Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/1

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Shawne Merriman of the Buffalo Bills celebrates as he enters the stadium during pregame introductions at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brody Wheeler/Getty Images)

Merriman return highlights OTA Day 2 - BuffaloBills.com
"We don’t have on pads and stuff right now so you can’t really go out and do everything you want to, but it’s still good to get all the football motions down and a little contact and change of directions and things you do in a game," he said. "I’m happy where I’m at right now."

Bills Roundup: Merriman Returns, Thu Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
"Day two of OTA's featured the return of defensive end Shawne Merriman, quarterback Vince Young got work with the second team, and check out all of the top plays from Thursday."

Shawne Merriman Thursday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills DE Shawne Merriman talks about joining his teammates on the practice field for the first time since last season. "

Inside The Bills | Why Merriman is a fit at DE
"I’ve played in the 4-3 and 3-4 and everywhere in between," Merriman said. "I didn’t really look at is as a big deal when I had to put my hand in the dirt because last year, even when I was playing, we were 60 percent nickel which is basically with your hand in the dirt so I had to play D-end."

Inside The Bills | Merriman going Benjamin Button?
"I feel very young," he said. "Anybody that will get a chance to watch me this year, I’m moving around as I did when I came into the league. Fortunately, that’s really all I had, the Achilles, over the last three years. Now that I’ve had that done, I’m a lot more confident."

Merriman builds sweat equity - The Buffalo News
"Sweat rolled down the face of Buffalo Bills defensive end Shawne Merriman as he walked off the field Thursday. He had just completed the Bills' 90-minute practice -- all 90 minutes. It was his first football workout since October, and it felt good to finally feel good."

Merriman excited to be full-go - The Buffalo News
"It felt great, just walking out there with the guys," Merriman said. "I’ve been here the whole entire offseason. Every day. Working with the guys full on. Just doing everything my teammates are doing. That just made me happy, because theyse guys never got a chance to see me go out and really work. I came in the middle of the year (in 2010), then we had the lockout (in 2011). This was the first offseason I got a a chance to actually have a full offseason in three years."

WGR 550 - Bills' Merriman Cleared For Takeoff
"I just felt that I was in a position where I couldn’t go out and perform. I couldn’t go out and do the things I do best. I couldn’t explode, so you know what people have seen the last three years wasn’t Shawne Merriman, it was a guy that was going out there trying his best for what I had at the time."

Bills' Merriman feeling "Lights Out" again - sportsnet.ca
"I'm really ready to go out there and show what kind of year I'm ready to have," Merriman said. "The type of work that I've put in this off-season, my body's ready to have that kind of year."

Shawne Merriman resumes practicing | ProFootballTalk
"A less demanding role could help Merriman remain healthy for a full season, although it is anyone’s guess how far he’ll be able to go after so much time lost to injuries. With $3 million in guaranteed money coming to Merriman this season, he’ll definitely be around the Bills long enough to find out."

Shawne Merriman vows he'll return to form - NFL.com
"I know why they brought me here, and I know what I'm capable of doing for my team," Merriman said. "The additions we made with Mario and Mark and all the other guys that came in, it's going to be huge year. But we don't want it to be a huge year on paper. We want to go out and who people it's going to be a huge year on game day."

Bills players test batting skills - BuffaloBills.com
"Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kyle Williams, Scott Chandler and Donald Jones tested their batting skills at Rogers Centre prior to the Blue Jays-Orioles game. "

Bills ink rookie DB - BuffaloBills.com
"For the second time in as many days the Bills made another roster shuffle. On Thursday Buffalo signed undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Isaiah Green."

Vince Young Thursday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills QB Vince Young talks about the first two days of OTA's, his adjustment to Buffalo, and QB Coach David Lee."

Bills add CB to roster - The Buffalo News
"Green, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, is an undrafted rookie from Fresno State. He played 46 games for the Bulldogs."

WGR 550 - Bills Sign DB Green, Release LB Williams
"He takes the spot of linebacker Garrick Williams on the 90-man roster."

WGR 550 - Bills Kelsay Happy To Be Home
Kelsay wouldn’t say anything bad about playing LB because that’s not his style, but he did say, "I’m super excited to get back to the 4-3. That’s what I played my first seven or eight years in the league. To be able to put your hand on the ground and just play football. "

Is fixing the Pro Bowl a lost cause? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I don't think you can," Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey told ESPN.com. "I don't have any thoughts on that," Bills general manager Buddy Nix added.

Former Bulldog Football Player Craig Hertwig Dies | 13wmaz.com
"Hertwig was selected in the third round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and played for the Lions from 1975-77 and for the Buffalo Bills in 1978."

Athens icon ‘Sky’ Hertwig dead at 60 (updated) | UGA sports blog
Ed Hertwig said his brother died of heart failure. Sky was actually admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening and "died in less than 24 hours." his brother said.

Veteran QB Edwards starts over with Eagles | Courier-Post
Trent Edwards is the fourth-string quarterback in Philly, and he's not getting many reps.

Pressure on Fitzpatrick, Bills to perform - sportsnet.ca
"I think expectations are higher but I know that the guys in the locker room expect more out of our team than anyone body on the outside, Fitzpatrick said. "That's the most important thing for us."

Lang on NFL: Bills defence has work to do - sportsnet.ca
"The Bills can't expect Brady to throw four interceptions again like his did in Week 3 last year. As long as the Patriots offence has Brady, Gronkowski and company, the Bills defence will be up against it."

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