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  1. Pettine leaving Buffalo benefits Dolphins

    James Walker

    The Buffalo Bills were a 6-10 team in 2013, but two of those wins came via a sweep of the Miami Dolphins. Those ugly losses essentially knocked Miami (8-8) out of playoff contention and resulted in changes within the organization. But the Dolphins...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. Training camp preview: Buffalo Bills

    James Walker

    After plenty of changes in the offseason, the Buffalo Bills will take the field for the first time in training camp on Sunday. The Bills are the last team to practice this year in the AFC East. Buffalo is a major team in transition in 2013. The Bi...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Morning take: Will Dion Jordan start?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East: Dion Jordan, the Miami Dolphins' No. 3 overall pick in April's draft, said he expects to be a starter in the regular season. Morning take: That's the right mentality, but the real...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. AFC East minicamp: Four things we learned

    James Walker

    The 2013 mandatory minicamps are in the books in the AFC East. The Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New York Jets all wrapped up their three-day sessions on Thursday. The Patriots, in fact, cancelled their third and final pract...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  5. Show and prove: Bills DE Mark Anderson

    James Walker

    The AFC East blog continues its "Show and Prove" series for the division in 2013. Next up we take a look at Buffalo Bills defensive end Mark Anderson. 2012 stats: 12 tackles, one sack What he must prove: Anderson must prove that he is worthy...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  6. Eight in the Box: Returning from injury

    James Walker

    A look at key players for each AFC East team who are coming back from injuries: New England Patriots: There is no bigger injury concern in the AFC East this offseason than Rob Gronkowski. The Pro Bowl tight end has had three surgeries within the p...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  7. Updating AFC East defensive rankings

    James Walker

    It was not a very good year for AFC East defenses in 2012. Three teams in the division finished with rankings in the 20s. But there have been a lot of changes for the division via free agency and the draft. Let's take a look at updated defensive r...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  8. Bills swap linebackers with Colts

    James Walker

    The Buffalo Bills were ranked 31st against the run in 2012. Poor linebacker play was a major reason. That is why it is no surprise Buffalo continued its linebacker makeover by trading Kelvin Sheppard to the Indianapolis Colts for linebacker Jerry ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  9. Bills add WR Woods, LB Alonso

    James Walker

    The Buffalo Bills filled two needs with a pair of players from the Pac-12. Buffalo drafted USC receiver Robert Woods and Oregon middle linebacker Kiko Alonso in the second round. I really like the pick of Woods. He was my favorite receiver in this...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. New York Jets schedule analysis

    James Walker

    Breakdown: It's only fitting that the circus begins right away for New York. The NFL, with a cruel dose of irony, scheduled a home game for the Jets against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. These are the same two teams in heavy trade talks for sta...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  11. Alan Branch aims to get Bills over the hump

    James Walker

    Alan Branch sees the wealth of talent on the Buffalo Bills' defensive line and senses a great opportunity. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound defensive tackle said he received interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  12. Poll: Who is the Bills' first-round pick?

    James Walker

    The Buffalo Bills will be the first team in the AFC East to select a player in April's NFL draft. Buffalo holds the No. 8 overall pick after going 6-10. Who will the Bills draft in the first round? This is the first pick of the Doug Marrone era, w...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  13. Morning take: Tim Tebow's playing time

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Saturday in the AFC East: Should Tim Tebow have played more for the New York Jets? Morning take: Yes, Tebow should've started over Greg McElroy as the No. 2 quarterback. But Jets head coach Rex Ryan and th...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  14. Should the Bills consider Jets' castoffs?

    James Walker

    Veteran linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace are expected to be released soon by the salary-strapped New York Jets. Pro Bowl safety and pending free-agent LaRon Landry also is not expected to return. Should the Buffalo Bills swoop in and recruit...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  15. Bills make necessary change on defense

    James Walker

    The first two dominoes on defense fell Monday for the Buffalo Bills. The team released starting linebacker Nick Barnett and safety George Wilson. Both were veteran leaders in Buffalo. The film review of 2012 is most likely near completion for Buff...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  16. Should Bills say no to Manti Te'o?

    James Walker

    Any Buffalo Bills fan with a pulse knows the team desperately needs linebacker help. For starters, Buffalo lacked toughness and was 31st against the run in 2012. Second, new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will mix in more 3-4 alignments next seas...

    Blog | January 17, 2013