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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/5

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

Tough decisions made as Bills set 53-man roster -
Tony Jones goes through the cuts and talks with some bubble players who made the squad.

Which of the 53 are still in danger? -
Nick takes a different approach and looks at the Bills players still in danger of getting cut including Cary Harris and Dominique Harris, the linebackers, as well as Donald Jones.

Twitter / Ross Tucker
Waiver claim/Practice Squad day in the NFL. PS pays [a minimum] $5200 a week this year for 17 weeks. Not too shabby. | Buffalo, NY | Bills Safety Byrd Returns to Practice
"Bills Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice for the first time since he underwent groin surgery, but his status for the season opener against Miami is still undecided."

Cutdown Day
Practice squad eligibility – Inside The Bills

"Below is a list of the players on Buffalo’s roster that have practice squad eligibility. The eight-man practice squad will be assembled today."

Players React to Cutdown Day (1:47) -
Four bubble Bills who made the cut are interviewed about their experience around cuts.

Hardy fails to make the cut - Sports - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News goes through each position giving a breakdown of the roster.

Buffalo Bills release James Hardy, Chad Jackson | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Buffalo Bills are going with a young receiving corps after releasing wideouts James Hardy and Chad Jackson to set their 53-player roster Saturday." John Wawrow gives you the details.

Cuts Not Easy For Gailey - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton was at One Bills Drive yesterday. He discusses roster cuts and interviews several Bills.

Buffalo Bills Trim Roster To 53 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Mike Jafari reports the Bills cutdowns spotlighting a few players and positions.

Big Names And Former Bills Hit The Waiver Wire - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The following former Bills were cut today: QB J.P. Losman by the Seattle Seahawks, FS Ko Simpson by the Detroit Lions, WR Sam Aiken and WR Josh Reed by the San Diego Chargers."

Chan Gailey on Cutdown Day Decisions (8:18) -
Saying they "let some good football players go today" Chan Gailey discusses what he calls "the toughest day of his year". He updates injuries and heaps tons of praise on the scouts and coaches for the offseason.

Buffalo Bills cutdown analysis - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham breaks it all down.

FIve Undrafted Rookies Make Bills Roster |
"The Bills new front office and coaching staff said that every player had to prove themselves, no matter what they did before. That proved to be true, as five undrafted rookie free agents made the final 53 man roster."

Hardy Among Bills Roster Cuts |
"James Hardy was drafted to be an big receiving target and end zone threat. Two years and 10 catches later, Hardy is an ex-Bill."

Youngstown News, Former YSU WR makes Bills’ roster
"Donald Jones is the only former YSU player currently on an NFL team."

Undrafted Nelson catches on with Bills " Times Record News
"David Nelson didn’t get drafted back in April, but he was chosen in September. Chosen as a member of the Buffalo Bills’ active roster."

Central's Cordaro Howard earns spot on Buffalo Bills roster -
Howard talks with the hometown paper.

Reaction to Bills cuts - Buffalo Wins
Joe gives his thoughts on roster cutdowns and the final roster.

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by
Terry Long assess the cuts and looks around the league and possible additions.

More Bills News
Twitter / Brian Galliford

The idea of the #Bills rotating J. Meredith and C. Howard into the lineup, spelling D. Bell and E. Wood, is kind of terrifying.

Trent the starter – Inside The Bills
"Though it was fully anticipated, Gailey officially named Trent Edwards his starting quarterback after his strong preseason."

Jairus Byrd on Returning to Practice (2:46) -
The Bills safety was interviewed after practice.

Gailey's Bills showed enough promise to lift hopes - Larry Felser - The Buffalo News
"In their last three preseason games they looked like an actual NFL team if not a full-shot contender. That is a major improvement. Watching touchdowns being scored by the home team is a major improvement by itself. No, the Bills aren't likely to be a contender but for a while at least they should make it interesting in at least a dozen of their games."

Gosselin: In NFL, worst to first starts with September | Dallas Morning News
"That will happen again in 2010. It may be the Cleveland Browns or Detroit Lions. Or maybe the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars , Kansas City Chiefs or Washington Redskins. A last-place team will rise up, buoyed by a perfect September. "

Dont Count Them Out: How The 2010 Buffalo Bills May Surprise You | Bleacher Report
Well I have been hearing it all offseason that "the Bills are going to go 3-13, 4-12 hell maybe 0-16." So I've been used to the criticism. But maybe we are being overly underestimated, maybe not. Before you pen in a bad year for the Bills, take a look at the reasons how—you wont believe what I'm going to say—a legitimate playoff contender. Here is how.""

N.F.L. Preview: A.F.C. East -
"With the rest of the division in the playoff mix, it is going to be a long, cold winter in Buffalo."