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Usually, it’s the other way around. Players leave the Buffalo Bills for the New England Patriots, looking to find out firsthand what it’s like to be on the dynastic side of the NFL tracks. Stephon Gilmore, Chris Hogan, Mike Gillislee and Scott Chandler are among prominent former Bills who recently got their taste of being a part of the league’s gold standard. Gilmore and…

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The Gronk persona is that of a goofy, fun-loving, care-free character who took almost nothing seriously. That isn't the person Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll remembers during the three seasons he worked with Rob Gronkowski as the New England Patriots' tight ends coach from 2014 to 2016. "He was a really good guy to coach," Daboll told The Buffalo Ne…

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By Mark Maske, Washington Post New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in his first public comments about the prostitution-related charges he faces in Florida, said Saturday he is "truly sorry" and regrets having caused pain and disappointment for those around him. Kraft made his remarks in a written statement issued to media organizations on the eve of the NFL'…

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For the most part, the Buffalo Bills have received positive reviews for their accomplishments through the first wave of free agency. They focused their energy, along with a whole lot of cash, on upgrading the pieces around Josh Allen. The Bills bolstered their receiving corps with the additions of John Brown from the Baltimore Ravens, and Cole Beasley from the Dallas…

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The Buffalo Bills continued retooling their offensive line Saturday, raiding a division rival in the process. The team announced a one-year contract with former New England Patriots offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle. A 6-foot-6, 315-pounder, Waddle served as the swing tackle on the Patriots' Super Bowl championship team last season. He appeared in all 16 regular-season g…

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Tight end Dwayne Allen, who visited the Bills this week, has signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, NFL Media reported Saturday. Miami was the last of Allen's four visits that also included the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions. Allen, 29, is a 265-pounder who played 31 percent of the New England Patriots’ snaps last season. He caught only three…

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The Bills have added former New England Patriots center Ryan Wendell as an offensive assistant, a team spokesman confirmed. The addition was first reported by ESPN. Wendell, who turns 33 Monday, is making his coaching debut and is reunited with Bills offensive coordinator and former Patriots assistant Brian Daboll. Wendell played eight seasons in the NFL, retiring af…

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ATLANTA – Sports dynasties are rarely about a single player or even two or three. You don’t achieve sustained excellence without much broader contributions from players, coaches, talent-evaluators and those who write the checks. Say what you will about the New England Patriots only being as annoyingly dominant as they are because of a certain quarterback who wears No. 12.…

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ATLANTA -- If Super Bowl LIII was Rob Gronkowski’s final NFL game, the Western New York native went out in style Sunday night. As confetti poured down, he waited with most of his New England Patriots teammates forming a human corridor for the relay team of ex-NFL players transporting the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the podium in front of one of the end zones at Mercedes-Benz…

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ATLANTA – I get it. Everybody loves the young guy. He’s new, he’s fresh. He has the dynamic good looks, featuring great hair that stands at attention, to go along with the dynamic personality. The beaming smile and high-energy voice can light up a room. And his team reflects his persona, with an offense that is quick-striking and explosive. At the tender age of 33, Sean …

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When the Rams run: Todd Gurley looked like an MVP candidate early in the season, but skepticism about his health (he missed the final two games of the regular season with inflammation in his left knee) grew during the NFC Championship Game, when he played just 32 snaps and finished with just five touches for 13 total yards. Coach Sean McVay has said Gurley is 100 percent l…

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During the summer of 1994, Nancy Goff visited her doctor in Buffalo. She doesn’t remember his name, probably because he wasn’t her regular doctor and Buffalo wasn’t her permanent home. She was living in town with her husband, Buffalo Bisons catcher Jerry Goff, and their 2-year-old daughter Lauren. The Goffs were expecting their second child that fall, and Nancy was gett…

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Here is how Buffalo News sports reporters see Super Bowl 53 between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. The Patriots are favored by 2 1/2 points. Vic Carucci How do you go against the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Patriots in the Super Bowl? Yes, they’ve proved to be human in the big game, losing in three of the previous eight in which they’ve played. But th…

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ATLANTA -- The conversation starts with Tom Brady’s age, with how incredibly well his body treats him at 41. Sure, the physical aspect matters, because he’s a professional athlete playing a game that has chewed up and spit out countless humans, most before they’re out of their 20s. The fact Brady’s still the starting quarterback for any NFL team, let alone that perpetual …

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ATLANTA — This wasn’t Robert Woods with the Buffalo Bills. Not the 1,219 yards in receptions. Not the 86 catches. Not the six touchdowns. Nothing about those four seasons in a Bills uniform resembled what Woods did in 2018 with the Los Angeles Rams, and what he has continued to do in the postseason. It’s as if Woods was rediscovered, as if that second-round draft pic…