Steelers 2009 Draft Class Is All Gone As Of Thursday

Now that unrestricted free agent defensive end Ziggy Hood has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 draft class is all gone. The mass exodus of the primary members of that class started last offeason when the Steelers allowed wide receiver Mike Wallace and cornerback Keenan Lewis to walk off uncontested early in the free agency signing period. Heading...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers in the NFL: Bills’ Kraig Urbik makes UW proud in week 16

With the recent rise of the Wisconsin college football program the Badgers in the NFL have had a similar uptick. More and more guys are beginning to have a splash in the league and the guys over at Pro Football Focus (PFF) have an eagle eye on each one of them.  If you’re not familiar with PFF, you’re living in the stone age of modern football analysis. Here at The Sports Bank...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills' J.J. Unga facing 'biggest opportunity I've ever had'

Ready or not, offensive lineman J.J. Unga's number has been called. Signed less than a month ago off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, the 26-year-old has had little time to acclimate himself to the Buffalo Bills' playbook, let alone much in-game experience to draw from. His limited time last week against Tampa Bay will have to do, however, as right guard Kraig Urbik is...
Via AFC East Daily
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 11

The Jets continued their trend of playing maddeningly inconsistent football in Sunday’s road loss to division rival Buffalo, as much of the playoff talk from the fanbase in the weeks leading up to this game have now been replaced with questioning concerns regarding this team and its components moving forward. It’s no secret that this team has been riddled with inconsistency....
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills Starting Offense Includes Three Former Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills this coming Sunday and their offense will include three players who will look mighty familiar. Left guard Doug Legursky, who played in 55 games for the Steelers from 2009-2012, will presumably make his fifth straight start at left guard for the Bills Sunday at Heinz Field. An unrestricted free agent this past offseason, the Steelers...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Doug Whaley Signs Extension, Set to be Next GM

The Buffalo Bills have signed assistant GM Doug Whaley to an extension that will likely leave him the man in charge whenever Buddy Nix decides to retire. The extension does nothing but confirm what everyone has suspected for years: that Doug Whaley is the heir apparent to manage the roster. Whaley was thought to be a candidate for various other openings around the league around this...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Top Realistic Free Agent Targets

The Buffalo Bills have been very successful in free agency ever since general manager Buddy Nix took control of player personnel decisions in prior to the 2010 season, acquiring talent such as Scott Chandler, Drayton Florence, Kraig Urbik, Brad Smith, Dwan Edwards, Nick Barnett, Shawne Merriman, Mark Anderson, and Mario Williams. The 2013 offseason should [...]The post Buffalo Bills...
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January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

QCS Buffalo Water Cooler: Squish The Fish Week Part Two

This weeks Water Cooler features QCS writers Mike Bundt, Ryan Talbot, Brandon Hess, and Robert Quinn Mike Bundt: What’s up everybody! Obviously Sunday was an embarrassing Bills game for the Bills in which little went right. So instead of focusing on everything that went wrong in that game, I’ll start by asking you guys how you feel about Buffalo extending Kraig Urbik earlier...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills sign RG Urbik to extension

The Buffalo Bills took the first step in securing their offensive line's long-term future by signing starting right guard Kraig Urbik to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday. The deal locks up Urbik through 2016 and is worth $13.3 million, including a $3.5 million signing bonus for this season, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The person spoke...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills sign RG Urbik to 4-year contract extension

The Buffalo Bills took the first step in securing their offensive line's long-term future by signing starting right guard Kraig Urbik to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday. The deal locks up Urbik through 2016 and is worth $13.3 million, including a $3.5 million signing bonus for this season, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The person spoke...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Free Agency Primer: Retaining Your Own

Last night, the Buffalo Bills came to an agreement with starting right guard, Kraig Urbik, on a four-year, $15 million deal. Urbik was a waiver wire gem acquired by GM Buddy Nix in the 2010 season after he was a third round draft pick out of Wisconsin by the Pittsburgh Steelers a year earlier. He has made an impact for the Bills, starting 26 games at guard, and also center. With...
Via Queen City Sports
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills sign OL Urbik to extension

Right guard Kraig Urbik signed a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills. Terms were not disclosed. Claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, Urbik has started 26 of 34 games for the Bills. The Steelers originally selected him as a third-round pick out of Wisconsin in 2009.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills extend would-be free agent guard Kraig Urbik

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills had a pair of starting offensive linemen headed to free agency this coming offseason, but at least one of them won't get that far.Buffalo signed right guard Kraig Urbik to a contract extension Tuesday. Urbik is now slated to be a Bill for at least four more years, according to The Buffalo News.The 27-year-old, who was claimed off waivers from...
Via AFC East Daily
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills extend G Kraig Urbik

