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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/1

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Bills agree to terms with 10 undrafteds -
"The Bills filled out their incoming class of nine draftees with 10 undrafted rookie free agents. Buffalo agreed to terms with a quarterback, running back, two offensive linemen, a linebacker, four defensive backs and a punter Monday. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of each of them courtesy of the Bills scouting department." VT CB Chris Hill is pictured.

WGR 550 - Johnson To Have "Very Minor" Surgery
"Laboy says it's a planned procedure and Johnson should be completely healthy when voluntary minicamps start on May 29."

Bills NFL Draft Review |
"The Bills selected nine new players in the 2012 NFL draft. The 2 on Your Side sports staff analyzes some of the Bills top picks in our NFL Draft Review."

'Experts' give Bills OK marks - The Buffalo News
"The Bills were not named as one of the top five or six big winners of the draft by evaluators who ranked the league, but virtually all the national media outlets gave Buffalo a grade of B or better."

A Good Weekend for the Bills | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
A nice round-up of the weekend by Sal Maiorana.

Inside The Bills | Nix on undrafteds
"We liked a lot of these guys and one of them, (offensive line coach) Joe D’Alessandris liked (Paul) Madsen from Colorado State," said Nix. ’We had good grades on him. The punter from Florida State Powell we’ll give him a chance. He led the nation in 47 yards a kick in punting so he’s got a chance to compete. These safeties, we could add one, so they’ll have a chance. All these guys may have some holes in them, but they also have qualities that make positives for them to be here."

Gilmore wears family proudly -
"I would go work out in my backyard," he said. "I didn’t mind watching my sisters and brother. I have a great family. They’ve always been there for me. A real close family."

Inside The Bills | Gilmore to cover more than WRs?
"We would like to be able to match up against those two guys," said Nix of New England’s Gronkowski and Hernandez. "Even though you’re not as big as they are these guys with speed and they’re big enough that they can’t knock them around and push them away from them. It’s a lot harder for them against these bigger corners. Yes, we think he can do that."

Inside The Bills | 1 Bills undrafted has NBA link
"Colorado State OL Paul Madsen is the ninth youngest of 10 kids. He’s got four brothers and five sisters with one of his brothers being Minnesota Timberwolves and L.A. Lakers forward Mark Madsen. Madsen’s NBA brother had the nickname of "Mad Dog." According to Bills scout Brad Forsyth the offensive lineman with the same surname is a pretty tough customer as well."

Mel Kiper on Glenn, Graham - The Buffalo News
"However, Kiper does not see second-round pick Cordy Glenn of Georgia as an NFL left tackle. The Bills are adamant that it's his best position as a pro. I asked Kiper to expand on his views on Glenn and third-round pick T.J. Graham, the speed receiver from North Carolina State."

Bills add strong safety from Stanford - The Buffalo News
"The Bills announced a list of 10 rookie free-agent acquisitions on Monday. They are expected to sign contracts before the team's rookie minicamp on May 11." Check out some quick bios here.

2012 NFL Draft again the source of many interesting storylines - Peter King -
Peter King named Buddy Nix his co-GM of the weekend for his work at the NFL Draft.

What contract can rookies expect? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"No. 10 pick: CB Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo Bills 2011 No. 10 pick: QB Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville Jaguars (four years, $12 million)"

Four AFC East draft sleepers - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker picks Nigel Bradham as the sleep pick in the Bills draft, saying he could contribute in sub-packages this year.

Letchworth grad Buttles to get tryout with Bills - The Daily News Online: Sports
"Former Letchworth High School and University of Maine standout Derek Buttles has earned a free agent tryout with the Buffalo Bills."

Brown's Tounkara-Kone signs with Bills | The Providence Journal
"Brown University's All-Ivy League receiver, Alex Tounkara-Kone, has signed a free-agent contract to attend the Buffalo Bills' three-day rookie mini-camp beginning May 11."

99 for 99 - #89: Drew Haddad Rewrites the Record Books, is Drafted by the Bills - Bull Run
"Drew Haddad was selected in the 7th round, pick 233 by the Buffalo Bills in the 2000 NFL Draft. He was the second Bull to be drafted by the Bills, and the first in the NFL era. (The first Bull drafted was Willie Evans when Buffalo was in the AFL.) After spending the 2000 season on the Bills practice squad, Haddad was released and picked up by the Indianapolis colts in 2001 but suffered an injury."

Buffalo Bills 2012 NFL Draft Review - The Sports Network - National Football League
"Summary: Buffalo's defense continued to get better through this draft, as Gilmore should help bolster a troublesome secondary and Bradham and Carder are useful players who could play in a pinch, but Nix's moves on offense don't seem as sensible. Glenn seems better suited to right tackle or guard, and the Bills didn't really get much help at wide receiver. A pedestrian collection overall."