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Jordan Palmer had no preconceptions about Josh Allen's development as an NFL quarterback. When Palmer, a former NFL quarterback who became a QB tutor, began working with Allen in preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft, he knew his student had physical qualities that could make him a successful pro. But there was so much Palmer didn't know after Allen's career at the Univ…

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Whenever Andre Reed is around Ed Oliver or Josh Allen or pretty much any current Buffalo Bills player, he knows it's a virtual certainty they'll ask him to reach into the team's past. What were those Super Bowl seasons like? How did those teams get to that level? Why were you able to stay so good for so long? "So I can bring a little bit of that to the team now," Ree…

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Kyle Williams' retirement after the 2018 season left a void in the Buffalo Bills' defense, but the team and the former Pro Bowl defensive tackle found a way to make it a little smaller. Williams has spent this season as a consultant for the Bills, providing feedback to coach Sean McDermott, General Manager Brandon Beane, assistant coaches and players on a weekly basis. …

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Jimmye Laycock will be there, feeling like a proud father. Something too improbable to even consider when Sean McDermott and Mike Tomlin played football for him at William & Mary is about to happen Sunday night at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field: They'll square off as head coaches in an NFL game. "I never in my wildest dreams ever thought of something like that," Laycoc…

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The Buffalo years were good to Doug Flutie. For all that he gained from his college football career, including the 1984 Heisman Trophy and a miraculous touchdown throw — forever known as "Hail Flutie" — to allow Boston College to beat the University of Miami, and those three Grey Cups he won in the Canadian Football League, he considers his time with the Bills the bigge…

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Mitch Morse never expected cohesiveness in the Buffalo Bills' rebuilt offensive line to come quickly. After nine games, the veteran center still sees a good deal of work ahead for a group with four new starters, including him. "I think it's an ongoing process, right?" Morse said. "It's something that, unfortunately, you'll never be able to master, but something that …

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When Mary Wilson woke up Monday morning, she soon discovered it wasn't any ordinary date on the calendar. Someone informed her that Oct. 28, 2019, was a major milestone to which she was connected by her late husband, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. It marked the 60th anniversary of when he founded the Buffalo Bills. Appropriately, Mary, who lives outside of Detroit, spent part o…

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Tre'Davious White won't tell you he has arrived as an NFL cornerback. He doesn't think his career received any sort of validation from his being named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his game-changing interception and forced fumble in the Buffalo Bills' 31-21 victory against the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. "Honestly, I don't think I'll be validated until the end…

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James Lofton likes what the Buffalo Bills have going with their 4-1 record. Now, he wants to see how his former team handles the tremendous opportunity it has earned. "Baseball's Reggie Jackson was Mr. October," Lofton said by phone. "In the NFL, you can make a good push in October that sets you up well in November and December, and gives you a great chance to make t…

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With the Buffalo Bills preparing to face the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on Sunday, it's impossible for Steve Christie to avoid thinking about his two most dramatic moments as an NFL kicker. "Certain things in your career and certain events like that will go down in history, for good or bad reasons," he said by phone from his home in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. "They always …

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Rob Gronkowski will watch Sunday's big game at New Era Field while sitting in front of a television in Fort Myers, Fla., with his mother. He'll be about 1,300 miles from his native Western New York and the visiting team, the New England Patriots, on which he spent nine seasons and established himself as arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history. Welcome to retireme…

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There are times when Eric Wood wishes he could yank off the headset he has worn since August and pull on the helmet he wore for nine NFL seasons. Every now and then, while sitting in the Buffalo Bills' radio booth, he pictures himself spending football games in the same place he spent them for half his life: on the field. "I definitely miss playing," Wood said. "But …

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When Jim Burt's two children were younger, he always liked to take them by that 1,500-square-foot house at 185 Easton Ave. in Buffalo. He wanted them to get a good look at the three-bedroom dwelling he shared with two brothers, three sisters and their parents. And one bathroom that was upstairs," Burt, 60, said with a laugh. "So, for the boys, the big bathroom was outsi…

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Brandon Beane's third offseason as general manager of the Buffalo Bills was, by far, his busiest. He rebuilt the offense with a slew of free-agent signings. He made draft picks that produced immediate offensive contributors. And he put the most defining stamp of all on the Bills' present by parting ways with the most recognizable face of their recent past, LeSean McCoy.…