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Playing Bills GM Volume I - Buffalo Sports Daily
The first step in Joe Pinzone's offseason for the Bills would be to trade Lee Evans to the Ravens for a first and third round picks.  "By the time the Bills are ready to compete, Evans will be a free agent and in his 30s."  In his second installment, Pinzone wants the Bill to trade Donte Whitner and a secound-round pick to the Eagles for Kevin Kolb and sign Chd Pennington.

Bills linemen shocked by Butler retirement - BuffaloBills.com
"It came as a great shock to me," guard Eric Wood told Buffalobills.com. "Brad called me Thursday and we had a good conversation and when it was getting toward the end of the conversation I asked him how his leg was doing. He said that’s what he was calling about and that he was retiring from the Bills."

Daye appointed asst. to head coach - BuffaloBills.com
"The Buffalo Bills made another addition to their front office staff as Daryl Daye was hired as Assistant to the head coach Friday. Daye’s responsibilities will include assisting head coach Chan Gailey in the team’s day-to-day administrative operation as well as several training camp and travel duties."

Teams Links
AFC East mailbag dropped on your doormat - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham addresses how the Bills might go about filling their hole at NT.

Bills 12th in payroll spending in NFL for 2009 : Buffalo Sports Daily
"In an USA Today report, the Buffalo spent the 12th most money on payroll in the NFL in 2009, paying out $111,956,066 in salary. What to take from the report? The Bills aren’t cheap; they just spend idiotically. Let’s hope Buddy Nix is smarter in throwing around Ralph Wilson’s dollars."

Parsing the AFC East's tight ends - AFC East blog - ESPN.com
Buffalo gets so little out of their tight ends. The threesome of Derek Schouman, Derek Fine, and Shawn Nelson were among the worst in the league, and Fine recently was released. The fact that the Bills offensive tackle position is simply horrendous doesn’t help the tight ends’ pass-catching potential. With the possible exception of Nelson, calling the Bills’ tight end corp underwhelming would be a massive compliment.

Who won’t miss Butler – Inside The Bills
"I’m sure the NFLPA guys will love to see him gone because he’d always give them a hard time when they came in," Wood told Buffalobills.com. "It was just part of his political nature."

Fan Friday 2-18 – Inside The Bills
An entire Fan Friday filled with draft questions as fans gear up for the combine. Tony Pike and the rest of the QB crop, Rolando McClain, and an emphasis on the OL are all discussed. Chris Brown also says, "there’s a halfway decent chance Gailey has Trent Edwards as part of the competition at quarterback for 2010."

All top DTs to be tagged? – Inside The Bills
"The four defensive tackles expected to be franchised if no long term deal can be reached are New England’s Vince Wilfork, Pittsburgh’s Casey Hampton, San Fran’s Aubrayo Franklin and Green Bay’s Ryan Pickett. Not surprisingly, all four play in 3-4 systems and those teams know that quality NTs don’t grow on trees."

Bills' changes lacking the 'Wow' factor | Chuck Pollack | Olean Times Herald
"There's no "Wow" factor with [Gailey's] hiring by Buffalo, but because he's not a popular choice doesn't mean he's a bad one. Gailey deserves the chance to prove it was an ill-considered hire."

2010 NFL Draft
Best Combine Snubs - Inside the Bills
National Football Post draft analyst Wes Bunting wisely put together an All-Combine snub team, listing who he feels are among the best players that were not invited to the combine, including Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton.

Couple of mocks differ - Inside the Bills
CBSSports.com recently had two of their writers post their latest mock drafts and they differ on who they have going to the Bills at pick 9.One of their draft analysts (Rob Rang) has the Bills taking Rutgers OT Anthony Davis, while their other (Chad Reuter) has Buffalo taking Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen.

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Anthony Davis : Buffalo Sports Daily
BSD profiles Rutgers OT Anthony Davis, a hot name in regards to the Bills on draft day.

NFL Videos: Mayock's top 5: OT - NFL.com
Mike Mayock discusses the top offensive tackles and interior lineman available in the draft.