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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 4/13

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Draft room decision making -
"Buddy has final say so," said Bills head coach Chan Gailey. "There’s no question about it. He makes the decision. He asks Mr. Wilson’s opinion, my opinion and he asks the scouts’ opinion and the coaches’ opinion, but he makes the decision. That’s what he’s great at and we need to let him do that. That’s what his forte is and where his strength is. He should do that."

Lockout or no lockout, county pays the Bills - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"NFL owners have declared a lockout, casting doubt on the 2011 season. But Erie County taxpayers by May 1 will deliver more than $640,000 to the Buffalo Bills for a category of support known as "game-day and operating expenses." That will be followed by a similar payment of more than $1 million Aug. 1, as quarterly checks to the team continue like clockwork."

Bills host LB Tarpinian -
"Pre-draft visits have been frequent for the Bills this spring and another prospect was at One Bills Drive Tuesday. Iowa inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian was meeting with Buffalo’s coaching staff in Orchard Park."

2011 NFL Draft
Inside The Bills | Von Miller adding muscle

"Miller said he’s been eating like crazy during the pre-draft process, but insists it’s all good weight. His performance at the combine was a testament to that fact. "

Inside The Bills | Pats hosting Locker
"The New England Patriots are viewed by most to have primary needs at defensive end, outside linebacker and wide receiver. So why are they hosting Washington QB Jake Locker on a pre-draft visit?"

Kiper calls Buffalo ideal spot for Von Miller - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Kiper broke down the top defensive prospects in this year's draft class by projecting where they would be ideal fits instead of predicting where they will be drafted in the order. "

The Road to the Draft: QB Christian Ponder - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
Taking a closer look at Christian Ponder.

More Bills Links
Bills announce preseason schedule -

The official release from

Bills Focus: Buffalo Jills Workshop -
Tryouts for the Buffalo Jills are under way.

Jaguars, Lions are on Bills' preseason home schedule - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan updates the preseason schedule and the visitor to OBD yesterday.

One NFL exec called Michigan about Brady - AFC East Blog - ESPN
It's not Bills related, but Buffalo Sabres forward Mike Grier's father plays an important role and the Sabre was interviewed for the story.

Running back the least of Buffalo Bills' worries | Democrat and Chronicle
"A leading analyst says the Bills have the best group of running backs in the AFC East." Bob Matthews gives his thoughts on some quick hits about the Bills.

Colonials fill two key slots with big-name coaches - Hartford Sports |
Former Bills DL coach Tim Krumrie (2003-2005) has joined the staff of the Hartford Colonials of the UFL.