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By Jay Skurski » Thursday, April 28, 2016

The NFL Draft is a time for unbridled optimism. Every team will profess they "got their guy" – particularly in the first round. History, of course, shows us it won't turn out that way. About half the players drafted Thursday night will end up being busts. While it will take years to know which of the 31 players... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, April 28, 2016

I get it. You're tired of mock drafts. I hear you. The buildup to the NFL Draft can be exhausting. By the time it arrives at 8 p.m. Thursday, most people have likely had all the talk of hand size, wing span and catch radius that they can handle. So, instead of subjecting you to one final mock draft – cheap... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, April 28, 2016

There are no fewer than a dozen players who would make sense for the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. With clear needs in the front seven of their defense and cases to be made at quarterback, safety, wide receiver and offensive tackle, the Bills should be able to fill one of those... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, April 25, 2016

The NFL story that just won't die is back in the news again. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal was reinstated Monday by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. As a result, Brady will not face the Buffalo Bills in Week Four. He'll... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, April 25, 2016

The wait is (almost) over. The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft begins Thursday night, so with that in mind, here are three draft-related ups and downs. Three Up 1. Trades! What's more exciting than your team moving up in the draft? When the "On the Clock" logo changes during the broadcast, that's compelling... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thurman Thomas suffers from uncontrollable mood swings and is unable to keep his focus. The Buffalo Bills' Hall of Fame running back made those sobering admissions Friday while giving a keynote speech at the International Concussion Summit at the Hilton in Niagara Falls, Ont. Thomas' comments, which he said are his... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, April 24, 2016

1. A case can be made for the Buffalo Bills taking a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, but I won't make it. It's true the Bills need depth at the position, particularly when looking at future seasons, but in the short term, any wide receiver taken is likely the fourth option on offense in 2016 behind... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

1. The idea that the Pegulas have "final say" over everything that happens with the Bills is not a surprise. The idea that General Manager Doug Whaley runs every draft pick by them for approval ... is somewhat surprising. Whaley said Wednesday during the team's annual pre-draft luncheon that team owners Terry and Kim... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The annual game of charades known as the Bills' pre-draft luncheon will be held Wednesday afternoon in Ochard Park. General Manager Doug Whaley will be at his evasive best, offering up as much misdirection as possible when he's not speaking in vague terms. He'll surely heap loads of praise on individual prospects, even... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, April 18, 2016

Aaron Williams made it perfectly clear Monday: He's back. "I'm fully cleared to play," Williams said on the Bills' first day of voluntary spring practices. "Talked to all the coaches. Talked to all the training staff and the doctors. We really went and evaluated everything and made sure I was 100 percent before I got... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Buffalo Bills' preseason schedule is out. The team will open the exhibition schedule with home games against Indianapolis and the New York Giants before closing it with games at Washington and Detroit. Dates and times for those games have yet to be announced. The preseason opener against the Colts will come... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tyrod Taylor's agent has some theories as to why the Buffalo Bills missed the playoffs in 2015. During an interview with SiriusXM on Thursday, Adisa Bakari blamed it on discipline and defense. If that's a sign of how things are going in negotiations between the two sides regarding a contract extension, it's safe... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Buffalo Bills added some veteran depth to the offensive line Thursday, agreeing to a contract with Fernando Velasco. The 31-year-old Velasco spent the past two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, making eight starts in 27 games. He's played a total of 83 games with 38 starts in his seven-year career, which began... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The NFL’s continuing concussion crisis hit close to home for the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday night. Second-year linebacker AJ Tarpley announced his retirement because of concussion via a post on his Instagram page. In his post, Tarpley said he suffered the third and fourth concussions of his career last... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Buffalo Bills continue to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting quarterbacks in the 2016 draft class. The Buffalo News' Tyler Dunne confirmed Wednesday that the team had dinner Tuesday night with Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch. A 6-foot-7, 245-pounder, Lynch went 296 of 443 (69.1 completion... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, April 4, 2016

The Buffalo Bills continue to bargain hunt in free agency, making three additions tho their roster. Linebacker Zach Brown, cornerback Corey White and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson all signed with the team Monday. Brown, 26, is a former second-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans. He appeared in all 16 games... Read More

Monday, April 4, 2016

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will not be charged for his role in a February bar brawl that left two-off duty Philadelphia police officers hospitalized. Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams made that announcement during a Monday afternoon press conference, saying there was “insufficient... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, March 14, 2016

The Buffalo Bills are moving fast to replace Karl Dunbar as defensive line coach, with Rex Ryan set to add John Blake to his staff, according to a report Monday night from the website The Bills and representatives for Lamar University – where Blake was hired as the defensive line coach last month... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have made another change to their coaching staff. Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar has been fired, the team announced Sunday night. "This was a difficult decision as Karl both played for me and then coached on my staff with two different teams and I have a great deal of respect for him," Bills coach... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, March 11, 2016

The NFL Draft is the best, and maybe only, avenue the Buffalo Bills have to get better this offseason. They got some good news in that regard Friday, when the NFL announced its compensatory selections for April's draft. The Bills added two picks, one in the fourth round, 139th overall, and another in the sixth (218th).... Read More

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