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BDC 4/18: NFL Schedule to be Announced at 8PM

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 18, 2013 – 9:36 am

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DAILY REPORT
7 days until the 2013 NFL Draft

–The Buffalo Bills will conclude a three-day voluntary veteran mini-camp today from 9:45 – 11:45 AM. The team invited  11 players to participate in the voluntary mini-camp on a tryout basis.

–The NFL announced yesterday that former Bills DE Chris Kelsay will announce the team’s second-round draft  selection live from Radio City Music Hall on Friday, April 26th. Former Bills WR Andre Reed (2011) and DL Phil Hansen (2012) have participated in the NFL’s alumni draft program for the Bills since its inception in 2011.

–The 2013 NFL schedule will be announced tonight at 8:00 PM ET.

–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.

TODAY’S INTERVIEW
7:10 AM – QB Kevin Kolb – Janet & Nick in the Morning (KISS 98.5)

THIS DATE IN BILLS HISTORY
April 18, 1968 – BILLS SIGN BOB KALSU
The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with Oklahoma G Bob Kalsu – the team’s eighth-round draft selection.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Kalsu
Bob Kalsu started eight games at guard in 1968 and was voted the team’s top rookie. He began fulfilling his ROTC obligation with the United States Army following the 1968 season and started his tour of duty in Vietnam in November 1969. He was killed by mortar fire on July 21, 1970 while defending Ripcord Base on an isolated jungle mountaintop near Vietnam’s Ashua Valley. He is the only professional football player killed in Vietnam. Kalsu was selected to the Wall of Fame on what would have been his 55th birthday, April 13, 2000.

QUOTES OF THE DAY FROM YESTERDAY’S VOLUNTARY MINI-CAMP
His thoughts on the wide receiving corps:
“I feel good about it. I really feel good about T.J. Graham. I have been watching him since he got here, but these past couple days he looks like a kid with something on his mind. Like as if he is trying to take over the team or take over this receiving corps. It is going to be fun competing with him and the rest of the guys in the room.” – WR Stevie Johnson

 On the tempo of the offense during mini-camp:
“We are not even pushing it right now really and you can still feel it amongst the practice. We have been finishing early (due to the tempo), both days. It has a lot to do with our coaching and the way that they press things. And then of course it transpires through me and the leaders. That is the way we want to play the game.” – QB Kevin Kolb

 On his opportunity this year:
“It feels good not just looking at cards, guys just running everywhere and not really knowing what is going on. It is more detailed when you are running your own stuff. It is a whole lot better. You kind of know where guys are going to be at. It is a lot better than doing the scout team stuff.” – QB Tarvaris Jackson

 DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Bills counting on LB Bradham to improve 

Buffalo News-NFL draft will bring safeties in numbers

Associated Press-Bills WR Johnson held out with mild back strain 

Greenville News-Spiller lends voice-over for Family Guy episode

Wellsville Daily Reporter-Bills’ GM Nix: QB class better than advertised

Olean Times Herald-Bills’ draft interests still a mystery

BuffaloBills.com-Bills draft still centering on QBs

BuffaloBills.com-Throwback Thursday: Angelo Crowell goes from sacks to subs

BuffaloBills.com-Bills 2013 schedule to be announced at 8 p.m. Thursday

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
BuffaloBills.com
2013 Draft Preview: LB Kevin Minter
Bills Roundup: Minicamp Day 2, Uptempo Pace
Kevin Kolb Press Conference
Tarvaris Jackson Press Conference
The John Murphy Show April 17 

WGR 550
Bills’ Bradham heading for bigger role
Buscaglia: NFL Mock Draft #5
NFL Draft Podcast – Luncheon Reaction

WGRZ
Bills WR Johnson held out with mild back strain

 YNN
Stevie Johnson frustrated by back strain

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Stevie on shelf with back strain, Last chance to guess the Bills 2013 schedule, 36% of fans think Bills will draft QB with top pick, Jackson on Spree’s ‘Most Beautiful People’ list, Manuel: Eagles, Bills, Jets most interested

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
C.J. Spiller’s uncommon skills delight Kevin Kolb
Byron Mulkey grateful for second chance with Bills
Back strain keeps Stevie Johnson out of voluntary workouts
Daily draft poll: Must first-round QB be opening-day starter? 

Around the League (NFL.com)
Buddy Nix defends draft’s QB class; will Bills take one? 

AFC East Blog (ESPN)
Bills GM Buddy Nix: Guard not a need 

Pro Football Talk
E.J. Manuel says Eagles, Bills and Jets are showing strong interest 

Buffalo Rumblings
Which Buffalo Bills home game will be shipped to Toronto? 

AFC East Daily
E.J. Manuel ‘feels really good’ about Bills, Jets


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