Buffalo Bills news, 8/22: training camp wraps up in Rochester

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The Buffalo Bills closed up shop in Rochester and are ready to shuffle off to Buffalo. Get the recaps of camp in today's links.

Pics for the road

Doug Marrone was in attendance at the Kenny Chesney concert at CMAC last night and even got on stage for the country singer's ode to football, "The Boys of Fall". Here are a couple pictures from a reader, Mike, of the Bills' head coach signing autographs and being awesome Pic 1 | Pic 2

2013 Training camp awards - BuffaloBills.com

Stephon Gilmore looked much better than last year. Alex Carrington and Kiko Alonso impressed. Much, much more in Chris Brown's camp awards.

2013 Bills Training Camp Awards - WGR 550

Gilmore is ready for a big season and more from Joe Buscaglia's camp awards.

More clicks

Practice Notes, Aug. 21st - BuffaloBills.com
Practice wrapped up in Rochester. Check out the notes from practice.

Bills Roundup: Camp Wraps Up, Wednesday Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
"Check out the top plays from the final training camp practice and get the latest news and notes, as the team wrapped up their time at St. John Fisher College and departed for Orchard Park. "

Bills Focus: Safety Suits Aaron Williams Well - BuffaloBills.com
"Aaron Williams has converted from cornerback to safety in the Bills new defense, and even though it's a change he wasn't looking for, it's proven to be a positive move."

Marrone: "Training camp-mode is not over" - BuffaloBills.com
Marrone: "My family doesn’t really call me or bother me, because they know, ‘He’s in camp right now.’ As a player, I think people understand the time restraints. And I think that helps you concentrate on what your job is."

Fred pranks coach Marrone - BuffaloBills.com
Fred Jackson dunked on Doug Marrone. Here's the video proof.

Chandler update - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills TE Scott Chandler has been steadily getting more reps in practice as camp winds down. His snap counts are still being monitored, but he’s encouraged by his progress." Click through and read what he had to say.

Buffalo Bills showing more camaraderie as camp breaks | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Bills know they must work on the field, but they know how to have fun off it, even with new coach Doug Marrone."

Rian Lindell thanks Bills fans with an open letter - The Buffalo News
"Thank you, Buffalo, and while I begin a new and exciting chapter of my career, I look forward to our paths crossing again down the road." Read Lindell's entire letter to fans here.

Bills take wrong tack with Byrd - The Buffalo News
"For once, the Bills could have bit the bullet and paid the going rate for one of the very finest players at the position." Or twice when considering Mario Williams. Or three times when considering Stevie Johnson. Or four times with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Right, Sully?

Bills break camp moving in right direction - The Buffalo News
"Despite a new scheme, new coaches, new quarterbacks and youth across the board, the Bills’ attack looked oddly competent over the 18 days in suburban Rochester."

Bills granted roster exemption for Jairus Byrd - ESPN
"It's likely that this was more posturing from both sides. The Bills needed Byrd more than they do any 54th player on their roster for Week 1, and Byrd wanted his Week 1 game check of about $406,000. "

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