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Source: Rivera to be candidate for Bills coaching job : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Despite hinting strongly during his introductory press conference that he’d likely hire a head coach with previous experience, a source tells me defensive coordinator Ron Rivera will be high on new general manager Buddy Nix’s list of candidates for the Bills head coaching position."

TribStar.com - Colts punter McAfee may get some snaps at QB vs. Bills
"Indianapolis Colts fans shouldn’t be too surprised if they see rookie punter Pat McAfee playing quarterback at some point in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s road game with the Buffalo Bills." When they cut former UB Bulls QB Drew Willy the Colts left themselves with only 2 QBs on the roster. If Curtis Painter is hurt, the punter will be under center.

Buffalo Bills can only wish to have Indianapolis Colts' 'woes' | Democrat and Chronicle
"It's an interesting situation, perfection and all that, but we're not in that situation right now so we don't have to worry about that," said quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. And after laughing about his predictably politically correct answer, Fitzpatrick did say, "I would love to be Peyton Manning, though."

Team in Transition
WGR 550 SportsRadio - Judging Nix won't be hard

If Buddy Nix fires Tom Modrak and John Guy it will be a good start says Paul Hamilton. He also drops this nugget: "Sources close to this situation have told me that [Charges Defensive Coordinator Ron] Rivera will be contacted if given permission by the Chargers."

Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and NFL Experts React | WGRZ.com
Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and Tim Graham have moderately positive views on the hiring of Buddy Nix.

Buffalo Bills NFL News Updates - CBSSports.com Rapid Reports
- Bills WR Lee Evans on Buffalo naming Buddy Nix general manager: "I know he has a track record of bringing good guys in and doing a good job with pro personnel and things like that and I'm excited to see what he's going to do here."

Scout.com: Bills' offseason Q & A with Adam Caplan: Part I
"Scout.com NFL insider Adam Caplan answers the pressing questions dogging the Bills heading into the offseason. In Part I, Caplan offers insight on the team's quarterback situation, Aaron Maybin's rough start, James Hardy's future." Must be a member to read. If anybody is they could always post the content in the comments.

Game News

Eight Bills out for Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
"Quarterback Trent Edwards and LB Bryan Scott were already declared out for Sunday’s game by interim head coach Perry Fewell earlier in the week. Joining them on the inactive list will be LB Nic Harris (knee), WR Steve Johnson (ankle), S Todd Johnson (hamstring), OT Andre Ramsey (calf), WR Josh Reed (ankle) and OT Jonathan Scott (ankle)."

LB Harris to I-R; OT Hennessey activated - BuffaloBills.com
"Nick Hennessey is expected to dress for Sunday’s game with the Bills shorthanded at the offensive tackle position. Starting left tackle Jonathan Scott and backup Andre Ramsey were both declared out for the season finale against the Colts with ankle and calf injuries respectively. "

Reed's Bills career may be wrapping up : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Reed said his agent and the Bills have not talked about a new contract, and with good reason. The revamped front office, which includes new General Manager Buddy Nix, and the next head coach will decide the makeup of the roster."

Bills notebook : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Three starters — right tackle Ryan Diem (elbow), linebacker Clint Session (knee) and cornerback Jerraud Powers (hamstring) — are out. Three-fourths of the Colts' defensive line could miss Sunday's game. Freeney (abdomen), end Robert Mathis (quadriceps) and tackle Antonio Johnson (shoulder) have not practiced all week and are listed as questionable. Another starter, left tackle Charlie Johnson (foot), and third receiver Pierre Garcon (hand) also are questionable."

Terrell Owens likely playing final game with Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Well, T.O. is finally going to play in a true January-weather game in Buffalo, and luckily for the fair-weathered future Hall of Famer, it'll probably be his only one because Owens is as good as gone once the final gun sounds."

Bills' bloated IR list amazingly hits 20 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"What you'll see here are players from the opening night starting lineup: both tackles, the right guard, a tight end, two linebackers and both cornerbacks. You'll also see an NFL defensive rookie of the year candidate" as Tim Graham breaks down the list of players on injured reserve.

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"It would take a monster day, but Bills running back Fred Jackson could reach 1,000 yards." Jackson needs 150 yards to reach the milestone.

Buffalo Bills NFL News Updates - CBSSports.com Rapid Reports
- Bills interim coach Perry Fewell announced today that QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in Buffalo's season finale against Indianapolis. Fitzpatrick missed last week's game with an ankle injury.
- With Bills OT Andre Ramsey out with a calf injury, OT Jamon Meredith will get the start at left tackle

FanNation | The Peter King Challenge
Peter King has the Bills knocking off the Colts 24-12.

NFL Football Betting, Bet on NFL Odds, Lines at Bodog Sportsbook
The Bills are 8 point favorites this weekend over the 14-1 Colts.

2010 NFL Draft
Brandon Spikes NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft

An in-depth look at Florida's strong middle linebacker prospect.