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Beckham: I’ll be in Buffalo Thursday

Posted by Chris Brown on April 9, 2014 – 9:09 pm

LSU just held their pro day on Wednesday. One day later their top receiver prospect Odell Beckham, who is projected as a first round draft choice, will be visiting the Bills.

That according to the receiver himself. In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller, Beckham commented on the level of interest teams are showing and mentioned his upcoming pre-draft visit with Buffalo specifically in addition to some contact with a couple of other NFL clubs.

“To be honest with you, I think everybody was here,” said Beckham of the LSU pro day. “I saw all different colors, I saw the whole rainbow today.  I spent time with the 49ers.  I had dinner with the Steelers last night.  I’m going to Buffalo tomorrow, actually.  So pretty much everybody was here and today was a great day.”

Beckham did not run the 40 after posting a very solid 4.43 at the NFL combine in February, but by most accounts had a solid positional workout as all 32 teams were represented in Baton Rouge.

Hill had a pre-draft visit with the Bills last Friday, which will make Beckham the second LSU product to meet with Buffalo’s coaching staff at One Bills Drive. Stay tuned for pre-draft visit updates here at Buffalobills.com.


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Bills staffer using skills in the community

Posted by Dallas Miller on April 9, 2014 – 9:07 pm

A Buffalo Bills staff member is putting his experiences with players to good use in the community.

Paul Lancaster, the Bills Director of Player Engagement, will be a guest presenter on Friday at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s Annual Male Summit. Developed for males ages 12 and older, the empowering and interactive event provides information to assist participants in becoming responsible young men. Since joining the Bills in 2001, Lancaster has helped Bills players in a similar effort, with continuing education, family assistance, financial planning and post-football career development opportunities.

WHAT: Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s Annual Male Summit
WHO: guest presenter Paul Lancaster of the Buffalo Bills
WHEN: Friday, April 11, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14305

To register, or for more information Call (716) 285-5374.


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Bills add competition for Moorman

Posted by Chris Brown on April 9, 2014 – 1:51 pm

The Bills continue to tinker with their offseason roster as they signed P Jake Dombrowski Wednesday. The Harvard product has spent time with a couple of NFL clubs over the past year or so,  including Jacksonville, since graduating from Harvard in 2012. It’s competition now for veteran punter Brian Moorman, who re-signed early in the offseason.

Moorman had a good season for Buffalo in his return to the team, but it’s clear that the personnel department believes that competition brings out the best in everyone on the roster. Dombrowski had a solid college career and has certainly shown he can hit the long ball. Hang time and directional kicking will be something to look for when spring OTAs open up.

 


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NFL moving Pro Bowl to Arizona next year

Posted by Chris Brown on April 9, 2014 – 1:39 pm

It’s not a permanent move, but the NFL is shifting the Pro Bowl to Arizona next February.

That according to CBSSports.com’s Jason LaCanfora, who tweeted as much Wednesday afternoon.

In recent years the Pro Bowl has also been played in South Florida.


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Thad Lewis back at old stomping grounds

Posted by Chris Brown on April 9, 2014 – 12:09 pm

Bills QB Thad Lewis is back on campus at his alma mater today (Wednesday).

Lewis has been working out and training with his former college coaches at Duke most of the offseason where he played for the Blue Devils and head coach David Cutcliffe. He tweeted out a photo of himself with Cutcliffe and his former OC Scottie Montgomery.

The John Murphy Show had Cutcliffe on the show this past season to talk about Thad Lewis when he had him as a player at Duke.


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BDC 4/9: Bills Sign DL Wynn

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 9, 2014 – 8:50 am

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DAILY REPORT
– The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed free agent DL Jarius Wynn. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wynn played in 15 games (five with San Diego and 10 with Dallas) during the 2013 season and recorded 11 tackles and 2.0 sacks. The 6-3, 285-pound Georgia product entered the NFL as a sixth-round (182nd overall) draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 2009. He has appeared in 58 career games and totaled 45 tackles (34 solo) and 8.5 sacks in stints with the Packers (2009-11), Tennessee Titans (2012), San Diego Chargers (2013) and Dallas Cowboys (2013).

