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MIAMI - NOVEMBER 14:  Quarterback Tyler Thigpen #16 of the Miami Dolphins passes against the Tennessee Titans at Sun Life Stadium on November 14 2010 in Miami Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
MIAMI - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Tyler Thigpen #16 of the Miami Dolphins passes against the Tennessee Titans at Sun Life Stadium on November 14 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 3-4
Carson Palmer, Tyler Thigpen and Colin Kaepernick all get discussed at solutions at QB. Chris Brown says Kraig Urbik has the inside track at right guard if Eric Wood moves to center full time. He also re-affirmed his belief that Erik Pears has the inside track at right tackle. Brown wraps up with Nick Fairley talk.

Former teammates reflect on the late Jack Kemp - The Buffalo News
Some of Jack Kemp's teammates reminisce about the guy they revered for his team play and leadership.

In Pro Athletes’ Finances, a Defensive Line Pays - NYTimes.com
Paul Posluszny is an example of what professional athletes should do with their money.

NFL.com news: Sides to resume talks Monday as CBA deadline extended a week
"During Friday's one-day extension, teams were instructed to operate as if the CBA has expired, meaning they no longer can cut, re-sign players or make any player moves until a new CBA is bargained. The terms will remain the same under the new seven-day extension."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On March 5, 1970 Jack Kemp retired from football.

Making millions in the AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills have 19 players, the most in the AFC East, making $1 million or more in base salary.

Rutkowski on Kemp - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"Here's an audio clip with former Bill Ed Rutkowski talking about Kemp's running ability."

Maguire on Kemp - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"Here's an audio clip of Maguire recalling Kemp's leadership when the two played for the Los Angeles Chargers under famed coach Sid Gillman."

Thurman Thomas Standing Behind Players As Lockout Looms - 13WHAM.com
"Look at it as money, but it's more than that. It's about being able to walk, have healthcare after the game. It's probably the most important thing," Thomas said.

Thurman Thomas Visits School 33 for Breakfast - YNN, Your News Now
"Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas visited Rochester to encourage kids to make healthy choices in regards to eating and exercising. Thomas joined the students at School 33 on Webster Avenue for breakfast."

Get your AFC East chat wrap here - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Bills topics include Ryan Fitzpatrick and the pre-season AFC East rankings.

NFL star Aaron Maybin comes home - Big News Network
"Maybin is in town all week helping the non-profit which helps enhance the lives of people in need through visual arts. The Bills linebacker will also work on a mirror and tile mosaic that will be installed within Sinai Hospital."

2011 NFL Draft
Auburn intel - BuffaloBills.com

Buddy Nix coached at Auburn and Chan Gailey's son attended the school. Could it help when two of the top prospects are Tigers?

Inside The Bills | Bowers pro day set
"According to the National Football Post, Bowers will work out for NFL scouts, GMs and personnel execs on April 1st at Clemson at 9 am. Bowers only participated in the bench press at the NFL combine last week due to a lateral meniscus tear in his knee that required surgery at the end of the season."

Inside The Bills | Phil Taylor 1st round lock?
Gil Brandt says with his impressive workout DT Phil Taylor has solidified himself as a first rounder.

Top draft busts in AFC East history tallied - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Buffalo's draft busts list voters don't recall anything that happened before 2000.

3 teams that can't miss in the first round | National Football Post
The 2010 selection of Clemson running back C.J. Spiller is a perfect example of why "drafting the best player on the board" isn’t always the soundest philosophy.