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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/8

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30:George Wilson #37 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates making an interception against the Washington Redskins at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. Buffalo won 23-0.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30:George Wilson #37 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates making an interception against the Washington Redskins at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. Buffalo won 23-0. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Draft class report -
"Below we provide an update on just where each of the nine rookies drafted this past spring currently sit with an eye toward what their role might be come 2012."

Bills Roundup: Wilson Returns to Practice -
Chris Brown gives highlights from the press conferences and practice yesterday.

"Hit Heard 'Round the World" helps Bills Alumni -
"The Bills Alumni is now making a limited number of these unique, framed, autographed 11x14 copies of the "Hit Heard ‘Round the World" available with a special holiday price of $99. All proceeds go directly to the Bills Alumni Association to benefit the Wounded Warriors program which is the Alumni Association’s main charitable cause for 2011."

Wilson cleared for practice -
"I came in and had to show the trainers and the coaches what I could do as far as going to ground and showing my strength and I was cleared to practice," said Wilson. "I'm going to take it one day at a time and see how the week progresses, but I plan to be out on the field on Sunday when we take on the Chargers."

Bills heading west early this week -
"You can go a day early and try to get acclimated a little bit or go just like your normal schedule and everyone has a comfort level with the schedule," said Gailey. "With this it’s different because you’re doing Saturday walk through at a different place and you’re staying in a hotel for two nights. That’s different, but your body is getting acclimated to the time and hopefully that helps you."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference -
The Buffalo Bills head coach answers questions on the San Diego Chargers and updates injuries plus more!

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference -
Ryan Fitzpatrick talks about how the Bills are going to get this train back on the rails.

Inside The Bills | No practice for Chandler
"He will not practice today," said Gailey. "He’s going to try to continue to get treatment and maybe be on the field for a little bit (Thursday). It was a lot more encouraging than it was two days ago."

Inside The Bills | Bell will see LT snaps Sunday
"We’ll see that this week," said Gailey. "We’re going to get him in there this week. He’ll be left tackle."

Inside The Bills | Bryan Scott on the move
Scott for the first time this season is doing individual position drills with the linebackers instead of the safeties.

Inside The Bills | Wilson limited
"Just having the opportunity to get back on the field personally is truly a blessing," Wilson said. "I’m thankful that we took the proper amount of time to allow things to heal up to be able to go out there and not have that mental block and hesitancy. We have four games left and have to finish them out on a strong note."

Inside The Bills | Report: Bills were after QB Harrell
"They were very interested," Harrell said of the Bills. "I don’t know what the quarterback situation is there. They didn’t say they were giving (me) a position or anything like that. They just said, ‘We want to have you here,’ and (my agent) said they were very interested and wanted you to come."

Bills are moving up into draft's top 10 - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills have a legitimate chance to get another top-10 NFL draft pick with a month to go in the season. If the Bills lose their last four games and finish 5-11, they're likely to move up to eighth or ninth in the draft order."

Early trip west to be given a test - The Buffalo News
"To be honest with you this is a test run," Gailey said. "If it goes well, knowing we have to go out there twice next year, then we'll evaluate it at the end of this trip and see what we thought."

AFC East coach rankings: Keep Sparano? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Gailey's approval rating is at a season-low after Buffalo suffered its fifth straight loss last week to the Tennessee Titans. The Bills started fast but have come apart. But I don't put a majority of the blame on Gailey. The defense has failed him all year, as well as injuries to key players like Fred Jackson, Shawne Merriman and Kyle Williams."

Can Leodis McKelvin of the Buffalo Bills rebound? | Democrat and Chronicle
McKelvin usually has the "cover" part of that job description nailed, it's the shut-down part that has been the problem for the former first-round draft pick. He can run with any receiver and be stride for stride in coverage, but things begin to go awry when the ball is in the air and coming in his direction as he has shown an inability to prevent his man from catching it.

Bills' Byrd, Chandler Not Practicing - WGR 550
"Byrd injured his calf against the Tennessee Titans, and took an X-ray after the game. Monday, head coach Chan Gailey indicated that Byrd should be fine and ready to play against the Chargers. In his place, Da'Norris Searcy was taking reps at free safety, with the returning George Wilson stepping right in to the strong safety role."

Bills Currently Have 13th Pick - WGR 550
"After a fair amount of upset wins, the draft position for the Bills has improved with their most recent loss to the Tennessee Titans. Before the slate of games, the Bills held the 15th overall pick. Now, the team has passed Kansas City and San Diego, and hold the 13th overall pick."

SIMON: Bills Are Groundhog Day - WGR 550
"I wake up on game day, and prepare for my pre-game show only to realize the Bills are out of the playoff race and have a month of meaningless games left. We get call after call from fans saying the team will never win until they get a new owner. We wonder if the front office can fix this mess? Do they have the right coach in place? Can this quarterback really be the answer? Will the Bills ever make the playoffs again?"

Scouting report: Buffalo Bills |
"Ahhhhh, October. Two of the hottest teams in the AFC were the Chargers and the surprising Bills, the former of whom started 4-1, the latter 5-2."

CHARGERS: Scouting the Buffalo Bills - North County Times
A preview of this weekend's game.

Struggling Bills heading toward uncertain future | Reuters
"The crushing heartbreak of losing four consecutive Super Bowls is starting to feel like the glory days for long-suffering Buffalo Bills fans, who once again are watching a season full of promise slip away into an uncertain future."