– The Buffalo Bills Schedule Challenge is currently ongoing and fans have only six more days to register. If anyone can correctly pick the Bills 2014 schedule, they will win free season tickets for life! Click here to play.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
ILB
Bleacher Report has compiled their list of the top 60 inside linebackers in the NFL and Bills LBs Brandon Spikes, Nigel Bradham and Kiko Alonso all made the cut. Click here to check it out.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Jarius Wynn, Buffalo Bills Defensive Lineman
On joining the Bills’ defensive line:
“…As far as the D-line they have great guys up front. Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams and (Jerry) Hughes. They’re pretty stacked on defense and I’m just glad to be coming in and join these guys. Hopefully we can win a bunch of games and get in to the playoffs.”

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Bills get deeper with signing of defensive end Wynn

Canandaigua Daily Messenger- Bills taking gamble on Williams

Detroit News- Sounds like Bills might be Lions’ Thanksgiving opponent

Biloxi Sun Herald- Jim Kelly will overcome cancer

AP- Buffalo Bills sign free agent DL Jarius Wynn

BuffaloBills.com- Free agent DL Jarius Wynn signs with Buffalo

BuffaloBills.com- OL prospect Charles Siddoway visits with Bills

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
2014 Draft Preview: Alabama LB C.J. Mosley
The John Murphy Show April 8

WGR550
Bills sign DL Jarius Wynn
REPORT: Bills will host Packers on Monday Night Football
Bills host OT Siddoway on pre-draft visit

Fox Sports Wisconsin
Source: Packers to play Bills on Monday night in 2014

WIVB
Bills sign DE Jarius Wynn
Report: Bills to host Packers on MNF

WGRZ
Bills sign Jarius Wynn
Report: Bills Will Host Packers on Monday Night Football

WHEC
Jim Kelly begins chemotherapy treatment
Buffalo Bills sign free agent DL Jarius Wynn

TWCN
Bills add Wynn to defensive line

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Jim Kelly completes 1st round of chemoSpecial Super Bowl Sunday for WynnRECAP: The John Murphy Show April 8OT Kouandjio has lengthy pro dayDE Wynn hoping to land starting roleWhat the first 100 mock drafts have told usSleeper RB West getting lots of attentionMike Williams on the fire withinUB’s Mack visiting Jags and Rams

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Report: Fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium due for some MNF fun
DE Jarius Wynn reaches agreement on deal with Bills
Bills host DE Jarius Wynn and Mississippi State tackle

Pro Football Talk
Report: Lions to host Bills on Thanksgiving
Bills add line depth by agreeing to deal with Jarius Wynn

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Buffalo Bills sign DE Jarius Wynn
Bills hosting OT Siddoway on visit

NFL.com Around The League
Bills’ Mike Williams: Buccaneers made mistake in trade
AFC East Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams

Buffalo Rumblings
NFL schedule 2014: Bills vs. Packers on Monday Night Football, per report
Buffalo Bills sign DL Jarius Wynn to one-year contract
NFL Draft 2014: Charles Siddoway visits Buffalo Bills
Scott Chandler stats, targets, routes from 2013 season

AFC East Daily
Mike Williams excited to play in front of family again

National Football Post
Bills sign Jarius Wynn
Bills host Charles Siddoway

CBS Sports
Could Bills face Lions in Thanksgiving Day game?

All Sports WNY
Buffalo Bills Sign DL Jarius Wynn

Bleacher Report
Who Are the Experts Predicting to Buffalo in the First Round of the NFL Draft?
Debate: Who Will Be Bills’ Biggest X-Factor This Season?
Brandon Spikes ranked 5th best ILB
Kiko Alonso ranked 6th best ILB
Nigel Bradham ranked 12th best ILB

TSN
Bills sign Wynn

The Sports Xchange
Bills add depth, sign DL Wynn


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Jim Kelly completes 1st round of chemo

Posted by Dallas Miller on April 8, 2014 – 10:49 pm

The Kelly family and Bills nation got a bit of good news late Tuesday night, as Jill Kelly once again provided an update on the condition of Jim Kelly.

