Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/6

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Drayton Florence #29 of the Buffalo Bills returns a interception for a 27 yard touchdown against Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 34-31. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Bills release cornerback Florence - The Buffalo News
"Gilmore becomes a favorite to start opposite veteran Terrence McGee. Second-year man Aaron Williams presumably will push McGee for a starting job and figures to take the field in outside coverage in passing situations, with McGee bumping inside on the slot."

WGR 550 - BUSCAGLIA: So What's Next For The Bills?
Joe Bucaglia lays out a great offseason for the Bills that includes re-signing some top talent.

An early 2013 AFC East mock draft - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Todd McShay mocks Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas to the Bills in 2013.

Draft additions a turbo boost for special teams - BuffaloBills.com
"It’s especially rare to have a guy drafted that played a lot of special teams late in their college careers," said Bills special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven. "Most of the guys that get drafted played a lot of special teams as freshmen or sophomores, but didn’t play much their last couple of years. So the fact that they have played on those units recently is a plus."

Look Back at Bills Draft Class - BuffaloBills.com
"Take a look back at the Bills 2012 draft class, including 1st round pick Stephon Gilmore."

Inside The Bills | Mayock on Bills draft
"They take the longest corner in the draft who might end up having to cover tight ends going forward in New England. I really like the two offensive linemen, a position of need. Cordy Glenn can play right tackle or inside, Zebrie Sanders is a left tackle that slid a little bit just because of a lack of consistency, not because of a lack talent. Tank Carder, he is one of the more instinctive inside linebackers in the draft; Dave Wannstedt will love him..."

Inside The Bills | Brooks an intriguing specialist
"He’s going to help us on all four special teams units," said Bills assistant special teams coach Stan Kwan. "But he’s a good punt return blocker. You should see how many blocks he has. He will lay you out. He’s a tough kid, he’s fast and has a nose for the ball."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 5-4
Chris Brown answers questions on how the Bills stack their draft board, kicking the tires on Marcus McNeill, drafting (or not drafting in this case) a developmental QB, and possibly adding Kirk Cousins.

How CB battle shapes up - The Buffalo News
"Second-year man Justin Rogers saw extended action the last six games of last season and probably would open training camp as the second slot man in a dime defense. Fourth-round draft pick Ron Brooks covered outside receivers and worked in the slot for Louisiana State. Leodis McKelvin, entering the last year of his contract, has been used almost exclusively outside."

Bills: One big question - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But did the Bills, my sleeper pick for 2012, do enough to plug their holes on offense? Buffalo invested a majority of its free-agent dollars on defensive ends Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. The team also used its first-round pick on cornerback Stephon Gilmore. But the Bills didn't start to address the offense until the second round."

Thoughts on Bills cutting Drayton Florence - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"This move puts some pressure on Bills safeties George Wilson and Jairus Byrd. The Bills need their veteran safeties to take command of the secondary. Buffalo will certainly be more athletic at corner next season but lost some experience and veteran presence in Florence."

Could the San Diego Chargers Sign Drayton Florence? - Bolts From The Blue
"The former Chargers CB has been released and San Diego is interested in bringing him back."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Bills dump starting cornerback
"More likely, it was merely to let go a player who wasn't measuring up on the field. According to Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus, NFL passers had a 103.3 quarterback rating against Florence last year -- not good."

Lisbon’s Browne to try out with Buffalo - East Liverpool
"Browne, a former Northwestern University defensive end, accepted an invitation to try out with the Buffalo Bills at the rookie mini camp slated for May 10-13 at the Buffalo Bills practice facility next to Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Bills trying out 2010 Combine freak Dorin Dickerson | ProFootballTalk
"Former Pitt tight end/receiver Dorin Dickerson generated pre-draft buzz when he ripped up the 2010 NFL Combine, running a 4.4-flat forty-yard dash with a 42-inch vertical at 226 pounds. But Dickerson has made no on-field contributions since, bouncing between practice squads and having yet to record a reception."

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