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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 7/6

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

Which rookies will contribute early? -
"While these players may not bring professional experience to the table when training camp opens July 29, these individuals bring a unique skill set to the Bills franchise, and any one player could be a breakout performer in 2010."

When will the new schemes start to click? -
"To expect things to be close to perfect in Week 1 of the NFL season might seem unrealistic considering the overhaul of changes to Buffalo’s offensive and defensive schemes. Just don’t say that to Bills head coach Chan Gailey."

Former Louisville QB Brohm competes for Bills' starting job | The Courier-Journal
"His NFL career hasn't taken the path he envisioned coming out of the University of Louisville. But the bottom line remains the same. The Trinity High School graduate has a shot at being a starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills."

Bills Focus: Edwards and Davis Helping the 3-4 (3:09) -
The new additions of seasoned Dwan Edwards and Andra Davis should help their teammates get acclimated to the new scheme. NFL Gator Update
"If nothing else, David Nelson’s performance has earned him some playing time for the Bills. His advanced blocking skills and versatility to play every receiver position makes him attractive in an NFL system."

Top 15 AFC Position Battles Going into Training Camp | Bleacher Report
No. 10 - Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian Brohm will compete for the starting role on a Bills offense that has little to brag about and few weapons to showcase.

Buffalo Bills Training Camp Preview: Under-The-Radar Battles To Watch | Bleacher Report
Third defensive end, nickel corner, slot receiver, backup tight end, and swing tackle are the under-the-radar battles.

AFC East Preview: C.J. Spiller Tops 10 Impact Rookies in 2010 | Bleacher Report
"Spiller has the home run ability, and will definitely have the most impact out of any rookie in the AFC East, if not the entire NFL." DE Alex Carrington also makes the list.

Lynch autograph signing – Inside The Bills
"Marshawn Lynch is holding an autograph signing near his hometown in Hayward, CA on July 5th. The signings will take place at Straw Hat Pizza at 24748 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward from 6-8 pm." The cost of 10 bucks goes to charity.

Kelsay and Poz visiting kids – Inside The Bills
"Bills veteran Chris Kelsay and Paul Posluszny will be visiting kids in the Childrens’ Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha with a handful of other NFL players on Tuesday (July 6th)."

Inside the NFL: Ranking All 32 Teams' Helmets | Bleacher Report
"12. Buffalo Bills- Personally my dad's favorite, Buffalo nearly cracks the top 10. Just like in Kansas City's helmet, I love the red base. Buffalo tops the Chiefs because of its stripes and big blue bison logo. There isn't much space on the helmet with the logo and seven stripes."

Former Bills in the news
Keith Groller: Andre Reed to host celebrity golf event -

Andre Reed is coming back to the Lehigh Valley and he's bringing lots of famous friends with him. The former Dieruff High, Kutztown University and NFL star is coming home for the weekend of July 24-26 to host his first celebrity golf tournament, officially called "The Andre Reed Celebrity Golf Classic." The event will benefit the Second Mile organization, founded by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, and the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown.

Eagles have a driven special-teams coach | Philadelphia Inquirer profiles energetic special teams coach Bobby April.

Bob Middleton dies; tremendous athlete succeeded at every sport | The Marion Star
Bob Middleton, the 1963 23rd-round pick of the Buffalo Bills, died last week. He made the final cut according to the article but there are no professional stats available for him.

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: A new face in town
This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: James Lofton, Bills' receiver - July 5, 1956; Booker Edgerson, Bills' cornerback - July 5, 1939.