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Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson watches from the sidelines during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson watches from the sidelines during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

A closer look at Bills 2012 opponents -
"The Bills 2012 NFL schedule should be released in a couple of weeks providing fans with the ‘when’ in addition to the ‘who’ and the ‘where.’ The Bills square off against the AFC South and NFC West this fall along with their division rivals and two other intraconference opponents. Below we take a look at some of the more intriguing plot lines for Buffalo’s matchups this coming season."

Richardson headlines top draft talent visiting Bills -
" has learned that a pair of players widely forecast as first round picks and two other top prospects are making such visits to One Bills Drive today. Alabama RB Trent Richardson and Ohio State OT Mike Adams are the headliners with Syracuse DL Chandler Jones and Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson also visiting."

Bills preseason opponents announced -
"Buffalo will close out its 2012 preseason on the road with a familiar opponent in the Detroit Lions. The Week Four game (Aug. 29-30th) will mark the 32nd preseason meeting between the two teams and the 11th consecutive preseason the Bills and Lions will have played."

2012 NFL Draft: Quarterback Preview -
"'s draft preview series continues with a look at five of the top quarterback prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft."

NFL draft tip sheet: Bills offensive line | Erie Times-News
"But there's no question general manager Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey recognize the importance of grooming an anchor for the offensive line, which is why the Bills seem more likely to target one of two tackles -- Stanford's Jonathan Martin or Iowa's Riley Reiff -- if they stay put at No. 10."

Inside The Bills | OT Bell signs with Eagles
"Bell is an athletic offensive lineman, but was plagued by injuries the past few seasons. He appeared in just seven games in 2011 after a fractured collar bone forced him to miss eight of the nine games for which he was inactive."

Inside The Bills | Dissecting Richardson visit
"Now, the significance of Richardson making a pre-draft could very well prove moot. Most draft prognosticators are convinced he won’t slip any further than five where Tampa Bay sits with new head coach Greg Schiano, who values the run game a great deal and had great success with a versatile back at Rutgers in Ray Rice. But it doesn’t dismiss the fact that when the Bills say they take the best player available they mean it."

Inside The Bills | Why Bell’s first name changed
"According to Bell, his mother has spelled his name incorrectly since his birth. Recently Bell needed his birth certificate and came to discover that his name is spelled Demetress. Not much more to it than that I’m afraid."

Inside The Bills | Mario on fellow DE Anderson
"He’s definitely a high motor guy," Williams told "He’s deceiving. You look at him and he’s not as big as your typical defensive end and he knows how to use leverage and his quickness to get around guys. That was the biggest thing. When I would watch him in one-on-ones, especially during third down situations he was able to make things happen with his quickness and being elusive."

Inside The Bills | Kiper: OT, WR in mock for Bills
"Kiper has Buffalo taking Iowa OT Riley Reiff in the first at 10 and then Appalachian St. WR Brian Quick in the second. Here’s what he wrote about both choices."

Redskins, Steelers to visit Ralph in preseason - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan breaks down the Buffalo Bills preseason opponents and notes of Demetrius Bell's signing.

Bell lands with Eagles - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills free agent tackle Demetress Bell will be reunited with his former mentor, Jason Peters, in Philadelphia. Bell has agreed to terms with the Eagles, the team announced. The move was precipitated by the recent injury to Peters, who tore his Achilles tendon in a workout in Texas, where he lives. Peters probably is out for the season."

Bell Flocks To Eagles On 5-year Deal - WGR 550
"Bell spent four seasons with the Bills, the last three being labeled the opening day starter at left tackle. Injured for a good portion of time, Bell started a total of only 30 out of 48 total games. A former seventh round pick out of Northwestern State, Bell was pegged to be the left tackle of the future once Jason Peters was traded."

Bills Hosting HB Richardson, 3 Others On Visit - WGR 550
"Adams and Jones are thought to be fringe first-rounders at this point, while Wilson is right in the middle round range due to his lack of height."

With The Tenth Pick Of The 2012 BRB Mock Draft - Battle Red Blog
2012 BRB Mock Draft. With the 10th pick, the Bills select... Luke Kuechly (LB--Boston College).

Bills lose backup plan at left tackle - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Bell’s departure heightens the need for Buffalo to find a starting-caliber left tackle in the draft. Buffalo holds the No. 10 pick and has been projected by many to take Iowa's Riley Reiff. The Bills' other options at left tackle would be to go with 22-year old Chris Hairston, who is raw, or move Andy Levitre from guard to left tackle."

George Wilson says keeping it simple is the key to Buffalo stopping Tebow | ProFootballTalk
"What we did to really give ourselves a good chance of being productive against him is just trying to simplify the defense. We just played very basic, simple coverages where guys could line up and play and execute their assignments," Wilson said. "We just wanted to be able to line up and play and face what was in front of us."