Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 2/26

Pass protectors at top of board - BuffaloBills.com
"We’re going to draft a tackle if we can, if there’s one there is what I mean," he said. "If there’s one there that we think can play we’re going to draft a tackle. You can never have too many tackles. You can move a guy. It’s easier to move a guy from tackle to guard than guard to tackle obviously. So we draft tackles. We’re in pretty good shape at guard and center."

Inside The Bills | QB met with Bills
"Arizona State QB Brock Osweiler confirmed that he met with the Bills last night among other teams here in Indianapolis."

Illinois DE Says Bills Have Shown Interest - WGR 550
"Mercilus has been labeled with the sometimes nasty 'one-year wonder' tag, after collecting 16 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss and nine forced fumbles in his junior season. This coming after having two sacks total in his first two seasons with the Fighting Illini."

Bills Roundup: Stevie Progress, Combine Day Three - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown wraps up the Saturday Combine news with a look at progress made in the Stevie Johnson talks and all the info from Indy.

Inside The Bills | Bills on trail of Mercilus
"Some of the teams I’ve talked with… Bears, Chargers showed interest also… also the Bills," said Mercilus. "They showed interest… a lot of interest. Those are just a few. It sounds good and I can’t wait to see what unfolds throughout the process until draft day and see where I land at."

Inside The Bills | Stevie hopes deal done in "week or so"
"Progress was made," Johnson told FOXSports.com of the meetings in Indianapolis conversations. "Hopefully, everything comes together within a week or so."

Source: Stevie Deal Not Expected Saturday Night - WGR 550
"According to a league source, a deal is not expected to be completed between the two sides on Saturday evening. The source believes it's likely it will go on over the course of the next week."

Walker's weekend mailbag: More Manning - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker answers Bills-centric questions on Scott Chandler and the implications of hosting Stanford Routt on the rest of the free agency period.

NFL Free Agency: Running Down The Offensive Tackle Poll Results - Revenge of the Birds
"We look at the results of the voting for who the Arizona Cardinals should target to be their new offensive tackle once free agency begins. " Demetrius Bell comes in third to Anthony Collins and Jared Gaither.

Speedy WR Johnson wants to stay in Buffalo - FOX Sports Ohio
"Johnson, speaking Saturday at halftime of the University of Kentucky's basketball game vs. Vanderbilt, said his agent met with the Bills this week to discuss a contract that will keep Johnson from hitting the NFL free agent market when it opens March 13."

LT may be best draft value for Biklls - WIVB.com
"With the tenth overall pick, the Bills should be able to get one of the top three left tackles in the draft. And even though left tackle might not be at the very top of their list of needs, it’s not that far from the top."

Blackouts are bad business for the NFL - The Buffalo News
"The timing could not be better. We soon will likely be asked to spend upwards of $100 million to upgrade the operations facility of business owner Ralph Wilson... In return, I think, we should get the chance every football Sunday to see what we’re paying for. That only happens if the NFL ends the counter-productive and taxpayer- offensive TV blackout rule."

Report: Jets to use first-round RFA tender on Maybin | ProFootballTalk
Any team that would like to sign Aaron Maybin as a RFA will have to give the Jets a first round pick.

Gailey Reveals Plan For Merriman Among Other Tidbits : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran runs down some of the interesting tidbits from this weekend.

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