Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/23/13
New general manager. New coach. New quarterback. These are certainly not the same old Buffalo Bills after newly promoted team president Russ Brandon delivered on his New Year's Day vow to transform a team whose relevancy he described as ''tarnished.'' The familiar question is whether this latest fresh start will work any better than the many that preceded it. This is a Bills team, after all, that's not made the playoffs in 13 seasons - the NFL's longest active drought - and hasn't posted a winning finish since 2004. The Bills are on their fifth GM (Doug Whaley) and coach (Doug Marrone) since 2001. And the team is counting on rookie EJ Manuel to fill a quarterback spot that's been mostly unsettled since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season. The Bills offseason overhaul included a significant purge of a roster that features only nine players who were still on the team since 2009. Five things to know as the Bills prepare to open camp this weekend in Pittsford, N.Y...
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