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NFL.com news: League, players' union agree to 24-hour extension in labor talks
"During the one-day extension, teams still can operate under the terms of the current CBA, according to a league source. Teams can release players up to the Friday waiver deadline and sign existing free agents or extend player contracts."

A weighty decision at third overall - BuffaloBills.com
"It’s been a quarter century since the Bills sat this high in the draft order. Armed with the third overall pick, Buffalo’s needs are widespread as is normally the case for teams at the top of the draft board. Entering year two of building the Bills back into a contender GM Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey know they have to get this one right."

A look at AFC East union player reps - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo Bills Representative: Safety George Wilson. He's the only AFC East rep under contract, having re-signed Tuesday. Wilson is known as one of the hardest-working and classiest players in the game. The two-time captain entered the NFL in 2004 as a receiver and switched positions to stick around. Alternates: Outside linebacker Chris Kelsay, punter Brian Moorman."

Prolonged lockout hurts undrafted rookies - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Absent a collective bargaining agreement, the draft still will take place April 28-30. But players who aren't selected in those seven rounds won't be allowed to sign with teams because free agency won't exist." The Bills have traditionally relied on UDFAs like Fred Jackson, David Nelson, and more.

Bills assistant Wannstedt defends Pitt past - College Football - Rivals.com
"Now an assistant with the Buffalo Bills, Wannstedt on Thursday acknowledged "an unfortunate stretch of incidents last summer," during which four players were arrested. Wannstedt, however, added he remains proud of his staff’s "body of work" regarding player behavior during his six-year tenure at Pittsburgh."

2009 NFL Draft two years out: Buffalo Bills - The Inquisitr
A quick look back at 2009.

Aaron Maybin supporting art programs in Baltimore schools - Examiner.com
"On Saturday former Penn State player and current Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Maybin will host a charity event to help support art programs in schools in Maryland. The second annual "Celebration of the Arts" Gala will be presented in Baltimore this weekend by the Aaron Maybin Project Mayhem Charitable Fund and will be supported by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra."

Tasker continues to impress - BuffaloBills.com
Steve Tasker is still out in the community. This story is about him participating in the NEA's annual Read Across America.

2011 NFL Draft
Bills Focus: 1-on-1 with nfl.com's Vic Carucci

"Chris Brown catches up with nfl.com senior columnist Vic Carucci to talk about what could happen with the picks ahead of Buffalo, what the Bills could do with their first pick, and the prospects of quarterbacks Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert. "

Inside The Bills | Dareus gaining momentum
"Coming out of the NFL combine, Alabama DL Marcell Dareus is gaining more and more momentum as a top five pick in mock drafts. Here’s another example from FoxSports.com."

Inside The Bills | NFP mock gives Bills DL
"NFP has Carolina taking Cam Newton first overall, followed by Nick Fairley to Denver. So with the third pick they have Buffalo taking Marcell Dareus."

Inside The Bills | CBS mock has DE to Bills
"With Nick Fairley first off his board to Carolina and a surprising choice of Patrick Peterson for the Broncos (despite Denver’s re-signing of Champ Bailey), Prisco has Buffalo taking DE Da’Quan Bowers third overall."

AFC East leftovers from the combine - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Before we get too far removed from the NFL scouting combine and mired in the labor morass, it's time to empty out the notebook from Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are some AFC East-oriented tidbits from the defensive players who met with reporters there."

2011 BGN Mock Draft Pick #3: The Buffalo Bills - Bleeding Green Nation
With a well-thought out explanation, the Philadelphia Eagles blog's community mock drafter mock Blaine Gabbert to Buffalo.

Inside The Bills | Kirwan mock has QB to Bills
"After picking Da’Quan Bowers for Carolina at one followed by Nick Fairley to Denver at two, Kirwan has the Bills taking Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert third overall. Here’s his reasoning behind the pick."

NFL.com Blogs: Evaluating QB class confounds NFL teams
Bills coach Chan Gailey: "It’s a different quarterback group. These guys have been in a lot of different types of offenses. It’s not just your cut-and-dry, pro-style type of quarterbacks that are in this draft. So, you’re projecting a little bit more maybe than we have in years past with this group." More to read here....

Scott Pitoniak: Will it be Miller Time for Bills on draft day?
Is Von Miller a fit?

NFL Draft BUST-O-METER: #15 Nick Fairley - Mocking The Draft
Will DT Nick Fairley be a draft bust?

NFL Videos: Lombardi mock draft 2.0
"02:46 – Michael Lombardi lays out his top 10 picks in his second edition of his mock draft." He goes back to Clemson for Da'Quan Bowers.

2011 NFL Mock Draft: 1.1 - Mocking The Draft
Jon Dove has Buffalo selecting DT Marcell Dareus with Nick Fairley and Da'Quan Bowers off the board.

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