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Rumblings Recap: Buffalo Bills News, 3/13-3/18

History Says 4-12 Bills Will Trend Upward - Buffalo Rumblings
In 2010, the Buffalo Bills finished 4-12. Wondering how 4-12 teams have historically fared the season after that lame record? Glad you asked.

Bills Must Focus On Fixing Rushing Attack - Buffalo Rumblings
The running game is a problem for the Buffalo Bills - and we're not just talking about the team's league-worst run defense.

Comparing Ryan Fitzpatrick To "Replacement-Level" Quarterbacks - Buffalo Rumblings
Over the past 10 NFL Drafts, 14 incumbent quarterbacks have been replaced by a Top-10 QB. Here's how Ryan Fitzpatrick - who may suffer the same fate - compares to those players.

Cookie Gilchrist Memorial Service Set For April 16 - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills Alumni will be holding a memorial service for Cookie Gilchrist on April 16th.

Bills NT Torell Troup Says He's Up To 326 Pounds - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills NT Torell Troup is one of the team's more interesting players to follow on Twitter.

2011 NFL Draft - Players Visiting Buffalo

Reports: Bills Set Visits With Von Miller, Brooks Reed - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills will reportedly host Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller and Arizona DE Brooks Reed on pre-draft visits.

Buffalo Bills To Host Patrick Peterson On Pre-Draft Visit - Buffalo Rumblings
LSU CB Patrick Peterson told reporters after his pro day that he's got pre-draft visits lined up with every team in possession of a Top 5 pick this April.

LSU Pro Day: Kelvin Sheppard Workout Reportedly Disappointing - Buffalo Rumblings
LSU ILB Kelvin Sheppard drew mixed reviews for his pro day workout; he'll make a pre-draft visit to Buffalo, as well.

Ryan Kerrigan Making Pre-Draft Visit With Bills, Too - Buffalo Rumblings
Add another name to the list of players making a pre-draft visit with the Bills: Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan.

Report: Justin Houston Scheduled To Visit Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Georgia OLB Justin Houston will be, by our count, the fourth DE/OLB prospect to visit with the Buffalo Bills pre-draft.

Report: Cameron Jordan Set To Visit Bills Pre-Draft - Buffalo Rumblings
We're now up to nine players reportedly making pre-draft visits with the Bills. The latest name: California DE Cameron Jordan.

Da'Quan Bowers Is Latest Name On Bills Pre-Draft Visit List - Buffalo Rumblings
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers becomes the tenth prospect - and seventh front-seven defender - making a pre-draft visit with the Buffalo Bills.

2011 NFL Draft - News

2011 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock Unveils Top 32 Prospects - Buffalo Rumblings
NFL Network's Mike Mayock has unveiled his Top 32 2011 NFL Draft prospects, and Alabama DL Marcell Dareus sits atop it.

2011 NFL Draft: Jabaal Sheard A Possible Bills Target - Buffalo Rumblings
Pitt DE Jabaal Sheard is flying under the radar when it comes to Buffalo Bills draft discussion. He shouldn't be.

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Will Blaine Gabbert Fall To Buffalo? - Buffalo Rumblings
In the latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft from SBNation.com, Blaine Gabbert is projected to the Buffalo Bills with the No. 3 overall pick.

Greg Gabriel "Not So Sure" Blaine Gabbert Is First-Round Worthy - Buffalo Rumblings
Former NFL personnel man Greg Gabriel has a lot of misgivings about QB Blaine Gabbert as a first-round draft pick.

Greg Gabriel's Latest Prospect Breakdown: Cam Newton - Buffalo Rumblings
Greg Gabriel is much more convinced about Cam Newton, the player, than he is about Blaine Gabbert, the player. But that doesn't mean he thinks Newton is a slam dunk as a prospect; far from it.

Bills Have Dined With Blaine Gabbert, Too - Buffalo Rumblings
Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert dined with Bills executives Wednesday night, and will put his best foot forward at his pro day on Thursday.

2011 NFL Draft - Baker's Dozen Series

Baker's Dozen Physical Scouting Report: Julio Jones - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Rumblings' long, complex series of posts covering 13 draft prospects begins with this Julio Jones scouting report.

Baker's Dozen Physical Scouting Report: Nick Fairley - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Rumblings' long, complex series of posts covering 13 draft prospects continues with this Nick Fairley scouting report.

Baker's Dozen Character Scouting Report: Julio Jones - Buffalo Rumblings
After breaking down Julio Jones' football acumen, Buffalo Rumblings takes a look at Julio Jones the person. (Hint: he's squeaky clean.)

Baker's Dozen College Blogger Perspective: Julio Jones - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Rumblings talks to SB Nation's Crimson Tide blog, Roll 'Bama Roll, to continue their discussion on wide receiver Julio Jones.

Baker's Dozen Character Scouting Report: Nick Fairley - Buffalo Rumblings
After breaking down Nick Fairley's football acumen, Buffalo Rumblings takes a look at Nick Fairley the person.

Julio Jones And The Bills: Dan Kadar's Perspective - Buffalo Rumblings
A draftnik's perspective on the idea of Julio Jones going to the Buffalo Bills. Short version: it's not as crazy as it sounds.

Baker's Dozen College Blogger Perspective: Nick Fairley - Buffalo Rumblings
Auburn blogger Klell Lawrence of Track 'Em Tigers joins us for some talk about Nick Fairley's college career.

NFL Labor Battle

Locked Out Bills Players Already Planning Workouts - Buffalo Rumblings
Locked out of team headquarters, Bills CB Drayton Florence and WR Stevie Johnson are organizing workouts with teammates well away from Orchard Park.

Buffalo Bills Release Statement On NFL Lockout - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have released a statement regarding the NFL lockout.

Roger Goodell Addresses Reported NFL Draft Boycott - Buffalo Rumblings
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke on Tuesday night about an ESPN report claiming that the NFLPA had asked rookies not to attend the 2011 NFL Draft.

NFL Hopeful New CBA Will Be Conducive To New Stadiums - Buffalo Rumblings
Roger Goodell and Jeff Pash spoke with SB Nation's NFL bloggers about a lengthy list of league issues on Thursday, including the prospect of building new stadiums under a new CBA.

Roger Goodell: League Shares In Fan Frustration Over Lockout - Buffalo Rumblings
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had a message for fans in a Thursday exclusive interview with SB Nation.

Jeff Pash: NFL Players Only Wanted To Talk Money - Buffalo Rumblings
Do NFL owners believe that the players and their (former) union are concerned solely with money? It certainly seems that way.

DeMaurice Smith Reacts To Roger Goodell's Letter To Players - Buffalo Rumblings
In an exclusive interview with SB Nation on Friday, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith responded to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's letter to players sent Thursday night.