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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 3/5

Bills likely to wade into free agency -
"Over the past four years the Buffalo Bills have been among the first teams to leap into the free agent pool to procure talent for their roster and fill positional needs on their team. Under the new regime, led by general manager Buddy Nix, however, it seems more likely that the Bills will take a more moderate approach to the market as it opens midnight tonight (March 5th)."

Bills prep for free agency |
"I think it probably impacts us more than a lot of people," Nix said, "in the fact that there's a lot of people that we might be looking at, that are not available. It is what it is, you just try to plug in, and then you try to make sure that in the draft you get what you actually need."

Source: Bills, McNabb not interested in each other : Buffalo Sports Daily
"According to a source I spoke with on Wednesday there’s a decent chance Donovan McNabb will be traded before the NFL draft, despite claims otherwise made by the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the same source says that if McNabb is dealt it will positively not be to the Buffalo Bills."

Free Agency & Trades
Chargers make players available - Inside the Bills

"First, and most important the Chargers cut NT Jamal Williams, who after 12 seasons is on the back side of his career, but could serve a stop gap role for a team in need of filling a hole in the middle of a 3-4 defense."

BillBoard: Bills tender 4 RFAs
"[Not tendering Jonathan Scott and Richie Incognito] underscore what a mess the offensive line was last season, given the fact Scott started eight games, six at left tackle and two at right tackle. The decision not to tender Incognito underscores the Bills' confidence that starting guard Eric Wood will be able to return on time from the broken leg injury he suffered last season."

Vick's price - Inside the Bills
"According to multiple sources the asking price for Michael Vick is a second-round draft pick."

Bills tender four RFAs -
The official announcement marking Keith Ellison, George Wilson, Ashton Youboty, and Derek Schouman's return in some capacity official.

Lack of salary cap changes NFL free-agent landscape : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Here is a look at the top unrestricted free agents by position courtesy of Mark Gaughan.

BillBoard: Bryan Scott back
"Veteran safety Bryan Scott was due to hit unrestricted free agency on Friday, but instead he re-signed with the Bills. Scott agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Buffalo."

Bills re-sign Scott, tender offers to four others : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan wraps up the Bills moves prior to free agency and gives some lists of potential targets heading into the new signing period.

NFL Free Agency Primer - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"So with Camp Gailey now in town running the show, what types of things can we be looking out for? I hope you're ready, because your about to get all the football talk you can handle."

Pennington wants Fins no-trade clause - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"A source told Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson that quarterback Chad Pennington would re-sign with the Miami Dolphins, "barring something crazy." ESPN's Chris Mortensen has learned contract talks have hit a snag that could jeopardize Pennington's return."

Source: Toronto Argos have an interest in Bills free agent quarterback Hamdan - CFL - Yahoo! Sports
"NFL free agency is slated to begin at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, which is when the Argos could begin working out quarterbacks south of the border. And a CFL source requesting anonymity says a player of particular interest to Toronto is Gibran Hamdan, the Buffalo Bills' third-string quarterback." BTW - this is quite literally the most in-depth article I've ever read on Hamdan.

Buffalo Bills cautious as NFL free agency kicks off | Democrat and Chronicle
Having their hands tied might not be a bad thing for the Buffalo Bills as NFL free agency kicks off Leo Roth explains.

Other Bills News
James Hardy selected as Bills Ed Block Courage Award Winner -

The Ed Block Courage Award is presented to the Buffalo Bills player who exemplifies a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. The recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength, dedication and serves as a community role model for others.

AFC East offers inside pass protection - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Geoff Hangartner came in last in the AFC at center being flanked by two rookies. The two rookies graded highly, though, which gives me hope.

Buffalo Bills 2010 Roster: How Low Can They Go? | Bleacher Report
"Also, because there will not be any NFL watchdog overseeing how much they are spending on their players, is there anything preventing the Bills from spending less than $100 million to fill out the roster?"

'Ralph' stadium work bids on target - Business First of Buffalo:
"Erie County is looking at a smaller-than-expected bill for a series of repairs to be made this spring at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The list of improvements includes replacement of cracked asphalt and the installation of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units in restrooms."

2010 NFL Draft
NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Trent Williams : Buffalo Sports Daily

BSD profiles the Oklahoma tackle calling him "the third best tackle in the draft" behind Bryan Bulaga and Russell Okung.

Mock Draft 3.0 - Mocking The Draft
9. Buffalo Bills- QB- Jimmy Clausen- Notre Dame
"Just like the Rams the Bills need to solve the public relation issues in the Buffalo area. They need to get the fans excited and drafting a potential franchise quarterback is the best way to nurture excitement. The Bills have a need on the offensive line so players like Anthony Davis and Bryan Bulaga are possible. They might be tempted to select Dan Williams to help facilitate their switch to a 3-4 defense."

2010 NFL Mock Draft, Sam Bradford to St. Louis Rams - Don Banks -
No. 9 - OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
"The Bills can get funky on us in the first round, but this is an easy trigger to pull when it comes to Davis. Buffalo is more desperate for offensive tackles than they are for quarterbacks, and that's a mouthful indeed"

SB Nation's 2010 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 - SB Nation
SBN's first mock has the Bills taking OT Anthony Davis. Mocking the Draft and Brian Galliford give their thoughts on the selection, too.