The tweet followed an earlier photo on instagram of Kelly’s first chemo treatment from his New York City hospital room.

“There’s been such a big outpouring of prayers – which I definitely need,” Jim said on Friday before his treatment began. “It makes me feel good that so many people are praying for me.”


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Special Super Bowl Sunday for Wynn

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 8, 2014 – 6:30 pm

The Bills new Defensive End has more than a Super Bowl ring on his finger to remember his appearance in the big game.

Jarius Wynn has a son who was born hours before Super Bowl XLV.

When he was a member of the Green Bay Packers, Wynn and his wife were having dinner in Dallas the night before the big game.

“That night, her water broke at a restaurant,” Wynn said Tuesday in an appearance on The John Murphy Show.  “I was like, are you OK? She wouldn’t tell me. And then we had to rush her to the hospital.”

Martavia Wynn game birth to a seven pound, four ounce baby boy early on the morning on February 6th, 2011 in Dallas.  Jarius says he barely had time to kiss his son before he had to rejoin the Packers at their game-day hotel.

“As soon as I left the hotel I went to meetings, everybody congratulated me,” Wynn said.  “They were saying it was a sign that we were going to win the game.”

His teammates were right.  The Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in that game.  Operating on about 90-minutes of sleep, Wynn played on special teams and got in for three defensive snaps in Super Bowl XLV.

Wynn said Packer fans wanted him to make his baby boy’s middle name “Super,” or “Super Bowl.”

“That’s what people in Green Bay wanted me to call him, but it’s just Jarius Wynn, Jr.”

 

 


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RECAP: The John Murphy Show April 8

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 8, 2014 – 5:29 pm

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Podcast edition of The John Murphy Show.  On Tuesday, the Bills welcomed and eventually signed free agent defensive end Jarius Wynn.  Wynn joined the show to discuss his signing and how he can help the Bills defensive front.

“In the 4-3, I can definately rush the quarterback and stop the run.  I feel like I’m a solid player at that position.”DSC_8754

Wynn developed playing the DE position during his time at Georgia, specifically during his third year under Georgia’s defensive line coach, Rodney Garner.

Wynn also talked about meeting his new coaches, competing for a starting spot, and his wild Super Bowl experience with the Packers, in which his wife gave birth to their son, Jarius Wynn, Jr.

You can hear the entire interview along with the rest of Tuesday’s podcast below.


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OT Kouandjio has lengthy pro day

Posted by Chris Brown on April 8, 2014 – 3:01 pm

After his knee was reportedly rejected by some NFL clubs at the combine, Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio set out to convince NFL scouts otherwise. That opportunity came on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa.

NFL.com reported that Kouandjio apparently asked scouts in attendance if there was anything they wanted to see him do in addition to what he had planned for his pro day workout. Scouts put him through a battery of position drills.

He also confirmed that he’ll have a private workout with Tampa Bay. Kouandjio also reportedly improved his vertical leap by six inches from 25 to 31 inches.

Some believe Kouandjio could still be a late first round pick if his knee checks out.


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DE Wynn hoping to land starting role

Posted by Chris Brown on April 8, 2014 – 2:52 pm

Bills newest DE Jarius Wynn, who signed Tuesday, has found it difficult staying with one club after his first three seasons in Green Bay. He’s suited up for three teams in the past two seasons, so he’s determined to earn himself a starting role so he can be a bigger contributor to Buffalo’s defense week in and week out.

“I guess the biggest thing has been the opportunity,” said Wynn when asked what is hardest about playing for multiple teams in a short period of time. “Getting the opportunity to really just showcase my talent. I want somebody to give me a realistic opportunity to come in and play and that would be the best thing.

“That’s what I think has been the problem. I’ve been grateful to whatever team allowed me to get on the field and show my talent. I feel like I have shown my talent in different situations, but I never just had an opportunity to really just play (week in and week out).”

Wynn played a steady rotational role for Dallas last season and saw some similar playing time early in his career with Green Bay, but entering his sixth NFL season Wynn wants more.

