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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/9

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Bills Announce Tryout Players -
"The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has invited the following 21 free agents to attend Rookie Mini-Camp from May 11-13 on a tryout basis:"

What's next for C.J. Spiller in Buffalo? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There is only one football, and you got several guys who can make plays," Gailey said. "Everybody is not going to be happy. That's part of it. So, you do the best you can to try to use C.J. and Fred in different ways to get them the ball, because they're capable of making big plays when they have the ball in their hands."

Playoffs? These five 2011 also-rans have a good shot at getting there -
"Which five new teams make the playoffs this season that fell short last season? Clark Judge has a hunch the long-suffering Bills are due, and also expects the Eagles, Chargers, Bears and Seahawks to play come January."

K Potter could be big weapon -
"I had him with some hang times of 4.6, which is very, very good," DeHaven said. "Buddy is right, he puts kickoffs through the uprights and in college they kick it from the 30-yard line. Up here he’s going to have five extra yards kicking from the 35."

Bills Focus: Graham Bringing Deep Speed to Buffalo -
"When wide receiver T.J. Graham was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Bills were hoping to find a player to be a difference maker by stretching the field in the vertical passing game."

Sports Night to Toast Bills Offensive Line -
"The Buffalo Bills offensive line was honored Monday at Ilio DiPaolo's for their efforts on the field in 2011."

Ranking AFC East running backs - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker ranks Fred Jackson first and C.J. Spiller third, with only Reggie Bush between them.

Fantasy Football Rankings Reaction: ESPN - Fake Teams
"It's mock draft season for fantasy football owners. Which players seem to be too high or low on draft boards?" Fred Jackson is among those listed as "too high" thanks to the emergence of C.J. Spiller.

Fomer Bills CB Drayton Florence Scheduled To Visit Broncos - Mile High Report
"The Denver Broncos are still looking to add to their roster and former Buffalo Bills corner Drayton Florence could be the next target of John Elway and Co."

Adam Schefter: Drayton Florence to Visit the Tennessee Titans - Music City Miracles
"He looks to have quite a bit of upside, but in the short term he is at best a nickle or dime guy. It would really benefit the group to have another veteran presence."

2012 Offensive Line Rankings - Matchups -
"While this group lacks household names, its combination of continuity, athleticism, and impressive scheming makes it quietly a top O-Line." The Bills are ranked No. 13 by Evan Silva.

A happy day for Jackson and the Bills - Olean Times Herald
AS JACKSON noted, "Buddy and those guys have done a tremendous job in the offseason putting together some pieces for us to keep guys around .. building a nucleus. This is probably the most exciting year I’m looking forward to just because of some of the moves we’ve made. There’s a lot of optimism in some of the things that we’ve done."

Leo Roth: Trick shot QB Alex Tanney earns Buffalo Bills tryout | Democrat and Chronicle
"But at 6-3, 233 pounds with an arm at least two club lengths longer than Fitzpatrick’s, Tanney absolutely deserves this opportunity at earning the Bills’ No. 3 quarterback job, and after that, who knows? He deserves it by virtue of dominating his playing level in college, his well-known leadership skills, and heck, just for his chutzpah."

Wilson deserves credit for Bills’ big off-season - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"The Bills’ owner has been criticized heavily in the media and by fans — especially in this space many times — for being too cheap and not caring enough about winning. However, what’s fair is fair and Wilson deserves credit for what has been a very strong off-season for the Bills."

Buffalo Bills Extend Fred Jackson: Big 3 Secure - Buffalo Rising
"No guarantees can be made of course (this is still the Bills until they prove otherwise to the nation), but there have just been too many things done right this offseason by the front office to think that it will all be for naught come game time. Signing Jackson to remain a part of this new look Buffalo team was the last true loose end, the last part of that core of surprising talent that shook up the NFL to start 2011."

Comparing Stephon Gilmore to Houston Texans' Johnathan Joseph - Buffalowdown
Stephon Gilmore is to Johnathan Joseph as T.J. Graham is to Mike Wallace. Let the comparison begin!

Hail to the underdog | Buffalo Wins
"The extension was more than just money to Fred, it was the grabbing of the brass ring that he dreamed about getting when he was living in a motel 6 at whatever Arena Team city he was playing for. All the moving around and just hoping that he'd be discovered. Marv Levy had the golden signing of his GM term and Freddy got his 15 minutes and hopefully, we'll be watching a kick ass sequel come 2012."