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7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Updated look at Bills' draft picks: No. 10 (first round), No. 44 (second round), No. 75 (third round), No. 156 (fifth round), No. 163 (fifth round), No. 171 (fifth round) and No. 195 (sixth round).

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Bills will get the 163rd overall pick (fifth round) from Patriots by not matching Mike Gillislee's offer sheet, Buffalo announces. That gives Bills seven picks in this week's draft; they have no fourth-round pick (sent to Chicago in Reggie Ragland trade in 2016 draft) and three fifth round picks. Previously, Bills had league-low six picks in what experts consider a deep 2017 draft.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have declined to match the Patriots' two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet to restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. That means Bills are down to LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Williams, Joe Banyard and Cedric O'Neal at running back. Becomes a possible mid-round draft need for Buffalo, which has opened about $1.8 million in 2017 cap space.

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Draft Prediction: Bills will trade No. 10 pick

Head coach Sean McDermott will need more young talent to help rebuild the team, so trading down from the 10th pick could land Buffalo a few more selections.

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Best reunion games of 2017 NFL season

New Buffalo head man Sean McDermott will see his former Carolina charges soon. And Bills fans can catch up with Anthony Lynn and Stephon Gilmore later on.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have claimed safety Trae Elston off waivers after he was cut Thursday by Cleveland. Elston, an undrafted rookie in 2016, will compete for a depth role in the Bills' secondary. He becomes the 72nd player on Buffalo's roster as the draft approaches.

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Week 2 of the NFL season will be circled in red ink on a lot of calendars, as three head coaches and two prominent players who changed squads this offseason will face their former teams for the first time.

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The Bills' 2017 schedule features only one prime-time game, a Thursday in early November against the Jets. Both meetings with New York will be the only division games before December.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills' schedule has been released and will feature just one prime time game: a Thursday night tilt Week 9 against the Jets. The Bills will not play the Patriots or Dolphins until December, when those two teams make up four of their final five matchups.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

How will disagreements between Bills coach Sean McDermott and GM Doug Whaley be handled, especially on draft night? "At the end of the day, you agree," McDermott said Thursday. "We hammer it out. If it takes all day, that's what we're going to say." McDermott confirmed Whaley retains control of the 53-man roster but says roster decisions are made jointly.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills OL Cyrus Kouandjio remains at Erie County (N.Y.) Medical Center after encounter with police this week. Erie County Sheriff's Office says that Kouandjio did not say "shoot me" to any of their deputies and that he was "compliant, courteous, polite" to deputies.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says his team is still "gathering information" on OT Cyrus Kouandjio and his encounter with police this week; McDermott declined further comment. The Buffalo News reported Thursday that Kouandjio was taken to the hospital after being found partially clothed in a field; he later reportedly told police to shoot him.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott says team continues to "methodically" evaluate decision on Sammy Watkins' fifth-year option, which is due May 2. McDermott indicates Watkins' continuing recovery from foot surgery is one factor, but acknowledges not much will change in Watkins' health over next two weeks. The fifth-year option is worth $13.258 million and guaranteed only for injury until March 2018; it becomes fully guaranteed after that.

Team Stats

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

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