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ORCHARD PARK NY - DECEMBER 12: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Buffalo won 13-6. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK NY - DECEMBER 12: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Buffalo won 13-6. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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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.

BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"Bills coach Chan Gailey said Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday's game against the Jets, which is no news. But Gailey also said there is no specific plan to get Brian Brohm in the game at some point, just to take a look at the backup quarterback."

We shouldn’t meddle with Bills’ future - Rod Watson - The Buffalo News
Rod Watson advocates against Buffalo fans owning the team based on their track record at selecting mayors and county executives.

Fred Jackson wins prestigious award -
"Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson has been named the Buffalo Bills 2010 Walter Payton Man of the Year as voted on by selected members of the Western New York community. This prestigious award began in 1970 and honors players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities."

Snubbed Buffalo Bills have Pro Bowl support | Democrat and Chronicle
"No Buffalo Bills were named to the Pro Bowl team but some players have plenty of supporters."

Bills Notebook: With playoff spot in hand, Sanchez may sit - The Buffalo News
"I want him to make sure he has his routine in place, but also don't want him to get hurt," Ryan told Buffalo media on a conference call. "There's a fine line. We're working through it. I'm kinda leaning on him playing. How much he plays I'm not sure."

Jackson aims for 1,000-yard plateau - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Fred Jackson's quest for 1,000 yards rushing is the one of the few noteworthy milestones on the line for the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's season finale. Jackson needs 108 yards against the New York Jets to hit the 1,000 total for a second straight season."

Inside The Bills | Fitz injury listed as a knee
"Ryan Fitzpatrick’s official injury listing on the team’s injury report is a knee. Fitzpatrick did not practice Wednesday, but is expected to participate Thursday. Other new additions to the injury report this week were as follows."

Inside The Bills | Fred feels Stevie & Kyle snubbed
"Bills RB Fred Jackson felt two of his teammates got snubbed for the Pro Bowl."

Inside The Bills | Roscoe update
"I’m getting the pins removed from my wrist (Thursday)," Parrish told "My recovery has been a little longer than the first time because in this situation I didn’t have to rush, and in my rookie year I was trying to get back. This time it was more about getting it fully healed up and right. So this time it should be better than the last time, especially knowing I have a whole offseason to rehab it."

Inside The Bills | Not playing for draft order
Fred Jackson was asked if they consider draft order when they’re playing. Here was his answer. "Not at all," said Jackson. "We play for wins and losses, not draft order."

Inside The Bills | Rex Ryan’s Pro Bowl card
"Ryan didn’t check the whole Pro Bowl list for the AFC in terms of who made it and who did not, but he did feel that Kyle Williams was worthy. Ryan also said he voted for Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Pro Bowl."

Inside The Bills | Chan: Need wins for Pro Bowl
"There are a couple of guys that have played maybe well enough to have made it, but in general you have to win more games," Gailey said. "That’s the bottom line, and you have to get on the Sunday night or Monday night or Thursday, something that gives you a little more national exposure. Those are the kind of things that help you make that."

Inside The Bills | Injury replacement the hope
"With Stevie Johnson and Kyle Williams not getting Pro Bowl recognition this year despite outstanding seasons, they can only hope that they’re selected to be injury replacements."

Bills Roundup: Fitz Misses Practice (2:54) -
Several Bills players missed practice yesterday. Chris Brown takes us around all the Bills news from yesterday including the Pro Bowl.

Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference (7:35) -
While he didn't practice yesterday he took to the podium.

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference (12:42) -
Chan Gailey's press conference from yesterday.

Offense eyes 1,000 for Jackson -
"The guy is a true warrior," Gailey said. "He goes out and plays every week and doesn’t just run the football. He leads for us, he blocks for us, he does a lot of things for us – catches passes – he does a lot of things for this football team. Now that I’ve gotten to know him better and watch him in action, it doesn’t surprise me he is where he is today."

Bills' Fitzpatrick Doesn't Practice, Plans To Play - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Yeah, I think I'll be able to play on Sunday," Fitzpatrick said. "I feel bad missing a practice, the first one I've missed all year. But at this point I think I'll go through all the mental gymnastics and stuff during practice, but I don't think one day of practice will be that big of a deal."

AFC East loses Power Rankings supremacy - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"My take: The Bills had been gaining momentum for their first full offseason under the current front office. They'd won four out of six games, with one of the defeats against the Steelers in overtime. Then they walked into a Patriots buzz saw Sunday. I still think the Bills deserve to be higher than 27, though. They've beaten Nos. 18, 24 and 25."

Video: John Clayton's AFC East Huddle - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Clayton predicts the Miami Dolphins will fire Tony Sparano and reach out to Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden, gives insight on why Tom Brady's avoidance of interceptions is more remarkable than you might think, says the New York Jets should rest Mark Sanchez in Week 17 and takes a quick look at what the Buffalo Bills might do in the draft."

How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
After his five turnover performance, it's fair to say Ryan Fitzpatrick's stock is falling.

Jets defense gets back to basics against Bills - NY Daily News
Two days after Rex Ryan promised that he'd stress fundamentals to his suddenly shaky defense, he "went back to minicamp type things" during a team meeting yesterday. Ryan went over base calls to make sure his defense doesn't repeat its terrible performance in Sunday's 38-34 loss to the Bears.

Bills RB Spiller fails to deliver in rookie season - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow of the Associated Press examines C.J. Spiller's season with some help from the rookie.