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Buffalo Bills news, 4/2: Tarvaris Jackson, Kevin Kolb competing

Will Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson be fighting for the same roster spot? That and more Kolb talk in today's links.

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Jackson and Kolb are likely battling for same roster spot | ProFootballTalk

"A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the deal worth "up to $13 million" over two years contains a minimal downside if the Bills opt not to keep Kolb on the roster for 2013. And that’s creating the impression that, if the Bills draft a quarterback, Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson will be battling for the same roster spot."

If that's the case, the Bills will likely need to add two quarterbacks between now and the draft. With Kolb's injury history, it wouldn't be the worst idea to keep Jackson around even if he lost the battle. Jackson's deal isn't prohibitive for a third quarterback, but cheaper options do exist on the market and in the draft. The problem lies in undrafted Aaron Corp being the team's choice as emergency quarterback.

Kevin Kolb could revive career with Doug Marrone's Buffalo Bills -

"After cutting Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Buffalo Bills have agreed to a contract with Kevin Kolb. How will the veteran look in Doug Marrone's offense? Will Buffalo still draft a QB? Bucky Brooks provides his thoughts."

A pretty in depth look at how the Bills will help Kolb and how Kolb can help the Bills, too.

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Bills offseason workouts begin Tuesday -
"Bills head coach Doug Marrone and his staff will have their first opportunity to interact with players beginning Tuesday, April 2, as the Bills get their voluntary offseason conditioning program underway from One Bills Drive." It's just strength and conditioning for the next two weeks.

Quarter in Review: January 1 - March 31 -
"There's been a whirlwind of activity at One Bills Drive since the start of the new year, from Doug Marrone's hiring to renovation announcements at Ralph Wilson Stadium. In case you've missed something and need to catch up on the latest, here's a quarterly review of some of the goings-on from January 1 to March 31, 2013."

Barkley works out for Bills scouts in LA - The Buffalo News
"Barkley’s strengths are his production, experience and intangibles. He is very accurate on short to intermediate throws. The concerns about him center on the fact he does not have exceptional arm strength, height (he’s 6-foot-2) or foot speed."

Kevin Kolb: The good, the bad, the sacks - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Here’s an oversimplified summation of quarterback Kevin Kolb's relatively brief NFL career: seven good games, six bad games, six mediocre to decent games, a lot of sacks."

Better protection boosts Kevin Kolb's stock - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills need Kolb to play well and stay healthy for 16 games to have a chance to compete next season. Expect Kolb to take less of a pounding in Buffalo, which could boost his stock from the erratic quarterback we've seen the past two years in Arizona."

Video: John Clayton on Bills-Kolb deal - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"John Clayton discusses the Bills' reported deal with Kevin Kolb and the affect it will likely have on their draft strategy."

ProFootballTalk: Are Bills done spending? | ProFootballTalk
"The Bills inked Kevin Kolb to a two-year deal, but Mike Florio thinks his job will be to back up whoever Buffalo drafts in round one of the NFL Draft."

Best of the Rest: The All-(Remaining)-Free-Agent Team |
When free agency slowed last week, Kevin Kolb was the best unrestricted free agent quarterback.