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Mario Williams' wrist surgery/non-surgery highlights the news from Buffalo Bills Media Day during the bye week.
Mario Williams undergoes left wrist procedure - BuffaloBills.com
"The update on Mario is he had a procedure done to relieve some discomfort in his wrist and we expect him back for practice this week," said head coach Chan Gailey. "That’s all I know at this point."
Chan Gailey: Mario "back at practice next week" - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills head coach should be on "Dancing with the Stars" with how he avoids the questions on Mario Williams' injury.
DE Kyle Moore: "I have to step up" - BuffaloBills.com
"This is the week we reevaluate ourselves and start figuring out what we need to do better going into these next nine games."
Ryan Fitzpatrick: Bye helps "Keep perspective" - BuffaloBills.com
"No, I will be here. A lot of guys will be going different places, but I have kids in school and all of that. I was just in Arizona. I treated that as my vacation during the season, in terms of getting a few days at home there. I will be here."
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills quarterback talks about the what he will be doing during the bye week, what the team can take from the week off and preparing for Houston."
Kyle Moore Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills defensive end talks about his his play recently, preparing for Houston and the bye week."
Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey addresses Mario Williams' absence from practice as well as a few other players who were surprise participants."
Bills Roundup: Mario Williams Misses Practice - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills held their only bye week practice on Wednesday, with Mario Williams missing the session, and the rest of the team working on tweaks to try and turn things around."
Inside The Bills | Stevie hopes Kelsay’s comments help
"I think with him being a leader of that side of the ball, I think it is relevant," said Johnson. "I think it is all good words. I do not have a problem or an issue with it at all. Just hopefully, whoever he is talking to gets the picture or gets the message and we all can bring this thing together and go forward."
Inside The Bills | Merriman sees necessary leadership
"This is a brotherhood in here and you’re not helping the next guy if you don’t pull him aside and say, ‘Hey we need to pick it up.’ We have numerous leaders in here that’s capable of doing that," he said.
Inside The Bills | Kyle gives good defensive perspective
"I think guys are playing hard, but there’s a difference between playing hard and playing fast," said Williams. "What I mean by that is you play fast with your eyes. Do you know what you’re looking at? Do you know what to expect? Defense can’t be predicated on one guy missing a gap and then we get gashed, which is what’s been happening."
Inside The Bills | DE Anderson improving
"I think he’s on track they tell me that they haven’t ruled out Houston, but they think the next one he’s got a real good chance," said Gailey.
Inside The Bills | Urbik practicing, Glenn on the side
"Cordy Glenn is not practicing, but is working on the side with athletic trainers."
Inside The Bills | Spiller getting Pro Bowl consideration
"Spiller is currently fifth in the AFC in rushing and leads all running backs in yards per carry average (7.3). Voting for the Pro Bowl is already open at NFL.com where you can vote for Spiller or any other Bills player you feel is worthy."
Mario Williams has mystery procedure on wrist - The Buffalo News
"The coach said he "thinks" the procedure was performed Tuesday, but was coy about everything else when it came to Williams, as evidenced by the following exchange with reporters."
Bills notebook: Return game is a bright spot - The Buffalo News
"If you’re searching for some good news about the Buffalo Bills as they head into the bye week, there’s this: The team leads the NFL in both kickoff and punt return average."
Video: The 'Mario's wrist' situation | Press Coverage
"The News' Mark Gaughan and Jay Skurski report from One Bills Drive as defensive end Mario Williams misses practice after undergoing a 'procedure' for his wrist injury."
Defensive tackle Alex Carrington fined $7,800 by NFL | Press Coverage
"A review of the play seems to show Carrington has a good case. Bailey goes to the ground at almost the exact same time McKelvin is tackled."
Barnett on 83-yard TD run | Press Coverage
Barnett goes in depth as to how he took the wrong shoulder of the fullback to try and make a play but gave up the cutback lane Chris Johnson used to score.
Chan Gailey: Mario Williams has 'procedure' done on wrist | Press Coverage
"Here's Chan Gailey's explanation of Mario Williams' absence from practice today, followed by his exchange with the Western New York media on the subject:"
Mario Williams among six Bills not practicing before the bye | Press Coverage
"Also not practicing for the Bills are defensive end Mark Anderson, cornerback Terrence McGee, left guard Andy Levitre, guard Chad Rinehart and left tackle Cordy Glenn."
WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review- Bills LBs, RBs & TEs Vs Titans
"Let's take a look at that, as well as the play of the running backs and tight ends."
WGR 550 SportsRadio - Six Bills Not Practicing As They Approach Bye
Levitre is the only semi-surprise of that list, but it could very well just be a case of giving him a rest day heading in to the four-day break. He is the only player to have taken every offensive snap for the Bills this season. Chan Gailey said, "We rested Andy today. He had some extra work done on his so we just held him to give and extra day’s rest. That’s where you try to take care of these little things." Levitre will practice on Monday.
WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Mario Williams And Levitre Have Procedures
"Andy Levitre was there and watching practice, but he too had a procedure. Gailey said, "We rested Andy today. He had some extra work done on his so we just held him to give and extra day’s rest. That’s where you try to take care of these little things." Levitre will practice on Monday."
No more excuses for Mario Williams - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Now that the wrist is taken care of, Williams has run out of excuses. He will be a healthier player, and it’s time to play good, solid football for the Bills before it’s too late."
Bills at the bye: Three things - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills should "fix the defense", "get healthy", and "consider personnel changes" during the bye week says James Walker. He pretty much writes three paragraphs on the defense.
Scott Pitoniak: If Bills have to blow things up again, they should ask Bill Polian to come to their rescue
"Look, everybody knows how I feel about Buffalo,’’ Polian said, demonstrating some pretty nifty verbal dance steps. "That’s no secret. I’m a Buffalo guy. I loved my time there. I always love coming back. That’s not an issue. But that’s Mr. Wilson’s call, not mine. It’s very difficult for me to even talk about that. And I think the group that’s in there now is doing a nice job. I can now root for teams, and, so, I’m rooting for the Bills and I hope they do well."
Buffalo Bills stadium idea a non-starter unless land is secured - Democrat and Chroncile
"The land is currently owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. The city of Buffalo and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. made purchase offers for the land last month."
Proposed Bills stadium: $1.4 billion and a dream - Democrat and Chronicle
"Organizers may have spent time and energy drawing up architectural plans, but they’ve done little to draw in potential stake-holders, having consulted with neither state leaders nor — remarkably — the Bills themselves. That’s no way to unveil any proposal, let alone one with a hefty price tag."
Investing in the Waterfront Stadium Plan | wgrz.com
"Hasiotis says there are serious investors to kick in $700 Million for this project and quiet the skeptics."
Former UM player involved in Broward fund-raiser - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Read this update on Kevin Everett. "And he's never tried to run again. If he ever tries to jog on a treadmill, his body drops into spasms. It spasms most days, anyway, arms and midsection and legs all twitching out of control. His right leg often drags if he's not regular with his medication."