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Buffalo Bills news, 6/17: wide receiver depth chart in flux

The Bills have held zero padded practices, so of course the wide receiver depth chart is under the microscope.

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Dareus’ street-racing case postponed in Hamburg court - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"A Hamburg Town Court hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday in the street-racing crash case against Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus has been postponed until July 1, according to a court clerk for Hamburg Town Justice Gerald P. Gorman."

Car-racing charges against Marcell Dareus continued until July 1 | ProFootballTalk
"And with Dareus reportedly applying for a pre-trial intervention program on the drug charges, there’s a good chance a suspension will come regardless of the status of the drag-racing case."

Wide receivers

No guarantee Mike Williams makes Bills' roster -
"It would be a surprise if Williams didn't make the team."

Mike Williams in danger of being cut by the Buffalo Bills - Bucs Nation
Mike Rodak has stirred the pot over at our Bucs blog with a post on Mike Williams last week. I don't think unpadded OTA practices are the best places to be forming opinions, but to each his own.

Sammy Watkins on Bills role, WR speed, draft experience -
"New Bills WR Sammy Watkins reflects on his time so far in Buffalo."

Chris Hogan: "There's a lot of promise" - AUDIO -
"Bills WR Chris Hogan came in studio on The John Murphy Show to discuss his recent production during the last 3-weeks of OTAs and what he expects when the team's mandatory minicamp starts on Tuesday."

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Eric Wood contract falling in line with latest center deals - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Pouncey's deal is worth an average of $8.77 million a year. Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood last September signed a contract extension worth $6.35 million a year. Wood's deal was third best in the NFL at the time he signed it. Now it's sixth best in the league."

Buffalo Bills Bubble Watch: Nigel Bradham - ESPN
I think Nigel Bradham has a better chance of getting significant playing time than getting cut. He is their backup outside linebacker right now, and I don't know who would take that role. Mike Rodak has him at 50-50.

Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley says 'It's always a win-now mode' in NFL - ESPN
"I have seen a number of head-coach and general-manager firings over the last several years where owners really didn't want to fire people. They really wanted to give them more time," Pioli added. "They're saying this off the record, behind the scenes, authentically that they don't want to really fire them. However, they're running a business, a billion-dollar business, where they're trying to get stadiums, they're trying to keep fans. There are so many [pressures]."

Chip Kelly headlines intriguing group of coaches entering Year 2 -
Folks around the NFL know it will all hinge on EJ Manuel, but they like what the Bills did this offseason.

2014 fantasy football profiles and projections (LBs 1-15) -
Kiko Alonso is sixth on this list, right behind Paul Posluszny.

Inside The Bills | "Slim and sexy" Marcus Stroud staying fit
"In an interview published Monday on, Stroud detailed how he’s staying in shape after a 10-year NFL career that included three seasons in Buffalo."