Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/6

Bills sign TE Martin, G Urbik - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills were scanning the waiver wire to add to their tight end position and offensive line where their numbers were low. On Sunday both positions were addressed as the team has signed free agent TE David Martin and claimed G Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers." The Bills also added OT Jason Watkins to their practice squad.

Source: Kraig Urbik was in demand | National Football Post
"The former third-round draft pick from Wisconsin was awarded to the Buffalo Bills off waivers, but they weren't the only team that wanted him. According to a league source with knowledge of the situation, four other teams put in claims: the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets."

2010 Buffalo Bills Season Preview - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Will the Buffalo Bills fall off the wagon this season and have one of their worst year's in franchise history? Or, will the team shock some people and win more games than most had expected? One thing is for sure, there's no better time of the year than football season."

Twitter / Levi Brown
NEVER woulda guessed id be in this position right now...not even a practice squad invite. i've now officially gone from surprised to pissed!

Roster Moves
Buffalo Bills Ink Martin. Some Added To The Practice Squad - WGR 550

Paul Hamilton recaps the roster moves by the Bills.

Bills sign tight end Martin, guard Urbik - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Martin, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound Tennessee product, is an eight-year NFL veteran. Urbik was with the Steelers in 2009, but was inactive for every game."

Roosevelt on Bills Practice Squad | WIVB.com
"Naaman Roosevelt still has no need for a moving van. The Buffalo native is staying in town to join the Bills practice squad. The Bills confirmed the move later on Sunday. He is one of four players added to that unit."

Danvers native Hennessey cut by Buffalo Bills " SalemNews.com, Salem, MA
"For the second straight season, Hennessey was one of Buffalo's final cuts as the Bills released 19 players to trim their roster to the league-mandated 53-player maximum."

Buffalo Bills show guts by cutting WR James Hardy | Democrat and Chronicle
"Cheers to the new regime of the Buffalo Bills for having the guts to cut former second-round draft pick wide receiver James Hardy. Hardy looks like a football player and has the size and speed to be a useful NFL performer. But he always seemed to be hurt and didn't show much when he managed to suit up in his two seasons with Buffalo."

2009 fifth-rounders get deep-sixed at surprising pace | ProFootballTalk.com
Mike Florio looks at the 2009 fifth-rounders no longer with their teams including Nic Harris and Jamon Meredith.

My ode to James Hardy - Buffalo Wins
Joe's Hardy retrospective along with some quick hit other thoughts.

No Major Surprises Among Bills Cuts | BuffaloSportsNow.com
"With nineteen Bills given their walking papers on Saturday, I wasn't too entirely surprised by the names. While some settled in more than others, there's not really a case to be made for many who didn't make it."

A glance at AFC East's undrafted rookies - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"You can tell a lot about a team by the number of undrafted rookies who make the roster. Undrafted rookies are essential, but they are a case of good news, bad news." Tim Graham lists each UDFA in the division.

Former Bills Links
Released Bills RB Anderson Signs With Browns : Buffalo Sports Daily

"I spoke to recently released Buffalo Bills running back Andre Anderson Sunday night, and he told me that he is going to join the Cleveland Browns practice squad."

Legends lending luster to Bills' opener - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation's annual alumni weekend will host 16 players from the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of "Legends of the Gridiron." The three-day event features a VIP Gala at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Saturday, a tailgate party before the Bills' home opener against Miami on Sunday and the alumni foundation's annual Celebrity Charity Golf Classic next Monday at Hickory Stick Golf Club in Lewiston."

Aaron Schobel: Here We Go Again - Battle Red Blog
"Will Aaron Schobel play for the Houston Texans in 2010? He will inform the team Monday of his intentions." [Reports from Jason La Canfora and John McClain say he is staying retired.]

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"September 6, 1992 -- James Lofton didn't spend a majority of his NFL career as a Buffalo Bill, but he had some great moments during his stay here. One came in 1992, when he passed Steve Largent to break the NFL record for receiving yards at 13,089."

Other Bills Links
2010 Bills Preseason Highlights (2:25) - BuffaloBills.com

"Check out the highlights from the Buffalo Bills 2010 preseason."

wgrz.com | Buffalo, NY | Can Bills Shock Dolphins in Opener?
"You wouldn't know it by listening to local radio talk shows or by reading Letters to the Editor in the Buffalo News, but I sense a majority of Bills fans are quietly optimistic about the 2010 season after a 2-2 pre season. Backing up this hunch, is the fact the home opener against the hated Miami Dolphins is sold out, and season ticket sales have again gone well despite a 10-year playoff drought."

NFL notebook | National Football Post
"I am anxious to see the Bills play on Sunday, because their offense has shown some big play ability in the preseason. WR Lee Evans is a very good vertical threat and we all can see that RB C.J. Spiller can flip the field and press the edge of the defense. But, it will always come back to QB Trent Edwards."

What was the Rock Pile? - Suite101
An account of Buffalo's War Memorial Stadium

Mad as hell and not going to take it any more! - The Globe and Mail
In an open letter from Globe columnist Bruce Dowbiggin to Rogers president Keith Pelley concerning Sportsnet One, he says Rogers should get out of the NFL business.

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