Buffalo Bills news, 5/16: will Corey Graham play safety?

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Will Corey Graham play safety for the Bills this season? One columnist's take on that subject leads today's collected Bills links from around the web.

Dehydration puts Kelly back in hospital - City & Region - The Buffalo News

"This isn’t the first time Jim Kelly has been hospitalized with dehydration during his cancer fight. He spent two days at ECMC earlier this month because he had become so weak from chemotherapy and radiation treatments."

Why it's too early to label Corey Graham as a safety - ESPN

Mike Rodak uses quotes from Doug Whaley and Doug Marrone to show that Corey Graham is more likely to play cornerback than safety. I personally think that he's probably not their primary or secondary option, but he's their fallback should the three young guys not step up, perhaps as late as training camp.

2014 NFL Draft

Bills sign three of their 2014 draft choices - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills made quick work of getting almost half of their draft class under contract. Buffalo signed three of their last four picks in the 2014 NFL draft class Thursday. The club signed fourth-round pick Ross Cockrell and seventh-round selections Randell Johnson and Seantrel Henderson."

Ross Cockrell: Bringing a Winners Mentality - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills fourth round draft pick Ross Cockrell joined The John Show to talk about being drafted, his time at Duke, and how he wants to continue winning here with the Bills."

10 ways rookies will impact the Bills 2014 schedule - BuffaloBills.com
"With the 2014 NFL draft in the rearview mirror, here’s a top 10 look at the rookies impacting the Bills regular-season slate."

Inside The Bills | Sammy: I believe in my craft
Watkins: "They are going to win match ups and I am going to win match ups, that’s part of the game. I am going to make sure I am ready to compete against those guys and the coaches are going to get me prepared."

Inside The Bills | Watkins grateful for C.J.’s help
"We have six Clemson guys here. The transition has been so much easier because they know what goes on around here," said Watkins. "They know what to do and the coaches. Since I have been here [C.J.] has been helping me out tremendously. Just the professionalism that he has right now and trying to teach me the ropes of this system that goes on with working out, eating right. He has been helping me out a lot."

Sammy Watkins' style may not translate to NFL - ESPN
From Football Outsiders: "To spend a top-five pick (and then some) on a wide receiver, he'd better be a special player. Watkins is not the type of athletic freak like Calvin Johnson capable of catching a jump ball in triple coverage, but who is? Watkins is not as polished with his route running or sure-handedness as Torry Holt or Larry Fitzgerald. Watkins is not an all-around threat like A.J. Green and Julio Jones. Those are most of the receivers who were worth a top pick."

Ross Cockrell set to begin rookie minicamp with Buffalo Bills | The Duke Chronicle
"One week after being selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, former Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell will put on his pads for the first time as a professional when his new team convenes for its rookie minicamp Saturday through Monday. Before taking in his first weekend as an NFL player, Cockrell caught up with The Chronicle's Daniel Carp to discuss his draft day experience and future in Buffalo."


Hawley: Genesee was on Bills owner's rader in 1990s - The Daily News Online: News
"On the radar" is a little bit of a stretch, but Batavia politicians are pushing hard to be considered.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - New Stadium Options For Niagara Falls
Even when there’s an event at a small venue like Artpark, the Grand Island bridges can get backed up. Dyster said, "That’s why we have experts, we’ve got the world’s largest architecture and engineering firm in AECOM and I’m assuming if you’re going to build a stadium and it’s going to cost you a billion bucks, throwing a few million in there for infrastructure probably isn’t a deal breaker."

One more click

2014 Buffalo Bills depth chart - Pro Football Focus
The Bills have some holes in their projected starting lineup, says Neil Hornsby. EJ Manuel, Chris WIlliams, and Brian Moorman are all labeled "poor starters," while in a surprising note, Dustin Hopkins gets the nod over Dan Carpenter thanks to his heavy kickoff leg.

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