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Wannstedt joins Bills staff -
"A week after sitting down with Buffalo’s assistant coaches on a visit to One Bills Drive, former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt is joining Chan Gailey’s coaching staff. Wannstedt, 58, will be bringing 36 years of coaching experience to the club."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 1-21
Chris Brown answers questions on Slash-type QBs in the draft, other QBs prospects im the draft and free agency, If Donte Whitner does not return, and switching of the home/away designation for the games in Oakland, KC, and San Diego.

Two arrested in theft of Kelly mementos - Police Blotter - The Buffalo News
"Two men, including one serving time for a burglary, were arrested Friday for stealing several-thousand dollars worth of memorabilia owned by Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, East Aurora Police said."

Wannstedt adds crucial facial hair to Bills staff
Wannstedt brings brainpower to coaching staff - The Buffalo News

"I'm thankful for the opportunity given to me by Mr. [Ralph] Wilson and Buddy Nix to be part of a great organization with a rich tradition," Wannstedt said in a team statement. "I've coached in Ralph Wilson Stadium several times. I am excited to have those great Bills fans supporting our team and making it difficult for opposing offenses each week."

Report Says Wannstedt To Join Bills | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
"I think it’s a good move by the Bills, and a great way for Wannstedt to revitalize his career."

Buffalo Bills hire Dave Wannstedt to revamp defense | Democrat and Chronicle
"Wannstedt is a defensive specialist and will help oversee a defense that struggled last season. The Bills' defense was last in the NFL against the run, allowing 2,714 yards rushing — the second-highest total in franchise history."

Bills land Dave Wannstedt as assistant - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The move is an offseason victory for the Bills, an organization that struggled to attract top free agents because they haven't reached the playoffs in a decade. Wannstedt becomes the biggest name to join the Bills as an assistant coach since future Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau served on Gregg Williams' defensive staff in 2003 or since Sam Wyche was quarterbacks coach under Mike Mularkey in 2004."

Wannstedt Joins Bills Staff - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Dave and I have known each other for quite a while. I respected him when I worked for him, and I'm excited that he is going to be able to join our staff," Gailey added. "I look forward to him being able to help our team in many ways. With his amount of experience he certainly should be able to do that. We look forward to having him."

Wannstedt’s role should be intriguing |
"There’s a lot to like about the Bills move to hire Dave Wannstedt, as Assistant Head Coach/Inside LBs Coach. It shows a team that’s ready to take the next step, after one terribly difficult 2010 season. It also demonstrates that Head Coach Chan Gailey recognizes that he needs help on the defensive side of the ball-an overseer."

My quick thoughts on Wannstedt | Buffalo Wins
"The Bills haven't had a former head coach join the coaching staff since Sam Wyche in 2004. Wannstedt, definitely knows a thing or two about defense, as he was coordinator for the Cowboys when they kicked our [butts] in Super Bowl XXVII, and were ranked number one in the NFL in 1992. As for the rest of his pro coaching exploits, the defenses that Wannstedt was either the head coach or coordinator for, are ranked in the following:"

Bills Bring on Dave Wannstedt as Assistant Head Coach - Bills Gab
"The Bills announced the hiring on Friday after the two sides met for most of the day to negotiate the contract. The team did not divulge terms of the deal, though a person familiar with talks told The Associated Press that the contract runs for more than one season."

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Ex-Buffalo QB Kelly's stolen HOF ring recovered - Times Union

The football player says the 2002 HOF ring, along with a University of Miami "Ring of Honor," were in a briefcase that was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at his home in the Buffalo suburb of East Aurora. news: Bills’ Wang visits White House to honor China President
"Rookie OL Ed Wang, the first NFL player of full Chinese descent, attended a White House lunch in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit." | Browns hire Dick Jauron to lead defense
"He is the first coordinator hired by the Browns since Pat Shurmur took over as head coach in the wake of Eric Mangini's firing."