Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 3/28

Inside The Bills | Fred update
"Fred and I have visited a couple of times," said Nix. "Fred has been vocal some about wanting a new deal and that kind of thing so finally I called him in and we talked twice. I told him we’re going to offer you an extension. We had priorities with guys that were unrestricted that we didn’t want to lose. I told him when we get through it we’ll at least do it before training camp. That way there’s no chance of him getting hurt. He’ll be healthy and he’ll have an extension before he goes to camp. We’ll be as straight as we can with him."

Buffalo Bills running back Jackson never forgets Coe | TheGazette
"The Buffalo Bills running back has never forgotten where he came from. That’s why he was in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday afternoon, walking around the Coe College campus with his twin brother, Patrick, their wives and six children (three apiece)."

Bills to Offer Jackson Extension | wgrz.com
"I told him when we get through it we'll at least do it before training camp. That way there's no chance of him getting hurt. He'll be healthy and he'll have an extension before he goes to camp. We'll be as straight as we can with him."

Gailey discusses Spiller-Jackson duo - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"That's a great problem to have by the way -- to have two great players," Gailey said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "I don’t know how you do that. I know one thing: They're both not going to be totally happy with the touches that they get."

NFL.com news: Bills GM promises Jackson extension offer before camp
"Running back Fred Jackson is entering the final year of his contract with Buffalo, and is looking to be extended. Though his season was cut short by injury in Week 11, Jackson racked up 1,376 total yards and six touchdowns. Jackson is scheduled to make $1.95 million in the final season of a four-year deal he signed with Buffalo in 2009."

Gailey offers a pat on the backs | Football | Toronto Sun
"They're going to be in there at the same time, somewhere," Gailey said.

Nix Says Jackson Will Have Extension Before Camp - WGR 550
"By getting the done deal before camp, Nix would ensure that Jackson would be taken care of even if he were to get hurt before the season."

Bills pitch in at Variety club telethon - BuffaloBills.com
Mike Jasper, Alex Carrington and Dwan Edwards appeared on camera during the "Buffalo Bills Hour" of 3PM – 4PM this past Sunday. They took pledge calls, visited with the volunteers, signed autographs and took pictures.

Inside The Bills | 2 round mock goes OT, WR for Bills
"The Sideline View’s Mark Zierlein has the Bills taking Iowa OT Riley Reiff, a popular pick of late among draft prognosticators. Then in round 2 he’s got Buffalo taking Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu."

Inside The Bills | Bills 3rd rd pick a spot higher
"The Bills third-round pick is slotted eighth in round three, but it’s 71st overall instead of 72nd thanks to the New Orleans Saints."

Bills to host DE Branch - The Buffalo News
"Clemson defensive end Andre Branch is scheduled to pay a pre-draft visit to One Bills Drive Wednesday and Thursday, according to a source." Find out more about him inside.

Sixty with Sal | Three Point Stance | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana answers some Bills questions on the Toronto game, Shawne Merriman and more.

Miami Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin Media Availability Transcript - The Phinsider
(On Mario Williams and Mark Anderson joining the Buffalo Bills) - "They're both very good players. I remember Mark Anderson's first career sack. I was the offensive line coach in Green Bay. It was the first game he played. He beat Chad Clifton inside on a play in the first quarter. I was thinking to be myself oh my God... this is going to be a long year. They're both good players. Every team has good players. We've got a couple. Last time I checked our left tackle is a pretty good player. We're excited to have him in our division and we'll deal with them accordingly. They're both quality football players and they can impact the game so you got to have your radar up when you're playing those guys."

Official WCG Mock Draft - Pick #10: Buffalo Bills - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears poster has Buffalo going OT with Riley Reiff.

Former Husky Hoping to Stay Healthy in NFL | NBC Connecticut
"Easley's chances appear pretty good and it helps that general manager Buddy Nix said last week that the team won't pursue any other receivers in free agency. Still, despite the setbacks, we suspect Easley will be ready to seize his chance this summer."

Tighter offseason work rules bugging coaches -- and maybe players - CBSSports.com
Things are so restrictive now that if a quarterback wanted to get a football from the team equipment room, and throw to a receiver on the team's field, he would be in violation of the new policy. "That is unusual, now," Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "I hope that will get changed. Hopefully, we do a better job of allowing guys to get better at their trade where they are employed."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - New guys give Bills a rush
Chan Gailey: "You hope that you've got a viable pass rush with four people (making) our football team better. And you hope that (the opposing quarterback) feels like he has to get the ball out quicker, and maybe that makes him rush something. And if he rushes something, maybe he throws it to us instead of to his own guy."

Former QB Thigpen returns to Coastal Carolina - TheSunNews.com
"I’ve just been down here in Myrtle Beach hanging out, playing some golf, training, obviously keeping myself in shape to be ready when we report back on April 21, but I’m looking forward to getting back up there and getting a full offseason instead of last year going through the whole lockout along with free agency and getting thrown right into the situation in Buffalo," he said. "I definitely felt comfortable about the situation going back to Chan, but now [I] get a whole offseason to get to know the guys, you get to know how the receivers are. It’s tough going into training camp trying to learn the receivers on the go."

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