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Buffalo Bills 2014 NFL Free Agency Tracker

Friday, March 14th, 2014

After four years with the San Francisco 49ers, running back Anthony Dixon is joining the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Cary Edmondson — USA Today Sports)

The new NFL league year has begun, which means that the 2014 NFL free agency period is underway! Throughout the month of March, teams will begin to reshuffle their rosters by adding veteran players who can address needs and/or fill roles on depth charts.

Here at Buffalo Bills Draft, we will track every signing the Buffalo Bills make this off-season.

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Buffalo Bills State of the Roster: Offense

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The progression of the Buffalo Bills offense going into 2014 will revolve largely around quarterback EJ Manuel. (Photo: Melina Vastola — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Glaze

After a six-win season in 2013, the Buffalo Bills’ brain trust of general manager Doug Whaley, head coach Doug Marrone and team president Russ Brandon will look to lead the team to improvement in 2014. A major part of that process will play out this offseason as the Bills look to add talent to their roster through the NFL draft, free agency and possibly trades.

The Bills especially need to improve the talent of their offense, which ranked 19th in the NFL in total yards (338.1 per game) and 22nd in points scored (21.2 per game). Still, from quarterback EJ Manuel to left tackle Cordy Glenn and others in between, the Bills have some core pieces to continue building around this offseason.

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Week 14 Preview: Buffalo Bills To Try and Rebound Against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills will be hoping for continued progress from rookie quarterback EJ Manuel on Sunday against Tampa Bay. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

Hopes were raised for Buffalo Bills fans as the team had a chance to make a run and claim the final playoff spot in the AFC by putting together a late-season win streak. The playoffs are now even more of a long shot, however, after the Bills gave a potential win away—twice—at the end of the fourth quarter and in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons last week.

Buffalo’s mentality should turn toward finishing the season on a positive note and building momentum as a young team. After a loss in Toronto, the team heads to Tampa Bay on to take on a Buccaneers team full of players and coaches fighting to keep jobs.

In truth, the Buccaneers are better than their 3-9 record. They lost to the New York Jets on a costly personal foul penalty by Lavonte David that set up the Jets’ game-winning field goal one play later. They suffered a two-point loss to the 9-3 New Orleans Saints, three-point defeat at the hands of the 7-5 Arizona Cardinals and a three-point loss to the 11-1 Seattle Seahawks on the road. Tampa Bay’s schedule has been much tougher than the Bills, and having won three of their last four games, the Buccaneers are ripe to test the fragile Bills when the two teams meet Sunday for their respective Week 14 game.

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First Downs and Flags: Buffalo Loses to Atlanta Falcons in Typical Bills Fashion

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Stevie Johnson’s fourth-quarter fumble was one of numerous costly mistakes in Buffalo’s 34-31 overtime loss Sunday. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: John Maher

The Buffalo Bills were attempting to make a playoff push going into their Week 13 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Getting help from other AFC teams to keep them within reach of the conference’s sixth playoff speed, they had a chance to keep a playoff run alive with a win Sunday, but they did not.

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Beyond the Blame Game, Loss to Atlanta Falcons Shows Buffalo Bills Don’t Belong in Playoffs

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Scott Chandler’s fumble cost the Buffalo Bills a chance to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, but it was far from the only reason for Sunday’s loss. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

While the Buffalo Bills have lost eight games, including two in overtime and four by seven points or less, it seems no loss this season (at least judging off the tweets in my timeline and in my mentions) has been a tougher pill for Buffalo fans to swallow than the team’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

This sentiment from the Bills fan base comes understandably, both because of the implications and manner of the loss. As the defeat drops Buffalo to 4-8 on the season, it puts a stake through the heart of the Bills’ slim playoff hopes. But the loss might be an especially tough pill to swallow because this was not a game Buffalo lost decidedly, but rather let slip away on the verge of victory.

As has been the case in many losses this season for the Bills, late-game penalties and mistakes proved costly. But it is unfair and inaccurate to pinpoint blame for Buffalo’s loss, and furthermore its failure to make the postseason, on those responsible for calling those penalties and making those mistakes.

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