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Bills, Dolphins going young at kicker?
profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 27, 2013
The Bills and Dolphins each added a placekicker on the draft’s third day, with Miami taking Florida’s Caleb Sturgis late in Round Five and Buffalo selecting Florida State’s Dustin Hopkins early in Round Six. Both teams have financial and football reUpvote Share Tweet
‘Cuse G Chibane says now with BuffaloIt appears Bills head coach Doug Marrone has brought a former player from his college team at Syracuse to Buffalo. Orange G Zach Chibane says he’s signed with the Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent. Long stressful process. Draft didn’t go the wayUpvote Share Tweet
C Ryan Turnley indicates he’s a BillPitt C Ryan Turnley has given indication on his Twitter account that he’s agreed to sign with the Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent. Thanks for all the support, I’m very thankful for the opportunity, #bills - Ryan Turnley (@RyanTurnley75) ApriUpvote Share Tweet
WR Norell: I’m a BillUndrafted rookie free agent WR Kevin Norell out of Stony Brook says he’s agreed to sign with the Bills. Just signed with the Buffalo Bills , smh crazy . Back to NY . instagram.com/p/YoOWCJogCM/ - K.Norrell (@xKNORRELLx) April 28, 2013 Norell (5’10”Upvote Share Tweet
FB Gaskins says he’s a BillUniversity of Richmond FB Kendall Gaskins is the latest undrafted rookie free agent to announce that he’s agreed to sign with the Bills. Proud to announce that im officially aBuffalo Bill. #blessed - Kendall Gaskins (@KGpolo_5) April 28, 2013 GaskinsUpvote Share Tweet
QB Jeff Tuel says he’s a BillWhen the 2013 NFL draft ended there were three quarterbacks that made pre-draft visits to One Bills Drive that went undrafted. One of them has reportedly agreed to join the team as an undrafted rookie free agent. Proud and excited to be a #Bill - Jeff TUpvote Share TweetWith the undrafted free agent market playing out Saturday night it looks like the Bills landed a quality receiver in Tennessee Tech WR Da’Rick Rogers, who made a pre-draft visit to Orchard Park on April 10th. That according to the receiver himself who tUpvote Share Tweet
Kicking competitions coming to AFC EastESPN.com Updated Apr 27, 2013Quarterback isn't the only position where there will be various competitions involving rookies in training camp. Two teams in the AFC East also drafted place kickers on Day 3 of the NFL draft. The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills picked kickers in the f…Upvote Share TweetBills GM Buddy Nix got the long term answer at quarterback for the future in first-round pick EJ Manuel, but Buffalo plans to add still another quarterback to the mix as they begin their recruiting of undrafted rookie free agents. “We’ll try to get anUpvote Share Tweet
Gragg recovered from knee injuryBills seventh round pick Chris Gragg is a TE-H-back type out of Arkansas who had a knee injury, but showed he recovered from it in pre-draft testing at the NFL Combine. Gragg ran a 4.5 40-time, had a 37.5 inch vertical and a 10’5”³ broad jump, showingUpvote Share TweetBills first round draft pick EJ Manuel will get a chance to compete for the starting quarterback spot. Head Coach Doug Marrone made that clear Thursday night, shortly after the team chose the FSU QB as their first pick. “He is now thrown into the mix ofUpvote Share Tweet
Kicker Hopkins can pump ironBills sixth-round pick Dustin Hopkins is a good-sized kicker at 6’2”³ and 193 pounds. He’s also among the strongest kickers in the class when it came to the bench press. Most kickers skip the bench press entirely. Hopkins had an impressive 20 reps onUpvote Share Tweet
Bills 5th round pick visitedThe Bills went with another safety in round five taking Clemson SS Jonathan Meeks. Meeks was one of the players that the Bills had in for a pre-draft visit. Meeks visited the Bills on April 3rd.Upvote Share Tweet
S Williams has some nasty to himBills scout Brad Forsyth commented on Bills’ fourth-round pick Duke Williams’ aggressive nature on the field and admitted that there’s an angry edge to his game. “He does have a bit of a nasty edge to him. That’s part of his personality,” saidUpvote Share Tweet
A safety prospect with top takeaway skillsThe Bills defensive staff during their first voluntary minicamp were pushing the message of thinking offensively on defense and going to get takeaways. As we prepare for the fourth round to start Day 3 of the NFL draft there’s a premier ball hawk stillUpvote Share Tweet
Merit to taking another QBThe Bills have their quarterback of the future in EJ Manuel, who was selected on day one with the 16th overall pick. But with just three quarterbacks off the board through the first two days the quarterbacks left on the board suddenly present good value…Upvote Share TweetThe Buffalo Bills made one of the most surprising picks of the NFL draft by selecting former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel at No. 16 overall Thursday night. Should the Bills double up at the position and draft former Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nass…Upvote Share TweetBills third-round pick Marquise Goodwin is seen as a developmental wide receiver due in part to the spring practice time he lost at Texas every year as he ran track. But that makes Buffalo think his upside is higher knowing he hasn’t had that extra timeUpvote Share Tweet
Evaluating Buffalo Bills' draftApr 27Stanford coach David Shaw joins the "NFL Total Access" panel to evaluate the Buffalo Bills' draft class.
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Jim Trotter: New Chargers GM Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pickApr 27SAN DIEGO -- Chargers owner Dean Spanos hates distractions, and though some might find this hard to believe, he does care about public perception. Like when his football people are considering a potentially controversial decision. In situations like tha…