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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/4

OTAs - Day 6 - Tight throwing, 2 minute drill -
Lots of throwing with Fitzpatrick kicking butt... McKelvin pulls a hammy... the two minute drill was unveiled... highlights from day 6 of OTAs.

Bills Roundup: Thursday Highlights (3:46) -
Kyle Williams discusses the addition of the two minute drill and there are plenty of passing highlights including crossing patterns and guys working the interior of the defense.

Bills Focus: Bills Sign Batten (2:46) -
Chris Brown talked with the sixth-round pick after he signed his contract.

Bills sign Batten
BillBoard: Bills sign Batten

"Batten, the team's second of two sixth-round draft picks, started 45 of 46 games at South Dakota State, recording 274 tackles - 115 solo - with 23 sacks. The 6-foot-3, 254-pound linebacker was an All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team selection and co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2009."

SDSU's Batten inks four-year deal with Bills | | Argus Leader
"The former South Dakota State star signed a four-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, the team that selected him in the sixth round, 192nd overall, of the April draft. Terms were not disclosed, but the league minimum for a rookie deal of that length is $1.79 million. The signing bonus - the only guaranteed portion of the contract - figures to be in the $100,000 range, based on information released from similar recent signings."

Offseason Workouts
Buffalo Bills Open Practice - June 5 -

Just a reminder that the Bills are holding an open practice tomorrow, Saturday, June 5th, as part of voluntary minicamp. Check out the link for more details.

Coleman showed something – Inside The Bills
"For rookie free agent Antonio Coleman getting used to outside linebacker is going to be an adjustment, but one thing he clearly has is pass rush ability."

BillBoard: 6 down, no Lynch yet
"The Bills begin a three-day voluntary minicamp on Friday. It's a practice just like they have been doing. But it's an extra three-day session that is allowed for teams that have a new head coach."

Lynch Does Not Practice; Bills Sign Pick - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Kyle Williams discusses his position "switch" from DT to NT as well as the transition from Dick Jauron to Chan Gailey saying, "We never not worked hard. I don't think anybody here has ever gone through the motions when we've been here and when we've been practicing. It's just what we're doing is different so it might have a different look to it." Blogs " Blog Archive Gailey mum on Lynch’s status with Bills "
"By promoting Fred Jackson and drafting C.J. Spiller, the new regime in Buffalo has made its intentions clear. But for now, we’re left to take Nix at his word (via Lynch) that the Bills plan to stay the course."

Jairus Byrd getting better, but not 100 percent |
"Byrd has been a limited participant in OTAs and will be limited at this weekend's minicamp, but he hasn't been very limited. He's working with the first-string defense and is participating in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. He expects to be completely healthy by the start of training camp."

Lynch no-show once more at OTAs on Thursday | Buffalo Sports Now
"For what it's worth, Aaron Schobel was not involved as well, but it's important to note that he's never been involved in legal issues like Lynch or hasn't been put on the trading block. That seems to be why less has been made about his absence and more about Lynch's."

Bills' right tackle anything but Green : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"When the Buffalo Bills signed Cornell Green this offseason, it marked the eighth stop for the veteran offensive lineman since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 1999. It's likely Green picked up a trick or two along the way."

Other Bills Links
Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: Joe Ferguson (#14) : Buffalo Sports Daily

A third round QB that went on to hold every major Buffalo Bills passing record comes in at number 14.

Gailey on the radio Friday – Inside The Bills
"He’ll be on Norton in the Morning, 97 Rock @ 7:30 AM. In the evening he’ll be on Shredd and Ragan, 103.3 The Edge @ 6:45 PM." You can listen to both interviews online by clicking the link.

M&T Bank draft day contest winners – Inside The Bills
"The winners of the fourth annual M&T Bank Draft Day Challenge were announced by the Bills on Thursday. As part of the prize, the winners will meet C.J. Spiller after the Bills Open Practice on Saturday, June 5th. In addition to the meet and greet, they will each receive a special tour of the training facility and a C.J. Spiller autographed jersey."

49ers Profiles: Takeo Spikes... No Seriously, I Don't Need A Subtitle.. Takeo Spikes - Niners Nation
A profile of 49ers linebacker Takeo Spikes from the 49ers SBN blog.

Instant replay lesson for MLB? - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL -
A play from November of 1998 that left the Bills high and dry on a blown call was one reason the NFL re-adopted instant replay.

Andre Reed will appear at Strawberry Festival : Southern Tier : The Buffalo News
"Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will appear at the Strawberry Festival in Forestville from noon to 10 p. m. June 12 and noon to 6 p.m. June 13. Reed will be available to meet with fans, pose for pictures, sign autographs and help conduct a live auction." Blogs " Blog Archive Owens’ future remains big offseason question "
Terrell Owens will be on NFL Network tonight at 7PM.

Joe from NYC Blog: My report card
Shawn Nelson and Fred Jackson are two Bills that Joe Pinzone looks at in his report card column.