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Buffalo Bills Sign Alan Branch to Three-Year Contract Extension

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

A contract extension signed Monday ensured Alan Branch’s first season on the Buffalo Bills defensive line will not be his last. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

With seven sacks in Sunday’s shutout win against the Miami Dolphins and an NFL-leading 56 sacks this season, the Buffalo Bills’ pass-rush is on a roll. The franchise made a move to keep that pass-rush in tact by signing defensive lineman Alan Branch to a contract extension.

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Alex Carrington Out for Season After Injury-Riddled Buffalo Bills Week 3 Loss

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Buffalo Bills defensive end Alex Carrington suffered a season-ending quadriceps tear Sunday versus the New York Jets. (Photo: Anthony Gruppuso — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills had a rough game in many ways in their 27-20 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, including on the injury front. Five Bills starters — cornerback Leodis McKelvin, running back C.J. Spiller and defensive linemen Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus and Alex Carrington — all left Sunday’s game early with injuries, while wide receiver Stevie Johnson also appeared to jam his wrist in the first quarter, but played the rest of the game.

Carrington, who had to be carted off the field, took the worst of the injury bug. Carrington suffered a quadriceps tear and was placed on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced Monday.

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Analysis: Buffalo Bills Release First Depth Chart of 2013 Preseason

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Is Aaron Williams in line to start at strong safety this season? That’s what the Bills’ first depth chart of the preseason indicates. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills released their first depth chart of the 2013 NFL season on Monday, six days in advance of their preseason opener versus the Indianapolis Colts and in advance of their intrasquad scrimmage scheduled for tonight’s training camp practice.

One should not read too much into preseason depth charts. Teams tend to place veterans high and rookies low on preseason depth charts. The depth chart is very much subject to change over the upcoming month, especially given that the Bills have not even played their first preseason game yet. That said, the depth chart release does give us some insight into the standing of many players competing for starting jobs, playing time and roster spots.

You can take a look at the full depth chart released by the team at the link above, but let’s take a look at some of the points on the depth chart that stand out.

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2013 Buffalo Bills Positional Previews: Defensive Line

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Defensive end Mario Williams could be in line for a career year if he can stay healthy in 2013. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

With Positional Previews finished for the offensive side of the ball (see the bottom of page 2 for links to all five of them), it’s time to preview the Buffalo Bills’ defensive side of the ball in the next three installments.

The Bills defense was woeful in 2012. The defense under Dave Wannstedt, who lasted only one season as defensive coordinator, was as vanilla as it comes. It showed at the end of the season. For the season, Buffalo gave up 435 total points and 362.9 yards per game.

Expectations are different in 2013, however. Wannstedt has been replaced with Mike Pettine, formerly of the New York Jets. Pettine plans on being far more aggressive than his predecessor and give multiple defensive looks. For Buffalo’s defense to be successful, the defensive line will have to perform much better than last season.

Buffalo currently has 13 defensive linemen on their roster. Some of them are absolute locks to make the team, but there are a few veterans at risk.

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BBD Week in Review: 5/27-6/2

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Jason Verrett was among the players looked at by BBD this week as potential 2014 NFL draft first-round picks for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

A new month is upon us, and June here at Buffalo Bills Draft means we are growing ever closer to the start of the 2013 football season. We are excited to continue bringing you some of the web’s most unique and high-quality content previewing the Buffalo Bills’ 2013 season, looking ahead to the 2014 NFL draft and also looking back at recent Bills seasons as we continue to churn through the NFL offseason.

Let’s take a look back at the best content from the past week from here at BBD, around the NFL Draft Sites Network and around the web.

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