Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/25

ORCHARD PARK NY - NOVEMBER 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills throws against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 28 2010 in Orchard Park New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Evans laments '10 decision to back Edwards - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Lee Evans calls giving all the first team reps to Trent Edwards a year ago a "huge missed opportunity." Tim Graham spoke with the receiver and got some great quotes.

Bills' Fitzpatrick Ready To Be 'The Guy' - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Oh yeah, definitely anxious," Fitzpatrick admitted. "I think selfishly for that first pick just to see what it was going to be, if it was going to be a quarterback or not. But just in terms of the team, it got better with the guys that we brought in so I was anxious, but obviously happy with the way that it went down."

Bills Focus: A Closer Look at Chris Hairston - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalobills.com takes an in-depth look at 4th round pick Chris Hairston, who was a three-year offensive line starter at Clemson."

Bills continue workouts
Throwing Starts At Bills' Workouts - WGR 550 SportsRadio

"Around 37 players associated with the Buffalo Bills worked out for another player organized session on Tuesday, and this time the quarterbacks got the chance to throw to some of the skill players at Sahlen's Sports Park. Directing the activities was none other than Bills starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who told his receivers what routes to run as he, Brian Brohm and Levi Brown all threw to them."

Fred Jackson narrowly escapes injury at Bills lockout workout | ProFootballTalk
Per Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a deep ball to Jackson. His momentum carried him into netting that lines the field, which coincides with the end of FieldTurf and the start of concrete. Buscaglia reports that Jackson stopped himself "just before a pair of coolers, escaping the moment without an injury."

Bills put ball in play at workout - The Buffalo News
"But it was a good first day of throwing, I’ll tell you that," Fitzpatrick said. "It is like riding a bike. We were kidding out here. Just throwing some of that stuff to Lee, I could do it with my eyes closed. Even David Nelson. He’s become a guy that we’ve worked enough now that I’m getting real comfortable throwing the ball to him."

Fitz looks fit - The Buffalo News
"I think I am. I do weigh a little bit more, just a couple pounds, but in terms of the strength stuff I’ve been doing, the guy I’ve been working with in Arizona, I’ve been doing a lot more of that this offseason to prevent (injury). ... I've worked with Keith Poole. He played receiver in the league for a number of years. Just to prevent injury and kind of get back into it. I think I got away from that a little bit last year."

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Fitz finally The Man for Bills - The Buffalo News

"I think from the fact we didn't draft a quarterback, I was happy about that," Fitzpatrick said. "The fact we got a guy I think is going to make our team a lot better, I was happy about that as well. So I gave two little fist pumps."

Bills coaching staff staying busy - BuffaloBills.com
"We spend our time now working on things that we sort of cram in around OTAs," Gailey said. "We’re able to take our time doing them now, which is breaking down preseason opponents and our early regular season opponents. So we’re able to get some general ideas against those teams and what they’re doing."

Shredd and Ragan: 5/20/11 WEDG-FM
"Vic Carucci joins us with all the NFL Court slogging, player run workouts are expanding big time and coaches & players are turning on the Owners."

Inside The Bills | Dareus’ alter ego
"The NFL needs to know the Hulk is coming," Dareus told Yahoo! Sports. "The Hulk takes control, he doesn’t let anything get past or anything get in the way. That is what I call myself and before I go out to play I get myself into that state of mind. It helps me get ready."

Inside The Bills | Hairston doing his part
"Hairston is down south in the Carolinas getting his work done per his twitter account, though he’s not having much luck today."

Buffalo Bills suspend pension, 401(k) payments | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Buffalo Bills have suspended payments to their employees' pension benefits and 401(k) plans during the NFL labor dispute and potentially the rest of the year, the team's chief executive officer confirmed in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday."

The waiting is the hard part for Bills LB Batten - Yahoo! Sports
"Once the NFL labor dispute is settled, Buffalo Bills linebacker Danny Batten will finally be able to look forward to the start of his oft-delayed professional career. For now, Batten will settle for savoring the camaraderie of getting back on the field with his teammates after taking part in his second straight day of player-organized workouts in suburban Buffalo on Tuesday."

'Incredible Hulk' Dareus ready to make NFL mark - Yahoo! Sports
"Dareus, the No.3 overall pick of the Buffalo Bills in last month’s NFL draft, could be the league’s most colorful and outspoken newcomer. Even before the defensive tackle from Alabama has recorded a single pro stat, he is quickly gaining a reputation as a character in which to take notice."

Fitz says camp is key - The Buffalo News
"At this point just being out here doing it on air, I don’t think that is a big issue," he said of not working with playbooks. "I think training camp is going to be the issue. That’s when we’re going to get the majority of our work done. I think that’s what happens in the offseason anyways, training camp is the big time."

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