Buffalo Bills news, 3/14: Scott Chandler re-signs

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The Buffalo Bills are continuing to host free agents and on Thursday re-signed one of their own.

Inside The Bills | Bills tied for most 1st rd picks on roster

"It’s a bit of a fluctuating number across the league during free agency, but right now the Bills are tied for the league lead with the most first-round picks on their roster."

Byrd flees and Bills fall behind again - Sports - The Buffalo News

"They haven’t gotten significantly better. They approached free agency like a team that believes it’s on the rise and had a few holes to fill, a team with a lot of budding stars on the roster. A team that could afford to let their most decorated player, a three-time Pro Bowler, walk out the door."

Scott Chandler

Bills and TE Chandler agree to terms - BuffaloBills.com
"The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms to re-sign TE Scott Chandler. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed."

Tight end Chandler relieved to stay with Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I wanted to be a Bill," he said. "As a player you don’t always have as much control as you’d like. I mean, you do have control, but you hire people to advise you, so you listen. It’s so hard, because you have to look at it from a business perspective, a player perspective and a family perspective. And I wanted to be a Bill."

Bottom line for Scott Chandler: His heart was in Buffalo - BN Blitz
"I’m just really excited to be back in Buffalo," Chandler said by phone from his home in Iowa. "My family, my wife and I, have really always loved Western New York since we moved there. Obviously, the organization kinda gave me my start. So I’m really excited to be back."

Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills reach two-year contract - NFL.com
"Regardless of whether the Bills address the position in the first round, they are likely to add a playmaking "move" tight end to inject speed and athleticism into EJ Manuel's fledgling aerial attack."

Signees react

Corey Graham walks in Tasker's footsteps - BuffaloBills.com
"As a young, self proclaimed 'die-hard' Bills fan growing up in Buffalo during the Super Bowl era, new Bills CB Corey Graham looked up to no 90s Bills legends more so than Steve Tasker and Thurman Thomas."

Bills Focus: Chris Williams 1-on-1 Interview - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The newest Bills offensive lineman talks with Chris Brown about his reasons for choosing Buffalo and a play he likes to run."

Inside The Bills | Graham’s wild free agency choice to go to Bills
Graham: "At this point I’m in my hotel room getting ready to go to dinner with Washington and my agent told me about the deal Buffalo was offering and how everything was going down and for me it was a no brainer to agree to the deal.

Bills snatched Graham from clutches of the Redskins - Sports - The Buffalo News
Graham: "I’m pretty sure when we played the Bills when I was on another team, my family, they were all rooting for me but they were rooting for the Bills to win," Graham said. "That’s how die-hard they were. So it means a lot for me to have this opportunity."

Corey Graham living the dream as a Bill; and don't ask him for tickets - BN Blitz
"I'll let my agent deal with tickets," he said. "I'm not even going to deal with tickets at all. I already know it can be a problem. ... I've played the Bills twice since I've been in the league. We played the Bills last year, and it was like 50 or 60 tickets. There's no way I'm going to do that. I'll be broke before the year's over."

The numbers on Dan Carpenter deal - BN Blitz
"It's four years and $9.95 million, just about $2.5 million a year. Carpenter got a signing bonus of $2.15 million. His base salaries are $1.25 million, $1.3 million, $2.02 million and $2.12 million."

Breaking down Chris Williams' contract - ESPN
"For offensive lineman Chris Williams, there was a bit of a twist. Initial documents listed Williams' signing bonus as $1.5 million, with a $2.5 million roster bonus due in 2016. The deal was later modified to include a $3.5 million signing bonus and a $250,000 roster bonus in 2016. "

Breaking down Corey Graham's contract - ESPN
"Graham will be paid an average of $4.075 million per season, which is currently 22nd among NFL cornerbacks, although that number could fluctuate as free agency progresses. Graham will be paid $8.1 million in guaranteed money, which ranks 24th among NFL cornerbacks."

More clicks

Anthony Dixon set to visit Bills - ESPN
"At 6-foot-1, 233 pounds, Dixon is a bigger running back who isn't a threat as a receiver. He was a sixth-round pick by the 49ers in 2010."

NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- AFC East - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
"The four writers who cover the division -- Rich Cimini in New York, Mike Reiss in New England, Mike Rodak in Buffalo and James Walker in Miami -- offered their insights on the power structure in the AFC East and some other some key offseason topics. They also polled their Twitter followers to find out if they saw the issues differently."

Bills fan’s court appearance postponed to April 10 - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"Robert A. Hopkins, 29, of Buffalo, had been due in court Thursday before Town Justice Edward A. Pace, but the case was adjourned to April 10. Hopkins has added another attorney, Patrick J. Brown, who will work with Jeffrey Bochiechio, according to court officials."

2003 NFL Draft do-over: New Orleans Saints pick Troy Polamalu - NFL.com
The Bills still take Willis McGahee... boo.

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