Vic Carucci is returning to The Buffalo News as a Bills beat reporter beginning Sept. 24. Carucci covered the Bills for 17 years before joining as a columnist in 1999. He has spent the past three years as a senior editor for the Cleveland Browns.

Carucci steps in for Mark Gaughan, who requested a change from full-time Bills coverage after 23 years on the beat. Gaughan will continue to contribute to the Bills beat but will primarily cover college sports.

Carucci joins Jay Skurski, Tim Graham and Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan as regulars on the Bills beat.

Carucci’s work will be available in print and on The News’ digital platforms, including the BN Blitz app. The app is available for iPhones, iPads and now Android.