“I feel like in Dallas I played 30 percent and I think I did pretty good,” he said. “So I feel I have shown and proven that I can play in this league and be part of a rotation. But I’m not looking to come in and be part of a rotation. I want to come in and win the starting position and showcase my talent and be able to help my family out.”

 


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BDC 4/8: Jills Auditions Start Today

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 8, 2014 – 12:56 pm

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DAILY REPORT
– The Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders will hold open workshops and auditions for cheerleaders, dancers and models beginning today. Please visit buffalojills.com for more information or follow Bills reporter Alexandra Vitale (@AlexandraBills) who will be covering the auditions.

– The Buffalo Bills Schedule Challenge is currently ongoing and fans have only seven more days to register. If anyone can correctly pick the Bills 2014 schedule, they will win free season tickets for life! Click here to play. 

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
April 8, 1957 – FRED SMERLAS BIRTHDAY
NT Fred Smerlas played for the Bills from 1979-89 and was inducted onto the Bills Wall of Fame in 2001. The five-time Pro Bowler played in 162 games and had 29.5 sacks. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Mike
Bills new WR and Buffalo native Mike Williams was in town yesterday after being acquired by the team on Friday. Williams met with the media and was also on the John Murphy Show last night—which you can listen to by clicking here.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Mike Williams, Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver
Q: How do you feel about being with the Bills?
A: I feel great. It’s a great opportunity for me, a great chance for me to get back to see my family. I grew up a Bills fan. It’s a dream come true. It’s like waking up and living my dream again.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Bills’ Williams happy for ‘fresh start’

Erie Times News- Bills’ uncertain future means anxious fans

Tampa Tribune- Ex-Bucs WR Williams admits he needs to ‘grow up’

Tampa Bay Times- Mike Williams: Bucs trading him a mistake

AP- WR Williams seeks fresh start in return to Buffalo

BuffaloBills.com- WR Williams gets warm welcome back to Buffalo

BuffaloBills.com- 13 things to know about 2014 opponents

BuffaloBills.com- Predict the Picks Draft contest launches

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
2014 Draft Preview: LSU WR Odell Beckham
Bills Focus: Mike Williams 1-on-1 Interview
2014 Draft Preview: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews
The John Murphy Show April 7

WGR550
Bills’ Marrone, Mike Williams move past their past
Source: OT Jake Matthews to visit Bills Tuesday
Bills future rests in hands of NFL owners

WIVB
Williams ready for fresh start with Bills
Faith a guiding light in Kelly’s fight against cancer

WGRZ
Mike Williams ready for fresh start with Bills
Jacobs Faces Hurdles in Bills Ownership

WHAM
Reed, Thomas, Tasker to be featured guests at Press Radio Club Day Of Champions

WROC
Williams Says He Needs To Grow Up

WHEC
Jim Kelly undergoes radiation Monday
Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas & Steve Tasker to headline 65th Day of Champions Dinner

TWCN
Williams seeks fresh start in familiar surroundings

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
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Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Mike Williams admits he needs to do some growing up

Pro Football Talk
Mike Williams admits he has some growing up to do

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
WR Williams hopes for fresh start in Buffalo
Breaking down Mike Williams’ contract

Buffalo Rumblings
NFL Draft 2014: Jake Matthews to visit Buffalo Bills
NFL mock draft 2014: is Mike Evans still a Buffalo Bills fit?
Buffalo Rumblings Live, 4/7: Buffalo Bills ownership transition

CBS Sports
Bills WR Mike Williams: ‘I think I do need to grow up a little bit more’

Bleacher Report
Moves Buffalo Bills Will Regret Not Making This Offseason


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What the first 100 mock drafts have told us

Posted by Chris Brown on April 8, 2014 – 11:59 am

There has been a steady stream of mock drafts for the better part of the last month and with a month still to go before day of the 2014 draft, they only figure to increase in frequency. The crack staff at Buffalobills.com has crunched the numbers on some of the projected picks for the Bills at nine overall and there are some clear favorites among the prognosticators.

Having now charted 100 mock drafts, here are a few of the more interesting notes and numbers that have emerged from our research:

1 – OT is for me
Forty mock drafts project that the Bills will select an offensive tackle. Linebacker has been projected as the Bills’ pick 22 times, good for the second most projected position to the Bills. Tight end and wide receiver have each been projected as the Bills pick 18 times.

