clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/1

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

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

Jackson's hand progressing well -
"Bills running back Fred Jackson was given a timetable of four to six weeks for the broken bone in his hand suffered in the preseason opener on Aug. 13. Just 18 days later, Jackson had the big bulky cast off of his left arm and was practicing with his teammates Tuesday."

Wang not fit to play yet – Inside The Bills
"Bills fifth-round pick Ed Wang was back on the practice field Tuesday for the first time since thumb surgery about a month ago. Wang was limited by a heavy wrap on his left hand to protect the surgically repaired thumb, and he won’t be ready to play Thursday night."

Mailbag - Peter King -
Talked to coach Chan Gailey on our Sirius NFL Radio show this morning, and he told Bob Papa and me he made the quarterback pecking order Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm, in that order, headed into training camp. "What has happened in the preseason is that nobody has faltered,'' Gailey said. "Unless something changes drastically, I don't see anything changing entering the regular season.''

Peter King: Buffalo Bills preview - Video -
Peter King's one minute Buffalo Bills preview.

Fred Jackson on Returning to Practice (2:36) -
"The Bills running back talks with the media about returning to practice for the first time since his hand injury."

Bills Focus: Edwards Productive Preseason (2:43) -
"Offseason changes have helped contribute to quarterback Trent Edwards enjoying his most productive preseason as a Bill."

Gailey on Fred’s Wk 1 prospects – Inside The Bills
"I think he’ll still be limited early in the year," Gailey told hosts Peter King and Bob Papa. "But he’s going to be able to be on the field for us and give us some plays."

Screen game has potential – Inside The Bills
"Screens and draws are two elements of Buffalo’s offense that have been noticeably absent the past few years as they’ve been run rather infrequently. That could change this season." Chan Gailey sites the "athletes" on the OL as a reason they can do it successfully.

Bills' Troup passes endurance test - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills rookie Torell Troup felt for a game like he was back at Central Florida. The second-round pick in April's draft got plenty of playing time Saturday against Cincinnati with starting nose tackle Kyle Williams out to rest some minor bumps and bruises. That meant Troup got an entire game of experience under his belt."

Jackson eyes opener for return - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"He's rusty. He hasn't done much of anything and he has a hard time handling the ball completely. But he moved around pretty good. He's in good shape still and takes good care of himself," the coach said.

Buffalo Bills' Marshawn Lynch ready to return | | Democrat and Chronicle
"It didn't look like there was any residual effect, so we're looking forward to watching him Thursday night," Gailey said.

Four Bills Back To Work - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton updates from yesterday's Bills practice.

Were big AFC East offseason needs filled? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham says the Bills didn't address any of their top three needs this offeseason.

Bills prep for preseason finale|
"There are some big decisions to be made," Gailey said. "There’s a lot still out there and quite a bit will ride on this ball game for a few guys. Not necessarily a lot of the starter guys, but more of the other guys."

Speed of Parrish, Spiller thrills - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
The speed of Roscoe Parrish and CJ Spiller make them exciting to watch.

Stuck on QB Repeat |
"We've been here before Bills fans. I beg you not to give in to Edwards and his hypnotizingly curious hair style. This is not the man to get us to the Promised Land. Hell, this isn't the man to lead us out of No Playoffs in a Decade Desert. Trent Edwards might return to moderately average QB status but nothing more. I'm not letting him break my Bills dreams again."

Bills Quotes, August 31 | WKBW Sports
"The following are quotes from Buffalo Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey and others after practice Tuesday, August 31."

Joe from NYC Blog: 5 questions
Joe asks himself about McKelvin/Florence, cutting James Hardy, Aaron Maybin, one player getting double digit sacks, and Spiller's season.

Other Bills Links
Bills' George Wilson passionate about community service -

George Wilson established a new charity and is getting some national press. "His newly established George Wilson S.A.F.E.T.Y. Foundation (Saving Adolescents from Everyday Trials of Youth) is a commitment of time, money and selflessness."

Fantasy Football: Preseason Analysis -
"Spiller is an outstanding choice for a RB3/flex back, but that is exactly where you need to take him this year. He will be too inconsistent as anything more than that."

What should we insure around AFC East? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Marshawn Lynch's grill and Trent Edwards psyche are two Bills items to insure along with former Bill Richie Incognito's breakables.

Buffalo Bills Trivia: 5 Questions You Might Not Know | Bleacher Report
Five trivia questions about the Bills.