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Recently retired Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has been added to the NFL Network's lineup of analysts for the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Williams and NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest will provide on-field commentary as the defensive line prospects go through drills on March 3. Similar to Williams' role, former All-Pro offensive lineman Joe Thomas wil…

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Like the versatile running back that it glorifies, the NFL Network documentary, “Thurman Thomas: A Football Life,” works on multiple levels. Narrated by actor Josh Charles, the NFL Films production scores as the biography of the great Buffalo Bills running back, as a nostalgia piece, as a history lesson for fans too young to remember the team’s glory days, and as a publ…

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Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will be featured on the new season of "A Football Life" on the NFL Network. The NFL Films-produced documentaries air at 8 p.m. Fridays, beginning with the Sept. 14 season premiere on Carson Palmer. A date has not been announced for the Thomas episode, though it will air no earlier than mid-October. Other subjects …

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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen says the questions about his accuracy and his 56.1 percent completion rate have been "blown out of proportion." But that figure is a key part of the Allen narrative heading into the NFL Draft. The physical traits -- size, big arm -- are obvious. How well and how quickly he can transition to the NFL is the concern. Here are five draft an…

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The NFL has announced plans to expand coverage of the NFL Draft to include a simulcast of Rounds 1-3 on the NFL Network and Fox. Fox will be bringing out some of its top NFL analysts, including Troy Aikman, for the broadcasts. The NFL Draft is April 26-28 with Round 1 on April 26, Rounds 2-3 on April 27 and Rounds 4-7 on April 28. ESPN will cover all seven rounds,…

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The flurry of activity by the Cleveland Browns in the last few days could impact their draft strategy. Even with all the moves, they have retained the No. 1 and No. 4 overall selections. NFL Network's Bucky Brooks said the Browns "have to" pick Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 choice, noting he is a "solar system" player – someone everything can rev…

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If live coverage of the NFL Draft on ESPN and the NFL Network were not enough, add Fox to the mix, according to ProFootballTalk.com. The site reports Fox Sports will air a simulcast of the NFL Network feed, meaning a prime-time network audience compared to cable. The deal is for five years. According to Sports Business Journal, Fox will air Round 1 on Thursday and Ro…

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Michael Irvin, onetime Buffalo Bills nemesis and current NFL Network analyst, wanted to know whether Buffalo was the real deal after the team got off to a 5-2 start. After the Bills’ dismal performance in Thursday night’s loss against the New York Jets, Irvin seems to have gotten his answer, based on his postgame analysis. “Buffalo was not [ready to play],” said Irvi…

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The prospect of playing the Thursday night game on the road is one that coaches don’t particularly enjoy. Players are tired from Sunday’s game and even Victory Monday turns into a work day as the visiting team needs to cram game-planning into Monday and Tuesday before heading to the plane. Asked about what the biggest challenge was, Bills coach Sean McDermott sad, “No. …

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Former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson is now an analyst on "Good Morning Football" on the NFL Network. He hasn't exactly been bullish on the Bills. Their victory Sunday against the Oakland Raiders has changed that. Burleson offered an apology to the Bills Mafia on Monday's show: "For all the Bills fans out there, you don’t need to tweet me anymore," he said. "I w…