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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/24

Minicamp - Day 1 - Offense gets gut check, Mitchell calls plays -
""Not participating Monday due to rehab situations included Demetrius Bell, Keith Ellison, Nic Harris, Joe Klopfenstein and Ed Wang. Limited were Jairus Byrd, Terrence McGee, Kawika Mitchell and Marcus Stroud... For the first time this spring Jamon Meredith got some reps at right tackle with the second unit... Eric Wood got a handful of team reps Monday morning but did not participate in the afternoon."

Bills Roundup: Mandatory Minicamp Begins (3:49) -
Highlights from day 1 of mandatory minicamp including Curtis Modkins calling the entire offense together when they were struggling, Chan Gailey talking about Eric Wood, and Reggie Torbor who has been taking some first team reps at OLB.

Bills' Mitchell out to get his job back : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"I feel if I'm doing what I'm suppose to do and play like the player I am, they have to get me on the field somehow," Mitchell said. "I'm not mad at the situation and I definitely understand it, but I'm definitely motivated because I don't feel like I'm at the point in my career where I'm ready to be [a backup]. It motivates me to get to where I need to be."

Minicamp Day 1
Manadatory Minicamp -

Photo gallery from day 1.

Wood, Mitchell watching – Inside The Bills
"Though they both participated in practice Wednesday morning at the Bills mandatory minicamp, Eric Wood and Kawika Mitchell are not practicing this afternoon."

BillBoard: Edwards first with 1s
Mark Gaughan's in depth look at the morning session.

BillBoard: Fitz-Edwards share first-team
Mark Gaughan gives his blow by blow account of the afternoon session at OBD.

Bills notebook: Wood back for limited work : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan's quick recap of the day.

Bills Minicamp: Brohm Shines, Trent Struggles - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"In the afternoon session, the team did a two-minute drill to end off the practice. The first drive led by Trent Edwards was broken up by the defense. Ryan Fitzpatrick then got a turn, and led the second team unit down and for a score with a strike to Chad Jackson at the front right pylon of the end zone."

6/23 Chan Gailey Transcript - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Gailey covered a myriad of topics after the morning session yesterday and you can see every answer in this transcript.

Gailey lays out timetable – Inside The Bills
"Yeah, there’s a timetable [to be ready]," said Gailey. "Game one. That’s what it’s supposed to be. You better be hitting on all cylinders when you get to game one. That’s always been my expectation. When they turn on the clock and start keeping score for real, you better be ready."

Gailey confident Bills offense will be ready - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The AP's John Wawrow reports from Day 1 of Buffalo Bills minicamp.

Greetings from One Bills Drive - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills are the only team still going with minicamp and Tim Graham lives in Buffalo so he promises some "extra Bills coverage" this week.

Eric Wood's recovery
BillBoard: Wood excited
Mark Gaughan talks with Eric Wood about his recovery. He is on pace to be back seven months removed from breaking his leg when the initial diagnosis said a year. Chan Gailey talks about Wood's progress as well.

Eric Wood Back on Two Feet |
"Eric Wood admits he was starting to believe everyone who wondered when, or if, he'd be back from a broken leg. The Bills trainers told Chan Gailey not to expect his starting right guard for the start of training camp."

McGee settles with former agent
Bills McGee May Get His $$ |

"NFL agent Terry Bolar told The Associated Press on Wednesday he's reached a settlement with Buffalo Bills cornerback Terrence McGee in a lawsuit in which the player alleged he was bilked out of more than $1 million."

NFL agent reaches settlement with Bills' CB McGee - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Bolar and current Seattle Seahawks defensive backs coach Jerry Gray were named in the suit and accused of conspiring in the scheme and having the opportunity to benefit from it by introducing McGee to Curry. Gray had been the Bills defensive coordinator at the time."

2011 NFL Draft (YUP!)
Comparing top quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Jake Locker - Mocking The Draft

"There has been a lot of discussion this week about the ratings put out by the National scouting service. One of the more noteworthy ratings is at quarterback where the service gave Washington quarterback Jake Locker the same 6.7 rating as Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder. After the jump, there's a closer look at both quarterbacks comparing their strengths and weaknesses."

Other Bills Links

Kyle Williams interview – Inside The Bills
"Bills DT Kyle Williams appeared on the Bills flagship station 97 Rock this week. Williams talked about his batting practice with the Blue Jays in Toronto last weekend as well as his thoughts on how he fits in the Bills new 3-4." Mp3 available after the jump.

Taking a Position: LB | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
"No matter who is out there, everyone is starting from scratch in this defense, and this is the level of the defense that is the most important, so the Bills need to have some guys step up and perform or it could be a very long year. Aw, who am I kidding? It’s going to be a long year regardless."

A look at AFC East in the fantasy world - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Trent Edwards is 32nd among QBs, CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson are just a few spots apart in the low 30s while Marshawn Lynch is at 52 amongst the RBs, Lee Evans is the 33rd WR, Shawn Nelson is 26th, Rian Lindell is 18, and the Defense is 20th.

Lee Evans: Star cloaked in Buffalo's fog - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Like Steve Smith with the Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, Evans is right at the top of my list of guys who I would love to see on another team," Scouts Inc. analyst Matt Williamson said. "I think he could be a monster and perennial Pro Bowler in a much better situation."

Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: Thurman Thomas (#2) : Buffalo Sports Daily
Thurman Thomas is number two on the list of All-Time Bills draft picks. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Andre Reed is number one.

Joe from NYC Blog: Random Thoughts
"So, let me get this straight: WGR sends Paul Hamilton to the stupid NHL Awards Ceremony and to a Draft, where players won't even make an impact until the year 2013. Yet, WGR refuses to pay for NFL experts to come on their shows to talk about the Bills NFL draft. BTW, I'm still waiting for the afternoon hosts to give me any sort of Bills draft recap. Well, at least we can get recaps of The Bachelor (Sigh)"

Bleacher Report Exclusive Interview With Buffalo Bills C.J.Spiller | Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report goes one on one with C.J. Spiller.

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Peca out of pickle
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"SUBWAY® Restaurants spokesperson and Buffalo Bills rookie C.J. Spiller has been named Grand Marshal for the SUBWAY® Jalapeño 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, July 2."