Not a lot of people know who Kraig Urbik is, but he’s a starting right guard for the Buffalo Bills and he’s actually quite good. A 2 year starter, Urbik graded out as ProFootballFocus 18th ranked guard in 8 starts in 2011 and ranks 24th this season in 11 starts, making him an above average player at that position. He’s also got some versatility to play center, where he made...
Via The Football Fan Spot
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Bills Reach An Agreement With G Kraig Urbik

ESPN’s James Walker reports that a source has informed them that the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with G Kraig Urbik on four-year deal worth $15 million. The Bills were reportedly discussing a contract earlier in the day, but managed to keep at it until it was finalized. Urbik rates as the No. 24 best guard in the league according to Pro Football Focus and also comes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Bills, Urbik Agree To New Contract

A bit of late night news out of One Bills Drive, the organization and Guard Kraig Urbik have reportedly agreed to a contract extension. The news was first reported by ESPN. According to the report, the contract is four years and worth $15-million. The exact breakdown of payments is unknown at this point. The deal comes at no surprise to many, as Urbik was one of the Bills top priorities...
Via Queen City Sports
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills lineman Urbik to get another crack at center

Buffalo Bills guard Kraig Urbik hasn't had the healthiest go of it in his four years in the NFL. Fellow linemate Eric Wood's luck, however, has been even worse. Wood left Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a partially torn ACL, which he told reporters Monday could keep him out for the remainder of the season. With Wood out, Urbik will once again get...
Via AFC East Daily
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills' Chris Kelsay's neck injury not serious, hopes to play against Pats

Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay says that doctors have determined his neck injury to be nothing too serious, and he hopes to be out there on the field when the team takes on the Patriots Sunday. His status will most likely be a game time decision. "It's not major, but I don't know if he can get ready for this week," head coach Chan Gailey told ESPN. "We have...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Week 10 NFL Power Rankings (#25)

Last week: 26 (+1) Record: 3-6 The Bills actually move up a spot despite a 12 point loss to the Texans because I felt the Titans, who have the league’s worst points differential, were way less impressive (despite their head-to-head win over the Bills) and dropped the Titans 2 spots. The Bills were slightly more competitive with the Texans than the final score would have suggested...
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills set to re-shuffle O-Line against Texans

It's two steps forward and potentially one step back when it comes to the health of the Buffalo Bills starting offensive line coming out of the bye. The Bills (3-4) are expected to welcome back starting left tackle Cordy Glenn and starting right guard Kraig Urbik for their game at Houston (6-1) on Sunday. Both players missed three games with sprained right ankles. On the downside...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans-Bills inactives, gameday thread

The inactives are out for today's game in Buffalo between the Titans and the Bills, and here they are. BUFFALO BILLS: DE Mark Anderson, OL Cordy Glenn, S Delano Howell, QB Tarvaris Jackson, LB Kirk Morrison, K John Potter, OL Kraig Urbik TENNESSEE TITANS: CB Tommie Campbell, WR Lavelle Hawkins, QB Jake Locker, G Deuce Lutui, LB Colin McCarthy, RB Javon Ringer, OT Byron...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills starting RG Urbik ruled out against Titans

Buffalo Bills starting right guard Kraig Urbik will miss his third straight game because of a right ankle injury. Coach Chan Gailey ruled out Urbik from playing against Tennessee this weekend after the player was unable to practice Thursday. Urbik had returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since he was hurt. Veteran defensive lineman Spencer Johnson has a chance to return...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills searching for answers on offense, too

The Buffalo Bills' horrendous defense over the last two games isn't the only problem. The Ryan Fitzpatrick-led offense has been inconsistent, at best, and now features an injury-depleted line that is expected to be down some starters this weekend. From bad to worse. Indeed, when the Bills (2-3) face Arizona (4-1) on Sunday, they will be short-handed and searching for answers...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills injury update: Offensive line woes

The Buffalo Bills learned this week that both starting offensive linemen Cordy Glenn and Kraig Urbik will miss about two weeks with ankle sprains. Both men start at offensive line, so the Bills may be using more protection schemes to keep quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick upright.  One thing that could benefit the Bills would be a solid run attack, keeping the defense in run mode could...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#16)

Last week: 15 (-1) Record: 2-2 The Bills have now allowed 100 points in two divisional matchups. Yikes! The defense isn’t the problem, however. The 48 they allowed to the Jets was largely due to their offense giving the Jets the ball with good field position and then the defense quitting down big late, while the 52 they allowed last week was simply running into the wrong team at...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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