Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/30

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The Buffalo Bills returned to the practice field on Monday. Get all the updates here.

Mario Williams: Procedure "was about getting better" - BuffaloBills.com
No one asked him about texting his news to the Bills, but Mario Williams talks about his injury and how he'll do better going forward.

Chris Kelsay & Fred Jackson: Bills are rested, focused - BuffaloBills.com
The two veterans answered questions on Monday.

Urbik expected to return; Glenn not far behind - BuffaloBills.com
"During last week’s bye week practice Glenn was still working on the side with an athletic trainer while Urbik was going through a regular practice. Glenn practiced on Monday, but did so on a limited basis. The left tackle was taking some reps with the second unit during the media viewing portion of practice."

Kyle Williams Monday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams talks about coming back from the bye week and getting Mario Williams back after his procedure."

Mario Williams Monday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills DE Mario Williams addresses his wrist injury and whether he will be ready to play on Sunday against Houston."

Chan Gailey Monday Update - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey provides an injury update on Kraig Urbik, Cordy Glenn, Mark Anderson, and Mario Williams."

Bills Roundup: Williams, Urbik, Glenn Return - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills returned to the practice field on Monday, with G Kraig Urbik and LT Cordy Glenn participating. DE Mario Williams also returned to the team following a wrist procedure."

Inside The Bills | Spielman story profiled on NFL Network
"Former Bills LB Chris Spielman will be featured in the NFL Network Emmy-award winning series ‘A Football Life’ Wednesday night on NFL Network. The program airs on Oct. 31st at 8 pm ET on NFL Network."

Inside The Bills | TE Caussin changes number
"Caussin will now wear jersey number 80. He was last number 83."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay: W-L record still a shock
"We’re all shocked," said Kelsay. "We never would’ve expected this. That’s the consensus throughout the city, the media and obviously ourselves. But there’s nothing we can do about it now other than take care of business from this point forward. We have to learn from the past, which I think we have, and prepare for what lies ahead and we’re doing everything we can to do that."

Inside The Bills | Discomfort minimal now for Mario
"Pretty much just a sense of it doesn’t hurt like it did before," he said. "It doesn’t hinder me. I couldn’t even use my hand to do anything pretty much outside of being in a cast. At this point the only pain I feel is the incision. I have better range of motion already and I think the biggest thing is being able to try to get back into working out and getting stronger and being able to use my hand on the field."

Inside The Bills | McGee watching
"McGee missed last week’s bye week practice as well. We’ll get an update after practice on his status."

Inside The Bills | Mario in weight room
"I haven’t worked out longer during the season then I did in the offseason," said Williams. "It’s just been a while and that’s the biggest thing. I’m a hands-on person. Everything I do is with my hands and working out. Not being able to do that just mentally has been frustrating."

Inside The Bills | Mark Anderson update
"It’s going to be close," Gailey said. "We’ll see if we can get him back on the field Thursday. If he can’t make it Thursday, then no, but if we can get him on the field Thursday, then maybe."

Inside The Bills | Levitre had "procedure" on knee
"He wasn’t coming back from anything," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He just had something, a procedure, and I hate to use that word, he had something done on his knee. They injected it or they did something to it but he’s fine."

Inside The Bills | Kubiak on facing Mario
"It’s going to be tough," said Kubiak. "He’s getting all the attention every week. You watch, he gets the doubles, the triples, the chips. When you got the reputation and the player that he is, that’s how people attack you and stuff. It’ll be a big problem for us too because he’s playing both sides."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Urbik Says He'll Play Sunday
LT Cordy Glenn did take reps during the individual period, but it was with the second team. Chris Hairston went with the first team. Hairston has played both tackles and he’s ready to contribute any way he can moving forward, "I’m feeling good, coming off the break, refreshed, ready to attack the last half of the season full force and hopefully get this team into the playoffs."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Mario Williams Not Practicing Monday
"It doesn’t look like there’s any residual, but you know things pop up, but I think it’ll be fine come Wednesday, I hope," said head coach Chan Gailey. "We’ll get him back at practice and, you know, hopefully he doesn’t miss a beat. I mean, hopefully he’s better. I mean, that’s why we did it."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Mario Williams Is Very Optimistic After Procedure
"I’m not missing anything, that’s the reason why I did it. I didn’t do this thinking I’m going to miss something, this is to get better, this is to have healing occur when it wasn’t happening before."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Polian Seeking NFL Job
"The Buffalo Bills are one of a number of NFL teams where major changes could be looming according to a report at CBSSPORTS.com."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Research Shows Age Could Be A Factor In Mario's Struggles
"The sample of pass rushers, which is based on the all-time sacks leaders via ProFootball-Reference.com, shows that the majority of best defensive ends in the NFL after 1982 saw a decline in sacks per game between their age 27 and age 32 seasons from their sacks per game posted between their rookie season through age 26 season."

Can Texans game motivate Mario Williams? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Perhaps Buffalo’s trip to Houston is coming at the right time. Williams was a dominant player for years at Reliant Stadium. The Bills need that version of "Super Mario" to show up once again."

Seven-step drop: Tannehill vs. Luck - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Did the Bills improve their defense during the bye? We’re about to find out quickly. The Bills face one of the NFL’s best offenses on the road over the next two games. First, Buffalo will play the Houston Texans (6-1), who can beat you on the ground and through the air. Then, the Bills will play the Patriots, who dropped 52 points on Buffalo in September. There is a lot of pressure on defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt to fix things, and he will not get any easy assignments."

Williams is feeling ‘way better' - Buffalo News
Mario Williams discusses the surgery he had during the bye week.

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