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BDC 3/13 – Free Agency Preview

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 13, 2012 – 8:30 am

–NFL free agency begins today at 4:00 p.m. EST.

–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has tendered offers to Restricted Free Agents guards Chad Rinehart and Kraig Urbik.

–The NFL announced yesterday that Bills WR Ruvell Martin, LB Kirk Morrison, and RT Sam Young are three of 66 players that will take part in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial program held at the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Martin, Morrison, and Young will each take part in the workshop at the Harvard Business School from March 19-23. The customized five-day program aims to help participants learn to develop a business idea or plan in such areas as investments, real estate, and retailing.

–WGR 550 will broadcast live today from One Bills Drive from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Joe Buscaglia and the Buffalo News’ Tim Graham will host the two-hour free agency preview with the following interviews scheduled:

10:10 a.m. – GM Buddy Nix
10:45 a.m.  – lead journalist Chris Brown
11:15 a.m.  – CEO Russ Brandon
11:45 a.m.  – Head coach Chan Gailey

Pro Personnel Director Tom Gibbons
On selecting free agents:
“It’s a big day and there’s a lot more to it with the contracts,” Gibbons told “You don’t just pick a guy and he’s yours like the draft. You’re competing for players. I think when you get involved early on players you’ve identified and all of a sudden interest goes crazy on a player then you feel good because you identified something quicker than anyone else. And you did something to get that player to come here. That’s rewarding, but the negotiations and a million other things affect it. There are a lot more variables. It’s not as cut and dry as the draft, but that’s why it can also be exciting.”


Bills G Kraig Urbik was tendered by the team yesterday.

Bills G Chad Rinehart was also tendered by the team yesterday.

DAILY LINKS – Bills tender RFAs Rinehart, Urbik – Players big part of free agent recruiting

Buffalo News – Rinehart, Urbik get Bills’ tenders

Associated Press – Bills tender offers to OLs Rinehart, Urbik – Are the Bills ready to spend big?

Audio/Video/Photo Clips

WGR Bulldog: Let’s Go Shopping

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Bears frontrunner for DE Williams?, Skins out of VJax running?, Stevie pushing for VJax too, Merriman hitting recruiting trail?

Bills Beat Blog (WGR)
RFAs Urbik, Rinehart tendered by Bills

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills Tender Restricted Free Agents Chad Rinehart, Kraig Urbik

Buffalo Wins
My Top 5 all-time free agent signings for the Bills

Bills Tender Restricted Free Agent Linemen Urbik and Rinehart

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