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This week’s Bills Mailbag starts with a look at what the injury to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes might mean for the AFC playoff race. It’s also heavy on what the Bills should do at the NFL trade deadline. Let’s get right to it … Chris Mazella asks: Who would you rank as the top five teams in the AFC now with Patrick Mahomes' status uncertain? Would you put the Bill…

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General managers around the NFL apparently didn’t get the memo that the league’s trade deadline this year doesn’t arrive until 4 p.m. Oct. 29. There have been deals aplenty dating back to the start of the regular season, with the most recent coming Tuesday when the Jacksonville Jaguars sent cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams for a pair of first-round draft …

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In what is not a surprise, the Bills signed wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud to the practice squad and released receiver Jordan Veasy. McCloud was on the practice field Thursday. McCloud was waived by the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, days after a fumbled punt in the Panthers' win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. McCloud had three fumbles in six games with th…

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The Buffalo Bills to Carolina Panthers connection continued Sunday as Carolina claimed former Bills wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud off waivers, according to multiple reports. McCloud, a 2017 sixth-round pick, was cut Saturday as the Bills trimmed to 53 players. McCloud impressed the Bills coaches in training camp and his name was often brought up unprompted. He perhap…

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There’s a strong case for the Buffalo Bills keeping wide receiver Duke Williams, the former Auburn standout and Canadian Football League star, when the team cuts to a 53-man roster by the NFL deadline at 4 p.m. Saturday. And he’s made it himself. Williams finished the preseason with eight catches for 71 yards and a team-high two touchdowns, getting reps with the star…

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These aren't attention-getting times for Robert Foster. Not like last fall, when the wide receiver made a significant splash in the second half of his rookie season with the Buffalo Bills by having at least one catch of 25-plus yards in six consecutive games. The last Bill to have such a streak was Jerry Butler in 1985-86. Foster also turned heads by becoming the first un…

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This week’s Bills Mailbag leads with the phenomenon that Christian Wade is becoming. It also hits on the crowded competition at wide receiver, Tyree Jackson’s chances of making the practice squad, whether it's time to start worrying about Stephen Hauschka and plenty more. Let’s get right to it … @BigD50786709 asks: Why does everyone say Christian Wade can’t make the tea…

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PITTSFORD – The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to look far for their newest offensive lineman. The team announced before the start of Tuesday’s final practice of training camp at St. John Fisher College that it signed offensive tackle Jarron Jones, a Rochester native who played in high school for Aquinas. Jones had actually been in Rochester over the weekend for the Park …

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PITTSFORD – The Buffalo Bills’ abbreviated stay in suburban Rochester wrapped up Tuesday. The team broke training camp at St. John Fisher College after 10 practices and will head home to Orchard Park to prepare for Thursday’s preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The 20th annual camp at Fisher was shorter than usual because the team will head to South Carolin…

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This week’s Bills Mailbag is stuffed full of questions about Mitch Morse, LeSean McCoy, the wide receiver competition and plenty more. Let’s get right to it … Honor asks: The head coach and general manager talked a lot about deciding to get along even when they disagree strongly. Do you believe Sean McDermott was strongly against Brandon Beane signing Mitch Morse since …

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PITTSFORD – Ray-Ray McCloud clearly is doing something right. Not once this training camp, but twice the Buffalo Bills’ second-year receiver has been singled out for the improvements he has made. The first time was by offensive coordinator Brian Daboll this past weekend, and the second came Wednesday, when head coach Sean McDermott was asked about the crowded receiver r…

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Welcome to the NFL’s true offseason. The six weeks between the end of spring practices and the start of training camp is the only slow spot on the league’s calendar. With that in mind, a note of thanks to all of you who have produced such good questions week after week for the mailbag. Before I head out on my own summer vacation, here’s one last mailbag to wrap up the s…

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A nugget of wisdom from an all-time great has stuck with Ray-Ray McCloud this offseason. The Buffalo Bills’ second-year receiver distinctly remembers something former Panthers and Ravens star Steve Smith said in an interview. “They asked him, ‘What motivated you so long?’ " McCloud said. "He said, ‘Knowing every day in that building, I could get fired.' ” That ans…

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A reader in this week's Bills mailbag asked which position will feature the "most interesting roster competition" this summer. His suggestions were offensive line and wide receiver. The fight for starting jobs along the offensive line will be intense this year, especially at the guard positions, though you could argue that watching linemen may not qualify as the "most i…

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Props to you, the readers, for providing some great questions this week in the Bills Mailbag. A programming note: If yours didn't make it this week, I've got it saved for next week. Let's get to it ... Viva Los Bills #PonchoPower asks: What returning starter from last season is the most likely not to make the team in 2019? Jay: First of all, well done on the name.…