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By Jay Skurski » Thursday, May 26, 2016

The latest talking point for Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan centers on communication. Namely, how much better it will be in 2016. “I think we are a zillion miles ahead of where we were last year,” Ryan said this week, serving up a healthy dose of hyperbole. “That goes without saying, especially in the... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, May 26, 2016

1. Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan should be applauded for the way he's handling Marquise Goodwin's decision to be away from the team while he pursues a spot on the U.S. Track and Field team for the upcoming Olympic games in Brazil. "My understanding is he has the number one jump in the world, I think, at this point," Ryan... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's five down, two to go for the Buffalo Bills in regards to signing draft picks. The team reached an agreement with second-round linebacker Reggie Ragland on Tuesday. The Alabama product was taken with the 41st overall selection, which the Bills traded up for by sending the No. 49 pick and two fourth-round draft... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, May 23, 2016

The Buffalo Bills' offseason program kicks into another gear Monday morning when the team holds its first of 10 "organized team activities." Although the sessions are voluntary, attendance at such spring practices is usually very good. The Bills, however, might be without one of their elite defensive players if... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have yet to hold even their first "organized team activity" of the spring. But with the draft now completed, the vast majority of players who will make up the 53-man roster are now on the team. The Bills can take 90 players to training camp, and currently have 89 on their roster. It's fairly easy to... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Saturday, May 14, 2016

Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito will forever be linked. As the central figures of the 2013 bullying scandal that rocked the Miami Dolphins – Martin the abused and Incognito one of the main abusers – their careers have gone in vastly different directions. Martin has washed out of professional football, retiring... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Buffalo Bills started the process of signing their draft picks Wednesday, announcing a deal with cornerback Kevon Seymour. The Southern California product becomes the first of Buffalo's seven draft picks to sign a contract. Seymour, a 6-foot-0, 185-pounder, is a native of Pasadena, Calif. During four seasons with... Read More

By Tim Graham » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Buffalo Bills never reissued four jerseys since last worn. Jim Kelly's No. 12 is retired. Bruce Smith's No. 78 will be honored at the home opener. Thurman Thomas' No. 34 should be retired next year. Three proper. Three righteous. The other jersey will not be retired. For that reason and some others, isn't... Read More

By Tim Graham » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nobody ever again will wear Bruce Smith's No. 78 for the Buffalo Bills. While that honor was understood since Smith's last Bills game 17 years ago, the Bills officially will retire his jersey at their Sept. 15 home opener against the New York Jets. The Bills will announce plans for the event this morning. The... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

1. The Bills could field one hell of a 4x100 relay team if they wanted. With new running back Dri Archer joining wide receivers Marquise Goodwin and Kolby Listenbee, the Bills have three players with Olympic-caliber speed. Goodwin, in fact, might participate in Rio, while the ever-confident Listenbee said he could if he... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have made a commitment to getting faster in the past couple weeks. After TCU receiver Kolby Listenbee in the draft, the team added another burner Tuesday in running back Dri Archer, whom they claimed off waivers from the New York Jets. A former third-round draft pick in 2014 by the Pittsburgh... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

1. First it was "all in," the hokey, uninspired new slogan of the Buffalo Bills that was force-fed to fans as a way of showing them "this year will be different, we promise." Now, the team's PR machine has turned its attention to how much winning the team's first three draft picks did in college. Sure, Clemson's Shaq... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Saturday, May 7, 2016

1. It's impossible not to notice the improved atmosphere around One Bills Drive these days. Perhaps it's because time really does heal all wounds, but the toxic environment around the team at the end of last season has been replaced by a really positive vibe. That's likely the case in every NFL city – spring is a time... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, May 6, 2016

Poor Reid Ferguson. The Buffalo Bills' rookie long snapper probably didn't expect to see his name in the news Friday. The undrafted free agent from LSU completed his first rookie minicamp practice in anonymity – which comes with the position. Until coach Rex Ryan's press conference, that is. Ryan was asked how... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, May 6, 2016

It didn't take long for Joe Licata to settle in Friday. The former Williamsville South and University at Buffalo quarterback had a brief moment of reflection when seeing his last name on a Buffalo Bills helmet, but after it went on, it was time to get to work. "It was cool being out there," he said. "Walking through... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A word of caution when it comes to 2017 mock drafts. The player that Sports Illustrated had going No. 1 overall this time a year ago in the 2016 NFL Draft – Baylor's Shawn Oakman – wasn't even selected this past weekend. Suffice to say, a whole bunch can change between now and the next draft. So take the... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jairus Wynn's release Monday showed how the NFL Draft can change a team's depth chart. Had the Bills used their first-round draft pick on someone other than outside linebacker Shaq Lawson, Wynn may very well still be on the team. Instead, he was released in a move that saved $1 million against the salary cap. Wynn,... Read More

By Tim Graham » Monday, May 2, 2016

For a couple days, he had no name. Then he was given one of the biggest. In 1994, there was only one Shaquille, a mastodon of a man, a pop-culture phenomenon and one of the world's most dominant athletes. Lawrence Lawson, a former college basketball player, marveled at how long his newborn son was and eventually... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, May 1, 2016

Repeat it with me: Grading NFL draft classes a day after they've been formulated is silly. I understand why people do it (page views!), but the reality is it will take two or three years before we truly know which teams hit it rich in the 2016 NFL Draft and which teams struck out. However, it's natural to have a... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Saturday, April 30, 2016

A pair of University at Buffalo football players with local ties will get an opportunity to continue their careers at the next level. Quarterback Joe Licata has accepted an invitation from the Buffalo Bills to participate in a tryout at the team’s upcoming rookie minicamp, while left tackle John Kling will sign as an... Read More

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