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Sullivan: Visions of Brees haunt Fewell : Sports Columns : The Buffalo News
"Yesterday was a very short night," Fewell said Wednesday. "I'm sure the rest of the evenings will be short, too."

Roth: For Bills' Whitner, sanctuary is found on field | Democrat and Chronicle
Donte Whitner forges on during a tough year. He always has been able to lead the garbage in his life behind for the respite on the field.

Saints' Greer holds fond memories of WNY : The Buffalo News
Cornerback Jabari Greer didn't take it personally when the Buffalo Bills opted to let him leave via free agency and sign with the New Orleans Saints in the offseason.

Buffalo Bills have players to replace versatile tight end Schouman | Democrat and Chronicle
In Schouman, Derek Fine, Shawn Nelson and now Jonathan Stupar, who was elevated on Tuesday from the practice squad, the Bills have four serviceable players on their roster and no one in that group really stood way above anyone else.

Fine, Nelson step in at TE for Bills : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills hailed Derek Fine and Shawn Nelson as potential impact players when selecting the tight ends in each of the last two drafts. It's time to find out if the Bills were right.

Instead of folding like accordions, these four answered the bell | Vic Carucci |
Little engines that could? After disheartening Week 1 losses, history suggested the Bills, Bengals, Raiders and Texans would sink. But mental toughness put all four teams on the upswing in Week 2.

Bills rookies visit with special kids
The 2009 Buffalo Bills Toyota Rookie Club (First-year players on the roster and practice squad) played video games, hung out and visited with almost 50 pediatric cancer patients from Camp Good Days and Special Times. The party was funded by the Brian Moorman PUNT Foundation and Moorman himself also joined in the fun.

WR Johnson to be active this week? – Inside The Bills
Johnson has been inactive for the first two games this season. But that could change on Sunday. Even if Reed and Parrish are able to play on Sunday, Johnson might be on the 45-man game day roster this weekend in case Reed and Parrish are unable to make it through the whole game.

Buffalo Bills can draw plenty of positives from win over Bucs | | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorano gives his thoughts on the Bills 33-20 win.

For Bills' tackle Scott, nowhere to go but up | | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana takes a closer look at our new starting right tackle.

Bills try Scott on for size at right tackle : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan does the same...

Owens sees room for his own improvement : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Bills receiver Terrell Owens is aiming for a better performance this week against New Orleans.

Terrell Owens show was worth the wait for Buffalo Bills | | Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday was classic T.O.

Early Impact Players - Don Banks -
Fred Jackson - "Can you say running back controversy?" | Saints | Bills RB Jackson just another weapon — Baton Rouge, LA
It was never Jackson’s intention to steal the starting job while Marshawn Lynch opened the season serving an NFL-imposed three-game suspension. Jackson’s eye-popping production aside, he’s eager to welcome back Lynch once he’s eligible to return next week after the Bills (1-1) host New Orleans (2-0) on Sunday.

NFL notes: No need to panic in Tennessee | National Football Post
The Bills host Drew Brees and the Saints on Sunday at The Ralph, and I am curious to see how they attack New Orleans from a defensive perspective. Sunday would be a nice coming-out party for rookie DE Aaron Maybin from Penn State, who has yet to get his first NFL sack.

New Orleans Saints' Gregg Williams returning to site of only head coaching job | New Orleans Saints Central - -
Sunday's showdown between the Saints and Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be Williams' first visit to the scene of his only NFL head coaching job, from 2001 through 2003, a bittersweet 17-31 run that ended with his dismissal in January 2004.

Bills brace for high-octane Saints offence - The Globe and Mail
"To me, this is a vital game," Kelsay said. "This year is must-win, and we need a couple of those games that, you know, kind of get you over the hump."

Question Mark: TV demands keep Bills' schedule in flux : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan answers questions on 4PM starts, uniforms, Super Bowl sites, and crazy overtime rules.

Hargrove finds home in New Orleans – Inside The Bills
Hargrove had to work his tail off to make the roster after sitting out all of 2008 due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

BillBoard: Greer excited about return to Buffalo
"There is a business side to this game that every player has to deal with,'' Greer told The Buffalo News this week. "I understood Buffalo's position. But we left on good terms. I have nothing but the highest regard for the Buffalo Bills organization. I owe them so much for giving me an opportunity to play in the National Football League. The team and the fans were very good to me. I left there with only fond memories.''

Saints RB Mike Bell not looking good for Sunday – Inside The Bills
Saints Injury report

New Orleans Saints @ Buffalo Bills: Scouting Report - Canal Street Chronicles
Lots and lots and lots of transcripts about the Saints upcoming game against the Bills.

New Orleans Saints beat reporters preview, part 2 - Canal Street Chronicles
Video from the writers at the New Orleans Times-Picayune. They call it a trap game for the Saints.

Wind, rain and a steady Brees? -
The weather is always a factor in western New York, where the forecasts for Sunday are calling for temperatures in the mid-60s with a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain.

From the Left Hash: Notes and numbers heading into Saints-Bills - WWL Eye on the Saints
Saints writer Bradley Handwerger breaks down the game.

Video Blog: Mike and Chuck on the Bills and Saints - - Rochester News, Weather, and Sports
Can the Bills keep pace with the high-flying Saints this weekend? It's the topic of our latest Bills Video Blog!

Bowen lands with Skins – Inside The Bills
He is on their PS.

BillBoard: Poz makes all-decade team
Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny has been named to Sporting News Magazine's all-decade college football team.

PFT’s Picks: Lions to finally end losing streak - NFL-
Pick: Saints, 42-24 [Ed. note - ouch]

NFL Coach Ratings - ESPN
Jauron jumps 24% to a 64% approval rating.

WBEN NewsRadio 930 - "Big Russ" Passes Away
The father of the late, great Bills fan Tim Russert has passed away. Timothy Joseph Russert died Thursday night at the age of 85.

Bills Tweets
Twitter / DonteWhitner

I'm up! Shower time then my favorite.....PRACTICE! Lata peeps.  O yea! Watching 20 mins of Saints Film right now lol top that!

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
It's not about is it gonna b #23 or #22 guys! It's about how r these 2 guys gonna compliment each other on the field!

Twitter / Adam Schefter
For those following UFL and those who can't get enugh: Florida Tuskers released quarterback Craig Nall to make room for Brooks Bollinger.

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
let's rally for steve tasker, darryl talley and andre reed for hof 2010! dont we all wanna go back next year?

Twitter / Daniel Jeremiah
Bills Whitner vs Saints Brees... Brees is the best at moving safeties with his eyes and creating space. Whitner can't allow that.

Twitter / gregg rosenthal
Looks like a lot of RAIN in Orchard Park for Sunday. different ball game if it does.

Twitter / Adam Schefter
Not expecting him this week. RT @Blakemoran: @Adam_Schefter what's the word on Mike Bell??

Twitter / Adam Schefter
Expecting so, yes. RT @brandonwilkins: @Adam_Schefter Will this week be more of an increased role for Reggie Bush?