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Losing Kyle Williams is going to hurt the leadership of any locker room. The Buffalo Bills, though, look as if they should be able to withstand it. Veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander figures to immediately step into that role, but he’s already announced the 2019 season will be his last. That means the Bills will be looking for another defensive player to emerge. As…

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The 2011 collective bargaining agreement gave teams the option of adding a fifth year onto the standard four-year rookie contract for their first-round draft picks. The decision comes in the offseason after the player's third year. The Bills have had an astonishingly low rate of success getting their first-round picks to the fifth-year option. The Bills declined to pick…

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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 – Stephon Gilmore earned a new nickname in the Boston media this week: The Silent Assassin. The New England Patriots’ cornerback is so named because of his quiet nature. Behind that guarded persona, however, is a dominant player at his position. Two years after leaving the Buffalo Bills, the team that selected him 10th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, Gilmore’s ga…

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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…

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When the Bills run: Welcome to December in the NFL – the Bills finished last week’s game against the Lions with only undrafted rookie Keith Ford at running back. He did a decent job in his first NFL game, rushing for 46 yards, 23 of which came after first contact, according to Pro Football Focus. Ford doesn’t have the speed to run away from defenders, but does have the str…

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The New England Patriots ask former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore to play man coverage on the opposition’s top wideout week after week. Gilmore is having a standout season, showing why the Pats gave him a contract worth an average of $13 million a year in the 2017 offseason. Kelvin Benjamin beat Gilmore for a 40-yard gain early in the third quarter. Three …

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The Buffalo Bills’ defense largely returned to form Monday night. A week after laying an egg against lowly Indianapolis, the Bills’ defense gave the team a fighting chance against the mighty New England Patriots on the national stage at New Era Field. Consider this: The last time the Patriots failed to score a touchdown through three quarters in a game in which Tom B…

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Super Bowl LII was packed with local connections, from Western New York natives on both teams to former Buffalo Bills players and coaches. Here’s a look at how they fared Sunday night: Philadelphia Eagles • Offensive coordinator Frank Reich: The architect of the Greatest Comeback as a quarterback for the Bills finally has his first Super Bowl ring on his sixth chance…

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When the Eagles run: The numbers look great, but don’t tell the whole story. Philadelphia ranked third in the league with 132.2 yards per game in the regular season and fourth in yards per carry at 4.5, but haven’t had as much success in two playoff wins, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. One thing Philadelphia loves to do is run “trap” plays, which analytics website Pro…

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Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone will see two of his former players from the Bills who are now with the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship Game – wide receiver Chris Hogan and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Undrafted wide receiver Chris Hogan made his NFL debut for the Bills in 2013, which was Marrone's first year as coach, and spent three seasons with the te…

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The call made to overturn Kelvin Benjamin's potential touchdown in the second quarter was the talk among Bills players and fans. It also resonated with the defensive back who was playing Benjamin -- former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore. “He had to make a great catch and get his feet down," Gilmore said. "I figured he didn’t get his feet down because he was so close t…

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A couple thousand hours of work and study are dedicated each week to the upcoming game. About $170 million is spent on player salaries every year and many, many more millions paid to coaches, scouts, support staff and executives. Tax dollars build the stadiums and keep them upright. The biggest investment, however, might come from the fans. Players and coaches com…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Since leaving the Buffalo Bills, cornerback Stephon Gilmore has roused the rabble with comments about how much he enjoys the way his new team operates. In praising the New England Patriots for the traits that have made them a dynasty or at the very least relevant, Bills fans have taken Gilmore's words as insults toward them. To wit, he tweeted: "M…

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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy’s career milestone of reaching 10,000 yards last week masked what was an otherwise tough day. He was held to 50 yards on 20 carries against the Dolphins. The Bills are still having too many negative plays in the run game, with 26 percent of their attempts being stopped at or behind the line of scrimmage. That ranks 29th in the NFL, accordin…