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

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Final cut day in the NFL. Been retired 3 years & thought of it still makes me sick. Hundreds of lifelong dreams being crushed today.

Fan Friday 9-3 – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown answers questions on ED Wang, Demetrius Bell, trading Marshawn Lynch, Chan Gailey's situational practicing, Bryan Scott lining up at LB, and the payment structure for NFL players.

At very least, Bills have been fun to watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham revisits Ralph Wilson's statement from the draft: "The Buffalo Bills for the last 10 years... we've been a dull team, really dull." Graham notes the Bills have been anything but this preseason.

Cutdown Day
Couple of undrafteds have a shot – Inside The Bills

"Buffalo has a good history of landing undrafted rookies that ultimately make the roster and it appears it could happen again this weekend. In six of the last eight years at least one undrafted rookie free agent has made the Bills opening day roster." My money is on David Nelson with Antonio Coleman or Cordaro Howard joining him

RB Bell left impression on Gailey – Inside The Bills
"Joique Bell has been one of the more pleasant surprises," said Gailey. "He’s done an excellent job. He’s a really good football player. He’s learned a lot. He was doing one thing in college and he’s had to learn the entire game here. And he’s done a great job picking it up and there will be some tough decisions for us."

Gailey believes Brown has something – Inside The Bills
Chan Gailey and Levi Brown both discuss the QB's performance with the head coach saying the rookie has "great potential".

Brown relatively happy about play - Sports - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan looks back at Levi Brown's performance against the Lions.

Bills' Cutdown Day Preview - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Notable Spots: Joique Bell, Derek Schouman, JP Foschi, Nick Hennessey, Cordaro Howard
Notable Cuts: Brian Brohm, James Hardy, John McCargo, Antonio Coleman

Speed Dial: Tales of The Turk - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Graham called up a bunch of former AFC East personnel men and coaches to discuss cutdown day. Ted Cottrell, former Bills DC, says that sometimes players get caught in a numbers game. It's not always the best 53.

Hardy, others, sweat out Bills cuts|
A quick look at James Hardy and a few other possible cuts.

A Look at the Possible Roster: NFL Blog Blitz
Notable Cuts: Levi Brown, James Hardy, Derek Schouman
Notable Spots: Donald Jones, John McCargo, Antonio Coleman, Cary Harris

Other Bills Links
10 Things That Will Happen in ’10 |

Predictions for the 2010 season. Some go waaaay out on a limb like Roscoe Parrish catching 50 balls and CJ Spiller winning ROY.

DBs bring momentum into Week 1 -
"Buffalo’s secondary has talked time and again about being the best defensive backfield in the league. Coming off a season in which the Bills defense compiled the second highest interception total in the league, the men on the back end want more. If the last three games of the preseason are any indication, they could be in midseason form sooner rather than later."

Bills' defense throws a change-up - Sports - The Buffalo News
The Bills' starters played a true, 4-3 front in the two series they were on the field. "We'll probably play that quite a bit this coming year," Gailey said. "I think we could be back and forth amongst that a lot."

Bills' last-to-first hopes have precedent - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Fifteen teams have pulled off the feat since 2000. Twelve of them had records as bad or worse than Buffalo's 6-10 mark. The New England Patriots did it in 2001, surging from 5-11 to a Super Bowl victory. "

Bill Simmons: Ranking the war-readiness of the NFL's QBs - ESPN
Bill Simmons ranks which quarterback he would go to war with, with a little help from his favorite war movies. Trent Edwards comes in as "Apocalypse Now" saying Bills fans are in "deep denial" over the QB.

Reason for concerns: AFC East - NFL - Sporting News
Left tackle, pass rush, and No. 2 WR are the three concerns listed by Allen Wilson.

The Weekend Brief -
Quick hits from Joe Pinzone from his new home at

Best Single-Game Quarterback Performances, 1970-2009 " blog " Blog Archive
I am actually quite surprised to see only four Bills performances on this list. Joe Ferguson has No. 30, Doug Flutie is 67, Drew Bledsoe 90, and Jim Kelly 92.

Bills present Harvest Festival to benefit Hospice Buffalo -
"East Aurora residents, John Mineo and Vicki Feine Mineo are chair couple of the 10th Annual Harvest Festival, a Celebration of Hospice, Friends and Family, presented by the Buffalo Bills. The gala benefit for Hospice Buffalo will be held Friday, Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo."