Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/7

Inside The Bills | Nix refutes claim of Bills not spending
"I am not going to get into this, but I will try to clear that up," he said. "It’s the other way around; I talk him out of going after high-dollar guys that you see on TV and ESPN. That has happened more than once. It’s me talking him out of it."

Inside The Bills | Nix on Hangartner release
"Geoff lacks strength to anchor at the point... You have one guy that backs up the center and both guards. You have to have a guy who backs up both tackles. In my opinion, Geoff could not do that. So that’s what we did."

Inside The Bills | Nix on Bills new OL Young
"He’s a huge man. He’s a very smart guy and he brings an attitude with him and we need more of that. He’s got a little nasty in him. He’s a much better run blocker than a pass blocker. He’s not a great foot athlete being at that size. He finishes blocks and he’ll help our running game. We’ll play him at right tackle."

Inside The Bills | Cassel practiced fully
HALEY: "Yeah, he was full. I mean we don’t have to get to that, but I’ll... Since I’m so nice, I’ll say yeah, he was a full practice today."

Morrison cramming for Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
"Right now I’ve got the basics down, and I’m still learning on the fly too," said Morrison. "I’ve got to play a lot of catch-up, learn a lot of defense. Until that happens I’m definitely comfortable with sitting behind Andra (Davis) and Nick (Barnett) and just being a part of a rotation."

Bills claim offensive lineman - BuffaloBills.com
"Young, a 6-8, 322-pound Notre Dame product, was selected in the sixth-round (179th overall) by Dallas in 2010 and appeared in two games with the Cowboys. Young set the Irish school record for the most consecutive games started with 50 (2006-09)."

Kyle Williams on Big Test for Run Defense - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills defensive tackle talks about week one being a big challenge for the new look Bills defense, as they face a Chiefs team that finished first in the NFL in rushing last season."

Inside The Bills | Dareus in regular season mode
"You kick it into a whole other gear," he said. "You’ve got to study more, analyze the o-linemen, get ready to go and capitalize on their mistakes and habits."

Inside The Bills | Weather has Bills rook prepping
When the temperature dropped into the the 50s overnight, Chris Hairston decided it was time to buy his winter clothes. As Chris Brown said, "Soon Hairston will be re-categorizing what ‘cold outside’ really is. Good luck big fella."

Inside The Bills | Brad Smith nails down KR job
"It’s probably nothing close to surprising, but it appears that Brad Smith has nailed down the starting kick return job for the 2011 season."

Inside The Bills | OL Young adds to depth
"Rookie Chris Hairston is the only reserve lineman that played at tackle extensively this preseason, until today’s (Tuesday) addition of Young, who was claimed off waivers from the Cowboys."

Bills' run defense to see where it stands - The Buffalo News
Bills defenders talk about playing the league's number one rushing offense from a year ago.

Bills add some insurance at OT - The Buffalo News
"He fared pretty well for a rookie in his first training camp. He's known as smart and tough. The worry on him coming out of college was how well he could adjust to speed rushers in the NFL."

AFC East Power Rankings analysis - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills fall 30th in the power rankings, while the Dolphins come in at 24.

Marv Levy opens new chapter of career: Novelist - Yahoo! Sports
"I think we’ll have to find out how well it’s accepted," Levy said by phone from his home in Chicago. "That’s one of the great things about coaching and maybe it is about writing. You don’t know the outcome when you enter it. And that makes it even more intriguing."

Muskegon's Ruvell Martin released by Buffalo Bills | MLive.com
"Ruvell Martin went from the excitement of making the Buffalo Bills' 53-player, regular-season roster on Saturday to the disappointment of being released on Tuesday." (He is not eligible for the practice squad, contrary what this article claims.)

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