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This is the second part of a series looking at 10 questions facing the Bills entering training camp, which begins July 25. Today’s question: Who fills in for Tyler Kroft as the starting tight end? It didn’t take long for the Buffalo Bills’ first major injury of 2019 to occur. When tight end Tyler Kroft broke his foot during the first practice of the spring, it create…

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter. I have answers. Let's get rolling. Kevin Thompson asks: Regarding the new stadium debate: is a downtown stadium the best use of valuable real estate? Isn’t the practical solution building a new stadium in the parking lot next to the existing one like many other teams have done? Your thoughts? …

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This is the fourth in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The Buffalo Bills’ situation at tight end is best described as unsettled heading into the start of training camp. The starter the past four years at the position, Charles Clay, was released at the start of the offseason – a move that was expected af…

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Spring practices amounted to one big lost opportunity for Jason Croom. The Buffalo Bills’ only incumbent tight end, Croom was sidelined for the bulk of the spring because of a hamstring injury. Although not a serious problem or one that is expected to keep him out when training camp begins next month at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, it nevertheless cost Croom th…

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Welcome to the NFL’s true offseason. The six weeks between the end of spring practices and the start of training camp is the only slow spot on the league’s calendar. With that in mind, a note of thanks to all of you who have produced such good questions week after week for the mailbag. Before I head out on my own summer vacation, here’s one last mailbag to wrap up the s…

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This week's Bills Mailbag focuses on LeSean McCoy's future, the biggest remaining position of need … and my son's golf game. Let's get right to it: Jim Eimer asks: Who will be the biggest surprise cut? If you were general manager, what is a blockbuster trade you would consider — either trading away or a position of upgrade? Jay: Both answers involve LeSean McCoy. The…

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The Buffalo Bills got an early start on their summer Thursday. Head coach Sean McDermott canceled the team’s final practice of mandatory minicamp and instead hosted a field day inside the ADPRO Sports Training Center. “I’ve been encouraged with the participation, with the attitude, with the work ethic,” McDermott said Monday. “The guys are coming together.” That’s…

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NFL teams usually dread the period between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. It’s a time when players return home, unwind, and sometimes find themselves in trouble. The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to wait for that period to start next month, though, as trouble found rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson last weekend. Dodson was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz.,…

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The Buffalo Bills' offseason has hit its first bit of adversity. When Sean McDermott started his news conference before the team's second spring practice session, he read an injury report that sounded like it should have come in Week 7 of the regular season. The good news is it's May. There is time for those players to get healthy. The bad news is, those injured play…

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Tuesday morning's newsletter offered a glowing review of the Bills' offseason, mentioning that nearly every position on the roster seems to be improved from last season. But Tuesday afternoon provided a harsh reminder of how quickly the best-laid plans can be torn to pieces in the NFL, where the injury rate approaches 100%. Coach Sean McDermott announced Tuesday that st…

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The Buffalo Bills’ injury report Tuesday read more like a particularly tough week in the regular season. Before the team headed out to the practice field, coach Sean McDermott read a lengthy list of players who wouldn’t participate, including three of the team’s big free-agent additions. “Tyler Kroft yesterday sustained a broken foot and will have surgery today,” cam…

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Three of the Bills' free agent additions on offense will be out for an undetermined amount of time. Tyler Kroft, the Bills' expected starter at tight end, broke a foot on the first day of organized team activities Monday, coach Sean McDermott told reporters Tuesday. Kroft will have surgery Tuesday. It is the second time he has broken the same foot within the last six…

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Props to you, the readers, for providing some great questions this week in the Bills Mailbag. A programming note: If yours didn't make it this week, I've got it saved for next week. Let's get to it ... Viva Los Bills #PonchoPower asks: What returning starter from last season is the most likely not to make the team in 2019? Jay: First of all, well done on the name.…

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Lee Smith is a solid pro who has established himself as a quality blocker during his eight-year career. But when the Bills added him last week, it felt a little strange that they would commit roughly $3 million a year for a blocking tight end when they already added Tyler Kroft, who performed well in that role in Cincinnati. That was the first hunch that maybe the Bills…

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Lee Smith feels back at home. The Buffalo Bills’ new tight end has returned to the team he spent the first four years of his NFL career with, signing Monday as a free agent after four years with the Oakland Raiders. “There's so many great things going on here, from the way the Pegulas have transformed this whole organization and this building,” Smith said Wednesday a…