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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/24

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Matt Warren podcasts with Joe Pinzone. Topics include recapping the Bills draft, who needs to step up this season, who may be on the cutting block, who should the Bills look at for QB, OTAs being important or not, our thoughts on the NFL Lockout and much more!

Evans out to reroute his game - Allen Wilson - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson spoke with Lee Evans at the team's workouts and the receiver talked about his career-low season a year ago, his injury, and becoming a complete receiver.

Bills open informal workouts in suburban Buffalo - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow's AP report from Bills team workouts.


Bills begin informal workouts
Bills reconnect at workout - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News

"Everybody's doing what they can to stay in shape by themselves," said Bills running back Fred Jackson. "But it's always good to get all the guys back together, if not for anything but the camaraderie. We know everybody's been working hard."

Over 30 Bills Players Workout Together - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Another guy trimmer is LB Aaron Maybin. He now looks like a WR and that does not bode well for a guy trying to be a rush OLB. He certainly is cut and in great shape, but he just doesn't seem to get that he gets thrown all over the field by bigger and stronger men."

Bills Players Begin Lockout Workouts |
"None of the players have NFL heath insurance, and are paying for their own coverage. So any injuries could be costly, and effect their spot on the Bills roster when football returns. Wilson specifically told rookies Sheppard and Searcy to sit out the on-field drills becasue they do not even have contracts and can't risk injury."

Bills don't have a ball at informal workout - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The only footballs that exchanged hands were when long-snapper Garrison Sanborn fired a few through his legs. Other than that, about 30 Buffalo Bills conducted a workout sans pigskin Monday morning at Sahlen's Sports Park in the bucolic suburbs."

Bills | Ryan Fitzpatrick impressed with turnout - NFL Hot off the Wire
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said Monday, May 23, that he was impressed with the turnout in the first of five informal workouts this week. He was one of 35 members of the team, including RB Fred Jackson. "It always helps when you're working out with other people, especially your teammates," Fitzpatrick said. "I thought it went as well as expected today."

Buffalo Bills Players Currently Not In Town For Workouts : Buffalo Sports Daily
"None of the Bills prominent free agents-to-be were in attendance Monday; a group that includes Donte Whitner, Paul Posluszny and Drayton Florence."

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Four downs on Justin Rogers with... Richmond head coach Latrell Scott -

"Today, Richmond Head Coach Latrell Scott talks about the Bills’ seventh round selection (206th overall) CB Justin Rogers. Scott recruited Rogers from Baton Rouge, LA. to Richmond in 2005-06. He has known the Spiders’ cornerback and his family for a number of years."

Inside The Bills | Dareus at rookie premiere
Wanna see Marcell Dareus in his 99 jersey? Here ya go.

Inside The Bills | Why Williams is so great
"First, Williams ranked second in the league among defensive tackles in total pressures in 2010 with 43. Second, William’s percentage of positive plays (15.64%) was almost five percent better than the next best defensive tackle and outpaced names like Haloti Ngata (11.26%) and Kevin Williams (10.64%)."

Ex-Bills flock to UFL Hartford staff - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan lists the many Buffalo Bills connections on the Hartford Colonials staff.

Cornelius Bennett implores owners to lift lockout | ProFootballTalk
"In the end, Bennett’s item represents nothing more than an effort to tilt public opinion in Buffalo toward the players. And thus we’ll say once more what we’ve said several times — if only the NFL and the NFLPA* would spend as much time negotiating as they do trying to secure the favor of the fans, the lockout would be solved by now."

Hopes not high for quick deal - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
"Guys are definitely thirsty to get back to our normal routine," Bills safety and player representative George Wilson said. "But from all indications I’ve had. That’s not going to happen any time soon."

Shawne Merriman: Any Given Election Day - Huffington Post
"I never imagined myself on the same teams as a Major League soccer player, but last week I teamed up with Chivas soccer pro Jimmy Conrad to tackle an important issue together -- teaching high school students about the importance of exercising their right to vote." - Whitner no sure thing to leave Buffalo
"He told The Associated Press that he "wouldn't have any problem with that" when asked about playing one more season in Buffalo for the tender. If Whitner sticks around, it would only bolster the team's deepest unit."

This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Van out, Al in - Sports, Ink - The Buffalo News
"May 24, 1972 -- This was a rather historic day in Western New York sports radio history. Van Miller was out as the Bills' play-by-play man."