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LANDOVER MD - AUGUST 13:  Head Coach Chan Gailey of the Buffalo Bills watches the preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 13 2010 in Landover Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
LANDOVER MD - AUGUST 13: Head Coach Chan Gailey of the Buffalo Bills watches the preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 13 2010 in Landover Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Bills sign LB Ayodele; Mitchell to I-R -
"The 2010 season for veteran linebacker Kawika Mitchell has unfortunately ended before it began as he was placed on injured reserve Friday effectively ending his season. Buffalo wasted little time filling the void signing free agent LB Akin Ayodele (pronounced AY-dell)."

Inside The Bills | OT Bell won’t go whole game
"I don’t think he’s ready," said Gailey. "I think that there is still a lot of muscle toning and building to do for him to be able to go out there because we all know that the level of intensity in the preseason and the level of intensity of the regular season jumps up another notch. "

Trent Edwards has a lot to prove for Buffalo Bills | | Democrat and Chronicle
"The time has come for Trent Edwards to either prove he can be a productive NFL quarterback, or fade into oblivion as another in a long line of well-paid clipboard carriers."

Kawika Mitchell
Inside The Bills | Mitchell seeing a specialist

"Bills LB Kawika Mitchell, who was put on I-R Friday, is going to be seeing a specialist about his foot."

Mitchell injury throws a change-up at Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan wonders how the Bills thin linebacker corps will respond to Kawika Mitchell's injury.

Buffalo Bills place Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve | Democrat and Chronicle
"Unfortunately, Kawika had a lot worse of a problem than we had anticipated," coach Chan Gailey said after practice. "It was going to be quite a few weeks and we just couldn’t wait. So, we needed to make the move."

Bills Place Mitchell On IR; Sign Ayodele - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia breaks down the ILB situation but also talks with DC Gorge Edwards about the 4-3 and how much the team might play in that alignment.

BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan updates the merry-go-round at LB.

Other Bills Links
Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 9-10

Chris Brown answers questions on Ed Wang, the 2010 team compared to the 2009, acquiring Marcus McNeil, and the difference between preseason and regular season.

Inside The Bills | Peace Bridge to be lit in Bills colors
"The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is going to light the Peace Bride in red, white and blue colors tonight and through the weekend."

Inside The Bills | Gailey already fostering change
"I saw it in the preseason," said Bill Cowher in a national conference call this week. "This was a football team that came out and tried to change a mentality. He did that. They had some impressive wins. I can see him game-planning."

Back to Football Friday proclaimed in Buffalo -
"On behalf of the Buffalo Bills and Owner Mr. Ralph Wilson, CEO Russ Brandon received a special Back to Football Friday proclamation from Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and County Executive Chris Collins, on Friday, September 10, 2010. At the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the day was officially proclaimed Back to Football Friday in Buffalo and Erie County to celebrate the return of the Buffalo Bills season to Buffalo, NY."

"What's the Word" with George Wilson (4:04) -
"Check out the debut of George Wilson's new show, as this week he finds out a little about rookie linebacker Arthur Moats."

Akin Ayodele Meets with the Media (2:21) -
"The newest Bills linebacker talks with the media after his first practice with the team."

Inside The Bills | Spiller eager to hear Bills fans
"I’m just waiting to see how the crowd responds," said Spiller. "I’ve heard so much about it since being drafted, I’m just anxious to go out on the field and compete again."

Dolphins running backs offer challenge - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills are seeking to improve one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. What better way to start than to face a pair of running backs who trampled them last season?"

Friday Bills' Practice Notes: Two LBs To Miss Miami Game - WGR 550 SportsRadio
A recap of press conferences by Chan Gailey, George Edwards, and new LB Akin Ayodele.

White: Short On BILL-ievers - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Jeremy White gives his "Billives" for this year including that CJ Spiller will be the most popular Bill and the defense will be "horrid". He predicts 5-11.

Bills add another ex-Dolphins linebacker - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Miami tired of Ayodele because he was a huge liability against the pass. The coaching staff got sick of giving up mortifying plays in the middle of the field and whacked Ayodele."

Torbor expects Dolphins to keep on running - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Everybody's so caught up in Brandon Marshall and Chad Henne," Torbor said, "but if you don't stop their run game, you can put whoever you want on Marshall because Henne's just going to turn around and hand the ball off. That's the way they play football.

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham's nuggets for Week 1 include thoughts on the Dolphins running game being a safe fantasy bet and the Buffalo Bills' game plan could show anything.

Bills, Dolphins might reprise union salute - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Wilson wants to put on a similar display before the Bills open the season against the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. Sunday in Orchard Park. "

New book on 50 years of Buffalo Bills |
News 4's John Murphy speaks with long-time Rochester sports writer, Scott Pitoniak, about his new book on Buffalo Bills history, "Buffalo Bills Football Vault".

John and Paul discuss Bills home opener |
"John and Paul talk about the coming season opener and the contentious players, like Trent Edwards and C.J. Spiller."

The only way is up for Bills - The Globe and Mail
"No matter what happens in the months ahead, it's unlikely the 2010 NFL season can be any worse for the Buffalo Bills. "

Commentary: Miami Dolphins know that any trip to Buffalo can be more difficult than expected
The Dolphins are 0-4 in their last four season openers.

BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan's chat from yesterday.

Week 1 fantasy starts and sits | National Football Post
Ronnie Brown is a start and Joe Fortenbaugh says fans should "consider" Chad Henne. Seems a little flawed since Henne stunk up the place in last year's game against Buffalo.

Bills, Rams among preseason winners; losers yield surprises -
It seems that CJ Spiller's nice preseason is all it takes to raise an eyebrow or two.

Tailgater games - Life - The Buffalo News
Keys to a great tailgate? Ask Bills fans.

Fantasy Football: Start Em ‘Sit Em’ - FakeTeams
Start Ricky Williams. Duh.

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Budd Bailey's recap of opening day in 1960.

Video Games - EA Sport Simulations - ESPN
Miami 27, Buffalo 13 in this Madden simulation with Brandon Marshall have a big day.

The Bills brief of predictions - Buffalo Wins
Joe gives several short Bills predictions.

My expectations for the Bills - Buffalo Wins

Scouting the Dolphins: Five Questions For’s Brant Houghton |
"I had a chance to get in touch with Brant Houghton from for a Dolphins scouting report."

Music, Reporting and a Contest: A Bills Potpourri -
"3) A good reporter’s inkling — Don’t be surprised to see the Bills line up against Miami with some quarterback-less offensive sets. I’m talking a shotgun-esque formation with Marshawn Lynch, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson three across the backfield and the snap heading in any of their respective directions. My inkling would also say Lynch or Jackson will be more apt to throw the ball, while Spiller could be simplified to running. You didn’t hear it from me…"