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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/18

LANDOVER MD - AUGUST 13:  Trent Edwards #5 of the Buffalo Bills is hit during the preseason game by Perry Riley #53 of the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 13 2010 in Landover Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
LANDOVER MD - AUGUST 13: Trent Edwards #5 of the Buffalo Bills is hit during the preseason game by Perry Riley #53 of the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 13 2010 in Landover Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Practice Notes - Day 15 -
"There was a noticeable dialing back in the practice setting Tuesday as the Bills made final preparations for their Thursday night preseason tilt with the Indianapolis Colts in Toronto. Team drills ran at about half to three-quarter speed as the players were in helmets, shells and shorts."

Chan says put short passes on him – Inside The Bills
"No, I’d rather him make the right read. And I have to give him enough opportunities. If he checks it down, it’s not him, it’s me. If he throws it under four yards every time, we’re not doing the right things to get people open down the field," said Gailey. "So I want him to make the right reads and go to the right place. And if we’re not getting people open, then we either have to get different people or we have to create better schemes to get those guys open."

No preseason TDs for Bills starters since '08 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Twenty possessions and counting. That's how many preseason possessions the Buffalo Bills' starters have gone without a touchdown."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On August 18, 1986, Jim Kelly arrived in Buffalo.

Bills Roundup: Another WR Injured; Wood Optimistic (2:51) -
"The Bills lost another wide receiver in practice on Tuesday; the team prepares for the Colts, and Eric Wood is optimistic about his chances to play."

Eric Wood on Possibly Playing Thursday (1:17) -
"The Bills right guard talks about his chances for playing in his first game since breaking his leg last season."

Chan Gailey Tuesday Update (3:39) -
"The Bills head coach talks about the injury to David Nelson, the opportunity ahead for Brian Brohm, and the offensive line getting to play in a game together."

Byrd has "complication" – Inside The Bills
"Gailey would only confirm that it is a physical problem, and did not say whether it would affect Byrd’s playing status for Thursday night’s preseason game."

Nelson out for rest of preseason – Inside The Bills
"They’re taking him in for evaluation," said Gailey. "It doesn’t look good, but I don’t think its long term. The question is whether he’ll be able to get back for the first of the season."

Stupar makes his move in tight race - The Buffalo News
"Stup is a very solid, consistent football player," Bills coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday. "He can't go in there and knock people off the ball. He can't run down the field and run a 4.5 (in the 40-yard dash). But he's a good route-runner. He's an intelligent player. He fights every snap. He's more than an adequate blocker. He's done a good job so far. He's been one of the pleasant surprises of camp."

The BillBoard: A daily dose from Bills training camp - The Buffalo News
The Bills offense worked against a 4-3 defense in practice, Paul Posluszny worked with the first team, and Brian Brohm will get second team reps tomorrow night.

David Nelson hurt as list of injured Buffalo Bills receivers grows | Democrat and Chronicle
"He accidentally stepped on the back of my foot and his foot got caught inside the heel of my cleat. And as I was going, he stopped and my body didn't. My momentum kept going and my foot just twisted the wrong way. It's just unfortunate it happened. It wasn't his fault. It wasn't my fault. It's just something that happens in football."

Brohm Enters QB Game Rotation Thursday | Democrat and Chronicle
"Trent Edwards remains the front-runner in the Buffalo Bills' quarterback competition, and there's still no telling who the top contender for the job might be. The picture should become clearer at Toronto on Thursday, when Brian Brohm makes his preseason debut against Indianapolis."

Byrd Absent, Down Goes Nelson - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia updates the injuries, both good and bad.

BULLDOG: Come On Brohm, Please - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Arguing for Trent or Fitz at this point is like trying to explain to someone why The Bachelor is better that The Bachelorette. Awful is awful and I no longer really feel the need to discern one from the other. That's where long-shot Brohm comes in."

Bills O line ready for Colts |
"As the Bills wrapped up their Tuesday afternoon practice, it was looking more likely that RG Eric Wood, LT Demetrius Bell, and RT Cornell Green would return to action in the Colts game. Wood is still recovering from a broken leg suffered last November, Bell is recovering from offseason knee surgery, and Green suffered a minor sprain last week in training camp."

Brohm gets next chance in Bills' QB competition - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow updates the Buffalo Bills quarterback race.

Weekly Watercooler: Questions About Bills Offense |
"The Bills offense is obviously one of the hot button topics surrounding the team right now. So what's the outlook? Sydney Hunte and Mike Schieber break it down in this week's Watercooler."

Demetrius Bell's Path | Bleacher Report
Jess Matthew Beltran chronicles Demetrius Bell's path to the NFL.

Chan Gailey Fighting Uphill Battle to Change Bills' Fortunes -- NFL FanHouse
"The Bills are in transition once again and transitions often take time. Clusters of talent were evident all over the field in their Tuesday training camp practice at St. John Fisher College. But the cohesion, the confidence, the maturity, well, those are not microwave NFL traits."

NFL: Football Outsiders says Lee Evans, Michael Crabtree and Mike Wallace are fantasy sleepers - ESPN
"Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders discusses the YAC-plus metric and what it can mean for you as a fantasy owner. Among the nuggets: perceived top guys like Miles Austin and Darren Sproles actually might be of less value than one assumes."