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Searcy, Spikes and Spiller to Leave Buffalo? Doug Whaley Discusses Bills Free Agents at Combine

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Set to be an unrestricted free agent, Da'Norris Searcy is a potentially significant loss for the Bills this offseason. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Set to be an unrestricted free agent, Da’Norris Searcy is a potentially significant loss for the Bills this offseason. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

While all eyes are on the 2015 NFL draft class this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, free agency is just around the corner, as the NFL league year opens up on March 10. As a result, Buffalo Bills free agents were the hot topic of discussion when Bills general manager Doug Whaley spoke with media members in Indianapolis.

I’m not in Indianapolis but as always, significant notes from Whaley’s time with the press spread quickly across the airwaves of Twitter. As such, we can react to some of the news that Whaley revealed today on a number of impending Buffalo Bills free agents, including strong safety Da’Norris Searcy, middle linebacker Brandon Spikes and running back C.J. Spiller.

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After Doug Marrone’s Disappearing Act, Pegulas Must Fix Identity of Buffalo Bills

Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Terry and Kim Pegula hold the keys to the future of the Bills organization. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Terry and Kim Pegula hold the keys to the future of the Bills organization. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Josh Cornwall

New Year’s Eve was an eventful evening at One Bills Drive for the second time in three years, except this time the loss of a coach wasn’t exactly on the team’s terms. Doug Marrone opted out of his contract as Buffalo Bills head coach just two years in, forcing the team into another extended coaching search while kickstarting a whirlwind of information surrounding the Bills’ now-former head coach.

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Reports: Bill Polian Decides Not to Join Buffalo Bills Front Office

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Yesterday, we relayed a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora that Bill Polian, the former general manager of the Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills and a finalist of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2015, would be joining the Bills as their new team president/”football czar” this offseason. That reported was refuted Thursday by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who confirmed that Polian, a current employee of ESPN, will not be taking a job in Buffalo.

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Doug Marrone Opts Out as Buffalo Bills Head Coach, Bill Polian Reportedly in as Team President

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
After two years as Bills head coach, Doug Marrone has opted out of his contract with the team. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

After two years as Bills head coach, Doug Marrone has opted out of his contract with the team. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

As the Buffalo Bills turn the page to 2015, they’ll be doing so with a new head coach. After two seasons with the team, Bills coach Doug Marrone has exercised his option to opt out of his contract with the Bills, immediately making him a free agent to pursue other coaching opportunities, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

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Buffalo Bills Win over Green Bay Packers One to Remember, Earns Doug Marrone Another Year

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Sunday's Buffalo Bills win over the Green Bay Packers was one to remember. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Sunday’s Buffalo Bills win over the Green Bay Packers was one to remember. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Josh Cornwall

Wow.

A full 24 hours has passed since the Buffalo Bills pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the 2014 NFL season, handing the NFC favorite Green Bay Packers a 21-13 loss at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but the game still has the feeling of being too surreal for words. The Bills received contributions from all three of their November pickups, but none bigger than a punt return touchdown by Marcus Thigpen and the first two interceptions of Bacarri Rambo’s career.

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