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TORONTO - AUGUST 19:  Trent Edwards #5 of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass during game action against the Indianapolis Colts August 19 2010 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto Ontario Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)
TORONTO - AUGUST 19: Trent Edwards #5 of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass during game action against the Indianapolis Colts August 19 2010 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto Ontario Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)
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Bills season tickets down 20 percent - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Season ticket purchases have decreased by more than 20 percent from last year, according to sales figures released by the team Monday. The Bills announced that 43,925 season tickets have been sold for the coming season. It's the fifth-highest total since 1995, but 11,383 fewer than 2009 when they topped the 55,000 mark in back-to-back years for the first time in franchise history."

Edwards confident in reclaiming Bills QB job - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow of the AP says Trent Edwards doesn't believe he's accomplished anything despite recent praise from head coach Chan Gailey, WR Lee Evans, and DE Marcus Stroud.

Can the NFL's biggest losers make some gains? -
"REAL DEAL: If any team has a chance to go 0-16 this season, it's the Bills."

Roster moves
SS Harris added to practice squad -

"Undrafted rookie Dominique Harris was brought back to Buffalo’s roster almost quicker than he left it. After making the initial 53-man roster Saturday, the strong safety was waived the next day to make room on the roster at the tight end position for veteran David Martin. A day later after Harris cleared waivers he was signed to the Bills practice squad."

Bills add pair to practice squad -
"With four vacant spots on their 2010 practice squad, the Bills added two more players to the unit Monday, signing WR Paul Hubbard and LB John Russell." For more info on both prospects check out the link.

Bills Roundup: Two Players Sign; Injury Updates (2:51) -
Updates on all the Bills roster moves and practice yesterday.

Jersey numbers – Inside The Bills
"Here are the new jersey numbers for newly signed TE David Martin and G Kraig Urbik. Martin will wear 80 while Urbik will wear 60. "

Martin can help Bills plan for Dolphins - Sports - The Buffalo News
David Martin played two seasons for the Dolphins before being on the team's IR for the entirety of last season.

Hubbard, Russell latest additions to practice squad - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
More info on the two newest PS members.

David Martin Now Dolphins' Loss, Buffalo's Gain at Tight End -- NFL FanHouse
"In the span of about 12 hours, a strategic move by the Miami Dolphins likely meant to save some money on the payroll helped answer a serious need for the Buffalo Bills, and the two teams just happen to be facing each other on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in the 2010 season opener."

Broncos Add Three More to Practice Squad - Mile High Report
Former Bill Bruce Hall signed on to the Broncos practice squad. : Fort Wayne news, sports, jobs, homes, cars
"James Hardy, the former Elmhurst High School and Indiana University standout receiver, is looking for work after being cut Saturday by the Buffalo Bills."

Corey McIntyre inks new deal
McIntyre's new deal makes him feel at home - Sports - The Buffalo News

Team first attitude and toughness landed Corey McIntyre his "first real contract". Jay Skurski caught up with him after practice yesterday.

Buffalo Bills sign Corey McIntyre to two-year extension | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Buffalo Bills have signed fullback Corey McIntyre to a two-year, $1.85 million contract extension that runs through the 2012 season."

Twitter / Sal Capaccio

8th time Bills and Dolphins have met on opening weekend. Miami is 4-3, but Bills have won last two (89 and 91).

Twitter / Sal Capaccio
All-time Bills/Dolphins series: Miami leads 52-35-1. At Buffalo, Miami leads 23-21.

It’s about game shape for Byrd – Inside The Bills
"That hurdle is game shape. After his layoff of two and a half weeks Byrd is still working his way back conditioning-wise. Still Chan Gailey was glad to see Byrd back practicing a second straight session after initially returning to the field over the weekend."

A look at first Bills, Dolphins depth charts - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham's take on the new depth chart.

NFL Kickoff, Miami at Buffalo: Bills Flatten the Fish in Week 1 | Bleacher Report
"The Bills start the season off with a close win over the Miami Dolphins and maintain the strangle hold on the series. Final: Buffalo 17 Miami 16"

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Budd Bailey recaps the Bills win over the Dolphins 30 years ago today.

Bills Have Their Work Cut Out |
Steve Rosenberg looks ahead to the Dolphins game.

Linebackers Must Step Up vs. Dolphins |
A look ahead at what might make or break this week's game against the Dolphins.

Other Bills Links
Twitter / Lori Chase

Re:Bills season tix, knew the #s couldn't be good when I heard Kids' Day didn't sell out. To compare, 43,187 in '06. 4 blackouts that year.

Bills players donate school supplies -
"Buffalo Bills defensive end Marcus Stroud, linebacker Aaron Maybin, cornerback Drayton Florence, defensive end Spencer Johnson, and linebackers Chris Ellis and Kawika Mitchell teamed up to provide 200 inner-city youth in Buffalo with some back-to-school supplies on September 3, 2010."

Chan Gailey Monday Update (4:45) -
Chan Gailey updates the injury front and depth chart news.

Trent Edwards Meets the Media (4:56) -
The Bills QB talks about being named starter and his confidence level going into the season.

Jackson update – Inside The Bills
"He’s coming along real well," said Chan Gailey. "They’ve done a good job of protecting that hand where it shouldn’t be an issue."

Torbor limited – Inside The Bills
"He didn’t make it through the whole thing, but he got out there and did some stuff," said Gailey. "We’ll see how he feels after being out there and banging around for the first day. We’ll see how he feels later in the week."

Only Three Not Practicing During Monday's Bills' Practice - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton recaps the practice and press conferences from yesterday.

Moats Happy To Have A Place In The NFL - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Moats is one of the 53 players chosen to be a Buffalo Bill this season and of course he's smiling from ear to ear, "Oh man it feels good. A dream come true, a lot of hard work but its paid off right now." Moats also changed his number from 45 to 52.

Buffalo's backfield more than a trio - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham compares Corey McIntyre's contract to Tony Richardson and Ray Rice who both make much less than his new contract. | Buffalo, NY | Gailey Sees Edwards Progressing, Martin Will Play
"Newly acquired tight end David Martin went through practice with his new teammates today and head coach Chan Gailey said he will be in the lineup for the home opener this Sunday."

Team Reports | NFL at
"2010 regular-season record: 8-8 (4th in AFC East); will miss playoffs for 11th consecutive season."

Bills 2010 Season Prediction -
"I say the Bills finish 5-11 this season with the arrow finally pointing up for the future. "

More stadium blues: NFL TV blackouts loom in several cities -
A look at blackout possibilities around the league including playoff teams. "Buffalo Bills: Have sold out three games. Can't rule out blackouts."

What I learned from the Bills preseason - Buffalo Wins
A look back at the preseason gives Bills fans a glimmer of hope.

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by
"Zig Fracassi is a regular on Sirius NFL Radio Channel 124, took time out this weekend to speak with me about the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2010 season. Fracassi is a native of Western New York."