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UB's Mulkey among Bills tryouts

By Mark Gaughan

Niagara-Wheatfield High product Byron Mulkey is among 11 players who are practicing with the Buffalo Bills this week on a tryout basis.

Mulkey, 5-foot-11 and 186 pounds, played basketball for the University at Buffalo. He walked onto the Bulls' football team and was a starter for 2 1/2 seasons, ending his career in 2011. He also had a tryout with the Bills last spring.

He was a Buffalo News All-Western New York high school pick as a defensive back in 2005.

Two former Syracuse players are among the tryouts, tight end Nick Provo and cornerback Mike Holmes.

The others on the tryout list: defensive ends Jamie Blatnick (Oklahoma State) and Marcus Robinson (Miami), linebacker Kourtnei Brown (Clemson), defensive tackle Nicolas Jean-Baptiste (Baylor), kicker Chris Koepplin (Massachusetts), punter Brian Stahovich (San Diego State), running back Frank Summers (UNLV) and long-snapper James Winchester (Oklahoma).

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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.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


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.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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