Buffalo Bills news, 8/9: Jamie Blatnick pushing for playing time

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Jamie Blatnick couldn't crack the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster last year. So far in training camp, he's impressing observers, including one local beat reporter who wrote a feature. That and more in today's links.

Blatnick aims to bolster Bills’ pass rush - The Buffalo News

Profiling Jamie Blatnick, who has a legitimate shot to go from camp cut in Denver a year ago to second-teamer in Buffalo under Mike Pettine who loves him some "tweeners".

Bills Camp: Day 10 Practice Notes - WGR 550

Joe Buscaglia likes what he saw from Jerry Hughes, Jamie Blatnick, Dustin Hopkins and EJ Manuel on Thursday.

Bills notebook: Hogan, Hopkins impress with catches and kicks - The Buffalo News

Mark Gaughan's blow-by-blow includes nothing of anyone blowing chunks.... and that's a good thing.

Practice Notes, Aug. 8th - BuffaloBills.com
"But after about 70 plays some players were getting sick on the field. After a five-minute break the players finished practice with two more team series, and there were more upset stomachs. No players subbed out however, as those that got sick did so at the line of scrimmage and just kept going."

Doug Marrone: "I wanted everyone to step it up" - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills coach Doug Marrone spoke to the media after Thursday's practice about energizing the team and staff with music and the added intensity and heat to the morning's practice." Video included.

Bills Roundup: Thursday News and Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
"Chris Brown and John Murphy update all the latest news and notes from training camp, plus check out some of the top plays from Thursday."

Alex Carrington Eyes Success in New Defense - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills defensive lineman Alex Carrington has had a tough time fitting in to the previous Bills defensive schemes, but in Mike Pettine's defense he may play a major role in their success."

Bills' Kyle Williams Is Right On Schedule - WGR 550
Kyle Williams discusses his return from injury. He says he's on track to play in the opener as much as the slow progress is bothering him.

Bills Camp: Day 10 Practice Notes - WGR 550
Joe Buscaglia likes what he saw from Jerry Hughes, Jamie Blatnick, Dustin Hopkins and E.J. Manuel on Thursday.

What more C.J. Spiller means for other Bills backs - ESPN
Mike Rodak looks at the other running backs on Buffalo's roster to see what might happen when Spiller taps out or throws up.

Bills DT Dareus ready to refocus on football - Yahoo! Sports
''To me, last year never happened,'' he said. ''I done came to the realization that my little brother is gone. I've coped with that. I've grieved over it. I got all of it out, and I'm OK now.''

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