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I'm leading this week's Mailbag with a weather question that was debated in the Bills' media room: How many days a year is it nicer in Buffalo than Atlanta? Now, if you love hot, humid conditions, the answer would be close to 0. But if you can't stand the heat, what is it? You could look at the average number of days with a room temperature of about 72 to get a prett…

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The Buffalo Bills might not be done addressing depth along their defensive line. The team hosted former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ryan Russell on a free-agent visit, a league source confirmed to The Buffalo News. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was first to report Russell's visit. Additionally, according to a league source, the Bills will host former Carolina Pan…

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At least on one side of the ball, the Buffalo Bills will have some stability in 2018. Coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will enter Year 2 with their scheme, which is a welcome change after years of players continually being forced to learn new defenses. The story isn't the same on offense, which will have its fourth offensive coordinator in t…

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When Bills free agent outside defensive end/linebacker Trent Murphy arrived in Buffalo and began the process of house hunting, he tweeted looking for suggestions. At the time, he said he he might need a warehouse. The reason: Murphy has accumulated a massive amount of equipment in his "home gym," although it rivals the equipment and facilities that some teams have. M…

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Trent Murphy is an excellent fit for the Buffalo Bills' defensive scheme, even though he's coming from the 3-4 defense of the Washington Redskins. Murphy lined up as a defensive end on a four-man line on 76 percent of his snaps for the Redskins in 2016. That's exactly how he will be used in Leslie Frazier's 4-3 Buffalo defense. If Murphy can keep ascending in his car…

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The Bills have now added two Stanford players who could be keys to an improved defense: free agent Trent Murphy and third-round draft pick Harrison Phillips. Murphy played at Stanford from 2010 to 2013, with 160 tackles and 32.5 sacks before being selected by Washington at No. 47 in the 2014 draft. Phillips did not arrive at Stanford until the summer of 2014 and then…

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The Buffalo Bills continue to stay busy with pre-draft visits. According to a tweet from NBC Sports' Josh Norris, the Bills hosted Southern California pass rusher Uchenna Nwosu on a visit Wednesday. Nwosu, 6-foot-3 and 251 pounds, had 9.5 sacks in 2017 in his second season as a starter. He's projected as a third- or fourth-round pick by nfl.com. He played outside…

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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 …

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The Buffalo Bills continue to look for help on the defensive line. According to a report from Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz, the Bills will host Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede on a free agent visit Thursday. Fede, 26, has spent the first four seasons of his pro career with the Dolphins. He has appeared in 51 games over that time, including all 16 in 2017, bu…

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The Buffalo Bills created some space under the salary cap Friday night with the release of defensive end Ryan Davis. A league source confirmed that roster move to The Buffalo News. It was first reported by Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly. Davis, 29, appeared in all 16 games for the Bills in 2017, making 29 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. He played 41 p…

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The signings have slowed to a trickle around the NFL. After a frantic first week of free agency, most of the headline-grabbing moves have been made, but as the Buffalo Bills showed Monday, there is always work to be done. General Manager Brandon Beane added depth to the offensive line with the signings of former Bengals center Russell Bodine and former Raiders right tac…

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A week ago, the Buffalo Bills had 18 players set to become unrestricted free agents. Now, five days after the market opened, just under a dozen of those players still do not have teams for the 2018 season. The Bills re-signed veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams to a one-year, $6 million contract, while also re-signing running backs Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones …

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Washington free agent inside linebacker Will Compton will visit the Bills, according to ESPN's John Keim. The Bills signed former Redskin Trent Murphy on Wednesday. On Friday, Murphy said in an interview on the John Murphy Show that he might have a former teammate coming to Buffalo as his roommate. Compton, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, played in nine ga…

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Quarterback AJ McCarron Q: They didn’t give you any Bills gear yet, you had to wear a suit? A: Yeah, I figured I’d put the suit on. I got a pin though. Q: When you looked at your best opportunities, why did this one seem to be the most appealing to you, besides the contract? A: I thought it was just a great opportunity for myself to come up here and be able to co…

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Star Lotulelei has no problem staying out of the spotlight. In fact, the Buffalo Bills’ new defensive tackle seems like he’d rather avoid it. “If doing what I do helps others be great at what they do, then that's fine,” Lotulelei said Thursday at One Bills Drive after signing a five-year contract with his new team. “I was part of a front that had some real good playe…