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Bills want to re-sign defensive end Kyle Moore after knee surgery

By Tim Graham

While safety Jairus Byrd and left guard Andy Levitre have drawn most of the attention from the Buffalo Bills' unrestricted free-agent class, another interesting player is defensive end Kyle Moore.

The Bills want him back, said a source close to the team. The pass-rusher would be terrific for depth behind Mario Williams and Mark Anderson -- and capable as a starter.

Moore, who will be sidelined for a few weeks after having his knee scoped, had a bit of a breakout season as a backup pass-rusher.

Moore was inactive for the first four games but started seven of the last eight at right defensive end for the injured Anderson. Moore made 24 tackles, three of them for losses. His three sacks ranked fourth on the Bills.

ProFootballFocus.com rated Moore 26th in the NFL in "pass-rush productivity," a metric that factors sacks, quarterback hits and hurries divided by the number of pass-rushing snaps. PFF credited him with 23 hurries, tied for 30th in the league.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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