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Buffalo Bills News, 4/19: minicamp concludes, 2013 schedule released

Notes and quotes from the close of minicamp and the release of the Bills' 2013 regular season schedule.

Jim Rogash
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

2013 NFL schedule revealed

Bills get fair-weather home slate, open with Pats - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan provides some bullet points on the schedule, including a tidbit on the Mississippi River and coaching debuts in team history.

2013 Buffalo Bills schedule notes -
A couple of sentences about each game.

What the Bills are up against in 2013 -
"With the Bills 2013 regular season schedule now released here’s a closer look at just what Buffalo will be up against. has put together a thumbnail sketch of how their opponents fared in 2012 and the key additions and losses each of the Bills opponents have made to their roster this offseason."

Bills Focus: 2013 Schedule Released - VIDEO -
"Chris Brown and John Murphy take a look at the highlights of Buffalo's 2013 schedule, which includes two straight games at home to open the season."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - First Thoughts On The Bills Schedule
Joe Buscaglia's quick-hitters regarding the schedule.

Buffalo Bills schedule analysis - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I thought it was cruel of the NFL to give Buffalo rookie head coach Doug Marrone his first assignment against the New England Patriots in his first game. Marrone was hired from the University of Syracuse and now has to match coaching strategies against Patriots head coach Bill Belichick."

First Marrone minicamp concludes

Bills Roundup: Minicamp Day 3, Progress Made - VIDEO -
" journalists Chris Brown and John Murphy take a look at the third day of Bills voluntary veteran mini camp, and the noticeable change in tempo and attitude." Interviews with Mario Williams (here), C.J. Spiller (here), and Doug Marrone (here) also available.

Inside The Bills | Marrone’s assessment of QBs
Marrone: "I was very impressed with how themselves on the field especially with all the stuff that was going on the field on both side. I was very happy with how they handled themselves in light of what they’ve dealt with the past year."

Bills enjoy energy at voluntary workouts - The Buffalo News
"The Bills were an energetic bunch during Thursday morning’s voluntary workout, the first one open for media observation. The pace was quick. The mood was enthusiastic. Competition was borderline edgy at times despite there being no pads or tackling."

Video: Bills end spring practice on energetic note - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"The News' sports reporters Mark Gaughan, Jay Skurski and Tim Graham give their impressions as the Bills end spring practice under a new coaching staff."

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Updating AFC East running back rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
C.J. Spiller tops the list, while Fred Jackson is third. It's hard to argue when Stevan Ridley had 12 touchdowns a year ago.