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May 15, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA;  Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young addresses the media during a press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
May 15, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young addresses the media during a press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Transcript: Vince Young Joins the Bills -
See what Vince Young had to say at his press conference.

Bills Focus: Vince Young 1-on-1 Interview -
"Chris Brown talks with the newest Bills quarterback about playing for coach Gailey, his past experience with coach Lee, and his 2006 game against the Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Respectful Young is here to learn - The Buffalo News
"Young spent about 10 minutes fielding questions from reporters on a variety of topics, from why he chose Buffalo, to how he's adjusting to a backup role and how he's matured over the years. He also explained exactly what he meant by "Dream Team.""

Expertise of Gailey, Lee sold Young -
"I just really respect Coach Gailey and Coach Lee," Young told "I got a chance to work with some great guys over my years. Coach (Mike) Heimerdinger, may he rest in peace, and coach Andy Reid and Marty Morhninweg, two guys that read their history, done some great things and coached some great quarterbacks. So I thought this was an opportunity for myself to come in and learn some more knowledge on being the best I can be as a quarterback. That’s the biggest thing I was thinking about to up my skill level some more working with these guys."

Vince Young Press Conference -
"The new Bills QB addresses the media about his reasons for signing with Buffalo. "

Inside The Bills | VY not aware of Wildcat plans
"Not that I know of," said Young. "Right now I’m just learning the new terminology and just trying to get a lot of work in with Coach (David) Lee. The most that I can under the new rules that we have, that’s the biggest thing just trying to learn as much as I can right now."

Inside The Bills | Vince’s jersey number
"Young has worn 10 for as long as he can remember in honor of his mother, who was born on June 10th. Young himself celebrates a birthday this Friday when he turns 29."

Inside The Bills | VY: Bills fans all about passion
"The biggest thing was the fans," Young told "I remember our bus getting egged and thing s like that and it shows you what the atmosphere is here and how much the fans really love their team. I’m just happy to be a part of it now. There are some great guys on this team and great coaches. I’m ready to get in here and get to work and help out in any way I can."

Inside The Bills | Vince likes Bills ball carriers
"We have a tremendous running back, two of the finest running backs," said Young. "I feel you always need a one-two punch and we have some very talented receivers on the outside. I saw a lot of their games last year and I got a chance to watch them a little bit. I just know that [Ryan Fitzpatrick] or whoever is working the offense that they have a great opportunity and great chance to do some big things. I’m happy to be a part of this team as well."

Video: Skurski, DiCesare talk about Young - The Buffalo News
"News Sports Reporters Jay Skurski and Bob DiCesare talk about the Bills' addition of backup quarterback Vince Young:"

WGR 550 - Humbled QB Young Happy To Backup For Bills
"All you can do is come in and work," Young said when he spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon. "This league is crazy injury-wise. I’m not wishing that on him, he’s our starting quarterback and I’m behind him 100 percent so the biggest thing is not just at my position, at every position on the football field you have to be always ready because you never know what’s going to happen."

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: I Think This Young Thing Can Work
"I’m not naïve, I know the Bills organization will be under siege if #14 struggles. Fans love the backup quarterback, they always do. There will be a QB controversy outside the doors of One Bills Drive. Nix and Gailey have already gotten testy the first time they talked about their new QB. If they’re going to keep this running smoothly and not let Young be a distraction, they must do better than that, but I don’t think the distraction will be Young himself. He’s come too far to let that happen."

Vince Young eager to help Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sipping from a water bottle and dressed in a Bills’ red T-shirt, blue shorts and wearing a white team hat, Young said he signed with Buffalo because of the opportunity to play under an offensive-minded head coach in Chan Gailey. He said he’s also familiar with the team’s first-year quarterbacks coach David Lee, who recruited Young to play at Arkansas."

Bills bet rebounding Young has a lot in reserve - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills are betting on Young rebounding from those experiences. They introduced him Tuesday as the competition for Tyler Thigpen as backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. That's what it's come to. The third overall pick in the 2006 draft, Young is with his third team in three years, on his second straight one-year contract, still striving to resurrect his career through the role of reserve."

Bill Polian To Wall of Fame
Game selected to honor Bills Wall of Famer Bill Polian -

"Former Bills General Manager Bill Polian will be added to the prestigious list of names on the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame during a ceremony on October 21, 2012 against the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bill Polian
"Bill Polian talks about his wall of fame honor, his time in Buffalo, and more"

Inside The Bills | Polian picks Wall of Fame date
"The game date selected makes sense. One of Polian’s sons, Dennis, is an assistant to Titans head coach Mike Munchak."

WGR 550 - Polian Shares Bills Memories
The G-M from 1986-1992, Polian joined the WGR Morning show on Tuesday and said he was shocked when Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. called him with the news. "It means so much" Polian said. "In many respects Buffalo is home, our kids went to school there. The fondest memories we have as a family are all based around Buffalo. There’s so much emotion tied up with it, so many friends, so many great memories, to be able to come back and receive that kind of honor is an important thing for not only myself but the entire family."

Leo Roth: Could Bill Polian be the Buffalo Bills' next general manager? | Democrat and Chronicle
"I’d take a look at [another GM job]," he said. "You never say never in this business but it would have to be an absolutely ideal situation and it would have to be something the family was comfortable with."

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OL Asper fares well in center of the action -

"Day one it was all I could do to think about getting the ball to the quarterback and thinking about the plays and footwork and the defense and that stuff wasn’t really happening," he said. "I had some narrow tunnel vision, but as the days went on I didn’t have to think about the snap, it became automatic, so I could start looking to see where the defensive tackles were and then I could see where the linebackers were. The last day I felt real comfortable to see what the whole defense was doing."

2012 Rookie Tour -
"Join the 2012 rookie tour, as we show these new Bills players what great things Buffalo has to offer."

WGR 550 - Bills' Toronto Series On NFL Committee Agenda
"League spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email that the Toronto series will be on the NFL International Committee's agenda for its next meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place this month, but no date has been set."

Finding the Fits: Bills will get 1st-round play from OT Glenn; picked No. 41 - CBSSports
"Over the next several weeks, will be reviewing some of the more intriguing picks made during the 2012 NFL Draft through a series called "Finding the Fits." The goal of the series is to identify one relatively unheralded player per team who appears to be a good schematic fit and therefore more likely to be a surprise contributor early in his pro career."

Thurman Thomas To Be Recognized at Willowridge - Your Houston News
"Thurman Thomas, a former Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins running back, Houston football legend and Willowridge High School graduate, will be honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers™ presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate.""