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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 2/24

Mitchell hopeful for May return -
Kawika Mitchell’s right quadriceps muscle was torn completely away from his knee cap on the play. Now four months into rehab the linebacker is hoping to be back on the field in time for at least part of the spring workout schedule in May.

Schobel, Bills face roster bonus deadline |
"Adam Caplan of reports that Schobel is due to receive a $2 million roster bonus "around" March 9, which is the fifth full day of the 2010 league year. The parties are free to agree to push the trigger date of the roster bonus deeper into the offseason, so that the 32-year-old Schobel can take more time to decide whether to keep playing."

No longer rookies, some second-year players must step up -
"OLB Aaron Maybin (Buffalo, first round): The switch to a 3-4 defense seems perfect for Maybin, who was undersized to be an every down DE. Any scheme change brings about personnel shuffling and question marks. Maybin could have competition, although he will get first dibs and every benefit of the doubt since he was the ninth overall pick last year."

Another NT tagged – Inside The Bills
"The list of premier nose tackles with the franchise tag is growing as the second was tagged in the last two days. San Francisco’s Aubrayo Franklin was given the non-exclusive franchise tag late Tuesday."

Free Agent Files: Chad Clifton : Buffalo Sports Daily
BSD today profiles Packers OT Chad Clifton, one of the few free agent options at left tackle.

Cincy to not pursue T.O.? – Inside The Bills
"BobGlauber: Source familiar with Bengals’ situation tells me there are no plans to sign Terrell Owens. Team also regrets Laveanues Coles signing in ‘09."

2010 NFL Draft
Wyche pumping up Tebow – Inside The Bills
"[Former Bills QB coach Sam] Wyche maintains that between his work with Tebow in the classroom and on the field that his passing mechanics are reformed and his knowledge of defensive concepts are more advanced than has been publicized."

Combine a taxing stretch for prospects -
"In the working world most job interviews last a half-hour to 45 minutes at best. The situation is much different however, when it comes to the multi-million dollar "hiring" decisions NFL clubs have to make. For the league’s top prospects the NFL Combine is a four-day interview in which they have their body and background so thoroughly examined they’re physically and mentally drained when it’s all over."

Bills Roundup: Scouting Combine Preview (2:09) -
Chris Brown previews the NFL Scouting Combine.