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9-7, 2nd in AFC East
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Reich On Lessons Learned From Epic Comebacks

Colts coach Frank Reich talks to Adam Schefter about the lessons he learned from leading two historical comebacks, his relationships with Marv Levy, Bill Polian and more.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Colts cornerback Vontae Davis is making a free-agent visit to the Bills on Thursday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Davis, 29, was recently cleared from core-injury surgery done late last season. Indianapolis released him Nov. 9 and he spent the rest of the season recovering. Davis has started 112 career games and if signed would project to start opposite Tre'Davious White, with incumbent starter E.J. Gaines scheduled for unrestricted free agency in March.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Wednesday hired Nate Breske as their head athletic trainer, Luis Guilamo as director of analytics and application development, and Jeff Mueller as video director. They replace Shone Gipson, Michael Lyons and Greg Estes, who were all dismissed from the same respective roles this offseason. The staff changes have been part of a large-scale retooling of the Bills' front office and football support staff since Sean McDermott took over as coach a year ago, with more than two dozen staff members no longer with the team.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday hired Terry Robiskie as wide receivers coach. The longtime NFL assistant coach spent the past two seasons as the Titans' offensive coordinator. He replaces Phil McGeoghan, who was hired Tuesday by the Chargers for the same role. A source said McGeoghan and the Bills came to a "mutual" decision to let him out of his contract for the lateral move.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday hired away Bills wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan, who remained under contract with Buffalo and was not dismissed by the team. McGeoghan joined the Bills' coaching staff last season after serving as East Carolina's receivers coach in 2016.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills changed assistant defensive backs coach Bobby Babich's title to safeties coach. That is notable in light of coach Sean McDermott surprisingly replacing defensive backs coach Gill Byrd with John Butler this offseason, and suggests Butler might have more of a focus on cornerbacks.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills hired former Alabama analyst Shea Tierney as an offensive assistant, according to the Bills' website. Tierney joins William Vlachos, also an offensive assistant, in analysts following offensive coordinator Brian Daboll from Alabama to Buffalo this offseason. Like Bills coach Sean McDermott, Tierney has spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has an interview scheduled with the Colts on Saturday, a source told ESPN's Vaughn McClure

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts requested permission to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for their head-coaching vacancy, a source confirmed Thursday. NFL Network first reported the request. Coach Sean McDermott hired Frazier last January; the Bills finished 26th in yards allowed last season and 18th in points allowed.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Alvin Kamara got 28 of 50 first-place votes, and Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt got 21 in a close race for the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Texans QB Deshaun Watson got the other vote. ... Saints CB Marshon Lattimore won the Defensive award in a landslide (45 votes, with 4 going to Bills CB Tre'Davious White and 1 to 49ers LB Reuben Foster). ... Saints DE Cameron Jordan got one vote for Defensive Player of the Year.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott, who led the Bills to a 9-7 record and their first playoff appearance since 1999, did not receive any of 50 possible votes for the Associated Press' coach of the year award. Sean McVay won with 35 votes. Mike Zimmer received 11, Doug Marrone two and both Doug Pederson and Bill Belichick received one vote each.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills CB Tre'Davious White received four of a possible 50 votes for the Associated Press' defensive rookie of the year award, which is recognized by the NFL. New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore received 45 votes to win.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have hired William Vlachos as an offensive assistant, ESPN's Chris Low reports. Vlachos served as analyst for Alabama last season under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who joined the Bills last month. Vlachos was an All-SEC center for the Crimson Tide.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Bills coach and former Eagles assistant Sean McDermott on election Saturday of Brian Dawkins to Pro Football Hall of Fame: "I'm extremely, extremely happy for Brian and his family. This an honor that is well deserved and something that he earned every step of the way. Brian is one of the best players I've been around. First and foremost, he is a class act off the field. And then, on the field, the way he approached the game and the way he inspired everyone around him to raise their game to another level and then the passion in which he played the game are really second to none."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Friday dismissed head athletic trainer Shone Gipson, a source confirmed. Gipson joined the Bills in 2002 and had been the head trainer the past two seasons. Director of training operations Bud Carpenter also retired Friday after 33 years with the team.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Longtime Bills trainer Bud Carpenter, 66, announced his retirement Friday. Carpenter had been the Bills' director of athletic training operations the past two seasons after serving as head trainer since 1996. Carpenter replaced former head trainer Ed Abramoski, who had been the Bills' trainer since 1959. Shone Gipson took over as head trainer in 2016.

Team Stats

Passing Yards176.631st
Rushing Yards126.16th
Points For18.922nd
Points Against22.418th