Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/6

Jones to start opposite Johnson at WR - BuffaloBills.com
"I’ve definitely been told that I’ll be the ‘Z’ or number two receiver," said Jones. "It wasn’t a shock. I kind of knew for a while, but nobody else knew."

Bills Roundup: Prep Work Starting for KC - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown recaps the day as the Bills start preparing for their Week 1 opponent.

Inside The Bills | Bell the likely starter at LT
"We have not decided exactly which way we’re going to go with that, but that looks like it’s going to be (that way)," said Gailey. "We’ll announce all that on Wednesday, exactly where we’re going with all that. We know where we’re going."

Ryan Fitzpatrick on Focusing on the Season - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills quarterback talks about his preparation for the upcoming season.

Chan Gailey Monday Update - BuffaloBills.com
Gailey updates injuries to Arthur Moats and Alex Carrington while talking about switching Michael Jasper to offensive tackle and who will start at left tackle.

Inside The Bills | Player jersey number changes
Newly signed tight end Lee Smith will wear No. 85 and Ruvell Martin switched to No. 82.

Inside The Bills | Jasper working with O-line
"Jasper has offensive line experience having played his last 2 seasons of college ball at guard."

Inside The Bills | Other number changes
"Johnny White is #20. Justin Rogers #26. Chris White is #51. Robert Eddins is #59."

Inside The Bills | Report: Cassel practicing
"According to the Kansas City Star, Cassel is on the practice field and took the first few snaps under center and threw a handful of passes during the media viewing portion of practice."

Inside The Bills | Moats out 2-3 weeks
"Arthur Moats has missed the past week of practice with a calf injury, and according to head coach Chan Gailey he’s not close to returning."

Inside The Bills | Gailey on Jasper switch
"We think he’s a very good athlete," said Gailey. "We like Mike Jasper. We like his work ethic and athletic ability. We just think he’ll be a better offensive player in the long run. We moved him over there and he was agreeable to it and he actually was looking forward to it and I think he was excited about the opportunity."

Inside The Bills | TE Smith is blocking insurance
"He’s a big man and a very good blocker," said head coach Chan Gailey. "That was his M.O. coming out of college and in preseason he did that very well during the preseason games. We’re excited about having him. With the injury to David Martin which kept him out, it just gave us a little insurance with a blocking tight end."

Inside The Bills | Bills preparing for Cassel
"We don’t know anything for sure until Wednesday," said head coach Chan Gailey. "We get an injury report Wednesday and we’re going to work like Matt is playing and assume that until we hear otherwise."

Well-traveled Martin finds a home - The Buffalo News
"I think it's a great opportunity, especially for wide receivers in this offense, to get out there and show that they can be counted on to make some plays," Martin said Monday.

Bills notebook: Jones gets shot at No. 2 receiver - The Buffalo News
"We really see him as a legitimate receiver. He is a guy we can get the ball to down the field," Fitzpatrick said earlier this preseason. "He is a guy we want to get the ball into his hands so he can make plays. We've really liked what Donald has done so far. He is going to be a very big part of our offense this year."

Buffalo Bills defense to face strong test in Week 1 | Democrat and Chronicle
"It gives us a chance to find out where we're at as a defense to play somebody who was the best in the league," linebacker Shawne Merriman said of the Bills' Week 1 meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Former Bills Aaron Maybin, Trent Edwards cut by their teams | Democrat and Chronicle
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Getting to know the AFC East community - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker has heard the AFC East community and wanted to share his distilled thoughts so we know that he knows.

Bills Remember K.C. - WGR 550
"The Bills gave up almost 300 yards rushing to the Chiefs last year, yet they took them to overtime before losing." Quotes from the locker room in preparation for the opener.

Only Two Bills Not Practicing. Jasper Goes To Offense - WGR 550
Smith added, "I just feel blessed to be here. I'm still playing in the National Football League. That was my goal coming out of college. That's been my goal my whole life. Regardless of where it is, that was my goal. I'm very happy to be here in Buffalo and I'm excited about the opportunity. I flew in last night and we play Sunday so it's a quick week. I'll learn as much as possible so I can help this football team."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Wins of change for Bills
A quick preview of the Buffalo Bills season. What can we expect?

Coach Gailey Meets The Media | WKBW News 7
The transcript from Chan Gailey's post-practice press conference.

Bills facing another long season - RochesterHomePage.net
"It's gotten old. Eleven years old to be exact. And this season it will become 12 years old - a dirty dozen if you will - because that's how long it will have been since the Buffalo Bills last made the playoffs."

Buffalo Bills: Bigger and Better But...... - 13WHAM.com
"The Bills added some size and ability to the roster, but i don't think it will be enough to compete with the real big boys in the AFC East."

Panthers re-sign Hangartner, who could start right away | ProFootballTalk
"Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com reports that Hangartner is back with the Panthers, and that he could start this week against the Cardinals, due to injuries to Geoff Schwartz and Garry Williams."

Shawne Merriman: "I feel good … I’m back" | ProFootballTalk
"I feel good, man," Merriman said. "Fans and the people watching the game, they’re going to know, for one, that I’m back playing the way I need to play."

Bills LB Merriman eager to show he's ‘Lights Out' - Yahoo! Sports
"Yeah, I’m doing a pretty good job on the outside," Merriman said before the Bills held their first practice Monday in preparing for their regular-season opener at Kansas City on Sunday. "On the inside, it’s still difficult because those emotions run wild."

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