Lindquist Signed? Reports of undrafted free agent signings continue to trickle in. Earlier we reported they signed OT Joel Bell. Now reports say they have signed Illinois DT David Lindquist. The Bills haven't confirmed any signings. He had 44 tackles and 4 sacks last year. We are placing the reported signings on our front office page with links to profiles where available. Other reports say the Bills signed TE Travis McCall from Alabama and P Danny Urrego. McCall is a pure blocking tight end. Unconfirmed Undrafted Free Agent Signings.
Maybin Introduced: Aaron Maybin was introduced to the Buffalo media last night. He said he's very happy for the chance to play for such a great organization. He feels the pieces are in place for this team to compete and he's ready to contribute to a team that wants to win. He has many people in his life that is responsible for helping get to this point including Lavar Arrington and Ray Lewis.
Wood A Blue Collar Guy: The other first round pick, Eric Wood called it a real honor as well to be part of this organization. He wants to help get the team back to its glory days and considers himself and Aaron Maybin pieces of the puzzle. He wants to wear the blue collar attitude of the team. He feels he fits in because he grew up in a blue collar town like Buffalo. He doesn't think it will be tough moving from center to guard. A lot of techniques carry over from one place on the line to another especially on the inside. He feels he will get better at guard with more experience. He feels by the time the season starts he'll be fully confident at the position.
Jauron May Use Butler At Guard: Dick Jauron said the team now has some options at offensive tackle. Kirk Chambers, Demeterius Bell, and Langston Walker can all play there with Chambers and Walker able to play either side. Jauron also threw Brad Butler in the mix since he played there in college. If he moves over then the two guards drafted on day one may both start. He feels Adam Levitre is definitely better suited for guard in the NFL but that he has tackle experience is a plus. They decided they had the players to play tackle so they didn't need to stray from their draft board to take one.
Jauron Likes Experience Of Draft Picks:Dick Jauron said he likes the playing experience many of his new players had in college. He feels the quality of those starts is more important. Jauron doesn't feel the team has too many DBs now because most teams run many three and four wide receiver sets. The team now has enough corners that they probably won't sign any in the undrafted free agent market. He doesn't feel that the coaches will have issues with all the rookies that are switching positions. Since they are all good athletes and very intelligent it's up to the coaches to prepare them at their new positions.
Jauron On Nelson: Coach Jauron said Shawn Nelson has some unique ability and runs very well. They will play him in space but will line him up as a traditional tight end at times as well. Jauron feels that if they throw to the tight end more it will make him a better blocker because they will have to defend him in the passing game.
Brandon On Draft: Russ Brandon told the media last night that he feels they added some quality individuals and depth with versatility while staying true to their board. He's looking forward to signing undrafted free agents and the rookie minicamp this weekend. He's excited where the organization is headed and their goal is to play late into January. He said they aren't done yet as free agency is still going on through the entire offseason. He thinks they helped the offensive line but they will continue look for all ways to improve the ballclub.
Modrak On Nelson: Tom Modrak said he was a little surprised that Shawn Nelson was available in the fourth round. He feels he may be the most polished tight end he ever drafted. They had not spoken about drafting him earlier but they were happy he was there when their pick came up in the fourth round.
Modrak On Lankster: Tom Modrak feels seventh round pick Ellis Lankster is a 4.5 - 4.55 type of guy. He has good playing speed which was better than his timed speed. he plays faster and knows where he's going on every play.
Undrafted Signings Begin: Now that the draft is over the Bills and all NFL teams are in the process of signing the undrafted free agents. Reports will come out over the next day or two of players the Bills will sign but the team likely will wait to announce all the signings at the same time over the next couple of days. The first report we have is they have reportedly signed free agent OT Joel Bell. The Furman grad did not play top notch competition in college but he's considered an intriguing project who has long arms, big hands, and good footwork.