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2011 All-AFC East Team - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Despite being beaten out for a Pro Bowl spot by Patriots guard Brian Waters, Andy Levitre comes in ahead of him in James Walker's All-AFC East team. Fred Jackson and George Wilson join him on the team.

Bills Sign Two Players - WGR 550
"McKillop was drafted in 2009 by the San Francisco 49ers to play inside linebacker in their 3-4 defense. The 6-foot, 244 pound linebacker hung on with the 49ers until he was released by the team in August. At Pittsburgh, McKillop was the middle linebacker for the Panthers 4-3 defense."

Bills Focus: BCS National Title Preview -
Rookies Marcell Dareus (Alabama) and Kelvin Sheppard (LSU) talk about the BCS Championship game featuring their former teammates.

Barnett: Wannstedt an easy buy-in -
"It’s very similar to when Dom Capers came to Green Bay for me," he said. "There was a change in defense in a big way, but when you have a proven track record as a coach coming in there it’s easy for guys to say, ‘I’m buying in.’ (Wannstedt) has done it before. Everyone has seen it and he’s won a lot of games so it’s a lot easier for guys to buy in."

Kyle Williams on his rehab progress -
The Buffalo Bills lineman talks about the recovery from his surgery on locker clean-out day.

Bryan Scott on offseason plans -
What does Scott plan to do to get ready for the 2012 season?

Wilson looks ahead to 2012 -
George Wilson plans to build on a solid 2011 in the 2012 season.

Inside The Bills | Fred latest to back Stevie return
"I think everybody on our offense wants Stevie back," Johnson told the WGR Morning Show. "He was a great playmaker for us. He was one of the weapons that we counted on week in and week out. I know Fitz would definitely like to have him back. I would like to have him back. He was Fitz’s favorite target. We would like to have him back and that’s the plan to hopefully get him back."

Inside The Bills | Byrd 2nd team PFF All-Pro
"Jairus Byrd very quietly had a very productive 2011 season. The film reviewers and stat crunchers at Pro Football Focus however, took notice. Byrd was awarded 2nd Team All-Pro honors by PFF at the free safety position and by their count he was an eyelash from being 1st team."

Dareus ready to tackle any role - The Buffalo News
"I'm comfortable wherever they want me," Dareus said. "I don't think there's an uncomfortable position on the field for me."

ESPN's Clayton Thinks Bills Will Sign WR Johnson - WGR 550
"I think so. Even though as WGR reported last week that they're $2 million apart, I think that both have fair positions for their number and it's a matter of cutting it in the middle," Clayton said. "What they should do is a find a way to sign him to a long-term contract because he's one of the most important players on the team."

No Progress Between Bills And HB Jackson - WGR 550
"Well, as of right now, nothing," Jackson said. "But I have all the confidence in the world in Buddy [Nix] and I look forward to getting something done sooner rather than later. Hopefully we can get something moving here soon."

32 Teams, 32 Observations |
"Of all the tight ends with at least 20 targets in a season over the last four seasons, Scott Chandler in 2011 has the highest catch rate. He caught 38 of the 43 balls thrown his way for a catch rate of 88.4%."

Johnson, Gailey see inconsistent enforcement of celebration penalties | ProFootballTalk
"It happened last year," Gailey said. "He put a message on his shirt and showed his shirt and didn’t get flagged. And he does it this year and gets flagged. Which one is it?"

Scott Pitoniak: Bills' ''Comeback for the Ages" one of my all-time favorite sports moments
"All he said was, "Don’t ever let ’em say you gave up," Tasker recounted. "There was brilliance in his simplicity. He didn’t berate us for crappy play, and he didn’t try to give us some rah-rah speech, which would have come across as disingenuous and phony. We had been to two straight Super Bowls, and he appealed to our pride. It wound up working. We chipped away and kept playing hard, and a miracle occurred."

Erie's Bills' radio broadcasts in limbo | Erie Times-News
"There are 22 Entercom-owned AM and FM stations in New York state, but the only Pennsylvania city in Entercom's 23-market portfolio is Wilkes-Barre."

For Marshawn "Money" Lynch, There Is No Police Offseason | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA
"Oh, damn police."

Steve Johnson listens to Adele, ponders Buffalo departure | Shutdown Corner
"What does this picture and impending free agency, mixed with that Adele song, mean? Other than the fairly obvious indication that Steve Johnson needs to update his iPod, it could signify any number of things. A bad breakup is coming."