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Can Tyrod Taylor Be a Factor in Bills’ Starting Quarterback Competition?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Tyrod Taylor did not play much for the Baltimore Ravens, but he is an intriguing athlete who could factor into Buffalo's quarterback competition. (Photo: Mitch Stringer — USA Today Sports)

Tyrod Taylor did not play much for the Baltimore Ravens, but he is an intriguing athlete who could factor into Buffalo’s quarterback competition. (Photo: Mitch Stringer — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

One week after acquiring Matt Cassel in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings, the Buffalo Bills added another veteran quarterback to the roster on Thursday, when they announced the signing of former Baltimore Ravens backup Tyrod Taylor.

A 2011 sixth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, Taylor never started a game in four seasons with the Ravens. In limited action, Taylor completed just 19 of 35 passing attempts for 199 yards, with zero touchdowns and two interceptions.

That said, Taylor is just 26 years old and brings intriguing athleticism to the position. He is unlikely to ever be a viable starting quarterback in the NFL, but he at least deserves a shot to compete for the Bills’ starting job, given their lack of a sure No. 1 signal-caller.

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Buffalo Bills Release Scott Chandler; Will Charles Clay Replace Him at Tight End?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Scott Chandler's run with the Buffalo Bills came to an end Wednesday. (Photo: Tommy Gilligan — USA Today Sports)

Scott Chandler’s run with the Buffalo Bills came to an end Wednesday. (Photo: Tommy Gilligan — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Expected to have to make some tough decisions in order to free up salary cap space, the Buffalo Bills made one Wednesday afternoon, releasing tight end Scott Chandler after five seasons with the team.

In five years with the Bills, Chandler caught 182 passes for 2,120 yards and 17 touchdowns. For 2014, his 47 receptions for 497 yards and three touchdowns ranked him fourth on the team in each category. Releasing him, however, saves the team $2.25 million in cap room this season, according to Spotrac’s contract data.

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Bills Face Uncertainty at Safety as Da’Norris Searcy Signs with Tennessee Titans

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
The Bills will have to find a replacement for Da'Norris Searcy, who is headed to the Tennessee Titans. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

The Bills will have to find a replacement for Da’Norris Searcy, who is headed to the Tennessee Titans. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

While the Buffalo Bills made a key move to re-sign pass-rusher Jerry Hughes on Monday, they lost another key player from their defense on Tuesday, when safety Da’Norris Searcy reportedly signed with the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky.

The move, which was first reported by Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, gives the Titans a much-needed upgrade at the strong safety position. It leaves the Bills, however, without a clear starter at the position alongside Aaron Williams.

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Bills Sign Kickoff Specialist Jordan Gay to Contract Extension

Monday, March 9th, 2015
The Bills are keeping Jordan Gay—and the kickoff specialist role—around for 2015. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

The Bills are keeping Jordan Gay—and the kickoff specialist role—around for 2015. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Fans of the Buffalo Bills often bemoaned the fact that the team used one of the spots on their 53-man roster last season to keep Jordan Gay employed as a kickoff specialist. The Bills themselves, however, apparently continue to see value in the role, as they announced the re-signing of Gay to a contract extension Monday.

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Reports: Jerry Hughes Re-Signed by Buffalo Bills to Five-Year Deal

Monday, March 9th, 2015
Jerry Hughes is coming back to sack quarterbacks for the Bills. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Jerry Hughes is coming back to sack quarterbacks for the Bills. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills have already made a big splash this offseason by signing Richie Incognito and trading for LeSean McCoy and Matt Cassel, but the move that always should have been at the top of their list was re-signing unrestricted free agent pass-rusher Jerry Hughes. The Bills reportedly made that move happen Monday morning, according to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News.

Hughes and the Bills have agreed to terms on a five-year contract, per Carucci, who first reported the news of the signing. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Hughes’ deal is worth at least $45 million, while ESPN’s Josina Anderson has reported that the guaranteed portion of Hughes’ deal is more than $22 million.

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