Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/27

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Tyler Thigpen #16 of the Miami Dolphins passes against the Tennessee Titans at Sun Life Stadium on November 14 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Bills GM Nix Says They Gave Posluszny 'Competitive Offer' - WGR 550
"Nix told Howard Simon and Brian Koziol that the Bills made what they felt was a competitive offer in attempt to keep Posluszny in Buffalo, but the free agent linebacker just chose to go in another direction."

Thigpen excited to OK Bills deal - The Buffalo News
"He's extremely looking forward to it," said Joel Turner, Thigpen's South Carolina-based agent. "He knows the system, he knows the coach. He loves Chan. His heartstrings really pulled him to Buffalo."

NFL Free Agency
Bills front office busy - BuffaloBills.com

"Buffalo’s front office and that of every other NFL club is trying to adjust on the fly and navigate a dramatically compressed and very hectic player signing period. From rookie free agents, to draft choices to veteran free agents, Bills GM Buddy Nix and his personnel staff have no time to waste in filling approximately 25 spots on what will eventually be a 90-man roster."

Inside The Bills | Bills backing tackle talent
"You know, if a guy comes available that we think can upgrade us, we’ll do it," he said. "I think that the offensive line has been beat to death. Somebody writes that we need this or somebody says it, and then it goes around, we’ll see. We think we’ve got better players than you guys and maybe the fans think we have."

Inside The Bills | Free agent visits not an option
"You can’t bring them in," Nix said. "You used to, but you can’t anymore. Now once we get through 6 p.m. Friday, then I think it goes back to normal during camp. We can bring them in, work them out like we always did and continually try to upgrade during the year."

Inside The Bills | Starting caliber ILBs
"Here’s a short list of some of the ILBs out there in free agency as of Tuesday evening, most of which are starting caliber." Sorry, Chris, but Akin Ayodele should not be on that list.

Inside The Bills | Free agents to keep eye on
Chris Brown previews free agency. Several of these players have already been signed but it's worth looking at.

Posluszny agrees to contract with Jaguars - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan recaps the Bills' night, losing Paul Posluszny and gaining Tyler Thigpen.

Bye Bye Posluszny - WGR 550
Joe Buscaglia gives the three reasons that losing Posluszny is a blow to the franchise.

Buffalo Bills should sign Zach Miller | Democrat and Chronicle
The Oakland tight end would be a huge addition for Buffalo, says Bob Matthews.

Tyler Thigpen headed to Buffalo | ProFootballTalk
"Ryan Fitzpatrick is the clear starter, but Thigpen gives Buffalo another athletic option that knows Gailey’s system. Thigpen is big upgrade from Brian Brohm, who was Fitzpatrick’s backup last year."

Record-setting EUP QB reaches terms with Bills - Meadville Tribune
"Former Edinboro University quarterback Trevor Harris has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills. Harris, an NFL free agent who spent the past season with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, is expected to sign his new deal with the Bills on Friday."

Undrafted Free Agency
NFL: Taua leads quartet of undrafted Pack signees | Reno Gazette-Journal

"When he was young, Vai Taua's favorite NFL team was the Buffalo Bills. The former Nevada running back has a chance to put on the Bills' red, white and blue uniform." Nevada CB Doyle Miller is also headed to Buffalo, per the article.

 

DE Luther Davis signs deal with Buffalo Bills | TuscaloosaNews.com
"Former University of Alabama defensive end Luther Davis has agreed to a contract with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent, and signed the deal Tuesday."

Glover inks with Bills - TribToday.com
"Glover, who played at West Virginia University, was a standout safety for the Raiders and Mountaineers. He wasn't picked in the NFL draft, but he recently expressed confidence that he would sign with a team once the NFL ended its lockout."

Former Cave Spring, UVa player Aiken signs with Bills - Roanoke.com
"Aiken, a deep snapper at Virginia for the past four seasons, had agreed overnight to a contract offer from the Bills."

End of the Lockout
Ryan Fitzpatrick Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com

The Bills starting QB speaks with the media yesterday morning.

Steve Johnson Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Stevie speaks with the media before getting to work.

Bills Roundup: Players Return to One Bills Drive - BuffaloBills.com
With players returning, BuffaloBills.com shows their return to the locker room, viewing the new jerseys, and more.

Gailey, Nix, and Brandon Meet the Media - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills' top dogs met with the media for about a half hour.

Inside The Bills | Fitz is in the building
"At the stroke of 10 am Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was the first player in the door at One Bills Drive."

Buffalo Bills ready to get things going | Democrat and Chronicle
"I kept driving by the stadium (in the last few days)," Fitzpatrick said. "I've been antsy to get in here. I've been thinking 'I've got to be there, I'm dying to get in the building,' so I'm happy to be here."

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Buffalo Bills ready to get things going | Democrat and Chronicle

"I kept driving by the stadium (in the last few days)," Fitzpatrick said. "I've been antsy to get in here. I've been thinking 'I've got to be there, I'm dying to get in the building,' so I'm happy to be here."

Spiller says Bills backfield keeps defenses off balance | ProFootballTalk
"I love sharing the ball with Fred, it gives us more weapons on offense, when we’re on the field together defenses don’t really know what to expect," Jackson told Florio on PFT Live. "He does a great job of pounding it, he has speed as well and can run away from you, I’m more of a quick guy. Once he lays them down and gets them tired, I come in and hit them with a quick burst. We keep defenses off balance."

Bills in depth: Fitzpatrick among players under scrutiny - USATODAY.com
"The NFL lockout dampened the usual offseason analysis of each team's comings and goings. Thankfully, it's over ... just as USA TODAY concludes its series dissecting all 32 teams by breaking down the five biggest questions facing each franchise for the 2011 season."

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