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On paper, Friday’s strikes made the Buffalo Payments much less more likely to finish their playoff drought this yr, nevertheless it’s all a part of a plan – one sports activities followers have heard earlier than.

“It is a part of the method,” Payments head coach Sean McDermott advised reporters whereas addressing his roster shakeup, earlier than throwing in a fast wink.

“The Course of,” because it’s recognized, has been made well-known in recent times by the Philadelphia 76ers, who requested their followers to “belief the method” whereas utterly gutting their roster within the curiosity of acquiring excessive draft picks.

With the draft choices collected in Friday’s trades, which noticed Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby shipped elsewhere, the Payments now maintain two picks in every of the primary three rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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The Payments have not made the postseason since 1999, marking the longest lively drought within the NFL.