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Chan Gailey doesn't sound eager to deal Marshawn Lynch |
"I got the sense Gailey isn't overly eager to trade one of his more talented players for 50 cents on the dollar."

Bills QB options may come from within -
Channel 4 asked Nix how he wants to address the QB position and when asked point blank about the current three QBs had this to say: "Our priority is to make one (a quarterback) out of the three we've got," Nix told us.  "If that's impossible, then we'll look in another direction. We'd like to, yes. They're ours."

Source: Campbell-to-Bills rumors bogus - - AFC East Blog
"Matt Mosley picked up the phone and learned, from an unnamed league source, the Redskins have assured Campbell the rumor is bogus. Unless another team blows the Skins away with a trade offer, I think Campbell will be back in 2010."

BillBoard: Nix on Kyle
"Kyle Williams is an exception. You want to say 6-2, 6-3, 340 (at nose tackle). But there’s always exceptions to the measurables, and he’s one of them. He’s a playmaker. He’ll make plays at nose for us."

Schobel Update - Inside the Bills
"Chan has talked to him," Nix told "The ball is in his court. If he wants to play we certainly want him back. If he wants to retire we wish him the best."

Combine Coverage
Thoughts From Day One -

Joe Buscaglia's thoughts from day 1 of the Combine include information on all the OT prospects, OGs and Centers, the Tight Ends and a pair of mid- to late-round QBs.  Follow Joe at all weekend for your Bills-centric combine coverage even if you don't have a twitter account.

LIVE at the NFL Combine -
Joe's live blog from yesterday.

Tackle talent at the top -'s Mike Maycock helps break down the tackle prospects at the top of this year's draft class.  Great info on each.

Gailey and Nix discuss NFL combine -
"The one-on-one time we have with these guys is invaluable to try to get to know them and how much football they know. Put them at the chalkboard, put film on, and say, 'What did you do? What were you thinking? What was your rules?' And does he understand the game or does he just following a rule and doing steps like he was taught to do," said Gailey.  There are a pair of videos to go along with the story as well.

Bulaga's arms long enough - Inside the Bills
"According to’s Daniel Jeremiah, Bulaga measured this morning with a 33 1/4 inch arm length. The prevailing thought was he had to measure in at 33 inches minimum."

OT Saffold spoke with the Bills - Inside the Bills
"Indiana offensive tackle Rodger Saffold is considered one of this year’s top 10 offensive tackles. He just spoke with the media here at the NFL Combine and confirmed that the Bills were one of several teams he has already spoken with here in Indianapolis." To add, Saffold's OL coach in Indiana is the Bills' new assistant OL coach, Bobby Johnson.

WNYers get spotlight in NFL combine : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News previews the Scouting combine which begins today with physicals and interviews. Mike Maycock and Mel Kiper, Jr. give their thoughts, too.

Guarding QBs' blind side could spur run on left tackles in draft -
"The NFL scouting combine that runs through Tuesday in Indianapolis boasts another bull market for protectors of a right-handed quarterback's blind side." The Bills just happen to be looking for one of those.

Davis, Bulaga top choices for Buffalo Bills' No. 1 pick - Rochester D&C
In his survey of 25 mock drafts, Bob Matthews found these results: Anthony Davis 8, Bryan Bulaga 6, Sam Bradford 5, Jimmy Clausen 2, Russell Okung 2, Dan Williams 1, Rolando McClain 1.

John Clayton Mailbag - ESPN
"You might not want to hear this, but I'd take Jimmy Clausen if he's available at the ninth pick. If the Bills don't believe in Trent Edwards -- which apparently they don't -- they have to move on and get the next quarterback. After that, though, they need to address the offensive line. [If they can't get Clausen...] It wouldn't be a bad idea to do what the Jaguars did last year and draft two tackles. Sure, the Bills drafted and started two guards last year, but they need to revamp the offensive line."

Bills Team News
Gailey on Lynch - Inside the Bills

"Marshawn is an excellent football player," said Gailey. "The guy made All-Pro a couple of years ago. He’s extremely talented, can catch the ball, can run it, can run with power, can get on the edge. He’s a very good footbvall player.  I hope we are able to take him and use him and we’re fortunate to have a couple of guys that are good football players at that position. We need to build off of them."

No one tendered yet - Inside the Bills
"No, we haven’t (tendered anyone)," said Nix. "But we will. We’ll be in under the wire."  Teams have until March 4th to submit qualifying tender offers to their restricted free agents.  Patrick Moran at has said the Bills have begun contract discussions with RFA George Wilson.

Players back March 29 - Inside the Bills
Players will report for the start of the offseason conditioning program on March 29th according to Gailey.

Gailey Speaks at the Combine -
The entire transcript from coach Gailey's press conference in Indianapolis.  You can watch the press conference here.

Bills Focus: Chan Gailey 1-on-1 (4:47) - Video
Gailey speaks one on one with Chris Brown of  Most of the discussion focuses around the current roster but how Nix and Gailey intend to upgrade the roster comes into play as well.

Kyle Williams will remain a Bill, but Lynch? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"So there's a spot for Williams on the Bills' roster?  'Oh, yeah,' Gailey replied with conviction."  Gailey went on to say he hasn't met Marshawn yet so he doesn't know about Lynch's character concerns (which I personally fell is bogus).

Gailey has something to prove -
Chan Gailey shares what he did last football season after he was fired in KC.  Pretty light-hearted if you ask me but one line sticks out to me and the author: "It was a total surprise," Gailey said of his firing. "I was just trying to do my job. I feel like I have something to prove."

A trade that would make sense: Williams to New Orleans - Buffalo Sports Daily
"The Bills should trade Kyle Williams to the New Orleans Saints for OT Jammal Brown.  It doesn’t take a genius to know the Bills need big time help and any of the three Saints tackles would be major upgrades over what resides on the current roster."

3-4 teams need to hit defense on the nose - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Teams that intend to run a 3-4 defensive scheme have an elephantine problem when they're missing the keystone. Without a nose, the face of the defense disappears."

Butler tackle impact undeniable -
"With the sudden retirement of Brad Butler, head coach Chan Gailey admitted they have an even greater hole to fill. 'With the retirement of Brad Butler that puts us in a position of need maybe even more so than we were,' said Buffalo’s head coach. 'That’s something we’ll have to address either in free agency, the draft or both. That’s where we are right now.'"

How Does Buffalo's Switch to 3-4 Defense Affect the Roster? -- NFL FanHouse
RJ White looks at hos the current Bills defensive personnel will adapt to the 3-4. Hint: Doesn't look good Chris Kelsay.

Gailey will fit players to new scheme : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"We've got some guys who I think it will help," Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine workouts. "That's one reason I said we're not that far away, and I still believe that."

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