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Orton deal leaves some scratching their heads

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Some look at the deal that reportedly will pay Orton $5 million this year and scratch their heads. He has created a perception that he doesn’t really want to play, and that he simply wants to cash large checks.

Mike Florio | ProFootballTalk

Watkins’ status a big question this week

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When it comes to the ribcage, a complex stew of bone and muscle and cartilage protecting fairly important organs, it could be a few weeks until Watkins returns to 100 percent. Especially if he once again comes back too soon and aggravates the condition.

PFT

Don't expect a ton of FB looks

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Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has always been about putting his five best playmakers on the field for the offense. That should mean more wideouts on the field more often come the regular season.

Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.co,

Palmer makes no excuses

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"There were different reasons as to why things didn’t go right, but I own all of them. I’m the quarterback , I’m the one back there pulling the trigger so I’ve got to make better decisions and move the team and score and I’m frustrated I couldn’t do that."

BuffaloBills.com

Richardson a "future starter"

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"There's some things that he showed that I have no doubt, having coached that position before, to say that he's a future starter,"

Doug Marrone on Cyril Richardson

Jordan Palmer joins Bills, raising concerns for Bears

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‘‘Snap counts and the stuff we do, some of our tricks, what plays we like,’’ Cutler said. ‘‘But they still have to defend it, so we won’t change much, if anything. Maybe a few tweaks here and there, but we’ll just have to go play football and see how it goes.’’

Chicago Sun-Times

When your QB stinks, he gets booed

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"At this point, the Bills just might have the worst overall quarterback situation in the entire league."

NFL.com

Bills defenders grading well

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Five Bills defenders, including all three starting linebackers, have graded well at PFF this summer.

Pro Football Focus

Listen to Scags

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It would be foolish to go overboard and predict that the Bills will have a terrifyingly bad season based on what they did in one half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s likely to be an impulsive, gut reaction, but it still is only the preseason.

WGR 550

QuoteShot

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How many touchdowns will the first team offense score tonight?

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