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Inside The Bills | Outlook for Merriman good
"I had an Achilles strain early on this year and it’s been kind of lingering for the past year," he said. "It’s been something that I haven’t been able to take care of and I lost a little bit of explosion because I haven’t been able to push off the thing. But I’ve seen a couple of people and got some help finally and figured out what the problem was. So now it’s just a time thing."

Maybin to try to change Bills' minds - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson talks to the former first-round pick about what he plans to do this offseason to get out on the field.

Inside The Bills | Surgery for Howard
"Rookie Cordaro Howard, who played through a painful shoulder injury up until the last two weeks of the season when he was placed on injured reserve will have shoulder surgery according to Chan Gailey."

Inside The Bills | Merriman on decision to sign
"When you get a chance to be out there and you’re around the guys and around the organization it’s a totally different story. This is a team that’s going to go out there each and every day and fight their a** off. That’s one thing I loved about it. They were in just about every game this year."

Bills pending free agents hopeful -
"In an offseason that will have more than its share of uncertainty the free agents-to-be on Buffalo’s roster are waiting and hoping their personal outlooks become clearer in the next few months with respect to future employment. Among the more notable free agents that are expected to be unrestricted pending a new league labor agreement are Drayton Florence, Paul Posluszny and Donte Whitner."

Fred Jackson Locker Clean Out Interview (4:53) -
The Bills running back talks about the 2010 season, looks forward to 2011, and the CBA.

Inside The Bills | Bills ink future free agents
"The Bills have signed a pair of future free agents. LB Jammie Kirlew and OL Jason Watkins who spent the 2010 season on their practice squad were signed to future free agent contracts for 2011."

Inside The Bills | 12 unexpected results
"Four things went as I expected. Twelve went as I didn’t expect," he said in reference to his team’s 4-12 record. "That’s kind of the bottom line, and we’re a bottom line business. There are some other things that are positives. There are some other things that are negatives but we’re a bottom line business."

Sanchez, Henne, Fitz buried in QB rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 24th in John Clayton's QB rankings, right below Matt Stafford as a "Hit or Miss" QB. Trent Edwards was not ranked.

Merriman awarded $4 mil in judgment - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"On Tuesday Merriman's representatives distributed a press release to announce a federal court has awarded him $4 million in a judgment against former Duke basketball stars Christian Laettner and Brian Davis."

AFC East High Energy Player of the Week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Despite winning only four games, two Bills were named AFC East High Energy Player of the Week a total of three times. Three players won it playing against the Bills in six divisional contests.

Final analysis: AFC East Power Rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills finished 30th in the power ranking after two dismal performances to end the season.

2011 NFL Draft
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I think what you need to do as a Bills fan is ask yourself with a young QB. Would I rather have Mallett or Fitz? I think I'd take Fitz.

Assessing Ryan Mallett In The Sugar Bowl - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia talks about how Ryan Mallett performed in the Sugar Bowl last night.

ESPN: Panthers Will Take Luck - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Pat Yasinskas of filed an intriguing report that directly affects the Buffalo Bills. Yasinskas cites two high-ranking team officials of the Carolina Panthers that have indicated to him that if Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck declares for the 2011 NFL Draft, he will indeed be the top overall selection."