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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/18

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

Posluszny copes with uncertainty of lockout -
"Like so many other free agents, Paul Posluszny doesn’t know where he’ll wind up once the NFL resolves its labor issues. As the lockout drags on into its 14th week, Posluszny copes with the situation the best he can. Without a contract for the 2011 season and beyond, he’s in football limbo."

Inside The Bills | Players’ original numbers
"As we cover the Untouchable Bills numbers on the home page of today, we thought we’d also take a look at some of the jersey numbers that some notable Bills wore prior to getting the number by which they’re most recognized." OJ Simpson, James Lofton, and Andre Reed all held different numbers before their iconic digits.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 6-17
An update on Michael Jasper, how the NFL gets money from jersey sales during the lockout, adding undrafteds and longshots to the roster, the offensive tackles, and trading for Tim Tebow.

George Wilson’s S.A.F.E.T.Y. Net | Pro Player Insiders
"George Wilson covers a lot of ground as a safety for the Buffalo Bills, but he is even more active off the field through his youth-focused charity foundation. Wilson will host his 4th Annual Sports Fest Football Camp this weekend in his hometown of Paducah, KY, which is just one of the numerous events and programs he sponsors year round."

Clinic in Lyons gives a taste of football in the springtime - MPNnow
"More than 150 Section 5 high school football players, representing eight high schools turned out with their shoulder pads and helmets Saturday at Lyons High School for the first of two days of High School Player Development (HSPD)." The event was sponsored by the Buffalo Bills.

Times-Georgian - Giving back to those who paved the way
Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly participated in a football camp in Georgia this week. "Along with giving back to the youth as part of the Gridiron Greats camp, it also serves as an avenue for giving back to former NFL players. A percentage of the profits from the camp go to players who suffer from football-related injuries or financial duress following their playing days."

Times-Georgian - Gridiron Greats hit the field at West Georgia
"Kelly was joined by former teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, along with former Atlanta Falcon punter Chris Mohr and Ken Irvin, who played 10 seasons in the NFL with Buffalo, New Orleans and Minnesota, on Thursday for the first day of the three-day camp, which is being put on by Three98 Entertainment."

Posluszny: Q&A -
Paul Posluszny answers questions from his hometown paper about the lockout and more.

Dolphins, Bills must give fans more - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills posted a whopping seven scores of 94 or higher (out of 122) -- Bang of the Buck, ownership, fan relations, stadium experience, players, coaching and Title Track. Unlike the Dolphins, however, they did post one nice number, 19 for affordability.

Kelly, Thomas optimistic for retired-player benefits  |
"My work is to spread the word and make sure that people understand that all of the guys that played before us need assistance," said Kelly... "I’ve been very fortunate because I played in an era when the money was pretty good. But there are guys that played in the ’60s and ’70s that can not afford insurance."

Possible Jaguars Free Agent Targets: Paul Posluszny - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars SBNation blog is looking at Poz.

Report: Some owners are resisting potential CBA deal - Big Cat Country
Ralph Wilson's name is brought up in the discussion of the CBA.

Analysis: Which Owners Are Resisting Possible Deal To End Lockout? - Bleeding Green Nation
More linkage for Ralph Wilson.

NFL Lockout: Revenue Sharing is Likely Source of Owners Inner Negotiations - Silver And Black Pride
...and more Ralph Wilson mentions.

Wildfire suspect blames power line, emergency responders | The Coloradoan
"The other NFL players in the lawsuit include Eric Pears, a former player for the CSU Rams and Denver Broncos and now an offensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. Jeffrey Donaldson and Pears filed responses that they shouldn't be held liable for any action taken by Howie that might be connected with the fire."

Canucks can't stop mayhem on or off ice - The Star Phoenix
From DJ Gallo at "The Buffalo Bills are . . . one of the seven NFL teams who have cut employees due to the lockout. But in a way that's good news. Those people no longer have the humiliation of telling their friends and family that they're employed by the Buffalo Bills."