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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bruce Smith admits to driving drunk : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"'The risk versus reward was not in our favor,' Smith told reporters outside the courtroom. He said he had a 50-50 chance of beating the drunken-driving charge but still would have to contend with the other charges. His attorney, Larry Cardon, said at Smith's first trial in July that the 19-year NFL veteran's 11 knee surgeries made it difficult for him to walk a straight line heel-to-toe and stand on one leg for 30 seconds."

Bills Click for Cans needs your help – Inside The Bills
The Bills need your support in beating the Jaguars in the Click for Cans promotion to help secure more cans of soup for the WNY food bank. The team has earned 1000 cans so far but a win over the Jags earns 12k. That's a lot of Chunky.

Wilson not worried about future -
"As the team’s player union representative, George Wilson knows all too well the different set of rules coming down the pike for free agency this offseason. With no new labor agreement in place the salary cap will disappear and new criteria will exist for who is and who is not an unrestricted free agent. Wilson is one of a handful of Bills players that will have a different designation this offseason. Minus a new agreement the four-year veteran will be a restricted free agent instead of unrestricted."

Team in Transition
Bills looking for an offensive specialist as next coach |

"Either way, it's a bad sign for former Ravens coach Brian Billick. He has the offensive background, and he's immediately available. The fact that he hasn't already been hired suggests that he probably won't be."

Bills coaching update |
"The Bills expect to sit down with Arizona Cardinals Assistant Head Coach Russ Grimm next week if the Cardinals lose their playoff game to the Saints this Saturday. If not, they'll have to wait another week. Sources tell News 4 Sports Grimm remains high on Buffalo's list of coaching candidates."

In two months, any Bills progress? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Maybe this process is going exactly the way the Bills envisioned, but somehow I doubt it."

Video: Bills, Dolphins coaching thoughts - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"ESPN's Adam Schefter provides his take on the searches for a Buffalo Bills head coach and a Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator."

Jets OC thanks Bills – Inside The Bills
"At the end of the day, it ultimately came down to, regardless of the opportunity with whatever team, what the Jets afforded me here," said Schottenheimer.

Schottenheimer explains turning down Bills to stay with Jets : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Brian Schottenheimer said money can't buy happiness. Leslie Frazier said he's not jumping to any conclusions about his chances to become a head coach. So much for Thursday's developments in New Jersey and Minneapolis in the Buffalo Bills' head coaching derby." Tara Sullivan: Time wasn't right for Jet coach
"Schottenheimer won’t go to Buffalo, where an owner with a tight wallet leads a franchise with a fading identity in a city in peril of losing its team to a Canadian neighbor. It is a team without a quarterback of Sanchez’s class, and a location where it’s nearly impossible to attract big-ticket free agents." Think she's related to Jerry Sullivan?

Marty reiterates he’s retired – Inside The Bills
‘‘Marty is finished,’’ Schottenheimer told the Star-Ledger using himself in the third person. ‘‘I had 30 years of it. I enjoyed it thoroughly. … What I’m working very hard to do right now is enjoy the fruits of my labor.’’

Allen Wilson: Bills' quest for coach isn't a lost cause : Allen Wilson : The Buffalo News
"It all looked so promising for the Buffalo Bills. When they began this head coaching search, there seemed to be no shortage of candidates. And they even gave us the impression that they were going to swing for the fences and get the biggest name possible."

Cowher waiting on Giants job – Inside The Bills
"That would explain his apparent lack of interest in the Bills job, and potentially every other one that might come down the pike that’s not the Giants."

Eagles Hire Special Teams Coach Bobby April - Bleeding Green Nation
Bleeding Green Nation reacts to the hiring of Bobby April.

Eagles nab Bobby April |
"The Eagles have announced that April has been hired to take over Philly's special teams. He replaces special teams coordinator Ted Daisher, whose second stint with the team lasted only one year."

Giants hire Perry Fewell as defensive coordinator : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Buffalo Bills interim coach Perry Fewell has been hired as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator. Coach Tom Coughlin speaks about the move.

More Bills News

Bruce Smith pleads guilty to DUI |
"He will pay a $1,000 fine and enroll in an alcohol safety program. He also must stay out of trouble for a year. It was Smith's third DUI charge since 1997. The first was dismissed, and the second resulted in an acquittal."

Chris Draft an MLK ambassador – Inside The Bills
"Bills LB Chris Draft will be on local radio and TV on Friday in Buffalo as he will be serving as an Ambassador of Service for Martin Luther King day."

Bills Focus: Players Priorities - Video
"As players wait for changes to be made they know they must work to get healthy for next season."

Week 18: Question of the Week - Schobel Retiring? - Video
Steve Tasker and Chris Brown discuss the possibility of Aaron Schobel retiring.

DUNNE: Brohm still a mystery for the Bills | Olean Times Herald
"I was a little too up and down as a rookie, emotionally," Brohm said. "Now, I’m pretty steady. I have to go one play at a time and have a short memory. Physically, I feel like I’ve gotten better in every aspect of my game since I entered the NFL." The QB also discussed his future saying, "This is a great opportunity. I definitely don’t want to let it slip through my fingers."

Rams rank 28th in NFL TV rating -
The Buffalo Bills ranked 12th in the NFL in ratings with a 30.1. The 51% share means half of Buffalo is watching the Bills on Sunday. The Bills were the highest-rated team with a losing record.

Helping mentor the master -
"Frank Reich has gone from trying to become a Hall of Fame quarterback to molding one." The Baltimore Sun profiles the former Maryland and Buffalo Bills QB who is the current QB coach in Indianapolis.

2010 NFL Draft
Mock Draft 1.1 - Mocking The Draft

Jimmy Clausen remains the pick as MTD adds the latest playoff round losers to the draft order.