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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/8

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Dilfer: 'I'm a Trent Edwards believer' - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
"I think Trent was victimized by a lack of support and talent that was overestimated," Dilfer said. "The offensive line was pathetic. The offensive system was as poorly coached as any system in the NFL. "He's the exact opposite of what Mark Sanchez has had in terms of a structure in place. It's dysfunctional [in Buffalo]. The expectations were way higher than they should be, and because of that you're in a lose-lose situation as a quarterback."

Smerlas not quite ready to make political run : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Former Buffalo Bills great Fred Smerlas says the time was not right this year for him to make a run for the U.S. Congress in New York State. But Smerlas says he has a passion for politics and he might throw his hat in the political ring in the coming years." Smerlas also had some choice things to say about Chan Gailey, saying "I'm not putting a cat against a lion," when talking about Bill Belichik.

Source: Bills' Gailey wants Lynch to 'get on board' with his program |
"Gailey is refusing to make a special effort to have an audience with Lynch because, according to NFL sources, he doesn't want to give into what he sees as Lynch's petulance and make the running back believe he can operate by a different set of rules than the rest of the team."

Current Team
Torbor officially signs -

"Buffalo’s newest linebacker finally made it official as Reggie Torbor signed his contract with the Bills on Monday morning at One Bills Drive. The six-year veteran agreed to terms over the weekend." Torbor will be on the field today during OTAs.

Torbor has no ill will for Miami – Inside The Bills
"Reggie Torbor is more happy to be a Buffalo Bill than he is bothered about being released by the Miami Dolphins." He calls is a "business" and holds no ill feelings towards the Dolphins.

High ankle sprain is confirmed for Ed Wang |
"Though the Bills are saying nothing about the injury suffered to rookie offensive lineman Ed Wang, we're told that an MRI has confirmed the initial diagnosis. Per a league source, Wang has a high ankle sprain."

What AFC East teams had most keepers? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills have retained 71.2 percent of the season-ending roster. Four teams have undergone greater upheaval. The Bills were ravaged by injuries last year, as illustrated by the fact they've kept 10 players who finished the season on IR. The Lions are the only team to bring back more IR players, with 11."

Voluntary Minicamp -
A collection of photos from the team's voluntary minicamp which last Friday to Sunday.

Other Bills Links
Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Peace in our time

On this date in 1966, the AFL and NFL agreed to merge.

Mesler thrilled to hang with ex-Bills : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Rubbing shoulders with his former Buffalo Bills idols was just the latest thrill of this spring for U.S. Olympian Steve Mesler. Mesler, the gold-medal-winning bobsledder from Buffalo, was one of the celebrities at Jim Kelly's 24th annual golf tournament Monday at Terry Hills Golf Course."

Buffalo Stars Come Out for Kelly |
"Fred Smerlas, Andre Reed, Cornelius Bennett, Steve Tasker, Jim Ritcher, Kurt Schulz, Mark Kelso, John Kidd, Joe DeLamielleure and Will Wolford were among the former Bills in attendance. Former Bills GM and current Colts President Bill Polian was also there. Current Bills Eric Wood, John McCargo and Geoff Hangartner also played during their day off from OTA's." Andy Levitre, Corey McIntyre and Kirk Chambers were also in attendance.

Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: Reggie McKenzie (#12) : Buffalo Sports Daily
Reggie McKenzie, a member of the vaunted Electric Company, was drafted in the second round of the 1972 NFL draft and makes Patrick Moran's value list.

The Top Ten Most Hated/Hateable Beings In NFL History | Bleacher Report
Former Bills lineman Conrad Dobler is one of the most hated men in NFL history. I'm surprised he's not higher on this list.

Los Gatos sports shorts - San Jose Mercury News
"The Los Gatos High School football program is looking for donations from former Wildcats to raise funds to purchase a new scoreboard for Helm Field that would be dedicated to the late Charlie Wedemeyer. Former Los Gatos great and current Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards has offered to make up any part of the scoreboard cost that can't be raised."

M&T Bank Draft Day Challenge Winners (2:41) -
C.J. Spiller talks with the winners of the draft day challenge. It's one of the most awkward interviews I've ever seen.

Open Bills Practice -
Photo gallery from the Bills open practice over the weekend.