Rumblings Recap: Buffalo Bills News, May 7-13

Bills WR Marcus Easley Not Worrying About Depth Chart - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills WR Marcus Easley, fully healthy and ready to contribute in 2011, isn't worrying about the loaded depth chart in front of him.

Buddy Nix: Shawne Merriman Is 'The Answer' At OLB - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix says OLB Shawne Merriman is ahead of schedule in his recovery and is the answer at the position.

Veterans
Bills Relying On Shawne Merriman, Development At OLB - Buffalo Rumblings

The Bills will be relying heavily on Shawne Merriman, and then a group of five youngsters, at outside linebacker heading into the 2011 season.

Bills Will Need Reggie Torbor's Versatility In 2011 - Buffalo Rumblings
With plenty of youth at linebacker, versatile and experienced veterans like Reggie Torbor will be very useful for the Bills in 2011.

Bills Have Three-Way Battle Brewing At Right Tackle - Buffalo Rumblings
Erik Pears, Mansfield Wrotto and rookie Chris Hairston appear to be set to battle for the Bills' starting right tackle job.

Terrence McGee Has Plenty On The Line In 2011 - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills cornerback Terrence McGee, 30, has plenty on the line entering the 2011 NFL regular season.

Bills Have Three-Way Battle At Right Guard, Too - Buffalo Rumblings
If Eric Wood becomes the Bills' starting center full-time, as expected, three players will vie to replace him at right guard.

Spencer Johnson Hanging Tight In Bills' 3-4 Defense - Buffalo Rumblings
As the Bills have slowly built up their 3-4 defensive line, Spencer Johnson has surprisingly - and adequately - hung onto a roster spot.

Discussing Bills RB C.J. Spiller Entering Year Two - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Rumblings asks its readers: what will constitute an acceptable step forward for C.J. Spiller in his second year with the Bills?

Poll: Which Player Should Bills Start At Center? - Buffalo Rumblings
Should the Bills replace adequate incumbent center Geoff Hangartner with 2009 first-round pick Eric Wood?

Bills Ahead Of Curve In Multi-Back Offensive Trend - Buffalo Rumblings
Even with C.J. Spiller a near non-factor as a rookie, the Bills remain emphatically ahead of the curve in utilizing multiple runners offensively.

Greg Cosell On Ryan Fitzpatrick: "Aggressive Mindset" - Buffalo Rumblings
Greg Cosell of NFL Films offered a pointed and fair analysis of Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on Wednesday.

Bills Have Overhauled Defensive Front Seven - Buffalo Rumblings
Of the 19 current DL/LB players on Buffalo's roster, just four are holdovers from the Dick Jauron era.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Boom Or Bust Versus Blitz - Buffalo Rumblings
With data assistance from Pro Football Focus, here's how Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick performed against the blitz in 2010.

Three Key Bills Players Entering Contract Years - Buffalo Rumblings
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Stevie Johnson and OT Demetrius Bell are all entering contract years with the Bills in 2011.

Top 10 Buffalo Bills Players Age 25 Or Under - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have 29 players that will be age 25 or younger through the 2011 calendar year. Who are the 10 best of that group?

Bills WR Roscoe Parrish Entering Make-Or-Break Year - Buffalo Rumblings
After producing at previously unseen levels under Chan Gailey before landing on IR, Bills WR Roscoe Parrish is once again entering a make-or-break season.

Shawn Nelson A Forgotten Weapon In Buffalo - Buffalo Rumblings
If a tight end is going to emerge as a viable receiving threat for the Buffalo Bills next year, it'll be third-year pro Shawn Nelson.

Rookies
Bills Rookie CB Justin Rogers Working Out And Waiting - Buffalo Rumblings

The first of Buffalo's two seventh round picks, CB Justin Rogers is working out in Louisiana waiting for the NFL lockout to end.

Bills Will Get Roster Value From RB Johnny White - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills rookie RB Johnny White will be a valuable member of the Bills' 53-man roster in 2011.

Bills Have Room For Roughly 15 More Players - Buffalo Rumblings
No one's sure when NFL free agency will begin. When it does, the Buffalo Bills will be busy, even though they probably won't be big spenders.

Poll: Which Bills Rookie Will Push To Start? - Buffalo Rumblings
Gauging the opinions of Bills fans on which rookie, aside from Marcell Dareus, the team expects to be starting on opening day of 2011.

Don't Compare Marcell Dareus to Bruce Smith - Buffalo Rumblings
Marcell Dareus wants to make his own mark as a Buffalo Bill.

More Bills Links
Bills Backup QB Option: Dolphins' Tyler Thigpen - Buffalo Rumblings

The Buffalo Bills are looking for a backup quarterback, and as that's the case, expect a lot of talk amongst Bills fans about Tyler Thigpen.

Bills Backup QB Option: Steelers' Dennis Dixon - Buffalo Rumblings
When the Bills can begin adding veteran talent to their roster via free agency, don't be surprised if they sniff around Steelers QB Dennis Dixon.

2011 Brings End To Bills, Patriots Scheduling Oddity - Buffalo Rumblings
When (and if) the Buffalo Bills host the New England Patriots in Week 3 of the 2011 season, it will be the first time since the Bills and Patriots have met for the first time in a season in WNY since 2004.

Buddy Nix Explains Bills' Front Office Restructure - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix explained the changes made in the front office earlier this week.

What The New Vikings Stadium Proposal Means To Bills Fans - Buffalo Rumblings
The Minnesota Vikings announced a new stadium deal yesterday. What does it mean for the Buffalo Bills?

Bills' Off-Season Facelift Goes Beyond New Uniforms - Buffalo Rumblings
Aside from new uniforms, the Buffalo Bills are getting a playing surface upgrade at Ralph Wilson Stadium this season, as well.

Letter To The Editor: Cookie Gilchrist And The Wall Of Fame - Buffalo Rumblings
One of Cookie Gilchrist's closest friends writes a letter to the editors at Buffalo Rumblings about Gilchrist's absence on the Bills' Wall of Fame. Commentary by Matthew Warren and Remember the AFL's Ange Conigilio follows.

May 11, 1971: Bills Trade AFL Defensive Stalwart Ron McDole - Buffalo Rumblings
On this date 40 years ago, the Buffalo Bills traded defensive cornerstone DE Ron McDole to the Washington Redskins.

Web Rumblings
Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/7 - Buffalo Rumblings

Collected Buffalo Bills links from around the internet.

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/8 - Buffalo Rumblings
Collected Buffalo Bills Links from around the internet.

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/9 - Buffalo Rumblings
Collected Buffalo Bills links from around the internet.

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/10 - Buffalo Rumblings
Collected Buffalo Bills links from around the internet.

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/11 - Buffalo Rumblings
Collected Buffalo Bills links from around the internet.

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/12 - Buffalo Rumblings
Collected Buffalo Bills links from around the internet.

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/13 - Buffalo Rumblings
Collected Buffalo Bills links from around the internet.

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