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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/22

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Practice Notes - Day 16 -
Tight end and injury updates dominate the recap but there's also highlights including another 50-yard touchdown bomb on a play fake from Trent to Lee Evans.

Bills are in the money - The Buffalo News
"The Bills stand eighth from the bottom in the 32-team league in terms of the overall value of the contracts of all the players on the current roster, according to league financial data obtained by The Buffalo News. The current contracts of all the Bills players add up to about $458 million, according to The News' analysis. The NFL average is $535 million."

Bills' Steve Johnson steps into starting position - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Craig Porter interviews the Bills newest starting WR.

Gailey had a good night on the sidelines in Toronto - The Buffalo News
Larry Felser thinks Chan Gailey should be lauded for the great job he did Thursday night.

Bills Roundup: Nelson Apologizes, Injury Update (3:30) -
"Shawn Nelson issues an apology as the team gets back to practice after the win over Indianapolis."

Chan Gailey Saturday Update (2:47) -
"The Bills head coach addresses the Shawn Nelson suspension, updates the injury status of several players, and talks about the possibility of signing a tight end."

Shawn Nelson Statement on Suspension (1:03) -
"The Bills tight end addresses the media to make a statement about his 4 game suspension from the NFL."

Tight end could be added soon – Inside The Bills
"Yeah, we’re checking out everything," said Gailey. "Buddy [Nix] is looking for everybody that’s out there and available, and we’re going to try to make a good decision about who to come in here and be a part of this thing."

Schouman, Torbor to miss time – Inside The Bills
"Derek Schouman and Reggie Torbor are both going to miss an appreciable amount of time after both suffered injuries in Thursday’s preseason game."

The billboard: A daily dose from Bills training camp - The Buffalo News
"The Bills worked in shell-pads before a crowd of about 500 Saturday at St. John Fisher College. Receiver Chad Jackson continues to make lots of catches in practice. At the moment he appears to have a good grip on the No. 4 receiver spot."

Shawn Nelson suspension leaves Buffalo Bills in bind | Democrat and Chronicle
"With Jonathan Stupar, left, and Michael Matthews as the only healthy tight ends, the Buffalo Bills are scouring the market to add depth to the unit."

Bills' Nelson Issues Statement - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia gives his notes from practice yesterday.

Bills Deal With More Injuries |
"Gailey also said that rookie receiver Marcus Easley had knee surgery and will be out for a while. No word yet whether that's a season-ending injury." | Buffalo, NY | Bills TE Nelson Apologizes, Torbor and Schouman Hurt
"Running back Marshawn Lynch, wide receivers David Nelson and James Hardy are all making progress in their recoveries. Gailey said he hopes to have a couple of them back this week."

RoostCast Episode 18: Middle Ground | The Goose's Roost
"In the latest episode of RoostCast, Ryan and Chris look back at the first two Bills preseason games and wonder if the team really isn’t as bad as everyone thinks."

Historical Bills Links
Manning's chase of Favre's records extended - JSOnline

When Bill Polian was Bills GM he called Brett Favre "the next Jim Kelly" in a conversation with Bills owner Ralph Wilson. In 1990 the Bills didn't need a QB because they had the original Jim Kelly.

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Todd Collins was released on this date in 1998 following only one year as the starter.

Tuesday Morning Quarterback reimagines the 2007 NFL draft - ESPN
Marshawn Lynch is listed as a "late round choice".