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Welcome to the period of the NFL calendar teams dread most. The six-week break from the end of spring practices to the start of training camp gives players a chance to reconnect with their families and get some much-needed rest. It also provides them the sort of free time that scares teams, because that's when bad decisions can be made. Surely, that was part of Sean McD…

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This is Part 2 of a two-part series. You can read Part 1 here. SHREVEPORT, La. – Almost a decade later, Tre’Davious White still gets worked up. A straight-A student throughout elementary and middle school, he maintained that lofty status through his first two high school report cards. But when the third nine-week grading period arrived home, there it was – a B in wor…

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This is Part 1 of a two-part series. You can read Part 2 here. SHREVEPORT, La. – A peculiar sign hangs outside Green Oaks High School. “No horses or horse back riding on track or football field. Violators will be prosecuted.” As Tre’Davious White tells it, the sign was necessary because the school’s neighbors across Legardy Street would bring their horses over for…

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Former Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito has returned to his Arizona home, two weeks after being admitted for an involuntary mental health evaluation by police in Florida. "I'm training my (expletive) off at EXOS back home in Phoenix," Incognito wrote in a text message first sent to the Associated Press and then later The Buffalo News. "So thankful to have so many gr…

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Once the Buffalo Bills finalize contracts with their 12 undrafted free agents, the team will have its 90-man roster set. That's not to say there won't be changes before September. June 1 is a key date for potential cuts around the league, and the Bills will surely have an eye on any players who hit the open market who could help. After figuring in contracts for their dr…

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The Bills are expected to have a top 30 visit with LSU cornerback Donte Jackson, according to Jared Tokarz of TheNFLDraftInsider.com. Jackson, who ran a 4.32 at the Scouting Combine, also said he is visiting the Broncos, Buccaneers, Panthers and Packers. He is projected as a Day 2 pick, but could sneak into the end of the first round. He later ran a 4.31 at LSU's Pro Da…

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Rob Gronkowski was not ejected for his vicious late hit against Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White last season. A new NFL rule passed Tuesday at the league's owners meetings appears to be an effort to right that wrong. Beginning with the 2018 season, an authorized member of the league's officiating department can instruct on-field officials to eject a player "for a flag…

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The Buffalo Bills have lost a starter from last season in free agency. Cornerback E.J. Gaines signed with the Cleveland Browns on Friday. Gaines played just one season with the Bills after coming over in a training camp trade with the Los Angeles Rams, but was a solid contributor in the Buffalo secondary. In 11 games, Gaines finished with 59 tackles, three forced fum…

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Despite the immediate grading of each's team draft class, the real grades are determined over time when potential meets productivity. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. re-graded the 2017 draft after he gave the Bills a B+. Only the New Orleans Saints, with an A, did better. The Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francis…

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INDIANAPOLIS – Vontae Davis couldn't shake the good vibes he got in Buffalo. The Bills were the first team Davis visited on his recent free-agent tour that also included stops in Cleveland, San Francisco, Oakland and Miami. After traversing the country, he concluded that the first stop on his journey was the best. "As I went on my visits and I kind of evaluated thing…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bills could have had Patrick Mahomes last year. Instead, the team traded the 10th overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs, in return moving down to the No. 27 slot in the first round and adding a 2018 first-round pick, as well. The Chiefs snagged Mahomes, the Texas Tech quarterback, with that 10th pick, while the Bills did well to land cornerba…

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The Bills' six-member rookie class has been lauded for the contributions the group made to the Bills' season, but the numbers show just how involved they were. The Bills were fifth in the NFL in snaps taken by rookies with 3,448, according to Pro Football Focus. Three of the top five were playoff teams – the Bills, Jaguars and Saints. The other two were among the league…

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(This is the third of three stories on the Bills' salary cap.) Players on their first NFL contract who start are like gold. Consider the salary of Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz, a Pro Bowler in just his second season. He will play in 2018 on a contract that averages $6.6 million a year. That's a third of what the 16th-highest paid QB (Miami's …

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NFL.com is doing a breakdown of each team's rookie class by division. The site gave the Bills an overall grade of B for a group that includes Tre'Davious White, Zay Jones, Dion Dawkins, Matt Milano, Nathan Peterman and Tanner Vellajo. Here is the breakdown: "Buffalo found a pair of immediate contributors in White and Jones, with the former playing so well that he bui…

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Four members of the Bills were named to Pro Football Focus’ Top 101 players list for the 2017 season. Rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White was the highest-ranked Bills player by far, at No. 21. Safety Jordan Poyer came in at No. 95, safety Micah Hyde at No. 97 and running back LeSean McCoy at No. 99. The top five on the list were Los Angles Rams defensive tackle Aaron…