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PITTSFORD — The Buffalo Bills said goodbye to St. John Fisher College on Wednesday for another year, wrapping up their 19th training camp in suburban Rochester. Here’s a look at some of the standout performers and memorable moments from the last three weeks: Offensive MVP: RB LeSean McCoy Not only is the 30-year-old the best player on the field every time he steps bet…

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The mailbag is loaded this week with questions about the offensive line, tight end Charles Clay, the Sabres' big trade ... and even my slow-pitch softball team that is an absolute juggernaut. Without further ado ... Paul DuBourt asks: Jay, it’s early, but is it concerning that the O-line seems to be getting handled at each practice? Love our defense and I think it will…

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PITTSFORD – John Miller could go a long way toward alleviating one of the biggest concerns for the Buffalo Bills in 2018. After losing veteran center Eric Wood and Pro Bowl left guard Richie Incognito – as well as trading away left tackle Cordy Glenn – there is angst among members of Bills Mafia about how the offensive line will hold up. “Losing those guys hurt, but …

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So much for that "quiet time" on the NFL calendar. In the past three weeks alone, the following has occurred: A dead body was found at the home of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, and the player's brother has been charged with manslaughter. Adam "PacMan" Jones got into a fistfight in the middle of the Atlanta airport (he wasn't arrested and police said he was defendin…

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Coach Sean McDermott and former teammates wished the best for recently released Bills guard Richie Incognito on Thursday as troubling new details of his interaction with police in Florida earlier this week emerged. Incognito had the police called on him at a gym in Florida after allegedly throwing a dumbbell at a man during an altercation. Incognito wasn’t arrested Wedn…

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NFL teams and player agents can stop their ruse now. Both sides no longer have to pretend they haven’t been talking about impending free agents for weeks. That’s because the league’s “legal tampering” period is now open. Ignoring the absurdity of that phrase, here’s what that means, directly from the NFL’s official language: “Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter…

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For a playoff team, the Buffalo Bills have a long list of needs. General Manager Brandon Beane acknowledged as much last month at the Senior Bowl. “We're a long way from where we need to be,” Beane said in Mobile, Ala. “This year was setting the culture and expectations of what we need to get done.  ... We have a lot of holes to fill. We know that. We're going to do …

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The Buffalo Bills will have more spending power in 2018. Since taking over in May, General Manager Brandon Beane has gone to work on cleaning up the mess that was the Bills’ salary cap. “We made some headway this year with the cap to be able to roll over a decent amount of money, which will help,” Beane told reporters last month at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. “We…

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It become a running joke during the season. Week after week, News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan and I were asked in our respective mailbags why Ryan Groy wasn’t being given a chance to crack the starting lineup for the Buffalo Bills. We got the question so much, we ran out of ways to answer it. Groy’s seven-game stint as a starter for the Bills in 2016 clear…

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Bills fans find themselves in a tough spot Sunday. Rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars or New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game is like choosing between watching a Sabres game or assembling furniture: both options are unpleasant. The Doug Marrone redemption angle this week has been exhausting: Marrone was a bullying micromanager when he was here who quit…

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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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The Miami Dolphins are relying more on the blitz to try to bolster a pass rush that ranks 27th in the NFL. Miami blitzed Tyrod Taylor on 14 of 35 drop-backs in the Bills' 24-16 victory Sunday. That's the highest rate (40 percent) any team has sent five or more rushers at the Bills this season. The Bills handled it well enough. Taylor was an adequate 5 of 11 for 77 ya…

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Vlad Ducasse and Jordan Mills were standouts for the Buffalo Bills' offensive line in Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins. Ducasse held his own at right guard against Miami star Ndamukong Suh and paved the way for some good runs by LeSean McCoy. Mills held off Miami's best edge rusher, Cameron Wake, in one-on-one pass protection virtually the whole game. Cred…

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The Buffalo Bills find themselves in an interesting situation. The quarterback they felt wasn't good enough is now needed to keep the team's postseason hopes alive. Tyrod Taylor will start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after practicing fully this week following a one-game absence because of a knee injury. The next three weeks will be the biggest of Taylor's caree…

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Matchup Watch: Dolphins at Bills Jarvis Landry vs. Leonard Johnson It's good that the Bills are getting their slot cornerback back. Johnson missed the Colts game with a sore knee but it didn't matter due to the winter weather. This week the Bills face one of the top slot receivers in the NFL in Landry. He's second in the NFL in catches with 88, and 50 of them have co…