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Bills awarded compensatory pick -
" has learned that the Bills were awarded one compensatory pick at the end of round seven. At 251st overall, it’s just two picks removed from the end of the draft. It’s the 26th compensatory pick awarded to the team since they were first distributed in 1994."

Mario landed in good spot, Phillips says - The Buffalo News
"It's easy to like it there, as far as the people are concerned," Phillips said by telephone. "It's a small-town atmosphere. That part of it, he'll like. You get to know people, and there are a lot of good people to know."

Tasker Decides Against Run GOP Primary For Congress |
Scott Brown spoke with Steve Tasker Monday afternoon. Tasker said that "since the middle of last week I considered getting into the race in a serious way. Over the weekend I talked it over with my family and we decided it was not the right time for us."

3 Bills get taste of business world -
"There were only 34 NFL players chosen to participate, but three of them were Bills at the NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at Harvard this past week. Ruvell Martin, Kirk Morrison and Sam Young all took part in the week long lecture series that included prominent guest speakers and valuable networking opportunities."

2012 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Preview -
Taking a look at the crop of draft-eligible receivers. A good look, Bills fans.

On the Clock: Bills -
NFL Network puts the Bills on the clock with some help from team reporter Chris Brown.

Inside The Bills | King: Bills D-line best in East
"He’ll have Mario Williams at left end and Anderson and Chris Kelsay (and maybe a draft choice) playing the right side, with Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Torell Troup in the middle. That’s the best line in the AFC East."

Inside The Bills | Latest mock goes OT
"With the 10th overall pick, Pro Football Weekly has Buffalo taking Iowa OT Riley Reiff. Here’s their explanation for the pick."

Inside The Bills | Poz’s contract to thank
"Last offseason Posluszny signed a whopping six-year $45M contract handed to him by the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was considerably more money than any contract Buffalo handed out to any of their free agents last year. Contract size for free agents lost or signed does factor into the league’s compensatory equation."

Inside The Bills | Bills compensatory history ’05-’11
"The Bills have had just four compensatory picks awarded to them in the last seven years prior to Monday’s awarding of an additional seventh (#251 overall). Here are the players selected with compensatories since 2005."

Inside The Bills | Nix update on Demetrius Bell
"Demetrius wanted to test the market I think and we told him to go ahead and do that," said Nix. "We made him an offer and didn’t hear anything back from him so I assume they’re looking for something else."

Inside The Bills | Will Bills draft more than 1 OT?
"Depth at tackle is problem," said Nix. "We’ve got depth inside. We’ve got guards and centers that can play in there. Last year we lost two left tackles and Levitre moved out there and he did a commendable job, but we’ve got to have at least one top tackle in the draft and another guy that we can develop."

Inside The Bills | Nix’s take on Tebow
"We’ve got respect for Tim and I worked hard on (studying) Tim and probably spent more time with him than my wife when he was coming out because he’s a guy you like and you want him to do well," said Nix. "We’re going to have good players in that division all the time and Tim is just another one of them so we’ll just approach it like everybody else."

Inside The Bills | Bills draft picks by overall #
"With the compensatory picks now awarded to 15 different NFL clubs we now know the overall number of every one of Buffalo’s 10 draft choices. Here they are."

Bills add 7th-round pick - The Buffalo News
"Barnett played 93 percent of the defensive snaps, according to News figures, cancelling out the loss of Posluszny. Smith made five starts, rushed 20 times and caught 23 passes. The other Bills' additions played very little."

Demetrius Bell Still A Possibility for the Redskins? - Hogs Haven
"The Redskins, Jets and Dolphins are all in on Bell, but would the Redskins be a more enticing place because of the possibility to start? Buscaglia sites the emergence of Chris Hairston and the possibility of the Bills drafting Riley Reiff as other reasons why Bell will likely not be back in Buffalo. Bell is 27 years old and has been the opening day starter at left tackle for three out of the last four years in Buffalo."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Pats need to be ready for Bills' pass rush
"But congratulations to them," Kraft said of New England's AFC East rivals. "They really improved their D line. Probably Mario Williams is the best player at his position in the league, so they've really improved, and it's just another good rivalry."

Bills lease negotiations to begin soon |
"The Buffalo Bills are not really asking for what other communities have asked for. Brand new stadiums with luxurious suits and all the revenue going to them," Gorski says.