Bills to host QB Newton in pre-draft visit

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will get one final opportunity before next month's NFL draft to make a big impression with the Buffalo Bills.

The Heisman Trophy winner will make a pre-draft visit to the team's facility in Orchard Park on Tuesday, coach Chan Gailey confirmed following a State of the Bills' address to season-ticket holders at a downtown ballroom on Monday evening.

For Gailey, this will be the fourth or fifth time — he couldn't remember — Newton has met with the Bills, who hold the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft. And the coach considers Tuesday's visit as potentially having the most impact, because he'll get to spend the entire day getting to know Newton.

"These visits have a big impact on what we think and what we do and what we believe about the guys that we plan to draft," Gailey said. "I don't know if I can find it out in a day with a guy, but you'll have a better idea once you get a chance to sit down and talk football and maybe watch some tape. I think you get a better feel."

Though the Bills have numerous needs to address following a 4-12 season, they haven't ruled out selecting a quarterback with their first of nine picks over the three-day draft that begins April 28.

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