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Bills' LB Mitchell motivated to resume practicing - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Mitchell’s ahead of schedule because he didn’t figure he’d be back on the field for another three weeks before taking part in four of five voluntary minicamp practices this weekend. And yet, the seven-year NFL veteran realizes he and his surgically repaired right knee have plenty of catching up to do given the numerous changes the Bills have made this offseason."

Minicamp - Day 3 - secondary strength, Nelson busy, Levy visits -
Bryan Scott discusses the secondary, Shawn Nelson performs well, Marv Levy visits, and highlights from the day's practices.

Bills Roundup: Sunday Minicamp Highlights (2:52) -
"Check out the highlights from the final voluntary minicamp and hear from Tight End Shawn Nelson on his progress."

Kawika Mitchell back on the field
Mitchell Is Back In Practice And Fighting For His Job - WGR 550 SportsRadio

"Kawika Mitchell is back on the field ahead of schedule. Mitchell said he practice twice Friday, once yesterday and today." Paul Hamilton goes on to discuss the logjam at ILB with Mitchell.

Bills Mitchell Making Good Progress |
A seven-year veteran, Kawika Mitchell described the competition on Sunday as "the biggest dogfight I've been in my whole career."

Offseason workouts

Torbor not practicing yet – Inside The Bills
"Bills LB Reggie Torbor, who agreed to terms on a contract Saturday, was not on the practice field Sunday. It’s expected that he’ll sign his agreement with Buffalo on Monday."

Roster will be at limit – Inside The Bills
"When Bills LB Reggie Torbor signs his contract the team will be at its offseason roster limit. Torbor will be the 80th player when he officially signs early this week. When the next draft choice is signed the Bills will need to make a roster move to avoid having more than the maximum number allowed."

BillBoard: Wall of silence
"Is it me or do you find Chan Gailey's comments about running back Marshawn Lynch a bit disturbing. Gailey said after Saturday's practices that he never saw Lynch when Lynch was at the training facility Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, Gailey hasn't spoken to Lynch since becoming the Bills' head coach."

Ellison's uphill battle goes on : Bills & NFL : The Buffalo News
"From the time Keith Ellison arrived in Buffalo he had to fight for a job. Despite the odds, the Bills' 2006 sixth-round draft pick has always found a way to get on the field. This year presents an even bigger challenge."

Jackson Hoping to Revive Career in Buffalo |
"Its been real hard being a high draft pick just living up to the expectations, its been hard," Chad Jackson said after Sunday's minicamp practice, "Right now I'm trying to start over and this is a great organization."

Inside Slant | Team Reports | NFL at
Marcus Stroud uses the memory of the Houston Texans imposing heir will on Buffalo's run defense as motivation for this offseason.

Strategy and personnel | Team Reports | NFL at
A quick look at the running back situation.

Notes, Quotes | Team Reports | NFL at
James Hardy speaks on his opportunity opposite Lee Evans and other news and notes about Ed Wang, Trent Edwards, Chan Gailey, Reggie Torbot, Chris Kelsay and more.

Bills Treat Fans To Springtime Fun In The Sun | NFL Blog Blitz
Chris Trapasso breaks down his afternoon at the Buffalo Bills open practice.

Other Bills Links
BillBoard: Marv Levy on John Wooden

"Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy has fond remembrances of John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach who died at age 99 on Friday. Levy was in attendance at the VIP Reception for the Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Tournament on Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo."

Loyalty motivates Kelly golf outing : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Kelly's auction and golf tournament could raise close to $300,000 for Kelly's two charitable organizations — Hunter's Hope and the Kelly for Kids Foundation." The auction took place last night in Buffalo while the golf tournament will be held today.

FANTASY FIX: QB Rankings - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Trent Edwards is the 32nd ranked fantasy QB according to WGR.

Byrd Hopes to Make a Loud Impact off the Field |
"Bills safety Jairus Byrd has launched a Twitter page, "You are Louder than Words" to encourage fans to share stories and promote random acts of kindness." there is video accompanying the story.

Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: Charles Romes (#13) : Buffalo Sports Daily
1977 12th round pick Charles Romes comes in at number 13 on the draft value chart.

Australian rugby star reportedly rebuffs Seahawks |
"Frankly, we're starting to think that all this talk of NFL teams being interested in Inglis could be coming from Inglis or someone representing him, in the hopes of leveraging his rugby club into doing whatever Inglis and/or the persons representing him what the rugby club to currently do."

Rankings: Steve Wyche |
"32. Bills -- RB C.J. Spiller was a nice draft choice, and he could be a bright spot if he ever gets room to run. New coach Chan Gailey will have to work miracles to make something of this offense."

NFL Videos: Spiller likes Bills' future
"02:35 – Bills Rookie RB C.J. Spiller looks forward to making a dynamic impact in Buffalo."

Why T.O. continues to be a tough sell | National Football Post
"We are looking at an older wideout who struggles to get off of the line of scrimmage, has some burst (and big-play capability) left in his legs when he plays in the vertical game, but how much are you really going to get out of a player who will turn 37 during the season?"

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: A bell-ringer
Former Bills head coach Joel Collier was born on this day in 1932.

Joe from NYC Blog: Report Card for all of Buffalo Sports: Volume II
John McCargo, CJ Spiller, and Ryan Fitzpatrick get their grades from Joe Pinzone.