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Buffalo Bills news, 1/22: Mike Pettine rumors, links roundup

Mike Pettine does not currently have a contract with another NFL team. Go Bills.


Bills GM begins first full offseason as the man - Buffalo News

Doug Whaley and Buddy Nix are still sitting next to each other at the Senior Bowl. Only this time, Whaley is the top dog and Nix is the advisor.

Inside The Bills | Bills again have value plan for free agency

Whaley: "We call them dust settle guys. After all the dust settles, but we can target guys now. We’ll see when the dust settles, but we can also go to them on day one and say this is what we’re willing to offer, but they’re not going to be big splash guys."

Pettine and Browns

Mike Pettine's 2nd interview with Cleveland Browns is tonight; things could move quickly |
"Pettine first met with the Browns last week and they immediately liked him, a source said."

Browns leave Senior Bowl with no deal for Bills DC Mike Pettine, will interview another candidate Wednesday |
"The source described as premature a late-night tweet by a Buffalo News reporter saying he heard the deal with Pettine was close. But as anyone in Cleveland knows all too well, things can change on a dime in these coaching searches. The Browns were prepared to hire Pettine, 47, on the spot if things went well."

Cleveland Browns interview Mike Pettine for second time - ESPN
"Pettine is the first candidate to meet twice with the Browns. The Associated Press, citing a person familiar with the Browns' plans, reported that Pettine met with Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam, CEO Joe Banner and other members of the team's front office for about four hours but was not offered the job."

Mike Pettine standing taller in Browns' messy coaching search - Bills Blitz
"The Browns are getting crushed by their local media and fans for moving slowly. They're the last club without a head coach. Might Gase's public rejection jolt the Browns into making a hire before Quinn is done with the Super Bowl?"

Inside The Bills | Dareus hoping Pettine stays put
"Oh man. I don’t know. I have no control over that," said a suddenly serious Dareus. "I would really, really hate to see him leave. At the same time it’s still a business and football is football and we’ve got to just go out there and play."

Bills Focus: Doug Whaley on Senior Bowl, Pettine - VIDEO -
"The Bills general manager talks about what would happen if Buffalo lost Mike Pettine, what the plan is for free agency, and the team standing behind EJ Manuel."

Pro Bowl

Inside The Bills | Dareus add gives Bills rare 3 DL in Pro Bowl
"The last time Buffalo came close to having three defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl in the same year was 1997 when Bruce Smith, Ted Washington and Bryce Paup all went, but Paup was a linebacker in Buffalo straight 3-4 system even though he was often at the line in a two-point stance."

Inside The Bills | Dareus over the moon about Pro Bowl nod
"Bills DT Marcell Dareus left on a 6 am flight bound for Honolulu this morning. He’ll arrive on the South Pacific at 3 pm Hawaii time to prepare for his first Pro Bowl as he was named an injury replacement Monday for San Francisco’s Justin Smith."

Pro Bowl debate: Did Paul Posluszny or Kiko Alonso deserve it more? - Bills Blitz
Tim Graham initiates a thorough debate between the two former second round picks.