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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/5

Bills Roundup: Complete Friday Highlights (4:37) - wraps up the first day of rookie minicamp with news on Marshawn Lynch, highlights from Marcus Easley, Paul Posluszny learning both ILBS spots, and more highlight reel plays.

Minicamp - Day 1 - 'D' makes plays, youngsters get reps
The defense and rookies are stepping up big during the first day of optional minicamp. QB update and play highlights are also available as well was the injury report. "Not in attendance were Will Croner, Lee Evans, Fred Jackson, Marshawn Lynch and Aaron Schobel."

Fan Friday 6-4 – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown answers questions on Aaron Maybin and Chris Ellis, Chan Gailey's pre-snap motions and their affect on the defense, how many QBs the Bills will keep, how the team picked players in the draft, and the battle for the number two WR spot.

Marshawn Lynch
Lynch at 1 Bills Dr. this week – Inside The Bills

"The Bills have confirmed reports that RB Marshawn Lynch was at the team’s facility on Wednesday and Thursday and worked out in the team’s weight room."

Donte Whitner talks about Marshawn Lynch (2:50) -
The Bills safety updates the status of Marshawn Lynch, and talks about the new 3-4 defense.

Marshawn Lynch with Buffalo Bills, but skips practice | Democrat and Chronicle
The AP reminds us that Chan Gailey said "No." when asked about speaking with Marshawn Lynch on Wednesday - the same day the running back was at OBD lifintg weights.

Whitner:"We Want Lynch Here" | WGRZ
"After the Bills second workout at the teams voluntary mini-camp on Friday, 2 On Your Side's Stu Boyar spoke with Bills safety Donte Whitner about Bills running back Marshawn Lynch." Video available.

Vic Carucci on Marshawn Lynch | | Video
" reporter Vic Carucci discusses the Marshawn Lynch situation with 2 on Your Side's Ben Hayes."

Bills RB Lynch working out while skipping practice - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow gives a quick recap of the Marshawn Lynch situation.

Joe from NYC Blog: Aaron Schobel missing camp should get headlines, not Marshawn Lynch
Joe Pinzone gives his take on the disparity between the reporting of Marshawn Lynch vs. Aaron Schobel.

Donte Whitner: Lynch is at Bills facility |
"No matter the reasoning, we can't help but think that an obviously disgruntled Lynch's presence at the Bills' facility is a negative for team morale. And carries with it the potential for major distraction, if not explosion, for a team with little hope of seriously competing in 2010."

Minicamp Information
Easley getting deep – Inside The Bills

"Bills 4th round pick Marcus Easley has a reputation of having deceptive speed, and he’s been demonstrating that in practice here Friday."

Gailey hints at QB pecking order – Inside The Bills
"We’re trying to give the three guys that were here last year an equal opportunity to win the job, or at least give us somewhat of a pecking order going into training camp. And they’ll do that (for us) in OTAs and in the minicamps most through the month of June."

Florence to reward followers -
"Following Saturday afternoon’s minicamp practice, which is open for Bills fans to attend, Florence has plans to meet with his most ardent followers to present each of them with a 'surprise.'"


Paul Posluszny
Paul Posluszny talks about the new 3-4 defense (3:54) -

The Bills linebacker talks about the 3-4 defense and DC George Edwards.

Poz trying to add a few – Inside The Bills
"I’m right around the 240 mark right now," said Posluszny. "If I could be at 242 that would be better."

BillBoard: Poz wants to bulk up
"Poz called the defensive plays when the Bills used the 4-3, but that role is owned by Andra Davis during the offseason workouts because of his experience in the 3-4. Poz did say that the coaches would like to get to a point where all the inside linebackers will be able to call plays."

Mini Camp Starts Without Lynch And Schobel - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton reports from Bills minicamp with an interview of Paul Posluszny.

Other Bills Links
Hamdan calls it a career – Inside The Bills

"Former Bills QB Gibran Hamdan has officially announced his retirement. Hamdan, who signed this offseason with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts, determined that he could not give his full effort to the game any longer."

BillBoard: Hamdan retires
"Hamdan might not have been a great quarterback, but he has always been a class act. It would not be a surprise to see him end up as an analyst on television somewhere down the line. He did participate in the NFL’s Broadcasting Boot Camp last year. We wish him well no matter what he does in the future."

Lindy Ruff To Headline 2010 Buffalo Sports Hall Of Fame Class - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Former Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie will be named to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 2010 class.

Are the Bills as bad as we think they are? | Buffalo Sports Now
"We can all agree that a really bad season can be tolerated this year due to its importance in the grand scheme of things for the Bills. I just have a slight feeling that, and I admit it's a longshot, this team may be a little more ready than most people think. They may have just needed a little kick in the rear."

Confident Bell ready to compete for Bills' roster spot : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson profiles Joique Bell and his journey from Wayne State to the Buffalo Bills. They also talk about why he went undrafted.