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Vote: What should the Bills do with Frank Gore this offseason?

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The Buffalo Bills have a decision to make at running back, where 37-year-old Frank Gore is set to become a free agent. Do they bring back the veteran for another bite at the apple to play the steadying force on a young team, or do they move on to someone who might be able to provide a bit more spark on offense?

We break down all the angles and it’s your turn to vote.

2019 All-22 Review

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Opinion: Frank Gore brings more to the Buffalo Bills than 3.6 yards per carry

Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images But is his role worth it? The Buffalo Bills signed 36-year-old Frank Gore to their aging backfield a year ago, and the team boasted the oldest running back room in the league by a long shot. Head coach Sean McDermott made fun of it from the league’s owners’ meetings. When the smoke cleared, the oldest was the one left standing. Gone were Chris Ivory, who was released a couple weeks after the signing of Gore. Gone was LeSean McCoy, jettisoned at the end...

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All-22 analysis: Frank Gore

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A look at Frank Gore’s 2019 season with the Buffalo Bills

Frank Gore will almost certainly end up in Canton and I don’t think anyone reading this needs to be convinced. And more importantly, you’re probably all familiar with why that it. So just like we did with LeSean McCoy last year, rather than break down what kind of player Gore is, it’s better to see what he had in the tank this year. We’ll start with early season and close with mostly Wild...

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Matt Warren

Contract projection: Frank Gore could come cheaply at 37

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We have a couple contracts Gore could sign.

Frank Gore was added to the Buffalo Bills roster a year ago and we were all wondering why the running back room was getting older, not younger. With LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory on board, they had veterans but they needed young blood. Fast forward a couple months, and the Bills added Devin Singletary and jettisoned both McCoy and Ivory.

With Gore signing a one-year deal last offseason, his...

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Matt Warren

Buffalo Bills can survive a Frank Gore departure this offseason

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The Bills have some running backs they could use.

The Buffalo Bills rolled out Frank Gore as their starting running back for a majority of the season, so you would think they would be worried about losing the veteran with his expiring contract. That doesn’t seem to be the case as they have several players who could step into the role currently occupied by Gore.

This conversation starts with Devin Singletary, who eventually took over as the lead...

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Sean Murphy

Bills have plenty of options to replace Gore via FA

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Big backs? receiving backs? Veterans? Young guys? They’re all out there.

Typically, “free agent” and “bargain” aren’t two words that go together. For the Buffalo Bills, they’ve managed to find quite a few of those in the last few years, though (see Jordan Poyer and Quinton Spain for reference). At running back, though, the bargain bin starts to look pretty good.

With analytics changing the way running backs are compensated, big free-agent...

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2020 NFL Draft: The draft’s power-backs

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Which of the draft’s tailbacks can replace Frank Gore?

Back in March of last year, the Buffalo Bills announced they signed veteran running back Frank Gore to a one-year $2 million deal. At the time, it was assumed that Gore would serve as the power, change-of-pace running back to LeSean McCoy. After the team cut McCoy though, Gore was expected to share time with the newly drafted rookie Devin Singletary — which he did — until about the middle of the...

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Anthony Marino

Mock Draft Monday: The Laviska Shenault Jr. Edition

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Guess who’s a popular mock draft pick for the Bills?

Are you familiar with Laviska Shenault Jr.? He’s a wide receiver out of Colorado—and as a fan of the Buffalo Bills you might want to brush up on some of his game tape.

Six out of the seven mock drafts highlighted this week have the Bills selecting Shenault with the team’s first-round pick. In all my time studying mock drafts, I have never seen this kind of consensus so early in the process. There’s...

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Matt Warren

Former Buffalo Bills on Championship Sunday

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These former Bills are still in the game.

The Buffalo Bills aren’t playing on Championship Sunday this year, but several former members of the franchise are suiting up or on the sidelines.

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Former Bills Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy was second on the Chiefs in rushing in 2019, but didn’t top 500 yards on the ground. His yards per play was back up, but his overall utilization was down. Former first-round pick Sammy Watkins...

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Anthony Marino

New Buffalo Rumblings podcast schedule announced

We can not confirm, nor deny, that Coach McDermott listens to our podcasts during games

While it may be the offseason for the Buffalo Bills, our schedule of podcasts at Buffalo Rumblings is still going strong. Our team will have you covered each and every week, with our new schedule that will be in place throughout the 2020 NFL Draft.

Each Monday will be a new edition of the Circling the Wagons podcast. Join these three life-long Bills ans as they navigate through the offseason with a blend...

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John Boccacino

Billieve Podcast: What to do with Shaq Lawson, Jordan Phillips, Quinton Spain?

