Aug 3, 2018; Canton, OH, USA; Buffalo Bills former coach Marv Levy (left) talks with ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-Bills coach Marv Levy elected to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum.

He was one of seven members of its 2021 class, announced Tuesday, which also includes former Canadian Football League commissioner Doug Mitchell.

The 2021 class is scheduled to be enshrined in November in Hamilton, Ontario.

Levy, now 95, led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls in 1991-94, but Buffalo went 0-4. Before that, he coached the Montreal Alouettes for five seasons, winning Grey Cup championships in 1974 and 1977.

“I coached for 47 years, only five of them that were there with the Montreal Alouettes, but they remain so prominent in my fond memories and I will always retain those fond memories,” Levy told the Bills’ website.

He joins former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant and quarterback Warren Moon as only the third person to be elected to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

“It certainly is meaningful,” Levy said. “I know both of those people fairly well. We competed against Warren Moon, of course, and against Bud Grant during his coaching days here in the NFL, as well as in the CFL. So, I’m tremendously honored and just grateful for the recognition that’s coming.”

Levy was enshrined in Canton, Ohio, in 2001.

He also coached the Kansas City Chiefs from 1978-82 before beginning his 12-year run with the Bills. He has a career NFL record of 143-112.

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Jan 3, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills strong safety Dean Marlowe (31) returns an interception against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Lions sign ex-Bills S Dean Marlowe

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The Detroit Lions added depth on Thursday with the signing of former Buffalo Bills safety Dean Marlowe.

Contract terms were not disclosed.

Marlowe spent the past three seasons with the Bills. In 15 games (four starts) with Buffalo in 2020, he had 22 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Now 28, Marlowe signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2015 as an undrafted free agent from James Madison.

In 31 career games (seven starts), he has recorded 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

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Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) drops back to pass in the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Bills QB Josh Allen not bullish on franchise tag

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Josh Allen is one of the next young quarterbacks in line for a massive payday after leading the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs two straight seasons.

The seventh pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Allen is guaranteed $3.36 million in base salary for 2021 — by comparison, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s new deal has an average annual salary of $40 million — and the Bills hold a fifth-year option for 2022.

Allen said he’s content to let his agent and Bills general manager Brandon Beane bang out the deal with the overall approach of “it happens when it happens.”

“I want to listen and be engaged in the contract talks,” Allen told NFL Network. “Ultimately that’s why you pay your agents, and that’s why you hire a guy like Brandon Beane and (assistant GM) Joe Schoen, and the front office guys and what they do. They’ll iron out the details, and if we can get to something soon, I’d obviously love to be locked down in Buffalo for a very long time. It’s a place that I call home. I love being there. I love the fan base. I love the city. It’s everything that I want, is there. If they called up and wanted to talk tomorrow, I’d be willing, but we’ll see. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”

Beane said last month he expects a deal to get done but wouldn’t be surprised if the contract comes next offseason. Allen credited Beane for being “great at his job.”

The recent trend of locking up quarterbacks at the end of their existing deals might be a pattern the Bills follow in light of contracts gone wrong with Carson Wentz (Eagles) and Jared Goff (Rams). The top two picks in the 2016 draft signed massive extensions only to be traded. Both count more than $20 million against their now-former teams’ salary caps for 2021.

Allen said he does hope to avoid one outcome — the franchise tag.

“I don’t think it’s great for the team, nor the player,” Allen said. “Again, I need to do more research on it, but if you look at the guys that’ve been tags in the past couple years, as far as the quarterback position goes, it was Dak, and Kirk Cousins. And at the end of the day, you could make the case that they should’ve just done the deal the year prior, or a couple years prior. So it is what it is. At the end of the day, whatever happens, happens. It’s not gonna deter me from trying to be the best quarterback for the Bills.”

Allen led Buffalo (13-3) to its first AFC East title since 1995 last season while breaking the franchise’s single-season records for passing yards (4,544) and touchdown passes (37).

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Bills sign OL Bobby Hart to one-year deal

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The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday announced the signing of offensive lineman Bobby Hart to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not released.

Hart, 26, spent the past three seasons in Cincinnati.

He has played in 79 games (66 starts) for the Bengals and New York Giants, who selected Hart in the seventh round of the 2015 draft. He started all but one of the games he played at right tackle for the Bengals.

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Bills sign RB Matt Breida to one-year deal

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The Buffalo Bills added running back Matt Breida to their depth chart on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Financials were not released.

Breida joins Devin Singletary and Zack Moss in the RBs room for this season.

Breida spent last season in Miami, appearing in 12 games (one start) and rushing for 254 yards.

The undrafted free agent spent his first three seasons in San Francisco, rushing for 1,902 yards and six touchdowns in 43 games (18 starts). He also caught 67 passes for 561 yards and four scores.

