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Buffalo Bills news, 3/23: team works out West Virginia's Geno Smith

The Buffalo Bills worked out Geno Smith in West Virginia on Friday.


AFC free agency winners and losers -

Gregg Rosenthal makes sure to say that "active" in free agency means "winners" at this point, but that September is a different story. Rosenthal questioned Leodis McKelvin and Manny Lawson's "big money" contracts, while I question his definition of "big money".

AP Source: Bills meet, dine with QB Geno Smith - Yahoo! Sports

"A person familiar with what happened told The Associated Press that Smith's workout took place on campus in the morning. The person added the former Mountaineer had dinner the previous night with general manager Buddy Nix, assistant GM Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett."

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Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 3-22
Chris Brown thinks the Bills will add an inside linebacker and possibly a tight end before the draft. He also thinks the Bills will wait to draft a wide receiver and wait to re-sign Kyle Moore.

Bills pay a visit to Geno Smith - The Buffalo News
"Each NFL team is allowed to bring 30 draft-eligible players to its headquarters. Private workouts are not held at the team’s facility and don’t count toward the 30-player total. A team can work out as many players as it wants on college campuses."

Fred Jackson eager for Bills signings, yet willing to be patient - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
Jackson laments the departures of Andy Levitre and Ryan Fitzpatrick, but publicly puts his faith in the coaches and front office.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Is A Round 1 Bills QB A Guarantee?
"It's a tricky, tricky situation that no one knows the right answer to until we're allowed to put on our hindsight goggles. However, it's one of the most intriguing parts of the 2013 NFL Draft, because this is a scenario Buddy Nix hasn't been in before."

Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker calls the Bills a loser in free agency because of inactivity, then in the same paragraph he says their activity last year didn't help them. C'est la vie.

Ravens will still play on September 5, but where? | ProFootballTalk
Buffalo is a potential opponent for opening night (as is Toronto, in theory).

Bills: Five Free Agency Winners : Buffalo Sports Daily
These four guys haven't been replaced yet, and Eric Wood is in line for a big pay day after Levitre's exit.