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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 3/10

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

BillBoard: Schobel still thinking
"The Bills owe Aaron Schobel a $2 million roster bonus but the veteran defensive end said today he will only pick it up if he decides to play in 2010 and not retire. The bonus was part of the guaranteed money that was in Schobel's contract when he signed a new deal in 2007. But Schobel said he needs to pass a physical to receive it, becuase he had an elbow injury from the end of last season. Schobel said he underwent arthroscopic surgery on the elbow three weeks ago. "

The Big Question: What to do with Lynch? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Should the Buffalo Bills dump Marshawn Lynch? Tim Graham looks at both sides of the heated argument coming to the conclusion I agree with, "He's a player the Bills can do without."

Bills have penalty issues on O-line - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills had the NFL's most-penalized offensive line last year. It induced 48 flags, six more than the next team, the Oakland Raiders. The Bills' O-line surrendered 261 penalty yards, second to the Dallas Cowboys." Tim Graham looks at penalty numbers from around the league from a year ago and notes new OT Cornell Greenwas flagged 13 times for 75 yards.

Free Agency
Silence a Surprise? Nope | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
"I recognize that it’s frustrating for Bills’ fans to watch as other teams around the league make free agent signings, particularly teams in the AFC East, but you had to know this was going to happen. If the Bills do anything in free agency, they will sign some middle-of-the-road guys you’ve barely heard of, and then expend all their efforts on making sure they hit home runs in the draft."

Steelers sign Buffalo offensive tackle Scott - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"The Steelers signed unrestricted free-agent tackle Jonathan Scott to a multiyear contract, agent Jordan Woy confirmed today. Scott will be reunited with new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, who coached him for two seasons in Buffalo."

Fins re-sign Ferguson despite suspension - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Despite being 35, coming off a torn quadriceps, and being suspended for the first eight games of the year the Dolphins re-signed NT Jason Ferguson.

Another NT off the market – Inside The Bills
"Denver has reportedly signed San Diego free agent NT Jamal Williams to a three-year contract. That according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who says it’s worth $16M with $7M guaranteed." That's a lot of guarenteed money for a guy that old.

The search goes on - Word From the Birds Blog -
"Offensive lineman Wade Smith and defensive end Nick Eason finished their visits Tuesday, and offensive lineman Rex Hadnot and Whitehurst are due tonight. Linebackers Joey Porter and Larry Foote are expected Wednesday night, as the Cards try to reunite a Steelers linebackers corp (with Clark Haggans). "

Green brings experience, baggage to Buffalo : Buffalo Sports Daily
Pat Moran at BSD breaks down the Green signing.

Stupar and Harris were tendered by the Bills : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Though the team never officially announced it and I’m befuddled as to why, I’m told that the Bills tendered Jonathan Stupar and Cary Harris as Exclusive Rights Free Agents before last week’s deadline. I don’t have confirmation, but I don’t think Marcus Buggs or Justice Hairston was tendered, which would make them free to join another team."

Source: Bills "quietly and patiently" monitoring Bryant, Mason : Buffalo Sports Daily
"I’m told by a source I trust that Buddy Nix and the Buffalo Bills front office is "quietly and patiently" monitoring free agent wide receivers Antonio Bryant and Derrick Mason."

Other Bills News
Hits and misses: Which CBs can't tackle? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Pro Football Focus put out a list of the top tacklers in the NFL's defensive backfields. "Reggie Corner of the Buffalo Bills rated highest in the AFC East. His TIR of 7.14 (52 solos, four misses) tied... for ninth in the league. But the other two Bills on the chart were way down. Terrence McGee was tied for 69th with a 14.89 TIR (40 solos, seven misses), while Drayton Florence was 63rd with a 13.46 TIR (45 solos, seven misses)."

Kawika's Uganda trip blog: Day 1 in Africa -
"For the next week Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell is teaming up with New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka in a charity effort to help villages in Kiwanuka’s native Uganda. Mitchell will be providing updates on his encounters and experiences during his week in Africa right here on In today's entry, Mitchell shares the sights, sounds and tastes of his first day on the African continent."