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Nix proves Bills serious about change with deals : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Andra Davis and Dwan Edwards are both ideal components for the forthcoming 3-4 defense and Nix, acknowledged as a "football guy" was astute enough to know it. With the pair now in tow the Bills should be radically improved in their front seven and suddenly seem nearly equipped to run their new style of defense."

Gailey sheds light on QB situation - BuffaloBills.com
"We have three and we’re going to add one more some way somehow to go to camp," said Gailey last month. "Whether that’s a veteran, a young guy, a draft choice or a free agent I don’t know. We’re trying to upgrade every bit of our team that we can so we can put the best product on the field to win football games."

Whitner going nowhere - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"During a brief availability on Tuesday, Gailey dismissed speculation that safety Donte Whitner is on the trade block by questioning why the team would weaken one of its deepest positions."

Andra Davis
Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
We got another FL boy. Andra Davis is 1 of the better LBs n the league. Its a gr8 move. More ppl to dominate offenses.

Bills Focus: Andra Davis 1-on-1 (3:21) - BuffaloBills.com
BuffaloBills.com talks with potential linebacker Andra Davis before he signed with the Bills.

Bills Focus: Exclusive 1-on-1 With Newest LB (3:50) - BuffaloBills.com
After he signed on the dotted line, Davis spoke once more with Chris Brown. If you recall Trent Edwards' game against the Bronws on MNF a few years ago, one of his interceptors was the Bills' newest linebacker.

LB Davis at One Bills Drive - BuffaloBills.com
"I’m going into my ninth year and I have a lot of experience," he said. "Last year in Denver was our first season putting the defense in and we started off great. I like when coaches lean on me. I like to be that guy on the field that players lean on. I enjoy that."

Bills ink LB Davis - BuffaloBills.com
"The veteran linebacker talked about the franchise’s tradition as well as their move to a 3-4 defensive scheme as some of the aspects that convinced him to visit the Bills, but defensive coordinator George Edwards was one of the club's best selling points having been Davis' linebackers coach in Cleveland in 2004."

Bills upgrade ILB with signing of Andra Davis : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Davis is considered a pure run stopper. According to a report in ESPN insider, Davis led all inside/middle linebackers by making his average run tackle after the ball carrier gained just 2.0 yards. He’s also limited in his abilities. Davis is not regarded as a strong pass rusher or someone above average in pass coverage."

Why Davis’ tackle numbers are quality – Inside The Bills
"Davis actually led all inside/middle linebackers by making his average run tackle after the ballcarrier gained just 2.0 yards. He’s the proverbial steady-but-not-spectacular player who does his job," said Football Outsiders.

Bills bulk up with Davis, agree with Edwards : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Davis joins an inside linebacking corps that includes Paul Posluszny and Kawika Mitchell. When the Bills switched to the 3-4, it was presumed Mitchell would move from his weak-side outside role in the 4-3 to the inside. The three could battle it out for two starting positions. It's also possible Mitchell still could play on the outside."

Kawika and Poz could have competition – Inside The Bills
"If he in fact comes to an agreement with the Bills it would be one of the more interesting training camp competitions, but this is what GM Buddy Nix wanted to develop on the roster right away. His motto of competition makes everyone better is evident with this free agent visit. And what they also create is dependable depth, something the LB position has lacked the past few years"

Former Bill tries to sell LB Davis – Inside The Bills
Dwan Edwards talked to Justin Bannan and Andra Davis spoke with former Bill Mario Haggan as the two free agents began their visits with Buffalo.

Davis to contact Mitchell & Poz – Inside The Bills
"I’m going to reach out to some of them," Davis told Buffalobills.com. "I’ll get with George (Edwards) and get a few of their numbers and reach out to Poz and Veek Mitchell. I’m going to reach out to a few of the guys and come here when offseason training starts."

Buffalo's new defense materializing - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I'm just excited to play with the guys," Davis said on a conference call. "I know I have a lot left in my tank. I know I can still play this game. I love this game. And to be able to come here to another great organization with a lot of great tradition, it feels good."

Dwan Edwards
Bills Focus: Dwan Edwards 1-on-1 (2:49) - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills video network speaks with DE Dwan Edwards during his visit to One Bills Drive.

Dwan Edwards: | National Football Post
"They had already pulled the deal and I had lost my bargaining leverage. The Bills are flying in my family on a private jet and we’ll sign everything today. It’s been a roller-coaster ride. Free agency has been crazy for me." In the article Aaron Wilson notes highly regarded spinal surgeon Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, who treated Kevin Everett at the time of his injury, signed off on Edwards' fused neck.

DL Edwards visiting Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"It’s an up and coming organization and they play in a tough division and I kind of like the challenge of that," Edwards told Buffalobills.com. "I had a former teammate in Justin Bannan that played here in Buffalo and he told me a lot of great things about the fans here and I thought it might be a good place for me."

Bills Sign DE Dwan Edwards | wgrz.com | Buffalo, NY
"Edwards becomes the second probable starter to be signed by the Bills on Tuesday for their new 3-4 defensive scheme. Earlier on Tuesday, the Bills announced they'd signed former Denver Broncos starting inside linebacker Andra Davis."

BillBoard: Edwards+Davis=Stouter D
"Edwards, Marcus Stroud and Johnson now can form what looks like a solid three-man rotation at end in the Bills' new 3-4 defensive scheme. It gives the Bills some much needed injury protection at the position as well. "

NFL Draft
Bills All-Time draft memories: Billy Shaw - BuffaloBills.com
"I had been in contact with the Cowboys mostly prior to the Bills getting involved," recalled Shaw. "The Cowboys wanted to play me at linebacker. We had lengthy conversations at that point in time. The Bills wanted to play me at either defensive end or an offensive line position. I really wanted to play on the defensive side of the ball as a defensive end. So that triggered a real interest for me (in the Bills)."

WR on the radar – Inside The Bills
The Bills interviewed Youngstown State WR Donald Jones at the combine. "A 6′1″ 210-pound wideout, Jones was very productive for the Penguins racking up 77 receptions for 790 yards and 6 TDs."

Other Bills News
The Shutdown Five: Players for whom free agency is humbling - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
1. Terrell Owens, wide receiver: Nate Burleson, Antonio Bryant, Antwaan Randle-El, Kassim Osgood, Jerheme Urban, Arnaz Battle, Kevin Walter ... all those guys have hit the market, and all those guys have found homes. Owens remains on the street, though.

Twitter / Donte Whitner
2 more weeks of getting it in with my own personal trainer. Then time to learn our new Defense holla

Twitter / drayton florence
After The superbowl Dallas them hawaii