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Brandon Beane will have a little longer to make his first meaningful decision of the Buffalo Bills’ offseason. The start of when teams can use the franchise or transition tag on their own impending free agents has been extended from Tuesday to Thursday, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Similarly, the deadline for when those tags must be applied has been …

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This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at the Buffalo Bills’ salary cap situation heading into free agency. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The Buffalo Bills are not desperate for space under the NFL salary cap this offseason. Contract websites Spotrac.com and Overthecap.com project the Bills will have $82.8 million available when the league’s new year starts in …

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This week's Bills Mailbag starts with quarterback talk. Not about Josh Allen, though. It also touches on what the team's draft plans should be, whether it would be wise to take a run at a premier pass rusher and plenty more. Let's dive right in ... 4th and 27 asks: The 2018 Eagles and '19 Titans proved the wisdom of having a quality, experienced backup quarterback to…

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Leadership matters as much to Sean McDermott as anything his football team does on the field. The Buffalo Bills' coach has always drawn a direct line between how well players are led by coaches and each other, and the way they perform. "I think it's one of his core values," former Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "It's something that I think he has just embra…

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The key number for Kevin Johnson last year was 16. That’s the number of games played in the regular season by the Buffalo Bills’ cornerback. Add in his start in the playoff loss to Houston, and Johnson played the entire slate for the first time since he was a rookie in 2015 with the Texans. Considering Johnson had played just 19 games in the previous three seasons be…

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Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is planning to visit the Buffalo Bills this week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane, a former Panthers executive, and coach Sean McDermott, a former Carolina defensive coordinator, know Olsen well. Schefter also reported Olsen, the fifth-ranked tight end in NFL history for reception…

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MIAMI — Andy Reid is a big guy who gets noticed because of his size and those mammoth Hawaiian shirts he wears. Yet his persona is far more understated than his appearance might suggest. He comes off as a regular guy who just happens to be a successful NFL coach about to lead his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday. …

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Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is a finalist for NFL Coach of the Year, a league source told The News on Wednesday. The award will be presented during the NFL Honors event Saturday in Miami, site of the Super Bowl. McDermott is expected to attend the ceremony that airs at 8 p.m. on Fox. The ceremony will be taped at the Adrienne Arsht Center, beginning at 4:30 p.m. …

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MIAMI – Reggie Ragland couldn't be happier with how it all worked out. There he was, sitting on a riser below a sign bearing his name. There also were risers for nine of his Kansas City Chiefs teammates, including Patrick Mahomes, in a large banquet area at the JW Marriott Turnberry. It's all part of the drill at the Super Bowl, where media from around the world conv…

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tre’Davious White couldn’t stop smiling Saturday. And, really, why should he? Under a brilliantly sunny sky, the Buffalo Bills’ third-year cornerback spent the morning participating in the AFC team’s final practice before Sunday’s Pro Bowl. White spent most of the session joking with Jets safety Jamal Adams and Jaguars receiver D.J. Chark – both close fr…

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A look at the playing time for the Buffalo Bills in their playoff loss to the Houston Texans provides a reason to believe the team’s future is bright. The team’s first four drafted rookies from 2019 all played key roles. That was true not only against the Texans, but throughout the regular season. “I think this rookie class overall probably progressed quicker than th…

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This week’s Bills Mailbag leads off with a look at Brandon Beane’s draft-day maneuvering. It also hits on Josh Allen’s season and future, the risk involved with re-signing Shaq Lawson and a final take on the touchdown that wasn’t against the Texans. Let’s get to it … Brett Carruthers asks: Will the Bills package some picks and try to move up for one of the stud wide rec…

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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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It didn’t rise to the level of Wade Phillips benching Doug Flutie for Rob Johnson, but Sean McDermott was still willing to make a rather significant change to his game-day roster heading into the postseason. McDermott played wide receiver Duke Williams against the Houston Texans in an AFC wild-card game earlier this month. Williams had been a healthy inactive for eight …

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The good news is, Shaq Lawson looked like a first-round draft pick in 2019. The bad news is, it took four years for the Buffalo Bills’ defensive end to get there. That leaves the team with a big decision to make as Lawson approaches unrestricted free agency. Can he continue to produce the way he did in helping the Bills to a 10-6 record and a second playoff berth in …