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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/23

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

Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon: Regionalization Key For Team - WGR 550
"Rochester has proven to be a great asset to us... The support is immense. That is the exact focus of Toronto. We are one of the largest markets in the league if you include Toronto." - Brandon

PFT's Mike Florio Talks Bills Future - WGR 550
"Brought on to discuss the most recent encouraging news about the NFL Lockout and it's negotiations,'s Mike Florio touched on how the potential new deal could spell doom for the Buffalo Bills on the Howard Simon Show Wednesday."

Bills Uniform Launch event information -
All the info you need for tomorrow night's uniform unveiling.

Untold uniform stories: Fergie behind helmet color change -
"Hojnowski says Ferguson was color blind. With three of Buffalo’s four division opponents wearing white helmets (Colts, Dolphins, Patriots) like the Bills it made identifying targets in the split seconds afforded to an NFL quarterback all the harder."

Inside The Bills | Pulling a player’s leg
"Guys would come to us and ask for a shoelace and we’d ask them if it was for the right or the left shoe and some would actually stop and think a minute and tell us they needed it for the left shoe," he said. "We’d get a kick out of that."

Inside The Bills | Open mesh jerseys short lived
"I believe that they discontinued those jerseys because as TV got more and more involved and more and more dollars were being spent, I believe that television was the one that nixed those jerseys. You have some linemen where their bellies were sticking out or whatever and those jerseys were not flattering.

Bills Players Getting Ready & Excited |
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jon Corto, David Nelson, Donald Jones, Naaman Roosevelt, Marcus Easley and Paul Hubbard were all there. So were three local rookies hoping to catch on with NFL teams. Former Bills running back Joique Bell, now with the Saints, was also there. They work out almost every day, and Bateson says that will help them when the lockout ends and football begins.

Van Miller golf tournament accomplishes its objective -
"For the third straight year, Stephanie Pulvino spearheaded the Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship Golf Tournament, presented by Lake Shore Saving Bank, as a means to provide for the further education of two members of the Dunkirk Senior High School Class of 2011."

Grambling to induct 14 into Legends Sports Hall of Fame - KSLA News Shreveport, Louisiana
Former Bills James Harris and Frank Lewis are being inducted into the Grambling Sports Hall.

Gilchrist belongs on Bills' Wall - The Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan takes a hard-line approach to Ralph Wilson demanding Cookie Gilchrist be on the Wall.

Donate blood and get free Bills jersey |
"The Buffalo Bills will be hosting their 5th annual blood drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Friday. 97 Rock's DJ Jickster, Billy Buffalo and the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders will join the Red Cross throughout the day from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Donors will get a free Buffalo Bills/American Red Cross t-shirt, complimentary tickets to the Buffalo Bills Uniform Launch event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. that evening, be entered to win random drawings for great prizes, and will also be offered a complimentary 2010 version of the Buffalo Bills home or away jersey."

The NFL Salary Floor and How It Might Keep the Chargers in San Diego - Bolts From The Blue
"Green Bay has their methodology in place, and it's been working forever, but teams like the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars do not. Actually, let's look at a list of the teams that took advantage of there not being a salary floor in 2010 and had a total salary of less than $100 million."

Dwayne Wright on target - The Globe and Mail
Dwayne Wright's long battle to be backup in Toronto includes being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2007.

Giants' Perry Fewell Voted Most Likely Assistant To Become A Head Coach - Big Blue View
"The latest indication of that is a poll of eight ESPN NFL writers in which Fewell was voted the most likely NFL assistant to soon become a head coach in the near future. Fewell received 63 total points and was the top choice on six of the eight ballots."

Catching Up with the Bills | The Goose's Roost
"A quick look at what Donte Whitner, Aaron Maybin, Jairus Byrd and Shawne Merriman of the Buffalo Bills have been up to during the NFL lockout."