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BDC 4/24- Buddy Nix live online chat

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 24, 2012 – 9:05 am


DAILY REPORT
2 days until the 2012 NFL Draft.

–Bills GM Buddy Nix will be hosting a live online chat with Bills fans today at Noon. The chat can be found on www.buffalobills.com

–The team announced yesterday that G Kraig Urbik and G Chad Rinehart accepted their tenders and signed their contracts.  In accordance with team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

–The team also announced yesterday that individual game tickets are scheduled to go on-sale to the general public Tuesday, July 10. Pre-sale for season ticket holders will begin Wednesday, May 16. Season ticket holders will have first access to individual game tickets. Group tickets will go on-sale beginning Saturday, June 9, 2012.

–The Bills announced yesterday that the 2012 Buffalo Bills Draft Special presented by New Era will air on WKBW-TV Channel 7, Thursday, April 26 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Lead Journalist Chris Brown, WKBW-TV Sports Director Jeff  Russo, and Buffalo Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker will be taking an in-depth look at the 2012 NFL Draft. Fans will get a chance to hear from GM Buddy Nix, Head Coach Chan Gailey and NFL Network Analyst and former NFL General Manager Charlie Casserly.

TODAY’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
11:45 – College Scouts Brian Fisher, Tom Roth, and Matt Hand

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
9:25 – FS Jairus Byrd – WGR 550 – The Howard Simon Show
11:45 – Buddy Nix – TSN Radio

THIS DAY IN NFL HISTORY
April 24, 1974 — NFL AWARDS EXPANSION TEAM TO TAMPA
The NFL owners awarded an expansion franchise to Tampa, FL to begin play in the 1976 season.

QUOTES OF THE DAY
DE Mario Williams
On the team’s goals:
“We know what we have in front of us. We know what we need to do to get the job done and get to work. I don’t care if you’re a first-day guy or a guy who’s been here since Day One, there’s things that can change around here and that’s definitely what we’re going after. So this first week means a lot to everybody.”

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On what his reaction was to the team signing DE Mario Williams:
“I was in Costa Rica for a wedding and there was only internet access in the lobby, so with the three day ordeal that it was every 20 minutes I was walking down to the lobby looking at my phone. Finally when it happened obviously I was pretty excited about it. I got a lot of calls and texts and things. We’re glad that he’s here.”

PHOTOS OF THE DAY

Many Bills players returned to One Bills Drive yesterday to begin their voluntary offseason conditioning program.


Starting from left, scouts Doug Majeski, Shawn Heinlen, and Brad Forsyth answered questions from the media yesterday regarding players in this year’s draft class.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – OL Urbik, Rinehart re-sign

BuffaloBills.com – Individual game ticket sale dates announced

BuffaloBills.com – Bills Draft Special to air April 26 on WKBW

BuffaloBills.com – Chandler pays tribute to Army National Guard soldiers

BuffaloBills.com – Hairston unaffected by possible adds at tackle

BuffaloBills.com – Bills upbeat in reporting for voluntary workouts

Buffalo News – Bills finally meet the new guy in town

Rochester D&C – Eager Buffalo Bills return for workout

Associated Press – Bills upbeat in reporting for voluntary workouts

Associated Press – Expectations high as Bills prepare for NFL Draft

NFL.com – Could Matt Kalil fall to Buffalo Bills at No. 10?

NFL.com – Jackson attends Bills’ workouts, awaits extension

Toronto Sun – Super Mario impresses at Bills workout
Corning Leader – Free-agent signings puts Bills in position of power

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Roundup: Players Return for Workouts
Mario Williams Press Conference
Fred Jackson Press Conference
Ryan Fitzpatrick Press Conference
Shawne Merriman Press Conference

Kiss 98.5 I
nterview: Mary Wilson from The Buffalo Bills

WGR 550
Bills’ Scout Session #1
Bills Fitzpatrick is ready to get going
Bills Jackson not worried about contract as workouts begin
4/23 NFL Draft Central Part 1
4/23 NFL Draft Central Part 2

The Score 1260
On The Block with Russ Brandon

WGRZ
Bills Voluntary Workouts Begin
Excitement Runs High As Bills Workouts Begin

WKBW
SportsBlast: Bills begin off-season conditioning

WHAM
Should Bills Take WR Floyd of Notre Dame in Round One?

YNN
Bills begin voluntary workouts

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Offseason roster limit increased, Bills scout on Kuechly, Mario clear on Bills goals, WR Floyd: No recent contact with Bills, Online chat with Buddy Nix, Fitz developing a drawl, No set timetable for Merriman, Fred update, Fitz on Bills pick at 10

Sports Xchange (CBSsports.com)
Bills brass believe team ready to take big step

Kryk Slants (John Kryk Blog)
Bills return with “100%” Fitz & Mario/Mark II

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Blogger Mock Draft 2.0 analysis
Merriman: ‘I’m going to be 100 percent’
Three possible Bills

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Fred not focused on new deal
Draft video: Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
Attendance high as Bills get back to work (with audio)
Scout’s take: Majeski on Kuechly and Adams

Bills Beat Blog (WGR 550)
Urbik, Rinehart sign tenders for ’12

Buffalo Rumblings
Greg Cosell Mock Draft Projects Justin Blackmon To Bills
2012 NFL Draft: Michael Floyd Says No Contact With Bills Since Combine
Buffalo Bills 2012 NFL Draft Preview: Linebacker
2012 NFL Draft: Could Matt Kalil Slide To The Buffalo Bills?
2012 NFL Draft: Aiding Ryan Fitzpatrick A Must For Buffalo

Pro Football Talk
Fred Jackson says contract “not a concern” at Bills workouts

AFC East Daily
Bills re-sign RFA offensive linemen Urbik, Rinehart

Buffalowdown
2012 Buffalo Bills Draft: So Many Questions
The Most Important Draft The Buffalo Bills Have EVER Had.

National Football Post
Merriman pledges to be healthy for Bills

Buffalo Wins
Buffalo Wins Mock Draft

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