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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 3/23

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Bills offseason program starts April 23rd -
"The Buffalo Bills announced that they will begin their offseason conditioning program on Monday, April 23rd."

What Happens To Kelsay, Merriman? - WGR 550
"I could envision a scenario that has both staying on the roster. With Mario Williams as a three-down player, Mark Anderson as a two-down player, Chris Kelsay helping stuff the run and Shawne Merriman being brought in on obvious passing situations. It seems like a group of four men with different types of games that can complement one another."

Bills additions shift division landscape -
"Granted, the other three AFC East clubs have time to address their defensive fronts, but as things sit right now, no team in the division has the across the board pass rush talent that Buffalo possesses on their defensive line."

State of the Franchise: Bills -
"NFL Network's Warren Sapp salutes the Bills free agent pick-up of Mario Williams and weighs Williams' impact on the team in 2012." This clip is from NFL Network.

Reactions on DE Mark Anderson - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan compiled some reactions to the Bills' signing of defensive end Mark Anderson on Wednesday.

Schobel will stay retired - The Buffalo News
"Former Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel reports from his home in Texas that he plans to stay retired."

Reorganizing Buffalo's draft needs - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Left tackle, wide receiver, and outside linebacker top Buffalo's draft needs, says James Walker.

Damond Talbot's Mock Draft 2.0 - Mocking The Draft
"10. Buffalo Bills - David DeCastro, G, Stanford - I might get killed for this, but DeCastro is the best player available and has the potential to be a pro bowler. With Levitre, Wood and DeCastro in the middle of the field, Fast Freddy and CJ are going to have a field day."

Ryan Miller's run for Buffalo Sabres deserves a toast | Democrat and Chronicle
"I applaud Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix for promising big things in free agency this season and then backing up his pledge with results. It always helps when your owner finally decides to try to make more money by spending more money to upgrade the roster. I wonder if this would be happening if the team’s loyal fans still were filling Ralph Wilson Stadium for every game."

Mario's era turning buzz into box office - The Buffalo News
"Could Mario Williams be the new Doug Flutie? Will he help fill up the stadium and stabilize the franchise's long-term future in Buffalo?"

Wire: NFL couldn't allow bounties to continue - CBS 21 News
"Something has existed in this sport that has no place in the game anymore," said Wire, who attended Cedar Cliff High School, during an interview Thursday with CBS 21 News. "All that we know now with player health and safety issues with concussions and the adverse affects of players long-term, we can't allow this type of behavior to continue any more."

Saskatchewan Roughriders add Darnell Bing and Chris Ellis to defence - Leader Post
"O’Day said the Roughriders added Ellis to their negotiation list at the end of last season and have been trying to get him signed since. After failing to find another opportunity in the NFL, Ellis committed to Saskatchewan." Ellis was Buffalo's third round pick in 2008.

EA Announces Initial Results of Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote - Softpedia
Stevie Johnson beat out Ryan Fitzpatrick in the first round. Marshawn Lynch is the Seahawks representative.

Saints, Jets top list of offseason losers - NFL - Sporting News
"Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills have been aggressive and landed the biggest defensive prize in free agency: end Mario Williams. Suddenly, it feels like the Jets and Dolphins have been eclipsed by the Bills."