Buffalo Bills news, 8/14: Chris Hogan proving he's not just a nickname

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Hogan earned fame for his nickname on Hard Knocks. He's impressed local writers and his offensive coordinator in training camp, showing he's not just 7-11.

Bills Camp: Day 13 Practice Notes - WGR 550

Joe Buscaglia's training camp practice breakdown is just as good now as it was at the beginning of camp.

Hogan wants to stick with the Bills - The Buffalo News

"He’s done a really good job," said Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. "He’s one of those guys from a quarterback standpoint, you know right where he’s going to be. He runs very good routes. He made some great plays today. He opens your eyes. You want him in there. The quarterbacks love when he’s out there."

Bills' Aaron Williams moving to safety to revive his career | Democrat and Chronicle
"The problem was just not completing the play," said the 2011 second-round draft pick. "I would be in the right position and I just felt like I was lackadaisical getting the ball. My motto this year is that ball is going to be mine, I don’t care who it is, a big-time star or not. When you’re on that field, you’ve got to be a dog for that ball. That ball’s a bone, and that’s your bone and you’ve got to go get it."

Cornerback Still Unresolved Issue For Bills - WGR 550
"We've had about six guys over there… and that's all me," said defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson. "I'm just trying to give our guys different looks to see how they work with different rotations so to speak. That's what I'm doing right now. Experimenting a little bit."

New Bills policy includes ban on zippered seat cushions, most purses - The Buffalo News
"Mini-horror tales already have been told across the league, especially for women bringing in medium-sized purses and then having to take them back to their vehicles or wait for a friend to pick up the bags."

It’s upstairs, downstairs for Bills coordinators - The Buffalo News
"Rookie speedster Marquise Goodwin again supplied the play of the day by catching a 70-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Kolb. It was an impressive throw by Kolb, who heaved the ball, unofficially, 57 yards in the air. Goodwin caught the ball at the 13 in stride and sprinted into the end zone."

P Brian Stahovich released by Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"Powell was the more physically gifted punter and just had to demonstrate a level of consistency in his kicking to hold onto the job. He also showed well on some holds for the field goal kickers handling a couple of snaps that weren’t on target."

Practice Notes, Aug. 13th - BuffaloBills.com
"Head coach Doug Marrone and his staff still ran a two-plus hour practice Tuesday, but some players had their workloads lightened."

Bills Roundup: Tuesday News and Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills got back on the practice field Tuesday morning in the middle of a short work week, as they prepare for Friday night's game against the Vikings, check out the top plays of the day, and get all the latest news from St. John Fisher."

Marrone: We’re going to get Kevin ready to play - BuffaloBills.com
"I was happy today," said Marrone. "Obviously I watched him very closely yesterday and again today. And I thought today he looked really good. So it’s to a point now where we’re going to get him ready to play."

T.J. to miss Friday’s preseason game - BuffaloBills.com
"Graham will join Stevie Johnson on the sidelines as non-participants in Friday’s preseason game. Brad Smith is also unlikely to play, which will afford some of the younger receivers more opportunity to play."

Is Buffalo Bills rookie QB EJ Manuel ready for start - ESPN
"Herm Edwards examines the Bills' QB competition between EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb and explains why he believes Manuel is ready for the starting job."

Bills update: Doug Marrone on C.J. Spiller's workload - ESPN
"I think we all knew what he meant but, again, in this day and age, not everybody that's involved in the game of football truly understands that," he said. "We want to be true professionals in how we represent our sport."

The Forgotten Bill: Fred Jackson more than just a back-up - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"I treat him like a little brother," said Jackson. "We don’t just talk on the football field, we talk off the field and hang out and do stuff like that. You want to see guys like that succeed and hopefully you can be a part of it."

Son of Mount Morris grad hopes to stick with Bills - The Daily News Online
Nick Provo's dad graduated from Mount Morris... so there's that.

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