Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/12

ORCHARD PARK, NY - MAY 11: T.J. Graham #11 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch during Buffalo Bills Rookie Camp on May 11, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Vince Young agrees to terms with Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"Thanks to Buddy Nix and Coach Gailey for giving me the opportunity to come in and play and compete," said Young in a statement. "I am looking forward to playing with the guys and helping where I am needed." I have always respected the Bills organization and am looking forward to being a part of the team."

Transcript: Minicamp Day One Recap - BuffaloBills.com
Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey took questions after day one of minicamp. See what they said about Vince Young as well as the rookies. Some of the players talk, too.

Bills Roundup: Young Agrees, Rookie Camp Opens - BuffaloBills.com
"It was a busy Friday at One Bills Drive, as quarterback Vince Young agreed to terms with the Bills, and rookie minicamp opened up with the Bills top choices talking about their first practice."

Tryout QB Tanney more than a trick shot artist - BuffaloBills.com
"Yeah, but that’s expected coming from a small school. We’re not on ESPN every week so people really aren’t going to know those types of things. Everybody gives me grief about the video, but I just accept it I guess since I posted it. It went viral and there’s nothing I can do. I’m here to play football not throw trick shots," said Tanney.

Chan Gailey Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey talks about the addition of Vince Young and how the first rookie minicamp practice went."

Buddy Nix on Vince Young - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills General Manager Buddy Nix comments on the agreement to terms with QB Vince Young."

Bills Focus: Tank Carder Signs - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills 5th round pick Tank Carder talks about signing his first professional contract."

Vince Young, Buffalo Bills Agree To 1-Year Contract - SBNation.com
"Young will now head to Buffalo to backup Ryan Fitzpatrick who signed a multi-year contract extension during last season. In addition to Young and Fitzpatrick, the Bills also have quarterbacks Aaron Corp and Tyler Thigpen on their roster. Young will presumably battle Thigpen for the No. 2 job."

Skip Bayless Still Believes In Vince Young - SB Nation Dallas
"Vince Young eventually will be the starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, who'll start causing problems in the AFC East." Thanks, Skip.

Inside The Bills | Rookie minicamp participants
"We’ll have you covered on the happenings this weekend on Buffalobills.com. First-year players are listed at the top, followed by the rookies (draft picks and undrafted signings). The players with red jerseys (R) are tryout players here for the weekend as they make an effort to earn a spot on the offseason roster."

Inside The Bills | Is Young a wildcat option?
"Head coach Chan Gailey does value mobility in his quarterbacks, but who earns wildcat duty might prove to be the most interesting part of the quarterback competition behind Ryan Fitzpatrick on the depth chart."

Inside The Bills | Fred on addition of Young
"He’s coming in to compete for the backup job, so he’s another playmaker for us and they’ll find ways to get him in there to compete. He’s another good signing for us so we’ll see what happens," said Jackson.

Inside The Bills | Gailey on Young’s assets
"He’s got a great arm. When he worked out here, he threw it very well. Everybody knows his mobility. He brings you that, and he’s won football games in the NFL. That’s another positive."

Inside The Bills | Nix: Young won’t be a distraction
Buddy Nix: "Let me just say this to start with, he won’t be a distraction here, and neither will anybody else," said Nix. "It may start out, but it won’t last — I can promise you. That’s not a problem."

Inside The Bills | Belief in Young lies in QB tutors
"We’ve got two of the best quarterback coaches in the business, starting with Coach Gailey and then David Lee," said Nix. "Those guys are good teachers. I remember I saw Vince practice as a freshman at Texas. It goes way back. I’ve always admired his ability and the things he can do. I think our guys will get him more accurate and help him as far as not turning the ball over."

Inside The Bills | Gailey on QB Tanney
"He did some good things," said Gailey. "First day for any quarterback is hard. I don’t care who you are, but he did some good things. I like his quick throwing motion. He seems to have a strong arm. He seemed to pick up things fairly well. We’ll see how the rest of the weekend goes."

Bills add Young to challenge Thigpen - The Buffalo News
"We're looking always to try to improve our team — get deeper and get more competition, and that's what this is," Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said. "It's a competition for the backup quarterback job. Not the starter, obviously, I've said that 100 times. He knows it. That's the way it is. It's just to try to get us better."

