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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/9

OTAs - Day 7 - Schouman back, Torbor outside -
"As tight end Derek Schouman walked from the practice field Tuesday there was a wide smile. Partly because he felt his surgically repaired knee held up well in its most extensive work to date, but mostly because of the support he got from his fellow teammates."

Jim Kelly's California QB theory debunked - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The warm-weather quarterbacks are better than the cold-weather quarterbacks specifically in cold-weather games," Barnwell writes. "Not only is Kelly's theory incorrect, the truth is the exact opposite of what Kelly suggested."

BillBoard: Torbor playing outside
"Right now I'm playing outside," Torbor said after the team's voluntary workout. "I understand that can change on a need basis. I take that as a positive thing. Right now that's where it's starting."

OTA roundup
Bills Roundup: Torbor Practices; Tue Highlights (3:12) -

Check out highlights from the start of week three of OTAs including Reggie Torbor's debut and Derek Schouman's return. Bills Roundup also talked to Kyle Calloway in his Iowa t-shirt.

Reggie Torbor
BillBoard: Torbor playing outside

"Right now I'm playing outside," Torbor said after the team's voluntary workout. "I understand that can change on a need basis. I take that as a positive thing. Right now that's where it's starting."

Torbor jersey number – Inside The Bills
"Torbor got number 53 from rookie Arthur Moats, who has switched to 45 for the time being."

Torbor Gets His First Bills Practice - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Torbor said he had off season shoulder surgery on his labrum and is still not quite 100-percent." Torbor spoke to the media after practice and the complete transcript is here.

Torbor has outside shot at linebacker job : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"People say I'm old; I don't get that," he said. "I'm 29. I'm healthy. I've learned from some of the best pass rushers in history. My last year [in New York] we set a record for most sacks. You don't look at that as a down thing. I've learned some things. I'm going to have an opportunity."

LB Torbor eager to make fresh start in Buffalo - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow talked with Reggie Torbor about his road to Buffalo and plans for his time on the team.

Kyle Calloway
Bills Focus: Kyle Calloway Signs (2:23) - was there when Kyle Calloway signed his contract and talked with him immediately after he put his John Hancock down.

Bills sign OL Calloway : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Calloway, the Bills' second of two seventh-round draft picks (216th overall), started 37-of-39 games at Iowa. The 6-6, 323-pounder was a second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection in 2008 and 2009."

Bills announce rookie deal for Kyle Calloway |
"Still, it would be an ominous sign for Calloway if he failed to make the team. The Bills have perhaps the weakest offensive tackle corps in the league."

CB Virgil the victim – Inside The Bills
"As draft choices continue to sign in the coming weeks the Bills are going to need to make more difficult decisions like the one they made Tuesday to make room for Kyle Calloway on the roster as a player now under contract. Buffalo waived undrafted rookie CB Stephan Virgil, who to his credit had been making some plays in the practice setting."

Other Bills Links
Byrd's actions speak 'Louder Than Words' -

"About one month ago, Byrd came up with a novel concept. Instead of using the social network twitter to tell fans he was taking a jog, or eating, or posting his activity at some other interval in his day, he decided to use the forum to encourage the spread of random acts of kindness. Byrd’s page, ‘Louder Than Words,’ has done just that, bringing people from all over the world closer by way of sharing good deeds that they have done or witnessed."

Players acutely aware of 'Madden' scores - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tedy Bruschi mentions that NFL players will joke about speed and awareness with their teammates so Tim Graham looked at low AFCE awareness scores. Fred Jackson, Reggie Torbor, Donte Whitner, and John McCargo are some notable Bills.

The Daily News Online - Batavia, NY > Archives > News > Kelly Classic continues to grow
Next year will be the 25th anniversary of the tournament, and Kelly's already booked it for a return to Terry Hills, Rotondo said. "He's going all out next year with some big stars," Rotondo said.

Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: O.J. Simpson (#11) : Buffalo Sports Daily
The top draft pick of the 1969 draft can't overcome his draft position despite a Hall of Fame career. Pat Moran goes out of his way to say that draft value played a big role in determining the list.

Should the NFL have a mandatory retirement age for owners? |
Mike Florio takes the opportunity of his 45th birthday to discuss whether the NFL should have a mandatory retirement age for owners.

Finally a real coach | Bleacher Report
"Former Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron catered to players, which created a terrible atmosphere as some players had different rules than others. However, the Bills finally have a real head coach in Chan Gailey.."

Seahawks running back competition is 'wide open' -
"Carroll said that trading for disgruntled Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch "could happen", but also insinuated that someone already in Seahawks camp could fill that role."

Santa Clara voters approve new stadium for 49ers |
"The San Francisco 49ers will get a new stadium in Santa Clara." In other words, there's one team that won't be relocating to L.A.

Veteran Bills on the air – Inside The Bills
"Lee Evans – Morning Bull, 103.3 The Edge @ 8:40 AM, Marcus Stroud – Shredd and Ragan, 103.3 The Edge – 4:10 PM"