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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/4

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 report little progress on talks with Spiller -
"All I can tell you at this point is that we're all still working on it,'' Nix told a group of reporters after practice Tuesday. "And probably in a couple of days, if he don't (sign), I will have something to say.'' Spiller is one of two remaining first rounders left to sign.

Practice Notes - Day 6 -
Chris Brown gives a comprehensive look at yesterday's practice. His vantage point during 7-on-7 was much better than mine so he has great stuff from there.

Buffalo Bills' Jairus Byrd aims to be even better than last season | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana profiles Jairus Byrd. Chan Gailey says there's no luck and Byrd is trying to prove it this year.

Buffalo Bills training camp postcard - Ben Reiter -
" has dispatched writers to report on the 32 NFL training camps across the country. Here's what Ben Reiter had to say about the Bills camp in Pittsford, N.Y." Pretty good insight considering the national scope.

Training Camp
Chan Gailey Tuesday Update (4:00) -

C.J. Spiller and Ed Wang updates as well as more talk from the Bills head coach.

Bills Roundup: Wang Update, Tuesday Highlights (2:58) -
Chris Brown rounds up the big news of the day including camp highlights and snips from Chan Gailey's press conference.

Saturday scrimmage? – Inside The Bills
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey didn’t promise a full scrimmage on Saturday, but hinted there could be something close to that." How wonderful that it is Buffalo Rumblings gathering day!! Go let me know if you are going to be coming.

WR Jackson making a move? – Inside The Bills
"The knock on Jackson his whole career has been his inconsistency, which many observers in New England (where he was drafted) chalked up to immaturity and injury. But as far as Chan Gailey is concerned he’s liked what he’s seen from him."

Batten prognosis provided – Inside The Bills
"We’re still in the decision making process on the direction for him," said Gailey. "It could be as little as two weeks, it could be as long as six weeks."

Evans takes up for Parrish – Inside The Bills
"After Parrish scored a pair of touchdowns in red zone work Monday night, Evans mentioned how important it is to get Parrish involved this year."

Billboard: Daily dose from Bills camp - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News gives their take on yesterday's practice.

Defensive upper hand - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan quick hits yesterday's practice.

Bills camp: Tuesday practice | | Rochester Buffalo Bills Photo Gallery | Democrat and Chronicle
The D&C has had a photographer at every practice. Check out these pics from yesterday.

Twitter / Sal Maiorana
If this camp thus far is any indication the #Bills will not have any downfield passing game. They can't complete anything. | Buffalo, NY | Wang Out Indefinitely
Best headline award.

More than a leader - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Bryan Sullivan of the Messenger Post profiles Bills LB Kawika Mitchell.

OLB coach learning on the job " Bills " Niagara Gazette
OLB coach Bob Sanders is learning the 3-4 defense for the very first time. Jonahh Bronstein of the Gazette talks to him about the change.

T.O.'s influence pays off for Hardy - Finger Lakes Times Online - Sports
"I learned how to take care of my body from T.O.," Hardy said Monday night following practice at St. John Fisher College. "I saw the things that he did off the field, stretching everyday to keep from being injury-prone, just little things like that I learned from him."

Green playing with fresh legs - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Bryan Sullivan looks at the career of Bills RT Cornell Green.

With Schobel gone, time for Maybin to earn his money | Buffalo Sports Now
BSN calls out Aaron Maybin saying, "Words are words, though. Maybin's play on the field in 2010 will speak the loudest of all."

Bills' Nix Talks Spiller - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Elsewhere on the injury front, I spoke with Chris Kelsay after practice. He said the shoulder's coming along and hopes to be back out practicing with the team in the next couple of days."

Twitter / Adam Schefter
We're 30 miles from Pittsford, N.Y., and Bills camp -- and the team goes and cancels its morning practice. Disappointing.

Spiller Holdout
Bills again among last without No.1 signed - The Buffalo News

"Last summer, Bills top pick Aaron Maybin was the second-last first-rounder to sign. In 2008, Bills top pick Leodis McKelvin was the fourth last to sign. In 2006, Bills top pick Donte Whitner was third last."

Buffalo Bills' No. 9 pick Spiller still unsigned | Democrat and Chronicle
"C.J. Spiller remains a holdout, and talks have not progressed according to Buddy Nix." Sal Maiorana also updates all the big stories.

Buffalo Bills stay patient with unsigned C.J. Spiller -- for now - ESPN
"One potential drawback to talks is the wide gap in money going to the two players drafted immediately before and after Spiller was chosen. Linebacker Rolando McClain, selected eighth by Oakland, reportedly signed a five-year, $40 million contract that will guarantee him about $23 million. Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu, drafted 10th by Jacksonville, signed a $28 million contact with $17.5 million guaranteed."

Other Links
Jim Kelly felt 'free' giving his heart to God - The Buffalo News

"Jim and Jill Kelly took the stage Tuesday afternoon at the four-day Christian festival known as Kingdom Bound at Darien Lake Resort to describe to hundreds of people why they had turned to God. The Kellys' 45-minute talk, filled with laughter and tears, was one of the first times the couple has talked publicly together about the upcoming release of a new memoir, "Without a Word," by Jill Kelly. "

This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Marv's big moment - Sports, Ink - The Buffalo News
Marv Levy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on this date in 2001 and Budd Bailey calls it the most famous speech in team history.

Twitter / Adam Schefter
True story: One Steeler asked me where the Bus stopped next. Bills camp, I told him. His response: "They still play football there?"