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BDC 4/17: Day Two of Veteran Mini-Camp

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 17, 2013 – 10:37 am

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DAILY REPORT
8 days until the 2013 NFL Draft.

–The Buffalo Bills will hold their second day of a three-day voluntary veteran mini-camp today from 2:45 – 4:45 PM. The team invited  11 players to participate in the voluntary mini-camp on a tryout basis.

–The NFL announced that the 2013 schedule will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, April 18th at 8:00 PM ET. Bills fans can enter the Buffalo Bills Schedule Maker Challenge until midnight for a chance to win a pair of Bills 2013 season tickets.

–Bills RB C.J. Spiller will take part in an NFL Play 60 program and Take a Player to School on Monday, April 22nd in Kitchner, Ontario. Spiller will also make an appearance at the Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees game the day prior on Sunday, April 21st.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Predraft
The Buffalo Bills hosted their 2013 pre-draft media luncheon yesterday. Bills General Manager Buddy Nix (center) will oversee his fourth Draft with the Bills. Left to Right: Coordinator of College Scouting Doug Majeski, Assistant General Manager Doug Whaley, Nix, Director of College Scouting Chuck Cook and Director of Pro Personnel Tom Gibbons took part in the press conference.

QUOTES OF THE DAY FROM YESTERDAY’S PRE-DRAFT LUNCHEON
“On behalf of Mr. Wilson and everyone in the Buffalo Bills organization, a lot of our focus and concentration has been in the draft room over the past few weeks but our hearts are certainly with the victims and the families in Boston and in the New England region for this senseless tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families. Once again it’s a credit to the American spirit when you see the first responders, the police and the fire officials who have stepped up throughout the region, throughout the country to help those victims.” –President and CEO Russ Brandon

On if there is there a quarterback good enough to be picked at the eighth spot:
“You know I think there is. Also, I’ve said from Day One, this quarterback class is better than everybody thinks it is. It’s better than the publicity that they get. And by that I mean there’s about five or six of those guys, maybe seven, that do a lot of things good and do them good enough to win.” – General Manager Buddy Nix 

On if losing offensive linemen Andy Levitre and Chad Rinehart impacts the team’s needs during the draft:
“Not at all. Now having said that, I know a lot of people are saying we’re taking a guard, one of those top two guards. Our roster, in house, is better than I think we give credit for, especially offensive line. We’re pretty deep there. We have six guards. We think a couple of those guys can play. Having said all that before you just write that we’re not going to take a guard at number eight, it’s hard to pass up two players like the boys in Alabama and the one at North Carolina. Both of them are great players. We’d have to give that a lot of thought.” - General Manager Buddy Nix

 On what type of player the coaching staff has asked the personnel department to look for:
“The number one thing they stressed to us is they want players to play like Bills, which are tough, competitive, intelligent players that love football. This helps us out a lot and basically told us all get the best player that one plays like a Bill, but is the best player at the position and we will find a way to make this player successful.” – Assistant General Manager Doug Whaley 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Bills’ Williams puts positive spin on move to safety

Buffalo News-Nix says there’s a quarterback worthy of No. 8 pick

Buffalo News-Bills among teams searching for fast, aggressive linebackers

Buffalo News-Hall of Fame Bills guard Shaw honored

Rochester D&C-Byrd a no-show at Bills camp

Associated Press-Buffalo Bills hope to sign Byrd to long-term deal

BuffaloBills.com-Aaron Williams takes shift to safety in stride

BuffaloBills.com-11 invited for tryouts during voluntary minicamp

BuffaloBills.com-Bills open to trading down in round one

BuffaloBills.com-Bills 2013 schedule announced Thursday

BuffaloBills.com-Transcript: Bills Pre-Draft Luncheon

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
BuffaloBills.com
2013 Draft Preview: OLB Barkevious Mingo
Bills Roundup: Minicamp Day 1, Williams to Safety
2013 Bills Draft Luncheon Press Conference
Bills Roundup: Pre-Draft Luncheon
Majeski on Nassib
Nix, Cook on Patterson and WR class
Nix on QBs in 2013 draft
Nix on Draft Day Trades
Nix, Whaley on Barkley
Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The ’83 Draft
Spiller Says The New Offense Will Be Fast Paced
The John Murphy Show April 16 

WGR 550
Deciphering Buddy’s Code
Bills’ Aaron Williams switched to safety
4/17 Joe Buscaglia on this mock draft, the Bills draft luncheon, and the QB position
Bills Draft Luncheon

NFL.com
C.J. Spiller wakes up with ‘NFL AM’ 

WIVB
Sorting through the pre-draft smoke
Bills move Aaron Williams to safety 

WGRZ
Buffalo Bills hope to sign Byrd to long-term deal
Maiorana’s Musings – Pre-Draft 

WROC
Bills brass discusses NFL Draft 

YNN
Nix has high praise for QB class
Byrd a no show 

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Nix dismisses guard talk, Nix: There’ll be 2 or 3 big time QBs in draft, NFL schedule coming out Thursday night, Nix: Our draft priorities haven’t changed, Main purpose of pre-draft visits, Scouting dept. reviewing prospects

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Video: Hearts of all in Bills organization with victims of Boston bombings
Video: Buddy Nix speaks highly of quarterback class
UB’s Mulkey among Bills tryouts
Bills try to salvage Aaron Williams by switching him to safety
Video: Gaughan, Graham and Skurski recap Bills’ draft luncheon
Buddy Nix: Bills wouldn’t be reaching if they take QB at No. 8
Buddy Nix acknowledges potential Jairus Byrd contract trouble
Bills schedule poll: Which game do you want in Toronto?
Daily draft poll: What position will Bills take at No. 8? 

Three-Point Stance (Rochester D&C)
Some Bills pre-draft musings

Around the League (NFL.com)
Tavon Austin high on Buffalo Bills’ radar in NFL draft

The Sports Network
Buffalo Bills 2013 Draft Preview  

Pro Football Talk
Buddy Nix hasn’t given Jairus Byrd much thought
Nix defends quarterback class, says not a reach at 8 

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills’ Aaron Williams, Texas’ Kenny Vaccaro are similar athletes
Buffalo Bills’ Aaron Williams moving from cornerback to safety
Buffalo Bills hybrid defense: explaining substitutions, alignments
2013 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills’ Buddy Nix talks quarterback 

Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills Media Luncheon – Cliff Notes Version 

AFC East Daily
Bills’ Williams latest corner to make move to safety


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