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Seasoned Cortez brings history of QB success -
"He’s a coach that’s a four-time pro football champion. He’s tutored the likes of two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia and fast rising NFL signal caller Aaron Rodgers. Bills quarterbacks coach George Cortez brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Buffalo’s coaching staff at a time when steady guidance at that position might be needed more than ever. With a coaching career that spans more than 30 years and six different position assignments as well as offensive coordinator, there is little that Cortez has not experienced in preparing a team or a position group for a regular season."

POLLOCK: Edgerson now among Bills’ all-time greats | Olean Times Herald
Selection committee member Chuck Pollack examines why Booker Edgerson wasn't picked sooner. "Booker didn’t have the big interception numbers because even the elite AFL QBs were reluctant to throw his way."

BillBoard: Free-agent Johnson an athlete
"Brett Johnson has the kind of athleticism that makes him very worthy of long-range prospect status. He played mostly special teams early in his career at Cal but started nine games as a junior and 12 of 13 games as a senior. He had one interception in 2009."

Rookie Minicamp Begins Friday
Looking like no tryout players – Inside The Bills

"The Bills draft class and 15 undrafted free agent signees are all expected to be on hand for this weekend’s rookie minicamp. Tryout players however, are not expected to be part of the player pool."

FS Johnson the last undrafted to sign – Inside The Bills
"The Bills front office confirmed that FS Brett Johnson is the last of the undrafted free agents signings. Buffalo has now signed 15 college free agents, a high number by most accounts."

Rookie Roll Call - WGR 550 SportsRadio
WGR begins a series looking at the rookie who are coming to town this weekend for minicamp with information on CJ Spiller and Torell Troup.

Bills Rookies Coming to Town |
All of the Bills nine draft picks and undrafted free agents will practice five times over [Friday and Saturday]. It will be their first exposure to some of the speed and techniques of the NFL. It will also be the Bills coaches first chance to evaluate their new players.

Bills shuffle scouting staff | Buffalo, NY | Bills Hire Moody as National Scout

"Moody effectively replaces Buddy Nix who was promoted from national scout to General Managert earlier this offseason. Moody worked under Nix when Nix served as Assistant General Manager in San Diego prior to his return to Buffalo as National Scout in January of 2009."

Bills scouting department adds Moody -
"Prior to joining San Diego in 2002, Moody accumulated 31 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and high school levels. In the collegiate ranks he held coaching positions at North Carolina State (1973-74, 76-79, 97), Southern Mississippi (1975), LSU (1980-83), Appalachian State (1984), Tulane (1985-87), North Carolina (1988-95, 98-00) and Clemson (1996)."

BillBoard: Nix adds experience
"Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said after he was hired in January that he thought the team's scouting staff might be a little "light" in terms of numbers. Nix added a lot of experience with the hiring of Darrell Moody on Wednesday."

Other Bills Links
Bell rings healthy message to kids -

"Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Demetrius Bell cooked up some attention at the "Kids in the Kitchen" event at the Tonawanda Boys and Girls Club on May 1st."

A look at the AFC East's post-draft voids - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Offensive line is the main void on the Buffalo Bills says Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders.

Five thoughts for Cinco de Mayo - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills' draft won't hinge on C.J. Spiller as much as Torell Troup."

Film study pays off as Reggie Corner makes NFL impact - Canton, OH -
The Canton Rep profiles Reggie Corner, who went to McKinley HS in Canton, Ohio.

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by
Tim Graham talks Trent Edwards, CJ Spiller, and a whole lot more with the NFL Blog Blitz.

Week Eight: Buffalo at Kansas City | 2010 NFL Predictions: Ten Games That Could Be Rookie "Coming Out Parties" | Bleacher Report
"Buffalo doesn't have a lot going for them, but Spiller won't be denied in a contest like this one. Kansas City's run defense got beat up bad on a number of occasions last season and you can bet it's going to happen again in 2010."

How to Measure Team Age in the N.F.L. and What It Means for 2010 - The Fifth Down Blog -
The Bills has the ninth highest "functional average age" of all NFL teams at 27.5.