffalo Bills. Kelvin Benjamin certainly wasn’t it, and Sam…

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I missed Eric Wood in the Bills' locker room this week. The team's former center would annually host a Thanksgiving eating challenge for his teammates. The goal was simple: Add the most percentage of body weight. Richie Incognito was recognized as the toughest to beat, although there was some speculation as to some of his methods being a little shady. I hope everyone…

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This year's Bills quarterback carousel is one for the ages. If rookie Josh Allen returns to the starting lineup Sunday, which he is expected to do, it would give the Bills an unusual record for the most consecutive weeks using a different starting quarterback. Officially, Allen would be the Bills' fifth starting quarterback in their past five games. Derek Anderson st…

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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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Josh Allen’s return is all but official. The Buffalo Bills’ rookie quarterback participated fully in a short practice Monday as the team returned from its bye week, the latest sign that Allen will make his much-anticipated return to the lineup Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars visit New Era Field. A sprained throwing elbow suffered in Week 6 against Houston kept Alle…

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Rookie Josh Allen is expected to return to the starting lineup this week when the Bills play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field on Sunday. Allen, out the past four games with a ligament injury in his right elbow, is practicing fully on Monday and is on track to start, said Bills coach Sean McDermott. "I’m excited to see him back on the field, excited t…

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Quarterback Nathan Peterman, the Buffalo Bills' starter in the season opener, has been released, the team announced Monday night. The move comes as the Bills head into their bye week and after coach Sean McDermott said he and General Manager Brandon Beane would determine whether the team wanted to keep four quarterbacks. Asked his confidence level with Peterman, McDe…

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The Nathan Peterman Experience is over. The Buffalo Bills released the much-maligned second-year quarterback Monday night. The writing was on the wall for such a move after Peterman was passed over as the starter Sunday in favor of recently signed Matt Barkley. It was the second time in the last month that the Bills elected to start a quarterback they signed less than t…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Buffalo Bills must continue to start Matt Barkley after the bye week, when they play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 25 at New Era Field. It doesn’t matter if Josh Allen is healthy. It doesn’t matter that the rookie is the future of the franchise. After the offensive eruption we just witnessed – the Barkley-led Bills hanging 31 points …

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Rookie quarterback Josh Allen has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Bills announced Saturday. Allen will miss his fourth consecutive game since suffering a strained throwing elbow against the Texans. Matt Barkley, who signed with the team less than two weeks ago, will make his first NFL start since he started six games with the Bears — going 1-5 …