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Buffalo Bills news, 2/26: takeways from the 2014 NFL Combine

What should Buffalo Bills fans take away from the Combine? Several reporters weigh in.

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

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 10 Bills Takeaways From The 2014 NFL Combine

"Here are the biggest takeaways, in regards to the Bills, from the week spent in Indianapolis:" Joe Buscaglia's breakdown of everything Bills is the most comprehensive that I've read from the Combine. It includes draft and free agency talk. Read this now.

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Inside The Bills | Combine Interviews: What Bills focus on
"Our approach is we make them comfortable and we do that by talking football," Bills GM Doug Whaley told "We get them to relax by saying, ‘Hey this is all about football. We’re going to show you pictures and film of what you do. Tell us everything about the play. What’s the play call, what’s your responsibility, what are the checks? So they loosen up and are thinking, ‘Oh they’re not asking me about my mom, my dad.’"

Wiedmer: Buddy Nix still earning his keep with the Bills | Times Free Press
"But when I stepped down as GM last year, I made a deal that I didn't have to travel unless I wanted to," he said. "Thanks to technology, I can pretty much do everything from my home office that I could do if I was there. And if I want to, I've got workout equipment at home or I can play nine quick holes at Council Fire."

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Adding context to Williams' rookie season - ESPN
Mike Rodak takes a look at the other safeties that were drafted a year ago to compare their snaps to Duke Williams.

Jim Leonhard to retire following the 2014 season -
"Leonhard is not much a play-maker but has proven to be capable of creating big plays. He has 12 interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his 10-year career. He also has 33 pass breakups since 2007."

Backup Thad Lewis is on good terms with Bills brass - AFC East Daily
One of those people: Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley. "We’re very happy with Thad Lewis," Whaley recently told

Top 10 Comeback Players For 2014 | Fantasy Football | The Fantasy Greek
"With the 2013 fantasy football season over, here are ten players who disappointed either because they performed below expectations or were injured, who should comeback to fantasy football relevance in 2014." C.J. Spiller is third.