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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/1

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

QB Fitzpatrick growing into leadership role - YNN
"With no playbook to pore over, or coach in his ear, Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is concentrating on developing his role as a team leader during the NFL lockout."

Bills Punter Brian Moorman Works To Help Joplin - SB Nation Kansas City
"Moorman has placed a game worn, signed jersey on eBay with the proceeds going to help the Red Cross in their relief work. Currently the bid stands at $382 but there are five days left so this number should rise."

Does Terrelle Pryor make AFC East sense? - ESPN AFC East Blog
"The Bills have room for a developmental quarterback. General manager Buddy Nix has stated the Bills will sign a free-agent quarterback, too."

Four downs on... Aaron Williams with Texas DBs coach Duane Akina -
"Today, Texas assistant head coach/defensive backs coach Duane Akina talks about Bills second round selection (34th overall) Aaron Williams. Akina has tutored three Thorpe Award winners and more than 25 defensive backs who went on to play in the NFL. Akina cites Williams’ ability to play multiple positions in the defensive backfield and passion for the game as some of the player’s best qualities."

Four Downs on... Michael Jasper with Bethel head coach Dino Kaklis -
"Today, Bethel Head Coach Dino Kaklis talks about the Bills’ seventh round selection (245th overall) Michael Jasper. Kaklis coached Jasper for two seasons at Bethel and has witnessed Jasper lose more than 70 pounds in the past four months. Kaklis says Jasper is as strong as any player he has been around including veteran defensive lineman Jeff Zgonina, who played 16 seasons in the NFL. Kaklis and Zgonina played college football at Purdue."

Bills Focus: A Closer Look at Johnny White -
Taking a closer look at former UNC RB Johnny White.

Can Dolphins, Bills be turnaround teams? - ESPN AFC East Blog
"The Bills still are a rebuilding team. They have the same competitive issues in the AFC East as the Dolphins, but lack the overall roster talent."

Little love for AFC East running backs - ESPN AFC East Blog
Tim Graham talks about Pat Kirwan's running back rankings. He still thinks Fred Jackson is the best in the division.

Question has an easy answer: ‘Yes, they’re that good’ - The Buffalo News
"First Lt. Mike Viti was an undrafted rookie signed by the Bills for a brief time in 2008, following his standout play at fullback for West Point’s Black Knights. Now, he’s leading a platoon with the 4th Infantry Division, near Kandahar, Afghanistan."

Toronto officials continue pushing for NFL franchise - Sporting News
"Toronto has enjoyed a good taste of NFL football as the Buffalo Bills have come across the border to play regular-season games there past three seasons. With an insatiable hunger for more consistent league showcases in Rogers Centre, the political powers in Canada's largest city continue their wishful thinking they can make that a permanent home for another NFL team. "

Local football camp helps low-income families - Las Vegas Sun
"The instructors were highlighted by several professional football players, including Marcell Dareus, the third overall pick of the Buffalo Bills, former Oklahoma star and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Gerald McCoy, Reggie Smith of the San Francisco 49ers and former LSU standout Kelvin Sheppard."

All-Star football season kicks off Saturday night in Butte, Custer | Great Falls Tribune
"DWAN EDWARDS, the NFL defensive lineman who played in the 1999 Montana East-West Shrine game, will conduct his fourth annual Elite Football Camp July 9 at Daylis Stadium in Billings."