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BDC 12/24: Bills Up for Weekly Honors

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 24, 2013 – 10:21 am

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DAILY REPORT
– After big performances Sunday, Bills RB Fred Jackson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week and CB Nickell Robey has been nominated for the Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week.

To vote for Jackson, who rushed for a game-high 111 rushing yards on 19 carries eclipsing the 5,000 career rushing yards mark to become just the third Bill to achieve the feat, click here.

To vote for Robey, who produced 2.0 sacks in Buffalo’s 19-0 shutout victory over Miami, click here.

– The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that DT Alan Branch has signed a contract extension with the team. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Branch has matched a career-best of 35 tackles in 2013, starting 12-of-15 games. The 6-6, 325-pound Michigan product joined the Bills as an unrestricted free agent on April 2. The seventh-year pro has started 46-of-93 career games and recorded 166 tackles (111 solo) and 8.0 sacks in his NFL career. He spent the 2011-12 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks after entering the NFL as a second-round (33rd overall) draft selection of Arizona in 2007.

PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Branch
The Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed DT Alan Branch to an extension. Branch has matched a career-best of 35 tackles in 2013, starting 12-of-15 games. 

QUOTES OF THE DAY
Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills Head Coach
Q: Can you talk about resigning Alan Branch?
A: I was excited. I think Alan has played very well for us, he brings a lot to our club. Obviously his snaps have increased quite a bit and position flexibility increased when Alex Carrington was injured for the year. We’ve been able to move him to that five technique spot where he’s made a lot of plays there. Obviously we have the ability to put him at nose and he’s a big body guy. I think when you look at our guys up front and you look at the production of Kiko (Alonso) at our middle linebacker, a lot of that production goes because of the guys up front. They’re taking up two blocks, not letting anyone get on them and Alan has done a great job of that. We’re happy to have him as part of this team going forward. 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Bills feel rush during triumph over Miami

Buffalo News- Bills need a better option at No. 2 QB

Buffalo News- Manuel’s status for Patriots may be updated Tuesday

Democrat & Chronicle- Remade roster gives Bills foundation

Democrat & Chronicle- Alan Branch signs three-year extension with Buffalo Bills

AP- Bills’ Marrone backs off on QB Manuel’s status

AP- Bills sign DT Alan Branch to contract extension

BuffaloBills.com- Jackson pushing himself as much as piles

BuffaloBills.com- DL Alan Branch signs extension with Bills

BuffaloBills.com- Doug Marrone on EJ Manuel’s status: ”We’ll see where he’s at tomorrow”

BuffaloBills.com- Alan Branch: re-signing with Buffalo ”an easy decision”

BuffaloBills.com- What to watch for: Bills at Patriots

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Doug Marrone Monday Press Conference
Jairus Byrd on His Future, Finishing Strong
Bills Focus: Alan Branch on his extension
Robert Woods on His Ejection from Dolphins Game
The John Murphy Show December 23
Alan Branch on His Contract Extension

WGR550
Manuel not a lock to start for Bills on Sunday
Bills re-sign DL Branch
12/23 Fred Jackson on WGR
12/23 Eric Wood with Mike Schopp

WIVB
Marrone softens stance on Manuel status
Bills sign Branch to contract extension

WGRZ
Bills Branch Signs Contract Extension
The Bills discuss the importance of finishing strong

WHEC
Bills’ Marrone backs off on QB Manuel’s status
Bills sign DT Alan Branch to contract extension

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Carpenter honored by ClaytonHelp baby NYC Bills Backer’s cancer fightStevie not expected to be available SundayEJ on Sunday a wait and seeMarrone on Branch contract extensionWoods: I’ve learned my lesson

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Robert Woods contrite about throwing punch, but adds ‘sometimes you got to be a man’
Doug Marrone hedges his bet on EJ Manuel starting season finale
Bills, Alan Branch agree to three-year contract extension

Pro Football Talk
Bills will “have a peek” at E.J. Manuel on Tuesday
Bills give Alan Branch a contract extension
Robert Woods on ejection: “You got to be a man sometimes”

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills WR on ejection: ‘You got to be a man’
Offensive snaps: Moeaki stays on bench
Bills sign DT Branch to contract extension
Marrone less confident about EJ Manuel

Buffalo Rumblings
Bills 19, Dolphins 0: post-game awards for Google Hangout
Alan Branch re-signs with Buffalo Bills
2014 NFL Draft Order: Buffalo Bills still at 10

AFC East Daily
Jackson: Dolphins had a lot to play for, ‘so did we’

Pro Football Focus
ReFo: Dolphins @ Bills, Week 16

TSN
Branch re-signs with Bills

The Sports Xchange
Bills sign DT Branch to contract extension

Bleacher Report
Who Should Be on Buffalo’s Radar for NFL Draft?


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