Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/3

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18: Vince Young #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Durability means draftability for Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"As a whole Buffalo’s nine-player draft class missed six total games due to injury in their collegiate careers. All of those missed games were by third-round pick T.J. Graham, whose sophomore season was interrupted by a stress fracture in his leg."

No deal yet after Young's visit - The Buffalo News
"Young had a workout with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and met with coaches, then left town without striking a deal on a contract. Indications are no announcement is imminent."

Hearing planned to air opinions on stadium - The Buffalo News
"Erie County Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant said Tuesday she plans to hold a public hearing to give citizens a chance to weigh in on the future of Ralph Wilson Stadium. "

Bills organization reflects on Seau's passing - BuffaloBills.com
Buddy Nix, former Chargers Assistant GM, and Dave Wannstedt, his former coach in Miami, talk about the passing of Junior Seau.

Jackson makes NFL Network's 'Top 100' - BuffaloBills.com
"Not a single Bills player cracked the NFL Network’s Top 100 in 2011, but that’s not the case in 2012. In the second episode of the NFLN’s ‘The Top 100: Players of 2012’ Fred Jackson appeared in the second group of players on the countdown from 90-81."

Inside The Bills | Fred to exercise bragging rights
"Jackson appeared on the set at NFL Network in Los Angeles to talk about his ranking and others that were in his 90-81 range Wednesday evening. Jackson was ranked 83rd overall. Former teammate Marshawn Lynch, now with the Seattle Seahawks, appeared on the first episode of the countdown and was ranked 94th overall. So Jackson already has plans to stick it to his friend Lynch."

Inside The Bills | Bills players help in VY workout
"Wide receivers David Nelson, Donald Jones, Naaman Roosevelt and Marcus Easley all participated and caught passes from Young."

NFL suspends 4 players for Saints' bounties - The Buffalo News
Former Bills defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove was suspended by the league for half the 2012 season for obstructing the NFL's "Bountygate" investigation. His punishment was exceeded only by that of Jonathan Vilma, who put $10,000 bounties on Kurt Warner and Brett Favre during the playoffs.

Mario Williams won't wear No. 90 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Williams will have to pay one of his teammates who are more willing to make the switch soon."

PFF Top 101 of 2011: 40 to 31 | ProFootballFocus.com
"Jackson missed six games and yet still had our highest rating for all running backs. That’s how good he was in 2011, and it makes you wonder how much higher he could have gone if not for injury... Numbers say it all as Jackson averaged 5.5 yards per carry (best for all backs with 150 plus carries), 3.7 yards after contact per carry (most of all backs) and 11.2 yards per reception (the 2nd most of any back with at least 20 receptions). Stunningly productive."

Byron Mulkey Earns Tryout with Buffalo Bills - Bull Run
"Mulkey played for Niagara-Wheatfield where he was a quarterback and defensive back . After earning an All-WNY honoree as a defensive back in 2005 he did get interest from the Ivy League. Princeton, Brown and Harvard all recruited him for football but with little in the way of financial assistance he decided to walk onto the basketball at Buffalo." He played basketball for UB.

Former Loachapoka standout Hart invited to Buffalo mini camp | oanow.com
"The former Loachapoka High and Alabama A&M defensive end finally got his chance Tuesday when the Buffalo Bills invited him to their rookie mini camp." He says he likes Buffalo's 3-4 defensive scheme... about that, Corey.

Vince Young 'looked good' in workout | The Dallas Morning News
"He looked good," said Bills wideout David Nelson, who caught 61 passes for 658 yards and five touchdowns last season, all second among Buffalo receivers to Steve Johnson. "Big guy. Physical and aggressive. He's in shape. He's definitely in shape, working out and working hard."

QB Young in good shape during workout for Bills - Yahoo! Sports
"What's unclear is what the Bills think about Young and whether he fits in their plans. The Bills provided no update after Young met with coaches and held an on-field workout at the team's facility. A person familiar with Young's travel schedule would only say that the player flew out of Buffalo later in the day. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because no updates had been provided by the team."

Just say no to Vince Young | Buffalo Wins
"I just think that if you give a guy a 60-million dollar contract and you put all your eggs in one basket for this year, Fitz should just come in as the unquestioned guy without having to worry about getting the hook. "

Vince Young to Work Out With Buffalo Bills: Why He Must Be Signed - BuffaLowDown
"As we saw in the preseason and in garbage time during the regular season in 2011, Tyler Thigpen is pretty awful. I have zero faith in him winning a game for the Bills if forced into the starting lineup next season. Do you?"

Comparing T.J. Graham to Pittsburgh Steelers' Receiver Mike Wallace - BuffaLowDown
"The Buffalo Bills may have drafted the next Mike Wallace. No, really. "

Report: Bills will give Vince Young a tryout | ProFootballTalk
"Young played for the Eagles in 2011. Team president Joe Banner told PFT Live last year that the Eagles wanted Young to sign a two-year deal, but that Young wanted to commit only for one season, so that he could try to get a starting job in 2012."

Inside The Bills | Bills O-line to be honored
"Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, along with co-sponsor, Hanes Supply, Inc. will host a Sports Night to toast the Buffalo Bills offensive line on Mon., May 7. The line will be recognized for giving up the fewest sacks in the league and ranked fifth in the NFL in yards per carry average."

Bills Alumni to be Honored for Community Efforts - BuffaloBills.com
"Former Buffalo Bills players Booker Edgerson, Charley Ferguson, Lou Piccone, Ed Rutkowski and Ernie Warlick will receive Community Service Awards for their efforts in the Western New York area."

David Nelson Visits Touchdown for Teachers Winner - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver David Nelson visited Orchard Park High School Wednesday, honoring the 2011 Touchdown for Teachers winner."

Contest Winner on Announcing Bills 4th Round Pick - BuffaloBills.com
"Hannah Buehler talks with Christopher Fuller, grand prize winner of the Delta Sonic "Announce the Bills 4th Round Draft Pick Contest" about his draft day experience."

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