2 – Popular names, big games
North Carolina TE Eric Ebron and Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews have been the most common Bills’ pick in the mocks, with each player being projected to the Bills 18 times in the first 100 mock drafts. Michigan OT Taylor Lewan (16), Clemson WR Sammy Watkins (9) and Texas A&M WR Mike Evans (9) have also been frequently projected as the Bills’ pick.

3 – Late surge
Considering the continually evolving nature of team needs, we have also broken down the mocks into separate time periods. Since the free agency period began on March 11, the most projected player to the Bills has shifted to Michigan OT Taylor Lewan (10). Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews (9), North Carolina TE Eric Ebron (5) and Texas A&M WR Mike Evans (5) have all been commonly projected to Buffalo as well.

4 – Latest polls
Offensive tackle has continued to be a popular pick for the Bills, accounting for seven of the last 10 mock drafts compiled:

o   Bleacher Report (April 1, Dan Hope) – Texas A&M WR Mike Evans

o   SI.com  (April 1, Doug Farrar) – Buffalo LB Khalil Mack

o   NFL.com (April 1, Bryan Fischer) – Notre Dame OL Zack Martin

o   Yahoo! Sports (April 1, Shaun King) – Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews

o   WGR 550 (April 2, Joe Buscaglia) – Texas A&M WR Mike Evans

o   USA Today’s The Big Lead (April 2, Jason McIntyre) – Michigan OT Taylor Lewan

o   ESPN.com (April 3, Mel Kiper Jr.) – Michigan OT Taylor Lewan

o   Pro Football Talk (April 7, Mike Florio) – Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews

o   SB Nation (April 7, Dan Kadar) – Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews

o   Sideline View (April 8, Lance Zierlein) – Michigan OT Taylor Lewan

5 – Can I get seconds?
Seven mock drafts have included second round selections.  Selections include: Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (3), Wisconsin LB Chris Borland (1), Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief (1), UCLA G Xavier Su’a-Filo (1) and Tennessee OT Antonio Richardson (1).

6 – Who had who first? 
The first mock draft charted was on December 18, 2013 from ESPN’s Todd McShay projecting the Bills to take Michigan OT Taylor Lewan.

Special thanks to the Bills media relations department for diligently charting the mocks.


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Sleeper RB West getting lots of attention

Posted by Chris Brown on April 8, 2014 – 11:24 am

Towson RB Terrance West, who had a solid if not spectacular workout at the NFL combine in February, had his pro day Monday on the Towson campus and reportedly drew scouts from 22 NFL clubs.

As the Baltimore Sun reported, West, who rushed for better than 2,500 yards and 42 TDs in 2013, brought the Tigers all the way to the FCS title game last season. At 5’9″ 230 pounds West is built like a bowling ball with tree trunks for legs.

The Bills were one of the teams represented at the pro day. There one of several teams that figure to be making him a consideration come rounds three and four in May. West ran a 4.54 40 time in Indianapolis had 16 reps on the bench, a 33.5-inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump.


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RECAP: The John Murphy Show April 7

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 8, 2014 – 10:30 am

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A shortened version of The John Murphy Show for Monday April 7.  Enough time to touch on the news of the day, highlighted by the introductory press conference for newly acquired wide receiver, Mike Williams.


On Friday, the Bills traded a draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the wide out.  On Monday, the Buffalo native and Riverside grad came in-studio to discuss a variety of topics.DSC_8727


Williams touched on his relationship with Head Coach Doug Marrone, who coached Williams in his last year at Syracuse when the receiver left the team.  He said there were never any hard feelings and that the past is the past.  He’s now moving on and ready to catch “touchdowns” for the Buffalo Bills.


“This is a dream come true to come back home.  I was really surprised by the trade but now that I’m back home, it feels great.”


Williams also talked about growing up a Bills fan, his relationship with former Bill Alex Van Pelt, and being drafted in the fourth round which left a chip on his shoulder.

