Buffalo Bills news, 8/16: Minnesota Vikings in town for preseason tilt tonight


The Minnesota Vikings are in Buffalo tonight for a game against the Buffalo Bills as the preseason continues. Who should you be watching? Find out in today's links.

The All-22 All-Stars: Kyle Williams, the Underestimated Monster - Grantland

"The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players." This is a nice long-form on Kyle Williams being underappreciated as much as a multiple Pro Bowler can be.


Five players to watch - BuffaloBills.com
These five players are battling for a roster spot (except Kevin Kolb) and will be worth watching.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch For In Bills/Vikings - WGR 550
Who the heck is gonna start at cornerback? That plus four more things to look for tonight.

Bills Focus: Vikings-Bills Preview - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Chris Brown and John Murphy preview the second preseason game of the year, including playtime for the quarterbacks, and what each of the coordinators will be looking for from the players."

Bills create interest in meaningless game - Sports - The Buffalo News
Mike Harrington thinks preseason football is a joke but does mention a bunch of "Let's sees" to take a look at tonight.

Alonso Will Sit vs. Vikings | Bills Eye | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"He’s cleared by the trainers, the coaches want him out there, I’m resting him," said Marrone. "I’m going to hold him out a couple of days, just to make sure we get him back. I don’t plan on him playing."

Yo Adrian: Bills RB Spiller has 2,000-yard goal - Yahoo! Sports
"C.J. Spiller has several reasons for wanting to seek out Adrian Peterson after Buffalo's preseason game against Minnesota on Friday night."

NFL Network re-air schedule for Week 2 preseason games - NFL.com
"Here is the full re-air schedule"

More clicks

Buffalo Bills depth at tight end a potential issue - ESPN
"Head coach Doug Marrone said that Chandler will likely play in Friday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, but even with Chandler on pace to start in the regular season opener, it's surprising that the Bills did not bring in another tight end this offseason as insurance."

Q&A with former Syracuse lineman Zach Chibane as he tries to make Buffalo Bills roster | syracuse.com
"I caught up with Zach for a few minutes after Wednesday's practice to see how he thinks things are going at Bills camp so far and to get his take on this year's Syracuse football season."

Q&A with former Syracuse tight end Nick Provo as he tries to stick with Buffalo Bills | syracuse.com
"I caught up with Provo after a recent Bills practice at St.John Fisher to see what he thinks it will take for him to make this Bills roster and get his take on how his alma mater will do this season."

Jay Ross getting chance to make Bills’ defensive line rotation - Sports - The Buffalo News
"My first couple camps, I’d take three reps and come out," Ross said. "Sometimes I’d get worked in with the twos. But this is the best opportunity I’ve had to actually make the team in preseason. I’m just trying to take advantage of it."

Bills Focus: Alex Carrington Wired For Sound - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills defensive lineman Alex Carrington takes us into the action of the Bills win over the Colts."

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