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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buffalo Bills short on experience at wide receiver but not talent | Democrat and Chronicle
"The top four receivers who were active in Buffalo's 2009 season finale — Lee Evans, Terrell Owens, Josh Reed, Roscoe Parrish — had just a bit more experience than the four who will play Sunday for the Bills. Those four players had a combined 1,757 receptions when 2009 ended. The four wideouts Buffalo will use against Miami — Stevie Johnson, David Nelson, Donald Jones and Namaan Roosevelt — currently have 118 career receptions."

Inside The Bills | Fitz’s beard to be sheared
"Fitz confirmed that the beard will "definitely" be gone come Jan. 3rd a day after Buffalo’s regular season comes to a close against the Jets. When asked if his wife is counting down the days to when his beard is gone Fitzpatrick answered in the affirmative. "

Ryan Fitzpatrick looks more secure in job than Chad Henne - Palm Beach Post
"The Bills' Ryan Fitzpatrick was a low draft pick and has struggled for much of his NFL career, but this season, he seems to have a more secure hold on his job than Chad Henne does with the Dolphins."

Rookies to pick up slack for Evans -
"Obviously you just can’t go into the game and say because we have inexperienced guys we’re not going to throw the football," he said. "You’re still going to throw the football, execute your passing game and hopefully we’ll do a good job of working with these guys and teaching them and they have to realize the game can’t be too big for them."

Bills Roundup: Roosevelt's Role Expanding (3:19) -
"Buffalo native Naaman Roosevelt will see his role expand this weekend, plus Eric Wood is honored by USA Football, and 2 new offensive lineman join the roster."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference (11:18) -
"The Bills quarterback talks about playing with a young receiving corps, how the teams identity has changed, and ending with 3 straight division games." AND HIS BEARD!

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference (10:00) -
"The Bills head coach talks about adjusting to not having Lee Evans, the value of Kyle Williams, and the character of the team. "

Inside The Bills | Gailey on his new linemen
"Buffalo’s pro personnel department led by Assistant GM Doug Whaley is making a concerted effort to stockpile some capable talent in an effort to give the coaching staff about a month or so of time to evaluate a lot of these players in the practice setting first and possibly in the last few games so they can determine who might have a future with the club beyond this season."

Inside The Bills | Thurs. radio appearances
There are a bunch of Bills players on the radio today. Morning, midday, and afternoon time slots.

Inside The Bills | McGee moving forward
"A month ago when McGee first tried to return from a persistent nerve problem in his calf, he experienced a relapse with his calf going numb again late in the Bengals game. He’d go on to miss the next two games. But following last Sunday’s game there were no such problems."

Inside The Bills | TE role more prominent?
"We had them do a little more last week and we’ll see how the season plays out, whether or not they continue to be a little bit more involved. I think (Scott) Chandler has a chance to be a help for us as well."

Week 15 Preview: Bills at Dolphins | Buffalo News Video
"The News’ Mark Gaughan and Allen Wilson break down the Buffalo-Miami matchup."

Bills pass by tight ends - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan recaps the futility at the tight end position over the last nine seasons.

Fitz's beard soon to be scratched - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Bills cornerback Drayton Florence has been calling him "the Amish Rifle." Fitzpatrick was asked Wednesday if he has been invited to take part in any Civil War reenactment festivities. (He hasn't.)"

Cameron Wake nothing short of dominant - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Wake arrived in Miami as a project, but an intriguing one. He was a superstar pass-rusher in two Canadian Football League seasons with the BC Lions, amassing 39 sacks and earning its defensive player of the year award both times. The Dolphins outbid the Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos for his services, giving him a five-year deal that was the richest in CFL-to-NFL history."

Video: John Clayton's AFC East Huddle - AFC East Blog - ESPN
" senior writer John Clayton huddles us up with thoughts on the AFC East. He addresses the lost confidence for Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets' offense, the Miami Dolphins' signing of receiver Kevin Curtis, the Buffalo Bills losing Lee Evans for the season and phenomenal chemistry between Tom Brady and Deion Branch."

How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Stock Rising: David Nelson.

Bills Wary Of Wake - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"I'm proud of him," said college teammate Bryan Scott. "He's been through a lot, it's crazy. He was a -- even back in college -- a physical specimen, great ball player, great person and he just had to take a different path to his path to stardom. And right now he's just ballin' out of control but nothing less than I expected."

Chad Henne, Ryan Fitzpatrick highlight different schools of thought - Miami Dolphins -
The Miami Herald compares Ryan Fitzpatrick to Chad Henne.

Dolphin Digest's Countdown To Kickoff: Dolphins-Bills | Miami Dolphins
"Dolphin Digest provides an early scouting report inside the battle between the Dolphins and Bills this Sunday at Sun Life Stadium."

Bills DT Williams playing big role in middle - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Associated Press interview Kyle Williams about naysayers and more.

Practice heat - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"The cavernous Bills Fieldhouse was unusually warm on Wednesday. Coach Chan Gailey had the heat cranked up in preparation for Sunday's game in Miami. Normally it's a bit brisk in the fieldhouse, maybe 55 or 60 degrees. It felt like about 70 degrees or maybe a bit more in there today."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On this date in 1973 OJ Simpson set the single-season rushing record and broke 2000 yards for the first time in NFL history. It was also the team's first winning season since 1966.

No matter what they say, the team is making progress | Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone opines on the state of the Bills.