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PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 08:  Chris Hairston #75 of the Buffalo moves at the snap during Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on August 8, 2011 in Pittsford, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 08: Chris Hairston #75 of the Buffalo moves at the snap during Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on August 8, 2011 in Pittsford, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Left tackle an offseason priority -
"We’re going to draft a tackle if we can," he said. "If there’s one there is what I mean. If there’s one there that we think can play we’re going to draft a tackle. You can never have too many tackles."

Inside The Bills | King likes Reed’s HOF chances
"My gut feeling is that those with the best chance to be the final five this year are Dawson, wide receiver Andre Reed, defensive end Charles Haley, running back Curtis Martin and tackle William Roaf."

Surgery puts Bills' Troup on wait list - The Buffalo News
"It's going to be a long winter for Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Torell Troup. He's a weight-room fanatic, but because of back surgery last month he can't touch a weight until spring."

Inside The Bills | McKelvin having surgery
"No word at this point as to what part of McKelvin’s shoulder will be repaired. McKelvin appeared in all 16 games in 2011 including six starts."

Inside The Bills | Nix on Easley
"His problem’s been completely solved. They said it would not recur again. So we don’t know what we’ve got. We know he’s talented, we’ve always thought he was. He’s a really big, strong, guy, he’s 225 pounds who can run. He ran a 4.40. He can run after the catch, we haven’t had that much. But to answer your question we’ve got to see what we’ve got."

Inside The Bills | Moulds still has the mark
"Moulds had nine catches for 240 yards and a touchdown (32 yarder) in the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Dolphins. Much like Johnson, Moulds and the Bills also came up short against Miami losing 24-17 thanks in large part to five turnovers. "

Buddy Nix expects Buffalo Bills to take 'big step' next season | Democrat and Chronicle
"My expectations are that we'll take a big step (in 2012)," Nix said. "If we get these guys back who are injured, and we add to this mix, we should take a big step next year."

Bills are backing Ryan Fitzpatrick - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I got no reservations about Ryan. He had some bad games, but the thing we know for sure is we've seen him do it," Nix said during this week's season-ending news conference. "We've seen him have the good games. He is what we thought he'd be. I think when we started losing players and losing weapons for him, he compensated by trying to carry the load some and playing with different receivers each week. It sounds like excuses, but they're reasons."

Broncos Add Wide Receiver Goodwin to Roster; Larsen to IR - Mile High Report
"Denver replaced Goodwin on the practice squad with wide receiver Tim Toone who spent 2011 on the Buffalo Bills practice squad."

Buddy Nix expects the Bills to "take a big step" toward the playoffs | ProFootballTalk
"But can 2012 be the season the Bills finally end their playoff drought? That’s what G.M. Buddy Nix was asked during his press conference on Monday, and he said that’s what he expects to see."

The future of the Buffalo Bills | WHEC
Robin De Wind recaps Buddy Nix's press conference.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Top priority for Bills is re-signing receiver Johnson
"We do want him back." said Nix. "Hopefully if he wanted to hit the market he’d say that. I take him at his word. He says he wants to be here ... I think we’ll get a deal done."

Nix committed to turning Bills around - Olean Times Herald: Sports
"Here’s the thing about Buddy Nix, he looks and sounds the part." - Three and out: Starks still uncertain
"Bills GM Buddy Nix recently told reporters he believes RB C.J. Spiller can 'be a workhorse kind of back' for years to come." news: Jaguars land Falcons OC Mularkey for head-coaching job
"Mularkey previously was a head coach in Buffalo, where he went 14-18 before the Bills fired him after the 2005 season." Fact checkers! He resigned.