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SEATTLE - AUGUST 14:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans passes during the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on August 14 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - AUGUST 14: Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans passes during the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on August 14 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Inside The Bills | Nix offers clarity on Young workout
"He’ll be in tonight and workout tomorrow," said Nix Tuesday afternoon. "It’ll probably be made a bigger deal than it should be. We try to look at all avenues that might get us better and if we can, create some competition at that position for a backup job. We’re set with our quarterback, committed to Fitz and are completely with him. We think the more good people we put around him, the better we’ll be. If we can bring in some competition for a backup role, one of them will make our team better."

Kelsay won't yield No. 90 to Mario - The Buffalo News
"The team told us something would need to be decided on fairly soon," Kelsay said. "I spoke with Mario. I actually brought it up to him, he didn't bring it up to me. He completely understood."

QB Vince Young to work out for Bills -
"Young spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, appearing in six games making three starts. He completed just under 58 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and nine interceptions with a passer rating of 60.8."

Inside The Bills | Why Young workout is interesting
"Young in that same interview said the reason he believes he’s still starting caliber for the NFL is because Andy Reid told him he didn’t want to re-sign him for the Eagles because he considers him a starter and that he should be playing somewhere in the league instead of backing up Michael Vick."

Vince Young to work out for Bills - The Buffalo News
"Fitzpatrick is entrenched as the Bills' starter. If Young signed with Buffalo, he would become the favorite to beat out Thigpen for the No. 2 spot, based on his talent and experience. Young is 31-19 as an NFL starter."

What can Vince Young do for Buffalo? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker gives his thoughts on the Bills and Vince Young.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Quarterback Young gets a look with Bills
"Lean and long-legged at 6-foot-5, Young did earn AFC rookie-of-the-year honours in 2006. And he was chosen by the Sporting News as the NFL's comeback player of the year in 2009, after injuring a knee in 2008."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Bills should be cautious on Young
"To put it bluntly, the word inside the NFL is that Young has a poor work ethic. In Tennessee he was a me-first player, blind to his own culpability for his misfortunes as an NFLer. And that while he accepted his backup role in Philly last year, he still said dumb things and regressed on the field. "

Inside The Bills | Final year contract guys next
"We believe in starting early on these guys and that’s what we’ll do," Nix said. We’ll be in contact and have some dialogue. We’d like to get these guys done. I don’t like for them to come down to what happened with Stevie Johnson. I don’t like to come down to three or four days before they hit the market."

George Wilson goes back to school -
"Buffalo Bills Captain and starting Safety George Wilson took a trip back to school this past Friday, this time as a special guest."

National Media Evaluate Bills Draft -
Mostly positive grades for the Bills will a lot of "B" grades.

Bills Focus: Big Additions to Buffalo's O-line -
"Bills offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris will be busy this offseason, putting together a line with three new pieces from the draft, giving the team more size and depth up front."

Inside The Bills | More kudos for Bills draft
"ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay pointed out a pair of choices that he liked a lot that came after Stephon Gilmore and Cordy Glenn when assessing the Bills rundown of selections."

Nix on Gilmore, Kuechly - The Buffalo News
"Lots of Buffalo fans were pulling for the team to draft linebacker Luke Kuechly of Boston College with the 10th overall pick in the NFL Draft. They never got the chance, because Carolina took him one spot ahaed of Buffalo, at No. 9. Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said in an interview on 97 Rock this morning the team would have taken cornerback Stephon Gilmore ahead of Kuechly anyway."

Video: College coach speaks highly of Bills top pick - The Buffalo News
"South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward spoke to Tim Graham and Jay Skurski during The News' live draft coverage Friday about Bills first round draft pick Stephon Gilmore whom he coached in college:"

Blogger Blitz: Bills still sleepers - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills aren't getting much credit for their strong offseason. But that's a good thing for Buffalo."

Power Rankings: AFC East struggling - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills continue to be near the bottom of the Power Rankings. But I like it, because it makes my pick of Buffalo a true sleeper in 2012. The national perception of Buffalo isn't great. Much of that is earned since the Bills haven't made the playoffs since 1999. However, I think the Bills have some great pieces for a chance to end the drought. I voted Buffalo much higher at No. 16. That gives the Bills credit, but not too much before they have a chance to prove anything on the field."

A change in plans for Alex Tanney - Daily Review Atlas
"Tanney was first contacted by the Pittsburgh Steelers to attend their rookie minicamp May 4-6. Now, Tanney said he will be attending the rookie minicamp of the Buffalo Bills."

WGR 550 - BUSCAGLIA: Bills' Hope Shifts To Expectation
"With that hope built up through all of these maneuvers since the 2011 season concluded, it also comes with the ever-so-weighty expectations."

Today In History | Erie Times-News
"- 2009, Jack Kemp, the former Buffalo Bills quarterback who served 18 years in the U.S. House and four years as HUD secretary before running unsuccessfully for vice president in 1996, died in Bethesda, Md., at age 73."

PFF Top 101 of 2011: 80 to 71 |
"This was the year where Byrd established himself as one of the league’s top safeties, with a season that earned him our third-highest grade of all his peers (+13.0)." Go through the link to see why.

Bills sign 10 undrafted rookies, including Aaron Corp | ProFootballTalk
"It’s a 10-man group headlined by quarterback Aaron Corp. Corp was set to be USC’s starting quarterback in 2009 before breaking his leg and opening the door for Matt Barkley. He transferred to Richmond, where he got hurt again in 2010 before completing his collegiate career in 2011. Corp occasionally drew some notice as a draft prospect and should get a look as the third quarterback this summer."