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If you see Brandon Beane on Wednesday, wish him a happy anniversary. The Buffalo Bills’ general manager has been on the job for exactly a year. Plenty has changed in the last 365 days with Beane in charge. Just 27 players (not including injured center Eric Wood) on the team's current roster were with the team a year ago. Beane has swung 11 trades since taking over as ge…

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Editor's note: News Bills writers Jay Skurski and Vic Carucci have taken opposing views on the Bills' potential draft strategy. Here, Skurski argues that the time is now to sell the farm to get a franchise quarterback. Carucci argues the Bills have too many holes to fill to give up too much for a quarterback. The Buffalo Bills haven’t come this far to turn back now. …

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The Kansas City Chiefs coveted then-Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins last summer during training camp, according to Chiefs GM Brett Veach. Veach, then the team's co-director of player personnel under GM John Dorsey, said the Chiefs called Bills General Manager Brandon Beane "a lot" to see if they could swing a trade to get Watkins. Watkins was eventually traded to t…

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Former Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will sign with the Kansas City Chiefs when free agency begins Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Watkins is expected to sign a three-year deal worth $48 million total with $30 million guaranteed at signing, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Watkins' move to Kansas City and Allen Robinson's move to the Chicago Bears t…

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UPDATED The Rams have used the franchise tag on safety LaMarcus Joyner. If he plays on the tag for the 2018 season, he will be paid approximately $11.29 million. Joyner had the free three interceptions of his career in 2017 after moving to free safety under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. EARLIER The Los Angeles Rams have a decision to make on whether to …

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The Rams are expected to use the franchise tag on former Bills receiver Sammy Watkins, according to an ESPN report. Given that the Rams gave up a second-round pick and cornerback E.J. Gaines in the trade with Buffalo last summer, the Rams are aiming to get more than one year from Watkins. Franchise tag numbers have not been released for the 2018 season, but the wide …

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Time has softened Rex Ryan’s stance on the Buffalo Bills. Back at the Super Bowl, fresh off being fired after less than two full seasons as the Bills’ coach, Ryan told the New York Daily News he “stripped that damn truck the day I got fired,” referring to his famous pickup, adding “(expletive) you” for good measure. It was clear then that the pain of being fired for …

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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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It's become a December tradition in Buffalo. Looking forward to the NFL Draft and who the next quarterback of the Bills might be. Even though this year's team is still alive in the playoff race at 6-6 entering Sunday's home game against the Indianapolis Colts, based on this week's mailbag, plenty of fans are focused on next spring and the NFL Draft. Let's get to it: …

Analysis

Trust the process, they said. This time will be different, they said. I'm not ready to say Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane aren't advancing the cause, but they've fielded a team that's performing as woefully as any of the franchise's previous incarnations. Forget the .500 record. Buffalo over the past three games has been poor …

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Rams wide receiver Robert Woods had a big day Sunday. The former Bill posted a career-high 171 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns, including this 94-yarder, against the Texans. The play was the longest from scrimmage in the Rams franchise since Bucky Pope caught a 95-yard TD pass from Bill Munson in Week 14 in 1964, according to the NFL. https://twitter.com/NFL…

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1. Well, that was embarrassing. The Bills were outclassed in every possible fashion Sunday at New Era Field, losing 47-10 to the New Orleans Saints. Blame the offense if you want. Or blame the defense. You really can't go wrong. Heck, even punter Colton Schmidt had a bad game. Going against a legitimate opponent at home, the Bills didn't come close to being up for the chal…

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Former Bills receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins were both trending on Twitter early Sunday afternoon. The reason: Long touchdowns in the span for 2:08 for the Los Angeles Rams against the New York Giants. Facing third-and-33, the Rams ran a wide receiver screen to Woods, who turned it into a 53-yard touchdown. It was his first TD of the season. According to ESP…

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The Bills acquired Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, moments before the NFL trading deadline. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/31/bills-trade-for-panthers-receiver-kelvin-benjamin/ Here are five things to know about the wide receiver: 1. Five wide receivers were taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Sammy Watkins was the highest selec…

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Khalil Mack doesn’t have much to say about Buffalo these days. But he’ll make an exception for his favorite wing spot. The former University at Buffalo star and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year’s fondness for Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant will be the subject of a feature for “The NFL Today” pregame show on CBS before the Bills' game against Mack and the Oakland Rai…