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Teams snag Bills draftees Tank Carder, Mark Asper

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills cut two of their 2012 draft choices on Friday, and neither of them made it through waivers today.

The Cleveland Browns claimed linebacker Tank Carder (fifth round), and the Minnesota Vikings claimed offensive lineman Mark Asper (sixth round). The St. Louis Rams also claimed veteran defensive tackle Kellen Heard.

To make room for Asper, the Vikings released offensive lineman Patrick Brown, who played all 16 games last season as a backup tackle and special-teams player.

Cleveland and Minnesota clearly are in rebuilding modes. Carder gives the Browns 15 rookies on their roster.

"He's a guy that we really liked coming out of college," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. "We feel like he can play multiple positions inside and out."

ProFootballTalk.com overlord Mike Florio reported the Miami Dolphins also put in a waiver claim for Carder, but the Browns had priority.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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