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Nov 22, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Bills come to terms with ex-Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders got a birthday present Wednesday — an aggrement on a brand-new contract on a probable Super Bowl contender.

On the same day the 11-year veteran wideout turned 34, Sanders came to terms with the Buffalo Bills on a one-year contract worth a reported $6 million. The New Orleans Saints released him from his contract earlier in the day.

Sanders is expected to travel to Buffalo for a physical on Thursday. He joins the NFL’s second-highest scoring offense from a season ago (31.3 points per game), led by quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stefon Diggs.

In his lone season in New Orleans last season, Sanders caught 61 passes for 726 yards and five touchdowns — adding another eight receptions for 51 yards over two playoff games.

He previously played four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2010-13) and five-plus seasons with the Denver Broncos (2014-19) before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers for the second half of the 2019 season.

Sanders has 662 receptions for 8,619 yards and 47 touchdowns while recording three 1,000-yard seasons in his 11-year career, all with the Broncos. He has played in three Super Bowls for three different organizations, wining a ring with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in 2015 while losing in 2011 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and 2019 with the 49ers.

In other moves Wednesday, the Bills agreed to trade tight end Lee Smith to the Atlanta Falcons for a seventh-round pick in 2022. Smith, 33, has played six of his previous 10 seasons with Buffalo in two separate stints (2010-14, ’19-20).

The team also announced it tendered a contract offer to restricted free agent offensive lineman Ike Boettger. The 26-year-old, former undrafted free agent (Iowa) started seven of his 12 games last season, also earning three playoff starts in 2020.

Later the Bills also revealed they have to re-sign cornerback Levi Wallace. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2018, the 25-year-old has started all of his 35 games played over his three NFL seasons with the Bills, with 16 starts in 2019 and 12 last season. He posted 48 tackles and two interceptions in 2020.

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Jan 16, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive guard Jon Feliciano (76) celebrates their win over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Bills Stadium. The Buffalo Bills won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills, G Jon Feliciano agree on 3-year contract

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The Buffalo Bills agreed to a three-year contract extension with offensive guard Jon Feliciano, the team announced Sunday.

Feliciano has spent the past two seasons with Buffalo, starting all 25 of the regular-season games in which he played. He missed the beginning of last season due to a torn pectoral muscle, but returned to start nine regular-season games and three in the playoffs.

The new deal is worth a reported $17 million, according to reports, keeping Feliciano from becoming a free agent. The Bills are set to return their entire starting offensive line in 2021.

Feliciano, 29, spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2015 draft. The Miami Hurricanes product has played in 73 regular-season games.

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Jan 3, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Daryl Williams (75) following the game against the Miami Dolphins at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills OT Daryl Williams signs three-year extension

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Daryl Williams signed a three-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for the impending free agent, but the NFL Network reported the deal is worth $28.2 million with nearly $14 million guaranteed.

Williams, 28, started all 16 games last season after signing a one-year deal with the Bills in April.

Williams, who earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2017, has started 57 of 72 career games with the Carolina Panthers and Bills. He played in just one game in 2018 for the Panthers after injuring his knee in the club’s opening game.

He was selected by Carolina in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma.

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Dec 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano (58) defends against Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) during the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bills keep LB Matt Milano with $44M deal

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Linebacker Matt Milano is bypassing free agency to sign a four-year, $44 million deal with $24 million in guarantees, according to multiple reports.

Milano was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. He was regarded as one of the top linebackers available.

Retaining Milano helps head coach Sean McDermott keep his potent defense intact.

General manager Brandon Beane said last month he understood Milano earned the right to find out “what the market bears.”

The 26-year-old joined the team as a fifth-round pick in 2017.

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Jan 9, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half in the AFC Wild Card game at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills WR Cole Beasley played on broken leg in playoffs

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley on Monday said he played the entire postseason on a partially broken fibula.

Beasley said the injury, which occurred in Week 16 against the New England Patriots, won’t require offseason surgery. Beasley missed the Bills’ Week 17 game against the Miami Dolphins but played in all three playoff games.

“It’s not a full break. It was bad the first game I played but after that you take a few meds and suck it up,” Beasley, 31, said Monday during the team’s season-ending conference call with reporters.

“I knew the (Week 17) game was probably out of the question, they kind of told me it was. That one hurt a little bit,” he said. “But there was no way that I was gonna miss the playoff game, especially after watching in Week 17. I was gonna figure it out, one way or another.”

Beasley caught seven passes for 88 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. He had seven catches for 57 yards in the wild-card win over Indianapolis. He played 36 snaps against the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional playoff game but didn’t record a catch on two targets.

During the regular season, Beasley had 82 catches for 967 yards and four TDs for the Bills.

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