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Buffalo Bills news, 4/6: national reaction to Branch, Kolb additions

While Brian Galliford has you covered with pre-draft visits on the homepage, today's links focus on the additions of Alan Branch and Kevin Kolb and what they will mean for the Buffalo Bills moving forward.

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

Alan Branch aims to get Bills over the hump - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"I think it’s a good fit for both sides," said Branch's agent, Blake Baratz of Institute for Athletes. "Alan is a big, athletic body who has a lot of good football in front of him. And the Bills want to play a hybrid scheme and has trouble stopping the run. "

Q&A: Greg Cosell on Kevin Kolb with the Bills | Football | Sports | Toronto Sun

"Can Kevin Kolb fare any better in Buffalo than he did in either Arizona or Philadelphia? We asked Greg Cosell, expert analyst at NFL Films and NFL Network, to weigh in."

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Eight in the Box: Under the radar - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills were 31st against the run last season but are now a lot tougher up the middle after signing Branch. He’s also durable, missing just one game the past four seasons. "

Bucky & Sully on Kolb signing - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan discuss the Bills signing quarterback Kevin Kolb during their weekly live show:"

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 4-5
Chris Brown talks up Mike Pettine's hybrid defense and discusses the possibility of drafting a quarterback and wide receiver back-to-back.

NFL draft questions: When will Buffalo Bills take a QB? -
Gregg Rosenthal thinks the Bills will wait until the second round to draft a quarterback.