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Rest of AFC East leaving Bills behind - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills went into the 2010 offseason a distant fourth to their three divisional opponents. After the various signings and trades, Buffalo is lagging even more," say Tim Graham. He goes on to give hope, though. "Buffalo fans should be optimistic about the new leadership. Nix and Gailey have done nothing yet that contradicts their master plan. They've given no reason to be disheartened about their long-range vision."

Revis welcomes Marshall to AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Revis, the New York Jets' lockdown cornerback, ranked Marshall behind New England Patriots star Randy Moss and just ahead of Buffalo Bills receiver Lee Evans as the best in the AFC East."

Bills All-Time draft memories: Lee Evans - BuffaloBills.com
"I was actually on the phone with him when it was announced on television. I was in the room by myself in my house and my family and friends are in the other room and they didn’t know that I was talking to the Bills," said Evans. "They’re watching it on TV, and I knew when it was announced on television because I heard my house erupt and that was cool."

NFL Draft
What extra day of draft affords – Inside The Bills

"Personally, I think it caters to the potential for more trades in the early rounds."

BillBoard: Draft watch: RB Joe McKnight
A quick look at USC RB Joe McKnight.

NFL Draft Preview: Pierre-Paul comes on strong at defensive end : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson looks at the DEs from the draft. These guys project either as 4-3 DEs or 3-4 OLBs in some cases so several players mentioned in the same breath as Buffalo are featured.

Jermaine Gresham, draft's best TE, is 'like a big wide receiver' - USATODAY.com
"Buffalo Bills: None of the current tight ends (Joe Klopfenstein, Shawn Nelson, Derek Schouman) stands out. There's are many other needs in Buffalo, so securing a premier tight end might not be a priority. But there's a lot of room to improve."

Other Bills Links
He'll Block Runaway Spending The Way He Blocked Pat Leahy's Field Goal - Jim Geraghty

Fred Smerlas is considering running against Rep. Louise Slaughter in Western NY. "There’s nothing left in western New York. It breaks my heart to see what’s been done up there. I shed some blood on the field," said Smerlas. "It’s been neglected by the representation. That got under my skin."

Best Cornerbacks in the N.F.L.: The Top 10 List - The Fifth Down Blog - NYTimes.com
Former Bill Jabari Greer makes the list.

N.F.L. Memo Calls on Teams to Act - The Fifth Down Blog - NYTimes.com
"A memo sent from the N.F.L. to team owners, executives and head coaches encourages teams to reinforce the league's conduct policy with players."

Pro-football-reference.com blog " Blog Archive " WCB tournament, second round, part two
The 1991 Bills advance in the Loser brackets over the 1978 Cowboys. They will continue on as part of the final 16 teams.

Two Tweets
Twitter / Kawika Mitchell

Congrats to the Sabres on the huge playoff win. Good seein the killer back out there Pat Kaleta

Twitter / Christian Gaddis
1 down 15 to go!!!! LETS GO SABRES!!!!!!