Buddy & Chan on VY - The Buffalo News
"The guy’s been to two Pro Bowls. He’s 31-19 as a starter in this league. We think he can do that again. If he has to play, he can give us a chance to win the game or at least this, he will make Tyler (Thigpen) better. One of ‘em will be better. So that will make our team better."

Gailey goes Green on Graham - The Buffalo News
"As for Graham, his speed was on display as the Bills opened their three-day rookie minicamp on the grass field next to the fieldhouse this afternoon. Graham easily got behind cornerback Domonic Cook early in practice on a deep route, but the ball was slightly overthrown."

Gailey on goals for the weekend - The Buffalo News
For now, coach Chan Gailey described his focus for the weekend as the following: "You try to see the effort that a guy gives. You try to see if a guy is a lazy guy or a worker. You're trying to figure that out. You're trying to figure out, does a guy retain what you teach him? Can he hold on from day one to day two what you taught in day one, and add on to day two? So you're looking at that. Those are the two main things. They're talented guys, or they wouldn't be here to start with."

Graham's off and running for Bills - The Buffalo News
"It's the first time you're playing in front of coaches. You're trying to make a good impression among the coaches and your peers, too," he said. "And trying to satisfy yourself, the standards that you set up."

WGR 550 - Buckle Up, Fitz
"How many times, during Ryan Fitzpatrick's pitiful 1-8 end to the season, did fans call up clamoring for the Bills to put Tyler Thigpen in the game? You could probably count the number of occasions on one hand. That's how little it was mentioned. Now, with the persona of Young added to the roster, the pressure on Fitzpatrick to perform just got bumped up quite a bit. Fitzpatrick will go from having no pressure from players behind him on the depth chart, to having some fans campaigning for his backup maybe even before the season starts."

WGR 550 - Bills Gilmore Not Intimidated In His First NFL Day
Gilmore thought he showed well on his first day, "It went pretty good. I'm learning most of my plays and just trying to work on my technique, but today went pretty good. I felt pretty good. It was my first day back on the field actually guarding people since probably my Bowl game, so I felt pretty good. I'm just trying to get my feet wet and compete."

WGR 550 - Bills Begin Rookie Camp
Chan Gailey said, "A lot of it is installation but we've got a quite a while till OTA's. We've got two and half more weeks till OTA's. I'm not worried about getting them ready for that right now. I'm just worried about seeing what they can handle in this short period of time."

Sal Maiorana: Vince Young already a distraction for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
It took seven questions, all pertaining to Young, before coach Chan Gailey grew tired of the topic and felt the need to inform the media, "Ya know, we started rookie camp today, guys."

Quarterback Vince Young signs with the Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"We think adding Vince to our roster will create more competition for the backup quarterback position," said Bills General Manager Buddy Nix. He brings with him some unique physical abilities that most are aware of and that will make the competition interesting. It’s all about improving our team."

AFC East tight end rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
With two Pats, there's no room for Scott Chandler.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has no reason to worry - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Fitzpatrick has no reason to worry. Buffalo is his team. The Bills signed him to a $59 million extension last year, and in many ways Buffalo's offense has been geared specifically to Fitzpatrick's strengths. Young is insurance in the event of injury."

Poll Friday: Biggest rookie impact - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"We have another interesting 'Poll Friday' question in the AFC East. The division had five first-round picks this year, and we want to know who will make the biggest rookie impact in 2012." Stephon Gilmore leads the way.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Young's role with Bills only as backup
"The crux of this whole situation, though, is how Young will behave when he doesn't unseat Fitzpatrick, whom the Bills committed to last fall with a six-year, $59-million contract extension."

Roster spot no guarantee for Vince Young in Buffalo - NFL.com
"Young is set to make $2 million, with another $1 million in incentives, according to ESPN. There was no mention of guaranteed money. Young will have to earn his way on the team, much less challenge Fitzpatrick for playing time."

Jackson signing counters NFL view on over-30 decline - CBSSports.com
"Tying up a running back that just turned 31 would normally raise eyebrows, but Jackson's case is unique. He's a "young" 31, graduating from Division III Coe College in 2003 and spending four seasons playing indoor league football and in NFL Europe trying to get his shot in the NFL."

Fantasy Football 2012 Rankings: Running Back Part I - Fake Teams
Fred Jackson is the 20th rated running back.

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