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Bad week in Buffalo: from injuries to apologies

Coach Rex Ryan stepped to the podium and immediately proclaimed the Buffalo Bills are "a zillion miles ahead" of where they were last year.

And then Ryan spent much of the next 22 minutes of his news conference facing questions regarding the half-dozen on- and off-field headline-grabbing events that took place over the past week.

It was a nine-day, what-could-go-wrong-next stretch that began May 16, when the Bills revealed rookie first-round draft pick linebacker Shaq Lawson and starting receiver Sammy Watkins had surgery. It continued Wednesday when general manager Doug Whaley acknowledged he used "a poor choice of words" when referring to football being...

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