Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 7/22

Gailey doesn't do backfields by committee - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham does an excellent piece on Chan Gailey's lack of using running back by committee with a little help from ESPN fantasy columnist Matthew Berry. "Gailey's track record shows an obvious preference for one back taking 300-plus handoffs."

Steve Tasker Talks Buffalo Bills : Sports : WSTM NBC3
The former Bill says there is optimism at One Bills Drive and they've "really changed the atmosphere."

NFL.com news: In evaluating AFC, Colts have perfect blend of blue-chippers
In rating blue chip players in the AFC, Michael Lombardi couldn't find one on the Bills roster labeling Lee Evans, Paul Posluszny and Jairus Byrd as red chip players.

Who will be the number two receiver? - BuffaloBills.com
"All position battles are still in progress heading into the opening of training camp July 29 at St. John Fisher and the number two receiver role will be among the more competitive ones. Johnson, Hardy and Easley are thought by outside observers to be the frontrunners in the race to start as the second wide receiver on the field, but the veteran leadership of Jackson, the youth of Huggins, Nelson and Jones, and a local connection in the talented Roosevelt will leave all eyes on the pass catchers in Pittsford."

Who are the training camp sleepers? - BuffaloBills.com
"Every year there are some surprise talents that emerge at Bills training camp. Some are easier to predict than others, but suffice to say there are some players that are far from household names now, that could impress over the next month." Danny Batten, Cary Harris, Lonnie Harvey, Michael Matthews, Arthur Moats, Naaman Roosevelt, Lydell Sargeant, and Chad Simpson are all mentioned as possibilities.

Ticket availability for Fan Appreciation Night at camp - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills announced that tickets will be made available for the August 4th "Fan Appreciation Night" practice beginning Friday, July 23, at 9:00 a.m. Local Tops markets will be the place to get up to six tickets. Check the link for listings.

Bills rookies off to the races - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Levi Brown, linebacker Arthur Moats, wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt and nose tackle Torell Troup participated in the IZOD Street Party on July 15th and joined in on the Pit Stop Challenge to help promote the IZOD IndyCar Series in Toronto this past weekend."

Next signing means roster move – Inside The Bills
"With third-round pick Alex Carrington signing earlier this week, the Bills roster reached its maximum 80-player limit. So presumably when Troup is signed the Bills will also have to move a player off of their current roster to make room for him."

Florence likes more man-to-man – Inside The Bills
"I’m a man-to-man (coverage) guy," Florence said. "That’s what I like doing. We had a great secondary last year. I’ve never been on a team that was second in the league in pass defense and hopefully this year we can be No. 1."

What's next for Terrell Owens? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
John Clayton and Matt Williamson try to figure out where T.O. goes next, if anywhere.

Top positional battles to watch: Part I | National Football Post
"The good news for [Fred] Jackson fans is that he’s currently being drafted in the 8th round, while [C.J.] Spiller is going one round higher in the 7th. Jackson is going to open the year as the featured back and while the workload will likely be split, he’s currently a nice value pick in the 8th round."

2010 Buffalo Bills: Your Training Camp Roster Guide | Bleacher Report
Dan Van Wie lists all the players on the roster and projects the numbers at each position that Chan Gailey will keep.

Buffalo Bills - Team Report - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Yahoo Sports gives you the Bills "Players To Watch In Training Camp".

NFL.com news: As camps loom, five teams feature intriguing QB battles
Bucky Brooks predicts Trent Edwards will win the starting job.

Former Bills
This Day in Buffalo Sports History: No joke - Sports, Ink - The Buffalo News

"Paul Maguire was an original member of the American Football League. He played with Los Angeles Chargers and the San Diego Chargers for four seasons (1960-63). Then the Chargers waived him, and the Bills scooped him up on this day."

The Games mark return -- Times Union - Albany NY
Steve Tasker was the Master of Ceremonies at the Empire State Games opening ceremony.

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