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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/15

WR Johnson hoping to return -
"It is what it is. We know it’s a business. We’ll see what they’re doing," said Johnson of the Bills front office. "They’ve got plans upstairs to maybe make moves and then maybe bring me back later on so we’ll just see how that plays out."

Bell poised to start -
"They said they’re going to give me a shot so I hope so," said Bell when asked if he’s been told he’ll be starting this weekend.

Roscoe Parrish on his future -
How is his rehab going? Will he be back on the field for the Bills?

Easley to play again -
"At this point it’s definitely looking good," Easley said. "The doctors gave me the okay. At this point I’m just working my way back to get back in football shape."

Bills sign TE Brock to practice squad -
"Brock joins Buffalo’s practice squad after being released by Oakland on December 6th. The 6-5, 260-pound Rutgers product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Carolina in 2009. Brock spent the 2009 season with stints on Pittsburgh’s and Chicago’s practice squad."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference -
The Buffalo Bills head coach talks about how the team is going to move forward and close out the 2011 season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference -
Fitzpatrick talks about getting the offense back on track and more.

Bills Roundup: Prepping for Dolphins, Wed News -
All the news from media day in Orchard Park.

Losman could return as starter Sunday -
"I've been envisioning it for a long time actually, ever since I left Buffalo," said Losman, now with the Miami Dolphins. "To get the chance to play your old team, I think everybody has those thoughts. When I got to Miami here, I definitely knew we had two games to play them, and there was a definite possibility that I could get on the field and play against them."

Inside The Bills | Troup update
"Yeah, this is one time I did talk to the doctors, I just happened to be in there when the doctor was there and he explained to me the surgery and thinks that he’ll be full go by May," said Gailey.

Inside The Bills | Question on drafting QB early
"You can talk to (Bills GM) Buddy (Nix) about that kind of stuff," said Gailey. "But I don’t believe that’s anywhere in the thought process."

Inside The Bills | Rinehart, Dareus earn Wk 14 props
"Bills RG Chad Rinehart and DL Marcell Dareus both earned recognition as members of the All-Pro Football Focus team for Week 14."

Inside The Bills | Bills hang close in Pro Bowl votes
"A handful of Buffalo Bills are hanging close in the fan voting portion of Pro Bowl balloting. Here’s where some of Buffalo’s players stand entering the last five days of voting."

Inside The Bills | Roscoe wants to be back
"Yeah I would love to be back here," he said. "I’ve been with this team my whole career. Most definitely I’d love to be back here. I just want to play football and get the opportunity again. Seize the moment and take advantage of it."

Inside The Bills | K Rayner doesn’t practice
"The severity of the injury is not known."

Inside The Bills | J.P. still good with Buffalo
"When Buffalo was winning early in the year, trust me, I was very happy for Buffalo," he said. "And I was very happy for the city of Buffalo to be excited. I have a lot of newfound family in Buffalo still. I still have my house there. I’ve got a lot of friends there, and still have a lot of love for Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | CB Williams ready, Chandler not
"Aaron’s going to practice today, Scott is not going to practice today," said head coach Chan Gailey Wednesday. "I have a lot of hope for Aaron, I don’t have much hope for Scott making it."

Will the State Ante Up For Ralph Wilson Stadium Improvements? |
"Well, look the Bills are very important," says Cuomo. "Not only to Western New York so I'm looking forward to working with the county and the entire community in finding way to make sure the Bills stay here."

Bills sign right tackle Pears to contract extension | ProFootballTalk
"The line will look better next year when Eric Wood is off injured reserve. The team could still use a left tackle, but it appears their right tackle situation is covered for 2012." - PFW exclusive: Team injury rankings
"You'd be hard-pressed to find a team with its best three players on injured reserve like the Bills, and it's no coincidence their losing streak began when they lost Williams, then Wood and then Jackson."

Stevie content to let it ride on contract - The Buffalo News
"At this point, after playing four seasons and putting himself in position to hit free agency in his prime, Johnson is not about to sign a deal unless it's for full market value. The Bills, of course, have a franchise tag and could apply it to him to keep him in the fold for 2012."

