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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 7/29

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

What changed Schobel's thinking -
"I talked to [former Buffalo Bills DL coach] Bill Kollar," said Schobel. "I played golf with him one day. This is what he said, ‘At the end of the year come January or February whenever the season is over will you regret playing? Or will you regret not playing?’" Schobel told the team's official website that he is "70-30" to play this season.

Troup signed and ready for camp -
"The second-round draft choice signed his contract at One Bills Drive in Orchard Park before heading out immediately for training camp at St. John Fisher in the middle of the night. Troup will however, beat the 7 am Thursday deadline to report to camp and is expected to participate in the team's first training camp practice, which is scheduled for 3 pm Thursday."

Buddy Nix on Schobel, Troup, and Spiller (4:18) -
The Bills GM talks with the media from St. John Fisher about Torell Troup, C.J. Spiller, Demetrius Bell (ready to go), he called Cornell Green "pretty old" when asked about his young tackles, Aaron Schobel (he hasn't talked to him), and he says he is not limiting signings based on next year's CBA.

Training Camp Begins!

Poz to be limited to start camp -
"I had to have a procedure done on my groin and I'm going to be limited the first couple of weeks of camp," said Posluszny. "I feel great now and I feel fine, but the trainers want to take it slow and make sure everything heals properly so I'm 100 percent for the season." Surgery was two weeks ago and minor enough where he will not be placed on the PUP list.

Schobel anticipating fines – Inside The Bills
"I need to make a decision soon," he said. "If Buffalo will give me that much time, and I realize there will probably be some fines, and I’ve had a lot of time to make my decision."

Thurs. player radio appearances – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown will be on 103.3 The Edge at 8:10 every morning during training camp.

Team stance on Schobel unchanged – Inside The Bills
"Absolutely," said Nix. "He’s a good football player. I’d like to have him. I’m not sure he knows what he wants to do, I really haven’t talked to him."

Brohm not anxious about pecking order – Inside The Bills
"I’m ready to go, no matter what happens in this meeting tomorrow (Thursday), wherever we are at in the pecking order, I’m ready to go," Brohm said. "I’m just glad that the season is finally here."

Fred Jackson Meets the Media at Camp (4:24) -
The Bills running back talks about how camp might be different under Chan Gailey, CJ Spiller's absence and negotiations, the media's low expectations, and his off-field must list (including his son's TV).

Paul Posluszny on Injury Status at Camp (3:30) -
Poz arrives at camp and discusses his groin injury. He says he will be on the sideline during camp early on.

Bell good to go – Inside The Bills
"He’s really doing good," said Bills GM Buddy Nix. "We’re going to try to be smart with him and not take him out there and grind him twice a day. But he’s really further along than we had hoped at this time."

Teammates weigh in on Schobel – Inside The Bills
"Kyle Williams and Chris Kelsay just arrived at camp and they’re two of Schobel’s closest friends on the roster. They weighed in on Schobel’s recent change in thinking about his playing career."

Bills Roundup: Camp Move In Day, Schobel Update (4:16) -
Chris Brown rounds up the big news at training camp including player injuries, Torell Troup signs, and info on Aaron Schobel.

C.J. Spiller revels in last cheers at Clemson | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana profiles Bills first-round pick C.J. Spiller focusing on why the running back stayed for his senior season in Clemson and earn his degree.

Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix — disciple of Bear, ally of Butler | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana sat down with Bills GM Buddy Nix prior to training camp to talk about the strange journey Nix had to the stop spot as well as the current team.

Buffalo Bills tackle switch to a 3-4 defense | Democrat and Chronicle
"Of all the changes we've made, that will be the easiest one for our football team," Gailey pronounced last month near the end of the organized team activities. "It's football; whip that guy in front of you and get to the football."

This One Time ....At Bills Camp... | Democrat and Chronicle
"They are the special things Bills players bring to camp with them for good luck, reminders of home, personal "therapy", ..or to simply pass the time as they gear up for another season." There is video from 2 On Your Side Reporter Dave McKinley and Photojournalist Scott May.

Trent Edwards leads 3-ring circus at QB | Democrat and Chronicle
A look at the QB situation as we head into training camp.

Practice Starts Today! - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"What are the players expecting? Here's some quotes from check-in day."

Bills Report To Camp Today! - WGR 550 SportsRadio
With updates from Joe Buscaglia, WGR recaps all the important news from reporting day.

Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix Transcript - Move-in Day - WGR 550 SportsRadio
WGR has transcribed Nix's press conference.

Bills on fourth-place predictions: No duh - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Virtually everyone who makes preseason predictions, myself included, has deemed the Buffalo Bills a lock to finish fourth in AFC East. The Bills are not offended."

Bills summer training camp kicks off |
"The players are arriving for the 27 training camp practices coming in the following weeks. The biggest question on Wednesday was: What do you bring to survive four weeks of training camp?"

10 Things you should know about Buffalo Bills training camp - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Bryan Sullivan breaks down ten questions facing the Bills. The most surprising was his listing of the CBA issues that may crop up after this season. He also notes of the construction on some roads around the St. John Fisher campus.

Training Camp Preview No. 4: QBs and DBs-
Nick saves his QB preview for the end and despite the Bills strong like of Levi Brown, Mendola thinks he will be the odd man out.

One Glance in Pittsford Show Bills Lack Star Power : Buffalo Sports Daily
In his preview of training camp, Patrick Moran says the Bills need to add top notch players.

Camp Position Battles: Bills Defense | NFL Blog Blitz
Nose tackle, OLB, and ILB are the three spots focuses in on.

Camp Position Battles: Bills Offense | NFL Blog Blitz
Quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and left tackle are focused on.

Pre-Bills Training Camp Podcast -
"With "The Late Nick Mendola" program on WECK 1230 AM in a bit of a "bye week," Nick welcomes producers Mike Cline, Jr. and Chris Ryndak as well as special guest Scott Frauenhofer give their outlooks on the Bills heading into the Thursday’s start of training camp."

Other Bills Links
How strong is your team's ownership? - AFC East Blog - ESPN

The Buffalo Bills dropped ten spots in the National Football Post's ownership rankings seemingly by hiring Chan Gailey.

Mel Kiper audits AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Mel Kiper has the Bills selecting Georgia tackle Clint Boling in April's draft.