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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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By nature, Brandon Beane loves any opportunity to make a deal. “I think I’ve always had that in me,” the Buffalo Bills’ general manager said in a recent conversation with The Buffalo News. How far back does this trait go? We’re not talking about someone who, as a kid, would work the cafeteria in search of someone who wanted to swap lunches. Beane will tell you he can…

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Tyrod Taylor and Anthony Lynn have been reunited with the Los Angeles Chargers. Taylor, the former Buffalo Bills quarterback, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Chargers, according to NFL Media. Lynn, the Chargers head coach, spent two years with Taylor in Buffalo in his roles as running backs coach, offensive coordinator and then interim head coach. Taylo…

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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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Josh Allen has set the Buffalo Bills' franchise record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season and tied the record for rushing touchdowns in a season by a QB. Allen surpassed the previous record of 580 set by Tyrod Taylor in 2016. The record-breaker came on a 35-yard run Sunday against Miami early in the third quarter that gave him 591 yards. He finished with …

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Topics addressed in this week's mailbag include Chad Kelly, Nathan Peterman, Kelvin Benjamin and the Bills' return game. Let's get to your questions ... EB asks: Chad Kelly. Thoughts? Jay: In a word, no. Kelly is obviously troubled. He’s been booted from every program he’s been a part of, going back to St. Joe’s. Think about how poor a person’s decision making is if …

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Just 10 players remain on the Buffalo Bills team from the 2016 roster, built by former general manager Doug Whaley and ex-head coach Rex Ryan. Just three players from the years 2010 to 2016 who were "drafted by Whaley" while he was GM or the right-hand man to Buddy Nix are still on the team. They are John Miller, Shaq Lawson and Adolphus Washington. Whaley held the GM t…

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CLEVELAND – Here are 10 observations from the Bills' 19-17 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Friday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. 1. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive line did quarterback AJ McCarron and running back LeSean McCoy no favors. Whether it was failing to open holes or provide pass protection, the starting five up front was a mess. The Bills’ first four driv…

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1. AJ McCarron’s turn with the starters. We’re assuming this, but it would make sense given the rotation the team has used throughout training camp. All of the quarterbacks played well in the preseason opener, meaning the competition to be the starter remains wide open. McCarron can make his case with a strong showing against a Cleveland team that has a pair of good pass r…

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PITTSFORD – Trent Murphy does not sound close to a return for the Buffalo Bills. The veteran defensive end was held out of practice Wednesday as the team concluded training camp at St. John Fisher College because of a groin injury coach Sean McDermott described as “a little nagging right now.” “We’re trying to figure it out, honestly,” McDermott said. “I think it’s n…

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This season of HBO's training camp series "Hard Knocks" featuring the Cleveland Browns might have special interest to Buffalo Bills fans for multiple reasons. After all, former Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is now considered the Browns starter, former Bills coach Gregg Williams is the Browns defensive coordinator, new Bills receiver Corey Coleman was just acqu…

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New Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor took some extraordinary steps to take the lead in becoming a team leader for a team and fan base desperate for a winner. Taylor, who is making a guaranteed $16 million this season, footed the bill for several his teammates to meet in Los Angeles for high-intensity workouts in July. He wanted to get as many teammates together…

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MOBILE, Ala. – It was two days after the “Game of the Century,” and AJ McCarron received a not-so-subtle reminder of how football is everything here in the land of the Crimson Tide. The sophomore starting quarterback at Alabama – a position that comes with more scrutiny than being the state’s governor, the saying goes – McCarron suffered his first career loss in a hard-…

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A lot of questions this week, so no room for an introduction. Let's get to the mailbag ... Jeff F. asks: Which under-the-radar player is your early guess for the surprise of camp? Jay: Rookie undrafted receiver Robert Foster. The Alabama product played last year for new Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll with the Crimson Tide. He has the size and speed NFL teams…

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Before the Buffalo Bills broke for summer vacation, Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott sat down for a 45-minute interview with local beat writers. The first question to the team’s general manager and coach was the same: Have either of you had a chance to relish what happened last year? McDermott went first, laughing a bit before saying, “No.” Beane was next, and the an…