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Tracking starters in recent AFC East drafts - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills actually were the AFC East's most efficient club when it came to drafting starters since ... 2002."

History Shows Bills Taking Von Miller Is A Big Risk : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Taking a linebacker within the first five picks of the draft is positively a risky proposition... 20 linebackers over the past 30 years have went as high as five. Of those, only six (Cornelius Bennett, Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Willie McGinest, Derrick Thomas, Junior Seau) have been unambiguous hits. "

Buddy Nix discusses challenges of playing in AFC East | ProFootballTalk
"Nix’s thoughts on Buffalo’s QB need and the team’s lack of a primetime game, along with the rest of his entire interview, can be seen on the PFT Live homepage."

2011 NFL draft
Top Prospect Profile: Cam Newton -

" takes an in-depth look at one of the top prospects in the 2011 draft, Auburn QB Cam Newton. The potential top overall pick in the draft talks about convincing all of his doubters that he can make the transition to the NFL."

How Newton perseveres -
"An in-depth look at one of the top prospects in the 2011 draft, Auburn QB Cam Newton."

Bills Scouts' Notebook, Ver. 2 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The Buffalo Bills made another pair of their scouts available to the media. Essentially every player that could be picked by the Bills at third overall were scouted by these two. Shawn Heinlen (Florida to New Mexico -East to West; Kansas to Texas -North to South) and Brian Fisher (Midwest –Michigan to Kentucky, Kentucky to Kansas, Kansas to Dakotas) gave us their thoughts on some of the prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft."

Cam Newton could help Buffalo Bills soon | Democrat and Chronicle
"If Buffalo uses the No. 3 overall pick on outside linebacker Von Miller or a prominent top defensive lineman, there's little doubt he'd start right away. But would that pick and the remainder of the picks help enough to lift Buffalo to a playoff berth this season? Probably not. Newton or Blaine Gabbert could help the Bills win enough games to make the playoffs for many years after 2011."

Bills know they need to get this draft right - Olean Times Herald
"WHEN ASKED how much faulty drafting had contributed to the Bills’ lengthy absence from the playoffs, Modrak admitted, "I’ve been here for that time. How much (it’s contributed)? I don’t know if I can quantify that because without trying to escape (the question), I think there are a lot of things that go into putting a team together."

The Road to the Draft: NT Kenrick Ellis - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
A look at the second or third round prospect.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 4-22
Chris Brown says the draft won't be when the new uniform is released, what contact is allowed between players and coaches, picking opening day starters, the split between defenders and offensive players in the draft, and why Aaron Maybin is still around.

More Bills Links
NFL: No deadline for when games would be canceled - NFL Wire - The Buffalo News

"The NFL hasn't set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement."

Camp Fitz gets Upgraded - Buffalo Rumblings
Check out photos of Donovan McNabb and Larry Fitzgerald, also in Arizona, talking with Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Man admits stealing Kelly’s sports rings - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"A Buffalo man who stole several thousand dollars worth of sports rings and other memorabilia from Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly pleaded guilty Thursday to felony grand larceny before Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case."

Overcoming adversity made Kelly a better person | Hattiesburg American
"Adversity is something Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly knows a lot about."

Former Bills player faces asbestos charge - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"A Buffalo firefighter who briefly played fullback for the Buffalo Bills was criminally charged on Friday with illegally handling asbestos. Sean P. Doctor, 44, of Buffalo, was charged with a felony violation of the federal Clean Air Act, the U. S. Attorney’s office said.... He was drafted by the Bills in April 1989. After a suspension for steroid use, he played briefly for the team before he was cut early in the 1990 season. "