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Johnson to have minor surgery

Bills receiver Stevie Johnson will wake up Monday in Philadelphia, where he's scheduled to have surgery on his groin.

Johnson tweeted that news himself tonight. His agent, C.J. Laboy, said in a text message to The News that it's "not a serious surgery" and has a "very brief" recovery time.

Johnson was nagged nearly all of last season by the injury, but battled through it to become the team's first-ever receiver to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. He did not miss a game.

Johnson finished with 76 catches for 1,004 yards and has 17 touchdown catches over the past two years.

The Bills rewarded him this offseason with a five-year, $36.25 million contract extension.

---Jay Skurski

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Video: The Bills' best draft picks

News Sports Editor Lisa Wilson asks sports reporter Milt Northrop to name the Bills' best draft picks:

Watch them discuss the Bills' worst draft picks.

Video: The Bills' worst draft picks

News Sports Editor Lisa Wilson asks sports reporter Milt Northrop to name the biggest draft busts in Bills history. Check back later this afternoon for a video on the team's best draft picks:

Video: Sully, Gaughan discuss Bills' Day Three picks

News Sports Reporter Mark Gaughan and Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan break down the Bills' draft following Saturday's fourth through seventh rounds:

Video: Buddy Nix discusses draft

Audio: Bills select K John Potter with 251st pick

With the 251st pick, the Buffalo Bills selected kicker John Potter from Western Michigan.

Listen to Potter's interview with the Buffalo media:

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Audio: Bills select C Mark Asper with 178th pick

With the 178th pick, the Bills select offensive lineman Mark Asper from Oregon.

Listen to a teleconference with Asper following his selection:

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Late Round Pro Bowl

So you don't think you can find a star in the late rounds? Well, he's a positional list of player who were drafted in the fourth round or later (or not at all) in the last 15 years and made at least one Pro Bowl. It's not a complete list. I went with multiple Pro Bowlers in cases where there were too many candidates. One thing that became clear was that you're not likely to get a Pro Bowl quarterback in the later rounds. Maybe that's why the Bills haven't jumped at any of the possible QBs. Evidently, they're not taking a guy unless they believe he can be a franchise guy. You tend to get those quarterbacks high in the draft.

Players are listed by position and team with the round drafted and the year. A "U" means they were undrafted. If I missed anyone, feel free to let me know. --- Jerry Sullivan

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Tom Brady, NE (6, 2000); Jake Delhomme (U, 1997). Running back: Arian Foster (U, 2009), Michael Turner, SD (5, 2004); Willie Parker (U, 2004). Wide Receiver: Donald Driver (7, 1999), Wes Welker (U, 2004); Brandon Marshall, DEN (4, 2006); Miles Austin (U, 2006).

Tackle: David Diehl, NYG (5, 2003); Jason Peters (U, 2004); Jahri Evans, NO (4, 2006) Guard: Brian Waters (U, 2000); Kris Dielman (U, 2003). Center: Dan Koppen, NE (5, 2003); Shaun O'Hara (U,2000); Jeff Saturday (U, 1998). Tight End: Antonio Gates, SD (U-2003); Owen Daniels,HOU (4, 2006)

Fullback: Vonta Leach (U, 2004); Le'Ron McClain, BAL (4, 2007) Placekicker: Nick Folk, DAL (6, 2007).


DEFENSE

Tackle: Kyle Williams, BUF (5, 2006); Jay Ratliff, DAL (7, 2005); Trent Cole, PHI (5, 2005); PatWilliams (U, 1997). End: Jared Allen, KC (4, 2004); Aaron Kampman, GB (5, 2002); Elvis Dumervil, DEN (4, 2006); Robert Mathis, IND (5, 2003).

Linebacker: James Harrison (U, 2002); Bart Scott (U, 2002); London Fletcher (U, 1998) Cornerback: Asante Samuel, NE (4, 2003); Courtland Finnegan, TEN (7, 2006); Al Harris, TB (6, 1997) Safety; Antoine Bethea, IND (6, 2006); Ryan Clark (U, 2002).

Punter: Shane Lechler, OAK (5, 2000); Brian Moorman (U, 1999)

 

Audio and video: Bills select LB Tank Carder with 147th pick

The Buffalo Bills selected linebacker Tank Carder from TCU with the 147th overall pick in the draft. 

Buffalo Bills scout Shawn Heinlen talks about Tank Carder:

Listen to the teleconference the Buffalo media had with Carder following his selection:

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Audio & video: Bills select Zebrie Sanders with 144th pick

With their first fifth round pick, the Bills selected offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders from Florida State University. Sanders is from Dayton, Ohio.

Here's video from an interview with Bills National Scout Darrell Moody:

Here is audio from a teleconference with Sanders:

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