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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/12

Receiver position takes a hit -
"As the Bills prepare to travel to the nation’s capital Thursday their receiver position has taken a big hit losing three of their 10 receivers to injury two days before the team’s preseason opener."

Bills focus on basic training - The Buffalo News
"Bills practice sessions have been more focused on fundamentals than in past years. More time is spent by players in their individual position groups than in the past. The word "fundamentals" is constantly on the lips of coaches and players."

Please Donate To The 2010 Hunter's Hope Radiothon - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Today and tomorrow WGR is hosting their annual Hunter's Hope radiothon. If you can contribute, please do so. Jim and Jill Kelly went through the painful loss of their son to a preventable disease. With universal newborn screening, other families won't have to experience the same tragic loss.

Training Camp
Bills make roster move at WR -

"The Buffalo Bills announced that WR Felton Huggins has been waived/injured." That's the entire press release. Hey, thanks for playing, Felton.

C.J. Spiller on Preparing for Washington (1:32) -
"The Bills 1st round pick talks about getting ready for his first NFL preseason game on Friday night."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Night Update (3:19) -
"The Bills head coach talks about who is and isn't likely to play against the Redskins, and what he'd like to take out of Friday's game." He also discusses the injuries and who is available.

Bills Roundup: Receiver Injuries, Wed Highlights (2:24) -
"Get the latest injury information, including an update on Marcus Easley, and check out the Wednesday night highlights."

Practice Notes - Day 13 -
"Head coach Chan Gailey eased off the gas pedal in the training camp setting Wednesday with the team’s preseason opener fast approaching. The Bills sideline boss put his players through a walk through in the morning followed by a shortened practice in the evening in just shells and helmets as he tries to keep his players' bodies fresh for Friday night."

Roosevelt to get long look Friday -
"With only seven wide receivers expected to dress for Friday night’s preseason game against the Redskins in Washington, opportunity is knocking for rookie wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt and a couple of his fellow undrafted teammates."

Gailey to wait and see on adding a WR – Inside The Bills
"I don’t know. We’ll have to see. We have a short week next week so it’s not like we can go out and do a ton between the next two ballgames," Gailey said. "We’ll make a decision probably during the week next week whether we need to address that for the long term or not."

Incoming! – Inside The Bills
"Brian Moorman punting from his own 30 got a hold of one and sent the QBs at the five-yard line at the other end of the field running for cover. Moorman is getting consistent applause from the fans in attendance."

Buffalo Bills Live Chat
Chris Brown takes your training camp questions.

Just a walk thru this AM – Inside The Bills
The Bills had their first walk-thru practice of camp [Wednesday] morning at St. John Fisher. Head coach Chan Gailey is gearing down on the level of contact in practice as the first preseason game fast approaches.

BillBoard: A daily dose from Bills camp - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan discusses how difficult it is to bring down Fred Jackson and updates from Buffalo Bills training camp practice.

Buffalo Bills rookie Alex Carrington impresses team early | Democrat and Chronicle
"He's got all his priorities in order," Heinlen said recently of Carrington. "He's taking care of his business on and off the field and that definitely plays into it because there's so much involved with things on and off the field at this level.

Hardy's Hardly There - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia gets right to the point and lists the many reasons the Bills should cut ties with James Hardy.

Bills Gear Up For Friday - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The team practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts after going through a simple walk through in the morning session, and the main focus was on executing plays, different situations all over the field, and getting the first team enough repetitions to be ready for the Redskins on Friday night."

Bills banged up for first preseason game |
"Bills Training Camp - It's the first preseason game for Chan Gailey on the Bills sideline. It's the first test of Buffalo's new 3/4 defense. It's the first chance Bills fans have to see for themselves, if their team is as bad as many prognosticators say it is. But the Bills won't be anywhere near healthy, when they play the Redskins in Washington Friday night."

Bills oldest rookie coaching QBs |
"There's no shortage of rookies on the Bills roster at training camp. But the oldest rookie of them all is the Quarterbacks Coach George Cortez. After making his bones in the CFL and in college football, Cortez is getting his first taste of the NFL this year." | Buffalo, NY | Bills Easley Out Indefinitely
"I know that Chan [Gailey] has wanted us to get a lot of reps in there because it's kind of a new system with us. It's a new offense we're trying to learn. So, he wants us to get our reps, and to go up against other defenses is valuable experience for us."

Bills hope to put offensive dysfunction in past - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Lee Evans uses the phrase "pretty much as bad as it gets" when dicussing the Bills offensive woes of the last few years.

Brohm looking for a chance at Bills camp - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"I think Brohm has certainly gotten a lot better," said Lee Evans, Bills wide receiver. "He’s certainly a lot more confident than he was. When you come to a team mid-season you don’t really know a lot of people. It takes you a little bit to get acclimated to everybody. He’s done a good job."

Buffalo Bills 2010 Training Camp: The Rise of Naaman Roosevelt | Bleacher Report
I disagree with everything this guy says except that Marcus Easley's injury mean more opportunity for Roosevelt.

Other Bills Links
Bills rooks to be at Red Wings game – Inside The Bills

"CJ Spiller, Torell Troup and Alex Carrington along with members of the Buffalo Jills and Billy Buffalo will be a part of Buffalo Bills Day at Frontier Field on Sunday, Aug. 15 when the Red Wings battle the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at 1:05 p.m. Spiller, Troup, and Carrington will sign autographs prior to the game in the main concourse from 12:00 p.m. to 12:55 p.m."

Gary Kubiak met with Aaron Schobel |
"Texans coach Gary Kubiak says he's spoken with Aaron Schobel, but Kubiak doesn't know when Schobel will make up his mind about the 2010 season."

Joe from NYC Blog: Should we care about the preseason?
Joe wonders whether the preseason matters and points to the Bills glory years as a reason against it.

TCU to induct five into Hall of Fame | Texas Christian University | Sports News and Videos on...
"Royce Huffman II, Aaron Schobel, Reggie Smith, Angela Stanford and Bobby Tyler will be the 42nd class to be inducted into the TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame."

Seahawks | Camp Carroll | Seattle Times Newspaper
"Q: Now, your older brother Keith is a linebacker with the Buffalo Bills. Another brother, Chris, played football at BYU. If we lined all three Ellisons up, who's fastest? A: Oh, me. Q: Who's toughest? A: I don't know. That's debatable."