 


Also on the show, a recap of the weekend events at the Buffalo Bills fieldhouse with Saturday’s Ralph Wilson Fan Celebration.  Bills President/CEO Russ Brandon, former Bills QB/WR Ed Rutkowski, Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, and others all paid respects to the Hall of Fame Owner.


brandon on ralph “His deep loyalty and appreciation for his adopted home town of Buffalo.  His numerous acts of giving, always done without notoriety.  He understood the Bills are the fabric of Western New York and it was often stated his relentless passion was only matched by our fans.  Ralph Wilson in Buffalo was a perfect marriage” -Bills President/CEO Russ Brandon 4/5/14


You can hear Monday’s John Murphy Show in full, below.


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Mike Williams on the fire within

Posted by Chris Brown on April 8, 2014 – 10:09 am

Bills newest WR Mike Williams says his level of motivation is at its peak when people doubt him. Being moved off the Bucs roster has him supremely motivated for the 2014 season.

Williams has always played with an edge since he went in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft.

“I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder ever since college. Coming out of college I had 11 receivers taken over me,” said Williams. “I’ve always said I’m going to beat all of them out every year, every team that took them over me.”

Now Williams is ready to add Tampa Bay to the list of teams he’s looking to prove wrong.

“I’ve got a chip on my shoulder,” he said. “I’m going to go out and prove that they made a mistake and that this was a great decision with the Buffalo Bills.”


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UB’s Mack visiting Jags and Rams

Posted by Chris Brown on April 8, 2014 – 8:11 am

It has been widely predicted that UB pass rusher Khalil Mack will be a top five pick next month. If pre-draft visits are any indication that prediction could be dead on the mark.

Pro Football Talk is reporting that Mack has pre-draft visits scheduled with Jacksonville and St. Louis this week.

Those two clubs pick second and third on May 8th and Mack is clearly in the mix there.


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Mike Williams fired up to play with EJ

Posted by Chris Brown on April 7, 2014 – 5:15 pm

Any receiver with Mike Williams’ skill set is going to be pretty happy to play with a strong-armed quarterback. So when asked about the prospect of playing with EJ Manuel this fall, Buffalo’s newest receiver was understandably excited.

“It’s great. It’s going to be a pleasure,” said Williams. “Looking at his college career and seeing that he never lost a bowl game. He’s a winner so to be around a guy like that and his arm strength is tremendous. I can’t wait to start working with him. Just tell him to get (the ball) out there.”

 


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Williams pleasantly stunned by trade

Posted by Chris Brown on April 7, 2014 – 5:09 pm

When Mike Williams first heard he was traded by the Bucs to the Bills just about anyone could’ve knocked him over with a feather.

“If I would’ve been standing up I probably would’ve fainted or something,” Williams told Buffalobills.com. “Actually I was sitting down when my agent called me.”

Williams wasn’t shocked he was moved in a trade. He knew with Lovie Smith as the team’s new head coach that changes were afoot and he could be one of them. He just didn’t expect to land in Buffalo.

“A lot of guys down there started getting moved around,” he said. “You always know with a new coach there was going to be change and they wanted new things.”

Williams was still pinching himself Monday at One Bills Drive after passing a physical and making the trade official. Playing for the team in the city where he grew up is still something he has yet to fully absorb.

“It’s like a dream to me. It’s a dream come true. It’s like I’m living my dream right now,” said Williams. “I feel like I’m going to wake up and be back in Tampa. It feels good to be back home and playing for the Buffalo Bills and doing what I always said I wanted to do and that’s put Buffalo back on the map.”


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Williams healthy for spring workouts

Posted by Chris Brown on April 7, 2014 – 5:05 pm

Whether it’s the start of the offseason conditioning program in a couple of weeks or OTAs in May Bills new WR Mike Williams says he’ll be healthy and full go for it all.

Williams 2013 season was cut short by a torn hamstring. He appeared in just six games last fall and missed Tampa’s Week 14 matchup with Buffalo. At a Monday afternoon press conference after the trade with the Bucs officially went through Williams said he’s fully healthy.

“I’m good,” said Williams. “I’m going to be ready for all the offseason workouts and things like that. So I’ll be 100 percent straight for that.”

 


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