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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/13

ASHURN, VA - APRIL 6:  Mike Shanahan, head coach of the Washington Redskins presents Donovan McNabb with his new jersey during a press conference on April 6, 2010 at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
ASHURN, VA - APRIL 6: Mike Shanahan, head coach of the Washington Redskins presents Donovan McNabb with his new jersey during a press conference on April 6, 2010 at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills-Redskins Preview -
"Friday night will be the debut of new head coach Chan Gailey and the 2010 Buffalo Bills as they travel to Landover, Maryland to take on the Washington Redskins. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm."

Bills out to walk before they can run - The Buffalo News
"Consider tonight's game a walk-before-you-can-run exhibition for the offense. Left tackle Demetrius Bell and right guard Eric Wood, both coming back from injuries last season, will be held out of the game. Right tackle Cornell Green is nursing a minor injury and won't play."

Buffalo Bills starters to get extra reps in tonight's game | Democrat and Chronicle
"Once the starters exit, Gailey said he hopes to get as many reserves in as time allows, and that includes first-round pick C.J. Spiller. It is expected that the No. 9 overall choice will see some action in the backfield in the second half, and probably return kicks."

Game Previews
Five players to watch -

"Cordaro Howard, Aaron Maybin, Jamon Meredith, David Nelson, and Torell Troup are the five to watch tonight."

Bills Focus: Redskins Preseason Preview (3:11) -
"The Chan Gailey era will officially kick off on Friday night as the Bills open the preseason with a trip to Washington to face the Redskins."

Maybin to see how he measures up – Inside The Bills
"For a lot of players the first preseason game is just about playing sound football and executing your assignments. The same holds true for Aaron Maybin, but he’s also anxious to see where his game measures up entering his second NFL season."

5 Things To Expect From Bills-Redskins - WGR 550 SportsRadio
1) The Bills' offensive line is going to look terrible. 2) Fred, Marshawn and C.J. will rotate, rotate, rotate. 3) Fitzpatrick vs. Brohm 4) Wide Receivers Aplenty and 5) Limping in at Linebacker.

Buffalo Bills Game Day (Two Bills Drive)
Two Bills Drive previews the game tonight against the Redskins.

The time to evaluate arrives - Finger Lakes Times Online - Sports
"It’s always fun," Edwards said. "I look back to my first preseason game my rookie year at New Orleans, and I still remember that like yesterday. Seeing these rookies going through the same process I went through, it’s fun to be around experiences like that."

Redskins, Bills start anew in 1st preseason game - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
AP writer Joseph White previews tonight's game.

Buffalo (0-0) at Washington (0-0) - The Sports Network - National Football League
Donovan McNabb and the Redskins dominate this TSN game preview.

Ready for the opportunity - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"It’s not a playoff game, the season opener or even a midseason game against a divisional rival. For someone like Levi Brown, though, the preseason opener is just as important." Bryan Sullivan talks to the 7th-round QB about the opportunity to strap it up.

Finally, the first test - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"The Buffalo Bills have spent the last two weeks practicing football’s fundamentals, doing drills your local high school team does during the preseason. Now they will to put that to use, against someone else for the first time since January."

’09 preseason a lesson learned? – Inside The Bills
"I feel like last year’s preseason was horrible. I’d say that right now, that we didn’t do what we needed to do. We weren’t in rhythm," said Edwards. "I think some guys that are here from last year have learned from that and don’t want to go through what we went through and a lot of that had to do with turning the ball over and not converting on third downs. So we’ve got to be good at that and we’ve got to protect the football. We’ve got to learn from our mistakes and just execute soundly."

Fitz the likely #2 Friday – Inside The Bills
"Fitz was the only other quarterback besides Edwards to take reps in the shortened Wednesday night practice session, giving strong indication that he’ll be the backup in the Redskins game."

Window wide open for Roosevelt " Sports " Niagara Gazette
"Now, with Felton Huggins being waived, 2010 draft pick Marcus Easley needing knee surgery and James Hardy out for at least a week, the chances of Roosevelt seeing significant playing time in tonight’s preseason opener against the Washington Redskins (7:30 p.m., Ch. 7, 96.9 FM) have increased dramatically." | Buffalo, NY | Roosevelt Prepares for NFL Debut
Buffalo boy makes good....

Other Bills Links
Training Camp Notes Vol. 4 | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance

The James Hardy Watch is officially on, he blasts Aaron Maybin (and Tom Modrak for picking Maybin), the Bills defense and if it just looks good against Buffalo's offense, and the QBs are all included in this edition of Sal Maiorana's blog.

Please Donate To The 2010 Hunter's Hope Radiothon - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Bruce Smith, Andre Reed, and Marv Levy will be on WGR this morning and Jim and Jill Kelly will be with Schopp and the Bulldog from 3-7 at Eastern Hills Mall to complete this year's Hunter's Hope Radiothon. If you are able, please go donate.

Joe from NYC Blog: Should the Bills cut James Hardy?
Joe thinks the Bills should hang on to James Hardy because of the significant investment.

Joe Posnanski " Thirty-Two Great Receivers "
Terrell Owens (8), James Lofton (14), and Andre Reed (a disappointing 30) make the list that includes tight ends.

Bills 24th, Cowboys 1st in NFL ratings - Business First of Buffalo
"Half of each team’s score was determined by its level of success on the field. The other half was based on each team’s relative success in business. The formula analyzed average home attendance, the percentage of available seats sold for home games, and the franchise’s financial value, as estimated by Forbes."

Bills introduce new photo store opportunity for fans -
"The Buffalo Bills announced the grand opening of the Bills Photo Store on the team’s website To celebrate the grand opening of the Bills Photo Store, Bills Facebook friends, twitter followers and email subscribers were provided a special opportunity to receive a complimentary 9 x 12 inch print of their photo of choice."