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Buffalo Bills news, 4/16: NFL Draft talk focuses on defense

The Bills could be looking to add some pieces on defense in the middle rounds of the draft. Get a closer look inside today's links.

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Age is just a number to Fred Jackson -

"To me, age is just another number," added Jackson in an interview with Bob Papa and Ross Tucker on Sirius XM. "I still feel like I’ve got a lot left in the legs, a lot of tread left on the tires."

2014 NFL Draft

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Draft Outlook: Safety
"Without a true starter selecting a safety can’t be ruled out completely, but the competition already on the roster in concert with more pressing needs on the team means the Bills will likely look elsewhere early on in the 2014 NFL Draft."

Buffalo Bills draft preview: Defensive tackle - ESPN
"The more likely scenario is that the Bills see a player on the board later in the draft who fits their scheme and profile for the position. That player could compete with Charles for a roster spot and potentially add a layer of depth."

Buffalo Bills draft preview: Defensive end - ESPN
Mike Rodak expects the Bills to move on a defensive end in the middle rounds to rotate with Manny Lawson and Jerry Hughes.

Buffalo Bills draft preview: Guard/center - ESPN
"It would be shocking if the Bills selected a guard in the first three rounds. Still, having a mid-to-late round pick learning the system wouldn't hurt."

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Bruce Nicholas Looks Back at the Bills Drafts - AUDIO -
"Former Bills Assistant of Player Personnel Bruce Nicholas reminisces about his 7 drafts with the Buffalo Bills. From the team's first overall pick in 1979, to picking up Jim Kelly in 1983, to Bruce Smith in 1985."

Bounce-back candidates: Offense -
C.J. Spiller is a strong bounce-back candidate this year. Hopefully he can avoid the injury bug.

Are you willing to trust C.J. Spiller this year? -
"I'm still willing to gamble on Spiller as a No. 2 running back, but I understand the potential downfall. He has one good season in his four-year career, Jackson is still in Buffalo and he might never live up to his immense level of talent."

Trump has realistic shot of being approved | ProFootballTalk
"I don’t see why not," a source with direct knowledge of the dynamics of team ownership told PFT on Tuesday.  "He’s the only one saying it will stay in Buffalo."

Editorial: Let's go Buffalo! " Opinion " Niagara Gazette
One Niagara Falls writer thinks the Bills in his city would be great.