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Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 3-11
Chris Brown answers questions on Kyle Rudolph, Ryan Kerrigan, Christian Ponder, Colin Kaepernik, Da'Quan Bowers, Von Miller, the new jersey contract and how it affects the Bills' current jersey modifications, and finally Chad Rinehart.

Players preaching solidarity - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Now former Buffalo Bills union rep George Wilson talks with the Buffalo News about the labor crisis. A must-read.

TheRecord - Remembering Cookie Gilchrist
A great retrospective on the life and career of Cookie Gilchrist. Filled with personal anecdotes from the author this look back focuses on his CFL, AFL, and civil rights battles but even more on Cookie as a person.

Labor News
What the NFLPA's decertification means - NFL Wire - The Buffalo News

A Q&A with the AP.

Locked out - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan recaps the dealings of the last two weeks (and two years) in the labor negotiations and ultimate lockout.

QB-ready teams can handle long lockout - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Even if the Bills draft a quarterback, a long lockout probably would ensure Fitzpatrick remains the starter by wiping out rookie camps and other critical orientation time. Fitzpatrick is a savvy veteran, a calming influence for the Bills' offense. He incorporates head coach Chan Gailey's concepts and has the support of his locker room."

AFC East labor impact - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"A team-by-team look at how a continued labor impasse and extended NFL freeze on transactions would affect the division:"

QB-ready teams can handle long lockout - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Even if the Bills draft a quarterback, a long lockout probably would ensure Fitzpatrick remains the starter by wiping out rookie camps and other critical orientation time. Fitzpatrick is a savvy veteran, a calming influence for the Bills' offense. He incorporates head coach Chan Gailey's concepts and has the support of his locker room."

Screw You, NFL - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia goes OFF on both sides of the labor dispute even going so far as to use some colorful language.

Bills players react to NFL Labor Dispute | WKBW
"With the news that the NFL players union decided to decertify on Friday night several Buffalo Bills players commented on the NFL labor situation via their twitter accounts."

Looming NFL Lockout Creates Local Concern - YNN, Your News Now
"The Bills have become such a part of the summer fabric here imagine the Bills not at Pittsford. It's a scary scenario and a lot of people are going to lose money," DiTullio said.

NFL Draft
Putting prospects through the paces - BuffaloBills.com

The UB Bulls held their pro day at Ralph Wilson field house last week and here's a look back. Notable Bills coaches including DBs coach George Catavolos put the prospects through their paces.

The Road to the Draft: LB Brooks Reed - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
A look at 2nd-3rd round prospect Brooks Reed.

I'm hitting the draft wall | Buffalo Wins
"In the end, lets stop trying to be draft prognosticators and better yet, turn off the TV until April."

ProFootballWeekly.com - Nothing certain for Bills' draft
"For the Bills, the biggest draft question is simple: offense or defense? The answer isn't so straightforward."

More Bills Links
Jack Kemp Legacy Project - BuffaloBills.com

Photos from the event honoring the former Bills QB.

AFC East wide receiver power rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham thinks the Bills have the worst WR corps in the AFC East. Steve Johnson is 4th overall, Lee Evans 8th, and Roscoe Parrish 10th.

2011 Chargers' Opponent Spotlight: Buffalo Bills - Bolts From The Blue
Taking a look at the Buffalo Bills and what they might look like in 2011.

I'm hitting the draft wall | Buffalo Wins
"In the end, lets stop trying to be draft prognosticators and better yet, turn off the TV until April."

ProFootballWeekly.com - Nothing certain for Bills' draft
"For the Bills, the biggest draft question is simple: offense or defense? The answer isn't so straightforward."