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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/30

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Chat: Chat with Stevie Johnson - SportsNation - ESPN
Here's the transcript from Stevie Johnson's chat yesterday.

Expectations for Easley -
"Last year at this time the expectations for then rookie receiver Marcus Easley were high. He had come off a promising spring where he made a number of head-turning plays in the Bills passing game during OTAs and minicamp. But a knee injury the first week of training camp ended his rookie year before it started. Now with the 2011 season fast approaching, the expectations for Easley are still there despite not even playing in an NFL preseason game in 2010."

Offseason Positional Power Rankings: Run stoppers |
"6. Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills - He made big play after big play in 2010, saving an otherwise weak and confused Buffalo defense from looking completely foolish."

Top 10 Performances: Dwan Edwards vs. Baltimore -
Chris Brown and DL coach Giff Smith break down this performance.

Inside The Bills | Salute to military Bills fans
"With our upcoming Independence Day holiday on Monday we plan to publish on the team website some of the best photos of Bills fans in the military. Just submit photos in jpg format and no larger than 5 MB from where you’ve been stationed around the world defending our freedom."

Reaction is upbeat to new Bills jerseys | Business First
"The buzz created by the Buffalo Bills’ new uniforms is paying off for the team. Bills officials say there has been strong positive response to the uniforms that were introduced Friday night. The actual 'jersey unveiling' ceremony on Friday attracted 17,396 viewers from more than 60 countries, Major says. The event was live streamed on the Bills website."

Bills CEO Russ Brandon - 1280 WHTK & FM 107.3
"Bills CEO Russ Brandon talked with John DiTullio about the Bills’ New Uniforms, the NFL Lockout, Training Camp and More"

The Score 1260 - WSKO Syracuse
"The Axeman talks with Bills CEO Russ Brandon about the team's new uniforms and the upcoming season." news: Top interior defensive linemen feature distinct skill sets
"Kyle Williams, Bills: A rising star after being a fifth-round pick in 2006. Williams is undersized at 6-foot-1 and 305 pounds, but plays with great leverage and quickness. As one offensive line coach said, 'If he was somewhere besides Buffalo, everyone would look at him like Jay Ratliff.' Williams has 95 solo tackles and 9.5 sacks the last two seasons."

Making the Grade: Running Backs, 2008-2010 |
"7. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills - Over the past three years, Jackson has been one of the most dangerous backs in the league, particularly in open space."

Nice Job on Uniforms | Three Point Stance | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"So the Bills uniforms look great. Excellent job by the organization to listen to the fans and make the necessary changes."

Video: Stevie Johnson looking to improve - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Wide receiver Stevie Johnson talks about his breakout season with the Bills."

Best of NFL: AFC East coaches - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Best at telling it like it is, Chan Gailey: But the Bills' Gailey has demonstrated a refreshing candor when evaluating his players. He has no patience for silliness and has publicly criticized outside linebacker Aaron Maybin and cornerback Leodis McKelvin. Before the 2009 draft, Gailey said he wanted to draft a scatback. The Bills selected Clemson running back C.J. Spiller ninth overall."

AFC East's best: No. 17 Fred Jackson - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham ranks Fred Jackson as the first running back on his list.

Jim Kelly thinks Ryan Fitzpatrick can handle the job | ProFootballTalk
"Fitzpatrick played pretty well last year, and we’d like to see what he could do in year two in Gailey’s system. He also will have the luxury of getting the majority of snaps in camp this time around after being behind Trent Edwards at this point last year."

T.O. should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but ... | ProFootballTalk
"Limiting their chances could be the fact that they may not have a strong voice in the room on that Saturday before the Super Bowl, given that they played for so many teams — and burned so many bridges in the cities where they played. Without a zealous and motivated presenter from the ranks of the media, both guys may have to wait a year, or two, before conjuring enough votes."