Buffalo Bills news, 5/10: identifying potential salary cap casualties

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Which Bills veterans could be cap casualties come cut day? One local reporter weighs in as the Bills get set to kick off rookie minicamp today.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Former Player Suggests Bills And Byrd Are $2M Apart

"I got a comment on Jairus Byrd: sign the dang contract and get in to camp," Kelso started. "He's the leader on the defense, you've got to be leader on the defense or the defense is going nowhere. So sign a contract in get in to camp. I mean we're talking'… we're quibbling over $2 million here. I mean I know $2 million is a lot of money but not when you're making $6 [million] or $7 [million]."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Cap Casualty Candidates

Joe Buscaglia adds Erik Pears' name to the three most logical roster casualties headed by Brad Smith. Rian Lindell and Tarvaris Jackson will be in battles for their roster spots, too.

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Giving Bills’ rookies a sense of place - The Buffalo News
I dislike this Bucky Gleason commentary. It's a letter to the faceless (as well as one named) Bills rookies coming to town. He puts down Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Sabres, Mario Williams' fiancee, and most of all the Bills themselves. He compliments the people of Buffalo, but warns they are a double-edged sword. I would tell you to not waste your time, but I'm curious as to what you think.

Bills sign seventh-round TE Chris Gragg - BuffaloBills.com
"It feels like the entire draft process is finally over," Gragg told Buffalobills.com. "I’m back to being a football player now. I’ve been talking to the coaches and they seem very excited for me to be here and I’m ready to get to work."

Competition, camaraderie the results of Bills conditioning program - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills offseason conditioning program has been transformed into an intense, demanding regimen in which there is no rest for the hour the players are in the weight room or the hour they’re on the field."

Ex-Bill McIntyre arrested on misdemeanor battery charge - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Former Buffalo Bills fullback Corey McIntyre, whose contract with the team ran out in March, was arrested after an argument in his home and charged with misdemeanor battery, according to police in Port St. Lucie, Fla." Mark Gaughan has the details here.

Facing Eight in the Box: With Two or More Wideouts | ProFootballFocus.com
Buffalo stacked the box with eight defenders against two or more wideouts more than anyone - almost twice the league average - and still got shredded against the run.

Trent Richardson, Delanie Walker among breakout candidates - NFL.com
Adam Schein lists Marcell Dareus among his breakout candidates for 2013.

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