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Bills Release Jacquies Smith to Activate Nigel Bradham

Monday, September 8th, 2014
After being inactive in Week 1, Jacquies Smith was released by the Bills on Monday. (Photo: Jason Bridge — USA Today Sports)

After being inactive in Week 1, Jacquies Smith was released by the Bills on Monday. (Photo: Jason Bridge — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Although the roster formed by the cutdown to 53 players is often considered to be a team’s “final roster,” it was already known that the Buffalo Bills would be making at least one roster move this week in order to add linebacker Nigel Bradham, who was suspended for the team’s first game, back to the active 53-man roster.

The Bills made that move Monday by releasing defensive end Jacquies Smith.

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Eight Takeaways from Buffalo Bills’ Season-Opening Overtime Win Over Chicago Bears

Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Robert Woods was the star of Buffalo's offense in the Bills' season-opening win against the Chicago Bears. (Photo: Mike Dinovo — USA Today Sports)

Robert Woods was the star of Buffalo’s offense in the Bills’ season-opening win against the Chicago Bears. (Photo: Mike Dinovo — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills weren’t able to come out on top in regulation, but they were able to pull together a win in overtime against the Chicago Bears, on the road, in their 2014 regular season opener.

Buffalo won the turnover battle, three to one, and had overall solid performances from all three of its units: offense, defense and special teams.

What did Buffalo do well to start its season with a one in the W column, and what must it do better to continue winning games and do so without needing overtime? Feel free to chime in and let us know what you think was positive or negative about the Bills’ season opener, but here’s a look at eight things we saw on the field Sunday.

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2014 NFL Week 1: Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears, Live Analysis

Sunday, September 7th, 2014
EJ Manuel and the Bills offense scored two first-half touchdown against the Chicago Bears. (Photo: Mike Dinovo — USA Today Sports)

EJ Manuel and the Bills offense scored two first-half touchdown against the Chicago Bears. (Photo: Mike Dinovo — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills have won their season opener against the Chicago Bears, 23-20, after a 38-yard run by Fred Jackson set up a 27-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter, in overtime, after the Bills had stopped the Bears on their first possession of overtime.

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Debate: Could Kyle Orton Overtake EJ Manuel as the Buffalo Bills’ Starting Quarterback This Season?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
Should Kyle Orton get a shot to start for the Buffalo Bills this season? Ryan Talbot and Dan Hope debate. (Photo: Jayme Kacin-Oncea — USA Today Sports)

Should Kyle Orton get a shot to start for the Buffalo Bills this season? Ryan Talbot and Dan Hope debate. (Photo: Jayme Kacin-Oncea — USA Today Sports)

This August was supposed to be the preseason of progression for second-year Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel. Instead, he led just two touchdown drives in five games—and both of those came against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive unit composed entirely of backups—and continued struggling to find any rhythm with the Bills’ first-team offense.

Despite his underwhelming rookie season and persistent lackluster performance this summer, it remained presumed throughout training camp and the preseason that Manuel was the Bills’ only option to start. Neither Thad Lewis nor Jeff Tuel, the two quarterbacks who had been with Buffalo since last season, gave any hope of being an upgrade under center. That perception has started to change, however, since the Bills signed veteran Kyle Orton on Saturday.

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Buffalo Bills Legend Jim Kelly Announces He is Cancer-Free

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Biopsies revealed Thursday that former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly no longer has cancer. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

Biopsies revealed Thursday that former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly no longer has cancer. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

It’s been a year full of highs and lows for the Buffalo Bills, but even moreso for the greatest quarterback in franchise history, Jim Kelly. Both the Bills community and Kelly had reason to celebrate Thursday, when the legendary signal-caller announced he is cancer-free.

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