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Eight former Buffalo Bills, including linebackers Darryl Talley and Cornelius Bennett, center Kent Hull and special teams ace Steve Tasker, are among 122 modern era nominees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the Class of 2020. Modern era nominees are players whose careers ended less than 25 seasons ago. The list will be trimmed to 25 semifinalists in November and 15 …

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Apparently Josh Allen hasn’t visited the Bills Store. If he had, he would have already seen the 2019 edition bobblehead of himself, clasping a football in front of his chest, a toothy white grin, eyes cast forward as if he’s looking for a receiver. Is this the new one?” he asked when I handed the bobblehead to him during a late August interview in the Bills’ administ…

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CANTON, Ohio – Five years have passed since the last former player who spent more than one season with the Buffalo Bills received a gold jacket from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That was Andre Reed, making him one of five members of the Super Bowl Bills to ride the wave of their dominance all the way to immortalization. Terrell Owens' 2009 stop in Western New York was…

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Welcome to the mailbag. This week, we're tackling the future of Thomas Davis, comparing the two Duke Williams, debating Shaq Lawson's future and projecting the number of trades the Bills will swing. Let's get to it ... Rick McGuire asks: Any chance the Bills sign former Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis? Seems to me he could be a great teacher/mentor for the younger guys…

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Like the versatile running back that it glorifies, the NFL Network documentary, “Thurman Thomas: A Football Life,” works on multiple levels. Narrated by actor Josh Charles, the NFL Films production scores as the biography of the great Buffalo Bills running back, as a nostalgia piece, as a history lesson for fans too young to remember the team’s glory days, and as a publ…

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I raced home from the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday after seeing nine movies in three days to see the Buffalo Bills get humiliated, 47-3, by the Baltimore Ravens in the season opener. None of those movies was as scary as the Bills game. It felt like we’ve seen a version of this Sunday made-for-TV movie before. But CBS analyst Rich Gannon apparently ha…

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WATKINS GLEN – Steve Tasker's familiar with getting up on Sunday mornings and preparing for another day of intense competition. He did it at an All-Pro level for years on special teams during his career with the Buffalo Bills. On this Sunday morning, however, he experienced what it's like on race day instead of game day. Tasker served as the honorary pace car driver …

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On a day when the NFL and NASCAR meshed at New Era Field, two celebrities from these respective sports realized that they have a common connection. Call it the Kansas connection. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer was given a tour of the Buffalo Bills training facility and the stadium Thursday by retired Bills special teams ace Steve Tasker. Bowyer …

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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the fifth of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." (Read Part 1 here,  Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here.)  FIREBAUGH, Calif. – Few people have experienced Wyoming football like Jerry Hill has. …

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The NFL approved significant changes to the kickoff play Tuesday, and Buffalo Bills great Steve Tasker thinks it's a move that will make the game better. "The hope is they get something out of this that really helps the game and makes it more important rather than takes it off the table," said Tasker, who was part of a select NFL panel that discussed the proposed change…

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Legendary pro football writer Peter King wrote his final Monday Morning Quarterback for Sports Illustrated after 29 years with the magazine and 21 years of MMQB. King is heading to a new role at NBC Sports. In it, he thanks those who have helped him along the way and shares many memories. Two Bills, including a legendary moment in franchise history, were cited. • …

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly continues his recovery following extensive jaw surgery related to a recurrence of oral cancer. Kelly has been in back in Buffalo and got a visit from fellow Bills legends, as captured on wife Jill's Instagram account. Jill Kelly posted a photo of her husband with former Bills public relations executive Scott Berchtold, Bruce Smith, …

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Now that Steve Tasker is starting his new role with John Murphy on "One Bills Live" today, the former Buffalo Bills special teams ace can confirm his CBS job is changing after 20 years as an analyst. In a telephone interview Sunday, Tasker confirmed a report here three weeks ago that he will be a sideline reporter for CBS this season alongside play-by-play man Kevin Har…

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Bills great Steve Tasker will be part of a select group of special-teams experts the NFL is bringing together next month to discuss the future of kickoffs. Tasker does not think the kickoff has much of a future in the NFL. "It's a group from what I've been told of 10 special-teams coaches around the NFL and a bunch of old guys like me who used to cover kicks," Tasker…

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The Bills' radio show has a new name. As Bills Wall-of-Famer and current CBS broadcaster Steve Tasker joins John Murphy as a co-host on the team radio show, the name will change from "The John Murphy Show" to "One Bills Live." The new show will debut on April 23 and run weekdays from noon until 3 p.m. on WGR Sports Radio 550, MSG Networks and the MSG Go app. Appea…