Buffalo Bills news, 10/10: should Bills trade Jairus Byrd?

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

One local newsman says the Buffalo Bills should get whatever they can for Jairus Byrd. And it's not one of the writers you would expect.

The smart money’s on Bills trading Byrd - Sports - The Buffalo News

"A trade of safety Jairus Byrd is the most logical course of action for the Buffalo Bills, but it’s going to be very hard to pull off by the NFL trade deadline," says Mark Gaughan, even going so far to say they should "get whatever minimal late-round draft pick they can get." What do you think, Bills fans?

Inside The Bills | Brandon refutes open trade talks on Byrd
"I don’t know where these reports come from," said Brandon. "It’s no different than what we talked about before. Our focus is getting JB back on the field and hopefully that will be this week. We are not actively seeking a deal. It’s not a topic of conversation in our building."

Inside The Bills | Byrd focus: Winning, not winning over fans
"I’m not trying to win them back over," said Byrd. "I’m just trying to go out there and play my game, do what we can to win games for these guys in the locker room that have played hard, that I’ve been with for four years. That’s what we’re going to try to do is go win games."

Return to lineup has Byrd excited - BuffaloBills.com
"A lot of excitement," said Byrd when asked to describe his emotions this week. "This is what I always wanted to do anywhere, from day one. A lot of people didn’t believe me, but now we’re here, and now I finally get to go play, and I’m excited."

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Bills Roundup: Lewis Gets to Work, Injury Updates - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Thad Lewis got in his first practice as the starting quarterback on Wednesday, and several injured players got back to work with hopes of playing this Sunday against Cincinnati."

Bills notebook: Blackout looming for Sunday’s game - Sports - The Buffalo News
"About 7,000 tickets for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati still remained Wednesday. No NFL game through the first five weeks was blacked out."

Scott Norwood back in Buffalo to Lead the Charge - BuffaloBills.com
"My big memory during my time in Buffalo was meeting O.J. Simpson in the locker room," he said. "He was around the weekend that I surpassed the scoring record that he had previously. It was a fun time and I treasured every week I had the chance to play for the team."

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Inside The Bills | Gilmore update
"It’ll probably be awkward, but I’ve got to get used to it and play with it," said Gilmore. "I’m going to listen to the coaches and do whatever they want me to do."

Inside The Bills | Never nervous Lewis
"No nerves at all," said Lewis. "I’ve done if before. I’m still playing football. It’s not like anything changed. I’m doing the same thing I’ve done, I’m just able to play this Sunday."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Marrone Optimistic On Gilmore's Sunday Chances
"Gilmore I feel good about," Marrone said. "I still don't want to go out there and say 'he's gonna play.' I'd rather be able to say 'day-to-day,' but I felt good about the way he looked today."

How much does EJ Manuel's loss hurt the Buffalo Bills? - ESPN
"So it's clear that NFL teams have seen something in Lewis. At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, he's slightly undersized for his position. But the Duke product has a reputation of being a smart, level-headed passer, much like Manuel."

NFL Nation Buzz: Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Bills Blog - ESPN
"ESPN.com team reporter Mike Rodak on the Buffalo Bills' hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 6."

QB Watch: Buffalo Bills' Thad Lewis - ESPN
"With limited film for the Bengals to study and some pieces around him on offense that are getting healthier, perhaps Lewis will surprise on Sunday."

Bills scramble to avoid first blackout of the NFL season | ProFootballTalk
"As part of the effort to televise the game in Buffalo, the Bills have offered $15 per ticket via Twitter. Said one fan in response: "Can I have $15 off my season ticket?""

PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-3) - Cincy Jungle
"All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills."

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