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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/28

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

Source: Marcus Easley recovering well from knee surgery | National Football Post
"Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Marcus Easley is recovering well following knee surgery and is now off crutches, according to an NFL source with knowledge of the situation. Per a source, Easley didn't tear his anterior cruciate ligament and could have returned to play as soon as the first month of the regular season."

Bills-Bengals preview -
"The Bills will be looking to build on the many positives that came out of their most recent preseason performance last week against the Colts when they host the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday evening (6:30 pm kickoff). With this the team’s third preseason game, the starters are expected to see their most extensive playing time."

Five players to watch -
"The first round of cuts is fast approaching on Tuesday, when the Bills and 31 other NFL teams must reduce their roster to 75. With jobs on the line Saturday night, gives you five players to closely watch for tonight’s preseason game against the Bengals."

Bills Focus: Bengals Preseason Preview (3:09) -

Chris Brown gives you all the storylines you need heading into tonight's game.

Donald Jones will be inspired player – Inside The Bills
"Jones has missed the last couple of days of practice due to a personal matter. Apparently it was because of the scheduled birth of his son. Jones announced the new arrival on his twitter account."

Spiller hoping to build on Indy game – Inside The Bills
"After a good personal performance and a solid offensive performance in their last preseason outing against Indianapolis, C.J. Spiller and the starting offense are anxious to build on their last showing against Cincinnati."

With Bills' receivers, jobs are wide open - The Buffalo News
"While a lot of people will be paying attention to a certain pair of high-profile wide receivers on the opposite sideline, the Buffalo Bills will be focused on their own corps of pass catchers tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals. Lee Evans is clearly the top guy, but who lines up behind him is still uncertain."

Buffalo Bills not concerned with return of Terrell Owens | Democrat and Chronicle
"Nice to see you, T.O., but this is all about the Bills trying to find some cohesion both offensively and defensively in their third exhibition game, the one where, traditionally, the starting units play the longest."

5 Things To Watch During Bills-Bengals - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Spiller, Maybin, CBs, backup QBs, and Steve Johnson make the list from Joe Buscaglia.

TO show returns to Buffalo|
"It’s gonna be a bittersweet situation," Owens said, "because that was definitely a city that embraced me to the fullest. I loved the fans there, and I appreciate everything they did for me when I was there. I wish things could have worked out more than they did." | Buffalo, NY | Video
"Former Bill Turned Bengal Has High Praise For City of Buffalo and Bills Fans."

Galley mum about quarterback plans - The Buffalo News
"So what will be the Buffalo Bills' quarterback rotation tonight? You'll have to attend the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium to find out. Trent Edwards is expected to start against the Cincinnati Bengals. But who will replace him is a mystery."

T.O., Buffalo reunited Saturday night | | Cincinnati.Com
Former Bengal Ryan Fitzpatrick talks about current Bengal Terrell Owens with

Letter of recommendation - talks with Ryan Fitzpatrick about his close relationship with Carson Palmer and his time with Terrell Owens.

Five Questions/Thoughts About Bengals Fourth Preseason Game Against The Bills - Cincy Jungle
"Rather than the typical questions like how does Carson Palmer look, will the backup quarterbacks resemble quarterbacks, or can the offensive line keep battling to keep Palmer upright, I wanted to look at different areas to watch for this Saturday's game against the Buffalo Bills."

Other Bills Links

Where might Vincent Jackson end up? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo: The Bills need a playmaker and sending Jackson to Buffalo would teach Jackson a lesson."

Do Week 3 preseason games matter - Ross Tucker -
Q: How does a team that is so used to losing, like the Bills, turn around expectations and start winning again A: I think you just do it. You find a way to win a game, get some confidence, and then find a way to win another one. I'm a firm believer in the momentum created by winning a couple of games in a row.

Torbor status still up in the air – Inside The Bills
"Bills OLB Reggie Torbor won’t be playing in Saturday’s preseason game against Cincinnati and is expected to miss the preseason finale at Detroit as well next Thursday. As for his availability for the home opener Sept. 12, that is yet to be determined."

Fan Friday 8-27 – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown answers questions on Levi Brown, the RB competition, trading Fred Jackson, the problems on special teams, and the roster statuses of Ed Wang, Ellis Lankster, and others on the bubble.

Christie excelled in the clutch - The Buffalo News
Marquel Slaughter profiles Steve Christie in anticipation of the former Bill's induction in the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Podcast: Updated preview of AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Bill Daughtry from ESPN 1050 in New York invited me onto his show late Thursday night to talk about the New York Jets and preview the AFC East."

Off Main Street / The offbeat side of the news - The Buffalo News
Dan Le Batard was sarcastically nice about Buffalo on PTI after his last put-down earned him a lot of scorn from Buffalonians.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - CFL - Calgary: Stamps reportedly sign lineman
"Defensive lineman Corey Mace has reportedly put pen to paper on a contract offer from the Calgary Stampeders."