Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/16

OTA - Day 10 - Lynch practicing - BuffaloBills.com
"Lynch first returned to One Bills Drive on Monday and was in meetings Tuesday morning before taking the field Tuesday afternoon. Lynch confirmed that he spoke with head coach Chan Gailey on Monday when he returned to One Bills Drive for the first time since working out in the team’s weight room a couple of weeks ago."

Marshawn Lynch Press Conference (3:37) - BuffaloBills.com
The running back talks about his return to the practice field and joining his teammates during OTAs.

Lynch asked pointed questions – Inside The Bills
"There wasn’t no expression [from my end requesting a trade], but with the way that things were looking, it looked like it was a possibility," Lynch said. "If it would’ve happened, it would’ve happened. If it didn’t, I’m back and I’m here to practice."

Marshawn Lynch returns
NFL: Trade odds for notable veterans - ESPN

"RB Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo Bills: Through Monday, the former first-round draft choice had skipped offseason workouts, and he seems to have fallen to No. 3 on the depth chart, behind Fred Jackson and rookie first-rounder C.J. Spiller. A two-time 1,000-yard rusher, Lynch wants to be a starter somewhere and probably has value. Seattle is rumored to be interested. Likelihood: 8/10"

What Lynch told Jackson – Inside The Bills
"I talked to him too and he told me he just felt like he needed to play football again and he needed to be back here and be part of a team," said Fred Jackson. "That was one of the reasons he came back."

Fred Jackson on Lynch's Return to Practice (2:15) - BuffaloBills.com
His friend and teammate talks about the return of Marshawn Lynch to the practice field.

Bills Roundup: Lynch Practices, Tue Highlights (3:46) - BuffaloBills.com
Highlights from Tuesday's OTA session as well as the return of Marshawn Lynch.

Lynch shows up for work : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"For the first day it was just taking the reps that I took. I felt pretty good. Just taking the reps and getting back into it with the guys. Learning the different terminology, it's fun. It gives me something exciting and something new to learn."

BillBoard: Lynch meets the press
Asked why it took so long for him to report, he replied, "I was just enjoying, what they call it, the offseason. Kicked back at home, but still getting in the necessary work for me to come back and be able to produce.''

Bills' Marshawn Lynch attends practice | Democrat and Chronicle
"Well, I'm a running back and we think running first,'' he said. "So if that's the kind of guy he is, I'm all about that."

Lynch On The Field - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Number one pick C.J. Spiller got a chance to meet Lynch for the first time, "As soon I saw him, I just went up to him. He said his name was Marshawn and I said mine was C.J., so it wasn't anything like it was mad faces looking at each other. The first thing he said was, 'You're the fast one.' That was my first time introducing myself. That's just out of respect. He's the older guy and I'm the rookie coming in, so I made my best to introduce myself."

Lynch comes around to Gailey, practice - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Lynch claimed Tuesday he never asked the Bills to trade him, but didn't sound like it would pain him to go. "I like to play football," Lynch said. "Whether it’s here or if it’s somewhere else, as long as I get to play football, I’m feeling great."

Why the Bills Won’t Trade Lynch | WIVB.com | Blogs
"I don’t think this current Lynch situation is the same as the Jason Peters one two years ago. Peters had a lot of value. Lynch does not." Paul Peck gives multiple reasons why he thinks Marshawn Lycnh won't be traded.

Marshawn Lynch practices with Bills | WIVB.com
Paul Peck spoke with C.J. Spiller about the return of Marshawn Lynch. My favorite quote? "It’s always good to have him around."

Bills RB Lynch practices for 1st time this spring - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Mitchell planted the playful kiss on Lynch as he was being interviewed. Several other teammates also playfully made faces at Lynch or tapped him on the back as he was answering questions."

Lynch Speaks To Reporters Following First Practice : Buffalo Sports Daily
Lynch was asked about getting a fair shake from fans. "I would like for it to be that, but we live in a world where people are going to make up their mind and they have their opinions. Take your opinion, take it how you want to, but I’m going to be me whether you like it or not. You can say that you don’t like me from a distance."

Marshawn Lynch denies requesting trade | ProFootballTalk.com
One of the funnier moments of the interview came when a reporter asked if Lynch was down to 215 pounds, like he said he hoped earlier in the offseason. Lynch laughed and said, "Nah, I ain't down to 215. I'm comfortable." Pressed on how much he did weigh, Lynch just repeated, "I'm comfortable."

Bills Welcome Back Lynch, But For How Long?: NFL Blog Blitz
"We still don't know if Lynch will be in Western New York come September and it's just as hard to tell what role he'll play in the tailback trio if he does stay, but at least he's back in Orchard Park practicing with his teammates and getting acclimated to the new coaching staff."

Other Bills links
Easley faring well - BuffaloBills.com

"On a roster that contains 10 wide receivers, it might be difficult for a rookie fourth-round pick to make an impression. Getting enough snaps in a large pool of position players can be difficult. For Marcus Easley it hasn’t been an issue, partly because four of those other receivers have never taken a snap in an NFL game either and partly because he’s made the most of the reps he’s received."

Evans ranks high for hands – Inside The Bills
"Over the past two years Lee Evans had a drop rate of 1.5 percent good for third in the league. In fact last season of the 95 times Evans was thrown the ball he had just one drop."

Gaither is Ravens' biggest question mark - baltimoresun.com
"There is still a lot of doubt surrounding the right offensive tackle position. That's because fourth-year player Jared Gaither has become a drama king."

To splurge or to scrimp? Take a position - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Not surprisingly, Barnwell's piece shows the Buffalo Bills spent the least at quarterback last year. Barnwell determines the Bills got what they paid for at quarterback ($3.46 million), with Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick having awful seasons."

Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: Bruce Smith (#7) : Buffalo Sports Daily
As Pat Moran says, it's not a list of the best players in Bills history but rather a list based on draft position and value. Bruce Smith comes in at number seven on the list of best draft picks in Bills history.

Bills sign rookie wideout Marcus Easley | ProFootballTalk.com
"In March, we rated Easley the 12th best receiver in the draft and predicted he'd go 92nd overall. He was the 14th wideout drafted, and went 107th overall."

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