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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/16

THE WAITING GAME: Lockout puts White’s NFL career on hold -
"On the final day of April, Chris White got the call he’d been waiting for. The Buffalo Bills made the former Mississippi State linebacker their fifth-round pick in the NFL Draft. White spent a cursory 10 minutes on the telephone with Bills coaches and executives. One of Vancleave’s favorite sons, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound White would like to continue the conversation."

Buffalo Bills Ready to Turn Corner with Front Office Reshuffling - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"In a nutshell, the new hirings are a clear sign that Buddy Nix is putting the franchise into rebuilding mode, and there's more reason than ever to be optimistic. Yes, last year's draft was a mixed bag. Yes,the team's record during Nix's first season was disappointing. Nevertheless, Nix and company have made it clear that progress is being made."

RB White a jack-of-all-trades -
"There’s a guy that is a very good running back, played a lot of positions, is a physical guy, can block and can catch the ball out of the backfield," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He’s a good runner both inside, has run the ball outside some. He’s 209 pounds, 5’10" and pretty thickly built. He’s got good speed, but he’s a versatile back. He can do a little bit of everything."

NFL Commissioner To Hold Conference Call With Bills Fans Tonight - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been talking to season ticket holders from around the NFL in a series of conference calls to explain the current situation and will talk to Buffalo Bills fans tonight at 6:30 pm for thirty minutes. Joe Buscaglia will be listening to the call and will post his thoughts about the conversation after it ends."

Vindicated by labor fight, Ralph Wilson isn’t gloating | ProFootballTalk
"Regardless, time has shown that Wilson and Brown were right. And yet neither man is involved in the current negotiations. Maybe that’s one of the reasons the league and the players aren’t getting anywhere."

Mike Mayock, Kim Jessup, Gus Johnson top Media Power List -
Lisa Wilson, the new Buffalo News sports editor, is fourth on the list after being named the only woman of color to hold that position at a metro paper.

NFL: The evolution of NFL running backs - ESPN
"For what it's worth, the decision by the Buffalo Bills to take 5-11, 196-pound speed back C.J. Spiller looks even more curious now than on draft day 2010. Spiller is in a division filled with 3-4 teams -- New England, Miami, New York Jets -- and plays in a conference dominated by two-gapping 3-4 defenses."

Bills Free Agents: Who Will the Team Hold on to in 2011? - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Taking a look at which free agents the Bills might hold on to.