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Bills DE Edwards has something to prove - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"They're getting a great player," Edwards said Wednesday afternoon at One Bills Drive. "I'm glad they took a chance on me. It motivates me, definitely, that teams dropped interest. I'm looking forward to getting back on the field with some of these teams."

Bills add Edwards to D-line : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"They talked me off the plane going back to Baltimore [Tuesday]," Edwards said after signing the deal Wednesday. "And between then and working out the details of the contract, I stayed the night and flew my wife and kids up this morning and it was a done deal. That's pretty much it. [The Bills] showed a lot of interest in me and that's what I was looking for."

Bills All-Time draft memories: Phil Hansen
"I wound up doing my testing for the Bills in the hallway of Fargo North high school about three blocks away from the college," he said laughing. "We did some running tests and some jumping tests. We did mostly the short burst tests, no 40-yard dashes. He wanted a time for a five-yard burst and a 10-yard burst. It was kind of embarrassing that we couldn’t find a place to do the work out."

Free Agency
Owens takes breaks from reality with contract demands : Buffalo Sports Daily
"’s John Czarnecki reports that Drew Rosenhaus, agent for Owens is out trying to find a deal that will pay his client at least $5 million per year." Moran speculates that is the reason Owens is still unsigned.

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Go-go-gone
On March 17, 1966, the Bills lost free agent kicker Pete Gogolak to the New York Giants of the NFL. Gogolak became the first player to jump from one league to the other leaving the AFL for the NFL and it began an AFL onslaught of retaliatory signings. Within a few months the sides came to an agreement on a merger deal.

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DL Edwards speaks with Ralph Wilson – Inside The Bills
"Mr. Wilson flew Edwards’ family up from Baltimore Wednesday morning as they spent the day scouting out potential places to live for the next few years. Edwards has a wife and three young children."

Edwards departure felt in B-more – Inside The Bills
"Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata told he was surprised Edwards wasn’t re-signed and isn’t sure how the team will plug the hole left by the seven-year vet."

Dwan Edwards Press Conference (5:50) -
The new DE meets the media in Buffalo.

Bills Focus: Exclusive 1-on-1 with Newest DE (3:27) - was there as new DE Dwan Edwards signed his new contract.

Bills sign DL Edwards -
"It’s an up and coming organization and they play in a tough division and I kind of like the challenge of that," Edwards said. "I think it can be a great place for me. I couldn’t be more excited."

2010 NFL Draft
Trent Williams NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
An in-depth look at perhaps the best right tackle in this year's draft.

Tebowmania rolls along today at Florida pro day - Mocking The Draft
"Finally, we will see THE throwing motion."

My Day at Florida's Pro Day - Mocking The Draft
TheTealDeal from the SBN Jaguars blog (and proud Gators fan) was at Florida's Pro Day yesterday and gives his thoughts on the players.

Mock draft 3.0 - Bucky Brooks -
"9. Buffalo Bills Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame - The Bills would like to improve their offensive line, but the early run on offensive tackles leaves them without a worthy option at this point; Clausen becomes Chan Gailey's handpicked choice to direct his wide-open offense. (Previous pick: Bryan Baluga)"

Best undrafted players in history -
DT Pat Williams' signing as an undrafted free agent in 1997 makes the list between 26 and 50. CB Booker Edgerson from 1962 is on the list from 51-75. Jason Peters did not make the list.

Fan Poll Results: Bulaga chosen as best Bills pick : Buffalo Sports Daily
Buffalo Sports Daily readers have voted and they want Bryan Bulaga in a pretty big way over Jimmy Clausen at number 9.

OT Anthony Davis resets pro day – Inside The Bills
"Rutgers OT Anthony Davis has rescheduled his pro day after a sore hamstring and the stomach flu cut his Rutgers pro day short. Davis and his agent have since scheduled a new pro day for March 30th and informed all NFL teams that Davis will work out fully at that time on the Rutgers campus. "

Draft Watch: AFC East Needs Revisited - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Their positional priorities continue to be quarterback, left tackle and a nose tackle for their new 3-4 defense. The Bills have been judicious in their signings, and the players they've brought aboard haven't addressed major areas of concern."

Tebow does well at pro day – Inside The Bills
" had a reporter at the field in Gainesville and he spoke with some NFL scouts, who believe Tebow did help himself, particularly with his improved footwork, which improved his short and long throw accuracy. Observers were also impressed with how he was able to take good coaching and apply it so quickly to revamp his throwing."

Other Bills Links
Bills needs: Gailey might be right coach but needs lots of help - NFL - Football
"It's one thing to lose. It's another to lose ugly. And the Buffalo Bills have been losing ugly for years. Over the past seven seasons they haven't ranked higher than 25th in offense, including last year's 30th-place finish, and it's time they shake things up. So they will."

Donahue shares insight with St. Bona students - Olean Times Herald
"Monday afternoon at St. Bonaventure University’s Hall of Fame Room in the Reilly Center, [former Bills GM Tom] Donahoe imparted some of his knowledge to current students, many of whom are in the university’s new sports business minor program. 'The hardest thing (about it) is projecting the players,' he said. 'It’s also difficult see how tough the players are and will be and how they will react to their contracts and all that money.'"

Jills Cheerleader blogs #1 -
"During the next two weeks, a couple of Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders will team up with their Director, a former Jill herself, to go behind-the-scenes and provide their insight to the Jills Cheerleader audition process. In today’s first installment here on, Lisa, a three-year Jills veteran, Natalie, the rookie, and Stephanie Mateczun, Director of the Jills Cheerleaders, share their experiences, thoughts and expectations during the Jills tryout process." It's Bills news, right?

Dealing Whitner would benefit Bills in rebuilding effort | National Football Post
"The Bills have so many other needs on this roster with a new coaching staff that they should explore some options with Whitner. I would think the Bills could get a middle-round pick for Whitner, and if they are going to make a draft day move to slide up and grab a rookie QB — or make a play for a veteran — he could end up being part of the deal."