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7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have re-hired Marcus Cooper as their BLESTO scout and Pete Harris as their northeast scout. Buffalo also hired Chris Marrow, formerly with National Football Scouting and the CFL's B.C. Lions, as a pro scout.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have hired Terrance Gray as their college scouting director. Gray spent the past 11 years working in the Vikings' scouting department, most recently as a Southeast regional scout.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy, who turns 29, says he "feels young" and defenders in OTAs have commented on how tough he has been to cover. McCoy says he is not yet certain how his workload will change after No. 2 running back Mike Gillislee signed with New England this offseason.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bills linebacker Gerald Hodges has arrived at Thursday's practice. He's not in a helmet but is wearing jersey No. 40.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills are signing LB Gerald Hodges to a one-year deal, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Hodges visited the Bills and Giants this week. Hodges, 26, started 12 games last season for the 49ers. He will be added to a Bills outside linebacker competition alongside Ramon Humber and rookie Matt Milano.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott explains that the team is "concerned" with TE Charles Clay's knee. McDermott said the Bills will continue to manage Clay's health moving forward; Clay is participating in Thursday's organized team activity.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says he "appreciates" that GM Doug Whaley provided a "parting gift," as Whaley termed it on SiriusXM NFL radio this week, by trading for the Chiefs' 2018 first-round pick. However, McDermott says the trade was a "team effort."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says free-agent LB Gerald Hodges is "on his way back to Buffalo" and there is a "good chance" he signs with Bills. Hodges visited the Bills earlier this week and also made a trip to meet with the Giants. If signed, Hodges will be added to a competition at outside linebacker.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says team is "concerned" with TE Charles Clay's knee. Clay has participated in most of organized team activities but was not practicing last Thursday when reporters were present. Like in past years when Clay was held out of practice on a regular basis, McDermott says Bills will have to "maintain" Clay's knee health.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Two minor injuries for Bills' offensive line: guard John Miller (ankle) and tackle Michael Ola are both day-to-day.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says WR Zay Jones' knee sprain is "progressing well" and remains week-to-week. McDermott says signing of WR Rod Streater isn't related to Jones' injury.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have signed fifth-round pick QB Nathan Peterman, which puts their entire 2017 draft class under contract.

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Bills got worse this offseason

Aaron Schatz notes that several key departures will leave Buffalo depending an awful lot on rookies this year, which is often cause for concern.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

With Cyrus Kouandjio's release Wednesday, the Bills' offensive line competition is coming into clearer focus. It seems likely that rookie Dion Dawkins and incumbent starter Jordan Mills will battle for the right-tackle job in training camp, with the loser becoming the Bills' backup swing tackle. Offseason pickup Vladimir Ducasse could also have an easier path to the 53-man roster as a reserve guard and tackle. Seantrel Henderson, who also will figure into mix at tackle in preseason, is suspended the first five games of the regular season.

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Bills cut former second-round pick Kouandjio

The Bills have released offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, who was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft by former general manager Doug Whaley.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have signed WR Rod Streater and TE Wes Saxton, while waiving first-year QB Josh Woodrum. Streater, 29, played in 16 games last season for the 49ers, making two starts while catching 18 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Streater adds some height (6-foot-2) to the Bills' receiver competition. Second-round pick Zay Jones has been sidelined by a knee injury and Sammy Watkins continues to recover from foot surgery, leaving veteran free-agent additions Andre Holmes and Philly Brown as the Bills' top wideouts in OTAs.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have released OT Cyrus Kouandjio, a second-round pick in 2014. Kouandjio, who played at Alabama, had been a disappointment in his first two seasons before finding his footing in five starts last season. Kouandjio had been sidelined this spring after January hip surgery resulting from a fall at home. He was also hospitalized in April after being found by police without his pants in a field outside Buffalo.

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2dMike Rodak

Bills' best acquisition: Sean McDermott

Time will tell if McDermott is the best pickup for the Bills this offseason, but there is no doubting he was the most important addition to the organization.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills GM Doug Whaley for the first time Monday addressed Buffalo's decision to allow RB Mike Gillislee to sign a two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet with New England last month. Whaley told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he believes the Patriots can "overpay" for players like Gillislee because Tom Brady is paid a less than market-value deal.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Whaley still sounded like the Bills' GM on Monday, telling SiriusXM NFL Radio that "we're really excited" with how 2016 first-round pick Shaq Lawson and second-round pick Reggie Ragland will perform in 2017 after injuries last season. On a few other occasions, Whaley used the word "we" to refer to the Bills before correcting himself.

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3dMike Rodak

Ex-Bills GM Whaley takes blame for results

Fired by the Bills a day after the NFL draft ended last month, Doug Whaley praised owners Terry and Kim Pegula and predicts a bright future under new coach Sean McDermott.

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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