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Buffalo Bills news, 5/31: Deja vu for Tarvaris Jackson

Tarvaris Jackson has seen this before - only this time it's a first round pick instead of a third.

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Bills Roundup: Defensive Pressure, Thu Highlights - VIDEO -

"The final week of OTA's has seen the defense dial up increased pressure on the offense, hear from Nigel Bradham, EJ Manuel, and Stevie Johnson, plus check out the top plays from Thursday."

Tarvaris Jackson pragmatic about competing with high-profile rookie - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News

Jackson: "We kinda split reps between me Matt and Russell. You just try to make the best of the reps that you get. I learned a lot from it because you don't know what to expect. You don't know what the people upstairs are thinking, so you try not to guess. You just try to do the best you can do and just take it however it comes."

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OTA Practice Notes - Day 9 -
Good information on the pass rush and safety rotation in yesterday's OTA update.

Marrone placing no limits on Bills running attack -
"Obviously, I don't really know the whole situation from last year,'' said Marrone, who was hired in January after spending the past four seasons at Syracuse. "I think we have an opportunity to have two backs back there than can be productive.''

Stevie Johnson on Building Chemistry With QBs - VIDEO -
"Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson talked to lead journalist Chris Brown about the progress he has made personally during the OTA's and the chemistry he is starting to build with the new quarterbacks."

Inside The Bills | Mario likens Alonso to Cushing
"I’m not saying he is because he’s a lot smaller, but he reminds me of Brian Cushing," said Williams. "The kid has instincts like him. He sees it and goes. He’s looking very good. I said in the meeting the other day that this kid is pretty good. Now Cush is different. He’s just a different animal, but with Kiko coming in he resembles some of the things that Cushing does."

Will special teams be enough to save Brad Smith's job? - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
Tim Graham paints a picture that is dim for Smith.

Bills’ offensive line has speed need - The Buffalo News
"You’re putting a lot more yards under your feet and just getting ready for an offense that’s not gonna stop," said tackle Chris Hairston. "We’re going to try to put pressure on all the teams and dictate the tempo and pace. We’ve done that since we’ve gotten back here. You’re just really pushing yourself to go as fast as possible."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Second Corner Job Is Up For Grabs
"It's a tough call right now," head coach Doug Marrone said on Tuesday. "I think there is competition there. I think we have three or four guys that can play on the outside."

PFT Live: Bills need stability at QB to succeed | ProFootballTalk
"Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley joins Mike Florio to discuss ... how he worked his way up to the general manager position for the Bills. Whaley says he doesn’t feel any pressure to start rookie QB EJ Manuel and whoever wins the job in camp will be the starter in Week 1."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Da'Rick Rogers Has A Chip On His Shoulder
"You can hear the entire interview with Da'Rick Rogers and find out how Stevie Johnson is helping the young wide receivers and how Rogers is soaking up knowledge from Bills receivers coach Ike Hilliard."