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Former New England Patriots tight end and Western New York native Rob Gronkowski told reporters Sunday that he is happy in retirement and said he knows rumors will persist about his future. "Oh man! Whatever I say, it doesn't matter. It will always be crazy out there, but you can put them to rest," Gronkowski said, via ESPN. "I'm feeling good. [In a] good place. It's gr…

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NFL teams usually dread the period between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. It’s a time when players return home, unwind, and sometimes find themselves in trouble. The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to wait for that period to start next month, though, as trouble found rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson last weekend. Dodson was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz.,…

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With less than two weeks remaining until the NFL Draft, it's as difficult as ever to predict which direction the Buffalo Bills will go with their first-round draft pick. With a roster that doesn't have a lot of crying needs, General Manager Brandon Beane has no shortage of options -- both with his draft position and the players he targets. This week's mailbag thoroughly…

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April is one of the best sports months of the year. The start of baseball, the Masters, the start of the NBA and NHL playoffs (remember those, Sabres fans?) and, of course, the NFL draft. Naturally at this time of year, that topic dominates this week's mailbag. Let's get right to it ... I’Don’tTrustTheProcess asks: What is the likelihood the Bills take a flier in the…

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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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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 – Julian Edelman – Hall of Famer? After the New England Patriots’ MVP performance Sunday night in Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams, that question is going to be asked more and more. Edelman ran free all night on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium turf, finishing with 141 yards on 10 catches. For a large portion of the game, he was the only offensive player…

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ATLANTA – This is what Stephon Gilmore had in mind when he left the Buffalo Bills. The New England Patriots’ cornerback made one of the biggest plays of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, coming down with an interception with 4:17 remaining in the fourth quarter. New England was nursing a 10-3 lead at the time, and the Rams were on the doorstep of…

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ATLANTA – In three press conferences this week leading up to the Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski spoke for more than 150 minutes, fielding hundreds of questions. At no point during those answers did he give any indication of what his future holds. Will Sunday’s game be the final one of the Amherst native’s illustrious NFL career? He’s not saying – no matter how many times he…

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A look at how the players from Western New York and local colleges currently in the NFL fared during the 2018 regular season. Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native, a 33-year-old 12th-year veteran, appeared in 13 games and made nine starts. He finished with 53 tackles (41 solo, one for loss), five passes defensed and one interception. Graham also made two tackles on…

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You can always count on the New England Patriots to succeed in exploiting what they think is the best matchup against any opponent. And they take great pains to avoid what they consider the worst matchup. The Buffalo Bills’ defense entered Sunday’s game ranked No. 1 in the NFL in passing yards allowed. The Patriots’ passing attack is in crisis – at least for this week –…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – You see the flaws that had resulted in a two-game losing streak for the first time since 2002. Tom Brady throwing interceptions and missing throws he typically completes. Rob Gronkowski not catching a single pass for only the fourth time in his career. Those haven’t been so familiar during the New England Patriots’ dynasty and their domination of the B…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: F A non-factor all game. LeSean McCoy had six carries for 9 yards. His future with the Bills is looking cloudier with each passing week. McCoy rarely had room to run, which starts with his offensive line. Still, he doesn’t look like the same dominant player he’s long been. It says something when McCoy has a game like he did and undraft…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – You definitely see the flaws. Tom Brady throwing interceptions and missing throws he typically completes. Rob Gronkowski not catching a single pass. Those haven’t been so familiar during the New England Patriots' dynasty and their domination of the Buffalo Bills. Then, you see the final score: Patriots 24, Bills 12. That’s very familiar. Despite loo…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills visit the New England Patriots. TV: CBS. Announcers: Greg Gumble (play by play), Trent Green, Bruce Arians (color analysts). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Annou…