Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 3/5

MIAMI FL - DECEMBER 19: Receiver Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills catches a touchdown pass during a game against the Miami Dolphins 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, Stevie Johnson on verge of 5-year deal, according to source - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills and wide receiver Stevie Johnson are on the verge of a five-year contract that is likely to be completed in the next 24 hours, according to a source familiar with the deal."

Lynch signs on with Seahawks | Sky Sports
"The Seattle Seahawks have retained the services of Marshawn Lynch by signing the running back to a new four-year contract. Details of the deal were not officially revealed, but Lynch's contract is reportedly worth a total of $31 million, with $18 million of that in guaranteed money."

Report: League summons Gregg Williams to New York | ProFootballTalk
"If, as NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, the league is not aware of bounty systems in other cities, it means that the league either didn’t ask Williams about it, or that Williams didn’t tell."

Report: Bills And Stevie On The Verge Of Deal - WGR 550
"The deal, if completed, will go down on the same day as the deadline for teams to use the franchise tag on their most important would-be unrestricted free agents."

Report: Bills on the verge of signing Johnson - The Buffalo News
"We had a very productive meeting," Johnson's agent, C.J. LaBoy, told Mark Gaughan at the Combine. "I'm very optimistic. I'm looking forward to continue talking."

Three-and-out: Bills' free agency outlook - USAToday.com
"A brief snapshot of Buffalo's roster and considerations heading into free agency, which officially begins March 13 at 4 p.m. ET:"

Stevie Johnson On Verge Of Contract With Bills, According To Report - Big Cat Country
Jaguars fans are sad...

Monday big for Stevie & Bills | WIVB.com
"The negotiations between the Bills and free agent receiver Stevie Johnson will reach a critical point on Monday. There's a good chance a deal could be done. If not, there's a good chance that Johnson will receive either the franchise or transition tag from the team."

NFL.com news: Bills reportedly finalizing five-year contract with Stevie Johnson
But the receiver tweeted Sunday: "All these 'reports' are crazy, but I appreciate the positive energy. We will see what happens. No matter what I'm truly blessed."

What should happen to Gregg Williams? - USAToday.com
"New reports of coach Gregg Williams' alleged wrongdoings during a 22-year NFL coaching career are emerging by the day." Fans can vote for what they think the punishment should be.

Report: Gregg Williams brought bounty program to Buffalo | Democrat and Chronicle
"As Buffalo's head coach from 2001-03, Gregg Williams reportedly compensated players for inflicting injury upon opponents, as he's admitted to doing for the past three seasons in New Orleans."

Ruben Brown says Bills didn't run 'Bounty' system | Democrat and Chronicle
Brown, who played on offense with the Bills, said he never heard of a similar system during his time with Williams. "I never heard any talk of bounty hunting, killing people, maiming people, ending people's careers, I never heard anything like that."

Gregg Williams Installed Bounty System In Buffalo, Says Coy Wire -SB Nation Atlanta
"The Jaguars and Titans are believed to be in the clear, but not the Redskins. And now Coy Wire, most recently a member of the Atlanta Falcons for three years, tells the Buffalo News on the record that Williams ran a similar scheme way up there in Buffalo, though players may have been rewarded with whale blubber instead of cash for injuring opponents. Because it's cold, you see."

Fans react to alleged "bounty" system | WIVB.com
"Fans are describing it with words like, "disgusting," "ridiculous," and "just plain wrong." Former Head Coach Gregg Williams has apologized, for offering his players cash rewards, to knock opponents out of games."

Video Blog-What Will Bounties Cost Williams? - Rochester Homepage
"Gregg Williams admitted to paying his defensive players to injure and knock out their opponents. Now, Williams will soon be paying a price for his actions. The question is how long? Thad Brown and Prescott Rossi discuss that and other ramifications of the bounty controversy in our Video Blog."

I'm the Bills GM: Part I | Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone starts his General Manager series by telling you the veterans he would cut and the free agents he would re-sign.

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