Ruben gets it because he gives - Bucky Gleason
It's a great look at Ruben Brown's charitable efforts in Buffalo.

Pears' contract extension covers three years - The Buffalo News
"The contract extension signed Tuesday by Buffalo Bills right tackle Erik Pears is worth a total of $9.3 million over the next three years, The News has learned. The extension keeps Pears in the fold through 2014. Pears will get $3.85 million guaranteed in the contract."

Easley cleared to resume play - The Buffalo News
Easley confirmed the heart condition but would not get specific about it and would not say whether he had any surgical procedure to address it. "When it first came about it was so random, it came out of nowhere," Easley said. "I've been cleared to play again. Everything's positive and I'll be back."

Pears deal worth $9.3 million - The Buffalo News
"I feel great," Pears said after practice today. "I’ve enjoyed my time here and I’m happy to be here for three more years, I couldn’t be more excited. ... I can’t thank the organization enough for giving me a real opportunity to get in there and show them what I could do. I feel I really took advantage of the offseason and came in prepared to do the job."

13,000 tickets left for Fish - The Buffalo News
"There are 13,000 tickets left for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, meaning the game is virtually assured of being blacked out of local television."

Coach doubts Buffalo Bills will draft quarterback next year | Democrat and Chronicle
"Gailey remains steadfast in his belief that Fitzpatrick, who was signed to a six-year contract extension in October that guarantees him $24 million over the next three years, is the team's quarterback moving forward. This is despite the fact that Fitzpatrick has tumbled down the passer rating chart to 81.6, ranking 18th in the league, four spots below Denver's Tim Tebow."

Buffalo Bills rookie Kelvin Sheppard a late bloomer | Democrat and Chronicle
"On a defense that has struggled, Sheppard has provided a glimmer of hope for the future. He was projected to be a player who could be an every-down linebacker, one that could stand up to the run and defend against the pass, and it would appear that assessment was correct."

Bills' Bell Takes 1st Team Reps At LT - WGR 550
"The job he did on Sunday has apparently given him the leg up at the start of practice this week. Bell, not Hairston, was taking reps with the first team at left tackle during the media portion of Wednesday's practice."

No Further Talks Between Stevie And Bills - WGR 550
"The Associated Press reported that the two sides broke off talks a few weeks ago, with the Bills unwilling to meet Johnson's asking price. Johnson wouldn't tell the AP what it was, but said it was less than $9 million per season."

Bills' Bell Hints He's Starting, Reveals Injury - WGR 550
"He clarified that the injury was actually a fractured collar bone that requires six-to-eight weeks to heal. Since then, Bell said he's been feeling great since and has had the most strength in his legs that he's had in some time."

Gailey Says WR Easley's Return Is "Up To Him" - WGR 550
"That's up to him. We're going to give him every opportunity but that's up to him," the head coach said. "Every player gets an opportunity. What they do with that opportunity is totally up to them."

Bills' Chandler Doesn't Practice, CB Williams Returns - WGR 550
"The team did get rookie cornerback Aaron Williams back on the practice field. If he's healthy enough to play, it's unclear to this point whether he would rejoin the starting lineup or not. Gailey commented that he needed to see Williams in practice before determining the starter opposite Drayton Florence."

Losman Takes 1st Team Reps Wednesday - WGR 550
"Losman had a nine-minute conversation with the Buffalo media on Wednesday. Listen to the full audio below:" - Johnson's future with Bills remains in question
"The Bills still have the franchise tag in their back pocket, which could average around $9.4 million for a wide receiver next offseason. A contract extension, though, would save the Bills the 2012 cap hit they would get from placing the tag on Johnson."

Dolphins Vs. Bills: Two Teams Moving In Opposite Directions - SB Nation Tampa Bay
"The Dolphins and Bills are two teams moving in opposite directions as their seasons wind down. But with their playoff hopes dashed, all that's on the line is AFC East pride in this Week 15 matchup."