Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/10

PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 08: Shawne Merriman #56 of the Buffalo Bills takes a break during the Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on August 8, 2011 in Pittsford, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Shawne Merriman confident that he could return to old form - Peter King - SI.com
"It's been four years since Shawne Merriman has been Shawne Merriman. Maybe that Shawne Merriman is gone forever." Peter King delves deeper into his trip to Bills camp this past Sunday.

New parking plan may hinder Bills tailgaters - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills are changing the way they handle their on-site parking in two lots, as well as some traffic flow problems on the roads surrounding Ralph Wilson Stadium. Check all of it out here.

2011 Buffalo Bills preseason preview - CBSSports.com
"The Bills desperately need to see some improvement along the offensive and defensive lines this preseason. The offense has its share of playmakers, but it could all go for naught if Ryan Fitzpatrick is running for his life. The defense needs to show that it is more stout against the run and won't get pushed around. Marcell Dareus must be an impact player right away. Chan Gailey is trying to change the losing culture in Buffalo, but if the trenches remain a mess this preseason it will seem like the same old, same old heading into the regular season."

Roosevelt rolling - BuffaloBills.com
"He might not be the guy making all the highlight reel catches in practice at Bills training camp, but he’s also not the one dropping even the occasional pass. Second-year receiver Naaman Roosevelt quietly goes about his business every day. What that approach has done is make him arguably the most consistent receiver in what is a very talented corps since camp began."

Carrington carrying strength, power into 2nd season - BuffaloBills.com
"It was noticeable from the minute he set foot on the practice field his first day in training camp this summer. Second-year defensive lineman Alex Carrington was noticeably bigger. Twenty pounds bigger to be exact. After playing at 285 pounds as a rookie, Carrington muscled up with his reporting weight at camp at 306."

Wang steps in at left tackle, has a rough day at camp - Niagara Gazette
"'That’s definitely not the way you want to earn your spot,' Wang said of Bell’s injury. 'I’m just trying to take this opportunity and kind of run with it. It’s a shame that he went down like that, but I just have to keep getting better every day.'"

Inside The Bills | New QBs get on same page w/WRs
"'Just understanding how you run routes and what you do to get open,' Roosevelt said. "As a receiver people use different techniques to get open. Whether it’s Tyler Thigpen or Fitz or anybody when we’re on the side and not in the lineup in practice we talk and see what the receiver saw and what the quarterback saw and just try to get used to what everybody does and I think we’re doing a good job of that.'"

Inside The Bills | How many WRs do Bills keep?
"Buffalo kept five receivers on the opening day roster last season. My guess is there will be six."

Bills' McGee at pains to play - The Buffalo News
"But making the big play is exactly what is motivating the nine-year veteran, who has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons. In the 17 games when McGee has made an interception in his career, the Bills have a record of 14-3, but he hasn't had one since Week 14 in 2009 against Kansas City."

Buffalo Bills' coaches want more diversity in Lee Evans' game | Democrat and Chronicle
"With Fitzpatrick entrenched as the No. 1 quarterback, the emergence of Stevie Johnson as a viable running mate, and the depth the Bills have in three- and four-receiver sets with David Nelson and Roscoe Parrish, Evans is excited about what can happen this season."

Barnett goes back to work - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"Imagine not being able to do your job for eight months. That was the dilemma Nick Barnett faced after suffering a season-ending injury last October, and the NFL lockout wiped out OTA’s and mini-camp."

Report: Cardinals interested in Lee Evans | ProFootballTalk
"The Cardinals need help at receiver, given the recent departures of Anquan Boldin via trade in 2010 and Steve Breaston via free agency last month. Evans has only two 1,000-yard seasons in his seven years as a Bill. In 2010, Evans had the lowest receptions (37) and yardage (578) totals of his career."

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