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GM Brandon Beane and Head Coach Sean McDermott Friday, April 27 2018 Opening Statement from Brandon Beane: That was cool with Pancho Billa announcing that pick. Cool story and we’re all praying for him. Sent chills up everybody’s spine in the draft room, so I just wanted to acknowledge that. We’ll start with questions. Q: What was the first meeting like and what’s…

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Call it the calm before the storm. During an interview aired on the team's Facebook page Thursday afternoon, Buffalo Bills General Manager called the amount of trade talk swirling before the first round of the NFL Draft "moderate." "A lot of it is standard," Beane said. "A lot of it is teams calling either me or (assistant general manager Joe (Schoen), or maybe (coac…

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It won’t be hard to find the Buffalo Bills on TV this fall. Tune in at 1 p.m. Sunday from September through December, and there they’ll be for 15 of their 16 games. Outside of one appearance on Monday Night Football, the Bills are scheduled during the early games every other weekend – of which five of the first seven are on the road. It’s the type of schedule that’s ref…

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If you're like many who ignored the hype going into the NFL Draft and are just joining others suffering from draft fatigue, congratulations. You effectively skipped the semester without anyone noticing. There's still time to cram for the final exam and earn a better grade than kids with perfect attendance. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane had studied so much that his…

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The 1983 quarterback draft class is the gold standard. This year's group probably won't pan out so well, but silver sure can shimmer. The Comstock Lode, the massive silver vein in Nevada's western mountains, made many men rich and established much of America's Pacific infrastructure. There was so much silver, the U.S. Mint opened a branch in nearby Carson City. …

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Brandon Beane admits he has experienced some sleepless nights in recent weeks, as he anxiously weighs the countless scenarios in his head while preparing for his first draft as an NFL general manager. "You think about it all the time, even when you don't want to think about it," Beane said at the Bills' recent pre-draft luncheon. "We're competitors. We want to win every…

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Brandon Beane unknowingly stepped into a hornet's nest Monday. Appearing on the team-produced "One Bills Live," the Buffalo Bills' general manager was asked by co-host Steve Tasker who will have a seat at the team's draft table later this week. "It'll be me, Sean, Kim and Terry, Joe Schoen, Terrence Gray, who's our college director, and then Russ Brandon," Beane said…

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Yes, the Buffalo Bills are aware that everyone wants a quarterback, that everyone figures they have draft picks to use as chips to move up in Round 1. With nine selections – including two first-round picks, two second-round and the first the third round – the Bills are among the top 5 in terms of draft capital. But coming off a 9-7 season and dealing with losses in f…

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This is the ninth installment of a position-by-position preview of the 2018 NFL Draft. Previous installments were on running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive tackles, interior offensive linemen, cornerbacks, safeties and outside linebackers. Overview: The idea that linebacker isn’t a value position in today’s NFL will be put to the test next week. As many as…

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Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott were largely silent Monday about Richie Incognito. The Buffalo Bills' general manager and coach largely sidestepped any questions about the team's former left guard, who announced his retirement last week. "Um, you know, not going to really get into detail," Beane said. "Richie's on the reserve/retired list, which is not a part of our…

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane and Coach Sean McDermott met with the media Monday as the Bills began offseason workouts. Here is a transcript: Q: Before we get to the draft, can you guys comment on just the last week with Richie [Incognito] and that situation? BB: You know, [I’m] not really going to get into details. Richie is on the reserved/retired list, which…

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Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott had little to say Monday about Richie Incognito. The Buffalo Bills' general manager and coach largely sidestepped any questions about the team's former left guard, who announced his retirement last week. "Um, you know, not going to really get into detail," Beane said. "Richie's on the reserve/retired list, which is not a part of our 9…

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The Buffalo Bills will open the preseason against an opponent coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane are very familiar with. The Carolina Panthers will visit New Era Field in Week 1 of the preseason, on a date to be determined falling between Aug. 9-12, the Bills announced Wednesday, as the league's preseason schedule was released. McDermott, of course, …

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The Bills' roster turnover was a spectacle to behold in the first year of the Sean McDermott-Brandon Beane regime. Players who fit Rex Ryan's defense were shed. Big contracts were traded. High draft picks that underperformed were sent packing. As the Bills enter their second post-Rex season, trades and retirements have continued that trend. After scratching Richie…

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Consider this my official plea to the NFL: Please, move the draft up at least two weeks on the calendar. Perhaps the pre-draft process just feels like it's dragging more than usual this year because of the buzz around the Buffalo Bills' plans, but I'm ready for the picks to start being made. I've read more mock drafts and scouting reports than I  care to admit. With …