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Bills Roundup: Thursday Minicamp Highlights (3:44) - BuffaloBills.com
Check out the top plays from Thursday's practice and listen to Ryan Fitzpatrick's comments.

Minicamp - Day 2 - QB rotation continues, Fitz sees answers at WR
Steve Johnson is receiving the majority of the snaps at the second WR spot... Keith Ellison, Nic Harris, Joe Klopfenstein and Ed Wang are still working their way back to the field.

BillBoard: Young & Younger on OL
"So the starting offensive line Thursday [afternoon] was, left to right, Nick Hennessey, Andy Levitre, Geoff Hangartner, Kirk Chambers and Cornell Green. The second-team O-line was, left to right, Hennessey, Cordaro Howard, Sean Allen, Chambers and Kyle Calloway."

Minicamp news
Byrd back – Inside The Bills

Jairus Byrd, Kawika Mitchel, and Marcus Stroud are only participating in one of the two-a-day sessions. Derek Schouman, Ashton Youboty, Jamon Meredith, and Reggie Torbor were all watching from the sidelines for both sessions.

Fitz on QBs pecking order – Inside The Bills
"We haven’t talked about the pecking order in terms of what it’s going to be yet," said Ryan Fitzpatrick. "I’m sure before I leave here I’ll have a conversation with Chan just to kind of know his thoughts on how everything went, this offseason so far and the things I need to improve on going into camp."

BillBoard: Jackson presence
"Chad Jackson is a former second-round draft choice of the New England Patriots who sort of never got a great chance to produce on that team's star-studded receiving corps and who also reportedly didn't quite work hard enough upon being drafted to suit the Patriots' liking. Jackson has been running behind Steve Johnson on the depth chart this week."

Thursday Bills' Minicamp Recap - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Starting right guard Eric Wood, who returned to the practice field on a limited basis this week, was on the field for the workout but did not take part in any plays."

Current player news
Bills' Meredith ready to tackle job : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News

"He has broad shoulders, a chiseled upper body, and a tapered waist for an offensive lineman. He looks the part of an elite athlete. The question for the Buffalo Bills as Meredith enters his second pro season is: Can his play come close to matching his physique?"

On the radar: James Hardy - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"A player, coach or issue that should be on your radar as training camp approaches."

Lee Evans eager for Bills to test AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The division certainly hasn't gotten any easier, and it's been a tough division since I've been in the league," Evans said. "But to be the best, you've got to play against the best. We're certainly in one of the best divisions. If you want to be a winner, you've got to beat the teams in this division. It's a big challenge, but how else would you rather have it?"

The Top Five Buffalo Bills Training Camp Battles: Quarterback | Buffalo Low Down
"Chan Gailey is handling the quarterback competition the only way he can. With the exception of Levi Brown, he was given Edwards, Fitzpatrick, and Brohm. I expect Trent Edwards to be the starter on week one, and if he continues his dismal play Brian Brohm will be my second choice under center. I’d like Levi Brown to spend a year with the practice squad to further improve his natural football IQ to match his physical traits. Ryan Fitzpatrick will most likely be No. 3 on the depth chart."

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Double play
Today is Marcus Stroud's 32nd birthday.

Bills confident 3-4 defense will stuff the run - AFC East Blog - ESPN
There are some awful stats from last year's run defense in the article. Kyle Williams explains to Tim Graham how the Bills are going to change that and the improvement that have made with a little help from Paul Posluszny.

Other Bills links
Bills Focus: Batting Practice at the Rogers Centre (3:39) - BuffaloBills.com

Kyle Williams, Jairus Byrd, and Lee Evans took batting practice last week with the Toronto Blue Jays. See who hit home runs. Then Williams throws out the first pitch.

Buddy, Booker, Bills and Jills visit All-Star Affair - BuffaloBills.com
"The event, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York was also a celebration of the Buffalo Niagara region's workforce and recognized several local business persons for their outstanding commitment to their profession and company." For a complete list of Bills players and staff in attendance, check out the link.

Lynch 'excited to see' how good Jets will be - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Lynch has been captivated by all the offseason moves the Jets have made. When the "Madden 11" video game comes out in August, the Jets will be Lynch's team."

Ranking the best secondaries heading into the 2010 season
"5. Bills -- I can't believe they let defensive coordinator Perry Fewell go this offseason. They had the second-ranked pass defense, nabbed 28 interceptions, which was second to Green Bay's 30, and only allowed 14 touchdown passes."

Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: Andre Reed (#1) : Buffalo Sports Daily
"If we were to tell you that Andre Reed was the 13th overall pick of the 1985 NFL draft, you’d have to consider him a steal. But that would be a lie. Reed wasn’t the 13th selection of the draft—he was the 13th RECEIVER to be picked in the draft."

Why Not The Buffalo Bills In The Playoffs? | Bleacher Report
Someone pens an article on the Bills making the playoffs. What is your reaction?

Joe from NYC Blog: Sabres fans versus Bills fans
Joe Pinzone compares Buffalo Bills fans with Buffalo Sabres fans essentially saying Bills fans are inclusive while Sabres fans seem holier than though.

The Legend Of Special Teams Icon Steve Tasker | Bleacher Report
"It has been thirteen years since Steve Tasker hung up his cleats and walked into retirement. Tasker's role for the Buffalo Bills is a position of the past, a pure special teams gunner."

Tweets
Twitter / Kawika Mitchell

On my way 2 the last day of minicamp. Then off 2 the NYC 4 the nite and finally home w/ the fam w/ no plans on being away from them til camp

Twitter / Aaron Maybin
Headed to One Bills Drive to wrap up the last mini camp of the offseason. Man how time flies. team has come a long way.

Twitter / Howard Balzer
Kevin Ellison didn't last long in Seattle. League source informs that he was waived Thursday as failed physical.