Buffalo Bills news, 3/20: Eric Ebron first name on pre-draft visitor list

Eric Ebron is the first player linked to the Buffalo Bills this draft season with a visit scheduled. That plus Jim Kelly updates inside.

Bills' home-field shaped like a triangle - Buffalo - Business First

"When they look at the Bills, what will they see? A small region relative to other NFL cities, to be sure, but also a franchise that has grown its season ticket base from about 31,000 in 1997, when Brandon was first hired into the organization, to about 42,540 in 2013." #Regionalization

Buffalo Bills' backup plan for Jairus Byrd underwhelming - ESPN

Mike Rodak disputes Doug Whaley's notion that the Bills will replace Jairus Byrd with someone on the roster. And you'd have to agree with the argument that Buffalo needs to add at least one veteran to the mix to replace the free safety. Rodak gives you a list of possibilities.

2014 NFL Draft

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Buscaglia: NFL Mock Draft #2
With Watkins and Evans off the board, Joe Buscaglia has Buffalo picking Jake Matthews over Taylor Lewan and Eric Ebron. In the second round, the WR need is met with Donte Moncrief from Ole Miss.

Inside The Bills | Ebron: I’ll make pre-draft visit with Bills
Buffalo gets 30 pre-draft visitors. Eric Ebron is one of them.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Ebron Says He'll Visit Bills In April
"The tight end impressed at the 2014 NFL Combine after getting measured at just over 6-foot-4, 250-pounds and then ran a 4.6 40-yard dash during his workouts. Ebron was a big play target all year long for the Tar Heels, roping in 973 yards on just 62 catches during their 13 game season."

NFL draft 2014: Buffalo Bills have a shot at franchise offensive tackle with No. 9 pick | PennLive.com
"Here's a look at five candidates to consider with the No. 9 pick, listed in order of our predicted priority." Dustin Hocksmith includes Anthony Barr, Eric Ebron, and Mike Evans in addition to two offensive tackles.

Jim Kelly

Greatest QB of all time: Jim Kelly - NFL Videos
"A first-ballot Hall of Famer, whose Buffalo Bills team won the AFC for four consecutive seasons, Jim Kelly is undoubtedly one of the great quarterbacks in NFL history. Check out the most memorable moments of his career." Also, hearing Van Miller do these calls gives me goosebumps.

Jim Kelly at ECMC as he continues battling second bout of cancer | WIVB.com
According to this report, Kelly is in a lot of pain at ECMC but they offer no particulars beyond that.

GUEST VIEW: Jim Kelly is an inspiration to the community " Opinion " Niagara Gazette
Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster: "Courage in the face of adversity. Unwillingness to admit defeat in the face of overwhelming odds. Optimism in the face of despair. Always looking out for everyone else, and putting yourself and your troubles last in line. These are great principles in sports, but they’re even more important in life in general."

More clicks

NFL Nation Buzz: Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Bills Blog - ESPN
"ESPN.com Bills reporter Mike Rodak discusses which players Buffalo might pursue now that the team’s big-money investments have already been made in free agency."

Palazzolo' Pitch: Scheme Changes - Pro Football Focus
By going to the "double slot" look featuring Nickell Robey and Corey Graham, the Bills are built to defend the Patriots says PFF. "When you throw in linebacker Kiko Alonso, one of last year's top coverage linebackers at +11.3, the Bills will feature one of the most intriguing coverage units in the league."

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