On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, host John Boccacino and co-host Jamie D’Amico begin the fun conversation of which free agents the Buffalo Bills should bring back for 2020.

Heading into free agency, the Bills have 16 total free agents (12 unrestricted free agents, one restricted free agent, and three exclusive-rights free agents.

The three biggest names are all unrestricted free agents: defensive end Shaq Lawson, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, and guard Quinton Spain....

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Anthony Marino

BBR: Brian Daboll is staying put in Buffalo, but what about Jordan Phillips?

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Plenty to talk about Daboll and Phillips in this week’s podcast

In the latest episode of Breaking Buffalo Rumblings the conversation focuses on two hot topics for this offseason - Brian Daboll and Jordan Phillips.

The opening segment of this week’s podcast is specific to Daboll, and the consistency he will bring back to the Buffalo Bills offense in 2020. The second part of the discussion is centered on Phillips, and the...

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Anthony Marino

Bills Links, 1/18: Plenty of chatter about offseason moves in Buffalo

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There is plenty of draft and roster talk in today’s links

Today’s edition of the links includes plenty of updates on the Buffalo Bills, and some of the areas of need for this offseason. First round wide receivers, roster analysis, defensive end discussions and much more is included as part of today’s Bills Links.

Hey Bills fans, wish for a WR in round one at your own risk | WHAM
"Every Bills fans knows this team is in need of a play making wide...

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Bills coaches have lots of coordinator experience

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The Bills value experience in their hires.

Sean McDermott has made hiring coaches with experience a priority on his staff. Even as he’s promoted first-time coaches like special teams coordinator Heath Farwell, offensive line coach Bobby Johnson, and wide receivers coach Chad Hall, he’s been hiring coaches with coordinator and head coach experience to fill out other roles.

The biggest name on the list is Leslie Frazier, who has been...

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East-West Shrine Game & NFLPA Bowl preview, TV channel, and live chat

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The evaluation process for draft prospects is always in full swing for teams behind the scenes, but what truly marks the beginning of draft season are all-star bowl games, starting with today’s East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Traditionally, both games are for second-, third-day and future undrafted NFL prospects, looking to add a bit of momentum before the combine. Every year there are a couple of players who play well, during the...

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Sean Murphy

State of the Bills roster: safeties

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Buffalo has two of the league’s best, and they’ll both be looking for new contracts sooner rather than later

The Buffalo Bills boast one of the NFL’s strongest secondary groupings. The team struggled against the pass in 2017, which was the first year head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier arrived. Since that initial season, they have steadily improved as the team’s “brain trust”—which includes general manager...

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Dan Lavoie

Bills benefited from outstanding player health in 2019

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No team had fewer players on IR than the Bills.

The 2019 Buffalo Bills were remarkably healthy. That’s a simple fact, one that we can understand both in the context of the team’s recent history and against the league as a whole. It does raise a question, though: was Buffalo’s injury “luck” the product of new training facilities and a well-run training and sports medicine program, or an unsustainable fluke set to regress in the next...

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John Boccacino

Four Buffalo Bills undergo offseason surgery

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Jerry Hughes, Ed Oliver, Cody Ford and Jon Feliciano each had successful surgeries recently

Since the Buffalo Bills saw their season come to an end in the Wild Card round, four key members of the team have successfully undergone offseason surgeries.

Defensive end Jerry Hughes (wrist), defensive tackle Ed Oliver (core muscle), guard Jon Feliciano (shoulder) and tackle Cody Ford (shoulder) each had surgeries on their assorted injuries shortly after the Bills...

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Anthony Marino

Bills Links, 1/17: Tremaine Edmunds, Shaq Lawson, and more news out of Buffalo

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Plenty of Bills coverage in the news

Today’s links include plenty of updates on the Buffalo Bills, with Tremaine Edmunds and Shaq Lawson leading the way. Edmunds has been chosen to play in the Pro Bowl, as he was originally named a first alternate for the game. Lawson has emerged as the top free agent the Bills have to consider re-signing, and there are plenty of articles on Lawson below.

Buffalo Bills’ Tremaine Edmunds named to Pro Bowl,...

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Buffalo Bills 2019 Penalties: Pointing fingers

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It’s time to close the 2019 penalty loop with our annual exercise in finger pointing

Data is great, but why bother if you can’t put it to good use? Penalty data is no different so let’s put it to good use. And by that, I mean let’s point fingers at who was most responsible for penalties in the 2019 season. In our last look at this season’s Buffalo Bills flags we close out the year the way we always do. Cue the blame game!

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