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LeSean McCoy and Thurman Thomas have developed a close relationship since McCoy was traded to the Bills in 2015. The Bills announced that Thomas' No. 34 will be retired before the October game against the New England Patriots. McCoy took to social media to congratulate his friend and note that he is following in Thomas' footsteps with the Bills. https://buffal…

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Thurman Thomas produced 18,393 yards and 109 touchdowns in 12 seasons with the Buffalo Bills. That's a lot of great moments in a career that will be honored with the retirement of his No. 34 jersey in October. Thomas' greatest career achievement, besides helping the Bills to four straight Super Bowls, was leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage a record four straight ye…

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No. 34 with the Buffalo Bills will forever belong to Thurman Thomas. PHOTO GALLERY: Thurman Thomas through the years The team announced Wednesday that the number will officially be retired in a ceremony on Oct. 29, when the Bills host the Patriots on "Monday Night Football." "To make the announcement on my birthday is really something," said Thomas, who turned 52 …

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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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Overlooking one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas wondered whom the Buffalo Bills would select with their fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday. “A guard? A tackle? A fast wide receiver?” Thomas speculated. Moments later, Thomas learned it would be Weber State defensive back Taron Johnson, right before he a…

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Bills legends will be involved in announcing NFL Draft picks Friday and Saturday, the team announced. Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed will announce a second-round draft pick and recently retired running back Fred Jackson will announce a Bills third-round pick from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Friday. In an interesting twist, the Bills will take to N…

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LAS VEGAS – The challenge was issued in December. Four days removed from plowing the Buffalo Bills to victory through ungodly heavy snow, LeSean McCoy was interviewed about what it takes to run in those elements. Few excel in such treacherous conditions like McCoy has. Another with such a knack was Bills Wall of Fame tailback O.J. Simpson. "Well, what did O.J. say?" McC…

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Bills greats Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and others are planning to travel to Indianapolis this fall to see their former teammate, new Colts coach Frank Reich, coach against their former team, the Bills, Thomas confirmed Friday. Word of the trip was first reported by Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. Reich, named the Colts coach this week, played fo…

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A Buffalo Bills victory wasn't enough. Not only did they have to beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but the Bills also needed help from at least one other team, maybe two, to end the longest active playoff skid in North American big-league sports. In addition, the Baltimore Ravens had to lose. If not that, then the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tennessee Titans had to…

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Who the hell is Kiko Alonso? That's what LeSean McCoy asked agent Drew Rosenhaus in March 2015. The Philadelphia Eagles had traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for Alonso, an injured linebacker. Nearly three seasons and many yards later, McCoy smirks at the mention of Alonso, the personification of a chip on the star running back's shoulder. Some team dared to belie…

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LeSean McCoy didn't tell his teammates beforehand. Even four days after the fact, his eyes darted around the Buffalo Bills' locker room. He whispered. "I didn't say anything to the guys," McCoy murmured Thursday as if revealing covert data, "but mentally I knew I was going to have a solid game." McCoy's secret wouldn't keep that Sunday afternoon: He obviously love…

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Bills legend Thurman Thomas will be at the Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St. in Clarence, from noon to 1:30 Oct. 21 to meet and take photos with fans and help raise money for the family of Buffalo Police Officer Craig E. Lehner. Lehner's body was found Tuesday in the Niagara River, five days after he went missing during a training exercise for the department's Underwat…

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Bills vs. Bengals: 28 games all-time. Bills record: 16-12 (.571). First game: On Sept. 22, 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals bested the Bills in their first ever head-to-head matchup, 34-23. Their defense was much better than 34 points allowed might indicate, as they allowed just 201 yards of total offense —nearly 40 percent of which came on an 80-yard touchdown run by Wa…

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Fred Jackson is ready to feel the fandom. Jackson suited up in more than 100 games for the Bills, but he never experienced the party beforehand. He’ll finally get his chance on Sunday, joining a roster full of current and future Wall of Famers for the Buffalo Fan Fest tailgate at Wings Meeting Place on California Road. “This is my first tailgate,” Jackson said in …

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Let’s take a look at just how important a strong ground game is for the Bills, historically. On Monday, we touched on the Bills' performance during games in which LeSean McCoy, presently, and Thurman Thomas, historically, rushed for 100 yards or more. Specifically, how the Bills are 10-2 (.833) when McCoy rushes for at least 100 yards, and how they were a remarkable 43-…