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MIAMI - DECEMBER 19: Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins is sacked by cornerback Donte Whitner #20 of the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on December 19 2010 in Miami Florida. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Bills can't pass up chance to draft Newton - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan explains that Cam Newton is such a great prospect that the Bills should take him.

Bills play it safe, re-sign George Wilson - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan recaps the day's contract moves.

Buffalo Bills tender contracts to Donte Whitner, Paul Posluszny | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Bills also signed safety George Wilson and offensive lineman Mansfield Wrotto to contract extensions." This report is from the AP.

Contract News
OL Wrotto signs extension - BuffaloBills.com

“It’s relieving to know where I’m going to be next year,” Wrotto told Buffalobills.com. “Buffalo is a great place and there’s a great opportunity here. I know the coaches here and most of the guys. It’s a place where I really wanted to be.”

Bills tender Poz and Whitner - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills GM Buddy Nix stated last week that they planned to tender qualifying offers to some of their impending free agent players. Buffalobills.com has learned that Buffalo tendered three potential restricted free agents in TE Scott Chandler, LB Paul Posluszny and S Donte Whitner."

George Wilson back with Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"George Wilson had a European vacation planned for his upcoming 30th birthday. Less than 24 hours from his scheduled departure however, there was a breakthrough in contract negotiations with the Bills. Wilson hopped a morning flight to Buffalo, signed an extension in the Buffalo-Niagara International airport Tuesday and quickly flew back down to Atlanta for his international flight to Rome."

Inside The Bills | Feeling Buffalonian «
"Though Wilson is a Kentucky native and now a world traveler, signing an extension with the Bills only made him feel closer to his adopted city of Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | Brohm, Stupar not tendered «
"The three-year players that are almost certain to be restricted free agents under a new labor agreement that were not tendered were Brian Brohm and Quinton Ganther. Jonathan Stupar with two accrued seasons also was not tendered." It means the team doesn't want them or is hoping to re-sign them for less money than the tender.

Bills tender offers - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Another look at the RFA tenders.

NFL Draft and Scouting Combine
Top Player of Day 3: Von Miller - BuffaloBills.com

"Miller's explosive performance earns the Texas A&M star the top spot in Day 3 of the combine workouts. "

Inside The Bills | CB Van Dyke blazes «
"It’s official, Miami CB DeMarcus Van Dyke was the fastest prospect at the NFL combine. Van Dyke ran an official 4.28 40-time Tuesday. It’s the third fastest time at the combine since 2000."

Inside The Bills | Put combine in perspective «
“If you come in here and let this decide who you’re going to pick and whether or not a guy is going to be successful, you’re going to have a very low percentage of hitting on a guy,” said Nix. ”It’s a yearlong process and sometimes longer on some of these guys and this may set them back a little bit and then you go check further."

Inside The Bills | Nix on QB interviews «
Buddy Nix gives his thoughts on QBs Cam Newton, Jake Locker, and Blaine Gabbert.

The Shutdown Corner Mock  - Yahoo! Sports
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey is the best in the league at transitioning option quarterbacks to the pros. Giving Gailey a quarterback built like Calvin Johnson(notes), and who can throw 50 yards on a rope without a wind-up, could redefine the position as we know it."

More Bills Links
Who are AFC East's biggest draft busts? - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"The Buffalo Bills drafted Notre Dame defensive end Walt Patulski first overall in 1972 and Ohio State linebacker Tom Cousineau first overall in 1979."

Redskins cut Derrick Dockery | ProFootballTalk
"After two disappointing seasons in Buffalo, Dockery returned to Washington in 2009 on a pricey deal. He only lasted three games under Shanahan before losing his starting job and was due over $5 million in 2011."

DL Stroud signs with Patriots - NFL Wire - The Buffalo News
"Defensive lineman Marcus Stroud, released by the Buffalo Bills last month, will stay in the AFC East. On Tuesday, he signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN.com."

Buffalo Bills could harvest rich crop of DEs at draft | Democrat and Chronicle
"The good news for them is that defensive end is shaping up as the strongest and deepest position in the 2011 NFL draft. The crop of DEs is being called the best in decades and more than a dozen could be picked in the first round."

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