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TE Chandler agrees to contract extension -
"It’s good to have some stability for the first time in a long time," Chandler said, "This is definitely where I wanted to be. I think it’s the best place for me and I think it’s a great fit for the Bills, too. I think I bring some things to the table. At the same time this is definitely the ideal place and offense for me with the teammates and coaching staff."

Bills have space to be free agent players - The Buffalo News
"The Bills are $20.9 million under their projected salary cap for the 2012 season, according to News figures. They stand $32.8 million under their cap in terms of actual cash spending, the News estimates. Those totals do not count the new contract signed Thursday by tight end Scott Chandler."

Former Bill says players ran a pool themselves - Yahoo! Sports
"Retired NFL safety Coy Wire says he was part of a small group of Buffalo Bills players who pooled money on a weekly basis and rewarded themselves for hurting opponents during his rookie season in 2002. Though the Bills were at that time coached by Gregg Williams, Wire insists the 'pay-for-play pool' was solely player-driven."

Inside The Bills | Chandler’s journey
"I’ve been cut four times and I think the last couple of times that I got cut I didn’t know if there was going to be anymore NFL ball for me. I’m just really grateful to the Bills for the opportunity and am very excited to move forward and continue to build with our team. "

Inside The Bills | Players want to stay
"I think that you see that guys are excited to re-sign. We all want to be here. I think that’s a big deal. The front office has done a great job of getting guys here and the players want to stay and I think that says a lot. We all love the environment there and we love the city of Buffalo and we want to be here. We are all very excited to see where this thing goes."

Bills finish deal with tight end Chandler - The Buffalo News
"I'm very appreciative of the opportunity I got here," Chandler said. "There's no other place I thought was as good a fit. I really value the ability to be in one place after bouncing around so much. I love the coaching staff and the players and can't say enough about the city of Buffalo."

Chandler Re-signs With Bills - WGR 550
"Chandler spoke with WGR about an hour after tweeting he had re-signed. You can hear that audio below!"

Buffalo Bills, Scott Chandler sign contract | Democrat and Chronicle
"At 6 feet 7, Chandler presented a big target in the red zone in helping Buffalo get off to a surprising 5-2 start before the team unraveled in part due to a rash of injuries and closed the year losing eight of its final nine games. Chandler was hampered by an ankle injury, which forced him to miss two games in December."

Stevie Reaching Out To Vincent Jackson? - WGR 550
Stevie Johnson sent a tweet to Vincent Jackson yesterday, then responded to Joe Buscaglia, saying, "I feel like we are on the verge! Our team has been strong together going thru things. The office is BACKING us! #promising ya know"

Possible Bills Targets: WR Marques Colston - WGR 550
"Let's make a case for, and against New Orleans Saints wideout Marques Colston."

Maximizing the Fred-C.J. duo -
"The silver lining for Jackson and Spiller is whoever is not the starter is likely to see an awful lot of the field anyway knowing the two backs are two of the top playmakers on offense. Gailey will find a way to get the ball in each set of hands as much as possible."

AFC East mock drafts - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Kiper has Buffalo going Melvin Ingram, while McShay see Courtney Upshaw in red, white, and blue.