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Disclaimer: this report came from John Clayton at ESPN.com. So take this "story" with a grain of salt. Jay Skurski talks about this story in the Niagara Gazette:

In a recent item on ESPN Insider, John Clayton suggests Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny could be a good fit for the Buffalo Bills with the 12th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

"The Bills could easily fill a need and take Marshawn Lynch to replace Willis McGahee, but linebacker is also a critical need, following the Takeo Spikes trade," the report reads.

Posluszny has been projected to go later in the first round in many mock drafts, but as the Bills showed last year in selecting Donte Whitner eighth overall, General Manager Marv Levy isn't afraid of taking a player the draft experts have graded lower.

Take from that what you will. In this blogger's eyes, Posluszny has always been on our radar - he is a blue-collar, Buffalo kind of guy. Not only would I not be surprised, I would probably be pretty happy if we ended up with Posluszny on draft day - even at pick #12.

SHOULD WE LAUGH AT MIAMI YET?
Miami's troubles at quarterback are well-documented; we all remember Ryan Denney absolutely owning Daunte Culpepper in Week 2 last season. Reports indicate that Miami is pursuing Trent Green harder than ever in case Culpepper isn't ready for the start of the season.

To me, Green presents more problems than solutions to Miami's quarterbacking problem. Instead of one rusty quarterback with injury problems, the Dolphins would have two if they acquired Green. I don't understand this move much - unless they can get Green cheap.

Miami has a chance to really solidify the position in the draft, however - if Brady Quinn falls to #9, we could be faced with a decade-plus of Marino-like headaches...

CHIEFS OG SHIELDS TO RETIRE
Sad to see one of the best offensive guards in league history call it a career. Shields has been a mainstay on the Chiefs line his entire career, which was highlighted by 12 Pro Bowl appearances. Guards such as Larry Allen and nowadays Steve Hutchinson have always gotten bigger pub, but Shields was better than either of them. KC now has a problem at guard heading into the draft - could Ben Grubbs be an option for them at pick #23?

THURMAN AND THE SABRES
Funny little story this morning on NHL.com about Thurman Thomas and his Buffalo Sabres connection. From the article:

Like many Sabres fans, Thomas has been enjoying the success Buffalo has been experiencing for the past two seasons. And he has his favorite player as well.

"I love Chris Drury," said Thomas, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 5. "Just with what I see of his leadership ability. His ability to lead a hockey team is great. He and Danny Briere (the other Sabres co-captain) have done a great job.

"When Chris got his a couple of weeks ago in their game against the Ottawa Senators, I almost jumped through the TV. I just wanted to go after the guy that hit him. With Chris Drury, he has been a winner every place he has played. He even won a Stanley Cup with Colorado.

"I think this is the year for Buffalo. The Sabres had a lot of injuries and they had guys come up from Rochester and fill in very nicely and have done an excellent job."

To that end, the Sabres face the Islanders in Game 3 tonight in their Best-of-7 playoff series. The game airs on Versus TV at 7:30 PM - so if you're a Sabres fan, be sure to tune in!

Also, if you watch the game tonight - you are more than welcome to use this post as an open thread to talk about the game in real-time. Hope to see a few of you here!